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The University of the State of New York 

New York State Library 

History Bulletin 10 

EARLY RECORDS 

OF THE 

CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY 

AND 

COLONY OF RENSSELAERSWYCK 
Volume 3 

(Notarial Papers i and 2, 1660-1696) 

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL DUTCH 
BY 

JONATHAN PEARS* )\ 

LATE PROFESSOR OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY IN UNION C0LLEUE 
REVISED AND EDITED BY 

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



ALBANY 

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW \ui:K 

1918 



Monograph 



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 

Vander Veer M.I). M.A. Ph.D. LL.D 

I 'ice Chancellor Albany 

1922 Chi - 1 1 r S. I 1 ird M.A. LL.D Brooklyn 

1930 William Nottingham M.A. Ph.D. LL.D Syracuse 

[921 Francis M. Carpenter Mount Kisco 

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i Moot LL.D Buffalo 

[925 Charles B. Alexander M.A. 1.1. .11. I.L.I). Litt.D. . .Tuxedo 

John Moore LL.D Elmira 

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Byrne 1J.A. LL.B. LL.D New York 

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President of the Univ. i 
anot.on.niiss.oiH r of Lducat.on 

John 11. Finley M.A LL.D L.H.D 

Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner for Elementary Education 

Finegan M.A. Pd.D. LL.D. 

Assistant Commissioner and Director of Professional Education 

\i 5. Downing M.A. L.H.D. LI D 

Assistant Commissioner for Secondary Education 

( '11 vrles !■". W ii B.S. I ,L.D. 

Director of State Library 

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Archives and History, James Sullivan, M.A. Ph.D. 
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OCT 2 1919 



PREFACE 
The two volumes of Notarial Papers in the Albany county clerk's 
office which are published herewith belong to a class of records of 
which, considering the number of Dutch notaries who are known 
to have practised their profession in this State, comparatively little 
has been preserved. Corresponding in character to the well-known 
registers of notaries Salomon La Chair and Walewyn van der Veen 
in Xew York City, 1 these Notarial Papers consist of the originals, 
or " minutes," of a variety of legal instruments, such as bonds, 
powers of attorney, contracts and bills of sale, indentures of service, 
assignments, leases, wills, marriage settlements and inventories of 
estates, which were executed before notaries Dirck van Schelluvne. 
Adriaen Jansen van Ilpendam and Jan Juriaensen Becker. Of the 
first of these notaries, Dirck van Schelluvne, who practised his pro- 
fession at Beverwyck from his arrival as secretary of the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck in 1660 till his appointment as secretary of Albany 
in 1665, and again after the expiration of his term of office in 1668, 
there are four distinct registers, or " protocols," which together 
cover the period from August 17, 1660, to December 4, 1664. Of 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, who was apparently first admitted as a 
notary in 1669 and who exercised his functions till his death in 
1686, there is a practically complete record extending from 
July 12, 1669, to February 23, 1686, while of the third notary, Jan 
Becker, who was appointed on November I, 1669, and who died 
shortly before November 25, 1698, there are a few isolated docu- 
ments ranging in date from April 2, 1685, to July 2$, 1690. In addi- 
tion to these records, there are copies of seven private letters of van 
Ilpendam and a few miscellaneous papers varying in date from 
Februarys 25, 

— — : 1667, to November 1, 1696, which, strictly speakine;. 

March 7, * r 5 

do not belong in the volumes. Leaving these last mentioned papers 
out of account, the Notarial Papers embrace a period of thirty 
years, during which the province changed from Dutch to Eng- 
lish, from English to Dutch and again from Dutch to English 
control. During all these years, and notwithstanding the repeated 

1 These registers run from January 20, 1661, to October II, 1662, and from 
May 20, 1662, to June 1664. and are published in calendar form in Holland 
Society of New York, Year Book. 1900, 13: 129-58. A full translation of 
the register of Walewyn van der Veen is printed in Minutes of the Orphan 
Masters, edited by Berthold Fernow, N. Y. 1907, 2:15-72. 

[31 



4 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

changes of administration, each of which was accompanied by a 
corresponding change in system of jurisprudence, from the civil to 
the common law and vice versa, the records continued to be written 
in Dutch and to be kept in the customary form based on the prin- 
ciples of the Roman law, the original instruments themselves 
remaining in the custody of the notaries as the authentic record of 
the transactions that had taken place. While this is but natural in 
.iew of the nationality and training of the notaries and their 
appointment or confirmation in office b) the early English governors, 
it i- nevertheless an interesting sign of the lenient policy of these 
governors toward the Dutch inhabitants that their system of record- 
ing legal instrument^ which differed so radically from the English 
method was allowed to prevail till far into the period of English 
colonial administration. To show clearly what the particular 
ieatures of the Dutch notarial system were, it is necessary to trace 
briefly the origin and development of that system before its intro- 
duction into this State 

According to the introductory chapter of Brooke's Treatise on 
the Office and Practice of a Notary of England, it is generally 
admitted that the office of a notary has its origin in the civil institu 
tloiis of ancient Rome. Being at first used in the general sense o 
writer of notae, or marks of abbreviation, in other words, a short- 
hand writer, the word notarius in course of lime was applied almost 
i i lusively to registrars of the provincial and municipal courts, to 
the private secretaries of the emperors and to certain officials 
assigned to the imperial chancery or privy council. Besides acting 
as clerks and advisers to the various magistrates and recording their 
judgments and decrees, Roman registrars were officially connected 
with what was known as the voluntary or noncontentious jurisdic 
tion of the courts. In this capacity they were employed in drafting 

eeds, contracts and othei legal documents, which were afterwards 
sealed in the presence of the magistrate with the official seal ot the 
court. Private documents, however, were as a rule prepared and 
attested by tabelliones, who were simply professional scribes and 
held „o public office I lien functions wen i ilated by law and 
included the preparation oi important documents, such as contracts, 
w i]l S| pleading and petitions to the court. From these professional 
scribes of the functions of the modern notar) arc derived. 

I he acts of a tabellio were styled instrumenta publice confecta and 
commanded a d of credit and authenticity that was not 

corded to instrumenta privata, or documents executed b) i>n 
individuals without the inter of a tabellio. The) were not. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 5 

however, in Roman law accorded the full credit and authenticity 
that attached to an official or judicial record. They did not prove 
themselves and in case of need, the tabellio or, in the event of his 
death, the attesting witnesses were called to authenticate the par- 
ticular act. To avoid this inconvenience and enable the documents 
to be put in evidence beyond dispute, it was necessary that they 
should be registered and deposited in the public archives and thus 
become instrumenta publico in the proper sense of the term. 

The office of notary or tabellio (for the terms soon became 
synonymous) did not become extinct with the downfall of the 
Western Empire. The Teutonic counts, who in the stead of the 
former Roman governors administered the districts into which the 
empire had been divided, found it convenient to retain many of the 
laws and institutions of ancient Rome and consequently appointed 
registrars to prepare and engross deeds and other legal documents. 
These registrars were known as notaries of the count. A similar 
class of officials was attached to the king's court over which the 
count palatine presided and who hence were termed palatine 
notaries, while after the year 803 there existed yet a third class of 
notaries, known as royal notaries, who were appointed by the 
itinerant justices or royal commissioners who at different places held 
assizes four times a year. In the beginning of the tenth centur) 
the royal and palatine notaries became registrars with a fixed 
residence and were employed in recording judicial proceedings and 
private deeds. Soon their number greatly exceeded that of the 
notaries of the count and in the eleventh century all distinction 
between the three classes of notaries disappeared and the office of 
notary acquired a uniform character. Still later the right to appoint 
notaries, hitherto enjoyed by the count palatine, was extended by 
the emperors of Germany to other high officers and municipal 
authorities and corporate bodies and notaries were thenceforth styled 
imperial and palatine notaries. During the twelfth century notaries 
began to assume the character and importance which with slight 
changes they have retained on the continent of Europe to the present 
day. The first step taken by them in this direction was to describe 
their instruments as publico and to claim for them the complete 
authenticity that Roman law attached only to documents bearing 
an official seal. This innovation gradually prevailed. Another step 
in the same direction was the attempt on the part of the notaries to 
obtain for their deeds the second " essential element of authenticity " 
as it is understood on the continent of Europe, namely the executory 
force, which until then resulted from judgments only. This point 



O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ned in the thirteenth century and from that lime an acknowl- 
edgment or contracl embodied in an instrument authenticated by a 
notary has been on the continent judicially enforced like a judgment. 
although ii' ' action i-- brought. 

\n consequence of these innovations notaries in course of time 
> t-.-i - <■■ i i" he di I nn judicial authorities. Gradually 

almosl imperceptibly the law relating to notarial instruments became 

mplicated and technical thai magistrates of the local courts 

who in many cases had no legal training, avoided taking part in le 
work of a nonlitigious character and left this to the notaries. As 
a result thereof the number of notaries rapidly increased, man) 
entered the profession who were not qualified for the work . 
grave abuses ensued. To remedy this situation Emperor l harles 
the Ffth, on March 21, 1524, at Mechlin, issued an ordinance 1 
which restricted the nun : notaries in the county of Hoi 

is many as would he deemed necessary by the burgomasters and 
schepens of each place and he presented by them for examination 
b) tin- 'our! of Holland, and at the same time forbade the courts 

take judicial cognizance of any documents executed befi 
notaries other than those who had been so examined, sworn 
registered. This ordinance was followed 1 1 r 7. 1531, by the 

further decree "that henceforth no one shall bi 

e aid office [of notarj or tabellio] bit - of g 1 char- 

pute, who upon examination 1>\ the president and mem- 

of our council and the judges of the provincial court in each 

province ■-hall he found to he qualified, competent and sufficiently 

trained." The real foundation, however, for the regulation of the 

notarial practice in the Netherlands was laid by the Perpetual Edict 

granted by Emperor Charles the Fifth at Brussels on October 4. 

[540, article XIII of which provides: " I hat all notaries admitted 

:.nd approved shall he held to keep a proper register or protocol 

of all contracts, wills and other acts which shall he attested and 

b) them and to record tin- same in the order in which the\ 

and received and at the end of each contract, will or 

■ i to sign the aforesaid register ami to carefully preserve 

the -aine. in order to resorl thereto in case of need; on pain oi 

being deprived of the a 1 and forevet debarred fn 

. ercising the ame and in addition subjected to arbitrary punish 
nient." These and other provisions of the Perpetual Edict, which 

-• 1387. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1696 7 

brought unity in the Dutch notarial system, were afterwards supple- 
mented by ordinances of the provincial legislatures, with the excep- 
tion, however, of those of the territory now covered by the provinces 
of Groningen, Drenthe, Overysel and Gelderland, where till the 
closing days of the Dutch republic the notarial system remained 
unknown. Under these ordinances and the principles derived from 
the Roman corpus juris, the office of notary became one of great 
importance and responsibility. Whereas in countries where the 
common law prevails the functions of a notary public are chiefly 
confined to administering oaths and taking acknowledgments of 
deeds and other instruments, noting and protesting bills of exchange 
and drawing up ship protests and other similar documents, the 
services of a Dutch notary public in the seventeenth century, as of 
the corresponding officer on the continent of Europe at the present 
day, may be likened to those of a family attorney and were required 
in connection with the drawing up of all formal legal contracts, 
except in so far as the acknowledgment of such contracts was also 
permitted or specially reserved to the secretaries and schepens of 
the local courts. To the latter class belonged the formal transfers 
and mortgages of real estate and documents involving the adminis- 
tration of an oath, which did not dime within the province of the 
notarial office. Aside from such documents, practically all legal 
papers, including contracts of sale of real estate and depositions in 
the form of affirmations, which might afterwards be sworn to before 
the proper officer, 1 not only could, but had to be executed before a 
notary and two trustworthy witnesses, the latter to be males over 
24 years of age. By law the notary was required to keep the orig- 
inals of such documents, properly signed by the parties and witnesses 
and bv himself. When thus executed, the originals, as well as the 
so-called "grosses," or first copies issued to the respective parties, 
were by all courts held as authentic, that is. they proved themselves 
and against the truth of their contents no testimony was admitted. 
This character of authenticity, which guarantees the date as well as 
the genuineness of the signatures of the documents, is considered 
to be the chief advantage of the notarial system. 

Another important feature in which the system differs from any- 
thing known to English law is the confidential character of the 
records, which forbade the notary from letting any one have access 
to his records or to issue copies thereof or extracts therefrom to 



1 Hence the phrase which commonly occurs in the Dutch depositions: "the 
deponent being ready, if need be and when required, to confirm the same by 
solemn oath." 



8 IRDS OF ALBANY 

but the inte irties. A striking reference i 

lidei i r occurs in an ordinance of the states of Holland 

and West Friesland, dated April 22, [670, which provides for the 
transfer of notarial records to the office of the secretary of the place 
within six weeks after the death of a notary, stating as the reasons 

hi- order thai complaints had been received that after the death 

■ •me notaries the protocols and minutes were scattered and lost, 

" whereby frequently not only the truth becomes hidden, but also 

1 ought t<> remain secret is untimely revealed, while in all cases 
persons who are interested in the papers that have been carried off 
are put in great expense and trouble to recover the said papers." 
Whatever may he the advantage of the element of secrecy, the 
liability of lo>s of the notarial records, hinted at in this ordinance 
. nd also illustrated by the incompleteness of the present record-. 
may be regarded .1 one of the disadvantages of the notarial system, 
while the expense involved in the necessary employment of a highly 
trained and consequently high priced notary public constitutes 
another drawback of the system. 

h ran be readil) seen that legal papers of such confidential nature 
must be of great importance for the history of social conditions 
given period. I letter than any other historical material they inform 
us about the home surroundings, daily occupations, customs and 
intimate business and family relations of all classes of society and it 
is not to be wondered at that with the present tendency to turn from 
the study of the outward movements oi peoples to that of the effect 
of the community upon the life of the individual, these ancient 
notarial records have become objects of particular interest. ( In the 
continent of Europe, where these record-, form the bulk of the local 
archives and are numbered by the thousand, 3 various efforts have 
been made in recent years to overcome the ancient prejudice against 
giving the public access to their contents. Notably in Holland, 
where the researches of I >i B ediu ami a few other privileged 
persons have yielded such a rich harvesl of fact- relating to the 
historj of art. the notarial records prior to 1S11 have by royal 
decree of \ugUSl 23, ok <~. no. 237, been thrown open to the pu 
and now form one of the mosl promising fields of exploration for 
the particulars of many transactions which affect the early history 

Of tin- Si 



1 \i : linn in ih. Volarieele 1 •< ;'>'» 

men in hel archiefd ihage; 

compiled by II . c : ty archivist. 's-Gravcnhagc 1911, tli 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-1696 9 

To turn now from the notarial system as it existed in the Nether- 
lands to the introduction of the practice into this State, it is to be 
noted in the first place that in spite of the early origin of the system 
in the mother country, no notary public existed in New Netherland 
till 1650. Even then, his arrival appears to have been part of a 
movement of the people of New Amsterdam to free themselves from 
the despotic control of the director general, rather than the result 
of any distinct plan on the part of the West India Company. In 
fact, the appointment of this first notary, Dirck van Schelluyne, who 
happens to be also the first of the notaries who afterwards practised 
at Albany, was so intimately connected with the popular movement 
against Director Peter Stuyvesant and so strongly resented both by 
this director and by the company, that there can be no doubt that 
be was engaged by the leaders of the opposition because the latter, 
in connection with the preparation of evidence to be submitted to 
the States ( leneral, found it necessary to have at their service an 
officer of the law who, unlike the provincial secretary, was inde- 
pendent of the director as well as of the company. Having been 
employed on October 13, 1649, a * the Hague, in the capacity of a 
notary public, to attest a copv of the famous historic document 
known as the Remonstrance of New Netherland, which on that date 
was presented to the States General by certain delegates of the 
commonalty of New Netherland in support of a petition for redress 
of their grievances against Director Stuyvesant, Van Schelluyne 
was on the 8th of April following commissioned by the States Gen- 
eral " to exercise the aforesaid profession of Notary at the above- 
named Manhatans and further throughout the whole of New Neth- 
erland." Soon after he sailed with Jacob van Couwenhoven and 
Jan Evertsen Bout, two of the delegates, on the ship " New Nether- 
land Fortune " for New Amsterdam, where he arrived on June 28, 
1650, and immediately, as secretary of the board of select men, took 
an active part in the opposition to the director. As a result of these 
activities, he soon became an object of persecution by Stuyvesant, 
who in 165 1, in spite of the resolution of the States General that 
Van Schelluyne was to exercise his office " without opposition or 
contradiction of the director or any others, for the benefit of the 
commonalty there," arbitrarily forbade him to practise his profes- 
sion. Van Schelluyne bitterly complained of this in a letter of 
October 11, 1651, to Adriaen van der Donck, then at the Hague, 
saying: "If the Redress be not confirmed, and if it do not arrive 
by the first vessels, I shall be obliged to sell my little property and go 



10 E VRL^ RE( ORDS OF ALBANY 

back with my wife and children. Otherwise I must waste it a 
gether in poverty, inasmuch as every effort is made use of here to 
ruin me and to lake the bread out of my mouth. 1 should have sent 
the papers in the- case of Melyn altogether, but as nobody would 
consent to collate them with me, nol even \Jlard Anthony, notwith- 
standing I had requested him to do so, and I dare not trust the 
documents in my house through tear that Stuyvesant would remove 
all my papers as he proposed and threatened, it was therefore out 
of my power to semi them over. Had lie been willing ti me 

to go, I should have carried them with me. I doubt not but such 
unheard of mode ol proceeding will be taken into consideration, 
and we released at once from this dreadful yoke. 1 have had every 
intent inn to build on a lot thai I had purchased from Mr. I )incklage : 
also, to undertake a bouwerie, but dare not commence so long 
things continue thus, dreading and anticipating the moment I had 
any real estate here, that a false suil would be thrown around my 
neck and my propert) be -wallowed up; according to all the exam- 
ples I have seen of those who do not submit to haughty humor, and 
can not say Yes, M\ Lord. Had 1 been able to go over, I should 
indeed say, what now I dare not wri This letter and others 

written by Van Schelluyne about the same time reveal the temper 
of the man and show him to have keen the worthy supporter of 
i ornelis Melyn and Vlriaeu van der Donck in the struggle for 
popula i nment in New Netherland. 

["hat Director Stuyvesant in his action against Schelluyne had 
the full support of the directors of the Wesl India Company, is 
hown b) a representation made by them on February i,^. 1652, to 
the burgomasters oi Amsterdam, in which the) complained thai "A 
cc .: limit tee of their High : Might: have last year provided with safe 
guards all the indecent complainants, who came here from New 
Netherland, and relying thereon the) now, on their return here. 
believe themselves authorized to commit all kind- of disorders by 
instigating evil minded persons against the Director and the Com- 
pany' officers." The) stated Furthermore that "The honorable 
: their High: Might: have sent without knowledge ol 
the Directors as Notary Publii to Mew Netherland one Dirck van 
Schelluyn, who there call authorized b) their High: Might: 

and .1 uch a movement is directl) against the orders of thi 
pany, the Directors feel themselves much aggrieved b) it." In ti - 
reply, the burgomasters gave it as their opinion that "no deputy of 



Hist. N Y. 1 1454- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660—1696 II 

iheir High : Might : has the right to grant safe-guards, by which evil- 
minded persons, as mentioned in the remonstrance of the Directors, 
might gain an advantage over them and under cover of which they 
can withdraw themselves from the allegiance and jurisdiction of 
the Company : it is contrary to the charter, which places the manage- 
ment of the Company's affairs in general into the hands of the 
Assembly of the XIX, while that of Xew Xetherland, by resolution 
of the XIX, has been entrusted to the Department of Amsterdam; 
therefore, notwithstanding a safe-guard has been granted, proceed- 
ings, as authorized by law, may there be instituted against Dinck- 
lagen, Cornells Melyn, Dirck van Schelluyne, Jacob van Couwen- 
hoven and all others." X T o sooner, however, had the news of 
Stuvvesant's action reached Holland, than a petition was presented 
to the States General by Jan van Buren, firewarden in the service of 
the states of Holland and West Friesland, and Dirck van Schoonder- 
woert, notary at the Hague, respectively father-in-law and uncle of 
Dirck van Schelluyne, to have the latter restored in the exercise 
of his notarial functions, whereupon that body on April 2", [652, 
passed a resolution to write to the director general and council to 
maintain the said Schelluyne in his office and right. This seems to 
have had the desired effect for on November 22 and December 1, 
1652, we find him attesting two Indian deeds for land on Long 
Island to Cornells van Werckhoven, although the West India Com- 
pany in a letter to Stuyvesant, dated June 14, 1656, wrote that they 
had refused to approve these deeds partly because they " were 
executed privately before Notary Schelluyne, contrary to the Com- 
pany's orders.'' The next year. [653, Xew Amsterdam obtained an 
independent city government and affairs began to take a more 
favorable turn for Van Schelluyne. 

On November n, 1653, he was with other "principal burghers 
and inhabitants " of Xew Amsterdam summoned by the burgo- 
masters and schepens to devise some means whereby the public 
expenditures might be paid, and on the 22d of December of the 
same year, on a " petition presented by Dirck van Schelluyne, 
Notary Public," the burgomasters and schepens gave for answer 
" that the petitioner may proceed in his case according to his order, 
and if he be subjected to any molestation therein, he shall address 
himself to the Burgomasters and Schepens, who will in such case 
protect him the same as any other burgher." Soon after even Direc- 
tor Stuyvesant seems to have been more favorably disposed toward 
him, for on February 6, 1655, " The necessity for a High Constable 
(Concierge) to enforce executions in civil cases having been 



12 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ore the meeting of the Supreme Council (in the absence 
of Genl., Petrus Stuyvesant) by Fiscal Cornelius van 

Tienhoven, Therefore, taking into consideration the proposal of 
the said Fiscal made on the 17" 1 Decbr. 1654, present the Hon ble 
Director General, and Council . . . the Supreme Council b) and 
with the advice and consent of the Burgomasters and Schepens of 
this < ity, have nominated and appointed Dirck van Schelluyne to 
the said office, who appearing at the meeting has taken the proper 
oath, on the following commission and instruction, saving entire 
the oath taken as notary at the Hague." 1 Van Schelluyne resigned 
his office on November 3, (656, giving a- the reason for his resig 
nation that "my circumstances do not any longer allow me to con 
linue in the City's service as Bailiff." lie was succeeded on 
November 4th l>\ Mattheus de Vos, a notar) public who had 
been admitted to practice on the 4th of April of the same year, 
the increase of population of New Amsterdam which shortly 
before had necessitated the creation of the board ol orphan 
masters having apparently also made it necessary to appoint addi- 
tional notaries. Van Schelluyne seems thereafter to have confined 
himself to the performance of his notarial duties and on February 
5, [658, he and Johannes Nevius, Mattheus de Vos and Pelgrom 
1 lock took the oath prescribed 1>\ the ordinance regulating the fees 
of notaries and clerks. This ordinance, which was passed on 
January 25, 105s,-' is of great importance as regards the regulation 
of tin' notarial practice in New Netherland. Stating in the 1 
amble that the director general and council by their own experi- 
ence and the complaints of others are convinced thai excessive fees 
are charged by secretaries, notaries and clerks " for writing all sorts 
ol in truments, to the serious, yea nearly intolerable, onerousness 
of the Judgment and Costs of court; some being so far seized by 
avarice and greed that they are ashamed to render a Bill, or specifi- 
cation "f tlie Fee they demand, hut ask. if not extort, the amount 
ion- parties in gross," this ordinance provides as follows: 
" That from this time forward, no man shall undertake to draw up 
"i to write any public Instrument, unless he he commissioned or 
nsed thereto b) the Director General ami Council, as Secretary, 
Notar) or i lerk, which commissioned or licensed person is hound to 
himself with such I ee as is established therefor by the 



rterdam, 1 
\ ■■ ttion of this ordinance is in Laws ami Ordinanci 

'herland, p. 329 33. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1 696 1 3 

Director General and Council, and to renew every year, on the 5th 
of February, the oath which he has taken, precisely to submit to and 
obey the Ordinance enacted, or hereafter, according to circum- 
stances, to be enacted, on the subject of Secretaries, Notaries, 
Clerks and such like officers, in conformity to the following: 

First, all Secretaries, Notaries, Clerks, or such officers, shall 
keep a correct Register or Journal, wherein people may see immedi- 
ately, if necessary and when required, whatever has been executed 
before them, and for which they demand such Fee, and place it on 
their account. 

Secondly, no Secretary, Notary, Clerk, or any such officer, shall 
demand from any person any money in advance, or ask or take any 
present, or be at liberty to compound or agree with anyone about a 
Fee and pay for writing yet to be earned ... on pain of for- 
feiture of office and Fifty guilders fine, by such as may be found to 
have acted contrary hereunto. 

Thirdly, the Secretary, Notary, Clerk or officer shall sign with 
his own hand all Instruments executed in his presence, and seal 
them, when required, with his signet, providing that he receive for 
his seal six stivers in addition to the legal Fee. 

Fourthly, Secretaries, Notaries, Clerks and such like officers shall 
be bound, when required, to give a discharge or receipt for the 
earned and paid Fee, to be made use of when necessary. 

Finally and lastly, all Secretaries, Notaries and Clerks shall be 
bound to serve the Poor and Indigent, who ask such as an Alms, 
gratis and pro Deo ; and may demand and receive from the Rich, the 
following Fees." Whereafter follows a long list specifying the fee 
to be charged for each kind of instrument, with the final statement 
" No disbursements for Drink, or any other extraordinary Presents, 
Gifts, or Gratuities shall be brought into any account, or demanded 
or collected by the Secretaries, Notaries, Clerks or such like 
officers." 

Whether Dirck van Schelluyne under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance found the office at New Amsterdam no longer profitable, or 
saw in them a renewed evidence of the spirit of oppression and 
wished to some extent to free himself from the jurisdiction of the 
director general and council, certain it is that in the summer of 
1660 he accepted the secretaryship of (he colony of Renssslaersw \ ck 
which had become vacant by the death of Dirck van Hamel and in 
connection therewith began to practise his profession as a notary at 
Beverwyck. As stated at the beginning of this preface, the record 
of his notarial activities runs from August 17, 1660, to December 



14 EARLY RECORDS "I \l. i:\NV 

4, 1664. At the end of that period Ik- was Mill secretary of Rensse 
laerswyck, a position which lie seems to have held till [665, when 
Governor Richard Nicolls consolidated the court of the colony and 
that ot" the former village of Beverwyck and Van Schelluyne was 
appointed secretary of Albany, his first official act in that capacity 
being dated the first of September [665, old style, and his last act 
August 9, [668. Whether between these dates he continued to act 
as a notar) is not known, hut hardly likely, first, because there 1- D" 
notarial protocol for that period and, secondly, because Van Schel- 
luyne on December mi. [668, submitted to the magistrates at Albany 
a commission as notar) from Governor Francis Lovelace, with 
requesl to he admitted to practice, which was granted. Though the 
entrj in the court minute- states that he took "the usual oath of 
fidelity,'' it is doubful whether even then he practised his profession 
for an) length of time, since he moved soon after to Niskayuna, 

where on fune ' 1667, he hail received a gift of land from the 
it' 

fndians, for and in consideration of " seuerall freindl) & good 
offices performed by him towards them as also for pains taken in 
wryting y proposalls, Articles & other matter heretofore past 
betwixt them & y English & Dutch at Albany." Dirck van Schel- 
luyne obtained a patent for this land on May to, [668, in which the 

1 is described as a " Certaine parcel! of Flat Lands or Plaines 
upon y' 1 .Maine lying & hem- about North wesl from Albany neare 
unto y' Maquaes Ryver or ( reeke mi y' Easl syde thereof stretch 
m- from y c path w ' '' goes to M ( Curlaers fflatlands or plaine to y 
1 reek or Kill wch is y e North hounds of y e Land belonging to 
Maritien Damen including all y e Land or Ground lying w"'in \ c 
1 ompa e ol y'' -aid plaine- or belonging hereunto, w"' 1 said parcell 
of fflattland or plaine being pane of that Land w -1 ' b) \' Natiues 
i- Commonl) called & knowne b) \" name of the Canastigione 

- on aftet the receipt of this grant Dirck van Schelluyne disappears 
from view, the la-t mention of him occurring in the MLam court 
minutes under date of \la\ 27, [669, in connection with an action 
broughl against him by Jeremias van Rensselaer, in which the plain- 
tin -et- forth that he has caused the court messenget and schoul to 

i- an attachment against the person of Dirck van Schelluyne 
and i" iimmon him. hut that "in -pile of tin- attachment tin- -aid 
Schelluyne ha- departed," The wife oi Dirck van Schelluyne was 
1 ornelia van fiuren, by whom he had at least two -,,11-;, Cornelis, 
who in 1 Mi 1 was apprenticed to 1 Lnd 1 n l, Bries, the shoemaker, and 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND _', 1660-I696 1 5 

who received a patent for a parcel of land for a tannery without 
the north gate of Albany, and Tielman, who is said to have returned 
1o Holland in 1670 . 

How the records of Dirck van Schelluyne ultimately came into the 
possession of the county of Albany, is not known, but unless they 
were after his death turned over to the secretary, of which there 
seems to be no evidence, it is not unlikely that they were entrusted 
to the care of Adriaen Jansen van Ilpendam, for purposes of refer- 
ence in connection with his official duties, and afterwards turned 
over with his records to Secretary Robert Livingston, of which more 
will be said later. 

The career of this second notary public, Adriaen Jansen van 
Ilpendam, though less eventful, is hardly less interesting than Schel- 
luvne's, being one of long and faithful service ending in tragic 
death. The name of Van Ilpendam first appears in the records of 
Xew Xetherland under date of February 10, 1647, as tnat; 0I one 
of the witnesses to the baptism of Pieter Swart, in the Reformed 
Dutch Church of New York. On August 19, 1649, Adriaen Keyser 
made out a certificate, stating that Van Ilpendam received no part of 
his father's estate, but on the contrary " kicked it away with his 
foot," an expression meaning that he renounced the right of succes- 
sion, probably because the estate was incumbered with debts. The 
next day, Van Ilpendam gave a power of attorney to Sibout Claessen 
to receive whatever was due to him by inheritance from relatives at 
Leyden, and in this power of attorney he is described as " at present 
schoolmaster here on the island of Manhatans." Though evidently 
poor, he seems to have been well connected in Holland and there is 
every reason to suppose that he was a brother of Jan Jansen van 
Ilpendam, the commissary at Fort Nassau, on the Delaware river, 
whose widow on August 16, 1647, executed a power of attorney 
to Johannes de Laet at Leyden to settle her late husband's accounts 
with the West India Company. Adriaen van Ilpendam, who appears 
to have been a private master at New Amsterdam, left that place 
in 1650 or 1651, and came to the colony of Rensselaerswyck, where 
he succeeded Evert Noldingh as schoolmaster and taught for some 
time. He afterwards moved to Beverwyck, where in February 
1652, he is referred to as clerk of the burgher company. On 
October 25, 1653, he received from Governor Stuyvesant a patent 
for a lot and garden at Beverwyck, which property, with the house 
thereon, he sold two years later to Adriaen Gerritsen van Papen- 
dorp, purchasing himself on February 28, 1656, the house, lot and 
garden of Jochem "W'esselsen, the baker, for 1300 guilders. He paid 



1 \KI.\ RE( ORDS OF ALBANY 

this sum in 1657 and the same year was the highest bidder at the 
>alc of the brickyard of Madam Johanna de llulter, the daughter of 
Johannes de Laet, who had recently become a widow and was on 
the point of returning to Holland, where she afterwards married 
Jeronimus Ebbingh. 1 >uring all these years and as late as September 
[660, Van llpendam seems to have taught school. Then, for a 
number of years, nothing is heard of him, till suddenly, on Decem- 
ber [I, [668, we find him and "divers others, his Ma tiM sworn 
subjects of the Dutch nation, inhabitants of Xew Yorke in 
America." petitioning the king of England for permission to sail 
with the ship " King Charles" to New York, the petitioners setting 
forth that relying on the grant of October 23, [667, allowing three 
Dutch ships yearly to trade and traffic to and from Xew York, they 
had transported themselves into Holland during the past summer 
and freighted the ship " King Charles," which by order in Council 
of November 18, 1668, recalling his Majesty's permission, was 
detained at the Texel. Permission to sail having been granted, Van 
llpendam returned to Xew York and there seemed from Governor 
Francis Lovelace a license to practise as a notary public. Just how 
he had acquired the necessary legal knowledge for this office is not 
clear, bul as his disappearance from the records in 1660 coincides 
with the arrival of Dirck van Schelluyne as secretary of Rei 

elaet wyck, there is a possibility that for some years he acted 
as the latter's assistant or clerk and so trained himself for 
later duties. During all the wars that Van llpendam 
served as a notar} in Albany, he seems to have enjoyed the 
resp the community in which he lived. lie continued 

to officiate during the brief period of Dutch reoccupation of 
the province in [673 74, and on the arrival of Governor Edmund 

\inlro- he was continued in hi ol ce ["hough in his official 
capacity he took part in all the important legal transactions oi 
period, nothing appears to have happened that affected him person 
ally in any unusual waj ["hough the population of Ub; 
increased, the official business of \ an llpendam, as he grew older, 

eem to have become less and toward the end of bis life, in letters 
lammas 1 iuldewaghen, secretary of the city of Haarlem, and 
Madam Sybingh, which have been preserved among his recon 
we fmd him repeatedly complaining of lack of money. Being in the 

habit of writing to these persons in connection with the collection of 
the interest on certain legacies left to him 1>\ relative- in Holland. 
he state- in a letti > tober 2, 1685, that he is now past 67 ye 

■ iid no longer able to earn much and therefore almost entirely 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1/ 

dependent on the interest which is due to him. These financial cares 
seem to have preyed on his mind and finally, not long before July 
29, 1686, almost at the very time of the chartering of Albany as a 
city, which to him may have meant further curtailment of his busi- 
ness as thenceforth nearly all records were kept in English style, he 
committed suicide by hanging. On the date mentioned Jacobus de 
Beavoise (or de Beauvois) presented to the governor and council 
a petitior. " for possession of two houses & lots in Albany, late the 
property of Adrian Johnson van Elpendam (a suicide), the peti- 
tioner being a relative." Having on the 12th of August following 
proved to the satisfaction of the council that he was the nearest 
relative, the said De Beauvois, on August 16, 1689, gave a deed for 
the property to Johannes de Wandelaer, in which deed he is 
described as " Jacobus de Beauvois of Breuckelen, L. I., cooper, 
only son & heir of his dece'd Moy r Sophia Lodesteyn, & by her 
decease heir at law of his dec'd cousin Mr Adriaen van Ilpendam. 
as appears by testimony of Jacob Tyse van der Hey den & Johannes 
de Wandelaer, dated 22 Aug. 1686, sworn before P r Schuyler, 
magistrate of this City." As for the records of Adriaen van 
Ilpendam, which run consecutively from July 12, 1669, to February 
23, 1686, they passed into the possession of Jan van Loon, late 
coroner of the city, who ■on November 27, 1688, was ordered by the 
city magistrates to turn them over to Secretary Robert Livingston. 
This order, however, was not immediately complied with, for on 
June 24, 1701, the following resolution Was passed by the mayor's 
court: "Since often complaints are made by diverse persones for 
want of certain writteings or other instruments writt by Mr Adriaen 
van Elpendam, late Notaris Publiq, now in hand of Mr John van 
Loon, alledging that they can not obtain such writteings from him, 
y e Gentn doe therefore require y e s d John van Loon to deliver to 
this Court on y e 22d of July next, all such deeds, writteings and 
other Instruments as he hath in hands, from s d van Elpendam, 
belonging to any Person or Persones, which he is in no ways to omit 
dated y e day and year aforesaid." On the date specified Van Loon 
again failed to turn over the papers, whereupon the court resolved 
'' that a warrant be issued to s d van Loon to appear at y e next 
Mayors, to be held on y e 5th of Aug. ensueing, to deliver s' 1 writte- 
ings according to y e late Resolution. N.B. Having had no oppor- 
tunity to send y e s d warrant before y e 5th of August, is therefore 
inserted in s a warrant to appear on y" 2d of Sept. next." For some 
reason Van Loon once more failed to deliver the papers at the 
appointed time, but under date of January 20, i/O 1 ^, we read in 



l8 EARLY VLBAXY 

the minuti " This day appeared before this Court Mr John van 
Loon, and hath delivered into the II such papers as lie hath 

in his hands vvritt by Mr Adriaen van Elpendam relateing y" pub 
lick, and tin ared upon oath that he had no more such in 

his custody." Though in these minutes nothing is said about the 
record- of Dirck van Schelluyne, it is not impossible, as sugg< 
above, that they were included among Van Ilpendam's papers, a 
supposition which would he entirely natural if it could he definitely 

own that Wan [lpendam had for a time acted a- Van Schelluyne's 
clerk and taken over his practice in [I 

Jan Juriaensen Becker, the third notary public whose papers are 
printed in this volume, was a man of rather different type from 
either Van Schelluyne or Van [lpendam and had a checkered 
career. The first information we have about him is contained in a 
petition of Augusl 24, 1656, in which he prays the director general 
and council for a salar) as clerk a' Fori Casimir, afterwards called 
Xew Amstel, on the South or Delaware river. Though this petition 
ed, Becker seems to have been tempted to add to his 
income by engaging in the lucrative busini elling brand} to 

the soldier- of the garrison and to the Indian-. This brought him 
into trouble with the authorities, hi a letter of November 8, 1050. 
to Mire, lor StU) 1 Ailhelmu- 1'eeckm.m. vice director of the 

ony of Xew Amstel, write-: "Coming back to Altena with our 
Sergeant from the aforesaid court martial 1 found most of our 
liers intoxicated. I was told, that Jan Becker ha- at differ* 

! liquor to the fellow- upon their account-, which 

1 have forbidden. Yesterday, an hour after evening the neighbors of 
Ian Juriaensen came and complained of the great noise made 
drunken savages." Again, on January 1 \, [660, Beeckman writ 
" 1 have to inform your Noble Worship again of the irregularities 
of Jan Juriaen Meeker in selling strong drinks. lie incites the 
oldiers to drunkeness, a- be -ell them brandy on account 

or to give them credit ami - e, principally of the new men, have 

aire t for drinks _' or 3 month-' wage re they 1 

been here 6 01 7 weeks, while he take- their bond, wherein i- 
forth, that hi 1 ed such a sum foi 1 tes of life 

have warned him not to do it, whereas they often come to 

the Fori at night singing and 1". sterous, also several time- quarrels 

ong them have been caused; nevertheless it was continued and 

I have finall) been compelled, to forbid him not to -ell any more 

ng drinl -mall measure. Yet it goes on still, though 

ently." March 1. seal Nicasius de Sille was sent to the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND 2, [660 I') 

South river to prosecute the persons guilty of a murder committed 
upon three savages and in connection therewith he was instructed 
to inquire into the conduct of Meeker and his wife and to examine 
Commissary Beeckman " why the said Ian Juriaensen Becker is not, 
tor his assistance, employed a- secretary or clerk, for which In 
expressly sent and engaged. If he discovers any evidence, proof 
;iiid sufficient reason for the one or the other he is to bring here 
the said Becker, that further proceedings and measures may be 
taken against him according to law and his deserts." The answer 
to this had already been given in the above-mentioned letter of 
Januarv 14. 1660, in which Commissary Beeckman say.--: " I dare 
not let him come near to my papers, especially to copy letters and 
other things, for lie is only a tell-tale: he does not perform an) 
other service here, than to read aloud on Sundays, which I can have 
done by the Sergeant or any other. If your Honor required him 
at another place. 1 can, under correction, miss him here very well." 
De Sille evidently found sufficient evidence against Becker to war- 
rant him in bringing the latter to New Amsterdam, for on April I, 
1660, Becker was indicted there for selling brandy to the savages, 
the fiscal demanding "that Jan Jurriaensen Beckker be brought to 
the place, where sentences are usually executed, be put there into 
the pillory with a brandy-measure around his neck and also be 
sentenced to pay a fine of five hundred guilders according to the 
Placats and to be banished this province, but be kept in prison pro- 
visionally, until your Hon'' 1 '' Worships' sentence or finding shall be 
executed." On April 12, 1660, the defendant denied "upon the 
true word of a man, that in contempt of your Xoble Honorable 
Worships' placats he has sold brandy to the savages, much less 
made a profession of it. whereby he should, since a long time, have 
become notorious." He also offered a joint affidavit of three wit- 
nesses setting forth that liquor was openly sold to the savages m 
the colony of Xew Amstel as well as in and near Fort Altena and 
"that if the poor inhabitants of the colony did not sell or barter 
liquor to the savages for Indian corn, meat or other thing-, the) 
would perish from hunger and distress." The director and council 
do not seem to have been very deeply impressed by this defense for 
they kept Becker provisionally imprisoned and on April 26th sen- 
tenced him to the payment of a line of 500 guilders and degrada- 
tion from his office as clerk and reader, at the same time ordering 
him and his wife as quickly as possible to break up their household 
and to remove from the South river, and furthermore to pay the 



20 ■ :l.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

costs of the trial. This sentence, however, like so mam otl 

found in the court records of New Netherland, seems to have been 

ed largely in terrorem, for when on Ma) 3d Becker presented 

;, petition stating that this sentence would cause his total ruin, it 

was decreed thai for reasons the petitioner was "relieved of the 

fine, provided that he arranges with the Hon 1,1 " Fiscal for the costs 

and mises of the law." This marks the end of the first period of 

reer. In accordance with this sentence he was forced 

eave the South river and established himself at New Amsterdam, 

where on August [9th he presented to the director general and 

council the following petition to keep school: 

To the Right Honorable, tin- Valiant Director General, and the 
able Council of New Netherland: 
Jan Juriaensen Becker, with due reverence, humbly shows, that 
owil of fortune, he, the petitioner, not knowing 

what else to do. has engaged in the business of a tapster, in which he 
has invested nearly all his real and personal propertj for himself 
and his family; therefore, the petitio dies to your honors. 

humbly b ing and praying that your honors maj please t" look 

with compassion upon your petitioner (being a former employee 
the company 1 and employ him as a clerk in the service of die com 
pany, either at tin- Esopus, here, or elsewhere, wherever your honor- 
may think it advisable; 01- in case your honors for die present can 
not employ him in the service, that the petitioner may then he pi 
mitted to keep school, to teach the youl tig, writing, etc.. up 

which he awaits a favorable decision 

Your Honors' willing servant, 

1 was signed , J : b E) kee 

I loin terdam, in New Netherland, 

this day. 1 5 August i66o. 

Voted to make tin- apostil: Hat schoolkeeping. Done at Fort 
Amsterdam in X'ew Netherland, I 'ate 

Although tints authorized to keep school, Becker seems Fo 

while to have continued in the business of a t : , n \n 

^ 1 st he was fined 30 guilders for having entertained people in his 
lap house after nine o'clock and tapped during the sermon and 
guilders for "having behaved offensively to the officer." Xot 

unlikely, Becker never opened scl 1 in \'cu Amsterdam, hut came 

immediatel) to Beverwyck and there succeeded Van llpendam, who, 

ecu, is lasl 1 I as a schoolmaster under date of 

September 1. 1660 \t all events, Becker seems to have taught 

school at Beverwyck before the surrender of the province to the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-I696 21 

English in 1664, for in a license granted to him by Governor Love- 
lace on Alay 16, 1670, it is stated that " Whereas Jan Je'urians 
Beecker had a Graunt to keep y e Dutch school at Albany for v' 
teaching of youth to read & to wryte y* which was allowed of and 
confirmed to him by my predecessor Coll. Richard Nicolls," imply- 
ing that Nicolls found Becker in possession of a grant to teach 
school at Albany. The same license of 1670 provides that Becker 
" who is esteemed very capable that way shall be y e allowed school- 
master for y e instructing y e youth at Albany & partes adjacent 
he following y c ' said Imployment Constantly & diligently & that no 
other be admitted to interrupt him It being to be presumed that \ '' 
said Beecker for y'' youth & Jacob Joosten who is allowed of for y e 
teaching of y e younger children are sufficient for that place." Mean- 
while Governor Lovelace had on November 1, 1669, also granted to 
Jan Juriaensen Becker a commission to be public notary at Albany, 
which reads in part as follows: ''Whereas It is thought con- 
venient that there should be a publique Notary at Albany as form- 
erly in which place at present there is no person to Execute that 
office. . . ." How this statement is to- be reconciled with the 
known fact that Adriaen Jansen van Ilpendam practised as a notary 
public at Albany as early as July 12, 1669, it is difficult to explain 
unless we assume that Governor Lovelace's commission merely 
quotes Becker's petition of an earlier date. Nothing seems to indi- 
cate that Becker exercised the functions of a notary public before 
September 10, 1684, when he was commissioned as such by Gov- 
ernor Thomas Dongan. The supposition is therefore not unwar- 
ranted perhaps that as long as Van Ilpendam remained in possession 
of the principal notarial business, Becker found it necessary to sup- 
port himself by teaching school. That as such he was judged 
thoroughly capable we have seen from Lovelace's commission, but 
evidence is not lacking that also in other ways he had gradually 
won the respect and confidence of his fellow citizens. On Septem- 
ber 29, 1689, he was chosen treasurer of the city of Albany, to suc- 
ceed Jan Bleecker, who was named in the Dongan charter of July 
22, 1686, " to be the present chamberlain or treasurer." May 27, 
1691, Jan Becker was sworn as justice of the peace of the city and 
county of Albany and on October 14, 1692, he was once more sworn 
as city treasurer, in which office he was succeeded the next year 
by Johannes Appel. Becker was again sworn as treasurer on Octo- 
ber 14, 1696, and October 14, 1697. He died in 1698 and was sur- 
vived by two children, a son Jan, or Johannes, whose signature as 
a witness appears on most of the documents executed before the 



U.CAXY 

Becker, and a daughter named .Martina, \yho had married at 
Albany on September ,^. 1692, Willem Hoogen, of Kings county. 
To Martina. who in an explanation attached to Becker's will of 
August 31, [694, is described as a mosl devoted daughter, who 
her youth onward rendered great service in the household 
and to her mother, in health and sickness, yes. to the hour of her 
death, when: ed much money," Becker left hi- house and 

lot, nne half of the garden behind the old fort and must of his | 

1 property, while to his son Jan he bequeathed the other half 
of the garden, his clothing and a sum of one hundred guilders in 
seawan. Another son of Becker and his wife Marie Adriaens, 
named Jeuriaen, who was baptized on September 1, [660, at \e\\ 
Amsterdam, seems to have died young. On November 25, n 

er's death, an inventory was made of his paper- at the 
house of his son-in-law Willem Hoogen. This inventory, which is 
printed at the beginning of Becker's reco ! ;ives a list 
documents, of which ten are at present in the Albany county clerk's 
e, nine being in the Notarial Papers that are printed in this vol- 
ume, and the tenth, namely the will of I ' rck I eunissen van Vechten, 
dated April 4, [687, being in the volume of Wills, which will be 
printed later. On the date of the inventory, these tit"' icu- 

i entrusted to Johannes Groenendyck, sheriff, for 
■my and on July it, 1704, by order of Ji ihannes Schuyler, may< >r, 
they were with the exception of four papers (one of which is the 
ahovi ii ned w ill 1 if Van Vechten) turned 

ce b) Delia, Groenendyck's wife. Leaving these last paper- out 

count, it appears that there ire now, to the list, 

thiri eight papers missing. Whether thes< icared at an early 

date with nihil kept 1>\ Secretai'3 Robert I ■ . or 

were lost in more recent times, i- not known. Considering that 

practically all tin of the Dutch notaries were originally in 

the form of loose sheets 01 separate quires, it i> on the whole 

fortunate that so large a portion of the records has been preserved. 

ird remains to be said in regard to the translations which, 

like those of the preci inn en made many >• b\ 

of. Jonathan Pearson of Schenectady. Throughout the 

volu 1 e translations have been carefully revised b\ comparison 

with the originals in the Albany county clerk's offia 

having been made in the text and many notes added. Names like 

and Conn i> hich Profes ■ had written out 

in full, but which in the originals appeared like Jan- and Cornel 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1696 _>3 

the final z being not, as is sometimes thought, the first letter of the 
word soon, but a general mark of contraction, the same as is used 
at the present day in the conventional symbol viz, for videlicet, have 
been spelt as in the original text, especial pains having been taken 
to reproduce as faithfully as possible the exact form of signatures. 
Marks used in the place of signatures have been rendered as in the 
preceding volume by a simple X, the value of such marks being 
considered no greater than that of actual signatures and therefore 
not calling for exclusive reproduction of the marks in facsimile. 
Practically all the material in the volume is new in the sense that it 
has not been printed heretofore, either in the original Dutch or in 
translation, the only exception being that three or four documents 
have in whole or in part been published in volume 13 of the Docu- 
ments Relative to the Colonial History of New York and that brief 
entries of a few wills have appeared in the Calendar of Wills, [626 
1836, compiled by Berthold Fernow. 

Of the historical value of the Notarial Papers enough has been 
said, but it may be added that their publication once more empha- 
sizes the need of translation and publication of the court records 
for the corresponding period. As many of the bonds and contracts 
in the present volume were the result of judgments or afterwards 
gave rise to litigation and practically all the depositions in the vol- 
ume were used in connection with judicial proceedings, it will be 
readily seen that the relation between the present papers and the 
court records is most intimate and that the full import of one set 
of records can not be understood without reference to the other. 
January iqi6 A. J. F. van Laer 



« i ILLATK >.\ < >F THE MANUSCRIPT 

Both volumes of Notarial Papers are composites in the sense that 
each vohime, besides the whole or the greater part of the record of 
one notary, contains a portion of the record of another notary and a 
few miscellaneous papers. The first volume consists largely of the 
id of I 'ink van Schelluyne which is composed of four distinct 
registers or protocols, each covering approximately a year"s time 
and having it-- own paging or numbering of documents and, except 
the first, also an index. In addition to these original series of num- 
bers, the first volume has two systems of pencil pagings, one at the 
lop and the other at the bottom of the volume, which differ from 
each other in that in the first system the blank pages are as a rule 
omitted, whereas in the second system they have been counted in. 
The second volume, which consists mainly of the record of Adriaen 
van llpendam, has no original paging, the documents being written 
on single or double sheets of paper which do not seem to have been 
bound together until a comparatively recent date. Throughout the 
volume there i- a consecutive -cries of pencil numbers which, like 
that at the bottom of the first volume, take- account of the blank 
pages and appear- to be in the handwriting of Professor Pearson. 
Contrary to what might be expected. Professor Pearson ha- in the 
text of the translations inserted the numbers which appear at the 
top of each volume, disregarding in so doing the more accurate 
pencil paging at the bottom of the tir-t volume which he himself 
appear- to have affixed. In the following synopsis of the contents 
■ -I the Notarial Papers all three pagings of the first volume have 
been given for convenience of reference. The order of the -ynopsis 
is the same as that of the translations and differs from the actual 
arrangement of the original papers only herein that the document- 
on pages i 2 and 173-84 (renumbered 496 97 and 19-30) of the 
tir-t volume and on pages 1 15 20V) of the second volume, which w 1 
misplaced in binding, have been restored to their proper chronolo 
places in the respective volun 1 



NOTARIAL TAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 _>5 

Notarial Papers, volume i 

Part 1, protocol of Dirck van Schelluyne, August 17, 1660-Decem- 

ber 31, 1661 

Pencil paging Pencil paging 

Original paging at top at bottom 

1 496 479 

2 (blank) 497 480 

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NOTARIAL PAPERS 

Volume I 

i 660-1 677 

Bond of Isbrant Eldertsen to Adriaen Jansen Croon 

[1] '[On this day, the] 17th of August 1660, appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Isbrant Eldertsz, dwelling in the colony of Rens- 
selaerswyck, who acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted 
to Adriaen Jansz Croon in the sum of thirty-two guilders Or four 
good beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece, growing out of the 
matter of wages earned of the subscriber to his satisfaction, which 
said four good beavers he, the subscriber, promises to tender and 
pay to said Adriaen Jansz Croon or order punctually in or before 
the month of July 1661, binding therefor his person and property, 
nothing excepted, subjecting the same to all courts and judge-. 
Thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, in pres- 
ence of Mr Cornells van Breuckele and Claes Jacobsz, master car- 
penter, called as witnesses hereto. 

Come, van Sch[lick] : This mark X was made by Isbrant 

Claes Jacobse :: Eldertsz, aforenamed 

D. V. Schelluvne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

Lease of a farm at Claverack from Abraham Staets to Christoffel 
Davidts and Henrick Eyed 
[3] 4 On this day, the 17th of August 1660, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Mr Abraham Staets, trader in Beverwyck, of the 
first part, and Christoffel Davidts 5 and Hendrick Eets/ farmers, of 



1 The first leaf of the volume has by mistake been hound after page 495. 
the recto and verso being renumbered in pencil 406 and 407. 

2 Cornells Anthonissen Schlick, from Breuckelen ; see Van Rem 
Bowier Mss, p. 255-56, 809. 

3 Claes Jacobsen Groesbcek, alias van Rotterdam. 

4 Page 2, renumbered in pencil 497, is blank. An abstract of this lease is 
in Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. N. Y.. 13:186. 

5 An early settler of Rensselaerswyck and afterwards of the Esopus. 
About him, see Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 819-20, and Olde Ulster, 1914. 
10 :9/-io8. 

"Nothing seems to be known about this man. To judge from his signa- 
ture, he was prohablv a Scandinavian. 

[29] 



30 I.Y RECORDS OF ALBAN'Y 

the second part, who acknowledged, he. the aforesaid Mr Abraham 
Staets, that he had leased, and they, Christoffel Davids and Hei 
« 1 rick Eets, that they had hired of him a certain farm belonging to 
the lessor, lying in the Claverack, 1 known to the lessees, for the 
period of three folio ears beginning on the firsl day of 

• ictober next ensuing and ending on the last da) of September A". 
ii 163, upon the follov ditions : 

I he lessor promise to delivei to them with the farm fo 
the risk whereof, savi • ol manifesl neglect, shall be borne 

equally by both parties; six cow - al halves as to the im n ord 

ing to the custom of this country; six sow each of which the 

lessees shall each year deliver to the lessor a shoat to be selei ted in 
the month of September and which from that time shall be a1 
risk of the lessor, and if the lessor leave the shoats there for the 
winter lie shall satisfy the lessees therefor. 

The lessor also promises to deliver to the lessees the farming 
implements which are on the farm and which they need, whereof an 
inventory shall be made, 

The lessees shall be holden al their own expense to build u|> with 
cellar walls under the dwelling house. 

And as rem e use of the afon 

e to pay, making themselves as principal lessees jointly and 
severall) liable for the whole, the first two years [50 guilde 
year and the third year 200 guildei 5, eai h time punctually. 

I4I Finally, it 1- covenanted and agreed that while the lessor 1- to 
deliver the aforesaid farm provided with a good fence, a comfo 
able dwelling house, together with barn, rick and farm implements 
in good condition and repair, the lessees si bi :eep the 

e in repair and at the end of their lease to deliver everything 
hack in as good condition as they received it at the beginning of the 

lease. Furthermore, the lessor 1 - make just coi 

A'hatevei improvements the - ee may make to the farm, 



1 Mai 1 aptain Abraham ! I I confirms 

1 i Land, neare unto Ubany, commonly called and 
■ .in name ol Ci< khekaw ii k, 1\ ing and 1 1 u th 

rack, on the 1 i if 1 he River, Si riking al 

Kill, to tl I 1 the ffishii 

Vlark't with thi i ■ i ! 

ni'l "ii ilic other bj thi ureal Kill, containing two hun 
Land, or then lesse; which said Neck 

Land, Cap 1 Abraham Staets <li<l the Native [ndyan 

the ^pprobai consenl of the late Dutch Governo? 

1 the same, 

beat the 17 th di ' ' h 1654 I M Rutt< nber, h 

5, referring to this patent of March 25, [01 
on the tract under leasi 
Van I ntly an error. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _'. i 66o- [696 31 

dwelling house, barn and rick; likewise, in case of deterioration, 
the lessees are to be. indebted and liable for the same to the lessor 
according to the finding of impartial men mutually chosen thereto 
by the parties. 

For the performance and fulfilment of what is hereinbefore writ- 
ten, parties on both sides, each as far as he is concerned, bind their 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and 
judges. 

Thus done and delivered in Beverwyck in Xew Xetherland, in 
the presence of Air Jacob de Hensie. chirurgeon, and Pieter Loock- 
ermans, as witnesses hereto called. 

Abram Staas 
/. Dehinsse 'Ibis mark C D was made by Chris- 

Pieter Loockermans toffel Davidtsz, aforesaid 

Hexr.tck Eyed 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

Settlement of accounts between Dirck Jansen Croon and Jan 

Nack 

[5] On this day, the 21st of August [66o, appeared before me., 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Dirck Janssz Croon 1 and Jan Nack, 2 who 
acknowledged that he, Jan Nack, having faithfully served him. 
Croon, now for three years according to contract dated the 27th of 
February 1657, they, the appearers, had completely adjusted and 
settled accounts with each other regarding the hire or wages which 
he. Jan Xack', lias earned of him, Croon, during the three years, as 
follows : 

Jan X'ack acknowledges hereby that Dirck Jansz Croon has paid 
on his account at Amsterdam in Holland, in Holland money 

f the sum of fl ?o 

to his mother , ,, 

1 also fl 40 

to himself there fl 10 

and also fl 50 

Total in Holland money fl 130 

1 Dirck Jansen Croon was a carpenter by trade; ?ee Van Rensselaer 
Bovner Mss, p. 840 

2 Jan Nack is referred to in the city records under date of November 7. 
1689, as a trader and sunstockmaker. lie was at that time one of the 
"assistants," or members of the common council, and refused to support the 
city government in opposing Jacob Leisler and his party; see Joel MunselL 
Annuls of Albany, 2: 112. 



32 lRLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

paid to him here fort) one and a half beavers, agreed 
i together at seven guilders the beaver, amounts 
to fl 290-10 

So that Jan Nack musl yet have from Dirck Jansz 
Croon according to the said contract, in Holland 
money, clear fl 1 70-10 

I ota! fl '>-o 

Which said one hundred and seventj nine guilders and ten stivers 
Dirck Jansz Croon promises to pa) him in Holland when he shall 
have safely arrived there: bul as on the other hand Dirck Jansz 

1 1 ust have of Jan Nack ten and a |6| quarter beavers, there 

will be and deducted from the 11 [79, 10 due to Jan Nack 

much as the beavers shall sell for in Holland this year. 

Wherewith they, the appearers, shall be fully paid and 
neither parly having any further claim against the other, and they 
promise that they will never do nor cause to be done anything o 
Iran hereto in any manner, either b) or without resorting to law, 
for which they hind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
( xcepted, subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed 
in the colon) of Renselaerswyck in the presence of the Honors >V 
Jeremias van Renselaer, director of said colony, and Jacob de 
Hinsse, chirurgeon, as witnesses hereto called. 

Dirck J/ ri k in 

Jan Na< k 
Jeremias van Rensselaer 
7. Dehinsse, chirurgeon 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

Power of attorney from Rutger Jacobsen to Capt. Thomas Willet. 
Cornelis Steenwyck and Johannes Withart to sell his real 
estate on Manhattan island 

I7I On this da the 2is1 of August 1660, appeared before me, 

I hick van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 

named vvitne e , VIi Ruth Jacobsz, trader in Beverwyck, and 

lared thai b) these presents he constitutes and appoints the I [on 

ble 1 apt rhomas Willet, Cornelis Steenwyc, schepen of the 1 

Amsterdam in New Netherland, and Johannes Withart. trader. 

jointl) and severally his spei sell the principal's 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AXD 2. 1660-1696 33 

house, lot and land on Manhatans island, according to the patents 
and muniments [of title] thereof, to the best advantage of the 
principal, whether by private contract or at vendue and public sale 
to the highest bidder; 1 thereafter the stipulated or promised pur- 
chase money to receive, acquittance for the same to grant, the own- 
ership of said house, lot and lands to vest in the buyer and the 
principal to divest and dispossess thereof and furthermore all things 
to do that may be needful or to them may seem advisable ; promising 
at all times to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed 
in the matter by said attorneys, without any contradiction; it being 
provided that the attorneys shall recover and take out of the pro- 
ceeds of the sale of said house, lot and lands the amount which he 
honestly owes them, each pro rata to his debt; if the amount falls 
short the principal promises to make up the rest, if there is anything 
left the attorneys shall turn over the balance or the surplus to the 
principal together with a proper accounting of their transactions and 
receipts. Done and delivered in the village of Beverwyck, in the 
presence of Folckert Jansz and Barent Reyndertsz as witnesses 
hereto called. „ ' 

r7 , , . KUTGER TACOBSZ 

V olckart J anss 

Barent Reyndersz D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pith 

1660 

Power of Attorney from Sander Leendertsen Glen to Capt. 

Thomas Willet to sell his house and lot in the Smits Valey 

on Manhattan island 

[8 blank; g] On this day, the 23d of August 1660, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne,, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Sander T.eendertsz Glen, trader, dwelling in 
Beverwyck, who declared that by these presents he constitutes and 
"ints the Honorable Capt. Tomas Willet his special attorney for 
the best advantage of the principal to sell his house and lot lying in 
the Smits Yaley on the island of -Manhatans wherein at present 
Lauris Cornelisz van[de] Well dwells, for not less than the sum of 
two thousand guilders, the more the better; therefore, the ownership 
of said house and lot in the buyer to vest and him, the principal, 
to divest and dispossess thereof, the stipulated purchase money to 
receive, acquittance thereof to grant, and in case the attorney can 
not sell said house and lot in accordance with the above conditions, 



1 In the margin is written, but canceled: "the principal binding himself 
and guaranteeing that the house, lot and lands shall be delivered to the 
purchaser free and unincumbered." 



34 EARLY RE( ORDS OF ALBANY 

the same to e of the principal and the rent 

to receive, and furthi in ngs to do, perform and transact 

which may he needful and by him deemed advisable, | the principal] 
promising at all times to ratify whatever by virtue hereof may be 
done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the said attorney, 
without contradiction, provided that the attorney he holden I 
a proper return of his transactions and receipts. Done ami executed 
in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Toomas Paul and 
Jan Alliens/ emaker, a-- witnesses hereto called. 

Sander Lenrsen 
mas Poii 
Jan Albars 

1). V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'llh. 
l660 

Power of attorney from Hans Coenraetsen to his wife 
1 10 blank; 11] On this day, the -'4th of Augusl 1660, appeared 
k van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Hans Coenraetsz, 2 late cadet in the 
service of the honorable West India « 01 Mere in New Net! 

land, and declared that by these presents he constitutes and appoints 
Barentge Straetskerke, 3 his wife, his ittorney to obtain at 

the office of the honorable director general of New Netherland a 
settlement of accounts of the wages and pay due to him for his 
services in the capai esaid; therefore, payment of the same 

to solicit and receive, acquittance for the same to execute and fur- 
thermore all things to do, perform and transact which may be need- 
ful and which she may deem advisable; 1 the principal] promising 
atify without contradiction wl hiis said wife 

in the matter aforesaid shall do and perform. Done and executed 
in the colony of Renselaerswyck in New Netherland, in presence 
Schepen Corn. Steenwyck and Jean Labatie, a- witnesses he 
called. This mark 11 was made by Hans 

W'itn. K01 x 1; \i 1 -/ himself 

nelis Steemvyck 
Jan Labatie D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1660 

n Steenv 

rg, in Vavaria 
I-. ! 

■!u- ol the villa 
Amp ; the island ol South Beveland, in the 1 1 Zealand. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-I696 35 

Power of attorney from Pieter Andriaensen Soogemacklyck to 
Tielman van Vleek, notary public at New Amsterdam, to col- 
lect certain debts 

[12 blank; 13] On this day, the 24th of August 1660, before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, appeared Pieter Adriaensz alias Soogemackelick, 1 
who declared that by these presents he constitutes and appoints Mr 
Tieleman van Vleek, notary at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 
his special attorney to demand, collect and receive from various 
persons dwelling there and thereabouts such sums as they owe him 
according to the assignments sent to him herewith ; therefore, acquit- 
tance for receipts to grant, and in case of refusal to force the 
delinquents to pay by rigor of law and justice; to this end all legal 
steps to observe until judgment and final execution thereof; and 
furthermore all things to do, perform and execute which may be 
needful and to him seem advisable ; the principal promising at all 
times to hold valid without any contradiction whatever the attorney 
may do in the matter aforesaid, provided that the attorney shall be 
bound to turn over the proceeds to Mr Gouert Loockermans and to 
render to the principal a proper accounting, statement and settle- 
ment, when requested. Done and executed in the colony of Rense- 
laerswyck, in the presence of Mr Gerard Swart, schout of said 
colony, and Mr Jan V[er]beeck, magistrate in Fort Orange, as wit- 
-es hereto called. 

Pieter Adr[i]aensen Soogemacklick 
G: Szvartt 
Jan Verbelec]k 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

Assignment of debts by Evert Nolden to Jan Bastiaensen van 

Gutsenhoven 

[14 blank; 15] On this day, the 25th of August 1 icfore 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 



1 Pieter Adriaensen, alias " So-easy.'' He was an innkeeper at Beverwyck 
and came from Woggelum, a small place near Alkmaar. in the province of 
North Holland. According to notes by Professor Pearson, in Early Records 
of Albany, 1:230, 234, he had a brother Jacob Adriaense Soogemackelyck, 
who was also an innkeeper and in partnership with him. This, however, is 
believed to be a mistake, as in the documents printed on these pages the 
names Jacob and Pieter seem to be used interchangeably and to refer to the 
same person. See also same volume, page 253, where the name " Sooge- 
mackelyck " has been supplied, although Jacob Adriaensen van Utrecht was 
probably the man referred to. 



U.UAXV 

it'd witn< vert Noldingh, 1 who declared that by 

■ ; its. transfers and absolutely makes over to . 

i Mr Jan Bastiae i Gutsenhoven 2 the debts 

ns owe him, viz : 

Alberl A man ll 4-10 

■ van Twieler 6 

1 3 

10- 8 



1 1 uylT 30- 2 

4-10 

n Curlar 

Evert Pels i-' 2 

"3-10 

I lar 

Ian 

Jan 

Jan Cornelissz, carpenter 

Jan alias Jan 1 I' 

Jill /. carpenter 8 

Jacob Ix>ockermans 



Jar. 

I-' [2 



: ■'" 4-4 



F 
in [648. 
- Jan ' 1 en, was an ag< 1 

died in the colony in 1666 or 

11 k ? 
1 Hilversum, in the ■ II"'.- 

1 

.ir the 
river. \'\\' ild of Luxury ('/ Kind 

hi < liil'l 

iry C. Murphy, in 

nl.eil 

mul rra- 

lleclions, 

E dam. I 

As 
1 " Jan with the beard," 

■ll a< a n 

31 

■ im. 
de 1 

11 Jan Bai 

the Jan 

1 in 
! -54- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND _'. [66O— 1696 2)7 

Cornelis Segersz 1 

Cornelis Segers, the younger 2-14 

lange Jacob, who lives with (or near?) van Nes 2 9 

Jan Labatie 1-16 

Luycas Eldertsz 4-18 

Phillip Pietersz Schuyler 5-7 

Tomas Coningh 9-12 

Pieter Loockermans, carpenter 25-10 

Pieter de lange Goyer 3 20-18 

Steven Jansz 32 

Tomas Jansz, skipper 8-19 

Tomas Chambur 4 4-9 

Tys de Coyer' 5 

Teunis Cornelisz 2-8 

Hendrick Fredricxsz 2] 17 

Teunis Dircxsz 

Reynier, carpenter 6 9-10 

Mens Hoogeboom 30- I 



f 691-18 



which aforesaid sums (being honestly due as vouched for by the 
appearer) the aforesaid Jan Bastiaensz shall collect and receive as 
his own absolute property, in part payment of what the appearer 
owes him, without the appearer having any further claim whatsoever 
thereon, promising nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done 
contrary hereto in any manner, for which he binds his person and 
estate, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done and 
[17] delivered in the colony of Renselaerswyck in the presence of 
Mr Arent van Corlaer and Air Tan Tomasz, trader, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

Evert Nolden 
A. van Curler 
Jan Thomasz 7 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pith. 
1660 



1 Cornelis Segersen van Voorhout. 

2 Long, or tall, Jacob, referring to Jacob Hevic. See Early I 
Albany. 2: Van Nes refers probably tn Cornelis Hendricksen van Nes. 

" Professor Pearson adds in brackets "the long thrower," but as shown 
above, Goyer refers to a man from the district of Het Gooi, or GooVand, 
in the province of North Holland. 

4 Thomas Chambers. 

5 Tys Evertsen : see Far'y Records of Albany, t :499. 

6 Reynier YVisselpenninck. 

7 Jan Thomasscn from Witbeeck, or Wittbek, in Holsteyn. Cf. his sig- 
nature in Notarial Papers. 2:105. 



RLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Gerrit van Slichtenhorst and Philip 
Pietersen Schuyler, son and son-in-law of Brant Aertsen van 
Slichtenhorst, to Meyndert Andriessen, to represent them at 
the settlement of their father's estate 

11 this day. the -'''ill of Augiu re me, Dirck 

van Schelluyne, notary public admitted by their High Mightines • 

■ General of the United Netherlands, residing in the colony 

Renselaerswyck, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, 

eared Mr Gerrit van Slechtenhorst, son of, and Phillip Pietersz 

Schuyler, husband and guardian of Margarita van Slechti 

daughter of Mr Brant Aertsz van Slechtenhorst, residing in the vil- 

e of Beverwi (range in New Netherland, and 

declared that they hereb) constituted and appointed Meyndert 

Andriesz, said Schuyler's cousin, dwelling in the Nieu struct at 

Amsterdam in Holland, their special attorney, in case of the death 

the said principals' father Mr Brant Aertsz van Slechtenhorsl 

iresaid, dwelling at Amersfort, or at Nieukerck in Gelderlant 

(whether he lu- ahead) dead, in view of h and the fact that 

teard or received any letters from him, or 
e when he shall die during the lifetime of the principals or tl 
children i, to claim their share of the i esaid Sic 

and then with the other livision, 

distribution and final settlement of the estate, with the person or 

per i f the same, Pieter \ ersi >r others 

who maj have or obtain the administration thereof; ti 

1 principals' distributive and legitimate portions of the inherit- 

e, whether ab bit I ex testamento; to grant acquittance 

rom further i nd in cas usal 

irincipals' rights b) rigor of law and justice, pr< 

cuting the case to jud id final execution thereof, 1 32 1 accord- 

1 age of the place; with power to compound, agree, and 

more all things to do, perform and tran 

which may be needful and seem proper to him; the principals 

at all times, to hold valid whatever may be done and 

aid attorney, without 
; provided thi held, when requested, to make a 



1 bound afti 

Though Fo ! in the preface the 

inslation ! 
hercfon i ! ;e [172]. 



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proper return of the aforesaid transactions and receipts. And 
whereas the principals are advised that the aforesaid Verschuyr has 
in his possession the greater portion of the effects of their aforesaid 
father, and does not dispose of the same to the best advantage, 
therefore the aforesaid attorney will please see to this also for the 
protection of the principals' rights. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 
the presence of Gelyn Verplancken and Hendrick Arentsz, skipper 
of the sloop Princess, as witnesses hereto called. 
Geleyn Verplanck Gerrit van Slichtenhorst 

Hendrick Arentsz Philip Pieters Schuyler 

D. Y. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

Assignment by Aert Piertersen Tack of part of his grandfather's 
inheritance in payment of money received by him from Jan 
Hendricksen van Bael 

[33] On this day, the 23d of October 1660. appeared foe'fi re 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Aert Pietersz Tack, born at Etten in the barony 
of Breda in Brabant, dwelling in the colony aforesaid, 1 who declared 
that he hereby granted, assigned and made over in true, rightful 
and absolute ownership to Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, trader here, 
a certain sum of two hundred Carolus guilders at xl groats apiece; 
Holland money, in gold or silver specie, being a part of a larger 
sum to be claimed by and due to the appearer from his brother 
Cornells Pietersz Tack, dwelling at Etten aforesaid, on account of 
the inheritance coming to him by virtue of the will of his late 
grandfather, Teunis Crynen, deceased, at Etten aforesaid, and in 
possession of his aforenamed brother; to this end giving to the 
aforenamed Van Bael, or to the lawful bearer hereof, full power 
and authority to demand, collect and receive said sum, as his own 
property acknowledging that he is fully paid to his content and 
satisfaction by the hand of the aforenamed Van Bael in good strong 
seawan the sum of two hundred and fifty guilders; promising fur- 
thermore that in case the aforesaid two hundred guilders Holland 
money be not paid at sight hereof, or at farthest, within six weeks 
thereafter, the same shall be paid [34] here with exchange and 
leexchange, binding therefor his person and e-late. nothing 



1 Colony of Rensselaerswyck. 



40 EARLY 

exci t to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed 

in the colony of Renselaerswyck in New Xetherland, in presence 
of Jan Willemsz Schoon, farmer, and Herman . master 

car- es hereto called. 

This is the mark X ma w.kt 

foresaid 
This nark X made by Jan 

Wiltons::. Schoon, aforesaid 
Harmen Bastiaens 

D. V. - yne, Not. Pub. 

1660 

Power of attorney from Isaac Vermeulen to Andries de Haes 

■ ' • ' "■ the 28th of October 1660. appeared before 

me. Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witn q Vermeulen dwelling in the village of Beverwyck, 

and declared that by these presents I tuted and appointed 

Andries de Haes, baker, residing at Amsterdam in New Xetherland. 
his ,-pccial attorney to demand, collect and receive of skipper Reyn- 
dert Pietersz, 8 the quantity of nine hundred pounds of good Vir- 
gin) ection by two imp 
tial growing out of the i deliver) of three hoj 
hea ench wine: therefore to grant acquittance for the 
thereof and in case of refusal to force him to pay by li 
and rigor of justice; in | nrts 

ution be had, with power 
substitute another person in his place; furthermore, all 
thin form v. be needful and he 

may deem proper; ii er promising at all times to hold 

valid wl performed in this m; the 

afon titute, without any contradiction, 

pi'" en when required to make a 

proper return of In- receipts. Thus 

done and ed in the colon} of Re yck, in the p 

"i n Appel, as witnesses hen 

calb J. \ 

Jan 1 1 ), V. Si hi 

ppel 



My numbi 

tlicr- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2. 1660-1696 41 

Deposition of Marten Cornelissen van Ysselsteyn as to remarks 
made by Harmen Harmensen at Bethlehem about Claes Bever 

[36] On this day, the 28th cf October 1660, appeared be 
me, Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses. Marten Cornelissz, 1 farmer, dwelling in the colony 
of Renselaerswyck i being of competent age), who at the request 
of Claes Bever declared it to be true to his certain knowledge that 
on Friday last, a week ago, being in a tavern and holding conversa- 
tion with Harmen Harmensz, 2 brewer, at Betlehem, concerning the 
requirer [ Claes Bever], he, the deponent, among other things said: 
" It may well be that the requirer has been a shepherd or a swine- 
herd, but not as far as he [Marten Cornelisz] knows." On the < o 
trary. he declares that he knew him many years in his youth at 
Houten. in the bishopric of Utrecht, having been brought up with 
him in the same neighborhood, and that he never had seen or heard 
that he had herded hogs or sheep ; also that he is ready when 
requested to confirm the foregoing if need be by oath. Thus done 
and executed in the colony of Renselaerswyck in Xew Xetherland, 
in presence of Arien Appel and Teunis Jacobsz, beer worker, as 
witnesses hereto called. 

A: Appel This is the mark X made by Mar- 

Tuenes Jacobse ten Cornelissz, aforenamed 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Not. Pub 
1660 

Contract between Folckje Jurriaens, wife of Jan van Hoesen, 
and Seger Cornelissen in regard to the purchase of wheat 

[37] On this clay, the 28th of October [i 6b, appeared b< 
me. Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Folckie Jurriaensz, wife of Jan van Hoesen, 
dwelling in Beverwyck, of the first part, and Seger Cornelisz, 
farmer, dwelling in the colony of Renselaerswyck, of the second 



1 Marten Cornelissen van Yssels . near Houten, in the province of 
Utrecht. He was also known as " Black Marten,'' and must not be confused 
with Martin Cornelissen, the s 1 rnelis Maessen van Buren. See Van 
Rensse 'Iss, p. 180-81. 

2 Harmen Harmensen Ganse\ 

3 Bierwercker. Two brothers, Rutger and Teunis Jacobsen van Schoen- 
derwoert, came out to Beverwyck at an early day; the former was a 1 1 

his descendant; he surname of Rutgers and removed to New York. 

The latter (Teunis) remained in Albany and his descendants took the sur- 
name i ■■* ; he married Sar; Amsterdam, April 19, 
rid left one son, Jacob, from whom have sprung the Van Woerts of 
Albany county. J. P. 



^J ALBANY 

part, and declared thai they, the appearers, had contracted and 

agreed with each other in the manner following: Seger Cornelissz 

pron deliver next winter, at the latest before the month of 

May [661, to Folckie Jurriaensz a n; med the quantity of three 

hundred skipples of winter wheat the skipple reckoned at three 

guilders, for which she, Folckie Jurriaense, promises to pay to said 

er Cornelissz, on his order, on or before the r' of June 

1661. punctually and without further delay, the quantity of 

hundred and twelve and a half good, merchantable winter 

beaver skins, reckoned al eight guilders a piece (whole); then 

binding their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all 

(Mint- and judges. Appeared likewise Adriaen Symonsz, trader, 

at present here, dwelling at Amsterdam in New Netherland, who 

declared that in connection with the foregoing agreement he 

Hues surety and coprincipal for the full satisfaction and pay- 

i of the aforesaid one hundred and twelve and a half beaver 

skins, on the da oresaid, renouncing therefore the 

beneficium ordinis [ 38 1 et excussionis, the effect whereof he un 

derstands, binding and subjecting himself as above. Thus dune and 

executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in Mr 

Phillip Pietersz Schuyler and Jurriaen Tennis/, innkeeper, as wit 

'.. etO I ailed. 

This mark X was made by Foi 1 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler Ji rriaensz, aforesaid 

mark X was made l>\ SiCGER 
1 "km 1 is/, 1 aforesaid 

Aryan Symi 

1 >. V. S< HEl /'/(/>. 

1660 

Deposition by Jacobus de Looper and Robert Sanders about a 
wager between Harmen Harmensen and Claes Bever 

[39I 1 day, thi November [66o, appe 

e ii". Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, the 

hereinafter named witnesse de Lo and Robbert 

■ ili of compet dwelling al Beverwyck, who 



ic i- given as Jacobu 
:k. which 
mm I ntificd with I • ■ anal 

an English family which at an early 

nts of whi ! in 

the runni 1 this 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1696 43 

at the request of Claes Bever declare that to their certain knowl- 
edge it is true that on the 24th of October last, while they with 
other company were at the brewery of Harmen Harmensz at J 'etle- 
hem in the colony of Renselaerswyck, there was a wager of half a 
cask of beer about the assertion of Harmen Harmensz that the 
requirer [Claes Bever] had been a shepherd, and that he could 
prove it by Martin Cornelisz alias Swarte Marten, 1 staking his 
brew kettle against the requirer's canoe, which lay on the shore 
laden with firewood, the one to be delivered with the other. 
\\ hereupon, the beer having been drunk, Harmen Harmensz 
wanted to take possession of the canoe and the wood that lay 
therein, without delivering the kettle, as indeed he could not do 
immediately because it stood masoned up. The requirer not being 
willing to let the canoe go without first receiving the brew kettle, 
Harmen Harmensz said : " 1 will nevertheless have the canoe and 
the firewood too, at my risk and fine, for I have a valid enough 
claim thereto." As a result of which Hendrick Andriesz, by order 
of the aforesaid Harmen, in spite and against the will of the 
requirer, hauled the canoe hard upon the shore and by order of 
Harmen aforesaid Jacobus de Looper took one piece and Coos 
Bouts and Jan [blank]," dwelling at Katskil, each also took out a 
load, although the requirer said to Harmen : " You wrong me and 
do me an injustice." Herewith they conclude their deposition, 
ottering to confirm the same under oath if need [40] be, when 
requested. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N. Nether- 
land, in presence of Cornelis Cornelisz van Starrevelt and Frans 
Pietersz, 3 carpenter, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Jacobus 
de Looper, aforesaid 
I. the undersigned, Robbert Sandersz 
uclis Cornelissen uen Sterrenuelt 
i rans Pietersen 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

designation was a play upon the English name of Quick.. According to 
Records of New Amsterdam, 6:307, Jacob Looper's wife was named Neeltie 
Cornelis, which again identifies him with Jacob Theuniszen. from Naerden, 
who in 1655 married at New Amsterdam Neeltje Cornelis, from Amsterdam. 
Jacob Teunissen de Looper should not be confused, as has been dune in the 
index to the Records of New Amsterdam, with Capt. Jacob Loper. from 
Stockholm, who in 1647 married Cornelia, the eldest daughter of Cornelis 
Melyn. and who died before \pril 1653, when his widow married Jacob 
Schellinger. 

1 Marten Cornelissen van Ysselsteyn, alias Black Marten. 

2 Tan Dircksen van Bremen? 

3 Frans Pietersen Clauw. 



44 VLBANY 

Deposition of Hendrick Arentsen and Gabriel Thomassen about 
a wager between Harmen Harmensen and Claes Bever 

[41] On this day, the isl of November 1660, appe 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and b ( ie here- 

inafter witnesses, Hendrick Arentsz and Gabriel i 

of lling in Beverwyck, and declared at the 

Harmen Harmensz, brewer at Betlehem, thai 
their certain knowledge it is true thai fourteen da; 1 Satur- 

day, they with other compan Bever were at the house 

of the requirer and heard I lae Bever -a\ in jest to the requ 
that he had been a hog driver; whereupon the requirer answered: 
" Swarten Marten- says, ami I will prove it by him. that you, 
have been a sh Thereupon a wager was 

made between them, first fur a hall that 

Swarte Marten had said so: and though the requirer thought 
that the wager would not In- d and he would not tap 

beer, Claes Bever, nevertheless, wishi When the 

beer was nearl) finished, the ■ 1 the wager, to wit, Harmen 

Harmen ed his brew ke inst Clae > ith 

firewood, then laying off the shore at Betlehem, to i red 

the one with the other, in consequence of which the canoe 
brou on the land by Hendrick Andriesz, who was asked to 

the whole company, and Clai 1 consented that the 

compan) should lake out five . which tl 

did, bul ;t more, you -hall rue it." I'.n 

uirer, these d do nol know thai he concerned 

himself therewith. I42I Herewith th lude theii ion, 

offering me under oath if need he. when r< 

Thus done and 1 : in the colony of Renselaerswyck, in the 

1 'ruyff a 
1 called. 

Henderick 
Eller ark X w. 

Hcndi lecht ?q tid 

I ). \ , \b. 

no 



iel Thompson Strid 

in New \ 

Chin 









\i;i.\L PAPERS I AND 2, [660 1 45 

Deposition of Hendrick Arentsen and Claes Cornelissen van den 
Berch as to what Marten Cornelissen said to Claes Bever 
On this day, the 8th of November 1660, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Hendrick Arentsz and Claes Cornelisz van den 
Berch, dwelling in Beverwyck, both of competent age, and declared 
at the request of Harmen Harmensz, brewer at Betlehem, in the 
colony of Renselaerswyck, that to their certain knowledge it is 
true that fourteen days ago last Friday, Marten Cornelisz alias 
Swarte Marten, being at the house of the requirer with these 
deponents and other company, said among other things to Claes 
Llever (then also present 1 that he, Claes Bever, had been a shep- 
herd, which Claes Bever denied; nevertheless Marten Cornelisz 
[43] reaffirmed that he had been a shepherd. These deponents 
are read}', when requested, to confirm the same by oath, if need be. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in presence of Mr Jan 
Thomissz and Eldert Gerbrantsz Cray ft", as witnesses hereto called. 

Hexderick Arenst 
Claes Coerxilis 
Jan 1 ' homasz 
Ellert (ierbertsz Cruif 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1660 

Power of attorney from Jan Cornelissen Cleyn to Adriaen Hege- 
man to lease his plantation and house at Midwout on Long 
Island 

On this day, the 19th of November 1660, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Ian Cornelisz 'Cleyn, master carpenter, dwelling 
at Betlehem in the colon}- of Renselaerswyck, 1 and declared that he 
hereby constituted and appointed Mr Adriaen Hegeman, scholtus ~ 
of Midwout, Amersfort and Breuckele[n], 3 on Long Island, his 
special attorney, for the best interest of the principal to lease his 
plantation lying in the jurisdiction of the village of Midwout 
aforesaid and his dwelling house standing in said village, for so 
many years (the fewer the better) as he shall deem advisable, 
and that to a person or persons who have teams and farm imple- 



1 The word Renselaerswyck is crossed out and v{oor]nt (aforesa'd) writ- 
ten above the line. 

2 A Latinized form of schout. meaning sheriff. 

3 Flatbush, Flatlands and Brooklyn. 



46 EARLY RECORDS 01 ALBANY 

ments, if possible; if not, to others. Also to deliver to the lessees 
the I44I cows, young and old, and the calves which he has on the 
farm of Teunis Hillebrantsz, dwelling at Midwout; to make over 
in the lessee the cattle on half the increase according to the custom 
try and to stipulate also the usual yearly butter rent 
such as others receive; also to obligate and bind the lessee to pro- 
vide the plantation with a good feme and to deliver back the same 
with the dwelling house in good repair at the end of the lease; 
annually to receive the stipulated rent and butter and quittance 
for such receipts to grant, and furthermore all things in the matter 
to do and to perform which he may think needful and propi 
I the principal] promising al all times to hold as valid whatever 

ill be done and performed in the premises b) said attorney, p 
vided thai the attorney be holden to make a proper return of his 
trail and receipts when required. Thus dune and executed 

in the colony of R:wyck in X: \ :. in ; 

van der Heyden and Paulus Cornel[i]sz van Abcoude,' as wit- 
nesses hereto called. 

Jan Cornei ■ 
'an der Heyden 
I 'nidus ( 'ornelisz 

D. V. Si 1 '.'. Pub. 

1660 

Contract between Arent van Curler and Willem Bout and Reyer 
Cornelissen Soestbergen for the lease of a horse mill 

[ 45 I On this day, the 23d 1 f November 1660, appeared be 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hen 

named witnesses, the Honorable Arent van Curlar and Willem 

uwt, of the first part, and Reyer Corneliss . miller, 

of the second part, and acknowledged that they : eed and 

. ith each other in manner following. The aforesaid 

lar and Willem Boul hereb) promise at the firsl opportunity 

to delivi 1 on the lot of V\ ilhem Boul a horse mill in proper running 

order, whereto he, Soesl hall lend a helping hand without 

bliged i" pay any part of the expense thereof. Tl 

• him two g 1 draft horses, to be used in the 

I during the hereinafter mentioned term the same to be 

risk of the ! ■ ■ of manifest neglect at the cha 

• 
I 
Utrei 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 47 

of the lessee; and if more horses be needed, the lessors promise 
to furnish them at the joint and equal risk of both parties. The 
lessee shall also have the right to do teaming with the horses, for 
which the lessors shall provide him with a sled and appurtenances. 
The parties on both sides shall each bear one-half of the expense 
of the fodder for the horses when the mill is in operation and 
receive half the income from the mill, horses and teaming, whereof 
the lessee shall be holden to keep a true account and make a return 
[46] when requested. 

This contract shall run for three consecutive years from the date 
hereof and the lessee promises at the end of the lease to deliver 
up the mill, tools, sled and horses in good condition and repair. 
For the performance and observance of what is hereinbefore writ- 
ten the parties, each as far as he is concerned, mutually bind their 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and 
judges. Thus done and executed in the colony of Renselaerswyck, 
in the presence of Mr Gerard Sward, scholtus of the aforesaid 
colony, and Hendrick Coenraetsz van Bon, as witnesses hereto 
called. 

A. van Curler 
This mark X was made by Wili.em 

Bout, aforesaid 
Reyer Cornelysz Soestbekgen 
G: Swart t 

This mark H K V B was made by 
Hendrick Coenraetsz van Bon 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pith. 
1660 

Deposition by Jan Verbeeck and Philip Pietersen Schuyler as to 
statements made by Pieter Jillissen about Wynant Gerritsen 
van der Poel's wife 

[47] On this day, the 26th of November 1660, appeared 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses, the Honorable Joan Verbeeck and Phillip 
Pietersz Schuyler, who at the request of Wynant Gerritsz declare 
that they with Domine Schaats were yesterday at the requisition 
of said Wynant at Pieter Jillisz's and asked him, Pieter Jillisz, if 
he was willing to stand by it that the requirer's wife was a thief, 
whereupon he answered, " Yes " ; being asked further if he had seen 
the requirer's wife steal lead, he answered, " No," but that he 



48 \l. i:\.\V 

believed the two liars of lead which the requirer's wife 1 who 
very tipsy) had by her side and which lie took from her, v. 

Theunisz Bos's lead, since he said it was just like his 
lally, being asked who struck and so severely maltreated the 
requ that he believed it was said 

or he had heard the noise and bustle above the 
cella 

1 iding theii are read nfirm 

the same, by oath if need b nested. Thu and 

I in Beverwyck, in Hendrick Jochei 

and ornelisz van d es hereto call 

Jan \ 1 i 
1'n i! RSI-; 

1 ). V. SCHELLU\ NE, Not. Pub. 

1660 

Contract between Willem Bout and Cornelis Cornelissen for the 
delivery of pine logs for Bout's mill 

1 48 1 On this day, tl d before 

Dirck ry public, and before the after- 

named witnesses, Willei < part, and Corni 

ia1 they 

■ h other in mi 

during : r at 

Wil wer mill, standing behind the farm of Evert Pels, 

hundred pine logs and as many more logs as he. Bout, shall 
d and be entl) to saw in il :ar from 

this dati condition that of the logs which he, I 

neli e mill, he shall receive every third 

on the si -ust 

as -awed out of tin i winch Bout shall make an 

return to him and be holden the .1 third and fourth 

1 1 eliver at his expi on the aforesaid 

the expi; . been 

1 mill or "ii the 3 lid sin ire than ] 1 11 have b 

. the same shall be made g 1 and paid foi 

1 ling to tin sal of impartial persons. 



irk, this ■■ 11 van 

full. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o-l6y6 49 

For the faithful performance and observance of what is above 
written, the parties hereto, each as regards his own obligations, 
mutually bind their persons and estates nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in the [49] 
colony of Renselaerswyck, in the presence of Mr Arent van Curlar 
and Jan Jansz Oothout, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Willem 

Bouwt, aforesaid 
This mark X was made by CoRNELlS 
CoRNELiSZ, aforesaid 



A: van Curler 

Jan Jansen Oothoct 



D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pill). 
1660 



Depositions by Pieter Bronck and his wife, Adriaen Jansen van 
Duynkercken, and Jacobus de Looper as to Nicolaes Marchal's 
carrying a knife when he left the house 

[50] 1 On this day, the 21st of December 1660. appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public", and before the after- 
named witnesses, Pieter Bronck and Hilleke Bronck his wife, 
Adriaen Jansz van Duynkercke, and Jacobus de looper, dwelling in 
Beverwvck, all of competent age, and declared for the honest truth, 
at the requisition and request of Nicolaes Marchal, as follows: 

Pieter Bronck declares that on last Sunday evening the requirer 
(Marchal), being fuddled, went out of the house in a good humor, 
with a big flute in his pocket, without (to his knowledge) having 
had any quarrel with any one; also that as far as the deponent 
knows he had no knife in his pocket then or during the evening and 
that coming into the house again he said, and it was found, that 
he had been wounded. 

Hilleke Broncks declares that the same evening, after there had 
been some trouble at the house of Leendert Phillipsz, the requirer 
having come home. Air Montagne came to see him, having a little 
stick in his hand, and Adriaen Symonsz, looked into the requirer's 
pocket if he had a knife therein, but found none; and this deponent 
does not know that the requirer had a knife with him when he went 
out nor when he came into the house again. 

Adriaen Jansz van Duynkercken declares that he did not see, 
neither does he know, that the requirer had a knife with him ; but 



1 Between pages 49 and 50 there is a blank page, originally numbered 4" 



5<D I \KI \ Rl I ORDS OF ALBANY 

that he quickly went out of the house and came home again 
wounded. 

Jacobus de looper 1 declares that the requirer's knife, the whole 
evening, as well when he was within as when he was without the 
house, lay upon the table and was used most of the time by the 
deponent, so that the requirer had not that [ 5 1 J knife with him, 
nor to the best of his knowledge, any other; also that he went ou1 
of t lie house in a good humor. 

Finally these deponents are read} to confirm the above declara- 
tions li\ oath if need be, when required. Thus done and executed 
in Beverwyck in presence of Hans Coenraets van Neurenb[urch] 
and Pieter Loockermanz, as witnesses hereto called. 

Pieter Bronck 

I h I.I' Kl I I I SYNI K 

\m;i\i \ Janse van Duini kerke 

This mark X was made 1>\ Jai OBUS 
DE LOOPER, aforesaid 

This mark II wa made b) Hans Coenraets 

van Neurenburch, 2 aforenamed 
Pieter Loockerman i 

1). V. Si in 1 1 1 vnk, Not. I'ub. 
1660 

Indian deed to Volckert Jansen and Jan Thomassen for Nanoseck 
island and the half of another island lying before their farm 

[52I On this day, the 25th of January [661, Fblckert Jansz 

and Jan Tl tasz ai knowledged and declared that they h 

and contracted with the Indians named Syme, ( apachick and 
Nachonan, for themselves as well as for their kinsmen and 
coowners, about the purchase of the half of, or such righl as 
they have hitherto possessed in. the island lying to the eastward on 
the binnen kil* before the farm of the aforesaid Folckert Jans 
and Jan Thomas/, together with a little island lying thereby, called 



lissen Quick, aliai di L01 
2 Nun Nuremberg, in Ba\ 

ken Jansen Douw and [an Hi ma en Witbeck Thej bought a 

land in 1658 and on N< n ember 3, [66 patent 

from Stuyvesanl for land at Schodack, including Scl 01 Vepjes island, 

for which they 1 ci nfirmatory patent on Ma) |, 1667. The same day. 

i 1667, Volckert Jansen .lent for land at tile EsopuS, 

ran Tl 
•Literally : " the inner kill." 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND -\ l66o— l6y6 51 

by the Indians Nanoseck and by the Dutch het cleyne cuypers 
eylantiej 1 in manner following : 

The aforesaid Folckert Jansz and Jan Thomasz shall henceforth 
have the full ownership, possession and use of the entire aforesaid 
island and the little island, without said Indians making any fur- 
ther claim whatsoever thereto, they, the said Indians, acknowledg- 
ing that they have received full satisfaction and payment therefoi 
and promising nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything 
contrary hereto, nor allow anything to be done hereagainst either 
by themselves or any of theirs. In witness of the truth of which, 
the contents hereof having been clearly translated to the afore- 
said Indians by Mr Abraham Stacts and Air Ruth Jacobsz, and 
they and the buyers have confirmed the same by their signatures, 
in the colony of Renselaerswyck, dated as above. 

This mark X was made by the Indian 

Syme, aforesaid 
This mark X was made by the Indian 

Capachick, aforenamed 
This mark X was made by the Indian 
Nachonan, aforenamed 
Abram Stuns: Yolckert Jansz 

Rutger Jacobss Jan Thomasz 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyxh, Secretary 
1661 

Contract between Willem Jansen Slyckoten and Adriaen Symon- 
sen. attorney for Jacob Heere, for the settlement of a debt 
due to said Heere 

[53-55 blank; 56J On this day, the 31st of January [661, 
appeared before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and 
before the afternamed witnesses, Willem Jansz Slyckoten, as hus- 
band and guardian of Neeltie Fredericxsz, widow of the late Claes 
Hendricsz van Schoonhoven (also here present), of the first part, 
and Adriaen Symonsz in capacity of attorney for Jacob Heere, of 
the second part, and declared that they had agreed and contracted 
with each other in manner following: 



1 According to E. M. Ruttenber, Indian Geographic Names, page 161, this 
island was in the Rondout creek. the Dutch name means: "the little 
cooper's island," not " Little Cupper's island," as Ruttenber has it and as the 
name is incorrectly given in an abstract of this deed in Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist 
A. }'., 13:192. As the patents to Volckert Jansen and Jan Thomassen 1 r 
land at the Esopus make no mention "f the islands referred to in the presenl 
deed, it may be doubted whether tlie-^e islands were actually in the Esopus. 



r- 



EARLY RE( ORDS < »]•' ALBANY 



Whereas the aforenamed Claes Hendricxsz was indebted to the 
Jacob Heere in the sum of three hundred guilders 
and also one hundred guilders, all Holland money, together four 
hundred guilders principal, and the accrued interest and exchange, 
according to the purport and contents of two bottomry bonds, one 
dated the 26th April 1058, and the other the 15th May 1658; now, 
therefore, Adriaen Symonsz shall receive, as he hereby accepts, 
from Mr Juan \|er]beeck in payment thereof the sum of one 
hundred and fifty guilders in good heavers, reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece. Furthermore, said Adriaen Symonsz, in his 
capacity aforesaid, shall receive by way of purchase the ownership 
of the seller-' house and lot, with all that thereon and therein is 
fast by earth and nail, according to the patent thereof, free and 
unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
same 1 saving the lord's right 1, just as said house and lot now 
ind and lie in the village of Beverwyck, over against the house 
and lot of Jan Barentsz Wemp, which house and lot shall now at 
once be lawfully conveyed to the purchaser, on condition [57] 
that Adriaen Symonsz, on conveyance being made, promises imme- 
diately to deliver in full payment for said house and lot the sum 
of two hundred guilders in good merchandise at heavers price. 
And it is also agreed that he, Adriaen Symonsz, shall now deliver 
to -aid seller- the -um of one hundred guilders in merchandise 
e, provided that said Willem Jansz and Neeltie 
omise to pay him, Adriaen Symonsz, in the business 
[662 fourteen good beavers. 
The parties herewith having come to a friendly agreement in 
the matter aforesaid, promise neither to do nor cause anything t<> 
be done contrar) to the same, either with or without judicial pro- 
dings, in any manner whatsoever, binding thereto their respec- 
tive persons and est othing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X: Nethi 

1, in presence of Xicolaes Marehal and Claes Bever, as wit- 
nesses herein called. WlLLEM JANSZ 

Neeltgen Frej ricks 
Marichael Am an S'i M 

This mark X was made b) 

Claes Bever D. V. Schelli i ■> Pub. 

166 1 

Bond of Rutger Jacobsen to Teunis Cornelissen van der Poel 

I58I ( >n this day. the ist of Februar) [6 ed before 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, ;md before the after- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2. 166&-1696 53 

named witnesses, Mr Ruth Jacobsz, trader in Beverwyck, acknowl- 
edging that according to a previous liquidation and settlement 
respecting an obligation dated September 4, 1654, in the sum of 
one hundred beavers, and a further claim outstanding between 
him and Teunis Cornelisz van der Poel to this date, he is well and 
truly indebted according to the aforesaid settlement to said Teunis 
Cornelisz van [der] Poel in the net sum or quantity of four and 
forty good, whole beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, 
besides two good beavers and two good otters to boot. Which said 
sum he promises to pay to said Teunis Cornelisz, or to his 
order, at the latest in the month of July next coming, promptly 
without further delay ; binding thereto his person and estate, noth- 
ing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in N: Xetherland, in presence of Mr 
Andries Herbertsz and Jurrien Theunissz, as witnesses hereto 
called. 

Rutger Jacobsz 
Andris Herberts 
Jureyan Tunsen 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pith. 
166 1 

Bond of Cornelis Teunissen Hoogeboom to Pieter Adriaensen 

[ 59] On this day, the 2d of February 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Cornelis Theunisz Hoogeboom, dwelling in the 
colony of Renselaerswyck, and acknowledged that he is well and 
truly indebted to Pieter Adriaensz in the sum of two hundred and 
thirty-two good beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, and 
seven hundred and twenty-three guilders, four stivers, in good 
strung seawan, growing out of a matter of borrowed money, lodg- 
ing and board, etc. by him thankfully received here some time ago, 
according to a settlement of accounts made of this date; which 
aforesaid sum of 232 gl. in beavers and 723 gl. 4 st. in seawan, 
said Pieter Adriaensz shall receive from Mr Andries Herbertsz 
out of what he, the appearer, shall earn in his [Herbertsen's] 
service in the rantile kiln the coming summer, to wit, every time 
the oven is heated and tiles are burned, three beavers and six and 
twenty guilders in seawan, requesting by these presents the afore- 
said Mr Andries Herbertsz that he will please each time promptly 
to make payment as above, to Pieter Adriaensz, which payment 
shall be accounted a valid settlement. And the appearer promises 



54 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

neither to do ■ suffer anything to be dune contrary hereto, in 

any manner, binding thereto his person and estate, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in the colony of Renselaerswyck, in presence of Tys 
Ban d Mr Anthony Thonnel, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by CoRNELIS 
'I'm unisz I ! on -aid 

This mark X was made by Tys 

Barents^, a forenamed 
Anthony Toinel I). V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Deposition of Jan Verbeeck and Frans Pietersen about an agree- 
ment made between Evert Pels and Jacob Jansen Stol in 
dividing their land at the Esopus 

|6o|' On this day, the 2d of February 1661, appeared before 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Mr Jan Verbeeck and Frans Pietersz, c: 
penter, both of competent age, and declared at the request of Evert 
Pels that it is true and well known to them that in the harvest of 
1051 (according to the besl of their recollection) they were 
both present when the requirer |IVK| and the late Jacob Jat 
Stol 2 divided the land which they had jointly bought from the 
[ndians at Esopus and it having happened and Keen found by mi 
urement that Jacob Jans/ had seven or eighl morgens more than the 
uirer, Jacob Jansz said that in return therefor he would requesl 
of General P. Stuyvesant and seek to obtain from the Indian- a- 
much more land fot the benefit of the requirer, where it besl -ttited 
him in connection with his -bare of the land; all of which the 
deponents are read) it" need be and requested to confirm by oath. 
rhus done and ed in Bi 1 '. in X: Netherland, in 

presence oi Mr Gerard S'ward, schout of thi of R[ense 

laersjwyck, and Jan Dircxsz van Brenien, as witnesses hen 

railed. 

Jan Verbi i 
Stvartt i .- Pietersen 

vat . men | 

1 ). \ uyne, Vot Pub. 

1661 

1 \nothcr translation of this deposition is in Doc. Rcl Hist. N. Y . 

killed in the fit War of 

V. Y., 13 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _', 166O-I696 55 

Bond of Albert Gysbertsen to Wynant Gerritsen 

[61] On this day, the 4th of February 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Albert Gysbertsz, dwelling in Beverwyck, and 
acknowledged that he was honestly and truly indebted to Wynant 
Gerritsz, in the sum of eight}' skipples of good winter wheat, 
growing out of the purchase and delivery of a young gelding horse, 
by him to his satisfaction received; of which aforesaid 80 skipples 
of wheat he, the subscriber, promises to pay: in the month of 
October next coming 50 skipples, and in October 1662 30 skipples, 
promptly each time; binding thereto especially aforesaid horse 
and further his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to all 
courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in 
presence of Jan Jansz van Eeckel and Arien Appel, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Albert 
Ian Iansen i\ui F.cckel 1 Gysbertsz, aforenamed 

A: Appel 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Contract between Jean Labatie and Cornelis Cornelissen van 
Voorhout for the sale of the fence and hogpen on Labatie's 
farm opposite Castle island 

[62] This day, the 8th of February 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Jan Labatie of the first part and Cornelis Cor- 
nelisz van Voorhout of the second part who acknowledged, the 
aforesaid Labatie that he had sold, and he, van Voorhout, that he 
had bought of him, all the palisades and all the fencing standing 
around the farm lying over against Casteels eylant (Castle island) 
in the colony of Renselaerswyck. with the hogsty thereon standing, 
to him, Labatie, belonging; for which the buyer promises to pay 
to the seller cash down or at the first opportunity one hundred 
guilders in good strung seawan, and one year after date a like 
hundred guilders in seawan, in the coming summer three vims ' 
of oat sheaves, and in 1663 in February one hundred guilders in 



1 The signature looks like ian iansen van ieckel, but is probably intended 
for van eeckel, as clearly written on page [226]. His wife was Gisseltie 
Alberts, a daughter of Albert Andriessen Bratt. 

2 One vim = 104 to 108 sheaves. 



56 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

good winter wheat reckoned at twenty guilders the mud. 1 For the 
faithful performance of what is above written the parties hind 
their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges. Thus done and executed in the colony of Renselaers- 
wyck, in the presence of Arien Appel* and Mr Pieter Riverdingh, 3 
as \\ i i ei eto i .died. 

I VBATIE 

A: Appel This mark X is made by Cornelis 

Pieter Ryverd Cornelisz van Voorhout, afore- 

named 

D. V. S( in i i n ne, Not. Pub. 
1 66 1 

Power of attorney from Gregoris Bisschop and Jannetie Hen- 
dricks to Marcelis Jansen 
[63] ( >n this day, the r8th < f February [661, appeared b< 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
witnesses, Gregoris Bisschop, as husband and guardian of Jannetie 
Hendricxsz, his wife, late widow herwise called 

de Wad, 4 she being present with her said husband, and 
declared that they, the principal-, had constituted and appointed 
by these presents Marcelis Janssz, the bearer hereof, their special 
attorney to demand, co id receive at the Esopus of sundry 



1 On wudde, 3.056 bushels. 

- Vdriaen Jansen Vppel, From Leiden. He was in Rensselaerswyck as 

early as 1649 a ' u ' an innkeeper there, or in the villi verwyck, in 1656. 

te of lanuarv X. t6S 1 ferred to as " Vdriaen 

appel of >'' Toune and Count] In spite of this 

n Jansen Appel in R 
1640, lie is not the schoolmaster who Succeeded Evert \ T olden 
in Re: iryck in 1050 or 1651, or the "M riaen" wlio on 

September 1 and 28, 1660, at ! ck sued various people for school 

money, the latter designation, from the entries 

in the ird, pointing unmistakably to \.dri | en van Ilpei 

who « at New Amsterdam in 1640. That he and 

perhaps both from Leiden, and both schoolmasters, were 1 
and the same person, is clear from their signatures and from an entry in 

;. 6:272. in which both Adriacn van [lpendam 

and Adriaen Vppel an- mentioned. Nol unlikely, \driaen Jansen Vppel 

succeeded as schoolmaster Jan Juri ei who was a notarj public 

. . . and ni. iv hims< If ha> e been sui 

who was Imaster at VIbanj "ti January -'.?. 

r :io; N. Y. ( 'ol. Mss, 3 ■<»>; i<>. 
Van 843, 

lyverdingh, court messenger and clerk of Fort Orange and 
i-yck in 1654-55; see F.arly Records of Albany, 1 :20Q, 224. 
' 1 lacs the Wall" 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l660— 1696 $J 

persons dwelling there payment of divers sums due to the said Claes 
Mulle for wages earned and other matters, according to the 
accounts and evidences thereof of which authentic copies are placed 
in the hands of this attorney ; therefore, to grant acquittance for 
receipts, to compel the delinquent to pay by legal proceedings and 
rigor of justice, to this end all legal steps to observe until judgment 
and final execution thereof; likewise to proceed by attachment of 
persons and estates, and furthermore all things to do and to per- 
form, either in or out of court, that may be needful and which in 
the interest of the principals may seem advisable to the attorney, 
with power also to substitute another person in his place, [the 
principals] promising to hold as valid whatever may be done by 
the aforesaid attorney or his substitute, without any contradiction, 
provided that the attorney shall be holden to make a proper return 
of his transactions and receipts when required. Thus done and 
executed in the colony of Renselaerswyck, in presence of Pieter 
Riverdinck and Robbert Sandersz, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Gregoris 
Bisschop, aforesaid 
Pieter Ryverdingh This mark O was made by Ja.xxetie 

Robbert Sandersz Hendricxsz, aforesaid 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub 

1661 

Depositions by Aert Goossens van Twiller, Jillis Pietersen and 
Jurriaen Jansen about a canoe which was stolen from Cornells 
Cornelissen Viele 

[64] On this da}", the ~th of March 1661, appeared before mie, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Aert Goossens van Twiller, dwelling in the colony- 
aforesaid 1 being of competent age, who declared at the request of 
Cornelis Cornelisz Fiele that to his certain knowledge it is true that 
on the date hereof he with the requirer saw a canoe lying on the 
shore, hauled up and made fast before the house of Huybert Jansz, 
and furthermore that the canoe belonged to the requirer and was 
stolen from him last harvest, giving as the reason of his assurance 
that he knows the canoe very well, having used it many times last 
summer, and that this is the requirer's own canoe ; all of which die 
deponent is ready to confirm on oath when required. Thus done 



1 Retis=»iaerswyck. 



58 EARLY RECORDS OK ALBANY 

and executed in the colony of Renselaerswyck, in presence of 
Pieter Adriaensz and Arien Appel, as witnesses hereto called. 

V K I I IN' TWYLLKI: 

Pieter Adriaen[sz] Sogemacklick 
A: Appel 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Xot. Pub. 

1661 

Jillis Pietersz declares at the requesf as above that he saw 

last Sunday and that he tried thereon a mast bench which 
he made last fall al the request of the requirer and that from the 
fitting of the bench it looks as if it were the same canoe, but that 

1 C; t say that it is the same canoe. 

Done the 8th of .March [661, in Beverwyck. 

Ji.i.is Pietersz 
In my presence, 

I). V. Si in 1.1 uyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

[65 j Jurriaen Jansz, 1 having now also examined the aforesaid 
canoe, declare-- that it is said Cornells Comelisz's own canoe; that 
he used to know ti, well and even recognized it when it was 

among the Indians and that he had almost brought it down with 
him from the Indians because he knew it to be the requirer's. 
Done the 9th of March [661, in Beverwyck. 

Jurriaen Janse n 
In my presence, 

D. V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 
I66l 

Will of Jurriaen Teunissen Tappen and Wybrecht Jacobs, his 

wife 

|66| In the name of God, Vmen. Know all men [by these 
'Is] lhat on this day. the 171I1 of March [66l, about ten 

'. in tin 1 n, before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, m 

public, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, personally 
came and appeared the worthy Jurriaen Theunisz 2 and Wybrecht 
liter, married persons, dwelling in Beverwyck 1 ki 

1 :, the notary, and the subscribing witnesses), the aforesaid 

Jurriaen Theunisz being in bodily health and said Wyb 

in bed, hut both of sound and disposing mind 

in? 
mi < 11 l appi n, the 1 lazier. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 59 

as outwardly appeared; which persons declared that without 
inducement, persuasion or influence of any one they had made, 
ordained and concluded this their joint reciprocal and mutual last 
will and testament, in manner following : 

First, committing their immortal souls, whenever they shall be 
separated from their bodies, to the gracious and merciful hands of 
God, their Maker and Redeemer, and their bodies to a Christian 
burial, revoking, canceling and annulling hereby all and every 
testamentary dispositions which they heretofore may jointly and 
severally have made and executed and now disposing anew, they, 
the testators, inasmuch as they have no children procreated by 
them living, hereby nominate and institute the survivor of the two 
[67] as their sole and universal heir to all their estate, real and 
personal, claims and credits, gold and silver coined and uncoined, 
jewels, clothing, linen and woolens, household furniture, etc., 
nothing reserved or excepted of what shall be left behind by the 
one who dies first, to do therewith as with his or her own property, 
provided that if the testator happens to die first, the testatrix shall 
be holden to pay as a legacy to Theunis Pietersz, the testator's 
sister's son, the sum of one hundred guilders Holland money, and 
if the testatrix happens to die first, the testator shall pay as a legacy 
to Jacob Cornelisz and Grietie Machielsz, the testatrix' brother's 
and sister's children, each the sum of fifty guilders, also Holland 
money ; and furthermore the survivor shall give to the deacons of 
the village of Beverwyck the sum of five and twenty guilders sea- 
wan out of the first available means of the first deceased of the two. 
All of which that is hereinbefore written the testators declare to 
be their last will and testament, desiring that the same after the 
death of the first of them both shall have full force and effect, be 
it as a will, codicil, donation, or gift in anticipation of death, or 
otherwise, as the same can best be carried out, even though the 
formalities demanded by law or custom may not have been fully 
observed herein. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X: Xetherland, at the 
house of the testators, in the presence of the Rev. Domine Gideon 
Schaets, minister of the gospel here, and Mr Jacob de Hinsse, 
Chirurgeon, as witnesses hereto called. 

