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HISTORY 



LAND TITLES 



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HUDSON COUNTY N. J. 



1609-1871, 



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By CHARLES H. WINFIELD, 



COUNSELLOR- AT-LAW. 



"J. painfull ^votk it is, I'll assure you, and more than difficult, toherein what toyle hath been 
taken, and an no man Ihinlceth so no man believeth, but he hath made the triall." — Ant. a Wood. — 
Preface to the History of Oxford. 



NEW YORK: 

WYKKOOP & UALIiENBECK, PRINTERS, 

No. 113 Fulton Street. 

1873. 



Eutered according to Act of CongTess, in the rear 1872, by 

CHARLES H. WIXFIELD, 
In the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington. 



£jttJx0\Atx^ of ||itttl,$0« CHoutttj), 



NEW JEKSET, 



WHO MAY BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING THE PAST HISTORY 



THEIR PRESENT REAL POSSESSIONS, 



THIS VOLUME 



I^KSPECTKULLY pEDlCATED. 



conte:n^ts. 

I'AOK. 

Chapter L— TITLES UNDER THE DUTCH, - - - 1 

II.— TITLES UNDER THE KING, - - - 10 

" III.— HISTORY OF THE COMMON LANDS, - 15 

" IV.— FIELD-BOOK AND NOTES, - - - 27 

v.— SECAUCUS COMMONS, - - - - 285 

" VI.— NEW FIELD-BOOK AND NOTES, - - 311 

" VII.— NEW BARBADOES NECK, - - 324 

" VIII.— MARRIAGES, BIRTHS, AND DEATHS, - 329 



MAPS AND DIAGRAMS. 

1. VAN PURMERENT'S PATENT, - - - - 43 

2. STOFFELSEN'S PATENT, .... 46 

3. COS'S PATENT, ------ 49 

4. DE BACKER'S PATENT, .... 51 

5. HARTMAN'S FIRST PATENT, - - - - 54 
6 HARTMAN'S SECOND PATENT, : - - 55 

7. PARTITION OF MERSELIS'S PROPERTY (Greenville), - 63 

8. PARTITION BETWEEN VREELAND AND VAN WINKLE 

(Pamrepaw), - - - - - 66 

9. PARTITION OF GARRET VREELAND'S PROPERTY (Pam- 

repaw), ..... 67 

10. PARTITION OF VAN BUSKIRK'S PROPERTY (Bayonne), - 71 

11. PARTITION OF VREELAND'S PROPERTY (Centreville), 73 

12. PARTITION OF CONSTABLE'S HOOK, - - .75 

13. PARTITION OF PRIOR'S PROPERTY (Bergen), - 125 

14. DUNHAM'S MAP OF BERGEN POINT, - - - 136 

15. CHURCH AND MECHANICS' LOTS, - - - 146 

16. SCHOOL LOT, - - - - - - 148 

17. HARING'S MAP OF BAYARD'S COMMONS, - - 153 

18. PARTITION OF BRINKERHOFF'S LOT (Greenville), - 160 

19. LOTS AT SLONGA, ----- 163 

20. MAP A, NEW FIELD-BOOK, - - - - 311 
31. MAP B, NEW FIELD-BOOK, - - - - 314 
22. PARTITION OF GAUTIER'S PROPERTY (near Five Cor- 
ners), ....-- 316 



P REF AC E. 



The Field-Book, which is the foundation of this vohimo, 
comprises the boundaries of the okl township of Bergen and of 
the several lots therein patented to individuals, and of the com- 
mon lands allotted and partitioned by the Commission of 1704. It 
is the manuscript record of a survey which, though intricate, is 
accurate, exhaustive, and authoritative ; while the adjudications of 
ownership, as therein contained, have never been questioned. On 
questions of title it has always been held in high estimation, — in 
fact, final and conclusive. From much use, the maps are becom- 
ing somewhat defaced, and the book worn and confused through 
the inaccurate copying, ignorant arrangement, and careless bind- 
ing of several leaves which had become separated from the work. 
Impressed with these facts, the Board of Chosen Freeholders 
decided to do something for the preservation of these important 
documents. After mature reflection, the plan of simple reproduc- 
tion, which at first suggested itself, was abandoned, and the 
following commendable action taken by the Board on the 12th of 
January, 1871 : — 

yfUereai, The greatly increased values of land in tlie County are directing 
closer attention than formerly to titles ; and, 

Wliereas, The Field-Book and Maps made under the direction of the Com- 
mission of 1764 are regarded as quite conclusive upon questions of title up to 
that time, and are, from their great age and continual use, in such a ruinous con- 
dition that this Board should take prompt action for their preservation before it 
is too late ; and. 



Vlll P R K F A C E . 

WJicrenn, It would be of great value to the public generally, and land-owners 
in the County particularly, that the same should be edited and published in 
book form, instead of being copied ; therefore, 

Jti'solvcd, That a committee of three be appointed, with jiower to secure the 
services of some competent person to edit and publish the Field-Book, and 
Maps accompanying the same, in book form. 

The coinmittee, consisting- of Jeremiah B. Cleveland, Henry D. 
Van Nostrand, and John M. Wilson, appointed under these resolu- 
tions, requested the undersigned to undertake the work. This 
request was acceded to, with a fidl appreciation of the magnitude 
of the task, and with the consciousness that, if properly performed, 
the result would be of great utility, though it might not be 
pecuniarily i^rofitable, nor in a general sense popular. 

It cannot be denied that the tenacity with which, until a recent 
period, the descendants of the original owners had retained 
their ancestral acres, has rendered the work easier than it otherwise 
would have been. Nevertheless, the subject has grown much 
beyond what was originally contemplated. New matter has been 
found, unrecorded deeds and unproved wills have been brought 
from their hiding-places, and even a New Field-Book and Maps, 
complete and in good preservation, which, in their quiet sleep in 
the old garret, had outlived the memory of man, are now given to 
the inspection of the curious. Of the great assistance they will 
be to the conveyancer there can be no doubt. 

Much care has been taken to reproduce the text of the Field- 
Book without the slightest variation, even in orthography or punc- 
tuation. The original paging has been preserved in the margin of 
this volume, and all references in the body of the work are to the 
marginal pages. The object, from the beginning, has been to make 
the volume one of acciu-acy and usefulness, rather than of dis- 
play of antiquarian research. The opening chapters give a brief 
history of the titles under the Dutch, the King, and Lords Proprie- 
tors, as well as the disputes concerning the common lands which 
led to the intervention of the Legislatiu-e, and their allotment. 
The gxeater part of the labor performed in the preparation of the 



PREFACE. ix 

work has been expended in notes to the several lots described in 

the FlELD-BOOK. 

Though not within the scojie of the original plan, it has been 
<leemed advisable to insert a chapter on the early acquisition and 
ownership of New Barbadoes I^eck, so far as the same now lies 
within the townships of Harrison and Kearney. 

As, untU a recent period, most of the transfers of lands in the 
old townshij) of Bergen were by devise or descent, the conveyancer 
wdl find the record of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, herein 
for the first time published, of great use in his investigations. It is 
taken from the Eecords of the Old Bergen Eeformed Church, and 
for the most part translated form the Dutch. These records be- 
gin in 1064, and as here published contain the marriages down to 
1830, the births to 1825, and the deaths to 1850. 

The article of Mr. Delos E. Culver on the magnetic needle will 
be useftd to surveyors and interesting to the general reader. In 
connection therewith it maybe weU to insert here what should have 
been inserted in another place : 

" Latitude and Longitude of Hudson County Court-House, 
North Bergen, New Jersey : — 



Latitude, 
Longitude in time. 



West from Greenwicli - 
Variation of Compass in 1841. 5"^ 



- 40O 43' 50" 


N. 


411. 56m. 14s. 


7t. 




3 


14 48 44 


1 




5 


- 74 03 40 


5 


W. C. WETMORE, 




U.S. 


Navy. 



July 7, 1846. 

In the foot-notes, brief sketches of the patentees have, inmost 
instances, been given. In some cases these sketches have been 
piu-posely omitted for more appropriate insertion in the " History 
of Hudson County," which is now in coiu-se of preparation. In 
these foot-notes to the several patents, allotments, and subdivisions, 
has been concentrated all the information which could be obtained 



X P K K F A C E . 

concerning eadi lot laid down and numbered on the iiuip. For 
this information the records at Albany, Perth Ainboy, Trenton, 
Haekensack, and those in the office of the Clerk of the C'ommon 
Coimcil of New York, have been searched. But few references to 
authorities have been given, for the reason that such references 
would have occupied no inconsiderable portion of the volume. 
Dates have, in nearly all instances, been given; and these, it is 
hoped, wiU be a sufficient guide in the investigations of titles. 

It ought not to be expected, in a work of this character, to find 
an abstract of every title in the Comity. Whoever looks for that 
may as well leave these pages unread, for he will be disappointed. 
Yet there has been gathered here, and so arranged as to bear 
upon each lot, a mass of facts and dates which, it is hoped, will 
make the book a necessity to lawyers and conveyancers, and a 
source of gTatification to land-owners. 

There can hardly be a doubt but that errors of commission and 
omission will be discovered, of which the author hopes to be 
informed. The few typographical errors in the book the reader 
w ill readily detect, and they need not, therefore, be pointed out. 

A number of small maj)S have been prepared, and inserted in 
the text, for the piupose of showing the location or partition of 
lots. More would have been inserted could they have been 
obtained. Considerable trouble was taken to discover Haring's 
Map of the Bayard Commons. Failing in that, it has, with the 
assistance of Eichard D. Dodge, been rexiroduced. The Maps which 
accompany this work have been prepared, with much labor and 
exx^ense, by the firm of Mallory & Miller (Franklin J. Mallory and 
William W. Miller), city surveyors of Jersey City. They are 
intended to be, and, it is believed, are, facsimiles of the origi- 
nals. They will be enduring monuments to the abihty and 
accuracy of those enterprising gentlemen. On the Field Map have 
been traced certain roads, railways, and i)roniinent objects, for the 
purpose of aiding in the location of property. These, with the 
descriptions of lots given in the foot-notes, Avill, it is thought, be 
sufficient for that purpose. 



PREFACE. Xi 

In conclusion, it may be well to remind the critical reader that 
this volume was prepared mostly at night, and its materials 
were gathered in moments taken from the hoiu-s of business. It 
is now twelve months since the work was begim, and the labor 
in its preparation has been to the author a labor of love. 
During this time he has, as it were, lived among the memories 
of a bygone age. The imcouth names of the original settlers have 
become familiar as household words, and their signatures are as 
weU known to him as his own. With this goodly company he must 
now part for a time, committing them, with their honest simplicity, 
and the book mth its imperfections, to the tender mercies of the 
reader, who may be assured, that, if the work meet the approval of 
those whose experience enables them to appreciate the magnitude 
of the undertaking, and whose profession and learning qualify 
them to judge of its merits, the author can hope for no more. 



C. H. W. 



Hillside, Feb. 6, 1872. 



LAND TITLES 



IN 



HUDSON COUNTY. 

NEW JERSEY. 



CHAPTER I. 

UNDER THE DUTCH. 

Between 1G09 and 1G14 this part of the American Continent 
was visited only by occasional traders. On the 27th of March, 
1614, the States-General, in compliance with the wishes of some 
Holland merchants, made an octroy,* giving to those who should 
discover new lands a monopoly of trade with the same for four 
voyages. Immediately some merchants of Amsterdam and Hoorn 
fitted out five ships, three of which came to the Great River of 
the Manhattans, and thence passed through the Sound and along 
the coast as far east as Cape Cod. When the report of these 
voyages was made at home, the merchants interested in the 
vessels obtained from the States-General, October 11, 1G14, a 
monopoly of the trade with '^ New Netherland ■' for four voyages 
within a period of three years, dating from January 1, 1615. 
They assumed the name of " The United New Netherland Com- 
pany." On the expiration of the charter, January 1, 1618, the 
company did not obtain a renewal thereof, but the individual 
members of the company, by special license, continued to control 
the trade of which they previously had the monopoly. 

" The Dutch West India Company " was chartered June 3, 
1621. Its powers of government were vested in five chambers, 
but its general supervision was lodged in nineteen delegates from 
the five chambers known as the '' Assembly of XIX." It was 
not, however, until 1623 that any movement was made looking to 

c- ^ grant. 



ii LAM) TITLES. 

an active and systematized trade witli this country. In 1()24 Peter 
Minuit came out as Director-General. From this time until 1G29 
the company made no attempt to establish permanent settlements, 
but bent every energy to build up a profitable trade with the natives. 
On June 7, 1629, an earnest effort was put forth to induce persons 
to settle in the country, and measures adopted at the same time to 
secure the advantages of such settlements to the directors of the com- 
pany. The " Assembly of XIX." agreed upon what they called, 

'^ FREEDOMS AND EXEMPTIONS, 

granted by the ' Assembly of XIX.' of the Privileged West 
India Company, to all such as shall plant any colonies in New 
Netherland." 

Among other articles, not necessary to be mentioned here, 
were the following : 

III. — All such shall be acknowledged Patroons of New Netherland who 
shall, within the space of four years next after they have given 
notice to any of the Chambers of the Company here, or to the 
Commander or Council there, undertake to plant a colonie there 
of tifty souls, upwards of fifteen years old ; one-fourth part -within 
one year, and within three years after the sending of the first, mak- 
ing together four years, the remainder, to the full number of fifty 
persons, to be shipped from hence, on pain, in case of wilful neglect, 
of being deprived of the privileges obtained. * * 

V. — The Patroons, by virtue of their power, shall and mrybe permitted, 
at such places as they shall settle their colonies, to extend their limits 
four miles* along the shore, that is, on one side of a navigable river, 
or two miles 6n each side of a river, and so far into the country as 
the situation of the occupiers will permit. * * 

VI. — They shall forever possess and enjoy all the lands lying within the 
aforesaid hmits, together with the fruits, rights, minerals, rivers, and 
fountains thereof; as also the chief command and lower jurisdic- 
tions, fishing, fowling, and grinding, to the exclusion of all others, 
to be holden from the Company as a perpetual inheritance, without 
it ever devolving again to the Company, and in case it should de- 
volve, to be redeemed and repossessed with twenty guilders per 
colony, to be paid to this Company, at the Chamber here, or to their 
Commander there, within a year and six weeks after the same occurs, 
each at the Chamber where he originally sailed from. 

******* 

XXVI. — Whosoever shall settle any colonie out of the limits of the 
Manhattes Island shall be obliged to satisfy the Indians for the land 
they shall settle upon, and they may extend or enlarge the limits of 
their colonies if they settle a proportionate number of colonists 
thereon. 

--■ Equal to sixteen English miles. These ai'ticles may be lound in extenso in 
O'Cal N. N., i. 112. 



LAND TITLES. 6 

The directors were not slow, in fact some of them did not 
wait for the ratification of this charter, to secure the advantages 
here held out. Godyn and Bloemmaert took up a large tract 
near Cape Henlopen, also a tract sixteen miles square at Cape 
May. Kiliaen van Rensselaer secured the territory near Fort 
Orange. The Director-General and Council of New Netherland, 
acting for Burgomaster Michael Pauw, Lord of Achtienhoven, 
obtained the following deeds for lands in this county : 

^HMty WlttttOV and OtOimCllof Nrto NctijCrlaUtr, residing on 

the Ksliintf of 5[WtlltcrJ)clt<lS and the Fort Amsterdam, under the author- 
itv of their Hfitjl) fHigijU'tTCSSeS the Lords States-General of this 

3auitctr U^Tetljcclautrs and the Kncorpovatctr SJIcst Kntria 

©OntptlUg, at their Chambers at Amsterdam, do hereby witness and 
declare that on this day, the date hereof underwritten, before us in their 
proper persons appeared and showed themselves, to wit : S^VOnittltflUUj, 
^Cl^lU^PPO, and .SaclttOOntCCit, inhabitants and joint owners of the 
land called |i^Ot)OCtlU li^acttlUfll), lying over against (opposite) the 
aforesaid KjSlaittT JWcJtti|)ata!S, whoboth for themselves and rafo cavern, 
for the remaining joint owners of the same land, declared that for 
and in consideration of a certain quantity of merchandize, which they ac- 
knowledged to have received into their own hands, power, and possession, 
before the passing of these presents in a right, true, and free ownership, 
have sold, transported, ceded, conveyed, and made over, and by these 
presents they do transport, cede, and convey to and for the behoof of J^l*. 
ifHlCijlCl ^(lUU)^ absent, and for whom we, ex-officio, accept under 
suitable stipulations, viz. : the aforesaid lands by us named |3^0f)0Ci(U 
ij^acfeflllji), extending on the South side, Ahasimus; Eastward, the Mlij=: 
tX ittaUCttltlS, and on the West side surrounded by a valley (marsh) 
and morass, through which the boundaries of said land can be seen with 
sufficient clearness, and be distinguished; and that, with all the jurisdic- 
tion, right, and equity, to them, the grantors, in their quality aforesaid, 
belonging : Constituting and putting in their place and stead the already 
mentioned ^^X. )|tlUU), in the real and actual possession thereof, and 
at the same time giving full and irrevocable power, authority, and special 
command to the said Mr. Pauw peaceably to enjoy, occupy, cultivate, 
have and hold the aforesaid land, tanquani, actor et procurator in rem suam 
acpropriam ; and also to do with and dispose of the same as he might 
do with his own lands to which he has a good and lawful title ; without 
their, the grantors, in their quality aforesaid, saving or reserving any part, 
right, action, or authority thereto in the least, either of ownership or 
jurisdiction ; but altogether to the behoof as aforesaid, henceforth, for- 
ever, wholly, and finally desisting, renouncing, and quit-claiming; prom- 
ising hereby, moreover, not only to keep, maintain, and fulfil this their 
grant, and whatever shall be done by virtue thereof, inviolable and irre- 
vocable forever, but also to keep and maintain the same land against all 
persons free from any claim, challenge, or incumbrance to be made 
thereon by any person ; as also to cause this sale and grant to be approved 
of and held valid by the remaining joint owners as they are by right 
obligated to do ; all in good faith without fraud or deceit. 



4 LAND TITLES. 

In witness whereof these presents are confirmed with our usual signature 
and with our seal thereto affixed. 

Done at the aforesaid Island of Manahatas, in Fort Amsterdam, this 
1 2th July, 1630.* 

mUy the JUi'vcctov and (jTointcil of Xciu tN^ctijcrlatitT, 

residing on the XsIauTl of |Hanai)atafj, under the jurisdiction of 
their High Mightinesses the Lords, the States-General of the SHUltCtf 

Xctl)frlantrs, and the <ic;cncval KucorporatcTr 2131ltst tutiia 

C01Upan,l>, do, by these presents publish and declare, that on this day, 
the date umlerwritten, before us in their own proper persons, came and 
appeared, ItittltOauU) and ^larOUU), ^JtrfllUianS, Inhabitants and 
joint owners of the land named ^ijaSlllTttfii and the peninsula MvtU^ 
Slttt, as well for themselves 2&, mio cavcraidc, for ^[iJlinflm, 2121latl)' 
ttati) and CfauUJlUS, joint proprietors of the same parcels of land, and 
declared in the same quality that for and in consideration of certain 
parcels of goods, which they the appearers acknowledged before the 
passing of these presents to their full gratitude and satisfaction to have 
received into their possession, hands, and power in their right and free 
(unincumbered) ownership, and by virtue of the title and article of sale, 
they have sold, transported, ceded, and delivered, and by these presents 
they do transport, cede, and deliver to and for the behoof of the "XOtllC 
2L0l*"iJ ^iCi)lCl JjJauU) (absent), and for whom we, ex-officio, accept the 
same with suitable stipulations, namely, the aforesaid land ^i)a£f(niUjS 
and SlrCSSlClt, by us named the SSllijOrCS <S:ornCt% extending 
along the river plaUVttlUS and the KslaUtT of the pCattaljataS on 
the east side, and the KslaJltT li^OlJOltnt Piacttlltfli) on the north side, 
surrounded by swamps, which are sufficiently distinct boundaries, and that 
with all the action, right, and equity to them in their quality aforesaid 
appertaining, constituting and substituting the said grantee as the attor- 
ney for the said JWl\ ^attU)) in their stead and state, i.n the real and 
actual possession of the same, and at the same time giving him full 
and irrevocable power, authority, and special license, to the said £|Wl*. 
]|aUU) J and to his successors, tanqtiam in rem stiat/i, the aforesaid land 
and its appurtenances peaceably to enter upon, possess, inhabit, 
farm, occupy, use, and to do therewith and thereon, trade and dis- 
pose as he the cedentee may do with his own lands and domains 
honesdy and legally obtained, without their, the ©^tautors, in their 
aforesaid quality, having thereto or any part thereof, any part, right, 
action, or jurisdiction in the least, without reserving or saving any own- 
ership, command, or jurisdiction, but to the behoof aforesaid from hence- 
forth and forever, wholly and absolutely desisting, relinquishing, and re- 
nouncing by these ^rCS0UtS. Promoting, moreover, not only this their 
conveyance, and all that may be done by virtue thereof, to keep forever 
firm, inviolable, and irrevocable, but also the said land to deliver and 
keep from all demands, challenge, or incumbrances, any and every one 
that may thereto make any pretense ; and, moreover, this purchase and 
conveyance to cause to be approved and made valid by the other joint 
owners, as in equity they are bound to do, standing thereto in all good 
faidi without fraud or deceit. 2i21|.ltUrS.S our several signatures and con- 
firmed by our seal appended thereto. 

Done at f^aualjattas in the jFOtt Slm.<StCl*tram this 22d day of 
Nov., in the year 1630.+ 

* Land Papers (Albany), G. G. 1. t Land Papers (Albany,) G. G. 8. 



LAND TITLES. 

Thus Paiiw became the owner of all the land east of the 
hill and the mill creek, lying- between the kil of Hoboken on 
the north and Communipaw Bay on the south. These bounds are 
sufficiently expressed and are well known. Yet he seems to have 
been the owner of " Gemoenepaen," and it was in his colony. 
By what right, we do not know. There is no record that he 
bought of the Indians any land besides Hoboken, Ahasimus, and 
Aressick ; and yet, for all we know, he may have claimed, without 
extinguishing the Indian title, the whole peninsula down to the 
kills, as he certainly extended his ownership over to Staten 
Island.* His own name was given to his possessions, and the 
district was known as Pavonia. 