JUREYAN TUNSEN 

Gideon Schaats, pastor This mark W J W J was made by 

in Beverwyck Wybrecht Jacobsz, aforenamed. 

/. Dehinsse 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not Pub. 

1 66 1 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Assignment by Femmetje Albrechts to Daniel Rinckhout of the 
purchase money of a house and lot to satisfy her creditors, 
Philip Hendricksen. Pieter Bronck and Adriaen Appel 
[68 1 Femmetie Albrechtsz acknowledges that she owe 
Phillip Hendricxsz the sum of three hundred and sixty guildi 

le hundred and eleven guilders and to Arien Appel 
sixty guilders, all to be paid in good seawan; and to satisfy the said 
creditors, md transfers to Daniel Rinchout, to be paid 

to said creditors, whatever h. her for the pur' 

delivery of a house and lot, according to contract executed on the 
8th of March anno r66o; which said Rinchout heri epting 

promi ty to said creditors pro rata (to each creditor r< 

in proportion to the aforewritten sums I for so far as he is 
tly indebted according to the aforesaid contract, provided 
that i he mortgage of Mi Pieter Hartgers and what is stipulated by 
Rynchout in the contract be first satisfied, and the balance 
which may remain due on settlement of the account she. Femmetie 
Albrechts, promises faithfully to pay. All of which being done 
honestly and in good faith, this is signed in Beverwyck in New 
Netherland, the [8th of March r66i. 

This mark X was made by Femmetie 
aid 
Daniel Ringhai 
In m\ presence, 

I ). V. Sch i / Pub. 

1661 

Bond of Evert Pels to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 
[69 blank; 70] On this day. the J-'d of March [61 ared 

before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 

er named witn -crt Pels, dwelling in the colo 

Renselaerswyck, proposing to transfer his residence to the Esopus, 

dged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Jan 

Bastiaensz," trader here, in the sum oi 1 beavers, growing 

out of the purchase and delivery of merchandise by him at different 

!. which -um of eighteen beavers, to be ret 

Ju guilders apiece, he promises to pa) to said Mr Jan 

Bastiaensz, or his order, in or before the month of September anno 

imptly, without further delay, binding thereto his pi 
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing 



' Jan Ba: :ua f 

Amsterdam. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 6l 

subject to all courts and judges, promising in default of payment 
to confess judgment before any high or inferior court where these 
presents may be exhibited. Thus done and executed in the colony 
of Renselaerswyck in New Netherlands in presence of Mr Phillip 
Pietersz Schuyler, trader here, and Jacob Sandersz Glen, as wit- 
nesses hereto called. 

Evert Pels 
Philip Pieterse Schuyler 
Jacob Sandersen Glen 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Contract between Tjerck Claessen de Witt and Volckert Jansen 
Douw for the lease of two horses to be used in the Esopus 
[71 blank; 72] I, the undersigned, Tjarck Glaesz, 1 hereby 
acknowledged that I have agreed to take from Folckert Jansz for 
my use and service a stallion and a mare for the purpose of con- 
veying the same to die Esopus and of using them there in farming 
for the space of two following years, commencing on the first of 



1 Tjerck Claessen de Witt, the ancestor of the well-known De Witt family 
of Ulster county, whose lineage compiled by Sutherland De Witt, appeared 
in Olde Ulster, 1905, 1:313-17, 345-49, 380-82, and 1906, 2:25-28, 58-60, 
88-95, 280-86. The first mention of Tjerck Claessen occurs under date of 
April 24, 1656, in the register of marriages of the Reformed Dutch Church 
of New York, where he is given as from " Grootholt in Zunderlandt." This 
place has not been identified. Grootholdt, or Groote Holt, is the name of a 
small place near Borkelo in the province of Gelderland and also of a forest 
near Assen in the province of Drenthe. but no district by the name of Zunder- 
landt is found near either place. G. J. Honig, in a note on Tjerck Claessen 
de Witt inserted in Algemeen Nederlandsch Fainilieblad. 1889, 6:47, for the 
purpose of eliciting information that might connect him with the family of 
Johan de Witt, the grand pensionary of Holland, suggests that Zunderlandt 
may refer to Saterland, a small district in Oldenburg, and Schoonmaker, His- 
tory of Kingston, p. 477, says : " This place is supposed to be Saterland, a dis- 
trict of Westphalia, on the southern border of East Friesland." Considering, 
however, that Tjerck Claessen. in a power of attorney to his brother-in-law, 
Jan Albertsen. of June 9, 1661, printed on another page, speaks of land 
inherited by him at " Oosterbemus in Oost Vrieslanr," and that he had a 
sister Emmerentje de With, who in the record of her intended marri. 
New Amsterdam to Marten Hofman, in 1664, is described as from " Esens 
in Embderl'.". it seems likely that "Zunderlandt" is a mistake for " Ernder- 
landt "*' and that Grootholt was located not far from Esens in the northern 
part of East Friesland. Tjerck Claessen was an inhabitant of Rensselaers- 
wyck in 1657 and in the spring of 1661 he moved to Esopus. According to 
Gustave Anjou, Lister County Probate Records. 1:58, he died at Kingston 
February 17, 1700 [1700/1], his will, dated March 4, 1687, being provi ,1 on 
March 6, 1700/1: but according t" the translation of the will in Olde Ulster, 
1912. .8:18-22, it was dated March 4, 1697/8, and proved on December 26, 
[1710]. See also J. B. Holgate, American Genealogy, p. 103. where mention 
is made of a power of attorney from Tjerck Claessen to [Marten] Hofman 
to recover some property for him at " Ezen in Ostenbenzie," apparently 
intended for Esens and Oosterbemus. 



62 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

May next, the increase from the aforesaid mare to belong one-half 
to me and the other half to Folckert Jansz, the risk of said horses 
dying to l>e mine, to wit. if said stallion happens to die I promise to 
pay therefor two hundred guilders and if the mare happens to die 
[f promise to pay] three hundred guilders, all in good beavers 
med at eight guilders apiece; or otherwise compensation to be 
made out of the increase. Furthermore, for the use of said hi 

I promise to paj sixty four guilders, also in g 1 beavers, and for 

the faithful performance of this agreement I bind im person and 
e, real and personal, present and to come, nothing excepted, 
subjeel to die control of all courts and judges. In witness of the 
truth of which 1 have caused these to be written and I have signed 
them with m\ own hand in the colony of Renselaerswyck, the last 
of March anno XVI ' and sixt} one. 

Tierck Clasen 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Xot. Pub. 
1 66 1 

Contract between Tjerck Claessen de Witt and Teunis Dircksen 
van Vechten for the lease of two horses to be used in the 
Esopus 

[ 73 ]' 1. the urn d, Tja'i i 1. ( laes de \\ ith, 

acknowledged that I have agreed to take from Theunis Dircxsz a 
stallion and a gelding to convej the same to the Esopus and use 
them there in farming For tin- space of one year, commencing on 
the Inst of Ma\ next, for which I promise to pa} at the end of the 
ixt) four skipples of wheat to he delivered free on a bo 

e I opus, the risk of the horses dying from now on and during 
the term of the lease to he mine; if the stallion dies I promise to 
he -inn of twent) five good beavers and for the gelding I 

beavers, lor the perl ance and satisfaction hereof 1 hind my 

person and estate, subjeel to the control of all court- and judges. 
In witness ol tin- truth I have caused diese presents to he written 

and I have subscribed the same with my own hand in the colony of 
Renselaerswyck, the i>t of April [66l. 

Tierck Cla: 
In im presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Wot Pub 

100, 



: and 73 i hi 1 1- i- a blank page which was originally ni mbi red 64 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 63 

Contract for the repairing and lengthening of the barn of Jan, 
Barentsen Wemp 

[74 blank; 75] On this day, the 21st of April 1661, Jan 
Barentsen Wemp has engaged Cornells Woutersz ' to repair and 
lengthen the barn which the employer [Wemp] has on the farm of 
the honorable patroon of this colony and which is known to the 
contractor, on the following conditions : 

The contractor shall repair said barn by laying new sills on one 
side and setting such posts thereon as the work requires ; he shall 
also put in some new rafters where needed and further make the 
whole snug and tight. Furthermore, the contractor shall lengthen 
the barn fifteen feet, making therein two or three bents at the 
option of the employer and proper bays on both sides ; the end gable 
to be of planed boards, tongued and grooved as required. Th-- 
employer shall furnish all the material for the aforesaid work, the 
old barn to be repaired by the middle of next May and the length- 
ening of the barn to be completed in the month of October of this 
year. 

For the aforesaid work the employer promises to pay the con- 
tractor (besides reasonable food and drink during the work) the 
sum of thirty good beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, [76] 
or wares and merchandise in place thereof at beavers price, at the 
option of the contractor, one-half in the month of August next and 
the other half in the following month of August 1662. 

For the faithful performance and fulfilment hereof the parties 
on both sides bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subjecting the same to the jurisdiction of all courts and 
judges. All without fraud, these are signed by the parties in the 
colony of Renselaerswyck on the date above written. 

This mark B I W 2 was made by the 
aforesaid Jan Barentsz's own 
hand 

By me, Coernelis Coernelissen uan Sterrenuf.lt 
Ian Labatie 

Mecs Pietersz Hoogcboom 
as witnesses 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 



1 Apparently a mistake; see signature. 

2 The \V is written upside down. 



64 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Lease of a house and lot from Jan Barentsen Wemp to Cornells 

Bogaert 
[77] On this day. the 22d of April [661, Jan Barentsz \\ 

ornelis Bogaert has hired of him the lessor's house 
I standing and lying on the colony of Renselaerswyck, known 
term of one year to commence on the first 
day of May next, for the sum of two hundred and twenty-eight 
guilders, to wit : nine good bi reckoned at eight guilders apiece 

and the remainder in good strung seawan. And whereas the afore- 
said house and lol shall be delivered to the lessee in proper r< 

. roof-, and floor tight, the lessee shall be holden to keep the 
same in good condition and at the end of the lease to deliver them 
hack in the same state, bul accidents and injury unexpectedly hap- 
pening to the same without the lessee's or his people's fault shall 
be at the charge of the lessor. For the performance and fulfilment 
of these presents parties on both sides, each as far as he is con- 
cerned, hind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to all conn- and judges. Done in the colony of Renselaerswyck 
on the date above written. 

This mark l! 1 W was made by Jan 
Barentsz Wemp, aforesaid 



Euert Jans 2 Wendel 
Frans Karens 



1 >. \ uyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 



Bond of Cornells Cornelissen van Sterrenvelt and Meuwis Pieter- 
sen Hoogeboom to Jean Labatie 
[78] 1 On this day. the 3d of May [66l, appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
rnelissz van Starrevelt and Meuwis Pii 

el in. who acknowledged that they were well and truly 

indebted to fan Labatie in the sum of thirty good, whole beaver 
>kins. 1 at eight guilders apiece, growing out of the pur- 
chase and delivery of a mare, three years old, and a stallion colt 
e winter, received b) the subscribers to their content. Which 
sum of thirty beavers they promise to pay in manner 
following, to wit: on the first da) of VugUSt next fifteen beavers. 
,-md tl 1 1 ning fifteen beavers on the first day of An 



-- and 78 thi nally num- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-I696 ' 5 

mptly each time ; to this end binding their respective persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts 
and judges; and for the greater security for good and prompt pay- 
ment, Pieter Meuwisz and Jan Roeloffsz, also being present here, 
have made and constituted themselves sureties, jointly and severally. 
as principals for the payment of the aforesaid sum, to wit, [79] 
Pieter Meuwisz for the sum of fifteen beavers for Meuwis Hooge- 
boom and Jan Roeloffsz. also for the sum of fifteen beavers, for 
Cornelis Cornelisz van Starrevelt aforesaid, to be paid as above 

cified, for which they bind themselves as above. Done and 
executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Hen- 
drick Jochemsz and Harmen Rutgersz, as witnesses hereto called. 
Jan Labatie 

COERNELIS COERNELISSEN UAN StERRENUELT 

aIees Hoogeboom 

Pieter Meesz Vroomax 

Jan Roelofsz 
Hcndrick Jochemsz, as witness 
Harmen Rvtgersen 

D. V. Sciielluvne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Bond of Cornelis Cornelissen van Voorhout to Jean Labatie 

[80J On this day, the 4th of May 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Cornelis Cornelisz van Voorhout, who acknowl- 
edged that he was well and truly indebted to Jean Labatie in the 
Mini of four hundred and twenty-five guilders in goods or mer- 
chandise at beavers price, growing out of the matter of the pur- 
chase and delivery of a brewery, brew kettle, and vat, and appur- 
tenances, standing on the farm which the purchaser has in use and 
leased of the director of the colony of Renselaerswyck ; which 
aforesaid sum of four hundred and twenty-five guilders he, the 
purchaser, promises to pay in three instalments, the first being a 
just third part of said sum, on the 1st of January 1662; the second, 
on the 1st of January 1663; and the third on the 1st of January 
1664 ; and in case he happens to deliver some boards in payment, 
he may do it in summer but not in winter, the purchaser for the 
faithful performance of the aforesaid contract, binds his person 
and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of [81] 
all courts and judges. Thus dune and executed in the colony of 

3 



66 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Renselaerswyck, in presence of ] tendrick Jochemsz and Seger Cor- 
nelisz, as witnesses hereto called. 

Jan Labatie 

This mark + was made by < i 

melisz van Voorhout, afore- 
_ 
Hendrick Jochemsz 

k -X was made by Se 
:i rresaid 

I ). \ luyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Bond of Pieter Van Alen to Helmer Otten 

[82] On this day, the 4th of May 1661, appeared bei 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Mr Pieter van .Men, trader here, and acknowledged that 
he was well and honestly indebted to Helmer Gortin, 1 baker, in the 
sum of one hundred and one good, whole beaver skins, reckoned 

eight guilders apieo ving out ■ and delivery 

of fifteen hundred and thirty-four guilders in good, strung seawan, 
before the di of these presents received by the debtor to his 

contenl ; which aforesaid one hundred and one good, whole beaver 
skins, the debtor promises to pay in the month of July 1662, punctu- 
ally, and without further delay, therefor binding his person and 
estate, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judge.-. Thus 
done and executed in Beverwyck in presence of Jan Vinhagen 
and Dirck Wesselsz, as witnesses hereto called. 

Pieter van A 
Jan Vinhaeghen 
Dirck Wesselsz 

1). Y. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Contract whereby Samuel Allin, Jonathan Borns and Pieter 
Symonsen bind themselves to plant tobacco on the farms of 
Jeremias van Rensselaer, Arent van Curler and Volckert 
Jansen Douw 

[ 83 ] - On this day, the 9th of May 1661, the Honorable 
Director Jeremias van Renselaer, Arent van Curlar and Folckert 



1 App for I telmi • ' 1 

! there is a blank page which was originally nun 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND _'. l66o- 1 67 

Jansz have engaged Samuel Allin, bound in the service of the 
aforesaid honorable director, Jonatan Borns, in the service of the 
Honorable Corlar, and Pieter Symonsz in the service of the afore- 
said Folckert Jansz, to serve their honors faithfully on their 
respective farms in planting tobacco and all that appertains thereto 
and in such other work ;i> they are capable of, from this date 
until the tobacco is ripe and cured ; for which service these planters 
shall severally receive from their respective masters four and 
twenty guilders a month, half in good beavers and the other half in 
good, strung seawan, or goods to their content, together with free 
board and drink and also now a new hat for each as a gift; promis- 
ing their service faithful to perform in all obedience and justice, 
without any neglect of duty and in case of lost time promising to 
make up the lost days at the end of their bounden service. All 
without fraud these are subscribed in the colony of Renselaers- 
wyck, on the date above written. 

Jeremias van Rensselaer 

A : van Curler 

Volckart Jansz 

This mark X was made by Samuel 

Allin, aforesaid 
This mark X was made by Jonatan 

Brons, aforenamed 
This mark X was made by Pieter 
Symonsz. aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pith. 
1661 

Deposition by Josyntje Verhagen and Angenietje Caspers 
respecting a quarrel between Elbert Gerbertsen Cruyf and 
Nicolaes Meyer 

[84] * We. the undersigned, declare at the request of Nicolaes 
Meyer 2 that to our certain knowledge it is true that the day before 



1 Between 8.1 and 84 there is a blank page which was originally num- 
bered 78. 

2 The same as Nicolaes de Meyer, in 1664 alderman and in 1676 mayor 
of the city of New York. In the register of marriages of the Reformed 
Dutch Church of New York- under date of June 6. t6.s> occurs the regis- 
tration of the bans of his marriage to Lydia, daughter of the ex-fiscal, or 
prosecutor, Hendrick van Dyck, in which he is described as from Hamburg, 
then claimed to be under the jurisdiction of the duchy of Holstein, for 
which reason he is occasionally referred to as from Holstein. He married 
the second time, after 1687, Sarah, the widow of John Weekstein. and died 



;l.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

he ternoon the requirer went with us to the house 

1 and being together before the house of Marten 

Bierkake rtsz Cruyff came by us sitting upon his 

nd said to the requirer [Meyer]: "Well, grand Signor, 

tain Bui u there? You are a grand master." 

The requirer replied in a good humor: " How do you know what 

I an Thei I Idert began to inveigh and him, 

reminding him that he was indebted to him; then the requirer 

answered, asking him whal the debt was, and Elderl said: "A I 

worth twelve stuyve The resuirer again said: 

"That is i new," and thai he should 

he would pay him. Eldert again continuing his abuse called 
him a contra ie, fool, and other vile names and pressed 

n him with I e thai the requirer wa d to retreat; 

and though the requirer returned none of his abuse, Eldert sprang 
from his horse and struck the requirer several times in the face; 
the requ iping from him and coming into the house of 

Mai i ere more people, Eldert followed and 

again beat him; then they were separated. For the third time 
ell upon him and holding him down, gripped his throat SO 
tight that he could neither speak nor call out and 
and blue th i ents thoughl the er had been 

iimi (Inc. 1. lirer having come [85] h ;ot up, wi 

out of 1 ith us and when we had pi a short 

dista the highway, Eldert on his horse came after us calling 

out to the requirer, " You rogue, are you there? Now 1 will 1 

id tried to ride over him forcibly with his horse. The 

requirer jumping over thi e, he [Eldert] sprang after him 

with his horse, but not ble to get across, he dismounted 

over the Fence and followed thi er who, to evade 

him, leaped 1 ither fence and ran as fast he could, all blO( 

a. he was, to ibe fori and so escaped him. We declare fun 

ed Mderi win .iii.iied this quarrel and 

1 1 >lt*. he answered: "1 bough of him more than two 

'o, but lie would not lei them go without the beavers being 
paid down." and said also thai where- ,w or caught 

requirer, he would handle him differently; all of which we 



is will is in N His 

1 11 I I. Ini 
• lis People, p. i~" 
id, 
2 Marten Hendrickscn ; see / 'an Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 821. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 



69 



ready to confirm by oath, if needed and requested to do so. in 
witness whereof we have subscribed this in Beverwyck, the oth 
of June 1661. 
Harmon Thomansz ' 

This mark X was made by Josyntie 
V[f.r]hagen, wife of Cornells 
Jansz van. Oos[taenen?] 
This mark A was made by 
Angenietie Caspers, wife of 
Leendert Phillipsz 
This mark -+- was made by 
Catelyntie Sampsons, wife of 
Harmen Thomasz, afore 

In my presence. 

D. V. Schelluvne, Not. Pub. 
1661 



Power of attorney from Tjerck Claessen de Witt to Jan 

Albertsen 
[86] On this day. the 9th of June 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Tjarck Claes/ de With, husbandman, dwelling 
in the Esopus, who herein- constitutes and appoints Jan Albertsz, 2 
master shoemaker, his brother-in-law, who intends to go to Hol- 
land, his special attorney to demand, collect and receive from his 
other brother-in-law named Pieter Jansz, 3 dwelling at Oosterbemus 
in Oost Yrieslant, amicably, or if need be by means of judicial 
proceedings, such rents as said Pieter Jansz owes him for tli 
of a certain piece of land obtained by the principal on the death 
and decease of his late father; for receipts acquittance to grant 
and with the said money to pay some of the principal's debts, as 
far as the amount will reach; also to the best advantage of the 



1 Harmen Thomassen Hun, from Amersfoort. His wife was the daughter 
of Sampson Berck, hence she is referred to sometimes as Catelyntje Samp- 
sons and sometimes as Catelyntje Bercks, also written Bercx. Cf. Holland 
Society of New York. Year Book, 1900, p. 147. 

2 Jan Albertsen van Steenwyck. He died in the Esopus shortly before 
November 14, 1663. See Dutch Records of Kingston, revised translation by 
Samuel Oppenheim. p. 104. 

3 At first the text read: syit broeder genaemt pieter jansz Dcwith; which 
was changed to: med lemi pieter jansz, the name 1' 
being crossed out. Oosterbemus n fers probabl} to a village on the coast 
of East Friesland. opposite the island of Baltrum, which on the map of 
" Em den & Oldenborch Comit," in Mercator's Atlas of 1619, appears as 
Oosterbeus. 



EARLY VLBANY 

principal to lease the said land, preferably to his brother-in 
Pieter Jan.-/, if he desires it and is willing to pay as much rem 

one else; and furthermore all thi o and to perform in 

this matter that may be needful and may seem advisable, the 
principal promising at all times to hold valid whatever by [87] 
said attorney shall be done and pi I in the premises without 

any contradiction, provided that the attorney be holden to make 
a proper return of his transactions and r< Thus done and 

executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Men- 
drick Jochemsz and Louw es, as witnesses hereto called. 

lasen Witt 
Hendrick Jochemsz 
Ludouicus Co 

D. V. Sciielluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Bond of Wynant Gerritsen van der Poel to Jacob Hendricksen 

Varrevanger 

[88] On this day, the 9th of June [661, Mr Jacob Hendri 
Varrevanger, chirurgeon in the service of the honorable West India 
y, havin attorney from her Agnita 

ed the fourth of June 1655, I before Notary 

Dan m1 certain witnesses at Amsterdam in Holland, 

of tl and Wynant Gerritsz van der Poel, master cabinet 

maker.' of the second part, have in amity and friendship agi 
with each other about the payi twelve hundred and sixti one 

guilders, nineteen stivers and eight pence, Holland . which 

barged and debited to \\ ; erritSZ aforesaid 1 

ance of a redeemable interest-bearing bond dated the 1-' of \pril 
ith accrued interest and charges thereon, in manner folio 
Wynant Gerril ty to said Mr Jacob 

Varrevanger, or his order, the nt if sixteen hundn 

met lelivered here, in full payment of the 

a fore-aid sum of 11. l -< . in the Mowing 

just sixth pari ummer 1662 and each following 

e a just sixth part till full satisfaction is made, the; 
-aid W'ynanl / retaining his right to [claim compensation 

Id household goods and personal < lam 

I where and in such a wa •■ -hall deem propi 






NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND 2, I66O-I696 J\ 

Wherewith the parties hereto are agreed, [89] having contracted 
with each other without any reservation or exception whatsoever. 
And for the faithful performance of what is hereinbefore written, 
the aforesaid Wynant Gerritsz binds his person and estate, personal 
and real, present and future, nothing excepted, subject to all 
courts and judges. Done in the colony of Renselaerswyck in New 
Netherland, dated as above. 

Wynandt Gerreyts van Den Poell 
Jacob Hendericksz 
A: van Curler, testis 
Jan Verbeeck 
as witnesses 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Bond of Tjerck Claessen de Witt to Philip Pietersen Schuyler 

[90] On this day, the 10th of June 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the following wit- 
nesses, Tjarck Claesz de With, husbandman, delling in the Esopus, 
and acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Phillip 
Pietersz Schuyler in the sum of two hundred and fifty-six guilders, 
growing out of the purchase and delivery of a grey gelding, by 
the subscriber to his content received ; which aforesaid sum of two 
hundred and fifty-six guilders, or 32 beavers, he promises to pay to 
the aforesaid Schuyler, or to his order, in manner following, to 
wit: in the month of April A° 1662, the quantity of fifty skipples 
of good winter wheat at current beaver's price, and the remainder 
of the sum in April A° 1663, also in wheat at the same price, each 
time punctually and without delay to be delivered here in Bever- 
wyck without costs or damage; [the subscriber] binding thereto 
his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, nothing 
excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Thus 
done and executed in Bevenwyck in N : Netherland, in presence 
of Hendrick Jochemsz and Walraven Claerhout, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

Tierck Clasen Witt 
Hendrick Jochemsz 
Walraven Claerhout 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 



J2 IKDS OF ALBANY 

Bond of Aert Pietersen Tack to Surgeon Gysbert van Imborch 

[91 1 On this day, the 10th of June r66i, \en Peetersz Tack. 

dwelling in the Esopus, acknowledged that he was well and truly 

ind< iert Imbn eon here, in the sum of 

three and thirty good, whole beaver skins reckoned at eight guilders 

apiece, growing out of the purchase and delivery of a black gelding 

by him, Aert I '. ■ intent seen and received; which 

iresaid sum of three and thirty heavers (among which are o 

hended two beavers for surgeo he, Aert Peeters, pn 

to said Mr Gysbert Imbroeck, or to his order in srood 
winter wheat, at current or i delivered here in 

Beverwyck, expenses, in the month of November rl 

thereto binding his person and estate, real and personal, nothing 
excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. And in 

casi 01 Fail to pay said sum at the 

stipulated til iromises to pay therefor < at ten to the 

hundred a year, beginning in '' aid and runn 

until the full payment; nevertheless the capital sum may nol be 
him, under pretext of paying interest thereon, longer than 
Mr Gysbert Imbroeck shall permit, binding himself as abo 
ei wyck in New Ni 

This mark X was made by AERT 
1 ersz T irenamed 

In my • 

1). V. Schei 1 Vot Pub. 

1 66 1 

Promissory note from Aert Pietersen Tack to Jan Barentsen 

Wemp 
[92] On this day. the 13th of Jui ! ack, 

dwelling in the I d that lie was well and truly 

indebted to Jan Barei mp in the quantity of one hundred 

winter w ood new hat for said Jan 

gelding, in his fourth year, name by him, 

to his content received ; which afo 



which 

:. part 1 
■ 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o- 1 73 

hundred and six skipples of wheat and new hat he. Aerl Peetersz 
Tack, by these presents promises to pay to said Jan Barentsz, or 
to his order, and to deliver free of expense either here in the colony 
of Renselaerswyck, or at the Manhatans, at the option of Jan 
Barentsz, on or before the ensuing month of November A° 1662, 
punctually withoul delay; whereto Aert Peetersz binds his person 
and estate, real and personal, nothing excepted, subject to all 
courts and judges. Done in the colony of Renselaerswyck, dated 
as above. 

This mark X was made by Aert 
Peetersz Tack, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Power of attorney from Aert Piertersen Tack to Jan Barentsen 

Wemp 

[93] On this day, the 13th of June 1661, Aert Peetersz Tack 
declares that he hereby constitutes and appoints Jan Barentsz 
Wemp his special attorney, for his behoof to purchase and to send 
to him to the Esopus one or two good mares, to his best advantage 
and upon such conditions of payment as he can secure; promising 
faithfully to meet the expenses and to make such payment as the 
attorney in purchasing said horses may agree upon, thereto binding 
his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and 
judges. Done in the colony of Renselaerswyck, dated as above. 

This mark X was made by Aert 
Peetersz Tack, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. I 
1661 

Assignment of soldier's wages by Nathaniel Pietersen van Ley- 
den to Hendrick Jochemsen 
[94] On this day, the 13th of June 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Nathaniel Pietersz van Leyden, soldier in the 
seiwice of the honorable West India Company, here lying in gar- 
rison in Fort Orange, and declared that by these presents lie grants, 
transfers and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to 
and for the behoof of Hendrick Jochemssz, dwelling in Beverwyck 



74 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

near said Fort O bout eighty guilders, more 

or loss, hard mone) (being soldier's pay earned in his capacity as 
hown by an account thereof at the office of 
the honorable director general and council of New Netherlai 
granting therefore to said Hendrick Jochemsz, or to his order, 
the lawful holder hereof, full power and authority the aforesaid 
sum according to account aforesaid to demand, collect and receive 
as his own property, he, the subscriber, acknowledging that he 
received full satisfaction and payment for the same, the last penny 
with the first, and promising nevermore to do nor cause anything 
to be done contrary hereto either with or without legal procei 
ings in any manner whatsoever, binding thereto his person and 
estate, nothing excepted, subjecl to the authority of all courts and 
judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in Xew Xether- 
land, in presence of I'aulus i ornelisz van Abcoude and Cornelis 
van Dyck, as witnesses hereto called. 

NATTANAIEL PlETERSE VAN L.Y1 

Cornelis van I ■ 
Pculus Cornelisz 

I >. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Certificate of Surgeon Jacob de Hinsse that Cornelis van Dyck 
has served his apprenticeship as a surgeon 

[95| l On this day, the [4th of June [661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne. notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Mr Jacob de Hinsse, chirurgeon in the vill 

erwyck near Fort who hereby declares it to be the 

real truth that Cornelis van Dyck, son of the Horn [endrick 

van Dyi .1 of this province of Xew Xetherland, has 

ed him honestl) and faithfully for tin- space of four successive 
ig the 10th of this pre nth of June, having 1 

formed service in the art of surgery and what appertains the 
as well vise, well and faithfully to the satisfa< the 

sub ind trained himself and duly and hoi,. , ed out 

his ip, in consequence of which the subscriber that 

him for his faithful service and the respect and co ion 

wn to him, as likewise he, Van Dyck, hereb) thanks the afi 

1 Mr Jacob de I I in-so for the g 1 instruction and friendship 

bestowed on him. And the subscribers asked ot tuthentic 

.1 blank page which ;inally nun 



NOTARIAL PAFERS I AND 2. 1660-1696 75 

copies hereof to serve as occasion may require. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Laurens 
van Alen and Jan Claesz Backer, traders here, as witnesses hereto 
called. 

T. Dehinsse 

Corxelis van Dvck 
Lourus van Alen 
Jan Claesen Backer 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Promissory note of Sophia van Wyckersloot to Madam Ebbingh 
[96] * Madam Zophia van Wickersloot, late widow of Mr 
Dirck van Hamel, 2 deceased, hereby acknowledges that by a settle- 
ment of accounts had between her and Madam Ebbingh, :: she is 
well and truly indebted in the sum of one hundred and twenty- 
five guilders Holland money, forty-eight guilders, two stivers and 
eight pence in seawan and thirteen guilders, two stivers and eight 
pence in beavers, or beavers' value, which aforesaid respective 
sums she. Madam Sophia van Wickersloot, promises to pay to said 
Madam Ebbingh, or to the lawful bearer hereof, in the month of 
August next ensuing; and as regards the aforesaid item of fl. 125 
Holland money, she promises to pay it in beavers reckoned at six 
guilders to the beaver ; binding thereto her person and estate, sub- 
ject to all courts and judges. In good faith, these are subscribed 
in Beverwyck, the 28th of June 1661. 

Sophia van Wyckersloot 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Secretary 
1661 



1 Between 9.1 and 96 there is a blank page which was originally num- 
bered 92. 

2 Dirck van Hamel succeeded Anthony de Hooges as secretary of the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck and died there July 2, 1660. His wife afterwards 
married Anthony Toinel. 

:: Johanna, a daughter of Johannes de Laet, of Leiden, who was associated 
with Kiliaen van Rensselaer in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. Her first 
husband was Johan de Hulter, with whom she came to Rensselaerswyck in 
1653 and by whom she had four children, Joannes, Joanna, Samuel and 
Paulus de Hulter. After de Hulter's death in 1658 she returned to Holland. 
Soon after February 1659, she married at New Amsterdam Jeronimus 
Ebbingh, or Ebbinck, a merchant from Hamburg. By this second husband, 
Johanna de Laet had four more children, Francina, Albertus, and two 
twins, Francina and Maria Ebbingh, all of whom were baptized in the 
Dutch Church of New Amsterdam. See Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, 
p. 845; Minutes of the Orphan Masters of New Amsterdam, 1:166-70; and 
Holland Society of New York, Year Book, 1900, 13 :i55- 



•/6 EARLY "I VLBANY 

Bond of Pieter Jansen van Hoorn to Pieter Ryverdinck 
[97]' On this day, tl of June 1661, appeared before me, 

ck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before tlie hereinafter 
named witnesses, I 'icier Jansz van Hoorn, 2 dwelling in Beverwyck 
■ Fort < Irange, and acknowledged that be was well and truly 
■': to Mr Pieter Riverdinck, trader here, in the sum of 
mx guilders for the purchase and delivery of a bed and its appur- 
tenances by him to I received, which aforesaid sum of 
ders he. the subscriber, hereby requests Pieter Folcker 
aster in the public school (groote school) at Hoorn. Hol- 
land, his guardian, to pay to the bearer hereof promptly within 
the space of fourteen days after sight, in good current Holland 
to be d< the effects of the subscriber in the 
hands of Pieter Folckert>z; to which end he [the subscriber] asks 
eliver hereof three the same tenor, one 
be of no value, and in c trary to 
expi I -aid Pieter Folckerts] should fail to pay, the sub- 

11111 with interest at 10 per cent fn 
the date hereof till the final tich shall lie made in the 

month or July [662, here in good 

eight gi: e, with the expenses that may be incurn 

and ecurity of good payment (if need be), Harmen 

being here present, offers hi- the 

1 esl and ch; t, that if 1 'iete 

win I loom doc- no: pay tl he will pay it in manner 

a- above. For which purpose they, the sul . bind their 

1 98] respective persons and ! -.wj; excepted, subject to 

all courts and ju I bus done and executed in Beverwyck in 

ines van Brugh, formerly 
magistrate {schepen Amsterdam in New Nether- 

land, and Arien Appel, a- witnesses hereto call* 

Tlii 
Jansz van I [oorn, afore 



A: Appel 



D. \ 



a blank 1 inally nun 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-] J~ 

Contract of sale between Hendrick Willemsen and Hendrick 
Jansen van Veurden for a house and lot at New Amsterdam 

[99] On this day, the 29th of June 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Hendrick Willemsz of the first part, and Hendrick 
Janssz van Yeurde of the second part (both bakers), dwelling at 
Amsterdam in Xew Xetherland, and acknowledged, said Hendrick 
Willemsz, that he had sold, and he, Hendrick Jansz van Veurde, 
that he had bought of 1 im, a certain, the seller's house and lot, 
with all that thereon is fast by earth and nail, and further with 
Mich dominant and servient t ls the seller has hitherto pos- 

sessed in the same and received from Joost Theunisz van Norden, 
baker, 1 according to the existing deeds of ownership and muni- 
ments of title thereof which on the day of delivery shall be turned 
over to the purchaser, such as the aforesaid house and lot is built, 
fenced and impaled, standing and lying on Winckel street opposite 
the Five Houses within the aforesaid city, bounded south by the 
house of Fredrick Gysbertsz van den Berch, west and north and 
east by the streets ; the aforesaid house and lot being bought 1>\ 
and to be delivered to the purchaser free and unincumbered, with- 
out any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's right; for which said house and lot said Hendrick Jansz, the 
purchaser, promises to pay to said seller the sum of fifteen hundred 
[100] and fifty Carolus guilders at forty groats apiece Holland 
money, to be paid at Amsterdam in Holland, in the space of four 
years from the date hereof, to wit, every year as much as he can 
pay, one year more and another year less, provided the whole be 
paid within the four years to the seller or his order at Amsterdam 
in Holland. And said house and lot shall be lawfully conveyed and 
made over to the purchaser whenever it shall appear that full pay- 
ment has been made. And whereas the purchaser at present 
occupies said house and lot under a lease, he shall pay the rent 
due till the first of May 1662 according to contract and thereafter 
as purchaser and owner of said house and lot remain in possession, 
with the understanding that the said house and lot shall be mort- 
gaged to the seller till such time as the aforesaid contracted pur- 
chase money shall have been fully paid. For the faithful per- 
formance hereof the parties on both sides, each as far as he is 



1 The names of all three of the bakers mentioned occur repeatedly in the 
Records of New Amsterdam, edited by Berthold Fen 



"8 I'l.Y RECORDS OF ALBA 

bind their respective pi i tes, nothing 

excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed 
in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Jurriaen Blai 
and Jochem Wes er, as witnessi called. 

Henderick Weillemsen, baker 

I I I NDRICK J VNSE VAX VEURD 

Juryan Blank 
Jochem, baker 

D. V. Si III l.I. r\ ne, Not. Pub. 
1 66 1 

Power of attorney from Helmer Otten to Claes Bordingh 

[101] On this day, the 3d of July [661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Helmer Otten, baker in the village of Beverwyck, and 
declared that he constituted and appointed by these presi 
worthy Claes Bordingh his special attorney to demand, collect and 

■ ive from Pieter Janse Emilius, skipper of the ship de II 
(Hope), . which he the principal, has not received, 

in accordance with the hill of lading signed by said skipper, of d 
11"' of I 160, which hill of lading by iis tenor calling for 

fwo casl herewith placed in the hands of this attorney. 

Therefore, to --aid skipper the freight to pay and receipt to give; in 
case of refusal to constrain him to deliver the same by legal pro. 
and rigor of justice; to ilr.s and all the terms of the proi eed 
to observe unto sentence and extra ecution thereof; and 

furthermore all things to do and perform, which may he needful 
and may seem to him proper; [the principal] promising at all tii 
to hold a-- valid whatever may he done and performed by said attor- 
without any contradiction; binding himself thereto as by law 
provided, 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 
presence of Jan Bricker and Jacob Sandertsz Glen, a- witnesses 

hereto called. 



I In- mark i B was made hv 
Jan Bricker, aforesaid 
Sandcrsen (Urn 



1 1 1 1 \i 1 i.-i. 1 



1 1. \ luyne, Not Pub 

1 66 1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2. 166O-I696 J'J 

Promissory note from Anthony Toinel and his wife to Christoffel 

Hoochlant 

[102] ' On this day. the 3d of July 1661. Air Anth ny Tonn«l 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Chris- 
toffel Hoochlant in the sum of two hundred and ninety-eight guild- 
ers, for divers goods to her satisfaction received last year by his, 
Tonnel's wife, madam Sophia van YYickersloot ; which aforesaid 
sum of two hundred and ninety-eight guilders he, Tonnel, promises 
to pay to said Hoochlant, or his order, in good merchantable 
beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, within the time of three 
months from this date; thereto binding his person and estate, noth- 
ing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck 
in N : Xetherland, dated as above. 

Anthony Toinel 
Sophia van 'Wyckersloot 
In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pith. 

1661 

Power of attorney from Harmen Thomassen Hun and his wife 
to Adriaen van Laer 
[103] 2 On this day, the 5th of July 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne. notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Harmen Thomasz 3 from Amersfort, master shoe- 
maker, dwelling in the village of Beverwyck near Fort Orange, 
and Catelyntie Berck, his wife, late widow of Dirck Bensingh, 
deceased, (known to the undersigned witnesses), and declared that 
they constituted and appointed by these presents Adriaen van Laer, 
also a shoemaker, dwelling at Amsterdam in Xew Xetherland, pro- 
posing to depart for Holland, their special attorney to demand, 
collect and receive from Angenietie Cornelis's daughter, dwelling on 
the Stroomart (Straw market! at Amsterdam in Holland the sum 
of seventy Carolus guilders remaining in her hands, as well as what 
shall be found at the Orphan Chamber of said city, belonging to 
said Catelyntie Berck by virtue of the inheritance which came to 
her by the death of Tryntie Jansz van Rechter, her mother, late 
wife of Cornells Stoffelsz Bui, deceased at Amsterdam aforesaid 
in the year 1656 ; also from her brother Hendrick Berck the sum 



1 Between 101 and 102 there is a blank page which was originally num- 
bered 100. 

2 Between 102 and 103 is a blank page which was originally numbered 102. 

3 Harmen Thomassen Hun. 



VLBANY 

hundred and fourteen guilders, according to obligation 

dated the 8th of Ma i. Likewise to represent them at the 

ent of thi if the late Wendeltie Harmens, aged spin- 

. aunt or father's sister of said Harmen Thomasz, who died at 

n Holland aforesaid, and (here to demand and to receive 

his lawful inheritance and ; late coming to him 

win under her will (if one was made i ; acquit- 

o | 104 1 grant for receipts and in case of refusal payment to 

the rigor of the law; to this end 
erve to judgment and final execution thereof; 
with power one or more persons ad lites ■ ute in his place; 

1 1 npound, contract and. agree and furthermore all thi 
irm which may be needful and m; 
proper to him; [the principal-! promising at rill times to hold as 
valid whatever may be done and performed by said attorney, or by 
his substitute, in the above matters without any contradiction, pro- 
vided that the attorney be holden a proper return to make of his 
said transactions and receipts when required. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 

istor, commissary of 
F01 1 . and I [endrick I ] , as witro ereto 

call 

1 [arman Thomansz 

This mark X was made by 
rriE Berck, afoi 



/•>«)/.•; Barensz Pastoor 
Hendrick Hendru 



D. \ Vot. Pub. 

1661 



Bond of Harmen Thomassen Hun to Adriaen van Laer 

Harmen Thoi that he is well and truly 

indebted to Adriaen van Laer in the sum of seventy Carolus 

guilders, Holland money, to be received in Holland according to 

1 ! attorne) to him granted, growing out ol indise to 

his content received ; promising, in case of his failu ■ the 

id un in 1 lolland accon id power, to pay the 

■ eavers, reckoned at eight 

guild I d faith, these are subscribed in Beverwyck 

ii Jul) U 

m w Thow ■ 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 8l 

Bond of Willem Brouwer to Adriaen van Laer 

[105] On this day, the 6th of July 1661. appeared befi re me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Willem Brouwer, master shoemaker, dwelling in Bever- 
vvyck near Fort < (range, and acknowledged that he was well and 
truly indebted to Adriaen van Laer, also shoemaker, in the sum of 
nine good whole beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece, growing 
out of the purchase and delivery of leather of different sorts, 
delivered to him ; which said nine beavers he promises to pay to said 
Van Laer, or the lawful bearer hereof in the month of July 1662, 
punctually, without further delay, or otherwise in hides at beavers' 
price; therefor binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, 
subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Bever- 
wyck in New Netherland, in presence of Harmen Thomasz and 
Pieter Loockermans, as witnesses hereto called. 

Willem Brouwer 
Pieter Loockermans 
Hannan Thomansz 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pith. 
1661 

Bond of Barent Gerritsen to Barent Pietersen Coeymans 

On this day, the 6th of July 1661, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed wit- 
nesses, Barent Gerritsz, who acknowledged that he was well and 
truly indebted to Barent Pietersz, 1 the miller, in the sum of ninety- 
[106] five skipples of good winter wheat, growing out of the pur- 
chase and delivery of five hundred boards, by him, the subscriber, to 
his content received; which sum of ninety-rive skipples of good 
winter wheat he promises to pay to said Barent Pietersz. or to the 
lawful bearer hereof, in the month of November next, punctually. 
without further delay, to be delivered here in Beverwyck free of 
expense; thereto binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, 
subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in the presence of Arien 
Appel and Andries Herbertse, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark H was made by Barent 
A: Appel Gerritsz aforesaid 

. hulris Herberts 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

1 Barent Pietersen Coeymans. 



82 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deposition of Jacob Engelen, Jan Roelofsen and Geurt Hen- 

dricksen respecting a quarrel between Eldert Gerbertsen 

Cruyf and Hendrick Jochemsen 

[107] On this day. the 13th of July 1661. . me, 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jacob Engelen, Jan R01 ind Geurt Hendricxsz, all 

of competent ages, dwelling in ck, and declared at the 

request of Hendrick Jochemsz, that to their certain kno 
it was true that they, yesterday evening e house of 

requirer [Jochemsz], heard Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff accuse him, 
the requirer, of being a I false bookkeeper and saw him 

strike him and throw him under his feet. Afterwards Jacob 
Engelen and Geurt Hendricxsz heard him sa) to the requirer, 
"You cheat yourself and do not charge everything that is con- 
sumed." These deponents are ready, if need he, to confirm the 
h\ their oath w hen 1 equired. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 
the presenci ' Bontsz and Cornelis 

called. 

Jai 

I A N K I 

This mark X was made by rt Hendryi ksen 

Cors Bontsz 

D. V. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 
166 1 

Power of attorney from Pieter Bronck to Nicolaes Meyer 
[108] On this day, the 25th of July 1661, appeared b< 
Dirck van Schelluyne, and before the afternamed witm 'ieter 

Bronck. dwelling in Beverwyck, and declared that he constituted 
and appointed hereby Mr Nil trader in Amsterdam 

in Xew Netherland, his special attorney to collect i 

[ling ai \\ 
said and thereabouts, eavers or the value thereof in seawan 

as are due to him from them respectively, as by obligation and 
othi which is written below 

and delivered to the attorne) ; hence, acquittance to grant for 
rea 1 e of refusal to constrain them to pay by legal 

process and wd all terms 

lings tu "h- d : "ii thereof : 

with !><■ need he. to sub nother person in his 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND J, 1660-I696 83 

place; and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform 
which may be needful and which seem to him proper, [the prin- 
cipal] promising at all times to hold as valid whatever by virtue of 
these presents may be done and performed in this matter by 
the attorney, or by his substitute, without any contradiction, 1 109 ] 
provided that the attorney be holden to make a proper return of 
said transactions and receipts when required. Thus done and exe- 
cuted in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Adriaen 
Appel and Pieter Loockermans as witnesses hereto called. 

Peter Bronck 
A: Appel 
Pieter Loockermans 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pllh. 

1661 

List of documents delivered to Nicolaes Meyer; date as a 

A judgment dated 18 Feb. 1659, against Michael Theunisz (for 
which his wife signed an obligation dated 23 Feb. 1660, 
to be paid in seawan, for the sum of fl 105, as per 
balance) 1 fl 105 

An obligation dated 20th March 1660, due from Jan Thomase; 

a balance of fl 138 

A note from Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff respecting a hog and four 

skipples of wheat; this Jan Theunisz must have again when he 

pays the obligation. 

An obligation due from Egbert Sandertsz, dated 2 April 1660, 

for the sum of fl 207-^6 

An obligation due from Grietie Jacobsz, wife of [blank] dated 

23 9 br. 1660, for the sum of fl 105, to be paid in seawan. 2 

Nicolaes d Meyer 

Bond of Teunis Cornelissen Slingerlant to Nicolaes de Meyer 
with mortgage of his house and lot at New Amsterdam 
[no] On this clay, the 25th of July 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Theunis Cornelisz Slingelant, trader in Bever- 
wyck, and acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to 



1 The words in parentheses are substituted in the margin for "in the sum 
of f 152." The date of the obligation should probably be 23 Nov. 1660; see 
last item. 

2 This item is crossed out. In spile of the difference in date, the ol 
tion referred to is probably the same as that mentioned in the first entry. 



I] ALBANY 

Mr Nicolaes Me ording to a settlement of accounts made in 

the year [660, in the quantity of one hundred and twenty ells of 
duffel and thirteen and a half double twilled coverlets, which afore- 
said duffel and coverlets -aid Meyer shall receive, to he delivered at 
the Manhatans all in ndition and free from damage, out of 

the first goods and merchandise which he [Slingelant] is expecting 
•with his brother-in-law, Storm Alberts/, by the first ship or ships 
from Holland; giving him, Meyer, hereby full power the afore- 
said duffel and coverlets to demand and receive and in c 
■of failure through accident or otherwise the subscriber promises 
or the a duffel and coverlets in good winter wheat 

e the month of Xovember next to be 
delivered free of expense at the Manhatans, at current prices as the 
market may be in No well the duffel and coverlets 

as the wheat; and for tl curity of the same he consti- 

tutes and appoint- hereby Andries <le Maes, baker, his special attor- 
ney to bind and mortgage his house and lot standing and lying in 
the city of Amsterdam in New Xetherland. next the house and lot 
of his father-in-law Albert Andriesz l , in order to secure the afore- 
said payment, if need be, without loss or expense; [hi] promising 
nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, in 
manner, either by or without resorting to law. and furthermore 
lint; hi- person and > al and personal, nothii ted, 

subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Be 
wyck in X: Xetherland. in presence of Wichman Jurriaensz and 
Isaac/ \ ■ euli 11, as witnesses hereto called. 

Tui \\ es Co 
I his mark X was made by 
Wichman Jurriaei 

renamed 
J sack Vermuelen 

D. V. Sc:ni£i i Pub, 

1661 

Contract of sale between Cornelissen Bogaert and Barent van 

Marie for a house and lot at Beverwyck (incomplete) 

[ 1 12 1 On this day. the 29th of July 1 ed before me, 

rck van Schelluyi ■. public, and before the afternamed 

witnes 1 of t part, and Barent 

van Marie of e second the aforesaid 






NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _'. 1660—1696 85 

Bogaert, that he had sold, and he, Barent van Marie, that he had 
bought of him, a certain, the seller's, house and lot, in breadth on 
the street (the house and alley together I, twenty-one and a half 
feet, by virtue of the patent of a greater lot which [patent] 
shall be handed over to the buyer on the day of delivery, in length, 
keeping the same breadth to the Kill, as the same lies in its fence, 
with all that is thereon fast by earth and nail, with such dominant 
and servient estates and rights as said seller has hitherto possessed 
the same; and just as said house and lot is now standing on the 
southerly side of Joncker Street, in the village of Beverwyck, 
bounded on the east side by the seller, on the south side by the 
aforesaid Kill, on the west side by Daniel Yerveelen, and on the 
north side by said Joncker street. The aforesaid house and lot is 
sold [113] and shall be delivered to the purchaser charged with a 
mortgage to him of six hundred and twenty-four guilders in good 
whole beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, and with a mort- 
gage to Director Jeremias van Renselaer of [the remainder is; 
wanting and the instrument is canceled]. 

Contract of sale between Hendrick Jochemsen and Frans Jansen 
Pruyn and Jacques Cornelissen van Slyck for a house, lot and 
barn in the colony of Rensselaerswyck 

[114] On this day, the ist of August 1661, appeared bet n 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Hendrick Jochemsz of the first part and Frans 
Jansz Proyn and Jaques Cornelisz ] of the second part, acknowl- 
edging, the said Hendrick Jochemsz that he had sold, and Frans 
Jansz and Jaques Cornelisz that they had bought of him, a certain, 
the seller's, house and lot together with a barn 2 built by Jan Schoon. 
as they lie and are built and inclosed within the fence, with all that 
is fast therein by nail and earth and furthermore with such 
dominant and servient estates and rights as the seller acquired 
from Cornelis Cornelisz van Starrevelt and have by him hitherto, 
possessed; said house and lot are standing and lying in the colony 
of Renselaerswyck, bounded on the north side by Cors Boutsz, on 
the east and south sides by the streets and on the west side by tlu 
oatroon of the aforesaid colony; which aforesaid house, barn and 



1 Jacques Cornelissen van Slyck. 

2 ~Schuyrberch. apparently a combination of barn and bay rick, the rick 
being placed on top of the barn, an arrangement not uncommon in the Nether- 
lands on village lots where economy of space i- important. 



86 EARLY RECORDS Of ALBANY 

lot are sold and are to be delivered to the purchasers free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the sa 

the patroon's rights; for which house, barn and lot said pur- 
ers promise to pay the sum of eight hundred and forty guild- 
ers in good strung trading seawan, a just half in the latter part of 
the current month of August and the other half in the month of 
June [662, each time promptly without | 1 15 ] further delay; and 
the purchasers shall enter upon and take possession of said house, 
lot and barn immediately, the seller to be holden in the months of 
ber and October next at his own expense to face the house 
on a epl the stable 1 ) with brick. For the faithful per- 

forn of what is hern written the parties hereto 

mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subjecl to all courts and judges, and said house and 
barn shall remain as special security for the full payment of the 
resaid purchase money. Thus done and executed in Bever- 
wyck in X: Netherland, in presence ol I ornelis Cot van 

Starrevelt aforenamed and Marchelis Jansz as witnesses hereto 
call' 

I [ENDRICK J0( Hi. -Ms/ 

This mark X was made by J ■ irnelisz aforesaid 

\> Y wm \ Proum 
■rnelissen nan Sterrenuelt 
Maercelys Jan 

D. V. Si iiKi.i.rvxK, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Bond of Catrina Sanders, wife of Sander Leendertsen Glen, to 
Nicolaes de Meyer 

I 1 16 1 Copj 

I, the undersigned, Catrina Sanders, wife of Sander Leendertsz, 
hereby acknowledge that by a true settlemenl ol accounts I am 

II and truly indebted to Nicolaes de Meyer, the bearer hereof. 
in the sum of five hundred and thirt uilders, [8 . in 

beavers, for merchandise received by me to m) satis- 
faction in the year [660; and as hitherto 1 have not been in a pi 
tion to pay said sum. therefore 1. the subscriber, now proi 
hereby honestly and duly to pay said sum at the first opportunity 
without further delay, and for the faithful performance hi 

. referring to thi row of stall on the sid< ol thi build- 

under tin t of the 1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 87 

bind my person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges wherever they may be. Thus signed and done at Fort 
Orange, Anno 1661, the 10th of August. 

Was signed: This mark was made by Catrina Sanders, afore- 
said, and (in my presence) D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
Agrees with the original, 

by me, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 
[Indorsed:] 
Accepted hereon by a bill on Hendrick Jansz Roosenboom the 
sum of 30 beavers. fl 240 

By YVillem Bout 36 boards 
By Thomas Koningh 43 boards 
The 79 boards are reckoned at 4 beavers, which will be 

credited when the boards are paid. fl 32 

Lease of a house, lot and garden in Beverwyck from Hendrick 
Jockemsen to Anthony Jansen 

[117] On this day, the 16th of August 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Hendrick Jochemsz, of the first part, and 
Anthony Jansz, 1 court messenger of the colony of Renselaerswyck, 
of the second part, who acknowledged, the aforesaid Hendrick 
Jochemsz that he had let, and he, Anthony Jansz, that he had hired 
of him, a certain, the lessor's, house, lot and garden, now occupied 
by the lessor, standing and lying in the village of Beverwyck, 
known to the lessee, for the term of two following years, beginning 
on the first day of October next, for the sum of twenty good 
beavers and two hundred guilders in good, strung seawan, [to be 
paid] promptly each year. It is further stipulated that the lessee 
shall be holden to repair the roof of the house at his own expense 
and that the lessor shall do the rest, keeping the windows and 
floors tight. Furthermore the walls of the back room shall be 
faced with brick at their joint expense, the lessor to furnish the 
brick. The lessee shall be holden to deliver up said house, lot and 
garden, at the end of the lease in good repair; and the lessee has 
the refusal of a third year's lease on the same conditions as above, 



1 Anthony Jansen, who was an innkeeper at Beverwyck, is occasionally 
referred to as Anthony Jansen Westbroeck. His descendants appear under 
the name of Westbroeck in the records of the Reformed Dutch Church al 
Kingston. 



88 E \l;l J RE< ORDS OF ALBANY 

and in e the le ee shall have the first offer, provided 

he pa) as much as others. 

f 1 1 8 ] For the faithful performance of which the parties h< 
mutually bind to each other their respective and estates, 

nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in the 
colony of Renselaerswyck, in the presence of Hendrick Janze 
>\ itness. 

I [endrick Joi Ml MSZ 

A N I HONNY JANS2 
This mark 1 I was made by 
II endrick Jans nan, 

enamed 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Agreement between Aryan Symensen and Jacobus de Looper to 
submit the matter in dispute between them to arbitrators 
As to the matter in dispute between Arien Symonsz and Jacobus 
de Looper, 1 namely, thai Arien Symonsz demands of Looper 

iiu- hundred and sixty for v. Is received while on the 

other hand Jacob de Looper demands of him compensation for 
Ins- and damage suffered by him in coi his ha\ 

leaded to him a house and having left it unfinished as well 
having promised to deliver to him goods to trade with and not 

ing delivered them, the said parties have fully and absolutely 
submitted said differences to the arbitrament and decision of 
Cornelis Theunisz Bos, Johan Verbeeck, • laes Ripsen and Dirck 
van Schelluyne, promising in all respects to abide by and carry 
nut said decision when rendered and never to do nor cause to 
[ i ig ] be done anything contrary thereto, whether in or out 
court, in any manner whatsoever, under penalty that he who acts 

trar) thereto shall forfeit to the poor the sum of fifty guildi 

ie in Beverwyck, the [6th of August (66i. 

Am w S^ m 
mark X was made l>y Jacobus de Looper aforesaid 

Award of arbitrate] 

In pursu mc above agreement, having heard the acknowl- 

i the debt to Arien Symonsz and the demand b) 

lac- oper of the sum of twelve beavers and further argu- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-I696 89 

ments by the parties, we have according to the best of our knowl- 
edge adjudged and decided that Jacobus Looper shall deduct and 
retain from the aforesaid sum of one hundred and sixty guilders, 
ten beavers, and be holden to pay the remaining ten beavers, while 
on Arien Symonsz shall fall the costs of this arbitration; the parties 
hereto to have no further claim upon each other for the past. 
Which determination was approved of by the parties in our 
presence by a shaking of the hands, and they have thanked us. 
Dated as above. 

Corxelus Thonisen Bos 

Jan Yerbeeck 

Claes Ripsex vax Dam 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Xot. Pub. 

1661 

Power of attorney from Adriaen Dircksen to Jan Bastiaensen 
van Gutsenhoven 
[120] On this day. the 16th of August 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, 1 Adriaen Dirkcsz, 2 husbandman dwelling in the 
colony of Renselaerswyck, and declared that he constituted and 
appointed by these presents Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven, pro- 
posing to depart for Holland, his special attorney to demand, col- 
lect and receive from Mr Anthony Yastrick, merchant at Amster- 
dam in Holland, a certain sum of money remaining in his hands 
consisting, he is informed by Arien Symonsz, of fifty-six dollars ; 
which money in a settlement of accounts between said Yastrick 
and Dirck Adriensz, son of the subscriber, was credited to the 
said Dirck Adriaensz, who is presumed to be dead, inasmuch as 
for nine years no tidings have been received that he was living; 
and for the greater security and discharge of the aforesaid Vast- 
rick, Pieter Boutsz van Dockum, dwelling on YVier street at 
Amsterdam aforesaid, shall become surety as principal for the 
reimbursement of the money now to be received in case of future 
demands, whereof said Yan Dockum is herewith notified also ; 
therefore, acquittance to grant for receipts and furdiermore all 



1 At this point were crossed out the words : " Jannetie Jansz, born at 
Amsterdam in Holland, wife of." 

2 Adriaen Dirckse [De Vries] in 1654 complained of Harmen Harpertse 
and Seger Cornelise for blowing horns and ringing bells before his door 
and at him in presence of his neighbors. At one time he occupied a farm 
at Schotac. He owned a house and lot also in Beverwyck. Adriaen Dirckse 
(perhaps the above) from Mnersen. married Maritie Lievens, 

Xew Amsterdam July 23, 1645. J. P. 



! \l<[ .\ RE( ORDS OF ALBANY 

things to do, transact and perform as may he needful and to the 
attorne) ma) sei ier, | the principal] promising [121] at all 

times i" hold as valid whatever said attorney may do and perform 
in the aforesaid matter, without an) contradiction, provided that 
said attorne) be holden a proper return to make of his said trans- 
actions and receipts when required. Thus done and executed in 
the colony of Renselaerswyck in X: Netherland, in presence of 
Adriaen Symonsz aforesaid and Sturm Allien-/, as witne 
hereto 1 ailed. 

This mark X was made by ADRIAEN 
I >ir< ksz, aforenamed 
Aryan Symense 
Storm . llbertsen 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Power of attorney from Barent van Marie to Gysbert van 

Imbroch 

[122] On this day, the 17th of Augusl [661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the aft 
named witnesses, Barent van Marie, who declared that he consti- 
tuted and appointed hereby Mr Gysbert van [mbroeck, 1 chirurgeon, 
his special attorney to direct and manage all his business and affairs 
to the nl. criber's besl advantage, according to the oral and writ- 
ten instructions given him; and likewise all outstanding debts to 
demand, colled and receive, voluntarily. 01 ise b) means of 

judicial proceedings, and acquittance for the receipts to grant, his 
just rights both in claiming and defending against all and every 
person to preserve and uphold; and furthermore all things to do, 
perform and trail ai 1 which may be needful or to him seem advis- 
. I ihe principal] promising at all times to hold such transac- 
valid, the same as if he himself being presenl had done them. 
without contradiction; binding himself therein as by law provided, 
on condition that the attorney be holden a proper return of his 
ctions and admini ration to make when required, Tims 
d executed in Beverwyck, in presence of Walraven 1 laer- 
and Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven, as witnesses hen 

Barent van M u 
Jan Bastiaensen 
Walraven Claerhout 



[mbn ich ; see liis signatui c on p 95 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 91 

Lease of part of a house from Hilletje Tyssinck, wife of Pieter 
Bronck, to Jan Harmensen 

[123] On this day, the 18th of August 1661. appeared bel 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Hilletie Tyssinck. wife of Pieter Bronck, attorney 
of her said husband, of the first part, and Jan Hermensz, baker, 
of the second part ; acknowledging, said Hilletie Tyssinck, that she 
had leased and he, Jan Harmense, that he had hired of her, the 
front part of her house, consisting of a cellar, front room and 
loft, at present occupied by Air De Haen and known to the lessee, 
for the time of one year beginning when the said De Haen leaves 
the house, which is to happen in a few days, but the lessee may 
take possession of and use the cellar from this present moment. 
As rent for said forepart of the house, the lessee promises to pay 
the sum of thirty good whole beavers ; and whereas said part of the 
house shall be delivered to the lessee in proper repair, window, 
roof and floor tight, the lessee promises to deliver up the same 
in like condition at the end of this lease, accidents from without 
excepted. For the faithful performance of what is hereinbefore 
written, the parties hereto, each with respect to his own obligations, 
mutually bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, 
in presence of Jan van Aken and Daniel Hondekoutre, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

Jan Harm ex s 
Hyleke Ttesynck 
Daniel Hondecoutre 
This mark X was made by Jan van 

Aken, aforesaid 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Settlement of accounts between Thomas Lodewycksen and 
Reynier Wisselpenninck 

[124] On this day, the 18th of August 1661, Thomas Lode- 
wycxsz and Reynier Wisselpenninck have in love and friendship 
contracted and agreed with each other respecting a sloop (jacht) 
built bv them in company as well as regards the settlement of their 
accounts concerning the same and other outstanding accounts to 
this date, without any exception whatever, in manner following: 

Reynier Wisselpenninck hereby renounces and releases all right, 
claim, pretention and ownership which he has hitherto had in and 



I ).: EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to the said sloop to the behoof of said Tomas Lodewycxsz, without 
making any further claim thereto whatev< i the other hand 

Thomas Lodewycxsz promises to pay him, Reynier Wisselpen- 
ninck, within the space of fourteen days twenty-seven and a half 
1 beavei tied at eight guilders apiece, and likewise 27^ 

beavers to thi lid Reynier whom he shall name and 

assign over to him. So that Reynier remains bound to pay the 
just half of what by true account is due to Albert Andriesz and 
\\ illeni Bout for planks, etc. delivered for the sloop. 

[125] Herewith the parties, having no further claims one against 
the other, whether in respect to the sloop or otherwise, are fully 
agreed and have settled their accounts, promising nevermore to do 
nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto, either by or without 
resorting to law, for which they bind their . and estates, 

nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges, thanking each 
other for the respeel and friendship shown and [intending] hence- 
forth to be and remain good friends. Done in Beverwyck, dated 

1 \S LODWICKZON 

Reinier \\ I IVE 

In my presi w itness, 

Francoys Boon 

In mj preset 

D. V. SCHELLI YTNE, Not. I'llb. 
l66l 

Lease of a house and lot from Barent van Marie to Lourens 

van Alen 

[126] On this day, the 8th of Vugusl 1 »i, 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Mr Barent van .Marie of the one part, and 
Van All tier part, acknowledging, tl 1 d Van 

.Marie that he had let, and he. Van Alen. that he had hired of him, 
a certain, the lessors' house and lot in which the lessee al 
dwell-;, standing and lying in the village of Bev< the 

time of one year commencing on the 6th of May m the 

sum of five and twi id whole merchantable beaver skins. 

It i< furthet agreed that inasmuch a 1 id house and lol 

was in proper repair when occupied by -aid lessee, he shall be 
holden to surrender the same in the same condition at the end of 
the lease, ai ed. \nd for 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l660— 1696 93 

faithful performance of what is hereinbefore written, the parties 
hereto respectively bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in 
Beverwyck, in presence of Mr Andries Herbertse and Jan B; 
tiaensz van Gutsenhoven, as witnesses hereto called. 

! KKXT VAX aIarle 

I jnurs Van Alen 
Andris Herberts 
Jan Bastiaensen 

D. V. Schelluvne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Bond of Philip Hendricksen to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 

[127] On this day, the 20th of August 1661. appeared bei 
me, Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Phillip Hendricxsz, brewer here, and acknowl- 
edged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Jan Bastiaensz 
van Gutsenhoven in the sum of four hundred and sixteen guilders 
and eighteen stivers, growing out of the purchase and delivery of 
diverse wares and merchandise heretofore received, according to 
the account thereof ; which said sum of four hundred and sixteen 
guilders and eighteen stivers, the subscriber promises to pay in 
good whole merchantable beavers, reckoned at eight guilders 
apiece, at the farthest promptly on the 1st of July 1662, with 
interest thereon at 10 per cent a year, beginning on the date hereof 
and running until the full and effectual payment of the same; 
thereto binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject 
to the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and executed 
in Beverwyck, in presence of the Honorable Sheriff Gerard Swardt 
and Gelyn Yerplancken, as witnesses hereto called. 

Pflip Hexricksen 
G: Sivartt, as witness 
Geleyn Verplanck 1 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Bond of Ulderick Klein to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven. 

[128] On this day, the 20th of August i66r. appeared l> 
me, Dirck van Schelluvne, notary public, and before the after- 



1 G. Verplanck, a trader of New York, was brother of Isaac Verplanck, 

who settled in Beverwyck. J. P. 



94 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

named witnesses, Uldrich Cleyn, dwelling in Beverwyck, and 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Jan Bas- 
tiaensz van i i in the sum o evi ty-eight guilders, for 

merchandise to his content received; which said sum of seventy- 
eight guilders, he promises to pay in good whole merchantable 
beavers, reckoned al eighl guilders apiece, in the month of July 
A . i66_\ without longer delay; thereto binding his person and 
estate, nothing i . subject to all courts and judges. Thus 

done and executed in Beverwyck, in presence of Gelyn Verplancken 
and Jacob Sandersz Glen, as witnesses hereto called. 

Ulderyck Klein 
As witne 

i leyn I 'erplam 
Jacob en Glen 

D. V. S< HELLin xr, Not. Pub. 
1 66 1 

Bond of Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer to Adriaen Symonsen 
[129] Jan Cornells/. Vyselaer, master mason, acknowlei 
hereby thai he has received of Adriaen Symonsz the sum of one 
hundred guilders in good strung seawan, pn him 

therefor in the month of July A". [662, in good whole beavi 
reckoned at sixteen guilders seawan apiece; therefor binding his 
person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all 
courts and judg D verwyck in N: Netherland, this 

22d Of AugUS I i" 1 1] 

This mark- X was made by Jan Cor- 
isz Vyselaer, aforenami 
In my presence, 

D. V. S ■/. Pub. 

1661 

Bond of Pieter Jansen van Hoorn to Jan Albertsen 
[130] On this day, the 22d of Augu 
me, Dirck van Schelluyi ry public, and before the after- 

named witnesses, Pieter Janssz van Hoorn, dv . ck 

in X: X :, and ai he was well and trulj indebted 

oemaker, in the sum of two hundred 
and fift) 1 arolus guilders, al forty groats apiece, Holland money, 
to be paid 1 ut of the purchase and delivery 



1 Jan nwyck. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 95 

of wheat and good beavers by him thankfully received ; hereby 
requesting Mr Pieter Folckertsz, schoolmaster in the public school 
at Hoorn in Holland, his guardian, out of the effects and means 
belonging to the subscriber, remaining in his [Folckertsz's] hands, 
to pay the said sum of two hundred and fifty Carolus guilders to 
said Jan Alberts;:, who intends to leave for Holland this year, or to 
the lawful bearer hereof, and that within the time of six weeks 
after sight, to which end at the request of the subscriber three 
copies hereof of the same tenor are issued by me, the noiai 
being paid the others to be null and void; and in case, contrary to 
expectations, the payment of said sum fails or is refused, then the 
subscriber promises to pay said sum or its equivalent here, with- 
out costs or loss, so soon and whenever it shall appear that said 
sum has not been paid at Hoorn in Holland; thereto binding his 
person and estate, having and to have, nothing [131] excepted, to 
the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and executed 
in Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in the presence of Mr Gysbert 
Imbroeck, chirurgeon, and Laurens van Alen, as witnesses hereto 
called. 

This mark X was made by Pieter 
Jansz van Hoorn, aforenamed 



Gysbert van Imbroch 
Loiirus fan Alen 



D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
166 1 



Power of attorney from Gerrit van Tricht to Arnout Cornelissen 

Viele 
< >n this day, the 23rd of August 1661, appeared before me. Dirck 
\an Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed wit- 
nesses, Mr Gerrit van Tricht. 1 who declared that he constituted 
and appointed by these presents Aernout Cornelisz Yele. 2 dwelling 
in Beverwyck, his special attorney to demand, collect and receive 
of diverse persons, his creditors, certain sums in beavers and othei 
wise which are due to him from the ai t< according to obligations 



1 Gerrit van Tricht was a merchant of New Amsterdam, where at different 
times he was nominated as schepen and alderman He was probably a 
brother of surgeon Abraham van Tricht of Beverwyck, as the latter ami his 
wife, Lysbeth Teller, on August 25, 1680, were witnesses at the baptism ot 
Lysbeth, daughter of Gerrit van Tricht and Marritie van der Grist. In 
1675 he was a deacon of the Reformed Dutch Church of Xew York; see 
Doc. Hist. N. Y., 3:875. 

- Arnout Cornelissen Viele. the Indian interpreter. 



96 iRLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and accounts thereof placed in the hand.- of the attorney; to that 
end acquittance to grant for receipts and in case of [132] refusal, 
the unwilling to constrain to pay by legal proceedings and rigor 
of justice; for that purpose all terms of the proceedings to observe 
unto judgment and extreme execution thereof; and furthermore 
all things to do, perform and transact which may be needful and 
which he ma)' think proper, promising at all time- to hold valid 

whatever the attorne) i <l<> and perform in this matter, without 

any contradiction; provided (hat the attorney be holden a proper 
return to make of said tran and receipts when required. 

Ilms done and executed in the colony of Renselaerswyck, in 
pie Pieter Adriaensz and Jan Joosten, as witnesses hereto 

calK 

Gerritt van Triciit 
Pieter Adr[i]ae[n \sen ' 
Jan Joosten - 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

166 1 

Settlement of a dispute between Lucas Eldertsen and Annetje 
Pieters in regard to the lease of a house 

( 133 1 In the matter in dispute between Luyc; I ertsz and 
Annetie Pietersz, widow of the 1 ent Jansz Bal, a in regard 

to the lease by her of tin ,ud garden of Roeloff Swart- 

WOUt, standing and lying in the colony of Renselaerswyck, the 
parties through the mediation of the undersigned have in love and 
friendship agreed and contracted with each other as follows, 
namely : 

Annetie Pietersz gives up and relinquishes the lease of the said 
house, lot and garden which she had hired for the term of two 
years but which she has occupied for not more than three- fourths 
of a year or a year at the must, Luycas Eldertsz not having been 
able to deliver tl ei repair nor properly to fence in 

[en, as was stipulated. 



■ ■ 
-The nai ippears frequently in the A 

hicll 

he and his partner ["nomas 

I. in Ji osti u van 
rlem who Jew Vmstei ■I'm I 1 lem, 

in, married 
in [i ••>, Barnel rom Velthuysen in the 

count I mi [ Veldhau lermany]. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-I' 97 

On the other hand she. Annetie Pietersz, promises to pay to said 
Lucas Eldertsz (over and above the four beavers and the thirty- 
one guilders seawan which he has received), one and a half 
beavers or the value thereof. 

Wherewith the parties are agreed and reconciled, neither one 
[134] having anything more to claim or to demand of the other, 
whether at law or otherwise, in any manner whatever, for which 
they bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to all courts and judges. Done in the colony of Renselaers- 
wyck, the 23d of August hum. • 

LuYCKAS ELDERSF.X 

This mark X was made by Annette 
Pietersz aforesaid 

Andrys De Vos 

D. V. SCIIELLUYXI". 

1 66 1 

Bond of Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyf to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsen- 

hoven 

On this day, the 25th of August 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Elbert Gerbertsz Cruyff, dwelling at Betlehem in said 
colony, and acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to 
Air Jan Eastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in the sum of one hundred 
and twenty-eight guilders and two stivers, growing out of the pur- 
chase and delivery of diverse wares and merchandise by him to his 
satisfaction received; which aforesaid sum of fl. 128-2 [135] the 
subscriber promises to pay to said ( iutsenhoven, or to the lawful 
bearer hereof, punctually in the month of March 1662 next ensu- 
ing, without longer delay, in good winter wheat at beaver's price; 
thereto binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to 
the authority of all courts and judges. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in presence of the 
Honorable Frans Barentsz Pastor and Evert Wendel, magistrates 
of Fort Orange, as witnesses hereto called. 

Elbert Gerbertsz Cruif 
Frans Barensz Pastoor 
Evert Wendel 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 



p8 l VRLV R] I ORDS 1 1] ALBANY 

Bond of Cornells Cornelissen van Voorhout to Jan Bastiaensen 

van Gutsenhoven 
[136) On this day. the 25th of August 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Cornells Cornells/, van Voorhout, dwelling in the 
colony "i" Rensel k, and acknowledged thai he was well and 

truly indebted to Mr Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in the sum 
of four hundred and eleven guilders and twelve stivers, growing 
out Hi' the purchase and delivery of diverse wares and merchandise 
his satisfaction received; which said sum of fl. 411-12, with 
interesl thereon at ro per cenl a year commencing on the date 
hereof and running to the full and effectual payment of the san 
he promises to pa) to said Gutsenhoven, or to the lawful bearer 
hereof, in the month of -March [662 next ensuing, punctually and 
without longer delay, in good winter wheat at beaver's price; 
thereto binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject 
the authority of all courts and judg 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in the presence of the 
Honorable Frans Harem ir and Evert W'endel. magistrates 

of Fori ' »range, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark was made ! ornelis ( 1 
van \ niiKii'ii 1 , aforenamed 
Frans Baren <or 

Would 

Bond of Geertruyt Andriessen, widow of Jacob Jansen Stol, to 
Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 
I137I On this day, the 26th of August [661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the a: 
named witnesses, Geertruyt Andriesz, widow of the hue Jacob 
ig-in the Esopus, and acknowledged that she was 
II and trul) indebted to Mi Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in 
e sum of two hundred and thirteen guilders, growing out of the 
oi the purchase and deliver) of diverse ware- and n 
chandi e to her content received; which said sum of fl. 213, with 
interest on th imencing date 

and running to the full payment thereof, the subscriber 
to pa) to said l lutsei • a wful bet 

nereof, at farthesl in the month of Jul) [662 next 1 

' was killed in thi im^ Indian war in 

V. )'.. [3:118, in. 157. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1696 'HI 

punctually and without further delay, in good whole beavers, 
reckoned at eight guilders apiece; thereto binding her person and 
estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and 
judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Nether- 
land, in presence of Gelyn Verplancken and Jacob Sandertssz Glen, 
as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Geertruyt 
Andriessz, aforenamed 



Geleyn Verplanck 
Jacob Sandersen Glen 



D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub 

1661 



Bond of Myndert Fredericksen to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsen- 

hoven 
[138] On this day, the 26th of August 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Myndert Fredericxsz, master smith, dwelling in Bever- 
wyck, and acknowledged himself to be well and truly indebted to 
Mr Jan Bastiaensz van ( iutsenhoven in the sum of one hundred and 
ninety-two guilders, growing out of the matter of the delivery of 
goods and merchandise to his content received; which said sum of 
one hundred and ninety-two guilders the subscriber promises to 
pay to said Gutsenhoven, or to the lawful bearer hereof, punctually 
in the month of July [662 next ensuing, without longer delay, in 
good whole beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece ; thereto bind- 
ing his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in Xew 
Netherland, in presence of Gelyn Verplancken and Jacob Sandertsz 
Glen, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark + was made by Myndert 
Fredricxsz, aforenamed 



Geleyn Verplanck 
Jacob Sandersen Glen 



D. V. Schelluyne, Not. 
1661 



Power of attorney from Geertruyt Andriessen van Doesburch, 
widow of Jacob Jansen Stol, to Hendrick Andriessen, her 
brother 
[ 139J On this day, the 26th of August 1661, appeared before 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 



VLBANY 

named witm ieertruyf Andries2 van Doesburch, widow of 

the late Jacob Ja I, dwelling in the Esopus, and declared that 

she constituted and appointed by these presents Hendrick Andriesz, 
her brother, proposing to depart for Holland, her special attor- 
ney to receive from the hands of Mr Maxmiliaen Van Geele, 
merchant at Amsterdam in Holland, a certain [power of attorney 
which si bi ary, and certain wit- 

inheritance and succession which was 
to her child Jan Jacobsz Stol out of the estate of the late Jan 
Jacobs/ Stol, grandfather of said child, deceased at Amsterdam in 
Holland; also to demand, bake and receive from him an account- 
ing and final Si . and further in all respects to 
carry out the contents of -aid power of attorney according to the 
■r thereof, to the behoof and for the best advantage of said 
child; promising at all times to hold valid whatever her brother, 
hall do or perform by virtue hereof and of the 
resaid power, without any contradiction; provided that said 
proper return to make of his said transact: 
and receipts when required. Thus done and executed in Bever- 
wyck in X. Netherland, in presence of Ja i nsz van Gutsen- 
ielyn V[er]plancken, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Geertruyt 
Andriessz, aforenamed 
Jan sen 

Geleyn Verplanck 

D. V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 
l66l 

Bond of Rutger Jacobsen to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 

[140 1 On tin- d \.UigUSt [661, appeared before 

Dirck van Schelluyne, 1 and before ter- 

named witnesses, Mr Ruthger Jacob-/, magistrate of Fort Orange, 
.and acknowledged thai he was well and trul) indebted to -Mr Jan 
Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in the sum of eight hundred and 
thirt' five guildei tnd twelve tivers, growing out of the delivi 
tandise by him at di\ ersi 
eived; which aforesaid sum of II. 835 12, with interest then 

mmencing on the date he 1 running 

till effei to pay, 

at the farthest next month of July [662, punctually and without 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2. 1660-1696 IOI 

longer delay, in good heavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece; 
thereto binding his person and estate, real and personal, nothing 
excepted, suhject to all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Gelyn 
Verplancken and Jacob Saiadertsz (lien, as witnesses hereto called. 

Rutger Jai 1 
Geleyn Verplanck 
Jacob Sanders.:: Glen 

1 >. V. SCHELLUYN I'llh 

1661 

Bond of Thomas Powell to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 

[141] On this day, the 26th of August [661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Tomas Paul, dwelling in Beverwyck-, and 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Jan 
Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in the sum of one hundred and eleven 
guilders and eight stivers, growing out of the delivery of wares and 
merchandise to his content received by him; which aforesaid sum of 
fl. 1 1 1-8, with interest thereon at 10 per cent a year, commencing 
on the date hereof and running until the full and effectual payment 
of the same, the subscriber promises to pay to said Gutsenhoven 
or to the lawful bearer hereof, next month of July 1662, punctually 
and without further delay ; thereto binding his person and estate. 
real and personal, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in Xew Netherland, in 
the presence of Gelyn Verplancken and Jacob Sandertsz Glen, as 
witnesses hereto called. 

Thomas Powell 
Gerleyn Verplanck 

Sandersen Glen 

D. V. S( helluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

The contents of this was paid to me in seawan, reckoned at [8 
guilders the beaver, dated as above. 

Tax Bastiaensen 

Bond of Jan Dareth to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 

[142] On this day, the 27th of August 1661, appeared betfore 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 



102 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

named witnesses, Mr Jan Dareth, and acknowledged that he 
well and truly indebted to Mr Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in 
the sum of three hundred and seventy-one guilders, seventeen 
stivers and eighl pence, growing out of the matter of merchandise 
delivered and to his content received: which said sum of 
fl. 371-17— 8, wth interest thereon at to per cent a year, commenc- 
on the d; eof and running until the full and effectual pay- 

ment of the same he, the subscriber, promisi said ' Iuts< n 

hoven, or to his order next month of July [662, punctually and 
without longer delay, in good whole beavers reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece: thereto binding his person and estate, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Gelyn 
Verplancken and Jacob Sandertsz Glen, as witnesses hereto calli 

Jan Dareth 
Geleyn Verplanck 
Jacob Sandersen Glen 

I ). V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Contract of sale of a house and lot from Jan Thomassen, Volckert 
Jansen and Gerrit Bancker to Pieter Claerbout 

I 143] On this day, the 29th of August [661, appeared before 
me, Dirck wan Schelluyne, notarj public, and before the afore- 
named witnesses, Jan Thomasz, Flockerl Jan-' and Gerrit 

1 of the iir-t part, and Mr Pieter Claerbout, prelei 
(Vi r) in the church here, of the second part, ackn 

ing, said Jan Thomassz, Folckert Jan-- Gerrit Banckert, 

that they have sold, and he, Mr Pieter Claerbout, that he has 
bought of them, a certain, the sellers', house and lot, with all > 
is thereon fa b) earth and nail and furthermore with such 
; \ ient estati si lers obtained the 

• in Jan-/, the smith. Jan Thomasz having bid in the 
• ■ al public vendue for the three of them, and as the same has 
hill b) them a. 1 ording to the patenl and dee, I 

hall he handed over to the purchaser on the day 
-lull a- -aid house and lot air bit ed and 

in 1 j nd lying in the \ I'.even- the 

' the treel neat the church, being to the west of 

< o; ! orth of Jan 1 laret, to the east 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 IO3 

Jan van Aecken and to the south of the said street; 1 the said house 
and lot being sold and to be delivered to the buyer free and unin- 
cumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, 
saving the lord's right; for the [144] purchase of which said 
house and lot said Mr Pieter Claerbout, the buyer, promises to pay 
the sum of eight hundred and twenty- four guilders in good whole 
beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, in three instalments, to 
wit : before the delivery of this, thirty beavers ; in the month of 
July 1662, thirty-six and a half like beavers; and in the month of 
July 11163, another thirty-six and a half beavers; the buyer may 
take possession of and occupy said house and lot on the 1st of May 
[i 62 and the same shall be conveyed to him on the last payment. 
For the faithful performance of which, the parties hereto mutually 
bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck 
in X : Xetherland, in presence of Arien Appel and Pieter River- 
dinck, as witnesses hereto called. 

Tax Thomasz 
yolckartt jansz 
Gerket Bancken 

PlETTER Cr.AEREBOUDT 

A: Appel 

Pieter Ryverdingh 

D. V. SCHELLUVNE, Not. Plib. 
l66l 

Agreement whereby Goosen van Oort binds himself to work for 
Willem Brouwer as a journeyman shoemaker 

[145] On this day, the last of August [661, Willem Brouwer, 
master shoemaker, acknowledges that he has engaged Goossen van 
Xoort, 2 journeyman shoemaker, and he, van Xoort, that he has 



1 In Professor Pearson's translation the compass directions were reversed 
and a note stated that the lot was on the north side of State street between 
James street and Broadway, as shown in Munsell's Collections, a:igo. This, 
however, conflicts not only with the explicit statement in the above contract 
that the lot was aende suydelicke syde van sheeren straete, but also with 
the description in the deed from Rem Jansen, dated August .}. 1660, 111 Early 
Records of Albany, 1:28.5-84. and with that of tl tnatory patent to 
Pieter Claerbout. dated May u. n < 7, which read-: "having to the North 
the street, to the East Cornelis Teunissen Bos & t st Jan van 
Aeckens." 

2 He signs himself " vanoort" or van Oort. He married Maria Peek and 
for a time owned a lot at Schenectady. Between [686 and \i1y2 he had three 
children baptized in Albany. See /. the Schenectady Patent, p. 185, 
and Holland Society of New York, Yearbook, 1904. p. 39, 50, 58. 



1 1 14 iRDS OF ALBANY 

bound himself to serve said Brouwer faithfully in the making of 
shoes and what appertains thereto, until the first of May 1662, 
[said service] having commenced on the eleventh of thi 
month of August, for which service besides free board and drink, 
lodging and washing he. Brouwer, at the expiration of the term, 
promises to pay him, Goossen, nine good whole bea koned 

at eight guilders a] td if in the meantime Goosen shall have 

any necessaries of woolen or linen, or stockings, he, 
Brouwer, promises to supply him at bi ucting the 

from die aforesaid sum. All in good faith: done in Bever- 
wyck in N : Netherland, date as above. 

Willew ER 

. Vanookt 
In my presen 

D. V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. I'ttb. 

1661 

Power of attorney from Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff to his brother 

Cornells Gerbertsen Cruyff 

[146! On thi-- day, thi ol Septembet t66) d before 

me, D public, and before the after- 

1 witnesses, Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff, dwelling at Betlehem 

in the colony aforesaid, and declared that he constituted and 

appointed hereby Corm ruyff, his brother, dv 

at Hilverson, near Naerden in Holland, his special attorney, to 

'1. 1 oiled and rec om the heirs and adn 

the estate of the late Hendrick Jan-/ van Naerden, formerly cow- 
who died he ck, 1 a certain sum of two hun- 

: \- guilders and seventeen stivers, or the value thi 
nev, which he. the principal, after his [Jansz's] 
disbursed and paid according • nuts and vouchers thereof 

sent herewith t" the attorney; then cquittano 

e of reft el paymenl l>\ legal procei 

.Hid rigoi of the law, to this end all legal steps to observe to judg 
ecution thereof, with powi more persons 

ad lites to substitute in his place, [the prim 

hold valid vvhati ed and pi 

formed iri iid brother, his attorney, or bj his sub 



'. 1 ! 

•y of New Y< ■:!<. Yeai 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o- 1 IO5 

stitute, without any contradiction. Thus dune and executed in 
Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in presence oi l ornelis Theunisz 
Bos and Adriaen Appel, as witnesses hereto called. 

Ellert Gerbertsz Cruif 
Cornelus Thonisen Bos 
A: .1^ pel 

Power of attorney from Johannes la Montagne to his son Willjam 

la Montagne 

[147] On this day, the 2d of September 1661, appeared be :i 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, the Honorable Johan la Montagne, vice director 
of 1 •■it Orange and Beverwyck, and declared that he constituted 
and appointed by these presents his son Mr Willjam la Montagne 
his special attorney before the honorable court of the city of 
Amsterdam in X : Xetherland or wherever it is proper to grant, 
transfer and make over in true and absolute ownership to and for 
the behoof of Mr Isaacz de Foreest a certain just half of a lot and 
garden, as they were fenced off two years ago, on the easterly side 
of his honor's [Montagne], in breadth on the street 30 feet and in 
length to the end, except the part thereof that belongs to the Honor- 
able De Sille, standing and lying within the aforesaid city, and this 
by virtue of the patent thereof ; consequently to vest the same in said 
De Foreest. and said grantor to divest of the same; and further- 
more all things to do, transact and perform, which may be needful 
and to him may >eem proper; promising at all times to hold valid 
all that may be done and performed by said attorney in said matter, 
without any contradiction. 

Thus done and executed in Fort Orange in X : Xetherland, in 
presence of Ludovicus Cobes, court messenger, and Sacharias 
Sichels. 1 as witnesses hereto called. 

La Montagne 
Ludouicus Cobes 
Zacharyasz S e c k e Isz 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not Pub 
1 66 1 



1 Zacharias Sickells served as rattle watchman of the city in (68g. In 
1693 he went to New York and was succeeded as town cryer and porter by 
William Holllie, see Am:, my, 2 ii". \z~. 



106 l VR1 '. R] I ORDS OF ALBANY 

Quitclaim from Gysbert Cornelissen Bogaert of Catskill to hia 
brother Cornelis Cornelissen Bogaert of Rensselaerswyck for 
his one-fourth interest in the family homestead in Holland 

[148] On this day, the 3d of September t66i, appeared before 
, Dirck van Schelluyne, notar) public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Gysberl Cornelisz Bogaert, of the first part, 
and Cornelis Corneli aert, his brother, of the second part, 

Gysberl Bogaert dwelling in Katskil and 1 ornelis Bogaert in the 
aforesaid colon) [of Renselaerswyck] in N: Netherland; acknowl- 
edging, said Gysbert Bogaert that he had sold, and he, l orni 
Bogaert, thai he had bought of him, a jusl child's portion, to wit, 
a one-fourth interest in a farm lying in the jurisdiction of 
Schoonderwoert in Holland, received by him by inheritance and 
descent on the death and demise of their father Cornelis Theunisz 
Bogaert and of their mother Beelitie Cornelisz at Schoondi 
aforesaid; for which jtt-t one-fourth interest in said farm he, 
Gysberl * ornelisz, acknowledges that he has been fully paid and 
isfied by the hand- of his brother Cornelis Cornelisz Bogaert 
ore aid, the last penny with the first, so that he lias no further 
claim thereon; therefore giving him full power and authority to 
take ossi aid one fourth interest and to do therewith 

with his own patrinioni.il estate, promising neithet to do nor cause 
to be done anything contrar) hereto, either by or without resorting 
to law, in an) manner whatever, binding himself thereto according 
to law, all honestly and in good faith. Thus done and executed in 
the colony of Renselaerswyck in X: Netherland, in presence of the 
Honorable Frans Barentsz Pastor and Adriaen ' magis 

trates of Fori < Iran ■<■ a witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by t Iysbert 

■ 1 iid 

1 1 irnelis Bogaert 



Pran.i Barensz Pa 
. Idriaen Gerretsen ' 



1 >. V. Si 111 1 ii \ m . Xot. Pub. 
1661 



1 Adriaen Gerritsni van magis- 

I aldermen of Alban 
mgan chai fu! i. He <li, 

his will v. 1 1- , ] 1,, be trans- 

101. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 IO7 

Bill of sale of two horses from Jan Barentsen Wemp to Aert 

Pietersen Tack 

[149] On this day, the 7th of September 1661, Jan Barents?. 
Wemp acknowledges that he has sold, and Aert Peeterz Tacq, 
dwelling in the Esopus, that he has bought and received of him, 
two horses, to wit, a gelding, and a mare; for which he, Aert 
Peeterse Tack, promises to pay to him, Jan Barentsz. or to his 
order, the sum of six hundred guilders in good whole beavers 
reckoned at eight guilders apiece, or grain, or merchandise at 
beavers price, at the option of the seller, not later than the month 
of March 166.3, promptly, without longer delay; therefor binding 
his person and estate, real and personal, nothing excepted, to the 
authority of all courts and judges; and it is further stipulated 
that, as the said mare is at present with foal, if the same when born 
proves to be a mare, it shall he owned by, and be at the risk of the 
seller, but the buyer shall keep it six years and then deliver it over 
to the seller, whether it also be with foal or not; but if a stallion 
colt be born, the buyer shall keep it three years, at the risk of both 
parties, and it shall then be sold for the benefit of both, each to 
have a just half. All honestly and in good faith, parties binding 
themselves as above. Done in the colony of Renselaerswyck, dated 
as above. 

This mark 1 I'. AY was made by Jan 
Barent>sz Wemp, aforenamed 

This mark A was made by Afrt 
Peetersz Tack, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pith. 

1661 

Bond of Jan Martensen to Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 

[150] On this day, the 7th of September 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Jan Martensz de wever (the weaver), and 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Mr Jan 
Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven in the sum of nine hundred and six- 
teen guilders, fifteen stivers and eight pence, growing out of wares 
and merchandise to his content received, which said sum of 
tl. <ji 6—1 5—8, with interest on the same at 10 per cent a year, 
beginning on the date of a mortgage for a greater sum executed 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

_'4 Augus mil running till the full and effectual payment 

thereof, he, the su . promises to pay to said I iutsenhoven, 

or to the lawful hearer hereof, in good, whole beavers reckoned 
.iit guilders apiece, next month of July 1662, punctually and 
without longer delay; therefor binding his person and estate, real 
and personal, present and to come, nothing excepted, subject to 
all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwj 
X: Ni d, in presence of the honorable magistrates, Evert 

VVendel and Adriaen Gerritsz, as witnesses hereto calK 

This mark -f was made b) Jan 
Martensz de W renamed 

Euert Wendel 
Adriaen Gerretsen 

I ). V. Si helluv ni., Not. Pub. 
1661 

Lease of a house from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp to 

Mathys Jansen 
(151 1 On this d ember [661, Mr Adriaen 

Gerritsz has let and Mathys Janssz has leased of him a certain, 
the lessor's, house and lot, standing and lying within this village 
verwyck at p ed by Mr Gysbert Imbroch, chirur- 

geon, and known to the lessee ; fi >r the time of one 
the t-t of Ma or the sui lilders 

to be paid in good, whole bi 

It is further stipulated that as --aid house and lot i- to be del 
to the lessee in proper repair, wind. or tight, at the 

ee shall he holden to deliver up the 
in at the end of said lease in tin ondition, accidents 

ening in which neither lie nor his are concert 

e written, the 
parties herein mutually hind their respective persons a: 

ted, subji a 1 faith 

subscribed b) >r and lessee, in Beverwyck in X: Nether- 

land, dated as abi 

Mattiivs Jansen 
In my p 

I ). V. Si 111 : 

1661 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, [66o I < >< lO IOy 

Lease of a house from Catryna Jochems, wife of Abraham Staets, 
to Maria Becker, wife of Johannes Becker 

[152] On this day, the 10th of September r66i, I atryma 
Jochemsz, wife of Mr Abraham Staats, lets, and Maria Beckers, 
wife of Johannes Becker, hires the lessor's house and lot, standing 
and lying in the village of Beverwyck near the house of Fol< 
Jansz and known to the lessee; for the time of one year beginning 
on the first of November next, for the sum of one hundred and 
fifty guilders, to be paid in good, merchantable beavers, reckoned 
at eight guilders apiece. It is further stipulated that in case the 
r wishes to build a little house on the lot for her own con- 
venience, she may do so at her pleasure and during the trading 
season next summer she may also retain the use of the little house 
at present standing there. Also, in case of a longer lease, this 
lessee is to have the preference, provided she pay as much as 
others. Furthermore, a window is to be made on the north side 
of the house at the expense of the lessor; and as said house and 
lot is to be delivered to the lessee in proper repair, window, roof 
and floor tight, she, the lessee, promises to deliver up the same 
at the end of this lease in the same condition, unavoidable acci- 
dents excepted; thereto binding their respective persons and 
estates, nothing excepted, to the authority of all courts and judges. 
Done in Beverwyck, dated as above. 

Trinten Iochgims 
M \kyken d' Becker 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Power of attorney from Pieter Symonsen van Oostanen to 

Frangois Boon 

[i-Sl] On this day. the 12th of September 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Pieter Symonssz van ( )ostsanen, who declared 
♦■hat hereby he constituted and appointed Mr Francois Boon his 
special attorney to demand, collect and receive of divers pet 
his debtors, such beavers as from the same are due to him, accord 
■ng to the evidences thereof placed in the hands of the attorne} : 
therefore, acquittance to give for receipts, and in case of refusal 
to constrain them to pay by judicial means and proceedings, to this 



110 1 \M.\ RE( ORDS 01 ALBANY 

end all legal steps to observe to judgment and final executii 

ame; and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform 
which may be needful and seem proper to him; promising a 
times in hold valid whatever may be dune and performed in this 
mallei- by said attorney, without any contradiction; provided that 
ttorney be holden a proper return to make of his said trans- 
actions and receipts when required. Thus dune and executed in 
Beverwyck in New Xetherland in presence of . . . 

INSZ 

Lammert Jan 
Pietcr ( laess Kayen 

1 n i ii \ [ i r i 

D. V. Si i IE, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Power of attorney from Pieter Claessen Kay to Evert Wendel 
[ [54] On this day, the i-'th of September 1661, appeared before 
me, Mink van Schelluyne, notar) public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Pieti and declared 
that he constituted and appointed by these presents Evert Wendel 
his special atti demand, collect and receive of diverse per- 
sons, his <: avers as may be due to him from 
according to the evidences thereof placed in the hands of the 
attornej : then quittance to granl for receipts, and in 
of refusal to constrain them to pay by judicial means and pro- 
ceedings, to that end all li eps to observe to judgment and 
final execution thereof; and furthermore all things to do, transact 
and perform which may lie needful and seem to him proper, prom- 
ising at all times t" hold valid whatever may he done and performed 
in this matter by said attorney, without any contradiction; provided 
that s; lie) he held a proper return to make t*i his said trans- 
actions and receipts when required, dims dune and executed in 
Xew Netherland in Beverwyck, in the p of Lammerl Jansz 
and Pieter Symonsz, as witnes called. 

I'n Kay 

Lammert J arise 
Pieter Sytnenss 

Power of attorney from Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven to 
Jeremias van Rensselaer with list of debts to be collected 

I 1 5S t On this day, the I -'ill 1 F Sep 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notar} public, and before the after- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _'. 1660-1696 III 

named witnesses, Mr Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven, trader here, 
proposing to depart for Holland, and declared that he constituted 
and appointed by these presents the Honorable Jeremias van Rens- 
selaer, director of the colony aforesaid, his special attorney to sell 
his remaining goods (now to be delivered over to his honor) to 
his best advantage; likewise to exchange the sea wan for good 
peltry ; and to demand, collect and receive payment of divers per- 
sons, his debtors, according to obligations and accounts thereof, 
as shown in the list placed in the hands of the attorney; therefore, 
to look after all his affairs and either as plaintiff or defendant to 
prosecute and defend his claims against any and every person 
and also to trade the merchandise and seawan; for the receipts 
acquittance to grant, the delinquent debtors to compel to pay by 
legal means and proceedings and to this end all legal steps to 
observe to judgment and final execution thereof, with power one 
or more persons with the like or limited powers to substitute in 
his place ; also to compound, contract and agree, and furthermore 
all things to do, perform and transact, in respect to the sale of said 
goods, the exchanging of seawan and the collecting of outstanding 
debts, which may be needful and seem to him proper, either by 
or without resorting to law; promising at all times to hold [156J 
as valid whatever may be done and performed in this matter by 
said attorney, or by his substitute, without any contradiction, pro- 
vided that said attorney be holden a proper return to make of his 
said transactions, administration and receipts when required. Thus 
done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, in presence 
of Gelyn Verplancken and Jacob Sandertsz Glen, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

Tax Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven 
Geleyn I 'erplanck 
Jacob Sandersen Glen 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

[157] List of the following [obligations and accounts] 1 deliv- 
ered by Jan Bastia[en]sz to Mr Jeremias van Renselaer on the 
12th of September A". 1661, at Fort Orange in New Netherland 

N°. 1 An obligation of Sander Leendertsz Glen fl 9753-12- 8 

2 do. Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff. . . . 128-2 

3 do. Gerret Swart 1470 

4 do. Willem Bout 800 

1 A number of these bonds or obligations are recorded on the preceding 
pages. 



I [2 



EARLY KI ALBANY 



Corn. Cornelisz van Voorhout fl 411-12 

Jan 1 homa>z 712- 2- 4 

Ann< k< his 3 n- 1 

odder 211-17 

rick Keur 280 

Teunis Dircksz van Vechten. 125- 9 

.... - 6 

rdam 390 

lis Teunisz van Slyck. . 193- 8 

1 uy Andriesz 1 213 

Tomas Poulusz- 

416-18 

Jan de WeveH 916-15- 8 

Thomas Clabbort 5 4 

lis Teunisz Bos 

Mi ynderl de smit 92 

ie 210- 1- S 

an Es 144 

Jan I ' - 4 

Rutger Jacobsz 

: man ;' Evert 

Noldingh 1272 

Hendi mi ...... 

Mi n\. -z Hoochbooin 10 

chtenhorst. ... 11 

: SZ 

78 

144 



6l 

Lammert van ' 11 41 

40 

i larmen Bamboes 10 

Jaques Tysen 

1 larmen B: 32 

Jan \ ;n 

7 

Sack: Is 48 

• I lout sag 

rtruy And irch, the 1 Stol. 

id / 'an Rei er Mss, p. 

wcr. 
* Jar, Martensen, the weaver 

■na- Chambers, nicknam rt, a corruption of :' h term 

lenter and probably ii I 

of weatherboarding 1 h clapbi ards, which by the 

hown by the minuti i m which ] 

1 Narratives of 
96 97. 
iderl Fred mith. 

7 Al 

1 n, Noorman. 
Jansen Mingael? 

11 I ' Ryckman, mason. 

.'. yer. 



N« 


n obligation of 




do. 


7 




8 


do. 


9 


do. 


10 


do. 


11 




12 




U 


do. 


M 




15 


do. 






17 


do. 


18 




n, 








21 




22 


do. 


23 




24 


do. 


25 




26 


do. 


27 


do. 


28 






do. 






31 




32 




33 


do. 


[158] No. 






do. 




do. 


37 






do. 


39 




40 


do. 


41 




4-' 


do. 


43 





He was collector of the excise 

223. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 113 

N°. 44 An obligation of de malic Vries 1 ll 20 

45 do. Willem Brouwer 36-10 

46 do. Pieter Loockermans -'4 

47 do Teunis lacobez Bierdrager 2 . . 16- 5 

48 do. : Jacobsz Clockluyer 3 . .. 16 

49 do. Cornells Segersz , _'i 

50 do. 1 srick van Hamel 157- _• 

51 do. \ii.nii \.]i;i.! 316-19 

52 do. Thys de Goyer [5 

53 do. Jannetie Hendericx .../'.... [6 

54 do. Everl VVendel [6 

55 do. facob Jansz van Nortstrant.. 8 

56 do. nit Eldertsz 75- 2 

57 do. Willem Tiller 373- 7 

58 do. Domine Schaats 116 

59 an obligation of Jan Helmsz ll 58 

also an account of 30 skippli , I 00 

148 
N°. 60 2 obligations sent by Guiljam Momma which 
came from Johannes van Twiller, made by 
Willem Bout and Pieter Bronck 

61 an obligation and mortgage of Tennis Slinger- 

lam fl 100 

62 an obligation 1 I Rip n 12 

63 do. Marten Bierkaker 4 272 

64 do. Arent van Corler 1777 

65 a mortgage made by Roeloff Swartwout, signed 

in the year r6s8, the 141b of August 147 

€6 a mortgage of Leendert Philipsz, signed in tin- 
year 1661, the 30th of July, for the sum of. . H37 _ 8 
67 a mortgage of Jan Verbeeck, signed in the year 

1661. the 30th of July, [or the sum of 462- 7 

[159] ££ a bond of Jan met de beei 1. signed in 1662, the 

[blank], for the sum of 72-5 

69 an account against the widow of Abraham 

Pietersz Vosburgh, amounting to 296 

70 an account against Pieter Adriaensz Sooge- 

mackelyck 371-10 

71 an account against Pieter Pietersz Root ^,2 

72 an account againsl Willem Menten 24 

73 an account against Henderick soldae_t fi 23-15 

74 an account againsl I \bramsz 7 8 

7? do. 1 l.iu- Miljer 8 8 

76 do. Luykas Eldertsz 8 

77 do. Aepje de wilt 9 8 

7? do. Tys Barentsz 6 

79 do. Abba Claesen fl 4-10 



'Literally: "the crazy Vries," probably referring to Adriaen Dircksen de 
Vries. 

2 Teunis Jacobsen, beer carrier. 

3 Pieter Jacobsen, bell ringer. 

4 Marten Hendrickscn. See Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. 821. 
'Literally: "Jan with the beard"; possibly the same as Jan Helmsen alias 

Jan de Bock (the buck, or goat). The same person is mentioned in liarlx 
Records of Albany, 1:225, a > Jan '"''■' de boert (evidently a misreadii 
" beert " I which Professor Pearson translates as "Jan the Jesterl 

Hendrick, the soldier. The same as Hendrick Coenraetsen van Bon? 

7 Matheus Abrahamsen van Deusen. 

8 Perhaps the same as Clae« Mulle alias de Wael. 
"Literally: "Little ape, or monkey, the Indian." 



114 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

So an obligation of Mai tin Cornelisz ll _■ 

■ y i '1". Maria Dyckmans 479 

do. nelius V*os 35S- 8 

83 do. Jan Daret 371-17- 8 

■ s 4 do. Volcker Jansz 65 5 



5—12 



Also old silver of Cit Davidts: 

one saltcellar 

two spoons 

one gold ring 

two earrings, three buttons 

[160 blank; 161] The following is a list of the seawan : 
Black 

1 bunch fl 42- 9 

I do 41-18 

&c. &c 



Total fl 28 

White seawan 

1 bunch fl 67 1 1 

I do 24 

&c. &c 



Total tl 4-19-13 

1 162] List of the goods 

ich ' ,„,. „ oQ 

6 rolls white ditto '<> 8 in roll \ total 328 
80 shirts 

127 ells of bunting, white and I ' 

30 ells of checked linen 

$2 ells 1 Flemish linen 

37 ells of blue linen 

iNr'j ells of Osemb. [Osnabriick] linen, consisting of 3 pieo 

7 small casks with hatchets, as Follows: 
N '. 1 188 

1 73 

3 218 

4 220 

'• 142 

7 188 

8 84 

12 13 
167 1 

bets 

[imitatji buttons 

3 stills 

1 wherein are : 

37 chopping knives 

6 large « ! 

1 distiller 

All thai is mentioned in the foregoing lists | acknowledge to 
om the hands of Jan Bastiaens van Gutsfen]- 
n Done in the colony of Rei 1 . the 141I1 day of 

September A \ 1661. 

[EREM1AS VAN Ki S'SSEl VER 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 115 

On the 7th of August 1662, Mr Jeremias van Rensselaer delivered 
to Mr Jan Bastiaenssz van Gutsenhoven the above-named obliga- 
tions, accounts, seawan, remainders of goods, together with full 
satisfaction and payment of whatever his honor had received. I 
therefore release his honor from all further demands. Done in the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

Jan van Gutsenhouen 

I n my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyxe, Secretary 
1662 

Indenture of apprenticeship of Johannes Pootman to Philip 
Hendricksen Brouwer 
[156] On this day. the 14th of September 1661, Mr Jan Herrd 
riexsz van Bael has bound out and Phillip Hendricxsz Brouwer 
has engaged Johannes Potman, 1 a young man, at present about 
sixteen years of age, to serve him, Phillip Hendricxsz, faithfully 
in all his business and affairs so far as they are lawful and just, 
for the term of three successive years, commencing on the date 
hereof; for which Phillip Hendricxsz shall let him, Potman, have 
lodging, board, clothing, washing and all that appertains thereto 
and at the end of the service fit him out with a decent suit of clothes. 
In good faith, this is subscribed in Beverwyck in X : Netherland, 
on the date above written. 

Jan Hendericks va\ t Bael 

Johannes Pootman 

Pfilip H-enricksen Rrouuer 

Power of attorney from Jan Hendricksen van Bael to Jan 
Cornelissen van den Heyden 

[163] On this day, the 14th of September 1661, appeared beifori 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Mr Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, trader here, pro- 
posing to depart for Holland, and declared that he constituted 
and appointed by these presents Jan Cornelisz van der Heyde 
his special attorney in his absence to administer and direct all his 
business and affairs, as well in irade as otherwise, to his best 



1 Johannes Pootman (now Pnlnian) was one of the early settlers of Sche- 
nectady, where he and his wife were massacred by the French and Indians 
February 9, 1690. He married Cornelia, daughter of Arent Andriese Bratt, 
by whom he bad six children all living in 1715. J. P. 



Il6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

advantage; outstanding debts accord is and accounts 

thereof to demand, collect and receive, and acquittance to grant 

tor n delinquent debtors by judicial means and proceedings 

•strain to nd to this end all terms of the proceedings 

judgment and extreme execution then 
mpound, contract and agree; with power one per- 

sons i tute in his place with the limi ed authority; 

and furthermore in the pron trade, all things to do, 

act and perform, by or without resorting to law, which may 
be needful and to him may seem to the besl advantage of the 
riber; pn to hold valid whatever m; 

substitute, without 

■ ded the . be holden a proper return 

to make of his said transactions and administration when required. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in the 

'i Labatie and Johannes Pootman, as witnesses hereto 

call i 

Jan III ,ni rii ks van Bael 

Johannes Pootman 

I ». V. Son . Not. Pub. 

1 66 1 

Bond of Volckert Jansen to pay Rutger Jacobsen's debt to Jan 
Hendricksen van Bael for which Rutger Jacobsen gives 
security 

[164] On this day, the 14th od 
me, Dirck van Schellu tary public, and before the herein- 

after . Folckert Jans/, trader in Beverwyck, who 

promises as his own debt >r Ruth Jacobsz, his brother-in- 

law, in the month of June omctually and without further 

delay to Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, or his order, the sum of three 
hundred and two guilders and ei ivers and seven pence due 

to him by Ruth Jao ding to the account rendered, with 

the rate of ten per cenl beginning on the date 

1 running until the full payment, all to be paid in 
beaver lit guilders a ; and 

xcussionis, being instruct! 
to the ne, for which he binds his person and e 

II courts and judgi 
The red also said Ruth I ,vho promised mean- 

while to pa) as much as possible in grain at beaver's price, which 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND J, 1660-I696 I 17 

shall be deducted from said debt, and in order to indemnify and 
save him, Folckert Jansz, harmless in the matter aforesaid, he 
hereby places in the custody of the said Van Bael as security and 
special pledge the following specified gold and silver articles, to 
wit : 

3 gold rings I pair of crescents (halve m 

1 double hoop (ha,: • 14 silver spoons 

1 gold chain 2 silver beakers 

1 gold pin (nae/t) 1 silver salver (schael) 

2 pairs of gold ear ornaments 1 silver saltcellar 

(oorstricken) 1 

[165] all of which are pledged to meet the payment of said sum. 
if need be, without loss or expense. Thus done and executed in 
Beverwyck in New Xetherland, in the presence of Jan Cornelisz 

van der Heyde and Johannes Pootman, as witnesses hereto called. 

Yolkart Jansz 

rutger jacobsz 
Jan Cornelisz van der Heyden 
Johannes Footman 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Deposition of Cornells Gerritsen Graef 

1. the undersigned, Cornells de Graeff, declare at the request of 
Cornells Theunisz van Breuckele that to my certain knowledge 
it is true that in the spring of the year 1659 ine requirer [Van 
Breuckelen] granted to Andries Herbertsz (at his request i live 
acres of land to sow the same together with Phillip Hendricxsz 
Brouwer and to enjoy the fruits thereof ; for which Andries Her- 
berts promised to pay the requirer for his part a half aum • >( 
brandy; all of which I am ready to confirm by oath if need be. 
In witness of the truth this is subscribed by me in Ceverwvck in 
New Xetherland, this 14th of September 1661. 

CoRNELIS GeRRETSEX GRAEF 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 



1 About this word see the valuable chapter on the Frisian headdress in 
Johan Winkler, Oud Nedcrland, p 282. In quoting an old Amsterdam verse, 
in which the word strikken occurs, Winkler remarks that this word is prob 
ably a mistake for stikken, the name given on the island of South Beveland 
to the ornaments which are fastened to the ends of the metal fillet or head 
band. The present document seems to show, however, that the word sti 
was at the time in common use. The gold pin and crescents and the " double 
hoop " doubtless belonged to the same headdress. 



[l8 I \f'I '. RECI IRDS I 'I ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Jan Dareth to Cornells Jacobsen van 
Oostsanen and Wilhem van Dyck to sell his right to an 
annuity 

[166J This day. the i~th of September t66i, appeared 1> 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Mr Jan Dareth, trader here in Beverwyck, 
and declared that he hereby constituted and appointed Cornelis 
Jacobs/ van < >ostsanen, also a trader here, who proposes to depart 
for Holland, and Mr Wilhem van Dyck, 1 dwelling at Vuytrecht, 
jointly and severally his attorneys especially to sell to the best 
advantage of the principal to the Honorable Wilhelm Vincent, lord 
'if Wittenhorst, eti . a certain life-annuity or vicarage attached to 
the manor of Nieuwenroode, 2 amounting to eighty guilders a 
-.ear, which the principal holds according to the proofs thereof in 



'Wilhem van Dyck was probably a brother or the father, of Jan Dareth's 
wife, R ii Dyck, who in the register of marriages of the Reformed 

Dutch Church of New York, under dale of November I, 1654, is entered as 
from Uytrecht, the same as Dareth himself, lie may also have been a rela- 
tive of Hendrick van Dyck, the sellout-fiscal of New York, who arrived in 

1640, and who v From Utn Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, 
p. 472. 

e off vicarye gefondeerl r>/> (/.• Heerlicheyt run Nieuwenroode. 
Nieuwenroode refers to the manor of Xn len, in the prov- 

ince of Utrecht, which on the death van den Bongaard, 

1641, was left to his widow Wilhelmina van Bronkhorst, she to have the 
usufruict thereof as long as she remained unmarried On her man- 
ia van den 

of the said Beirut. Thi ca tie, which was 
one of the fines! in the province, was destroyed by the French in 167s. but 
afterwards rebuilt 1' V J. van der Aa. skundig 

ederlanden, 8:201 3 ; and picture of the castle in R 
van di Oud and. 

■ term vicarye indicates that the annuity must iwn out of 

an endownv 1 i purpi isi lj in the form 

connection with the manor chapel, it is 1 ' lareth's 

father all vicarag prov- 

1 Utrecht, except as ■ < kind- of churcl 

I to exist in 1580, when thi m was 

Upon the seculari 

pp i the income of the former vicarages 

of ministei ved the 

in. two thirds to he paid out to such beneficiarii 

ibji I to their appn their successors, the 

■ 
■hi- laud . ally sold and an annuit] 

the land was paid instead, The annuity mentii ned in the 
of attorney was of that nature 

in the province I : it after the Ri 

1 1 11 it. in i ' ap te Utrecht 

tcdedeclingcn, 1881, t 98 • - | 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l660— 16<_)6 II9 

the hands of his cousin (Cosijn), the Honorable Cornelis Bot, 1 
doctor of medicine at Uytrecht ; therefore, to receive from his 
honor's hands the said proofs and documents; likewise the power 
of attorney which the principal executed last year, 1660, at 
Uytrecht in favor of his brother-in-law Wilhelmus Huetingh, 
apothecary, and which is hereby revoked, annulled and canceled; 
consequently the purchase money to be agreed upon to receive, 
acquittance for the same to deliver, and to this end in the name 
and on behalf of the principal to release and relinquish all right, 
title, interest and ownership in and to the aforesaid benefice; also 
to demand [167] and receive the arrears of the said benefice since 
the death of Joost Daret, his late father, five years ago ; and 
furthermore all things to do, transact and perform in this matter 
which may be needful and seem to them advisable; promising at all 
times to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed by said 
attorneys, jointly or severally, in the matter aforesaid, without 
any contradiction; provided that the attorneys be holden a proper 
return to make of said transactions and receipts when required. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N: Xetherland, in the 
presence of Adriaen Appel and 1'ieter Riverdingh, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

Jan Dareth 
A: Appel 
Pieter Ryverdingh witnesses 

D. A". ScHELLUYNE, Xot. Pub. 

166 1 

Surety bond of Andries Herbertsen and Barent Pietersen for 
money due to the widow of Abraham Pietersen Vosburgh 
[168] On this day. the 20th of September 1661, Andries Her- 
bertssz and Barent Pietersz, miller, declare that they, jointly, become 
sureties for the sum of one hundred and five guilders in seawan 
which are due from Arien Symonsz to Geertruyt Pietersz, widow 
of Abraham Pietersz Vosburch, deceased, and which she is to 
receive by the hands of Adriaen Appel by virtue of an attachment 
issued against said Appel; promising at all times to indemnify said 
Arien Appel and to keep and save him harmless from all future 



1 Dr Cornelius Booth, councilor of the provincial court and burgomaster of 
Utrecht. See the genealogy of the Booth family in Simon van Leeuwen, in 
Batavia Illustrate,, p. 875-79. 



'-"' EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

de Pari of Arien Symonsz; binding thereto their per- 

. nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all 
co,i ln w 'tne are signed in Bever- 

wyck in \ T ew Netherland, dated as above. 

Ax UK IS III 

This mark X was made b) BaRENT 
PlETERSZ, miller, aforesaid 

In my presence, 

D. V. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 
1 66 1 

Renewal of the lease of a house from Pieter Hartgers to Geurt 

Hendricksen 
l l5 9] On 1 1 , the 20th of Sej Mr Pieter 

Hartgers lets, and Guert Hendricxsz renews the lease of ' 
lessor's, house and lot wherein the lessee now dwells, for the time 

rs, beginning on the first da) of May last 
P asl one hundred and forty guilders in good strung 

seawan for the first year, and for the second ye hundred 

guilders in good, whole heaver- reckoned al eight guilders apiece; 
further the lessee sh ,lden th, said house and iin- 

tai " liver up again at the end of the lease in pt ,.ir. 

In good faith these are subscribed in Beverwyck in X: Xether- 

( 'li ki I [endryi ksen 
As witness, </': Stvartt 
A ■; witness, Philip Pieterse 

In n 

D. \ />„/, 



•hi currenl year'- renl the lessee I 

in labor ,i 

In materials 



] 2 — 



above, 






NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2. [660— 1696 121 

Bond of Dirck van Hamel and Sophia van Wyckersloot to Pieter 

Riverdingh with subsequent bond of Sophia van Wyckersloot 

and Anthony Toinel 

[170] Copy 

We, the undersigned, Diderich van Hamel and Sophia van 
Wyckersloot, acknowledge that we are well and truly indebted 
to Mr Pieter van Riverdingh in the sum of eight hundred and 
two guilders and eighteen stivers in beavers for sundry mer- 
chandise and money received from him to our content, for which 
sum we promise to pay him in Holland money as much as his 
beavers shall sell for in patria and to let him have the choice of 
such goods as we receive from patria at the price which they shall 
cost us in patria, to the aforesaid amount; whereto we bind our 
persons and estates, that is to say from this day to the first of 
May 1659 and not later, and failing in this, we promise to pay him 
in other articles to his content. Thus done without any fraud, this 
23d of September [658; in witness whereof we have confirmed 
these with our own signatures in the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
on the date above written. Was signed: 

D. V. Hamel and Sophia van 
Wvkersloot 

On this day, the 20th of September 1661, Mr Pieter Riverdingh 
and Madam Zophia van YVickersloot, widow of the late Diderich 
van Hamel, in his lifetime secretary of this colony of Rensselaers- 
wyck, 1 and now wife of Mr Anthony Tonnel, in presence of her 
said husband, have come to a final agreement and contract regard- 
ing the payment of the above-written obligation in the manner 
following. In part payment of the above-written obligation there 
is received the sum of [171] one hundred and twenty-two guilders 
Holland money, so that she, Madam Sophia van Wickersloot, still 
remains indebted in the net sum to be paid to said Mr Pieter River- 
dingh or his order, of six hundred and eighty guilders Holland 
money at twenty stivers apiece : which sum of six hundred and 
eighty guilders she. Sophia van Wickersloot, and her said hus- 
band Tonnel, promise by these presents to pay at the first oppor- 
unitv ; failing in which, he shall receive said sum out of the first 



1 Dirck van Hamel succeeded Antony de Hooges as. secretary of Rens- 
selaerswyck in Oct' ber 1655, and served as such till his death « 11 July 2, 
See J '(7» Rensselaer Bowier Mss, p. S46. According to Sinn .11 van Leeuwen, 
Batavia Illustrate, p. 877, the second wife of Cornells Booth was Digna van 
Wyckersloot. As Cornelis Booth was a cousin of Jan I'arcth. the latter 
may have been a distant connection by marriage of Sophia van Wyckersloot. 



IJJ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

inheritance which (without her knowledge) may already have 
fallen to her in Holland, or may still fall to her. by the death of her 
father, or an) blood relations, said Riverdingh being preferred 
therein before others; provided that when he has received said 
ment, he, Riverdingh, shall be holden to deliver up to her again 
a gold ring set with nine small diamonds, which he has had of 
her; binding thereto, their person: and estates, real and personal, 
present and future, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and 
judges; all to secure the payment of -aid sum widiout costs or 
loss. Subscribed by them in good faith and without fraud in the 
ol Rensselaerswyck in New Netherland, dated as above. 

iphia van wy< kersloot 
Am hony Toin 
In my presem e, 

I ). V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1661 

Contract whereby Daniel Jansen van Antwerpen binds himself 
to serve Adriaen Appel for the term of one year 

[172] On this day, the 24th of September [661, appeared bi 
me, I hrck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, \rien Appel of the first part, and Daniel Jan-/ 
van Antwerpen <>i die second part, acknowledging, the said Arien 
Appel, that he had hired, and he. Daniel Jansz, that he had bound 
himself to serve -aid Appel in matters an<l affair- that are just 
and right, for die time ol one yeai beginning from the 10th of this 
present month of September; fur winch -aid \.rien Appel promi 1 
to pay him thirty-five good, whole beavers reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece, together with free board, washing and lodging 
during said service; and out of said beavers or wa errit 

Banckert shall receive [39 guilders at the end of this hire; he, 
Daniel Ian-/, promising to serve him faithfully and obediently 

in die faithful performance of which the parties 

hereto mutually bind their persons ai -. nothing excepted, 

subject to all courts and judges. Ml done and executed in Bevei 
wyck in New Netherland, in presence of \ir \ndries Herberts/ 
and Jan Rarentsz Dulleman, ba er, as witnesses hereto 1 tiled, 

A : Ari 
Andris Herberts iel Jansen van Antwerpen 

Jan Barentsen Dulleman 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l660— l6Cj6 12$ 

Change in contract between Philip Hendricksen Brouwer and 
Johannes Pootman 

[19] 1 On this day the 28th of September 1661, with the knowl- 
edge of Jan Cornelisz van der Heyde, Phillip Hendricxsz Brouwer 

and Johannes Potman - have covenanted and agreed with each 
other that in fulfilment of the contract made this 14th day of the 
month of September he, Pootman, in the place of clothing and 
outfit stipulated in said contract, shall receive each year the sum 
of eighty guilders in good, whole beavers, reckoned at eight guilders 
apiece, the other terms of said contract remaining intact. Signed 
by them in good faith, in Beverwyck, on the date above written. 

Pflip Henkicksen 
Johannes Pootman 
Jan Cornelisz vander Heyden 

Deposition of Jan Verbeeck and Evert Jansen Wendel in regard 
to an agreement made between Evert Pels and Jochem Wessels 
before said Pels left for the Esopus 

[20] On this day, the 1st of October 1661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, the Honorable Jan Verbeeck and Evert 
Wendel, residing in Beverwyck, being of competent age, and 
declared at the request of Jochem Wessels, baker, that in the month 
of April last, Evert Pels, being about to leave with his family for 
the Esopus to live there, promised to pay said Wessels on accounl 
of Jurriaen Blanck on the last of May next following thirty 
beavers in beards, counting twelve boards to the beaver, and also 
thirteen beavers in payment as hereinbefore stated on the 1: 
August following; giving as the reasons for their knowledge that 
they heard and understood Evert Pels say the same to said \\ essels 
when he Evert Pels was about to depart and Willem Bout has 
undertaken to pay said board- for said Evert Pels: furthermore. 
they are ready [21] when requested, if need be, to confirm the 



1 The following twelve pages were originally numbered 173-84, but after- 
wards bound by mistake between pages 18 and 19 and renumbered in pencil 
19-30. Though for convenience of reference it has seemed best to retain 
the pencil numbering, the pages are printed here in their proper chronologic 
order. . 

- Ian Pootman early settled in Schenectady, where he married Cornelia, 
daughter of Arent Andriese Bratt, by whom he had six children. In the 
massacre of 1690 he and his wife were killed. The name of the descendants 
is now Putman. T. P. 



EARLY RECO ALBANY 

same by oath. Ilni :ecuted in Beverwyck in New 

Xetherland, in presence of VVillem Brouwer and Hendrick Reur, 

eto called. 

Jan Vj 

i \nsi:\ Weni 
/rick Rot 
II "illem Brow. 

D. V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 
l66l 

Bond of Marten Hendricksen Beeckman to Adriaen Symonsen 
this day, the 3d of October [66i, Marten Hi 
man, dwelling in Beverwyck, acknowledged that by settle- 

ndise received he is well and truly 
ed i" Alien Symonsz in the sum of ninety-eight guilders in 
good strung seawan, whii sum he, Marten Hendt 

hereby promisi to the aforenamed Alien Symonsz, or the 

lawful hearer hereof, in or bel month of July [662 next 

ensuin :^ r thereto his person and estate, without exception 

subjei i" the control of all courts and judges. In witness whereof 
this i b) him in Beverwyck in New Xetherland on the date 

written. 

This mark Mil was made by N 
1 [endricxsz 
aforesaid 

1 • 
5 liipsen I an Dam J 

D. V. Schelluyi Pub. 

1661 



Bond of Barent Gerritsen to Douwe Jillissen Fonda 
1 22 1 ( >n this day. tin- est of October i cut Gerritsz 

he is well and truly indebted to Douwe 
dwelling with Jan Tyssz in the colony of Ri swyck, b) set 

their accounts, in the sum of thirt) three whole I" 
reckoned at eight guilders apia h said thirty three beavers 



in Westphalia court 

1 Till his ■ 
; 1 1 5ee / 'an Rna , 14. The 

spelling in' his name was or Ror; Reur being the Dutch 

equivalent in sound. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o-l6y6 I25 

or the value thereof at the option of Douwe Jillisz he, [latent 
Gerritsz, promises honestly to pa) to said Douwe Jillisz, or his 
order, in the month of August A". 1662 next coming, binding 
thereto his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the 
control of all courts and judges. In good faith this is signed by 
Barent Gerritsz in the colony of Rensselaerswyck on the date above 
written. 

This mark X is made by Barent 
Gerritsz, abovenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Contract of sale of a house in the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
from Barent Gerritsen to Cornelis Cornelissen van Sterrenvelt 

[23] On this day, the 4th of October 1661. appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Barent Gerritsz of the first part and Cor- 
nelis Cornelisz van Starrevelt of the second part who acknowl- 
edged, the aforesaid Barent Gerrirsz that he had sold and he, 
Cornelis Cornelisz van Starrevelt, that he had bought of him a 
certain, the seller's, house and fence known to the buyer and stand- 
ing and lying in the Greyne Bos in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 
next to the house in which Jan Oothout dwells, with all that ; s fast 
by nail or earth and such dominant and servient estates as the 
seller has hitherto possessed in the same, said house and fence 
being sold free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon 
or issuing out of the same, save the right of the patroon of this 
aforesaid colony and the ownership of the ground; for the pur- 
chase of which aforesaid house and fence said Cornelis Cornelisz 
van Starrevelt promises to pay the number of ten hundred good, 
merchantable boards, in three payments: one just third part thereof 
promptly [24] on or before the 10th of November next, the second 
payment or the second third part in the month of May [662; and 
the last payment in the month of October following, promptly each 
time; said house and fence to lie delivered to the buyer immi 
atelv, but the seller may remove from the house two brew kettles 
which are stationary and the brewing vats. The buyer shall remain 
bound for the purchase money until the same shall be fully paid, 
for which he binds his person and estate, nothing excepted, sub- 
ject to all courts and judges. Thus done and delivered in the 



|j6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Greyne Bos in the aforesaid colony in presence of Cornelis van 
Nes and Jan Oethout, as witnesses hereto called 

This mark X was made b) BAREN1 
I .1 rrxtsz, aforenamed 

COERNELIS COERNELISSEN UAN Sl'I'.K- 
Rl \ (JELT 

nelis van Nes 
J mm Jansen Oothoet 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'lib. 
l66l 

Contract of sale of land on Manhattan island from Symon Jansen 
Turck to Albert Andriessen Bratt 
[25] On this day. the ~ 1 1 1 of October [661, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hi 
after named witnesses Symon Turck 3 of the first pari and Albert 
Andriessz ol the second part, who pledged, Symon Turck 

that he hail sold and Alberl Andriesz that he had bought of him. the 
quantity ol twenty five morgens of land and molenkil (mill cr 

'in Manhatans island on the East river, where Pietei Cor 
nelis/. deceased, late father in law of -aid Symon Turck, was 
--lain.- and the buildings Standing now upon the same, together 
with such dominant and servient estates and rights as said S 
Turck in his capacity as en heir and attorney for the other CO heirs 
of said I'ieter Cornelisz, decea ed, has received said land and 
creek, in accordance with the agreement mid. on the [8th of 
September [658 between said buyer ami the seller among others 
ne, -aid land and creek being sold t" the buyer 
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing 
out of the same, excepting the lord's right. For the purchase of 
said land and Meek the buyer promises to pay the quantity of 
ei hundred and fifty good boards, to be delivered here in the 
colon) on the river bank in the spring of 1662. The buyer may 
1 ed el 1 1 issi ion of and use said land and creek and the 
same shall be lawfully made over and conveyed to him, and tin- 
patent delivered to him, when the p hall have been made. 



lied S\ mi n Jansen Hi 1 'an Rensselaer B 

I'. 413. "Turck' 1 n. a nickname and may mean that he hail been 

''. I 
van Vaes, who i 

ai are. Min r Cornelissen, see Van Reus- 

p. 8 1 1 . 



NOTARIAL TAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 I2J 

For the fulfilment and performance of which [26] the respective 
parties mutually bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. 
Thus .done and delivered in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in 
presence of Jacob Jansz Plodder and Adriaen Appel, as witnesses 
hereto called. 

Symon Jansen Turck 
Albert Andriessi n 
Jacob Jansen Floddcr 
. I : Appel 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

166 1 

Power of attorney from Ariaen Symensen to Jan Verbeeck 

On this day, the 8th of October 1661, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses Adriaen Symonsz, trader here, who declared that 
by these presents he constituted and appointed Jan Verbeeck his 
special attorney to demand, collect and receive from sundry his 
debtors such sums in beavers and seawan as are due to him accord- 
ing to obligations and accounts thereof, a list of which is placed in 
the hands [27] of the attorney; for receipts acquittance to grant, 
the delinquent debtors to compel to pay by means of legal proceed- 
ings, to that end all legal steps to observe unto judgment and final 
execution thereof, but with power to compound, arrange and settle 
and likewise with power to substitute one or more persons in his 
place with the same or limited powers, and furthermore all things 
to do, perform, or transact which may be needful and to him may 
seem advisable, the principal promising at all time to hold as valid 
whatever may be done and performed in this matter by said attor- 
ney or his substitute, without any contradiction, provided that the 
attorney be holden when required to make a proper return of said 
transactions and receipts. Done and delivered in Beverwyck in 
New Netherland. in presence of Mr Phillip Pietersz Schuyler and 
Jan Cornelisz van [der] Heyde, as witness hereto called. 

Aryan a Symese 1 
Philip Pie terse 
Jan Cornelisz vander Heyden 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 



1 Thus in the original. Cf. his signature on page 42. 



EARI/V VLBANY 

[ 28J List o Mnts of Arien Sym< 

entrusted to me, the undersigned, Jan Verbei be collected 

rding to the foregoing power of attorney: 

An >n of Jan Cornelisz Vyselaer, master mason, for 

the sum of lilders in seawan, to be paid in beavers, at 

sixteen guilders the beaver, dated of ^ugusl i f 

A compromise and judgment against Jacobus de Looper, 

the -inn ■ <\cc 

An obligation of .Marten Hendricxsz Beeckman, dated the 3d of 

. for the sum of 98 guilde d in seawan. 

An in of Luycas Pieters2 ans, dated the 8 

61, for the sum of 110 guilders, to he paid in boards at 
ivers ap 1 

Obligation of Lucas Pietersen Cooymans to Ariaen Symensen 

[29J On this day, the 8th of October [661, appeared 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, I. uveas Pietersz (. ■ . dwelling in Be\ 

vvyck in New Netherland, and acknowledged that he, the a 

well and truly indebted to \driaen Symonsz, trader here, in 
the sum of one hundred and ten guilders, growing out of mer- 
chandise delivered and to his content received, which said sum of 
! and ten guilder 1 pa) to 

I Arien Symonsz or to his order in good, merchantable hoards 
livers apiece, to I where the skippers can 1 

veniently take th d on or lay 

j next, binding thereto his person and estate, nothin 'ted, 

subj irisdiction of all co Thus done and 

tiled in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in preseni 
Jan Verbeeck and Jan an der Heyde, a- witnesses 

lied. 

Lui 

Jan I 

Jan Cornelisz rainier Heyden 

l>. \ ■>/. Pub. 

1661 

Depositions of Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer ' and Frans Jansen 
respecting the delivery of a horse 

1 30 1 On this day, the 17th 

Adriaensz, declare- that this 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _'. [660- I2Q. 

a fortnight ago he was present when Cornells Cornelisz Starrevelt 
delivered to the requirer [Pieter Adriaensz] a mare and then said 
to Mens Hoogeboom : " Now you may deliver the young horse or 
colt also." To which the requirer answered : " Between the two 
three or four days make no difference." [He also declares that] he 
heard nothing more and [that] if need be he is ready to confirm 
the above by oath if required. Done in Beverwyck on the date 
above written. 

This mark X was made by Jan 
Cornelisz Vyselaer, aforenamed 

Frans Jansen confirms the above declaration and says further 
that he heard Pieter Adriaensz say to Cornells Starrevelt and Meus 
Hoogeboom that the young horse or colt ran at their risk until they 
delivered it, but does not know whether Jan Cornelisz Vyselaer 
heard this or not; furthermore he is ready to confirm this by oath 
if required. 

Frans Jansen 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Bond of Leendert Philipsen to pay for Ariaen Symensen to 
Johannes Withart fifteen beavers and to Jan Hendricksen van 
Bael six beavers with mutual release of all demands 
[173] On this day. the 24th of October 1661, Leendert Phillipsz, 
master tailor here, acknowledges that by a settlement made on this 
day with Arien Symonsz in regard to what he owed him to date for 
merchandise received, he is well and truly indebted to said Alien 
Symonsz by balance of accounts in the sum of twenty-one 
whole beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece; which said sum of 
twenty-one beavers he, Arien Symonsz, asks him and he, Leendert 
Phillipsz, promises to pay next trading season. A 1662, to wit, to 
Johannes Withart, or to his order, a quantity of fifteen of said 
beavers, and to Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, on his order, the remain- 
ing six beavers, respectively, punctually on the appointed day, pro- 
vided that Arien Symonsz grant him a discount of one beaver, 
more or less, as shall appear by settlement between him and Van 
Bael ; and in case contrary to expectation Leendert Phillipsz fail 
to pay said sum (for which he nevertheless binds himself) then 
5 



130 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

shall sai<l beavers be paid to Withart and Van Bael by Arien 
Symonsz, without expense or loss. Therefore then, neither party 
has any further claim whatsoever against the other, that is, neither 
Arien Symonsz against Leendert Phillipsz nor Leendert Phillipsz 
against Arien Symonsz, for which they bind their respective [174] 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
1 'one in Beverwyck in New Netherland, on the date ; 
written, in presence of Folckert Jansz and Jan Jansz Bleycker as 
witnesses hereto called. 

Leendert Pylui 
Aryan Symi 
Volckart Jansz 
Jan Jansz Blycker 

In my presence, 

1). V. St helluyne, Not. Pub. 
1661 

Bond of Ariaen Symensen to Volckert Jansen and Jan Thomassen 
< »ii thi- day. the _'4th of ' *ctober [661, Arien Symonsz acknowl- 
that by a settlement had with Fol< and Jan 

Thomasz he is well and truly indebted to said Folckert Jansz and 
Ian Thomasz in 1I1 guilders in good strung seawan, 

promising to pay the same within the til nth from this 

date punctual! 1 for binding his person and estate, nothing 

excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck in 
X : Netherland on the date above written, in presenci 1 endert 

Phillipse and Jan Jansz Bleycker, as witnesses h< ;led. 

Aryan Symi 
Leendert Phyles 
Jan Jansz Blycker 

I). \ 

1 66 1 

Receipt of Ariaen Symensen for beavers paid by Dirckje Har- 

mensen 

[175 1 Arien Symonsz acknowledges that he has received of 
Dirckie Harmensz four wh in part payment of an 

gation ive beai 1 ■ ei about a montl 



' Tin: al. Cf. his signature to the I 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 ^1 

which obligation is in the care of Jan van Hoesen, and which pay- 
ment shall therefore be credited to her on account of said obli- 
gation. Done in Beverwyck in X : Xetherland the 25th of October 
1661. 

Aryan Svmense 

(Jan Verbeeck 
as witnesses J , , 7 

I Leendert Phyles 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pllh. 

166 1 



Bond of Leendert Philipsen with release of all demands from 
Ariaen Symensen 
Leendert Phillipsz undertakes and promises to pay on account 
of Arien Symonsz to Air Isaacq de Haen the sum of four good 
whole beavers and also to Alien Symonsz three and a half beavers, 
the whole growing out of the sale and delivery to me of a silver 
beaker; which said sum, together with a bond of fifteen beavers 
to the behoof of Johannes Withart and six beavers to the bi 
of Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, being paid by Leendert Phillipsz he, 
Arien Symonsz, hereby promises as well in the matter of said bond 
(dated the 24th of this month) as with respect to said silver beaker 
and whatever to this date has in any manner been outstanding 
between them to release him, Leendert Phillipsz, from all demands 
and claims, hereby in the manner and under the reservations as 
before discharging him from all obligations. Done in Beverwyck 
the 25th of October [661, in X: Xetherland. 

Leendert Piiyi.es 
Aryan Symense 
Jan I 'erbeeck 
1 1 'Man Brouwer 

Lease from Hendrick Roer to Johannes Clute of a house, lot and 
garden in Rensselaerswyck 

[176] l On this day, the 26th of ' October 1661, Hendrick Renr 
has let and Johannes Knoet - has hired of him the lessor's house, 
lot and garden heretofore occupied by Anthony Jansz, standing 
and lying in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, known to the lessee, 



1 The reverse of page 175, formerly numbered 188, is blank. 

2 Thus in the original. 



132 lRLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

for the term of two following year.-, beginning on the 8th of 
November next, for the sum of three hundred guilders in 
strung seawan to he paid punctually each year. It is further stipu- 
lated that the lessor shall deliver the said house, lot and garden to 
the lessee in good condition, window, roof and floor tight, likewise 
the fence of the garden in good repair, on condition that the lessee 
! to deliver the same up again at the end of the lease 
in like condition. Furthermore, the lessee shall have the right dur- 
ing thi ome one else use said house, lot and garden, 

, be responsible for the rent of the 
Finally, in case an) repairs on the house be required oi 
anything be made during the lease, the same shall be dune with the 
knowledge of the lessor, who shall hear half the expense thereof. 
For the faithful performance of which the parties hereto mutually 
I177J hind then respective persons and estates, nothing exa 
subject to all me in the colony of Reus 

d as abi 

Hendrick Roer 

, , T0IIA.\X>Z 

This mark 1 1 was made b) ft 
J (11 

D. V. SCHELl 

l66l 

Johannes Clute sublets the house mentioned above to Jan 

Mangelsen 
By virtue of tin- foregoing contract Jan Knoet leases the ab 

mentioned house and lot and Jan Mangelsz hires the same of him, 
for which Jan Mangelsz shall pay to Jan Knoet the aforesaid stipu- 
lated rent, every quarti a jusl fourth part, punctually each 
time, and in addition within the term of said lease five beavers or 
the value thereof; for the faithful ance of whicl 

the above lease the parties hereto mutuall) bind 

I ates, nothing excepted, to the authority 
of all courts and judges. Don- colon) of Rensselaerswyck, 

on the date aho\ e writl 

1 1 lHANNSZ 1 I 

; SZ 1 

In my p 

1). \ Pub. 

1661 

1 He married a daughter of Pietei emackelyck, by whom 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1 66o— I ' >■ Ji > 133 

Bill of sale of a sloop from Dirck Jansen Smith to Ariaert 

Symensen 
[178] On this day. the 71I1 of November 1661, appeared befi re 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Dirck Janssz Smith of the first part, and Adrian 
Symonsz of the second part, acknowledging, the aforesaid Dirck 
Janssz Smith, that he had sold, and he, Adriaen Symonsz, that he 
had of him bought, a certain, the seller's, sloop or yacht named the 
Swarte Arent [Black Eagle), lying at anchor here, with sail, rig- 
ging, anchor, cables, ship's and cook's furniture, etc.. which the 
buyer has seen; which said yacht in condition as above shall be 
delivered and transferred to the buyer on the first of next month, 
in the roadstead before the city of Amsterdam in Xew Nether- 
land, on payment therefor which shall be made in manner fol- 
lowing: the buyer promises to pay to the seller on the delivery 
of said yacht thirteen hundred guilders in good strung sea- 
wan and in the month of May 1662 twelve hundred guilders in 
seawan as before, provided that Dirck Smith on his part make a 
proper conveyance of the yacht and its appurtenances to the buyer 
on the payment of the first instalment as above and Arien Symonsz 
on his part furnish a sufficient surety for the remainder of the 
purchase money at the Manhatans whenever the yacht shall have 
arrived there, but at the first opportunity [179] the seller and the 
buyer shall sail with said yacht to the Manhatans and the buyer 
shall enjoy and have for his benefit the receipts for passengers and 
lading. For the performance and fulfilment of all that is herein- 
before written the parties on both sides, each with regard to his 
own obligations, bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to all courts and judges. Thus dime and executed in 



he had several children who are entered in the records of the Reformed 
Dutch churches of Albany ami New York under the name of Roll, variously 
spelled Rol, Rail, Ral. and Raal. .March 4, 1681/2, Tan Mangelsen received 
from the Indians a gift of land at Canastagione, now Niskayuna, for which 
he sought to obtain a patent in 1703. He died before September 4, 1705, 
when his son Mangel Jansen Roll and wife Antie sold to Ryer Schermer- 
hoorn three morgens of land at Niskayuna which Jan Mangelsen had 
obtained from Claes Jansen van Bockhoven under a contract of sale of 
January 14, 1672/3, together with certain rights in land to the rear thereof 
which said Claes Jansen purchased from the Indians on March 4, 1681/2, and 
in which Jan Mangelsen had a share. On April 2, 1713, the heirs of Jan 
Mangelsen presented to the governor and council a petition for a patent for 
the land at Niskayuna, but apparently no action was taken. See Early 
Records of Albany. 1:379; Deeds, 3:140-41; 5:67; Notarial Papers, 2:104; 
Land Papers, 5:138; Council Minnies. 11:1711; .mil History of the Schenec- 
tady Patent, p. 128, 138. 



134 1 \K\-\ RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Beaverwyck in X: Netherland, in presence of Jacob Tyssz van der 
Heyde and Gerril Visbeeck, as witnesses hereto called. 

Aryan Symj 
Derck Yansen Smyt 
Theysen ran </<•)• Heyden 
Gerret Visbeeck 1). V. Schelluyne, A 

1 66 1 

Bond of Dirck Jansen Smith to Anthony Jansen 
1 180] On this day, the 7th of November [661, Dirck Janssz 
Smith acknowledges that he has undertaken and he hereby promises 
to pay to Anthony Jans/, conn messenger of the colon) of Rens 

selaersvvyck, fift) skipples of g 1 wheat in consideration of one 

hundred oak boards received from Jacob Jan--/ Flodder, and that 
in the spring of 1 ' >■ >_'. the sooner the better, therefore binding his 
person and estate, nothing e cepted, to the authority of all courts 
and judges. Done in Beverwyck, the 7th ><i November 

Derck Yansen Smit 

heysen van der Heyden ~\ 
., ..." , -as w itnessi 

Gerret l isbeeck 

In my presence, 

I >. V. S< II II I r\ NE, Not. i 

1 66 1 

Settlement of accounts between Jacob Theysen van der Heyden, 
attorney for Symon Jansn Romeyn, and Ariaen Symensen 

On this day. the 7th of Novembet [661, Jacob Tyssz van der 
Heyde, as attorney for Symon Jan-/ Romeyn, according to power 

the 20th of September 1661, and \rien Syi 
have enme in an agreement in respect to what he, \nm Sym 
owes t" Symon Jan-/, to wit, thirty-two beavers and six guilders 
1 181 1 in beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, as follows: 
Symon [ansz Romeyn shall receive from the hand- of Mi (invert 
■ Is in paymenl of the aforesaid beavers, counting 
fourteen boards to iver, or other peltries at 1 price, 

at righl her© 

\m w Symi 

Jacob ["hi ysen van der 1 1 
Derck Yansen Smit"] 
et I isbeeck 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1 35 

Inventory of appurtenances of the sloop Eendracht 

[182] With the knowledge and consent of the Honorable 
Commys La Montagne and the Honorable Abraham Staets and 
Phillip Pietersz Schuyler, magistrates of Fort Orange and Bever 
wyck, at the request of Jacob Jansz Flodder, an inventory and list 
was made of what was found on the sloop named the Eendracht 
(Union), together with the cables and anchors by which said sloop 
lies in the roadstead here, as also the boat and oars belonging 
thereto, as follows : 

First, a cable and horse line with two anchors by which the sloop 
now lies at anchor 

A cable and a half cable in the hold 

A piece of horse line 

A cask of tar, full 

A small cask of hammer scales 

Two tackle blocks bound with iron 

A mizzen and a foresail, a fore-topsail, a jib and a small sail for 
the boat 

An hour-glass ; a compass 

The boat with two oars 

Two oars for the sloop 

An iron pot 

A gridiron 

Two wooden bowls 

The sloop with her standing rigging 

Bill of sale of a horse from Arent van Curler to Sixt van der 

Stichel 

[183 1 ] On this day, the 8th of November 1661. Mr Arent van 
Curlar sells and Mr Sucx van der Stichel buys a sorrel gelding 
seen by the buyer to his satisfaction ; also a saddle and bridle : which 
said horse, saddle and bridle shall be delivered to the buyer at the 
first opportunity, and the buyer Sucx van der Stichel promises to 
pay to said Mr Curlar or his order next spring A" 1662, for said 
horse one hundred and forty skipples of rye. and for the saddle 
and bridle eighty guilders in good strung seawan. For the faithful 
performance of which, the parties hereto mutually bind their 



1 The reverse of page i8->. which was originally numbered 196, is blank. 



I36 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

pective persons and nothing I, subject to the 

authority of all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, dated as 
. e . 

A. V. Cur 

Sixt Vander Sticiiel 1 
Jan Nock 
J. Dehin 

Bill of sale of the sloop Eendracht from Jacob Jansen Flodder 
to Lucas Andriessen and Jan Joosten 
[184I On this day. the 9th of November 1661, the Messrs Jere- 
mias van Rensselaer, din of the colon} <>\ Ren: vck 

and Phillip Pietersz Schuyler, magistrate of ] . in the 

name and at the request of Jacob Jansz Flodder (he being pi 

aid 1. uveas Andriessz and Jan Jo them have 

bought, the sloop of said lacoh Flodder, named the Eendracht 
I I nion), at present hint; at anchor here, with all that belongs 
. anchor and running and standing riggiri ding 

ir which 
pay to .Mr Rensselaer aforenamed of twenty-eight hundred 

guilders in mom ter named, in thn ts, to wit: a 

just tin;. ithin the time of -i\ weeks from tl ;' in 

seawan, amounting to nine hundred and thirty-three 
guilders, six >ti\er> and five and one-third pence; the second pay- 
menl in tin same currency and amount in the month of April h- 
and the third payment in ,'hole beavers reckoned at twenty 

guilders seawan apiece in tin- month of July [663; for the sat 

payment of which -aid sums mi tli of 

payment Mr Daniel van Donck and Mr Folckert Ja er them- 

selves as sureties, in order that if nerd he the amount may be 
recovered from them without expense or 'a id sloop 

is hereby turned over to the buyers free and unincumbered, to be 
used from now on on all stream- and rivers and to he disposed of 
by them [185] as thee might dispose of their own property, -aid 
Flodder releasing the bu; om all future demands on his part 

with regard to For thi performance and fufili 

all that 1 hereinb fore written parties on both sides, each as fa' 



Vmsterdam. lie 
ed with others in itive Minutes of the 

in Minutes ^rphanmasters < Imsterdam, 

149; and ' sterdam, \ 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1 37 

he is concerned, bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, on 
the date above written. 

Jacob Jan sex Plodder 
Jeremias van Rensselaer 
Philip Pietersi Schuyler 
This mark X was made by 

Lucas Andriessz, aforenamed 
Tax Joosten 
Daxiel vax Doxck 

Vl IL< KART JANSZ 

Jan Comelisz: vander Heyden 1 

, , „ yas witne 

J urc Jam 1 unsen 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluvxe. Not. Pub. 
1661 

Bond of Juriaen Teunissen to Jan Harmensen 

[186] On this day, the "th of December 1661, Jurriaen 
Theunisz, master glazier, acknowledged that he was well and truly 
indebted to Jan Harmensz, baker, in the sum of ninety-two good, 
whole beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece, growing out of the 
sale and delivery of two pipes of brandy, one containing sixty-one 
viertels 1 and the other fifty-five viertels, amounting together to 
twenty-three ankers, each anker being valued at four beavers ; 
which said ninety-two beavers he, Jurriaen Theunisz, promises to 
pay the latter part of the month of June A . 1662, punctually, bind- 
ing therefor his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the 
jurisdiction of all courts and judges. Done in the village of Bever- 
wyck, on the date above written. 

JureJen Tunsen 

.... __ J Adriaen ran Ilpendam, testis 

( This mark X was made by Jan Euertss schoenmaker 

D. V. Schelluyne, Xot. Pub. 
1661 



1 One z-icrtcl= 1.956 gallons. 



[38 EARLY RECORDS OK ALBANY 

Contract whereby Maria Goossens binds her son Jan Stevensen 
to serve Cornelis Theunissen Hoogeboom in making tiles 

[187] On this day, the tStb of December 1661, G rnelis The- 
unisz has engaged and Maria Goossens has bound to 

him her son named Jan Stevensz, aged about twelve years, to si 
said Hoogeboom faithfully in the work of tile making and what 
appertains therein, the next two summers, a the season is 

suitable for work, commencing with the year (662; for which 

e he, Hoogel m, promises to pa) to her each summer eleven 

good, whole beavers and a hundred guilders in good seawan, the 
hall thereof for the firs! year or summer when said Jan 
shall have served tt'ii weeks, to wit, five and a half beavers and fifty 
guilders in seawan, and the remaining 5 beavers and 50 gl. in 
seawan when the work of tile making for the first summer is done; 
in like manner also he is to pa) for the second summer A". [I 63, 
each time punctually. These subsi ribed b) the contracting parties 
in guud faith in the colon) of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

This mark VII was made by CORNELIS 

mm-,/ I him, 1 BOOM, aforenamed 
This mark X was made by Mary 

1 , ■ aforenami 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelli ' Pub 

1661 

Will of Gerard Swart and his wife Anthonia van Ryswyck 

fi88| In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men by 
this ,ii-i da) of December [661, about 11 
o'clock in the forenoon, before me. Dirck van Schelluyne, notary 
public, and before the afternamed witnesses, personal!) 
Mr Gerard Swan, sheriff of the colon) of Rensselaerswyck, and 
Madam Anthonia van Ryswyck, married persons, to me. the no 

!i. both being ound in body, walking and -landing, and using 

and being in full possession ni theii emory and 

understanding, and considering the shortness and frailly of human 

life and the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the hour 

eof, and wishing therefore in anticipaton of thi while 

• id 1 iiid grants them opportunity 1 to dispose of their property 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o-l6(j6 I39 

to be left behind, they, the testators, declare that without any 
inducement, persuasion or deception of any person they have 
ordained and concluded these presents, their last will and testament, 
in manner following: First of all, commending their immortal souls 
whenever they shall be separated from their bodies to the gracious 
and merciful hands of God, their Maker [189] and Redeemer, and 
their bodies to a Christian burial, revoking, annulling and canceling 
all other testamentary dispositions which they either jointly or 
severally may have heretofore made and executed, and holding 
the same as null and of no validity, and making a new dis- 
position, they, the testators, inasmuch as they have no child or chil- 
dren procreated of them now living, have nominated and instituted, 
as by these presents they do reciprocally and mutually nominate and 
institute the survivor of them both as their sole and universal heir 
to all the property, personal and real, claims and credits, gold and 
silver coined and uncoined, also clothing, linen and woolen, house- 
hold furniture and whatever else the first deceased of them both 
shall leave behind on his or her death, whether in this country 
or in the Fatherland, therewith to do as with his or her own prop- 
erty, without opposition or contradiction of anyone; provided that 
the survivor be holden, for the nearest blood relation of the first 
deceased of them both, to select a token of remembrance, at the 
pleasure and discretion of the survivor, without constraint or impor- 
tunity. All which aforesaid conditions, these testators declare to 
be their mutual and reciprocal will and testament; wishing and 
desiring that after the death of the first of them both the same may 
have full force and effect, whether as a will, codicil, gift, donation 
in anticipation of death, or otherwise as the same may best be 
secured; desiring that [190] the utmost allowance may be made 
wherever the forms demanded by law have not been full}- observed 
herein; and one or more copies hereof to be made and delivered, 
by me, the notary, in proper form, to be used as may be necessary. 
All thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswvck in 
New Netherland, at the dwelling house of the testators, in presence 
of Jan I.abatie and Jan Dareth, as witnesses thereto called. 

G: Swartt 

AXTHOXIA VAX RYSWYCK 

Jan Labatic 
Jan Dareth 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'llh. 

1 66 1 



I40 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Agreement between Theunis Dircksen van. Vechten and Jacob 
Theunissen Quick about the exchange of a stallion for a cow 

[191] On this day, the 71I1 of January (662, appeared 1" 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Theunis Dircxsz, 1 husbandman, of the first 
part, and Jacob Theunisz Quick.- of the second part, who acknowl- 
edged that they had contracted and agreed with each other re 
ing the exchange of stallion thai nexl May will be three 
for a cow, the delivery to be made on the execution 1 pres- 

ents, provided that Jacob Theunisz shall be holden, and by these 
nts he promises, in the latter part of the month 1 next 

to pay to Theunis D n hi ordet ti whole beavers ; and 

Theunise Dircxsz promises to geld the said stallion al the p 
time at the risk of said Jacob Theunissz. For the faithful perform- 
the partii mutually bind their respective per- 

pecially said horse, nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts and judgi 

Thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, in the 
of Arent Isacxsz and Harmen Tomase, master shoemaker, 
as witnesses hen 1 ailed. 

This mark X was made- by Theunis 

renamed 
This mark X was set by Jacob 
Theun k, aforenamed 



Arent Isaackx van H 
Harmon Thomanse 



1 >. \ Vot. Pub. 

1662 



Contract of sale of a house, lot and garden from Juriaen Teunis- 
sen to Anthony Jansen 

[192] On this day. the 14th of January Hid.', appeared b< 

Mick van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 

, glazier, of the first pan. and Anthony 

Jansz, court 11 1 of the colon} of Rensselaerswyck, of the 

other part; ai Iging said Jurriaen Theunis/ thai he had 

ind Anthony Jansz that he had bought of him a certain, the 

seller'--, house, lo and garden with all that therein is fast l>\ n 

with such servient and dominan is the 



hlen. 
n his mark, li< 
■ : I I in am > r lii-i 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, [660-H I4I 

seller has possessed therein to this dale; such as said house, lot and 
garden are built, fenced and impaled, standing and lying in the 
village of Beverwyck, hounded north and east by the streets, south 
by the kill and west by Jochem Wessels the baker; 1 said house, lot 
and garden being sold and delivered to the buyer free and unincum- 
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, sav- 
ing the lord's right; for which house, lot and garden [193] the 
buyer, Anthony Jansz, promises to pay the sum of two hundred 
and seventy merchantable beavers, trader's goods, reckoned at 
guilders apiece, in three instalments, to wit: one hundred beavers in 
the month of September next; the second payment in September 
1663, a like sum; and the third payment of seventy beavers in the 
month of September 1664, every time punctually, and with the pa\ 
ment of the first instalment, the buyer shall come into possession 
and use of said house, lot and garden. Therefore, M r Joan Verbeeck 
and Andries Herbertsz (likewise here present) hereby promise 
[to pay] and jointly and severally become sureties as principals for 
the payment of the first instalment of one hundred beavers afore- 
said; said house, lot and garden remining bound until such time as 
the remainder of the purchase money is fully paid; [194] and the 
seller is holden on payment of the last instalment to deliver a 
proper and valid conveyance for said house, lot and garden together 
with the patent; finally the purchaser also promises to pay or 
deliver, over and above the stipulated purchase money, in the month 
of March A". 1663, two sows that are with pigs. For the faithful 
performance of what is above written, the parties hereto mutually 
bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in 
Xew Xetherland, in presence of Barent IWyndertsz, master shoe- 
maker, and Cornelis Cornelisz Boer, master cabinetmaker, as wit- 
nesses hereto called. 

Jure Jan Tunsen 

Anthony Jansen 

Jan Verbeeck 

Axdris Herberts 



Barent Meyndersz 

Cornells Cornelissen, as witness 



D. V. Si in lluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



1 This lot was on the south side of State street, east of Broadway. J. P. 
July 15, 1668, Goosen Gerritsen and Jan Koster van Aecken, as attorneys 
for Anthony Jansen, sold this house, lot and garden to Jan Mendricksen 
Bruyns; see Early Records of Albany, 1:442. 



14- Ei RE I I] ALBANY 

[Beneath the contract is written the following receipt:] 
On tin.- Oth September 1662, Anthony Jansz paid u> Jurriaen 
Theunisz the first instalment <>n the aforesaid house, lot and garden, 
being the sum of one hundred good, whole beaver skins. 

JureJan I 1 -..-i:.\- 
Iti my presence, 

I ). Y. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'llb. 

1662 

Contract of sale of a farm at Catskill from Jan Andriessen to- 

Johannes Clute 
[195] On this day. the 9th of Januar) n>'>_>. appi 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Andriessz, 1 from Dublingh in Ireland, dwelling in 
Catskil, of the first part, and Jan Cloet from Neurenburch, of 

md part; acknowledging the said Jan Andriessz that he had 
sold and he, Jan Cloet, that he had purchased of him a certain, the 
seller's, farm, consisting of arable and woodlands, together with 
house, barn, rick, and whatever i> thereon fast by earth and nail. 
I the land also in fence: with Mich servient and dominant estates 
and rights as the seller has hitherto possessed in the same, accord- 
in the patent thereof dated the 25th of October 1663, which on 
the da) of delivery shall be handed over to the buyer; just as said 
farm stands and lies in Catskil aforesaid, mi the south side i>f said 
kill, containing altogether twenty-two morgens. Said farm 1- sold 
and shall be delivered to the buyer free and unincumbered, withoul 
any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's 
right; for which -aid farm the buyer. Jan Cloet, prom pay 

the quantity of four hundred skipples of g 1 winter wheat and a 

ling named Ante, in manner following: the first instalment of 
one hundred skipples of wheal in the month of December [663 s 
and -iid horse the next spring: the second [196] instalment of one 
hundred skipples of wheat in December [664; the third instalment 

like quantity in December [665 ; and the last instalment as abo 
in I 1 66 id farm on the last payment shall he made over 

in the buyer together with thi 1 and lawful convi 

ance, hut the Inner shall enter upon the farm in the fall of 16 
led down with thirty-two skipples of winter wheat, at the 



1 John Andrews? 

[hi other dates are chani 
time with tl or " 1664," 1J 1'r 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 I43 

expense of the seller, for the behoof of the buyer ; and the 
seller also remains holden to deliver to the buyer two wagons 
and two ploughs, and six sows of a year old. For the full perform- 
ance of the above contract, the parties hereto mutually bind their 
respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges. Thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaers- 
wyck in New Netherland, in the presence of Jacob Tyssz van der 
Ileyde and Arent Cornelise Vele, as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made by Jan An- 
driesz aforenamed 

Johannsz Clute 

Jacob Theysen van der Heyden 
Arnout Cornelissen Vele 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Contract whereby Gabriel Thompson binds himself to serve 
Thomas Powell in bread-baking 

[197] This day, the 25th of January 1662, Thomas Paul acknowl- 
edges that he has engaged, and Gabriel Thomissz 1 that he has bound 
himself, for the term of two consecutive years commencing on the 
first of September last to serve him, Thomas Paul, in bread-making 
and what appertains thereto and whatever else there may be for 
him to do ; in consideration of which service said Thomas Taul 
promises to pay him every year, punctually each time, the quantity 
of twenty-two beavers reckoned at eight guilder- apiece, besides 
proper board and lodging, on condition that he, Gabriel Thomissz, 
faithfully perform his service and show proper respect and obedi- 
ence to his master, Thomas Paul, as a good and faithful servant 
ought to do. Done in the colony of Renselaerswyck, dated as above. 

Thomas Powell 

This mark -\- was set by ('. \i 

Thomissz, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V". Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



1 Gabriel Thompson Stridles, or Straddles. 



144 VLBANY 

Bond of Cornells Theunissen van Breuckelen to Carsten Claessen 

[198 1 On this day, the 14th nelis 

Theunissz van Breuckele acknowledges that he is well and truly 

indebted to ' master carpenter, in the quantity of 

good, whole beavers in good friend a by him 

to his - u received; which said ninet) good, whole beavers 

van Breuckele, promi id Carsten Claesz or his 

July next, punctually, without longer 

delay; therefor binding his person and estate, nothii ited, 

subject to all courts and judges. Done in the colon) of Rens- 

rswyck in X: Netherland, dated as above. 

ick' 
In my presence, 

I ). V. ScHELLtn • tary 

1662 

Contract of Arent Jansen and Claes Jansen to build a barn at 
Catskill for Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff 

[199] On this day, the 1 j 1 1 1 of February 1 lerl Gerbi 

Cruyff, of the first part, and Arenl and Claes Jan 

s, of the 1. have contracted with each 

er in the 1 following: Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff hires said 

[ they bind themseh :rve him Eldert Gerbertsz 

Cruyff in the construction of a barn at Katskil, from which the 

hirer shall deliver the materials; for which service said carpenters 

II both receive a skipple of wheat a day each b< tsonable 

ird during their service, which service shall commence when the 

carpenters shall have arrived al Catskil, or can reach there by 

the first open water; and said Eldert I < shall pay said wheat 

to them in the month of February d, merchantable winter 

wheat to be delivered here on the hank by the nse. 

• For the performance whereof the parties hereto mutually bind 



•Cornclis Anthonissen Schlick, 1 
v. p. 809. 

van Nykerck, who I in K tn- 

Jansen van ; >' might h 

214, wlurr the name of "Janse" is printed by mistake 
for " Jacobse." '1 he 

lume .-ind th s with the original manuscript, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-IO96 1 45 

their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subjecting 
the same to the authority of all courts and judges. 

Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

Ellert Gerbertsz Cri 

A re nt Jan -1 

Claes Jansz 

Andries Herberts I 

, , , t-as \\ :',iu 

A: Apfrel 

In my presence 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not I'lth, 

1662 

Bond of Philip Hendricksen to Cornelis Segersen van Voorhout 

[200] On this day, the 6th of March 1662, Phillip Hendricxsz, 
brewer, acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to Cornelis 
Segersz van Voorhout in the sum of eighteen good, whole beavers 
reckoned at eight guilders apiece, a half cask of strong beer, and a 
half cask of small beer, growing out of the matter of the purchase 
and delivery of a gelding called young Block, by the purchaser, 
Phillip Hendricxsz, on the date hereof received to his content; 
which aforesaid eighteen beavers he promises to pay to said 
Cornelis Segersz, or his order, in the month of August next, punc- 
tually and without longer delay, and the beer next April. For the 
payment of said beavers and beer, Jacob Janssz Schermerhoorn 
offers himself as surety and principal, promising to satisfy the said 
debt, provided that he, Phillip Hendricxsz, promise at all times 
to indemnify and hold him Schermerhoorn harmless in respect to 
the matter aforesaid, to this end specially binding and mortgaging 
said horse, and also his mare called Col i Star), together with his 
person and estate generally, nothing excepted, subject to the 
authority of all courts and judges. Done in the colony of Rensse- 
laerswyck, dated as above. 

I'll. II' Henricksen 
Jacob Janskx Schermerhooven 
In my presence, 

D. Y. Schei m vtne, Secretary 
1662 

Lease of a house from Theunis Dircksen to Marcelis Jansen 

[201] On this day. the otli of March [662, Theunis Din 
acknowledges that he has let, and Marcelis Jansz that he has hired 



14'' EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of him, a certain, the lessor's, house, lot and garden, standing and 
lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded south by Claes van 
Rotterdam, north and east by the streets, known to the lessei 
the time of the two following years, to begin on the first of May 
next and to end on the las) day of April [664, for the sum of seven- 
teen good beavers a year, reckoned at eight guilders apiece; and 
it is further stipulated that the lessor shall be holden and he 
promises hereby at the beginning of the lease to deliver th< 

1 in proper repair, window, roof and floor tight, and the lol 
and garden as far as they extend fenced around to the uniform 
height of seven hoards; also in the rear | to make] a wide gate 
through which one can drive easily with horse and wagon, and 
in front on the other street a suitable .-mail gate; likewise, the 
cellar of the house properl) to wall up and | to make] a cellar door 
above within the house and a hogpen near the house. Finally, it is 
agreed that the lessee may make whatever he please in said house, 
lot and garden for hi- convenience, hut with the leave of the lessor, 
[202] who -hall make good the same to the lessee bj a reduction 
of the rent; likewise the lessee -hall be holden to deliver up the 
said house, lot and garden again at tin- end of the lease in : ■ 
repair, accidents happening from without excepted. For the full 
performance of what i- hereinbefore written the parties hereto 
mutually hind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judge-. Done anil date< 
alio- 1 

II11- mark' • w a- made b) Till' UNIS 
DlR( KSZ, aforenamed 
As witnesses Mai ri elys J.v\-i \ 

(;'.- Swartt 

Andris llcrl 

in my preseni e, 

1 ). \ SCHELLUYNE, Yd/. Pub, 

166-- 

Contract between Theunis Dircksen and Claes Jacobsen van 
Rotterdam for the repair of the house leased to Marcelis Jansen 

<>n the above dale Theunis Dircxsz let and ( laes facobsz van 

'lam 1 accepted the contract for the repair of the aforesaid 

house, roof and floor light, the cellar thereof to b( led with a 

ill. 11 dooi inside die house, together with fence and 
and hojjpen according in the foregoing lease (save die digginj 



! 



NOTARIAL TAPERS I AND 2, 1660-I696 14/ 

of the cellar, which shall be at the charge of the employer), for 
which the employer shall deliver the materials and the work shall 
be done by the contractor at his own expense in such way as to be 
done in the month [203] of April next at the latest. For which 
Theunis Dircxsz promises to pay him when the work is done, once 
for all, the sum of one hundred and twenty guilders in beavers, 
or in grain at beaver's value, the half in the month of May next, 
and the other half in the month of May [663. For the full per- 
formance of these the parties hereto mutually bind their respective 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to the authority 
of all courts and judges. Done as above. 

This mark X was made by Theunis 
Dircxsz 
As witnesses Claes Jacobse 

G: Szvartt 

Andris Herberts 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Plih. 

1662 

Lease of a mare from Volckert Jansen to Andries Herbertsen, 

On this day, the 18th of March 1662, Folckert Janssz acknowl- 
edges that he has let, and Andries Herbertsen that he has hired 
of him, a mare called Schccffco!, 1 for the time of the three following 
years from the 15th of September last; for the use of which said 
horse Andries Herbertssz promises to pay each year the quantity 
of twenty-four skipples of oats. It is further stipulated that the 
increase of said horse within said time [204] shall be divided 
equally between the parties hereto and in case said horse happens 
to die within the time of this lease, Andries Herbertsz promises 
to pay therefor the quantity of thirty good, whole beavers. For 
the full performance of these the parties hereto mutually bind 
their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to 
the authority of all courts and judges. All in good faith, done 
the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

You K art Jansz 
Andris Herberts 
In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'llh 
1662 



1 Literally : Wry, or crooked b 



I wS JtLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale of a house from Sander Leendertsen Glen to 

Jean Labatie 

the 24th of March [66 I >iivk 

van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed witnesses, 
Sander Leendertsz Glen, of the first part, and Jan Labatie [of the 
second part, acknowledging, Sander I eendertsz Glen that he had 
soldj and Jan Labatie that he had of him bought, a house and lot 
with all that thereon is fast bj earth and nail, and furthermore 
with such servient and dominani ghts as the seller 

has hitherto possessed in the same, just as said house and lot 

ml and lie in the village of Beverwyck, bounded on the south 
by the seller, mi the north side by the buyer, on the west side by 
the street [205! and on the easl side also b) the street, strand 
and river; the lot being eighteen wood feet and four inches broad 
in front on the street, and in the rear on the strand of the same 
breadth, and in length on the south side jj _ feci to a post which 
stands as a landmark.' Said hou e and lot arc -old and shall be 
delivered to the buyer free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same, excepting the lord's right; 
for which said hou-,- and lot the buyer promises to pa} the sura of 
rive hundred guilders in carpenter's work. etc.. at heaver's value, 
deducting as already paid what he has before earned, the remainder 
to Ik- paid at convenient times whenever the seller shall please to 
employ him. The buyer shall enter upon and use said house 
and lot from this time, and the seller shall lie holden when the labor 
itned and his stipulated work- i- compli tnd 

lot by a lawful conveyance to transfer to the buyer. For the full 
performance of these the [parties hereto mutually hind their 
tive persons and estates, nothing excepted, subjeel to all courts 
and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X: Nether 

1, in presence of Mr Gerard Swart, sheriff, and \.nthon) Jans/. 
of the colony of Ri 1 as witnes 

hereto called. 

Sani 

N I ,AD ' 

G: Swartt 
Anthony Jansen 



■This kit was . a little north "f the 1 

J. P. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-I696 I49 

Lease of a lot from Jeremias van Rensselaer as attorney for his 
brother Joan Baptist van Rensselaer to Claes Jansen van 
Bockhoven 

[206] On this day, the 21 st of March 1662, the Honorable 
Director Jeremias van Renselaer, in capacity as attorney for his 
hrother, Joan Baptist van Renselaer, has let and Claes jansz van 
Bochoven has hired the said Joan Baptist's lot lying next to the 
lot of said Bochoven, known to him, the lessee, for the time of four 
following years beginning on the first of May next, for the sum 
of ten guilders in beavers or beaver's value, punctually each year. 
It is further stipulated that the lessor shall deliver to the lessee 
sixty boards and nails to fence off the lot in front along the road 
and as far as they will reach at the expense of the lessee, who 
shall be holden the remainder to fence off and maintain in 
like manner with posts, slabs, or palisades, and the same to deliver 
up again tight and in proper repair at the end of the lease; the 
fence between the lessor and the lessee to be at their common 
expense, and the kill between them to remain in the ownership and 
use of the lessor. For the full performance of which the parties 
hereto mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswvck, dated as above. 

Jeremias van Rensselaer 
This mark X was made by Claes 
Janssz van Bochoven, afore- 
named 
In my presence, 

D. V. ScHELLUYNE, Not. I 

1662 

Bond of Leendert Philipsen to Johan de Deckere 

[207] On this day, the 23d of March 1662, appealed befor.-; 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witness, the worthy Leendert Phillipssz, dwelling in 
the village of Beverwyck, and acknowledged that he was well and 
truly indebted to Mr Johan de Deckere (who holds the right and 
claim of Arien Symonsz), in the sum of two hundred and sixty 
guilders, growing out of the purchase and delivery of certain 
goods received by him, from the hands of Arien Symonsz, now about 
a year ago for the payment of which sum Arien Symonsz executed 



150 REO IRDS "l ALBANY 

1 drafts "ii ilie appearer [Leendert Philipsz] which have not 
been satisfied; therefore he promises the aforesaid sum of two 
hundred and sixty guilders to pa) to Mr De Deckere or his order, 
in the month of June nexl punctually and without longer delay, 
in good, whole beaver skins reckoned at eight guildei 
therefor binding hi^ person and estate, real and personal, having 
and to come, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts 
and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N: Nether- 
land, in presence of Mr Francois Boon and ( iornelis van Schelluyne, 
as witnesses hereto called. 



Francoys Boon, as « i 
Cornells van Schelluyne 



dert Ph 



I ). V. Schelluyne, Not. Pah. 
1662 



Contract between Pieter van Couwenhoven and Jan Gerritsen 
van Marcken for the Jelivery of beer 

[208I On this day, the 6th of \.pril [662, Mr Pieter van Cou 
wenhoven, brewer at Amsterdam in X: Xetherland. of the first 
part, and Jan Gerritsz van Marcken, farmer of the excise' at Fort 
1 irange, of the second part, have contracted with each other in 
the manner following: Pieter van Couwenhoven herein- promises 

to ■-end up here to him, Jan Gerritsz, by the I Claes I 

and ! Hendricxsz, ever) trip or voyage, a last or at least 

a half last of strong beer, reckoned at thirteen barrels a last, prop- 
erly tilled; the same to be shipped at the risk and expense of said 
1 ierritsz, he being holden the empty casks to return again each 

p; for which said strong beer the said Jan Gerritssz 

promises to pa) thirty guilders good, strung seawan a barrel; the 
thirteenth barrel to be included in each last, tl say, Jan 

Gerritsz is not to pay for it. It i- further stipulated that said Jan 
Gerritsz shall be credited for the first half last until the settlement 

each other, but he shall be holden to pay thi 
lowing each time; and thi contracl shall run at the option of the 
. 1 ut the) shall be holden to give each cither previous notice 
and warning of two to three weeks. For the faithful perfon 
1 209 1 of which the parties hereto mutuall) bind their respective 



1 /»«/ tsen van Marcken was notary 

public and m.v idy. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _', 1660-1696 151 

persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and 
judges. All in good faith, done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 
dated as above. 

PlETER COUHOVEN 

I. G. van Marcken 

Stoffel Jans:: Abeel 
As witnesses.' This mark X was made by 
I Jurriaen Jansz van Groenwont 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'lth. 

1662 

Lease of a hcuse from Hendrick Gerritsen van der Meulen to 

Willem Brouwer 
On this day, the 7th of April 1662, Hendrick Gerritsz van der 

Meulen, master tailor, acknowledges that he has let, and Wilhem 
Brouwer, master shoemaker, that he has hired of him, a certain, 
the lessor's, house and lot, 5 standing and lying by the bridge over 
against the house and lot of Roeloff Swartwout in Beverwyck, 
to the lessee known, for the time of one year beginning on the 
first of May next, for the sum of one hundred guilders, to be 
paid with four good beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece 
and the remainder in good, strung seawan as it passes current, 
amounting to sixty-eight guilders ; which rent the lessee promises 
to pay in four instalments, every quarter year a just fourth part, 
viz, one beaver, and seventeen guilders in seawan, every time 
punctually and without longer delay, and without letting one 
quarter run into the next unpaid; on penalty that the lessee, failing 
of payment, at the pleasure of the lessor, shall be dispossessed and 
put out of the house, and notwithstanding be holden to pay the rent 
due: on [210] the further condition that the lessor shall build 
the porch or stoop in front of the house up to the bridge, before 
the beginning of the lease ; also to have the cellar properly repaired 
in the month of June next, and before next winter to cause the 
roof to be made tight; the lessee is holden at the close of this lease 
to deliver over the same in like condition as to repair as he received 
it. For the faithful performance of these, the parties hereto 
mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 



1 This house and lot was on the cast side of Broadway, just south of State 
street. T . P. 



15-' EARLS RECORDS OF ALBANY 

o ill courts and judges. Done in the colony of 
;elaerswyck, dated as abo 

111 Minn K ' iERS 
WlLLEM BROUWER 

G: Swar-tt 



As vvitnes 

Everdt A olden 



D. V. S< HELLUYNE, Not. .' 

1662 



Cornells Cornelissen van Sterrenvelt gives up his contract for 
the purchase of Barent Gerritsen's house and promises to pay 
damages 

On this day, the nth of April 1662, Cornells Comelisz van 
Starrevelt has given up and completely relinquished the purchase 
of a certain house and appurtenances lying in the Greyni 
known to the purchaser and bought by him of Barent Gerritsz 
according to the contract of sale dated the 41I1 of October 
making no further claim whatsoever thereto and surrendering the 
same wholly to Barent Gerritsz. Therefore Cornells Starrevelt 

and damage by 1 1 
of In- giving up the purchase ninetj good boards and fifty slabs, 

Is to be delivered j 2 1 1 1 free of expense at the 
within the time oi thxei •■ from the date hereof on the shore 
they may be conveniently laden on a sloop and the ^lal>- 
within eight days from now at the Greyne Bos aforesaid. 

ery promptly to he made. And as security for this payment 
Hans 1 arelsz Noorman ' makes himself responsible for the delivery 
of said hoards and slabs at the specified limes. | the part 1 
niii thereto then > d estates, ni >tl 

subject to all courts and judges. Done in the colon} of R< 
, e 1 ■■ ritten. 



COER 

1 [ans C vrel 



witne e 



A- v.ltlie e ,, 

■■;t Keyersen 



1). Y. Schelluyne, A ■>.' 
1662 



1 Ap| Hans Carrelseti van I 

tin Sk in the 

Dutch 1 Kingston, revised translation by Samu 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1 53 

[On the margin of the above instrument is written:] Hester 
Fonda, widow of Barent Gerritsz, hereby acknowledges that she is 
fully paid and satisfied for the above-written contract by Cornells 
Cornelisz van Sterrevelt. Done in Albany the 12 22 March 1666. 

Hester Doowes 



Power of attorney from Pieter Bronck to Frans Barentsen 

Pastoor 

On this day, the 1st of May 1662, Pieter Bronck declared that 
by these presents, he had appointed and constituted Mr Frans 
Barents? Pastor his special attorney during his absence to manage, 
take care of, defend and to the utmost to prosecute all his affairs 
and litigations with and against all and every person which he now 
has or may yet have according to the documents thereof to be placed 
in his [the attorney's] hands and in which lie may have to act either 
as plaintiff or defendant; debts to receive and pay; acquittance 
[212] to give and take; delinquent debtors by legal proceedings 
and rigor of justice to constrain to pay and to this end and for the 
preservation and in defense of his rights against all persons all 
terms of the courts to observe unto judgment and extreme execu- 
tion thereof; finding himself aggrieved, to appeal therefrom; also 
to compound, contract and agree; with power if need be to sub- 
stitute another in his place; furthermore all things to do and 
perform, either with or without resorting to law, which may be 
needful and which may seem to him proper, [the principal] 
promising at all times to hold as valid whatever may be done and 
performed by the attorney in this matter by virtue hereof without 
any contradiction ; provided that the attorney be holden a proper 
return to make of his aforesaid transactions and receipts when 
required. 

Done in Beverwyck in N: Xetherland on the above date, in 
presence of Jillis Pietersz, master carpenter, and Cornelis van 
Schelluyne, as witnesses hereto called. 

Pyeter Bronck 
Jelis Pietersz 
Cornelis van Schelluyne 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Vub 
1662 



15 1 EARLY RECORDS OF ALB \.\Y 

Lease of lot no. 4 in the new village at the Esopus from Jan 
Thomassen and Volckert Jansen to Gerrit Focken and Jan 
Gerritsen van Oldenburg 

[213] On tins day, tin ith of Ma) [662, appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereii 

ed witnesses, Messrs Jan Thomassz and Folckert Janssz, 
jointly as partners, of the first part, and Gerril Foocke J and Jan 
Gerritsz van Oldenburch, husbandmen, also jointly as pai 

cond part, winch said Ian Thomasz and Folckert Janssz 

acknowledged that they had let and they, Gerrit Foocke and fan 

Gerritsz, that they had hired a certain, the lessors', lot of land. 

no. 4. lying in the Esopus in the newly laid out and projected 

villa-'-, known in die lessees, on the following conditions: 

lli- lessees -hall enter upon, id cultivate the -aid 

From now on till the firsl of May V\ 1663, without paying any 
rent therefor. 

I he lessors promise to deliver i" the lessees this season of the 
year as many skipples of oats as the) can properly sow on the 
land, on condition that at the end of the least.' the lessees shall he 
holden to return a like quantit) of oats t<> the lessors. 

The le sors are now also to deliver to die lessees, free of 
charge on the shore in the Esopus, one hundred boards for the 
construction of a proper dwelling, which dwelling, a-- well as barn, 
rick and fence around the land which they shall build for their 
convenience -hall at the end of the lease belong to the lessors, 
subject to appraisal by impartial persons 1 2 14 1 therein 
called; likewise also a bridge, which is to he made over a kill 

before the land, the value of which rding to -aid appraisal 

shall he made g 1 to the lessees; bul -aid one hundred boards 

the lessees musl pa) for a: the end of the lease. 

["he I.- 501 now deliver also t" tin le 1 iwing animals 

i" he used during the term of the lease, to wit: three mare- called 

Raven aid Colletie, a gelding called Dobes, a stallion and 

a young stallion ; also tv ws, two heifers, ows with 

two harrow pigs, six hens and a roo ter, which aforesaid animals 
the lessees shall keep during the li half -hare- as to the 

1 ; i'M i< < the mi torn "i die countr) . 

Furthermore, tin deliver to die lessees in the way of 

farming implements, a plow and a wagon with their appurtenances 



'In ranslation of tlii- lease in D /. Hist. .V. )'.. 

he name i- Riven by mistake ;i- " Gerriti 

which afterwards became known as Hurley. 



NOTARIAL PAFERS I AND 2, l66o-U"j(> 155 

except the chain for the plow, which must he furnished by the 
lessees, who at the end of the lease are to return [the implements] 
in good order. 

The lessees shall have the use of said land, horses and other 
animals for the term of four consecutive years, beginning on the 
ist of May 1663 and ending on the last of April 1667. 

And the lessees promise to pay as rent during the said four 
years, each year the sum of four hundred and fifty guilders [215] 
in beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, or in grain at the 
market price in beavers, or else in sea wan reckoned at 16 guilders 
the heaver, promptly each year, without letting one year run into 
the next unpaid. 

At the end of the lease the lessees shall have the preference 
over others in case the land is leased again, provided they are 
willing to pay as much as other-. 

All charges and expenses to be levied on account of the village 
during the lease, as well as working on and building of fortifica- 
tions or strongholds shall fall on the lessees. 

For the faithful performance hereof the parties mutually hind 
their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to 
all courts and judges. Done and executed in Beverwyck in New 
Netherland, in presence of Mr Jeremias van Rensselaer, director of 
the colony of Rensselaerswyck, and Abraham Staas, magistrate 
of Fort Orange, witnesses hereto called. 

Jan Thomasz 
yolckakt jansz 
Geret Focken 

This mark J - was made by Jan I 5er- 
ritsz van Oldenb., aforenamed 
Jeremias van Rensselaer 
.thrum Staas 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Lease of a house from Sander Leendertsen Glen to Juriaen 
Jansen Groenwout 
[216] On this day, the 6th of May 1662, Sander Leendeirtsz 
Glen acknowledges that he has let and Jurriaen Janssz Groenwoul 
that he has hired of him a certain, the lessor's, house and lot occu- 
pied by Jan Vinhagen, standing and lying on the north side of 
Toncker street, to the lessee known, for the lime of one year bi n 



I56 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ning on the tsl of this month of .Maw for the sum of twenty-five 
good, whole beavers, reckoned at eight guilders apiece; which sum 
the lessee shall keep hack to be deducted from what the lessor 
owes him, the lessee, and whereas said house and lot have been 
delivered to the lessee in proper repair, therefore the lessee 
deliver up the same in like condition at the end of this 

e. For the full performance of what is above written the 

ties hereto mutually hind their re persons and estates, 

nothing excepted, subjeel to the authority of all courts and judges. 

e in Beverwyck in New Netherland, dated as abi 

SANDEK 1 .ENESE \ GlI N 

This mark X was made by Jurriaen 
Jansz Groenwout, aforenamed 
Pieter van . I 
Roelof Jansen van de frerichsaei ' 

In my presence, 

I). \ . SCHE] I UYNE, Not. Pub. 
1662 

Contract of sale of land at Catskill from Christoffel Davidtsen 
to Jan Wybesen from Harlingen 

[217] On this day, the [3th • 1 Maj [662, appeared bef< re me, 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notar) public, and before the afternamed 

witnesses, Christoffel Davidtsz, dwelling in Beverwyck, of the 

rt, and Jan Wybesz van Harlingen, 2 farm servant, of the 

ond part, acknowledging said Christoffel Davidts that he had 
sold and he, Jan Wybesz, thai he had boughl of him the quantity 
of about sixteen morgens of arable and woodland, according to the 
tenor of the patenl thereof, and as he, the seller, received ime 

from the late Willem de geelgieter (the brass founder), and 
said land lies in '• atskil over the kill next the farm of Elderl 
z Cruyff, known to the buyer, which said land is sold and 
shall be delivered to the buyer I unincumbered, withou 

any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's 
right; for which said land the buyer promi e to pa] to the cller 



'Thus clearlj written in thi and nol I. him a van de 

! gfiven in 

Mm for 

\'i 1 u aj . a ick. 

.hi Wybese al Niskayuna in 10S4. where 

in 1 ■ 1 Schuyler for £120. Mi- d; Vntje 

lians al Sch< n 1. He had live 

other ohildi 1 the \lbany church, [684 97 ' P 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1 57 

the sum of one hundred guilders in good, merchantable grain at 
seawan value in the month of December next, when said land 
shall be lawfully delivered and transferred to the buyer; mean- 
while the buyer shall from this time enter upon and occupy said 
land. For the full performance of these, the parties hereto 
mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, [218] subject to the authority of all courts and judges. 
Done and executed in Beverwyck in Xew Xetherland, in presence 
of Jacob Jansz Flodder and Jochem Ketlehem, as witnesses hereto 
called. 

This mark C D was made by Chris- 
toffel Davidtsz, aforenamed 

This mark W was set by Jan 
WYbesz, aforenamed 
Jacob Janse Flodder 
This mark M was made by Joe liar 
Ketlehem, aforenamed 

D. V. ScHELLUVXir, Xot. Pub. 

1662 

Contract of sale of a house from Marten Cornelissen to Gysbert 
Cornelissen van den Berch 

On this day, the 20th of May iiii>_>. Marten Cornelisz acknowl- 
edges that he has sold and Gysbert Cornelisz van den Berch that 
he has purchased of him the house, barn, rick and fences erected 
on the land of the plantation by him hitherto occupied, standing 
and lying in the colony of Rensselaerswyck on this side of Betle- 
hem, to the buyer known; for which the buyer promises to pay the 
quantity of ninety skipples of wheat in three instalments ; one- 
third part next autumn ; the second third part one year thereafter, 
A°. 1663 ; and the last third part in the autumn of 1664, everv time 
punctually. All in good faith, without fraud or guile, in the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

This mark -f- was made by Gysbert 
Cornelisz van [den] Bekch, 

aforenamed 
This mark X was made by Marten 
Cornelisz. aforenamed 



[58 EARLV RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bill of sale of a horse from Cornelis Comelissen van Voorhout to 

Frans Pietersen 

[219] (in this day, the 20th of Ma) [662, Cornelis Cornelisz 
van Voorhout acknowledges that he has sold and Frans Piefc 

carpenter, that he has of him bought a gray gelding aged 

live year-, for the sum of tour hundred and thirteen g ! boards, 

of which die seller acknowledges that he has received the just half 
upon the delivery of the said horse, and the remainder, 206 boards, 
the buyer promises to deliver to the seller within the time of one 
year after this date; for which the parties hereto mutually bind 
their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to 
the authority of all courts and judges. In good faith, without fraud 
or guile, have the contracting parties subscribed these in the o 
of Rensselaerswyck, dated a- above. 

This mark - was made by Corni 

l iikm 1 i-/. van V afore 

named 

FR \\- I'll I ERSEN 

In my presence, 

D. V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. I'lth. 
1662 

Lease of Lots 1 and 16 in the Esopus from Cornelis Wyncoop 
to Lambert Huybertsen 
I220] < )n this day, the 301I1 of May [662, I orn[elis] Wym 
owledges that he ha- let and Lambert Huybertsz, dwelling in 
the Esopus in Wildwyck, that he has hired ol him the le 

of land lying thereabouts, being numbe and een, known 

to the leasee; fur the time oi the four following years beginning 
on the first of May (663, hut from this time the land may he entered 
upon and occupied. 

The lessor pi ses to delivei to the lessee on the 1 >t oi May 

aforesaid four milch cows and three horsi 

no I. three more horses, among which in the first or • 
year are to he comprised as many mares as the lessor can produce; 
which I'd horses the lessee -hall use during his lease, being 

holder at the end thereof to deliver up die same number and 
of the increase accordii le custom of this country. 

I In- lessee shall he holden at hi- own expense property in 1 
off a lot for a house and garden in the village, as granted to die 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, [66O-1696 1 59 

lessor with the other inhabitants. Likewise the lessee shall be 
holden to fence off the land which he sows; which fence shall be 
delivered to the lessor at the end of the lease on a valuation by 
impartial persons. And the lessor promises in the first year of the 
lease to deliver to the lessee thirty skipples of wheat in the fall 
and fifty skipples of oats in the spring of the year to be sown, pro- 
vided that in return therefor the lessee be holden in the last year 
of the lease, at his own expense, to sow the foremost land, contain- 
ing about 13 morgens, more or less, with [221] so much good 
wheat as can properly be sown thereon, for the behoof of the 
lessor. 

As rent of which aforesaid lots of land and stock of cows and 
horses, the lessee promises to pay in three instalments the sum of 
nine hundred guilders in grain at beavers price, to wit: on the 1st 
of May 1665, three hundred guilders; on the 1st of May 1666, 
three hundred guilders; and on the 1st of May 1667, three hundred 
guilders, punctually, without suffering one year to run into the 
next unpaid. 

For the full performance of these the parties hereto mutually 
bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to the authority of all courts and judges. Done in the colony of 
Renselaerswyck in X : Netherland, dated as above. 

CORNELIS \\~YXCKOOP 

This mark X was made by Lambert 
Huybertsz, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pith. 

1662 

Substitution of Walewyn van der Veen for Philip Pietersen 
Schuyler as attorney for Aeltje Goossens Schuyler 

[222] On this day, the 31st of May [662, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Mr Phillip Pietersz Schuylder, magistrate of Fort Orange 
and Beverwyck, and declared that by virtue of a power of attorney 
executed by Aeltie Goossens van Schuylder, widow of the late 
Myndert Andriesz, before the honorable burgomasters and magi 
trates of the city of Amsterdam in Holland, of date the 19th of 
January last, containing a clause <<\ substitution, which was shown 
to us, the notary and witnesses, he substituted and put in his place 



l6o EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Mr VValewyn van der Veen, notary in Amsterdam in New Nether- 
land, specially to demand and receive from Fredrick Gysbertsz van 
den Berch, dwelling there, tatement and balance 

of all that lie has in hand or the administration of, belonging to the 
esaid Myndert Andriessz ding to the purporl 

and tenor of the power of attorne) and documents thereof, an 
authentic cop) of which with this lias been placed in the hands of 
the substitute; tl , to receive good payment in return for 

merchandise in accordance with the conditions on which they were 
sent to him, acquittance to give for the receipts, and furthermore 
all things to do according to the a ■ said power of attorm 

whether with or without resorting . which may he needful 

or which may seem to him proper, as fully as the subscriber might 
could do if he were himself present; [the principal] promising 
at all times to hold valid whatever I223] ma) he done and per- 
formed by virtue hereof and of -aid power of attorne;. by -aid 
titute, without any contradiction: provided the substitute be 
holden a proper return to make of his said transactions and receipts 
w hen re Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New 

Netherland, in pre-.: 1 Mr Abraham Staats, magistrate, and 

Gerrit Banckert, a- witnesses hereto called. 

I 1 RSZ Si HU1 LER 

Staas: 
Gerret Banc ken 

D. V. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 

Contract between Jacob Kip and Jan Gerritsen van Marcken for 
the delivery of beer 
1 1,, this day, the 3d of June [662, Jacob Kip, brewer at Amster- 
dam in New Netherland, and Jan Gerritsz van Marcken. farmer 
[oj the excise] in Beverwyck, have contracted with each other that 
K,,,, ghall send and deliver free to him, Van Marcken. by the 
sloops ever) week or fourteen days as he can bi », a halt 

I f strong beei and .1 hali last of small beer, reckoned at thir- 
a half barrels to the half last; for which Van Marcken pro,, 
to 1 ndred and severrt) guilders in good, cut 1 awan for 

. ery half I rong bee . and for the half last of small beer 

f n , -udder-; Van Marcken being hound to return again the 

emptj the -loop-, and Kip to let the paymenl for the firsl 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-1696 l6l 

half I 224 1 last remain until the final settlement of accounts, and 
he, Van Marcken, to make payment for the remainder of the beer 
every trip of the sloops. This contract shall be binding until one 
of the parties gives notice of its repeal, Kip being holden after such 
notice to send and Van Marcken to receive one-half last. All in 
good faith done in Beverwyck, dated as above. 

Jacob Kip 

J. G. Van Makcken 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Agreement between Albert Andriessen Bratt and his children in 
regard to the settlement of the estate of said childrens' mother 
1 hi this day, the 3d of June 1662, Albert Andriessz, widower of 
the late Annetie Barentsz van Rotmerz, 1 dwelling in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck in New Netherland, of the first part, and Mr 
Roeloff S'wartwout, husband and guardian of Eva Albertsz, 
daughter of Albert Andriesz, Barent and Storm Albertsz, sons of 
said Albert Andriesz, Theunis Slingerlant, husband and guardian of 
Engeltie Albertssz, and Jan van Eckelen, husband and guardian of 
1 iisseltie Albertsz, as well for themselves as in these presents filling 
the place of and undertaking for Andries, Jan and Dirck Albertsz, 
minor children, sons and daughters of said Albert Andriesz, their 
father, and Annetie Barentse, their mother, deceased, and there- 
fore heir- <//> intestato to all the property left by their late mother, 
of the second part, in the presence [225] of and with the mediation 
of the Honorable Arent van Curler, commissioned councilor, and 
Gerard Swart, sheriff of said colony, together with Francois Boon, 
magistrate of Fort Orange, and Mr Jan Verbeeck, have in all love 
and friendship contracted and agreed respecting the buying out of 
-aid childrens' interest in their mother's estate, as follows: The 
said Allien Andriese promises hereby to convey to said children 
and heirs in free ownership, on the 5th day of this month of June. 
the house and lot standing and lying within the city of Amsterdam 
in New Xetherland, bounded westerly and southerly by the streets, 
easterly by Claes van Elslant and northerly by the aforesaid 
Slingerlant, which house is at present occupied by the honor- 



1 Thus in the records; not Rolmcrs, as given in Van Rensslaer Bowier Mss, 
p. 560, note. The place is not identified. 

6 



162 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

able Burgomaster Allen Anthony, with such servient and 
dominant estates and rights as the said Albert Andriessz has 
hitherto possessed in the same, saving the lord's right, of the pro- 
ceeds of which house and lot, whether in selling or leasing, accord- 
ing tn the pleasure of the said children and heirs, they shall receive 

h an equal portion. < in th< other hand, said Albert Andriessz 
shall remain in full possession of the estate, all other effects, debl 
and credits to be to his Ions and profit | 226J and furthermore he 
shall be holden to maintain, nourish and train in all godliness the 
minor children till they become of age or marry. 

Herewith, the parties declare that they have apportioned and 
divided and to their satisfaction come to a final settlement with 
each other regarding the inheritance of said children and heirs 
arising from their maternal estate, without having any further 
claims one against the other in the matter aforesaid. Promising 
nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto, 
thev hind herein their persons and estates, nothing excepted, sub- 
ject to all court- and judges. Done in the colony of Kensselaers- 
wyck in New Netherland, on the date above written. 

Aalbert Anhkii 

Ri 'i LOFF SWARTWI r I 

This mark X was made by Parent 

Albertsz, aforenamed 
Storm Albertsen van de See 
Tuenyes Cornelisz Slyengherlant 
This mark was made A by Axt< 
Albertsz, aforenamed 
A: van Curler Jan Ians VAN EECKEL 

G : Swartt 
From oys Boon 
Jan I 'erbeeck 

In my presence, 

D. V, Schi 1 i.r\ ne, Secrefy 
1662 

Lease of a mare from Cornells Teunissen Bos to Teunis Cor- 
nelissen van Rossum 

[227] On this day, the nth of June [662, Cornells Theunisz 
Bo acknowledges thai he has let and Theunis Cornelisz van 
Rossum that he of him has hired a mare for the time of one year, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1 63 

beginning on the 1st day of May last, to be used in the service of 
the lessee ; for which the lessee promises to pay to the lessor at the 
end of the year four good, whole beaver skins, reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece, or otherwise thirty-four skipples of oats, the lessee 
being holden at the end of this lease to deliver up again to the lessor 
said mare sound and in good condition ; and in case of her death 
within the year, the lessee promises to pay therefor to the lessor 
the same sum and in the same currency as she was bought for by 
him of Director Rensselaer at public vendue ; and in case a colt be 
born of said mare, it shall belong to the lessor. For the full per- 
formance of these the lessee binds his person and estate, nothing 
excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Done 
in Beverwvck in N : Xetherland, dated as above. 

CORNELIS THONISEN Bos 

This mark 1 X was made by Theunis 
Cornelisz van Rossum, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



Contract of Frans Pietersen Clau with Jan Dircksen van Bremen 
for the delivery of logs 

[228] On this day, the 17th of June 1662, Frans Pietersz Clau 
and Jan Dircxsz van Bremen have agreed with each other in man- 
ner following: 

Jan Dircxsz van Bremen undertakes and promises hereby to 
deliver on the bank of Flodder's kill, 2 between this time and next 
fall, four hundred logs, for which purpose Frans Pietersz, for his 
accommodation in drawing the logs out of the woods, shall furnish 
two horses, a truck with solid wheels irol wagen), ropes and other 
appurtenances, the horses being at the risk of Frans Pietersz pro- 
vided that van Bremen shall not use the horses, truck, and tools 
for himself or any other person ; and Frans Pietersz promises to 
pay to Jan Dircxsz van Bremen for each log forty-five stivers in 
boards at the current seawan price. For the full performance of 



1 The mark is the same as that of Teunis Cornelissen in Early Records of 
Albany, 1 :yy, 79, whom Professor Pearson, apparently erroneously, identifies 
with Teunis Cornelissen van Vechten. 

2 Perhaps the same as the Fifth or Patroon's creek, on which Jacob Jansen 
Gardenier, alias Flodder, had a sawmill. See Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, 
p. 816. 



164 EARLY KI.< ORDS OF ALBANY 

these the panics hereto mutually bind their respective persons and 
estates, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and 
iudi ■ 
Done in the colon) of Rensselaerswyck, dated a> above. 

Frans Pietersen Clau 
Jan Dircksen van Bremen 
This mark X was made by I Ions 

Jaiisz van Rotterdam 
Poulys J onsen 

In my presence, 

I ). \ . S( HELLUVNE, Not. I'tth. 

1662 

Lease of a farm near Breuckelen, Long Island, from Frederick 
Lubbertsen to Roelof Willemsen van Heerden 
1 229] On this day, the 27th of June 1662, Frederick Lubbertsz 
acknowledges that he has let and Roeloff Willemsz van Heerden 
that lie has hired of him the lessor's farm, consisting ol a dwelling 
house, barn rick, garden, arable and woodland, lying within the 
jurisdiction of Breuckele on Long Island, to the lessee well known, 
for the time of six years commencing from the 1 -1 of August next, 
u| 'i hi the full' >\\ ing conditions : 

The hall enter upon and sow the a ind when the 

grain of the next harvest shall be taken off. 

The lessee who now occupies the house, barn and rick shall con- 
tinue in the use of the same till the 1st of -May 1663, and the pi 
cut lessee [van Heerden] shall likewise occupy the same as much 
he expiration of this lease. 
The lessor promises to deliver to tl ■ a stallion and a 1 

Foui cov next spring, the lessee to receive the half of the 
increase thereoi and the increase to be divided ever) thre< 
the < olden at tin en ilii> lease t<> deliver up again 

the original number i<> the lessor, but the les - live and 

aid I v " ; 1 -t autumn at his risk. 

hall be delivered to the wagon, a plow \\ ; :h 

purtenances, a new harrow with iron teeth, three sickles and a 
the. 

the renl of the said farm the lessee | 230 ) promises to pa\ 
ry year three hundred and fifty guilders in good, strung sea wan, 
or grain al seawan value, al the option of the lessor; and the li 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2. 166O- 1 65 

may mow each year as much hay in the marsh ( valey I near the 
farm as he needs for the cattle. Furthermore, the charges and 
taxes which are already or may hereafter be assessed on the farm 
by the village shall be paid by the lessee. 

And as the farm, farming implements and cattle are to be 
delivered to the lessee in proper condition and repair and fence, 
the lessee shall be holden at the end of the lease to deliver up the 
same in similar condition, unavoidable accidents excluded, the risk 
as to the horses being reserved as above. 

For the fulfilment and performance of what is hereinbefore 
written, the parties hereto mutually bind their respective persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. 
Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. on the date above written. 

Frerick Lubbertsen 

ROELEF WlLLEMSEX 

As witnesses 
alalbert anderiessen ' 
A : . ippel 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pllh. 
1662 

Agreement between the relatives of the late Seger Cornelissen 
van Voorhout and Folckertje Juriaensen, sister-in-law of 
Andries Herbertsen Constapel, the parties of the first part 
engaging not to prosecute said Constapel for the slaying of 
Seger Cornelissen 

[231] On this day, die 27th of June 1662, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herei: 
named witnesses, Cornelis Segersz van Voorhout 2 and Brechtie 



1 Thus in the original. 

2 Though Cornelis Segersen as well as his children who were born in 
Holland are in the records commonly referred to, and also sign themselves, 
as "van Y Cornelis Segei is designated a? "van Egmont " in 
his contract with the patroon of August - in Van R, 

Mss, p. f7Q. and the same name occurs in connection with the bapt; 

children of the third and fourth generations in the records of the Reformed 

Dutch churches at New York and Albany. In view of these facts. Mr 

Richard Schermerhorn. jr. in his Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family 

Chronicles, p. 37. has expressed the opinion that although Conn' 

" undoubtedly came direct from Voorhout to this country, he belong 

the original Egmont family of Holland from which the town 

takes its name." Leaving aside the questi whether the pi 

name from the family, or, as generally held. the famil 

the place, it may, in the absence of any direct proof to the effect that 

Cornelis Segersen belonged to the famous Esmond family of which the 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Jacobsz's daughter, married people, father and mother of the late 
Seger Cornelisz van Voorhout ; J Jannetie Theunisz's daughter van 
Vechten, widow of said Seger Cornelisz, assisted by Theunis 
Dircxsz Van Vechten, her father, and Dirck Theunisz, 
her brother; Cornelis Cornelisz van Voorhout, brother of said 
Seger Cornelisz, deceased; Jacob Schermerhoorn, husband and 
guardian of Jannetie Cornelisz's daughter van Voorhout; and Hans 
i larelsz, 2 husband and guardian of Neeltie Cornelis van Voorhout, 
as well for themselves as herein representing and undertaking for 
Frangois Boon, husband and guardian of Lysbet Cornelisz van 
Voorhout, sister of said Seger Cornelisz van Voorhout, 
deceased, and all other their relative-, blood relation- and kindred, 
of the first part; and Folckertie Juriaensz, wife of Jan Franssen van 
Hoesen, in the name and on the part of her sister Annetie Juriaens, 
wife of Andries Herbertsz Constapel, 3 of the second part ; all dwell- 
ing, some in the village of Beverwyck and the others in the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck (known to me, the notary, and the undersigned 
witnesses); which said persons declared that last Friday, the 23d 
day of this month (God help us), it unfortunately happened that 
in the cours< of a dispute between said Seger Cornelisz and Andrii 
Herbertsz Constapel occurring in the tavern of Anthony Janssz in 



ill fated Count Lamoral van Egmond, beheaded at Brussels in 1568, wri- 
the last conspicuous member, be remarked ' 1 1 that die name " van 
Egmont," "i" "van Egmond," was borne in Holland by other families than 
that the lords of Egmond; (2) tbat in the seventeenth centurj there 
noble family by the name of "van Voorhout,' of which Simon van 
<n in his Balavia lllustrata, p. [138, relates that the first known 
member, Willem van Voorhout, knight, together with Allen, lord of 
a. and other knights, was slain bj the Frisians at Schorel (Scboorl) 
in ii68 ami buried in tbe abbev of Egmont ; and 151 tliat according to 
Bernard J." M. de Bont, Egmond 1 Vmsl 

p. 12. the abbey of Egmond, am 

church at Voorhout, so that it i- quite possibli ornelis Segersen was 

born at or near Voorhout on Ian. I that formerly (the ibbej 
157,(1 >" tbe jurisdiction of the abl id. and tbat be 

.'il himself indiscriminately a- "van Voorhout," or "van Egmont." 

eem t 1 have been n 1'. unci immon ; see 
>te "ii thi '.in Benthuysen family. Tbe name Clearwater, which may 
ived from the convent of Claerwater. on the Veluwe, in Gelderland, i- 
ently another case in point. See til-" "Genealogical notes on a very old 
\"cw York family and some of it- branches," by Richard Schermcrhorn, Jr. 
in New York Genealogical and Biographical ! I 1915, 46:343 46. 

1 In ' \fanuscripts, v. l6, t>t 2, \>. 70. be 1 ■ I to as 

1 \\ ip," and in I 11 fy I • I f Albany 

" KeesieV\ 

is til-" referred to as Hat en Moorman and was probably the 

11 rson as Han- Carelsen van Langesonl (Langesund), mentioned in the 

Dulch f Kit :■ on; revised translation bj Samuel Oppenheim, p, 36, 

and Hans Carolusen, whose house at Witwyck was burned in the second 

Esopus war in 1663: 1 Hist. X. V He was tbe 

i tb> 1 "11 family in tady. 

■ Meaning "the gunner." See Van Rensselaer B 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-I696 167 

Beverwyck aforesaid, he, Seger Cornelisz, with a cue of the billiard 
table struck said Constapel over the head and severely wounded him, 
whereupon he, Constapel, [232] stabbed him, Seger Cornelisz, in the 
belly with a knife, in consequence of which (after they on Satur- 
day, the 24th of this month, had forgiven each other this misfortune 
and accident from the bottom of their hearts) said Seger Cornelisz 
in the latter part of the night died, now therefore, since this mat- 
ter is very grievous to both sides, the parties of the first part at the 
request of said Folckertie Jurriaens, henceforth and forever heartily 
forgive said Andries Herbertsz Constapel for whatever offence he 
may have committed thereby, without desiring now or at any time 
hereafter to inflict or to cause to be inflicted upon him any manner 
of punishment or revenge; provided that Andries Herbertsz be 
holden, for the prevention of greater mischief, to avoid and 
wherever it may be to keep himself as much as possible out of the 
way of the relatives of the deceased; hoping, asking and praying 
that the same pardon and forgiveness may be granted to him by the 
honorable director general and council of New Netherland, prom- 
ising nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary 
hereto in any manner, binding themselves thereto as by law pro- 
vided. All in good faith, done and executed in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, in presence of Domine Gideon Schaets, minister 
of the holy Gospel, Mr Jan Vferlbeeck, and Adriaen Appel, as 
witnesses hereto called. 

CORNELIS ZEEGERS 

This mark X was made by Brectiie 
Jacobsz, aforenamed 

Jantje Thetjnisz 

This mark -f- was made by Theunis 
Dircxsz van Vechten, aforenamed 

This mark + was made by Cornelis 
Cornelisz, aforenamed 

Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren 

Dirck Theunis'z: 

Hans Carel 

This mark X was made by Folcker- 
tie Jurriaensz, aforenamed 

Gideon Schaets, pastor in Beverwyck 
Jan Verbeeck 
A : Appel 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



l68 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bill of sale of two horses, a beer wagon, ten barrels and a brew 
kettle from Rutger Jacobsen to Hendrick Jansen Looman 

l 2 33] On this day, the 27th of June 1662, Ruth Jacobsz 
acknowledged that he had sold and Hendrick Janssz Looman 1 that 
he had boughl of him a gelding and a mare viewed by the buyer to 
his satisfaction, together with ten half-barrels, a beer wagon and a 
light brew kettle, also known to the buyer, for which the buyer 
promises to pay the quantity of fifty-seven beavers, reckoned at 
eight guilders apiece, to be paid upon the delivery of the horses, 
which shall he done next autumn when the winter grain is in the 
ground, thereto binding their respective persons and properties, 
nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. 
Done in Beverwyck, dated as above. 

Rl ii.i i< J VCOBSZK 

I lii- mark II was made l.y Hendrick 
Jansz Looman, aforenamed 
As w itnesses 
G: Swartt 
J. G. v. Marcken 

In my presence, 

D. V. S< HELLUYNE, Not. Pith 

1662 

Bond of Pieter Jansen de Boer to Pieter Riverdingh 
[234] On this day, the 3d of Jul) 1662, Pieter Jansz de B 
horn at Hoorn in Holland, acknowledged that he was well and 
truly indebted to Mr Pieter Riverdingh 2 in the sum of eighty guild- 
ers Holland money, to be paid in Holland, growing oul of the mat- 
of merchandise delivered and bj him to his content received; 
for which sum he. Pieter lan-~/. requests that his brother-in-law 
Douwe Myndertsz, dwelling at Hoorn aforesaid, on sighl of this 
will please to pa) out of the propert) to which he fell heir by the 
death of his late fathei fan Pietersz de Boer and of his grandmother 
Tryntie [ans's daughter, and remaining in the hand- of his said 
brother-in-law; in default whereof, contrar) to ■ tion, he, 

the Dutch . ngston, revised translatioi Oppen- 

P 74, he 1- ■ 1 helper wh was killed durinc the 

trouble with the In ;\ [663, Iea\ ing 

I .. 13:245. 

111 ii 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, [66O-I696 [69 

Pieter Jans/., promises to pay the said sum here in this country in 
beavers, at such current price as heavers shall he sold for this year in 
Holland, in the trading season A 1663, with interest on the same at 
ten per cent a year, beginning from this date and running until the 
effectual payment hereof; thereto binding his person and estate, 
nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges, requesting me, 
the notary, to issue hereof three bonds, of the same tenor, the one 
paid, the others to be null and' void. 

Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in New Netherland, dated 
as above, in presence of Adriaen Appel and Cornells van Schelluyn< . 
as witnesses hereto called. 

! 1- mark + was made by Pieter 
JanSSZ DE Boer, aforenamed 

A: Appel ~\ 

/- >• .-■ , 7r 1 as witnes 

C omens van SchellJiyne 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Agreement between Gerrit van Slichtenhorst and Jan Andriessen 
regarding the payment of an obligation executed by the late 
Pieter Theunissen 

[235] On this day, the 13th of July 1662, Mr Gerret van 
Slechtenhorst, as attorney for his father Mr Brant van Slechten- 
horst by power of the 6th of October 1654, of the first part, and 
Jan Andriessz. 1 dwelling at Katskil, of the second part, through 
the mediation of the underwritten arbitrators chosen and selected 
by the parties respectively, have agreed with each other about the 
satisfaction of an obligation dated (he 4th of November [653, 
executed by or on the part of Pieter Theunisz, deceased, then the 
husband of the present wife of said Jan Andriesz, named Catarina 
Goris, said obligation amounting to the Mini of seven hundred and 
seventy-two guilders and twelve Stivers, with the interest thereon, 
according to the tenor of said obligation in manner following. 

Jan Andriesz hereby promises to pay to -aid Slechtenhorst, or his 
order or assign, in full satisfaction of said obligation and the 
interest thereon, next autumn three barrow pigs, each of tin: value 
of five heavers; in the spring of 1663 six muddor of good winter 
wheat; and in the autumn of 1663 three oxen, each three years old. 



1 Jan Andriessen, the Irishman. March 9, [665, the administrators of his 
estate offered his land for sale; see Early Re< 71. 

2 One mud, or mudde,= 3,056 bushels. 



I ~0 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Wherewith the parties are fully agreed and satisfied, [236I 
neither one having any further claim upon the other, the said 
Jan Andriesz promising that he will faithfully observe and fulfil 
the aforesaid promise and conditions, for which he binds his person 
and estate, nothing excepted, to the authority of all courts and 
judges. All in good faith, done in the colony of Rensselaerwyck, 
dated as above. 

This mark X was made by Jan 
Andriesz, aforesaid 

1 .' "KIT VAN SLICHTENHORST 

Philip Pietersz Schuyler ~\ 

Jan Dareth > chosen arbitrators 

. I . Ippel J 

In my presence, 

D. V. Scheli tn m . Not. Pub. 
1662 

Contract between Jacob Hevingh and Reyndert Pietersen and 

Pieter Bronck for the conveyance of two houses, a brewery 

and appurtenances to satisfy two mortgages 

[ 237 I On this day, the 4th of August 1662, Jacob Hevingh and 
Reynderl Pietersz, of the first part, and Pieter Bronck, of the 
second part, through the mediation of the undersigned arbitrators 
chosen and invited bj the parties respectively, have agreed with 
each other about the satisfaction of a mortgage dated the 17th of 
November [66] for the sum of 2272 guilders with the inten ;l 
ien in for the behoof of Jacob Hevingh and [of another to] Reyn 
dert Pietersz for tin- sum of eight hundred and thirty-two guilders 
also with the interest thereon, dated the |th of August cord- 

ing to the tenor of the same, in manner following: 

Pieter Bronck promises at the first opportunity to give a lawful 
conveyanci to Jacob Hevingh ami Reynderl Pietersz "i the dwell- 
ing house, brewery, mill house, horse stable and hay barn, together 
with the well and !<>i . standing and lying in the village of Bever 
wyck. bounded on the north by the blockhouse (belonging to said 

ame are built and hounded, shown t" -aid Jacob 

Hevingh and Reynderl Piet id known to them, all frei 

bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the 
saving the lord's right; likewise the house and lot standing 
and lying on the hill, at present occupied by Paulus Jurriai 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 171 

known and shown [238] to Hevingh and Reyndert Pietersz; fur- 
thermore, they, Hevingh and Reyndert Pietersz, promise to pay to 
the said Pieter Bronck two hundred guilders in beavers. 

Thus the parties have in friendship agreed and contracted with 
each other in the matter aforesaid, neither side having any further 
claims upon the other, and they mutually promise nevermore to do 
nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either by or without 
resorting to law, in any manner whatsoever, binding thereto their 
respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to the 
jurisdiction of all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, on the 
date above written. 

This mark X was made by Jacob 
Hevingh, aforenamed 

This mark R P was made by Reyn- 
dert Pietersz, aforenamed 

Pyeter Bronck 

Frans Barcnsz Pastoor 1 , , . 

. . , I- chosen arbitrators 

A. Apfcl J 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not, Pub. 

1662 



Bond of Dirck Jansen, smith, to Anthony Jansen to satisfy a 

judgment 

[239] On this day, the 7th of August 1662, Dirck Jansen, 
smith, promises to Anthony Jansz 1 to satisfy the judgment pro- 
nounced and rendered by the honorable court of Fort Orange and 
Beverwyck in favor of said Anthony Jansz under date of the 25th 
of July last for the sum of thirty-eight skipples of wheat, [to be 
paid] within the time of six weeks, according to the judgment, 
exclusive of eight days of grace, for which he specially binds his 
boat or sloop and rigging, at present lying at anchor before this 
town, for the recovery of said sum, in case of failure of payment 
within the stipulated time, without loss or damage, and further- 
more his person and estate, movable and immovable, nothing 



1 Anthony Jansen Westbroeck, innkeeper at Beverwyck. 



1 7- EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

excepted, subject to the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. Done 
in Beverwyck, on the date above written. 

Derck Y vnsen Smit 

This mark X wai sel by Jan Ysbrantsz Timmer 1 1 . 
t i i i-witnes 

/ uenes Jacol 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Bond of Marten Mouritsen to Jeronimus Ebbingh 
[240] On this day, the 10th of August 1662, Marten Mourisz,* 
dwelling in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, acknowledges that he 
is well and truly indebted to Mr Jeronimus Ebbingh, trader at 
Amsterdam in New Netherland, in the sum of one hundred and 
sixty-three guilders, 11 stivers, 8 pence in beavers, together with 
twenty guilders in good strung seawan, growing oul of the matter 
of merchandise delivered in the year [66] and by him to In- 
tent received of Lodewyck de Rooy, late servant of Air Ebbingh; 
which said sum of fl. [63-11-8 in beavers and fl. 20 in seawan, he, 
Marten Mourisz, promi ry to said Mr Ebbingh, or his order, 

in the bu ison or at the latesl in the month of Jul) 

d without further dela) 1 and the -caw an also in 
oned at [8 gl. a beaver); with yearly interest thereon at 
ten per cent beginning on the 1st of July last and running till the 
full paymenl thereof; therefor binding his person and estate, 
nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. 
All in good faith. Dated as above and signed in presence of I a 
bcrt van Neck and Gerrit van Tricht, as witnesses thereto called. 

This mark M M was made by Mar- 
1 1 n Mourisz, aforenamed 



Lambert Win Neck 
Gerrit van Tricht 



In my i'ir in. ,-, 

D. \ SCHELI UYNE, ' 
1662 



1 Thti^ in • nal. His mark, whii 

\. but which in '^11 of J. 1 and T, i- tin 

798, which unfortunately ha; 

in Early A'. 1 , I he name 

of Tin edly in the records of the Ri 1 Church 

- Mai 1 Slyck, a lurits, a half b 

at an 1 
1 li died ii 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-I696 173 

Power of attorney from Albert Andriessen Bratt to Symon Jansen 

Romeyn 

[241] On this day, the ioth of August 1662, Albeit Andriessz, 
dwelling in the colony of Kensselaerswyck, declared that he hereby 
constituted and appointed Mr Symon Janssz Romeyn 1 his special 
attorney to demand, collect and receive of Mr Jan Janssz de Jongh, 
dwelling in Amsterdam in New Xetherland, certain overdue house 
rent which he owes for the house and lot of him, Albert Andriessz, 
according to the lease thereof, in the hands of the secretary 
.Mr Joannes Xevius, deducting what has been paid thereon, or 
credited on the account placed in the hands of this attorney: there- 
fore, acquittance for receipts to give, and in case of refusal, him by 
legal proceedings to constrain to pay; to this end all terms of the 
courts to observe unto judgment and extreme execution thereof ; also 
to compound, arrange and agree ; and furthermore all things to do 
and perform, either with or without resorting to law, which may be 
needful or which may seem to him proper, [the principal] promis- 
ing at all times to hold valid whatever in the matter aforesaid may- 
be done and performed by the attorney, without [242] any contra- 
diction, provided that the attorney be holden a proper return to 
make of his aforesaid transactions and receipts when required. 

Done in the colony of Rensselaerswvck, dated as above, in pres- 
ence of Mr Arien Appel and Daniel Jansz van Antwerpen, as wit- 
nesses hereto called. 

Albeht Andriessen 
A: Appel 
Daniel Jansz van Antwerpen 

Contract between Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick and Gerrit 
Reyersen and Hendrick Coster for the loan of money for 
trading purposes 
On this day. the nth of August 1662, Goossen Gerritz van 

Schaick of the first part and his half-brother Gerrit Reyersen 2 and 

Hendrick Coster of the second part have contracted with each 

Contract — Copy delivered to Goossen Gerritsz 

22A Feb. 1664 3 . 

1 Tn the records of the Refi rmed Dutch Church of New York, under date 
of January 1, 1671. is fonnd the entry of the marriage bans of Simon Janszcn 
Romeyn. young man from Amsterdam, and Sophie Jans, spinster from 
's Gravenhage. His name occui dly in the Records Imster- 
tlam in connection with various liticrations. 

2 Gerrit Reyersen was the son of Reyer Albcrtsen, or Eldertsen, the step- 
father of Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick. 

3 The partnership between Gerrit Reyersen and Hendrick Coster was dis- 
solved on February 21, 1664, when Goossen Gerritsen took over Reyer Ger- 

n's interest. See Early Records of Albany, 1:342-43. 



1 74 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

other in manner following: Goossen Gerritsz hereby promises his 
said half-brother and Hendrick Coster (who propose to return to 
Holland this year) to cause to be delivered to them in Holland a 
capital of six thousand Carolus guilders at 40 groats apiece, which 
they shall receive there at Amsterdam from the hands of Mr Jan 
Sybingh; [243] which said sum of six thousand Carolus guilders 
Garni Reyersz and Hendrick Coster shall lay out and invest in 
merchandise at their own expense, to be traded with here 
in New Netherland for their profit and use during the time of 
the two next following years; provided they pay therefor yearly 
interest at ten per cent also in Holland and in the same currency, to 
commence whenever the first merchandise shall be shipped to be 
sent or brought over, and running until the effectual payment 
thereof, without their keeping the capital any longer, under pre- 
text of paving interest thereon, than he, Goossen Gerritssz, shall 
please; and they, Gerril Reyerssz and Hendrick Coster, remain 
holdeii to have the aforesaid merchandise and the returns pro- 
ceeding therefrom insured every voyage, when sent over; the 
returns to be sent at the pleasure and knowledge of < Joossen Ger- 
ritssz. For all of which the parties hereto bind their respective per- 
and estates, having and to come, nothing excepted, subject to 
all court- and judges. All in good faith, these are subscribed in 
Beverwyck in New Netherland, dated as above, in presence of Mr 
Gerrit Banckert and Anthony Jans/, court messenger of the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, as witnesses hereto called. 

-I \ I rERRETSEN 

I ll'RKIT REYARSZ 

1 ll NDERICK KOSTER 

Gerret Bancken 
.■I. Janss 

In my presence, 

D. V. Si HELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 
1662 

Substitution of Matheus de Vos for Gerard Swart and Abraham 
Staes as attorney for Pieter Hartgerts in a case of appeal 
pending before the director general and council 
[244] On this day. the uih of VugUSl [662, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, the Honorable Gerard! Swart, sheriff of the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 1 75 

colony of Rensselaerswyck and Abraham Staes, magistrate of Fort 
Orange and Beverwyck, and declared that by virtue of a power of 
attorney delivered to them by Mr Pieter Hartgers, of date the 25th 
of September 1661, containing a clause of substitution, to us, the 
notary and witnesses, shown, they substituted in their places and 
hereby specially empowered Matheus de Yos, notary in Amsterdam 
in N. Netherlarid, to take charge of and defend such action as they 
on the part of Pieter Hartgers, in the case of appeal pending before 
the honorable the director general and council of Xew Xetherland, 
have against Mr Jeronimus Ebbingh ; in regard to which all terms 
of the courts to observe to judgment and extreme execution thereof, 
and furthermore all things to do, perform and transact which may 
be needful and may seem to him proper, promising at all times to 
hold valid whatever in the matter aforesaid may be done and per- 
formed by the substitute by virtue hereof without any contradic- 
tion. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in presence of Evert 
Xoldingh and Pieter Jillissz, as witnesses hereto called. 