The directors who had failed to become patroons and owners 
of large and valuable tracts became jealous of those who had 
been successful, and soon raised dissensions. This caused the 
patroons to share their advantages with others of the directors. 
Pauw alone refused to divide. He held on with great tenacity 
to his valuable territory, yet does not seem to have complied with 
Article III. of the " Freedoms and Exemptions" in its settlement. 
After a prolonged controversy Avith the XIX., he finally trans- 
ferred to the company all of his right and title to Pavonia for 
26,000 florins. This probably took place in 1637, certainly 
before July, 1638.t 

During the next twenty-six years a number of grants of land 
in this county were made, but, in order to preserve a connected 
history of the general title, we will leave the particular grants for 
" Notes to the Field Book." 

Notwithstanding the deeds to Pauw, Gov. Stuyvesant was 
not satisfied that the title of the Dutch to all the land in this 
county, east of the Ilackensack River, was perfect. In order, 
therefore, as well to quiet the minds of the Indians as to secure 
the land not covered by Pauw's deed, he obtained the following 
deed : 

" This day, the date hereunder written, appeared before the Honor- 
able Director-General, Petrus Stuyvesant, and the gentlemen of the 
Council of New Netherlandt, at the Council Chamber, in the Fort 
Amsterdam, in New Netherlandt, Therincques, Wawapehack, Saghkins, 
Kogkhennigh, Bomokan, Memiwokan, Sames, Wewenatokwee, for them- 

-" Land Papers (Albany) G. G. 6 : Thus was Staten Island a part of the colonie 
of Pauw, as it should have remained.' t Col. Hist, of N. Y., i. 432. 



6 LAND TITLES. 

selves and in the name of Moikopes, Pepoghon, Par.soihciues, and 
others, partners of the hinds hereafter mentioned. Who declare to be 
the right owners of the lands lying on the West side of the North River, 
in New Netherlandt, beginning by the great Rock above Wiehacken, 
and from thence cross through the lands, till above the Islandt Siskakes, 
and from thence along the Channel side till Constable's Hook. And 
from Constable's Hook again, till the aforementioned Rock, above 
Wiehacken, with all the lands, islands, channels, valleys, therein compre- 
hended, in such manner as the aforementioned parcel of lands are sur- 
rounded and encompassed by the North River, the Kill van Koll, and 
the aforesaid direct line from the Rock above Wiehacken, till above Sis- 
kakes, where it is divided by the Channel. Which lands they offer 
absolutely, to sell unto the Director-General and Council, upon which 
the General and Council on the one side, and the aforesaid Indians, for 
themselves and them that are absent, have accorded and agreed in the 
manner following, in the presence of the hereafter mentioned Christian 
and Indian witnesses : The aforesaid Indians do acknowledge to have 
sold, resigned, and transported, as they do, by these presents, all the lands 
heretofore mentioned, to the aforesaid Director-General and Council and 
their successors, for eighty fathom of wampum, twenty fathom of cloth, 
twelve kettles, six guns, two blankets, one double kettle, and one half- 
barrel of strong beer. Which effects they hereby acknowledge to have 
enjoyed and received before the passing and signing of this. 

Wherefore they do declare, for themselves and them which are 
absent, to resign and transport the lands before mentioned, to the above- 
mentioned General and Council, in full, free, and perfect propriety, 
desisting of all actions and claims, which they could or might pretend, 
to the lands before mentioned — the transporters promise now or here- 
after, not to make any pretensions thereon ; but to keep and hold this 
transport firm, sure, and inviolable. Promising also, to the said Director 
and Council, to free and warrant the said lands against all claims any 
other Indians might pretend to, and if it should happen that in future 
times, any of the Dutch, by any Indians, should be damaged on preten- 
sion they were not fully paid for the lands aforesaid, they, the sellers, do 
promise to repair and satisfy the damages. It is also" stipulated and 
agreed, the aforesaid Indians shall depart and remove by the first con- 
venient opportunity, off the lands aforesaid; and that none of their 
nation shall come and continue to dwell upon it, without knowledge and 
consent of the Director-General and Council. Thus done at the fort 
Amsterdam, and signed with the marks of the Indians, after the cargoes 
were delivered to their hands, on the 30th day of January, Anno 
Domino 1658. 

( the mark of ^ i the mark of 



T, < Therincques -^' ( Bomokan. 

( made by himself. ^ r the mark of 

j the mark of ' ( Wewenatokwee. 

' \ Saghkow. ( the mark of 



y, the mark of Sames. '^' \ Memirvokan 

C the mark of ( the mark of Sames, 

/, } Koghkenningh. J^, < as witness, 

( Wairimus Couwee. ( otherwise called Job. 

rv. i the mark of 

-^ ' ( Wawapehack. 



LAND TITLES. / 

"We, the Subscribers, witnesses hereunto, desired by the Director- 
General and Council, do certifye and declare, by this present, that the 
above bargain for the lands before mentioned, is so made before us, and 
the lands, by the sellers transported to the Director- General and Council ; 
on the conditions and terms comprehended in the bill of sale, the con- 
ditions and substance plainly told, acquainted and declared to the sell- 
ers by the interpreters Govert Loocquermans, Peter Wolphertson van 
Cowenhoven, and Claas Carstensen, and also by Wharimes van Couwe, 
formerly an owner of the lands aforesaid ; and whereupon, the sellers 
have consented to the bargain, transported the lands, and received the 
mentioned cargoes and wampums, signed the conditions, with the above 
marks. 

In witness hereof, have we subscribed this, the day and year afore- 
said, at the fort Amsterdam, in New Netherlandt in the Council 
Chamber. 

JoH. Megapolensis, Petrus Stuyvesant, 

Samuel Drisius, Nicasius de Sille, 

Oloff Herensin, Piter Touneman, 

Govert Loocquermans, Pieter Cowenhoven, 

Machiel Yansen, Jan Evertsen Bout, 

F, the mark of Claas, 
Carstensen Noorman, 
T' Present, 

Cornelius Van Ruyven, Seer.'' * 

In connection with the above deed it is proper to insert a cer- 
tificate of Governor Stuyvesant and his secretary : 

" We, underwritten, the late Director-General and Council of New 
Netherlandt, hereby certify and declare, that in the year one thousand 
six hundred and sixty-one, by us underwritten, in quality as aforesaid, 
have given and granted to the inhabitants of the village of Bergen, the 
lands, with the meadows thereunto annexed, situate on the West side 
of the North River in Pavonia, in the same manner as the same was by 
us underwritten, purchased of the Indians, and as the same was to us 
delivered, by the said Indians, pursuant to an instrument of sale and 
delivery thereof, being under the date of the 30th of January, A. D. 
one thousand six hundred and fifty-eight ; with this express condition 
and promise, that the aforesaid inhabitants, of the before named village, 
shall not be prejudiced in their outdrift, by means of any private col- 
lective dwellings (saving only the right of the then already cultivated 
farms at Gemoenepan). But that all such who have any lands within 
the district of the before named village, and especially at Pemrepogh, 
and Mingackque, all such owners shall be obliged to remove their dwell- 
ings and place them in the village or town of Bergen, or by or about 
the neighborhood of Gemoenepan before named. Conditioned, how- 

'■- N. Y. Col. MSS., viii. 707. It may be well to note here that the Indians, in 
the conference held at Easton, October 23, 1758, gave to Governor Bernard two 
deeds, releasing all their rights in and to the soil of New Jersey, for which they 
received £1,000. — Smith's Hist, of JV. J., 479. These deeds were afterwards, at the 
request of Governor Franklin, ratified by the Six Nations at a conference held at 
Fort Stanwix (Rome), October 24, 1768. -Col. Hist, of X. Y.. viii. 112. 



8 I.AXI) TITLES. 

ever, that the aforesaid owners, (in case they should desire the same), 
should be permitted to share, and divide with the inhabitants of the 
before named village or town, in the common lands of the said town, 
and in the place and stead of their lands lying at Pemrepogh and Min- 
gack(|uie before named. (And especially that the meadows laying near 
the village or town of Bergen, where the same begins, at the West side 
along Kill van Kol, should be and belong to and for the use of the 
before named inhabitants of Bergen.) 

And further, we the underwritten, certify and declare, that Michael 
Jansen, deceased, (before or about the time that the aforesaid village 
or town was laid out), for himself, as also for and in behalf of his 
brother-in-law, Nicholas Jansen Barker, did, in our presence, renounce 
all the right they had to the pasture ground, laying behind Gemoenepan, 
for a common outdrift and pasture between the aforesaid village or 
town, and the neighborhood of Gemoenepan, before named. 

And lastly, that no more lands were given or granted to Dirck 
Clausen, than Rightpocques, with the meadows thereunto belonging, as 
by the ground-brief thereof may further appear. 

In testimony of the truth, we have signed these with our own hands, 
in New York, the 26th of October, A. D. 

P. St U YVES ANT, 
NiCASIUS DE SiLLE."* 

By what instrument the lands herein referred to were granted 
to the inhabitants of Bergen we do not know. Such grant is not 
to be found in the Ordinance of September 5, 1661, and it is 
worthy of notice that many grants from the Dutch Government 
to individuals are to be found bearing a later date ; yet the 
Governor must have understood the Ordinance of 1661 to con- 
tain such a grant, or else the grant to which he refers has been 
lost. Whatever the fact about the grant may be, it is quite 
probable that this certificate went far towards satisfying Governor 
Carteret that the freeholders of Bergen were entitled to all the 
unpatented lands. In this light the charter of 1668 was only a 
confirmation of the rights which the ^' Freeholders, Inhabitants of 
Bergen," possessed under the Dutch Government. 

The village of Bergen Avas laid out in 1660. It was laid out 
in a square, surrounded by narrow streets, yet in existence, along 
which were erected the palisades. Within this enclosure all the 
inhabitants in the township were obliged to gather, except such 

^ Taylor's Annals, 50: "The year when tliis certificate was given, is not in- 
telligible in the original instrument. But as they certify as former Governor and 
Council, it must have been after August, 16G4, Avhen the English conquered the 
country. 

" New York, February 20th, 1764. Translated from the Dutch, by Abm Lott, 
Jun'r." 



LAND TITLES. & 

as collected within the fortifications at Communipaw. The land 
within the town plot was laid out into building plots by Jacques 
Cortelyou, Town Surveyor, and numbered on the map. The 
land surrounding the town was laid out into larger lots, for garden 
or farm purposes, and also numbered on a map. The land out- 
side of the town plot was known as JBiiyten Twjn — i. e., outside 
gardens. It still retains its original name. I have not been able 
to find these maps. The lots within and without the town were 
freely given to those who desired them. Many, it seems, did not 
trouble themselves to have their lands surveyed and staked out, 
or ask for a grant thereof. This made confusion, and caused the 
following Ordinance : 

"All Inhabitants of JVew Netherlands and especially those of the 
Village o{ Bergen, on the West side of the North River; also all others 
who have or claim any Lands thereabout, are Ordered and commanded 
that they, within the space of three months after the date hereof, at 
latest, before the first of January next, shall have all the cultivated and 
uncultivated Lands which they claim, surveyed by the sworn Surveyor, 
and set off and designated by proper marks, and on the exhibition of the 
Return of survey thereof, apply for and obtain a regular Patent as proof 
of property, on pain of being deprived of their right, to the end that thi^ 
Director-General and Council may dispose, as they may deem proper, 
of the remaining Lands which, after the survey, may happen to fall out- 
side of the Patents, for the IccomrnDdation of others. All are hereby 
warned against loss and after complaints. 

"Thus done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherlands the 15 
September, 1661." * 

A few lots within the town were taken by persons who resided 
in New Amsterdam, and possibly elsewhere. They erected no 
buildings, and of course provided no occupant of their proj)erty. 
Those who resided in the town were forced to contribute to the 
defence thereof, and thus protected the property of non-residents 
while securing their own. They felt this to be an unjust bur- 
den, and their complaints called forth the following Ordinance, 
passed November 15, 1663 : 

" On the repeated complaints of the majority of the Inhabitants of 
the Village oi Bergen ^ that some continue to neglect to occupy the Lots 
they obtained in said Village, and to keep thereon a man fit to bear 
arms; also thit some absent themselves without providing for their 
Watch, whereby the people of said Village are so much fatigued that 
they cannot any longer stand at their posts, and are unwilling to go any 

■-■ N. Y. Col. MSS. IX. 888. 



10 LAND TITLES. 

longer on guard unless the others, who have vacant Lots, keep for the 
guard one man with them for each Lot ; the Director-General and 
Council, in order to prevent this confusion, resolve that all those who 
claim any Lots in the aforesaid Village shall, within 24 hoUrs after the 
service hereof, furnish and continually maintain for each Lot one man 
able to bear arms, and to keep watch and ward, on pain of having the 
Lots with the Lands thereunto appertaining, as surveyed by the Sur 
veyor, immediately given and granted in propriety to others. Let every 
one be hereby warned for the last time." * 

The Dutch grants were made without pecuniary consideration. 
There were, liowever, conditions annexed to them, a sample of 
which may be found in tlie Note to the Weehawken Patent. 



CHAPTER IL 

TITLE UNDER THE KING AND LORDS PROPRIETORS. 

Notwithstanding the occupancy of the country by the Dutch 
for over half a century, the English had never yielded the claim 
which they based on the fact that Cabot, in the employ of some 
Englishmen, in 1498, sailed along our coast, but whether in sight 
or out of sight they scorned to demonstrate. And with the fact 
before us that this claim was made good by the irresistible logic 
of a successful war, it is not worth while to dispute its validity. 
We will, therefore, proceed to trace the general title from the 
King of Great Britam : t 

On March 12, 16G4, Charles II. granted unto his ''dearest 
brother James, Duke of York, his Heirs and Assigns," inter aliaj 
" all the Lands from the West side of Connecticut, to the East side 
of Delaware Bay," with powers of government.! On the 28d and 
24th of June, 1664, by lease and release, the Duke conveyed 
to John, Lord Berkeley, Baron of Stratton, and one of the Privy 
Council, and Sir George Carteret of Saltrum, Knight, and Member 
of the Privy Council, ''All that Tract of Land adjacent to Netv- 

* N. Y. Col. MSS. X., part ii. 389. 

t I give no attention to the claim of Sir Edmund Ployden to all the lands 
between Long Island Sound and Cape May, who professed to erect it into a free 
county palatine, and called it New Albion. His pretensions never disturbed the 
regular current of title. | Learning & Spicer, 3. 



LAND TITLES. 11 

England, and lying and being to the Westward of Long-Island 
and Manhitas Island, and bounded on the East part by the main 
sea, and part by Hudsori's River, and hath upon the West Dela- 
ware Bay or River, and extendeth Southward to the Main Ocean 
as far as Cape May at the Mouth of Delatvare Bay ; and to the 
Northward as far as the Northermost Branch as the said Bay 
or River of Belatvaye, which is forty-one Degrees and forty 
Minutes of Latitude, and crosseth over thence in a straight Line 
to Hudson^ s River in forty-one Degrees of Latitude ; which said 
Tract of Land is hereafter to be called by the Name or Names of 
Nova Ceaserea or Neiv- Jersey ^ * 

The war between England and Holland was followed by the 
Treaty of July 21, 1667 ; but in 1672 it again broke out, and 
the Dutch recaptured the country, August 9, 1673. By the 
Treaty of February 9, 1674, the country was for the second time 
confirmed to the English. t 

While the war was in progress, and on March 18, 1673, Lord 
Berkley sold his interest in the Province to John Fenwick, in 
trust for Edward Billinge, for c£l,000. Billinge had failed in 
business; Berkley was his particular friend, and advised him to 
invest in New Jersey lands for the purpose of retrieving his for- 
tune. He was pleased with the proposition, borrowed the money 
from his friends, and purchased the land in the name of John 
Fenwick, who was to have one-tenth of the same. Fenwick 
managed the purchase so well that, it is said, he would soon have 
stripped the other of all, but means were employed to compel 
him to be satisfied with his tenth.l Billinge assigned his 
interest, less Fenwick's tenth, to William Penn, Gawn Laurie, 
and Nicholas Lucas, February 9 and 10, 1674, in trust for his 
creditors. Fenwick sold his interest to John Eldridge and Edmond 
Warren, who sold to Penn, Laurie, and Lucas. § 

To clear up any shadow which the recent occupation by the 
Dutch might have cast upon former grants, Charles IL made a 
second grant to the Duke, June 29, 1674 .|| This was followed 
by the Duke, July 29, 1674, with a grant to Sir George Carte- 
ret of what was afterwards known as East Jersey. On July 1, 

^ Learning «fe Spicer, 10. t Valentine's Hist, of N. Y., 175. 

X Long Isl Hisl. Soc, i. 243. § Gordon, 72. || Ibid, 41. 



12 . LAND TITLKS. 

lf)7f), hy the '^ Quintipartitc Deed/' the State was divided, and 
Sir Georo;e received the eastern portion in severalty.* Sir George, 
by will dated December 5, 1678, appointed his wife, Elizabeth, 
sole executrix, and Earl Sandwich, Earl Batli, Lord Grenville, 
Sir Thomas Crew, Sir Robert Atkins, and Edward Atkins, Trus- 
tees, to whom he devised his interest in New Jersey, to be sold 
for the payment of his debts.t On the 5th and 6th of March, 
1680, East Jersey was conveyed to Thomas Cremer and Thomas 
Pocock, but the transfer does not seem to have been completed. 
On the 6th of the following August, the Duke indulged in a 
second grant to Penn and his associates of West Jersey, and 
Gordon says he also gave one to the representatives of Carteret 
on March 14, 1682. This has not been discovered, but the fol- 
lowing warrant therefor exists : 

" These are to direct and require you to prepare for my signature a 
Deed or fitting Instrument (agreeable to yt I have already executed 
unto Edward Billing and others) whereby I may release and confirm 
unto Sir George Carteret, ye heire of Sir George Carteret (lately de- 
ceased) his moyty of New Jersey (called East New Jersey) in Amer- 
ica. For w'^'i y= shal be yoi^ Warr ' , Provided it be entred w' my Auditor 
Gen" w''' in two months of its date. Given und^ my hand at Windsor 
ye 6th day of September (8o). 

" To Sir John Churchill Kn' my Atturney Gen" or to S'"' George 
Jeffreys Kn' my Sollict<= Gen" ." | 

These Releases were given in consequence of an opinion of 
Sir William Jones, dated July 28, 1680. The Duke's Governor 
of NcAV York had claimed jurisdiction over both of. the Jerseys, 
and insisted on his right, in behalf of the Duke, to collect duties 
upon importations therein. These pretensions were resisted 
with much spirit, until finally the Duke referred the subject 
to Sir William Jones for an opinion. His decision was that 
the Duke could not legally demand any duty from the inhabitants 
of the Jerseys. The Duke gracefully yielded, and gave his third 
and final Release of East Jersey. § 

On the 20th of February, 1681, Earl Sandwich released his 
interest in East Jersey to his associate trustees, and they again 
sought to negotiate a sale of the Province. Failing to find a 

* This division was confirmed by the General Assembly in 1719. 

t Vide Will, Perth Aniboy, Liber, 0=*, 17. 

t Col. Hist. ofN.Y., iii. 2!r5. § Ibid. 



LAND TITLES. Vd 

piu'chaser at even the sum of five or six thousand pounds, it was 
sold at public sale to William Penn, Robei't West, Thomas Rud- 
yard, Samuel Broome, Thomas Hart, Richard Mew, Ambrose 
Riggs, John Haywood, Hugh Hartshorne, Clement Plumstead, 
and Thomas Cooper, all Quakers. The Lease and Release were 
dated February 1 and 2, 1682, and the consideration was .£3,400. 
To avoid any doubt which might arise by reason of the prior sale 
to Cremer and Pocock, they joined in the conveyance. The asso- 
ciates then — June 1, 1682 — executed a declaration that there 
should be no benefit of survivorship among themselves. They 
held the Province for nearly a year, but they were Quakers, 
and therefore unpopular. To quiet opposition on this ground, 
they severally conveyed, in 1683, an undivided moiety of their 
respective interest to twelve others — viz., Robert Barclay, Edward 
Billinge, Robert Turner, James Braine, Arent Sonmans, William 
Gibson, Gawn Laurie, Thomas Barker, Thomas Warne, James, 
Earl of Perth, Robert Gordon, and John Drummond. These 
associates were afterwards known as the " Twenty-four Pro- 
prietors." On the 14th of March, 16S3, the Duke confirmed the 
sale of the Province to the twenty- four proprietors.* Under all 
of these diiferent owners of the soil of the Province, the rights 
and powers of Government had always attached to the ownership. 
The seat of Government was at Perth Amboy, where it was 
required to record all surveys and transfers of land.t 

Many patents for land in this county, east of the Hackensack, 
had been taken out before the fall of the Dutch power. By the 
third article in the capitulation, " all people were permitted to 
enjoy their lands, houses, and goods, and dispose of them at pleas- 
ure." Under this article they felt secure until the treaty of 
Breda, dated July 25, 1667. Then the freeholders in this covmty 
took out confirmatory grants from the proprietors subject to a quit- 
rent of half-penny per acre. To this burden much of the lands 

""■ East Jersey, 83. 

t In the earlier days, deeds were recorded in tlie " Towne Book of Bergen," 
Avliich, unhappily, seems to be lost. Then, as stated in the text, they were for a 
time recorded in the Secretary's office at Amboy. Then they Avere for a time 
recorded indifferently at Amboy or Hackensack, the county seat ; then exclusively 
at Hackensack, until Hudson County was set off from Bergen, in 1840. It is Avell 
to note, however, that many deeds for land in this county have never been recorded, 
but not those of modern date. 



14 LAND TITLES. 

in East Jorscy is yet subject, tliou^h years have gone by since its 
collection was enforced. Wiiether it was to avoid the gi-anting of par- 
ticular tracts to individuals, or because the Dutch government had 
already granted to the town and freeholders all of the unappropri- 
ated lands in the old township, we do not know, but it is worthy of 
notice that the proprietors never gave to an individual an original 
patent for land in the township of Bergen. On the 22d of Sep- 
tember, 1667, Philip Carteret and his Council granted to the town 
and freeholders of Bergen as follows : 

** KniptinriB. — The Bounds and Limitts of the aforesaid Towne 
and Corporation of Bergen is to begin at the North end thereof, from a 
place called Mordanis Meadow, lying upon the West side of Hudson's 
river, from thence to run upon a N. W. lyne by a Three rail fence that is 
now standing, to a place called Espatin, and from thence to a little 
Creek surrounding N.N.W. till it comes into Hackinsack river, contain- 
ing in Bredth from the top of the Hill i}4 miles, or 120 chains, from 
thence it runs along the said Hackinsack river upon S.S.W. lyne till it 
comes to the Point or neck of Land that is over against Staten Island 
and Shooter's Island in Arthur Cull Bay, containing in length about 12 
miles, from thence to run Eastward along the River called Kill van Cull, 
that parts Staten Island and the Maine to a point or neck of Land called 
Constable's Point or Constable's Houck, and from thence to run up 
Northward all along the Bay up into Hudson's river till it comes to 
Mordanis Meadow aforesaid ; So that the whole track of upland and 
Meadow property belonging to the Jurisdiction of the said Town and 
Corporation of Bergen, is bounded at the North end by a tract of Land 
belonging to Capt" Nicho. Verlett and Mr. Samuel Edsall. On the 
East side, by Hudson's river, on the South end by the Kill van Cull, that 
parts Staten Island and the Maine, and on the West side by Arthur Cull 
Bay and Hackinsack river, as it is more plainer demonstrated by a 
draught thereof made by the Surveyor-General, hereunto annexed. The 
whole, both of upland and Meadows, and Waist land containing accord- 
ing to the Survey 11,520 Acres English measure," * * * 
" to continue and remain within the Jurisdiction, Corporation or Town- 
ship of the said Towne of Bergen from the day of the date hereof for- 
ever " * * * ''To be holden by them, the said Corpora- 
tion or Towneship, their heirs and successors, as of the Manor of East 
Greenwich, in free and common Socage." 

" 2ndly. That all the Freeholders of said Corporation or Towneship 
are hereby jointly and severally obliged to pay or Cause to be paid to the 
said Lords Proprietors, their heirs and Successors, or to their Receivers- 
General, within the said Province, on every 25th day of March, accord- 
ing to the English Accompt, the sum of Fifteen Pounds Sterling, of good 
and Lawful money of England, or the Value thereof, in good and Cur- 
rent pay of the Country, as a quit-rent due to them for the whole said 
tract of Land above mentioned, in heu of the ^d. Pr. acre mentioned 
in the concessions, which payment is to begin on the 25th day of March, 
which shall be in the Year of Our Lord 1670, and so to continue forever 
without any charge, to the said Lords Proprietors or their Agent ; and 



LAND TITLES. 15 

that all Pattents for land herebefore Granted, or to be Granted within 
the said Limitts, are to be accompted upon the aforesaid Rent of Fifteen 
Pounds Sterling pr annum." 

In the course of time the payment of the reserved quit-rent 
was neglected, and finally refused. Hereupon a controversy arose 
between the proprietors and the freeholders of Bergen. Finally, 
Cornelius van Rypen, a freeholder, in the township, was arrested 
for the debt. A compromise was then agreed upon, and the free- 
holders of Bergen received a general release upon paying $1,500. 
This release was dated October 5, 1809. 



CHAPTER in. 

COMMON LANDS. 



Having thus, in a general way, glanced at the history of the 
title to the patented lands in this county east of the Hackcnsack 
river ; let us now trace the history of the common lands. Car- 
teret's grant calls for 11,520 acres. This, of course, included all 
the lands in the old township of Bergen. It is quite impossible 
to say how much of this had already been appropriated by indi- 
vidual grants, but it must have been about 3,500 acres, as about 
8,000 acres yet lay in common when the Commissioners undertook 
the allotment. The patent lands lay in different parts of the town- 
ship, and generally consisted of small tracts, while the unappro- 
priated lands were used in common. Difficulties, however, soon 
arose concerning these lands. The owners of private grants en- 
croached upon the common domain, while unauthorized persons 
pastiired their cattle thereon and wasted the timber. For this 
there did not seem to be any remedy, owing to defects in their 
charter. Thereupon, the freeholders, in their corporate capacity, 
petitioned Governor Hunter for relief, and in answer to their peti- 
tion, tbey received a new charter, known as Queen Anne's Char- 
ter, January 14, 1714. In this they were empowered ''to Give 
Grant, Bargain, Allott, Lett, Dispose of any of the Land belong- 
ing or appertaining to ye said Community, and as yett unappro- 
priated, either for one, two, or three lives, for term of years or in 



IG LAND TITLES. 

fee." While it is not kno^vn tliat any grants were ever made 
under this cliarter, it is well known that it did not accomplish 
what was sought. Encroachments and waste continued as before. 
In 1743, the freeholders quietly attempted to protect the common 
lands by the following : 

** Articles of Agreement Entered into, made, Concluded and 
agreed upon this Sixteenth day of June, in the Sixteenth year of the 
reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the Second, Annoq Dom, 
1743, 33tttofCU Daniel van Winckell, of the first part, Zacharias Sickells 
of the second part, Cornelius Blinkerhoof, the third part, Casparus 
Pryor of the fourth part, Dirck Kadmus, of the fifth part, Michael Cor- 
nelisse Vreelandt, of the sixth part, Jacob Van Wagena, of the seventh 
I)art, Cornelius Gerrebrant, of the eighth part, Hendrick Vanderhoof, of 
the ninth part, Abraham Diedericks, of the tenth part, Gerret Newkerck, of 
the eleventh part, Andries van Boskirk, of the twelfth part. Marten Wenen, 
of the 13th part, Ido Sip, of the fourteenth part, Johannis Gerritse, of 
the 15th part, Antje Pietersen, of the sixteenth part, Hendrick Sickelse, 
of the 17th part, Arent Tores, of the i8th part, Morgan, of the 19th part, 
Geret Roose, of the 20th part, Johannis Van Houte, of the one and 
twentieth part, Catharine Van Newkirk, of the two and twentieth, Johan- 
nis Vreeland, of the three and twentieth part, Altie Diedericks, of the 
four and twentieth part, Abraham Sickells, of the 25th part, Myndert 
Gerbrants, of the 26th part, Johannis Diedericks, of the 27th part, Hen- 
drick Van Winckel, of the 28th part, Peter Marselise, of the 29th part, 
Laurens Van Boskerck, of the 30th part, Jacob Van Home, of the 31 
part, which parties to these presents above are all Residents, Freeholders 
and in ^OtUmonS of the County of Bergen, in the Province of East 
New Jersey. 

SMIjCrtaS the Town and Corporation of Bergen, in East New 
Jersey, is an antient Township, and for a long time hath enjoyed sundry 
privileges, And 

212Ef)CtCa!5 Philip Carteret, Esq"" late Governour of the Province of 
Nova Cesarea, or New-Jersey, and his Councill — to wit : Samuel Edsall, 
Robert Bond, Nicholas Varlet, Wm. Pardon, Robert Van Quillon, 
James BoUen — by a certain Grant, Charter or Patent, under the Seal ot 
the said Province, signed by the said Governour and Council, and bear- 
ing date the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord, 
1668, did thereby grant that the bounds and limits of the town and 
Corporation of Bergen should begin at the North end thereof from a 
place called Mordavis Meadow, lying upon the West side of Hudson's 
River, from thence to run upon a North-West line by a three-railed 
fence that was then standing to a place called Espatin, and from thence ' 
to run to a little Creek surrounding North-North-West till it comes into 
the Hackensack River, containing in breadth from the top of the hill 
One and a half miles, or One hundred and twenty chaines, then it runs 
along the said Hackensack River upon a South-South- West line till it 
comes to Point or Neck of Land that is over against Staten-Island, and 
Shooter s Island, in after Cull Creek, containing in Length about twelve 
miles, from thence running Eastward along the River called Kill Van Cnll 
that parts Staten-Island & the Maine to a point or neck called Constables 



LAND TITLES. 17 

Hook, from thence to run Northward all along the Bay up into Hudson's 
River till it comes into Mordavis Meadow, properly belonging to the juris- 
diction of the said Town and Corporation of Bergen. And he, the said 
Governour tv: Council, by the Charter and Grant aforementioned, did 
give and grant unto the said Freeholders and Inhabitants of the said 
Town and Corporation of Bergen divers and sundry liberties, powers, 
franchises, privilidges and Immunities, and particularly that the Free- 
holders, or the major part of them, sho'd have power to divide propor- 
tions of what was within their bounds and Limitts that was not then 
already appropriated and patended by particular persons before the day 
of the date of the said Charter & Grant, as in and by the said Charter 
&: Grant Remaining upon Record in the Secretary's office of the Prov- 
ince of New-Jersey, among other things therein Contained it doth and 
may more fully and at large appear. 

.^ntr 2!23-!)fpCclS since the making of the said Charter and Grant 
sundry of the said P'reeholders have, at sundry times, surveyed, taken, 
and used and Improved to their own Use and benefit sundry Lotts, 
pieces and parcells of the common and undivided Lands Lying and 
being within the said Township and Corporation of Bergen without any 
Warrant, power, or authority for so doing, and without the Consent of 
the major part of the Freeholders of the said Township for that purpose 
first had and obtained, and have used and enjoyed the same with their 
patented Lands by means whereof it is not known how much of the 
said Commons have been taken in by the said Freeholders, nor can the 
same be found out or Discovered without a particular Survey of such 
patents to which said Common Lands have been taken in & added to, 
wherefore the said parties have agreed as followeth : 

KmpVttl^t^* ^t is agreed by and between all & every the parties 
to these presents that whatever part of the Common & Undivided 
Lands have been by them, or either of them, at any time heretofore 
taken up, used, or claimed & added to their patented or purchased 
lands shall forever hereafter be deemed, taken, & adjudged, and shall 
Remain & Continue in Comon, till a division be made of the said 
Comons & Undivided Lands. 

KtCnX 2d. That in order to find out what and how great part of the 
said Comon and Undivided Lands have, at any time, been taken in 
by any or either of the parties, It is agreed that every particular grant 
under w'^'^ the parties to these presents do hold their patented Lands, 
be run Surveyed and Laid out by Cornelius Corsen, Surveyor, whom 
they the parties, have and by these presents do mutually Elect, Chuse, 
and Appoint to be the Surveyor thereof, and that he Survey the same 
within the space and time of Eighty months next coming after the date 
hereof 

JttCnr. fifor the more Easy and regular Surveying and laying out 
the said patented Lands, Each of the parties above mentioned, for him- 
self, his heirs, Executors and Administrators, Doth Covenant and Agree, 
with the other of them, his heires. Executors and Adm''^ that they & 
each of them will, at the request & demand of the said Surveyor, pro- 
duce and show unto him their Several deeds, Writings, & grants by 
which they hold their respective farms, and that neither of the said 
parties shall nor will in any wise Obstruct, molest, or in any wise hinder 
or Disturb the said Surveyor in Surveying and laying out the same nor 
Comence, Sue or promote any Action or Suite against him or any, he 
3 



18 LAND TITLES. 

shall employ to assist him in the doing thereof, and that each party 
whose l.ott or tract shall be so run out and surveyed, ^hall and will pay 
for running out the same. 

"is JoHANNis Van Houten. 

MvNDERT M. Gerrehrat. Zacharias Sickelse. 

Mark. „. 

Cornelis Van X Neuwkerk. Michael Cor'e M Vreeland. 

Mark •'^'^'■'^■ 

Abraham Diederick. J'>^^ Van Horne. 



His 



His 



CORNELUS K GeRREBRANTS. ^^^ ^ S'^- 

Mark. Mark. ^ 

Jacobus Van BusKiRK. Hendrick V Siggel«5. 

AnDRIES Van BoSKERCK. Mark. 

LowRENs Van Buskirk. Cornelius Van Woorst. 

His His 

Cornelius C. B. Blinkeroff. Jacob I. B. Brower. 

Mark. Mark. 

^ ^^l\ ,^ ^,, Peter Marcelise. 

Jacob Gerre I. G. Van Wagener. His 

^.^ Mark. Hendrick H. S. Spier, 

J^^°''' Malk '^^'' ^<^^^^' ArENT TOERt'"' 

Daniel Van Winkle. Gerret Roos. 

Abraham Sickels. Henderick Vanderoef. 

Hendrick Van Winckell. Leveynis" Winnen. 

JoHANNis Gerre Van Wagenen. Mark. 

Sealed and delivered in the presence of 

JOHANNIS VrEELANDT. 

Dirck Kadmus. 

So far as we can now learn the measures contemplated by this 
agreement were not pursued. Matters growing w-orse, the people 
petitioned the Legislature for relief. This petition resulted in the 
following : 

^It ^Ct appointing Commissioners for finally settling and determin- 
ing the several Rights, Tides & Claims to the Common Lands of the 
Township of Bergen ; and for making a Partition thereof in just & 
equitable Proportions, among them who shall be adjudged by the said 
Commissioners, to be intitled to the same. 

213]li)CtrC*lS sundry Persons claiming to be Inhabitants and Freehold- 
ers within the Township of Bergen aforesaid, by their Petition, presented 
to the General-Assembly of this Colony, do set forth, that Philip Carteret, 
Esq'' Governor of this Colony of Nova Cesarea, or New Jersey, under 
the Right Honorable Lord John Berkley, and Sir George Carteret the 
former Proprietors thereof, by a certain Deed or Instrument in writing 
purporting to be a Charter granted to the Town and Freeholders of 
Bergen, and to the Villages and Plantations thereunto belonging, bear- 
ing Date the twenty-second Day of September in the year of our Lord 
one thousand six hundred and sixty-eight, did therein and thereby with 
the Consent of his Council, grant and declare among other Things 
therein contained, that the Bounds and Limits of the aforesaid Town 
and Corporation of Bergen was and is to begin at the North End of 



LAND TITLES. 19 

Mordani's Meadow, lying upon the West Side of Hudson's River, from 
thence to run upon a Northwest Line by a three Rail Fence that was 
then standing, to a place called Espatin, «&: from thence to a little 
Creek surrounding North North-West till it comes into Hackinsack 
River, containing in Breadth from the Top of the Hill one Mile and a 
Half or one hundred & twenty Chains From thence it runs alongst 
the said Hackinsack River upon a South South- West Line till it comes 
to the Point or Neck of Land that is over against Staten- Island and 
Shooter's Island in Arthur Cull Bay, containing in Length about twelve 
Miles, from thence to run Eastward, along the River called Kill Van 
Cull that parts Staten-Island and the Main, to a Point or Neck of Land 
called Constable's Point or Constable's Hook, and from thence to run up 
Northward all along the Bay up into Hudson's River till it comes to 
Mordani's Meadow aforesaid, so that the whole Tract of Upland and 
Meadow property belonging to the Jurisdiction of the said Town and 
Corporation of Bergen, is bounded at the North End by a Tract of 
Land belonging to Cap'" Nicholas Verlet and Mr. Samuel Edsall, on 
the East Side by Hudsons River, on the South End by the Kill Van Cull 
that parts Staten-Island and the Main, and on the West Side by Arthur 
Cull Bay and Hackinsack River; And did also among other things 
therein mentioned grant and declare that the Freeholders aforesaid, or 
the major Part of them, should have Power to chuse their own Magis- 
trates to be Assistants to the President or Judge of the Court and for 
the ordering all public Aftairs within the said Jurisdiction And that the 
Freeholders aforesaid, or the major Part of them, should have Power to 
admit of their own Inhabitants and to divide all Proportions of Lands 
as are within the Bounds and Limits aforesaid, that were not then al- 
ready appropriated and patented by particular Persons before the Day 
of the Date thereof, according to their Allotments and Estates, as the 
Justices & Magistrates should in their Wisdoms think fit, which Land 
being so divided every Man's Proportion should be surveyed, butted and 
bounded by the Surveyor, and recorded by the Secretary and Recorder 
General of this Colony and after two Years in Possession, should not 
be subject to any Re-Survey or Alteration, but should remain according 
to the first Survey forever, as by the said Charter more fully and at large 
may appear. And the said Petitioners further set forth that altho' cer- 
tain Letters-Patent of her late Majesty Queen Anne, issued under the 
Great Seal of this Colony, bearing Date the fourteenth Day of January 
in the twelfth Year of her Reign, confirming the aforesaid Incorporation 
of the said Township of Bergen ; and altho' the said Letters-Patent were 
confirmed by an Act of the Governor, Council and General Assembly 
of this Colony, passed the twenty-ninth Day of January in the Year of 
our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirteen, intituled an Act for Con- 
firmation of a Patent or Charter granted by His Excellency Robert 
Hunter, Esq"" Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief in and over the 
Provinces of New Jersey and New York, and all the Territories and 
Tracts of Land depending thereon in America, and Vice- Admiral of the 
same for the Incorporation of the Town of Bergen in the Eastern Divi- 
sion of the Province of Nova Cesarea or New Jersey : Yet neither the 
said Letters-Patent nor the said Act do prescribe any Method for the 
Division of the Common Lands of the said Township of Bergen, but 
leave the same subject to such Method as is above mentioned to be pre- 
scribed by the aforesaid Charter of Governor Philip Carteret : And that 



20 l.AM) TITIvKS. 

altho' the Petition of the said Common Lands, is by the aforesaid Char- 
ter of Governor Philip Carteret directed to be made by the said Free- 
holders, in such Manner as the Justices and Magistrates shall think fit, 
yet that elective Magistrates having been a Provision in the Infancy of 
this Colony, and having long since been disused except in some particu- 
lar Incorporations, among which the said Township of Bergen is not 
to be ranked, a Partition of the aforesaid Common Lands in the Manner 
directed by the said Charter, is for that Reason become absolutely im- 
possible ; That besides, the Petitioners are not only at some Variai.ce 
among themselves, as well concerning what particular Tracts of Land 
patented before the Grant of the said Charter, are included within the 
above recited Bounds of the said Township of Bergen, and consequently 
concerning the Persons who may properly be deemed Freeholders of the 
said Township ; And who the Freeholders within the said Township are 
or are not intitled to Shares of the said Common Lands But it is also 
disputed among them in what Proportions the said Common Lands ought 
by Virtue of the said Charter to be divided among those who undoubt- 
edly are Freeholders within the Bounds of the said Township and are 
Intituled to Shares of the said Common Lands, which Reasons together 
with the great Number of the Persons Interested and the Infancy, 
Coverture and Absence beyond Seas of many of them render a Partition 
of the said Common Lands Impracticable by the Course of the Com- 
mon Law and Feasible only by Commissioners to be appointed by Act 
of Legislature as well for settling the several Claims to the Commons as 
the Respective Proportions in which the same ought to be Divided and 
that by Reason of the present Undivided State of the said Commons 
great and Unnecessary Waste is daily Committed by destroying the 
Timber growing on the same. By which means if the same be not pre- 
vented by a Speedy Partition of the said Commons, they w^ill be ren- 
dered of Little Value, and the Township of Bergen be reduced to great 
Distress for want of Timber and Fuel, the Petitioners therefore pray 
Relief in the Premises as by the said Petition may appear. 

iSt It ti)trfforC Cnactetr By his Excellency the Governor, the 
Council and General Assembly of this Colony, And it is hereby Enacted 
by the Authority of the same That Jacob Spicer of Cape May, Charles 
Clinton of Ulster County, William Donnaldson and Azariah Dunham of 
New Brunswick, John Berrien of Rocky Hill, Samuel Willis of Long 
Island, and Abraham Clark, Jun^' of Elizabethtov. n, be and hereby are 
appointed Commissioners for Making Partition of the Common Lands 
of the Township of Bergen aforesaid, And are hereby Authorized and 
Required to Divide the same in the Manner hereinafter Directed. 

^ntr t)C it fUrti)er mactetr By the Authority aforesaid That the 
said Commissioners be and hereby are Impowered and required previous 
to any Partition of the said Common Lands to give at Least Four 
Weeks Public Notice in the New York Gazette and Mercury of the Time 
when and the Place where they will meet to Survey, run out, and ascer- 
tain as well the Bounds and Limits of the said Township of Bergen as 
the Bounds of Each and Every Patent and Grant Contained within the 
Bounds and Limits of the said Township. And the said Commissioners 
are hereby Impowered to go with their necessary Attendants and Imple- 
ments upon and Across any Lands or Meadow contained within the 
Bounds of the Township of Bergen aforesaid or Adjacent thereto in 
Order to make the said Survey or Surveys And the Partitions hereinafter 



LAND TITLES. 21 

Mentioned Doing as Little Damage as may be to the Owners thereof, 
without being Liable to any Action for the same, Which said Survey of 
the said Township of Bergen and of the several Patents or Grants con- 
tained vvithin the Bounds and Limits thereof when made, shall Conclude 
all Persons whomsoever claiming under the said Township of Bergen or 
any Patent or Patents, Grant or Grants contained within the Bounds 
and Lmiits thereof 

MvCa iJt it tnuttfa By the Authority aforesaid That as soon as the 
said several Patents or Grants shall be Surveyed And the Bounds and 
Limits of the same ascertained as aforesaid, the said Commissioners shall 
set apart so much of the said Common Lands as they think will be suf- 
ficient to defray the Charges of Making a General Partition of the said 
Common Lands, And shall then proceed to make a General Partition of 
All the Residue of the said Common Lands and lay out and allot to such 
of the several Patents or Grants Contained within the Bounds and Limits 
of the Township of Bergen aforesaid as they shall Judge to be Intituled 
to the same, Such Proportions of the said Common Lands as they shall 
judge right, having Regard to the Right and Allotments due to the 
Church and Free-School as in said Charter specified. 

L^ntr iMljCrcas The Freeholders Inhabitants of the Town of Bergen 
claim a Large Part of the said Common Lands by Virtue of a purchase 
from the Indians bearing Date the Thirtieth day of January in the Year 
of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty-Eight And a Patent 
or Grant from Governor Stuyvesant in the Year of our Lord One 
Thousand Six Hundred and Sixty One And divers other Disputes and 
Controversies have Arisen and may Arise as well between the Freholders 
Inhabitants of the said Township of Bergen relating to their several 
Rights to the said Common Lands in Virtue to their Several Patents or 
Grants as between the Freholders of some of the Patents or Grants Con- 
tained within the Bounds and Limits of the Township of Bergen aforesaid. 
For the settling and Determining thereof. 

3St ft CUaCtCtr By the Authority aforesaid That the said Commis- 
sioners shall and hereby are Authorized and ret|uired in a Summary Way 
to hear and finally Determine According to their discretion the said 
Claim of the said Freholders Inhabitants of the Town of Bergen, founded 
on the said Indian Purchase and Governor Stuyvesant's Patent or Grant 
aforesaid, and All other Disputes and Controversies arisen or which may 
arise as well between the Freholders Inhabitants of the Township of 
Bergen aforesaid, Relating to their Several Rights to the said Common 
Lands in Virtue of their several Patents or Grants as between the Fre 
holders of each particular Patent or Grant Contained within the Bounds 
and Limits of the Township of Bergen aforesaid Which Determination 
of the said Commissioners shall be Final & Conclude all persons whom- 
sovcr Claiming Under the said Township of Bergen or Under any Patents 
or Grants Contained within the Bounds and Limits of the said Town- 
ship. 