Abram Staas : 

G: Swartt 
Euerdt N olden 

Pieter Jellisz D. V. Schelluvxe. Not. Pub. 

1662 

Power of attorney from Claes Lock to Philip Pietersen Schuyler 
[245] On this day, the 4th of August 1662, Mr Claes Lock 
declared that he hereby constituted and appointed Mr Phillip 
Pietersz Schuyler his special attorney during his absence to repre- 
sent his person and to exercise proper supervision over his sloop 
named the Vergttlde Hoorn 1 Gilded Horn), on which Arien Claessz 
is skipper, and therefore all things to do herein which may be need- 
ful and seem to him to the best interest [of the principal] who 
promises to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed bv 
the said attorney in the matter aforesaid, without any contradiction. 
Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. dated as above. 

Claes Lock 1 

Hend T . J. rand". Vn ~\ 
, , _ , ^as witnesses 

Jacob Strycker 

D. V. SCHELLUVXE, Xot. Pllb. 

1662 



1 Claes Hendricksen Lock, from Amsterdam, married in 1671 at Xew 
Amsterdam Cuiertje Hendricks, widow of Wal raven Klaerhout, of Xew 
York. 



1/6 ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Johannes Clute to Harmen Thomassen 

Hun 
day, the 151b of August [662, Jan Cloete, being about to 
depart for Holland, declared that he appointed and constituted 
hereby Harmen Thomassz van Amersfort bis special attorney to 
demand, collect and receive from divers persons, his debtors, sundry 
amounts which are due to him from them, according to the accounts 
and obligations thereof placed in this attorney's hands; in regard to 
the same acquittance to deliver for receipts, and in case [ 246 1 of 

Lisal, the unwilling I nstrain to pay by legal proceedings and 

rigor of justice; to this end all the terms of the courts to observe 
unto judgment and extreme execution thereof; and furthermore all 
things to do, perform and transact which may be needful and 
seem to him proper; promising al all times to hold as valid what- 
■ done and performed in the matter aforesaid by virtue 

eof b\ his said attorney, without am contradiction; provided 
that the attorney be holden a proper return to make of his said 
tran 1 and receipts when required. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, dated as above, in presence of the undersigned 
witnesses hereto called. 

JOHANNSZ I XUTE 

Hendrick Huiseri 1 
As witnes e ,. ,-. , ,, 

1 Cornells van Schelluyne 

In my presence, 

1). V. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 

Contract of sale of a house from Arent van Curler to Aert 
Goossen van Twiller 
1 247 1 On this day, the 17th of August 166.2. Mr Arent van 
irlar acknowledged thai he had sold and Aert nssz 

van Twieler that he had bought the seller's house and lot with 
whatever is thereon fast b) earth and nail, and furthermore with 
h servient and dominant estates and rights as the seller has 
hitherto posse sed in the same and as came to him from the widow 
of the late Mr Johan de Hulter according to the documents and 
proofs thereof; just as said house and lot are built and Fenced, 
nding and lying in the colony of Rensselaerwyck, bounded north 
i west by the seller, on the east and south b) tin- river and high- 
signature 1.<<>k< like Hendrick 1 1' 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 I 77 

ways, which house and lot the buyer at present occupies; the same 

being sold shall he delivered to the buyer free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of same, saving the 
lord's right; for which said house and lot the buyer promises to 
pay the sum of six hundred Carolus guilders to be received by 
exchange on Holland, and in default of payment of said bill of 
exchange, the buyer shall pay the yearly rent of said house so long 
as it shall please the seller I248I to have him dwell there; on pay- 
ment of the bill of exchange the aforesaid house and lot shall be 
lawfully conveyed to the buyer. 

For the fulfilment and performance of these, the parties hereto 
mutually bind their respective persons and estate-, nothing excepted. 
subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Done in the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above, 

A : van Curler 
Aert Goossen Twiixer 
In my presence. 

D. V. SCHEIXUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Bill of exchange from Aert Goossen van Twiller to Aert Jansen 
and Renger Rengersen for the payment of 600 guilders to 
Joachim van Curler 

\ert Jansz and Renger Rengerssz : Pay to Mr Joachim van Cur- 
lar within six weeks after sight this my first of exchange for the 
sum of six hundred Carolus guilders, the value of which I have 
received to my satisfaction in the purchase of a house and lot; it 
shall avail you for a good account; this my first of exchange 
[>aid, the second to be null and void. 

Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in N: Netherland, this 
17th of August 1662. 

Was subscribed : Aert Goossens Twieler 

Power of attorney from Anthony Jansen, as attorney of his wife, 
to Jan Hendricksen Bruyn to collect money in Holland 
1 249] On this day. the 18th of August [662, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Anthony Janssz, court messenger of the aforesaid colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, husband and guardian of Orsseltie Dircks, his 
wife, and declared that he had constituted and appointed hereby 



i;S EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Jan Hendricxsz Bruyn, proposing to return to Holland b) 
the ships lying ready to sail, his special attorney to demand, colled 
and receive of Anthony Lorme, draper, at Rotterdam, certain cloth- 
ing, goods and gold and silver ware, together with [two] assign- 
ments of monthl) pay (maentgelts brieven), one executed by I." 
Fredericxsz van Gordingh, her cousin, 1 and the other executed 
by Myndert l>irc\-z, her brother, both having sailed for the 
East Indie-; likewise a will of the subscriber's wife's afore- 
said brother Myndert Dircxsz, which is entrusted to said Anthony 
Lorme; -aid goods, gold and silver ware u> receive anil converl into 
mon' payment of the monthly wages due to demand and 

eive; acquittance for receipts i>> deliver; also to receive from 
the hand- of notary Leendert van Seyl at Rotterdam afore- 
named a copy of a certain will which said Lieven Fredricx^z 
van Gordingh made to the behoof of the subscriber's wife "ii the 
3d of April [652, in the presence of certain witnesses; and in pur- 
suance thereof t" receive at the treasury <>f tin East India Hous< 
Amsterdam whatever he has coming to him and in case of hi- death 
the same in like manner t<> receive and also acquittance for the 
receipt- to deliver, and release from all further demands; further- 
more all things to do, perform and transact which may be needful; 

imising at [250] all times to hold valid whatever may be di 
and performed in the matter aforesaid by the attorney, without any 
contradiction, provided that the attorne) he holden a proper return 
to make nf hi- aforesaid transactions and receipts when required; 
and merchandise for the monej received to -end or bring over at 
the first opportunity according to the list thereof placed in the 
attorney'- hand-. 

Thus dune and executed in the colony of Rensselnerswyck in 
New Netherland, in presence of Carsten Fredricxsz, master smith, 
and Ian Schekel, master tailor, as witnesses hereto called. 

\\ I llnW Jansz 

This mark + was made b) I IRSS1 
I Iircxs, aforenamed 
Karsten Frederiksen, smith 
Jan Sche 

In my pn 

D. V. S< Hi 1 1 UYNE, Not. Pub. 

1662 



' which may mean either cousin, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 179 

Power of attorney from Pieter van Alen to his servant Dirck 
Wessels to look after his affairs during his absence in Holland 

[251] On this day, the 19th of August 1662, Pieter van Alen, 
proposing to depart for Holland, declared that he had constituted 
and appointed by these presents his servant 1 Dirck Wessels his 
special attorney during his absence to take good care of the merchan- 
dise he leaves in his hands, the same to his best advantage to sell: 
also according to the obligations and accounts to demand, collect 
and receive of diverse persons payment of what they owe: acquit- 
tance for receipts to deliver: the unwilling to constrain to pay by 
legal proceedings and rigor of justice: to which end all terms of 
courts to observe to judgment and extreme execution thereof; 
with power also one or more persons ad lites tantum in his place to 
substitute ; promising at all times to hold valid whatever in the 
matter aforesaid may be done and performed by said attorney with- 
out any contradiction, provided that he be holden a proper return 
to make of his said transactions and returns when required. Done 
in Beverwyck in X. Xetherland, dated as above. 

Pieter van Alen 
In my presence, 

D. Y. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1663 

Contract of sale of a bakery from Jan Barentsen Dulleman to 
Juriaen Theunissen Tappen 

[252] On this day, the 27th of August 1662, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Barentsz Dulleman. baker, of the first part, and Jur- 
riaen Theunissz, glazier, of the second part, both dwelling in the 
village of Beverwyck, acknowledging the said Jan Barentse that he 
had sold and he. Jurriaen Theunisz, that he had bought of him the 
seller"s baker}' tools, consisting of eight grain bags, three bolting 
bags, bolting chest, kneeding trough, and other implements, by the 
buyer seen to his satisfaction: together with about fifty skipples of 
wheat, more or less, as shall appear by measurement; the imple- 
ments being in the bakery and the grain at the house of Lourens 
van Alen 1 which Jurriaen Theunissz has hired of him) ; for which 
Jurriaen Theunissz promises to pay to him, Jan Barentsz. four and 
a half merchantable beavers reckoned at eight guilders each 1 for 
the said implements), valuing the wheat at fl. 2-10 a skipple, also 

1 Knecht, 



l8o 1 \l-'l \ !■: i ORDS "1 ALBANY 

iii hern crs, die amount to depend mi the measure, and this in the 

month of June 1663; said tools and wheat to be delivered to the 

buyer on Tuesdaj the 31st of this month of August. Moreover 

said Jurriaen Theunisz has hired and said Jan Barentsz has bound 

himself in serve him, Jurriaen Theunissz, faithfully in baking 

se and fine bread with whatever belongs thereto, likewise to 

ood, keep the bakerj clean, etc., and both in [ 253 1 baking 

in taking charge of the trading season with the Indians to ren 

his service with all honesty, faithfulness and obedience; which 

service shall begin on the isl of ( October next and last for the time 

of one year. In consideration of which the aforesaid Jurriaen 

rheunisz promises to pay him, Jan Barentsz, at the end of the 

service thirty-three merchantable beavers, reckoned as before 

besides free burgher board during the term of his service; but in 

case said Jan Barentsz should notoriously neglect his work and 

service to his master's material damage, then the wages of said Jan 

Barentsz shall be forfeited and he may be discharged. For the 

faithful performance of these, the parties hereto mutually bind 

their respective persons and 1 nothing excepted, subject to 

the authorin of all courts and indue-. Thus done and executed in 

Beverwyck in X: Netherland, in presence of Lauris van .Men and 

Lambert van Neck, as witnesses hereto called. 

Jan B \ui- \ 1 1 Dulleman 

JUREJAN TUNSEN 

Lourus I'an . Urn 
Lambert 1 'an Neck 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Release by Daniel Ringhout of a legacy from his late uncle Jan 

Ringhout 

[254! On this day, the 29th of August [662, appeared before 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notan public, and before the after 

named witnesses, Daniel Rinchout, elderly bachelor 1 born in the 

land of Pomeren, 5 aged about thirty six years, so he says 1 known 



■ joiigmaii; meaning an unmarried man of 111 

, !ii man in 
h iih the pati \'i "I. .1 ..i .1 suitable m 

not a place in 
ted in thi 1 the First Settlers of Albany under 

I i.inicl Rim I hv nii-lakc 



NOTAKIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-1696 [8l 

to the undersigned witnesses), and acknowledged that he was fully 
paid and satistied, the last penny with the first, for all that was 
coming to him by virtue of the bequest and inheritance left to him 
by the death of his uncle, the late Jan Rinchout, deceased at Mun 
nickendam in North Holland, and this In the hands of Sacharias 
Jansz Creleman and the widow of Nicolaus van den Broeck, 
dwelling at Munnickendam aforesaid, inasmuch as it was paid to 
his, the subscriber's, attorney, Pieter de Maeckere, house carpenter 
at Amsterdam in Holland, in accordance with the acquittance 
dated the 2d of January last, executed by said de Maeckere before 
Notary Jacob van Loosdrecht and certain witnesses to the behoof 
of said Creleman and the widi iwn to us, notary and wit- 

nesses) : and therefore acquitting the said Sacharias Janssz Crele- 
man and said widow in the matter aforenamed and for the whole 
bequest and inheritance, releasing them from all claims ; with a 
promise nevermore to do nor cause anything to he done contrary 
hereto. [ 255] directly or indirectly, in any manner: binding thereto 
his person and estate, nothing excepted, subjecting the same to the 
authority of all courts and judges. Hone and executed in the vil- 
lage of Beverwyck in Xew Xetherland, in presence of Jan Coster 
van Aecken and Jan Yerbeeck, neighbors of the subscriber, as 
witnesses hereto called. 

Daniel Ringhout 
Jan Coster ran . Icken 
Jan Verbeeck 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'llh. 

1662 



Will of Daniel Ringhout 
In the name of the Lord. Amen. Know all men that on this da] . 
the 29th of August 1G62, about nine o'clock in the evening, person- 
ally came and appeared before me, Direk van Schelluyne, no 
public, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, the worth) 
Daniel Rinchout, elderlv bachelor, 1 born in the land of Pomeren, 
about 36 years of age 1 as he declared), dwelling in the village oi 
Beverwyck in Xew Xetherland, know 11 to the undersigned wit- 
-. lying upon his bed sick, hut apparently [256! in full pos- 
on of his mind, memory, reason and understanding, who. con 
sidering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of 



' Bedaecht jongman; see note to preceding document. 



iSj EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, and wishing ihere- 
fore to anticipate the same by a proper disposition of his worldly 
effects and goods, declared that without persuasion, inducement or 
deception on the pari of any one he had made, ordained and con- 
cluded tin- his last will and testament in manner following: 
Commending first of all his immortal soul, whenever it shall be 
irated from his body, into the gracious hands of > rod, his Maker 

I Redeemer, his bod) to a Christian burial, hereby revoking and 
annulling such testamentary dispositions as he may have heretofore 

de and executed, he, the subscriber and testator, declared thai 
he nominated and instituted, as by these presents he does nominate 
and institute, his brother. Jan Rinchout 1 (who with his wife and 
family is dwelling in the testator's house here), to be his sole and 
universal heir of all 1 257] the estate, real and personal, claims, 

dits, gold and silver, monej coined and uncoined, jewels, linen 
and woolen clothing, household furniture, etc.. nothing excepted or 

erved, which be shall leave behind on hi- death, to do therewith 
as with hi- ab-' .lute property, without interference from anyone, 
provided that he. Jan Rinchout. be holden from the first and most 
readily available property which shall be left behind to turn over to 
his other brother named Aertman Rinchout, dwelling in Pomeren 
aforesaid, as a legacy anil memento, the sum of twenty-five guilders 
Holland mone) : but a- he. the testator, ha- had no tidings of him 
for eight years, so he says, and does not know whether he is alive, 
therefore, in ca-e of hi- decease, -aid legac) -ball be null and said 
Ian Rinchout shall receive the whole inheritance as before stated, 
and all this for good reasons him [the testator] thereto moving. 
All that is hereinbefore written the testator declares to be his last 
will and testament, desiring that after his death the same -hall have 
full force and effect, whether a- will, codicil, donation, gift in 
anticipation of death, or otherwise, as -hall be mo ble, not- 

withstanding that some formalities required by law or custom may 
not be fully [258] ob rein, requesting that the utmost benefit 

may be enjoyed and that one or more copies hereof be made by 
me, the notarv, in proper form, to be used as 01 lemands. 

Thus done and < 1 rwyck in New Netherland, at the 

house of thi or, in presence of Mr Jan Verbeeck and Jan 



1 l.-m Rinchout, lik baker at Beverwyck. His 

time was Eva Jeurians. He afterwards married Klizabeth 

Drincl harrian « henec- 

I 
■;ix 1:38?: and History of the Schenectady Patent, i>. 158. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o-H'<i" 183 

Coster van Aecken, neighbors of the testator asked and invited as 
witnesses hereto. 

Daniel Ringhout 
Jan / 'erbeeck 
Jan Coster ran Acken 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 

Lease of a house in Beverwyck from Adriaen Appel to Willem 
de Maerschalck and Jan Nack 
1 in this day. ihe 30th of August 1662, Adriaen Appel acknowl- 
edged that he had let and Mr Willem de Marchalck and Jan Xack 
that the}- had hired ni him the lessor's house, lot and garden as the 
same is occupied by the lessor, standing and lying in the village of 
Beverwyck and known to the lessees, for the time of one year 
beginning on the first day of May A". 1663, for the sum of one 
hundred and sixty guilders to be paid in good, whole beaver skins 
reckoned at eight guilders [259] apiece; and as said house, lot and 
garden shall be delivered to the lessees in proper repair, window, 
roof and floor tight, the lessees shall he holden to deliver over the 
same again in like repair at the end of this lease. Fur the perform- 
ance of these and the payment of the promised rent the parties 
hereto mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. All in good faith, done 
in Beverwyck in X: Xetherland, dated as "above. 

A : Appel 

Willem de Maersc halck 
Jan Xack 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Xot. Pub. 
1662 

Depositions by Jan Gerritsen van Marcken and Evert Nolden 
about seawan alleged to have been stolen by Anthony de 
Beeltsnyder, a soldier 

On this day, the second of September [662, Jan Gerritsz van 
-Marcken. 1 at the request of Adam Dingeman, sailing on the sloop 
of Thomas Lodewycxsz. declared it to be true that he, by ordei oi 
the director general, now lately here, paid a half month's wages to 



'Jan Gerritsen van Marcken was the farmer of the excise at IJeverwyck. 



184 1 VRLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

each of four soldiers, among others to the soldier named Anthony 
<le Beeltsnyer, 1 it being well known to the deponent that the Beelt- 
snyer before had no mone) with him, [260I and that on Monday 
morning, when the honorable general was about to depart, he, Beelt- 
snyder, being .11 the house of the widow Maria Dyckmans, and 
being cjuite drunk, was fetched by < (fficer Resolve 2 to leave with 
the honorable general, which he al first was unwilling to do, 1 nit 
finally, wishing to pay his bill, he, this deponent, saw said Be< 
snyder pull out of his pockel a bunch of black and white seawan, 
mixed and mostly end-, in which the deponenl judged there must 
have been 30 or \o guilders, and said to him, " How did you come 
b\ so much money? we do nol hear of your robbery," for the 
deponent plainly saw that it wa> not part of the seawan which he- 
had delivered to the soldiers; hut he kept silent. 

The said officer and the servant Evert Noldingh 8 were also sur- 
prised to see him have so much monej as he, Evert Noldingh, like 
wise declares.' Being ready, each as far as his own statement is 
concerned, to confirm the foregoing on oath if need be and required, 
the deponent and Evert Noldingh have in witness of the truth 
subscribed these in the village of Beverwyck in X: Xetherland. 
on the date above written, in presence of the undersigned witnesses. 

I. G. van Mar< ken 

RDT N T OLDEN 

Festis : Jacob Kip 
J : Pi a itness 

In my presence 

D. V, Si kelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



'Literally: the image carver, or sculptor. Beeldsiiijder I- the nami 

ily in I lolland .11 the present time. 
-'Resolved VValdron, deputy sheriff. 
• ; Dc kiwclit Evert N old 
was tin helper, though il may mean thai he was a waiter in tlu- 

tavern of Mara Dyckmans < 1 pagi - [210] and [244], whi N olden 

s with or for G swyck. 

Vi'l'lni « swyck. At the time 

VI. mi Roela New Amsterdam, whom 

llcudriek van Dyck had attached in himself as 
See J. II. Inn' and lis I 

* The last six words arc substituted For "Furthermore, th< 
1 he w ' I 1 know s that said Beeltsnydi 1 

. iiiin the night, >ai drinking in the tav< 1 

■ 
-• ' it." 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 185 

Power of attorney from Anthony Jansen to Hans Steyn 
[261] On this day, the second of September 1662, Antlv in 
Jansz, 1 court messenger of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 
declared that by these presents he constituted and appointed Hans 
Steyn.-' dwelling at Amsterdam in New Netherland, his special 
attorney to demand, collect and receive of the wife of Barent 
Cruytdorp a certain sum of one hundred guilders of seawan, 
which she received last year in part from Hans Steyn's wife and 
partly from him. Anthony Jan-/, all on his account and for the 
behoof of Stymie Laurens, but not paid over to said Stymie 
Laurens; therefore, said sum of one hundred guilders, with costs, 
:, r es and interest on the same if need be to collect by means 
of judicial proceedings; to which end all terms of the courts to 
observe unto judgment and extreme execution thereof; also to 
proceed by attachment against the person or property for obtain- 
ing payment ; acquittance for receipts to execute and furthermore 
all thing- to do. transact and perform, which may be needful; 
promising at all times to hold valid whatever may be done and 
performed in the premises by the attorney, without any contradic- 
tion ; provided the attorney he holden a proper return to make of 
his said transactions and receipts when required. Done in the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above, in presence of the 
undersigned witnesses. 

Anthony Jansz 
Cornells van Nes 
Jan Scheckel 

In my presence. 

D. Y. Sciiei.luyne, Xot. Pub. 
1662 

Bond from Leendert Philipsen to Jan Coster van Aecken 
[262I ( )u this day, the 5th of September 1662, Leendert 
Phillipssz acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted 
Jan Coster van Aecken in the sum of thirty-eight good, whole 
beaver .-kin- al eight guilder- apiece, for merchandise to his con- 
tent received; which -aid thirty-eight whole, good beaver skins 
he. Leendert Phillipssz, promises to p aid Jan \'an Aecken, 



A- w itneases 



1 Anthony Jansen Westbroeck. 

-Ili- name i< generally gh Stccn being the Dutch 

equivalent of the German word Stein, lie was at New Amsterdam as early 
;•-- 1639 and ai that time u corporal in th Dutch West India 

Company. 



[86 I \KL\ RE( ORDS 01 ALBANY 

<>r his order, or lawful hearer hereof, in or before the month of 
July A . [663, punctually and without further delay, whatever in 
meantime may be paid being accounted a payment on and a 
reduction of the same; therefore binding his person and prop- 
erty, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judge-. Done in 
the village of Beverwyck, dated as above. 

I EENDl RT Til VI. VMS 

In in\ presence, 

I). \ . SCHELLm NE, Not. I'll!'. 

1662 

Deposition of Jan Barentsen Dulleman respecting an order of 

Pierre Billau delivered to the Walloon at the Esopus 

[263 1 On this day. the 7th of September [662, Jan Barentsz 

Dulleman declare- at the request of Jan Gerritsz van Marcken 

thai now about a year ago Pierre Billau delivered to him at the 

Manhathans an order in the French language to receive thereon 

from the Wael, 2 who dwells in the Esopus, 33 skipples of wheat. 

the value of which he was to pay in seawan to the requirer [J. (I. 

van Marcken I if he received the wheal; but declares that he has 

received any of the wheat and ha- left said French order with 

the said ll'acl ; and i- ready if need be i<> confirm the same by oath 

when required. 

Done in Beverwyck in X: Xetherland. dated as above, in pres- 
1 >f ilu undersigned w itnesses. 

J\\ B \ki ntsen Duli eman 

A: Appel 
\- witnesses ,, . . , . ... . 

I (enderick <"</ji de It ater 

In m_\ presence, 

1). \ \ ot. Pub. 

1662 

Power of attorney from Jan Gerritsen van Marcken to Jacob Kip 

I In the above date, Jan GerritSZ van Marcken declared that he 

1 tituted and appointed by these presents Mr Jacob Kip his 
ei 1.1I attornej i" demand of hi- brother-in-law Fredrick ' i 
bertssz van den Kerch a certain obligation for the sum of three 



'Liu-rally: "the Wall. ■ erring perhaps t" Everl de Waelsman, 

med und( 1 "• revised trans- 

lation by Samuel < )p| p. 5 Cf. Mill 

oi ilii- volume. 



ARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-I696 187 

hundred and ninety-live guilder-- and ten stivers to be paid in 
good sea wan (with interest on the same), executed by Pierre 
Bailliu 1 in favor of him, the subscriber, and held by his said [264] 
brother-in-law ; and in case (contrary to expectation) said obliga- 
tion be lost or can not be found (as the subscriber is informed), 
then the attorney is to force him, Fredrick Gysbertsz, by legal 
proceedings to clear himself thereof under oath, and the oath being 
taken, nevertheless to demand, collect and receive payment of the 
said Pierre Billau ; acquittance for receipts to execute and to 
release him from all demands and furthermore all things to do, 
perform and transact, by or without resorting to law, which may 
be needful and to him seem advisable, [the subscriber] promising 
at all times to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed in 
the aforesaid; matter by said attorney, without any contradiction; 
provided the attorney be holden a proper return to make of his 
said transactions and receipts when required. Done in Beverwvck, 
dated as above, in presence of the undersigned witnesses. 

J. G. v. Maecken 

As witnesses -< ' 

yHenderick Vande Water 

In my presence, 

D. A". Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Contract of Jeremias van Rensselaer to deliver to Juriaen 
Teunissen 300 skipples of winter wheat 
[265] On this day. the 7th of September 1662. the Honorable 
Director Jeremias van Rensselaer and Jurriaen Theunissz, master 
glazier, have contracted with each other that said Mr Rensselaer 
shall deliver to him, Jurriaen Theunissz, in or before the month of 
May 1663, the quantity of three hundred skipples of good winter 
wheat, for which he. Jurriaen Theunissz, promises to pay to said 
Mr Rensselaer, or to his order, the quantity of one hundred good, 
whole beaver skins at eight guilders each, in or before the month 
of July 1663, punctually and without longer delay. For the faith- 
ful performance of these the parties hereto mutually bind their 
respective persons and properties, nothing excepted, subject to 



1 The same as Pierre Billau, or Billou; see below. With other recently 
arrived immigrants he petitioned August 22. 1661, for land on Staten island; 
see New York Colonial Mss, 9:735. 



[88 EARL> RECORDS OF ALBANY 

all courts and judge?. Dune in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 
dated as above, in the presence of the undersigned witnes 

JEREMIAS VAX Rl NSSl 1 AER 

Jure Jan Tr\ 

. G: Swartt 

As witnesses - , .... . , . 

rhi'.ip Pietersz Schuyler 

In ni\ presence, 

I >. \ . SCHELLU^ XI", Not. Pub. 
1662 

Indenture of service of Hendrick Arentsen as farm hand to Jan 
Barentsen Wemp and Marten Mauritsen 
[266I On this day, the t6th of September tui_>, Jan Barentsz 
Wemp and Marten Mouwerensz 1 have hired and Henderick 
Arentse de suyckerbacker (the confectioner 1 has bound himself 
erve them in cultivating, plowing, sowing, mowing, threshing, 
winnowing, cutting wood, and whatever else pertains thereto; and 
likewise to perform all further service possible thai ma\ be asked 
of him on their farm lying at Schenectede, to him, Hendrick. 
known, for the time of one year beginning from th< 
for which service they, fan Barentsz Wemp and Marten Mou 
werensz, promise to pay the sum of three hundred guilders in 

is at eight guilders each, or in grain or other wan 
heaver's value, to be paid here in the Fuyc k" 1 1 said Hendrick 
Arentsz, or his order; and he, Jan Barentsz, is bound for the full 

payment of said stipulated hire ;h his own debt. [ 267 ] All in g 1 

faith; dated as above, in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. 

This mark 1 I! \\ w e by I \n 

Barentsz Wemp 

This marl-; M \l was made h\ \l \u- 

m01 w ere nsz 
Henderck Aki 



uii Mauritsen van Slyck, win 
..1" thi Hi- .-111(1 Jan Barentsen Wen ! lying 

uc-t ,.1 tin cit) of - dy, which was at Marlon' 

and aft \':m Slvcl 

P- 77- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND 2, [66o [696 I 8 1 

Lease of lots i and 5 in the Esopus from Philip Pietersen Schuy- 
ler to Barent Harmensen 

[268] On this day, the 26#h of September 1662, appeared 
before me. Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses, Mr Phillip Pietersz Schuyler, of the first 
part, and Barent Harmensz, ] husbandman, of the second part. 
acknowledging the said Schuyler that he had let and he. Barent 
Harmensz, that he had hired of him certain, the lessor's, lands, 
mi. 1 and mi. 5, lying on both sides of the kill in the Esopus. among 
the allotments made for the projected village, to the lessee known: 
in manner following: 

The lessee from this time forth shall have possession of the land 
and betake himself thither, the sooner the better, having the use of 
the same till the 7th day of September 1663. without paying any 
rent therefor. 

The lessor promises to deliver to the lessee next spring as many 
bkipples of oats as he can properly sow upon siid land, or so much 
less as according to circumstances the lessee in his opinion shall 
have need of: provided that the lessee be holden at the end of the 
lease to deliver again a like quantity of oats to the lessor. The 
lessor shall also deliver free to the lessee on the shore at the Esopus 
a hundred boards for the building of a proper dwelling house, 
which dwelling house and barn. rick, and fences about the land to 
be made for his accommodation, at the end of the lease, shall belong 
to the I269I lessor subject to appraisal thereof by impartial per- 
sons; also a bridge which must be built over the aforesaid kill, the 
value whereof in accordance with such appraisal shall be made 
-nod to the lessee; but the said hundred boards the lessee shall be 
holden to pay for at the end of the lease. 

The lessor promises to deliver to the lessee in the Esopus, next 
autumn four milch cows and next spring three mares and a gelding 
or stallion, the cost of transportation of which shall be at the 
charge of the lessee; together with four sows, on condition of 
delivering every year for three years a barrow pig; which said 
cattle 1 save the stipulation about the pig) the lessee shall keep 
during the lease for half of the increase according to the custom 
of this country, and the increase of the cows shall begin from this 
time. 



1 Barent Harmensen's wife and child wen- taken prisoners l>> the Indians 
pus mi fune 7, [663. rhereaftei hi seems to have moved to New 
York. See Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. .V. )'.. 13:246; and X. Y. Geneal. and 
Biogr. Soc. Coll j :8o. 



IC)0 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

I In lessor shall likewise deliver to the lessee the following farm 
implements, to wit: a plow and a wagon with their appurtenances, 
which the lessee shall he holden to deliver over again at the end 
of the lease in good condition. 

["he lessee shall have the use and hire of the said land, ho 
and cattle for the tune of the four following years, commencii 
the 1st day of September 1663, and the lessee promises to pay 
during the said lease every year the sum of four hundred and 
fifty guilders in beavers at eight guilders each, or grain at I270] 
the market price of beavers, or else in seawan at sixteen guilders 
the beaver, punctually each year, without any one year being 
suffered to run into the next unpaid. 

\t the end of the lease the lessee shall have the refusal and 
preference in case of a longer lease, provided he pay as much as 
> s are v\ illing to do. 

All taxes and charges which ma) be levied 1>\ the village during 
this lease, as well as work dene cm forts or strongholds, shall be at 
the charge and expensi ol the lessee. 

Finally it is stipulated that at the end of the lease the horses 
shall he at the service of the lessor to put the land in seed, pro- 
vided thai not onl) during that time but also during the following 
ei i" April the lessee shall feed -aid horses, cattle and hogs 
out of the straw and consequently so long shall have the use of 
the house, barn and rick, the said horses and other animals being 
during the plowing time of the lessor al the latter's charge and 
risk and furthermore according to the above conditions upon halt 
the increase till the time when the division is made. 

the faithful performance of these the panic- herein mutually 
hind their respective persons and properties, nothing excepted. 
subjeel i" the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in X: Xetherlaud. in presence of Mr 
Folckert Janssz and Lambert van Neck, as witnesses I 

called. 

I'llII [P I'll i I RSZ Si HUYLER 
This mark • was made 1>\ B w 
1 1 vrmensz, aforenamed 
n j 
Lambert . llbertsz l 



bcrl M '" have moved (•> New York in 

;1i he hail a In use in \lbanv as late as 1672. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-I696 I<H 

Power of attorney from Symon Symonsen Groot to Johannes 
Withart to sell his house and lot in Beverwyck 

[271] On this last day of September 1662, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Symon Symonsz Groote, dwelling in the village 
of Beverwyck, proposing to transfer his residence to the Esopus, 
and declared that be hereby constituted and appointed Mr Johannes 
Withart his special attorney to -ell for the principal's best advan- 
tage, whether by private or public sale, bis house and lot just as 
built, fenced and impaled, standing and lying in said village of 
Beverwyck, bounded south by Jan Hendricxsz, north by Jan Gou, 
east and west by the highway, free and unincumbered, without 
any charge thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's 
right, according to patent thereof; therefore, to vest the same in 
the buyer and the seller to divest and dispossess thereof; the 
stipulated purchase money to receive and acquittance therefor to 
give; said money or the payments arising therefrom to keep in 
payment of the sum of six hundred and seventy-four guilders in 
beavers which he owes to this attorney according to obligation 
therefor dated the 17th [272] of October 1656, deducting one hun- 
dred and seventy-six guilders paid thereon; transferring and mak- 
ing over therefore to said Withart, or his order, the aforesaid 
stipulated purchase money to do therewith as with bis own prop- 
erty : with this reservation, however, that in case said house and 
lot happen to fetch more than the aforesaid debt amounts to, 
then the attorney shall turn over the surplus to the principal and 
in case it fetches less the principal promises honorably to pay the 
deficiency to him, Withart, at the very first opportunity; and fur- 
thermore the attorney shall do, perform and transact all things 
needful and which he may think proper, [the principal] promising 
to hold valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter 
aforesaid by the attorney, without any contradiction, provided that 
the attorney shall be holclen a proper return to make of his said 
transactions and receipts when required. Thus done and executed 
in Beverwyck in X: Netherland, in presence of Mr Evert Wendel 
and Jan Jansz Bleecker, as witnesses hereto called. 

• 

Symon Symensen Groot 
Euert Jansz Would 
Jan Jansz Blycker, as witness 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



H)2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Assignment from Fop Barentsen to Marten Hoffman of money 
duo to him from the director general and council of New 
Netherland 
273 1 in this day, the 51I1 of < ictober [662, appeared before me, 
Dirck \ an Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Fob Barentsz, 1 master carpenter, dwelling in the village 
of Bevenvyck, and declared that by these presents he granted, 
transferred and made over in absolute and full ownership to and 
for the behoof of Marten Hoffman, 2 sadler, a certain sum of forty- 
one and a half skipples of wheat, or the value thereof, and eighty- 
guilders in g 1 seawan, to I ived of the honorable the 

1 al and council of N: Netherland, or of their order, 
or officers, honestly due to him, the subscriber, b) settlement oi 
accounts es earned in building a house in the Esopus for 

the minister there, according to the vouchers thereoi delivered to 
said Marten Hoffman; therefore giving full power to said Marten 
Hoffman to demand, collect and receive said payment as his <>\\n 
property, also acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied 
therefor by the hand- of said Marten Hoffman, the lasl penny with 
the first, he having attended the subscriber in curing a wound 
id in said work; promising therefore nevermore to do nor 
1 274. J cause an) thing to lie done contrary hereto, either with or 
without resorting to law in any manner, binding thereto his person 
and property, nodiing excepted, subjeel to all courts and judges. 
Thus done and executed in the village of Beverwydc in New Neth 
i. in presence of Gerrit Claesz van Nieukerck and Paulus 
Martensz van Rynsburch, 3 as witnesses hereto called. 

Barens 
This mark • was made by Gerrit 
Claessz van Nieukerck, afore- 
named 
Pitlis Marten D. V. S< helluyne, Vof. Pub 

1662 

1 and 
asrain in i66j. In the Ihilth A' (. In- i- m>"I<cii of as 

built the parsonage of Domine Blom 

tlbany, 1 'i occupied 

rwyck in 1662, but conirarj to Professor Pearson's Fi 
stating I :ll In ing in Alb 1 e moved t" 

Vmstcrdam in 1C63, where he married Lysbeth Oel 

her d< atli, in 1G64, h< 11 

de W 11I1. from « as probably n 

11 do Wit : 

. >u n , 11 the si ulh 
iland. 

Paulus Martcnscn van Benthuyscn, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND _'. [66O-1696 193 

Power of attorney from Fop Barentsen to Marten Hoffman 
On this day, the 5th of October 1662, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed wit- 
nesses, Fop Barentsz, master carpenter, and declared that b) these 
presents he constituted and appointed Marten Hoffman, sadler, 
his special attorney to demand, collect and receive of diverse per- 
sons, his debtors, dwelling in the Esopus, payment of certain grain 
and other wares as are due him from the same, according to the 
amounts placed in the hands of this attorney; therefore acquittance 
for receipts to [275] give, and in case of refusal such to compel 
to pay by legal proceedings and rigor of justice; to this end all the 
terms of the courts to observe unto judgment and extreme execu- 
tion thereof; and furthermore all things to do, transact and per- 
form which may be needful and which may seem to him proper, 
I the principal] promising at all times to hold valid whatever may 
be done and performed, in the matter aforesaid, by the attorney, 
without any contradiction; provided that the attorney be holden 
a proper return to make of his said transactions and receipts when 
required. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N : Xetherland, in 
presence of Arien Appel and Gerrit Claesz van Nieukerck, as 
witnesses hereto called. 

Fop Baeens 
This mark -j- was made by Gerrit 
Claesz van Nieukerck, afore- 
named 
A: Appel D. \. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

Lease of lot no. 3 at Esopus from Goossen Gerritsen to Pieter 

Helbrantsen 

[276] On this day, the 21st of October 1662, Goossen Gerritssz 
acknowledged that he had let and Pieter Helbrantsz, 3 husbandman 
in the Esopus, that he had hired of him the lessor's allotment of 
land, being no. 3,. lying in the newly laid out village in the Esopus, 
to the lessee known, for the term of the six following years begin- 
ning on the first of November next, on the following conditions: 

The lessee shall be holden, on the lot of the lessor where the 
village is to be, to build at his own expense and convenience a 
proper dwelling house and barn, which with the other structures 
at the option of the lessor shall be taken over by said lessor at 



1 The same as Hillebrani 
7 



lw-l i-'I.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the end of the lease at a valuation thereof by impartial persons 
to l>e called in for that purpose. 

The lessee is holden to deliver hack the land at the end of the 
lease with as man) 1 own as he now receivi 

The lessor promises to deliver to the lessee between now and 
next month of May (663, a stallion and four mares, together with 
n milch cows, the increase of which shall be divided and 
received half and half at the end of the lease, when the number 
of said cattle which are now to he delivered must first he returned 
to the lessor; the lessee to keep -aid cattle till Ma) V '. [669. Fur- 
thermore the lessoi hall deliver to the lessee a wagon and a plow 
with their appurtenance's and the harness for four horses, which 
at the end of the lease he shall deliver again in good condition. 

For the hire and use of said lot of land, the lessee promises 
to pay, the firsl year two hundred guilders in good grain at current 
beaver's price and a good fal hog, and every following year five 
hundred guilders to he paid as above, punctually and without 
letting one year run into the next unpaid. For the full performance 
[277J of these, the parties hereto mutually bind their persons and 
properties, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts 
and judges. I 'one in I'.everwvck in New Xetherland, dated as 
above. 

-1 N I 'i RRETSEM 

This mark P 11 was made by Pi! 
1 1 1 1 1:1; \x is/, aforenamed 

D. V. Schi : . Not. Pub. 

1662 

Power of attorney from Margarita van Hardenbroeck to Gerard 

Swart 
1 hi this day, the -'7th of ' ictober [662, Margarita van Harden 
broeck, 1 widow of the late Mr Pieter Rudolphus, dwelling at 
Amsterdam in New Xetherland. declared that by these presents 
-In- constituted and empowered Mr Gerard Swart, sheriff of the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, as her special attorney to demand, 
("licet and receive of sundr) persons, her debtors, the payment 



' This power of attorney was gii registration ;it 

New Amsterdam of the bans of marriagi ol NIargariel Hardenbroeck and 
rick Phillipsen, from Bolsward, in Friesland, the later lord of the 
manor of Phillip but gh in \\ - W 

first liu band was Pieter Rudolphus de Vries, by » tighter 

Maria, on whom the Orphan M if New Amsterdam ordered her to 

settle x of the Orphan Maslei 

Amsterdam, < • 6 ed I" Berthold Fcrnow, p 202 ,t. 222 j.t. 225, 226 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 1 AND 2, 1660-169 '95 

of certain sums due to her from them according to the proofs 
thereof placed in the attorney's hands; therefore acquittance to 
give for the receipts; the unwilling to compel to pay by lheans of 
justice; to this end all the terms of the court> to observe unto 
judgment and extreme execution thereof; and furthermore all 
things to do, transact and perform which may be needful and 
seem to him proper; [the principal] promising at all times to hold 
valid whatever in the matter aforesaid shall be done and per- 
formed by said attorney, without any contradiction ; provided the 
attorney be holden a proper return to make of his said transactions 
and receipts when required. Done in Beverwyck, dated as above. 

M \RGRITA HARDENBROCK 

Contract of sale of a house and lot in Beverwyck from Pieter 
Claerboudt to Rut Arentsen 
[278I On this day, the 2d of November 1662, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Mr Pieter Claerbout, of the first part, and Ruth 
Arentsz, master shoemaker, of the second part, acknowledging the 
said Mr Pieter Claerbout that he had sold and he, Ruth Arentsz, 
that he had bought of him a certain, the seller's, house and lot with 
all that is thereon fast by earth and nail, and moreover with such 
servient and dominant estates and rights as the seller received in 
the same from Folckert Janssz, Jan Thomasz and Gerrit Banckert, 
according to the proofs thereof which on the dav of delivery shall 
be turned over to the buyer; just as said house and lot are built, 
fenced and impaled, standing and lying in the village of Beverwyck, 
bounded west by the seller, on the east by Jan van Aecken ; the 
lot extending to the middle or cross-fence, known to the buyer. 
Said house and lot are sold and shall be delivered to the buyer 
with this servitude, namely, of a common wall and gutter on the 
west side which must be maintained by both the Inner and the 
seller; otherwise free and unincumbered, without any charges 
thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's right; for 
which said house and lot said Ruth Arentsz, the [279] buyer, 
promises to pay to the seller the quantity of seventy-two good 
whole merchantable beaver skins at eight guilders each, in the 
month of July 1663, punctually and without longer delay ; and the 
biner shall enter and take possession of said house and lot on 
the first of the month of December next, and the seller remains 
holden on the payment of said beavers in July A". [663 aforesaid 



I96 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to give a lawful conveyance 3 of said house and lot to the buyer. 

For die fulfilment and performance of these the parties hereto 

mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 

exccj 'ted, subject to all courts and judges. Thus done and executed 

in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Mr Adriaen 

Gerritsz van Papendorp and Stoffel Jan--./ Abeel, a< witnes 

hereto called. „ _ 

pletter llaerboudt 

Rut Arentzen 2 

Adriaen Gerretsen, as witness 

Stoffel J ansz Abeel D. V. Si hj . Not. Pub. 

1662 

Deposition by Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer respecting an agreement 
between Jacob Teunissen and Elbert Gerbertsen about the use 
of a horse 

1 280] Jan Cornelssz Vyselaer declares at the request of 

I lliir iis2 that las) spring, being at the house of Anthony 

>z, he agreed with Elbert Gerbertsz * that he should use the 

requirer's [Jacob Theunisz'] stallion from that time until this 

present autumn, on condition that if lite horse in the meantime 

ild happen in die of sickness or other accident, it should l>e at 

quirer, hut if it died through mani 
carelessness, it should be at the charge of said Elbert Gerbertsz, 
and further that the requirer should receive nothing for the 

1 horse during said time. He is read) to confirm what is 

above written, if need he by, hi-- oath when required. Dime in 
Beverwyck in X: Netherland, this 6th of November 16 

This mark X was made by JAN Cor- 
lisz Vyselaer, aforenamed 

Power of attorney from Jacob Teunissen to Andries de Vos to 
obtain compensation from Elbert Gerbertsen for the loss of a 
stallion 

ob Theunisz hereb} constitutes and e de 

Vos as his special attorney either amicabh orb] n 

' FOI r x - I( y M sce £ a ,l v /,. 

Albany, 1 :<<•. Pi Km 

in New Amsterdam perhaps in 1643 44, therein 

ntsen van Seyl wl \ IU 

\msterdam which he sold .>n October 17. W14-4. tci Arenl Rei This 

Km \.ui Seyl, however, makes his mark ai the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 I97 

proceedings to obtain settlement of the claim which he has against 
Elbert Gerbertsz respecting and in the matter of a stallion which 
he had in use and which died through evident neglect; therefore, 
if need be, to proceed with the utmost rigor to judgment and 
execution thereof inclusive; likewise to compound and agree with 
him about it, promising at all times to hold valid whatever shall 
be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the attorney. 
Done in Beverwyck, the 6th ni November 1662. 

This mark X was made by Jacob 
Theunisz, 1 aforesaid 

Contract of sale of a half interest in a horse mill from Arent van 
Curler to Willem Bout 
[281] On this day, the iSth of November 1662, Mr Arent van 
Curlar and Willem Bout acknowledge that on the date hereof they 
have adjusted and settled accounts concerning the building of a 
horse mill and its appurtenances standing in the village of Bever- 
wyck and what each side has contributed thereto and they there- 
fore declare that they have no further claim one against the other 
and release each other of all demands, so that each has a just half 
interest in the mill ; furthermore, Willem Bout acknowledges that 
he has now bought and he, Mr Curlar, that he has sold to him his 
said just half of said horse mill; for which he. Willem Bout, 
promises to pay the sum of nine hundred guilders in good, whole 
beavers at eight guilders apiece, or else in wares at beaver's value, 
in three instalments, to wit: three hundred guilders in July 1663; 
in June 1664 a like three hundred guilders; and the remaining 
three hundred guilders in June 1665, every time punctually. For 
the performance and fulfilment of these the buyer binds his person 
and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts 
and judges. All in good faith. Done in Beverwyck, dated as 
above. 

A : van Curler 

This mark X was made by "Willem 
I'i iut. aforenamed 



As witnesses J 



(J. Dehinsse 
Pieter Meesz Vrooman 






D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1662 



1 His mark is the same as that of Jacob Theunisz Quick on page [191]. 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract between Willem Bout and Jeremias van Rensselaer 
for the sale of a horse mill, lot and garden in Beverwyck in 
exchange for a house and appurtenances in the Greyne Bos 
[282] On this day, the 18th of November [662, Willem Bout 
acknowledged that he had sold and the Honorable Director Jere- 
mias van Rensselaer that he has bought of him a certain, the sel- 
. mill house and horse mill with the stones and the lot consisting 
of a free alley and garden as shown to the buyer, with all that is 
fast thereon bj earth and nail and furthermore with such servient 
and dominant estates and rights as the seller ha- hitherto possessed 
111 ill' ; just as said mill house, mill, lot and garden are stand- 
ing and lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded north by 
Jacques Tyssz and on the south by Theuniss Cornelisz alias Jonge 
Poentie; which said mill house, mill, lot and garden are now sold 
and delivered and made over i" the buyer free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's rights, and a convey mce therefor shall he executed before 
the court. For (lie purchase and deliver) of what is above men- 
tioned the buyer hereby transfers to die seller the owner-hip of 
the house and outbuildings in tin- Greyne Bos^ in the colony of 
Ken selaei wyck, a- the seller has hitherto possessed and occupied 
the same on a lease; the ground to remain to the behoof of the 
honorable patroon of -aid colony, but the seller to have the use of 
the same just as other free colonists and according to the customs 
of the colony. Moreover the buyer shall deliver to the seller at the 
first opportunity a good workhorse and a heifer in her second year : 
the panic- hereto mutually promising nevermore to do or suffer 
to be done anything contrary hereto cither in or oul of.court in 
any 1 283 1 manner whatsoever, all honestly and in good faith, 
di me in I >e\ ei w yck, dated as ab< i\ e. 

This mark X was made by Wll 

B01 i . aforenamed 
Jeremias van Rensselaer 

. . I m Curler 

\s w itne 1 , ,, . 

J Pieter Meesz I rootnan 

D. V. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 

1662 

rtg contract is changed by the contracting parties 
in this way. • 

Mr Rensselaer shall retain drivewaj to go to the mill and 

len, wide ten feel Rhineland measure, the other condi- 



1 Literally 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1 66o— I ( >■ i< ■ 199 

tii ins remaining intact, but Willem Bunt or his successors may urn 
[pile] firewood or hay, nor build nearer to the mill house than 
one Rhineland rod; and inasmuch as Willem Bout complains that he 
has sold too cheap, Mr Rensselaer promises, over and above what 
is mentioned in the above contract, to pay on bis account to Mr 
Arent van Curler the sum of eight hundred guilders in beavers 
according to the contract which Willem Bout made with Mr Curler 
on the 18th day of this month. All in good faith, done in Rensse- 
laerswyck on the 23d day of November 1662. 

Jeremias van Rensselaer 
This mark X was made by WlLLEM 
Bout, aforenamed 

Philip Pieterss 

. I : van Curler 

Lease of a garden in the colony of Rensselaerswyck from Gerard 
Swart to Lucas Eldertsen 

[284] On this day, the 8th of December 1662, Mr Gerardt Swart, 
sheriff of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, acknowledged that he 
had let and Lucas Eldertsz 1 that he had hired of him a certain 
the lessor's, garden lying in said colony, as the same is fenced 
off and has been used by the lessee since the first of March last, 
for the time of the four following years to be reckoned from the 
first of March aforesaid; for the hire and use of said garden the 
lessee promises to pay the sum of <me hundred and thirty-five 
guilders in good seawan. in three instalments, namely: A". 1663 a 
just third part; A°. 1664 the second; and A". 1665 the last instal- 
ment, every time punctually ; the lessee to remain holden to main- 
tain and also to deliver over the garden again at the end of the 
lease with the fence tight and in good repair. Besides the lessor 
shall have the privilege of planting some fruit trees in the garden 
for his benefit where it may please him to put them, and the lessee 
shall remain holden at the end of the lease to furnish at his expense 
a proper picket fence on the south side, so far as the garden extends 
in length, provided that the adjoining owner bear half the expense. 
For the performance and fulfilment of these the parties hereto 



1 He is probably the same person as Lucas Eldertsen from Jeveren (.lever, 
in Oldenburg), who in 1649 resided "" the South or Delawari river and 
afterwards at New Amsterdam. In 1666, Annetje Jans, tin- widow of Lucas 
Eldertsen, married at New Amsterdam Laurens Jansen from Wormer, in 
the province of North Holland. See Doc. AY/, to Col. Hist. X. Y. 12:53-54; 
Records of Vew Amsterdam and marriage and baptismal records of the 
Reformed Dutch Church of New Y< rk. 



200 i VRL1 RECORDS OF ALBANY 

mutually bind their r< e persons and estates, nothing 

excepted, subjecl to the authority of all courts and judges. Done 
in the colony ersv yck, dated as above. 

( I : Swartt 

LUYCKAS ElDERSEN 

In my presence, 

D. V. ScHEixm m:. Secretary 
[662 

Bond of Anthony Jansen to Philip Pietersen Schuyler 
1 285 I On this day, t he 19th of December 1662, appeared 1" 
, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named vvitm nthony Janssz, court messenger of the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, and acknowledged that he was well and truly 
indebted to Mr Phillip Pietersz Schuyler in the sum of nineteen 
hundred and eighty guilders in good strung seawan, growing out 

matter of brand) deliverei him received to his content; 

which said sum of 1. [980 he, the subscriber, promises to pay in 
the 11 1I1 "i \|'iil A". [663, punctually: therefor binding his per- 
son and esta 1 excepted, subject to all courts and jud 
Thu e and 1 erwyck in X : Netherland, in pres- 
enci ! ' 111 \ isbeeck and Cornell-. Bogardus, as witnesses he 
called. 

A\ 1 HONY Jansz 
Gerret ! 'isbeeck 

I K V. Schelluyne, Xot. Pu 
1662 

Contract of service" of Claes Cornelissen Switz as head farmer 

on Willem Teller's farm at Schenectady 

1 291 1 ' On this day. the [3th of Januarj [663, Mr Willem 

Tailler has engaged and ' la< < ornelisz, s head fanner. 1 has bound 

himself faithfully to serve him, Tailler. on his farm lying at 



o ,iir blank and .main a t; ntents 

lume I hi pi - originally num- 

1 and marks 1 

Swits, tl 1 its, of 

mslaught ber 15. 

1655. 1 1 rnelissen Swits was killed accidentally by Philip Hendricksen 

■ the ( Orphan I 
nlnin. p. 5; ami //. the Schenectady Patent, p. 14.; 

lii: meaning tl >al farm hand or foreman of the farm 

a man iii ntinp. in ■ to a 

hand. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 201 

Schenechtede, to him, Claes Cornelissz, known; namely, to have 
proper supervision on said farm and to take good care of the plow- 
ing, sowing, mowing, threshing, winnowing and whatever else 
belongs thereto, in which work he promises to do his utmost duty 
and effort. Said service shall continue for the term of one year," 
commencing on the date hereof, in consideration of which service 
\\ illem Tailler promises to pay (besides proper food and drink) 
the quantity of thirty-six good, whole beaver skins reckoned at 
eight guilders each. For the performance and fulfilment of this 
contract, the parties hereto mutually bind their respective persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. 
Done in Beverwyck, dated as above. 

WlIXEM TE[LLER] 

This mark X was made by Clamp 

Cornelisz, aforesaid 

. . [ G: Swartt 

As witnesses ■{ rr .. , , 

\Harmen I edderen 

D. V. SCHELLTJYNE, Not. Pith. 

1663 

Indenture of Cornells van Schelluyne as clerk in Jan Cornelissen 
van der Heyden's store 

[292] On this day, the 13th of January 1663, Mr Jan Cornelisz 
van der Heyden has engaged Cornelis van Schelluyne (with con- 
sent of his father), who has bound himself faithfully to serve him, 
Van der Heyden, in merchandising, keeping books and whatever 
appertains thereto, which service shall continue till the first day 
of September next: for which service he. Van der Heyden, prom- 
ises to pay (besides reasonable board and lodging 1 a suit of clothes 
and what belongs thereto, together with a present at the discretion 
of Van der Heyden. 

For the performance and satisfaction of this contract the parties 
hereto mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, 
dated as above. 

J\x Cornelisz van der Heyden 
Cornelis van Schelluyne 
Testis: Cornelis Cornelisz Viele 

D. V. Schelluyne 
1663 



202 EARI.\ RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale of a lot in Beverwyck from Jochem Ketlehem to 
Barent Meyndertsen 

1 293 ] On this day, the 17th of January [663, appi 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Jochem Ketlehem, 1 of the first part, and Barnet 
Myndertsz, master shoemaker, of the second part, acknowledging 
the said Ketlehem thai he had sold and he, Barnel Myndertsz, that 
he had bought of him a certain, the seller's lot, in breadth along the 
highway 29 Rhineland feet, in the rear the same, and in length to 
the lot "f Vrnout Cornelisz, as --aid lot now lies over against the 
house and lot of Jillis Pietersz in the village of Beverwyck, 
to the buyer known: and that free and unincumbered with- 
out any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's right; for which said lot tin- buyer promises to pay the 
quantity of twenty one good, whole beaver skins reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece, namely, in the month of July next eleven heavers, 
.Mid in July 1664 ten beavers, besides at the first opportunity a pair 
of woman's shoes and a pair of child's -hoc-, likewise a pair of 

g 1 I i- on payment of the first instalment: the buyer shall enter 

upon the lot from this date, and the same shall he transferred to 
him by a lawful conveyance, in virtue of the patent thereof, on the 
menl of [294] the last instalment. For the performance and 
satisfaction of this contract, the parties hereto mutually bind their 
■ pet his and estates, nothing excepted, subject to the 
authority of all conn- and judges. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N : Netherland, in pres- 
ence of Mr \d11.1en van llpendam and Jacob Gerritsz van I.aer, as 
witnesses hereto called. 

This mark W was made by JOCHEM 
KETLEHEM, aforenamed 
B VR] XI .\ln NDERSZ 

iriaen ran lip, mdam, witness 
Jacob Gerretss ran Laer 

D. V. S /'»/'. 

1663 

Contract of sale of a house in Beverwyck from Hans Carel to 
Barent Meyndertsen 

1 in this day, the [8th of January 1663, appeared before me. 
f'irck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternan 



t Kettelhuyn. Sec /'.hi 
•■'r Mss, >>. 827. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 203 

witnesses, Hans Carelsz, of the first part, and Barent Myndertsz, 
of the second part; the aforenamed Hans Carelsz acknowledged 
that he had sold and he, Barent Myndertsz, that he had bought of 
him a certain, the seller's, house with what is thereto and therein 
fast by earth and nail, standing and lying in the village of Bever- 
wyck, to the buyer known, the lot remaining in the ownership 
[295] of the seller; which said building, as well the cellar as the 
house, the buyer on the first of .March next shall have the right to 
pull down and move to whatever place is convenient to him; for 
which said building or house the said Barent Myndertsz, the buyer, 
promises to pay in the month of June next fifteen good, whole 
beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, and a pair of 
woman's shoes; also in the month of June A . 1664 six like beaver 
skins, every time punctually. For the performance and satisfac- 
tion of what is hereinbefore written, the parties hereto mutually 
bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, sub- 
ject to the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and exe- 
cuted in Beverwyck in N: Xetherland, in presence of Henderick 
Cuyler and Jacob de Truy, as witnesses hereto called. 



Hans Carel 
Barent Meyndersz 



Hendrick Coyler 

Jacob du Tru.v 1 



Bond of Teunis Dircksen van Vechten to Aert Jacobsen van 

Achtienhoven 

[296] On this day, the 24th of January 1663, Theunis Dircxsz 
van Vechten acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to 
Aert Jacobsz van Achtienhoven 2 in the sum of seventy-seven guild- 
ers in beavers, growing out of the matter of the balance of purchase 
money for a house, fences and outbuildings upon the land called 
Groenendal, lying (at the south end where the descent is toward 
the island of Paepskene), in the Greyne bos in the colony of Rensse- 
laerswyck, which said sum he, Theunis Dircxsz van Vechten, 
herebv promises to pay in the month of June next in good, mer- 
chantable beavers at eight guilders each; for which he binds his 
person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all 



1 Tlie 5 ame as du Trieux, now spelled Truax. 

- Aert Jacobsen moved to the Esopus in 1661. Achtienhoven is a village 
in the province of Utrecht. 



204 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Done iii the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated 
as abi 

This mark — was made by I'm I 

xsz v.\x Vechten, aforenamed 
In i nee, 

I ). V. S« m .1.1 i yne, Secretary 
1663 

Will of Anneke Jans Bogardus 

In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men [by these 

;ents] that lh be 29th of January [663, about four "'clock 

in the a . personally came and appeared before me, Dirck 

van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter named 
witnesses, the worthy Anneke Jan's daughter, first, widow of Roeloff 
Jansz van Masterlant, 2 and now lastly of the minister Domine 

erhardus Bogardus, dwelling within the village of Beverwyck, 
well known to us, the notary and witnesses, she, the testatrix, 
[297 I lying sick in bed, but being in full possession of her faculties, 
reason, memory and understanding, as il outwardly appeared to 
which sa 1 idering the shortness and frailty of human 

life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour then 
and therefore wishing to anticipate thi 

of her temp 1, declared that deliberately, without indu 

nient. persuasion, or deception on the part of anyone, she had made. 
ordained and concluded this her present hist will and testament 
follows: First of all, commending her immortal soul to the gracious 

1 merciful hands of God, her Creator and Redeemer, and her 
body to a Christian burial, and hereb) revoking, canceling and 1 

null and void all and ever) testamentary disposition which 
may heretofore have made and executed and now disposing 

W, she, the testatrix, declared that she appointed and institlll 
is her sole and universal heirs her children, namely: Sara 
Roeloffsz, wife of Mr 3 Hans Kierstede, Catrina Roeloffsz, wife of 
Johannes van I '.nigh, together with Jannetie and Rachel Hartgi 
children of her daughter Sytge Roeloffs, deceased, late wife of 

er llartgcrs (jointly by r< in their mother's 



1 Th< e translati e w ill 

P 
fn >m thai prii 61, 

nth century Dutch name for the island of 

M:irs! 

The island was ceded to Sweden in 1658 at the 
. lenmark and Sweden. 

f the 

will of ll.i! id wife 

is in N. Y, 1 1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 205 

[298 J and her son Jan Roeloffsz, and moreover VVillem, Cornells, 
Jonas and Pieter Bogardus : and this as regards all the property, 
movable and immovable, claims and credits, money, gold and silver 
coined and uncoined, jewelry, clothing, linen, woolens and house- 
hold furniture, nothing excepted or reserved, which she shall vacate 
and leave behind at her death, the same to be equally divided among 
them after her death and to be disposed of by them as their own 
property without opposition from anyone. Nevertheless with this 
express reservation and condition that the aforesaid first four 
children shall first of all receive out of their paternal estate appor- 
tioned to them in a farm lying on Manhatans island on the North 
river the sum of one thousand guilders and this out of the proceeds 
or value of the said farm. And whereas three of the said children 
at the time of their marriage received a bride's outfit corresponding 
to their station and the said Jan Roeloffsz is yet unmarried, there- 
fore the testatrix by way of compensation bequeaths and leavi 
him a bed and a milch cow and to Jonas and Pieter Bogardus a 
house and lot standing and lying on the [299] west side of the 
dwelling house of the said testatrix in the aforesaid vil- 
lage of Beverwyck, extending in breadth to the chamber of the 
same and thence of such width in length to the rear of the bleach- 
ing field, together with a bed for both of them and a milch cow for 
each of them. Also to Cornells Bogardus a bed and a milch cow, 
which shall serve the said children as an equivalent of what the 
married children have received. Finally, the testatrix bequeaths to 
Roeloff Kierstede I her daughter Sara's child) a silver beaker 1 and 
to Annetie van Bruclr (her daughter Catrina's child) a silver beaker 
and to Jannetie and Rachel Hartgers (her daughter Sytge's chil- 
dren) also each a silver beaker, and to the child of Willem Bogar- 
dus, called Sytge, also a silver beaker; all of which the said children 
and legatees shall take and receive in advance as above stated out 
of the first available property and then they shall proceed to the 
division of the residue of the estate in the manner provided for the 
above-appointed and instituted heirs. All that is hereinbefore writ- 
ten the testatrix declares to be her last will and testament, willing 
and desiring that after her decease the same may have full force 
and effect, whether as testament, codicil, donation, gift in anticipa- 
tion of death, or otherwise, as may be most effectual, even though 
certain formalities required by law or usage may not have been 
fully [300] observed herein, requesting that the • utmost benefit 



'The text read at first: "Roeloff and Annetie Kierstede (her daughter 
S?ra's children) each a silver heaker." 

2 The notary wrote at t Rod and then changed the name to 

"van 1-rnch." 



2C>6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

if may be enjoyed and that by me, the notary, oik- or more 
instruments in the usual form may be made and delivered. Thus 
done and executed at the house of the testatrix in the villagi 
Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in presence of the Honorable Ruth 
Jacobsz van Schoonderwoert and Evert Wendel, former magis- 
trate-, as witnesses hereto called and invited. 

This mark - -AI! is made by Annetie 
Jan's daughter with her own hand 
Rutger Jacobsz 

rt Jansz Wendel 

D. V. ScHELLin Pub. 

1663 

Agreement of the guardians of the minor children of Claes Cor- 
nelissen van Voorhout and Brechie Maryns with Jan Tyssen, 
second husband of the late Brechie Maryns, regarding said 
children's inheritance 

( >n this day. the ist of February [663, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter named 
witnesses. Cornells van Voorhout, senior, father of the late Claes 
Cornelisz van Voorhout, Cornells Cornelisz van Voorhout, brother 
of said Claes Cornelisz, deceased, Jacob Schermerhoorn, as husband 
and guardian of Jannetie, Cornelis's daughter, van Voorhout, and 
Franqois Boon, husband and guardian of Lysbel I van 

Voorhout, sifter- of said Claes Cornelisz, deceased, both for them- 
and herein representing and undertaking for Lysbel Tyssz, 
mother of the late Brechie Maryns. late wife of said Claes van 
Voorhout, and in thai capacity as guardians related by blood of 
the four children left by him, Claes [301] Cornelissz, named Maryn 
aged i-> years, Jacob aged to years, Lysbet aged 8 years and Tryntie 
Claese van Voorhout aged 5 years, procreated by the -aid Brechie 
Maryns, deceased, his late wife, of the first part; and Jan Tyssz, 
the last husband of the -aid Brechie Maryn- and now widowei oi 
tin- same, of the econd part ; and they, the subscribers, declari 
upon inventory and estimate of tin- estate of -aid deceased |>< :i 
as well in the first as in the Second marriage, they have in all love 
and friendship agreed and settled with each other regarding the 
amount of tin- -aid children's inheritance and portion of their 
father's and mother'- propert) and the buying out of [their interest 
in] the same, in manner following: 

Ian Tvssz -hall be holden and hereby promises the -aid two 
olde-t children, namely, Maryn and Jacob, according to hi- al 
honestly to rear and bring up for the next live year-; to maintain 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 207 

them in food, drink and clothing; to employ them in his ^ervice on 
the farm and furthermore to treat and train them, not as a step- 
father but as one's own father could and should do ; moreover, for 
the benefit of said two children at his own expense to maintain 
during >aid time a heifer now in her third year and the increase of 
the same which God shall please to bestow, all which at the end of 
the aforesaid five years said children shall have and own, each the 
just half ; and likewise Jan Tyssz promises to deliver to each of said 
two children at the end of said five years a good suit of clothes and 
whatever belongs thereto [302]; also, three good new shirts for 
each; and finally for the behoof of all said four children the sum of 
two hundred guilders in beavers or grain at beaver's value, being 
fifty guilders for each; in return for which said Jan Tyssz shall 
remain in full possession of the estate, all the debts and credits to 
be his profit or loss without said children being liable therefor or 
having the right to claim any benefit therefrom ; and the two young- 
est children shall remain at the charge and in the care of the afore- 
said guardians and blood relations. 

The parties hereto having thus come to a final agreement and 
settlement in the matter aforesaid, promise, each as far as he is 
concerned, faith full}- to observe the contents of these presents 
without ever doing or causing to be done anything contrary hereto 
in any manner whatsoever, either by or without resorting to law, 
for which they- bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Thus 
done and executed in Beverwyck in X : Xetherland, in presence of 
the honorable sheriff Gerrart Swart and Phillip Pietersz Schuyler, 
called as witnesses hereto. 

Corxelvs Zeegers Zegersz Voorhout 1 

This mark -f- was made by Corxelis Cor- 
xelisz v.\x Voorhout 

Jacob Jaxsz Schermerhoorex 

Francoys Boon 

This mark X was made by Jan Tyssz, 
aforenamed 
This mark — was made by Brechie Jacobsz, wife of 

Cornelis Segersz, aforenamed 
G: Swart t 

Philip Pietersz D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1663 



1 This signature is partly blotted and indistinct. The second " Zegersz " 
may be a mistake and intended for " Zoon." as in the signature to Cornelis 
Zegersen's will on page [397]. 



208 : ALBANY 

Lease of a house from Adriaen Gerritsen to Mathys Jansen 
[303J < in this day, the 7th of February 1 63, Mr Adriaen Ger- 
ritssz and Mathys Jansz have contracted with each other about the 
renewal of the lease of a house and lot which he, Mathys Jan 
occupying and has leased according to the lease thereof dated the 
7th of September 1661, and thai for the term of two consecutive 
, beginning on the first of May next, for the sum of twenty- 
<><m1. merchantable beaver skins a year, reckoned at eight 
guilders ap ery time punctually, and furthermore in accord- 

ance with the other conditi lined in said lease. All 111 

faith. Done in Beverwyck in New Netherland, dated as abo 

Adriaen ( Ierrj i 

N SZ 

In my preset] 

I ). V. S( helluyne, Not. Pub. 

1663 

Lease of lot 5 at Esopus from Volckert Jansen and Jan Thomas- 
sen to Jan Gerritsen van Oldenburg 
I in this day, the 9th of February [663, Folckert Janssz and Jan 
Thomasz acknowledged thai they had let and Jan < lerritsz van 
iburch, as well for himself as repn herein and under- 

taking for Gerrit Foocke, that he hail hire.! of them n, the 

-', allotment of land being No. 5, lying in the Esopus in the 
laid out and projected village, to the lessee known, on the 
following conditions: The 1 if land 

on I304] the firsl of May next and occupy the the nexl 

years. 
The promise to deliver to the li 

the lease two mares, the one called de Jonge Raven | \ 

ither J ongh Vossie (Little Fox); tallion 

named Coningh (King) and a gelding named Carrepaert 
horse) ; also two milch cows, twi ind two barrow 

of [the increase of] which said horses and rom which 

id the lessees, at the end of 

the lease, shall each receive a jusl half, the -aid horses and cattle 

ining in the ownership of the lessors, and in case of their 

the les to be holden to make good the same out of 

the increase, and are t" have the use of them during this lease, 

1 to the delivered a wagon fitted with iron 

work and a plowshare and colter, which the lessees at the end 

lea e hall be holden to deliver up again in g 1 condition. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 20O, 

The lessors promise to deliver next spring, the sooner the better, 
on the shore at the Esopus, at their expense, three hundred h lards 
and six thousand bricks {stcen i, for the building of a proper dwell- 
ing like that which stands now on their lot No. 4 and which they 
occupy; which dwelling, as well as the barn, rick, fences about tin- 
land and whatever more [305] they shall make for their accommo- 
dation on the land, as also a bridge over the kill shall remain in the 
ownership of the lessors, at an appraisal by impartial persons, but 
the lessees shall be holden to pay for said boards and bricks. 

The winter wheat now sown, being fourteen skipples, the lessees 
shall be holden at their expense to gather in, thresh and winnow 
properly for the benefit of the lessors. The winter grain which at 
the end of the lease shall be found on the land the lessors shall take 
over at an appraisal. 

For the use of which said land, horses, and animals, the lessees 
promise to pay the sum of three hundred twenty-five guilders a 
year in grain at beaver"s value, every time punctually without suf- 
fering one year to run into the next unpaid. All taxes and expenses 
which may arise in connection with the village, as also work in 
making the fortifications or strongholds, during the lease, shall 
become a charge upon the lessees. 

[306] For the performance and satisfaction of these [conditions] 
the parties hereto mutually bind their respective persons and estates, 
nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. 
Done in the village of Beverwyck in N. Netherland, dated as above. 

y< lckartt jansz 
Jan Thomasz 

This mark + was made by Jan Ger- 
ritsz v.\x Oldenburch, aforenamed 

. . f Claes Peyterzen, my own hand 

As u unesses-^ . „ " , 

I Jan Byvanck, as witness 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pill). 
1663 

Bond of Volckje Jans, wife of Jan van Hoesen, to Marten 

Gerritsen 

On this day, the 15th of February 1663, Volckie Jan's daughter, 
wife of Jan van Hoesen, acknowledged that she was well and truly 
indebted to Marten Gerritsz in the sum of four hundred guilders, 



2IO I \KI \ RECORDS OF ALBANY 

growing out of the purchase and deliver) of a mare and a stallion, 
l>v her to her content received, which said sum of fi. 400 she prom- 
ises to pay in good, whole beaver >kins reckoned at eight guilders 
each, to wit, in the month of Au just next sixteen heavers: and the 
remaining thirty-four beavers in August 1(1(14. every time punc- 
tually; therefor binding her person and estate, nothing exo 
subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Done in Bi 
wyck, dated as above. 

This mark X was made by FoLCKIE 
Jans, aforenamed 

Contract of sale of a house, lot and garden in Beverwyck from 
David Schuyler to Wouter Albertsen van den Uythoff 

1 307 J ()n this day. the 7th of February i idt Schuylei 

acknowledged that he had sold and Wouter Albertsz vanden Vuyt- 
hoff, baker, that he had bought of him certain, the seller's, house, 
lot, and garden standing and lying in the village of Beverwyck, with 
all that is thereon fast by earth and nail, and furthermore with 
such servient and dominanl estates and rights as he has to this date 

-I'd the same; said house being in length and breadth accord 
ing i" the tenor and contents ol the deed oi conveyance thereof, 
dated the --d da) of December [660, executed by Annetie Bogar- 
dus, ■!' 1 ed to the behoof of the ;eller; standing and lying in 
said village of Beverwyck, bounded south and east by Sander 
Leendertsen, north by the street, and west by said Anne 
dus, deceased, or her heirs: which said house and lot are being 
sold and shall be delivered to the buyer free and unincumb 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the 

right : for which said house and lot the buyer promises I 
the quantity 1 308 1 of one hundred and four good, whole beaver 
skins reckoned at eight guilders apiece, in three instalments; the 
first instalment, being a just third part of -aid sum, on the first of 
Jul) next : the second instalment of a like sum on the first of July 
[664; and the remaining sum on the first "i~ Jul) [665; every tune 
punctually; the buyer shall from now mi have possession of said 
hou e and lot and the same shall 1m- law full) conveyed to him upon 
the payment of tin- last instalment. For the performance and 
satisfaction of these presents the parties hereto mutually bind their 
ctive persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 211 

authority of all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, elated as 

above. „ 

Day yet Schuyler 

wouter aalbers 1 

Gerrit van Slichtenhorst 

Henderyck Yansen Rooseboom 

In my presence, 

1). V. Schelluvne, Not. Pill'. 
1663 

Indenture of apprenticeship of Cornelis Dyckman to Jan Nack 
and Willem de Maerschalck 
[309] On this day. the i';th of Februarj iGS?,, Cornelis Dyck- 
man, young man, aged about sixteen years, with consent of his 
mother, Maria Dyckmans, acknowledges that he has bound him- 
self, and Jan Nack, both for himself and herein representing and 
having power from Willem Marchalck, 2 that he has engaged said 
Cornelis Dyckman, faithfully to serve them according to his ability, 
with all diligence and obedience, as well in the household as in such 
other duties as he is capable of performing and shall be proper, 
for the term of four consecutive years, running from the first day 
of November last to the last day of October 1666; for which 
service said Cornelis Dyckman shall receive during said time reason- 
able board, clothing and lodging; moreover, Jan Nack promises to 
teach him the trade of gunstock making (laamaecken) as well as 
he himself knows it, and at the end of the service (to give him) a 
suit of Sunday clothes and a suit of working clothes of cloth, 
together with an innocent' and what belongs thereto. For the per- 
formance and fulfilment of this contract, the parties on both sides, 
each as far as he is concerned, bind their respective persons and 
estates, nothing excepted, subject to the jurisdiction of all courts 
and judges. Done in Beverwyck in X : Xetherland, on the dale 

above written. „ 

Cornelis Dyckman 

.Maria Dyckmans 

Jan Nack 

/. G. v. Mdrcken, witness 

In my presence, 

D. V. Sciieleuyne, Not. Pub. 
1663 



1 There is a blot between the first and the second 1 f " aalbers," as if the 
writer had blotted his / and then written the first letter of the name anew. 

2 Willem de Maerschalck; see his signature on page 250. 

3 A sort of loose garment, or dressing gown, much worn by men in 
Holland in the second half of the seventeenth century. 



2\1 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bond of Frans Jansen and Jacques Cornelissen to Jan Cornelissen 

van der Heyden 

1 310 j On this day, the 22d of February 1663, Frans Jansz 
and Jaq nelisz acknowledge that they arc well and truly 

indebted to Jan Cornelissz van der Heyden in the sum of six hun- 
dred and fully- tour guilders and thirteen stivers, growing out of 
the matter of merchandise by them jointly received; of which said 
sum each promises to pay the just half in good, merchantable 
beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, on the first of July 
next, punctually and without longer delay; therefor binding their 
respective persons .-111(1 estates, nothing 1 d, subject to the 

jurisdiction of all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, dated as 
above. 

I' 1; \ns Jansen 

This mark A was made b) JaQUES 
tsz, aforenan 

Lease of a house belonging to Pieter Hartgers to Arent Isaack- 

sen van Hoeck 
[327]"' On tin- day, the 13th of .March 1663, Gerard Swart, as 
well for himself as therein representing and undertaking for Abra- 
ham Staas, joint attorm . Eo Wfi Pieter Hartgers, has lei and 
Arent Yacxsz, master shoemaker, of him has hired the said Hart- 
gers's house and Int. standing and lying on Berch street, 1 in which 
Cornelis Bogardus now dwells, in the village of Beverwyck, to the 
lessee known; for tin- time ming on the first day 

of .May next, for the sum of twenty-eight good, whole, merchantable 
beaver skins reckoned at eight guilders apiece, to he paid yearly; 
and it i- further stipulated thai said house and lot shall he delivered 
the commencement of the lease in proper repair, 
window, roof and door tight, the lessee being holden t" deliver up 
the same at the end of the lease in like condition. For the per- 
formance and satisfaction of these presents, the parties 



11 van Slyck, 1 
van Schlick red to as elissen. 

\lbany, 1:444, !-'> 51: History of the Schen 
Patent, nd Van Rensselaer Bozuier Mss, p. 255-56, 800,; 

■ 
2 The document and must have 

ved immediately after that on which was nut 

Between thesi insert of tlu- 

third part i numbered in pencil 311-12 

v Mil! in the \ olume i p 

nly Patent, i>. 310, refei - t" the term "'t blok 

p. ,^20. 
'hapel stn 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 213 

mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. 
Done in Beverwvck. dated as abo\ e. 

G: Swartt 

Al:RAM STAAS 

Arent Isackx VAX Hoeck 

Lease of a house belonging to Pieter Hartgers to Gerrit Lansingh 
and Gabriel Thompson 

[328] On this day, the 13th of March 1663, Gerrard Swart, as 
well for himself as therein representing and undertaking for Abra- 
ham Staas, joint attorneys for Mr Pieter Hartgers, has let and 
Gerrit Lansingh and Gabriel Thomassz 1 in company have hired the 
said Hartgers's house and lot, standing and lying in the village of 
Beverwvck, wherein Wouter Albertsz van der Uythoff, baker, now 
dwells, to the lessees known ; for the time of one year to begin on 
the 1st day of May next, for the sum of eighteen good, whole 
beaver skins reckoned at eight guilders apiece yearly, with the 
further condition that said house and lot shall be delivered to the 
lessors [lessees] at the beginning of the lease in proper repair, 
window, roof and floor tight, the lessees being holden to deliver up 
the same at the end of the lease in like condition. For the per- 
formance and satisfaction of these presents the parties hereto mutu- 
ally bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. 

Done in Beverwvck. dated as above. 

, f G : Swartt 
Approved -I . „ 

' 1 Abram Staas 

Gerrit Lansinck 

This mark X was made by Gabriel 
Thomassz, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Sciielluyne, Not. Pub. 
1663 

Lease of one-half of the sawmill on the Wynants kill from Geer- 
truy Pieters Vosburgh to Wynant Gerritsen van der Poel 
[329] On this day, the 20th of March 1663, Geertruyt Pieters, 

widow of the late Abraham Vosburch, assisted by Barent Pietersz, 

her brother, acknowledged that she had let and Wynant Gerritsz 



1 Gabriel Thompson Stridles, or Struddles. 



214 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

van der Poe] thai he had hired of her the just half of a sawmill 1 
standing and lying south of the farm of Jan Barentsz Wemp, in the 
colnn\ of Rensselaerswyck, with the sawing and other implements, 
jusl as the same belongs to them jointly and in partnership and 
is in the occupation of the lessor, and a- she aforetime received it 
of the- lessee i when she had the use of the mill I, and that in manner 
following : 

The lessee shall obtain possession and have the use of the mill as 
it now stands, on the appraisal of impartial persons mutually 
chosen thereto; which lease and use of the mill -hall begin mi the 
1 1 1 1 day of April next, when the appraisal shall be made, and lasl 
he term of four consecutive years; for hich the lessee prom- 
ises to pa) and deliver each year the quantity of four hundred and 
twenty five good, merchantable boards, in a lit place on the shore 
near the mill, when an In- shipped ami sent away, every time 

punctually, without suffering any one year to run int.) the next 
unpaid, and without prejudice to any previous claim- which they 
have against each other, the same being kept outside of 'hi- an 
ment. I330] Moreover tin- lessee -hall he holden to pay the honor- 
able patroon of this colony for the use of the waterfall during the 
lea-e. Finally it is stipulated and agreed that .at the end of the 
lea 1 the aforesaid mill and tools shall lie delivered up mi an 
appraisal, for the betterment or deterioration thereof the parties 
to indemnify each other without prejudice to each other's rights as 
hereinbefore stated (accidents arising without the fault of the 
lessee and his men excluded, according to the usage of other -aw 
mill- in the colon) I. I'm' the performance and satisfaction of 
presents, the parties hereto mutually hind their respective 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subjeel to the authority of 
all courts and judges. Done in the colon) of Rensselaersi 
dated a- ahove. Thus Subscribed by the parlies in sjood faith. 
without craft or guile, in presence of Folckert Jan-/ and Gillis 
1 -/. called a- w itnesses hereto. 

This mark X wa- made h\ GeERTRI 

Til 1 iied 

This mark X was made lie BARENT 

I'm m rsz, aforenamed 

W'yx - xi>i 1,1 ki;1 \ 1. 1 v \xi 1 1; I'.i 
Volckartt Jans:., as witness 

JclisPietersz, as witm 1 1, \ _ s, helluyne, A'.>/. /'/(/•. 

T663 



Ml,: W nt's kill in Ri :< iunb I. ^ 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND J, 1660-1696 215 

Bond of Roelof Willemsen to Jan Hendricksen van Bael 
[33 1 ] On this day, the 22d of .March 1663, Roeloff Willemsz 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Jan llen- 
dricxsz van Bael in the sum of one hundred and fifty-two guilders, 
growing out of the matter of house rent and merchandise received 
by him to his satisfaction, for which he has heretofore executed an 
obligation; which aforesaid sum with interest on the same at ten 
per cent, yearly, beginning on the date hereof and running till the 

full payment thereof, Roeloff Willemse, promises to pay in g 1. 

whole beaver skins reckoned at eight guilders apiece, at the latest in 
the month of July next, punctually and without further delaj ; 
therefor binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to 
the authority of all courts and judges. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck in N : Netherland, dated as above. 

ROELEF WlIXEMSEN 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pld'. 
1663 

Bond of Dirck Hendricksen van Gottenburch to Jeronimus 

Ebbingh 
On this day, the 15th of May 1663, Dirck Hendricxsz van Got- 
tenburch 1 hereby acknowledged and declared that he had under- 
taken to pay for Dirckie-Harmens 2 as his own proper debt, to and 
for the behoof of Mr Jeronimus Ebbingh, the sum of one hundred 
and fifty guilders in good, strung seawah, for goods by her, Dirckie 
Harmens, received of Mr Lodewyck de Rooy; therefore promising 
to satisfy and pay [332 ] said sum of rl. 130 to Mr Ebbingh, or his 
order, at the very first opportunity, thereto binding his person and 
estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and 
judges. All honestly and in good faith, these are subscribed in 
Beverwyck in X : Netherland, dated as above. 

This mark H S was made by Dirck 

Hendricxsz van Gottenburch, 

aforenamed 
As witness, G: Swartt [n my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'llh. 
l66l 



1 Gothenburg, or Goteborg, a seaport on the southwestern coast of Sweden; 
hence Dirck Hendricksen i< elsewhere referred to as de Sweedt, the Swede; 
see Early Records of Albany, 1 :I23. 

2 Professor Pearson here supplied the name of Weevers October 6, 
1656, Dirck.ie Harmens was fined 300 guilders for selling beer to the Indians; 
see N. Y. Col. Mss, v. 16, pt 2, p. 7. 



2l6 EARLY KECORDS OF ALBANY 

Bond of Dirckje Harmens to Gerard Swart 
1 m this day, the 16th of -May [663, Dirckien Harmens acknowl- 
edged that by a settlement of accounts for goods by her recei 
of Lodewyck de Roy, she was well and truly indebted in the sum 
of one hundred and thirty one guilders in good, merchantable sea- 
wan: which aforesaid -tun she, Dirckien B . promises at the 
first opportunity to pay to the honorable sheriff Gerret Swart, or 
order; therefor binding her person and e-tate. real and personal, 
nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. 
1 [onestly and in good faith, these are subscribed in Beverwyck in X : 
Netherland, dated a- above. 

Derckien Harmens 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. I'll!'. 
1663 

Will of Harmen Thomassen Hun from Amersfoort and his wife 
1 333 V In the name of God, Amen: Know .all men that on 
this day, the _>(>th of .May [663, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne. notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses, personally came and appeared the honorable 
Harmen Thomasz van Amersfort, 2 master shoemaker, and Catalina 
Bercx, husband and wife, to me. the notary, and the undersigned 
witnesses known: both being sound in body, standing and walk- 
ins;, having full possession and use of their faculties, reason, 
memory and understanding, as outwardly seemed, and with 

being able to observe anything to the contrary; which 
appearers, considering the shortness and frailty of human life, 
the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour the:' 
and wishing therefore to anticipate the same by a proper dis 
position of all such temporal estate a- after the decease of the I 
of the two it may be found that Almighty God has granted them, 
declare that deliberately and after mature consideration, without 
inducement, persuasion, or misleading of any persons, they have 
made, ordained and decreed this their present joint last will and 
nient, in form and manner following: 



1 Between 12 and 333, originally numbered [6 and 

nt missing, which is entered in the • Concept 

request mdcii vant nieuwe doi f jnde Esopus (D petition 

II f 1 lurley | in the !■".- ipus ) 

2 Harmen Thomassen Hun, from Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 2IJ 

First and before all commending their immortal souls, whenever 
they shall be separated from their bodies, to the gracious hands of 
God. their Maker and Redeemer, and their bodies to a Christian 
burial, and revoking, canceling and annulling hereby all and every 
such testamentary dispositions, bequests or last wills as they jointly 
or separately may have made and executed [334] heretofore, and 
now deposing anew they, the appearers and testators, have 
nominated and instituted, as by these presents they do mutually and 
reciprocally nominate and institute, the survivor of them both as the 
sole and universal heir of all the estate, real and personal, claims 
and credits, gold and silver, coined and uncoined, jewels, clothing, 
woolen and linen, household furniture and other things, nothing 
excepted nor reserved, which the first deceased of them both on his 
or her death shall vacate and leave belvnd, to do therewith as with 
his or her own absolute property,, without opposition or contradic- 
tion of any persons, save nevertheless and with this express restric- 
ti'in and condition that the survivor shall remain holden to nourish 
and bring up in an honest and godly way, until they shall come to 
maturity or marriage estate, the five children by the testatrix pro- 
created with her former husband, Dirck Bensingh, deceased, namely, 
Dirck aged 13 years, Sampson aged about n years, Johannes aged 
8 years, Catarina aged 6 years, and Maria Dircxsz Bensingh aged 
about 4 years, alone, or with the child or children ( since she, the 
testatrix, is at present pregnant, or with child), which they, the 
testators, may also have in wedlock; and then to tit out the same as 
the survivor in his or her conscience shall think proper, without 
nevertheless the outfit being in any manner obligatory ; which nour- 
ishment and bringing up they, the appearers, intend and desire 
that the survivor shall undertake and that their children shall be 
holden to be content therewith, in place of and for their legitimate 
portions (belonging to them by law [335] from their deceased par- 
ents' estates), and that in consideration of the<c weighty reasons, 
to wit, that her said former husband, Dirck Bensingh, deceased, left 
her, the testatrix, in her widowhood with a much incumbered estate 
and that her said present husband with the labor of his own hands 
has earned, cleared oft and paid the greater part of her debts and 
charges upon said estate. It is furthermore stipulated that in case 
the testatrix die before the testator, and he, the testator, shall marry 
again, or leave the country during the minority of said children of 
the first marriage, then he shall be holden to arrange with the 
hereinafter named authorized and solicited guardians respecting the 
children interested herein as they may jointly find just and proper; 



2l8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to which end [the testators] herein' solicit and appoint as associate 
guardians, Mr Adriaen van [lpendam and Jan van Aecken for the 
oversighl of said children and carrying out of the contents of this 
will, which they hereby accepl ami undertake according to their 
ability ; and on the departure Oi decease of one of them, tin- survivor 
may choose, take and accept another [to act] with him. Finally, in 
case the -aid survivor dies without remarriage, the said children of 
the first marriage with the child or children which they shall beget 
together -hall inherit and divide equally, share and -hare alike, the 

rty which the survivor shall leave behind. All that is here- 
i ritteu, they, the appearers and testators, declare to be 
last will and testament, willing and desiring that the same 

the death of the first of them shall have full force and effect, 
whether a- testament, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, 
or otherwise, a- ma) he most suitable, notwithstanding thai certain 
formalities demanded by law or rule- of court may not herein have 
been full) observed; desiring that the utmost hem-lit hereof may be 
enjoyed, and that one or more instruments hereof 1336] in proper 
form nia\ he made ami delivered by me. the notary, to he used 
according to the exigencies of the case. 

Thus done ami executed in I'.cverwwck near Fort Orange in Xew 
Xetherlaml. at the dwelling of the testators, in presence of said 
guardians, Adriaen van [lpendam and Ian van Aecken. together 
with Jan Verbecck, neighbors of the test; lied and bidden as 

witnesses hereti 1 

1 1 \k\ll\ Thom vnsz 
This mark X was made b CatALYN- 
ti r. I: CX, aforenamed, with her 
own hand 
\m;i \l X VAN ILPENDAW 
J w ROSTER VA\ AAKEN 
Jan I 'erbeeck 

1). V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
166; 

Power of attorney of Symon Jansen Turck to Gerard Swart 
Symon Turck declares that he hereby constitutes and app 
Mr Gerart Swart, sheriff of the colony of Rwyck, hi- special attor- 
ney either a- plaintiff or defendant to prosecute or defend to the 
L'.tmosl hi- case against \ndrie- Mhert-/ pending undecided before 
onorable court of the -aid colony; to that end all legal Steps to 
( bserve unto judgment and final execution of the same : ami further- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 2IQ 

more all things to do, transact and perform in the matter aforesaid 
that may be needful and to him seem advisable, promising at all 
times to hold valid whatever may he done and performed in the 
matter aforesaid by the attorney, without any contradiction, bind- 
ing himself thereto as by law provided. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, the 28th of May 1663. 

Symen [JaJnssen Turck 

Will of Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff and his wife 
[ 337 J In the name of God, Amen. Know all men that on this 
day, the 3d of July 1663, before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary- 
public, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, personally 
came and appeared the worthy Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff, born in 
Hilleverson in Gooylant 1 in the Netherlands, dwelling in the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, and Tryntie Jans, born at Noorstrant in Oost- 
lant, 2 his wife, known to me, the notary, and to the undersigned 
witnesses ; he, Eldert < ierbertsz, being sick, and she, Tryntie Jans, 
being sound in body, but both walking and standing and having 
full possession and command of their senses, mind, memory and 
understanding, as outwardly appeared, without any evidence to 
the contrary; which appearers, considering the shortness and frailty 
of human life, the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the 
hour thereof, and wishing therefore to anticipate the same by a 
proper disposition of their temporal estate to be left behind, declare 
that without inducement, persuasion or misleading of any persons 
they had made, ordained and decreed this their joint last will and 
testament, in form and manner following: First and before all 
commending their immortal souls, whenever they shall be separated 
from their bodies, to the gracious hands of God, their Maker and 
Redeemer, and their bodies to a Christian burial ; and revoking, 
canceling, and annulling hereby all and every [338] such testa- 
mentary dispositions and bequests as they jointly or severally may 
have hitherto made and executed; and especially a will which the 
testator made and executed in Amsterdam in Holland in the year 
1652, when about to depart hither, holding the same null and of no 
value, and making a new disposition, thev, the appearers and testa- 
tors, reciprocally declare that they have nominated and instituted, as 



1 Hilvrsum, in Gooiland, in the province of North Holland. 

2 The clerk first wrote "by Hoe" (probablj intended for Hoesem, or 
Husum, in Sleswick, near the island of Nordstrand) and then changed ii to 
"jn Oostlant." Whether "Oostlant" stands for Sleswick, or refers to some 
small place on the island of Nordstrand. or is intended for Ostland <n the 
island of Borkum, one of the East Frisian islands 1 in which case "Ximrt- 
strant" should have been canceled as well as "by Hoe") is not clear. 



220 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

hereby they do nominate and institute, the survivor of them both as 
their sole and universal heir to all the estate, real and personal, 
claims, credits, gold and silver, coined and uncoined, jewels, cloth- 
ing, linen and woolens, household furniture and other things, nothing 
excepted, which the first deceased shall vacate and leave behind on 
his or her death, whether here, in Holland or elsewhere, to be used as 
his or her own absolute property, without the opposition, contradic- 
tion oi '-■ of anj person ; provided nevertheless that thi 
vivor of the two remain holden to nourish, maintain and bring up to 
maturity or to marriage estate the testatrix'- son, named Albert 
Janssz Ryckman, son of Jan Jan--/ Ryckman, her first husband, 
.md then lit him out at the discretion [339 1 of the sur- 
vivor, which shall serve him for and in place of the lawful portion 
of his mother's estate belonging to him. Moreover, the survivor 
shall be holden to turn over to said Albert Janssz one hundred and 
fifty guilders in beavers or beaver's value for and in place of his 
father's estate; and on the death of the first of the two, he or she 
(the survivor) shall be holden to part with the half of the estate 
for the behoof of said Albert Janssz, and if he, Albert Jansz, happen 
to die in his minority, then what is hereinbefore mentioned shall fall 
to the survivor of them, the testators; but if they, the testators, 
n to die before the said Uberl Jansz, then shall he be the sole 
heir, otherwise the survivor of the two, as above. All of which 
ditions they, the appearers, declare to be their last 
will and testament, desiring that after the death of the first of the 
two the same may have full force and effect, whether as testament, 
codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, or otherwise, as may 

be -1 suitable, notwithstanding that some formalities demanded 

by law and rule- of curt may not have been fully observed herein, 
and requesting that the fullest benefit herefrom may be enjoyed, 
and that one or more copies hereof in proper form may be made 
and delivered, to be used according to the exigencies of the case. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in presence of Mr Vlnaeu 
van llpendam and I human Jansz Ryckman, good friends of the 
testators, called as witnesses hereto. 

ELLER1 I lERBERTSZ f kill-' 

This mark X was made by Tryntie 
I ws/, aforenamed 
Adriaen van llpendam, witness 
Thi- mark -f- was made by Harmen 
Jansz Ryckman, aforenai 

D. V. Scheli Pub. 

T663 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 221 

Power of attorney from Sander Leendertsen Glen to Govert 

Loockermans 
[34°] On this day, the fourth of July 1663, appeared bi 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Sander Leendertsz Glen, who declared that he 
constituted and appointed hereby Govert Loockermans. trader at 
Amsterdam in N : Xetherland, his special attorney to transfer and 
in ownership to make over to Fob Jansz Outhout, according to a 
contract dated the 2d of April 1658, a certain house and lot wherein 
he, Fob Jansz, now dwells, standing and lying in New Amstel on the 
South river: therefore, the same to vest in and put in possi 
of the buyer, and the principal to divest and dispossess thereof; the 
stipulated purchase money to receive and pay to William Teller, or 
his order ( who has a right to the same I ; acquittance for the receipts 
to grant and in case of refusal to pay. the house and lot to take back 
and sell or cause to be sold to meet the payment thereof ; and if the 
money proceeding therefrom does not amount to so much, the 
remainder to recover from his person and estate without loss or 
damage; to this end all the terms of the courts to observe unto 
judgment and extreme execution thereof, and furthermore all 
things to do, transact and perform which may be needful and may 
seem to him proper, promising at all times to hold valid whatever 
in the aforesaid matter may be done and performed by said attor- 
ney, without any opposition ; provided the attorney be holden a 
proper return to make of his said transactions and receipts when 
required. Thus done and executed in the colony R: wyck in pres- 
ence of Mr Arent van Curlar and Mr Jacob de Hinsse, chirurgeon. 
called as witnesses hereto. 

Sander Lexrsex 
A. -.■an Curler 
J. Dehinsse 

Bond of Aert Goossens van Twiller to Gerrit Hendricksen van 

Rys 

[341] On this day. the 4th of July 1663. appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Aert Goossens van Twieler, dwelling in said colonv, born 
at Xieukerck in Gelderland, and acknowledged that he was well and 
truly indebted to Gerrit Hendricxsz van Rys, free trader here, in 
the sum of ten hundred Carolus guilders, Holland money, growing 
nut of the purchase and delivery of sundry goods by him received 



222 EARLY RECORDS 0] VLBANY 

to his content and satisfaction; which said sum of ten hundred 
Carolus guilders, he, the appearer, [van Twieler] solicits and 
ges his brother-in-law Aert Janssz, shoemaker, at Nieukerck 
aforenamed, or otherwise the Hon. Peel van Hennekela, shi 
there, who is to have the full administration and din on ol his 
inherited estate, to pay to the said Van Rys ( who pn i o return 
in the fatherland in the ship de Rooseboom, lying ready to sail), 
or in case of Ins death to his heir- and descendants, immediately 
after sight of these, out of the inherited estate and effects, which 
devolved upon him, the appearer, by the death of his mother Enneke 

' sens, deceased, his aunt Gerbertie Geurts, deceased, 1 and other 

propert) which may have been bequeathed to him, entrusted to his 
said brother-in-law : and in case of failure or refusal to pay, j 

dings may be had against him to recover the same with costs, 
damage and interest on the same, to commence from the day of 
refusal and in run till full and effectual paymenl thereof; herefor 
binding his person and estate and especialrj the propert) and effects 
deposited with his brother-in-law at Nieukerck, subject to the 
authorit) of all lords, courts and judges, especially and chiefly of the 
honorable court of Gelderland for the recover) of said sum and 
interest thereon in manner aforesaid. Thus done and executed in 
the colony of Rensselaerswyck in N: Netherland, in presence of the 
Honorable Arenl van < urler, commissioner (gecommitteerde) of 
said colony, and Willem Teiller, lieutenant of the burgesses' corps 
in Beverwyck, called as witnesses hereto. 

\i l;i I 51 NS TWYELER 

. / • van ( 'urler 
Willem Teller 

I ). V. S< HELLUYNE, Not. Pltb. 
I66 3 

Contract of Gerrit Claessen van Nieukerck to serve on the farm 
of Maritie Mynders and Jacques Cornelissen van Slyck 

(342 1 On this day, the 7th of Jul) 1663, Maritie Mym 
widow of Jan Barentsz Wemp, and Jacques Cornelisz 2 acknowledge 
that they have jointly hired and Gerrit Claesz van Nieukerck, farm 
servant, that he has bound himself faithfully to serve them on their 
farm at Schanechtede in tilling the land and what apperl 
thereto, for the term of one year, beginning nest harvest time, 



1 \i rhi* poinl tin ' .mil lii- in other J 1 

wen 

in Slyck. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 223 

when she, Maritie Mynders, who has hired him for herself till 
that time, can spare him. For which service they, the hirers, at the 
end of the year promise to pay him, Gerrit Claesz, besides reason- 
able board during the year, the quantity of thirty-four beaver skins 
reckoned at eight guilders apiece, to wit, the half thereof in grain 
at beaver's price, and the other half, being seventeen beavers, in 
goods and merchandise also at beaver's value. For the perform- 
ance and satisfaction of these presents, the parties hereto mutually 
bind their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to the authority of all courts and judges. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

This mark was made -f- by Maritie 
Mynders, aforenamed 
M'KES 
This mark X was set by Gerrit 
essz, aforenamed 
As witnesses : 

Jan Cornelisz van der Heyden 
Cornells Cornells:: Viele 

1). V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. P 'lib . 

1663 

Bond of Storm Albertsen van der Zee and Cornells Teunissert 
Slingerlant to Franqois Hooglant, agent of Gerrit Suyck and 
Co., merchants at Amsterdam 

I 343] On this day, the 9th of July 1663, appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Storm Albertsz van [der] See and Cornell 
Theunisz Slingerlant, traders here, who acknowledged that they 
were well and truly indebted to Mr Franscois Hooghlant, in capac- 
ity as agent for Messrs Gerret Suyck and Company, merchants 
residing at Amsterdam and thereabouts in Holland, according to 
power of attorney dated the 24th of March last, executed before 
Notary Hendrick Schaeff and certain witnesses, shown to us, [the 
present] notary and witnesses, namely, Storm Albertsz, for account 
of Mr Roeloff Swartwout. sheriff in the Esopus, in the sum of three 
hundred and twenty guilders in beavers, and the said Slingerlant 
in eight hundred and twenty-four guilders likewise in beavers, 
arising from divers goods and merchandise received to their con- 
tent and satisfaction as far back as the year 1661. For the payment 
of which said sums the said Slingerlant promises to deliver now at 
once as many boards (counting 20 boards to the beaver) as possible 



224 EARLY RECORDS OE ALBANY 

in part payment of said respective Minis and for the balance which 
shall then be found to be due they authorize and hereby give full 
power to thi aid Hoochlant to sell their respective shares in 
their deceased mother's estate, namely, two eighth interests which 
they have in the house and lot now occupied by the honorable Burgo- 
master Allard Anthony at Amsterdam in New Netherland, accord- 
ing t" the instrument thereof executed before me, the notary, and 
certain witnesses on the 3d of June [662, and that for the sum of 
fortv beavers for each interest, hut if he, Hoochlant, chooses to sell 
them Tor less the loss shall be his; therefore, he, Hoochlant, shall 
relinquish all his right and title to the same to the put .md 

if he '1 11 not th n , the said two eighth interests shall remain 
mortgaged until the remaining sums be paid and satisfied, for 
which reason it is requested that these presents be recorded in the 
[344] secretary's office of the aforesaid city. And in case no pay- 
ment he received, the appearers promise, each for himself, to pay 
said respective balances in boards, at the price above Mated, 
in the spring of the 1 [664, punctually, without further delay, 
the aforesaid two eighth interests remaining hound meanwhile till 
such time as the balance of the sums shall be satisfied and paid. 
for which the appearers furthermore generally hind their persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subjecting tl e to dic- 

tion of all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in Bever- 
wyck in N : Netherland, in presence of 1 - 

Power of attorney from Storm Albertsen van der Zee to Francois 

Hooglant 

On this day, the 9th of July [663, appeared before me, Dirck 

van Schelluyne, notary public, and befi fternamed witnesses, 

Storm Ubertsz vander See, who declared that he hereb) constituted 

I appointed Mr Francois Hoochlant in capacity as agent for 

1 Gerrel 5uycl< and ' ompany, merchants in Amsterdam and 

reabouts, in Holland, his special attorne) to sell his just eighth 

interest in a house and lot standing and lying in Amsterdam in N: 

Netherland, at present occupied by the honorable Burgomaster 

Allard Anthony, which came to him by the death and d< his 

ording to the agreemenl regarding the settlement of the 

before me, the notary, and certain witnesses the 

3d of June [662; accordingly, the buyer to vest therein and to put 

in possession thereof; the stipulated purchase money to receive 



1 The document is e 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AXD 2, 1660-1696 225 

and nice for receipts to [345] grant; of which sale the said 

Hooghlant (also appearing hi :pts the proceeds 1 at 

forty beavers at eight guilders apiece, as they in that respect have 
agreed and cont: 

of sale to be at his risk, in full 

twenty guilders in beavers which Mr Roeloff Swartwout, sheriff 
in the Esopus, owes him in his aforesaid capacity and for which he, 
Storm Albertsz, herein- personally offers himself as debtor; but in 
case he, Hoochlant. does not sell said eighth interest (whi 
withstanding shall remain mortgaged to him until said sum shall 
satisfied) then he, Storm Albertsz, promises 'to pay him, or his 
order, in the spring of 1664, in good, merchantable boards reckoned 
at twenty boards for one beaver, to be delivered where 

they can be conveniently shipped; [the parties] mutually promising 
faithfully to perform these and never to do nor cause anything to 
be done contrary hereto, binding thereto their respective persons 
and nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts 

and judges. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X : Nether- 
land, in presence nf .Air Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, trader here, and 
Jacob Jansz van Noorstrant, called as witnesses hereto. 

Storm Yaxder Zee 
Francois Hooglant 
/. H. ran Bael: 
Jacob Jansen 

D. V. Sciielluvxe. Not. Pub. 
1663 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Pieter van Alen 

[346] On this day, the 10th of Jul}' 1663, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Barentssz Dulleman, baker, dwelling in Beverwyck 
in X : Netherland, who acknowledged that he was well and truly 
indebted to Mr Pieter van Alen in the sum of six beavers reckoned 
at eight guilders each, growing out of what he owed to Cornelis Vos, 
and for which he. Van Alen, caused his property to be attached, in 
consequence of and according to the tenor of a judgment of the 
court of the colony of Rensselaerwyck of date the 21st of June 
last, (to me, notary in capacity of secretary of said colony, known ), 
which said six beavers-, or in place thereof thirty-six guilders Hol- 
land money, he. the debtor, hereby requests Lucas Aertsen, smith, 
and Mattys Harmenssz, shoemaker, his uncles and guardians, dwell- 
8 



226 O DS OF ALBANY 

ing at Swoll in ( fveryssel, to be pleased to pay out of the inheri- 
tance and share in his deceased parents' estate remaining in their 
hands within six weeks after sight of this to the agent of him, Van 
Alen, to wit, Gerrit Jan--/ Cuyler, trader at Amsterdam, Holland, 
and that in the form of a bill of exchange with exchange chargi 
he, the ■. in case of failure of payment, when 

proof and evidence thereof arrives, to satisfy said sum with 
exel charges here without cost and lo 

therefor binding his and estate, nothing excepted, 

to the authority of all courts and judgi 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherlani 

Mr Franscois Hoochlant and Pieter Danielsz van 
■'.Hinda, tailor, called as witnesses hereto. 



Francois Hooglant 
Pieter Paniels van < Hinda 



Jan Bari eman 



D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Plll>. 
I66 3 



Power of attorney from the heirs of Annetje Barents to Storm 
Albertsen van der Zee 
I 347] On th! ore me, 1 

lielluyne, notary public, and before thi named witnes 

usband and guardian ■ 
ie Alberts, at lis Slingerlant, husband and guardiai 

as well for themselves as herein representing 
undertaking for their other sister and brothers, joint heirs of their 
mother, the late Annetie Barents, deceased in the 
selaerswyck, and declared that they, the appearers, herein ■ 
tuted and appointed theii rm Alberl their 

special i cl and receive out of the es 

and effects left by the late Pieter Jacobsz van Rynsburch, who was 
grandmother, the late Geesie Parent's daughter, 
,1 certain sum of two hundred guilders, which is coining to thi 
the appi said deceased grand- 

mother, b) virtue of the deed of purchase of their it ■ 
26th of November 1 - other two hundred guilders coming 

the behoof of their cousins (nichten) Geesie Barents 
Raei - this end to requesl and solicit payment of 

aiders from the honorable, the director general and 
council of New Netherland, in part payment of what 1- due said 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 227 

Pieter Jacobse from said gentlemen; accordingly, acquittance to 
grant for the receipt, and furthermore all things to do, transact, 
and perform which may be needful; promising at all times to hold 
valid whatever in the matter aforesaid shall be done and perfo 
by the attorney, their said brother, without an- opposition, provided 
he be holden a proper return to make of his transactions and 
receipts when requested. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, 
in presence of Jan Gerritsz van Marcken and Daniel de Honde- 
coutrie, called as witnesses hereto. 

TUENIS CORNELISE SlYENGHERLANT 

Jan Jansen Van Eeckel 
This mark 00 was made by Barent 
Andriesz, aforenamed 

/. G. v. Marcken 

Daniel de Hondecoutre 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Jan Claessen Backer van 

Oossanen 

[348] On this day, the 24th of July 1663, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Barentsz Dulleman, baker, dwelling in the village of 
Beverwyck, and acknowledged that he, the appearer, in accordance 
with a judgment of the honorable court of Fort Orange of date 
the 24th of July aforenamed, is well and truly indebted to Jan 
Claes^z Backer van Ossanen, 1 free trader here, proposing to depart 
for Holland, in the sum of one hundred and thirty-three guilders 
and seventeen stivers to be paid in beavers, growing cut (if the 
matter of wheat to him delivered to his satisfaction, now about 
two and a half years ago; which said sum of ll. [33-17, he, the 
debtor, hereby solicits and charges Luycas Aertsz, smith, and 
Matins Harmensz, shoemaker, his uncles and guardians dwelling 
at Swol in Overyssel, tn pay out of the inheritance which tell to 
him by the decease and death of Barent Barentssz van Enst and 
Beertie Jansz Dullemans. his deceased father and mother, and 
remaining in the hands of his said uncles and guardians; and in 
Holland money, to the amount of one hundred and sixteen guilders, 
as the parties have agreed and contracted with each other, instead of 
beavers, within the time of six weeks after sight of this; promising, 
on refusal or default thereof, the said sum of ll. 116 ] tolland n 



1 He was prnbablj a brother of Pieter Claessz van Osaenen, mentioned 
on page 234. Ossanen, or Osaenen, is the same as Oostzanen, 01 1 lostzaan, 
a village about one mile easl oi 1, '" the province >f North Holland. 



Ey and pay here in this country, wherever he and his eff< 
may be found, with exchange and re-exchange charges, without 
- : [349] therefor binding his person and property, real 
and personal, having thing excepted, subject to the 

ourts, tribunals and judges, wherever this 

may be shown, and especially also I inheritance, for the 

the payment in case of need withou loss. Thus 

done am of Mr Ruth Jacobsz 

mer magistrate of said Fori I >range, and 
ent Reyndertsz, smith, called as witnesses herel 

Tax Barentsen Dulleman 
! 
Rutg 

D. V. 5 '. Pub. 

166; 

Power of attorney from Storm Albertsen van der Zee to Oloff 
Stevensen van Cortlant and Hendrick van de Water 
On this day, the ire me, 

van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed wi 

nn Albertsz van der in Beverwyck, and declared 

that he hereby constituted and appointed Mr ( lloff Sti 

i and Mr Hendri< I A ater, in their capacity as authorized 

curator- of Mr Gillis Verbrugge, 

ting here in N : 
tain just eighth interest [in and lot] [350] 1 

him by virtue of the right and claim which he has from Mr Roeloff 
sheriff at Wildwyck it >, husband and guar- 

dian of Eva Albertse his, the a: coheir with him 

heir mother, the 
late Annetie ding to tl lard- 

ing the settlement of their mother'-, estate, and tl 1 
them by their father, Albert And • of the house and lot at 

ipied by Mr Burgomaster Allard Anthony at Amsl 
1 in Xew Netherland, E ire me, the notary, and 1 

es on the 3d of June n the sum of fort) l>ea\ 

reckoned at < eive, 

and I th' -t in .and put in p n of the 

buyer; him, the appearer, to divesl and di 1 in 

ell said eighth si the sum of 



VRIAL PAPERS 1 AND 2, 1 66o- 1 G< >6 229 

:rs, he, the appearer, promises to pay the same in good, 
merchantable boards delivered here free upon the shore, reckoned 
at twenty boards for the beaver: furthermore, seventeen bea . 
within the time of fourteen days after the date hereof, punctually, 
the said eighth share remaining bound till said sum is fully paid 
and satisfied; all of which is for [351] payment in full of what 
the appearer, owes said Mr Gillis Verbrugge; wherefore they, the 
curators (also appearing here) shall grant acquittance to Storm 
Albertsz for as much as they happen to receive. For the 1* 
ance and satisfaction of these, the parties hereto mutually bind their 
respective persons and 1 nothing excepted, subjeel 

authority of all courts and judg 

Thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerwyck in 
Xew Xetherland, in presence of Johannes Provoost and Jai 
Meusz, called as witnesses .hereto. 