^tl^ be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, that the said 
Commissioners shall within three months next after the said general 
Partition shall be completed, proceed to sell the said Lands so set apart 
to defray the Charges of the said general Partition as aforesaid, at public 
Vendue to the highest Bidder giving at least six Wrecks Notice of such 
Sale, by Advertisement to be affixed on the Court-House in Hackinsack 
and the Church in Bergen : And the Deed of the said Commissioners to 



22 LAND TITLES. 

the Purchaser and Purchasers shall pass a good Title, both in Law and 
Eciuity to such Purchaser or Purchasers for the separate Enjoyment of the 
said Lands in Fee Simple, against all Persons whomsover claiming under 
thesaitl Townshi]) of Ik-rgen, or any Patent or Grant contained within the 
Bounds and Limits of the said Townshij) : And the said Commissioners 
shall keep and state a particular Account of the whole Charge attending 
the said general Partition and lay the same before the Justices of the 
Sessions for the County of Bergen, who are hereby authorized and re- 
quired to appoint by a Rule to be entered in the Minutes of the said 
Court of Sessions, Persons to audit the said Account : And the said 
Persons so appointed shall after fourteen Days Notice given by the said 
Commissioners, or any one or more of them, in Writing, to any three 
Persons interested in the said general Partition, of the Time and Place 
of auditing the same Account that all Persons interested may be heard in 
objecting to the same, proceed to the auditing of said Account : And 
out of the Monies arising from such Sale the s'* Commissioners shall 
detain in their Hands so much as the said Auditors shall report to be 
due for their Services and Disbursements in compleating the said general 
Partition And the Surplus, if any be, shall be paid to the Trustees of the 
Freholders, Inhabitants of the Township of Bergen for the Use of the 
said Corporation, and their Receipt for the same shall be a sufficient 
Discharge to the said Commissioners.* 

^Ut( be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that after the 
said general Partition shall be made the said Commissioners shall proceed 
to make a Partition and Division of the said Common Lands allotted to 
each respective Patent or Grant within the Bounds and Limits of the 
said Township of Bergen to which a Share of the Common Lands shall 
have been allotted as aforesaid. And for that Purpose they are hereby 
authorized and required to give at least twelve Weeks Notice, by Adver- 
tisements to be published in one or more of the New y'ork News-Papers, 
of their meeting to proceed upon the Partition or Division of each and 
every of the said Tracts of Common Lands allotted to each of the said 
Patents or Grants respectively; By which said Advertisements all 
Persons interested in the said particular Tracts respectively shall be re- 
quired to produce their Titles and make out their Claims to the same, 
Copies of which Advertisements shall be affixed on the Court House in 
Hackinsack and the Church in Bergen ; And when the said Commis- 
sioners shall have informed themselves in manner aforesaid of the Rights 
of the respective Persons claiming Interests in the said Common Lands 
allotted to such particular Patents or Grants respectively, they shall pro- 
ceed to make a fair and equitable Partition and Division thereof among 
all the Persons whom they may adjudge to be interested in such Pro- 
portions as they may think Just and reasonable And in like Manner the 
said Commissioner shall proceed to make a Partition and Subdivision of 
each and every of the said Tracts of Common Lands allotted to each 

* The Commissioners submitted their accounts for dividing the Common Lands, 
to the Court at Hackensack, on the first Tuesday in October, 1764. They were referred 
to Peter Sobriskc, Tunis Day, and Johannis Deniarest for audit, with directions to 
send in their rejjort at the next Term. In January Term. 17fi5, tlie C'ommissiimers sub- 
mitted their accounts for subdividing the Connnon Lands. They were referred to the 
same persons for audit. I have not been successful in finding the accounts or reports 
thereon. 



LAND TITLES. 23 

and every of the said Patents or Grants within the Bounds & 
Limits of the Township of Bergen aforesaid respectively to which a Share 
of the said Common Lands shall have been allotted as aforesaid : And 
the Charges of every of such Partition and Subdivision shall be defrayed, 
and the Accounts of the same respectively kept, stated and audited in 
the same manner as hereinbefore directed upon the general Partition 
aforesaid, provided always that the Overplus of the Moneys arising from 
the Sale of the respective Lands set apart to defray the Charges of each 
of the said particular Partitions and Subdivisions respectively, if any be 
shall upon Demand be paid to the respective Persons interested in such 
particular Tracts, or Proportions to their several Rights. 

^Utl be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that the said Com- 
missioners shall cause two several Field-Books and Maps to be made 
both of the general and of each particular Partition and Division of the 
said Common Lands, specifying the Bounds of the general Partition and of 
each and of every Lott of each particular Partition and Division respec- 
tively and to whom allotted particularly; Which said Maps and Field- 
Books shall be signed by the said Commissioners and their Surveyor or 
Surveyors, And one of the said Maps and Field-Books shall be filed in 
the Secretary's Office at Perth-Amboy and the other in the office of the 
Clerk of the County of Bergen to remain and be kept as Evidence, and 
shall be and hereby are made conclusive Evidence, of such Partition 
which said Partitions and Divisions and each and every of them shall be 
and hereby is and are declared good and valid in Law to divide and 
separate the said Lands. 

MvCti be it further enacted By the Authority aforesaid That the said 
Commissioners and their Surveyor shall be allowed each twenty shillings 
a Day, while actually employed in the said Service, And to each of the 
Chain-Bearers six shillings a Day, And to the Persons who audit the 
Accounts of the said Commissioners ten shillings for auditing the accounts 
of each of the said Partitions and Divisions, And for such other Charges 
as may accrue on the Service aforesaid the said Auditors may allow a 
reasonable Sum, And all Persons who shall be employed in the Service 
aforesaid shall also be provided with all Necessaries usually provided on 
such Occasions out of the Monies to arise by the Sale of the Land set 
apart for defraying the Charges of the said Partitions respectively — 
||H*Oi)ttIftr always and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, 
That no Person whomsoever, who shall be employed upon the Service 
aforesaid, or any other in Trust for him or them, shall become Purchasers 
of the Lands to be sold by Virtue of this Act or any Part thereof — 
Provided also, and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid. That 
such of the said Commissioners as may take upon them the Execution of 
this Act, and their Surveyor or Surveyors whom they are hereby author- 
ized to appoint, shall severally be sworn before one of the Justices of the 
Supreme Court, or before one of the Judges of the Court of Common 
Pleas, for the County of Bergen, to execute and perform the Trust and 
Services required of them severally by this Act fairly and impartially 
according to the Directions thereof, and the best of their Skill and Judg- 
ment, And a Certificate of their being so sworn from the Person ad- 
ministering the Oath be filed in the Office of the Clerk of the County of 
Bergen. 

§iVCti tic ft fltrti)Cr CnactCtr by the Authority aforesaid, That as well 
all & singular as any or either of the Powers hereby vested in the said Com- 



2'i LAM) TITLES. 

missioners shall and may be executed by the Majority of them and the 
Survivors and Survivor of them and the Majority of such Survivors. — 
Ji)l*Ol)ltICUcllU)(l»S That NothingContainedinthis Act shall be Deemed, 
Construed ov Lliulerstood to Affect or destroy any Claim Right or Title 
of the Cieneral Proprietors of the Eastern Division of this Province to 
the premises or to any part thereof and Saving Also to His Majesty his 
Heirs and Successors all his Rights therein as if this Bill had not passed. 

Council Chamber. 
December yth, 1763. This Bill having been Three Times Read in Coun- 
cil Resolved that the same do pass By Order of the House 

L. M. ASHFIELD. 

November 29th, 1763. This Bill having been Three Times Read in 
the House of Representatives Resolved That the same do pass 



By Order of the House 



ROBERT OGDEN, 

Spea/cer. 



Decemb'' 7th, 1763. I Assent to this Bill Enacting the same & 
Order it to be Enrolled 

WM. FRANKLIN. 

The Commissioners appointed hj the foregoing act caused to be 
surveyed every foot of land lying east of the Haekensack in this 
county, and the result is recorded with great care and particular- 
ity in their Field Book and Maps, which were filed, as directed in 
the seventh section of the above act. By an act of the Legisla- 
ture approved March 3, 1848, the Field Book and Maps on file in 
the Clerk's office of Bergen County were required to be filed in the 
office of the Clerk of Hudson County. They were so filed. But 
the copy in the Secretary of State's office being in-better preser- 
vation, and of no particular utility in that place, there Avas a gen- 
eral desire among the people of the county to secure it, whereupon 
by an act of the Legislature, approved March 3, 1853, the Clerk 
of Hudson County returned the one then in his office to the Clerk 
of Bergen County, and received and filed the one then in the 
office of the Secretary of State. 



Note 1. — The reader is indebted to Delos E. Culver, of Jersey 
City, for the following observations on terrestrial magnetism and 
its effect on the magnetic needle. His long experience and well- 
known ability as a practical surveyor and civil engineer make him 
an authority on the subject. He says : 



LAND TITLES. 25 

" Paradoxical as it may appear, many surveyors do not under- 
stand the action of the magnetic current upon the needle, and many 
others but imperfectly. In order to make the needle useful, the 
laws which govern its movements should be known. 

" The magnetic fluid or current sweeps continually from the 
south to the north magnetic pole, sometimes increasing in intensity, 
at others decreasing over the earth and beneath its surface on 
waving meridian lines. The direction of this current at any given 
point is the magnetic meridian. 

" The magnetic poles, however, are constantly moving around 
the true poles, changing the direction of the current, and with it 
the direction of the needle, thus accounting for its secular decli- 
nation. There is also an annular declination of the needle, caused 
by the revolution of the earth upon its axis, which is completed 
every day, and another declination, superimposed upon the others, 
caused apparently by the earth's nearing and receding from the 
sun each year, its maximum effect being exhibited in January 
when the earth is nearest the sun. 

" Of course, so far as land surveying with the needle is concerned, 
the secular declination only need be observed. The following 
extract from the American Encyclopaedia of observations made in 
London and Paris will illustrate this, showing how the north end of 
the needle travelled eastward at London until the year 1657 : 
'' From that time (105 7) the westerly declination began, and con- 
tinued until it began to be thought it would ever move in that 
direction, until it pointed south. In Paris the easterly declination 
did not disappear until 1663, and there also the needle travelled 
westerly until 1814, when it pointed 22^° towards the west. It 
then began to flag, and in 1817 the needle began to return towards 
the north. The same result was not noted in London untfl the 
year 1819, when the needle pointed N., 25*^ W. ;" this time, of 
about 162 years, marking one-half the period of the revolution of 
the magnetic pole around the true pole. There are two lines 
passing over the earth's surface upon its opposite sides, on which 
the needle will point due north and south. Such a line, at the 
present time, passes very near the City of Detroit in Michigan, 
and is steadily moving westward. On the east side of this line 
the variation of the needle is to the west, increasing in amount 
with the distance from it. On the other side of the line of no 
4 



26 LAND TITLES. 

variation the (locHnation of the needle is towards the cast. So, it 
will be seen that at any locality the course of the needle will not 
be exactly the same after the day upon which it is taken until 
about 160 years have passed by. 

" In Hudson County, according to my experience, and from the 
average of many surveys made from the monuments and courses 
laid doAvn on the map and field-book, made by the Commissioners 
in 1764, I determined, to my satisfaction, that here the easterly 
declination of the needle terminated in the year 1810, and that the 
average yearly movement before that time was at the rate of 
3 3-10 minutes per annum. I found exceptional cases where it 
would require as much as 4 minutes per annum correction to make 
the courses agree with the monuments, and others again where 
less than two minutes would do it. But allowance must be made 
for imperfections of instruments, local attraction, errors made in 
observing or recording bearings, etc. 

'' I would advise surveyors and others, where the title of valuable 
land is to pass by description based upon needle courses, to care- 
fully note the date of the survey, and have the same go into the 
instrument conveying the title. The importance of this will at 
once be seen when it is stated that a variation of 3 3-10 minutes 
per year will swing the lines of a piece of land of 100 rods long in 
ten years 16 feet out of its former position unless the proper cor- 
rection for the time since the survey was made, is made. From 
an observation of the position of the North Star, made on the even- 
ing of May 29, 1871, at Jersey City, the declination of the needle 
from the true meridian was shown to be 7'^ 55', the course of a 
true north line being N., 7^ 55', W." 

Note 2. — The land in these grants was measured by the Morgen, 
containing nearly two acres. An explanation of this measure as 
it prevailed in the olden time may be useful for a fuU understand- 
ing of the Dutch Patents. A Ehineland rod was the Dutch measure 
for land. It contains 12 feet and 4f inches, English measure. 
Five of these made a Dutch chain, which consequently contained 
61 feet and llf inches. Twenty-five such rods in length and 
twenty-four in breadth makes a Morgen, which consists of 600 
square Dutch rods. — Moultoii's Hist, of N. Y., i. 334. 

Note 3. — The rod spoken of in the Notes to the Field Book is 
the Dutch rod. 



THIS IS ONE OF THE FIELD BOOKS 



Both of the GENERAL & of each PARTICULAR Partition and Division 
of the COMMON LANDS of the TOWNSHIP of 

BERGEN. 



Kn ^too l^atts* 



The FIRST com [The General Bounds and Limits of the) p 

prehends the ' I Township, the Location of the Patents t pj°"^ 
FTFT n WHRT? ^f I ^^d Grants, & The GENERAL PAR- [ f ^^^ 
FIELD WORK of '^ tITION of the COMMON LANDS. J ' ^^ '^'■ 



The SECOND comprehends the FIELD WORK of the PAR-) ^^ 
TITION and DIVISION (or SUBDIVISION) of the COM- 1 p°"^ 
MON LAND allotted to the respective PATENTS or ( . ^^ 
GRANTS. J ^^^ ^° 221. 



Filed in the Secretary's office at Perth Amboy, March 2d, 1765. 

John Smyth, Reg'r, 

Filed in the office of the Clerk of Hudson County, March 15, 1853. 

R. Gilchrist, Cl'k. 



As a caution to all who may hereafter be imployed in surveying within 
the Township of Bergen, the Commissioners have thought it necessary to 
Note that they found an attraction more or less in most Parts of the Town- 
ship, and more especially towards the Northern Bounds, where they found 
it in some Places near five Degrees. 



^att iFitst. 



THIS IS ONE OF THE FIELD-BOOKS 

Of the General Partition of the Common Lands of the Township 

of Bergen 

Made in pursuance of a Law of the Province of New Jersey in Amer- 
ica pass'd in the fourth Year of the Reign of his present Majesty 
King George the third, entitled 

" ^U :^Ct appointing Commissioners for finally setling and deter- 
mining the several Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of 
the Township of Bergen, and for making a partition thereof in just and 
equitable Proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said 
Commissioners to be entitled to the same." 

The General Partition by the said Act directed was performed by 
Six of the Seven Commissioners therein named, to wit, Jacob Spicer, 
Charles Clinton, William Donnaldson, Azariah Dunham, John Berrien 
and Abraham Clark Jun''; Samuel Willis the Seventh Commissioner 
declined and did not attend the Service.* Those Six Commissioners who 

* It is worthy of observation that not one of these commissioners lived in the 
county where the lands to be surveyed lay. Two of them were from Essex County ; 
two from Middlesex ; one from Somerset ; and two, with the surveyor, George Clin- 
ton, Governor of New York during the Revolutionary war, were from the State of 
New York. 

Jacob Spicer, 
The son of Col. Jacob Spicer, was born in Cape May County, in 1716. In 1744 he 
became a member of the General Assembly, which position he held for twenty-one 
years. He married (lst>, Judith, daughter of Humphrey Hughes ; (2) Deborah, 
widow of Christopher Leaming. In 1756 he purchased the interest of the West 
Jersey Society in Cape May County, constituting what has since been known as the 
Vacant Right. He was appointed with Aaron Leaming to revise the laws of the 
State. The result of their labors may be found in "Leaming and Spicer's Collection," 
published without date, " Printed at Philadelphia, by W. Bradford, Printer to 
the King's Most Excellent Majesty for the Province of Neia Jersey." He was a mer- 
chant and surveyor, a man of exemplary habits, and strictly faithful in his business 
relations. He died in 1765, and was buried at Cold Spring. 

Charles Cllnton 
Was born in the County of Longford, Ireland, in 1690 ; died November 19, 1773, in 
the town of New Windsor, then in Ulster, now Orange Co., New York. His grand- 



30 LAND TITLES. 

took upon them the execution of the said Act, were severaly duly sworn 
before one of tlie Justices of the Supreme Court to exercise and perform 
the Trust and Services recjuired of them severaly by that Act fairly and 
impartially according to the Directions thereof; and the best of their 
Skill & Judgment; as may appear by the certificates filed in the Office 
of the Clerk of the County of Eergen ; true copy's whereof are in the 
Words following, to wit, 

"These are to certify that on the Eighteenth Day of January one thou- 
sand seven hundred and sixty four personally appeared before me Samuel 
Nevill, Esq'', Second Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature for 
the Province of New Jersey, William Donnaldson, Azariah Dunham, 
John Berrien, and Abraham Clark Jun'', four of the Commissioners 
named and appointed by an Act of the General Assembly of the Prov- 
ince of New Jersey; pass'd the last sessions at Burlington, Entitled — 
an Act appointing Commissioners for finally setling and determining the 
several Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Land of the Township 
of Bergen, and for making a Partition thereof in just and ecjuitable 
Proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said Com- 
missioners, to be entitled to the same." 

father was an adherent of Charles I., and after the defeat of the Koyalists fled to the 
north of Ireland. His mother was the daughter of a captain in the Parliamentary 
army. He and a number of his Mends chartered a ship and sailed for America, May 
20, 1729. This company in 1731 selected a place for a permanent settlement, and 
called it " Little Britain," in New Windsor. He was a farmer and land surveyor, 
and was appointed Surveyor-General, and Judge of the Common Pleas in Ulster. In 
175G he was appointed lieutenant-colonel in the militia, and served under General 
Bradstreet in the expedition against Fort Frontenac (now Kingston), Canada. His 
sons James (father of DeWitt Clinton) and George accompanied him in this expe- 
dition. Vide Appletoii's Encyclopcedia and Eager' s History of Orange County. 

William Donnaij5Son. 
Concerning William Donnaldson nothing whatever has been learned, except (if he 
was the man) that he kept a tavern, and resided on the road between New Brunswick 
and Princeton, at the junction of the Eocky Hill road. This is ascertained by the 
map of the survey of the county line, made by Az. Dunham. 

Azariah Dunham. 
Col. Azariah Dunham was born in the township of Piscataway, N. J., in the early 
part of the eighteenth century. His family settled in the township as early as 1670. 
He married Mary Ford, of Morristown, and settled at New Brunswick, where be built 
a mansion on what was originally known as Main, then Burnet, and still later as 
Little Burnet or Water street. He was a very prominent man, and enjoyed a large 
share of the public confidence. He was rigidly just, extremely accurate, and highly 
intelligent. At an early day his name often appears in the minutes of the Courts 
of Middlesex County as arbitrator to settle matters in dispute or litigation. He 
was a civil engineer, in which capacity liis services Avere in great demand, both by 
private parties and public bodies. June 20, 17C5, he was appointed by the Legis- 
lature one of the commissioners " to view the grounds and make a straight and 
perfect survey from Bordentown to Kingston, and fi-om Trenton as near as may be, 
through Priuceton, Kingston, New Brunswick, Elizabethtown, and Newark to Second 
Eiver ; also from New Brunswick to Perth Amboy, and from Perth Amboy to 



LAND TITLES. 31 

And each of them took an Oath to the following Purport, — That, 
they and each of them would execute and perform the Trust and Ser- 
vices required of them severally by the said Act fairly and impartially 
according to the Directions thereof, and the best of their Skill and 
Judgment. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand * the *2 
Day and Year above mentioned : — Signed Samuel Nevill. 

These are to certify that on the Seventh Day of March one thousand 
seven hundred and sixty-four personally appeared before me John Ber- 
rien Esq"" third Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature for the Prov- 
ince of New Jersey Charles Clinton one of the Commissioners named 
& appointed by an Act of General Assembly of the Province of New 
Jersey Entitled, 

" An Act appointing Commissioners for finally setling and determin- 
ing the several Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the 
Township of Bergen, and for making a Partition thereof in just and 
equitable Proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said 
Commissioners to be entitled to the same," 

And took An Oath, that, he would execute and perform the Trust 
and Services required by the said Act fairly and impartialy according 



Elizabethtown." May 20, 1765, he was selected by the Justices and Freeholders of 
Middlesex to run the division line between Somerset and Middlesex, which had be- 
come " dubious." 1 have seen a copy of the map of this survey comjileted May 9, 
1766. It was accompanied by a field-book ; and the two accurately described the 
line and the public highway from New Brunswick to the Province line, west of 
Princeton. They preserve the names of all the inhabitants living along the roftd, and 
note the exact locality of their farms and houses ; and also exhibit the extent ot 
Princeton and New Brunswick at that day. 

In May, 177.5, he was elected to the General Assembly. In the autumn of that 
year he and other patriotic members of the Assembly absented themselves to meet 
and confer with patriots from the several colonies in the city of New York. Their 
absence was noticed by Governor Wm. Fraaklin, who sent a message to the Assembly 
complaining of it. Accordingly, November 17, 1775, the House passed the following 
resolution : 

" Several members of the House being absent, whereby the Public Business has 
been greatly retarded. Ordered, That the Sergeant at Arms do give Notice forthwith 
to Benjamin Holmes, Robert Friend Price, John Combs, John Wetherill, Azariah 
Dunham, and William Winds, Esquires, to attend their Service here immediately." 

The patriotic members of the Assembly were aware of, and s^'mpathized with the 
causes which led to their absence; and a few days later voted a leave of absence to 
them. 

In 1775-6 Colonel Dunham was a member of the Provincial Congress of this 
State, and by that body was appointed one of the Committee of Safety, which sat, 
with extraordinary powers, during its recess. He was an active member of the Pro- 
vincial Congi'ess, and was on committees to draft various important measures : among 
others, a " resolution respecting apprehending deserters from the Continental troops ;" 
an "ordinance to compel payment of tax of £10,000 in 1775, from such persons as 
have refused to pay the same;" also an " ordinance for emitting £30,000 of credit,'' 

and for the purchase of saltpetre, etc., in 1775. He was one of the Masters to review 
companies raised in the Province in 1775-6; and one of the committee "to adjust 
and settle the accounts of powder furnished to Earl Sterling by Somerset, Brunswick, 
Woodbridge, and Elizabeth" in 1775. In 1776 he was Lieat.-Colonel of the 2d Bat- 



32 LAND TITLES. 

to the Directions thereof, and the best of his Skill and Judgment. In 
Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand the Day and Year above- 
said. Signed John Herrien. 

These are to certify that on the fifth Day of April one thousand seven 
hundred (S: sixty-four personally appeared before me John Berrien third 
Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature for the Province of New 
Jersey Jacob Spicer one of the Commissioners named and appointed by 
an Act of General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey pass'd the 
last Sessions at Burlington — Entitled, 

" An Act appointing Commissioners for finaly setling and determin- 
ing the several Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the 
Township of Bergen and for making a Partition thereof in just and 
eciuitable Proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said 
Commissioners to be entitled to the same," and took an Oath to the 
following Purport, That, he would execute and perform the Trust and 
Services required of him by the said Act fairly and impartially accord- 
ing to the Directions thereof, and the best of his Skill and Judgment. 
In Witness whereof, I have hereunto set my Hand the Day and Year 
above mentioned. Signed John Berrien. 

talion Middlesex Militia ; but resigned in order to devote himself to the duties of 
" Supeiintendent of Purchaees" for the Province, and of " Commissioner to raise 
troops" — positions to which he had been appointed by the Provincial Congress, and 
which he held until the close of the war. He was appointed one of the signers of the 
Jersey Bills of Credit foi- the Eastern Department of the State. He embarked a 
large part of his ample means in the cause of his country, and died at a ripe old age 
in 1790. 

John Berrien, 

The grandfather of the late John McPherson Berrien, of Georgia, was appointed 
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Province, February 20, 1764. He 
was a surveyor, as appears by the following sneer of the Tory historian of New York, 
William Smith. Referring to the death of Chief- Justice Morris, he says : " Frank- 
lin has put Charles Read in his place upon the bench, and filled up Read's with one 
John Berrien, a babbling country surveyor, not fit to be a deputy to any sheriff in 
England." — Contributions to East Jersey History, 180. Notwithstanding Smith's 
opinion, there can be no doubt that he was a man of integrity and ability, or the 
Legislature would not have associated him with such high-toned gentlemen as com- 
posed the Commission. He died in the latter part of April, 1772, leaving a widow 
and six children. 

Abraham Clabk 

Was born at Elizabethtown, February 15, 1726. He was the only child of Alder- 
man Thomas Clark. He married Sarah Hetfield in 1743. In early life his particular 
studies were mathematics and law, which fitted him for surveying and giving legal 
advice. He was not by profession a lawyer, but gave advice gratuitously. This 
procured for him the honorable title of the '' poor man's counsellor." His services 
were frequently sought as arbitrator in questions concerning land titles. Under the 
Colonial Goverinnent he was High Sheriff of Essex, and Clerk of the Assembly'. 
At the breaking out of the Revolution he became a member of the Committee of 
Public Safety. He was appointed a Delegate to the Provincial Congress, June 21, 
1776. A few days after his appointment he affixed his name to the Declaration of 



LAND TITLES. 33 

Sllltf 2l2Et the said William Donnaldson, Azariah Dunham, John 
Berrien and Abraham Clark, Juni" the four Commissioners first sworn as 
aforesaid did immediately thereafter make and subscribe a Notice in the 
Words following, to-wit, 

** JTO all whom these Presents may concern and particularly to 
such as claim anv Interest in the Common Lands of the Township of 
Bergen in the County of Bergen in the Eastern Division of the Prov- 
ince of New Jersey. 

212l!)tCeaS by a late Law of the said Province — Entitled an Act 
appointing Commissioners for finally seding and determining the several 
Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the Township of 
Bergen and for making a Partition thereof in just and equitable Propor- 
tions among those who shall be adjudged by the said Commissioners to 
be entitled to the same. Certain Persons are therein named as Com- 
missioners of whom we the subscribers are the Major Part ; And 
Whereas we have severally taken the Oath by the said Act required ; ISToU) 
ti^tCtfOtP towards the Execution of the Trust in the said Commissioners 
or the Major Part of them reposed ; we the (*) Subscribers Do hereby give '■ 
public Notice that at ten o'clock in the Forenoon of Tuesday the Sixth 
Day of March next at the House of Stephen Bourdett at Wehawken in 
the said Township of Bergen ; we or a Majority of the said Commis- 
sioners will meet to survey, run out and ascertain as well the Bounds and 
Limits of the said Township of Bergen as the Bounds of each and 
every Patent and Grant contained within the Bounds & Limits of the 
said Township ; And we do also request all Persons concerned or claim- 
ing Lands within the said Township to produce to us some or one of us 
their original Patents, Deeds or Grants or true attested Copies thereof 
within all convenient speed that we may be truly informed of their Rights 
and Claims in due Season, And also copies of all such Title Deeds 
whereon any Claims are grounded against the Extent of the General 
Bounds of the said Township; And all these we desire to have on or 
before the twenty-first Day of February next. Given under our Hands 

Independence. He was elected to the Provincial Congress of New Jersey, November 
30, 1776, and with the exception of 1779, was annually re-elected until 1783. In 
1783 he again had a seat in the National Legislature. In the mean time he was a 
frequent member of the State Legislature. While in this position he became known, 
though unjustly, as the " Father of the Paper Currency." In 1787 he was appointed 
a m amber of the State Convention which ratified the Constitution of the United 
States, but owing to ill health did not take his seat. In 1789 he was appointed 
a Commissioner to settle the accounts of the State with the United States. At the 
next election he was again chosen as representative in Congress, which position 
he held until a short time before his death. He retired from public life on the ad- 
journment of Congress, June 9, 1794. He died in the autumn of 1794 from the 
effects of coup de soleil, and was buried in the churchyard at Rahway. Over his 
grave is the following inscription : 

rirra and decided as a patriot, 

Zealous and faithful as a friend to the pablic, 

He loved his countrr, 

And adhered to her cause 

In the darkest hom- of her struggles 

Against oppression. 



34 LAND TITLES. 

the Eighteenth Day of January in the Year of our Lord one thousand 
seven hundred and sixty-four. 

{ Will. Donnaldson, 
c- J J Az. Dunham, 

^^"^ j John Berrien, 

( Abra Clark, Jun" 

As by the same original Notice filed in the Office of the Clerk of the 
County of Bergen may appear, a true copy of which said Notice was 
printed and published in two of the public News Papers commonly 
called the New York Gazette and Mercury, to wit, in the Gazette Num- 
bers 267, 268, 269, 270, and in the Mercury Numbers 639, 640,641, 642 
as by the same News Papers refference being thereunto had may appear; 
And the said Commissioners so qualified having met pursuant to said 
notice did appoint Jonathan Hampton of Elizabeth Town in New Jersey 
and George Clinton* of Ulster County in the Province of New York to 
be Surveyors of the Lands so to be divided, and they were accordingly 
severally sworn to execute and perform the Trusts and Services required 
of them by the said Act in due Form of Law before Mr. Justice Berrien 
as may appear by the Certificates thereof filed in the office of the Clerk 
of the said County of Bergen true copies whereof are in the Words fol- 
lowing, to wit, 

" These are to certify that on the ninth Day of March one thousand 
" seven hundred and sixty four personally appeared before me John Ber- 
" rien Esqr. thiid Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature for the 
" Province of New Jersey, Jonathan Hampton one of the Surveyors 
" appointed by the Commissioners named and appointed by an Act of the 
" General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey pass'd the last Ses- 
" sions at Burlington entitled ' An Act appointing Commissioners for 
" finally setling and determining the several Rights, Titles and Claims to 
" the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen ; and for making a 
" Partition thereof in just and equitable Proportions among those who 
" shall be adjudged by the said Commissioners to be entitled to the 

* GEORGE CLrNTON 
Was the youngest sou of Charles Cliuton, one of the Commissioners for dividing the 
Common Lands. He was born in Ulster Co. (Little Britain), N. Y., July, 26, 1739, 
died at Washington, April 20, 1812. He joined his father in the expedition against 
Fort Frontenac, in tlie French war. He was a lawyer, and was elected to the 
Colonial Assembly in 1768. Here he soon became head of the Whigs. He was elected 
to the Continental Congress in 1775, voted for the Declaration of Independence, was 
appointed Brigadier-General in 1777, and in the same year, at the first election under 
the Constitution of N. Y., was chosen both Governor and Lieutenant-Governor. He 
held tiie office for eighteen years, being chosen at six si;cce«isive elections. He was 
energetic, and rendered his country great service during the revolution. In 1788 he 
was President of the State Convention to consider the Fedei-al Constitution, to the 
adoption of which he was opposed, not deeming it sufficiently decided in favor of the 
sovereignty of each State. In 1792, at Washington's second election. Clinton received 
fifty votes for the Vice-presidency. In 1 601 he was again elected Governor, and in 
1804 Vice-president of the United States. In 1808 lie received six electoral votes for 
Piesident, in opposition to Madison, but was continued as Vice-president. By his 
casting vote in the senate, Jan. 24, 1811, the National Bank was not rechartered. 
Jonathan Hampton, though sworn did not serve. 



LAND TITLES. 35 

*•' same' — And took an Oath to the following purport that he would exe- 
" cute and perform the Trust and Services required of him as Surveyor 
'• fairly and impartially according to the Directions which he shall from 
" Time to Time receive from the said Commissioners pursuant (*) to the ^ 
" said Act to the best of his Skill and Judgment. In Witness whereof I 
'• have hereunto set my Hand the Day and Year above menti med. 

"Signed John Berrien." 

" These are to certify that on the twenty Sixth Day of March one 
'• thousand seven hundred and sixty four personally appeared before me 
" John Berrien Esqr. third Justice of the Supreme Court of Judicature for 
'• the Province of New Jersey George Clinton one of the Surveyors 
" appointed by the Commissioners named' and appointed by an Act of 
" the General Assembly of the Province of New Jersey pass'd the last 
' Sessions at Burlington entitled ' An Act appointing Commissioners for 
" finally setling and determining the several Rights, Titles and Claims to 
" the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen and for making a Par- 
" tition thereof in just and equitable Proportions among those who shall 
•' be adjudged by the said Commissioners to be entitled to the same' — 
" And took an Oath to the following Purport, that he would execute and 
• " perform the Trust and Services required of him as Surveyor fairly and 
" impartially according to the Directions which he shall from Time to 
" Time receive from the said Commissioners pursuant to the said Act to 
" the best of his Skill and Judgment. 

" In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand the Day and Year 
" above mentioned. 

" Signed John Berrien." 

And we the said Commissioners so qualified with our said Surveyors 
proceeded then to the Survey of the said Township of Bergen as by the 
said Act directed; And we the said Commissioners do adjudge the 
Bounds and Limits thereof to be as follows, to wit, 

The ]$OttntrSi and Hiimitll of the said Township of Bergen J^t^inU 
at the Northeastermost Corner thereof at a ^ijCSSUUtt-STrCt standing 
on the Easterly End of a small narrow high Ridge of land, the said 
STCf C is marked on the Northwest side thereof with a Blaze and three 
Notches and on its Southwest Side with the Letter B and the said Tree 
on a Course (from it) South forty nine Degrees East is thirty five Links 
distant from the Northwesterly Side of Mordainis Meadow ; and on a 
Course (from it) North Sixty Eight Degrees West is Seventy Seven Links 
distant from a large Rock mark'd with these four Figures 1764; And on 
a Course (from it) Southwest is fifty Links from the middle of a small 
Run of Water in a large Gully near the Head of a Creek ; and from 
which said ^}:tt these several 0h}tttU on the East Side of Hudson's 
River have the following Bearings, to wit, the Southermost Chimney of 
Humphreys Jones's House bears South sixty two Degrees and five 
Minutes East ; The single Chimney of Dennis Hicks's House bears 
South fifty Degrees and five Minutes East ; the Door in the Middle of 
Charles Ward Apthorp's New House bears South forty Degrees and fifty 
Minutes East ; And the Northeastermost Chimney of Bloomingdaal 
House date Mr. Oliver Delancey's) bears South seventeen Degrees 
East ; — And from the said (tf^tHnUtt^^ttt running upon a Course 
North forty nine Degrees West ninety seven Chains (by a Lineof mark't 



36 MAUYN ADi;lAX.SEN. 

Trees) to a stake (niark't E & B) Standing by the side of the Eastermost 
Branch of a small Creek, and about one Chain and a Half from the 
Head of the said Branch, at or near a Place called Espatin — Thence 
running down the said Creek Northerly, Westerly and Southwesterly as 
. the same Creek runs, till it comes into Hackensack River — Thence (*) 
' along Hackinsack River Southwesterly as the same River runs till it 
comes into New Ark or After Cul Bay — Thence Southwesterly along said 
New Ark Bay to Kill Van Cul (which parts Staten Island from the Main) 
— Thence Easterly along Kill Van Cull to New York Bay — Then 
Northerly along New York Bay to the Mouth of Hudson's River — 
— Then Northerly up along Hudson's River to the Southermost Point 
of Mordainis Meadow aforesaid — Then Northerly along the Edge of said 
Mordainis Meadow or Marsh where the same joins the Upland 'til it 
comes to bear South forty nine Degrees East from the aforesaid <Ki)tS=: 
llUtt STtf C — Thence North forty nine Degrees west thirty five Links to 
the said ^I^CSUUtt ^tCt the Place of Beginning. 

fl^il'OinQ thus run out and ascertained the ©fftirpal JJOUUtIS and 
iLiniltS of the said Township of Bergen we proceeded next to a Survey 
of the several Patents and Grants contained within the same which are 
many, and we have thought fit to enumerate them in the following Order, 
JFltrSt inserting the Grantors Name, The Grantees Name and date 
of each Patent and Grant; and then the Bounds and Limits thereof as 
by us discovered, survey'd and ascertain'd. A Work attended Avith much 
Difficulty and setled upon a due Attention, as well to the Words, and 
Descriptions in the Patents and Grants themselves as to antient Posses- 
sion, and the Allegations and Proofs suggested & produced upon the 
Spot. The stating of all which we conceived to be unnesessary and 
expensive, and it is therefore omitted. iJut we do hereby declare once 
for all. That, the ILtnittS mentioned in our Survey immediately after the 
Grantor and Grantees Names and Date of each Patent and Grant here- 
inafter inserted are the ILtnTttjS which we Ho adjudge, assign, and 
ascertain for such Patent and Grant. 

2I2EC begin with 

The Patent of Wiehaken granted by William Kieft to Maryn 
Adrianse dated the Eleventh Day of May one thousand six 
hundred and forty seven, and confirm'd by Patent from 
Philip Carteret to said Maryn Adrianse dated the Eighteenth 
Day of April one thousand six hundred and seventy. 

(But <SUtiJCg whereof shews, and we do adjudge it to be a tCflCt 

which on the Map is mark'd No. i.* 

* Adiiaensen was born in 1600, N. Y. Col. MSS. i. 24?, came from Veere to this 
country in 1631 and settled in Eensselaer Wyck, (yCal. N. N. i. 434. For the terri- 
ble massacres of 1643 he was greatly responsible. The accusation of this was more 
than he could bear, and armed with a cutlass and pistol he one day rushed up to the 
Director-General and said, '"What devillish lies are these you have been telling of 
me," at the same time attempting to shoot. He was seized and committed to prison. 
O'Cal. K X. i. 273. In March 1643 he was sent in irons to Holland for trial. He 
returned and obtained a patent for Awiehaken. He was a bad man ; a noted free- 
booter, O'Cal. N.K. i. 434 ; a drunkard, N. Y. Col. MSS. i. 200 ; and a slanderer. Ibid iv. 
94. His wife's name was Lysbet Tysen. She survived him and married Geerlief 
Michielsen, May 3, 1G54, New Amst. Bee. i. 448. 



MARYN ADRIANSEN. 37 

i5ffllUUlU0 at the Mouth of Hobocken Creek (which parts Wiehaken 
from Hobocken) and from thence running up Hudson's River as the same 
River runs to the Mouth of a small Creek at Wiehaken Ferry, Then up 
the same Creek to a Stone planted in the Mouth of the first Gully and 
Run of Water that runs from the Westward into said Creek (which Stone 
is North thirty seven Degrees and a half East thirty Eight Chains and 
sixty seven Links from the Mouth of said Hobocken Creek) and from the 
said Stone North fifty two Degrees and a Half West twenty seven Chains 

The following is a cojjy of the Dutch grant : 

" We William Kieft the Director-General and the Council in the behalf of the High 
and Mighty Lords, the States General of the United Netherlands, his Highness (the 
Prince) of Orange and the Noble Lords, the Managers of the Incorporated West 
India Company in New Netherland residing, by these presents do publisli and declare 
that fflJUe on this day of the date underwritten have given and granted unto JWari)It 
^OrtilCllSCn a certain piece of land known by the name of ^U)ieO<lttCtT, situated <m 
the West side of the North River, bounded on the North by the Kil of Hoboken, and 
from thence North till to the next Kil, and with the same breadth into the woods till 
containing fifty Morgens of land : with the express condition and terms that he the 
said iftilair»lt ^lirincnseu or they who by virtue of these presents to his action may 
hereafter succeed, shall acknowledge the noble Lords the managers aforesaid as his 
Lords and Patroons under the sovereignty of the High and Mighty Lords the States 
General, and unto their Director and Council here, shall in all things be conformed, 
as all good inhabitants are in duty bound : Provided also that he shall be further 
subject to all such burdens and imposts as already by the Noble Lords have been enacted, 
or such as may yet hereafter be enacted, constituting therefore the said JttatBlt ^&= 
tiacustu in our stead in the real and actual possession of the aforesaid piece of land, 
giving unto him by these presents the full might, authority and special license, the 
aforesaid land to enter, cultivate, inhabit and occupy in like manner as he may law- 
fully do with other his patrimonial lands and eflfects, without our the Grantor's in 
the quality as aforesaid thereunto any longer having reserving or saving any part, 
action or contioul whatever, but to the behoof as aforesaid from all desisting from 
this time forth and forever more. 

Promising moreover this Transport firmly, inviolably and irrevocably to maintain 
fulfil and execute, and finally to do all that in equity we are bound to do. Witness 
these presents by us undersigned and confirmed with our Seal. Done in the Fort 
Ntw Amsterdam in New Netherland this 11th day of May A.D. Ifi47. 

WiLLEM KlEFT. 

By the order of the Noble Lords, the Director General and the Council of New 

Netherland. 

CoRNELis Van Tienhoven, Secy." 

Land Papers (Albany) G. G. 217. 

It is well to note that all confirmations of the Dutch grants were made by Patent 
signed by the Governor and major part of his Council and under the seal of the Prov- 
ince. Preceding such patent, however, was a warrant signed in the same manner, 
directed to the Surveyor General who made his return of the survey. Both survey 
and patent were recorded by the register. This system continued until the surren- 
der, when the governor ceased to be an oflBcer of the proprietors and they no longer 
had control of the great seal. — Xixon's DUjest, 838. 

When and how Nicholas Bayard obtained this tract I do not know, but it was at 
an early date. On June 10, 1678, Governor Carteret with the consent of the Free- 



38 MAliYM ADlilANSEN. 

and seventy five Thinks to a Heap of Stones (ten Links North from a black 
Oak Tree mark'd on its North side W B) Then South thirty seven 
Degrees & a Half West thirty seven Chains and sixty seven Links to 
*6 another Heap of Stones (Eighteen (*) Links Northwesterly from a large 
flat Rock) Then South fifty two Degrees and a Half East to the aforesaid 
Hobocken Creek, thence down along the said Creek to the Mouth thereof 
on Hudson's River the Place of Beginning. — Next, 

liolders of IJergen granted to him " full power and authority to Build erect and set up 
on the Watei' Run of Wiehaken a saw and Corn Mill." He was not to cut any trees 
within 200 Rods of the upper fence by Espatin, nor within the sanie distance of the 
lower fence of Wiehaken, and was to keep only three cows, for which he was to pay 
to Bergen six guilders a head, and for liorses nine guilders, " which horses are to be 
working horses and none other without consent." 

By liis will, dated May 7, 1707, proved April 19, 1711, he left his real estate in- 
cluding Weehawken to liis son Samuel. 

The following, in connection with this tract, will be interesting to the curious 
reader: 

"At a meeting of the trustees of the Township of Bergen the 5th day of June 
1721, 

Present, John Sipp, Ruth Van Hoorne, Wander Diedricks, Hendrick Kuypers, 
Johannis Gerritsen, Matthias DeMott. 

Whereas the Trustees of this Corporation, did on the 15th day of April 1718, by 
order of this Corporation grant unto Samuel Bayard and to every one of the Pro- 
prietors of Pai'ticular tracts of Land Lying within the Limitts and bounds of the 
Township of Bergen liaving always Payd their Pi-oportional Part of the Towne Quit 
rents charges of the Pattent for Incorporation of the said Township and other cost 
and Charges of the said Township, that each and every of them have on their own 
cost and Charge a Graunt of this Corporation under the Common Seale of the Corpo- 
ration for Leave, Lycence and Libberty for their Respective Lands of having Cutting, 
Carting of and from and out of the Common Woodlands and Swamps of said Town- 
ship of Bergen all manner of Post Rayles, fencing stof, Timber, Polls, and other 
Timber necessary for the use of their Respective Lands and Meadows and in case of 
a Divident of the said Common Lands and Meadowes an equitable Proportion [several 
words obliterated] several and respective tracts of Lands and Meadowes. 

The Trustees being aprehensief that that graunt might hereafter prove Incon- 
venient, do Order that neither the said Samuel Bayard nor any other of the Proprietors 
of Particular Lands within the Limmitts and bounds of the said Township of 
Bergen have any graunt of this Corporation Pursuant to said order of the 15th 
April 1718." 

Stephen Bayard, the son of Samuel, inherited this lot, and by will dated January 
31, 1753, proved February 9, 1757, gave it, along Avith the ferry grant, to his son 
Robert. It was confiscated as the property of William, and sold by the agent of For- 
feited Estates to Jacobus J. Bogert, May 11, 1784, and by him to John Stevens, 
May 1, 1788. 

The following is the title of the act under which this property was confiscated. 
Chapter CXXII. 