Storm van der Zee 
O. Stkvexsz v. Cortlaxt 
Hex Van de Wa 

/: Provoost, witness 
Jacob Meesz: 

D. V. SCHELLUYNI '.</>. 

1661 

Power of attorney from Teunis Cornelissen Slingerlant to Fran- 
cois Hooglant 

[35 2 ] On this day, the 27th of July 1663, appeared be 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Theunis Cornelisz Slingerlant, husband and guardian 
Engeltie Albert- ter of Albert Andriessz, dwelling at I'.e. 

wyck, and declared that he, the appearer, hereby constituted and 
appointed Mr Francois Hooglant. agent for Messrs Gerrit Suyck 
and Company, merchants at Amsterdam and vicinity, in Holland, 
his special attorney to sell a just eighth interest belonging to him, 
the appearer, in the house and lot of his father-in-law, Albert 
Andriese, standing and lying at Amsterdam in New Nel '. at 

present occupied by the honorab' ter Allar ny, 

according to the agreement 1 tin- settlement of 

of the 3d of June i66_\ by his father-in-law aforesa 
the behoof of him and his brothers am'. before me, the 

notary, and certain witnesses; accordingly, the same to vest in and 
put in 1 -1 of the buyer and him. the appearer, to divest 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and dispossess thereof, the stipulated purchase money to receive and 
For the receipt thereof to grant; and in ca i aid 

sold for forty beavers reckoned 
guild !i. he, the appearer, promises to pay said 40 beavers 

the next yea: said Hoochlant, or his order, in good boards, 

twenty hoards to the beaver; and as regards the remainder, or 
whatever more he owe- to said < ierrit Suyck and Company, amount- 
ing to the sum of sixty three beavers, [ 353 ] he, the appearer, prom- 
ises to pay the same this year, the sooner the better, in boards as 
e, to the behoof of said Hooglant, or his order and agent, all 
For the satisfaction of whal he, the appearer, owes said (ierrit 
Suyck and Company, he, the appearer, promising at all times to 
hold valid all thai shall be done, transacted and performed in the 
matter aforesaid by the attorney; and furthermore for the per- 
'action of this, pledges his person and estate, 
nothing excepted, to the authority of all judges and law-. Thus 
done and executed in l'.everwyck in X. Xetherland. in presence of 
Air Gerard Swan, sheriff of the colony of Rensslaerswyck, and 
( 1,-. ;m Rotterdam, carpenter, called as witni 

hen 

1 1 iRNELISE SL^ ENGHERLANT 

,. artt 
( lae • I 'an Rotterdam 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Lourens van Alen 

f354l On this day, the -'7th of July n eared before me. 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 

wit- tsa Dulleman, dwelling in the village of 

Bei ed that lie was well and truly indebted 

/an Men 111 the sum of seventy g 

■ .Hand, -rowing out of a I 

! b) tlu' appearer received to his satisfaction. 

1 chargin e, smith, thys 

maker, his uncles and guardians dwelling at S 

in O '. within six weeks • pay the said 

guilders Holland money to (ierrit Jan--,- Cuy] 

dam in Holland, agent for him. Lourens van Alen. 

e which came to him by tl id death 

of ' Enst and Beertie Jan's dat lulleman, 



NOTARIAL TAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 23 1 

his father and mother deceased, in the hands of said uncles and 
guardians remaining; in case of refusal (contrary to expectation) 
he, the appearer, promises to pay said sum of fl. 70 here, with 
exchange and reexchange charges, on demand, and without loss and 
damage ; therefor binding his person and estate, real and personal, 
nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N : Netherland, in 
presence of Claes Jacobsz 1 van Rotterdam and Jacob Meusz, 2 car- 
penters, called as witnesses hereto. 

Tax Barentsen Dulleman 
Claes Jacobse 
Jacob Mecsz: 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

166s 

Substitution of Claes Bordingh and Pieter Jacobsen Marius for 
Francois Hooglant as attorneys of Gerrit Suyck & Co., 
merchants at Amsterdam 

IMS] On this day, the 27th of July 1663. appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Mr Francois Hoochlant, agent of Messrs Gerrit 
Suyck and Company, merchants at Amsterdam and vicinity in 
Holland, according to power of attorney dated the 24th of March 
last executed before Notary Hendrick Schaeff and certain wit- 
nesses, at Amsterdam aforesaid, (to us [the present] notary, and 
witnesses shown), containing a clause of substitution; |and 
declared] that he hereby substituted in his place and authorized 
Claes Bordingh and Pieter Jacobssz Marius, 3 jointly and severally to 
demand, collect and receive of sundry persons, debtors of said 
Messrs Gerrit Suyck and Company, dwelling in this country, pay- 
ment of such debts as are due the same, according to obligations 
and proofs, by list placed in the hands of the substitutes: therefore, 
acquittance for receipts to grant ; the unwilling debtors to coerce 
to payment by legal proceedings and rigor of justice ; to this end 
all the terms of the courts to observe unto judgment and 
extreme execution thereof ; finding themselves aggrieved by the 
decisions, to challenge the same and to appeal therefrom and to 



1 Claes Jacobsen Gnu -I 

2 Jacob Meussen (or Bartholomi rooman. 

3 Claes Bordingh and Pieter Jacobsen Marius were at an early date in 
partnership and at this time apparently joint owners of a yacht which sailed 
between Beverwyck and New Amsterdam, and possibly to the South river; 
see A". 5'. Col. Mss, 3:16; 8:939; and Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. X. )'., 13:263-65. 



ALBANY 

and 

further; o do, transact and perform, which may be 

Iful and which may be thought proper bv them: promising at 

all times to hold valid whatever may bi md performed in the 

ma" ' by virt . jointly 

■ rally, without any o] ed that the substitutes be 

holden a pri ike of thi -aid trans and 

eipts. Thus done and i the col 

ck, in pr< nd Andries Taille 

chants, called as witni 

US HOOGLANT 

\er D. \ luyne, A 

1663 

Bond 01 Carsten Fredericksen van Jeveren to Margarita Harden- 

broeck 

[356] On this (1, iily 1663, appeared before me, 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
will 1 en, 1 master smith here in 

eived to I 
tion by the hand ck, wife of Fredrick 

rdam in New Netherland, the 
and charging hereby 
Re) at An in Holland, to 

Margarita Hardenbri the just 

if, within the timi sum of 

three hundred Carolus guilders Holland mone) 
in d ind refusal of which (contrary to expectation ) he, the 

im of tin .red 

guilder- lloilaii' here in this country, with e: 

. without cost or loss; therefor 
ling his "ted. sub the 

authi ill courts and jml 

Thus done and 1 n N : Netherland, in 

presi !■■ 

eto. 

Karsten F 
Jan S 

I ). \ 






VRIA1 PAPERS I AXD 2, 1660-1696 233 

Decision of arbitrators respecting the payment of a debt due 
from Willem Jansen Schut to Johannes Withart, with a receipt 
from Schut and a promissory note of Cornelis Bogardus 

[357] The 29th of July 1663, in Beverwyck 

Whereas it was ordered by the honorable court of this town in 
regard to the debt of Willem Schut alias Dommelaer 1 to Johannes 
Withart that two arbitrators should examine the books and accounts 
of Withart, for which purpose were chosen Messrs Volckert 
and Phillip Pietersz Schuyler, who find everything to be correct : 
and whereas the money for the house sold by Willem Dommelaer to 
Mr Cornelis Bogardus has been attached by said Withart; the said 
arbitrators adjudged that the said stipulated purchase money may 
be taken and received by said Withart in part payment of his 
account and that the first payment, to wit, the half, being 40 beavers, 
which is now due, may be taken and received by said Withart of 
Cornelis Bogardus. However, in view of said Domrnelaer's [situa- 
tion] in these sad war times with the savages and [that] his wife 
is also a prisoner among the savages, 2 said Withart, on the advice 
and with the consent of said arbitrators is moved to be lenient to 
Wilhem Dommelaer in this his sad estate and to accommodate him 
with merchandise to the value of ten beavers, to be taken out of the 
first payment now- to be received ; which I, the undersigned Willem 
Dommelaer. also to my satisfaction receive of said Withart and 
said Withart shall take and receive the money for the house. 

Willem Jansen Schuet 



'■Dommelaer means "drowsy-head," or "the dozer." See Van Rensselaer 
Bowier Mss, p. 836. Tt is not impossible that John Shutte, the first English 
schoolmaster at Albany, licens ernor Nicolls October 12, 1665, was 

a son of the above Willem Jansen Schut. See Albany Annals, 4:16. 

2 Referring to the second F.sopus war, of 1663. during which Domrnelaer's 
id child were made captives. See Doc. Rel. to Col. Hist. N. Y.. 1,5:246, 
and Oldc Ulster, 1905, 1:2 1 Sylvester, History of Ulster C 

p. 50, which, instead of Domrnelaer's wife, mentions " Grietje. wife of Dominie 
Laer, and a child." anion" the persons taken prisoner by the Indians. The 
same mistake, which probably I in the now destroyed translations 

\>- I rancis Adrian van der Kemp, occurs also in Ecclesiastical Records of 
the State of Nezv York, I :S3S, with the statement: "lie was a Lutl 
minister, who seems to have horn in this vicinity at this time." alluding 
thereby to the Rev. Carolus Laurentiu: I minister on the 

Delaware. A. T. CI n hi of Ulster Comity, p. 46, also 

gives the name as "Dominie Laer" and calls him a Lutheran minister, while 
in addition he ei with \driaen van Laer. who 

a tanner and shoemaker at \ m. Schoonmaker's Hist 

Kingston is wrong al nentions among the captured: "Grietje, wife 

of Dominic Laer. ani 



234 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Cornells Bogardus hereby promises to make over and pay to Mr 
Johannes Withart, or his order, the first instalment of 40 beavers 
now due, as also the second instalment of 40 beavers, which shall 
be due next year, according to the above award, provided that 
Withart release him therefor from all demands, and that a proper 
conveyance be executed to him for the above mentioned house and 
lot. 

Done in Beverwyck, this nth of September [663. 

Cornelis Bogardus 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Pieter Claessen van 

Osaenen 

[358 1 ( >n this day, the 3d of August 1663, appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Barensz Dulleman, baker, dwelling at Beverwyck, 
and acknowledged thai he was well and truly indebted to Pieter 
Claessz van ( isaenen, 1 free trader here, in the sum of one hundred 
and thirty-six guilders Holland money, to he paid in Holland, for 
merchandise delivered to him here and by him received to his sat- 
iction in Holland value; which said sum of one hundred and 
thirty six guilders he, the appealer, hereby requests and charges 
Luycas ^.ertsz, smith, and Mathys Harmensz, shoemaker, hi 
and guardians, dwelling a1 Swol in Overyssel, to pay out of the 
inheritance which came to him b) the death and di • Barent 

Barentsz van Enst and Beertie Jan'.- daughter Dullemans, his late 
father and mother, and remaining in the hands of his said uni 
and guardians, and that in Holland money to the amount as ab 
accordin ey, the parties herein, havi I and contracted 

with each other, within the time of sis weeks after sight of this; 
promising in default or refusal hereof, the said sum to pay and sat- 
isfy here in this country or wherever he and his effects may be 
Found, with exchange and reexchange charges, on demand, without 
loss i binding his person and i eal and personal, 

[359! ha d, subjeel authority 

of all courts and judges where this may be shown, and especially his 
said inherited estate, for the recovery of the payment if need be 
h ithoul costs or lo 

1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1696 235 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in presence of Mr I'ieter 
Symonsz and Barent Albertsz, called as witnesses hereto. 

Jan Barentsen Dulleman 
Pieter Symonsz Michiels 
This mark X was made by Barent Albertsz, 

aforenamed 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pltb. 

1663 

Power of attorney from Harmen Thomassen Hun to Adriaen 
van Laer (incomplete) 

On this day, the 2d of August 1663, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne. notary public, and before the afternamed witnesses, 
Harmen Thomasz of Amersfort, 1 master shoemaker, husband and 
guardian of Catalina Bercx, last widow of Dirck Bensem, 2 deceased, 
dwelling in the village of Beverwyck, near Fort Orange, and 
declared in that capacity that he hereby constituted and appointed 
Ariaen van Laer, also master shoemaker, being about to depart 
for Holland by the ships now ready to sail, his special attorney t<> 
demand, collect and receive from his said wife's brothers deceased, 
to wit, Willem Berck and Hendrick Berck, by the hands of Mr 
Gryp, secretary of the orphan chamber at Amsterdam in Holland, 
a certain sum of one hundred and fourteen Carolus guilders, 
which his wife, furnished and lent to her said brothers according to 
obligation of date the 8th of March 1656, placed in the hands of 
the attorney, which said sum of fl. 114 her said brothers deceased 
placed in [360] the hands of said Mr Gryp to be put out at interest 
for the behoof of their said sister, Catalyna Bercx, until she or 
some one else on her behalf should demand the same again, as said 
attorney being the last time in the fatherland . . . [not finished and 
canceled]. 

Bond of John Willett and Andries Teller to Goosen Gerritsen 

van Schaick 

On this day, the 3d of August 1663, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed witnesses, 
Mr Jan Willet and Mr Andries Teller, merchants at present at Fort 
Orange in Beverwyck, who acknowledged that they were well and 
truly indebted to Mr Goosen Gerritsz van Schaeyck in the sum of 



1 Harmen Thomassen Hun, of ^mersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. 
;: Dirck Bensen, or Bensingh. 



OF ALBANY 

: ht at for: 

■. ing out i if tlu- pur- 

nd delivery of two hundred beavers by them, the appearers, 

eived, which said six hundred and six good p I at 

forty-eight each, Holland money a they, the 

appi ointly and severally promi y all at i 

van Schaeyck or the lawful bearer hereof in the 
latti \pril A". 1664, [361 ) punctually and 

withoul : binding thereto thei and 

subjeel to the authority 1 and 

judgi 

Thus done a uted in Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in 

pre 1 Mr Willem Marcha] and Jan Nack, also tradi 

I as v, itnesses hereto. 



John \\ 
Andries Ti 



II illen rschalck 

As witnesses 

ack 



D. V. SCHELLUYNl . lib. 

1663 

in is writti 
id thai [bond] are satisfied and it is 

therefore cat igusl U 

D. V 

1664 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Jan Hendricksen van Bael 
the 6th of August 1663, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, the afternami 

Jan baker, dwelling in B 

and truly indel 
1, free trader het sum of 

and lilders am 

of goods and merchai 

1 ; which sin 

the appearer, hereby 1 and 

. smith, and Mathys 1 [armensz, shoemaker, his 

! e-> and i elling at Swol in 1 

land money out which 1 the 

iii and di 1 ent Barents fan's 

daughter 1 ' , his dei d which 

ains in Is 1 3G2 1 1 uardians, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 237 

wit, one hundred and forty Carolus guilders at 40 groats apiece, 
as said parties have agreed and contracted with each other, within 
the time of six weeks after sighl of this, to wit, to Jan I 
Backer, the lawful bearer of this. In default or refusal whereof 
he, the appearer, promises to pay and satisfy said sum of 11. 
Holland money here in this country, or wherever he and his effei 
may be found, with exchange and reexchange charges, on demand, 
without loss or costs; binding his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges where this 
may be shown, and especiall) said inherited estate, for the recovery 
of the payment if need be without loss or costs. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in X: Netherland, in presence of Mr 
Phillip Pietersz Schuyler and llermen Vedder, traders here, called 
as witnesses hereto. 

Jan Barentsen Dulleman 
Philip Pietersz Schuyler 
Harmen Vedderen, as wit. 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Gerrit Bancker 

[363] On this day, the 6th of August 1663, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Jan Barentsz Dulleman, baker, dwelling in 
Beverwyck, and acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted 
to Mr Gerrit' Banckert, trader here, in the sum of seventeen and a 
half beavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece, growing out of the 
purchase and delivery of wheat to him to his satisfaction delivered 
m the years 1661 and 1662 ; besides the sum of four beavers to 
Barent Reyndertsz, master smith here, for the rent of a house; 
being together twenty-one and a half beavers; requesting and 
charging hereby Lucas Aertsz, smith, and Mathys Ilarmenssz, 
shoemaker, his uncles and guardians dwelling at Swol in Overyssel, 
in place of said beavers to pay to Air Abel de Wolff, merchant at 
Amsterdam in Holland, in good Holland money, the sum of one 
hundred and twenty-nine guilders, out of the inheritance which 
came to him by the decease and death of Barent Barentsz van 
Enst and Beertie Jan's daughter Dullemans, his late father and 
mother, and which remains in the hands of his said uncles and 
guardians, within six weeks after sight of this, punctually and 
without longer delay ; in default and refusal of which he, the 
appearer, promises to satisfy and pay said sum of fl. 129 Holland 
money, or the value thereof, here in this country or wherever he 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and his effects may be found, on demand, with exchange and reex- 
change charges without loss or costs; binding thereto his person 
and estate, real and personal, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges wherever this may be shown, and especially the said 
inhi for the recover) of said sum if need be without 

loss or costs. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N: 
Netherland, in presence of Gerril Hardenberch and Henderick 
Gerritsz van der Meulen, called as witnesses hereto. 

Jan B \ri ntse \ Dui 
Gerit Jansz van Herttenberc[h] 
Hindrick Garites as witn< 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Marcelis Jansen 

[365] 1 On this day, the ^.ugusl [663, appeared b< 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Jan Barentsz Dulleman, baker here, and acknowl- 
edged that he was well and truly indebted to Marcelis Jansz, hum 
at Bommel in Gelderland, also an inhabitant here, in the sum of 
lift) Carolus guilders at (Ogn land money, g 

out latter of g Is delivered for his wants and nee 

ami to hi-- 1 and satisl ved; which said sum 

tift\ l arolus guilders, he hereby requests and charges Lui 
Aertsz, smith, and Mathys Harmensz, shoemaker, his uncle- and 
guardians dwelling at Swol in 0\ 10 said Mara 

I 1 z propo Holland by the first a ready 

to -ail, or to the bearer of this, oul of the inheritance which came 
to him b) the death ami decease of Barenl Barentsz van Enst and 
Beertie Jan's daughter Dullemans, hi- late father and mother, and 
which remain- in their hands, within the time of six week- a 
sight of this, punctuall) and without longer delay; in default 
refusal of which, he promises tin- said sum of fifty guilders, Holland 
money, or the value thereof, i" 1 1 and here in this country, 

withot or costs, with ind reexchange charges. 

Binding hi- i e, real and personal, nothing excepted. 

subjei 1 to the authot it) of all and judgi 

inherited | 366 1 estate, fot thi ) if need In- 1 ayment, 

w ithoul costs or lo 



'In n nini in 1 being 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 239 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 
presence of Mr Gerrit Swart, sheriff of the colony of Rensselaers- 

wyck, and Jan Cloete, trader here, called as witnesses hereto. 

Jan Barentsen Dulleman 
G: Swartt 

Johannsz Clutc 

I). V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1663 

Bond of John Willett to Jan Coster van Aecken 
On this day, the 7th of August 1663, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed wit- 
nesses, Mr John Wilier, trader in New England, at present here 
in Beverwyck, and acknowledged that he was well and truly 
indebted to Mr Jan Coster van Aecken, trader here, in the sum of 
three hundred and four good pieces of eight at forty-eight stivers 
apiece, or in Holland currency and specie, growing out of the pur- 
chase and delivery of a hundred good beavers by him received to 
his satisfaction; which said sum of three hundred and four good 
pieces of eight at forty-eight stivers apiece, Holland money as 
above, he, the appearer, promises to pay to said Jan Coster van 
Aecken, or to the lawful holder of this, the last of the month of 
April A . 1664 next, punctually, without longer delay; binding his 
person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all 
courts and judges wherever this may be shown, for the recovery 
of the payment without costs or loss. Thus done and executed in 
Beverwyck in X : Xetherland, in presence of Carsten Pietersz and 
Andries Tailler, called as witnesses hereto. 

John Willett 
This mark X was made by Carsten 

Pietersz, aforenamed 
Andries Teller 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub 
1663 

Bond of Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Jochem Wesselsen 

[367] On this day, the 7th of August 1663, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Barentsz Dulleman, baker here, and acknowledged 
that he was well and truly indebted to Jochem Wessels, also baker, 
here, in the sum of two hundred and sixty-four Carolus guilders 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

paid in wing out of the purch 

deliver) i red to him to his 

662; which said sum of two hundred and sixty-four guilders 

y requests and charges Lu< 
nd Mathys 1 larmi and 

jwol 111 ( and pay to 

e lawful 

inheritance which came to him by the 

nd Beertie Jansz Dulle- 

11s, his la 1, and w lains in 

their hands, within the til \ weeks after sight of this, punc- 

. ; in default and refusal of which, he, 
the aid sum to pay here 

, with exchange and reexchange charges; binding his 

on and i abject to the authority of all 

, ts and j said inherit! . for the 

ment thereof without loss or costs as above. 

and executed in Beverwyck in X. Netherland, in 

art Swart, sheriff of the colony of Rensselaers- 

wyck, and V 

lie;.' 

Jan Ba ;a.\ 

wartt 
IVillem Brom 

D. V. Scheli 

Power of attorney from Ludovicus Cobes to Marcelis Jansen 

I 368] On th Vugust [663, appeared be 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notar) public, and afterna 

vviti ' at I terenthal i. court 

1 It ange and the village of I and 

thai he hereb) constituted and appointed Marcelis Janssz 

van Bommel, dwelling here in B< . proposing for 

land in hips lying 1 sail, his 

with kindne and friendship if possible, otherwise by judicial 

ins and proceedings, land, take and receive from the 

hands of Mr Julian ten, draper, at Gierle in the land of 

TurenllOUt, 2 his uncle, such furniture as his said uncle has in his 



Antwerp, Belgium. 

- I U1 ' \nt\Vcl ■ 

H Hie 1 ockermans family cum- rnhout. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166O-1696 24I 

hands and care, according to the tenor and contents of a certain 
missive to him written by his sister Jenneken Heylen, of date the 
20th April 1655, the original of which is placed in the hands of the 
attorney with this power of attorney. 

Therefore, acquittance to grant for the receipts, and in case 
of refusal ( which is not expected) the same to advance by legal 
proceedings and the rigor of justice; to which end all the terms of 
the courts to observe to judgment and extreme execution thereof, 
and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform, either in 
or out of court, which may be needful and which he may think 
proper and as he, the appealer, if himself present, might or could 
do ; with [lower also one or more persons ad Sites in his place to 
substitute; and futhermore all things to do, transact and perform 
which may be needful and which he may think proper, promising at 
all times to hold valid whatever may be done and performed in the 
matter aforesaid by said attorney or said substitutes, without any 
opposition, provided that the attorney be holden a proper return to 
make of his said transactions and receipts. Thus done and exe- 
cuted in Beverwyck in X : Xetherland, in presence of the Honor- 
able Johan Verbeeck and Stoffel Jansz Abel, magistrates of said 
Fort Orange and Beverwyck, called as witnesses hereto. 

Ludouicus Cop.es 
Jan Verbeeck 
Stoffel Jansz Ah eel 

D. V. ScHELLTJYNE, Not. Pub. 

1663 

Power of attorney from Jan Barentsen Dulleman to Jochem 

Wesselsen 
[369] On this day, the nth of August 1663, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Jan Barentsz Dulleman, baker, proposing to 
depart for Holland, and declared that he hereby constituted and 
appointed Jochem Wessel . also baker here in Beverwyck, his 
special attorney to demand, collect and receive out of the estate of 
Andries Herbertsz Constapel certain twenty-two beavers reckoned 
at eight guilders apiece, due to him from said Constapel according 
to obligation deposited with Folckert Jansz and Air Adriaen van 
Ilpendam. curators of said estate, and registered by them in the list 
with other creditors; acquittance fur the receipt to grant, and in case 
of refusal, or dispute with the curators and fellow creditors, by 



_>4_' I ^Rl i Rl I ' IRD - I 'I VLB ANY 

mean- of judicial process to determine the priority or equality 
of liis claim; his righl to defend and such payment to obtain as 
shall be adjudged him by the courts; to this end all the terms of 
the courts to observe to judgment and extreme execution thereof, 
and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform, which may 

needful and which may be judged by him proper, as he, the 
appearer, might or could do if he himself were present; with 
power also with the curators and creditors to compound, arrange 
and agree, and one or mor< is in his place to substitute; 

imising at all times to hold valid all thai by said attorney or 
said substitute shall be done and performed in the matter afore- 
said without an) opposition, binding himself thereto as b) law pro- 

ed; on condition that the attorney be holden a proper return to 

of his -aid transactions and receipt- when requested. 
Thus dune and executed in Beverwyck in X: Xetherland, in 
presence < if Louris van Men and Andries Tailler, called as wit- 
- hereto. 

Jan Barentsen Dulleman 
Lourus ran Alen 
. Indrii s Tailler 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 
I66 3 

Lease of a farm at Schenectady from Gerrit Bancker and Harmen 
Vedderen to Symon Symonsen Groot 
[370] The 1 nli of August 1663 in Beverwyck in New 
Netherland 
: onditions on which we, the subscribers, Gerrit Bancker and 
en, have let a farm to Symon ('.runt for the lime of 
six 1 beginning on the tst day of May this ye; 

but the tirst year the lessee is to have it free ol rent, and tl 1 
following years he must pa) yearly for said farm five hundred 
guilders in beavers, or grain at the market price to be paid hi 

Farm shall contain 25 or 30 morgens lying at Si ede, 

where shall be delivered to him a dwelling, barn and rick in 

idition, and 6 drafl horses, 3 of which mares, 6 milch cows, two 
sows; the lessors to deliver said i 1 ommencemenl of 

the tillage, al halves of the increase, ai 1 e any ni the delive 

animal- or die. the lessee shall be holden to make the number 

id again oul of the common ii furthermore the les 

shall deliver for the use of the lessee, cart-, plows, harrows, and the 
ham edful thereto, on condition that the Ii ill be hold 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 243 

at the end of the lease to deliver them all up again as he received 
them; it is also stipulated that the lessee shall be holden every year 
to draw wood for the behoof of the lessors one week; for the per- 
formance and satisfaction hereof, the parties hereto mutually bind 
their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to 
the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and executed in 
Beverwyck in X: Xetherland, in presence of Evert Wendel and 
Daniel Jansz van Antwerpen, called as witnesses hereto. 

Gerret Bancken 
Har.m en Vedderen 

Evert Jansz Wendel Symen Symensen Groot 

Daniel J an sen van Antzverpen 

I ». V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pltb. 
I663 

Power of attorney from Pieter Symonsen Michiels van Oossanen 
to Jacob Schermerhoorn 

[371] On this day, the 27th of August 1663, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Pieter Symonsz van Oossanen, being about to 
depart for Holland, and declared that he hereby constituted and 
appointed Mr Jacob Schermerhoorn his special attorney to demand, 
collect and receive of divers persons, his debtors, payment of such 
sums as are coming to him, according to proofs thereof placed in 
the hands of the attorney; for the receipts acquittance to grant: the 
unready by means of judicial proceedings to constrain t:> pay; to 
this end all the terms of the court- to observe t>> judgment and 
extreme execution thereof ; and furthermore all things to do, 
transact and perform which may be needful and which may be 
thought proper by him; promising at all times to hold valid what- 
ever in the matter aforesaid may be done and performed by the 
attorney, without any opposition, provided the attorney be holden 
a proper return to make of his said transactions and receipts, when 
required. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 
presence of Jan Nack and Hendrick Bries, called as witnesses 

hereto. Pieter Symonsz Michiei 

Jan Xack 

Hendrick Bries 1 D. V. Schelluyne, Not. I 

1663 

1 Hendrick P.ru 5 was a shoemaker at Beverwyck. He died before August 
21, 1696, when hi* widow, Maria de Hooghes, married Jacob 1 
widower of Tryntje Claasen. 



J44 'KUi OK ALBANY 

Will of Jan Cornelissen van der Heyden and his wife 
[372] hi f the Lord, Amen: Know all n 

on this ist day 63, about 8 1 irn- 

ing, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and bei 

the afternamed witnesses, personally came and appeared the 
worthy Jan Coi an der Heyde, born at Sevenbergen 1 in 

iant, and the virtuous Aeltie Jansz Wemp, born in the colony 
of I married ; known to me, the notary, and 

i, both sound of body, standing and 
walking, in full p on and command of their faculties, reason, 

nd understanding, as far as one could outwardly judge; 
which appea idering the shortness and frailty of human life, 

certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour I and 

ire t" anticipate tin- same by a proper disposition 
their temporal estate-, to b hind, declare that without indui 

ment, persuasion, or misleading of any persons they have made 
ordained and decreed this present, reciprocal last will and t< 
ment of them both, in form and manner following: 

Firsl and before all commending their immortal souls, whei 
the) in their bodii d merci- 

ful hand 1, their < 1 < mer, and 

11 burial, and revokinj ling and annulling hereby all 

and singular such bequests and itary dispi they 

may have hi jointly or severally made and executed, either 

;■ in writing, holding null and of no account and 

making a new disposition, they. [ 373 ) the appearers and testa: 

child or children procreated by them living, 
have reciprocally nor ind instituted, as they do herein- nomi- 

nate and institute, the survivo sole and universal 

all the estate, real and pi and 

silvi ed and ir jewels, clothing linen and woolens, 

household furniture, etc., together with the inheritances already 

him, tin te tator, in Brabanl by the death of his motl 

brother, >ns and blood relations, or which may 

be left to him during his lifetime, as also that left to the te-tatrix 

in - itry by the death of her father. Jan Barents? Wemp, 

1 the inheritances also which may fall to her during her lifetime, 

1. with all which with In 

her own property, without 1! 1 of any 



111 '> miles 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 245 

persons; provided nevertheless and with this express restriction 
and condition, that (as the testators' estates are in common) the 
survivor shall remain holden to make and turn over the first fourth 
part of said estate to the nearest blood relations ( then living) of 
the first deceased of the two, and that for good reasons the n 
tive testators' minds moving thereto. All which conditions they, 
the appearers and testators, declare to be the last will and [374] 
testament of them both: willing and desiring that the same after 
the death of the first of the two may have full force and effect, 
whether as testament, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, 
or otherwise as may be most suitable, notwithstanding that certain 
formalities demanded by law and rules of court may have been 
neglected or not have been full} obsi ed n, desiring that the 

utmost benefit may lie enjoyed herefrom: and that one or more 
copies hereof in proper form may be made and delivered by me, 
the notary, to be used according to the necessities of the case. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X : Xetherland, at the 
dwelling house of the testators, in presence of Mr Hendrick Janssz 
Roosseboom and Arnout Cornelisz Viele, traders here, called as 
witnesses hereto. 

Jan Corxeltsz Vander Hevdex 
Aeltie Jans Wemp 

Henderick Yansen Rooseboom 

Arnout Cornells Veilen 1 

D. V. SCHELLl VNE, Not. Pllh. 
1663 

Power of attorney from Hans Coenraetsen to Abraham Coyen 
and Cornells Spycker, merchants at Amsterdam, to obtain 
indemnity for a house in Brazil forfeited to Portugal 

[375] On this day, the 12th 2 of September 1663, appeared 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public admitted by their 
high mightinesses the states general of the United Netherlands, 
residing in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Hans Coenraetsz, baker , a dwelling in the 
village of Beverwyck in X : Xetherland, and acknowledged that he 
had bought of Hans van der Lip, late trumpeter to His Excellenc} 



1 "<• general!; nanr "Arnout Cornelis ''■■ h 

2 The date is changed from the ~lh to the 12th. 

3 Hans Coenraetsen van Neurenburch (Nuremberg, Bavaria), formerly 
adelborsl (cadet) in the servi 1 Dutch West India Company. 



EARL'S RECORDS OF ALBANY 

-Mauritius count of Nassau, 1 the just half of a house upon a lot 
granted by his excellency in Brazil upon the marketplace in Mcuris- 
mded on the one side by the old kitchen of his excellency, 
according to the tenor and contents of the contract of sale then 
dated the 27th of March [643, executed before Notary Frano 
Montanier and certain witnesses, and that for the sum of twenty- 
!i hundred guilders, the other half being owned by the appearer, 

according to proof thereof; and whereas the land of Brazil 
now belongs to the state of Portugal and he, the appearer, is advised 
that those who heretofore built houses in Brazil arc to he satisfied 
and indemnified therefor in Holland, therefore he, the appearer, 
declares that he hereby constitutes and appoints Mr Abraham 
Coyen and Cornelis Spycker, merchants at Amsterdam in Holland, 
his attorneys, jointly and severall) to s 'licit, collect and receive of 
their said high 1 376 1 mightinesses, or of the Chartered We-; India 
Company, or whomsoever it concerns, such payment for said house 
as in fairness -hall he found proper; acquittance for the receipts 
to grant and to release from all demands; and furthermore all 
to do. tran-act and perform which may be needful and which 
ma) seem to them proper; promising at all times to hold valid what- 
ever in the mattei aforesaid may he done and performed by said 

orneys, without any opposition. Thus done and executed in 

ck in X: Motherland, in presence of Piel 1 Lo ckermans 

and Harmen Thomansz van ' irt, 2 shoemaker, called a- wit- 

This mark was II made by Hans 
( "01 \ RAETS, aforenamed 



Fieler Loockcrmans 
Hannan Thomasz 



IX V. Si HELLUYNE, Not. Fllb. 
l66l 



Affidavit of Arent Jansen and Thomas Powell as to Hans Coen- 
raetsen's ownership of the above-mentioned house in Brazil 
(in tin- daw the uth of September [663, appeared before me. 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
1 . Thomas Paul van Herrifort and \xent Jan-/. 

r, dwelling in B( ! in N X'cthei land, and declared 

H Coeni te! . bakei here, that ai cording to the 
requirer [ Reqttirant, i. e. Coenraets] 



1 Fohan Mauri: 

2 Harmen Thomassen Hun, from \mcrst 

■•Til, , H ' Ei ind. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AXD 2, 1660-1696 247 

and Hans van der Lip in the year 1641 built and constructed a house 
upon a lot granted to them by His Excellency Count Mauritius de 
Nassou, in Maurits stadt in Brazil, and that the requirer occupied 
the same for many years ; Arent Jansz giving as reasons for his 
knowledge thereof that he was a carpenter in Brazil in the service 
of the honorable company and had been several times in said house 
and in said year 1641 returned from Brazil; and Thomas Paul that 
he was then at the time a sergeant in Brazil under Captain Adam 
Wilschut and afterwards lieutenant [377] of the company of Cap- 
tain Claudio Messu, and that the appearer [Comparant, i. e. Coen- 
raets] dwelt in said house about twelve war-;: they, the deponents, 
not knowing otherwise but that the appearer owns the just half of 
the said house. All of which they are ready if need be to confirm 
by oath when required. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in 
New Xetherland, in presence of Pieter Loockermans and Harmen 
Thomasz van Amersfort, shoemaker, called as witness hereto. 



Pieter Loockermans, as witness 
Harman Thomasz, as witness 



Thomas Powell 

Arent Jansen, timmerman 



D. V. SCHELLTJYNE, Not. Pub. 
1663 



Power of attorney from Daniel de Hondecoutre to Willem de 

Maerschalck 

[378] On this day, the nth of September 1663, appeared 
Kef 1 ire me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses. Mr Daniel Hondecoutrier, trader here, pro- 
posing to depart for Holland, and declared that he constituted and 
appointed hereby Mr Wilhem Marchalck, also trader here, his special 
attorney to demand, collect and receive of diverse persons, his 
debtors, dwelling here in Beverwyck, at the Manhatans and else- 
where, payment of such sums in beavers and other goods at beaver 
price, as are coming to him from the same, according to accounts. 
obligations and proofs thereof placed in the hands of the attorney : 
to sell the remainders of merchandise Call placed also in the hands 
of the attornev with an inventory) to the best advantage; acquit- 
tance to grant for receipts; and in case of unwillingness the unwill- 
ing debtors to constrain to pay by legal process and rigor of justice : 
to this end all the terms of the courts to observe unto judgment 
and extreme execution thereof; finding himself aggrieved, to chal- 
lenge [the judgment] and to appeal therefrom and said challenge 



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and appeal also to prosecute; like-wise with power to arrange, agree 

and compound. persons to substitute in his place, 

having the same oriimited power: promising at all times to hold as 
valid all that m me and performed in the matter aforesaid 

by said attorney, or said lite, without any opposition; pro- 

vided thai the attorney be holden a proper return to mak 
nsactions and receipts when reque; 
Thus dune and executed in Beverwyck in X: Netherland, in 
pre [an Cornelissz van der Heyde and Cornelis van 

Schelluyne, called as witnesses hei 

I) \XIKI. I)K I I TRK 

Vander Heyden 

V. Schelluyne, Not. rub. 
1663 

Bond of Storm Albertsen van der Zee to Willem de Maerschalck 
and Daniel de Hondecoutre 
[37c I 

ck van Schelluyne, notary public, and the 

afternamed witi -inn:] All ran der See. trader h 

who acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Messrs 
Willem Marschalck and I 1 traders here, in 

the sum of fourteen hundred and even guilders and sevi 

growing out of the purchase and delivery of blanket-; 
and nit' 1 his content received; which said sum 

fl. 1 [S7 1 ;• In- pmiiii-. 1 ;oo ins reckoned 

guilders apiece, so soon as said g Is shall be sold, and 

tho ild thi ippearer shall deliver up again in payment, at 

the price said goi the account were purchased for; 

and in ca ippearer happens to die, then shall Hendrick Bi 

■ appear. . take pi 

and sell said goods in manner a abo e. For the performance and 
tion-hereof they, the appearers, bind their respective per- 
ites, nothing excepted, sub 11 court- and judgi 

everwyck in New Netherland, in p 
mil 1 ornelis van Schelluyne. 
to. 

iM van ih:k Zee 
Jan \ drick I' 

nelis van Schelluyne 

D. V. S( heli m ne, Not. Pub. 
1663 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 249 

Bond of Jan Nack to Willem de Maerschalck and Daniel de 

Hondecoutre 
[380] On this day, the i-'th otf September 1663. appeared bi 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Mr Jan Mack, 1 trader here, who acknowl- 
edged that he had received from the hands of Messrs Willem 
Marschalck and Daniel Hondecourte in merchandise, duffel, 
blankets and other goods, the sum of twenty-five hundred and 
sixty-tour guilders and sixteen stivers, which said merchandise 
and goods he promises to trade to the best profit of said creditors 
for good beavers and peltries, he, the appearer, to receive the just 
half of the profit to be made thereon. For the performance and 
satisfaction hereof he hinds his person and estate, nothing excepted, 
subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in X : Netherland, in presence of Storm 
Albertsz van der See and Hendrick Bries, master shoemaker, called 
as witnesses hereto. 

Jan X.v 
Storm van der Zee 
Hendrick Bries 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1663 

Bond of Hendrick Cornelissen Maessen to Stoffel Janssn Abeel 

[381] On this day. the 12th of September 1663, appeared 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Hendrick Cornelisz Maessz, propos- 
ing to return to Holland, and acknowledged that he has received 
from the hands of Stoffel Janssz Abeel the quantity of twenty-five 
good beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, for which 
beaver skins he promises to pay to Mr Jan Hendricxsz Sybingh, 
merchant in Amsterdam in Holland, or the lawful bearer hereof, 
in silver or gold specie Holland value as much as the beavers are 
then sold for in the Holland market; and in default of this, he 
promises to pay said 25 beavers here in this country on demand, 
without loss or expense, with interest on the same at ten per 
cent per annum, commencing (in that case) on the date hereof 
and running until the full and effectual payment thereof; therefor 
binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the 



1 Jan Xack was from Utrecht. I he 1 ans of his marriage to Catharina 
Roemers were registered at New Vmsterdam on October 28. 166.3. 



250 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

authority of all courts and judges. Thus dune and • ■ ed in 
erwyck in X: Netherland, in presence of Cornelis Theunisz 
Leendert Phillipsz, 1 as witnesses hereto called. 

This mark X was made b) II NDRICK 
1 1 irni lisz Mai 
nelus Thonisen lios 
Leendert Phyles 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pith. 

1663 

Bond of Cornelis Theunissen Hoogeboom to Jacob Hendricksen 

Tery 
[382] On tlii- day, the [2th of Septembet 1 3, appi 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 

hereinafter named witnesses, Cornelis Theunissz Hoogeboom, who 

led ed thai he was well and truly indebted to Jacob Hen- 

driexsz Ten in the sum of four hundred guilders, in seawan, 

growing out of the matter of a like -um which he. Tery, has 

undertaken to pay on account of the said appearer to .Mary Goos- 

: which said sin iur hundred guilders he. the appealer. 

promise- to pay to said rery, or the lawful bearer hereof, on the 

last >nth of ' ■ obe next, punctually, without longer 

dela\ ; therefor binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, 

subject to the authority of all courts and judge-. Thus done and 

uted in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Mr 

Wilhem Marschalck and Cornelis van Schelluyne. called as wit- 

This mark Yll was made by CoR- 
\ii.i> Theunissz, aforenamed 
irillcni De Maerschalck 
V. Si helluyne 

I > V. Si hi f. Pub. 

1663 

Power of attorney from Maria Wessels to Johannes Provoost 
[383] ( >n this day. the 15th of September [663, appeared 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses, Juffrouw Maria Wessels, spinster (;oi 
dochter), dwelling at Amsterdam in New Netherland, at present 






NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 25I 

here in Beverwyck, and declared that she constituted and appointed 
hereby Mr Johannes Provoost, clerk of the honorable court here, 
her special attorney to demand, collect and receive of Mr Adriaen 
Gerritsz, administrator of the goods and effects of Dirck Jansz 
Croon, here in this country, a certain sum of ten hundred Carolus 
guilders, Holland money, or the value of the same, as is due to 
her by the same by virtue of the testament thereof; furthermore 
to demand and sue for the half of the property of said Dirck Janse 
Croon, because he had promised to marry her, according to evi- 
dence thereof existing, and now on the contrary has married 
another; therefore acquittance for receipts to grant, and in case of 
unwillingness to proceed against him at law unto judgment and the 
extreme execution thereof; but with power to agree, arrange and 
compound; and furthermore all things to do, transact and per- 
form in or out of court which may be needful and may seem to 
him proper; promising at all times to hold valid whatever may 
be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by said attorney, 
without any opposition; provided the attorney be holden a proper 
return to make of his said transactions and receipts when required. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in 
presence of [blank], called as witnesses hereto. [The document 
is not signed.] 

Power of attorney from Jan Labatie to Ludovicus Cobes 
[384] On this day, the 18th of September 1663, Mr Jan Labate 
declared that he hereby constituted and appointed Louies Cobes, 
court messenger of Fort Orange and the village of Beverwyck, his 
special attorney to demand, collect and receive from diverse per- 
sons his debtors here and in the vicinity payment according to obli- 
gations, accounts, and vouchers thereof placed in the hands of 
the attorney ; therefore, acquittance for receipts to grant ; the 
unwilling to coerce to payment by legal process and rigor of 
justice ; to which end all the terms of the courts to observe unto 
judgment and the extreme execution thereof; with power also to 
agree, arrange and compound; furthermore all things to do, trans 
act and perform which may lie needful and which he may tlrnk 
proper ; promising at all times to hold valid whatever may be done 
and performed in the matter aforesaid by the said attorney, with- 
out any opposition, provided he be holden a proper return to make 



252 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

of his said transactions and receipts. Dune in Beverwyck in New 
Hand, in pn in-d witnesses, dated above. 

Jan Labatie 
Jan Nack 

elluyne 

D. \". S( 11 km.' it. Pub. 

166? 



As witm 

C. V. Schelluyne 



Substitution of Matheus de Vos for Philip Pietersen Schuyler 
as attorney of Gerrit Schuyler 

[385] On this day, the 20th of Si 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses, Mr Phillip trader in Beverwyck, 

and declared that b) virtue of a power dated the 5th of June 1658, 
cuted b\ Gerrit Schuyler, a Cologne skippi tary 

Jacob de Winter and certain witnesses at An md, 

containing the clause of substitution shown to us, the ' 
notary, and witnesses, he hereby substituted and put in his place 
Mr .Matheus de Vos, also a notary, at \msterdam in New Nether- 
land, especiall) to demand, colled ami From the widow and 
relicl of the late Gabriel de llaes payment of certain two hundred 
six dollars Holland value, 1 which should have been paid 1 
in Holland) honestly du< id Gerril Schuyli irding to 
proof th( 1 ' which with this is placed in the ha 
the substitute, and that with expenses, damage and interest then 

Therefore, in case said widow at the ear' rtunity 

t in the year [664) can pa) -aid sum with the interest by 

m Holland, (furnishing therefor in this country secure 

and sufficient sureties, to the end that in case of need -aid sureties 

jointly .Mul in olido remain holden for the 'it of said bill of 

1 demand, to he satisfied wit] 
in such ! under such her acqu 

and in case i constrain 

the 1 of said two hundred six dollars here in this country 

in goods of -mil worth and value in Holland cut 1 1 must 

he paid in Holland) as the judge in this counti ljudge to be 

just 1 : to this end all the terms I3H6I of the courts to . all 

in compliance with and ai to the tenor of said 

power, and I'm' all things to do. transacl and pi 

which may lie needful and wl hall judge proper; promising 

to hold and 1 1 he holden \alid whatsoever -hall 



1 Kculssc schit>t>cr; i. c. skippi 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 253 

be done and performed by the said substitute by virtue hereof, and 
of said ppwer of attorney; provided he remain holden a proper 
return to make of his said transactions and receipts when required. 
Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in 
presence of Arent Janssz, master carpenter, and Myndert Har- 
mensz, called as witnesses hereto. 

Philip Pietersz Schuyler 

Arent Jai 

Weyndert Harmen D. V. Schelluyne, Mot. Pub. 

1663 

Agreement between Gysbert Cornelissen and Thomas Coninck 
regarding the products of the farm now occupied by said 
Coninck 

Whereas Gysbert Cornelisz. farmer on the hill 2 in the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck. has acquired by purchase of Marten Cor- 
nelissz the buildings consisting of house and barn lying in said 
colony, at present occupied by Thomas Coninck, together with this 
harvest's produce of the field and garden sowed by said Coninck, 
therefore they, the contracting parties, acknowledge that they have 
agreed and covenanted in friendship that Thomas Coningh shall 
now enjoy the garden and field products of said land and nothing 
more, provided he pay to the honorable director of [387] this 
colony the rent due for two years; accordingly, he, Thomas 
Coninck, has no claim or demand whatever on said land or build- 
ings, and is hereby released from all further demands. And the 
contracting parties promise nevermore to do nor cause to be done 
anything contrary hereto, binding themselves thereto as by law- 
provided. Thus done and subscribed by the contracting parties in 
Beverwyck in Xew Netherland, in presence of Anthony Janssz, 
court messenger, and Willem Martenssz Huys. as witnesses, 20 

Sept. 1663. 

This mark X was made by Gysbert 

Cornelisz, aforenamed 
Tomas Coni[n]ck 
Anthony Jar 

Willem Martens: lines D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1663 



1 Meyndert Harmensen van den Bogaert, the son of Surgeon Harmen 
Meyndertsen van den Bogaert. 

zbouwman aende bcrch; referring to Gysbert Cornelissen van Breuckelen, 
who occupied the farm called the Bcrch, or the h. See I an Rensse- 

laer Boivier Mss, p. 769,. 



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Power of attorney from Harmen Thomassen Hun and his wife 
to Jan van Dorp and Baeyken Adriaens 
( '" this day, the [si of October rf> reared before me, 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Harmen Thomassz van Amersfort, 1 master shoemaker, 
dwelling in the village of Beverwyck near Fori i irange, and Gate 
lyntie Berck, his wife, formerly widow of the late Dirck Bcn- 
sinck, to the undersigned witnesses known, and declared thai inas 
much as Adriaen van Laer and Jan I ioete are to remain for the 
present in this country, whom the subscribers constituted [383] 
their respective attorneys, to wit, Van Laer by power m date the 
5th of July A . Mii.i, executed before me, the notary, 
witnesses, and Cloete l>\ power executed the 26th of August A . 
[662, before .Votary Salomon Lachair, deceased, and certain \ 
nesses in Amsterdam in X: Netherland, both of these powers are 
hereby revoked, canceled and annulled and in place thereof the 
subscribers have constituted, authorized and appointed, as hereb) 
do constitute, authorize and appoint their brother-in law, fan 
van Dorp van Elsloo, dwelling at Sittert in the land of Gulii 
and Baeyken Adriaens. mother of said Van Laer, dwelling in the 
h at Amsterdam in Holland, jointly and severally their 
iecial attorney- to demand, collect and red ihan 

chamber in said city of im a certain just portion inheri 

b) and devolved upon her, Catalyntie Bercq, 1>\ the death and 
decease of Tryntje Jan"- daughter van Rechter, hi 
moil,, 1. late wife of 1 iornelis Stoffelsz Bui, who died at Am 

• aid in the year [656; which said portion 1- entrusted to 
Orphan chamber, according to the lettei from her said brothei 
law, Jan van Dorp van Elsloo, dated the 15th of April last; likewise 
the amount due her from the honorable chartered East India Com- 

pan) ; thei ai quittance I ei ipts to execute; for all sub e 

quent demands to be< iersonally responsible or to offer sul 

cient sureties to the satisfaction of the honorable orphan masters 
and directors of the East India Company respectively, at Amster 
dam afon as maj be fitting; and furthermore 

1 389 1 in the matter aforesaid all things to do, tra 



1 Harmen TIi 

New York, Year Book, 1900, p. 14,- 48, where 
the 1 
■* 1 he I M11. -Ii 1 lulich. Sittert, 1 ]. formerly 

at i- at present in. I 

the Maas, a few m 
of Maastricht and ab< 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 255 

form, which may be needful and seem to him proper for the best 
interests of the subscribers; promising at all times to hold as just 
whatever may be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by 
said their attorneys either jointly or severally, without any gainsay- 
ing, provided that the attorneys be holden a proper return to make 
of his or their transactions and receipts when requested. Thus done 
and delivered in Beverwyck in N: Netherland, in presence of 
Leendert Phillipse and Jan Harmensz Windorp, neighbors of the 
subscribers, called as witnesses hereto. 

Harman Thomasz 
This mark X was made by Catarina 
Berck, aforesaid 
Leendert Phyles 
Jan Harmensen Weendorp 

D. V. Schelluvne, Not. Pub. 
1663 

Extension of lease of a house and brewery from Reyndert Pieter- 
sen and Jacob Hevingh to Jan Harmensen Weendorp 

This day, the 4th of October 1663, Reyndert Pietersz and Jacob 
Hevingh, jointly and in company of the first part, and Jan Har- 
mensz Windorp, 1 of the second part, contracted and agreed with 
each other in manner following: Jan Harmensz shall until the 
last day of August 1664, or until such time before that date as he 
returns to Holland, have the further lease and use of the house 
which he has occupied since the 1st of June last, together with 
the brewery, mill and mill house, brewing apparatus, good and 
bad as they stand, and the horse stable, which stand and lie together 
in the village of Beverwyck and are known to the lessee; [390] 
for which from the 1st of June last until August aforesaid the 
lessee shall pay no rent, but remain in possession of the house 
without being bound to make any repairs thereon; and as regards 
the mill and the brewery, which as well as the implements have 
fallen into decay, he shall repair the same at his own expense and 
use them for his accommodation and convenience during the 
aforesaid time. Likewise he shall be holden to rebuild the kiln and 
to provide a new kiln cloth, the cooler, vat, tubs and other needful 

1 He signs his name Weendorp, which may be a Dutch spelling of Wendorf, 
a village near Wismar. in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. June 8, 1663, Jan Herm- 
zen Windorp was ordered to pay the burgherright at New Amsterdam bi 
having for Fort Orange. See "Executive Minute- of the Burgomasters, in 
Minutes of the Orphanmasters Court of New Amsterdam, 2:175, 177. 



2>6 KLV RECORDS OF ALBANY 

things for his convenience and moreover 30 good half bar 
at the end of this lease to deliver up the same in good usable 
that the shall then pay to the lessee 
twelve and a half skippli eat and the 1< the 

.1 half barrel of good beer. Finally for all accidents 
to the property occurring without 'die fault of the lessee and his 
people, he shall be held guiltless and not responsible. For the 

lance and satisfaction of these the respective parties mutu- 
ally bind their persons and 1 cepted, subject to 
the authority of all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck, dated 

e in the pi of the undersigned witnes 

This mark R P was made In l\ 

aforenamed 
This mark X was made by J 

III ned 

Jan 1 1 vb 
As w itnes 

Lambert I 'an Neck 

Jan: Cornelisz: Winder Heyden 

1 ». V. . NE, Not. Pub. 

166; _ 

The above written contract was satisfied by Jan Harmensz the 

1 llh of July 1 

This mark XI was made by JACOB 

I 1 1 \ 1 \ ■ 

Bond of John Willett to Philip Pietersen Schuyler 

[391 1 On this day, the 20th of < ■ appeared b 

me. Dirck van Schelluyne, notary publii before the after- 

named witnesses, Mr John Willet, free trader dwelling formerly 
in Xew England, al presenl here al I or! 1 irangi iwledged 

that is well and truly indebted to Mi Phillip 

Schuyler in the quantity of two hundred and ninety-eight 

good Peruvian or Mexican p eight reckoned at forty eight 

stivers a pic >od Holland value, or such current 

there, but he guarantees that each of said pieces shall count fifty 
stivers in Holland; growing out of the matte 
like value as abi 

esaid two hundred and ninety-eight pieces of 
promis* I Schuyler, or to the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 257 

lawful bearer hereof, here in Fort Orange, at the latest in the month 
of May 1664 next coming, punctually and without longer delay; 
binding for himself, his heirs and successors, his person and estate, 
real and personal, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all 
courts and judges, for the recovery in case of need of the payment 
thereof without loss or expense. Thus done and executed in 
Beverwyck near Fort Orange in N : Netherland, in presence of 
Mr Jan Dareth and Anthony Jansz, court messenger of the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, called as witnesses hereto. 

John Willett 
Jan Dareth 
Anthony Jansz 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1663 

Bond of Juriaen Teunissen Tappen to Jan Harmensen Weendorp 

[392] On this day, the 2d of November 1663, appeared 
before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the 
afternamed witnesses, Jurriaen Theunissz, 1 innkeeper here, who 
acknowledged that he was well and truly indebted to Jan Harmensz 
Windorp in the sum of seven hundred and thirty-six guilders and 
five stivers for the purchase and delivery of three hogsheads of 
brandy, reckoned at forty-four guilders the anker; which said sum 
of 736 gl. 5 st. the subscriber promises to pay to said Jan Harmensz 
Windorp, or to the lawful bearer hereof, in good, whole, merchant- 
able beaver skins reckoned at eight guilders apiece, in the month 
of June 1664, punctually and without longer delay; therefore bind- 
ing his person and estate, real and personal, having and to have, 
nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges, 
for the recovery if need be of the payment thereof without expense 
or loss. 

Jureyan Tunsen 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in the presence of Jan 
Clute and Jan Scheckel called as witnesses hereto. 

Johannsz Clute 
Jan Scheckel 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1663 



1 Juriaen Teunissen Tappen. 

9 



258 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Appraisal of a sawmill and appurtenances belonging to Wynant 
Gerritsen van der Poel and the widow of Abraham Pietersen 
Vosburgh 

[393] This day, the 6th of November 1663, pursuant to order 
of the honorable court of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, at the 
request of Wynant Gerritsz, Willem Bout and Pieter Meussz have 
in the presence of Theunis Spitsenberch inspected, viewed and to 
the best of their knowledge valued the sawmill and duelling house 
belonging to said Wynant and the widow of Abraham Vosburch 
in partnership, as they at present stand, and find that the mill and 
dwelling house (being much out of repair) are worth the sum of 
twelve hundred and titty guilders in seawan. 

List of the tools belonging to them jointly 

7 upper clamps 
• i under clamps 
■ i wei 

4 bars of the frame 
1 small sledge 
1 crosscut saw 
I hand saw 
1 saw set 
1 cant hook 

7 old saws and one piece 
1 arm of a crank 

i piece of old iron weighing 2 or l 
lbs. 

Which the) appraise and consider together to he worth the sum 
of six guilders and ten stivers in beavers. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, dated .1- above. 

This mark X was made b) Wi 

B01 1 
Pieter Meesz \ room an 
Teunis ( orm . va\ de Pol ' 

In mj presence, 

D. V. Scheli ■ e, Not. Pub. 
1663 

Appraisal of three hogsheads of tobacco by Gerrit van Slichten- 
horst and Jan Gerritsen van Marcken, arbitrators chosen by 
Isaack de Haen and Juriaen Teunissen 

I394I < in this day, the 9th of V '663, appeared b< 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notarj public, and before the after 



1 '1 van der Poel alias Spitsenberch. Sic Van Rem 

p 846, and Mm tiotu 1 i&. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 259 

named witnesses. Air Gerard Slechtenhorst, magistrate of Fort 
Orange and Beverwvck, and Jan Gerritssz van Mercken, who 
declare at the request of Mr Isaacq de Haen, trader here, that 
they were asked yesterday by the requirer [De Haen] and Jurriaen 
Theunissz as impartial persons to examine and view three hogs- 
heads of tobacco sold by De Haen to Jurriaen as good, merchant- 
able tobacco, which they, the subscribers, having done to the best 
of their knowledge, find two of the hogsheads to be good and 
merchantable tobacco and worth, what they were sold for ; hut 
the third hogshead of tobacco they find and judge not to be worth 
as much as one-half of either of the other two hogsheads, but they 
have consented to appraise it at half the value because Jurriaen 
has opened it and sold some out of it, and in order that the parties 
might thus settle their dispute ; and they are ready if need be and 
required to confirm the same on oath. Thus done and executed 
in Beverwyck in New Netherland in the presence of Mr Gerart 
Swart, sheriff of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, and Mr Folckert 
Janssz, called as witnesses hereto. 

Gerrit van Slichtenhorst 

J. G. v. Marcken 
G: Swartt 
Volckart Janssz 

Will of Cornelis Segersen van Voorhout and his wife 

[395] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Knew all men that 
upon this 22d day of November 1663, about eleven o'clock in the 
morning, before me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and the 
hereinafter named witnesses, personally came and appeared Cor- 
nelis Segersz van Voorhout, husbandman, and Brechie Jacob's 
daughter, his wife, dwelling in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, to 
me, the notary, and the afternamed witnesses known, said Cor- 
nelis Segers being sound of body and she, Brechie Jacob's d r ., 
indisposed, though up and about, both having perfect command 
and use of their faculties, reason, memory and understanding as 
far as one could judge from outward appearances; which appearers, 
considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty 
of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, and therefore 
wishing to anticipate the same by a proper disposition of their 
temporal estates, declare that without any inducement, persuasion 
or misleading of any persons they have mutually made, ordained 
and determined this their last will and testament in manner follow- 



20O EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

ing: Fir-t and before all commending their immortal souls, when- 
ever they shall We separated from their bodies, to the gracious and 
merciful hands of God, their Creator and Redeemer, and their bodies 
to a Christian burial, and jointly and severally declaring that hereto- 
fore they have neither made nor executed any testamentary dispo- 
sition and they, the appearers and testators, therefore now proceed- 
ing hereby to make and to dispose in the matter, they, the appeared 
and testators, by these presents do nominate and institute [396] 
as their sole and universal heirs, their children, viz: Cornelis Cor- 
nelissz van \ oorhout, Lysbet Cornells, wife of Mr Francois Boon. 1 
Jannetie Cornelis, wife of Jacob Schermerhoorn, Neeltie Cornelis, 
wife of Hans Carelssz, and the children of Claes Cornelissz van 
Voorhout, deceased, representatives of their father, and that with 

ard to the entire estate, real and personal, claims and cred 
gold and silver, coined and uncoined, jewels, clothing, linen and 
woolen, household furniture, etc.. nothing >ted or reserved, 

which the survivor of both of them shall vacate and leave behind 
at his or her death, to do therewith as with their own property, 
without question or opposition from an) persons; provided never- 
theless and with this express restriction and condition that the sur- 
vivor of both of them shall remain in full possession of the estate 
and enjoy the income and usufruct thereof during his or her life, 
I the testators] therefore not willing nor desiring that any account 
ing or inventory of the estate -ball be demanded of the survivior, 
under an) pretext whatever, but that the same on the death of the 
longest living shall at once be apportioned and divided between 
the -aid children, or in case of the decease of their aforesaid 
children the grandchildren in the place of their parents as herein- 
before stated. Finally, tin- likewise hereby bequeathes 
to said Neeltie Cornelis, her youngesl daughter. ;.ll the linen and 
woolen clothing which -he may die possessed of. to be immediately 
possessed and made use of mi her death; all tin- for good reasons 
the appearers' minds thereto moving. I397] All which aforesaid 
conditions they, the ers and testators, mutually declare 
be their last will and testament, willing and desiring that the 
same, after the decease of the first of the two, shall be executed 
and performed, and that the same -ball have effect whether a- 
testament, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, or other 



1 He was a -.'ii oi I rancois Boon, //.■ or principal, of the Latin 

, .1 ai Nyl.. 1 ■ .-ii Rechlsgeleerde 

■d van Slichlenhorsl en zijn vadcr I' ant van Slichtenh hem [916, 

1 ?-•■ 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 26l 

wise, even though certain formalities demanded by law or practice 
have not herein been fully observed and complied with; desiring 
that the utmost benefit may be enjoyed herefrom, and that one or 
more copies, hereof may be made and delivered by me, the notary, 
in the usual form, to be used as occasion may require. Thus done 
and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, in the presence of 
\\'i mter Albertsz van den Uythoff, baker, and Harmen Thomasz 
van Amersfort, shoemaker, both dwelling in Beverwyck, called as 
witnesses hereto. 

COENELIS ZEEGERSZOON VAN VOOR- 
HOUT 

This mark X was made by Brechif. 
Jacob's d 1 "., aforenamed 



Wouter - llbertsen 
Harman Thomansz 



D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1663 



Power of attorney from Philip Pietersen Schuyler to Paulus 

Cornelissen 

[398] This day, the 6th of December 1663, Mr Phillip Pietersz 
Schuyler declares that he hereby constitutes and appoints the 
bearer hereof, Paulus Cornelissz, 1 proposing to depart for the 
Esopus, his special attorney to demand, collect and receive either 
in an amicable way or else by means of judicial proceedings from 
Tjarck Claessz de Wit, dwelling in the Esopus aforesaid at Wild- 
wyck, the sum of two hundred and fifty-six guilders, or 32 beavers, 
or the value thereof in grain, which he, de Wit, is bound to deliver 
here without loss or damage in accordance with an obligation dated 
the 10th of July 1661, the original of which is placed in the hands 
of the attorney; together with eighteen guilders in beavers on 
account of the purchase and delivery of a kettle; therefore, for 
receipts acquittance to grant and in case of refusal to constrain 
him by rigor of law and justice to the payment thereof with costs, 
damage and interest on the same ; likewise by attachment against 
his person and estate to proceed to judgment and the extreme 
execution thereof; and furthermore all things to do, perform and 
transact which may be needful and may seem to him proper; 
promising at all times to hold as true whatever in the matter shall 
be done and performed by said attorney, without any opposition, 



1 Paulus Cornelissen van Flensburs 



'-'62 V RECORDS OF ALBANY 

provided that the attorney be holden a proper return to make of 
his said transactions and receipts when required. Done in Bever 
wyck in N: Netherland, dated as above. 

\- witnesses: l'nn tp I'n rERSz >• 

G: Swartt 



Jan Roel 



In my presence, 

D. V. S( iiki.i.i v\i, Not. Pub. 



1663 



Contract for the sale of an outfit of clothes from Aert Goossens 
van Twiller to Gerrit Gysbertsen (canceled) 
! 399 1 ( >» this day, the 27th of December (663, Vi Goosens 
van Twieler acknowledges that he has sold and Gerrit Gysbertsz, 
farm servant on the farm of the late Jan Barentsz Wemp, that he 
has bought and lasl evening to his content received all the clol 
which he then had on his body, took off and handed over to the 
buyer; to wit, a cloth coat, a black bombazine suit, black hat, 
a cravat, smock frock, shirt, two pairs of stockings and a pair of 
shoes, inclusive oi a pocket handkerchief and a tobacco box which 
he had in his pocket; for which the said Gerrit Gysbertsz, the 
buyer, promises to paj the quantit) of thirtj two good, whole. 



ML- signature is the same as thai of Ian Roeloffsen, the son of Anneke 
-: husband Roeloff Jansen van Masterl; with 

oilur heirs ol the said Vnneke Jans on June 21, 1663, signed a con 
the sale of the mother's house to Dirck Wesselsen ["en Broeck. I In same 
signature 1- affixed also to a deed ol June 18, 1659, which refers to a patent 
for land in Beverwyck granted to Jan R01 n March 24, i<>;4. He 

was undoubtedly the same person as Jan Roeloffsen who on November -•;. 
1654, look the oath as surveyoi 1 B iverwyck and in all probability lie must 

■ be identified with Jan Roeloffsen who on Februarj ro, [654, 
before the conn al Beverwyck that he was ... , .,.,,,- f age :in ,| ,-■,,„ decsen 
landi neaning that he was bom in New Netherland. In Early 

oj - llbany, t :i, 269, and other places, Prof or Peai 
d after the name of Jan Roelofl en the words "De Goyer," th< 1 
fusing him, as has been done also in His the Schenectady Patent. 

p. [40, 263, with ran Roeloffsen de Goyer, who perished in the burning 
Schei ■ - Ibis man. as his name in. 1 me from the G 

and, in the province of North Holland. He had a wit 
Pieters, whom he ill-treated in such a waj thai the courl • 
the matin and thai on Deci mbi 1 5, » 82, he « .1 - forced to n ' 
promise to live in harmony with her. Jan Roeloffsen tl Vnneke 

was -1 ill unmarried al the time of his mother's death in n 
Deeds, 2:166, J-?;. 102 (I ■ .llbany. i:j;i 

urt Minn'. 6, p ./.. 170; Proceedings of the Justices of the 

!''■"• ■ • ■ ; is; Van Rensi . ier Afss. 

p. 56 "■ 856; Documentary History of W.v York, 

will of Anneke Jans in this volume. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 263 

merchantable beaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, on the 
following conditions : 

\\ hereas the seller proposes, with God's help, to depart for 
Holland next year, 1664, in one of the Holland ships which are 
then expected at Manhatans, therefore the buyer shall be holden 
and promises by these presents the said thirty-two beavers tp pay 
to the seller promptly and precisely, without any delay or exception, 
as soon as and whenever the seller's name shall be posted in the 
customary place [as among those who intend] to depart for Hol- 
land ; but in case the seller before the posting of his name as above 
happens to die, the buyer shall not be holden to pay anything what- 
ever for said clothing ; but after the posting of his name and before 
the ship departs, if the seller falls sick, or indisposed, or dies 
(which God forbid) then shall said thirty-two beavers nevertheless 
be paid; and for [400] the greater security of good and punctual 
payment of said beavers there have offered themselves as sure- 
ties, namely, [blank] for sixteen of said beavers and [blank] for 
the remaining sixteen beavers. Finally, the seller shall in like man- 
ner be holden to give sufficient sureties when he receives said 
beavers for his certain departure for Holland, accidents excepted 
as above, which security shall last until he shall sail with the ship 
from the roadstead at Manhatans, and no longer. For the execu- 
tion and performance of what is written above, the parties mutually 
bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to the 
authority of all courts and judges ; in good faith, without craft 
or guile, these are subscribed in Beverwyck in New Netherland 
on the date above written in presence of [blank] . 

The parties hereto have mutually withdrawn from and given 
up the above contract of sale, each party remaining free, and the 
contract is therefore canceled. Datum ut supra. 

Articles of separation of Steven Jansen Coninck and Maria 

Goossens 

1 401] This day, the 29th of December 1663, appeared before 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the herein- 
after named witnesses, Steven Janssz Coninck 1 and Maria Goos- 
sens, married people, making known that on account of divers 



1 Apparently the same as Steven Jansen, carpenter, who with his wife and 
child came to the colony from Manhattan in 1649. See Van Rensselaer 
Bonier Mss,p. 839, and Early Records of Albany, 1:193-04, 223-2.S, 2.30-33. 
His wife was probably a daughter of Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick. 



EARLY RECORDS OB VLB ANY 

disputes and differences (God help them) they, the appearers, 
now for more than eight years have kepi apart and been separated 
from bed and board with the knowledge and consent of the honor 
able court of Fort Orange; and as there is no likelihood that the 
appearers (as they declare) will again unite to live together in 
quietness, peace and godliness, therefore, in order to prevent fur- 
ther strife and mischief, the) deliberately and after mature con 
sideration do hereby fully and absolutely absolve each other 
henceforth and forever from their nuptial bonds and marriage 
relation, without ever holding any further intercourse with each 
other in any manner whatever, but on the contrary mutually grant- 
ing each other freedom to marry, live and keep house together 
in any way thai shall be consistent with ecclesiastical or worldly 
law and statutes, requesting therefore all honorable courts, tri- 
bunals and judges to whom these presents may be shown that the 
utmost benefit hereof may be enjoyed. Respecting the children 
which they have begotten together, Maria Goo - -ball at her 
own charge maintain, nourish and educate the same, he. Steven 
Jansz, renouncing his paternal obligations; and therefore Maria 
I loossens shall remain in full posse ion of the estate, all debts and 
credits for her own profit and loss. And as respects the debts 
which have been incurred b) one or the other during their separa- 
tion from [402 | each other, each shall assume and pay his own. 

rhey, the appealer-, promise faithful!) to perform the contents 
of these presents and nevermore to do nor cause anything to be 
done contrar) to tin- same either in or out of court, in any manner 
whatever, binding themselves thereto by law provided. Thus done 
and executed in the colon) of Rensselaerswyck in X : Xetherland, 
in presence of Messrs \rcnt van ' urlar, commissioner and coun- 
cilor, and Gerard Swart, sheriff, of said colony, as witnesses hereto 
1 ailed. 

This mark j was made by MARIA 
ENS, aforenamed 

This mark - was made 1>\ Steven 
Janssz, aforenamed 

A: van 1 urler 
G: Swarti 

D. V. Schelluyni . Not, Pub 

1661 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 265 

Power of attorney from Maritie Mynderts, widow of Jan Bar- 
entsen Wemp, to Poulus Cornelissen, Thomas Chambers and 
Hendrick Jochemsen 

[406] 1 This day, the ioth of January 1664, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Maritie Myndertsz, widow of the late Jan 
Barentsz Wemp, 2 dwelling in the said colony [of Rensselaers- 
wyck], and declared that she hereby constituted and appointed 
Poulus Cornelissz, Thomas Chambris 3 and Hendrick Jochemssz 
jointly and severally her special attorneys in legal manner and 
therefore with the consent of the honorable court of the village of 
Wildwyck in the Esopus to take, attach and hold in safe-keeping 
the farm, comprising the land, house, barn, ricks, grain, horses 
and cattle as well as household furniture and other effects, goods, 
implements, claims and credits, belonging to Aert Pietersz Tack 4 
and possessed by the said Tack's wife in the Esopus, and after 
making an inventory thereof to hold everything securely until the 
subscriber be fully paid and satisfied whatever is due to her from 
him according to the proofs thereof in part sent herewith to the 
attorneys and the rest to be delivered to them as soon as possible 
next spring, the said farm and other property being especially 
pledged and mortgaged to the subscriber ; and furthermore all 
things to do and perform in this matter which may be needful and 
to the attorneys may seem advisable in the interest of the subscriber 
and her children, she promising at all times to hold valid whatever 
shall be done and transacted by said attorneys either jointly or 
severally by virtue of these presents, without any opposition, bind- 
ing herself thereto as by law provided. Thus done and executed 
in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in N : Netherland, in presence of 
Jan Nack and Cornelis van Schelluyne, called as witnesses hereto. 

This mark -\- was made by Maritie 
Jan Nack Myndertsz, aforenamed 

C. V. Schelluyne 



1 Page 403 is blank and pages 404-5 contain a list of the instruments 
recorded on pages 406-82, which constitute part 4 of the volume, page 406 
being originally numbered I. 

2 Jan Barentsen Wemp died in the early summer of 1663. His widow 
soon after the date of this document married Sweer Teunissen van Velsen. 

3 Thomas Chambers. 

4 Aert Pietersen Tack was the son-in-law of Maritie Mynderts; see Dutch 
Records of Kingston, rev. tr. by Samuel Oppenheim, p. 156, and also p. 150-51, 
157-58, where the court proceedings in this suit are found. See also petition 
of Poulus Cornelissen and Jan Cornelissen van der Heyden, agents of 
Marietje Meynderts, praying that the creditors of Wemp's estate may be 
ordered to refund the proceeds of sales of certain property in the Esopus, 
dated April 25, 1664, in Nezv York Colonial Mss, 10 1207. 



2«> EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract between Gerrit van Slichtenhorst and Cornells Teunis- 
sen Hoogeboom regarding the latter's service as foreman in 
the tile yard 

[407] This day. the 2ist of January [664, Mr Gerrit Slechten- 
horsl has hired and Cornelis Theunisz Hoogeboom 1 has bound him- 
self faithfully to serve said Slechtenhorsl in his pantile kiln in mak- 
ing tiles and whatever appertains thereto; also in cutting wood and 
in performing such other duties as he can render at the pleasure of 
said Slechtenhorsl and to be obedient to him as a faithful servant 
ought t" be: li«'. I I.Mi-i Ileum, under the authority of said Slechten- 
horst, to have the direction of the other laborers in the pantile kiln; 
which service shall last from this date until November next, or as 
long as the weather shall be suitable for tile making; for which 
service said Slechtenhorsl promises to pay said Hoogeboom the 
quantit) of sixty beavers, half in pantiles at beaver's value, besides 
reasonable board during his term of service. It is further stipu 
lated that in ease said Hoogeboom of his own fault happens to lose 
any proper work days, then for each day lost he shall be docked two 
beavers every time on his stipulated wages; and if he is sick or 
indisposed so that he can nol work, he shall receive pay for his 
servici according to the amount of time he has worked, without 
asking for or claiming more. For the execution and performance 
of which the re pective parties mutually hind their pi and 

1 states, nothing excepted, subjeel to the authority of all courts and 
judges. 

1 >i me in l'.e\ erw yck dated as abo\ e. 

This mark 1 .1 1 w as made b) 

Cornelis Theun tsz 1 1 v boom 

Gerrti Slichtenhi IRST 
Jacob Lokermans 
( 'ornelis Bogardus 

Contract of sale of a house and lot from Gerard Swart and Abra- 
ham Staets to Hendrick Cuyler 
I408! On this day, the 27th of February [664, appeared lie fore 
me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before thi 
named witness,.,. \] r Gerard Swart and Abraham Staets, as at 1 u 
neys for Mr Pieter Hartgers, of the firsl part, and Hendrick Cuyler, 
of the second part: the aforesaid attorneys acknowledging thai they 



'This is probably a mi Cornelis Pietersen l ! n, who was 

id tilcmaker in Beverwyck al that time. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 267 

had sold and Hendrick Cuyler that he had bought of them a cer- 
tain, the sellers' (in their capacities as attorneys) house and lot 
with all that there in, upon and to is fast by nail or earth, and 
further with such servient and dominant estates and rights as said 
Hartgers has owned the same up to this date, according to the 
patent and deeds of ownership thereof, just as said house and lot 
stand and lie built upon, fenced and impaled and by the purchaser 
are used under lease, on the hill in the village of Beverwyck; 
bounded on the north side by Jacob Schermerhoorn, on the east side 
by the highway, on the south side by Sander Leendertsz and on the 
west side also by the highway; 'which said house and lot are being 
sold and shall be delivered to the buyer free and unincumbered, 
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the 
lord's right; for the purchase of which said house and lot said 
Hendrick Cuyler promises to pay the sum of eight hundred and 
fifty guilders in good, whole, merchantable beavers reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece, in three [409] instalments, the first just third part 
of said sum in the month of July next, the second in the month of 
July 1665, and the third in the month of July 1666, every time 
punctually and without longer delay; with the payment of the last 
instalment, said house and lot shall be lawfully conveyed to the 
buyer and the buyer shall take possession of and occupy said house 
and lot from the first of May next at his own risk and profit. For 
the execution and performance of the above the respective parties 
hereto mutually bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in presence of Jurriaen 
Theunissz and Jan Hendricxsz van Bael, called as witnesses hereto. 

G - . Swartt 
Abram Staas 
Hendrick Coyler 

Jureyan Tunsen 

J. H. van Bael D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 

1664 

Agreement by the relatives of the late Claes Cornelissen Swits 
not to prosecute Philip Hendricksen for the killing of said 
Swits 
[410] On this day, the ist of March 1664, appeared before me, 

Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 



1 This house and lot was on the east side of North Pearl street, near State 
street, and ran through to James street. J. P. 



I \KI.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

named witnesses, Elsie Tjarcx, wife of Phillip Hendricxsz, brewer, 
of the first part, and Jan Labatie, as husband and guardian of Jil- 
e Claesz, his wife, being full aunt of the late Claes Cornelissz 
Swits, and Isaack Cornelisz Swits, young man aged 20 years, 
brother of said Claes Cornelissz Swits, deceased, both for them- 
selves and herein representing and taking the place of Adriaentie 
Cornells Swits. mother of said Claes Cornelissz, deceased, and 
furthermore undertaking for all their other sister, brothers, rela- 
tives and kindred, of the second part: who made known that in the 
month of September last (God help them) an unfortunate accident 
happened, namely, that said Phillip Hendricxsz fame with his gun 
en passant to shoot ducks on his land at Schenectadv where said 
Claes Cornelissz was plowing by order of Mr Willem Tailler, 
whereat Phillip being angry, he forbade ' laes to plow there any 
more and [told him] to move off the land, as he had more than once 
done before. Some words being had about this, Phillip finally 
that he must go off the land with the plo ■ 01 he would (with your 
leave) fire shot into his buttocks, as also he did; whereof said < 
aboul three or four hours later died; but he, Claes Corneli 
immediately with heart and hand forgave said Phillip the shot 
not having been intended as seriously as it turned out to be, .1- is 

known to the aforesaid fsaack Cornelisz, then likewise present. 
Wherefore they, Jan Labatie and [saack Cornelisz, for themselves 
and for their relatives and kindred aforenamed, cordially forgive 
said Phillip Hendricxsz and acquit him of said unfortunate man- 
slaughter 1 4.1 1 1 committed upon said Claes Cornelisz, not desiring 
or meaning to take any revenge then for themselves, nor that any 
should ever be taken by an) of their kin, begging all honorable 
courts and tribunals before whom these presents may come to 
accord the like immunity, pardon and forgiveness to said Phillip 
1 [endriexse, authorizing me, the notary, to issue an authentic instru- 
ment hereof to be used as the case may require. Thus done and 

ecuted in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in N: Netherland, in 
presence of Jacob Schermerhoorn and Matheus Abrahamsz, called 

as w itnesses hereto. 

Jan Labatie 
This mark X was made bj Csaacq Cornelisz Swits, aforenamed. 
\pp;o\ ed by us, the undersigned : 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 269 

Adriaentie Lorn elis, mother of the deceased, and by Myndert 
Harmensz and Fransois Harmensz, nephews of the same, 1 this 
jth of July 1664. This mark x was made by Adriaentie 

Cornelis, aforenamed 
Meyndert Harmensz 
Frans Harmansz 
Jacob Jansen Schermerhooren 
This mark M A was made by Matheus Abrahamsz 

U. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I' lib. 

1664 

Agreement between Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick and the 
orphan masters regarding the conveyance of certain property 
to his daughter Geertie in satisfaction of her interest in her 
mother's estate 

[412] This day, the 4th of March 1664, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, the Honorable Goossen Gerritsz, magistrate of 
Fort Orange and Beverwyck, lately widower of the late Gerritie 
Brants, 2 of the first part, and Jan Verbeeck and Evert Wendel, in 
capacity of orphan masters of this place and as such guardians of 
Geertie Goossens (his daughter) on account of her mother, of the 
second part; and declared that they had amicably agreed and con- 
tracted with each other regarding the buying out ( uytcoop) of said 
Geertie Goossens's interest in her mother's estate and inheritance, 
as follows : 

The aforesaid Goossen Gerritsz hereby promises to deliver and 
convey to the behoof of said Geertie Goossens, in full satisfaction 
of her said maternal inheritance and of her just portion, the house 
and lot which she now occupies, such as the same is fenced and 
impaled, standing and lying on the hill, to the south of the house 
and lot of Hendrick van Doesberch and to the north of Hendrick 
Roosenboom, in Beverwyck aforesaid; together with all the linen 
and woolen clothes of her said mother, as they are together at 



1 Meyndert and Francois Harmensen were sons of Surgeon Harmen 
Meyndertsen van den Bogaert, the first husband of Jillisje Clac-se Suits, 
mentioned in the document as the wife of Ian Labatie 

2 She was a daughter of Brant Peelen of Nykerck. See Van Rensselaer 
BoTvier Mss, p. 822. Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick, or van Schayck, came 
from Westbroeck, in the province of Utrecht, and was probably related to the 
van Schayck family of Amersfoort, various members of which in the 16th and 
17th centuries repeatedly held the offices of councilor, schepen and burgo- 
master in the government of that city. Peter Peelen, who is mentioned as 
an orphan master at Amersfoort, 1640-47, may also have been a relative. See 
Abraham van Bemmel, Beschryving ran tic stad Amersfoort, Utrecht 1760, 
2:484, S35-709. 715 



2/0 EARLY RECORDS OK ALBANY 

present, to be appraised by impartial persons; also a bed and one 
cow; the movable good- bring appraised at sixty-one beavers at 
eight guilders apiece and the house and lot at seven hundred 
.guilder-. On the other hand said Goosen Gerritsz shall remain in 
full possession of the estate, all debts and credits to be his loss and 
profit, without prejudice to the rights of the three younger children, 
the said house and lot, linen and woolen clothes to be received and 
delivered to this end by and to said Geertie Goossens. [413] When 
with the parties are agreed and satisfied, mutually promising never- 
more i" do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto, either in 
or out of conn, for which they hind themselves as by law pro- 
vided. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck, in X: Xetherland, 
in presence of Jan van Aecken and Stoffels Jan-/, called as wit 
es hereto. Goosen Gerretsen 

Jan Verbi 1 1 k, orphan master 
Jan Koster Everi \\ i \i>i i . orphan master 

' ! -'""■ s ~ 1). V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1664 

Appraisal of the clothing of the late Gerritie Brants 

We, the undersigned, Elsie Jan'- daughter, wife oi Jan van 

\dkeu. and Xeeltie Jan'- daughter, wife of Stoffel Jans/, hereby 

1 ertify thai to the besl of our knowledge, as impartial persons called 

for this purpose, we have valued and appraised the following linen 

and woolen clothe- of the late Gerritie Brants, deceased wife of Mr 

1 -™ ( lerritsz van Schaek 

\n armozine skirt with preen lining, valued .it 

\ black silk skirt, valued at o 

\ scarlel petticoat, at 8 

Another scarlet petticoat, al 8 

An apron, a cloak, ;i bodice, ns.> short cloaks, and two 

pairs oi sleeves, valued together at '' 

I414I Four round handkerchiefs, .-a a 

Six hand' '" o er I 

\ parcel of miscellaneous clothes, al 6 

it chemises, at. - 

aprons, at -t 

I . ■ 1 1 3 

Amounting together to ixtj om bea ers 6i beavers 

Done in Beverwyck in New Netherland, the |.th of March 1664. 

This mark -f- was made by 

I 1 ii I VNSZ, aforenamed 

Xiii in Jans ( Iroon 
In m\ pre em 

D. V. Si in i 1 1 \ ne, Not Pub. 
1664 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 2"J\ 

Agreement by Reyer Elbertsen and his wife to annul a certain 

bond and deed 

[415] This day, the 8th of March 1664, Reyer Elberts and 
Maritge Barents, married people, hereby declare that they do cancel 
and annul a certain bond or obligation dated the 5th of July 1656, 
together with a deed of conveyance of the 8th ditto following, exe- 
cuted before Mr Johan de Deckere, late chief commissary (Opper 
Commyes) of Fort Orange, between them, the subscribers, and 
Arien and Gerrit Reyersz, their sons, as he, Gerrit Reyersz, for 
himself and for his said brother Arien Reyersz, likewise relin- 
quishes and gives up the same, each of them remaining free, and 
accounting said two deeds null and void and of no value as if they 
had never been made and executed, reserving and excepting only 
that said Arien and Gerrit Reyersz shall retain possession of the 
movable goods mentioned in the aforesaid obligation. All in good 
faith, done in Beverwyck in N : Netherland in presence of Wouter 
Aertsz, master wheelwright, and Jan Harmensz van Aurick, called 
as witnesses hereto. 

This mark -f- was made by Reyer 
Eldertsz, aforenamed 
Gerrit Reverse x 
This mark + was made by Maritje 
Barents, aforenamed 
This mark + was made by 
Wouter Aerts%, aforenamed 
Jan Harmcnsen van Aurich 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Settlement by Maria Damen to the use of her minor daughter 
Jannetie Hendricks van Doesburch 
[416] This day, the 14th of March 1664, appeared before me. 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, the virtuous Maria Damen, lastly widow of the 
late Hendrick Andriesz van Doesburch, assisted by Mr Cornelis 
van Nes, her chosen guardian in this matter, dwelling in the village 
of Beverwyck, of the first part, and the Honorable Johan Verbecck 
and Evert Wendel, orphan masters in Beverwyck aforesaid and in 
that capacity guardians of Jannetie Hendricxsz, daughter of said 
Maria Damen, begotten of the said Hendrick Andriesz, deceased, 
of the second part ; making known, that she, Maria Damen, pro- 



2/2 EARLY RE< I >KUS OF ALBANY 

posing again to enter into the state of matrimony, 1 (before the cele- 
bration thereof j is desirous to make a proper exhibit to her said 
daughter, now about eleven years of age, of her paternal property, 
estate and inheritance; therefore, after having made an inventory 
appraisal of said estate, they, the appearers, declare that they 
have agreed and contracted with each other respecting the buying 
out of said Jannetie Hendrixsz's interest in her paternal estate and 
inheritance, as follows: The said .Maria Damen hereby promises 
to nourish, bring up and rear her said daughter, Jannetie Hendricks, 
until she shall arrive at mature age or marriage estate (with her 
consent), training her and causing her to be trained in all godliness, 
in reading, writing, sewing and other household duties, as a good 
mother should do, and as she, by these presents, promises to do; 
and [417J when her said daughter shall come to maturity, or mar- 
riage estate (with consent of her said mother as before), to til her 
out with a bed and its belongings and moreover to turn over to her 
the sum of two thousand guilders at twenty stivers each, be it in 
beavers, seawan or merchandise at beaver's value, as they are then 
going, at the choice of her mother and as she shall find to be 
suitable. Provided nevertheless and on this express condition, that 
in case the said Jannetie Hendricxsz shall come to die in her min- 
ority, or without leaving behind any lawful issue, then shall said 
interest in the estate and paternal inheritance again devolve upon 
and remain in the possession of said Maria Damen, her mother, as 
she, .Maria Damen, hereby in conscience declares thai rlendrick 
^ndriesz, her late husband, on his sick bed expressly desired that 
the estate left behind in manner as above should remain with her, 
Maria Damen, for the reason that the most of it came from her 
side, and for the security of said interest in the estate, she, Maria 

Damen, specially binds and mortgages her house and lot, wherein 

she now dwells, standing and lying on Joncker street, on the east 

idi oi :l ■ ! 1 1 i aid Evert Wendel and to the wesl of the house 

of Gerrit Jans/, the cooper, for the recovery if need be of -aid 

interesl in the paternal estate without loss or damage, the said 
Mana Damen on the other hand to remain in full possession of the 
entire estate, nothing excepted, all debts and credits to be hei 
and profit. Herewith 1 418] the parties on both sides declare that 
the) ha 1 freed and covenanted regarding the final settlement of 



1 Witl 1 ornclis van Nes, her third husband, Dirck van I 

1 husband, Cf. power of attornej metis van Nes and 

1 tin' tatter's dauehter I Dii in Eps dated 

July s, 1668, in Early A Albany, 1 .. 1 

IS 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 273 

said Jannetie Hendricx's paternal estate and inheritance, without 
either party having any further claims upon the other, promising 
nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything contrary hereto, 
either by or without resorting to law, in any manner whatever, 
binding themselves thereto as by law provided. All in good faith, 
thus done and executed in Beverwyck in New Netherland, in pres- 
ence of Leendert Phillipsz, master tailor, and Jan Evertsz, master 
shoemaker, called as witnesses hereto. 

Maerrien Daemen 
cornelis van nes 
Jan Verbeeck, orphan master 
Evert Wendel, orphan master 
Leendert Phyeles 

This mark X was made by Jan Evertssz, 
aforesaid 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Antenuptial contract of Cornelis van Nes and Maria Damen 

[419] In the name of 'God, Amen: Appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, the Honorable Cornelis van Nes, councilor of the colony 
of Rensselaerwyck, widower of the late Mayken, daughter of 
Hendrick van den Burchgraeff, future bridegroom, of the first part, 
and the virtuous Maria Damen, widow of the late Hendrick 
Andriesz van Doesburch. dwelling in Beverwyck, future bride, of 
the second part ; stating that they, the parties, intend for the glory 
of God to enter into lawful wedlock with each other; and before 
the proper celebration and public announcement thereof with the 
usual formalities required thereto, they, the parties, declare that 
deliberately and after mature consideration they have drawn up, 
agreed upon and entered into the following antenuptial contract 
and marriage articles, in form and manner following: 

In the first place, the parties promise for the support and main- 
tenance of this their prospective marriage to contribute their respec- 
tive personal and real property, jewels, clothing, linen, woolens, 
household furniture, cash assets and credits which they shall 
bring together and submit to each other by proper inventory, 
and of the gains, losses and profits thereof which God Almighty 
may please to grant them each party shall receive the just half 
for himself [or herself], his [or her] children and heirs; and 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

whatever shall be contributed by said parties according to the 
inventor) aforesaid shall remain for each of the contracting 
parties or their children and heirs; and in case of ill fortune 
overtaking the parties (which [420] God forbid), it shall be suffi 
cient for the survivor of the two [to turn over] what shall be found 
to remain. Whenever it shall please God to take one of the 1 
out of this world, then the survivor, to wit, in case of the death of 
Cornelis van Nes, she, Maria Daemen, shall receive out of the 
estate and effects of said Van Nes, after his decease, the sum of 
five hundred guilders in seawan, and in case of her. Maria I >aemen's, 
dying first, then shall said Van Nes out of the estate contributed by 
her receive the sum of four hundred guilders, also in seawan, in 
manner as before. 

Finally it is also stipulated and agreed that the debts of each 
party contracted before the date of this marriage shall be borne 
and paid by the n pective debtor, without the one being made 
responsible for or lie holden to pay the debts of the other. 

All of which aforesaid conditions the parties promise faithfully 
t.i perform, desiring and willing also that in case of the death of one 
of them, the same shall be performed and executed by their 
respective children and heirs, without ever doing or causing any- 
thing to he done contrary hereto, either in or out of court, in any 
manner whatever, binding themselves thereto a- by law provided. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X: Netherland, in 
presence of the Honorable Johannes Verbeeck and Evert Wendel, 
orphan masters of Beverwyck aforenamed, called as witnesses 
hereto. 

Cornelis Van \i - 
Mai ; 

Jan I 
Evert Wendel 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. I'lib. 

1664 

Agreement of Cornelis van Nes to make over to his children by 
his first wife certain property in satisfaction of their share in 
their mother's estate 

[421] On this day, the 2is1 of March [664, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public,, and before the imed 

witnesses, the Honorable Cornelis van Nes, councilor of the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, widower of the late Maeyke Hendricx van den 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 275 

Burchgraeff, of the first part, and Roeloff Cornelissz, husband 
and guardian of Gerritie Cornells van Nes, Jan Janssz van Oot- 
hout, husband and guardian of Hendrickie Cornells van Nes, Hen- 
drick, Gerrit, and Jan Cornelissz van Xes, as well for themselves 
as herein representing and acting in the name of Pieter Claesz, 
husband and guardian of Grietie Cornells van Xes, dwelling at 
Amersfort on Long Island, together the children of said Cornells 
van Nes and Maeyken Hendricx, of the second part, and declared 
that after making an inventory and appraisal of the proper! <. oi 
the said Cornells van Xes and Maeyken Hendricx's daughter, they 
had in love and friendship contracted and agreed about the baying 
out of the aforesaid children's interest in said property by reason 
of the maternal inheritance, in manner following: 

In the first place, said children shall receive and enjoy the full 
effect [of the will] or disposition of Hendrick Adriaensz, late- 
father of said .Maeyken Hendricxsz, of date the 12th of June 1635, 1 
except the inherited property sent to said Cornells van Xes in this 
country, and employed by him here to the best advantage of 
himself, his wife and said children, whatever more has been, or 
may be, inherited to remain for the behoof of said children. 

I 422] Second (inasmuch as said Cornells van Xes and .Maeyken 
Hendricx have endowed each other according to will of date 
the 31st of July 1625), Cornells van Xes, in consequence thereof, 
promises by these presents to assign and make over to said chil- 
dren for their maternal inheritance and estate, at his convenience. 
the half or the value thereof of his house and barn, together with 
a fourth part of the brewery, standing and lying together in the 
Greyne Hos, in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, and furthermore 
to each of said children one hundred guilders in seawan, deducting 
whatever anyone has received, besides the sum of two thousand 
guilders also in seawan. 

On the other hand said Cornells van Xes shall remain in full 
possession of the estate, all debts and credits to his loss and profit. 
Herewith the parties declare that the}' have agreed and con- 
tracted with each other respecting the settlement of said children's 
maternal estate and inheritance, promising nevermore to do nor 
cause anything to be done contrary hereto, either in or out of 
court, in any manner whatever, binding themselves thereto as by 
law provided. 



'This is the date of the will of Annetje Jans of Laeckervelt, the mother 
of Maeyken Hendricks. See following document. 



276 I VRLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, in 
presence of Mr Gerard Swart, sheriff of said colony, and Cornells 
van Schelluyne, called as witnesses thereto. 

I ORNELIS VAN NES 

This mark - was made by Roeloff 
( !ornelissz, aforenamed 

Jan Jansen Oothoi i 
4- I [endrk k VAN Xl s 

I rERRIT ( iORNl LIS N 

This mark X was made by Jan Cor- 

NELISZ VAN Xl s 



(('.- Swartt 

C. I '. Schelluyne 



D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 



Will of Annetje Jans of Laeckervelt, the mother of the first wife 
of Cornelis van Nes 

[423] ('< i]>y. from tlu- record. 

Appeared Annegen Jans, widow of Hendrick Adriaensz, 1 dwell- 
ing at Laeckersvelt, assisted b) Roeloff Dircxe Stout, sheriff of 
Laeckervelt, her chosen guardian in this matter, sound in body and 
able to go about ami in full possession of her undei standing and 
memory as far as we, the sheriff and magistrates, can see and 
judge; considering that nothing is more certain to mankind than 
death, and nothing more uncertain than the hour thereof, and in 
anticipation of this uncertainty desiring before all to dispose of her 
temporal estate which ha- been granted to her b) God Almighty, 
and therefore in the first place revoking and annulling, as she 
hereby does revoke and annul, all former testamentary dispositii 
and last wills by her before the date hereof in presence of the 
court, or notary and witnesses in any manner made or executed, 
ami therefore disposing anew, she has willed and provided, as she 
herci> does will and provide, that Adriaen Eiendricxsz, her, the 
testatrix's son. after her death for his portion of the estate left b) 
her shall have and inherit a certain house and a morgen and a 
half of land with the plant- ami crop- thereon tanding, such and 
in mannei as -aid Adriaen Hendricx now occupies them; likewise 
that Maeyken Hendricx, her. the testatrix's daughter, shall al-o 



'Hendrick Vdriaensen van den Burchgraeff; see following documents 
Laeckervelt wai neai Vianen in Mi. mi' South Holland 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l66o— 1 696 277 

have and inherit for her portion three morgens of land, more or 
less, with all the plants and crops on the same, situate and lying 
in Scherpenwyck 1 in this jurisdiction, and the remaining e>tate 
shall be divided and received and enjoyed by said Adriaen and 
Maeycken Hendricx equally, share and share alike; instituting 
hereby with a [clasp of the] hand her said two children [424] 
in manner aforesaid as her universal heirs or, failing of them, their 
children in their place ; provided that said Maeygen Hendricx shall 
be holden to pay over to Adriaen Hendricxe, her brother, the sum 
of one hundred and fifty guilders, and also under the express con- 
dition and provision that the said Maeygen Hendricx, the testatrix's 
daughter shall not sell, encumber or alienate the said three morgens 
and whatever else may come to her, the testatrix, by the death of 
relatives; on the contrary, that she shall enjoy only the yearly 
fruits thereof and no more. And in case said Maeygen Hendricx 
happens to die before her children, said three morgens of land shall 
neither wholly or in part be sold or alienated before the youngest 
thereof shall come of age ; and should any of Maeygen Hendricx's 
children happen to die without lawful issue, the portion of the 
same shall devolve upon the others, and so on to the last, and all 
dying, [the land shall revert] to the side whence it came. All of 
which she, the testatrix, declares to be her last will and testament, 
desiring that the same in all its points and manner aforesaid shall 
be executed, be it as testament, codicil, last will, or otherwise as 
the same may best comport with the laws, notwithstanding that 
some formalities required in the matter may not have been observed 
herein. Thus done at the house of her, the testatrix, in presence 
of Roeloff Stout, sheriff, Adriaen Cornelisz and Adriaen Jansz 
Brouwer, magistrates at Laeckervelt, who with the testatrix and 
me, the secretary, have subscribed the original hereof, the 12th of 
June XVI e and thirty-five. 

[Underneath was written:] 

Extracted from the Schepen record of Laeckervelt and 
upon collation the foregoing was found to agree there- 
with. Done this 7th of Sept. 1646 by me, the secretary 
there. 

"Was subscribed: C. v. Muyden 



1 Scherperswijk, the name of the southern part of the polder of Leksmond, 
near Vianen, in the province of South Holland. 



2j8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Postnuptial settlement between Cornells Hendricksen van Nes 
and Mayken Hendricks van den Burchgrae^" 

1 4.25 1 Appeared before me, Rudolph van Suyl-en vandlen 
Natewis, 1 notary public, residing within Vianen, and the herein T 
after named witnesses, the worthy Cornelis Hendricksz van Xes 
and Maygen Hendrick's daughter, 2 married people, dwelling upon 
the Havendyck, the aforenamed Cornelis Hendricksz being sound 
i.i body and said Maeygen being indisposed, but both having full 
possession and command of their memories and understanding, 
as to us, the notary and witnesses, was perfectly apparent; and 
declared that out of lawful love and matrimonial affection they, the 
parties, had mutually and reciprocally endowed each other, as 
hereby they do reciprocally endow each other, with all their prop- 
erty, real and personal, assets and credits, money, gold and silver. 
coined and uncoined, which they, the parties, now have, or which 
they hereafter at any time may receive; all said property, real 
and personal, money, gold and silver, coined and uncoined with 
assets and credits to be held, enjoyed and possessed b) the survivor 
of the parties as an estate for life, the right of usufruct 1 426] 
thereof to last during his or her life and no longer. The parties 
having requested that a deed in proper form be made hereof, 
these are done and executed at the bouse of the contracting parties 
standing upon the Havendyck aforesaid, in the presence of Gijsb 
Barentse and Luycks Joriensz, as trustworthy witnesses hereto 
speciall) called, who with the parties and me, the notary, have 
subscribed the original hereof on the \X\lst of July XVI C and 
twenty-five. 

Was subscribed : 

Rud: van Suylen vanden Natewis, Votary 

Declaration by Cornelis van Nes and Jan Oothout as to their 
joint ownership of a brewery bought of Willem Brouwer 
1 482 1 We, the undersigned, l ornelis van Xes and Jan Ool 
hout, father and son in law. herein acknowledge and declare that 
! i of ns is entitled to and owns one hall of the brewen with its 



1 Natewis, or Natev ,1 manor not far from Amerongen, in the 

which i"i ;i long period was in the ;■ •■!' the 

van / mily. 

2 Maycken Hei van den B I Hendrick 

11 van 'leu Bun 
■'Tlii- documer riginally numbered [3, but has by misiaki been 

I (he \ olume and renumb 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 279 

belongings bought of Willem Brouwer at vendue, standing and 
lying in the greyne bos, which brewery is fully paid for and free 
from all claims and incumbrances (save the right of the patroon 
of this colony). Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, this 21st 
of March 1664. 

cornelis van nes 
Jan Jansen Ootuoet 
G : Swart, witness 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Lease of the house of the late Hendrick Reur to Annetie Gerrits 

[427] On this day, the 22d of March 1664, Mr Jeremias van 
Rensselaer, in capacity of attorney for the heirs of the late Hen- 
drick Reur, 1 lets and Annetie Gerrits, wife of Marcelis Jansz, hires 
the house and lot of the said Reur, deceased, standing and lying 
in the colony of Rensselaerswyck upon the land called Lnbberden 
Lant, 2 to the lessee known, for the term of one year commencing 
on the first of May next, for the sum of three hundred guilders 
seawan. It is further stipulated that the lessee shall have the 
cellar built and other repairs in the said house made to suit her 
convenience ; also that she shall erect the partition fence between 
the neighbors as far as the part and share of the said heirs of the 
late Hendrick Reur is concerned, the lessor remaining bound to 
fence off the aforesaid house and lot with boards in front on 
the street or highway, but whatever the lessee with the knowledge 
and consent of the lessor shall cause to be done for the repair of 
said house, shall serve as an offset against the stipulated rent. 
Accordingly, the said lessee remains [428] bound at the end of 
the lease to deliver up the said house and lot in proper repair, 
accidents (contrary to expectation) happening from without, to 
be at the risk of the lessor in his capacity aforesaid. For the per- 
formance and execution of what is hereinbefore written the 
parties mutually bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Done in the 



1 Hendrick Jansen Reur, or Roer, from Munster, in Westphalia, was 
appointed court messenger of the colony of Rensselaerswyck on August 18, 
1651. He died shortly before February 4, 1664, when his household effects 
were sold at auction. 

2 Now part of Troy, N. Y. 



280 EARI/J RECORDS OF ALBANY 

colony of Rensselaerswyck on the date above written, in presence 
of Mr Gerard Swart, sheriff' of said colony, and Mr Jacob de 
Hinsse, chirurgeon, called as witnesses hereto. 

I REMIAS VAN RENSSELAER 
AnTIEN Gl RR1S 

G: Sivartt J 

... ... y witnesses 

J . ue Hinsse J 

In ni\ presence, 

D. V. S( HELLUYNE, Not. Pub 

1664 

Order of Jacob Jansen Stol on Jan Barentsen Wemp to pay 251 
guilders to Arent Andriessen Bratt 
[429! My special friend Jan Barentsz: Please paj mi my 
account t<> Vrenl ^ndriesz the sum of two hundred and fifty-one 
guilders which you promised me to pay t" Curler in the winter. 
You will do me a favor; pay Corler -<> much less ami pay this 
man; it will avail me as good payment. Hone in I orl ( 'range, die 
ist of Oct. 1655. Was signed: Jacob Jansz Stoll. Under 
neath was written: Hereto must be added one beaver which Arenl 
Andriesz advanced to Cornelis the smith at the Manhatans. 

Lease of one-half of Van Slyck's island at Schenectady from 
Maritie Meynderts to Aeckes Cornelissen van Slyck 

I430] This day, the 13th of Maj [664, Marine Meyndertsz, 
widow of the late Jan Barentsz Wemp. acknowledges that she has 
let and Aeckes Cornelisz 3 that he has hired of her the just half 
of the farm- 1 the whole of which farm In In them jointly) 

lying at Schenechtede upon which he, Aques, dwell- and which 
is known t>> him. for the term of four consecutive years, beginning 
on the date hereof or from the present sowing time, fur the sum 
ol one hundred and eighty heaver-, or grain at beaver's price 
1 the beaver reckoned al eight guilders apiece ich time 

promptly, without delay, to be delivered at Schenechtede afore 
nd. It is further stipulated that during the term of the lease 
ili. l< ee hall have the use of a stallion and a gelding, the one 
called Beyert, 'he other Snoeck, the risk thereof to be borne b) the 
lessor during the lease, but if the horses should perish through 



Othi 1 lornelissen van Slyck, 

- I ln- farm mpri ed thi 1 rjr< island in the Mohawk river, wi 
lied Van Slyck's island; see History of the Schcn 
Patent, p. 77-78. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 28l 

manifest neglect of the lessee, the charge shall be borne by the 
lessee. Furthermore, there shall be delivered to the lessee next 
spring two milch cows with their calves, if the}' then be with calf, 
which cows and [431] expected calves the lessees shall keep for 
half the increase during the term of the lease, according to the 
custom of this country. Finally, the lessee promises at the end 
of the lease to put again into the ground as much and similar seed 
grain as he now in company with the lessor has put into the ground 
and is still daily sowing, each party the first as well as the last 
year to receive the just half of the produce thereof and to bear and 
pay one-half of the expense, the fruits of the land for the other 
years remaining for the behoof of the lessee. For the performance 
and execution hereof the parties mutually bind their persons and 
estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. All in 
good faith, done in the colony of *Rensselaerswvck, dated as above. 

This mark + was made by Maritie 
Myndertsz, aforenamed 

ACRES 
Arnout Cornells Vielen 
Jan: Cornells-: vander Hex Jen 



Bill of sale of a scow from Maritie Meynderts to Jan Cornelissen 
van der Heyden and Poulus Cornelissen 

[432] This day. the 22d of May 1064. Maritie Mynderts 
acknowledged that she had sold and Jan Cornelissz van der Heyden 
and Poulus Cornelisz in companv that they had bought of her a 
scow with its appurtenances, known to the buyers ; for which scow 
the buyers promise to pay the sum of ten hundred guilders in good 
seawan in three instalments ; the first instalment of two hundred 
and fifty guilders on the first day of August next ; the second instal- 
ment of a like sum on the 1st of November following; and the 
remaining five hundred guilders on the 1st of August 1665, every 
time punctually ; and for the greater security of the payments 
Arnout Cornelissz Viele for Jan Cornelissz vander Heyde, and 
Jacob Tyssz vander Heyde for Poulus Cornelissz offer them- 
selves as sureties for the payment of said purchase money at the 
stipulated time, therefor binding their respective persons and 



282 ' EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. Done in 
the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

This mark -- was made by Maritie 

Mynderts, aforenamed 
Jan Cornelisz Vander Heyden 

POULUS CORNELISl N 

Arnout Cornelis VlELEN 
Jacob Theysen vander Heyden 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub 
1664 

Contract between Jan Cornelissen van der Heyden and Poulus 

Cornelissen regarding the use of the scow bought by them of 

Maritie Meynderts 

1 433 1 This day. the 22A of May [664, Jan Cornelissz van <ler 
Heyden and Poulus Cornelisz have agreed and contracted together 
respecting the use of the scow which they jointly bought of Maritie 
Mynderts, in manner following: 

The contracting parties promise without fail together to use their 
utmost endeavor and diligence in sailing the scow to their mutual 
advantage and profit, whither by themselves or by some one put in 
their place. 

The expenses of the scow and of the men whom they may pu1 
therein], they shall bear and pay togethei 

When called upon, they shall honestly settle with each other and 
make satisfaction for what has been earned with the sco 

Finally, if one of them wishes to sell his share or half interesl in 

the scow, the other shall have the pr< d over other persons, 

and this contract shall last at first until thi is paid for. 

Furthermore they promise to deal with each other in friendship, 

more master of the scow than the other. 

All in good faith, without fraud or deceit, done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, dated ^ above. 

Jan Cornelisz Vander Heyden 
Pouli Cornelisen 
In mj presence, 

D. V. Schi 111 '. Pub. 

1664 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 283 

Dissolution of partnership between Jan Hendricksen Bruyn and 
Cornelis Cornelissen Viele 
[434] Tin's day, the last of May 1664, Jan Hendricksz Bruyn 
and Cornelis Cornelisz Yiele acknowledge that in amity and friend- 
ship they have fully liquidated and settled accounts with each other 
respecting the trading done by them in company to this date and for 
which no accounts are outstanding, dissolving therefore their part- 
nership and annulling the contract made by them without either 
one having any further claims against the other ; but as there are 
still outstanding debts to be paid to various creditors amounting 
to the sum of fl. 495-1-8 in beavers and likewise of fl. 134-14-8 
in seawan, according to the respective accounts delivered to each 
other, each undertakes and promises to pay the said respective 
sums, provided that neither may be dunned or solicited for [what 
is due by] the other; and for the greater security of payment to 
said creditors, there have offered themselves as sureties, to wit, 
on the part of said Jan Hendricksz Bruyn, Cornelis Bogardus and 
Claes Jansz van Boghoven, and on the part of Cornelis Viele, Jan 
Dareth and Jacob Thysz van der Heyden ; they, the sureties, prom- 
ising each for his party in case of failure of payment by said 
partners, to satisfy said creditors, therewith the parties have 
fully settled and squared accounts with each other, as above, all 
in good faith, without craft or guile, done in Beverwyck in New 
Netherland, dated as above. 

Jan Hexdrick Bruvxs 

Cornelis Cornelisz Viele 

Cornelis Bogardus 

This mark X was made by Claf.s 
Jansz van Boghoven 

Jan Dareth 

Jacoi: Thevsex vander Heyden 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluvxe, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Settlement of the estate of the late Jan Barentsen Wemp 

[435] This day, the 12th of June 1664, Maritie Mynderts. 
widow of the late Jan Barentsz W'emp, assisted by Sweer Theunisz 
van Westbroeck, 1 of the first part, and Arnout Cornelisz Yevle, 



1 More often called Sweer Teunissen van Velsen. He probably came from 
Velser-YVcstlimck, near Haarlem, in the province of North Holland. 



284 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

as appointed guardian, together with Jan Cornelisz vander Heyde, 
husband and guardian of Aeltie Janssz Wemp, of the surviving 
children procreated by her, Marine Mynderts, and Jan Barentsz 
Wemp, deceased, namely, Myndert Jans/ Wemp aged 15 years, 
Grietie Janssz Wemp aged [3 years, Anna aged eleven years, and 
Barent Janssz Wemp aged eight years, of the second part, acknowl- 
edged that in love and friendship, with the approval of said Vander 
Heyde, they had agreed and contracted with each other respecting 
the settlement of said children's paternal estate and inheritance, 
the appraisal of which said estate was made in the presence of 
Messrs Arent van Curlar, commissioner, and Gerard Swart, sheriff, 
of the colony of Rensselaerswyi c, in the manner following: 

In the first place, she. Maritie Mynderts, promises at her expense 
and according to the best of her ability to bring up and train 
said minor children in all godliness until the) reach their respec- 
tive majority or marriage e tate, and moreover to have them taught 
some handicraft or trade by which in time they may honorably 
earn their living. 

Moreover she. Maritie Mynderts, promises to pay to each of 
the said children respectively when they arrive at marriage estate 
or their majority the sum of one hundred beavers or the value 
[ 436 J thereof, as security for which the said Maritie Mynderts 
binds and mortgages her house and lot standing and lying in 
BeverwyCk which at pn is occupied and used by said Vander 

Heyde and Aeltie Jansz, together with the half of two islands at 
Schanechtede, as also a house and lot standing upon the land called 
Lubberde Land in said colon) ; also a house and lot on the east 1 
side in Fori Orange, at presenl occupied by Evert Hendricxsz, 
soldier, and furthermore her person and estate, nothing excepted, 
subject to the jurisdiction of all courts and judge 

And as the said Aeltie Ian- at her marriage received the value 
of forty five beavers, that shall be taken into account at the paj 
ment of her paternal inheritance. 

1 in the other hand said widow shall remain in full possession 
of the e-tale, all debts and credits to be to her loss and profit, 
without right on her part to trouble Or make any demands upon 
the children on that a< 1 1 >unt. 

Herewith the contracting parti'- declare that in love and [ 437 ] 
friendship they have agreed and settled with each other in the 
matter aforesaid, making no further claim one upon tin other and 



1 AoDarentlv a misl he west side of the Hudson river. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 285 

promising nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything contrary 
hereto, for which they bind themselves as by law provided. Done 
in the colony of Rensselaerswyck. dated as above. 