" An Act for forfeiting to, and vesting in, the State of New Jersey, the Real Estates 
of certain Fugitives and Ofienders, and for directing the Mode of determining and 
satisfying the lawful Debts and Demands wliich may be due from, or made against, 
such Fugitiv^es and Offenders ; and for other purposes herein mentioned." 

Passed December 11, 1778. Wilson's Lmcs, 67. 



NICHOLAS VARLET. 39 

The Patent of Hobocken, granted by Petrus Stuyvesant to 
Nicholas Varlett Esqr. dated the fifth Day of February one 
thousand six hundred and sixty three and confirm' d by 
Patent from PhiHp Carteret to said Nicholas Varlett dated 
the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hundred sixty 
eight. 

©up cSutbCg whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a JTvaCt 

which on the Map is mark'd No. 2.* 



■"■ Nicholas Varleth or Varlet, was a man of note. The first his name appears in 
the records of New Netherlands is December 9, 1652. From this time his success was 
remarkable. October 14, 1656, having lost his wife, he married Aima, the sister of 
Governeur Stuyvesant, and widow of Samuel Bayard. April 7, 16.57, he was ap- 
pointed Commissary of Imports and Exports ; April 17, 1657, he was admitted to the 
rights of a small burgher; April 23, 1658, became ''collector," also "Farmer of 
Duties on Exports and Imports to and from New England and Virginia." In the 
same year being " an old and suitable person," he was invested with the " Great 
Burgher Eight," and appointed " Searcher and Inspector," and " Commissary of the 
Company's Stores." February 27, 1660, he was sent with Brian Newton as ambassa- 
dor to Virginia, " to condole the death of Gov. Matthews, to pi-opose a league ofien- 
sive and defensive against the Indians, to conclude a commercial treaty, and to request 
permission to enlist" men for the New Netherlandarmy. — N. Y. Col. MSiS., ix. 101 ; 
was named a commissioner to agree on terms of capitulation, September 6, 1664 ; ap- 
pointed captain of the militia in Bergen, Gamoenepan, Ahasimus, and Hooboocken, 
October 6, 1665; on the same day a member of the court at Bergen, and on the 
first of November following a member of Carteret's Council. These positions he 
continued to hold for several years. He died in the summer of 1675. 

In the patent from Cartaret, this tract is said to contain 276 acres. At what 
time Varlet obtained possession of it is not known, but it was previous to March, 
1656, iV Y. Col. MSS., vi. 347. He received a patent for it, said to contain 138 
morgens, February 5, 1663. 

He left two children, Abraham and Susanna. Abraham, born 1650 ; was Clerk 
in the Office of the Secretary of the Province in 1673, and a commissioner to admin- 
ister the oath of allegiance to the inhabitants of the towns in Achter Col (New 
Jersey) in 1673. He left the Province in 1675 ; entered the Dutch East India 
Company's service, and afterwards died in the city jail at Ceylon. I have heard 
that Prof. Dodd, of Princeton, discovered a deed from him to Samuel Bayard among 
the Bayard papers. Susanna married Jan or Johannis DeForest, June 8, 1673. In 
a controversy which arose between the widow of Varlet and her two children in 1C76, 
Samuel Edsell and Peter Stoutenburgh acted as agents for Abraham, then absent. 
Oloffe Stevenson Van Courtlandt, William Beekman, Francis Eombout, and Gulian 
Ver Planck acted as arbitrators. Their award, dated August 22, 1676, was that 
afler satisfying the four children by her former husband, Samuel Bayard, according 
to the terms of their will out of Varlet's property, the residue should belong to her 
and the two Varlet children. Susanna had four children, viz. : Nicholas, born 
February 4, 1675 ; Susanna, born January 4, 1677 ; Sara, born April 10, 1678 ; and 
Sara, born March 12, 1680. The only one who survived the age of childhood was 
Susanna, who married Robert Hickman. Hickman et ux, sold Hoboken to 
Samuel Bayard for £.500, June 13, 1711 ; deed acknowledged before Judge Pinhorne. 
He left it to his son Stephen, who by his will dated Jan. 31, 1753, proved Feb. 



40 IDE (JOUNELISON VAN VORST. 

]Jr0tUUiU0 at the Mouth of the Creek that Parts Hobocken from 
Wiehakcii (being the Place of Beginning also of Wiehaken Patent) and 
from tiience running uj) said Creek as it runs to a stake at the Foot of the 
Hill (which stake stands North fifty two Degrees & a HalfWest Eighteen 
Chains and sixty three Links from the Mouth of said Creek) Then from 
the said stake Westerly along the foot of the Hill One hundred and thir- 
teen Chains and a Half on a streight Line to a stake by a Creek which 
Parts Hobocken from the Meadows lying North of Horsimus (from which 
stake the said Creek runs about twelve Chains on a course South Sixty 
Six Degrees and a Half East) Then down said Creek as it runs to Hud- 
son's River, then up along Hudson's River as it runs to the Place of 
Beginning. 

The Patent granted by Philip Carterett to Ide Cornelison Van 
Voost dated the thirtieth Day of March one thousand six 
hundred and sixty Eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying at 
Horsimus. 

d^UV cSUfiJtg whereof shews and we do adjudge them to be two 
^reacts first a House Lot which on the Map is mark'd No. 3.* 

9,1757, gave it to his son William. William Bayard went to the British during 
the Revolution, and it was confiscated to the State. He joined the army ol 
the King, May 1, 1777, as per inquisition made at the house of Stephen Bogert, near 
the Pond Church, Oct. 21, 1779. Thereupon a writ dated Jan. 30, 1784, issued 
out of the Common Pleas of Bergen, directed to Cornelius Haring, Agent of For- 
feited Estates in Bergen County, to sell and dispose of all the land belonging to 
Bayard. He sold the tract in question to John Stevens, Junior, of New York, March 
16, 1784, for £18,330. The deed of Haring to Stevens was dated July 2fi, 1784, and 
conveyed 564 acres. In 1804 the upland was mapped out, and the map entitled, " A 
Map of the New City Hoboken," made by Charles Loss. Stevens bought from John 
Dey 30 acres of meadow, Feb. 4, 1792, and 10 acres June 5, 1795. This was lot 133. 
Vide Note to Van Purmerenfs Patent p. 7. He sold to Samuel Swartwout 327 
acres of meadow, April 15, 1814. This Swartwout mortgaged to John G. Coster, 
Dec. 6, 1827. The mortgage was foreclosed, decree dated July 15, 1840, and 
Robert Van Arsdale, Master's deed, dated Oct. 24, 1840, to John G. Coster, who 
died seized, Aug. 8, 1844. His will dated April 9, 1842, proved in New York Sept. 
6, 1844 ; in Hudson County, March 23, 1849. 

* Gov. Stuyvesant gave to Van Vorst a " lot at Ahasimus S. W. of the wagon 
road," April 5, 1664. — Land Papers (Albany) H. H. 136. This was his home lot, 
and the Patent therefor was destroyed by fire. Carteret's patent adds to the original 
grant, and describes the two lots : 

Lot No 3, lying at Haasemus on the N.E. side of Class Jansen, S.W. of the cart 
way in size 16 rods on the S. E. and N. W. side ; 2i rods 19 feet on the N. E. side ; 
21 rods on the S. W. side. 

Lot No. 6, between Hassemus and Jan de Lacher's Point or Neck, beginning at 
the little Creek, 140 rods to the Creek of the High Woodland, 100 rods in width=25 
morgens. 

This propei'ty was inherited by his only son Cornelius. By the will of Cornelius 
3d, dated June 13, 1733, proved Aug. 15, 1753, his son Cornelius 4th, received all 
his real estate. From him it passed to his son Cornelius 5th, known as "Faddy." 
" Faddy" by will dated Sept. 19, 1814, gave to his son John the homestead at Harsi- 
mus and one half of his lands at Showhank and Slonga. To his grandson Cornelius 



CLAAS JANSEN VAN PURMKKENT. 41 

J^riJlUUlUiJ South seventy one Degrees and a Half East fifteen 
Links from the Northeast Corner of CorneHus Van Vost (the present 
Possessor) his Stable ; and thence running along the Road North seventy 
one Degrees and a Half West four Chains and twenty nine Links to the 
Corner of Land in Possession of Michael De Mott (being Jacob 
Stoffelsen's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 9). Thence South seventeen 
Degrees and a Half West three Chains and one Link to the Northwest 
Corner of Headrick Kuyper's House Lott (being the House Lott in 
Class Jansen^Van Purmerant's Patent mark'd No. 4); Thence South 
seventy one Degrees and a Half East four Chains and nineteen Links 
to the Northeast Corner of said Cuyper's House Lot, and from thence 
North thirty one Degrees and Twenty Minutes East three Chains and 
four Links, to the Place of Beginning — Together with all the Land 
lying in the Front of said Lot down to Low Water Mark: 

cSCCOHtr a Tract of Upland and Meadow (which on the Map is 
mark'd No. 6). 

* i5 00 fnninjS at the Mouth of a small Creek on the Southwest side 
of Paulus Hook, and runs North twenty seven Degrees and forty 
Minutes East twenty two chains and thirty Links, Then North Eight 
Degrees West twelve Chains and ninety five Links to a stake near Hud- 
son's River, Then South sixteen Degrees and forty Minutes West five 
Chains and seventy Links to the Corner of the Fence in the Meadow, 
Then North sixty four Degrees and forty Minutes West Ten Chains and 
fifty five Links to the middle Causeway leading across the Meadow to 
Paulus Hook where the s'd Causeway joins the Upland of Horsimus, 
Then South Eighty Seven Degrees West five Chains and ninety four 
Links along the Fence, 'J'hen North sixty one Degrees West twenty nine 
Chains along said Fence ; Then North sixty four Degrees and twenty 
Minutes West sixteen Chains to a stake standing on the East side of Hor- 
simus Creek, that divides Horsimus from Bergen and Communipan 
(being the first Creek that said Line meets with) which stake stands 
seventy two Hnks northeast from the upper side of the Causeway or solid 
Bridge that crosses said Creek ; Thence Southerly down along said Creek 
as it runs to Hudson's River or the Bay (leaving a small Island of 
Meadow to the southwestward) Then up said River or Bay Northeast- 
ward to the Place where it first Began at the Mouth of the little Creek 
aforesaid. 

The Patent granted by Petrus Stuyvesant to Claas Jansen 
Van Purmerant dated the thirty first day of January, one 
thousand six hundred and sixty two, and confirm'd by Patent 

7th he gave " the land between Hassemus and Jan de Lacher's Hook." This devisee 
mapped out the property June, 1835, and since his death, Jan. 3, 1852, this land has 
become the finest part of Jersey City. His childi-en partitioned in chancery Oct 16, 
1869. John died seized Jan. 30, 1832, of what he received hy his father's will. His 
land at Harsimus lay N. of Newark Ave, W. of Warren ^'t. to Grove, then N. to South 
9th, then E. to Prospect, then N. to near South 5th, then W. to De Mott's line near 
Grove, then N. to South 4th. He left children Ann Eliza, wife of J. Dickinson 
Miller, Cornelia, wife of Henry Augustus Booraem, Sarah Frances whose first hus- 
baud was Charles B. C. Bacot, and now wife of Michael Lienau, and John. Vide Note 
to Lot Xo. 211, p. 77. 
6 



42 CLAAS JANSEN VAN PURMERENT. 

from Philip Carteret to said Class Jansen Van Purmerant, 
dated this thirtieth Day of March one thousand six hundred 
and sixty Eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying at and near 
Horsimus. 

^Ul* BlU'iJCg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be four 
Ji'lMCtS, first, a House Lot (which on the Map is mark'd No. 4.)* 

* Thip patent€e came from Purmerent, a town about twelve milps from Amster- 
dam. He Avas sometimes called Claas Jansen Van Purmerent. In 1<)38 he leased 
from Planck one morgen of land on Pauliis Hook for a tobacco plantation. He was 
residing there in 1643. He was sometimes known by the name of Jan Pottagie, 

amjlict " Soup Johnny." His first wife was Pietersje, daughter of Brackhoengie, 

by whom he had three children. Tluough his wife he inherited certain lands at 
Gowanus. He was well versed in the Indian language, and therefore able occasion- 
ally to communicate important facts to the Dutch Government. Previous to 16,56 his 
wife died, for on Nov. 11,1656, he married Annetje Van Vorst, daughter of Pauw's 
old "commander," and defendant in the cause cehhre, Cock vs. Van Vorst, New Amst. 
Jicc, i. 123, 148, 449, 4fJ3. He then went to reside in "Ahasymus," and in Oct., 
1664, took the oath of allegiance to the English government. He was elected Schepen 
for "Ahasymus" in the Bergen court, Aug. 31, 1674 ; took an active part with his 
neighbors in annoying the occupants of the Duke's Farm ; was appointed by the Gen- 
eral Assembly of New Jersey in 1682, one of the Surveyors of Highways in Bergen 
County, and is named in the Act, " Clause Jansen Van Sarmarant." — Learning and 
Spicer, 257. 

The Patent describes those lots as follows : 

Lot No. 4, lying N. E. of the house where Jacob Stoffelsen dwelt, S. W. of Ide 
Cornellisen Van Voorst ; in size, 20 rods on S. E. and N. W. sides and 21 rods on 
N. E. side. 

Lot No. 7 was 25x100 rods in garden and orchard. 

Lot Xo. 8 was a farm lot, lying N. E. of the cart way. In size it was 12 3-10 rods 
along the cart way, 19 rods on the E. side, 18 3-10 jods on W. side, and 17 3-10 rods 
on N. W. side. 

Lot Xo. 1.33, lying " between Haassemus and Hoboocken," S. of a small creek, in 
size 30x180 rods=25 morgens ; the four lots containing, as per patent, 45 acres. 

These lots (except No. 133) were taken out of the West India Company's Farm. 
Among the patentee's children were Cornelis, born March 21, 16.59, and Uendrich, bom 
May 10, 1676. Long before his death, he abandoned the name of " Van Purmerent," 
and was known as " Kuyper," probably from his being a cooper. This name his children 
retained until his family became extinct. He died intestate, Nov. 30, 1688, and liis 
property was inherited by his eldest son Cornelius. On June 12. 1714, Jansen 's 
widow (.who signed her name " Annetje Cornelis," though in the body of the deed 
named "Anna Cooper."! and her son Cornelius for £220 sold to her son Hendrick 
along with other lands, vide Xote to Van Ostrum's Patent, p. 63, and Xote to Lot 
240, p. 78, these four tracts, three of wliich, 4, 7 and 8, were then said to contain 25 
acres. Hendrick Kuyper died March 16, 1756. By will dated Sept. 16, 1754, proved 
July 24, 1764, he gave to his only son Hendrick all his lands. His daughters were 
Catherine, wife of Garret Newkirk ; Geertje, wife of John Van Dalson ; Jenneke, 
Marytje, wife of Roelof Van der Linden, and Elizabeth, wife of William Sickles. 
Kuyper conveyed Lot 133 to John Dey, Jan. 1, 1780, who conveyed to JoJm Stevens, 
Feb. 14, 1792, and June 5, 1795. Stephens sold p.art ot it to Jacob Newkirk. Sept. 21, 



CLAAS JANSEN VAN PURMERENT. 



43 



lSC0tUIttU0 at the Southeast Corner of Ide CorneHson Van Vost's 
House Lott (being the House Lot mentioned in the immediate foregoing 
Patent and mark'd on the Map No. 3) And runs North seventy one 
Degrees and a Half West four Chains and nineteen Links to the South- 
west Corner of s"d Ide Cornehson Van Vost's House Lot, Then South 
Seventeen Degrees and a Half West One Chain and sixty six Links to a 
stake (being the southerly Corner of Jacob Stoftelsen's Patent mark'd 
No. 9), Then South seventy one Degrees & a Half East, Three Chains 
and ninety seven Links to a stake standing forty one Links on a Course 
south forty three Degrees and a Half East from the south East Corner 
of the said Class Jansen Van Purmirant (now Hendrick Kuyper's) 
House ; And from thence North thirty one Degrees a Half East one 
Chain and sixty nine Links to the Place of Beginning. Together with 
all the Land lying in the Front of said Lot down to low Water mark. 
c^rCOntT) a Garden and Orchard Lot (which on the Map is 
mark'd No. 7.) 

3$C0tnUtn(]; at a stake standing North thirty eight Degrees and Ten 
Minutes East One Chain and twenty seven Links from the Northeast 
Corner of Ide Cornelison Van Vost's House Lot (being the House Lot 
mark'd on the Map No. 3 as mentioned in the * preceeding Patent And *j 
from the said Stake runs along the Road on the North side thereof North 
seventy four Degrees and thirty Minutes West three Chains and fifty 
Eight Links, Thence North Eight Degrees East three Chains and thirty 
Links, Thence south Seventy Degrees and ten Minutes East three Chains 
and forty three Links, Thence south four Degrees and forty Minutes West 
three Chains and thirty Links to the Place of Beginning. 

17U5. Newkirk died seized, June 9, 1818.. By will dated April 6, 1817, proved Aug. 
26, 1818, he gave the same to his sons Garret and John J. Garret died, and the lot 
was partitioned between his childi-en and John J. in 1819; they taking the S. half 
and he the N. half, which he sold to Henry Traphagen, May 7, 1835 ; by whose 
children it is yet owned. The other lots passed to the Van Vorst family, but how I 
have not learned. By the will of Cornelius Van Vorst, dated Sept. 19, 1814, proved 
Oct. 7, 1818, lot 8 was given to his daughter Neeltje, wife of Henry Traphagen. She 
died in 1826, and her husband died in 1360, leaving children Anna V. H., Cornelius 
V. v., Hannah Maria, wife of William G. Post, and Henry M. These still hold in 
common what has not been sold. 

Kuyper died and his widow Catherine was appointed his administratrix, Sept. i, 
1783. 

Tliis diagram shows the location of lot No. 8. 




44 A15h'All.\.M ISAACSON VKK PLANCK. 

JTfjlVTf, a Farm Lot (which on the Maj) is mark'd No. 8.) 
lJC0tnU(U0 at a stake standing North twenty five Degrees East, 
twelve chains and Eiglity six Links fi-om the Northeast Corner of said 
Ide CornehsonVan Vost's House I>ot (being the House Lot mark'd on 
the Map No 3 as mentioned in the preceeding Patent) and from the said 
stake runs South eighty nine Degrees and forty Minutes West fourteen 
Chains and fifteen Links, Thence North five Degrees and fifty five 
Minutes West fourteen Chains and thirty two Links, Thence North 
P-ighty five Degrees and thirty five Minutes East twenty Chains and forty 
eight Links, Thence South seventeen Degrees and ten Minutes West six- 
teen Chains and sixty one Links to the Place of Beginning. 

;{rOUtti), a Piece of Meadow (which on the Map is mark'd No. 

MtQinnUXQ at the Easterly End of a Ditch (that was formerly cut 
for a Fence from the Creek called Horsimus Creek, to a small Creek 
that runs up out of a Bay between Horsimus and Hobocken Creek) 
And from the said Easterly End of the said Ditch running as said Ditch 
runs Westward about four Chains 'till it comes to the Creek of Horsimus 
aforesaid, Thence rufiing up said Horsimus Creek as the same runs 
Northwardly following the Northward Branch of the same to a stake 
standing north fifteen Degrees and ten Minutes West fourteen Chains 
and sixty four Links from the Easterly End of the first mentioned Ditch 
the Place of Beginning (which stake is the southerly Comer of Meadow 
late possess'd by Sir Peter Warren) and from said stake running North 
sixty nine Degrees and ten Minutes East thirty four Chains and fifty two 
Links to said Hobocken Creek, Thence down the said Creek as the same 
runs to the Mouth thereof at the Bay ; Thence southwesterly along the 
said Bay to the Mouth of the second Creek above mentioned, Thence 
running up the same to the Place of Beginning. 

STiJt J^atCttt of Philip Carterett to Abraham Isaacson 
Plank dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty Eight for a Neck of Land call'd Paulus 
Hook. 

(BUV <^Ul'bCg whereof shews, and we adjudge to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is niarkt No. 5.)* 

* The history of the title to this tract is brief. The Dutch West India Company 
conveyed it as per following deed : 

" This day, date underwritten, before ine Cornelis Van Tienhoven, Secretary of New 
Netherland, appeared the Honorable, wise and prudent Mr. William Kieft Director- 
General of New Netherland (on the one part) and Abraham Isancsen Planck on tlie 
otlii-r part, and mutually agreed and contracted for the purchase of a certain parcel of 
land called Pouwels Hook, situate Westward of the Island Manhr.tes and eastward of 
Ahasinis, extending from tlie North River imto the valley [marsh] which runs around 
it there. Which land Mr. Kieft hath sold to Abraham Planck, who also acknowledges 
to have bought the aforesaid land for the sum of Four Hundi-ed and fifty Guilders cal- 
culated at 20 stivers the guilder, Avliich sum aforesaid Abraham Isaacsen Planck prom- 
ises to pay to the Honble Mr. Kieft, or his order, in three installments, the first at the 
Fair A° 1G38, 2d A» 1639, and the tliird and last installment on the Fair A"^ 
1640; and in case lie remains in default of payment, Jacob Albertsen Planck, Sheriff 



ABRAHAM ISAACSON PLANCK. 45 

. JSCfifltnfUrj at the Mouth of a small Creek on the south west side 
of said Hook and runs up the Creek north twenty seven Degrees and 
forty Minutes East twenty two Chains and thirty Links, Thence North 
eight Degrees West twelve Chains and ninety * five links to Hudson's # 
River, Thence down said River Easterly, Southerly and Westerly round " 
said Paulus Hook to the Mouth of said Creek the place of Beginning. 

in the Colonic of Renselaers Wyck substitutes himself as bail and principal for the 
purchaser, promising to pay the aforesaid fl. 450 free of costs and charges ; For all 
which aforesaid, the purchaser and bondsman aforesaid pledge their persons and prop- 
erty real and personal, present and future, without any exception, submitting to the 
Provincial Court of Holland, and to all other Courts, Judges and Justices, and in 
acknowledgment and token of the truth, these presents are signed by the parties 
respectively, and 2 copies hereof are made of the same tenor. 