This mark - was made by Maertjen 

Mevnders 
Sweer Thoonussen VAX Westbroeck 
Arnout Cornelisz Vielen 

A: van Curler 

G : Swartt 

Marriage contract between Maritie Meynderts, widow of Jan 
Barentsen Wemp, and Sweer Teunissen van Westbroeck 
This day, the 12th of June 1664, Marritie Mynderts, widow of 
the late Jan Barentsz Wemp, and Sweer Thonesz van Westbroeck 
(intending to unite in matrimony), have agreed and determined 
upon the following conditions : 

In the first place, the above-named children, besides what they 
are to receive for their paternal inheritance according to the above- 
written contract, shall after the death of their [438] mother, 
Maritie Mynders, also inherit and receive two hundred beavers 
out of the first and most readily available effects left by her. 

Secondly, all other property which they may acquire together 
shall be enjoyed and divided by them both and their heirs. 

Finally, the debts which they may have outstanding shall be 
borne and paid, each his own, without either being dunned or 
solicited for those of the other. Which said antenuptial articles 
they, the contracting parties, promise faithfully to perform and 
execute. All in good faith, done in Rensselaerswyck in New Neth- 
erland, dated as above. 

This mark -j- was made by Maerytje 

Meynders with her own hand 
Sweer Thoonussen van Westbroeck 
A: van Curler 
G: Swartt 

Lease of farm no. 5 at Schenectady from Willem Teller to Claes 
Fredericksen van Petten and Isaack Cornelissen Swits 
[439] This day, the 16th of June 1664, Mr Willem Tailler 
acknowledged that he had let and Claes Fredricxsz van Petten and 



286 i ri Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

fsaack Cornelissz 3 that they had jointly hired of him a certain 
farm of the lessor, lying at Schanechtede, consisting of dwelling 
hotfse, barn, rick and arable land in two parcels, numbered respec- 
tively no. 5 at the survey by the surveyor, known to the lessees, 
and that for the term of six consecutive years beginning on the 
date hereof, on the following conditions: 

The lessor delivers now to the lessees for use on the farm six 
draft horses, namely, three geldings and three mares, with a one- 
year old stallion cult and another of this year, five milch cows, 
two heifers and two hull calves of this year, one heifer in her third 
year, two sows with live pigs four months old and a hog one year 
old; which said horses and cattle, the lessees during this lease shall 
have for the use of the farm for half the increase, the risk accord 
ing to the usage in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, and the increi 
to be divided every three years, hut with respect to said hogs, the 
lessees are to be holden to deliver for the firsl time in the autumn 
of the year (665 a hog tit for slaughter, and so on every year during 
the lease, and at the end of the lease to deliver over again to the 
owner the same number of hogs and of the same age as at present. 

I 440 1 The lessor has also delivered to the lessees two plows with 
their appurtenances and a wagon, while another wagon shall be 
delivered nexl harvest time; also a pot, kettles, churn, milk tubs, 
two sleds, three Flemish scythes with two scythe blades, and a 
grain winnow. 

Moreover the land is now sown with twenty two skipples of 
winter wheat, four skipples of summer wheat, three skipples of 
while pea-, three skipples of buckwhe; also forty-nine skip- 

ples of oats, winch said quantity of sowed grain the lessees promise 
to lea\ v -owed upon said land at the 1 nd of the lease, for the behoof 
of the lessor, and also said delivered agricultural implements with 
house, barn, rick and garden in fence to deliver over again at the 
end of this lease in good condition. The lessees ma\ at their 

pense build another rick upon the farm which at the end of the 
lease shall be taken unci by the lessor at an appraisal by impartial 
ons in discounl oi the promised rent. For the lure and use 
of which said farm they, the lessees, in accordance with the above 
written condition-, promise jointrj and severally, not pro rata 
but in solido, as principal, to paj ever) year four bundled guilders 
in wheal r& oned al ten guilders the mudde, to be delivered here 
in Beverwyck free, besides fort) pound- of butter in [665 as 



' Isaai Cornelis Claessen Swits, of Manhattan. 



NOTARIAL PAFERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 287 

additional rent (tocpacht) and every year the like quantity; like- 
wise every year three days' (441] work drawing wood; and in case 
of war, or an incursion of enemies (which (iod forbid), the lessees 
shall have none of the burden thereof to bear; but all the expenses 
chargeable upon the village and land, for so far as the share of the 
aforenamed farm during this lease is concerned, shall be borne by 
the lessees. For the performance and execution of what is above- 
written, the respective parties hereto mutually bind their persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. 
All in good faith, done in Beverwyck in X. Netherland, dated as 
above. 

"Willem Teller 

Claes Frederic ksz van Petten 
This mark -f- was made by Isaacq 
Cornelisz, aforenamed 
As witnesses 
Lourus van Alen 
Gerit Jansz Herttenberch 

In my presence , 

D. Y. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Indenture of apprenticeship of Cornelis van Schelluyne to Hen- 
drick Bries, master shoemaker 
[442] This day, the 17th of June 1664, Dirck van Schelluyne has 
bound his son Cornelis van Schelluyne to Mr Hendrick Bries, who 
agrees to teach him according to his ability the shoemaker's trade 
and what appertains thereto, for the space of two years, beginning 
on the date hereof, but in case of disability on either side, each 
party shall be free, Cornelis van Schelluyne to earn nothing during 
the aforesaid two years. All in good faith, done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck in N : Xetherland, dated as above. 

D. V. Schelluvxk, 

1664 
Hendrick Bries 

Power of attorney from Thys Evertsen de Goyer to his brother 
Evert Evertsen de Goyer 

[443] This day, the 17th of June 1664, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Thys Evertssz de Goyer, planter in said colony [of Rens- 



288 EARLY KECORDS OF ALBANY 

selaerswyck], and declared that in consequence of advices from 
his brother, Evert Evertssz de Goyer, master carpenter at Amster- 
dam in Holland, of date the 23d September 1663, he constituted 
and appointed his said brother. Evert Evertssz de Goyer, his special 
attorney to demand, collect and receive at Xaerden 1 in Holland 
what his mother, Grietie Janssz, deceased, widow of the late Evert 
Tyssz, deceased at Xaerden aforesaid, has left him, the appearer, 
for his portion according to the advices of his said brother, being the 
sum of one hundred and eighty guilders; therefore, an acquittance 
for the receipt and a release against further demands to execute 
and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform, which 
may be needful and which may seem to him proper, promising at 
all times to hold valid whatever may be done and performed in 
the matter aforesaid by his said brother, as attorney, without an) 
opposition; provided that the attorney be held of said transactions 
and receipts a proper return to make when required. Thus done 
and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck in X. Xetherland, 
in presence of Eldert Gerbertssz Cruyff van Hilversum" and Jan 
1 it-/, master shoemaker, called a- witnesses hereto. 

THYS EE\ EB I 

Ellert Gerbert'sz Cruif 

This mark X was made by Jan 
I ; ertsz, aforesaid 

Order of Jeremias van Rensselaer on Jan Baptist van Rensselaer 
to pay Jan Jurriaensen 

1 444. [ Brother Ian Baptist van Rensselaer: Please pay to the 

bearer hereof, Jan Jurriaensz, or his order, the sum of two bundled 
and seventy-nine guilders and five stivers, to be charged to my 
private account, three months after sight, or so soon as the money 
for the wheat which goes over herewith for my account shall be 
ed. [In so doing] you will confer a fa\ or. 

Was signed: Jim mias van Renssei mm 

July l<>. [664, in the colon) of K'en - -el.icr-wyck 



1 Naerden i.r Naarden, 1- a city in tin- Gooi, or Gooiland, in the pn 
oi North Holland; hence the designation <jV Goyer (the G 'in 

connection with tin- two brothers Ci n to Kleyn 1 .in 

' ; my, 1:75. where the name has been erroneously inter- 

ed as " the thn >w ei ," 

ersum is a village in Gooiland, in the province of North Holland. 
attorney from Tr 1 ertsen to lacob Schermerhoorn, 
July 3/1.1, 1668, in Early Records of Albany, 1:499, in which this pow«i 
atton 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 289 

After collation with its original, dated and signed as above, this 
copy is found to agree therewith. In the colony of Rensselaers- 
wyck, July 10, 1664. 

By me, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 



Power of attorney from Jan Harmensen Weendorp to Jan Coster 

van Aecken 

[445] On this day, the 19th of July 1664, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Jan Harmenssz Wintdorp, trader here, proposing to 
depart for Holland, and declared that by these presents he consti- 
tuted and appointed Jan Coster va.ni Aecken, also trader here, his 
special attorney in his, the appearer's, absence to demand, collect 
and receive of divers persons, his debtors, payment as well in 
beavers as other wares of what they owe him, according to obliga- 
tions, accounts and vouchers herewith placed in the hands of the 
attorney; therefore, acquittance for receipts to give; the unwilling 
debtors to constrain to pay by legal process and rigor of justice; 
to this end all terms of the courts to observe unto judgment and 
extreme execution of the same ; the attorney finding himself 
aggrieved by sentence or sentences, to take exception thereto and 
to appeal therefrom and said exception and appeal also to prosecute 
to the end ; with power also to compromise, agree, compound and 
contract ; and one or more persons in his place to substitute ; and 
furthermore all things to do, transact and perform in this matter, 
either in or out of court, which [446] may be needful and may 
seem to him proper, as he, the principal, if present might or could 
do ; promising at all times to hold valid whatever may be done and 
performed by said attorney and his substitute in the matter afore- 
said by virtue hereof, without any opposition, binding himself 
thereto as by law provided, on condition that the attorney be holden 
a proper return to make of his said transactions and receipts when 
asked and requested. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in 
10 



_'<)<> EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

N. Netherland, in presence of Harmen Thomasz van Amersfort 
and Helmert < )tten van Isens, 1 called as witnesses thereto. 

I.w Harmesen van Weendorp 

Harman Thomas::, van Amerj 
Helmerick Otten 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
166.1 

Power of attorney from Gerrit Slichtenhorst to Adriaen Appel 
[447] This day, the 2is1 of July 1664, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notar) public, and before the afternamed wit- 
im- ses, Mr Gerrit Slichtenhorst, trader here, who declared that by 
these presents he constituted and appointed Mr Adriaen Appel, 
dwelling at Amsterdam in X: Netherland, his special attorney to 
receive from the hands of the secretary, Mr Johannes Nevuis, a 
certain obligation, or the eng thereof, executed in or 

about the month of October 1663 by Nicolaes Boot, For the 
deliver) pantiles by him received to his content; further- 

more, as the said Nicolaes Boot is expected at the Manhatans 
from Virginia, the payment thereof from him to demand, collect 
and receive; acquittance for the receipt to execute, and in case of 
refusal to proceed by attachment against his person and estate 
and furthermore him to constrain to pay by way and means of 
justice; to this end all the terms of the courts to observe unto 
judgment and extreme execution thereof; with power also to com- 
promise, arrange and agree; and furthermore all things to do, 
transact and perform, which may be needful and seem to him 
proper; promising at all times to hold valid whatever ma) be 'lone 
and performed in the matter aforesaid by said attorney, without 
any opposition, [448] binding himself thereto as by law provided, 
on condition that the attorney be held, when requested, to make a 
proper return of his said transactions and receipts. Thus done and 
executed in Beverwyck in \' : Netherland, in presence of Cornelis 
Bogardus and Jacob I.oockcrmans, called as witnesses hereto. 

Gerrit Sln hi 1 x horst 
Jacob Lokermans 
Cornelis Bogardus 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub 
1664 



1 Probably intended for Esens, in Harlingerland, in East Friesland, 
ince "f Hanover, Germany, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 2CJI 

Bond of Philip Pietersen Schuyler to Jan Harmensen Weendorp 
[449] This day, the 22d of July 1664, Phillip Pietersz Schuyler, 
trader here, acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to 
Jan Hermssz Wintdorp in the sum of ninety-one beavers for 
seawan by him, Schuyler, to his content received ; which said 
ninety-one beavers he, Schuyler, promises to pay to him, Jan 
Hermsz, or his order, next month of June A . 1665, punctually, 
in good current payment, the beaver reckoned at eight guilders, 
binding therefor his person and property, nothing excepted, subject 
to the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. Done in Beverwyck 
in N: Netherland, dated as above. 

Philip Pietersz Schuyler 

In my presence, 

D. V. ScHELLUYXE, Not. Pllb. 

1664 

Bond of Gerrit Slichtenhorst to Jan Harmensen Weendorp 
[450] This day, the 22d of July 1664, Gerrit Slichtenhorst, 
trader here, acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to Jan 
Hermssz Wintdorp in the sum of three hundred and eighty-six 
guilders for goods to his content received ; which said sum of fl. 
386 he, Slichtenhorst, promises to pay in the month of September 
next, punctually, in good, merchantable beavers reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece, therefor binding his person and estate, nothing 
excepted, subject to all courts and judges. 
Done in Beverwyck, dated as above. 

Gerrit Slichtenhorst 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Power of attorney from Jan Bastiaensen van Gutsenhoven to 
Oloff Stevensen van Cortlant 
[451] This day, the 23d of July 1664, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the hereinafter named 
witnesses, Mr Jan Bastiaensz van Gutsenhoven, trader here, and 
declared that by these presents he constituted and appointed Mr 
Oloff Stevenssz Cortlant his special attorney to demand, collect 
and receive from divers persons, his, the appearer's, debtors, pay- 



J u EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

it of what they owe him, according to obligations, accounts and 
vouchers placed in the attorney's hands; as such, acquittance for 

receipts to give; the unwilling debtors to constrain to pay by way 
and means of justice; to this end all the terms of the courts to 
observe unto judgment and extreme execution thereof; with power 
if need be to proceed by attachment against person and property 
for the recovery of said sum without loss and expense; and fur- 
thermore all things to do, perform and transact, which may be 
needful and which may seem to him proper; promising al all times 
to hold valid whatever in the matter aforesaid ma) he done and 

performed by said attorney, without any o n, binding [452] 

himself thereto as by law provided, on condition that the atton 
he holden a proper return to make of hi- said Iran-action- and 
receipts when requested. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck 
in New Netherland, in presence of Mr 1'hillip Pietersz Schuyler 
and Herman Vedder, fellow traders here, called as witne 1 
hereto. 

Jan Bastiaense 
Philip Pietersz Schuyler 
Harman Vedderen 

D. V. Schelluyne, .Y<</. Pub 

166) 



Lease of a house in Beverwyck from Sweer Theunissen to Jan 
Cornelissen van der Heyden 
[453 1 This day, tin- 7th of Vugusl [664, Sweer Theunissz 1 has 

let ami Jan Cornelissz van der lie; den of him has hired the les- 
sor's house, l"t and garden as shown and known to the le 
-landing and lying in the village of Beverwyck; which house, lot 
and garden 1 1 promises to deliver in proper repair, window, 

:. floor and feme tight, from now i" the Srsl da) ol \i 
which the lessee promise a hundred and fifty guilders 

in seawan. to wit. lift) guilders next Ma\ [655 [1665], and the 
remaining hundred guilder- at tin- end of the lea-e : the le 

1 lining holden at the end of the 1' n to deliver up -aid 

house, lot and garden in good repair, accidents from without 
d; binding thereto their respective persi ates, 

nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judgi 

ii Westbroeck. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 293 

All in good faith, done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated 
as above. 

S\VEER ThOONUSSEN 

Jan Cornelisz vander Heyden 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Power of attorney from Jan Coster van Aecken to Nicolaes de 

Meyer 

[454] This day. the 27th of August 1664, appeared before me, 
Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed 
witnesses, Mr Jan Coster van Aken, trader here in Beverwyck, 
and declared that he constituted and appointed by these presents 
Nicolaes Meyer, trader at Amsterdam in X: Xetherland, his special 
attorney to demand, collect and receive from divers persons, his 
debtors, payment for what they owe him according to obligations, 
accounts and vouchers thereof placed in the attorney's hands ; as 
such, acquittance for receipts to deliver, and in case of refusal the 
unwilling to constrain to pay by way and means of justice; to this 
end all the terms of the courts to observe unto sentence and 
extreme execution thereof; finding himself aggrieved by said sen- 
tence, to take exception thereto and to appeal therefrom and said 
exception and appeal to prosecute to the end ; with power to com- 
pound, agree and arrange, and if need be one or more persons to 
substitute in his place having the like or limited authority ; and 
furthermore all things to do, transact and perform, either in or out 
of court, [455] which may be needful and which may seem to him 
proper; promising at all times to hold valid whatever in the matter 
aforesaid may be done and performed by said attorney, or by his 
substitute, without any opposition, provided that the attorney shall 
be holden a proper return and accounting to make of his said trans- 
actions and receipts. Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in 
N : Netherland, in presence of Phillip Pietersz Schuyler and Jan 
Claesz van Ossaenen, called as witnesses hereto. 

Jan Koster 
Philip Pietersz Schuyler 
Jan Claesz Backer 



-'<4 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Lease of Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick's farm to Claes Theu- 
nissen van Gorinchem 

[456] This day, the 16th of September 1664, Mr Goossen Gei 
ritssz van Schaieck lets and Claes Theunissz van Gorinchem 1 hires, 
with consenfl of the Honorable Director Rensselaer, the lessor's 
plantation lying on the east hank of the North river in the colony 
of Rensselaerswyck, on which the le-see dwells at present, the size 
and condition of which are known to him, on the following 
lilii ins : 

The lessor rents the said farm to thi ei for the term of two 

years having commenced on the first day of May last. 

Furthermore, the lessee has boughl of the lessor the house which 
stands on the said plantation, which is hereby delivered and con- 
him in fee. 

In payment and satisfaction of the rent of said land and the pur- 
chase of said house, the aforenamed ' lae rheunissz promises to 
hundred guilders in beavi 1 glit guilders apiece or in 

heaver'-- value. [The remainder wanting and the whole canceled.] 

Contract of sale of the house mentioned in the foregoing instru- 
ment from Goossen Gerritsen van Schaick to Claes Theu- 
nissen 

This day, the 16th of September 16' * en Gerritssz van 

Schaeick sells and Claes Theunisz buys the house standing upon the 

plantation heret n occupied l>\ him, Goossen Gerritsz, in which 

the buyer now dwell--: for which the Inner promises to pay two 
hundred guilders in heaver's value at eight guilders apiece, to be 
paid within the time of six year-, or in six instalments, each ■■ 
thirty-three guilders and some stivers; the first instalment on the 
first day of May [665; the econd on the first of May t666, and so 
on every year, punctually without suffering oni ea to run into 
the other unpaid. 

1 457 I 1' 's further stipulated that the buyer shall be holden food 
and lod ;ive to a negro, or laboring man. whom the seller is 

keeping there For his service, foi the time of three eai beginning 
on tin 1 of ] ebruary last, and in case of the death of th< 
01 othet occasion, which the seller maj have, the seller may put 

- lu-t laborer in his place .and the buyer shall maintain the same 



same per on as Claes Gei ritsen 

m 1669 sold somi parci rid in thi luirlv A',, 

. Ilhtnty, 1 :.)'ij 63. 1 -licit i- .1 1 itj "ii the v 

wede, in 1 if Si >uth 1 li illand. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 295 

in board and lodging the remaining time as before ; provided the 
negro or laboring man shall be holden twelve days every year to 
work for the buyer. 

Finally the fruit trees in the garden by said house with the fence 
of the garden remain in the ownership of the seller, which he, 
the seller, after the lapse of the said three years may dispose of ; 
likewise in his ownership remains the fence on the land on the 
south side of the land of the buyer as the said fence now stands. 

The said Claes Theunissz has received of said Goossen Gerritsz 
two milch cows on halves as to the increase, according to the usage 
of this colony, and that for the time of three years beginning on the 
1st of May last, for which as an additional rent he is to pay ten 
pounds of butter every year. 

Claes Theunisz has also received three sows, for which he shall 
deliver here every year, for five years, one good hog for slaughter, 
at least a year old, at the end of which [five years] said three sows 
shall be his own. 

All honestly and in good faith, these are subscribed by the parties 
in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

Goosen Gerretsen 
This mark X was made by Claas 
Theunisz, aforenamed 
In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyxe, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Bond of Willem Teller to Jan Claessen Backer 

[458] This day, the 30th of September 1664, Mr Willem Tailler 
acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted to Jan Claessz 
Backer, 1 in the sum of one hundred and thirty-five guilders in 
beavers, for goods to his content received from him ; which said 
sum of one hundred and thirty-five guilders he, Teyller, promises 
to pay to said Jan Claessz, or to the lawful bearer hereof, on or 
before the month of June 1665 next, punctually and without longer 
delay, in good whole beaver skins at eight guilders apiece ; therefor 
binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the 
authority of all courts and judges. Done in B'everwyck, on the 
date above written. 

Willem Teller 



1 Jan Claessen Backer van Oostsanen, free trader at Beverwyck ; see page 
227. 



296 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Jan Claessen Backer to Jacob Schermer- 

hoorn 

[4591 On this day, the 30th of Sep [664, appeared bet re 

me, Dirck van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Jan Claessz Backer, trader here, proposing to 
return to Holland, and declared thai he constituted and appointed 
by these presents Mr Jacob Schermerhooren his special attorney to 
demand, collect and receive from diverse persons, his debtors, pay- 
ment of what they owe him, according to accounts, obligations and 
vouchers placed in the hands of said attorney; as such, acquittance 
to deliver for receipts and in case of refusal die unwilling to o 
strain to pay by legal process and rigor of justice; to this end all 
the term-, of the courts to observe to judgment and extreme execu- 
tion thereof; and furthermore all things to do, execute and perform 
which may be needful and which may seem to him proper; promis- 
ing at all times to hold valid whatever may he done and performed 
in the matter aforesaid b) -aid attorney, without any opposition, 
provided tin' attorney he holden 1 460 1 a proper return to make of 
Ins said transactions and receipts when requested. 

Thus done and executed in Beverwyck in X: Netherland, in 
presence of Gysbert Janssz and Jurriaen Theunissz, called as wit- 
1 1 . hereto. 

J w Claesz Backer 
Jure .Uui Tunsen 
1 bert Yansen 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Power of attorney from Jan Cornelissen van der Heyden to 
Aeltie Jans Wemp, his wife, and Arnout Cornelissen Viele 

On this day, the 30th of September [664, Jan < ornelisz van der 
Heyden (proposing to depart for Holland) declare- that h? con- 
stitutes and appoints b) these presents Aeltie Jan-/ Wemp, his 
wife, and Aernoul Cornell-/ his special attorneys, in his absence all 
hi- affairs and business in this country to perform, direel and 
administer to his besl advantage; all outstanding debts according to 
hi- accounts and vouchers thereof to demand, collect and receive; 
acquittance for the receipts to deliver; the unwilling to constrain to 
pay by legal process and rigor of justice ; to this end all terms of the 
courts to observe unto judgment and extreme execution thereof; 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I ANl) 2, 1660-1696 297 

and his just rights both in suing and defending against all and every 
person to preserve, guard and exercise ; with power also to com- 
promise, [461] arrange and agree; and furthermore all things to do, 
perform and execute, either in or out of court, which may be need- 
ful and which may seem to these attorneys to be proper ; promising 
at all times to hold valid whatever may be done and performed in 
the matter aforesaid by said his attorneys, without any opposition, 
binding himself thereto as by law provided. All in good faith, 
done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, on the date above written. 

Jan Cornelisz : Vander Heyden 
As witnesses : 
Jan Nack 
This mark M was made by Matheus Abrahamsz 

In my presence, 

D. V. Schelluyxe, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Bond of Aert Goossensen van Twiller to Gerrit Hendricksen van 

Rys 

This day, the 9th of October 1664, appeared before me, Dirck 
van Schelluyne, notary public, and before the afternamed witnesses, 
Aert Goossens Van Twieller, dwelling in the said colony [of Rens- 
selaerswyck], and acknowledged that he is well and truly indebted 
to Gerrit Hendricxsz van Reis in the sum of two hundred Carolus 
guilders at 40 groats apiece Holland money, growing out of the 
purchase and delivery of diverse goods to his satisfaction thank- 
fully received ; which said sum of two hundred Carolus guilders 
he, the appearer, [462] by these presents, orders and charges his 
attorney, Mr Peel van Hennekelaer. sheriff of the jurisdiction of 
Nieukerck in Gelderland, to pay to said Gerrit Hendricxsz van 
Reys, or to the lawful bearer hereof, within the time of six weeks 
after he, Van Reys, shall have arrived at Nieukerck, or this shall 
have been shown; and that out of his patrimonial estate and effects, 
whereof the said Mr Hennekelaer has the administration and direc- 
tion, according to power of attorney dated [blank] 1663, executed 
before me, the notary, and certain witnesses ; and in case of failure 
of payment as above (contrary to expectation) he, the appearer, 
promises said sum or the value thereof to pay in this country in 
beavers, on demand ; binding his person and estate, real and per- 
sonal, none excepted, and especially also his patrimonial estate and 



29« I VRLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

effects for the recovery of the sum if need he without expense and 
loss, subjecting himself to the authority of all lord-, courts, tri- 
bunals and judges, and especially of the honorable court of Gelder- 
land. Thus done and executed in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, 
in presence of Mr Arent van Curlar, commissioner of said oniony 
of Rensselaerswyck, and Tieleman van Schelluyne, called as wit- 
3 hereto. 

.SEX 

A. van Curler 
T. I '. Schelluyne 

Bond of Harmen Harmensen van Gansevoort to Gerrit Hendrick- 

sen van Rys 
[463 1 This day, the 10th of ■ 4, Harmen rlarmensz 

van Gan 1 acknowledges that he is well and truly indebted 

tu ( lerrit 1 lendricxsz van Reis in the quantity of eleven good, whole, 
merchantable heaver skins, reckoned at eight guilders apiece, for 
the purchase and delivery of twenty-eight spades by him to his 

content received; which said eleven beavers he, G; 

to pay to said \ an Reis, or to the law nil bearer hereof, on or 
before the month of June \<*^, punctually and without further 
delav : binding his person and estate, nothing excepted, and spei 
ally his farm lying in Catskil together with a stallion and gelding, 
all subject to the authority of all court- anil judge- for tin- tecovery 
of the -aid debt if need he without loss and expense. Done in the 
colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated a- ab 

1 [ERMEN I Ilk Ml \- t . \\-l V0RT 

By me, Cornells Cornelissen van Sterrenuelt 
dder, witness 

In ni\ presence, 

1). V. S< HELLUYNl . Not. Pub. 

166.1 

Bond of Cornells Brantsen van Nieukerck to Gerrit Hendricksen 

van Rys 
1 464 1 This day, the 9th of i Ictobi Cornelis Brantssz van 

Nieukercl acknowledges that he is well and trulj indebted to 
Gerril Hendricxsz van Reis in the sum of twent) five guilders 

Holland monej for g 1> to hi- content received; which -aid sum 

of twenty-five guilders he, Cornelis Brantssz, promises to pay at 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 299 

the latest in the month of May 1665, punctually; and whereas said 
Cornelis Brantssz and Van Reis are proposing to return to Holland 
by the ship Eendracht, therefore, in case of accident (which may 
God prevent) said sum may be recovered without loss or damage 
out of his estate of inheritance or lands called Schephorst, situated 
near Nieukerck aforesaid in Gelderland ; binding hereto his person 
and estate, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all courts 
and judges, and especially of the honorable court of Gelderland. 
Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, on the date above written. 

Cornelis Brantsen 
As witnesses : 
R. V. Renseler 
G: Swartt 

D. V. Schelluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Agreement between Andries de Vos and the orphan masters of 
Beverwyck regarding the settlement of the estate of the late 
Arent Andriessen Bratt (incomplete) 

1 465] On this day, the 10th of October 1G64, Andries de Vos, 
father of Catalina Andriesz, widow of the late Arent Andriessz, 
of the first part, and (the honorable orphan masters Jan Verbeeck 
and Evert Wendel, orphan masters of the village of Beverwyck, 
now called Albany), 1 of the second part, declared and acknowledged 
that they had fully adjusted, settled and squared accounts with each 
other respecting the paternal estate and inheritance of the six sur- 
viving children procreated by the aforesaid Arent Andriessz and 
Catalina Andriessz namely, Jeffie, Adriaentie, Andries, Dirck, 
Samuel and Cornelia Andriessz, and that in the presence of Hen- 
drick Jochemsz, empowered hereto by the aforesaid wido.w, in man- 
ner following: 

The honorable orphan masters hereby acknowledge that the said 
Andries de Vos has made a proper accounting and final settlement 
of the paternal estate of the aforesaid children, wherefore they, in 
their official capacity, release him from all further claims, with 
this condition that the aforesaid six children, after the death of 
said Andries de Vos. out of the most available property left by him, 
shall obtain and receive the sum of one hundred guilders in beavers 
or beaver's value, each to have an equal portion thereof, for which 



1 The words in parentheses are crossed out ami replaced T > \ the name 
Hendrick Tochemsz. See next document. 



300 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

he, Andries de Vos, hereby binds and obligates himself . . . [not 
finished ami canceled in the record]. 

Agreement between Andries de Vos and Hendrick Jochemsen, 
as attorney for the widow of Arent Andriessen Bratt, regard- 
ing the settlement of the latter's estate 

1 466 ] On this day, the tith of October [664, Andries de Vos, of 
the first part, and Hendrick Jochemsz, as attorney for Catalina 
Andriesz (daughter of said De Vos), widow of the late Arent 
Andriessz, of the second part, acknowledged thai they had con- 
tracted and agreed with each other about what hitherto has been 
outstanding between him, De Vos, and the aforesaid \rcnt 
Andriessz, deceased, in respeel to the use of the sawmill at Wapanic- 
asick, which they have had in company or partnership, in manner 
following: 

All account-, debts and claims which they have against each other 
en that account arc hereby canceled and annulled, so that neither 
partner has any further claim upon the other: on this express > 
dition, however, that the children of said Catalina Andriesz (pro- 
created by said Arent Andriesz), after the death of said Midi 1 
de Vos, out of the first and most available property left behind, 
shall receive the sum of one hundred guilders in beavers or beaver's 
value, for which he. De Vos, hinds and obligates himself; wherewith 
1 Lrties hereto mutuall) are agreed and c intent, the one making 
no further claim upon the other, and they therefore in manner above 
mutually release each other. \11 in good faith done in 1 467 I Be 1 1 1 
wyck, now named Albany, dated a- above, in presence of Mr Jan 
Verbeeck and Evert Wendel, as witnesses. 

Andryes 01 
1 [endrick Jochemsz 
As witnesses : 

Jan Verbeeck 
Evert Wendel 

Tn my pi e ence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, \'"l. Pub. 

166} 

Bond of Maria Dyckman to Gerrit Hendricksen van Rys 

This day. the ' th of Octobei [664, Maria Dyckman acknowl- 

■ <\ that -Ik w a- well and truly indebted to Gerril Hendricxsz 

van Keys iii the sum "f sixteen beavers at eight guilders each, for 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 3OI 

the purchase and delivery of a hogshead of French wine by her to 
her content received, which said sum of sixteen beavers she, Maria 
Dyckman, promises to pay without expense and loss in the month 
of June A°. 1665, punctually and without longer delay. And 
whereas she declares hereby that on his return to Holland in 1656 
she gave and delivered to Mr Johannes van Twiller, now dwelling 
at Xieuwkerck in Gelderland nine beavers to purchase some goods 
for her and send them over here, which he has not as yet done ; 
therefore by these presents she desires said Van Twiller to pay 
said nine beavers, or the proceeds thereof to said Van Reis, or to 
the lawful bearer hereof, in part payment of this obligation ; and 
in case he, [468] Van Twiller. ( contrary to expectation) fails to 
pav said nine beavers, then shall this obligation remain in full force : 
she promising honorably to satisfy the same in the month of June A". 
1665, as above, therefor binding her person and estate, nothing 
excepted, subjecting the same to the authority of all courts and 
judges. 

Done in Beverwyck, now called Albany, dated as above. 

Maria Dvckmans 
Cornells Brantsen 
Matthys Steenbergh 
As witnesses 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1664 

Bond of Cornelis Brantsen van Nieukerck to Gerrit Hendricksen 
van Rys as security for the debt of Pieter Bruynsen 
Cornelis Brantssz hereby undertakes and promises to pay. as his 
own private debt to Gerrit Hendericxsz van Revs 1 with whom by 
God's help he is about to return to Holland), or to the bearer hereof, 
on account of Pieter Bruynssz van Bohemen (now also sailing for 
Holland), the sum of thirty-four guilders Holland money, to be 
paid in Holland or at Nieukerck in Gelderland on sight, the just 
value whereof he, Pieter Bruynsz, has received from him. Van 
Reis, here; for which Cornelis Brantsz binds his person and estate, 
nothing excepted, and especially his estate [469] of inheritance in 
the lands called Schephorst. lying near Nieukerck in Gelderland 
aforesaid : he, Pieter Bruynssz, promising for this act of friendship 
done hereby at all times when required to indemnify him and to 



302 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

save and keep him harmless. Done in the colony of Rensselaers- 
wyck on the i th of October 1664. 

This mark X was made by Pieter 
. nsz vax Bremen, 1 aforesaid 

■ 1: VNTSEN 

In my presence, 

D. V. Si helluyne, Not. Pub. 
1664 

Bond of Anthony Jansen to Gerrit Hendricksen van Rys 
This day, tin ober [664, Anthony Janssz, court mes- 

senger of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, acknowledged that he 
was well and truly indebted to Gerrit Hendricxsz van Reis in the 
stun i>f four hundred and thirty guilders in good, strung seawan 
for the purchase of two hogsheads of French wine to his content 
received, which sum of four hundred anil thirty guilders he, 
Anthonj Janssz, promises to pay to said Van Reis or to the law- 
ful hearer hereof at the Iatesl in the month of May A . 1665, 
punctually and without longer delay, therefor binding his per- 
son and estate, nothing • epted, subject to the authority of all 
courts and judgi 

Done in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

\\ rHONY Jansz 
Cornells Brantsen 
Pieter Yacopsen Borsboom 

Witnesses 

In my presence, 

D. V. SciIELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 

1664 
[In the margin is written:] The con- 
tents of this obligation are satisfied; 
as appears by the annexed, and it is 
therefore crossed out here. This 
day, the 23 Sept. 1667. 
3 Oct. 



1 Thus in the original, though the Dutch Records of Kingston, revised 

tic. 11 by S.iinue] Oppenheim, p. 65, has "Pieter Bruynsen van 

n " as in the tc \t. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 303 

Bond of Juriaen Teunissen to Richard van Rensselaer 
[470] This day, the — th of October 1664, Jurriaen Theunissz, 

innkeeper in Beverwyck, now called Albany, acknowledged that he 
was well and truly indebted to Mr Rychard van Rensselaer in the 
sum of forty good whole merchantable beavers reckoned at eight 
guilders apiece, for the purchase and delivery of two aams of 
brandy by him to his content received; which said sum of forty 
good whole merchantable beavers he, Jurriaen Theunissz, hereby 
promises to pay to said Mr Van Rensselaer or to the lawful bearer 
hereof at the latest in the month of June A . 1665, punctually and 
without further delay, therefor binding his person and estate, per- 
sonal and real, nothing excepted, subject to the authority of all 
courts and judges. Done in Albany on the date above written. 

JUREYAN TUXSEN 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYXE, Not. Pub. 

1664 
This obligation is satisfied as appears by the books of Juriaen 
Theunisz. 

Declaration of Pieter Jacobsen Borsboom (incomplete) 
[471] This day, the -^th of October 1664, Pieter Jacobsz van 

Borsboom, son of the late Jacob Pietersz Borsboom, born at Cat- 
wyck op Rijn 1 in Holland, dwelling at Schanechtede or de groote 
vhckte, 2 declared . . . [The remainder wanting]. 

Power of attorney from Gerrit Hendricksen van Rys to Arent 

van Curler 

This dav the — th of "October 1664, Gerrit Hendericksz van Reys, 
■" 20 

being about to depart for Holland, declares that he constitutes and 

appoints hereby Mr Arent van Curler his special attorney in his 

absence to demand, collect and receive from divers persons, his 

debtors, payment for what they owe him according to obligations, 

accounts and proofs thereof listed below; as such acquittance to 

1 Katwijk on the Rhine, or Karwijk-Binnen, a village about 5 miles north 
west of Leiden. 

2 The Great Flat, west of Schenectady; see History of the Schenectady 
Patent, p. 59, 65-66, 91-93. 



3°4 



EARLY RECORDS OK ALBANY 



e for receipts, the delinquent I nstrain to pay by Legal pro- 
Lings and rigor of justice, to which end all terms of the courts 
to obs. sentence and extreme execution thereof, including 

ts, damages and interest thereon: with power one or mon 
sons having the same or limited authority in his place to substitute; 
and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform which may 
he needful and which may seem to the attorney proper; promising 
at all limes to hold valid whatever ma) be done and performed in 
the matter aforesaid by the said attorney, without any opposition, 
provided the attorney be holden a proper return to make of his said 
transactions and receipts when required. Done in the colony of 
Rensselaerswyck, dated as above. 

( ,1 WRIT VAX RYS 

In my presence, 

D. V. SCHELLUYNE, Not. Pub. 
1664 

[472 1 List of debts winch Mr Arent van Curlar is to collect and 
receive for C.errit Hcndricxsx van Reis according to the above- 
written power of attorney 
Of Lambert van Valckenburch, for shoes delivered, in 

. 20 el. 

beavers 

Of Cornelis Dircxsz Vos, ' _■ beaver 4 

Jan Verbeeck, in seawan 3 gl 

Pieter Quackebos, 1 i beavei - '-' „ 

Cornelis Hoogel m, 1 heaver 

Marten bierkaker's 1 wife, in seawan 27 gl 

Madam Ihckman. according to obligation dated — 0ct 

1 >8 
[664, [6 1" avers „ 

1 Una, the widow of Arent dc Noorman, 2 in beavers. . 30 
in seawan gl. 1-10 ,. 

Akes Cornelisz, 3 in beavers 

in seawan gl. 5 

Cobus de looper, 4 in seaw an 14 

tf OU ng Po( titie, b] ttlement of a< counts, in beavers. , 12 

Jochem Ketlehem, er 4 

,.,,, Hendricl, 1 1 ron, Hamelwaerd « am . elw °! 

burs on the Elbe, Hanover S,e Van Rensselaer Bower Mss, 1-. 821. 
Bratt. 
:, x , an Slyck. 

* Jai obu Ti uni en di I ooper. ;?„.,„•.,. if [t n 

elissen van \ ""•''• Bowet - 1 '"' r ' 

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NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 305 

Pieter Adriaensz gemackelick, 1 in beavers 4 gl- 
and in seawan gl. 2-10 

Barent Albertsz, 2 1^2 beavers 12 

Harmen van Gansevoort, in seawan gl. 14 

also per obligation eleven beavers 88 

Poulus, the servant of Jan Eps, 3 in seawan gl. 15 

Pieter dc steenbacker* 3 beavers 24 

Theunis de bierdrager, in seawan gl. 6 

Geertie Bouts, l / 2 beaver 4 

Steven Jansz, in seawan gl. 28 

Jan Machielssz, ^ beaver 4 

Anthony Jansz, per obligation in seawan gl. 430 

Marcelis Jansz, per account, in seawan gl. 300 

Pieter Meusz, 3JX beavers 28 

Willem Brouwer, 2j4 beavers 20 

Gerrit van Rys 

[473] Mr Arent van Curlar: Please pay for me, Bartholomeus 
Hoogeboom, to Gerrit Hendricxsz van Revs, or his order, the quan- 
tity of eight muddcn of wheat, which shall serve as a payment to 
me or be credited to your account with thanks. Kindly do me this 

favor. Done in the colony of Rensselaerswvck. the — th of October 

23 

1664. I say eight muddcn or thirty-two skipples of wheat. 

Batholomeus Hoogeboom 

I, the undersigned, accept the above order. Done as above. 

A: vax Curler 

Power of attorney from Pieter Symonsen van Oostsanen to Jacob 

Schermerhoorn 

[474] This day, the i^th of October 1664, Pieter Symonssz van 

Osaenen, trader here, declared that he hereby constituted and 
appointed Jacob Schermerhoorn, who accepts this power, his special 
attorney to demand, collect and receive from diverse persons, his 
debtors, what they owe the subscriber, according to obligations, 



1 Pieter Adriaensen van YVoggelum. 

2 Barent Albertsen Bratt. 

3 Jan van Eps, one of the persons killed in the massache at Schenectady of 
1690. The servant referred to may be Paulus Jansen, who in l66q received 
a patent for \ l /i morsrens of land at Schenectady. 

4 Pieter Jacobson Borsboom, the brick maker. 



, 6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

accounts and vouchers placed in the hands of the attorney; as 
such for receipts acquittance to give; the unwilling debtors as well 
in Albanv as in the colony of Rensselaerswyok and elsewhere dwell- 
ing by way and means of justice to constrain to pay: to which end 
all legal steps to observe unto judgment and extreme execution 
thereof; and furthermore all things to do, transact and perform 
which may be needful and which may seem to him proper; prom- 
ising at all times to hold valid whatever dial! be done and performed 
in the matter aforesaid by said attorney, without any opposition, 
provided the attorney shall be holden a proper return to make of his 
said transactions and receipts when requ 
Done in Albam dated a- ab 

pleter symonz van ooztsaen 

Jacob Jansen Schermerh 

In my preseni e, 

1). V. Si III I M SfNE, 

Secretary of the colony of R: zvyck 
1664 

Lease of lot no. 3 in the new village at the Esopus from Goossen 
Gerritsen van Schaick to Pieter Hillebrantsen and Harmen 
Lievens 

| 475 | On this day the -Mh of November 1664, Goossen Ger- 

ritssz van Schaeick acknowledged that he had let and Pieter Hel- 
brantssz 5 and Hermen Libes, s husbandmen in the Eospus, that 
they had hired of him the lessor's lot of land no. 3. lying in the 
newly laid out village 3 in the Esopus, to the lessees known, tor the 
term of six consecutive years commencing on the tst oi May 
n,i,;, on the following conditions: 

The lessees -hall be holden at their expense to inclose or Fence 
in the half of the lot of the lessor where the hamlet is to be, 
which hall lot the lessor keep- for his accommodation. I'he;, 
also at the.r expense to build a proper dwelling house, ban. and 
rick, which with the other structures 1 at the opium 01 the lessor 
at the tune 1 shall be taken over b> the lessor at the end oi die 
lea-eat a valuation b\ impartial persons called for that purp 

, "ih, n„„ «**« 

1 P '""" "'""" '? chan K. ed . t0 llu '"' . ,,„,.,,.. 

g to the seltlemenl which afterwards became known as Hurie\. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 3O7 

The lessor promises to deliver to the lessees at the beginning of 
the lease four draft horses (to be agreed upon by the parties at 
the delivery) ; also four cows, the increase of which at the end of 
six years shall be divided and a half thereof be received by each ; 
but in addition the full number of said cattle must then be delivered 
up again to the lessor; [476] the lessees have already received a 
wagon and plow and their belongings and the harness for four 
horses, which at the end of the lease shall be delivered up again 
in good condition; the lessor shall also deliver the iron teeth for a 
harrow and a plowshare and colter on the above conditions. 

The lessees receive the land fallow and shall deliver up the 
same in the same condition at the end of the lease, remaining 
holden to send back the horses and cattle then, but the lessor may 
use said horses to put the land in seed in the autumn preceding the 
termination of the lease. •' For the rent and use of which said 
allotment of land and lot the lessee shall pay nothing the first year ; 
the second year two hundred guilders in wheat at beaver's price ; 
the third year three hundred guilders in wheat ; and the following 
three years four hundred guilders a year, also in wheat or other 
grain at beaver's price as before, to be delivered each year at the 
expense of the lessee at the Rondityt or at the kill there. 

All charges and expenses which may fall upon said village dur- 
ing this lease, assessable on said parcel of leased land, shall be a 
charge upon the lessees. 

For the execution and performance of these presents the parties 
hereto mutually bind their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to the authority of all courts and judges. Done 
in Albany, dated as above. 

Goosex Gerretsen 

This mark X was made by Pieter 

Helbraxtsz, aforenamed 
Harmex Lievens 



Jacob Schermerhooren 
Gerrit Rcxersen 



D. V. Schelluyne, Secretary 



Indenture of service of Symon Claessen Turck to Jacob Jansen 

Flodder 

[477] This day. the - 1664, Jacob lanssz Flodder 

L-w/j .. ^ December • J 

acknowledged that he had hired Symon Claesz Turck, who also 
acknowledged that he had bound himself to serve said Flodder 



pS EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

in all faithfulness and diligence, especially in building and what- 

else he may be able to do, except farming and the cutting 

of logs to be sawn in the sawmill, but including the sawing itself, 

, r , 28 Novel 

for the term of one year commencing on .Monday 

next; in consideration of which service the said Flodder, besides 
. onable hoard and lodging, promises to pay to him, Turck, the 
quantit) of seventy five Leavers reckoned at eight guilders apiece, 
or else seawan reckoned at twenty guilders the beaver, or other 
wares and merchandise at beavers' price at the choice of said 
Flodder; and in case said Symon Turck becomes wilfully negligent 
in said service, so much shall be deducted and retained from his 
stipulated wages (computed or estimated according to what each 
day amount- to) as the lost days may erne to. For the perform- 
ance and execution of what is hereinbefore written the parties 
on both side . each .1- far as he is concerned, bind their respective 
persons and nothing excepted, subject to all courts and 

judges. I '"lie in the colon) of Rensselaerswyck, dated a- above. 

I \< or, Janse Flo R 

SYMEN ( I.A-I \ Ti RCK 

In my presence, 

D. V. S( BELLUYNE, Secretary 
1664 

Agreement between Jurriaen Jansen Groenwout and Petrus 
Bogardus regarding the settlement of the estate of the late 
Maritie Thomas Mingael 

I484I 1 Appeared before me, Adriaen van [lfpendam], notary 
public (appointed by the [honorable] n ates of Albany, colon) 

of Rensselaerswyck and Schanechtade, with the approval of the 
Right Honorable Frangoys Lovelace, on the part of His Re 
Highness .lame-, duke of York, governor general of all his terri 
tories in America), and before the afternamed witnesses, Jurri; 
fans Groenewout, widower of the late Maritie Thomas Mingael, 
the first part, and Petrus Bogardus, husband of the daughter 
of said Maritie rhomas, named Weyntie < ornelis 1 winch daughter 
Maritie Thomas had procreated by her former husband, (ornelis 

178 81 are missing ; p ige r ' ■ 
val fan J en Oothoul which 1- printed in it pn pi 1 P 

,l„ 1 ornelis Hcndricksen van Nes and his wif< on pa 

tin- volume, and page 483 1- blank. Wiih the ■ ■ ■ ional leai 

which hi ■ wrong placi 

sists of notarial minutes of Adriaen lansen van tlpendam. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 309 

Theunisz Bosch 1 ), of the second part, and in love and friendship 
contracted and agreed with each other in manner following, viz: 
Jurriaen Jansz Groenwout acknowledges that he has accepted and 
received, as by these presents he does accept and receive, the whole 
estate of said Maeritie Thomas, as well personal as real, nothing 
excepted, together with all the debts and claims which have been 
presented against said estate up to this date, but if (contrary to 
hope 1 any other debts shall be presented against the estate after 
this date, Jurriaen Jansz and Petrus Bogardus shall be holden to 
pay the same together. Therefore, Jurriaen Jansz releases said 
Petrus Bogardus from all the debts on condition as above and 
promises to pay the same, binding thereto his person and [485] 
estate, personal and real, present and to come, subject to the 
authority of all courts and judges; and moreover Jurriaen Jansz 
promises within the time of three days to deliver to said Petrus 
Bogardus all the clothing of his aforenamed deceased wife except 
a colored silk skirt trimmed at the bottom with four rows of gold 
braid, which he keeps for himself. 

Pieter Bogardus acknowledges that on the beforementioned con- 
ditions he hereby wholly renounces and relinquishes the aforesaid 
estate and conveys the same to said Jurriaen Janse absolutely. 

The abovt-written conditions said Jurriaen Jansz and Petrus 
Bogardus promise wholly to observe without any opposition or 
complaint, binding thereto their respective persons and estates, 
nothing excepted, and in confirmation thereof they have with their 
own hands subscribed these in presence of Air Jan Verbeeck, Mr 
Ryckert van Renselaer, Stofrel Jansz Abeel and Jan Heyndricksz 
Bruyn, as witnesses hereto, without craft or guile, in Albany this 
sixteenth day of August one thousand six hundred and sixty- 
nine. 

This is the mark X of Jurriaen 
Jansz Groenwout, made by him- 
self 
Pieter Bogardus 
Jan Verbeeck Wyntie Cornelis Bos 

R. v. Rensselaer 
StoffelJan A[b]eel 
Jan Henderck Bruyns 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Notary Public 



1 The same as Cornelis Teunissen Bos, or van Westbroe,ck; see Van 
Rensselaer Bonier Mss, p. 181, 814; Early Records of Albany. 1:408. 



3i o 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANV 



Auction sale of the brewhouse, brew kettle and vat of Cornelis 
Cornelissen van Voorhout 
(487 |' Conditions and terms whereupon the sheriff, by wa) of 
execution, by virtue of a judgment of the 31SI of January 1664 
rendered by the honorable court of the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
in favoi oi Jan Labatie against < ornelis Cornelisz van Voorhout 
for the sum of fl. 425 in beavers or beavers' value (less payments), 
proposes to sell at public sale to the highest bidder a brewhouse, 
in length and breadth as it stands on the farm of the said Voor- 
hout, together with a brew kettle, holding five quarter casks or 
tuns, and a brew vat, everything as since the advertisement 
of the -ale 1: has been open to public inspection and he. Voorhout, 
ha- pointed i1 oul to the sheriff fur the recovery of the balance due 
according to the notices served thereof. 

The buyer or bidder shall at his own expense have the -aid 
brewhouse taken down and removed to whatever place he pleases. 

The aforesaid brew kettle and vat the buyer ma) take posse 
of at once, the same to be delivered to him free and unincumbered, 
without any lien, claim or demand thereon. 

Mir paymenl must be made in beavers or beavers' value, all at 
once, on the first of June next, punctually. 

I!,,- buyer -hall be holden to furnish two sufficient sureties, who 
shall be jointly and severally bound in soi ipals for the 

payment of the purchase and to U86] that end renounce 

! ...,,,,. the e :i eption ordinis, divisionis et excussionis, that is to 
the sureties shall not avail themselves of the plea that all 
remedies against the principal must first be exhausted or th; 1 
:d pa) no more than his share, but each, whether buyer or 
rety, shall be n lie whole and his property Habit 

summary execution for the sa 

If the buyer can furnish no such sureties as above stated, the 
property is to be offered for sale and sold a1 his charge and 

expense; if it brings less, he must make up the difference; if m 
he is to reap no profit therefrom. 

on fees to be paid as ab< ime a charge upon the 

bn 

er running the bids first up and then down, the brewhouse 
one was -truck off to Henderick Gerritsz, the highest bidder 



1 Tin nt i- in the handwriting of I ' 1 

1 ;, now missil 

: i. turned 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 3II 

and purchaser, for the sum of two hundred and two guilders, 
according to the above-written conditions. 

On the above-written conditions Jacob Joosten remained the 
highest bidder and purchaser of the brew kettle and vat for the 
sum of seventy-eight guilders, for which Stoffel Janssen and Jan 

Labatie become sureties, this A". 1667, 1 in Albany 

25 March J 

Jacop Joosten 
Jan Labatie 
Stoffel Jansz Aeeel 

[In the margin are written the following memoranda:] 
Henderick Gerritsz fl. 32: — 

Bids for the kettle and vat: Labatie fl. 48: — Ab r . Staets fl. 50:— 
Dan 1 . Rinckhout fl. 60 : — Jan Labatie fl. 70 : — Jacob Joosten 
remained the highest bidder for the kettle and vat for the sum of 
fl. 78. The tavern expenses at this sale at Anthony Jansen's 
amounted to the sum of fl. 19:6: — 

Contract of sale of part of a lot from Storm van der Zee to Cor- 

nelis van Dyck 

[488] This day, the iSth of February 167^, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany), 
and before the hereinafter named witnesses, Storm van der Zee, 
of the first part, and Surgeon Cornells van Dyck, of the second 
part, who hereby acknowledge that in all love anld friendship 
they have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit : 

Storm van der Zee acknowledges that he has sold and Surgeon 
Cornells van Dyck that he has bought a certain part of the said 
seller's lot lying here in New Albany between the lot of the buyer 
and that of the seller, in breadth twenty-four feet Rhineland meas- 
ure and in length southward from the kill 2 to within seven or nine 
feet of the fence of the seller, as far as the right of Harmen Rut- 
gers extends in length, which said Harmen Rutgers also bought 
of the said seller; and the seller now delivers the said lot to the 
buyer. For which the buyer promises to pay the seller the sum 
of fourteen good, whole beaver skins, or the value thereof in good 
strung seawan, or good winter wheat, as the market shall then 
be, the same to be paid within the space of one year from this 



1 Apparently a mistake for ?5Febmary, Ao lg6 

7 March 

2 The Rutten kill. 



312 MARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

dale, and so soon as the payment shall be made the seller promises 
to deliver to the buyer a good, valid, binding deed of conveyance, 
saving and excepting the lord's rights. For the performance of 
these, said contracting parties bind their persons and estates, 
nothir ited, subject to all lords, court-, tribunals and judges. 

In witness whereof the) have subscribed these with their own 
hand- in New Ubany, dated the [8th of February [677. 

S i' «M van in r Zee 

( lORNELIS VAN DYCK 

A- witnesses : 

./ ihannes Provoost 
Hans Dreper 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 



Power of attorney from Reynier Pietersen to Walran du Mont 

I489 blank; 490I Appeared before me, Willem Bogardus, notary 
public, appointed by the Right Honorable Francois Lovelace, on 
behalf of his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, deputed goA 
ernor general in all his territories in America, and before the after- 
ed witnesses, Reyntje Pietersen, who declared that he had con- 
stituted and appointed, as he does b) these presents, Mr Walran 
du Mon[t], inhabitant of the village of Wiltwyck in the Esopus, 
his special attorney in his name and behalf during his absence to 
nit the principal'- person; to look after and take care of all 
his trading, business and affairs, whatever they now are or here- 
after may be; also to demand, collect and receive all his, the 
principal's outstanding debts, claims and credits that are duly 
owing to him from divers persons residing in -aid village and else- 
where according to present or future vouchers; for receipt- acquit- 
tance to give and if needful to release from future demand-; also 
in case of refusal of payment or delay against the delinquent 
debtors to proceed and to prosecute them before the court- and 
competenl benches of justice; all legal -tep- to observe until final 
termination of the matter and royal execution inclusive; [ 491 ] 
with power al-o one or more persons to substitute in his 
and furthermore all things to do herein which the principal him- 
being presenl might or could do; promising to hold and to 
cause to be held valid whatever shall be done in the matter by the 
attorney or his substitute, | the principal] binding himself thereto 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 313 

as by law provided, on condition that the attorney under like 
obligation be holden a proper return and accounting to make of his 
payments and receipts. In good faith subscribed in X. York on 
the 23d of October 1668. 

This is R P the mark of Reyntje 
Pieters, made by himself 
Signed in our presence: 
Symon Romeyn 
To mines Danes 1 

Acknowledged before me, 

W. Bogardus, Not. Pub. 

The grain to be received in virtue of the above power of attorney 
please send to Air Cornelis Steenwyck. 2 

Lease of a house at Schenectady from Bent Bagge to Jan Rinck- 

hout 
[494] 3 Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, appointed 
notary public by the honorable magistrates of Albany, Renselaers- 
wyck and Schanechta[de] with the approval of the Right Honor- 
able Francoys Lovelace on behalf of his Royal Highness James. 
Duke of York, governor general over all his territories in America, 
and before the afternamed witnesses, Bent Bagghe, of the first 
part, and Jan Rinckhout, of the second part, and have agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to wit: Bent Baggh[e] ack- 
nowledges that he has leased and Jan Rinckhout that he has hired 
a certain house and barn and all the land that the lessor has sown 
on the south side of the house at Schanechtade, at present 
sown with eight skipples of oats and a half skipple of maize, 
for the time of one year beginning from this date ; and the 
lessor likewise leaves there a cow. and calf and eight hogs, old and 
young, of the increase from which cow and hogs the lessor and 
lessee shall each receive the half, and at the end of this lease 
the lessor [lessee] is holden to deliver up again the same quantity 
of land sown with similar seed and to return the cow or value 
thereof, [495] and said eight hogs (or so much as they are now 



1 Probably intended for Tamme Douwes, a Frisian name. 

2 As shown by its execution at New York, the above power of attorney 
does not belong to the Albany records. It is written on a double sheet of 
paper which shows signs of wear through the center, as if for a long time 
it had been kept in a folded condition. The second leaf, which constitutes 
pages 402 and 403, is blank. 

3 In the margin is written with a later hand: "Transports by Elpendam 
beginning 12 th July 1669 ending 15 Sep 1 1676." 



314 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

worth on appraisal I to the owner with half of the increase of the 
same, and the calf, all at the risk of the owner; for which the 
lessee promises t<> the end of this lease") nine good, whole, 

mi rchantable bea\ er skin 

The contracting parlies mutually promise to perform what is 
hereinbefore written and hind thereto their respective persons and 
estates, nothing- excepted, under submission as provided by law, 
and in confirmation hereof they have with Aernout Cornelisz Vyle 
and I laes Tysz as witnesses subscribed these with their own hands 
in Albany, this I2th of July r66o. 

This is the mark + of Bent Bagge, 

set by himself 
I w Ryghaut 



As witnesses : 

Arnout Cor: I 'iele 
( lacs Thyssen 



i attestor 
Abriaen vax Ilpendam, Xot. Pub. 



Deposition of Jacob Thyssen van der Heyden 
| 498 1 ' This day, the 22d day of June 1670, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 
before the hereinafter named witnesses, Jacob Tysz van der Hey- 
aged about 53 year- 1 being a burgher and citizen of this afore- 
said place of Albany 1, who acknowledged, attested, declared and 
affirmed, as he hereb) doc- attest, declare and affirm at the request 
of Jai Rood! thai it is true and truthful that next 

harvest time it will be about 1 . yeai ago that he bought a hog 
with white bristles of Elderl Gerbertsz Cruyff for the sum of two 
whole beavers, to be charged to the account of the said Jan 1 01 
. and that this is the honest truth, being read) 1 when 
requested) to confirm the same by a solemn oath, and in presence 
of llarmen Bastiaensz and Jacob van Laer, as witnesses hereto, 

this with his own hand (without fraud or d< 
in Albany, dated a above. 

I \i OB TH1 -I \ \ AM1KR 1 [EYDEN 

Harmen Bastiaens 
Jacob Gerretsz van Laei 

Quod attestor 
Adri m \ \ nx h pi ndam, Notary Public 



1 P.i utains a bond ••< XuLinst 1-, 1060, which is printed in its 

proper i the beginning "f the volume. Page 407 is blank. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 315 

Deposition of certain Catskill Indians as to what took place at 
the house of Jan Hendricksen Bruyn 

[499 blank; 500] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public residing in New Albany, two Katskill Indians and a 
squaw, who on this 23d day of June 1670 said that last Sunday 
evening they came to the house of Jan Heyndricksz Bruyn and that 
said Jan Heyndricksz said to them at the time that they must go 
out again and come there again in the morning, which they did and 
went to the shore and there slept that night under some boards 
set up against a fence, and in the morning early at daybreak enter- 
ing through the gate again, came to the old house of Jan Hen- 
drickse and said to the negro that they were hungry and wanted 
to cook, and as Jan Hendrickse had not yet arisen, an Indian laid 
himself down to sleep, and there also came a Maqua Indian and 
squaw with a child, which squaw also laid herself down to sleep 
beside him. All of which has been interpreted as the truth to me, 
the notary, in presence of the aforesaid Indians, by Joris Chris- 
toffelsz, who questioned the Indians in regard thereto and who 
with them has also subscribed this with his own hand, in Albany, 
this 23d of June 1670. 

This mark X was made by an Indian 

called Mamanichtack 
This mark + was made by an Indian 

called Teffeniciiki 
This mark X was made by an Indian 
squaw called Memechtiemac it 
Joris Christ off eh 

Quod attestor 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, Notary Public 

Depositions of Jan Andriessen Kuyper and Catalyntje Barents 
regarding abusive language used by Ludovicus Cobes 
[501 blank; 502] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam. 
notary public residing in New Albany, on this 27th day of June 
1670, Jan Andriesz Kuyper, aged about 30 years, and Catalyntie 
Barents, wife of Paulus Maertensz' van Benthuysen, aged about 
32 years, who severally acknowledge that they had attested, 
declared and affirmed, without the persuasion, inducement or 
fraud, of any person, but for the sake of justice, as by these 
presents they do attest, declare and affirm (at the request of 
Wynant Gerritsz) in manner following, to wit: Jan Andriesz ack- 



316 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

nowledges that on the -'4th of June in the evening he heard Ludo 
vicus Cobes call out aloud in the street: " I shall have the fool 
hung as the mill is done." Thereupon I, the undersigned Jan 
Andriesz, went to bed, partly because 1 was sleep} and because 
1 did not want to listen to another man's abusive language. 
1 atalyntie Barents testifies that on the date aforesaid, the 24th 
June, she heard Ludovicus ' oobes call aloud in the street: 
" Ynu devilish tool, you are lying abed and hear this perfectly 
well: come out and clear yourself; you owe me at least a hundred 
daelders 1 and now you are sponging on some one else." [503] 
And the wife of Wynant Gerritsz going out and being near the 
door of Jacob Abramsz, Ludovicus aforenamed came there and 
I: "You moer Melchers, 2 you big slut with your fat legs," 
and many other abusive words, "do you want any thing written 
down, I must he present thereat " ; whereupon said wife of Wynant 
aforenamed went into the house of Jacob Abramsz Kuyper. In 
witness of the truth of the foregoing, the aforesaid deponents 1 each 
for himself) are read) when requested to confirm the same by 
solemn oath, and without fraud or deceit they have signed this 
with their own hands in Albany, this 27th of June 1G70. 

Jan Andrii s 

This is the mark I" of Catalyntie 
Barents, set with her own hand 
Quod attestor 
\nKi\i\ van [lpendam, Notary Public 

Deposition of Maritie Pieters, wife of Hans Dreper, as to 
abusive language used by Ludovicus Cobes 
[ 504 1 On this day, the 4th of July 1670, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Xew Albany, 
Marytie Pieters, aged about 50 years, wife of Hans Dreeper, who 
acknowledged that she had attested, declared, and affirmed, as by 
these present^ she does without the inducement, fraud or persua- 
sion of any person, but for the sake of justice, at the request of 
Wynant Gerritsz, in manner following, to wit: < In the evening of 
June 24th she heard Ludovicus (oobes cry aloud 011 the street, 



1 Oiu i 1 j guild 

1- i, ; Melgers, the wife of Wynant Gerritsen van dcr 

Poel, v. ears had been alio midwife, at 

Albany, in which employment she was contiri n >r Love! 
May 27, 1070; see lii-- ordi my, 1 [6, Moer, .1 conti 

of mocder, hat vulgai m which at that tii 
com; iplied tn midwivi 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 317 

" You devilish fool, you false devil, you are not so fast asleep, 
come out from there and clear yourself; and you moer Melchels 
with your license, you big slut with yum- fat legs, Ghy suit indc 
Craem koomeu ran ecu grooten stront daer sal Kackedorus Vroet 
Moer af weesen " ; and many more improper words. That the 
foregoing is the truth, said deponent is ready when requested to 
confirm by solemn oath and she has subscribed the same with her 
own hand in Albany, dated as above. 

This mark -\- was made by Marytie 
Pjeters herself 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Notary Public 

Account of money due to Reyndert Pietersen 
[505 blank; 506] Reyndert Pietersz says there is clue to him 
from the following persons, to wit ; 

[5?] July 1670 from Celitie, wife of Andries Joachimsz 

6 ells of serge @ fl. 9 the ell, in sea-wan fl. 54- 

4 ells of serge @ fl. 9 the ell, seawan 36 

2^2 ells ditto serge, seawan 22-10 

4 skeins of silk, seawan 1-12 

to seawan lent 18- 

to seawan 14- 

to rope, seawan 14- 

a long gutter, seawan 34- 

a black hat, beavers 10- 

a pair of Spanish leather shoes, beavers 6— 

2300 bricks @ fl. 14 the thousand with the freight, 

beavers 3 2_ 4 

Andries Joachimsz's fare twice up and down [the river], 

beavers 16- 

paid for Andries to Marcellus Jansz, in seawan 18-10 

paid for him to Af other Dyckmans, in seawan 12- 

lent to him, in seawan 13- 

paid for him to Jan Meyndertsz, in seawan 9- 

a roll of tobacco, 6 lb (a 14 stivers, in seawan. 4-4 

N. B. a silver spoon lent 

a velvet waist, in seawan ~~,- 

Furthermore, found in a book that he is indebted for 

one anker of brandy, five beavers 40— 

1 1 ells of linen @ / 6 the ell 66 



318 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the foregoing ;i copy was sent to New York i 1 November 

[507] Reyndert Pietersz says there is due to him from: 5 July 
Sweer Teunisz Debit 
6 ells of kersej ( <t [3 boards the ell, amounting to 78 boards 
4 leather skin- @ 9 bo ' piece, amounting' to 36 boards 
a hat, balance 10 oak boards 

14 Hi of tobacco @ fl. 1-4 a lb, in seawan fl. 16-16 

Isaack taken up the river to Fort Orange at Marreken Poest's 

expense 5 July 1670 Roelof Swartwout Debit 
According to acknowledgment of an obligation in sea- 
wan fl. 30- 

Declaration of Reyndert Pietersen as to a load of wood brought 
from New York with the help of Jan Cornelissen Roodt 

[508] On this 5th day of Jul) [670, I. the undersigned Reyndert 
Pietersz, affirm and declare that in the autumn of 166] Jan Cor- 
nells/ Roodt sailed with me and my sloop from Albany to New 
York and remained there that winter and helped me fetch a 
load of wood. The truth of the above I am ready ( when requested 1 
to confirm. Done in Albany, dated as above. 

This mark R P of Reyndert 
Pietersz was made by himself 
As w itnesses: 

Roelof Swartwout 
This is the mark X made bj 
Jan Evertsz, as witness 

Quod attestor 

\hki.\K\- van [lpendam, Notary Public 

Will of Reyndert Pietersen 

[509 blank; 510] In the name I, Vmen. By the 

tents of this present public instrument know all men that in the 
year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred 
and seventy, the nineteenth of July, about ten o'clock in the fore- 
noon, before me. Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public residing in 
New Albany, appointed by the Honorable Francoys Lovelace, 
governor general in behalf of his Royal Highness ovei all his 
territories in America, and before the afternamed witnesses, 
appeared the worthy Reyndert Pietersz to me", the notary, well 
known, sick of body, but nevertheles having full possession and 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 319 

use of his understanding and memory according to all outward 
appearance, who declared that he, considering the certainty of 
death and the uncertainty of the time and hour thereof, had there- 
fore found good to dispose of his worldly estate, while yet through 
God's grace he had the power, and that he did so out of his own 
free will, without the persuasion or inducement of any persons; 
therefore, commending his immortal soul to the gracious and 
merciful hands of God Almighty, his Creator and Savior, and his 
dead body to an honorable burial, he declared first that he revoked 
and annulled all testaments, codicils and instruments which he may 
in any wise have made and executed before this date. Further- 
more said testator, now anew disposing, [511] appoints as the cur- 
ators and executors of his estate in this country, the honorable 
sheriff Gerard Swart and Adriaen van Ilpendam, the same to settle 
as far as is practicable without the orphan masters or any other 
person meddling with the oversight of said estate, and the same 
expressly hereby discharging and excluding therefrom. Furthermore 
he appoints as his universal and general heirs, his mother named Taet 
Joosten and his wife named Metie Jans, both dwelling at Bolswaert 
in Yriesland, each to receive the half of the residue, and in case one 
of the two be deceased, then shall her portion devolve upon the 
other, on the express understanding that the creditors of the 
testator must first be paid. The aforenamed curators and execu- 
tors shall be holden to render to said heirs or their attorneys a 
proper inventory, accounting and return. And if it be necessary 
that he, the testator, after this, should in writing and over his 
own hand or signature, or before two or more credible persons or 
witnesses, make further devises, legacies or declarations, or make 
any alterations in the foregoing conditions, enlarging or restricting 
the same, he, the testator, desires all such to have the same force, 
virtue and effect and by every one to be esteemed and holden, as if 
written and recited in this will. 

[512] Furthermore he desires that this his last will shall have 
effect, whether as testament, codicil or contract, or as the same 
shall be found to be best supported and maintained, notwithstand- 
ing that herein all the formalities required by law shall not have 
been observed, desiring the same to be holden as herein observed. 
And furthermore he, the testator, desires me, the notary, to make 
and issue one or more copies hereof in proper form. Thus done 
and executed at the house of Jan Evertsz, shoemaker, in Albany 
in America, the year, month, day and hour aforesaid, in presence 
of Mr Gerret van Slichtenhorst and Jan Evertsz, hereto called 



320 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

and hidden as witnesses, who with the said testator have subscribed 
these presents. 

This is the mark R P of Reyndert 
Pietersz, made b) himself 
Gerrit van Slichtenhorst, witness 
This is the mark -\- of Jan Evertsz, 
• by himself as witness 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam, Notary Public 

Deposition of Tryntje Jans, wife of Eldert Gerbertsen CruyfT, 
about her husband's partnership with Harmen Gansevoort and 
Jan Cornelissen Root 

[513 blank; 5 14 J Appeared before me, Adriaen van [lpendam,, 
notary public residing in Albany, on this i<>th day of January 

16 — Tryntie Jans, wife of Eldert Gerbertcz Cruyff, who hereb) 
acknowledges that she has deposed, a- she does depose herel 
at the request of Harmen van Gansevoort, thai she well remembers 
that her husband and Harmen Gansevoort and Jan Cornelisz Root 
entered with each other into partnership as to brewing and that 
her husband was to have the just half of the profits and said 
Gansevoort a fourth part, provided he should do the work of 
brewing, and said Jan Cornelisz a fourth part on condition that 
Gansevoort again was to receive one-half of the gains which Jan 
I ornelisz should earn by his work during the term of tin- partner- 
ship; all of which we. the subscribers, Pieter Pietersz Lassingh 
ami Barentie Gerrits, wife of Jan Ifarmensz Backer, and 1, the 
undersigned Adriaen van Ilpendam, testify that we heard Eldert 
Gerbertsz Cruyff sa\ about an hour or an hour and a half befi 
his departure for patria and that said Eldert said he was read} 
ai all times to confirm the same. Said deponents are ready when 
requested 10 confirm the truth of the foregoing 1>\ solemn oath 
and they have subscribed this with their own hands. [515] Done in 
Albany, on the date above written. 

This is the mark -f of Tryntie 

Jans, made by herself 
Pyetteh Pyetti rssi I 1 \ 

BERI \ 1 . \ Gl RRl i is I'm WS 
VDRIAEN VAN 1 1 l'l M'WI 

•nod attestor 

\nki\i n van [lpenoam, Notary Public 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 321 

Deposition of Willem Pietersen about Jan de Goyer having 
called Poulyn a thief 

[516] This day, the 29th of June 1671, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Albany, and 
before the hereinafter named witnesses, Willem Pietersz, about 
30 years of age, who at the request of Dirckie Harmens, without 
persuasion or inducement of any one, but for the sake of justice, 
hereby certifies and acknowledges it to be true and truthful that 
now about eight years ago, when Eldert Gerbertsz and Jan Maer- 
tensz were gathering in the harvest, Jan de Goeyer inveighed 
against Weyntie, who is now Poulyn's wife, accusing Poulyn i 
of being a thief, of having stolen the mils: and butter of Eldert and 
sold them to the Indians. Also that the said Weyntie stayed there 
about four weeks (two or three days more or less) during the 
harvest, during which time she caused two letters to be written 
to Dirckie Harmens to ask her to release Poulyn from his promise 
of marriage to her. The truth of all that is aforewritten the 
deponent is ready when required to confirm by solemn oath. Done 
in Albany, dated as above. 

This is the mark + of Willem 
Gabriel Tomascn Pietersz, set with his own hand 

Loitrus ran Alen 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Notary Public 

Appointment of Adriaen van Ilpendam as provost of Albany, 
Rensselaerswyck and Schenectady 

[517 blank; 518] The honorable Major General Captain De La 
Val 2 and the chief commissioned officers of the burgesses 3 of 



1 Paulyn (or Paulus) Jansen. May 24. i66q. he received a patent for 
land at Schenectady, which he sold June 23, 1671, to Christiaen Christiaensen. 
See Records of the Reformed Dutch Church at Albany, in Year Book of the 
Holland Society, 1904, p. 4; History of the Schenectady Patent, p. 101, 123, 
265 ; and Early Records of Albany, 1 :48s. 

2 Captain Thomas Delavall, a member of the Council, who had been 
appointed mayor of the city of New York on October Q, 1670. April 11, 
1670, he and Capt. Dudly Lovelace received instructions to consult with 
the magistrates at Albany about the best means of making peace between 
the Maquas and the North Indians, to look into the condition of the garrison 
and the fort, the farming of the excise, the support of the minister, trade 
with the Indians and other matters. See the instructions in Minutes of 
the Executive Council of the Province of New York, edited by V. H. Palt- 
sits, 1:385-86. Capt. Delavall was in Albany between June 14 and 
September 25, 167 1. 

3 De Hooft OfHcieren in Commissie vandc Burcjerye. 

II 



3-'-' I V RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schanechtade and the 
district of the same hereb) absolutely authorize the clerk, Adriaen 
van Ilpendam, [to serve] as provost of the aforesaid burg< 
the half of all lines that may be forfeited to belong to him, and 
if anyone should refuse to pay, the officer Captain Salsberry 1 and 
the officers of the council of war shall lend him a helping hand. 
Done in the aforesaid council of war held at Albany, this 15th 
of July 1071. 

Tho: D. Lauall 

Mayor Generall 

Abram Staas 

Philip Schuyler 

Voli kart Jan.-/ 

Order to the inhabitants of Albany, Rensselaerswyck and Sche- 
nectady to provide themselves with arms and ammunition 
within two weeks 

[519 blank; 520] The honorable Major General De la Yal and 
the chief commissioned officers of the burgesses of Albany, colony 
of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenechtade order hereby that all the 
inhabitants, as well of Albany and the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
as of Schanechtade and the district thereof, shall be holden to 
provide themselves each with a gun and side arms, two pounds 
of powder and four pounds of lead, to wit. all those who are over 
fifteen and under sixty year-, within the time of fourteen days, 
on penalty of one hundred guilder- in seawan. Albany, this 15th 
July [671. 

Bj order of said Council of War. 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 

Clerk 
Warning! 

I Iii- chief officer! of the colony of Rensselaerswyck hereby 

li order that ever) one shall regulate himself according 

to the above written ordinance and have everything ready as above 

I within four days from this date. Mom- tin- 20th of May 

[672. 

Voli kart J an-/ 

This is the mark X of Gerrit 
Ti 1 \ 1-/. set by himself 



iptain Sylvester Salisbury, commissioned July 13, 1670, as commander 
in chief of the garrison at Albany, to succeed (."apt. John Baker, d 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 323 

Deposition of Hendrick Cuyler as to a verbal agreement between 
Maritie Dames and Johannes Clute about the site of a house 
at Niskayuna 

[521 blank; 522] This day, the ist day of August 1671, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing-in New 
Albany, Heyndrick Kuyler, aged 34 years, burgher of this place, 
to me, the notary, well known, who affirms and declares for the 
honest truth (at the request of Johannes Cluyte) that now about 
a year ago, being at the house of Maritie Dames, the aforesaid 
Johannes Cluyte asked Maritie Dames, in presence of her daughter 
Elisabeth, where and on what spot they both should build at 
Estagioene, 1 and that Johannes Clute left the same to her decision ; 
whereupon she answered : " Remain where you are on your own 
land and I will build over the little kill." Concluding herewith, 
the deponent is ready (when required) to confirm the aforesaid 
declaration by a solemn oath. Albany, dated as above. 

Hendrick Coyler 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Notary Public 

Report of referees in the matter in dispute between Barent 
Pietersen and Teunis Cornelissen and Ludovicus Cobes 
[523 blank; 524] Whereas their honors of the court of Albany, 
etc. have pleased to appoint us, Gerard Swart and Adriaen van 
Ilpendam, as arbitrators wholly to decide the dispute between 
Barent Pietersz and Teunis Cornelisz of the one side and Ludo- 
vicus Coobes of the other side, in regard to house rent which 
Barent and Teunis claim of said Ludovicus; therefore, after hav- 
ing examined certain papers and listened to divers oral debates, 
we find that Ludovicus Coobes shall pay the aforesaid lessors 
the sum of eight whole, merchantable beaver skins and that there 
shall not be paid to him nor deducted by him any fees for citations, 
notices or attachments which he may have served for the lessors 
in partnership, but that said lessee may deduct from said sum 
whatever he may earn from each of the lessors in particular. As 
regards the costs of this suit, each of the aforesaid parties shall 
be holden to pay the just half. Done in Albany, this 6th of 
March 167 §. 

G. SwARTT 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 



Xislcayuna. 



3-4 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Order of the council of war to the inhabitants of Albany, Rensse- 
laerswyck, Schenectady, Kinderhook and the Tweelingh, 
between the ages of 15 and 60, to appear with arms and 
ammunition at Albany on June 4th 

[525 blank; 526] At a council of war meeting of the chief 1 
missioned "Hirers of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and 
Schanechtade and the district thereof, held May 24. 1672 

Present : 

2 1 apt. Major Abraham Staas 
1 Captain Salisberry 

4 Capt. Philip Pietersz Schuyler 

3 1 aptain of the Horse J: V: Renselaer 
I .ieut. \\ illem Teller 

Lieut. Goosen Gerritsz van Schayck 

Lieut. Johannes t lute 

I .ieut. \ olekert Jan-/ 

Cornel Jan Heyndricsz van Balen 

Ensign Jacob Sandertsz < lien 

Ensign ( ierrit Teunisz 

It wa- ordered b) said council of war that all persons 
are above 15 and under 60 years of age) shall be holden to appear 
with proper hand and side arms, well provided with powder and 
ball, as well infantry as cavalry of Albany, colony of Renselaers 
wyck and Schanechtade, as well as those of Kinderhoeck and the 
Tweelingh, 1 on Tuesday the 4th of June, at nine o'clock in the 
forenoon, at Albany, where the ensign shall be flung out, on 
penalty of 25 guild" 1 in eawan. Dated as above. 

By older of the aforesaid council of war. 

\HKI UN VAN ll PENDAM 

Provost 

Silv r Salisbury 
Abram V 

Jeremias "■mi Rensselaer 
Philip Schuyler 
Volckart Jansz 

Will of Robert Sanders and his wife Elsje Barents 
[527-29 blank ; 530 1 In thi \men. Know all men 

that on this 19th da) ol \pril [673, before me, Adriaen van 
Ilpendam, notarj public residing in New Albany, appointed by 

1 Literally : the Twins. 



.NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 325 

the Right Honorable Francis Lovelace, [governor] general of the 
parts of America, pursuant to nomination, for the places of Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schanechtade and the district of 
the same, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, came and 
appeared the worthy Robbert Sandersz and Elsie Barents, his wife, 
both residing here in Albany, to me, the notary, well known, and 
both being at present sound of body, walking and standing, and 
having perfect command and use of their faculties, reason, memory 
and understanding, according to outward appearances, nothing to 
the contrary being observable; which appearers, considering the 
shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the 
uncertainty of the hour thereof and wishing therefore to anticipate 
the same by a proper disposition of their worldly goods to be left 
■behind, declare without inducement, persuasion or misleading of 
any persons to have made, ordained and determined this their joint 
last will and testament in form and manner following: First and 
foremost commending their immortal souls, whenever they shall 
be separated from their bodies, to the gracious and compassionate 
hands of God, their Creator and Redeemer, and their bodies to a 
Christian burial ; likewise revoking, canceling and anulling hereby 
all and every such testamentary dispositions and wills as they 
before this date jointly or severally may have made and executed, 
holding the same null and of no effect, and now disposing anew, 
the}-, the said appearers and testators, mutually declare that they 
have nominated and instituted, as by these presents they do, the sur- 
vivor of the two as their sole and universal heir of the entire estate, 
personal and real, claims, credits, money, gold and silver, coined 
and uncoined, [531] jewels, clothing, linen and woolens, household 
furniture, etc., nothing excepted, which the first deceased of the 
two shall leave behind as well in this country as elsewhere, there- 
with to do as with his or her own absolute property, without con- 
tradiction or opposition from any person or persons whomsoever, 
and no one shall oblige the survivor to furnish an inventory or 
appraisal of the estate so long as the same shall remain in his or 
her widowed condition. And if so be that the survivor happen to 
marry again, then the just half of said estate (as the same shall 
be found to exist) shall be distributed among the surviving chil- 
dren, to wit, to Elizabeth Robberts, Marytie Robberts, Saertie Rob- 
berts and Annetie Robberts, and such other children, whether sons 
or daughters, as God Almighty may please to grant them, that all 
and every one may recieve their legitimate portion of their father's 
or mother's estate, provided that the survivor shall receive the 



3_>6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

interest or income thereof until the children shall arrive at their 
majority or marriage estate; which children the survivor shall be 
bound to bring up in the fear of the Lord and (so far as possible) 
to cause them to he taught reading and writing together with some 
trade b) which b) God's help they may honorably earn their living. 
And if they, the testators, hereafter either in writing and under 
their own hands or signatures, or before two or more trustworthy 
witnesses by word of mouth, shall bequeath, devise or declare any- 
thing more, or shall change, increase or diminish any of the above- 
said conditions, they will and desire all the same to be of the same 
force, virtue and effect as if written and described in this their 
testament. All which aforesaid conditions they, the testators, 
ire to he the last will and testament of them both, desiring the 
same hereafter to have full effect and force, whether as testament", 
codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of death, or otherwise, as the 
same may be most effective, notwithstanding that certain formal- 
ities demanded by law and | 532 I usage may not herein have been 
fully observed, desiring the utmost benefit to be received herefrom, 
ami that oni more copies hereof in proper form he made to he 
used as occasion requires. Thus done and executed in Xew 
Albany in the house of the testators, in presence of Claes Ripsz 
van Dam and William Nottingham, trustworthy witnesses, who, 
with the testators and me, the notary, have subscribed these with 
their own hands, the year, month and da) aforesaid. 

Roi'.krt Sandersz 

This is the mark X of ElSIE 
BARENTS, made with her own hand 
As witnesses 

n van 1 'am 
I! illiam Nottingham 

lod attestor 

Adraen van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 

Will of Jan Jansen Noorman and his wife Maritie Dircks 
[533 blank; 534I In the name of (lod. Amen. Know all men 
that on this 2ISl day of April 1673, before me. Adriaeu van llpen- 
dam, notary public residing in Xew Albany, appointed by the Ri 
Honorable Francoys Lovi neral of the parts of 

An 1 insuani to nomination, for the places Albany, colony 

- rswyck and Schanechtade and the district thereof, and 
before the afternamed witnesses, appeared and came the worthy 
Jan Jan^/ Noorman and Maritie Jans, his wife, both residing here 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 327 

in Albany, to me, the notary, well known, both being at present 
sound of body, walking and standing, and having perfect use and 
command of their faculties, reason, memory and understanding, 
as outwardly appeared, nothing to the contrary being observable; 
which appearers considering the shortness and frailty of human 
life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof, 
wishing therefore to anticipate the same by a proper disposition 
of their worldly effects to be left behind, declare, without induce- 
ment, persuasion or misleading of any persons, to have made, 
ordained and concluded this, their last will and testament, in form 
and manner following: First and before all commending their 
immortal >ouls whenever they shall be separated from their bodies 
to the gracious and merciful hands of God their Maker and 
Redeemer, and their bodies to a Christian burial, likewise revoking, 
canceling and annulling hereby all and even- such testamentary 
isition and bequest as they before this date either jointly or 
separately may have made and executed and holding the same null 
and of no effect and now anew disposing, they, the appearers and 
testators, reciprocally declare that they have nominated and insti- 
tuted, as by these presents they do, the survivor of the two as their 
sole and universal heir to the entire estate, personal and real, 
claims, credits, nothing in the world excepted, which the first of 
the two deceased, as well here in this country as elsewhere, shall 
leave behind on his or her death, to do therewith as with his or her 
own absolute property, without contradiction or opposition [535] 
of any persons, and likewise that no one whomsoever shall have 
power to demand of the survivor any accounting or inventory of 
said estate ; and in case the testator happen to die first, then the 
testatrix shall own the whole; but if so be that the testatrix die first 
then shall the testator be holden to reserve for the testatrix's daugh- 
ter, Sussanna Dircx (whom she procreated with her former hus- 
band. Dirck Dircksz Mayer, deceased), all the testatrix's clothes, as 
well linen as woolens and all that has belonged to her body, nothing 
excepted, and if the aforesaid daughter comes to die first, before 
her said mother, and afterward the mother comes to die, then shall 
said daughter's children in like manner divide and apportion said 
clothing, share and share alike ; on condition that said daughter's 
husband, named I'.arent Albertsz, shall receive nothing thereof. 
Furthermore, the testator shall also be holden to reserve for the 
son of the testatrix (whom she also procreated with her afore- 
named husband, deceased), named Dirck Mayer, the sum of one 
hundred and sixty guilders in beavers, with this express condition 



3j8 early records of alb any 

that it said sun comes to die without leaving an) lawful issue, 
then the children of said Susanna shall inherit said mane)' on 
reaching their majority, till which time the same is to be taken 
good care of, and thai the father. Barenl Albertsz, shall not draw- 
one stiver either of the principal sum or income thereof, for 
reasons the testatrix thereto moving; and if so be that said Barent 
Albertsz comes to die and said Susanna ma) need the money for 
her livelihood, she may then have the full ownership of the money 
and dispose thereof at her pleasure; hut ii the testatrix comes to 
die before her aforenamed -on. Dirck Mayer, and -aid son demand 
the money, he shall not he denied the use and disposal thereof 
according to his pleasure. And if they, the testators, hereafter, 
by writing and under their own hands or signatures, or by word of 
mouth before two or more trustworthy witnesses, ' or 

devise anything anil make a further declaration, or in the 
written conditions change, increase or diminish anything [536], 
they will and desire the same to he of the such force, virtue and 
ct, and by every person to he so esteemed and holden, as if in 
this will they were written and described. All which aforesaid 
conditions they, the testators, declare to he the last will and te» 
menl of them I iring that hereafter the same may have 

full force and effect, whether as testament, codicil, donation, gift 
in anticipation of death, or otherwise, as the same may be most 

effective, notwithstanding tha e formalities demanded b) the 

laws and usage ma) not be fully observed herein, desiring that the 
utmosl benefit herefrom may be enjoyed, and that one or more 
copies hereof in proper form may be made to he used as occasion 
ma) require. 

Thus done and executed in New Albany at the house ol the 
testators, in presence of the worth) Pieter \< h and David 

Pietersz Schuyler, trustworthy witnesses hereto called and hidden 
and who with the appearers and me, the notary, have subscribed 
these with their own hand-, the year, month and day above 
written. 

This is the mark X of JAN JaNSZ 

\ ;.\i \x. made by himself 

This is the mark \- of MaRITIE 

I Mm k. made w ith her ow n h 
Pieter: Ryverdingh 
Davydt Schuyler 

In presence of me, 
\0u1.\1 \ van Ilpendam, Notary Public 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 329 

Deposition of Adriaen van Ilpendam and others about efforts to 
settle a dispute between Hendrick Rooseboom and Robert 
Livingston 

[537 blank; 538] On this 28th day of January 167 |, we the 
undersigned, Adriaen van Ilpendam, Pieter Jansz Loockermans 
and Dirck Bentsingh affirm and declare that we at the request of 
Heyndrick Rooseboom were asked this evening to go to Dominie 
Schaets and inquire if he, Dominie Schaets, would please go to 
Lievensteyn's 1 to request of said Lievensteyn that the difference 
between said Rooseboom and said Lievensteyn might be adjusted; 
whereupon said Dominie Schaets and Adriaen van Ilpendam went 
immediately to the lodging of said Lievensteyn. The foregoing 
we affirm to be true and are ready when requested to confirm the 
same by a solemn oath. In confirmation of which we have sub- 
scribed this with our own hands in Albany on the date above 
written. 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 
Pieter Loockermans 
Dirck Bensem 

Additional deposition by Adriaen van Ilpendam 

I, the undersigned, Adriaen van Ilpendam, aged 56 years, affirm 
and declare that yesterday evening, being the 28th of January, 
about bellriuging, (at the request of Heyndrick Rooseboom) I 
went with Dominie Schaets to the house of Gabriel Thomasz where 
Lievenstyn lodged, and with much reasoning sought to induce 
Lievenstyn out of Christian love to adjust the matter and difference 
which occurred on the 26th of this month between him and Roose- 
boom at the house of Dominie Schaets, [stating] that said Roose- 
boom was heartily inclined thereto. But Lievenstyn would not 
consent thereto and gave for answer that expenses had been 
incurred and that the matter must be decided before the judges. 
The foregoing I affirm to be true, and am ready (if need be) to 
confirm the same by a solemn oath. Done in Albany this 29th of 
January 167^,. 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 



1 Robert Livingston's 



330 i V RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deposition by Roelof Jansen as to the price of Jan van Nes's farm 
[539] On this day, the 27th May 1675, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany), 
ii>z, a^i-il about 29 years, who acknowledges that he has 
testified, as by these presents he does testify, without any dissimu- 
lation, for the sake of justice, at the requesl of Jan van Xes, that 
it is true and truthful that he, said Roeloft Jansz, in the month of 
April last, was sitting at the house of Jurriaen Teunisz, sewing, the 
precise day he does nut well remember, when he heard Jurriaen 
Teunisz ask of Jan van Nes: " Now much is the farm worth on 
which \oti dwell?" Whereupon Jan van Xes answered: "It is 
well worth 400 or 500 beavers"; to which Jurriaen said: "You 
shall not guess again." Then Jan van Xes replied: "There is a 
part id" the land plowed which must he paid for." Again Jurriaen 
said, "that must he appraised " \s one is bound to testify to the 
truth, especially when required, therefore the aforenamed deponent 
ed he, to confirm the foregoing by a solemn oath, and 
he has subscribed this in presence of me, the undersigned no 
with hi- own hand, in Albany, dated a- above. 

Roelef Jansen 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam 

Not. Pub. 

Deposition of Willem Martensen Hues about three scowloads of 
brick delivered by him in 1668 to Balthasar de Haert at New 
York 

[540] This day, the 29th of August 1672, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, Wil- 
lem Maertensz Huys, 5 ears who without dissimula- 
tion or misleai anyone hereby acknowledges that he has 
affirmed, a- he does hereby, at the requesl of Lourens van Alen, 
that it is true and truthful that this deponent in the year 1 1 >i >S, 
with the scow of Emmetie Volckers, carried thirty thousand bricks 
in three lo opus and delivered the said 30,000 bricks 
to Mr Balthasar De Haerl at New York. As one is bound to state 

the tin!]] ill) when required tO do so, this deponent is 



1 In / rds of Albany, 1 1451, hi is called " seaman.' 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 331 

ready to confirm the foregoing by a solemn oath, if need be, and 
has subscribed this with his own hand. Done in Albany, on the 
date above written. 

WlLLEM MARTENSZ HuES 

Quod attestor 

Adriaf.n van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Deposition of Barent Meyndersen and Isaack Verplanck about 
an affray between Harmen Jansen and Jan Comely 

[541] This day, the 30th of October 1672, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany), 
Barent Meyndersz, master shoemaker, aged about 45 years, and 
Isaack Yerplancken, aged about 21 years, who without persuasion 
and misleading of any persons, but for the sake of justice, jointly 
and unitedly affirm hereby at the request of Harmen Jansz that 
last Monday, being the 28th of this month, they saw Harmen Jansz 
going along with two pieces of beaver skins and on his coming near 
the house of Jan Comely, 1 the said Jan Comely wrested said two 
pieces of beaver skins (with violence) from the aforesaid Harmen 
in the street, whereupon Harmen aforesaid again seized one piece 
out of Jan Cornely's arms, whereupon Jan Comely said " pay me," 
and struck said Harmen Jansz several times. As one is bound to 
testify to the truth (especially when required to do so) the afore- 
named deponents are ready to confirm what is hereinbefore written 
if need be by a solemn oath. Done in Albany, on the date above 
written. 

Barent Meyndersz 
Isaack Yerplancken 
In my presence, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 

Notary Public 

Deposition of Evert Wendel and Gerard Swart about Jan van 
Marcken's pothook 

[542] This day, the 29th of July 1675, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in N: Albany), 
Evert Wendel, aged about 60 years, and Gerard Swart, aged about 
59 years, who (at the request of Jan Gerritsz van Marcken) hereby 
acknowledge without any deceit or misleading of any persons, but 
for the sake of justice, that they have deposed as the)-, the deponents 



1 John Connelly? 



332 EARLY KECOKDS OF ALBANY 

hereby do, as follows, to wit: Evert \\ endel acknowledges that now 
several years ago, the precise time he docs not well remember, but 
the fact he well knows, he, at the request of Jan van Marcken, 
with said Van .Marcken went to the bouse of Willem Brouwer 
and said Van Marcken asked the wife of Willem Brouwer (in 
presence of her husband) : " Is not m\ pothanger in your house?" 
Whereupon the wife of Willem Brouwer answered: "I know 
nothing about your pothanger, and if your pothanger were of gold, 
it would not be Spoiled in my bouse." Then immediately Jan van 
Marcken requested Evert Wendel to go with him to Gerard Swart, 
who at the time was sheriff of this place, Albany, which three 
immediately went to the house of Evert Lucas/, and said Evert 
Lucasz's wife (named Jannetie) was asked by Jan van Marcken: 
"From whom did you get the pothanger which hangs there?" 
Whereupon she answered: " 1 bought it from the wife of Willem 
Brouwer for some cotton." Thereupon Van Marcken requested 
Gerard Swarl to seize the pothanger, which he accordingly did as 
sheriff. 

ard Swart, the former sheriff, declares hereb) thai he seized 
said pothanger at the time i at the request of said Van Marcken) 
and furthermore asked Jannetie how she came l>\ the pothanger. 
Whereupon she answered: "I bought it of the wife of Willem 
Brouwer." Then said Swart in his capacity of sheriff proceeded 
againsl said I Irouwer's wi fe. 

As one is bound to affirm the truth (especially when so 
requested) the said deponents are [543] ready, each for himself, 
as they have above affirmed, to confirm the foregoing by solemn 
oath when required and without craft or guile they have subscribed 
this with their own hands. Dated as above. 

Evert VVendi 

1 i SWARTT 

<a tttestor 

RIAEN VAN [LPENDAM, Not. Phi). 

Lease of a farm at Coxsackie from Marten Gerritsen van Bergen 
to Mathys Coenraetsen 

I544I This day, the 11th of November 1675, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van llpendam, notary public 1 residing in New \ 
and before the undersigned witnesses, the honorable Commissar) 
Maerten Gerritsz of the lust part and Mattys Coenraetsz of the 

■ nul part, win' ai nowledge thai in love and friendship they 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 333 

have agreed and contracted with each other in manner following, 
to wit: Maerten Gerritsz acknowledges that he has let and Mattys 
Coenraetsz that he has hired, a certain farm lying at Kockxhach- 
kingh, heretofore occupied by Gysbert Boogaert, with a house and 
barn and land as the same has been used heretofore by said 
Gysbert Boogaert; and said lessor lets the same to said lessee for 
the time of the six consecutive years, which time began last first 
of May 1675 and shall end on the first of May i68f ; but the lessor 
reserves a calf pasture at the upper end of the land near the kill; 
and the lessor has delivered with the land three horses, to wit, 
two mares and a gelding, and promises to deliver at the first 
opportunity two more horses; he has also delivered three milch 
cows and two heifer calves and a bull calf, and promise^ at the 
first opportunity to deliver there six heifers in their third year. 
These above-mentioned horses and cows are all on half the increase 
[lower half of manuscript destroyed]. [545] Furthermore, the 
lessee promises to pay the remaining four years as rent sixteen 
whole beavers yearly, but he may pay the same in the grains or 
fruits of the land at market values. All that is hereinbefore written 
the aforesaid contracting parties promise to execute and perform, 
binding thereto their respective persons and estates, personal and 
real, present and future, nothing excepted, subjecting the same to 
the jurisdiction of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In wit- 
ness whereof they have subscribed this with their own hands in 
presence of me, the notary, in Albany, this nth of November 1675. 

Marten Gertsen van Bergen 
Matthys Coenradt 
As witnesses: 

Albert Jans:; Ryckman 
Direk Bensem 

Quod attestor 

Adutaex vax Ii.pexdam. Not. Pub. 

Letter from Adriaen van Ilpendam to Dammas Guldewaghen 
[54&-47 blank: 548] Mr Secretary Dammas Guldewaghen, 
Salute; 

Your missive dated the 18th of Xovember 1675, new stvle, came 
to hand here on the 14th of .May 1676, old style. Having noted 
the contents, I thank you heartily for your 1 rouble and have now 
executed a power of attorney to Mr Jan Sybinck, merchant, resid- 
ing on the Haerlemmer Dyck between the two sluices, in the 
" Golden Fortune," at Amsterdam, which by him or In his order 



334 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

will be shown to you, for the purpose of tg on my account 

the interest which to tins date may have accrued, and acquittance 
therefor to deliver, for which the said Mr Sybinck is to send me 
oi er some goods that I am now in need of. Furthermore I humbly 
request that you will please to have transcribed for me on a sheet 
of post paper an authentic copy (on payment of a reasonable com- 
pensation for the copying) of the appendix or codicil. A copy of 
the will of my late uncle, David Jansz van Ilpendam, made the 
20th of June [640 before one Jacob Fransz van Merwen, notary, 
it is not necessar) to send me. since in my youth 1 copied the same 
from an authentic copy and till this date have it by me, which 
reads that after the deatah of my late aunt. Aeffie Dammas, I was 
to receive one thousand guilders, but says nothing about interest. 
The second thousand guilders was bequeathed to me in a codicil, 
after the death of my cousin. Jacob van Loodesteyn. the interest 
of which, so I am informed, I am to receive during the term of 
my life. Therefore. I shall anxiously look forward to your reply, 
and 1 should also like to ask whether in future years the interest 
might not be received without a power of attorney by a notary or 
secretary if 1 wrote you a letter and if you were shown a letter of 
the same date to the person who was to receive the money for me, 
which would be done merely to avoid the expense. You ought in 
my judgment be able to tell from the writing, style and signature 
that I had written it. the same as 1 have written and signed this. 
It may be however that the interest can not be paid strictly every 
year, on the one hand on account of the perils of the sea or other 
accidents and on the other because 1 am here 36 [Dutch] miles 
inland from New York, where the ships arrive. \\ herewith, with 
heart}- greetings, we commend you and your family and all the 
relatives both of myself and my wife to the protection of the 
Almighty. Done in Albany in America, the 19th of June 1676, 
old -1 

Your humble and obedient friend and servant, 

ADRIAEN VAN ll.Ii'NDAM 

Letter from Adriaen van Ilpendam to Dammas Guldewaghen 

[549] Copy 
To the honorable, prudent and discreet Mr Dammas Guldewaeghen 

Secretary of the city of llaerlcni 

Mr Secretary Dammas Guldewaghen, Salute! 

Your two agreeable letters (the one dated the _>4th of April and 
the other the 6th of June year 1677) were duly delivered to me 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 335 

together on the 6th of September of the same year, from which 
it appears, according to the statement, that yon have for me 
delivered to my attorney the interest to the first of March of the 
year 1677, amounting to the sum of two hundred and four guilders 
and eight stivers, which said sum in goods ordered from Mr Jan 
Sybinck was invested to my content and here received by me only 
last spring, because the ship had some accidents. On account of 
the long delay of the ship I feared that all was lost, since we 
received tidings here that a ship belonging here was taken by the 
Turk with all the cargo and people (God help them), for which 
captives a collection was lately made here to gather some money 
to redeem the same. I heartily thank you for your pains and care, 
wishing you may be recompensed in return. Furthermore it is 
my friendly and earnest desire that you would please again on the 
date or sight of this, to deliver the current interest to said Mr Jan 
Sybinck or to his order, according to the note of this date which 
shall be shown to you, about which I have no doubt, and it shall 
be an especial favor to me, upon which I depend. Herewith we 
commend, with hearty greetings, your family and the relatives of 
my wife and myself to the protection of the Almighty 7 . 

Done in Albany in America the 19th of September 1678. 
Sir and friend, your humble and obedient friend and servant, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 

Mr Secretary Dammas Guldewaghen : I desire you would 
please deliver to Mr Jan Sybinck or to his order all the interest 
which at this date or sight of this is due to me; so doing you will 
do well and confer a favor upon me, whereupon I firmly depend. 
Vale. 

Sir and friend, your humble friend and servant, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 
Done in Albany in America the 19th of September 1678. 



Letter from Adriaen van Ilpendam to Jan Sybinck 

[55°] Mr Jan Sybinck, Salute! 

Whereas I have learned from Sybrant van Schayck that you 
have knowledge that I have fallen heir to some money at Haerlem, 
therefore I now hereby (from old acquaintance) make bold to 
request you to receive the same in accordance with a power of 



336 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

attorney accompanying this, which power as also a copy of a letter 
inclosed from Mr Dammas Guldewaghen you may show or cause 
shown; the money is ready as you in the aforesaid copy can 
see. And I desire if you please that you would send me the follow- 
oods by the first ship (that shall sail directl) out of Holland 
or England for Xew York but not to Boston), which T have need 
of in my housekeeping, to wit: 
( )ne piece of strong Mckmaer white linen, 50 ells long at 18 stivers 

the ell 
One piece of good, strong while linen, 50 ells long, 12 to 13 stivers 

the ell 
Eight ells of good, fine linen at fl.2. the ell 
Six ells pretty blue linen that has been first bleached white, for 

about 17 stivers the ell 
u ells of checked linen 

Six cotton neck cloths which are striped on the ends 
Five quarter yards of black silk nonpareil, of the best, for a hood 

for my wife 
Two half pounds while thread, one half pound somewhat finer 

than the oilier to sew shirts with 

in of High Dutch paper [water-marked] with the fool's cap 

and hells 
\ half pound of fine sealing wax 
The remaining money in good white Osnabruck (Osenbrugs) linen, 

well remembering that all expenses and customs as well in I Dolland 

as in England are first to be deducted and paid. 

The aforesaid ream of paper may be loosened and the quires 
be laid 1>\ the side of each ether for convenience in packing. 

I end herewith also a letter to said Mr Guldewaghen which I 
ho sealed; when you have read it please close it with a wafer 
or wax. Entrusting • 1 commission in you, I shall 

depend thereon and confidently look forward to the same, Here- 
with 1 commend with hearty greetings all your family to the protec 
tion of the Almight) . 

Your obedient friend. 

Aim.-i \i \ \ \ \ I; PB MDAM 

1 ;m' in \lbany in \merica this 
[■iih of June H'7' 1 old »1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1 66o— I f >' i< > 337 

Letter from Adriaen van Ilpendam to Jan Sybinck 

[55iJ Copy 
Honorable, prudent and discreet Mr Jan Sybinck, merchant, resid- 
ing on the Haerlemmer Dyok between the two sluices, in the 

"Golden Fortune," at Amsterdam 
Mr Jan Sybinck, Salute' 

Your agreeable letter dated the 6th of June 1677 an d all the 
goods have been delivered to me in good condition. I thank you 
for your good care and wish you would again in future consign my 
goods to the same man, Mr Pieter Jacobsz Marius, at New York, for 
he kept m\ goods the whole of last winter in his house and took 
good care thereof, because the ship came in so late that the sloops 
could not sail up here before winter set in. I now send with the 
accompanying letter an order to the honorable Secretary Dammas 
Guldewaghen for all the interest which to the date or sight hereof is 
due to me, to be received by you or your order, and on receipt of the 
same. I courteously and earnestly desire that you would please 
send me by the first ship that shall sail directl\ r from Holland or 
England to New York the following goods : 
4 fine bread knives with white handles and silver ferrules 
A fine penknife with a longish white handle 
A turned horn pocket inkstand to contain 3 or 4 pens 
4 fine spectacles with large lenses and silver rims for the use of 

people who are over 60 years old 
2 Testaments with the Psalms accompanied by notes, octavo, bound 

in black Spanish leather, coarse and clear print, with black silk 

ribbons therein, one with a black silk ribbon to carry it by over 

the arm 
16 ells of good common tick for a bed, bolster and pillows @ fl.1-4 

the ell 
One piece of Haerlemmer or peasants' shirt linen, 50 ells long @ 

12 to 13 stivers the ell 
One dozen cotton neck cloths, striped on the ends 

2 pounds of white thread for sewing shirts, one pound somewhat 
finer than the other 

One pound of sewing thread of assorted colors 

1 -% ells of Poedesoe l for an apron for my wife 
16 J 

3 ells of thick black silk bobbin for the band of said apron 

The remainder of the money in good Osenburger 2 linen, to 
wit, about the half \\ [bite] and the other half unbleached, well 



1 Poult-de sole; a heavy corded silk dress material. 

-Tin- adjective form of Osenburg, the Dutch name for Osnabruck, in 
( iermany. 



338 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

remembering that first all customs and expenses both in Holland 
and in England must In- deducted. 

1 hope that of the h\ 20-11, sent to pay the duty in England on 
the last [consignment of J goods, something- was left over. 

N'.B. If you are certain that said bedticking will be reckoned 
contraband, then do not buy it, tint send for the money good 
Osenburger linen, but the apron for my wife you may 1 if you like) 
pack in one of the pieces of linen. 

Entrusting the foregoing to you, 1 shall look forward to receiving 
the said goods (with God'- help) nexl summer. Herewith I com- 
mend you and your beloved wife and your whole family, with 
hearty greetings, to the protection of the Almighty. 
Mr Sybinck, 

Your obedient friend and servant, 

Adriaen van [lpendam 

Done in Albany in America, the Ipth 
of September 1678 

Deposition of Gerard Swart and Dirck Wesselsen that Geertruyt 
Barents made over to Johannes Lansingh a certain sum which 
she had set aside for her daughter Judickie Hendricks 
[552 53 missing; 554 1 This day, the 8th of April 1676, appeared 
before me. Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Albany 
in America, Gerrard Swart, aged about 60 years, and Dirck VVi 
selsz, aged about ,} ( years, who at the request of Johannes l.ant- 
singll acknowledge that they have testified and declared, as 1 
hereb) do testify, that this day they heard Geertruyt Barents, wife 
of Jacob Hevinck and mother of the late Judickie Ileyndrickx, 
say to Johannes I .antsingh that die fully and absolutely made over 
to him the Holland money, to wit, four hundred guilders, which 
she • de For her -aid daughter, deceased, in Holland on account 
of her late father'-- estate, 1 which she then also did t" the amount 
of the four hundred guilder-, and that she, Geertruyt Barents, 
fully renounced thi 

I, the undersigned notary, hereby likewise certifj that the afore- 
said transaction took place in my presence, the said Geertruyt 
Ban having requested these deponents to give testimonj 



1 Meaning li ick I lendricksen van I 

■ 

•11 I (winRelo, or 
Dwingeloo, in 11 Drenthe, dated Sepl & .•. in Early 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND-'. 1660-1696 339 

thereof. As one is bound to testify to the truth, specially when 
requested to do so, said deponents are ready, if need be, to confirm 
this and in witness thereof they have subscribed this with their 
own hands in Albany, the day above written. 

G: Swartt 
Dirck Wesselsz 
Adriaen van Ilpendam 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Xot. Pub. 

Indenture of service of Johannes Dyckman to Tryntie Jochims, 
the wife of Abraham Staas 
[555 blank; 556] This day, the 10th of April 1676, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in 
Albany in America), Jan Verbeeck and Cornells Dyckman, of the 
one side, and Tryntie Joachimsz, wife of the honorable Major 
Abraham Staas, of the other side, who in all love and friendship 
have contracted and agreed with each other in manner following, 
to wit : Said Jan Verbeeck and Cornells Dyckman acknowledge 
that they have hired out a certain youngster named Johannes Dyck- 
man, aged about 14 years (brother of said Cornells Dyckman), 
to said Tryntie Joachims and to her said husband, for the time of 
the four successive years beginning on the first of May of this 
year 1676 old style and ending on the first of May 1680 old style; 
provided that said Johannes Dyckman be holden ( with the help of 
God Almighty) to serve out the said term of four successive 
years in all diligence and faithfulness. And said Tryntie Joachims 
(also with the authority of her husband) promises to keep him in 
proper clothing against the cold during said time and to have his 
linen washed and when said four years are ended she also promises 
to fit him out with a new cloth suit, a new hat, a pair of new stock- 
ings and shoes and six new shirts. Said contracting parties 
mutually promise to execute and perform what is above written 
(with God's help) binding themselves thereto as by law provided, 
and in confirmation thereof they have subscribed these with their 
own hands, dated as above. 

Tringen Iochgims 

Jan Verbeei k 

1 1 irnelis Dyckman 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



340 EARLY KECORDS OF ALBANY 

Deposition of Teunis Dircksen van Vechten about a reduction in 
the rent of his farm agreed to by the late Jeremias van Rensse- 
laer 

1 557 59 blank; 560] Teunis Dircksz van Vechten, at present 
lying sick abed, but of sound mind and memory, testifies and 
declares in the presence of his sons. Gerrit Teunisz, Dirck Teunisz 
and Cornells Teunis/, and of Maerten Gerritsz and Meyndert 
I redericsz, thai it is true and truthful that the late director of the 
colony of Renselaerswyck, Jeremias van Renselaer, deceased, 
promised him that for two had years, as rent for the farm where 
Gerrit Teunisz now dwell.-, lie, Teunis Dircksz, would not [have 
to] pay more than fifty beavers, to wit, for the years 1666 and 
[667; also that said late director requested him to build the barn 
ten feet longer and to raise it one foot and he would pay him for 
it, which Teunis Dirck-/ did. The foregoing, Teunis Dircksz says, 
took place in presence of Mr Andries Teller. In confirmation 
whereof he subscribes this with his own hand in presence of me, 
the notary, and of his aforesaid children, in Renselaerswyck, this 
13th of April [676, old style. 

This is the -f- mark of Teunis 
Dircksz set with his own hand 
Which 1 witne 

\ni;lAL\ VAN [LPENDAM, Not. I'llh. 

As witness: 
Jan Tl 

Depositions of Jacobus Gerritsen van Vorst and Pieter Pietersen 
Winne, junior, about improper conduct between Roeloff 
Carstensen and Maritie Jacobs 

[561; 562] On thi- firsl da) of Ma) 1676, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van [lpendam, notar) public (residing in New Albany), 
Jacobus Gerritsz van Vorst, aged about 34 - and l'ieter 

Pietersz Winne, junii ed aboul 33 years, who acknowledge 

without an) dissimulation > ling of any persons but for the 

sake of justice thai the) have testified, as the_\' do testif) hereby, 

h foi himself, at the request ol Roeloff Car-ten-/, in mannei 
lowing, to wit: Said Jacobus van Vorsl acknowledges that he saw 
Roeloff Carsjensz and Maritie Jacobs in the month of February 
[675, as also al diverse times after said month (at the housi 
Maerten Gerritsz on the island) go up into the garrel together late 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 34I 

in the evening (after Maerten Gerritsz had been long in bed), and 
that said Roeloff did not come down again sometimes till daybreak 
and sometimes till an hour or two before day, and that he, Jacobus 
van Vorst, in the month of April (but the precise day he does not 
remember) saw in the moonshine said Roeloff and Maritie lie 
with each other in the cookhouse on the island and that Roeloff 
had her by the breasts. 