Done on the Island Manhates in Fort Amsterdam this first of May, 1638. 







it<^' 



Carteret confirmed this patent for "all of a neck of land, heretofore granted unto 
him by the Dutch Governor Kieft, lying and being on the West side of Hudson River, 
and called by the Dutch Powlus Houck, separated from Aharsirausby a small creek 
to have and to hold the said neck of land and meadow," &c., «Sz;c., " as of the manner 
of East Greenwich in free and common socage." The patentee married Maria Koss, 
widow, daughter of Guleyn Vigne. His children were Abir/ail^ wife of Adrian Van 
Laer, Gehyn, Catelyn, wife of David Pietersen Schuyler, Isaac, Susanna, wife of Marten 
Ya,nVf&Qvi, Jacomyntje, Ariantje, Hillegond and Isaac. Planck died about 1680. The 
Hook remained in the possession of his family until 4ug. 2, 1699, when John Abeel, 
Attorney in fact of Planck's heirs, conveyed it to Cornelius Van Vorst. This deed is 
now in the possession of John Van Vorst. It has never been recorded. It was proved 
before Rynier Van Giesen, " one of his Majesties Judges," May 30, 1754. It was signed 
in presence of Brandt Schuyler and William Huddleston. The place remained in pos- 
session of the Van Vorst family until Maich 26, 1804. Tide Note to Tan Vorst' s Patent, 
p. 6. Then Cornelius Van Vorst sold it to Anthony Dey for an annuity of " Six thou- 
sand Spanish milled Dollars." This annuity was given in his will to his son John, who 
assigned it to Richard Varick, March 12, 1824. By him it was assigned to the Associates 
Nov. 18, 1830. Dey conveyed the tract to Abraham Varick, April 18, 1804 ; and he to 
Richard Varick, Jacob Radcliff and Anthony Day, April 20, 1804. They mapped 
out the place and entitled the Map "A Map of that part of the town of Jersey com- 
monly called Powles Hook." " The Associates of the Jersey Company" were incor- 
porated Nov. 10, 1804. To this body Varick, Radcliff and Dey conveyed the Hook, 
Feb. 1, 1805. From this company comes the title to the lots in old Jersey City. 
They were at first sold subject to a quit-rent. Only a few lots remain subject to 
this rent, the title to most of them having been perfected by payment of a sum in gross. 



46 



JACOIJ STOFFELSEN. 



JTIjC llJatCUt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jacob Stofifelsen dated 
the Seventh Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty four for a Piece of Land lying at Horsimus. 

®UV eSUCUCi) whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a ^TCflCt 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 9.)* 

* Stoffi'lsi'ii was born in 1601, Col. Hist, of N. Y.,\. 194, came fiom Zirickzee, the 
chief city of the Island of Scliowen, and the oldest city of Zeeland, to this country at 
an eai-ly date. — Powers of Atty. New Amst. 39. In 1633 he was " Comniissary of 
Stores," New Neth. Iteyister, 30, and overseer of the Company's negroes, N. Y. Col. MSS., 
i. 84 ; chosen one of the " Twelve" in 1641, Col. Hist, of N. T., i. 415 ; one of the 
" Eight" in 1645, in the same year one of the Directors' Council, pro hac vice, to con- 
sult on Indian affairs, New Neth. Register, 15. In 1656 he hired the Company's Bou- 
werie at Ahassiinus, where he continued to reside until his death in 1677. In 1639 he 
married the widow of Cornelis Van Voorst, and in 1657, being a widower, married 
Tryntje, the widow of Jacob Walingen VanHoorn, Val. Man. 1861, 648, by whom he 
liad two children, viz., Stoffel and Jacobus. — Ibid. 1863, 813. In the same year he 
was admitted to the rights of a Small Burgher, New Neth. Register, 183. He was an 
uneducated man, but greatly respected, and ofconsiderable influence with the Indians. 
This tract was taken out of the West India Company's Farm. It was irregular 
in shape, but this diagram will show its location. 
The lines between Hiram Gilbert, its then owner, and 
Cole's estate were straightened, Aug. 26, 1838, by an 
exchange of property. 

It was laid out, Sept. 20, 1677, and confirmed Nov. 
10, 1677, to Casper Steinmets in right of Trintje Wal- 
^ngs, his lately deceased wife, formerly widow of Jacob 
Stoffelsen, as land for a garden and orchard at Horse- 
mus, in length 15 chains, v^'dth in the middle 5 
chains, at the ends 4 chains, bounded N. by a rail 
fence, E. by Van Vorst and Van Purmerent, S. & W. 
by the West India Company's Farm, " now belonging 
to the Lords Proprietors ''=6 acres. 

At an early date Mattys De • Mott became the 
owner, and by will, dated Dec. 13, 1755, proved June 
8, 1756, gave it to his sons Michael and Joris, who 
held as joint tenants. Michael married Claesje Winne, but died Nov. 16, 1799, intes- 
tate, and without issue. His widow, by will dated the May 17, 1787, proved Jan. 
27, 1789, gave to the children of her brother John Winne one-half of her property, 
and the other half to the children of her brother Levinus. What realty passed by 
her will I do not know. George died Sept. 9, 1800, unmarried. By will dated April 
5, 1794, codicil Aug. 26, 1800, proved Oct. 9, 1804, he gave to Michael, son of his 
brother Hendrick of Pompton, all his real estate in the Township of Bergen. 

This devisee died seized. May 27, 1832. By will dated May 10, 1831, proved May 
19, 184.5, he gave this tract to his children. Garret, George, Jane the wife of Peter 
Merselis, Margaret the wife of Richard Vreeland, Maria the wife of James Cadmus, 
Catherine the wife of Richard Cadmus, and Henry (dead before his father, leaving 
two sons, Henry B. and Michael H., and three daughters). These heirs and devisees 
by five several deeds in 1835, conveyed the same to Hiram Gilbert, Cyrus S. Browning, 
and Caleb E. Draper. By several deeds in 1838 the title passed to Gilbert, who 
mapped it out. Vide Note to Harmensen's Patent, p. 50. Note to Post's Fatent, p. 23. 




CLAAS PIETERSEN COS. 47 

i^tQinnUXQ at the Northwest Corner of Ida Corneleson Van Yost's 
House Lot (which on the Map is mark'd No. 3) Thence running south 
seventeen Degrees and thirty minutes West four Chains and sixty seven 
Links along the Rear of said Van Vost's & Van Purmerant's House 
Lots, Thence North seventy eight Degrees and forty Minutes West six 
Chains and fifty two Links, Then south twenty seven Degrees and Thirty 
Minutes West four Chains and forty two Links, Thence North forty six 
Degrees West twelve Chains and sixty Links, thence North twenty nine 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East three Chains and fifty one Links, Then 
south seventy one Degrees and forty Minutes East two Chains and fifty 
three Links, Thence South eighty six degrees East seven chains, thence 
South sixty six degrees, East eight Chains and fifty Links to the Place 
of Beginning. 

K'^t l^atcnt of Philip Carterett to Petrus Stuyvesant dated 

the thirty first Day of July One thousand six hundred and 

sixty nine for a Piece of Meadow at Horsimus. 

®UC .SUClJtg whereof shews & we adjudge it to be a Tract 

(which on the mao is mark'd No. 10.)* 

3$fflfunfn0 at a stake standing on the East side of Horsimus Creek 

(being South eighty nine Degrees and twenty Minutes East Eight chains 

and ninety Links from the Northwest Corner of Ide Corneleson Van 

Vost's Farm Lot mark'd on the Map No. 6); And from the said stake 

runs South forty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East One Chain & sixty 

Links to the Upland, Thence North fifty two Degrees and twenty Minutes 

East three Chains and twenty one Links along the Upland, Thence North 

sixty five Degrees east Eight Chains and eighty Links along said Upland, 

Thence South forty seven Degrees east One Chain and Eighteen Links 

across a Ditch to the Head of a small Creek, Thence down the said 

small Creek as the same runs to where the said Creek empties into the 

first mentioned Horsimus Creek, Thence down the same as it runs to the 

Place of Beginning. 

STi^C 3P|attnt of Phillip Carteret to Claess Comptah (alias 
Claas Pieterson Cors) dated the third Day of June One thou- 
sand six hundred and seventy One for a Parcell of Upland 
and Meadow lying at Comunipan. 
#Ur .SUl'iJCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
which on the Map is mark'd No. ii.t 

" ''A lot of Meadow N. of the upland Hahasetnes, butting on the W. sideof Com- 
niiinipaw Creek, N. and E. side by a small creek, =4 morgens, 288 rods." Tliis was 
Governor Stuyvesant. The tract lies S. of Newark avenue, at the foot of the 
hill, and N. of the Point of Rocks. The title seems to have descended until we 
find it in Peter Stuyvesant in 1764. He died Aug. 10, 1770. By will dated July 
7, 1767, proved Sept. 2d, 1770, he gave all his realty to his son Peter, whose 
will was dated Nov. 20, 1821 ; proved Jan. 9, 1822. It is probable that he disposed 
of it during his lifetime. Vide Note to Varlet's Patent, p. 62. 

Was this an original patent, or had the governor some private claim to it pre- 
vious to the surrender? Again, have these Stuyvesants been recognized as among 
the governor's descendants? I think not. Whs, then, was the Pe^rits .S'h(7/resaw< of 
1764, and how came he by the land as well as the name ? 

t This patentee was born in 1619. He came hither a soldier in the service of the 
West India Company. For an assault on Robert Piunoyer he was, Sept. 29, 1G44, 



48 CLAAS I'lETEIiSEN COS. 

lo * ]Jr0tnittUg at a stone (on the Northwest side of York Bay or 

Hudson's River) in the Middle of a Road (which stone stands ninety- 
seven Links from the South Corner of Myndert Garabrant's House on a 

fined 50 guilders, and sentenced to " ride the wooden horse during parade." — Alb. 
Hec, iii. 

This patent calls for 182 acres, beginning " at ye Corner of his House Lott, run- 
ning along 3'e Higliway 200 Rodds to a black oak burnt stump, thence N. 30 chains, 
N. E. and E. to ye corner stake of Nicholas, the Baker, then E. along a small Creek 
to another creek where the Mill of Hossemus stands 30 chains, thence running as ye 
Creek between Hossemus «fe Communican Runs 45 Chains to the Mouth of the Creek, 
thence to the first mentioned Corner 24 Chains : Bounded on the Highway that 
goeth to Bergen, on the North by Nicholas, the Baker's Land, on the East by the 
Creek that parteth Hossemus and Comunipan, on the South by Hudson's River '' 
Its N. extremity was " where the Mill of Hossemus stands," afterwards known as 
"Prioi-'s Mill;" and the house lot refei-red to was S. of Communipaw avenue and 
fronting the river. It was afterwards owned by the Brinkerhofl's. Vide Hartnians 
lat Patent, p. 11. This is a part of the tract given to Jan Evertse Bout by the 
Dutch West India Company, and by him sold to the patentee prior to 1657 ; for on 
Jan. 23, 1657, Cos pledged it as security for the suppoi-t of his daughter by his first 
wife, " to teach her reading «fe writing, sewing «& some trade & give her 200 florins out 
of her mother's estate." Cos paid to Bout 1,444 guilders for the tract. By a survey made 
by James Alexender, Feb. 15, 1723, the " black oak burnt stump" was found to 
be 26 rods beyond the 200 rods named in the patent. In this survey the place is 
called " Pannonia alias Communipan." Cos's second wife was Grietje Maes, widow 
of Claas Teunissen, whom he married Dec. 31, 1656. By her he had no chil- 
dren, and at his death his property went to Maritje, his only child by his first wife, 
Neeltje Engels. ^«?n<y'c married Gerbrand Claesen, the founder of the Garrabrants 
family, Aug. 2, 1674. He die<l intestate June 19, 1703. She died October, 1714. 
By will dated Jan. 7, 1714, proved Feb. 3, 1715, she gave this tract to her sons 
Cornelius and Myndert ; Coinelius taking all east of a line not far from Pine street, 
and Myndert all lying west of that line. We will first trace the share of Cornelius. 

Cornelius, by will dated Feb. 13, 1767, proved March 4, 1774, gave all his lands 
to his son Cornelius, who, by will dated April 16, 1814, gave this tract to liis sons 
Cornelius and Peter. Cornelius took the N. part, bounded S. by the narrow meadow 
extending from the present engine-house of the Central Railroad Company, W. to 
about Pine street. Peter took that part lying between saiJ meadow and Communi- 
paw avenue. 

Peter sold llj acres to Garret Van Home, March 20, 1822, bounded N.W. by 
Myndert Garrabrants, N.E. and S.E. by Cornelius Garrabrants, S.W. by Communi- 
paw road. 

Van Home died intestate, and the lot was partitioned among his children, viz. : 
Margaret, Hartman V. and Garret, Aug. 14, 1348, and in 1856 sold to William 
Keenney and John R. Halladay. The balance of Peter's lands (except the house lot 
on the shore) he sold to his brother Cornelius and John Van Home, June 8, 1821. 
These grantees resold to Peter. He sold 16 76-100 acres lying N. of Communipaw 
avenue, and E. of Garret Van Horn, to Jane, widow of Cornelius Garrabrants, Maich 
20, 1822. Cornelius left one child, Jane, who married Cornelius Van Home. She 
inherited and yet owns the most of lier parent's estate. 

Myndert died May 5, 1781. By will dated Oct. 10, 1772, proved May 2S, 
1783, he gave to his son Garrabrant the use of one-third of his farm for life. The 



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49 



Course south Fifteen Degrees and thirty Minutes East, and ninety six 
Links from the East Corner of CorneHus Brinkerhooff's House on a 
Course south forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes East ) ; And from 
the said Stone runs along the Road or Highway North thirty one De- 
grees and ten Minutes West seventeen Chains, Then along the said 

rest of his land, with the remainder in this tract he gave to his son Myndert. Garra- 
brant died March 29, 1791. Myndert 2d (generally known as Myndert 1st), had three 
children, Trintjc, wife of Garret Van Home; Hannah, wife of Michael Vreeland ; 
and Myndert. To his two daughters he gave the land between Van Home street and 
the Mill Road and Brinkerhoff's land, and N. of Communipaw avenue. This deed 
was dated June 10, 1805. The grantees partitioned; Van Home getting that portion 
lying between Van Home street and the lane leading to the zinc works, and Vreeland 
all between that lane and the old mill road and Brinkerhoff's land. The deed of 
June 10, 1805, extended the boundaries N. of Communipaw avenue, a sufficient dis- 
tance to include 30 acres. On a division of the lands between John G. and Myn- 
dert, sons of Garret Van Home, April 14, 1838, Garret's part of this tract went to 
MjTidert. 

Myndert Garrabrant 2nd sold the balance of his property to his son Myndert 3i 
(generally known as Myndert 2nd), Aug. 20, 1805. Myndert 3rd sold in trust for 
his son Myndert 4th (known as Myndert 3d), all his property, including his share ot 
the tract in question, and a lot at Slouga to his father-in-law, John Van Houten, and 
brother-in-law Helmigh Van Houten, Aug. 10, 1807. This deed was set aside in 
Chancery, Sept. 9, 1808, and another executed in accordance with the Decree, March 
15, 1809. On Aug. 14, 1835, Myndert 4th sold to Merselis J. Merselis 15 or 16 
acres in the N. end of the patent, lying in the meadow S. of the N. J. R. R. near the 
Point of Rocks. He conveyed all his lands and meadow at " Swane Punt " to John 
G. and Mindert Van Home, Feb. 9, 1337. (I think this conveyance was in trust.) 
The same was partitioned between Effie Van Buskirk and Mary Elizabeth, afterwards 
wife of Charles G. Sisson ; report confirmed June Term, 1845. Myndert 2d died 
Sept. 20, 1814. Myndert 3d died Sept. 3, 1846. Myndert 4th died May 1, 1837, 

leaving two children, Effie, wife ot 
James Van Buskirk, and Mary 
Elizabeth, wife of Charles G. Sis- 
son. To these two John Van Hou- 
ten, et al. conveyed, May 17, 1852, 
according to the provisions of the 
trust deed of March 15, 1809. 
They partitioned, June 25, 1853. 
Van Buskirk et ux. sold to Keeney 
and Halliday, April 29, 1856, and 
this purchase with the land bought 
of the heirs of Garret Van Home 
was laid out into lots in 1856, and 
the map entitled "Map of Lafay- 
ette." The most of the land which 
fell to Mrs. Sisson lay at Swane 
Punt, and was sold by Jacob 
Weart, her trustee, in 1870. She 
died in 1871. Vide Price vs. Sis- 
son, 2 Beasley, 168. 




50 NICHOLAS JANSEN BAKER. 

Road North thirty seven Degrees West twenty seven Chains and seventy 
three Links, Then along said Road North thirty nine Degrees and forty 
Minutes West Seventeen Chains to a stake standing on the Easterly side 
of a Br. ok, Thence North forty two Degrees and fifteen Minutes East, 
twenty four Chains to a Stake set in a small Creek and near the Head 
thereof. Then down along the said small Creek as it runs (leaving a small 
Island of Meadow to the Northeastward) till it comes into Horsimus 
Creek (which Horsimus Creek divides Horsimus from Comunipan) Then 
down said Horsimus Creek as it rnns to Hudson's River or York Bay, 
Then along said River or Bay Southwesterly to the Place of Beginning. 

5rf)f iJJtTtnit of Philip Carteret to Nicholas Jansen Baker 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for two Parcels of Land lying at Comunipan. 

#ttt -Stltfafg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts, jFl'tSt a STtflCt (which on the Map is mark'd No. 12).* 
3SCgt1tUt1t0 at a Stake standing on the Easterly side of a Brook 
(which Stake is the Westerly Corner of the immediate preceeding Patent 
of Class Pieterson Cors) thence running North forty nine Degrees and 
forty five Minutes West thirty nine Chains to a Stake (standing in the 
Line of the Lot of Jacob Luby mark'd on the Map No. 56) and from 
the said Stake runs north forty one Degrees and forty five Minutes East 
twenty five Chains to a Stake, Thence South forty nine Degrees and 
forty five Minutes East thirty nine Chains and forty eight Links to a 

* This patentee lived in Pearl Street, N. Y., but never in this county. He was a 
baker by trade, hence his name— Claes Jansen de Backer. He married Annetje, the 
sister of Fitje Hartmans named in the next Patent. 

Lot No. 12 was upland, extending from the junction of Communipaw Ave. and the 
Bergen Point Plank Road, N. E. I"i0x200 Dutch rods=40 niorgens. For this he 
received a Patent Nov. 27, 16.54. Land Papers [Albany] H. H. 26. 

Lot No. 13 was 30x140 Dutch rods^7 morgens, lying behind Swane Punt, and 
along the foot of the hill N. of Hudson Ave. 

This lot was included in the gift of the Dutch West India Company to Jan 
Evertse Bout, and in his deed to Michael Jansen. Vide Note to Hartmans \st Patent, 
p. 11. Jansen's widow, Fitje Hartmans, sold it to de Backer, Dec. 20, 1667. In this 
deed was a clause that the grantee should not alienate without giving the grantor the 
preference of i-epurchasing. De Backer sold the whole tract to Hendiick George, 
May 30, 1677. My opinion is that the grantee was none other than Hendrick Joris 
(aiKjlice George) Van Blinkerhoef. He conveyed it to his son Cornelius, Feb. 24, 
1708, who by will dated Sept. 22, 1755, proved Oct. 25, 1770, gave to his sou Hendrick 
these lots and a farm at/'Perabrepog,'' also ail his lands in the township. 

Hendrick was a bachelor. By will dated Sept. 22, 1792, he gave to Hendrick, 
son of his brother Hartman, the lots in question ; also a wood lot at Slonga, the Cedar 
Swamp and meadow at Secaucus ; land and meadow near Brown's Ferry ; a lot of 
woodland at B.^i-gea Point, and the woodland and meadow adjudged to him 
for the Patent of Secaucus, at a place called the Maize Land. This devisee had one 
son, Hartman, Avho died belore his father, leaving three sons, Henry, Cornelius, and 
John. By Hendrick's will, dated Feb. 12, 1834, proved March 2S, 1838, he gave to his 
grandson Henry the farm at Connnuuipaw (in Hartnian's first Patent) and a strip 
through this lot adjoining E. side of Monticello Ave., and to his grandsons Cornelius 
and John he gave the remainder of the tract in question. 



FITJE HARTMAN. 



51 



Stake standing near a small Creek (which Stake on a Course North forty 
two Degrees and fifteen Minutes East is One Chain distant from where 
the Line of said Claas Pieterson Cors meets the said Creek near the Head 
thereof) ; And from said Stake South forty two Degrees and fifteen 
Minutes West twenty five Chains to the Place of Beginning 

^CCOUtl a ^TvaCt (which on the Map is mark'd No. 13.) 
UcglltntUg at the Northeasterly Corner of the foregoing first Tract, 
Thence running along the Line of the said first Tract North forty nine 
Degrees and forty five Minutes West seven Chains and fifty Links to a 
Stake planted on the Upland near the Foot of the Hill, Thence North forty 
Degrees and fifteen Minutes * East twenty Six Chains and twenty five = 
Links to a Stake in the Meadow, Thence South forty nine Degrees and 
forty five Minutes East Seven Chains to a Stake by a small Creek, 
Then down the same as it runs South Sixteen Degrees West Six 
Chains and thirty Links on a streight Line to where it empties into a 
Creek which is the Northwesterly Bounds of Claas Pieterson Cors afore- 
said, then up the last mentioned Creek as it runs to the Place of Begin- 
ning. 

2r^1^e first }|cltnit of Phillip Carterett to Fytje Hartman 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand Six hundred 
and sixty Eight, for a Tract of Land lying at Comunipan. 

®Ul* <SUf bfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 14.)* 

This diagram will show the divi- 
sion and what was sold of Lots No. 
12 and 13. Henry sold his share of 
the " bush lot " to David B. Wake- 
man May 1, 1852. The division 
among the brothers being imperfect? 
a decree in chancery was obtained in 
1852, confirming tlie same. Aaron 
Tuers owned a house lot in the S. 
side of Cornelius' share. Cornelius 
died seized and intestate June 13, 
185L His executors sold 6 92-100 
acres out of the N. side of his share W. of Palisade Ave. (marked A) to Bernhard 
Vetterlein. This sale was confirmed by the Orphan's Court, Oct. Term, 1857. The 
residue vvas divided between his two children Cornelius and Eleanor C. (now wife of 
Wm. H. Speer). Cornelius took Nos. 2, 3, 6, 8, 9. Eleanor C. took Nos. 1, 4, 5, 7, 
11. 

This partition was made in 1857, by commissioners, report confirmed Oct. Term, 
1857. 