Pieter Pietersz Winne, junior, testifies- as Jacobus van Yorst 
hereinbefore has testified, except that he did not see what Jacobus 
van Yorst alleges to have seen in the cookhouse, but that about 
eight days after Easter of the same year said Pieter saw Maritie 
go up into the garret in the evening and that shortly after Roeloff 
followed her there ; also that Roeloff early in the morning came 
down from thence quite flustered and had not had time to put on 
his clothes properly^, as Maerten Gerritsz came up, so that in the 
excitement he left his hat lying in the house and asked said Pieter, 
" Will you get my hat? " which said Pieter did. And in the month 
of May' of the same year (the precise day not remembered) said 
Pieter heard Roeloff and Maritie up in the garret, Maritie saying: 
" Fie Roeloff, you must not do that ; they might come and peep." 
And about three weeks before harvest, said Pieter heard Maritie 
[563] say to Roeloff in the cookhouse: " Well Roeloff, how shall 
this go? I am pregnant." Whereupon Roeloff answered: "Let us 
make an end of it." Thereupon she again kept silent, not knowing 
that he, Pieter, was listening, because he was outside of the cook- 
house and they did not see him. Furthermore said two deponents 
generally acknowledge that in the month of November last they 
were requested by said Roeloff to go with him to said Maritie to 
bear witness to what he should ask said Maritie and what she might 
answer thereto. So they heard Roeloff ask her: "Well Maritie, 
how shall we have it? You are pregnant by me." Whereupon 
she replied: " What have these other people to do with us? What 
we do with each other is between God and us." Whereupon 
Roeloff said: " I have brought them that they might hear what 
answer vou give me." Then said deponents went away and left 
Roeloff there with Maritie near the house of the parents of said 
Maritie. As one is bound to testify to the truth (especially being 
required so to do) these deponents, each for himself respectively, 



342 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

arc ready to confirm the above and have >nl»scril><.-<I the same with 
their own hands in Albany, dated as aforesaid. 

This is the -f- mark of Jacodus Ger- 
ritsz van Vorst, made with his 
own hand 
This is the mark P P W of PlETES 
rsz Winne, junior, made by 
himself 
Which 1 witni 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Depositions of Mathys Hoochtelingh and Jurriaen Calyer about 
the conduct of Maritie Jacobs 
f 5 6 3 T -■ 1 This day, the 24th of February [67 £, appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), Mattys Hooghteulingh, aged about ,:;-• years, and Jurriaen 
Calier, also aged about 32 years, who without any dissimulation 
or misleading of any persons, bul for the sake of justice, at the 
request of Roeloff Carstensz, acknowledge cadi for himself, that 
they have testified as these deponents hereb) do testify, in manner 
following, to wit: Mattys Hooghteulingh acknowledges that (in 
tin fear [675, in the month of May, hut the precise day not 
remembered), being on the island where Maerten Gerritsz dwells. 
he, the deponent, with the requirer [Roeloff] lay down to sleep in 
ening by the lire, and that .Maritie Jacobs came by there and 
pulled their two coverlets off and ran with them up to the garret, 
whereupon Roeloff ' arstensz said: "Why do you take the cover- 
lets off the man?" Then Maritie replied: "Will you have them 
again? Then you must come and fetch them; " and tin's deponent 
falling asleep and sleeping some hours awoke at the first cock 
crowing and missed Roeloff; at the break of day he saw Roelofl 
peep out of the trapdoor of the garret, doubtless thinking this 
deponent was asleep, and coming down he quietly laid himself 
down by him again. Then this deponent turned over as though 

lie just awoke out of -hep and asked Roeloff where he had been, 
whereupon Roeloff replied that In- came from the barn, and this 
deponent answered again: "I know the barn well." 
Jurriaen Calier testifies that in the month of Ma) [675 (hut the 
■ ■ day not well remembered) he came to the island where 
Maerten Gerritsz dwelt to fetch seed oat-- and on a Saturday 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 343 

evening with Roeloff Carstensz laid himself down by the hearth 
to sleep, and having lain a little while Roeloff got up and went to 
the garret where Maritie Jacobs was; on Sunday morning about 
breakfast time Maritie Jacobs went to the garret where after a 
little time Roeloff followed her, and they were together so long 
up there that the deponent was tired waiting and quietly climbing 
up the stairs looked into the garret; they seeing him quickly jumped 
away from each other, whereupon Maritie Jacobs said: "Dear 
Lord, what's come over me!" As one is bound to testify to the 
truth ( especially being required so to do) the aforesaid deponents 
are ready (if need be) to confirm this, and have subscribed this 
with their own hands in Albany, dated as above. 

Matys Hoociiteulym.ii 
jurriaen calyer 

Lease of a house from Bent Bagghe to Jurriaen Jansen van 

Hoesen 
[Reverse of 563J A blank; 564] ; On this 3d day of May 1676 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public ( residing 
in N. Albany), Bent Bagghe, of the one part, and Jurriaen Janse 
van Hoesen of the other part, who hereby acknowledge that in all 
love and friendship they are agreed with each other in manner 
following, to wit : Bent Bagghe acknowledges that he has let and 
Jurriaen van Hoesen that he has hired a house and lot in Albany, 
as it was shown to the lessee, for the time of two consecutive years, 
for which term the lessee promises to pay the lessor or his order 
sixteen and a half beavers, and the lessee can pay the same in 
seawan or in wheat at market price. Binding therefor their respec- 
tive persons and estates, personal and real, present and future, 
subject to all courts and judges, said contracting parties have in 
confirmation hereof subscribed this with their own hands, on the 
date above written. 

Jurriaen Jansen van Hoesen 
This is the mark Bv of Bent 
Bagghe, made by himself 
As witnesses : 

/. G. v. Marcken 
Jan Comely ssen 

Which I witness, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



344 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale of a house between Poulus Martensen van Bent- 
huysen, Jan Jansen Bleecker and Lourens van Alen 
[565 blank; 566] On this fifth day of June 1676, appeared 
before me, Vdriaen van [lpendam, notary public 1 residing in New 
Albany), and before the undersigned witnes ulus Maertensz 

van Benthuysen, of the first part, and Jan Jansz Bleycker and 
Louwerens van .Men, of the second part, who acknowledge that 
in love and friendship they haw contracted and agreed with 
other in manner following, to wit: Poulus Maertensz van Hen 
thuysen acknowledges that he has sold, and Jan Jansz Bleycker 
and Louwerens van .Men that the) have bought a certain house and 
anding and lying here in Albany, between the house and lot 
of lianiieii Jansz, rope maker, and the lot of Geurt Heyndricsz, 
carpenter, which said house and lot, with all that therein is fast 
l>\ earth and nail and according to patent and as it is at presenl 
I'd, the said seller delivers to said buyers at present free and 
unincumbered (saving the lord's right) the receipt of which the 
buyers herein acknowledge. For which the buyers promise to pay 
one hundred and twentj good, whole, merchantable 
beaver skin-., the same to be paid to the seller or his order in the 
three following instalments, each of a just third part of said sum: 
the first instalment of 40 whole beavers shall he paid this year as 
soon as the first great crowd of Indians shall have been here; the 
second instalment shall be paid in the month of August i < >~~ : the 
third hem;:' the last instalment, in the month of August [678; on 
condition that the seller be holden 1 eceipt of the last instalment 
to delivei a good and sufficient deed to the buyers. 

Said contracting parties promise to execute and perform the 
abovesaid conditions, binding thereto their respective persons and 
estates, as well in ossessed, nothing excepted, 

subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges; in witness whereof 
they have without craft or guile d this with their own 

hand- in Albany, dated as abo\ e. 

1 1 I, \l \K1 1 \ 

Jan Jansz Blei cker 
I .OURI - vaw Vlen 
As witnes 1 

Hendrick Rooseb 
/ i; ■ ' rrytsen 

1 >uod attest 

Adriaen vax [lpendam, Not. Pub. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 345 

Contract of sale of a house between Johannes Borger and Samuel 

Wollson 

[567 blank; 568] On this 13th day of June 1676, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in 
New Albany), and before the afternamed witnesses, Johannes 
Burgher, of the first part, and Mr Samuel Wolson, 1 of the second 
part, who acknowledge that in love and friendship they have agreed 
with each other in manner following, to wit : Johannes Burgher 
acknowledges that he has sold and Air Samuel Wolson that he has 
bought a house and lot, with all that thereon is fast by earth and 
nail, as the same is inclosed, wherein the seller now dwells, here in 
Albany ; and the seller promises to deliver the same to the buyer 
or his order free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right) on 
the first of May K<7J: for which the buyer promises to pay one 
hundred and fourteen good, whole, merchantable beaver skins, 
worth eight guilders apiece, the same to be paid in the two follow- 
ing instalments, to wit: the first instalment, being fifty-seven whole 
beavers, in the latter part of the month of September of this year 
1676, and the last instalment on the delivery of said house and lot 
on the first of May 1077, being again fifty-seven whole beaver skins, 
on condition that the seller shall be holden on the payment of the 
last instalment to deliver a good and sufficient deed (written in 
English ) with the patent thereof. The contracting parties mutu- 
ally promise to perform and execute the above contract, binding 
thereto their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, sub- 
ject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 

In witness whereof they have without craft or guile subscribed 
this with their own hands, dated as above. 

Johannes Borger 
Sam [u] ell Wollson 
As witnesses : 

Reynicr Schaets 
Jan Byvanck 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



1 The clerk first wrote " Wilsen," and then changed it to " Wolson," in 
accordance with the signature, except that the latter has the double /. 
Samuel Wollson received a deed for the above-mentioned property from 
Elisabeth Claes, the widow of Jan larger, on September 7, 1677. and the 
next day conveyed it to Jan Hendrick Bruyn. See Early Records of Albany, 
1 :i6o-6i. 



346 I Ml V RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of Claes Jansen to build a house and two hay ricks for 
Dirck Bensen at Claverack 
[569 blank; 570] On this 20th day of June 1676, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New 
Albany, Dirck Bentsingh, of the first part, and Claes Jansz van 
Baeren, of the second part, who hereby acknowledge that in all 
love and friendship they have agreed in manner following, to wit: 
Dirck Bentsingh acknowledges that he has let the contract and 
Claes Jansz that he has agreed to build a house at the Clave 
of twenty feet square, and to make therein two casement windows 
(Cruys Coosyns), a doorframe, a cloister window frame 1 booster 
coosyn), together with a back door, two end Lents with corbels, 
a cellar to he hoarded up, to lay a floor therein jo feet in hreadth 
and 15 feet long, cellar stairs and stairs to the garret, to make the 
a- well of the cellar as of the house, to cut to right length 
ami dress the boards both of the floor ami the garret, to hang the 
windows and doors, to make the wooden hinges to the doors; the 
aforesaid work must all lie well and properly done. Furthermore, 
to make also two good and substantial square hay ricks near the 
house, except the roofs; hut said contractor must properly 
the roof of the house with boards, The owner promises to deliver 
all the materials and to furnish the contractor with hoard, on 
condition that the contractor shall begin the work now immediately 
and not cease from work until it is completed; for which the owner 
promise- to pa) the contractor or hi-- order twenty whole, mer- 
chantable beaver skins, hut may pay the same in good wheat 01" 
peas at market price, delivered at \lbany free, to wit, four beavers 
or the value thereof as aforesaid next harvest time, and six in the 
month of July [677, and the remaining ten beavers or the value 
eof in the month of July [678. The aforesaid contracting 
parties (with God's help) mutually promise to execute and per- 
form what is hereinbefore written, binding thereto their persons 
ami estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lord-, court-, tribunals 
ami judges. In witness whereof the) have without craft or guile 
subscribed this with their own hands, dated a- above. 

Clai Hans 

I >IR( K BENSl M 

A- witnesses : 
G: Swarti 
Johannes c lutten 

1 hi, ui attestor 

\0K! \ix \ \x Ilpendam, Xot. Pub. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 347 

Declaration of the consistory and former elders of the Dutch 
church at Albany as to the result of their mediation between 
Domine Nicolaus van Rensselaer and Jacob Leisler and Jacob 
Milborne 1 

[571 blank; 572] We, the undersigned consistory and former 
elders of the church of Jesus Christ in Albany, deeming it our duty 
to uphold and promote the peace and harmony of the said church 
and in accordance with the spirit of love in all amity and friend- 
ship to adjust and settle the differences which have arisen between 
Domine Xicolaes van Renselaer and Jacob Leysler and Jacob 
Milborn, we this morning betook ourselves to the church where, 
both parties having been summoned and having appeared, divers 
debates took place in which they did not seek to injure each other's 
character but acknowledged each other to be honorable men of 
whom they could say nothing but what was honest and virtuous 
and with shaking of hands forgave, ended and settled the matter, 
except in so far as the political judge might not be satisfied there- 
with (since the matter had been brought before him), who would 
be informed of the settlement, as was done by Cornells van Dyck 
and Johannes Provoost, to whom he said that he was quite satisfied, 
whereupon Van Dyck and Provoost came again to the brethren 
and reported the same and we, the deponents, with the two parties, 



1 Leisler and his son-in-law Milborne having openly accused Domine van 
Rensselaer of heterodoxy for words spoken by him in a sermon on August 
13th, he, on August 22d, brought an action against them for slander. The 
defendants considered the charges of so grave a nature that they at once 
made a motion for an order to the plaintiff to furnish bonds in the sum of 
f 1500 for the costs of the trial, which was granted by the court. Van Rens- 
selaer at first agreed to comply with this order, but then changed his mind, 
claiming that the amount was excessive and threatening to appeal to the 
governor unless the amount was reduced. At this point, through the efforts 
of the consistory, occurred the reconciliation of the parties spoken of in the 
declaration above. Van Rensselaer withdrew his charges, but refused to 
pay the costs and thereupon was placed under arrest in his own house. He 
then applied to the court for permission to appeal to the governor and 
council, which was granted on condition that he furnish bonds. This he 
did on September 4th, Gerrit van Slicbtenhorst and Cornells van Dyck being 
his bondsmen. Soon after an order came from the governor, issued on 
September 8th. that the domine be released from his imprisonment and that 
all matters relating to the case be heard in New York. September 28th, the 
parties were reconciled before the court at Albany and agreed to refer the 
question of costs to the governor and council, who on October 23d ordered 
" That Jacob Leysler and Jacob Milburne doe pay the whole charge both at 
Albany and here, as giving the first Occasion of the Difference, and that 
D° Renslaer bee freed from bearing any part thereof, and this to be a finall 
end and determination of the matter between y 8 partyes upon this occasion." 
See Proceedings of the Commissioners and Magistrates, i676-t8o, p. 106, 
108-15, 117-19, 128, 130 in the Albany county clerk's office: Council Minnies. 
3:117-20, 124, 131, in the State Library, and Documentary History of New 
York, 3 :87S-79. 



348 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

went together to the court house, very much rejoiced that the 
matter had been so successfully settled on both sides. Having 
come there. J. Leyselaer and J. Milborn made a motion that 
Domine Renselaer should be holden to pay all the costs, to which 
Domine Renselaer can not consent, since we are not aware that 
such has been decided in the peace-making. In witness whereof 
we have confirmed this with our own hands, this -'9th of August 
1676, in Albany. 

1 .mi on Schaats, pastor in New 
Albany 

I !oRNELIS \ AN 1 >Yc K 

Davydi Schuyler 
Jan \ ERBEl i K 
Adriaen rsEN 

Johannes P 

Acknowledged before me, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Power of attorney from Domine Nicolaus van Rensselaer to 
Stephanus van Cortlant to appear for him before the governor 
and council in the matter between said van Rensselaer and 
Jacob Leisler and Jacob Milborne 

[573-75 blank; 576] This day, the 8th of September 1676, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing 
in New Albany, and before the undersigned witnesses, the Reverend 
Domine Nicolaes van Rensselaer, who acknowledges that he has 
constituted and appointed, as he does hereby constitute and appoint, 
the honorable Mr Stephanus van Cortlandt, residing in New York, 
his attorney in his, the principal's, name to appear before the 
right honorable the governor general and council at New York 
as plaintiff or respondent in the matter between Domine Ren 
laer on the one side and Jacob Leysler and Jacob Milbura on the 
er side, in which an appeal was granted bj the honorable court 
here in Albany on the 2d of September [676; to prosecute said 1 
to definite sentence, with power to substitute one or more persons 
at lites. The principal promises to hold as good, binding and valid 
whatever shall be don,- and performed in the matter aforesaid by 
his attorney or his substitute, binding therefor his person and 
property, having and to have, nothing excepted, subject to the 
authority of all lord-, courts, tribunals and judges. In witro 
wh< ha 11b cribed ibis with his own band, together with 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AXD 2, 1660-1696 349 

Meyndert Harmensz and Johannes Lantsingh as witnesses. In 

Albany, datum nt supra. 

Nicolaus vax Rensselaer, Pastor 
As witnesses : 

Meyndert Harmens 
Jan Lansinek 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Contract whereby Jacob Hansen binds himself to serve Capt. 
Hans Heindricksen for the term of one year 
[577-79 blank; 580] This day, the 19th of September 1676, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (resid- 
ing in New Albany), and before the subscribing witnesses, Capt. 
Hans He[yndricksz], of the one part, and Jacob Hansz, of the 
other part, who acknowledge that in love and friendship they have 
agreed and contracted with each other in manner following, to wit: 
Said Jacob Hansz acknowledges that he has hired himself to said 
Capt. Hans Heyndricsz 1 for the time of one year from this date, 
beginning on the 19th day of September 1676 and ending on the 
19th of September 1677, provided that said servant for said time 
promises to serve and obey said master with all diligence and 
faithfulness in all proper work, as well here in Albany as at the 
Nootenhoeck. 2 For which said master promises to pay said servant 
ten good, whole, merchantable beaver skins. (N.B. Said master 
has already disbursed for said servant to Christiaen Pietersz eight 
and a half beavers for his freedom, which said servant not only 
acknowledges but thankfully accepts. 1 The said contracting 
parties mutually promise to execute and perform the foregoing 
conditions, binding thereto their respective persons and estates, 
nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
In witness whereof they have in presence of Christiaen Pietersz 
and Barent Meyndersz and Johannes Mingael, as witnesses, called 



1 Hans Heindricksen was une of the Lutherans who in 1674 petitioned 
Governor Colve to he allowed to employ their own sexton in burying their 
dead; see Documentary History oj New York, 3:87] 72. His descendants 
assumed the surname of Hansen; Early Records of Albany, 1:131, note. 

2 Nutten Hook, in Columbia count} 



350 EARLV RECORDS OF ALBANY 

. subscribed these with their own hands. In Albany, dated 
as above. 

Jacob I [anszen 
1 [ans I [eindrk sz 
As w itnesses : 

i hristiaan Peters 
Barent Mcynders 
Johannes Mingael 

Which I witness, 

Adriaen vax [lpendam, Not. Pub. 



Deposition of Storm van der Zee and Abraham van Tricht about 
a horse trade between Ludovicus Cobes and Claes Willemsen 
van Coppernol 

1 581-83 blank; 584] We, the undersigned, Storm van der Zee 
and Abraham van Tricht, hereby testify and declare at the request 
of Claes Willemsz van Coppernol in truth and verity that on the 
20th of September 1676 we saw and heard Claes Willemsz and 
Ludovicus Coobes at the house of Storm vander Zee contract with 
each other in respeel to a mare, to wit, that Ludovicus Coobes 
would nive to said Claes Willemsz one and a halt beavers for the 
colt that might be in said mare and if there was no colt in her. then 
said Ludovicus Coobes would be released from paying -aid one 
and a half beavers, on condition that said Claes Willemsz on said 
li< mid ride upon said horse to Schenectady and the next day 
e noon again deliver the same to said Ludovicus here in 
Albany and that said Claes Willemsz should relinquish and sur- 
render all his right and claim to the horse. The said deponents 
are ready, if need be. to confirm the foregoing by oath and they 
have subscribed this with their own hand- in Albany, this 21st of 
September 1676 

Storm van der Zei 

Mr Abram \ an Tr 

a 
AdRIAEN VAN ll I'l ndam. Not. Pub. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 35 1 

Contract of sale of a farm from Nicolaus and Maria van Rens- 
selaer to Harmen van Gansevoort 

[585-87 blank; 588] This day, the 24th of October 1676, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing 
in New Albany, and before the subscribing witnesses, Domine 
Nicolaus van Renselaer, vice patroon of the colony of Renselaers- 
wvck, and Madam Maria van Renselaer, widow of the late Mr 
Jeremias van Renselaer, late director of said colony of Rensselaers- 
wyck, of the first part, and Harmen van Gansevoort, of the second 
part, who acknowledge hereby that they have agreed and con- 
tracted with each other in manner following, to wit : Domine 
Nicolaus van Renselaer and the widow of the late Jeremias van 
Renselaer acknowledge that they have sold, and Harmen van 
Gansevoort that he has bought, a certain farm lying at Katskil, 
as the same formerly belonged to Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff and 
was bought from Jan van Breemen, consisting according to patent 
of thirty-five morgens, together with the little house on the shore 
and the lands appertaining thereto and which also belonged to said 
Eldert Gerbertsz; all of which the aforesaid sellers now deliver 
to the aforenamed buyer free and unincumbered (saving the lord's 
right), for which said buyer promises to pay one hundred and 
thirty good, whole, merchantable beaver skins, to be paid in the 
four following instalments, to wit: the first instalment (being a 
just fourth part) shall lie paid on the first of May 1677; the 
second instalment (being again a just fourth part) on the first of 
May 1678; the third on the first of May 1679, the fourth or last 
instalment on the first of May [680. Hut it is stipulated that in 
case of lack of some beavers, the buyer may pay said sellers partly 
in good winter wheat as the market shall then be, to be delivered 
here in Albany free and at his own expense, and the sellers promise 
(on the payment of the last instalment) to deliver to the buyer 
a good and valid deed of ownership, always excepting the lord's 
right. 

[589] The aforesaid contracting parties mutually promise to 
execute and perform the aforesaid conditions, binding thereto their 
respective persons and estates generally, and said buyer especially 
hypothecates or mortgages hereby all said land and the aforenamed 
little house. In confirmation of which said contracting parties 
(each for himself) in presence of Mr Adriaen Gerritsz van Papen- 
dorp, former magistrate, and Mr Maerten Crygier, junior (called 



352 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

as witnesses 1' with their own hands have subscribed this 

in Alban) . dated a> above. 

Nicolaus van Rensselaer, Pastor 
loci 

Maria van Rensselaer 

MEN < iANSVOERT 

As witnesses : 

Adriaen Gerretsen van Papendurp 
M : Cregier, junior 

In 11 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

[590 blank; 591] [Endorsement] 

This contract of sale is hereby annulled and declared of no affect 
by Harmen van Gansevoort, in Albany the 22A of November 
1677. 

1 [ARMEN < iANSVOERT 

In my presence, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale of a house and lot in Albany on the hill from. 
Robert Sanders to Jan Nack 

[ 592 I On this day, the 22d of November [676, appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public 1 residing in New 
Albany), and before the subscribing witnesses, Robberl Sandersz, 
of the first part, and Jan Nack, of the second part, who h 
acknowledge thai in all love and friendship they have agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to wit: Robberl Sandersz ack- 
nowledges that he has sold and Ian Nack that he has bought a 
■ and lot and an alley on the west side of said house 
and lot, between the said house and lo1 and the house and lot 
of Heyndrick Coster, here in Albany on the hill; and that said seller 
promises in deliver to said buyer on the first "t' May 1077 said 
and lol and alley with all the rights and privileges which he 
has therein (saving the lord's right) as it at presenl he-, inclosed; 
for which the -aid buyer promises t" pa) t" the seller or his order 
fifty four good, whole, merchantable beaver skins, to wit. in two 
1 -1 (being twenty-seven beavers) -hall be paid 
in the month ot" August [677, and the second or last instalment 
in the month of Augusl [678, and the seller promises on the pay- 
ment "i the last instalment t" delivei t<> the buyer a j, r ood, valid 
and binding deed of ownership, tree and unincumbered (saving 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 353 

the lord's right). Said contracting parties mutually promise to 
perform and execute the aforesaid conditions, binding thereto 
their respective persons and estates, as well having as to have, 
nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
In witness whereof they have subscribed this without craft or guile 
with their own hands in Albanv, dated as above. 



As witnesses: 

Claes Ripsen ran Dam 
Willem Klasen 



robbert sandersz 
Jan Nack 



; attestor 
Adriaex vax Ilpexdam, Not. Pub. 



Lease of a workroom from Hendrick Rooseboom to Elias van 

Ravesteyn 
[593 blank; 594] This day, the 23d of November 1676, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New 
Albany, and before the underwritten witnesses, Heyndrick Roose- 
boom, of the first part, and Elias van Ravesteyn, of the second part, 
who acknowledged that in all love and friendship they hereby 
agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit : Heyndrick 
Rooseboom acknowledges that he has let and Elias van Ravesteyn 
that he has hired said Rooseboom's front room of the house 1 
wherein said Rooseboom now dwells, for the term of a whole year, 
commencing on the 9th of April 1677 and ending on the 9th of 
April 1678. But on the express condition that said Ravelsteyn 
shall make therein a workbench for himself, for gunstock making, 2 
and for the son of said Rooseboom likewise a workbench for mak- 
ing gunstocks, and when any gunstocks are to be made for the 



1 Voor-huys ; which Professor Pearson translates as "front room." The 
term is somewhat indefinite and may refer either to the entire lore part of 
the house, or merely to the front room, or even to the entrance hall, regardless 
of whether this is at the front, or on the side of the building. In connection 
with Dutch houses of the farmhouse type, the term voorhuis is often used 
to distinguish the fore part of the building, which is used for dwelling pur- 
poses, from the rear part, which consists of the stables and barn. In a more 
restricted sense, however, the term is applied to the front room proper, which 
as a rule is kept scrupulously clean and used only on special occasions. See 
plan and decription of a Dutch farmhouse in J. Francq van Berkhey, 
Natuurlijke Historic van Holland, vol. 9, pt 1, p. 21-44. 

2 Laeden te maecken; which Professor Pearson translate- a- "leather 
dressing," while in other places it has been translated a; " cabinet making." 
, however, dues not refer t" "drawers" in connection with furniture, 
but to geweer-laden, or gunstocks. 
12 



354 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Indians, Ravesteyn and Rooseboom's son shall make the same and 
pay for the material together and each receive the half of the pay- 
ment for the same. And Rooseboom expresslj stipulates that dur- 
ing the summertime no fire shall be made in said front room and 

thai isel li. may trade there with the Indians and do his 

bartering there both with Christians and Indians and use it at his 
venience, without disturbing thereby said Ravesteyn in his 
work, who may sleep in the garret or in the room and in wintertime 
burn his own wood in the room and eat and cook there. 

For which said lessee promises to pay to the lessor the sum of 
eight good, whole, merchantable beaver skins. The contracting 
parties mutually promise to execute and perform the aforesaid con- 
ditions binding thereto their respective persons and estates, noth- 
ing excepted, subject to all lord-, courts, tribunals and judge 

In witness whereof they have subscribed this with their own 
hands without craft or guile in Albany, dated as above. 

I Iendrick Rooseboom 
Elias van Rauesteyn 
As witnesses: 
Claes Ripsen van Dam 
Henderec Koster 

tod attestor 
Adriaen vax IlpendaMj Not. Pub. 

Lease of land at Kinderhook from Lourens van Alen to Pieter 

Vosburgh 
| 595 blank; 596J This day, the ith ol I 'ecember i<>7<>, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary publ ding in New 

Albany), and bi fore the subscribing witnesses, Louwerens van Alen, 
of the first part, and Pieter Vosburgh, of the -ecu,! part, who 
hereby acknowledge thai in all love and friendship they have agree.' 
and contracted in manner following, to wit: Louwerens van Alen 
acknowledges that be has let and Pieter Vosburgh that he has hired 
a certain piece of land, comprising about five morgens, lying at 
Kindcrhoeck, for the tim< of four consecutive year- which began 
in Augusl [675 and shall end in August [679; and said lessee prom- 
ises to pay to -.iid lessor or his order a- rein for each morgen 
yearly the sum of six guilder- in beavers, or in good winter wheat 
at beavers' value, as the market shall then be, and promises at the 
1 of tbi- lea e to d< liver aid land again to the lessor inclosed in 
good, proper log fence. Furtl the aforenamed le 

..cKiiow ledge- that he has let ti> -aid lessee a certain piece of land 



NOTARIAL TAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 355 

at Kinderhoeck, to wit, the back land in the great parcel i groote 
Stuck) for the time of six consecutive years, which time began in 
August of this year 1676 and is to end in August 1682, which said 
land the lessee promises to clean out and grub out the brush 1 which 
may yet be therein) and inclose with a good and proper log fen 
but where it can not suitably be fenced off with logs, it must be 
fenced with good palisades, and he promises at the end of this leas< 
to deliver the same in a good and proper fence, which shall avail 
him for so much rent, and he promises [597] in addition ( at tin- 
end of the lease) to [deliver] twenty-six skipples of good winter 
wheat and four skipples of peas; but it is expressly stipulated that 
if lots be drawn for the lands during said lease and the above said 
lands by allotment come not to the lessor, then the lessor shall be 
holden to deliver as much good land at Kinderhoeck, to be used till 
said six years shall have expired. The aforenamed contracting 
parties mutually promise to execute and perform the afo on 

ditions, binding thereto their respective persons and estates, per- 
sonal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, subject to all 
lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In witness whereof they have 
subscribed this with their own hands in Albany, this 9th of 
December 1676. 

Lourus VAX Alen 
This is the mark -j- of Pieter \ 
burgh made by himself 
As witnesses: 

Jacob Theysen 

Albert Jansz Ryckman 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpexdam, Not. Pub. 

Antenuptial contract between Gerrit van Nes and Maria Pieters 
Loockermans, widow of Pieter van Alen 

[598] In the name of the Lord, amen. Know all men by the 
contents of this present instrument that in the year 1 67 '- ; , on the 
14th day of February, came and appeared before me, Adriaen van 
Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany, appointed by th< 
Right Honorable Edmond Andros, on behalf of his Royal 
ness James, governor general over all his territories in America 
and before the subscribing witnesses, the worthy Gerrit van Ni 
voung man, future bridegroom, and the virtuous Maria Pieters 
Loockermans, widow of the late Pieter van Alen, future bride, both 
dwelling- here in Xew Albany, to me, the notary, well known, who 



356 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

have declared and hereby do declare, that for God's glory the}' h; 
resolved upon a future marriage and fur the prevention of all dis- 
putes and strife which hereafter might arise, they have with delib- 
eration out of their own free wills and thereto seduced by no one 
(so they said and declared) made, ordained and determined upon 
a certain contracl antenuptial or marriage agreement in manner, 
form and conditions hereinafter following: Firstly, that said bride- 
groom and hride for the maintenance of this marriage shall con- 
tribute all such present property and effects, of whatever nature, 
at whatever place, and in the custody of whatever persons the 
ne may he. nothing excepted, which they have and which are 
accounted to them, to be possessed in common. It is furthermore 
expressl) stipulated and agreed that if so he that any debt or d< 
aid bridegroom or bride shall he presented, that one shall not 
the other's debts out of his or her own contributed 
property, nor he liable therefor, to wit, those debts which ma) h; 

before this date, and that on the decease of the first of 
the two (if he or she happen to die without legitimate child or 
children) the survivor shall remain in full po--es-ii.ii of all the 
eft behind, nothin i ed, as the same shall he found, as 

well the contributed property, as the property which they during 
their marriage (by God's blessing) may have received, nothing 
thereof excepted, I599] to wit, so long as he or she remain in a 
widowed condition, without any person, whoever he may he. having 
light to demand an) accounting or inventory of -aid left estate; 
hut if the survivor shall many again, then -hall he or she he holden 
I half of the e-tate (whatever it shall then be 
found to be) to the law ful heirs of the first deceased. All of which 
they, the contracting parties, promise jointly and severally to per- 
form and execute mutually, binding thereto their respective pi 
sons and estate-, real and personal, present and future, nothing 

excepted, subject to all i rts, tribunals and judges. Done 

without craft or guile in Albany in presence of Mr Gerard Swart 
and Mr Abraham van Tricht, residing here in New Albany, called 
as witnesses hereto, who together with -aid contracting parties in 
presence of me, the notary, have subscribed this with their own 
ar, month and day a fore-aid. 

Gerret van N 
(,'. Stvartt Maki \ 1 ,< iockerm \x- 

Mr Abram van Tricht 

>il attestor 
Adriaen v.w Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 357 

Quitclaim from Frederick Claessen to Cornelis Stevensen Mulder 
for a piece of land in Claverack 
[600] This day. the 29th of January 167 ';, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany), 
and before the afternamed witnesses, Frederick Claesz, of the first 
part, and Cornelis Stevensz Mulder, of the second part, who hereby 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to wit : Said Frederick Claesz 
acknowledges that he has transferred and made over, as hereby he 
does, to said Cornelis Stevensz Mulder all his title to the land in 
Claverrack called the Pruyme Vlackte, 1 as it came to him from the 
widow of the late Jeremias van l\enselaer and Mr Stephanus van 
Cortlandt and Domine Nicolaus van Renselaer : but said Cornelis 
Stevensz promises to pay to said Frederick Claesz or his order for 
labor (which he has done on said land) the sum of fourteen good, 
whole, merchantable beaver skins and to pay the same in the latter 
part of next April 1677. Furthermore said Frederick Claesz now 
surrenders to said Cornelis Stevensz all his rights and privileges in 
and to said land. For all of which said contracting parties bind 
their respective persons and estates, real and personal, present and 
future, nothing excepted, subjecting the same to all lords, courts, 
tribunals and judges and in confirmation hereof they have sub- 
scribed this with their own hands, in presence of Jacob Loocker- 
mans and Jan Andriesz Kuyper as trustworthy witnesses. In 
Albany, dated as above. 

This is the mark X of Frederick 
Claesz, made by himself 
As witnesses: Cornelis Stevensen Mulder 



Jacob Lokermans 
Jan And ri esc 



Quod attestor 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Contract of sale between Captain Johannes Clute and Jan Pieter- 
sen Bronck for land opposite the farm of Abraham Staas 
[601 blank; 602] This day, the 22d of January 167^, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New 
Albany, and before the undersigned witnesses, Capt. Johannes 
Clute, of the first part, and Jan Pietersz Bronck, of the second part, 
who acknowledge hereby that they have agreed and contracted in 
all love and friendship in manner following, to wit: Capt. Johannes 



1 Literally: the Plum Flat. 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Clute acknowledges that he has sold and Jan Pietersz Bronck that 

he has bought fifteen morgens of land lying about opposite the farm 
of Major Abraham Staas, 1 which gfens the buyer 

out of lands which said seller has there, and shall have 
similar privileges in pasturing cattle and in cutting hay in the 
marshes as hi ors, to wit, Meyndert Fredericsz and Major 

Abraham Staas, or their assigns, hut the buyer ma) nol encroach 
on his neighbors' rights (to their harm), and he may (if he please) 
select said fifteen morgens in two parcels. For which the buyer 
promises to pa) to the seller or his order the sum of ten good, 
whole, merchantable beaver skins, the same to he paid next harvesl 
time or at the latest next winter, and on the last payment the buyer 
shall receive from the seller a good and sufficient deed of owner- 
ship, al i' g the lord's right. For the performance hereof, 
said coni ... hereby hind their respective persons and 
idling excepted, subjeel to all lords, courts, tribunals and 
judges, ;md they have subscribed this with their own hands in 
Albany, on the date above written. 

Johanns Ci 
As \\ itne i Jan Bronck 

en van Dam 
/ Sandersz 

lod attestor 

Adriaen va\ Ilpendam, Not. Pith. 

Quitclaim from Cornells Michielsen to Jan van Loon for his 
remaining interest in the Loonenburgh patent 

[603 blank; 604] 2 [696, the first of November 
Wlie ■ 1 ornelis Machil and Jan van Loon have ether 

and agreed with respect to his [Michielsen's] remaining claims in 
enborch which are outside of the purcl Jury Tennis/. : 



1 Thi ml at Loonenburgl ens, in Greene 

2 \\ illi if on ef the signatures this document is entirely in the 
handwi Cornells Michielsen. 1 

-I -ill without regard to the cl 

ippen, who was one of the original purchasers of 
ncludcd in the : '^h patent; see deed from the 

Bruyn and Jul 
April 

- and 
Bruva 
i 111 van Loon and I orni lis Michiel- 
5 1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 359 

and Andris Hansen and Jacop Fericken, 1 therefore I from now on 
convey these to Jan van Loon and his heirs, acknowledging that I 
have been satisfied therefor in full. 

As witnesses hereto invited, Tiereck Harmens and Frans Winnel 

cornelis mlchielsz 

Jan van Loon 
This is the -)- mark of Teireck Har- 

mensen, made with his own hand 
Frans Wynne 
[Indorsed] 

Deeds of the Flucht Hoeck ~ and Jan Bronck 

Will of Marten Cornelissen from Ysselsteyn and his wife 
Maeycke Cornelis from Barrevelt 
[605 blank; 606] In the name of God, Amen. Know all men 
by the contents of this present public instrument that in the year 
after the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 167", on the 
12th day of the month of January, before me, Adriaen van Ilpen- 
dam, notary public residing in New Albany (appointed by the 
Right Honorable Edmond Andros, [governor] general of the parts 
of America) pursuant to nomination for this place of Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and the district thereof, and before the 
subscribing witnesses, came and appeared the worthy Maerten 
Cornelisz, born in the city of Ysselsteyn, 3 and his wife Maeycke 
Cornelis, born at Barrevelt, 4 both dwelling at the Claverrack, to 
me, the notary, well known, both being sound of body, standing and 
walking, having perfect use and command of their faculties, rea- 
son, memory and understanding ; which appearers, considering the 
shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the 
uncertainty of the time and hour thereof, and wishing therefore to 
dispose of their wordly goods to be left behind while through God's 
grace they still are able, as they do of their own free will and 
inclination, without persuasion or misleading of any persons, have 
now ordained and concluded this their last will and testament in 
form and manner following: First and foremost commending their 



1 Jacob Frericksen ? 

2 Literally: "Refuge Foint"; not "Flying corner," as given in the 

1 oj Gre, . p. 154- and E. M. Ruttenber, Indt iphical 

Names, p. 176. Fhe place i>, now known by the name of Black Rock and 
projects into the river at the south part of the village of Alliens. 

3 A city in the province of Utrecht. 

"The same as Barneveld. a village about eight miles south by east of 
Nykerk, in the province of Gelderland. 



360 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

irtal souls, whenever they may be separated from their bodies, 
to the gracious and merciful hands of God, their Creator and 

emer, and their bodies to a Christian burial, at the same time 
revoking, annulling and canceling hereby all and every such I 
mentary disposition and bequest as they before the date hereof 
either jointly or severally may have made and executed, holdii 
same null and of no effect, and now making a new disposition, they, 
the te out of mutual and particular love, which during their 

marrii te 607 1 they have steadily borne and do now bear 

toward each other, declare that they have reciprocally nominated and 
instituted, as by these presents they do, the survivor of the two their 

and universal heir to all the property, whether pers nal or 
real, claims, credit: . gold and silver, coined and unci 

jewels, clothing, linen and woolens, household furniture etc., nothing 
Ci ited, which the one dying first shall leave behind as well here 
in this country as elsewhere, to do therewith as with his or her own 
property, without contradiction or opposition of any persons; which 
they do for the reason that they (through God's blessing) have 
obtained most of the estate by greal labor and diligence during their 
marriage with each other. Likewise [they will] that no p( 
whatever, whether magistrates, orphan masters, friends, or others 
shall have the right to demand of the survivor any accounting or 
inventory of the estate, much less security or sureties, so long as 
he or she remains in his or her widowed (Mate; and if so be that 

urvivor again enter into wedlock, he or she shall be holden to 
settle a just half of th< the same may be found) on the 

children left behind, that all of them, share and share alike, may 

e their legitimate portion of the father's or mother's estate, 
provided that the survivor shall receive the income and ; 

of until the children shall arrive at their majority or marriage 
estate, till which time the survivor shall be holden to bring them up 
in the fear of the Lord and i so far as he or she can) to have them 
taughl ■ and writing, together with some handicraft win 

under God they may earn their living with honor. Vnd it so be 
that the testators after this date make further dispositions, 
'■ whether in writing under their 1 

or signatures or before two or more trustworthy witnesses by 
woid (if mouth, or in the aforesaid [608] conditions make 
any change, increase or diminution, the) will and desin 
that i" have the same power, value and effect and bv ever) 
person to be considered and holden as though written and 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 361 

set forth in this will. All which aforesaid conditions they, the tes- 
tators, declare to be their last will and testament, willing and desir- 
ing that after the death of the first of the two the same may 
have full force and effect, whether as will, codicil, donation, gift 
in anticipation of death, or otherwise, as may be most compatible, 
although certain formalities demanded by law or usage may not be 
observed herein, desiring that the utmost benefit may be received 
herefrom, and one or more copies hereof to be made in proper form 
to serve as occasion may require. Thus done and executed in New 
Albany at the house of Pieter Loockermans and in the presence of 
Mr Jan Verbeeck and Pieter Loockermans, called and bidden as 
trustworthy witnesses hereto, who with the testators in presence 
of me the notary, have subscribed this with their own hands the 
year, month and day aforesaid. 

This is the mark X of Maerten 
Cornelisz, made with his own hand 

This is the mark X of Maeycke Cor- 
As witnesses: nelis. made with her own hand 



Jan Verbeeck 
Pieter Loockermans 



Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Contract between Claes Beever and Jan Aertsen van Bergen-op- 
Zoom for building a mill on the Kinderhook creek 

[609 blank; 610] This day, the ioth day of January 167?. 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing 
in Xew Albany, and before the subscribing witnesses, Claes Beever, 
of the first part, and Jan Aertsz van Bergen-opsoom, 1 of the second 
part, who acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have 
contracted and agreed in manner following, to wit : Said Jan 
Aertsz acknowledges that he has agreed to work fifty days for said 
Claes Beever, to wit, to build a mill on Kinderhoecx Kill, to begin 
on the first of March next 16'f, and in the meanwhile to undertake 
no other work; and if said mill shall not be completed in said 
fifty days, then shall said Claes Beever pay him per day at the rate 
which has been agreed upon for the aforesaid work days, to 
wit, Jan Aertsz must be paid for said fifty work days (when he 
has performed them) sixteen whole beavers or the value thereof, 
and he shall receive his pay every fourteen days as the work pro- 
gresses. The employer shall make said payments to Storm van der 



1 Bergen-op-Zoom, a city in the province of Brabant, Netherlands. 



362 DS OF ALBANY 

Zee and deliver the same free at Albany and the contractor prom- 
ises to point out the timber for the runningparts of the said mill, but 
the employer shall deliver the same there at his own expense; on 
the express condition that said contractor promises to deliver the 
mill in pood and proper running order, else not a stiver of his wages 
he is to receive, or if he lias received them, the same he promises to 
restore, and said employer promises to furnish said contractor 
iper food and lodging. The aforesaid contractor promises so 
1 as the mill is made to saw therewith three hundred 
which shall he good and tit. receiving therefor such proper compen- 
ion a- other sawyers receive. The aforesaid contracting parties 
imise 1 with God's help) to execute and perform the aforesaid 
conditions binding thereto their persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In 
witness whereof they have subscribed this with their own hands, 
in Albany, this 10th day of January \(>~ ';. 

Ci.ai s Bever 
As witnesses: |.\.\ Aertsen 



Lucas Pieterse 
II " in: Parker 



Quod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 



Deposition of Jan Vinhaeghen and Jan Byvanck about certain 
boards alleged to have been stolen by Claes Ripsen van Dam 
[611 blank; 612] This day, the 10th of January 167", appeared 
before me. Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), Jan Fynaghen, aged about 44 years, and Jan Byvanck, 
aged about 43 years, who without any dissimulation or misleading 
of any persons, but for the sake of justice, acknowledge thai they 
have testified, as hereby they do, at the request of Maria Bord, 
wife of Claes Rips/ van Dam. that in truth and verity they on the 
8th of this month were at the hou e of ' laes Kips/, where R 
Sander-/ was invited and came, when said wife of Claes Ri] 
our pn aid to Robbert Sanders thai last I 

month, the wife of Gerrit van Slichtenhorsl came to her house 
and finding her at home alone said to her that her husband, Claes 
, had stolen full) one-half of the boards which he used for 
his hi 1 hey were boards from the city 

holes and shol therein and that 
Robbert Sanders had : She asked him, "Whal 
then Whereupon Robbert Sandersz answered, "I do not 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166&-1696 363 

know that I ever thought such a thing in my life, much less have 
said it; God keep me from saying that your husband has stolen 
boards." Herewith ending their deposition they are ready (if need 
be) to confirm the same and have subscribed this with their own 
hands, in Albany, the ioth of January 167?. 

Jan Vinhaeghen 
Jan Bvvanck 
Which I witness, . 

Adriaen van Ilendam, Not. Pub. 

Deposition of Johannes Borgers and his wife Elisabeth Claes 
about boards alleged to have been stolen by Claes Ripsen van 
Dam 

[613-15 blank; 616] This day, the 6th of January 167-f, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), Jan Burgher and his wife, who acknowledge that they 
have testified, as hereby they do, at the request of Claes Ripsz, that 
in truth and verity the wife of Gerrit van Slichtenhorst came to 
his house now about fourteen days ago, the precise day not fully 
remembered, and there said, " Robbert Sandersz and Claes Ripsz 
are now such great friends, but I will cause that they be as great 
enemies as they are now friends ;" and she said that Robbert 
Sandersz had said that Claes Ripse had stolen some boards from 
the city fence which he used on his hogpen. As one is bound to 
testify to the truth (especially being required so to do), the afore- 
named deponents are ready (if need be) to confirm the above, and 
in witness thereof they have subscribed this with their own hands, 
in Albany, this 6th of January 167®. 

Johannes Borgers 
Leysabeth Claes 
As witnesses: 

Harmen Bastiacns 
Claes Jacobse 

In the presence of me, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



END OF VOLUME I 



NOTARIAL PAPERS 

Volume 2 

NOTARIAL MINUTES OF ADRIAEN JANSEN VAN 

ILPENDAM 

Contract of sale between Arnout Cornelissen Viele and Poulus 
Martensen van Benthuysen of a building lot and cellar in 
Albany 

[115] 1 Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in New Albany (appointed by the honorable magis- 
trates of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schanechtade with 
the approbation of the Right Honorable Francoys Lovelace, on be- 
half of His Royal Highness James, Duke of York, governor general 
over all his territories in America) and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Aernout Cornelisz van Vylen of the one part and 
Paulus Maertensz van Benthuysen of the other part, who acknowl- 
edge that in love and friendship they have agreed and contracted 
in manner following, to wit: Aernout aforesaid acknowledges that 
he has sold to Poulus Maertensz a cellar with its appurtenances and 
the lot with all that is thereto fast by earth and nail, which are now 
delivered to said buyer free and unincumbered, excepting the lord's 
right, the receipt whereof is acknowledged by the buyer on the con- 
ditions aforesaid and he promises to pay for said lot and cellar 
seventeen good, whole beaver skins, at the latest in the month of 
June of next year one thousand six hundred and seventy (allowing 
at most one month's grace), either in beavers or in good, salable 
winter wheat at beaver's price, in part payment of which the seller 
acknowledges that he has already received seven beavers and so 
soon as the remainder of the payment shall be made, the said seller 
promises to deliver to the buyer a sufficient [116] deed. The said 
lot and cellar lie in Albany between the lot of Huybert Jansz van 
Sprangh 2 and the lot of said buyer. For the execution of all that 
is hereinbefore written they bind their persons and estates, real 
and personal, present and future, and in confirmation thereof they 



1 Pages 1-114 contain documents ranging in date from January 6, i6r'- ; , l" 
March 16, i6|-$, which in this translation are printed in their proper chrono- 
logic place after document 269. 

2 Probably the same person as Huybert Jansen de Vroome; see Early 
Records of Albany, 1 :i50. Sprangh, or Sprang, is a village in the province 
of North Brabant, Netherlands. 

[365] 



366 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

subscribed this with their own hands without fraud or deceit, 
in presence of the undersigned witnesses, in Albany, this twenty- 
sixth day of November one thousand six hundred and sixty-nine. 

Aknoi i ( or: Vielen 
Poulis Marten 

Hants /> re per, witi 

Pieter Adriaensz, witness 

Quod attestor 

\i'Ki.\i:x v.\x Ilpend /. Pub. 



Contract between Elisabeth Drinckvelt, wife of Jan Rinckhout, 
and Anthoine Lespinard regarding the use of Rinckhout's 
bakery on shares 

I117I Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, no 
public residing in New Albany (appointed by the honorable magis 
trates of Ubany, colon) of Renselaerswyck and Schanechtade with 
approbation of the Right Honorable Frangoys Lovelace, on behalf 
of lli-- Royal Highness James, Duke of York, governor general 
over all his territories in America 1, and before the hereinafter 
named witnesses, Anthony Lespinard of the one part and Elisabeth 
Drinckvelt, wife of Jan Rinckhout, as attorney in this matter for 
her aforesaid husband according to the testimonj of Benl Bagge, 
of the oilier part, who in all love and friendship have agreed with 
each 'idler as follows, to wit, thai said Anthony Lespinard shall 
e in the house of said Jan Rinckhout in Albam for the period 
of one whole year, beginning on the first of Ma\ [670 and ending 
on the first of May [671, and shall use his utmosl endeavor to bake 
of everything, both for Christians and for Indians, provided that 
both parties shall lay in the same quantity of grain and that each 
party shall receive half of the profits: and said Anthony Lespinard 
shall cut the wood for the oven as well as for the house on o 
dition that the aforesaid baker shall have board, lodging and wash 
ing free but shall pay for one-half of the bread flour which during 
said time shall be used within the house by himself, his wife and 
four children. I'.ut it is expressly stipulated that during said time 
said baker shall be | 1 18 ] holden to work five weeks without other 
profit than his board, to wit. two weeks before die harvest and 
three weeks after the harvest, but next harvest said baker may work- 
on his own account and alone receive the profits, provided however 
that there are no Indians here in Albany. The foregoing the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 367 

undersigned contracting parties mutually promise (with God's 
help) to execute and perform, binding thereto their respective per- 
sons and estates, real and personal, present and future, subject to 
all courts and judges, and in confirmation thereof they have sub- 
scribed this without fraud or deceit, in Albany, this 21st of 
January 1670. 

by me, 

Elisabeth Dsi[n]ckuelt 
A. Lespinard 
As witnesses : 

This is the mark X of Bent 

Bagge, set by himself 
Jan Verbeeck, witness 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpexdam, Not. Pith. 

Contract of sale of part of a lot in Albany from Geertruyt Pieters 
Vosburgh to Lucas Gerritsen and others 
[119] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in Albany (appointed by the honorable magistrates 
of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schanechtade, with 
approbation of the Right Honorable Frangoys Lovelace, on behalf 
of His Royal Highness James, Duke of York, governor general of 
all his territories in America), and before the hereinafter named 
witnesses, Geertruyt Pieters 1 of the one part and Lucas Gerritsz, 
Heyndrick Lantsing, Jan Byvanck and Gerrit Hardenbergh of the 
other part, who in love and friendship have agreed and contracted in 
manner following, to wit: Said Geertruyt Pieters acknowledges that 
she has sold and the aforesaid four persons that they have bought 
a certain piece of her lot lying on the hill in Albany, behind the 
houses of the aforesaid four buyers, to wit, in length from the west 
side to the east side six rods and in breadth from the north side 
to the south side ten feet, all free and unincumbered (saving the 
lord's right) ; for which the said four buyers promise to pay thir- 
teen good, whole, salable beaver skins, the same to be paid at the 
beginning of next trading season. What is hereinbefore written thev 
mutually promise to execute and to perform, binding thereto their 
respective persons and [120] estates, nothing excepted, subject to 
all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, and in confirmation hereof 



'Geertruyt Pieters was the widow of Abram Pietersen Vosburgh, who 

lost his life in the Indian uprising at the Esopus in if 59. She was a sister 
of Barent Pietersen Coeymans. 



368 I \KI.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

they have subscribed this with their own hands, without fraud or 
deceit, in presence of Jacob Tysz vander Heyden and Jacob Abra- 

/ (called as witnesses hereto). 
In Albany, this second of February one thousand six hundred 
and seventy. 

This is the mark - - of GEERTRUV r 
I'll 111;-. made with her own hand 
I'- is ( Jerytsen, backer 
Hendrick 1 
Jan Byvan< k 
1 .1 rrit herttenbergh 
itnesses : 
Jacob Theysen vander Heyden 
>p Abrahams 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen VAX Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease from Myndert Fredericksen to Harmen Thomassen Hun 
for a piece of land on the west side of the Hudson river oppo- 
site Claverack 

[121 1 Appealed before me. Adriaen van flpendam, residing in 
New Albany (appointed by the honorable magistrac) of Albany, 
elaerswyck and Scham with approbation of 

the Right Honorable Frangoys Lovelace, in behalf of his Royal 
I tighness James, 1 hike of *i ork, governor general over all his terri- 
tories in America), and before the afternamed witnesses, vleyndert 
Fredericsz of the one pari and Harmen Thomasz of the othei part, 
who (on the date hereinafter written) in all love and friendship 
have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit: Meyn- 
dert Fredericsz acknowlei he has let and Harmen Thomasz 

that he has hired of him a certain parcel of land lying on the wesl 
bank [.of the Hudson] opposite the 1 laverack, for the time of -ix 
following years beginning "ii the firsl "i" \la\ next and ending on 
■ne thousand six hundred ami seventy-six. 
First, the lessor promises to deliver with .-aid laud a housi 
one board in length, a barn thirty feel long and a rick, provided 
the le see dig a cellar under the house and likewise help rough-hew 



My adjoined die land on the Murderer's kill which 

I11K iS. \\ yntje, i' 

of Harmen II insseii Hun; sec Histoi 1 County, pub. 1 ■ s I. 1'.. 

1884 p. IVI 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND J. 1660-1696 369 

the timber for the house, barn and rick and not receive therefor 
anything- more than his victuals so long as the work is going on. 

Secondly, the lessee shall he holder! to maintain and deliver up 
at the end of this lease said house, barn and rick in good repair, 
wall and roof tight. 

Thirdly, in case of lire (which may God prevent) half the loss 
shall be borne by each party, but in case of general war, the burden 
shall fall upon the lessor. 

Fourthly, the lessor shall deliver to the lessee with the land 
six horses, to wit, three mares, one a year old, and the other three 
either stallions or geldings; four milch cows; a heifer three years 
old; likewise two bulls and a heifer each one year old; and a 
heifer [122] calf of six weeks ; and the lessee shall be holden during 
the four last years to deliver to the lessor yearly ten pounds of 
butter and in case any of the horses or cattle of those delivered 
happen to die, they shall be made good out of the common increase; 
furthermore, each party shall receive the half of the increase, but 
the lessee shall not sell, exchange or remove any of the aforenamed 
horses and cattle or the increase thereof without the knowledge or 
consent of the lessor. 

The lessor also delivers therewith three sows, for which the 
lessee shall deliver yearly three hogs fit for slaughter, except the 
first year. The lessor promises to deliver then a wagon, a plow, a 
harrow, four breast-harnesses, eight traces, four bits, one pair of 
lines, one rope for the front and one for the back of the hay wagon, 
a new spade, two axes, four wedges, two rings for a beetle, another 
spade, a winnow, two Flemish scythes, and a scythe blade, and at 
the end of the lease these implements must be returned to the 
lessor in good and usable condition. 

All expenses of whatever name to which the lessee may be put 
shall be at his own charge. The lessee shall be holden to break up 
four morgens of land yearly to bring the place into use and also 
plant an orchard of one morgen, but the lessor shall furnish the 
trees therefor. The lessee shall surround said land with a good 
protective fence and in the last year sow not more than nine morgens 
of winter wheat ; therefor the lessee shall have said land and what 
is therewith promised according to these conditions, six years ; pro- 
vided that the lessor shall have the use of the horses to draw the 
timber for the house, barn and rick and receive so much milk as 
he has need of for his men so long as they are engaged in building. 
Said contracting parties mutually promise to execute and perform 
what is hereinbefore written, binding thereto their persons and 



3JO EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

estates, all as by law provided and in confirmation thereof they 
have subscribed ibis with their own hands without craft or guile, 
in presence of Pieter Loockermans and Hans Heyndricsz, as wit- 
hereto, in Albany, this fourth of April one thousand six 
hundred and seventy. 

This is the mark X of Meynd 

Fredericsz 
1 [armen Thomansz 
Pieter Loockermans 
Hans Heindricsz 

<uod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease from Robert Sanders to Hendrick Meussen Vrooman of a 

farm on the east side of the Hudson river called Stone Arabia 

[123) Appeared before nie, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 

public residing in New Albany (appointed by the honorable magis- 

of Albany, colon) of Renselaerswyck and Schanechtade with 

the approbation of the Right Honorable Frangoys Lovelace, on 

behalf of his Royal Highness James, I Hi u' of York, gove 

of all his territories in America I, and before the undersigned 
witnesses, Robbert Sandersz of the one part and Heyndrick Meesz 
iman of the other part, who in love and friendship have agreed 
together in manner following, to wit: Robbert Sandersz acknowl- 
edges that he has let and Heyndrick Meesz that he has hired a 
certain farm lying over against the long island called Steen Raby? 
for the term of six following y< 1 m the first of May 

1670, old • and ending on tin- first of Ma\ [676. 

I In- lessor promises in deliver therewith a house, barn and two 
ricks a hogpen, two boards long and one board in width, all com 
plete, and all the land that the les-or own- there, a- well plowed 
land, garden, orchard and meadow as woodland, except the little 
oppo He I 'hilip 1 'ietersz' door. 



Arabia. 'I his refei tly to land w I 

1 1 armen \ Indians with tin 
R 

r [9 [6€8, ommonly called and known "by the 

Indian nam I Land by them nan 

Ryvcr w '■ Rum West 

woods ti 1 > to y« High Hills & including 

.1 free way 
. d his 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 2)7 l 

The lessee shall enjoy the crops of the land which he shall find 
sown there and the lessee must move over the fence on the east 
side of said land as far as he shall see fit and lengthen the cros< 
fence. 

At the expiration of said six years the lessee must deliver up 
three and a half morgens sown with winter wheat, and whatever 
more he sows the lessor must take and satisfy the lessee therefor 
at the valuation of two impartial men. 

The lessee must inclose the maize land also and put it under 
the plow, and the lessor must pay [124] therefor at the end of 
the lease on a valuation, and furnish a man therefor 16 days. 

The lessee promises to pay as rent, the first year six skipples of 
wheat, the second year twelve skipples of wheat, the third year 
forty skipples of wheat, and the three last years seventy skipples 
of wheat yearly, or for every skipple of wheat two and a half 
skipples of oats. The lessor promises to deliver therewith three cows 
with a heifer of three years which is with calf, and a heifer of two 
years, but the lessor must stand the risk of the two heifers until 
they have calved. Likewise the lessor promises to deliver there- 
with three heifers a year old which the lessee shall keep until they 
are three years old, when the half shall belong to the lessee. Fur- 
thermore the lessor promises to deliver therewith four horses, con- 
sisting of two mares and two stallions, likewise a winter stallion of 
which the lessor shall stand the risk until three years old and the 
lessor must have him gelded at his own risk; furthermore the lessor 
and lessee must each bear half the risk of the cows and horses 
and if any come to die they shall first be made good out of 
the increase and the remainder be divided half and half. Like- 
wise the lessor promises to deliver therewith six sows, for which 
the lessee promises to deliver yearly two year-old hogs to pen up 
and fatten, except the first year, but the pigs which are there now 
shall belong to the lessee, provided he at the end of this lease shall 
deliver to the lessor three sows each of two years and three sows 
each of one year together with all the pigs which in the months 
of February, March and April shall be cast by said six sows. In 
case of accidents from fire on said farm (which may God pre- 
vent) both lessee and lessor shall bear each a half of the loss, but 
in case [125] of general war the loss shall be borne by the lessor 
alone. The fruits .of the orchard shall be received by the lessor and 
le>see each a half. The fences which the lessor delivers therewith, 
the lessee shall at the end of --aid time deliver up again tight 50 
to keep in horses, cattle and hogs. The lessor further delivers 



372 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

therewith a calf and promises to deliver there yearly a calf three 
weeks old and when said calves are three years old, each party 
shall receive the half and at the end of the six years the lessee shall 
deliver to the lessor again a calf in place of the aforesaid calf 
that is now delivered to him. 

The aforesaid contracting parties mutually promise (with God's 
help) to execute and perform what is hereinbefore written, binding 
thereto their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, plac- 
ing the same under the authority of all courts and judges, and in 
confirmation thereof they have subscribed this with their own 
hands without craft or guile (in presence of Jacob Tyssen vander 
lleyden and Claes Ripsz van Dam, as witnesses hereto) in Albany, 
this 3d of Ma) [670. 

ROBBERT SaNDERSZ 

Heinderick Meeszen Vrooman 
Jacob Theysen vander lleyden 
Claes Ripsen ran Dam 

wd attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Indenture of apprenticeship of Adam Hendricksen Vrooman to 
Cornells Willemsen van der Burgh to learn the millwright's 
trade 

[126 blank; 127] Appeared before me. Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public residing in New Albany in America, and before the 
hereinafter named witnesses, Cornelis Willemsz wan der Burgh 
the one part and Adam lleyndricksz Vrooman of the other part, 
who in love and friendship are agreed in manner following, to wit: 
Said Adam Ileyndricsz (now about _>i years old) acknowledges 
that with the consent of his father, lleyndrick Meesz Vrooman, 
he has bound himself to Cornelis Willemsz aforesaid, who acknowl- 
es that he has hired him for the term of two consecutive 
years, comn 1 on this 23d of May 1070. The aforesaid Cor- 

nelis Willemsz promises in said two years, SO far as he is able, 
to leach -aid \datn llendricksz carpentering and millwrighting, 
to furnish him ird, lodging and washing and to pay him 

for his labor and service the first year eighty guilders in silver 
coin ' anil a pair of new shoes ami the second year 
one hundred and twenty guilders in silver money or large coin 
at said Cornelis Willemsz's choice. And the aforesaid servant 
promises (with God's help') to serve the aforesaid master said two 



illy, " heavy money." 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 373 

years with all diligence, assiduity and faithfulness, on the express 
condition that the servant may try the first six weeks how he likes 
it and [128] if he does not like it, he may give up his service and 
be free and shall then receive for the six weeks' service not more 
than free fare with a horse from Sprinckvielt 1 to Albany. All that 
is hereinbefore written the said contracting parties promise (with 
God's help) to execute and perform, binding thereto their persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the jurisdic- 
tion of all courts and judges. In witness whereof they have sub- 
scribed this with their own hands without fraud or deceit (in 
presence of Stoffel Jansz Abeel and Leendert Philipsz, called as 
witnesses hereto) in Albany in America, this 23d of May one 
thousand six hundred and seventy. 



Leender Phyles 

Stoffel Jansz Abeel 



CORNELIS WlLLEMSZ 

Adam Heindricksz 



Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilfendam, Not. Pub. 



Contract for the sale of a sawmill in Greenbush from Willem 
Fredericksen Bout to Harmen Bastiaensen Visscher 
[129] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in Xew Albany, and before the hereinafter named 
witnesses, on the date underwritten, Willem Fredericsz 2 of the 
first part and Harmen Bastiaensz 3 of the second part, who in love 
and friendship have agreed and contracted in manner following, 
to wit : Willem Fredericsz acknowledges that he has sold to 
Harmen Bastiaensz, who also acknowledges that he has bought, 
a certain sawmill standing in the Greyne Bosch, 4 behind the farm 
of Mr Jeremias van Renselaer, where Dirck Teunisz 5 now dwells, 
which he, Willem Fredericsz, now acknowledges to have delivered 
with all its appurtenances and privileges, except or saving the 
lord's right, to Harmen Bastiaensz, who acknowledges the receipt 
thereof, but the seller retains for himself all the boards which 
at present lie there sawed, for which he shall pay to the buyer the 
value of eleven beavers in boards at market price from these 



1 Springfield, Mass. 

2 Willem Fredericksen Bout. 

3 Harmen Bastiaensen Visscher. 

4 Greenbush, Rensselaer county. N. Y. 

5 Dirck Teunissen van Vechten. 



374 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

<<l boards and in addition thirty oak boards of the aforesaid 
boards. For which [mill] the buyer promises to pay to the seller 
ninety-eight heavers, all to be paid in boards, to wit, four hundred 
pine boards next fall from the [130] logs lying there now and the 
following spring boards to the value of three hundred guilders in 

ivan, and the balance of the sum to be paid in the four following 
years, each year a just fourth part in good, merchantable hoards 
at beaver's price, but all said hoard- the buyer must deliver at his 
own expense on the bank of the river. The foregoing the afore- 
;aid contracting parties mutually promise (with God's help) to 

orm, binding thereto their pei d ites, nothing 

excepted, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all lords, 
i Mm . tribunals and judges, and in confirmation thereof they have 
subscribed this with their own hand- together with * lac- Ripsz 
and Tennis Slingerlandt, as witnesses hereto called, without fraud 
or deceit, in Albany, this thirtieth of June one thousand six hun- 
dred and -twenty. 

This is the mark \ of Wn 
Frederk sz, sel b) himself 

HARMEN BaSI tAENS 

Clacs Ripsen van /'am 
Tuenyes Cornells Slyengherlant 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen vax [lpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Jochem Wesselsen and Volckert Jansen 
Douw of a house and two lots on High street in New York 
[131] On this 19th da> of July 1670, appeared before me, 

Vdriaen van llpendam, notary public residing in Xew Albany 
■ pointed by the honorable magistracy of Albany, colony of Ken 
selaerswyck and Schanechtade, with approbation of the Right 
Honorable Franco) Lovelace in behalf of his Royal Highness 
lames, Duke of Yoi ernor general over all his territories in 

America 1. and before the afternamed witnesses, Joachim Wesselsz, 
baker, of the first pan, and Vblckerl Jansz (both dwelling here), 
of ii 1 id pail, who in love and friendship have .agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to wit : Joachim W< 1 icknowl- 
edges that he has -old and Volckert Jan-/ that he ha- bou 
a hou '■ and lot together with a lol nexl t" the hou 1 and 

lying in Xew York on the Hoogh straet? between the hou es of 

\hel Hardenbroeck and Adriaen van Laer, the same being deli\ 






NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 375 

ered now free and unincumbered excepting the lord's right and 
saving also the bake oven ; and the seller delivers the premises as 
they now lie, in fence according to patent, provided that the tenant 
may continue to reside therein till the first of May 1671 and the 
buyer shall receive the rent thereof, but whatever the tenant may 
have done therein by way of repairs or still must needs do, the 
same may be deducted from the rent. 

[132] For which aforesaid house and lots the buyer promises 
to pay to the seller twenty-six hundred guilders in good strung 
sea wan, to be paid in two instalments, to wit, the first instalment 
between now and the first of May next, of which the seller hereby 
acknowledges that he has received already five hundred guilders 
in seawan, and the second instalment to be paid promptly on the 
first of May 1672. The said contracting parties, each for himself, 
promise to execute and perform what is hereinbefore written, for 
which they bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, sub- 
jecting the same to the jurisdiction of all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges, and in confirmation thereof they have subscribed this 
with their own hands without fraud or deceit (in presence of 
Harmen Rutgers and Asser Levy van Swelen, 1 as witnesses hereto) 
in Albany in America, on the date above written. 

Jochem Backer 
volckart jansz 

Herman Rittges 

Asser Leevy 

Acknowledged before me, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between John Lewis and Rev. Jacobus Fabricius 
of a house and two lots in Albany 
[ 133 ] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in Albany (appointed by the honorable magistrates 
of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schanechtade with 
approbation of the Right Honorable Frangoys Lovelace, on behalf 
of His Royal Highness James, Duke of York, governor general 
of all his territories in America), and before the hereinafter named 
witnesses, Jan Louwys ~ of the one part and Magister Jacobus 



1 Elsewhere given as " Swelm." 

2 John Lewis, an English soldier. The house and lot mentioned in this 
contract are probably the same as the house and lot purchased by him of 
Jurriaen Jansen Groenewout, which are mentioned in a bond of February 
9, 1669 [1670], printed in Early Records of Albany, 1:435. 



376 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Fabritius 1 of the other part, who in all love and friendship have 
agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit: Jan Louwys 
thai he has sold and the reverend magister that he 
has bought a house and lot and another lot lying next to the same. 
standing and lying here in Albany on the Pleyn, next to Lambert 

. alckenburgh and on the west side some vacant lots; the house 
and lot be mded and of such dimensions as appears by the 

[latent and the adjoining lot being of such dimensions as Carsten 
Carstensz conveyed it to Claes Tennis/.,- as shown by certain 
accompanying writings which the seller now with the house and lots 
delivers to the buyer with all that is fast by earth and nail; for 
which house and two lots the buyer promises to pay to the seller 
next May 1671 one hundred and sixt) five guilders in good, strung 
seawan, provided that the seller shall he holden upon the pa 

eliver to the buyer a good and sufficient deed of ownership 
( excepting the lord's righl 

[134] The aforesaid contracting parties mutually prom; 
execute what is hereinbefore written, binding thereto their r< 
tive persons and estates, nothing excepted, placing the same in 
subjection to all courts and judges, and in confirmation of the 
same they have subscribed this with their own hands without craft 
or guile in preseno 1 < retarj Lodevicus Coobes and Jan Ev< 
and Man- Dreeper, as witnesses hereto, in Albany this twenty- 
sixth day of November one thousand six hundred and seventy. 

Jot IX I.EUIS 

M. Jacobus Fabricius 
Ludouicus Cobes, Sf 

irk X of Jan ! 
le b) liii 
Hans I ov/vr. as \\ itro 

attestor 
Vdriaen van [lpendam, \ ot. Pub. 



Rev. Jai duly autl itheran mil 

in the province of New York, the Rev. Joannes Ernestus G01 r, who 

arrived in July [657, not having been allowed to ] 

- 1 'I... I he '1. rd to him En mi 1 'at sti 

tlbanx, 1 . 
Way 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 377 

Contract of sale between Albert Andriessen B rat aj idTan Pieter- 
sen Bronck of the ironwork of a (sawmillN — \ 

[135] On this 29th day of November 1670, appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Albany, and 
before the afternamed witnesses, Albert Andriesz Brat of the 
first part and Jan Pietersz Bronck of the second part, to me, the 
notary, well known, who in all love and friendship are agreed with 
each other in manner following, to wit: Albert Andriesz Brat 
acknowledges that he has sold and Jan Pietersz Bronck that he 
has bought a large iron crank and rack, an iron shaft and pinion 
and a proper cross x for the shaft, which said articles [the seller] 
promises to deliver at once and for which the said buyer promises 
to pay nineteen good, whole, salable beaver skins or the value 
thereof to be paid in kind, to wit, in three instalments, the first 
this winter, being a big, fat hog worth 34 guilders in beavers and 
two beavers in good wheat and before next harvest six whole 
beavers, and the remainder the winter after in grain as the market 
therefor shall be, whether in wheat or oats, peas or buckwheat. 
The aforesaid contracting parties mutually promise to execute and 
perform what is hereinbefore written, binding thereto their respec- 
tive persons and estates, nothing excepted, submitting the same to 
the authority of all courts and judges, and in confirmation thereof 
they have subscribed this with Robbert Sandersz and Elias van 
Ravensteyn, as witnesses hereto. Albany, dated as above. 

Albert Andriessen Brat 
As witnesses Jaen Broenck 

Robbert Sandersz 
Elias van Rauesteyn 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pah. 

Power of attorney from Jacob Abrahamsen Kuyper to his wife 
Catalyntie van Elslant and Lodewyck Post 

[136 blank; 137] On this twelfth day of April one thousand six 
hundred and seventy-one appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpen- 
dam, notary public residing in Albany (appointed by the honor- 
able magistracy of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Scha- 
nechtade, with, approbation of the Right Honorable Francoys 
Lovelace, in behalf of his Royal Highness James, Duke of York, 
governor general over all his territories in America), and before 



x Kruys; a heavy iron box at the end of the, sh aft with holes at right 
angles for the insertion of the arms of thefwiii"dini[l.\ -\ 



378 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

lamed wi i ihy Jacob Abrahamsz Kuyper, 

dwelling here in Albany, well known to me, the notary, who acknowl- 

ihai he has constituted and appointed, as he hereby does 

tute and appoint, his wife Catalyntie van Elslant and Lodo- 

wyck Post, dwelling at New York, his attorneys, giving them 

jointly and severally full power and authority and special order, 

with his wife's brother, Claes van Elslant, to take possession of the 

the principal's .vife's late father, Claes van Elslant, 

and to divide the hi d effects between his aforesaid wife and 

her aforenamed brother, or to sell the same, together with the house 

and ]"t standing and lying in New York, to the highest bidder at 

public sale; the moneys to receive and acquittance for th 

to grant; likewise when full payment is made a [138] good and 

sufficient deed to deliver to the buyer; furthermore, if there are any 

outstanding debl ; due he said estate, the same to collect as speedil) 

issible and if an} creditors according to ho ounts and 

- have any demands against the estate, the same first t<> paj 

out of said moneys oi he whole estate and the remaining moneys 
then i" divide between his wife and her brother, share and share 
alike. The principal hopes that all that is hereinbefore written may 
be done in love and friendship, but if the aforesaid brother be 
not so disposed, [the attorneys] are to constrain him thereto b) 
law and justice, [having] power one 01 rsons (if need be) 

to substitute in their places and furthermore all tilings to do 

irm that he, the principal, if himself present, might or could 
do, notwithstanding that the matter may require more specific order 

is herein stated, provided that the aforesaid Lodewyck 

in holden of his management and administration to ma 
proper return, accounting and exhibit. The principal promises to 
hold as good, binding and valid whatever shall be done or per- 
formed in the matter aforesaid b) his attorneys or either of them 
individually, without doing or causing to be done anything contrary 
hereto, binding thereto his person am nothing excepted, and 

in confirmation hereof he has subscribed this with his own hand, 
together with Jellis Pietersz and Jan Andriesz, called as witnesses 
i, in Albarn . dated as abo\ e, 

J VI I IP \i'.i;.\n A MM X 

Jelys Pietersz ' 
Jan Andriese 

tod attestor 

Vdrtai n van Ili . Vol Pub. 



1 ( lillis Pietersen Mi 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 379 

Bill of sale of a mare from Jan Andriessen to Joachim Ketelheun 
[139] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in Albany, on this 13th day of April 1671, Joachim 
Ketelheun of the first part and Jan Andriesz of the second part, 
who agreed together in manner following, to wit: [an Andriesz 
acknowledges that he has sold to Joachim Ketelheun a mare, sound 
in body, the receipt of which mare Joachim Ketelheun acknowl- 
edges and promises to pay therefore to said Jan Andriesz or his 
order the sum of thirteen good, whole, salable beaver skins, to wit, 
in two payments, the first of which, of seven good, whole, salable 
beavers, must be made promptly next July of this year, and the 
second, of six beavers, in good wheat, at market price at the time 
of the delivery, in the month of April 1672; and likewise to do a 
day's carting for the seller free. The aforesaid Joachim Ketelheun 
binds hereto his person and property, movable and immovable, 
present and future, submitting the same to all courts and judges ; 
and in confirmation hereof he has, with the undersigned witnesses, 
subscribed this with his own hand in Albany, on the date above 
written. 

This is the mark X of Joachim 
Ketelheun, made by himself 
Jacop Abrahamscn, witness 
Pieter Loockcrmans 

Acknowledged before me, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam 

A r otary Public 

Indenture of service of Johannes Hubertsen to Tryntje Jochims, 
the wife of Major Abraham Staets 
[140 blank; 141] On this nineteenth day of April, one thousand 
six hundred and seventy-one, appeared before me, Adriaen van 
Ilpendam, notary public residing in Albany, and before the after- 
named witnesses, Aeltie Jans, wife of Hubert Jansz, and Tiyntie 
Joachims, wife of Major Abraham Staas, who in all love and 
friendship are agreed in manner following, to wit: Said Aeltie 
Janse hires out her son, named Johannes Hubertsz, to said Tryntie 
Joachims for the time of a whole year commencing the first of May 
of this year 1671 old style and ending the first of May 1672 old 
style, to serve the aforementioned Tryntie Joachims and her said 
husband the said year with all diligence and faithfulness in all 
proper work ; for which said Johannes shall receive as wages eight 



380 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

good, whole, salable beaver >kins and free washing, hut whatever 
he has need of within the aforesaid time shall be procured for him 
and offset against said eight beavers. What is hereinbefore 
written the contracting parties mutually promise t<> perform, bind- 
ing thereto their persons and estates, nothing excepted, as by law 
provided, and in confirmation hereof they have subscribed this 
with their own hands in presence of Johannes Provoost and lleyn- 
drick Gerritsz, as witnesses hereto, on the date above written. 

This is the mark X of Aeltie Jans, 
made by herself 

Ik I \i,i N [OCHG] 

<st, witne 
Hei c 'reirtsen 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van I '. Not. Pub. 

Agreement between Robert Orchard and Jannetie Donckes, the 
widow of Thomas Powell, regarding the settlement of their 
respective claims to land at Kinderhook 

[142 blank; 143] Appeared before me, Adriaen van llpcndam, 
notary public residing in New All obbert Orchard of the one 

part and Jannetie D01 kes, widow of the late Thomas Poul, 1 of 
the other part, who in presence of the afternamed wit a ve- 

in love and friendship agreed and contracted with each other in 
manner following, to wit: Said Robber! Orchard shall keep for 
himself the unsold land at Kinderhoeck at present occupied by 
Jan Maertensz, and have power to sell and convey the same, until 
such time as he shall have received the half of the payment, as 
well for this land as for the land formerly sold at Kinderhoeck 
and which belonged to both of them. Furthermore, he is empow- 



Powell. The I nut was apparently 

part of tin- tract granted nor Richard Nicolls a-, follows: 

" \\ lie: eas Ri ibei 1 Bisti n I 

w lh my 1 :i an Indian P 

ewew- 
skeck 1\ ing & bi English 

n Two hun 
land having a i mnini 

for \v" h said land '. •' Indian Pi jes to have 

■ in y« deed of purchasi :l1 day 

■ 1I1. N n unto 

them \" said R Orchard & Tl 

y* 4"' i ek< 011 the 

udson river, but thi 
1 

1 
have been owned by them jointly. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 381 

ered to demand and receive of Groote Andries 1 one hundred and 
eighty-two guilders in seawan, and from Jan Maertensz twenty- 
four beavers, on condition that said Robbert Orchard completely 
and absolutely surrender to said Jannetie Donckes all his right and 
claim to the woodland at Kinderhoeck and nevermore demand 
anything of her for his former half interest, except the meadow, 
which belongs to them both. The [144] said contracting parties 
mutually promise to hold valid and perform what is hereinbefore 
written, binding thereto their persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to all courts and judges, in confirmation whereof they have 
with Louwerens van Alen and Gabriel Thomasz, called as witnesses 
hereto, subscribed these with their own hands in Albany, this 30th 
of May 1671. 

Robert Orchard 

This is the mark X of Jannetie 
Donckes, made by herself 



Louriis van Alen 
Gabriel Tomascn 



Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Lease of a farm at Nuttenhook from Hans Heindricksen to 
Poulus Cornelissen van Flensburgh 

[145] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in Albany, and before the afternamed witnesses, 
upon this 17th of July 1671, Hans Heyndricsz of the one part and 
Poulus Cornelisz van Flensburgh 2 of the other part, who in all 
love and friendship- are agreed in manner following, to wit : Hans 
Heyndricsz acknowledges that he has let and Poulus Cornelisz 
that he has hired a farm on Nooten-hoeck 3 with house, barn, 
garden, orchard and all the land for the time of the next following 
five years from the date hereof. The lessee shall receive this year's 
fruits of the land now in fence, and shall deliver the same again 
at the end of this lease seeded down with the same quantity of 
grain, to wit, three skipples of winter wheat, thirteen skipples of 
oats, and three skipples of peas, and the fence secure against 
horses, cattle and hogs, and shall yearly deliver to the lessor the 
third sheaf, except the summer grain of the first year from the 



1 Meaning " Big Andries," and probably referring to Andries Hansen 
[Scherp?! ; see Early Records of^ Albany, 1:483. 

2 Flensburg is a town in Sleswick. 

3 Nutten hook, in Columbia county, N. Y. The post office is called New- 
ton Hook. 



382 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

uncleared land that is in fence. Furthermore, the lessee promises 
at the end of the lease in addition to the aforesaid fenced land to 
deliver ten morgens of cleared land in suitable fence like th 
the aforesaid fenced land, for which the lessee shall receive the 
fruits thereof during the lease, and the lessee promises to deliver 
at the end [146] of said live years twenty skipples of wheat prop- 
erly sowed on said ten morgens at his own expense, but the 
is holden to furnish said twent) skipples of wheat thereto. The 
promises al the end of said lease to deliver up again the 
orchard and garden in proper fence, and to deliver yearly half of 
the fruits of the orchard and garden and two skipples of maize, 
together with as much garden produce a- the lessor ha- need of 
in hi- household. The lessee promises to make a proper floor of 
cla\ in tin- barn if suitable clay is to he had there, but the lessor 
shall furnish a man to help therein whom he must pay, and the 
lessee -hall give him his hoard, and if there be no proper clay, the 
e must lay a log floor therein. 1 .lit the lessor must then provide 
and pay a carpenter, while tin- le-see remains holden to give him 
hi- board. The lessor promises to deliver therewith some horses, 
cow-, .-nid hogs according in the following inventory, and 
shall receive the half of the increase thereof, provided that the 
he holden iir-t to deliver up to the lessor the original number; the 
■ e may not use nor suffer to he used any of the horses in the 
e of an) other person without consenl of the lessor; further- 
more the lessee promises to pay for every milch cow thirteen 
pound- 1 if butter yearly. 

1 147] All that i- delivered to die lessee according to inventory 

he shall he holden in deliver up again in a- good condition a- when 

he received it; hut it i- expressly stipulated that if the hou 

barn with whatever may he therein happens to burn (through the 

essee or his own men. which God prevent) the 

tall be holden to I the ame. ["he lessee promises 

eep the >.id aero-- the marsh above in good 

I.ikewi-e it is stipulated thai after the expiration of -aid lease the 
:i in the house, Store hi- grain and fodder and 
thresh the same and Iced hi- cattle to which he may then he 
entitled a- well a- those of the lessor through the winter. The 
stipulate thai the les ee -hall he holden each inter 

for him, except the iir-t year. Furthermore, the ' 
promises not to allow any cattle, horses or hogs on 

said land excepl . hut if the 

puts upon it any hog- of his own, he shall take those out lii 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 383 

the end of the lease] and of the increase thereof the lessor shall 
receive the half. The foregoing the said contracting parties mutu- 
ally promise to carry out and perform, for which they bind their 
persons [148] and properties, movable and immovable, present 
and future, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all lords, 
courts, tribunals and judges, and in confirmation thereof they have 
together with Jacob Gerritsz van Laer and Barent Meyndersz, 
called as witnesses hereto, subscribed this with their own hands, 
in Albany, dated as above. 

Hans Heindrickz 

This is the mark X of Poulus Cor- 
nelisz van Flensburgh, made by 
himself 
Jacob Gerrets van Laer 
Barent Meyndersz 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of Melgert Wynantsen van der Poel to run a sawmill 
for Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff at Bethlehem 
[149] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in New Albany, on this 30th day of September 
1671, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, Eldert Gerbertsz 
of the one part and Melchelt Wynantsz of the other part, who 
acknowledge that in love and friendship they have agreed in man- 
ner following, to wit : Eldert Gerbertsz acknowledges that he has 
hired Melchert Wynantsz and the latter that he has undertaken 
to saw in the mill of said Eldert Gerbertsz at Bethlehem 1 from 
now on, to wit, to commence as soon as there is sufficient water 
therefor and to end the last of next May 1672, provided said 
Eldert shall bear all the expenses of the mill and keep it in proper 
running order. During the term of his labor said Melchert shall 
enjoy free board from said Eldert and in case Melchert in the 
spring of 1672 engages a helper in order that one may saw by day 
and the other by night, said Eldert shall be holden to provide the 
helper with free board during his labor. Eldert promises to let 
Melchert have for his labor (over and above the said free board) 



1 This mill stood on the Bethlehem's kill, now the Normans kill. It was 
on June 2. 1675, assigned by Albert Ryckman, as attorney for Eldert Ger- 
bertsen Cruyff, to Stephanus van Cortlant, then director of the colony of 
Rensselaerwyck, and on December 13, 1677, it was conveyed bv Domine 
Nicolaus van Rensselaer to Pieter Winne. See Early Records of Albany, 
1 1171. 



384 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

the ju-' fourth pari of all the boards, whether thick or thin, long 
or short, oak or pine, the sawyer to receive also a just [150] fourth 
I >art of all the scantling, lath etc. which shall he sawed in said mill 
during the said time, the same i" be divided ever) week by lot. 
All that is hereinbefore written the said contracting parties promise 
(with the help of Almight) God) t" execute and perform, for 
which they hind their respective persons and estates, real and per- 
sonal, present and future, subjecting the same to the jurisdiction 
of all lord-, courts, tribunals and judges, and in confirmation 
thereof, they have, with Jacob Tysz vander llcyden and I Carmen 
van 1 ,, ni (..miii, called as witnesses hereto, and me, the notary, 
subscribed this with their own hand-, without any craft or guile, 
in Albany, dated as above. 

Eldert Gerbertsz Cruif 

Melgert Wynantsen van Den 

POELL 

As witne 

Jacob Theysen vander Heyden 
Harmen Harmens Ganseuort 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Bond of Albert Jansen Ryckman to Jan Hendrick Bruyn and 
Hans Heindricksen for the payment of money due by his step- 
father Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff 

[151] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary 
public residing in New Albany, on tin- thirteenth day of Novem- 
ber one thousand six hun< 1 seventy-one, Albert Jansz 
Reeckman, sou of Tryntie Jan-, now wife of Eldert Gerbertsz 
Cruyff, who acknowledges hereby that he will pay for his afore- 
named father, 1m Jan 1 I eyndricsz l'.ruyn and Man- Heyndrii 
jointly, the sum of thirl i 1 iod vholi beaver -kins and three 
guilders, five stivers in seawan and interest on the same at ten 
per cent yearl) and promises said principal sum and interest to pay 
on the eleventh of September one thousand six hundred and 
seventy-two, because the indebtedness was incurred on the 11th 
of Septembei of this year i6j\ ; but so long as this debt remains 
unpaid the mortgage which Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff has subscribed 
remains in full force; furthermore said Albeit Jan-/ Reeckman 
for the full performance of the foregoing binds hi- person 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 385 

estate, having or to have, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and 
judges, and in confirmation thereof he has subscribed this with 
Ins own hand, dated as above. 

Albeert Jansz Reeckman 1 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Net. Pub. 

Discharge of the bond printed above 

[152] We, the undersigned, Jan Heyndricsz Bruyns and Hans 
Heyndricsz, hereby acknowledge that we have received from 
Albert Jansz Reeckman the sum of thirty-five good, whole beavers 
and three guilders, five stivers in seawan, together with all the 
interest which has accrued thereon, according to the above obliga- 
tion of the 13th of November 1671, subscribed by the aforesaid 
Albert Jansz Reeckman, so that the aforegoing obligation with the 
interest thereon is fully paid and we release said Reeckman from 
all further demands (in this respect). In witness whereof we have 
subscribed this with our own hands without craft or guile, in New 
Albany, this 1 6th of August 1679. 

Jan Henderck Bruyns 
Hans Heindrickz 
In my presence, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Power of attorney from Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff to his wife, 
Tryntje Jans, and his step-son, Albert Jansen Ryckman 

[ I 53] Q this sixteenth of November one thousand six hun- 
dred and seventy-one appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public and before the afternamed witnesses, the worthy 
Eldert Gerbertsz Cruyff, proposing (with ( iod's help) to return to 
Holland, who acknowledges and declares that he has constituted 
and appointed, as hereby he does, his wife named Tryntie Jans 
and his aforenamed wife's son of a former marriage named Albert 
Jansz Reeckman his special attorneys, in his absence all his business 
in this country to manage, direct and transact to the best of their 
abilities, from all his debtors to demand, collect and receive such 
payments as are coming to him from the same, according to 
accounts and vouchers thereof existing and placed herewith in 
the hands of the attorneys; having received the same, acquittance 



1 Elsewhere he signs his name: Albert Jansz: Ryckman. 
13 



386 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to grant : and in case of unwillingness the unwilling debtor to 
constrain to pa) by legal process and rigor of justice; and further- 
more all things to do, perform and transact which may be needful 
ami shall seem to them proper, [the principal] promising at all 
times to hold valid whatever shall be dune and performed in the 
matter aforesaid by his above written attorneys, without any oppo- 
sition. And in confirmation thereof the aforenamed principal, 
with Marcellis Jansz and Dirck Bentsingh as witnesses here! 1. 
with me, the notary, ha- subscribed this, in Albany, dated as 
above. 

I i I'l Kl I rERBERTSZ CkUIF 

Maercelys Jansen 
Dirck Bensem 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 

Indenture of service of Abraham Niclaes to Poulus Cornelissen 

van Flensburgh 
[154 blank; 155) On this twenty-ninth day of November i"7'. 
appeared before me, Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public residing 
in Albany, Hans Heyndricsz of the one part and Abraham Niclaes 
of the other part, who hereby acknowledge that in love and friend- 
ship they have agreed in manner following, I" wit: Said Abraham 
Niclaes acknowledges that he has hired himself to Poulus Corn- 
Nan Flensburgh (dwelling at Nootenhoeck, 1 on the farm <>i Hans 
Heyndricsz) for the term of one whole year, which term shall 
begin aboul six weeks after tin- date as soon as he enters his 
service; and he promises (with God's help) to serve oul -aid term 
with all diligence and faithfulness in all proper work, provided 
that he shall receive therefor twenty-one beavers and a half and 
a pair of -lockings, for which payment Hans Heyndricsz becomes 
surety. Hereto they mutually bind their persons and properl 
nothing excepted, subjeel to all court- and judges. ] n confirmation 
whereof the) have subscribed this with their own hands, wilhoul 
fraud or deceit, in Albany in America, dated as above. 

This is the mark \ of Abraham 
NlCl VES, made with his own hand 

Hans Heindrickz 
iod attestor 

Adriaeh van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 



1 Nuttcn liook, in Columbia county, X. Y. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 387 

Contract of sale between Harmen Rutgers and Pieter Pietersen 
Lassen of a brewery, dwelling house and lot and appurtenances 
in Albany 

[156 blank; 157] On this 29th day of November 1671, appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in 
Albany, Harmen Rutgers of the one part and Pieter Lassingh l 
of the other part, who acknowledge that in love and friendship 
they have contracted in manner following, to wit: Harmen Rut- 
gers acknowledges that he has sold and Pieter Lassingh that he has 
bought a brewery and dwelling house with the lot and appurte- 
nances thereof, together with the brew kettle, tubs and vats marked 
with the mark of the aforesaid Harmen Rutgers, for which said 
Pieter Lassingh promises to pay the sum of one hundred and 
eighty good, whole, salable beaver skins and in addition the sum of 
eighty-eight guilders in beavers for oats and fl. 243-2 in sea wan for 
hops delivered, the receipt of which said oats and hops, as well as 
of a horse (being a mare between four and five years old), a wagon 
and a sleigh comprised in said purchase, the said Pieter Lassingh 
acknowledges, promising to pay said sums for the purchase of the 
brewery and its appurtenances as well as for the purchase of said 
oats and hops in the currency aforesaid at the end of next June 
or the beginning of next July, without delay, for the payment of 
which said sums in the manner specified Goosen Gerritsz van 
Schaeyck becomes surety, he and the principal binding thereto 
their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges, and in confirmation thereof they have subscribed this 
w r ith their own hands, without craft or guile. In Albany, dated 
as above. 

Herman Rutges 
Pyetter Pyettersen 
Goosen Geertsen 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale of a farm at Schenectady from Dirck Hesselingh 
to Harmen Vedder 

[158 blank; 159] On the first day of February 167 £ appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Albany, 
Dirck Hesselingh of the one part and Harmen Vedder of the other 



1 According to liis signature to a subsequent contract his name was Pietter 
Piettersen Laszen, or Las.* en. 



388 VLBANY 

part, who acknowledge that in all love and friendship they had 
agreed in manner as follows, to wit : 

Dirck Hesseling acknowledges that he has sold and llarmen 
Vedder that he has bought the farm (upon which said Dirck 
Hesseling dwells at Schanech well the land as house, bam 

and two ricks and furthermore all the appurtenances and depend- 
encies thereof just as said Hesseling bought the same of Jurriaen 
Teunisz; which said farm shall be delivered to the buyer free and 
unincumbered 1 saving the lord's right) next first of May 1672 
together with all the sowed grain which is now in the ground, on 
condition that the buyer may use all the aforesaid lands of said 
farm from this time onward; for which the buyer promises to pay 
ninety whole bea Jurriaen Teunisz, and to satisfy and con- 

tent said Jurriaen Teunisz therefor, since the seller assigns [the 
payment I over to said Jurriaen Teunisz. 

I he aforesaid contracting parties mutuall) promise to execute 
and perform the foregoing, | 160] binding thereto their persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lord-, courts, tribunals 
and judges, and in confirmation hereof they have mutually sub- 
scribed this (without craft or guile) in Albany, dated a- above. 

Dirck Hesselini 
1 [armen \ edder 

As witnej e 

This is the mark X of Jurriaen Jai 

made by himself 

<!></ attestor 

\nui.\i x van Ilpendam, Not. Pnh. 

Power of attorney from Anthonia Slachboom, widow of Arent 
van Curler, to Jan Verbeeck 
I 161] Appeared before inc. Adriaen \ an Ilpendam. notary 
public residing in Albany, on this 2d day of February \(<J\, the 

virtuous Madam Vnthonia Slachl m, widow of the laic Mr Vrenl 

van 1 mlir. who acknowledges that she has constituted and 
appointed, as hereby -he does constitute ami appoint, the worthy 
Mr Jan \ erbeeck her attorney to attend for her to all legal n 

ma) arise, both in suing ami defending <uits. with 

likewise to .mother person to lend him, Verbeeck, the 

helping hand in all matters. The aforesaid Madam \11ih011ia 

Slachtl in promises to hold valid whatever maj be done by said 

Mr Ian Verbeeck and by those whom he. Verbeeck, -hall sub<ti- 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 389 

tute or associate with him for that purpose, as if she, said Madam 
Slachtboom, did the same personally, provided that the attorney 
or his substitutes be holden to make a proper return and account- 
ing of their* administration. And in confirmation thereof, said 
Madam Slachtboom has subscribed this with her own hand. In 
Albany, on the date above written. 

This is the mark X of Juffrouw 
Antonia Slachtp,oom, made with 
her own hand 
As witness : 
G: Swartt 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Contract of sale between Tierck Harmensen and Willem Moor 
of a building lot in Albany on the hill 

[162 blank; 163] On this 22d da)' of February 16/5 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Albany, 
and before the hereinafter named witnesses, Tierck Harmensz of 
the one part and Willem Moor of the other part, who acknowledge 
that in love and friendship they have agreed in manner following, 
to wit : Tierck Harmensz acknowledges that he has sold and Willem 
Moor that he has bought a lot lying here in Albany on the hill, on 
the north side of the house and lot of Teunis Slingerlandt, and the 
said lot is sixteen wood feet in breadth and four rods long, which 
said lot the buyer may enter upon to-morrow for the purpose of 
building, and he promises to pay therefor to the seller six good, 
whole, salable beaver skins, to wit, two beavers within six weeks 
from now and the remaining four beavers within six months from 
now ; and in case of failure of payment the buyer shall be holden 
every month after the expiration of said six months to pay a beaver 
more. And so soon as the seller shall have received full payment, 
he promises to deliver to the buyer a good and sufficient deed of 
ownership (saving the lord's right). 

The contracting parties mutually promise to perform the fine- 
going, binding thereto their persons and estates. But the buyer 
especially mortgages the said lot for the satisfaction of this con- 
tract and furthermore all his estate, nothing excepted, subject to 
all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, and in confirmation hereof 



390 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

thc_\' have mutual! ribed this without craft or guile in Albany, 

on the date above written. 

This is the mark + of Tierck Har- 

mensz, made by himself 
This is the mark W of WlLLEM Moor, 
made by himself 
As witnes 

Claes Rust 

Dirck Albertsen Brat 

Quod attestor 

ADRIAEN VAN [LPENDAM, A T ot. /'. 

Power of attorney from Wynant Gerritsen van der Poel to 

Ludovicus Cobes 
[164 blank; 165 1 On this 24th day of February 1671 appe 
before me, Adriaen van Elpendam, notary public residing in Vlbany, 
Wyant ( ierritsz van der Poel, intending with the help of < rod to go 
to work upon his saw mill, who acknowledged that he had con- 
stituted and appointed, as he hereby does, the Honorable Secretary 

I. ml bes his special attorney to proceed in the suil between 

the principal and Poulyn Jansz, either as plaintiff or defendant, all 

] steps to observe and furthermore all things i" do ami perform 

as he, the principal, being himself present, might or could do, even 

though the matter may require more specific power than is herein 

expressed, promising to hold g 1. binding, valid and inviolable 

whatever shall b m the matter aforesaid by his attorney, 

without hereafter doing or causing to he done anything contrary 
hereto, E01 which In- hinds hi- person ami property, presenl or 
future, subject to all courts and judges; provided the attorney 
holden to make a proper exhibit, accounting and return .if his 
administration. In confirmation of which the aforesaid principal 
has subscribed this with his own hand, without fraud or deceit, in 
presi ne, the notary, in Albany, on the date above written. 

WYNANDT < iERREYDTS V ' 

Quod attestor 

\ni:! VEN VAN [LPENDAM, Vot. Pllb. 

Contract of partnership in a brewery between Goosen Gerritsen 
van Schaick and Pieter Pietersen Lassen 
[166 blank, 167 omitted; i68| Appeared before me, \driaen van 
Ilpendam, n iblic resid on tin- lasl day 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 39I 

of February 167I, Mr Goosen Gerritsz van Schayck, of the first 
part, and Pieter Pietersz Lassingh, of the second part, who hereby 
acknowledge that in love and friendship they have agreed in man- 
ner following, to wit: They acknowledge to be partners in the 
brewery which Pieter Lassingh bought of Harmen Rutgers and 
the aforesaid Goosen Gerritsz has become surety and co-principal 
for the payment of the same, and Pieter Lassingh promises hereby 
that he will keep his said partner free from loss or damage by rea- 
son of said security, and that he will produce the half of the pur- 
chase money at the set time as his partner is bound to do with the 
other half ; furthermore Pieter Lassingh promises to do his utmost 
duty as well in brewing as in other necessary work respecting the 
brewery and the house, and each shall receive the half of the profits ; 
and Goosen Gerritsz promises to lay in immediately one or two 
hundred skipples of wheat more than his partner and that he will 
receive therefor no more interest or profits than his partner, but all 
the excess that is laid in by him shall first be taken out of his profits 
again ; and said greater laying in is done because the son of Goosen 
Gerritsz, named Sybrant Goosensz, is not as yet as strong or expert 
as Pieter Lassingh, but he promises, according to his ability, to do 
his best. The aforesaid partners hereby promise that neither of 
them shall sell his part of said brewery or appurtenances without 
first having offered it to the other, and they likewise promise to do 
nothing (respecting said brewery) without communication with 
each other. The aforenamed partners mutually promise to execute 
and perform what is hereinbefore written, under pledge of their 
persons and estates, having and to have, nothing excepted, placing 
the same under the authoritv of all lords, courts, tribunals and 
judges; and in confirmation thereof they have subscribed this with 
their own hands, without craft or guile, in Albany, dated as above. 

Goosen Gerretsen 

PlI.TTER PlETTERSEX LaSZEN 

Quod attestor 

Adriaf.n van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease of a farm at the Steenen hoeck from Bastiaen de Winter 
to Pieter Gerritsen Kleyn 
[169 omitted, 170 blank; 171] On this second day of March 
167! appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public 
residing in Albany, Bastiaen de Winter of the one part and Pieter 
Gerritsz Kleyn of the other part ; who acknowledge that in all love 



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EARLY Kl i ALBANY 



and friendship they have agreed in manner following, to wit: Said 
Bastiaen de Winter ackm that he has let his house and all 

his land at the Steenen lioeck 1 to the aforenamed Pieter Gerritsz 
for the time of four consecutive years, which arc to begin on the 
first of April of this year [672 and to end on the firsl of \pril [676; 
and he ; Leliver therewith three cows and a one-year old 

steer, together with a young heifer calf, eight days old, for which 
<aid cattle the h mises at the end of the lease to deliver to 

the ir or the value th< '1 the half of 

which in the meantime ma\ come from said three CO 
and he promises ;sor yearl) three pounds of butter 

for each cow. except the first year, when he shall pay not more 
than four pounds of butter in all. Furthermore the lessor pr 

to deliver therewith two old; also two young 

sow>. nine months old, which thi promises to deliver up 

again at the end of the lea e (or the value thi nd moreover 

yearly ( for the term of tl 1 a hog that is o\ ir old til 

to he penned up and fattened. The lessee promises in payment of the 
rent properl) to clear the morgens of laud, to pull out th< and 

to inclose them all around with good palisades and at the end of 

ame tight, provided he shall i 
clear them nov from the palisades of the garden and orchard and 
soon in regular order. Furtl 1 deliver 

up again to the lessor or to his order at the end of this lease as well 
the house and all its appurtenance--, a- the orchard, garden and the 

land properly fenced ofl ing the same 

burned or d by the [ndians or some othi enl (which 

max God prevent 1, hut if it happen through his neglect or his 
he shall he holden to make g 1 the sami ely. I lie afore- 

named contracting parties mutuall) promise to perform and execute 
what is hen e written, binding 1 their persons and 

ieal and I. present and future, subject to all lot 

court>, tribunal and which they have 

withoul crafl oj cribed thi-- with their own hands in 

Albany, dated a- abo 1 1 

ii.iAi.\ . 1:1; 

This is the mark X of 1'n ' 

1 iade by himself 

\nn w ', \ \\ [LPEND VM, V*0f. Pub. 



ink ef thi river, just 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 393 

Contract of Willem Andriessen Rees to saw in the mill of Eldert 
Gerbertsen Cruyff at Bethlehem 
[172 blank; 173] On this 30th day of April 1672 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing' in New 
Albany, Albert Jansz Reeckman of the one part and Willem 
Andriesz Rees of the other part, who in love and friendship have 
agreed in manner following, to wit: Willem Andriesz acknowledges 
that he has agreed to saw in the mill at Bethlehem, the time to com- 
mence shortly after the first harvest as soon as there is sufficient 
water and not to end this year so long as any sawing can be done 
there. And should Eldert Gerbertsz this year not return from 
Holland, then said Willem Andriesz shall be bound to saw next 
spring till the end of May, if there is enough water till then. For 
which said Albert Jansz promises to pay said sawyer or to let him 
take the just fourth part of all that is sawed and in addition the 
sawyer shall have ( during the sawing) nine guilders a week for his 
board. The foregoing the said contracting parties mutually promise 
to carry out and perform, binding thereto their persons and estates, 
nothing excepted, submitting the same to the jurisdiction of all 
lords, courts, tribunals and judges, and in confirmation thereof they 
have subscribed this in the presence of me, the notary, without 
fraud or deceit, in Albany, dated as above. 

Albert Jansz: Ryckman 1 

This is the mark \\ of Willem 

Andriesz Rees, made with his own 

hand 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale of land at Niskayuna from Harmen Vedder and 
Barent Reyndersen to Claes Jansen van Bockhoven and Ryck 
Claessen van Vranken 

[176] 2 On this 17th day of May 1672 appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 
before the hereinafter named witnesses, Harmen Vedder and Barent 
Reyndertsz of the one part and Claes Jansz van Boeckhooven 3 and 



1 Elsewhere he signs himself: Albert Jansz: Reeckman. 

2 174 is blank and 17s is omitted. 

3 Claes Jansen van Bockhoven, also called Claes de Braebander, Bock- 
hoven being a place in the province of North Brabant. 



394 EARLY OF ALBANY 

Ryck Claesz ' of the other part, who acknowledge that in all love 
and friendship they have agreed in manner following, to wit: 
Harmon Vedder and Barent Reyndertsz acknowledge that they 
have sold and t'laes Jans/ van Boeckhooven and Ryck Claesz that 
they have bought a certain | land lying over the river at 

Canastagioene, 2 with all the rights which tin- said sellers have 
then n iccording in the patent, 3 and said seller- deliver said land 

the said buyers now immediately, free and unincumbered (sa'v 
ing the lord's right) and the buyers promise to pay therefor to tin- 
sellers or their order five hundred and fifty skipples of wheat, to 
wit. to In- paid in four instalments, of which the first shall he paid 
on the firsf of January [674, the second on the first of January 
[675, the third on the first of January [676 and the fourth on the 
first of January [677; provided that in case of lark of wheat the 
I buyer may pay said sum in oats or pea-, each at market prii 
the market price of wheat -hall then he. [ 177 | the same to avail 
them a- valid payment, each product according to its value, hut they 

-hall he holden to pay at lea-t two-third- of each One of -aid 111-tal- 

uls in wheat. Said payment- must be made to the seller- 1 
in Albany, free of charge. Barent Reyndertsz likewise sells to -aid 
buyi Jan-/, all his rights to land at Canastagioene on this 

side of the riser and delivers it to him now. on condition the buyer 
promises to pay therefor sevent) skipples of wheat or peas at mar- 
ket price, but the value of the wheat to he paid therefor in two 
instalments, of which the first shall he made on the first of January 
•; and the second on the first of January [674. llartnen Vedder 
hereby acknowledges that he has sold to -aid Claes Jan-/ and Ryck 
Claese a suitable l"t for a homestead and garden from the land 
which heretofore belonged to Schelluyn.' for which -aid buyers 

omise to paj seven l; 1. whole, salable beaver -kin- to he paid 

next harvest i' 1 ,""-'. 

-aid contracting parties 'each for himself) promise to 1 
I perform what i- hereinbefore written, binding ; their 

on- and estates, nothing ex.- ect to all court- and 



■ \ .in \ 1 anki n. Hi • I 1 deed for 

o, 1677, for which llbany, 

ma, X. Y. 

Francis Lovel ' [ay ] 

of this patent 1- found. 
1 I >irck van Schi Mil 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 395 

judges, and in confirmation hereof they have subscribed this with 
their own hands, dated as above. 

Harmen Vedder 
Barent Reyndersz 
This is the mark I of Claes Jansz 
van Boeckhooven, made by himself 
Ryck Claessex 
As witnesses: 

Dirck Hessellingli 

Dierck Wessclsz ten Brocck 

Quod attestor 

Adeiaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Jochim Wesselsen and Hendrick Cuyler 
of a house and lot in Albany 

[178 and 179 blank; 180] On this eighth day of June 1672 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing 
in New Albany, and before the afternamed witnesses, Joachim 
Wesselsz Backer of the one part and Heyndrick Kuyler of the 
other part, who acknowledge that in all love and friendship they 
have agreed in manner following, to wit : Joachim 'Wesselse ac- 
knowledges that he has -sold and Heyndrick Kuyler that he has 
bought a certain house and lot standing and lying on the west side of 
Meyndert Harmensz's house, in breadth in front on the street twenty 
feet and in breadth in the rear and as long as it now is in fence ; like- 
wise the aforenamed seller sells to the said buyer a lot next to the 
said lot on the west side, which lot is in breadth in front on the street 
two rods, three feet, eight inches Rhineland measure and extending 
back to the lot which Capt. Abraham Staas owned and sold to the 
Lutheran Church ; which said house and two lots with all that is 
fast by earth and nail the seller promises to deliver to the buyer 
within the next three days, free and unincumbered, excepting the 
lord's right ; for which said house and two lots the buyer promises 
to pay to the seller or to his order one thousand guilders in good, 
whole, salable beaver skins, at eight guilders apiece, and in addition 
a new [181] serge apron for the seller's wife, said payment of one 
thousand guilders in beavers to be made in three instalments, the 
first shall be made on the last of next July of this year, to wit, fifty 
whole beavers; the second on the last of July 1673, thirty-seven and 
a half good, whole beavers; the third and last payment on the last 
cf July 1674 likewise thirty-seven and a half beavers; and at the 



OF ALBANY 

last payment the seller promises to deliver to the buyer a good and 
sufficient deed of ownership. All thai is hereinbefore written the 
said contracting parties promise to execute and perform, binding 
thereto their respective pi rties, having and to have, 

submitti the jurisdiction of all courts and judges. 

And in confirmation they have with Pieter Lassingh and 

Jan I aacl z, as witnesses herein, sul ed this with their own 

hands in Albany, on the n. 

Joi ! 

I 1 1 NDRICK I 

John Isaat 

Picttrr Piettersen Laszen 

Contract of sale between Willem Teller and Johannes de Wande- 
laer of a house and lot in Albany 
[ 182 1 On this 1st daj of Jul) [672 appeared befon 
van flpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and In- 
die hereinafter named « 1 Honorable Willem Teller of 
the cme part and Johannes de V\ the other part, 
hereby acknowledge that in all love and friend-hip they have agreed 
in manner following, to wit: Willem Teller acknowledges that he 
has sold and J" 1 de Wandelaer that he ha- bought a house 
and lot lure in Albany <>n the hill, in breadth in fronl on the street 
twenty one feet, in length of the lot of Captain Backer and in 
breadth in the rear twenty feel Rhineland measure, together with 
an alley on the east wide, which shall 
remain a common alley and must he included in tin- said breadth 
of twenty-one feet, and in length as the allc\ extends; said 
alley he- between the houses which heretofore belonged to 
Coster van Aecken, who conveyed the said -old lot to Willem Teller 
by deed of ,';. lulv 1668: 1 The aforesaid seller promises to deliver 
mied house and lot to the buyer at once free and 
unincumbered (savin ind the buyei to 
pay therefor to tl i or to hi- order a hundred am 
whole, salable beaver skins and an otter in three [183] payments, 
to wit. the fir-t of forty ! mber of this 
\r,u ; tl at in the month of Septi 
third payment in the last of the month of June [674; tlv 
paymenl being thin hole beavers and the third payn 
thirty-one wholi and one 1 Her 



Ubany, 1 : i 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 39/ 

on the receipt of the last payment shall be holden to deliver to the 
buyer a good and sufficient deed (saving the lord's right). And 
the buyer binds hereto not only the aforesaid house and lot, by way 
of mortgage, but also all his other property, present as well a> 
future, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. And in 
confirmation hereof the said contracting parties with Claes Jacobsz 
van Rotterdam and Johannes de Vries, as witnesses hereto, have 
subscribed this with their own hands in Albany, the date above 
written. 



Claes Jacobse 
Jolian Frese 



Willem Teller 
Johannes de Wandelahr 



Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Memorandum cf survey of a lot granted to Claes Hendricksen 1 

Claes Hendricse is granted a lot to the north of Tomis Clabbort 
and to the south of Willem Bout, to the west of the wagon road ; in 
breadth 4 rods and 11 feet, both front and rear, and in length 12 
rods and 11 feet. 

Harmex Bastiaens, surveyor 
Jan Roelofsen, surveyor 

Contract for the sale of a house and lot in Albany from Hendrick 
Willemsen to Stoffel Jansen Abeel 

[184 1 On this 19th day of July 1672 appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 
before the afternamed witnesses, Heyndrick Willemsz of the one 
part and Stoffel Jansz Abeel 2 of the other part, who acknowledged 
that in all love and friendship they had agreed in manner following, 



1 This memorandum gives the dimensions of a lot for a house and garden 
in Beverwyck which was granted to Claes Hendricksen by the director 
general and council on September 15, 1657. It is written on a separate piece 
of paper which has been pasted in the margin of page 184, though it has no 
connection with the contract of sale recorded on that page. The memo- 
randum is evidently of about the same date as the patent and may originally 
have been attached to the two deeds of March 15, 1661, from Willem Jansen 
Stoll (who married the widow of Claes Hendricksen) to Jan Barentsen 
Wemp and Claes Jansen van Rotterdam, each for one-half of the lot granted 
to Claes Hendricksen. See Early Records of Albany. 1:204, and Dutch 
Patents. HH. p. 92. 

2 In New York Hist. Society, Collections, 1892, 25:110, appears an abstract 
of the will of Stoffel Jansen Abeel and Heeltie, his wife, executed on 
December 4, 1678, before Adriaen van Ilpendam, which is not in this volume 
of Notarial Papers. 



398 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

to wit: Heyndrick Willemsz acknowledges that lie has sold and 
Stoffel Jans/ Abeel thai 1" ha bought a certain house and lot 
standing and lying lure in Albany between the house of i'ieter 
Jacobsz Loockermans and the house of Hans Dreeper, and the seller 
promises to deliver the said house and lot with all that is fast 
therein by earth and nail at mice to the buyer, free and unincum- 
bered (reserving the lord's right); the buyer promises therefor to 
pay sixty-two good, whole, salable beaver skins in two payments, 
of which the first payment -hall be made in this present month of 
July and the second 0! last payment in the month of July [673; 
provided the seller shall be holden (on delivery of the last payment) 
to deliver to the buyer a good and sufficient deed of ownership. 
The aforesaid contracting parties mutually promise to perform and 
1 cute what is hereinbefore written, binding thereto their persons 
and estates, teal and personal, present and future, submitting the 
same to the jurisdiction of all lord-, courts, tribunals and judges, 
and in confirmation of this they have with Adriaen Gerritsz and 
Christiaen I'ieter-/ as witnesses hereto subscribed this with their 
own hands, dated a- above. 

This is the mark X of Heyndi 
\\ 11 1 km.-/, made by himself 

Stoffel Jans/ Abeel 
Adriaen Gerret\ sen | 
Christian Pieters 

Quod attestor 

Xdriakx vax Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Stoffel Jansen Abeel and Claes Jansen 

Stavast of a house and lot in Albany 

[185 blank; i86j On this 27th day of July 1672 appeared before 

me, Adriaen van llpendani, notarj public (residing in New Albany), 

and before the a ftcrnamed witnesses, Stoffel Jansz Abeel of the 

one part and Claes Jan-/ Stavasl of the other part, who acknowl- 
edge that in all love -md friendship they havi agreed in manner 
following, to wit: Stoffel Jans/ Abeel acknowledges that he has 
sold and Claes Jans/ that he has bought the house and lot. with all 
that is thereon fast by earth and nail, where the -aid seller now 
dwells and the seller promises on the last payment for -aid house 

and lot to deliver to the buyer a ^ 1 and sufficient <}vc<\, according 

to patent and as the premises are at present inclosed free and unin 
cumbered (saving the lord's right), excepting the lock on the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 399 

front door, three flat stones of the steps, six young apple trees and 
fully one-half of the gooseberry bushes; but for said lock the seller 
shall deliver to the buyer a good and suitable lock for the door; 
and the seller stipulates for himself two cherry trees and six young 
pear trees. But the seller promises to deliver said house and lot 
as aforesaid on the first of May 1673, with all the shelves in the 
shop and the counter, reserving a little case; and he promises to 
deliver at the said time the cellar floor in good and proper condi- 
tion ; for which the [187 J buyer promises to pay ninety-three good, 
whole, salable beaver skins in the three following instalments : the 
first of which shall be made in the month of July 1673, the second 
in the month of July 1674, and the third or last payment in July 
1675, without longer delay. 

The aforesaid contracting parties promise (with God's help) to 
perform and execute what is above written under pledge of their 
respective persons and estates, real and personal, present and 
future, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 

In confirmation of which they have, with Adriaen Gerritsz and 
Gerrit Jansz as witnesses hereto, subscribed this with their own 
hands (without craft or guile), in Albany, dated as above. 

Stoffel Jansz Abeel 
C : J : Stauast 
As witnesses : 

Adriaen Gcrretsen 
G. J. Stauast 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Indenture of service of Elias van Ravensteyn to Robert Sanders, 

the smith 

[188] On this 12th day of August 1672 appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 
before the afternamed witnesses, Robbert Sandersz of the one part 
and Elias van Ravensteyn of the other part, who acknowledge that 
in all love and friendship they have agreed in manner following, 
to wit: Elias van Ravensteyn acknowledges that he has hired himself 
out to Robbert Sandersz from this aforesaid date to the 12th of May 
1673 to do gunsmith and blacksmith work for him with all diligence 
and faithfulness, and if he happen to lose any days (in health) he 
promises for every day lost to serve three days additional, for which 
said nine months Robbert Sandersz promises to pay twenty ga:$, 



EARL\ RECORDS OF ALBANY 

whole, salable beaver skins in addition to good proper food and 
drink, provided that Elias -hall be holden to cook said food him- 
self. The aforenamed contracting parties mutually promise (with 
to execute and perform the above under pledge of their 
persons and esta onal and real, presenl and future, placing 

the same in subjection to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
In witness whereof the aforesaid contractin ■ have with 

Lucas Gerritsz, baker, and Richard Frisar, a- witnesses hen 
subscribed this with their own hands, in Albany, dati >ve. 

Elias van Rauesteyn 
robbert sandersz 
Luycas Gerryts, backer 
Richard ffrizar ' 

Quod attestor 

Adriaf.x VAX Ilpendam, Not. Pith. 

Contract of sale between StofTel Jansen Abeel and Pieter van 

Alen of a house and lot in Albany 

[189 blank; igo | < hi this 26th of August (672 appeared before 

me, Adriaen van Upendam, notary public, residing in New Albany, 

and before the afternamed witnesses, Stoffel Jansz \bccl of the 

part and Pieter van Alen of the other part, who acknowledge 

that in all love and friendship they have agreed in manner following, 

wit: Stoffel Jan-/ \beel acknowledges that he ha-- sold In Pieter 

Men a house and lot Standing and lying here in \lbanv on the 

hill, between the hou - ob Sandersz and the house of Johannes 

Wendel ; and the aforenamed seller delivers the same to -aid buyer 

now, the said house being drop free on both sides and the length 

patent, free and unincumbered (saving the lord's 

right 1, with all that is fast by earth .and nail, the receipt of which 

the buyer hereby acknowledges and for which he promises to pay 

the seller sixt) Sevei whole, -.liable beaver skin- in three 

instalmei which the first shall be made next Jul) [673, the 

nd in the month of July 1674, the third or last in the month 

ni July [675; and with the last payment the seller promise 

deliver to the Inner a good and -uliicieiit deed of ownership. The 

1 contracting parties mutually bind hereto their respective 

mi- and estates, personal and real, present and future, subject 

ill lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 



1 Richard d in England \urusi 1.:. 

! Ibany, 1 : 1 5< j. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, l(j(iO-l(«)6 4OI 

In witness whereof they have, with Adrian] Gerritsz and Lou- 
werens van Alen as witnesses hereto, (without craft or guile) sub- 
scribed this with their own hands, in Albany, dated as above. 

Stoffel J \xsz Abeel 
As witnesses: Pieter van Alen 

Adriaen Gerretsen 
Lourus van Alen 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpexdam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of Pieter Pietersen Rode to work for one year in Har- 
men van Gansevoort's brewery 
[191 blank; 192] On this 26th day of December 1672 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New 
Albany, and before the afternamed witnesses, liarmen van Ganse- 
voort of the first part and Pieter Roode of the second part, who 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed in 
manner following, to wit : Pieter Roode acknowledges that he has 
hired himself out to said Gansevoort for the time of a whole 
year, to serve him with all diligence and faithfulness in the brewery 
here in Albany, to wit, in all the work that concerns the brewery ; 
moreover said Roode shall be holden next year in harvest to help 
on the farm of said Gansevoort in Catskil and moreover to plow 
fourteen days on said farm in autumn ; which said service shall 
begin the middle of next April 1673 and shall end in the middle 
of April 1674; but said Gansevoort promises to furnish a man to 
keep the books of the brewery to whom said Roode shall be bound 
faithfully to report every brewing; for which said service the 
servant (in addition to food and drink) shall receive twenty-five 
good, whole, salable beaver skins. The aforesaid contracting par- 
ties hereto bind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject 
to all courts and judges. In witness whereof they have without 
craft or guile subscribed this, in Albany, dated as above. 

Harmex Harmens Ganseuort 
As witnesses: Pvettek Pvetters Rom, 

Arnold cor: Vielen 
This is the mark X of Jan 
Cornel isz Vyselaer, made 
with his own hand 

Quod attestor 

Adriaex van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale between Claes Jansen van Bockhoven and Jan 
Mangelsen of land at Niskayuna 
[193 blank; 194] On this i)ih day of January v •- [ appeared 
before me, Adriaen van [lpendam, notarj public residing in X: 
Albany, and before the underwritten witnesses, Claes Jansz van 
Boeckhooven' of the first part and Jan Mangelsz 2 of the second 
part, who acknowledge thai in love and friendship they havi 
in manner following, to wit : Claes Jansz van Boeckhooven acknowl 
edges that he has sold and Jan Mangelsz that he has bought a cer 
tain parcel of land situated at Canastagioene, comprising three 
morgen . ( xtending from the kill of Ryck < laesz's ' land to the la 
which the seller keeps for himself, to wit, to a hickory tree whose 
lop i- bent down, as ha- been pointed out to the buyer. The af< 
said distance 1- the breadth of the parcel and in length it extends 
backwards so a- to contain the said three morgens, which said 
parcel is a portion of the land that the seller bought of Harmen 
Vedder and Barent Reyndersz, 4 and the seller delivers said land to 
the buyer now free and unincumbered I saving the lord's righ 
for which the buyer promises to pa) every year three skipples of 
id winter wheat, excepting the two first wars, which the buyer 
or his heirs must pay ever) year so long as the seller or his wife 
named \ ol< kie Jans live, and after the death of the seller and his 
wife, then the Inner or his lu-irs shall own it; in addition to this. 
the Inner promises to make the fence and maintain it constantly in 
good repair, between said land and the seller's land. II). 
said contracting parties mutually promise to execute and perform 
what is hereinbefore written under pledge of their persons and 
estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. In 
confirmation of which they have subscribed this with their own 
hands without craft or guile, dated as abo 

This is the mark X of Claes Jansz 

V \x BoE( K Hi 11 iVl x. made w ith his 
own hand 

As witnesses ; J A X MANGELSZ 

This is the mark \ of Barent 

I'ic terse, made b) himself 

Wees Picterss Hoogeboont 

tod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam, Not Pub 

khoven. 
.mis used the surname Roll. 

:: P 1 1 11 \;ui Vranki 

• Si Maj ir, 1672, in tins volume. 



NOTARIAL TAPERS I AND 2, 166O-1696 4°3 

Contract of sale between John Conell and Evert Wendel of a 
house and lot in Albany 
[195 blank; 196] On this 23d day of January 167:; appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), and before the afternamed witnesses, Jan Comely of the 
first part and Evert Wendel of the second part, who in love and 
friendship are agreed in manner following, to wit : Jan Comely 
acknowledges that he has sold and Evert Wendel that he has 
bought a certain house and lot standing and lying on the hill, 
between the house of Heyndrick Koster and the house of Harmen 
Bastiaensz, which said house and lot the seller now deliveis to the 
buyer free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right) and prom- 
ises in addition to furnish therein the chimney with shaft above the 
roof, next June of this year, free of cost. For which the buyer 
promises to pay fifty-four good, whole, salable beaver skins in two 
payments, the first of which shall be next July of this year being 
twenty-seven beavers, and the second payment shall be made in 
|i97|' the month of July 1674, or at latest in the beginning of 
August of each year. Hereto they mutually bind their persons and 
estates, nothing excepted, subject to all courts and judges. In con- 
firmation hereof the contracting parties have mutually subscribed 
this with their own hands (without craft or guile) in Albany, dated 
as above. 

N. B. The buyer has stipulated to pay rent no longer than to 

said purchase day. 

John Conell 
Evert Wendel 

Metered ys Jansen 

Ludouicus Cobes, Secre'y, testis 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Johannes de Wandelaer and Jan Hen- 
dricksen van Bael of a house and lot in Albany 
[198] On this fourth day of February 167I appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, 
and before the afternamed witnesses, Johannes De Wandelaer of 
the first part and Jan Heyndericsz van Balen of the second part, 
who in love and friendship are agreed in manner following, to wit: 
Johannes De Wandelaer acknowledges that he has sold and Jan 
van Balen that he has bought a house and lot standing and lying 
here in Albany on the hill, which said house and lot the seller 



404 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

bought of \\ illrm Teller on the first of July 1672 and now delivers 
lid buyer, van Balen, free and unincumbered I saving the lord's 
right) ; the said house and lot are in breadth on the street twenty- 
one feet and in length to the lot of Captain Hacker and in breadth 
in the rear twenty feet Rhineland measure, together with an alley 
on the east side of said house three feet wide, which shall remain a 

imon alley and must he included in the said breadth of twenty- 
feel ami in the length as far as the allc-y extends; said alley lies 
between the houses which heretofore belonged to Jan Koster van 
Aecken, which said Jan Ki iveyed the said sold lot to \\ illem 

ler b) deed dated the /';. July 1668. The seller promises to 
deliver therewith the bricks for the middle wall and to pay the 
mason tor pointing up the pan tiles, for building the front gable, 
running up and pointing the | 199 ) walls all around and making 
three piers under the house, provided that the buyer pay the helper 
and furnish his board a- well as the mason's, lor which the buyer 
promises to pay to the seller or his order one hundred and tun 

id, whole, salable beaver skins, one otter and three ankers of 
rum, to wit, forty beavers and three anker- of rum at once, in the 
month of September [673 thirty one whole beavers and the last 
.■1' the month of July 1674 thirty-one whole beavers and one otter: 
ovided tin- seller hi- holden on receipt of the last payment to 
deliver to tin- bu ood ami sufficient deed of owner-hip « saving 

the lord's righl 1. For which the buyer mi said house and 

lot and furthermore binds all his property, present and future, sub- 

1 to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, and in confirmation 
hereof the contracting parties, with Jacob Sander-/ Glen and Meyn- 
dert Harmensz, as witnei ubscribed tin- with their 

own hands, in Albany on the date above written. 

Joh wxr.s de Wandelaer 
As witnesses: Jan Hend". van Bael 

Jacob Sanders Glen 
Meyndert Harmensz 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen v dam, Not. Pub. 

Lease of a farm called the Klinckenbergh from Meyndert Freder- 
icksen to Jan Helmesen 
[200] On this nth day of April [673 appeared before me, 

\,1' 111. notary public residing in New Albany, and 

ire the hereinafter named witnesses, Meynderl Fredericsz of 

the on, d Jan Helmesz of the other part, who on this date 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 405 

in love and friendship have contracted and agreed together 
in manner following, to wit: Meyndert Fredericsz acknowl- 
edges that he has let to Jan Helmesz his farm called 
Clinckenbergh 1 , for the time of six consecutive years, begin- 
ning on the first of May of this year 1673 and ending 
on the first of May 1679; on condition that the lessor promise 
to deliver therewith four horses, to wit, two mares and a stallion 
and a gelding; five cows and a bull; four heifers and a bull calf; 
which the lessee shall have at halves, but shall be holden in the 
first place to deliver up again the delivered number of said cattle 
and then to apportion to each party the half of the increase, and 
for every milch cow to deliver to the lessor six pounds of butter 
yearly. And the lessor delivers therewith ten skipples of winter 
wheat in the ground for which the lessee promises to deliver again 
at the end of the lease in like manner ten skipples sowed in the 
ground. Furthermore, the lessee promises to deliver up the house 
and barn at the end of the lease wall and roof tight ; and in case 
of fire (which may God prevent) the half of the loss shall be borne 
by each, but in case of general war the damage shall be at the charge 
of the lessor. Furthermore, whatever implements the lessor shall 
deliver to the lessee whether wagon, plow, harrow or other farm 
implements, the lessee shall be holden to deliver up at the end of 
the lease in good and usable condition, for which, in place of rent, 
the lessee promises next spring to inclose on the great flat as much 
land as possible. The aforenamed contracting parties promise (with 
the help of God) to execute and perform what is hereinbefore 
written, binding thereto their persons and estates, real and per- 
sonal, present and [201] future, subject to all lords, courts, tri- 
bunals and judges. In confirmation hereof the contracting parties 
have, with Hans Dreeper and Helmerich Otten, called as witnesses 
hereto, subscribed this with their own hands on the date above writ- 
ten. 

This is the mark X of Meyndert 

Fredericsz, made by himself 
This is the mark X of Jan Helmesz. 
As witnesses: made by himself 

Hans Drcpcr 

Helmerich Often 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

1 Klinkenberg, a little north of Four Mile point, in the town of Coxsackic. 
Greene county, N. Y. 



[06 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Contract of sale between Jan Tyssen and Reyndert Adriaensen of 
a farm at Claverack 
[202 and 203 blank; 204I < )n this 11th day of April [673 
appeared before me, Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public residing 
in New Albany, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, Jan 
Tysz of tin' firsl part and Reyndert Adriaensz of the second part 
who in all love and friendship have agreed with each other in man- 
ner following, to wit: Jan Tysz acknowledges that he has sold to 
Reyndert Adriaensz all the land and buildings, namely a little house, 
a little barn and all the palisades, and all the rights connected there- 
with which the seller has at the Cleverrack and he delivers the same 
now to the -awl buyer free and unincumbered ( saving the lord's 
right and quitrent) ; on condition that the seller reserves for him- 
self the seed that is at present in the ground and that he may thresh 
the same next winter in said little house or barn: for which -aid 
buyer promises to pay to the seller or to his order a hundred and 
sixty skipples of good winter wheat, to wit, in four payments, of 
which the first payment shall be due next March [674, and so on 
every month of March from year to year, being every year forty 
skipples of wheat. 

The aforesaid contracting parties hereto bind their persons and 
estate-, real and personal, nothing excepted, subject to all courts 
and judges. In witness whereof the contracting parties, with 
Poulus lurries/ and Albert Jansz Ryckman, called as witnesses 
hereto, have subscribed this with their own hands, in Albany, dated 
as abo\ e. 

This is tin' mark \ of Jan TySZ, made 

by himself 
This is the mark X of REYNDERT 
As witnesses : ^DR] aensz, made with his own hand 

Bj me. Poulus Jurcksen 
By me. Albert Jansz Ryckman 

Which T witness, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of Hendrick Martensen Beeckman to saw in the mill at 

Bethlehem 
I205 and 206 blank: 207I On this 20th day of May 1673 
appeared bel Adriaen van [lpendam, notar} public residing 

m New Albany, and before the hereinafter named witnesses, Mbert 
lansz Ryckman of thi art and Heyndrick Maertensz Beeck- 

,,,;,,, ,,1 , .ml part, who hereby acknowledge that in all !■ 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 407 

and friendship they have agreed in manner following, to wit: 
Heyndrick Maersz Beeckman acknowledges that he has under- 
taken to saw in the mill at Bethlehem x for the term of a whole 
year beginning on the first of June of this year and ending on the 
lirst of June 1674, and promises to lose no time (when in health) 
when there is sufficient water for sawing at said mill (the sawyer 
promises to keep a man with him two months next spring so as to 
be able to saw day and night, but Albert must provide the man 
with board) on condition that Albert Jansz Ryckman must not 
fail to provide good logs there constantly and maintain the mill in 
good running repair all the time as far as he shall be able. For 
which Albert Jansz promises to pay to said sawyer or to let him 
have a just fourth part of all that is sawed, whether thick or thin, 
good or bad boards, whatever it may be (except the slabs), and in 
addition said sawyer shall receive free board during said sawing 
time; but the sawyer expressly stipulates that he may help Maerten 
Gerritsz next harvest. All that is hereinbefore written the said 
contracting parties promise to execute and perform, binding thereto 
their persons and estates, having and to have, nothing excepted, 
subject to all courts and judges. In witness whereof they have 
subscribed this with their own hands in presence of Hans Dreeper 
and Evert Jansz as trustworthy witnesses, in Albany, on the date 
above written. 

Albert Jansz Ryckmax 
Hendrick Martenens 2 Beeckman 
Hans Dreper, witness 
Ei'ert Janse 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Hans Carelsen and Hendrick Gerritsen 
Vermeulen of a lot in Albany 
[208] On this 30th day of May 1673 appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 
before the undersigned witnesses, Hans Carelsz Noorman 3 of the 
first part and Hendrick Gerritsen Vermeulen of the second part, 
who in love and friendship have agreed in manner following, to wit: 
Hans Carelsz acknowledges that he has sold and Hendrick Gerritsz 



1 The mill on the Bethlehem's kill, now the Normans kill, belonging to 
Eldert Gerbertsen Cruyff, for whom Albert Jansen Ryckman acted as 
attorney. 

- T luis in the original: prohablv :\ mistake for Martens. 

3 Hans Carelsen Toll from Langesont, or Langesund, in Norway. 



408 EABL\ KliCORDS OF ALI! \ N V 

that he has bought a certain lot lying here in Albany on the slope 
of the hill ' near the Plein, between Casper Jacobsz 2 and the first 
kill or Rutten kill, in length and breadth as said lot has been 
inclosed and a- it was first obtained or bought by Pieter Winne 
a the- honorable magistrates, it having been -old by said l'ieter 
Winne to Frans Pietersz Claeuw and Cornells Woutersz and 
thereafter -"Id ami delivered by Frans Pietersz Claeuw to said 
Hans Carelsz. The aforesaid seller delivers said l"t t<> -aid bu 
now, free and unincumbered (saving the lord'- righl i, for which 
the buyer promises to pa) in tin- seller three good, whole, salable 
beaver .-kin- in the month of August next, on condition that the 
seller he holden to deliver to the buyer a good and sufficient deed 
of ownership on the delivery of the last payment, bul the buyer 
shall pay the expenses thereof as well a- <>i" thi- Kill of -ale. 

irenamed contracting parties mutually promise to perform 
execute the . d term- of this contract under pledge of their 

persons and estates, real and personal, having and to have, subject 
to all courts and judges. In witness whereof they have int 
changeabl) subscribed thi> with their own bands in Albany, on the 
date above written. 

II w- Cabl 

I 1 1 [NDERCK I 

Storm vander Zee, as witness 
u 

Quod attestor 

Adri \EN VAN ll pendam, Not. i 

Contract of sale between Gerrit Slichtenhorst and Jacob Abra- 
hamsen Kuyper of a lot in Albany 
[209 blank; 210] < >n this 22d day of July 1673 appeared before 
me. Adriaen van Llpendam, notarj public residing in New Albany, 
and before the undersigned witnesses, the worth) Gerrit Slichten- 
horst of the first part and Jacob Vbrahamsz Kuyper of the other 
part, who acknowledge thai in all love and friendship they h; 
agreed in manner following, t'> wit: Said \n Gerrit Slichtenho 
acknowledges thai In- ha- sold t" Jacob Abraham- a ■ 

1 lot lying here in Albanj on the east side of the aforenai 
lot and on the west side of the present Inner'- lot, in breadth 

'•11 the treel on the south side fifteen w 1 feet, beginning one 

no the buyer's house and in the rear on the north side 

hte. 

>si 11 I l.'iK 1 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 4O9 

seventeen or eighteen of said feet, one foot more or less, coming 
to the fourth post which is marked with a cut of the ax, and said 
lot is as long as the breadth of said seller's lot; which aforenamed 
lot the seller promises to deliver to the buyer free and unincumbered 
(saving the lord's right) in the latter part of next month of 
September, but the seller stipulates to reserve an apple tree which 
stands next the buyer's house; for which the buyer promises to 
pay the seller or his order fifteen good, whole, salable beaver 
skins at eight guilders apiece, to wit, in the month of Jul) [674 
ten whole beavers, and the remaining five beavers in the month 
of July 1675. Said contracting parties hereto bind their persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges, and in confirmation thereof they have subscribed this 
with their own hands, in Albany, dated as above. 

Gerrit van Slichtenhorrst 
Jacop Abrahamsen 
A-. w itr.esses : 

Air. "A Sanders Glen 
Dirck Hcsst-i 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease of Madam Van Curler's island to Barent Pietersen 

Coeymans 
[211 blank; 212] On this 22d day of August 1673, new style, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public admitted 
by the honorable magistrates of Fort Orange, colony of Renselaers- 
wyck and Schanechtade and the district thereof, the Honorable 
Mr YVillem Beeckman and Mr Jan Yerbeeck of the one part and 
Barent Pietersz Koemans of the other part, who hereby acknowl- 
edge that in all love and friendship they have agreed and contracted 
in manner following, to wit : Said Mr Beeckman and Mr Yer- 
beeck, as attorneys for Madam Curler * and in her name, acknow 1- 
edge that they have let to Barent Koemans, who also acknowledges 
that he has hired, a certain island lying to the south of the farm of 
Philip Schuyler and to the north of the farm of Mr Renselaer, 
which said island is leased to said Barent and Claes van Boeck- 
hooven till the 16th of May 1674, and is now let by the said 
attorneys to the said lessee for the term of six consecutive years, 
beginning from the 16th of May 1^74 and ending on the 16th of 



1 Antonia Slachboom, the widow of Arent van Curler. 



410 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

.May HiSo, for which the lessee promises to pay as rent yearly 
one hundred and sevent) guilders in seawan or the value thereoi 
Herein the said contracting parties (in their capacity aforesaid) 
hind their persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all 
courts and judges. In witness whereof said contracting parties 
have with me, the notary, subscribed this with their own hands, 
on the date above written. 

Willi : Mill kmax 
Jan Verbi ei k 

This is the mark X of Barent 
I'll iik-/ KoEMANS, made with his 
own hand 
' Hwd attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pit!'. 

Lease of a house on the hill in Albany from Johannes de Wande- 
laer to Symon Volckertsen Veeder 

[213 blank; 2 14 1 On this 27th day of November 1673. new style, 
appeared before me. Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public (residing 
in Willemstadt 1 ), Johannes De Wandelaer of the one part and 
Simon Volckersz of the other part, who acknowledge that in all love 
and friendship they have agreed in manner following, to wit: The 
aforesaid Johannes de Wandelaer acknowledges that he has let 
to -lit' aforenamed Simon \ olekersz a certain house on the hill here 
in Willemstadt, which shall stand on the north side of the lessor's 
house and shall he in breadth fifteen wood feet and in length 
fifteen or twenty feci, and he promises to deliver it complete and 
ready on the firsl of May [674, with a bakeoven therein, in which 
a mudde of flour can Ik- baked at one time; likewise a cellar therein 
of ten feet square, but the floor in the garrel i< to be laid next 
autumn; for the term of three following years beginning on the 
first of May 1 * ■— 4. and ending 011 tin- firsl of Ma\ \<>~7: for which 
aforesaid term of three years the lessee promises i" pa) thirty- 

four g 1. whole, salable beavei skins, to wit, in three payments, 

of which the first, a just third part, must be paid before winter in 
the firsl year of the lease [674; the second before winter in the 
year [675; and the third or last in the year [676 also be 
winter. Hereto the said contracting parties bind their persons and 
eslalr . nothing excepted, sublet t to all lords, courts, tribunals 
md judges. In confirmation whereof the) have, in presence of 



'The Dutch name Riven to Mbany al the time of tin ition of the 

\. u York bj the I lutch in 1673. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 4II 

me, the notary, (without craft or guile) subscribed this with their 
own hands in Willemstadt, dated as above. 

Johannes de Wandelaer 

This is the mark X of Symon 
Volckersz, made by himself 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of partnership between John Conell and Douwe Jellissen 
Fonda to sell liquor to the Indians 

[215 blank; 216] On this 15th day of May if>74, new style, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing 
in Xew Albany in America, Douwe Jellisz Fonda of the one part 
and Jan Corneel of the other part, who in love and friendship have 
agreed in manner following, to wit : Said contracting parties agree 
to trade together for four months from the date hereof, on condi- 
tion that Douwe Jellisz shall furnish all the distilled liquor fit to be 
sold to the Indians at four beavers the anker and that Jan Corneel 
shall be freed from the great excise ; that from the payment for 
the consumed or sold liquor the said Douwe Jellisz shall first of 
all receive so much as he has put in and that Jan Corneel may offer 
no other liquor for sale; that thereafter they shall divide the bal- 
ance, that is, the profits of [the trade], each receiving the just half. 
It is also provided that if the said partners shall trade in any 
other wares or merchandise, they shall equally bear the expense 
and equally divide the gains thereof. The foregoing the said con- 
tracting parties promise to execute and to perform, binding thereto 
their persons and estates, personal and real, present and future, 
subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, in confirmation 
of which they have, in presence of me, the notary, subscribed this 
with their own hands, in Willemstadt, dated as above. 

Douwe Jellisz Fonda 
John Conell 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale of a house and lot at New York from Hans 
Hendricksen and Johannes Wendel to Hendrick Jellissen 
Myer 
[217 blank; 218] On this 20th day of July 1674 appeared before 

me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Willemstadt, 



4J2 i:\ui.v ALBANY 

Heyndricsz and Heyndrick Jellisz and Johannes \\ endel, 
who hereby acknowledge that in all love and Eriendship they have 
agreed in manner following, to wit: I Ian- Heyndricsz and 
Johannes Wendel acknowledge that they have sold and Heyndrick 

Jellisz that lie ha- bought a certain house and lot standing and 
lying in the city of Nieuw Orangie 1 in the Paid stract," between 
the house of the widow um and the house or 

lot of the late Ian Jansz Schepmoes, 3 which .-aid house and lot the 
aforesaid sellers deliver immediatel) to buyer, free and unin- 

cumbered, with all the privileges according to the patent (saving 
the lord- right i, and which the buyer now receives. For which the 
buyer promises to pa) to tin- sellers die sum of ninety-live good, 
whole, merchantable beaver skin-, to he paid at Nieuw < t.h 
but the buyer may pay the same in good wheat at market price, in 
three instalments, the first paymen to he made in the latter part 
die month of October of this year [674, the second payment 
in the latter part of < October [675, and the third or last payment in 
the latter pan of ' October [676; but on the express condition that 
the buyer may re ain one thud of every payment, because there is 
coining to him a just third part thereof by way of inheritance 
from hi- father. 
Said contracting parties mutually promise to perform and 
Mile die term- of the above contract, binding thereto their 
respective person- and having and to have, nothing 

excepted, subject to all lord-, court-, tribunals and judges. In 
witness whereof they have ( with the undersigned witnesses 1 with- 
out craft or guile, subscribed this with their own hands, in W'illem- 
daled a- aboi ' 

I [endrh k Jellisz \h m 
Hans Hei[n]dricsz 
As vvitne- • Wendej 

Hendrick Bries 
Bareni Meynderss 

lod attestor 

\m;i \l.\ VAX [lpendam, Not rub. 



' Nev , the nami New York at the time of the rcoccu- 

111 [673. 

ted July js. 1676, is in 
1 10 31. 
• 

11 his « ■ Pieters, married William Couck, 

1 ems to refer to a son by the same 

nam ■ <1 -In irtl I I * of 

administration on his e granted bj < iov. Jacob Leisler. Sec New 

... 1892, 25 :i6i 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 413 

Bill of sale of one-half of the sloop de Haen from Maria Bayards 
to Pieter Meessen Vrooman 

[219 blank; 220] On this 28th day of July 1674 appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Willemstadt, 
and before the hereinafter named witnesses, Maria Beyarts, wife 
and attorney . for her husband Mr Balthasar Beyarts, 1 of the one 
part and Pieter Meesz Vrooman of the other part, who hereby 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to wit : Maria Beyarts acknowl- 
edges that she has sold and Pieter Meesz Vrooman that he has 
bought half a sloop named de Flew 11,- which now rides at anchor 
here before Willemstadt with all its appurtenances according to 
the conditions of the inventory read here yesterday at public sale 
and which can be seen at the vendue master's, which the seller 
now delivers to the buyer free and unincumbered, and which the 
buyer hereby accepts. For which said buyer promises to pay to 
the seller or her order the sum of five hundred and eight guilders 
in good, whole, salable beaver skins, or in good winter wheat at 
five skipples the beaver, in two instalments, to wit, the first pay- 
ment shall be made within three days from now, and it is stipulated 
that the same shall be two hundred guilders in beavers; the second 
payment (being the last) shall be made in April 1675, which is 
three hundred and eight guilders in beavers. The aforesaid con- 
tracting parties mutually promise to execute and perform the afore- 
said conditions, binding thereto their respective persons and estates, 
nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges; 
and in confirmation thereof they have, with Johannes L'lute and 
Andries Teller ( as principals and sureties and witnesses of the 
same ) subscribed this with their own hands, dated as above. 

Maria Bayars 
Pieter Mees Vrooman 
As principals, sureties and witnesses : 

Johanns Clute 

A. Teller Q uo d attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

I, the undersigned Maritie Bayarts, acknowledge that I am 

honestly paid the contents of this and thank Pieter Meesz for his 

good pavment. Albany, Tulv 6, 1678. „ „ 

' " T ' ' Maria Bayars 

In my presence, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

1 Balthazar Bayard, a nephew of Director General Peter Stuyvesant. His 
wife was a daughter of Govert Loockermans. 

2 The Cock. 



414 1 VRl i Kl I ORDS "1 ALBANY 

Contract of sale of land at Kinderhook from Jannetje Donckes, 
widow of Thomas Powell, to Andries Hansen Scherp 

[221 blank; 222] On this 20th day of September 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van [lpendam, notary puh'tc (residing in VVil- 
lemstadt), Jannetie Donckes, widow of the late Thomas Pcul, 1 
of the one part, and Andries Hansz Scherp, of the other part, who 
hereby acknowledge thai in all love and friendship they have 
agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit: Jannetie 
I tonckes acknowledges thai she has sold and Andries Hansz Scherp 
that he has bought all the woodland at the Kinderhoeck, to wit, 
on the south side of the path, which Thomas Poul possessed, and 

as he, Andries Man-/, heretofore bought also the w Hand of 

said Thomas Poul on the north side of the -aid path, the afi 
-aid land, to wit. the woodland as well on the north as on the 
■ mnli side of Thomas Poul, shall belong to him in full so soon 
as he -hall have paid for the same to the widow of Thomas Poul. 
excepting a little piece of woodland which is said to belong to 
Frans Pietersz Claeuw, which lit-- off from said land about a 
quarter of an hour's journe) and is included also in the patent of 
Thomas Poul. For which a fine-aid woodland on the south side 
of the path, the aforenamed Andries Hansz promises to pay to 
[annetie Donckes, or her order, the sum of twenty good, whole, 
salable beaver -km-, or in good winter wheat at market price, to be 
delivered here in Willemstadt free, in the three following instal- 
ments, of which the first payment -hall he made in the month of 
September [675, being a jusl third part; the second payment in the 
month of September [676; and the third and last payment in the 
month of September 1077. The -aid seller delivt d land to 

the Inner now free and unincumbered (saving the lor.]'- right), 
which the buyer accept- and so -0011 as the la-t payment shall be 

ide, the seller is holden to deliver to die buyer a good and 
sufficient deed of ownership. The aforenamed contracting parties 
mutually promise to execute ami perform the above contract, mutti 
all\ binding thereto their respective persons and estates, having 
and to have, subjeel to all lords, courts, tribunals ami judges. In 
confirmation whereof they have with the undersigned witne; 

.'.ell. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 415 

subscribed this with their own hands in Willemstadt, dated as 
above. 

This is the mark + of Jaxxetie 

Donckes, made by herself 
This is the mark A H of Andrii - 
Hansz, made by himself 
As witnesses : 

Jacob Theysen 
G. Swartt 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen vax Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Indenture of service of Johanna Hans, daughter of the late Hans 
Coenraetsen. to Richard Pretty and his wife 
[223 blank; 224] On this 30th day of September 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Wil- 
lemstadt in America, and before the afternamed witnesses, Barentie 
Stratsmans, late wife of Hans Coenraetsz, baker, deceased, and 
now married to Jacob Jansz Gardenier, of the one part, and 
Richard Prettv and his wife Elisabeth Pretty, 1 of the other part, 
who in love and friendship are agreed in manner following, to wit : 
Said Barentie Straetsmans acknowledges that she has hired (ta 
said Richard Pretty and his aforenamed wife) her daughter, 
named Johanna Hans's daughter, from this date, for the time of 
eight following years; the said daughter is now over eight years 
old and said employers promise to bring up said girl ( during said 
eight years) in the fear of the Lord as if she were their own child, 
to teach her to read, to keep her in clothing, as well woolen as linen, 
and when the eight years are up, they shall be holden to fit out said 
young daughter with a new black grosgrained mantle and a black 
apron, a new skirt, three new chemises, three new aprons, a pair 
of new shoes and a pair of new stockings and furthermore other 
trifles which may be needful for her body, together with her old 
clothes which she then may have; and the aforesaid mother of 
this aforenamed girl promises that this girl (with the help of God 
Almighty) shall serve out the aforesaid time with all diligence 
and faithfulness and that said employers shall be to her as a 
father and a mother and have the right to properly punish her for 
wrongdoing and disobedience, giving them full power to do so 
and trusting them to do all that is good; but if said employers 



1 The name Stridles is erased and Pretty is written above it. 



.pf. 1-. \KI.\ RECORDS OF ALBANY 

happen to move out of this place the above-written conditions ^liall 
be at an end, unless it be I225] that said mother and young daughter 
have th( I of said employers [to continue the service], but 

if t! oyers should happen to depart and the said mother and 

girl not be minded to go with them, then the said girl shall be satis 
lied with her clothing, woolen as well as linen, which she shall 
then have for her bod} or which may have been given to her, 
unless anything extra were presented to her of the employers' own 
free will and discretion. Likewise, the mother leaves it to the dis 
cretion of the employers, if the girl serves out her term, to make her 
a present over and above of what is hereinbefore stipulated. The 
foregoing the said contracting partie ise with the help of 

, Almighty to execute and perform withoul doing or causing 
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding thereto 
their respective persons and est; en1 and future, subject 

to all lord-, courts, tribunals and judges. In confirmation of which 
they have, with Teunis Spitsenberg } and Jan Harmensz Backer as 
witnesses hereto, subscribed this without fraud or deceit, in Wil- 
lemstadt, dated as above. 

This is the mark II S of BaRENTIE 

-m ws. made by herself 
This i- the mark E P of Elisabeth 
Pretty, made by herself 
As witnesses : 

Tenuis Cornelisse 
Jan Harmensz Backer 

uod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Bill of sale from Johannes Provoost and Johannes Kip, attorneys 
of Abraham Jansen, to Jacob Loockermans of one-half the 
sloop Salamander 

| 226] On this second day of < Icti , appeared before me, 

\dnaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Willemstadt in 
America, and before the undersigned witnesses, the Honorable 

1 P 1 and Johannes Kip, both attorneys 

Abraham Jansz Timmerman, of the one part, and the worthy 

ob Loockermans, of the other part, who hereb) acknowledge 

that they have agreed in all love and friendship in manner follow 

ing, to wit: Thi aid attorneys acknowledge that the\ have 

i and facob I that he has bought the half of the 






NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 417 

sloop (named the Salamander) which is at present sailed in part- 
nership with Harmanus van Borsum, and they promise to deliver 
the same to the buyer free and unincumbered with boat, sails, rig- 
ging, anchor, cables and all other appurtenances that are now 
with the same, so soon as said buyer shall have arrived in Nieuw 
Orangie; for which the buyer promises to pay to the attorneys, 
or to Abraham Jansz Timmerman, or his order, the value of one 
hundred and thirty good, whole, salable beaver skins, to wit, 
next spring eight}' beavers in good winter wheat at five skipples 
a beaver to be delivered here in Willemstadt and the remaining 
fifty beavers to be paid next year 1675, in the trading- season. 
Said contracting parties mutually promise to execute and perform 
what is hereinbefore written, binding thereto their respective per- 
sons and estates, having and to have, nothing excepted, subject to 
all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In confirmation whereof 
they have, with Arnout Cornelisz Vylen and Heyndrick Bries as 
witnesses hereto, subscribed this with their own hands, in Wil- 
lemstadt, datum ut supra. 

Johannes Provoost 
Johannis Kip 
Jacob Lokermans 
As witnesses: 

Arnout Cor: Viele 
II 'end rick Bries 

Quod attestor 

Adriaex van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Bond of William Nottingham to the heirs of Thomas Willett, 

deceased 

[227 blank; 228] On this nth day of October 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Wil- 
lemstadt, and before the undersigned witnesses, William Notting- 
ham, who hereby acknowledges that he was well and truly indebted 
to the late Mr Thomas Willet in the sum of three hundred and 
fifty-seven guilders in beavers, growing out of certain merchandise, 
the receipt whereof to his satisfaction the said William Nottingham 
acknowledges, promising to pay said sum of three hundred and 
fifty-seven guilders in good, merchantable beavers at eight guilders 
apiece to John Saffin, son-in-law of said Thomas Willet, deceased, 
as heir and attorney for the other heirs of Thomas Willet, deceased, 
at the first opportunity, without delay, to said John Saffin, or his 

14 



418 EARLY I OF ALBANY 

order; for which said sum William Nottingham gave an obligation 
to the late Thomas Willel on the 29th of September 1073. William 
Nottingham binds hereto his person and especiall) his small house 
wherein he now dwell-, with the lot thereof, standing and King on 
the west side of his large house here in Willemstadt, and further- 
more generally his large house and all his oilier property, real 
and personal, present and future, subject to the jurisdiction of 
all lord-, courts, tribunals and judges. In confirmation of which 
he has signed this with his own hand, together with Richard Pretty 
ami William Lofferys, in Willemstadt, datum tit supra. 

W". Nottingham 
Richard Pretty 
William Louerid 

< ';»,<(/ atlc^: 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Bond of Vo'.ckertje Pieters, widow of Gerrit Jansen Stavast, to 

John Saffin 

[229 blank; 230] On this 1 5th day of October 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in Wil- 
lemstadt, and before the undi 1 witnesses, Voldkie Pieters, 
willow of the late Gerril Jan-/ Stavast, who hereb) acknowledges 
that she is honestl) indebted to John Saffin in the sum of four 
hundred and fort) four guilders in beavers, growing out of certain 
wares, the receipt of which to her content she acknowledge.-, 
promises t'i pay said sum at mice to -aid John Saffin, or his order, 
to wit, the half in good winter wheat at five skipples the heaver, 
to he delivered at her expense on hoard here before Willemstadt, 
and the other half -he promises i" paj t" the aforesaid John Saffin, 
or t" In- order, in good, whole, merchantable b kins at eight 

guilders apiece, hut -he promises that there -hall he three g 1 

heavy beavers among them which -hall n<>t he reckoned more than 
eight guilders each. Hereto -he hinds her person and estate, n 
and pei onal, pre enl and future, nothing excepted, subject to all 
lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In confirmation <>t which -he 
has, in presence of these undersigned witnesses, subscribed tl 
with her own hand in \\ illemstadt, dated a- abo 

rERS 

William Loueridge 
Richard: Pretty 

Quod attestor 

Ndriaen van Ii pi ndam. Not. Pub. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 4IO. 

Contract of sale between Jack Nack and Jan Vinhaeghen of a 
house and lot in Willemstadt (Albany) 

[231 blank; 232] On this 19th day of October 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in Wil- 
lemstadt in America) and before the undersigned witnesses, the 
worthy Johannes Nack and the worthy Jan Fynhaghen, who ack- 
nowledge hereby that in all love and friendship they have agreed 
in manner following, to wit : Johannes Nack acknowledges that 
he has sold and Jan Fynaghen that he has bought a certain house 
and lot, standing and lying here within this town where the said 
seller now dwells, with all that is fast by earth and nail and as the 
lot is now in fence, which said seller promises to deliver to said 
buyer within the next fourteen days from now free and unin- 
cumbered (excepting the lord's right) ; for which the aforenamed 
buyer promises to pay to the seller the sum of one hundred and 
thirty-five good, whole, salable beaver skins, to wit, in two pay- 
ments, the first of which payments shall be made in the month of 
May 1675, and the second in the month of June 1676, and on the 
last payment the seller promises to deliver to the said buyer a 
good and sufficient deed of ownership. The aforesaid contract- 
ing parties promise to perform and execute what is hereinbefore 
written, binding thereto their respective persons and estates, noth- 
ing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 
And in confirmation hereof Heyndricus Cuyler and Johannes de 
Wandelaer become sureties and co-principals for the aforesaid mat- 
ter and have subscribed this without craft or guile; dated as above. 

Jan Nac k 
Jan Vinhaeghen 
Hendrick Coyler 
Johannes de Wandelaer 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease of a shed from Johannes de Wandelaer to Jan Nack 

[233 blank; 234] On this 19th day of October 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in Wil- 
lemstadt), and before the afterwritten witnesses, the worthy 
Johannes van Nack and Johannes De Wandelaer, who hereby ack- 
nowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed in 
manner following, to wit : Johannes de Wandelaer acknowledges 
that he has let and Johannes van Xack that he has hired a certain 



EARLY VLBANY 

shed "i i side of said Wandelaer's house for the 

tin - ■ following years, beginning with the firsl of .May [675 

ending with the first of May 1677; for which the le 

proi pay the lessor a yearly rent of seven good, whole, 

salable beaver skins, to be paid without fail every year to the 

or. Bui it is stipulated that in case .-aid lessee please to keep 

said shed or lean-to under lease one year after the date aforesaid, 

he shall not pay for the third year more than six beavers. The 

itracting parties promise to execute and perform what is herein- 

ore written under pledge of their respective persons and estate.-. 

subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. And in confirma- 

hereof they have subscribed this with their own hands, dated 

as above. 

Wandelaer 
Jan Na« k 
As w itnes 

Jan I 'inhaeghen 
\es Rust 

Am >/. Pub. 

Contract of sale of half a saw mill from Lucas Pietersen to 
Andries Abertsen Bratt 

[235 blank; 236 1 On this 29th day of October 1674 appeared 
ore nie, \(l:i.iiii van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in Wil- 
lemstadl in Vme ■ a 1, and before the underwritten witnesses, Lucas 
ersz of the inie part and \mlrics Mhertsx Brat of the other 
part, who in al! ed in manner follow- 

, 1,1 wit: Lucas Pietersz ackn es that he has made over 

he hal 1 awmill, which 

and Ian Cornelisz Vyselaer own togi urthermore the house 

and garden and all the rights which he has in ami to the sawmill 
time of one year, beginning on the 8th this 

[674 and ending on the 8th of December [675; furthermi 
Lucas Pietersz shall deliver therewith to Vndries ^lbertsz Brat a 
milch cow which shall he al the risk of them both, and a SOW for 
which at the end of said lime a like s,,\\ must be delivered, hut the 
milch cow shall remain the property of Lucas Pii I urther- 

more, Lucas I'ii with Jan Cornelisz ■ 

bear half of the expenses of the mill, hut whatever assist- 

- \mlrics Brat can render therein, he shall ,1,, m connection 

with Jan Vyselaer, Tin d the logs which on the Nth of 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 421 

December 1674 shall be at or about the mill, Andries Albertsz Brat 
shall have. Furthermore, Andries Albertsz promises to pay for the 
aforesaid possession to Lucas Pietersz or his order five hundred 
good, salable inch pine deals, and pay the same on the last of May 
or beginning of June 1675; if at the end of the time some logs 
remain over Lucas Pietersz is holden to pay Andries Brat the value 
thereof. The aforesaid contracting parties promise to perform 
and execute the foregoing contract under pledge of their persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges. In confirmation whereof they have subscribed this 
without craft or guile, dated as above. 

Lucas Pietersz 

This is the mark AB of Andries 
Albertsz Brat, made by himself 
As witnesses : 

Storm vander Zee 
Jurriaen Tansen van Hoesen 
Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpexdam, Not. Pub. 

Bill of sale of one-half of the sloop de Haen from Pieter Meessen 
Vrooman to Gerrit Reyersen 

[237 blank; 238] On the 7th day of November 1674 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in Wil- 
lemstadt in America), and before the underwritten witnesses, 
Pieter Meesz Vrooman of the one part and Gerrit Reyersz of the 
other part, who hereby acknowledge that in all love and friendship 
they have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit : 
Pieter Meesz Vrooman acknowledges that he has sold and Gerrit 
Reyersz that he has bought half a sloop named the de Haen (the 
Cock), which is now lying here in the river before this place with 
all her appurtenances, as said Pieter Meese bought the same of 
Maria Beyarts on the 28th of July of this year, and further delivers 
therewith to the buyer a cable ; which aforenamed sloop the seller 
now delivers to said buyer, free and unincumbered ; for which the 
buyer promises to pay the seller or his order the sum of seventy- 
seven good, whole, salable beaver skins and a half, to wit, thirty- 
whole beavers this present autumn and the remaining forty-seven 
whole beavers and a half in the month of July 1675. 

Hereto said contracting parties bind their respective persons 
and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges. In confirmation of which they have subscribed this 



4-2 I \K\.\ OF ALBANY 

with their own hands, without craft or guile. In Willemstadt, dated 
as above. 

PlETER MESSEN VROOMAN 
RRIT REYERSEN 

As witne- 

Henderick ram!,- Water 
Claas Locq 

Quod attestor 

Adkiaen van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 

I, the undersigned Pieter Meesz Vrooman, acknowledge that I 
have been honestly paid the contents of this and thank Gerrit 
Reyersz for good payment. Albany, the 6th of July 1678. 

I'm 1 1 i M 1 -i:x Vrooman 
In my presence, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Indenture of apprenticeship of Frangoys Pietersen Winne to 
Rutger Arentsen, shoemaker 
[239 blank; 240] On this 9th da) of December 1674, old style, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing 
in New Albany, the worthy Pieter Winne of the one part and 
Rutgerl Arentsz, shoemaker, of the other part, who hereby ack- 
nowledge thai in all l<ne and Friend hip they have agreed and 
traded in manner follov it: Pieter Winne acknowledges 

that he has apprenticed to Rutgerl Vrentsz his son named 
Frame Pietersz Winne, aged about fifteen years, to learn the 
:er's trade (as far as practicable) for the term of four 
consecutive years beginning from the first of ( Ictober of this year 
[674, and said master promises during the said term to furnish 
d boy with proper food and clothing, after the manner of 
burghers, bul the father promises to pay for the making of the 

hes, both woolen and linen, provided the master pay for the 
material-, the father promising to have the clothes of said son 
mended and kepi in repair at his own expense and to have his linen 
washed. < >n which condition- the said son promises to serve said 
master with all diligence and faithfulness as well in the shoemaking 
bu in all other work in which the master ma) need him, 

and all winter the master promises to grant him tin 1 to 

led the father pay the tuition. And 
when the aforesaid four year- -hall have expired the master 
promises to lit out said hoy burgher wise with a workaday and 

imday suit of clothes and linen to correspond, .and the ma 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 423 

promises that said boy may help his father three weeks every 
year in the harvest. The foregoing, the aforesaid contracting 
parties promise (with God's help) to execute and to perform, bind- 
ing thereto their respective persons and estates, nothing excepted, 
subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In confirmation 
whereof they have subscribed this with their own hands, in New 
Albany, dated as above. 

PlETER WlNNE 
RUGER ARENTZEN 

Quod attestor 

Adriaex vax Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of Jonas Bogardus to work as a tailor for Arent van den 
Bergh and Roeloff Jansen, master tailors 

[241 blank; 242] On this 24th day of December 1674, old style, 
appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (resid- 
ing in New Albany), Jonas Bogardus of the one part and Arent 
van den Bergh and Roeloff Jansz of the other part, who hereby 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed in 
manner following, to wit : Jonas Bogardus acknowledges that he 
has hired himself to the aforenamed master tailors to serve them 
in the tailor's trade with all faithfulness and diligence to his best 
knowledge for the period of four consecutive months beginning 
on the 2d of January 1675, 2 or 3 days more or less, and the helper 
stipulates that if he in the meantime wishes to go to the Esopus 
for eight or ten days the masters will not deny it him, provided 
he afterwards make up the time of his journey and any other days 
he may happen to lose ; for which the aforesaid masters promise 
to pay him for the four following months in addition to his board 
the sum of ten good, whole, salable beaver skins, to be paid monthly 
pro rata, if the helper ask it; but the masters can pay it in good 
wheat or seawan at beaver's price. Hereto the contracting parties 
bind their persons and properties, nothing excepted, subject to all 
courts and judges, and in confirmation hereof they have sub- 
scribed this with their own hands, in Albany, dated as above. 

Jonas Bogardus 

This is the mark AB of Arent van 
den Bergh, made by himself 
As witnesses: Roeloff Jansen 

Maes Cornelysz 

Jan Peeck Quod attestor 

Apriaex van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



424 VLBANY 

Lease cf a house in Albany from Arnout Cornelissen Viele to 

John Conell 
[243 blank; 244] On this 12th day of January 1675 appeared 
bef" Vdriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in 

Albany, Aernout Cornelisz Vylen of the one part and Jan 

•lit- other part, who hereby ackm in all love and 

frit ' racted in manner following, 

rni ml Cornelisz ackno that he 

neel that he has hired a certain house and lot, standing and lying 

here in Albany bi Sheriff Swart now dwells 

and the I Jacobus van Vorst, for the time of the next fifl 

ths, beginning with the first of next February and ending with 
the first of -May 1676; hut on the express condition that if 
Aernout Cornelisz remain lunger in the house (where he at pre 
dwell- ) than the first of .May 1676, said lessee, Jan Corneel, shall 
be holden • the said house for three consecutive years, 

to wit, from the tirst of February 1(175 '" ,,u ' ' : '"">' 

1678; and he promisi ! lessor or his order seventy- 

six guilder- yearly as ret e, salable beaver skins 

the value thereof in good winter wheat or seawan. at market price. 
as the market shall then be; to b< half year punctually, 

pro\ >or promise to put the house in proper repair and 

have an oven made near the house and deliver the house window 
and roof tight; hut the lessee remain- holden to deliver np the 
house again at the end of the lease window light at his 

own expense. The i itracting parties mutually proi 

to execute and perform the above term-, under pledge of their 

pective persons and e-tates. having and to have, not! 
excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judg 
firmation hereof they have subscribed this with their own hands in 
Albany. abi ive. 

Arni 

Job -. Com ell 
Quod attest 

Vdriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of Harmen Bastiaensen to build a barn at Kinderhook 
for Jan Maertensen 

[245 blank; 246I On this 8th day of February 167! appeared 
before me, Vdriaen van Ilpendam. notary public residing in New 
Albany, and before the afterwritten wi'n< 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 425 

of the one part, and Jan Maertensz of the other part, who in love 
and friendship are agreed in manner following, to wit: Harmen 
Bastiaensz acknowledges that he has undertaken to build for Jan 
Maertensz at Kinderhoeck a barn fifty feet long and twenty-six feet 
wide, with an extension 1 on each side, ten feet deep and running 
the full length of the barn, and at each end a gable with sloping 
peak ; furthermore to make in said barn five bents with five loft 
beams, of which five bents three are to have brackets, a double door 
at the front end of the barn and one door in each of the extensions, 
a horse manger forty feet long and all the inside work that belongs 
to a barn, except the floor, and properly to put on the rafters of the 
roof. The contractor promises to begin to work thereon next 
March of this year and not to stop before the work shall be com- 
pleted. The employer promises to furnish the contractor with a 
man for one month to help rough-hew the timber; furthermore the 
employer shall provide all the materials so that the contractor shall 
not wait for them, and when the work is completed, the employer 
promises to pay to the contractor for the work done thirty-one good, 
whole, salable beaver skins, or wheat or other wares at market 
price, with which, if they suit him the contractor is to be content: 
but on condition that he shall give the contractor in hand three 
mudde of wheat so soon as he begins the work, to be deducted from 
the aforesaid stipulated sum, and furthermore pay the half next 
harvest, and the remainder next winter. The aforesaid contracting 
parties mutually promise to execute and perform the aforesaid con- 
ditions, binding thereto their respective persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In wit- 
ness whereof thev have subscribed this with their own hands, in 
Albany, dated as above. 

Ha[r]men Bastiaen[s] 
This is the mark + of Jan Maer- 
As witnesses: tensz, made by himself 

Hendrick Rooseboom 

Roloef Jansen 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale of a house and lot in Albany from the attorneys 
of Maritie van Alen to Johannes Wendel 

[247] On this 15th day of March i6j\ appeared before me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and 



1 Uytlaet, meaning a space for bays and stalls. 



I \KI ', R] I ORDS mi ALBANY 

before the underwritten witnesses, Mr Andries Teller and 
Louwerens van .Men, both attorneys for Marytie van Alen, widow 
of tin- late Pieter van Alen, of the first part, and Johannes Wendel, 
of I '1 part, who hereby acknowledge that in all love and 
friendship they have agreed and contracted in manner following, 
to wit: Said attorneys acknowledge that they have sold and 
Johannes Wendel that he has bought a house and lot standing and 
lying here in Albany on the hill, between the ho ■ Jacob San 
dersz Glen and the house of the aforesaid buyer, Johannes Wendel. 
and said attorneys deliver said house drop free, and the 1"! in length 
cording to the patent and that free and unincumbered a- Stoffel 
lansz Abeel sold said house and lol to the late Pieter van Alen on 
the 26th of August 1672 (saving the lord's right 1. with all thai is 
fast thereon hv earth or nail, the receip of which the buyer hereby 
acknowledges. For which the buyer promises to pay -aid attorneys 
or their order the sum of sixt) nim g 1. whole, salable and mer- 
chantable beaver skins, to wit, in two payments, of which the 1 
shall be made next July [675, to wit, forty whole beavers, and the 
second and last payment shall be made in the month of July 1070. 
twenty-nine whole beavers, and on the last payment -aid attorneys 
proini-e to deliver to the buyer a good and sufficient deed of owner- 
ship. Said contracting parties mutually hind hereto their respective 
ons and estates, having and to have, nothing excepted, -uhject 
1 .J] lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In witness of which said 
contracting parties, with Heyndrick Kuyler and Jacob Sand' 
1 ilen as witnesses hereto, have subscribed tins with their own hands, 
: u Mlianv. on the date above written. 

A. Teller 
lourus van \ 
Johannes Wendel 
\s witnes 
Hendrick Coyler 
<b Sanderss Glen 

Quod attestor 

\i>ki \i \ \ \\ [LPENDAM, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale of a piece of land at Claverack from Gerrit 
Slichtenhorst to Dirck and Johannes Bensem 

1 248 and 249 blank: 250 1 1 »n ibis [pth da) of April 1075 

appeared before me, \driaen van llpendam, notary public 1 residing 

'.ni \llum 1 .nid before the afternamed witnesses, Mr Gerrit 

Slichtenhorst of part and I entsingh with his brother 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 \2~ 

Johannes Bentsingh of the other part, who hereby acknowledge 
that in all love and friendship they have agreed in manner follow- 
ing, to wit : 

The said Air Slichtenhorst acknowledges that he has sold 
and said Dirck and Johannes Bentsingh that they have bought 
a certain parcel of land lying in the Claverrack, to wit, arable land, 
comprising twenty-four morgens, lying on the east side of the fore- 
most land of Maerten Cornelisz, as said land came to said Mr 
Slichtenhorst from the Honorable Jeremias van Renselaer; and if 
said land does not contain twenty-four morgens, then said seller 
shall assign and make over to the buyers land thereabout to make 
up the 24 morgens, but the calf pasture by the side of the house 
where Teeuwes dwells must be reckoned in ; the said seller also 
delivers to the aforenamed buyers the fence which he and Maerten 
Cornelisz made together, to wit, his part, excepting the fence which 
Maerten Cornelisz this last winter built, for which said buyers shall 
be holden to make compensation to Maerten Cornelisz, if said Maer- 
ten Cornelisz makes a claim upon them therefor. The seller 
reserves to himself for this summer four morgens of land lying on 
the said flat of which he has promised the use this summer and no 
longer. The aforenamed seller delivers the same to said buyers 
immediately with the homestead, garden and little apple trees, 
where Teeuwes Abrahamsz now dwells, together with the use of 
the bridge, free and unincumbered (saving the patroon's right). 
For which the buyers promise to ray to the seller or his order the 
sum of one hundred and ten good, whole, salable beaver skins at 
eight guilders apiece, in three instalments, namely : the first pay- 
ment on the first of February 1676 of twenty-five whole beavers; 
the second payment on the first of February 1677 °f forty-two 
whole beavers : and the third or last payment of forty-three whole 
beavers on the first of February 1678. 

[251] The aforesaid buyers stipulate that they may pay a sixth 
part of said sum in oats at market price and a sixth part of said 
sum in white beans, together with fifty or sixty skipples of white 
beans more, at the option of the buyers, all salable and marketable, 
to be delivered to the seller free, here in Albany on the shore, so 
that about two-thirds must be paid in good beavers or good winter 
wheat at market price. 

The aforesaid contracting parties hereto bind their respective 
persons and estates, having and to have, nothing excepted, subject 
to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 



OF ALBANY 

In confirmation whereof they have (with Harmen van Ganse- 
voort and Jan Andriesz Douw, as witnesses hereof i subscribed this 
with their owi 111 All. am this I'jtli of April [675. 

"KIT v vn Slk hten m ■ 

JOANNIS BENSEM 

Hamuli Hermens Ganseuort 
Jan Andriesen /' 

tod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Power of attorney from Harmen Bastiaensen to Jan Heyndrick- 
sen Sybinck, merchant at Amsterdam 
[252] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary j > ub 1 i c 
residing at Albany in America, and before the undersigned wit- 
nesses, Main aensz, also residing at this place, who has o 
stituted and appointed, as he hereby d nstitute and appoint, 
the worthy Jan Heyndricksz Sybinck, merchant residing at Am 
dam, in the principal A name and on his behalf to demand and 
receive Ins patrimony left him at Hoorn by his late father Bastiaen 
Hai 

thereof to colled everything, both the principal sum and the interesl 
thereon; likewise of his brother-in-law Gerril I 
demand (in addition to the aforesaid patri 1 mantle and two 

lies: and in case the person or persons to whom said 
inheritance has been intrusted -how themselves unwilling, to pi 

I against them and to prosecu 1 ase before all courts and 

judges; accordin custom and tre of the courts to 

appear for him, the principal, and there to demand justice and judg 
ment and the same to executed; with power also to 

substituti : more person- at lites and furthermore in general 

and in particular all things to perform as if lie, the principal, were 
himself present and as lie could or might do, even though the matter 
afore aid required further and more specific instructions and ordi 
than are expressed herein, the atto emaining holden on 

demand to make a proper return, statement and accounting. The 
principal promisi valid whatever shall he done and p 

formed in the matter aforesaid hv the attorney, or his substit- 



ers lie was at ai unable to 

me and made a mark it .v. 1 :; 

2 Si : ' >te, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 166&-1696 429 

binding thereto his person and estate, nothing excepted, subject to 
all lords, courts and judges. In confirmation whereof the principal 
has signed this with his own hand in Albany, this 7th of June 1675. 

Harmen Bastiaens 
A.s witnesses: 

Robbcrt Sanders.: 
Claes Ripsen van Dam 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Power of attorney from Hendrick Cuyler to his brother Reinier 
Cuyler, button maker at Amsterdam 
[253 blank; 254] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public residing in Albany in America, the worthy Heyndrick 
Kuyler, burgher and inhabitant of this place of Albany, who (in 
the presence of the undersigned witnesses) acknowledges that he 
has constituted and appointed, as he hereby does constitute and 
appoint, his brother, Reynier Kuyler, button maker (Cnoope- 
maecker) at Amsterdam, in the principal's name to demand and 
receive such moneys as are coming to him from Mr Nicolaes 
Gouverneur, residing at Amsterdam, to wit, the just half of the 
money received for the hereinafter named peltries, the receipt of 
which peltries from skipper Minne Jansz the aforesaid Nicolaes 
Gouverneur acknowledges in his letter dated the 1st of November 
1674, consisting of one hundred whole beavers, one hundred and 
thirty-five half beavers and thirds, and ninety otters, which said 
ninety otters sold for fl. 6 — 6 apiece, as he stated in his letter of 
December 23, 1674, the beavers being at the time still unsold; and 
in case said Nicolaes Gouverneur shows himself unwilling to hand 
over said moneys to said Reynier Kuyler, the principal gives said 
Kuyler full and absolute power to proceed against him and to prose- 
cute the claim before all lords, courts, tribunals and judges, accord- 
ing to the custom and procedure of the courts to appear for him, 
the principal, and there justice and judgment to demand and cause 
the same to be executed, with power also one or more persons to 
substitute ad lites: and furthermore in general and particular all 
things to do and perform which he, the subscriber, himself being 
present, might or could do, although the above said matter may 
demand fuller instructions and more special orders than are herein 
expressed. The attorney remains holden (on demand) to make a 
proper return, accounting and exhibit. The principal promires to 



430 1 VRL\ R] I l IRDS OF \1 B VNY 

hold as valid whatever in the matter aforesaid shall be done and 
performed by his attorney, binding thereto his person and estate, 
nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judg 

In confirmation of which he has subscribed this with his own 
hand, in Albany in America, this [8th of September [675. 

1 [ENDRII is ( ". IKK 

As witnesses: 
Jan Jansz Bleecker 
Johannes de Wandelaer 

Quod attest 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Jan Jansen Bleecker and Jacob Sander- 
sen Glen, attorneys of Jan Hendricksen van Bael, and Gerrit 
van Hardenbergh (Herttenberch) of a house and lot in Albany 
[255 blank; 256! Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public residing in Albany in America, and before the under- 
signed witnesses, Jan Jans/ Bleycker and Jacob Sandersz (den. 
attorneys on behalf of Jan Heyndricsz van Balen, of the first part, 
and Gerrit van Hardenbergh, of the second part, who hereby 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to \\ it : Said attorneys acknowl- 
edge that they have sold and said Hardenbergh that he has bought 
a house and lot belonging to said Jan van Balen, standing and lying 
here in Albany on the hill, between the house of Jacob Schermer- 

■ rn and the house of Mr Abraham van Tricht, which said hot 
and lot. with all that is fast therein by earth and nail, -aid sellers 
now deliver to tin- buyer free and unincumbered (saving the lord's 
right), the receipt of which the buyer hereby acknowledges. For 
which the Inner promises to pay two hundred good, whole, -a' 
ver skin- at eight guilders apiece and two good otters, to wit. 
hundred whole beavers and one "iter immediately, and the 

other halt", being another hundred whole heavers and one Otter, in 

the year [676 in the month of August, w ith 8 or [O daj - grace, the 
receipt of which aforesaid first payment of one hundred whole 
beavers and one "iter -aid sellers hereb) acknowledge ami with the 
delivery of the last payment -aid sellers promise to deliver to -aid 
buyer a good and sufficient deed ership with and according 

to the patent. 

The aforesaid contracting parties promise :■> execute and per 
in the f' under pledge of their respective persons and 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 431 

estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and 
judges. In confirmation of which they have mutually subscribed 
this with their own hands in Albany in America this 18th of Sep- 
tember 1675. 

Jan Jansz Bleecker 
Jacob Sandersz Glen 
Gerrit Herttenberch 
As witnesses : 
Jan Nack 
Dirck Hesselingh 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract of sale between Gerrit van Hardenbergh (Herttenberch) 
and Jan Byvanck of a house and lot in Albany 
[257 blank; 258] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public residing in Albany in America, and before the after- 
written witnesses, Gerrit van Hardenbergh of the one part and Jan 
Byvanck of the other part, who acknowledge that in all love and 
friendship they have agreed and contracted in manner following, to 
wit : Gerrit van Hardenbergh acknowledges that he has sold and 
Jan Byvanck that he has bought a certain house and lot standing 
and lying within this place of Albany on the hill, adjoininrr the 
west side of the house of said buyer and [lying] to the east of the 
house of Jan Jansz Bleycker; 1 which said house and lot the seller 
promises to deliver to the aforenamed buyer within the time of the 
next three months free and unincumbered, with all that is therein 
fast by earth and nail (saving the lord's right) and with the lot all 
the rights which he received with the lot according to conveyance 
or otherwise, as he obtained it from Johannes Clute. For which 
said house and lot the buyer promises to pay to the seller a hundred 
and sixty good, whole, salable beaver skins at eight guilders apiece, 
of which the first payment (being eighty beavers) shall be made in 
the month of August 1676, 8 or 10 days grace ; and the second or 
last payment one year thereafter, again in the month of August 
1677, eight or ten days grace, being again eighty whole beavers. 
The aforesaid contracting parties promise to execute and perform 
the foregoing on pledge of their persons and estates, nothing 
excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In con- 



1 belent aen de West Zyde vande Huysinghe vanden voorsz. Kooper ende 
beoosten de Huysinge van Jan Jansz. Bleycker. 



43- EARL} RECORDS OF ALBANY 

firmation whereof they have mutually subscribed this, without 
fraud or deceit, in Albany in America, this 23d of September [675. 

RTTENBER< I! 

As witne Jan Byvanck 

Jan Vinhaeghen 
Hendrick Lansinck 

it test or 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Contract whereby Elias van Ravensteyn sublets to Roeloff Jans 
sen the house of Nehemiah Pearse at Albany 
1 259 blank; 260] Appeared before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, 
notary public residing in X. Albany, Elias van Ravensteyn of the 
part and Roelofl Jansz of (be other part, who hereb) acknowl- 
- that in all love and friendship they have agreed ami contrai 
in manner following mi this day, < *ctober S, 1(175. to wit : Elias van 
Ravensteyn acknowledges that he has let and Roelofl Jan-/ that he 
has hired the house belonging to vhich house 

and liit as it lies in Fence said Elias Ravensteyn says In- has hired 
until the fh st of Jin until 

the first of June [676, when, as aforesaid his lease expires; and 
the lessor pro move out on the nth of this moi 

ber and to deliver the hoi • ied by him 

during said time until the first of June. For which the lessee prom- 
tn pa) to the lessor as rent two L, r o<>d. whole, salable beaver --kins 
ii eight guilders apiece in beavers and to pay the same promptly 
he lease expires. 
Said contracting parties hereto bind their estates, nothing 
epted, together with theii - placing the same under 

autho . tribunals and judges. In witness 

whereof they have subscribed this with their own hand-, in Albany, 
1 this Nth <>f < >ctober 1675. 

vs Van R \\ 
kin 1 oi i Jansen 

/ IttllS I >J 

Dirck Hessellingh 

Adriaen van 1; pi n t dam, Not. Pub. 



1 Nehemiah Pears see Suffolk 

was on T ill v q. 
Samuel II I on August 29, 

•nan to I 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 433 

Contract of sale of a piece of land at Claverack from Jan Hen- 
dricksen van Solsberghen to Gerrit van Slichtenhorst 

[261 blank; 262] On this first day of November 1675 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New- 
Albany), Jan Heyndricsz van Solsberghen 1 of the one part and 
Mr Gerrit van Slichtenhorst of the other part, who in love and 
friendship have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit : 
Jan Heyndricsz acknowledges that he sold and Mr Gerrit van Slich- 
tenhorst that he bought ( now about two years ago) a certain parcel 
of woodland to the seller heretofore belonging, lying in the Claver- 
rack, to wit, the just half of all the land that said seller has there 
in the Claverrack. beginning from the northerly end of the second 
Claveeren, 2 extending eastward to the great kill, northerly to Major 
Abraham Staas's kill, southerly to the land of Gerrit Visbeeck, 
together with the kill so far as the land extends ; which aforesaid 
land and kill the seller delivers now to the aforenamed buyer free 
and unincumbered (saving the lord's right"). 

For which said half of the aforenamed land and kill the said 
seller hereby acknowledges that he is fully satisfied and paid to his 
content. 

The aforesaid contracting parties hereto bind their respective 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, 
tribunals and judges. In witness whereof they have subscriber! 
this with their own hands, in Albany, dated as above. 

This is the mark + of Jan Heyn- 
dricsz van Solsberghen, made 
with his own hand 
As witnesses: Gerrit van Slichtenhorst 

Barent Meyndersz 
Johannes de Wandclacr 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Settlement of accounts between Jan Hendricksen Bruyn and 
Hendrick Meessen Vrooman 
[263 blank; 264] On this 6th day of November 1675 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 



1 Jan Hendricksen's name is generally written " van Salsbergen," which 
should probably be interpreted to mean that be came from Salzbergen, on 
the Ems. in Hanover, and not from Salisbury, as suggested in Pearson's 
Genealogies of the First Settlers of llbany. 

2 Apparently a mistake for Clavcren, or Claver, that is. Clover, but here 
evidently referring to a field. 



434 ' " '" ALBANY 

Albany), Jan Heyndricksz Bruyn and Heyndrick Meesz Vrooman, 
who hereby acknowledge that they have settled with each other for 
all accounts up to this date, as well for an obligation payable by 
said Heyndrick Meesz as for money loaned and for land rent and 
other debts which the) by word or in writing have had outstand- 
ing against each other, as well on the one side and on the other, s > 
thai they have no further demands or claims of any kind whatsoever 
against each other, saving that Heyndrick Meese acknowledges that 
final settlement of accounts he is honestly indebted to said Jan 
Heyndricsz Bruyn in the sum of four good, whole, salable beavi 
skins, of which two i" avi are to be paid to him or his order m 
year [676 and the remaining two beavers in the Mar [677, without 
longer delay. The aforesaid parties herein hind their respective 
persons and estates, real and personal, presenl and future, subject 
to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In witness of which they 
have in presence of me, the notary, subscribed this with their own 
hand-, in Albany, dated as abi 

NDERICK Ml ESZ1 N VrOOMAN 

Jan Heinderick Bruyns 
Q - attestor 

\]ii;i\1'\ van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 

Bond of Maes Cornelissen to Hans Hendricksen and Jan Hen- 

dricksen Bruyn 

[265 blank; 266 1 On this 8th da\ of November [675 appi 
before me, Adriaen van llpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), Mae- Cornelisz Cooperslagher? who hereby acknowledges 
that he i- honestly indebted to Hans ll< and Jan Heyn- 

dricsz Bruyn together in the sum of eleven good, whole, salable 
beaver -km-, growing out of mone) lent and to his content received, 
and promises therefor to pay in the month of June [676, to the 

oresaid Hans Heyndricsz and Jan Hendricsz Bruyn, or to their 
orders, the sum of tw< id, whole, salable bea\ er skins; bind 

therefor his person and estate, real and personal, presenl and future, 
subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In witness of 
which said Mae- Cornelisz ha- subscribed tin- with his own hand 
(in me. the notary) in Albany, the 8th of \. 

1675. 

M \i - ( orni 1 \ -/ Koperslager 

\m;i \i \ v \\ h pendam, Not. Pub. 



rnelis Maessen van Buren. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 435 

I, the undersigned, Hans Heyndircsz, hereby acknowledge that I 
have received of Maes Cornelisz Koperslagher the sum of twelve 
good, whole, salable beaver skins which he owed, as appears by the 
above obligation which is subscribed by Maes Cornelisz with his 
own hand, so that said obligation is fully paid and satisfied, and 1 
release said Maes Cornelisz therefore from all demands, as well in 
behalf of my portion as in behalf of Jan Heyndricsz Bruyn s por- 
tion. In witness whereof I have subscribed this with my own hand 
without craft or guile, in New Albany, this 7th of August [679. 

Hans Heindricsz 
In my presence, 

Adriaen vax Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease of a farm on Constapel's island from Volckert Jansen 
Douw and Teunis Cornelissen Spitsenberg to Marten Gerritsen 
[267 blank; 268] On this 27th day of December 1675 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam. notary public (residing in New- 
Albany), and before the undersigned witnesses, Captain Volckert 
Jansz Douw and Teunis Cornelisz Spitsenbergh 1 of the first part 
and Maerten Cornelisz of the second part, who acknowledge that in 
love and friendship they have agreed in manner following, to w it : 
Said Captain Volckert Jansz Douw and Teunis Cornelisz Spitsen 
bergh acknowledge that they have let and Maerten Cornelisz that 
he has hired a certain farm 2 with house and barn and two hayricks 
for the term of six consecutive years, beginning on the first of May 
of this year 1675 and ending on the first of May 1681 ; and the 
lessee may not put any expense on said house, barn and ricks with- 
out the consent of the lessors, and shall be holden to deliver up 
everything at the end of the lease roof and wall tight; and if so be 
that the same happen to burn (which may God prevent) by the 
lessee's fire, then the lessee shall be holden to pay for the same 
according to valuation, but if the same be destroyed bv ice flood or 
general war it shall be at the charge of the lessors; and at the end 
of the lease shall said lessors be holden to pay for the land which 
shall be seeded down, according to a valuation of the plowing, har- 
rowing, sowing and seed. The said house, barn, ricks and land lie 
obliquely over against Bethlehem, and the lessee shall use as much 
land there as he has hired for some years. 



1 Teunis Cornelissen van der Poel. 

2 This farm was on Constapel's island, opposite Paerde Hoeck (now 
Parda hook) in the town of Bethlehem, Albany county, N. Y. July 2<"> [I - 
Volckert Jansen Douw -old his half of the island .to Pieter Winne: see 
Early Records of Albany. 1:118-19; 2:71, note. 



436 EARLY RECORDS OF VLBANY 

For which the lessee promises to pay to the lessors or their order 
as rent fifty-six skipples of wheat, to be paid every year. 

The aforesaid contracting parties hereto bind their persons and 
real and personal, [269] present and future, nothing 
excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. 

In witness whereof they have mutually subscribed this with their 
own hands, in Albany, the date above written. 

volckert jansz douw 
Teunis Corneliszen 

This is the mark — of Maerten 
As witnes ielisz, made with his own hand 

Hans Heindricsz 
Jacob Gerritsz ran Laer 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen v\\ Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Assignment by Volckert Jansen Douw to Pieter Winne of half 
interest in the lease of Constapel's island 

On this 15th day of September 1676 appeared before me, Adriaen 
van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany 1. and before 
the undersigned witnesses, Captain Volckert Jan-/ Douw, who 
acknowledges that he hereby fully assigns the lease of the land, 
house, barn and hayricks lying obliquely over againsl Bethlehem, 
ording to fori infract which terminates the first of May 

1I1N1, and fully releases and transfers all his claims to the rent for 
half of the land to the Honorable Pieter Winne. magistrate, accord- 
ing to the filler of the honorable court of Mbany and colonj 
Renselaerswyck, dated the 6th ni June 1676, and that the lessee, 
Maerten Cornelisz, shall recognize said Pieter Winne in p 
him, Volckert Jans/, and the rent to him pay: but at the end of the 
lease Pieter Winne shall not be holden to take for his half more 
than ten skipples -owed, for which he shall pay Maerten Cornelisz 
ng in appraisal, and if Maerten Cornelisz sow- a greater 
quantity, then Volckert Jans/ shall be holden to pay fur the same, 
provided be receive the produce thereof that year, and said Volckert 
-hall be holden to let Pieter \\ inm 1 ear use as much land 

on his 1.11 mi as the land sowed in excess of the ten skipples for which 
half must be paid to Maerten Cornelis 1 the performance 
and execution of what is hereinbefore written the aforesaid con- 
tracting parties bind their persons and ( nothing excepted, 
subject tn all birds, courts, tribunal- and judges. In confirmation 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND U, 1660-1696 43/ 

of which they have, in presence of Jan Verbeeck and Hendrick 
Bries as witnesses hereto, subscribed this with their own hands, on 
the date above written. 

YOLCKERT JANSZ DOUW 

As witnesses : Pieter Winne 

Jan Verbeeck 
Hendrick Bries Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Deposition by Maria Bord about certain boards alleged to have 
been stolen by her husband Claes Ripsen van Dam 
[i] 1 I, the undersigned, Maria Bord, wife of Claes Ripsz van 
Dam, hereby affirm that the wife of Gerrit van Slichtenhorst was 
at my house yesterday and said to me that my husband had stolen 
about the half of the boards which he used for his hogpen, to wit, 
the hogpen which Jan Burger still has in his possession, and that 
these boards came from the city fence and that there were some 
bullets or bullet holes and shot therein; which was told her (so she 
said) by Robbert Sandersz. In witness whereof I have subscribed 
this with my own hand. In Albany, this 6th of January 167 ; . 

This is the mark M of Maria Bord. 
wife of Claes Ripsz van Dam, 
As witnesses : affixed with her own hand 

Harmen Bastiaens 
Claes Jacobse In presence of me, 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Deposition of Maria Parker in regard to abusive language used 
by Robert Sanders in a quarrel with the wife of Gerrit van 
Slichtenhorst 

[2-4 blank; 5] This day, the first of January 167^. appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in X. 
Albany), Madam Maria Perckers, the wife of Sergeant Percker, 2 
who without dissimulation or misleading of any persons, but for 
the sake of justice, acknowledged that she had testified, as hereby 
she does, at the request of Mr Gerrit van Slichtenhorst, that in 
truth and verity she heard and saw, about the month of August 
last of the year 1676 (but the precise day not well remembered), 
Robbert Sandersz and the wife of said Slichtenhorst quarreling 



1 The documents on pages 1-114 are hound out of place but here printed 
in their proper chronologic order. 

2 Sergeant William Parker. 



I.38 E \N1 '. R] ( ORDS OF ALBANY 

(near the stoop between ( laes Ripsz and said Slichtenhorst) ; that 
Robbert Sandersz said to the wife of said Slichtenhorst, "You are 
a vile and foul mouthed person (Swartbeck ende cen Swart-inde- 
mont) and a trull (Smots)." Herewith concluding her deposition, 
this deponent is ready lit" need be) furthermore to confirm the 
same. 

In witness whereoi she has subscribed this with her own hand, 
in Albany, dated as abi 1 > 

This is the mark M ' P of Maria 
As witness: Pi ri ki rs, made with her own hand 

./ D. Peyster 

' f uod attest ■ 

Adriaen van Ii pi ndam, Not. Pub. 

Bond of Jan Tyssen Goes to Nicolaes de Meyer, attorney for Jan 
Coster van Aecken 

[6 8 hlank ; g] On this day, the eighteenth of ^pril one thousand 
six hundred and sevent) seven, appeared before me, Adriaen 
van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Albany), Jan Tysz 
Goe . who acknowledged himself to be indebted and in arrears to 
Mr Nicolae: Meyer, as attorney for Jan Koster van Vecken, in 
the sum of thirt) two good, whole, merchantable beaver skins, 
growing out of the matter of one hundred and sixty seven guilders 
and two stivers Holland monej received in Holland as well as for 
certain good ent; which said sum of thirty-two whole beavers I. 
the undersigned Jan Tysz < ioes, promise to pay to said Mr Nicolaes 
Meyer or to his order at the latest in the month of March one thou 

d six hundred and sevent) eight, punctualh and without longer 
delay; binding therefor my person and estate, personal and real, 
present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the 
authority of all lords, courts, tribunal" and judges. 

In witness whereof I have subscribed this with my own hand. 
without craft or guile, in New Albany, dated as above, in prese 
of Dorriine Nicolaes van Rensselaer and Cornells Teunisz van 
\ e< hten, < ailed as w itnesses hereti 1 

This is the mark X of Jan TYSZ 
■\s witnesses- GOES, made with his <>wn hand 

■n Rensselaer, Pastor 
Cortielus Teunisz, as witness 

Which I witness, 

\m;i.\i n VAN Ii PENDAM, ' : <<t Pub 



1 'I In M i- written upside down. 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 439 

Will of Pieter Winne and Tannetie Adams, his wife 
[10 blank; n] In the name of God, amen. Know all men by 
the contents of this present public instrument that in the year after 
the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one thousand six 
hundred and seventy-seven, on the first day of the month of June, 
about noon, and in the twenty-eighth year of the reign of his 
Royal Majesty of Great Britain, [King] Charles the Second, before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, 
appointed by the Right Honorable Edmond Andros, in behalf of 
His Royal Highness James governor general over all his territories 
in America, pursuant to nomination for "the places of New Albany, 
colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schanechtade and the district 
thereof, and before the subscribing witnesses, came and appeared 
the worthy Pieter Winne, born in the city of Gent in Vlaenderen, 1 
at present a little indisposed in body, together with his wife Tan- 
netie Adams, born, in the city of Leeuwaerden in Vrieslandt, 2 at 
present sound in body, dwelling now in the colony of Rensselaers- 
wyck, to me, the notary, well known, both moving about and having 
perfect use and command of their faculties, reason, memory and 
understanding to all outward appearance ; which appearers, con- 
sidering the shortness and frailty of human life, the certainty of 
death and the uncertainty of the time and hour thereof, wishing 
therefore to dispose of their temporal effects to be left behind, 
while through God's grace they are still able, and as they do of 
their own free will and inclination, without persuasion or mislead- 
ing of anyone, ordain and conclude this their last will and testa- 
ment in form and manner following : 

First and before all commending their immortal souls (when- 
ever they shall be separated from their bodies) to the gracious and 
merciful hands of God, their Creator and Savior, and their bodies 
to a Christian burial and revoking, annulling and canceling hereby 
all and every other testamentary disposition and bequest which 
before the date hereof they have either jointly or severally made 
and executed, holding the same null and of no effect, [12] and now 
disposing anew, they, the appearers and testators, out of mutual 
and particular love which during their married life they have 
steadily borne and now do bear toward each other, declare that 
reciprocally they have appointed and instituted, as hereby they do 
appoint and institute, the survivor of both of them the sole and uni- 
versal heir of all the property, both personal and real, claims. 



1 Ghent, in Flanders. 

2 Leeuwarden, the capital of the province of Friesland, Netherlands. 



44° EARLY U.BANY 

credits, money. gold and silver, coined and uncoined, jewels, clothing 
both linen and woolen, household furniture, etc., nothing excepted, 
which he or she dying first shall leave behind on his or her decease, 
whether in this country or elsewhere, to do therewith as with his or 
her own and absolute property, without objection or opposition of 
anyone, which they do because (by God's blessing) the greater part 

said estate has been acquired by them during their marriage with 
great labor and diligence; hereby forbidding all persons whoever 
may be, whether magistrates, orphan masters, children, rela- 
tives, or others, to demand of the survivor any accounting or in. 
tory of the estate so long as he or she remains in his or her widowed 
slate much less any bond or security therefor. And if that 

the survivor happen to marry again, he or she shall be holdcn a just 
half of the estate (as the same shall then be found to be) to settle 
upon the children left behind, in order that the same may receive 
each, share and share alike, their legitimate portion of their father's 
or mother's estate; d that the survivor shall receive the 

in ie thereof until the children reach their majority or enter the 

marriage estate, until which time the survivor shall be holden to 
bring them up in the fear of the Lord and so far as possible to hi 
them taught reading and writing and some trade whereby with 

they may honorably earn their living. But said Pi< 
Winne (if he happen to d by bequeaths to his son Pi< 

Pietersz Winne (procreated by his first wife Aechie Jans) the sum 
of four whoL eight guilders | 13] apiece, once for all and 

no more, for his entire inheritance, because of his disobedience, and 
shall be received six weeks after bis father's death. And 
in case they, the testators, hereafter, whether in writing and over 
their own hands and signatures or before two or more trustworthy 
witnesses by word of month, bequeath or devise anything mi 
make a furtl isition, add to or take away from the contents 

her' 1 m.i\ e the same force and 

■ t and b 1 emed and regarded a- if 

written and inserted in this their will. All that i- he ril 

ten the testators deel r last will and testament, desiring 

that after the death of either of them the same -hall have full force 
and effect, whether as will, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of 

as may I 1 en thot 

tain formalil lired bi ' been fully observed 

herein, desiring that the utmosl benefit herefrom may be enjoyed, 

if to be made in pi oper form to serve 
Thus doni d in the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 44 1 

of Rensselaerswyck at the house of the appearers, who with the 
Honorable Jan Yerbeeck and the Honorable Air Cornells van Dyck 
(called as witnesses hereto ) in presence of me, the notary, have sub- 
scribed this with their own hands, the year, month, and day 
aforesaid. 

PlETER WlNNE 

This is the mark 4- of Tannetie 
Adams, made with her own hand 
As witnesses : 

Jan Verbeeck 
Coruclis van Dyck 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pit 1 '. 



Contract between the director of the colony of Rensselaerswyck 
and Robert Livingston whereby the latter agrees to do the 
secretarial work of the colony 

[14 blank; 15] This day, the 2d of August 1677, appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), and before the subscribing witnesses, Domine Nicolaes 
van Rensselaer, director of the colony of Rensselaerswyck, of the 
first part, and the Honorable Secretary Robbert Livinston, of the 
second part, who hereby acknowledge that in all love and friendship 
they have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit: Said 
secretary agrees to perform all the ordinary duties of his office 
(respecting the colony of Rensselaerswyck) for the sum of two 
hundred guilders in good, merchantable seawan. to wit. strung sea- 
wan, or forty skipples of good winter wheat, yearly, which time 
began on the twenty-fourth day of August in the year one thous- 
and six hundred and seventy-five, so that the twenty-fourth day of 
this present month of August the aforesaid director shall be holden 
to pay to the aforenamed secretary or to his order for his services 
rendered the sum of four hundred guilders in good, strung seawan, 
or eighty skipples of good winter wheat, with the reservation that all 
extraordinary services must be separately paid for, by arbitration 
of the honorable court. 

Hereto the said contracting parties bind their persons and 
estates, personal and real, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, 
courts, tribunals and judges. In witness whereof they have sub- 



44- EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

scribed iliis with their own hands in presence of Johannes Wendel 
and Abraham de Pey[ster], called as witnesses hereto. In .' 
Albany, dated as above. 

Nicolaus van Rensselaer 
Colonic Pastor ei Director 
Rob'. Livingston, Secretary 
As vvitne 

an\ nes W]endel 
A I>- Peyster 

Quod attestor 

\l >K1 \! X VAN' [LPENDAM, Not. P 'lib . 



Contract for the exchange of land between Jacob Caspersen and 
Jan Albertsen Brat 

[16 blank: x 7 ] On this 141I1 day of September 1677 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van flpendam, notary public residing in New 

>any, and before the undersigned witnesses, Jacob Caspertsz ' 
of the one part and Jan Vlbertsz Bral of the other part, who hen 
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have agreed and 
contracted in manner following, to wit: Jacob Caspersz acknowl- 
es thai he has bought of Jan Alhert--/ Brat his title to land 
on the Noormans kill, as In- boughl the same of Jan Heyndricsz 
van Baelen 2 on the 2is( of December 1674, in payment tor which 
the said buyer surrenders his title to the island of Jan Bruyn, just 
a- lu- boughl the same of Wouter Aertsz Rademaecker, 4 and 

Jacob Caspersz pr ises t" make the last three payments to Jan 

van Balen or his attorne) according to the contract of ^ale of the 
aforesaid land of Jan van Balen; and they mutually make immedi- 
ate delivery, delivering the said lands to each other now 
the conditions aforesaid, free and unincumbered, saving the lord's 
right. Hereto the -aid contracting panic-- hind their persons and 
onal and real, nothing excepted, subjecting the same to 



- fan Hendricksen He was commi ensign in Capt Philip 

mber 1. 16 m Aucusl 

21, 1672, received »f land on l>"tli sides of the 

Normans kill win. 1 of litigation with Ihe 

rs. 

1 It i- not clear which island is i Ian Hendricksen Bruyn, 

besid d at Kind kill. 

4 Wouter \ertsen van Nieukerck, wheelwi 

form Racmmckcr is misinterpreted 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 443 

all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In confirmation of which 
they have subscribed this with their own hands in Albany, on the 
date above written. 

Jacob Kaspersex 
Jan Albertsex Brat 
As witnesses : 

Jacob Theysen vander Heyden 
This is the mark H W of Hcyndrick 
Willemsz van Barnevelt, made with 
his own hand 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Lease of a house from Wynant Gerritsen van der Poel to John 

Gilbert 

[18 blank; 19] On this 19th day of November 1677 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), and before the afternamed witnesses, Wynant Gerritsz 
vander Poel, of the one part, and Jan Gilbaertsz, 1 of the other 
part, who acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have 
hereby agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit : 
Wynant Gerritsz acknowledges that he has let and said Jan Gil- 
bertsz that he has hired a certain house and lot standing and lying 
here in Xew Albany, next the house and lot of Dirck ^'esselsz, 
over against the house of Maerten Crygier, for the time of one 
whole year beginning on the first of June 1678 and ending on the 
first of June 1679, but the lessor promises to provide a proper 
shed behind said house before said lease begins, with a suitable 
chimney in said shed and if the lessee makes a bakeoven therein, 
the lessor may take over the same if he please at the end of the 
lease at an appraisal ; for which said lessee promises to pay as 
said year's rent the sum of twelve good, whole, salable beaver 
skins or the value thereof in good winter wheat or in strung sea- 
wan, all as the market goes, to be paid every quarter year, to wit, 
three beavers every time; for which said entire rent Arent vanden 
Rergh binds himself as surety and principal (the same to pay in 
case of failure of the lessee). Said contracting parties mutually 
promise to execute and perform the aforesaid conditions, binding 
thereto their persons and estates, personal and real, nothing 



1 John Gilbert. 



444 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. In 
witness whereof they have subscribed this with their own hands, 
in New Albany, dated as a hue-aid. 

Wynandt Gerreydtsz V D 1 ' Poell 
Job 

This is the mark AT. of Arent VAN- 
i'i \ I'.i K'li. made with his own 
hand 
As witnesses : 
John Conel 
Elias van Rauesteyn 

• nod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



Will of Hendrick Willemsen, second husband of Gysseltie Alberts 

Brat 
[20 blank; 21] On this 28th day of November 1677 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam. notary public residing in New 
Albany (appointed 1>\ the right honorable govi :neral of the 

parts of America, Edmont Andros), Heyndrick Willem; 
at present lying sick in bed, but nevertheli essing his undi 

standing, reason and memory, according to all outward nee, 

and declare- hereby that it is his last will am 1 thai if 

it please God Untight) to take him to llis kingdom before the 
children of the late Jan van Esckelen, procreated b • ltie 

Allien shall reach their majority, the money due them from their 
late lather's estate, to wit. twenty whole, salable beaver >kins, must 
be paid tmi after this appearer's death out of the first 

mailable money- or furniture of tl 
to the guardians of -aid children, to wit. Albert Andriesz Brat and 
Storm vander Zee, before any other d< 
(i cept funeral expenses); furth< 1 b) release- al 

lutel) (in manner aforesaid) the sureties and pi to wit, 

Jan Alb- 1 ndrick Lantsingh, who on the 2d of 

July 1 ' ■; ; became sureties for tin For die aforenamed 

twenty whole bi In confirmation of which 

app< - reb) binds his pi I estate, nothing excepted, 

subject to all lords, court-, tribunal- and judges, and has sub- 
own hand in presence of Jan \ndriesz Douw 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 445 

and Jacob Caspersz (called as witnesses hereto). In Albany on 
the date above written, at the house of Teunis Slingerlandt. 

This is the mark H W of Hevndrick 
Willemsz, made with his own 
As witnesses : hand 

Jan Andriesen Don 
Jacob Kasperse 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Indenture of apprenticeship of James Parker to Hendrick Bries, 

shoemaker 
[22-24 blank; 25] On this 13th day of December 1677 appeared 
before me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), Williaem Parcker, court messenger of this place of 
Albany, of the one part, and Hevndrick Bries, master shoemaker, 
of the other part, who acknowledge that in all love and friendship 
thev have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit: 
Said Williaem Parcker acknowledges that he has hired his son 
named James Percker (now about 17 years old) for the time of 
two following years, which time began on the 5th of November 
of this year 1677 and is to end two years after said date, and said 
young man shall be holden to serve his aforesaid master both in 
shoemaking and at the tanning pits — and in all other proper work 
with all diligence and faithfulness; and said master promises to 
teach him the shoemaking trade as well as he can and furnish him 
with proper food and shoes free, provided the aforesaid father 
shall provide him with clothes and free washing; but it is expressly 
stipulated that said servant may each year go to work three or four 
weeks in the harvest for his own profit, provided he serve so much 
longer afterwards. Said contracting parties hereto bind their 
persons and estates, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, 
tribunals and judges. In witness of which they have subscribed 
this with their own hands in presence of Claes van Elslant and 
Jacob Loockermans (called as witnesses hereto) in New Albany 
dated as above. 

Hendrick Bries 

VVm. Parker 
As witnesses: This is the mark I P of James 

Claes van Elslant Parcker, made with his own hand 

Jacob Lokermans 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



I |ft EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Power of attorney from Poulus Cornelissen to Jacob Tyssen van 

der Heyden 
[26-28 blank; 2g | On this third da) of Vpril [678 appeared 
before me. Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), ami before the subscribing witnesses, Poulus Cornelisz, 
who, proposing ai the firsl opportunit) (with < iod's help) to depart 
hence, acknowledges herein- that lie has constituted ami appointed 
as hereby 1' ob Tysz vander Heyden his attorney, in 

hi- absence to demand ami receive from all hi- debtors, a- well here 
in New Albany as in the colony of Rensselaerswyck, Schanechtade 
and Canestagioene, such monies as are coming to him from the 

ling to accounts and vouchers thereof placed in the 

hand.- of him. the attorney; having received the same, acquittance 
to gran) and in case of refusal the unwilling to con-train to ; 
1>\ legal process and rigor of justice, and furthermore all things 
to do. transacl and perform which ma) he needful and may seem 
to him proper, with power one or more persons to substitute, pro- 
vided the attorne) he holden when required, a proper accounting, 
return and statement of hi- administration to make. The sub- 
scriber promises to hold as true and valid whatever in the matter 
re-aid -hall he performed ami executed b) hi- attorney or his 
substitute, binding thereto hi- person and estate, nothing excepted. 
subject to all lord-, court-, tribunals and judges. In witness 
whereof he ha- subscribed this with hi- own hand in presence of 
Jan van Loon and Albert Ian-/ Ryckman (called as witnesses 
hereto 1. in New Albany, the third of April (678. 

As w itnc e Poulus Corneli 

Jan / 'an I 
. Uberi Ryckman 

ittestor 
Adri \i n van Ii pi mdam ' ih. 

Bill of sale of a negro from Capt. Johannes Clute to S*veer Teu- 

nissen van Velsen 
[30 blank; 3 1 j < >n this 3d day of April d before 

me, \driaen van [lpendam, notar) public (residing in New 
Albany i, and before the subscribing witnesses, Captain Johannes 
Clute of the one part, and Sweet reunisz of the other part, who 
nowledge that the) have hereh) agreed and contracted in all 
love ami friendship in manner following, to wit : Captain Johannes 
(lute acknowledges that he ha- -old to Sweer Teuni certain 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 447 

negro named Jacob, aged about twenty-four years, and promises 
to deliver the same hearty and sound on the first of June of this 
year 1078, for which the buyer promises to pay the seller or his 
order one hundred good, whole, salable beaver skins at eight 
guilders each, the same to be paid in three following instalments, 
of a just third part of said sum each, to wit, the first instalment 
on the first of June 1678, on the delivery of said negro; the second 
instalment, next winter; and the third or last instalment the follow- 
ing winter; but the buyer can pay said sum of beavers in good 
winter wheat as the market shall then be. The said contracting 
parties therefor bind their persons and estates, as well having as 
to have, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals 
and judges. In confirmation of which they with Storm Albertsz 
vander Zee and Aernout Cornelisz Yielen (called as witnesses 
hereto) have subscribed this with their own hands in New Albany, 
this 3d of April 1678. Johaxxs Clute 

A^ witnesses: Sweer Thoonussen 

Storm vander Zee 

Arnout Cor: Viele 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen VAX Ilpendam, Not. Pith. 

Receipt of Poulus Cornelissen for payment of freight of goods 
shipped by Jan Thomassen and Volckert Jansen Douw 

[32 blank ; 33] On this 4th day of April 1678 appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New 
Albany), Poulus Cornelisz, who hereby acknowledges that in the 
year 1663 he earned from Jan Thomasz and Volckert Jansz Douw, 
for freight of horses and boards and other articles shipped by them 
both in company to the Esopus or from the Esopus to New Albany, 
the sum of one hundred guilders in seawan, and that said one 
hundred guilders in seawan were received by said Poulus Cornelisz 
from or that he was satisfied therefor by Sweer Teunisz in the 
year 1665, as will appear by the brewery book of Volckert Jansz 
and Jan Thomasz. In witness whereof Poulus Cornelisz and Storm 
vander Zee and Dirck Albertsz Brat (called as witnesses hereto) 
have subscribed this with their own hands, in New Albany, this 
4th of April [678. Poulus Cornelisen 

As witnesses : 

Storm vander Zee 

Dirck . Ubertzen Brat 

In my presence, 

Adriaex vax Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



448 l.AKI.Y RECORDS OF ALBANY 

Receipt of Poulus Cornelissen for payment by Volckert Jansen 
Douw of one-half of the cost of 42 skipples of wheat delivered 
to him and Jan Thomassen 

This <lay, the 4th of April 1678, appeared before me, Adriaen 
van Upendam, notary public (residing in New Alban) 1, Poulus Cor- 
helisz, who hereb) acknowledges that he is paid in full to this date 
and satisfied by Volckerl Jansz Douw, whom lie thanks for good 
payment: likewise that he is fully satisfied respecting the half of 
one hundred guilders in beavers growing out of forty tun skip 
of wheat which Volckerl Jansz Douw and Jan Thomasz heretofore 
received, so that Ian Thomase at this date is still indebted for his 
half to said Poulus Cornelisz fifty guilders in beavers. In witness 
whereof he has subscribed this with his own hand in presence of 
Storm vander Zee and Dirck Albertsz Brat, in New Albany, this 
4th of April [678. 

Poulus ( 'ornelisen 
As w itnesses : 

Stoi in vander Zee 
i Hrck Albertsen Brat 

nod attestor 

Adriaen van [lpendam, Not. Pub. 

Lease of a farm at Kinderhook from Lourens van Alen to Jacob 
Abrahamsen Vosburgh 
[34 blank; 35] On this 7th day of May [678 appeared before 
me, Adriaen van Upendam. notary publii 1 residing in New 
Albany), and before the hen named witnesses, Louwerens 

van Alen, of the one par cob Abrahamsz Vosburgh, of the 

other part, who hereby acknowledge that in all love and friendship 
they have agreed and contracted in manner following, to wit: 
Louwerens van Alen acknowledges thai he has let to said Jacob 
Vosburgh a farm al the Kindi with a house, barn and two 

rick- and fence around the homestead and all the buildings thereon 
(Which aforesaid buildings are now appraised and valued to be 
worth thirt) one good, whole, salable beaver skins al eighl guilders 
apiece) and the n-^d.- aboul the land that was leased to Dirck De 
Sweedt is valued at a hundred and forty guilders in seawan, and 
the rema ii the land 1- not valued for fence, but thi 

proi a deliver up the same again in a g 1, proper fence at 

the end of this lease, and the lessee shall be holden to pay for the 
, rding to appraisal and in 1 o betterments 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 449 

the lessor must satisfy the lessee for the same. The lessee and the 
lessor hereby acknowledge that they have agreed that the lessee 
shall have the aforesaid premises under lease for the time of six 
following years; to wit, the land that was leased to Dirck Heyn- 
dricksz together with half of the land that was leased to De Vries ; 
also half of the island that Pieter Moree has had the lease of and 
the whole of the land that was leased to Andries Jacobsz Gardenier. 
Moreover, the lessor delivers therewith a stallion named Bock, 
worth eight beavers, for which (he lessee promises to deliver again 
a horse also worth eight beavers ; furthermore the lessor also 
delivers therewith two stallions, the one of two years and the other 
three years old, the youngest is named Block and the oldest 
Joncker ; likewise two mares, one named Snuyt, aged twelve years, 
and the other named Banny, aged ten years; also three milch cows 
and a heifer with calf about two years old; which said horses 
and cattle the lessee shall receive on the farm at haives ot the 
increase. The aforesaid lessee acknowledges that he received said 
land on the 10th of September 1677 in stubble [36] and promises 
to deliver up the same again on the 10th of September 1683 in 
stubble; likewise he acknowledges that he received the house, barn, 
ricks and homestead, and said horses and cattle on the first of 
May of this year 1678, and promises to deliver up the same again 
or the value thereof on the first of May 1684; and it is stipulated 
that there shall be no apportionment of the increase of the cattle 
until the same shall be three years old. For which aforesaid 
premises the lessee promises to pay to the lessor or to his order 
as rent, the first year sixty skipples of good winter wheat, and the 
remaining five years eighty skipples of good winter wheat yearly, 
to be paid punctually every year, said payments to be delivered 
here in Albany free, and likewise twenty pounds of butter yearly 
for all the cattle, and moreover all the tools which are delivered by 
inventory to the lessee, he shall be holden at the end of the lease to 
deliver over again in good and working order. The aforesaid con- 
tracting parties hereby bind their persons and estates, personal and 
real, present and future, nothing excepted, subject to all lords, 
courts, tribunals and judges. 

In witness whereof, they have subscribed this with their own 
hands in presence of Jurriaen lansz Groenwout and Albert Jansz 

15 



EARLY RECORDS OF VLBANV 

Ryckman (called as witnesses hi - in New Albany, dated as 
above. 

' RUS VAN ALEN 

This is the mark X All of J 
^brahamsz VosbuRGH, made with 
his own hand 
As \\ itnesses : 
This is the mark X of Jurriaen Janss 
Groenwont, made with his own 
hand 
Albert Janss: Ryckman 

Which I witness, 

Vdriai x van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 

Will of Wouter van den Uythof and Elisabeth Hendricks, his 

wife 
[37 ] In the name of the Lord, Amen. Know all men that on 
tin- fourth day hi" June, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, in the 
year after the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one 
thousand six hundred and sevent) eight, before me, Adriaen van 
Ilpendam, notary public residing in New Albany (appointed by 
the Right Honorable Edmond Andros, go 1 general over all 

hi> territories in America), and before the hereinafter named wit 
nesses, in their own persons came and appeared the worthy Woutei 
vanden Uythof, baker in Albany aforesaid, and the virtuous 
Elisabeth Heyndricx, married people, to me, the notary, well 
known, the testator being sound in bod) and the testatrix sickly, 
but both able to move about and having the perfeel use and com 
1 1 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 nt' their senses, reason, memory and understanding; which 
testatot . considering the shortness and frailty of human life, the 
certaint) of death and the uncertainty of the hour thereof and 
therefore desiring to anticipate the same (while God the 1 ord 
gives them time) b) a disposition of their property to be left 
behind, declare that without inducement, persuasion 01 misleading 
ons they have made, ordained and determined this then' 
presenl ti tamenl and last will in form and manner following: 
First and foremost commending their immortal souls when they 
shall be separated from their bodies to the gracious and merciful 
hand- of God, theii I reator and Savior, and ihen bodies to a 
Christian burial, and likewise revoking, annulling and canceling 
all and every such te tamentary dispositions as they jointly or 
separately 1 • may have made and executed, holding the 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 45I 

same as null and of no effect and making a new disposition, these 
appearers and testators, inasmuch as they have no child or children 
jointly procreated by them living (though the testatrix has six 
children of a former marriage named Aeltie Lansingh, Gysbertie 
Lansingh, Gerrit Lansingh, Heyndrick Lansingh, Johannes Lan- 
singh and Hilletie Lansingh) have appointed and instituted, as 
they mutually and reciprocally hereby do appoint and institute, 
the survivor of them both as [38] their sole and universal heir of 
all the property, personal and real, claims, credits, money, gold and 
silver, coined and uncoined, jewels, clothing, linen, woolens, house- 
hold effects, etc., which the first of them dying shall leave behind 
in this country ( but the property which the testator may have in 
the fatherland is to go to his relatives), to do therewith as with 
his or her own and absolute property, without any opposition or 
objection from any persons, provided that the testator, in case he 
outlives the testatrix, at her death give up the linen and woolen 
clothing belonging to her body to her three surviving daughters 
aforenamed, and the youngest daughter Hilletie shall first of all 
receive the gold double ring of the testatrix ; and in case he marries 
again or dies, her six children above mentioned shall each receive 
the value of eight beavers and have nothing more to claim. All 
of which aforesaid provisions the appearers and testators recipro- 
cally declare to be their last will and testament, willing and desiring 
the same after the death of either of them to have full force and 
effect, whether as will, codicil, donation, gift in anticipation of 
death, or otherwise, as may be most practicable, notwithstanding 
that some formalities demanded by law and usage may not have 
been fully observed herein, desiring that the utmost benefit may be 
derived herefrom ; also that one or more copies hereof in proper 
form may be made and delivered by me, the notary, to be used 
according to the necessities of the case. 

Thus done and executed in New Albany at the house of Gerard 
Swart in presence of the Honorable Gerard Swart and Albert 
Ryckman who (as witnesses hereto) with the testators have sub- 
scribed this with their own hands, in New Albany, the year, month, 
day and hour aforenamed. 

WOUTER VANDEN UyTIIOF 
F.LYSABET HENDRVCKE 

G: Swartt 
Albert Ryckman 

Quod attestor 

Adriaen van Ilpendam, Not. Pub. 



45^ ILBANY 

Lease of a sloop from Jacob Loockermans and Harmanus van 
Borsum to Gabriel Thomassen Striddles 

[ 39] On this 18th day of June [678 appeared ln-fore me, 
Adriaen van Ilpendam, notary public (residing in New Alb 
and before rnamed witni unasz, of the one 

irt, and Jacob I oockermans and Harmanus van Borsum, of the 
knowledge hereby that they have agreed and 
cted in manner following, to wit: Jacob Loockermans and 
manus v; um acknowledge that they have let their sloop 

(named dc Princes) to Gabriel Thomasz Stridtles, who acknowl- 
i.it In- has hired the same on the Following conditions from 
Nev\ Allian ton and again from Boston to New Albany, 

for which voyage the lessors shall receive twenty pounds or four 
hundred shillings Boston money, provided thai the said lessee shall 
have eleven days free lay-da indition that the lessee rele 

the lessors from all oncerning his carg cly. the 

customs both at New Albany and at Boston. Furthermore the said 
ee promises to pay the aforesaid h their order the said 

of twenty pounds Boston money, when during this voy: 
they shall bi ton. Hereto the tracting parties bind 

their persons and estates, nothing excepted, stibj ill lords. 

trts, tribunal- and judges. In witness whereof they have sub- 
scribed this with their own hands in presence of Jan Harmensz 
Backer and ' Vlarcellisz, in New Albany on the date above 

written. 

IB 1 OKI RM VN[S] 
I I \K.\I.\NTS \ . M ] 

I I IMASEN 
As witne 

Jan Harmenz Backer 
,■>■/ Martcelyssen 

1 aid attes 

\iiki m \ van [lpendam, \ ot. Pub. 

Will of Bastiaen de Winter 

I40 blank; 41] In the na lod, Vmen. Know all men by 

the content- of this present publii that in the year of 

the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, one thousand six 

hundred and ht, in the 29th year of I lis Royal Majesty 

Greal n, King Charles the Second, on the 24th da) 

the month of July, about << n the forenoon, before me. 

Adriaen van [lpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, 



NOTARIAL PAPERS I AND 2, 1660-1696 453 

appointed by the Right Honorable Edmond Andros, in behalf of 
His Royal Highness James, governor general over all his territories 
in America, pursuant to nomination for the places of New Albany, 
colony of Renselaerswyck and the district thereof, and before the 
hereinafter named witnesses, came and appeared the worthy 
Bastiaen De Winter, bom at Middleburgh, 1 to me, the notary well 
known, at present sick in body but having the full possession and 
use of his reason, memory and understanding according to all out- 
ward appearance; which appearer, considering the shortness and 
frailty of human life, the certainty of death and the uncertainty 
of the time and hour thereof, and wishing therefore to dispose 
of his temporal effects to be left behind while through God's graqe 
he is able as he does of his own free will and inclination, without 
persuasion or misleading of anyone, has now ordained and deter- 
mined this his testament and last will in form and manner follow- 
ing: First and foremost commending his immortal ;oul whenever 
it shall be separated from his body to the gracious and merciful 
hands of God, his Creator and Savior, and his body to a Christian 
burial, and furthermore revoking, canceling and annulling all and 
every such testamentary dispositions and bequests as he heretofore 
has made and executed, holding the same as null and of no effect 
and now disposing anew, he, the appearer and testator, declares 
[42] that he has instituted the deaconry of the Reformed Christian 
Church of New Albany as his sole and universal heirs of all his 
property to be left behind, as well personal as real. 

All that is hereinbefore writte