Out of the N. W. corner of the tract adjoining the school lot Henry Brinkerhoff 
sold to Casparus Prior, June 29, 1829, 4 32-100 acres. This on a partition of his 
estate fell to his gi-andson Michael, who sold to Jacob M. Merselis. Vide Note to 
VarMs Patent, p. 62. About the same date he sold the front along Bergen Ave. to 
other parties. These sales included all the land between Bergen and Monticello Aves. 
* This lot was a part of the farm sold by Jau Evertse Bout to the patentee's hus- 
band, Michael Jansen, for 8,000 Florins, and for which a deed was given Sept. 9, 1656. 




52 FITJI-: JIAUTMAN. 

iirOinntUfi at a stone (on the Northwest side of York Bay or Hud- 
son's River which is also the Place of Beginning of Claas Pietersen 
Cors's Patent; ; which Stone stands .in the Middle of a Road and is 
ninety seven Links from the south Corner of Myndert Garabrants's 

Bout's title came by the following Patent. I give a tianslation ; the original is in 
the possession of John C. Van. Home: 

" We AVilliiun Kieft, Governor General and Council under the High and Mighty 
Lords, States General of the United Netherlands, His Highness of Orange and the 
Honble. the Directors of the authorized West India Company, residing in New 
Netherlands, make known and declare that on this day liere underwritten, we have 
gi/en and granted Jan. Everse Bout, a piece of land lying on the North Kiver west- 
ward from Fort Amsterdam, before these, pastured and tilled by Jan Everee, named 
Ganioenepaen and Jan de Lacher's Houck, with the meadows as the same lay within 
the post and rail fence, containing eighty-four morgens. 

In testimony whereof is these by us signed and with our Seal ccnfiimed in Fort 
Amsterdam in New Netherlands, the which laud Jan Everse took possession ot in 
Anno 1638, and began then to plow and sow it. 

WILLEM KIEFT, 
By Order of the Honble. Gov'r Genl 
[L. S.] and Council of New Netherland. 

CoKNELis Van Tienhoven, Sec'y." 
No date appears in the deed, but it must have been given about 1641. It was a 
free gift to him from the Company. Jansen bought about 1647, and paid for his pur- 
chase in installments. He and Bout agreed concerning the balance due, June 9, lt55, 
and it was not until the whole consideration was paid that he received his deed. The 
tract lay S. of Communipaw Ave. and extended to the creek which yet empties into 
the bay on the S. side of the Abattoir. The Patent called for 107 acres. The patentee 
died seized Oct. 17, 1697. 

By will she left all ofher lands to her children, Elias, Enoch. Johannis, Hartman, 
Cornelis, Jannetjc, and Pryntje. These partitioned, June 26, 1701, but owing to the 
uncertainties of the boundaries it is impossible to give the location of the several 
allotments. 

Enoch Vreeland, son of the above-named Enoch, sold, May 7j 171U, to Rutgert 
Van Home, then living at Pembrepogh, a lot at Communipaw, but where located, or 
of what size, is not stated. But it seems to have been the allotment of Enoch in the 
general partition, and by him sold to his son. The consideration in the deed of 
Enoch to Van Home was one pepper corn, when demanded by his father Enoch 
Michielse of Pembrepogh. Jannetje married Dirck Teunissen Van Vechten. Her 
son Michael sold to Rutgert Van Home (then living at Communipaw) April 14, 1715, 
the portion which in the division fell to his mother. It is described as " extending up 
to the Brook commonly called the Oif-fall, then through tlie meadow along said Brook 
to Grawss Point." This I take to be the tract on which John G. Van Home re- 
cently lived. 

Elias died seized of his lot obtained in the general partition. The children, 
Michael, Jacob, Fitje, wife of John Thomas, of Elizabethtown,and Bachcl, sold the same, 
together with a house lot and other lands, to Lawrence Van Galen, June 24, 1707. 
The deed limited the fee to the grantee, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. He 
sold the same to Rutgert Van Home, March 24, 1710. His childi-en, Catherine wife 
of Loof borrow, and Margaret wife of Thomas Hadden, quit-claimed their in- 
terest therein to George Ross, of Elizabethtown, and Isaac Ogden, of Newark, Feb. 



FITJE HARTMAN. 53 

House on a Course South fifteen Degrees and thirty Minutes East ; And 
is ninety six Links from the East Corner of CorneHus Brinkerhooft's 
House on a Course South forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes East ; 
And from said Stone runs along the Road or Highway North thirty one 

27, 17(54. On the 22d day of May following, Ebenezer Foster and Catherine Loof- 
borrovv sold the same to John Van Home. 

Pryntje married Andries Claesen, and had three sons, Michael, Abraham, and 
Claas, who inherited their mother's share in the partition. Michael and Abraham 
sold their interest therein to Claas, who sold to Rutgert Van Home, Aug. 29, 1721, 
the " House, home lot and garden on the W. side of the road," also land and meadow, 
" beginning at the road on the N. W. bounds of Cornelis Michielse, and so along said 
bounds to the great Creek, then along said Creek to stones laid by .said Claas and 
Cornelius Hendricksen Van Blinkei-hofl", so along said Stones to the road, then along 
said road to the Beginning." 

These several deeds seem to me to vest in Rutgert Van Home title to all the 
land S. of Communipaw AVe., from BrinkerhofF's line on the E., to the Off-fall 
brook on the W. By Van Home's Avill, dated June 6, 1740, proved June 8, 1741, he 
gave to his only son John all his lands at Communipaw. John, by his will dated Dec. 6, 
1757, proved Dec. 29, 1757, gave to his son John the same lands. This devisee, by will 
dated Sept. 22, 1786, proved Jan. 23,1787, gave the same to his two sons, John and Gar- 
ret, except the dwelling-house which he gave to his son John. Garret died seized April 
7, 1808, leaving his property to his two children, John G. and Myndert. These two 
and their uncle John partitioned Dec. 13, 1827, they taking the land lying adjoining 
the Off-fall, and he the land lying between their tract and Washington Ave., and 
what lay in the rear of Brinkerhoff's land. In a partition between John G. and 
Myndert, April 14, 1838, John G. received most of the land left to them by their 
father lying in this Patent adjoining Communipaw Ave., and Myndert a lot S. of 
John G. John (the uncle) died Aug. 29, 1843. By will dated Aug. 12, 1843, he gave 
his property to his son John, and grandchildren, Agnes wife of Garret Van Home, 
and Jane wife of Peter V. B. Vreeland, children of his son Peter. John took the 
land lying east of John G. Van Home, and extending from Communipaw Ave. S. 
Jane took what lay S. of John and W. of Washington Ave. Agnes took what 
lay S. of Brinkerhoff and E. of Washington Ave. Jane died seized in 1871. Agnes 
sold to James Stevens, William W. Edwards, and Andrew McKnight. 

Lawrence Van Galen sold to Cornelius Blinckerhofe, May 22, 1710, a house lot 
on the S. W. corner of Communipaw Ave. and the Bay. It remained in the family 
until Jan. 5, 1831, when Henry sold it to Nicholas J. Prior. The Brinkerhoff lot 
was bought at an early date. It was sold by Hendrick to his son Cornelius, Feb. 24, 
1708, and was then bounded N. by the "wagon or cartway of Gemonipa, E. and W. 
by Fitje Hartmans, and S. by the creek "behind the Swan's Point." Cornelius, by 
his will dated Sept. 22, 1755, gave this lot to his son Hendrick, who devised it to his 
nephew Hendrick, who devised it to his grandson Henry, who died seized, leaving 
one son. Garret. Fide Note to De Backers Patent, p. 10. 

Paul Douwesse sold to Rutgert Van Home, May 18, 1702, a lot on the shore= 
15 morgens, S. W. of Cornelius Vreeland. Michael Vreeland, of Stony Point, sold 
to Johannis Vreeland, of Communipaw, July 1, 1771, in exchange for land on " Rack- 
pogas," the land in the rear of the house lots from the avenue down to the creek, as 
per deed of June 26, 1701. Of this Johannis died seized and intestate. It was inherited 
by his on]y child Antje, wife of Johannis Van Wagenen, of Teaneck, who sold 12f acres 
to John Van Horne, Dec. 7, 1790. Vide Note to Lot 303, p. 133. This I take to be the 



54 



FITJE HAIITMAN. 



Degrees and ten Minutes West Seventeen Chains, then along said Road 
North thirty seven Degrees West twenty seven Chains and seventy three 
Links, Thence along said Road North thirty nine Degrees and forty 
Minutes West Seventeen Chains to a Stake standing on. the Easterly side 
of a Brook (which Stake is the West Corner of Claas Pietersen Cors's 
Patent) thence down the said Brook or Creek as it runs to a Ditch cut 
out of the same to the Eastward opposite to the Southermost Corner of 
a Piece of Meadow (patented to Henderick Tunisse which on the Map 
is mark'd No. 73) Then Easterly along said Ditch 'till it comes into a 
small Creek (which small Creek is the Northeast Boundary of Dirck 
Claasen's Patent mark'd on the map No. 16) Then Southeasterly along 
the last mentioned Creek as it runs to the Mouth thereof on Hudson's 
River, or York Bay ; then up the said Bay or River Northeasterly to the 
Place of Beginning. 

3ri)0 second JlatCItt of Phillip Carteret to Fytje Hartman, 
dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand Six hundred and 
sixty Eight, for a Tract of Land lying behind Communipan. 
®Ul* ^UtbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 15.)* 

land bought by the New Jersey Stock Yard and Market Company of Jacob Van Home 
in 1866. Abraham Sickles (wlio married an Outwater) sold to Peter Garrabrants, May 
1, 1811, 3 4-100 acres in the rear of theCommunipaw lots, being one-half of what was 
allotted to the heirs of Guilliam Outwater. The heirs of Lozier sold to John Van Home 
6 35-100 acres W. of Brinkerhoff 's lot, E. of Outwater, and S. of Communipaw Ave., 
April 28, 1817, and to Garret M. Vreeland 5i acres and 28 perches of meadow S. W. 
of Van Home and Brinkerhoff, April 2, 1817. 

The village of Commu- 
nipaw— older than Bergen 
— lies within this Patent. 
A number of small lots on 
the shore were sold to 
different persons, who 
here huddled within the 
stockades for protection. 
Among these early own- 
ers was Dirk Claesen, 
the owner of Raccocus 
and Cavan Point. In 
the division of his prop- 
erty this house lot fell to 
his son-in-law, Hartman 
Michielse Vreeland, who 
left it to his sou Michael, 
who left it to his son 
Claas, who left it to his grandsons Xirholas and Garret. Garret took the S. W. 
half and sold to David Bush, May 15, 1820, and Nicholas took the N. E. half and 
sold to Daniel Welsh, Nov. 16, 1822. Vide Note to Claasen's 1st Patent, p. 12, It 
was a double house, and Bush took down his part. The part owned by Welsh is yet 
standing and inhabited. 

*^ This lot was 80x200 Dutch rods=21i morgens, Carteret's Patent calls forBli 
acres. It was bounded generally N. by Communipaw Lane, E. by the Off-fall 




FITJE HARTMAN. 



55 






3$0BtUUtng at a Stake standing on the easterly Side of a Brook 
which * Stake is the Westerly Comer of Claas Pieterson Corss's Pat- 
ent, mark'd on the Map No. 1 1, and the Northerly Corner of Fytje Hart- 
man's foregoing Patent, mark'd on the Map No. 14), And from the said 
Stake runs North forty nine Degrees and forty five minutes West, thirty 

brook, S. by Bramhall Ave., W. by lots 56, 57, and 58, a little E, of the old road 
leading to Bergen Point. This diagram will show its subsequent divisions. It may 
not be accurate, but, I trust, sufficiently so for practical purposes. 

. Lawrence Van Galen, who married Fitje Vreeland, grand- 
i daughter of the patentee, inherited a part of the tract. His 
children, CtoAeriwe, wife of Loofborrow, and Margaret, wid- 
ow of Thomas Hadden, with one Ebenezer Foster, vide Note 
to Hartman's 1st Patent, p. 11, sold to Joseph Waldron Nov. 7, 
17t)l, a lot in the N. W. corner of the Patent, said to contain 
4 192-1000 acres. Waldron owned lot A, B, C, D, and E, which 
was more land than called for in Van Galen's deed. It is prob- 
able that Waldron sold A. B. to John Kelly prior to 1800. 
Kelly sold A to Walter Clendenny, June 10, 1801, and B to 
John Kelly, Jr., July 20, 1815. A part of this, Kelly, Jr., sold 
to Benjamin F. Welsh, June 10, 1819, who sold to Stephen 
Garretson, Aug. 16, 1849. Waldron sold C to Cornelius Gar- 
rabrant. May 23,1769, who, by will dated April 16, 1814, proved 
July 30, 1814, gave it to his sons, Cornelius and Peter. It contained 2i acres. Peter sold 
to Daniel Vreeland, May 28, 1817. Cornelius did not convey, but his only child, Jane, 
widow of Cornelius Van Horne,released to Andrew Clerk, June 9,1851. Waldi-on sold D 
=li acres, to Daniel Sickles, June 28, 1766 (deed unrecorded). Sickles died Oct.23,1813. 
By his will, dated March 6, 1798 (unproved), he gave his property to the children of 
his only child, Geertje, wife of Michael Vreeland, viz : Nicholas, Garret, Catherine, 
wife of Henry Van Home, Ann, wife of Jacob D. Van Winkle (who sold to Daniel 
Vreeland, June 16, 1715>, Abraham, and Cornelius (who sold to Daniel Vreeland, 
Jan. 1, 1851). It is probable that Waldron sold E to Capt. Thomas Brown, as it was 
at one time in possession of his widow, who sold to Samuel Ten Eyck Gautier, Jan. 
6, 1818. A colored servant of the Captain, known as Jack (John) Brown, received 
it as a gift from Samuel T. Gautier, Dec. 13, 1828. 

Michael Hartman Vreeland, grandson of the patentee, owned part of this tract in 
1764. His will was dated March 19, 1762, proved Feb. 4, 1768. While there is not 
in it any particular devise of his interest in this lot to his son Claas, yet it is certain 
that Claas claimed and was in possession of F, O, P, Q, R, S, T. By his will dated 
July 23, 1801, proved May 21, 1803, he gave F to his grandson Daniel, who sold to 
Stephen Garretson, Oct. 22, 1844. To his grandsons Garret and Nicholas, he gave 
P, Q, R, S, T. They partitioned, June 1, 1332 ; Garret taking P, R, T, and Nicho- 
las taking Q, S. 

Michael Cornelise Vreeland sold M to John Vreeland (son of Helmus), June 8, 
1776. (He and John held a release for this from Michael Vreeland, of Aquacknonck, 
dated June 25, 1737). It is probable that John Vreeland sold it to James Collerd. 

John Van Home sold G, H, I, K to Joseph Waldron, Nov. 1, 1803. What in- 
terest Peter Stuy vesant had therein I do not know, but whatever it was he quit-claimed 
it to Waldron, Oct. 31, 1803. Waldron sold C to John E. Post, May 11, 1813. 

James Collerd died seized, Aug. 11, 1791. By will dated Nov. 27, 1790, proved 
Dec. 6, 1791, he gave all his realty to his son John, who sold L to Post, April 4, 1776 



56 DIRCK CLAASEN. 

nine Chains to a Stake (standing in the Line of the Lot of Jacob 
Luby mark'd on the Map No. 56) being the West Corner of a Lot in 
Nicholas Jansen Baker's Patent, mark d on the Map No. 12 ; And from 
said Stake runs South thirty five Degrees West Sixteen Chains and fifty 
Links to a Stake, Then South forty nine Degrees and twenty Minutes 
East forty two Chains and eighty four Links to the Brook or Creek first 
mentioned. Then up the same as it runs to the Place of Beginning. 

Cfjf first ]{)atCUt of Phillip Carteret to Dick Claasen, dated 
the twelfth Day of May, One thousand Six hundred and sixty 
Eight, for a Tract of Upland and Meadow called Kewan. 

d^UV cSUCUCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 16.)* 

Garret Vreeland sold O to Post, March 21, 1823. Post sold G, L, O, to Dr. Val- 
entine Mott, July 19, 1826. Waldron sold H to Mott, Aug. 7, 1827, and I, K, Feb. 
3, 1830. Mott sold G, H, I, K, h, O to Sarah Munns, Feb. 6, 1835, who sold G, H, 
K, L, O to Robert L. Smith, Oct. 15, 1835. Munns sold I to Mott, Jan. 1, 1850, and 
Mott to Jeremiah Jackson, Jan. 12, 1850. John Collerd sold M, N, to Jacob G. Out- 
water, April 1, 1810, who sold to Peter Van Home, May 15, 1824, who sold to Rob- 
ert L. Smith, April 20, 1836. Garret Vreeland sold P to Smith, Aug. 10, 1836. 
Smith sold G, H, K, L, N, O, P, Q to Jacob Brinkerhoff, May 1, 1843, who sold 
G, H, L, M, O, P, and half of K, to Jeremiah Jackson, June 10, 1844. 

* This patentee after the death of Teunisen received a lease from Kieft of Hoboken, 
in about 1(34(5. He shortly after abandoned it. Col. Hist. ofN. Y.,i. 329. He was at one 
time skipper of the Sloop Union, from which he was dismissed April 20, 1658, for dis- 
obedience of orders. N. Y. Col. MSS.,y\u.Q5i\. He was one of the commissioners to 
fortify " Gemoenepa " in 1663. New Neth. Beg. 159. 

The first grant of this tract was from Gov. Kieft to Egber^-'W'outerseD, a soldier 
in the service of the company, and the old occupant of Jan de Lacher's Houck, May 
10, 1647. Land Papers (Albany) G. G. 16. It was then known by the Indian 
name Apopcalyck, and " extended from Dirck the paver's Kil to Gemoenepaen or 
Jan Evertz Kil." It is probable that Claasen purchased it from Woutersen. In Car- 
teret's Patent it is called Kewan, and its boundaries begin at the mouth of Sycan's 
Creek, which was the probable intention in Kieft's Patent. It included all the upland 
and meadow S. of Communipaw Creek and E. of Sycan's Creek=141 acres. The 
N. part was known as Reckpokus (now Raccocus) and the S. part as Kewan (now 
Cavan Point). 

Claasen's full name was Dirck Claasen Braecke. He had three daughters, viz : 
Maritje, who married Hartman Michielse Vreeland, Claesje, who married Johannis 
Michielse Vreeland, and Metje, who married Cornells Michielse Vreeland. Dirck 
Claasen died seized, March 26, 1693. His daughters inherited his property, and 
with their consent the same Avas divided among their husbands, Sept. 1, 1696, as 
follows : 

Hartman received the part beginning in the ''meadow in the byte by a poynt 
commonly called fish point at a small creek as it is staked out up to the upland of 
the island where it is divided by a fence, and running over said Island into a certain 
pond a little way from said Island, and from thence something S. to the E. edge of 
the great Kewan, and from thence W. to the river' side, then E. and N. along said 
river side to the Beginning." Hartman's widow for £450, July 13, 1723, sold to 
her youngest son Michael Hartmanse Vreeland, the same tract, including the " Home 



DIRCK CLAASEN. &/ 

3S00tUUltt3 ^^ t^^ Mouth of Sycan's Creek, lying Northwest of Ke- 
wan Pouit (which Creek is the Northeasterly and Northerly Bounds of 
the Piece of Meadow in the Patent of Dick Sycan, mark'd on the Map 
No. i8); and then up along the said Creek the several courses thereof 
as it runs to the SoutherniDst Point of Hendrick Tanisess Meadow, 
mark'd on the Map No. 73 ; Then Easterly along a Ditch and small 
Creek (which is the Southerly Bounds of Fytje Hartman's Patent, 
mark'd on the Map No. 14), to the Mouth thereof on Hudson's River or 
York Bay ; Then Southwesterly round said Kewan Point ; Then North- 
westerly to the Mouth of the first mentioned Creek, the Place of Begin- 
ning. 

2ri)0 Second PfltCUt of Phillip Carteret to Dick Claasen, 
dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand Six hundred 
and sixty Eight, for a Tract of Land called Stony Point. 
(BUV ^UViitS whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 17).* 

Lott, Farme and Farme House, wherein she uow lives called Reckpokus." Michael 
by will dated March 19, 1732, proved Feb. 4,1768, gave the same "on the south 
side of Regpokes Island " to his son Nicholas. Nicholas by will dated July 23, 1801 
proved May 21, 1803, gave to his son Stephen the whole of his land lying upon the 
Island Right-Coakkuss. Stephen died Aug. 31, 1865. His interest ii this tract he 
had previously given to his sons Nicholas S. and Stephen B. The balance of his 
lands he conveyed to Mandet Van Home June 25, 1858, in trust to be divided in 
accordance with his will previously executed. He executed another will Oct. 8, 
1860. Controversies ai'ose among his heirs after his death, and compromise was 
effected March 27, 1866. 

Johannis received b}' the following description : The N. side is divided from the 
S. side in manner aforesaid until it come to the water side or river, thence W. and 
N. W. and sometimes N. along said river side and great (Sycan's) Creek to a small 
creek emptying into the great creek over against the brook or fall emptying into the 
great creek by Enoch Michielse's Stony Point. 

* This Patent calls for 59 acres 4 perches. It extendad from Svcan's Cree k, 100 
rods W. to a Great Swamp (Ocean Ave.) In the division of Dirck Claiisn's ]a;id5, 
as mentioned in the note to the preceding Patent, this tract was allotted to Cornelius 
Michielse Vreeland by the description : " The wood or bush land is divided from the 
other two parts ; on the S. W. by Enoch Michielse, W. and N. by the Commons, 
with the upland and meadow = 25 raorgens, to which is added a piece of meadow 
beginning at a small creek over against the brook of Enoch Michielse's Stony Point, 
and along said creek, runs to the Edge of the Island, and along said Island until it 
comes to the bounds of Fitje Hartman's at the dam or double ditch, and so along her 
lands as far as it reaches." This is lot 73. Vide Note to Hartman's First Patent, p. 11, 
and Note to Teunise's Patent, p. 54. The " Stony Point" here referred to, is the bluff on 
which Garret R. Vreeland now lives, where the Central R R. crosses the Morris 
Canal. The tract was inherited by Cornelius's son Michael, who owned it in 1764. 
From him it went to his younger son Johannis. He by deed, Dec. 18, 1795, gave to 
his son Michael the west half of his farm = 40 acres, and on April 25, 1820, gave 
him the whole of it, with all his land at Raekpokus and the salt meadow belonging 
to the farm, and his wood lots at Slonga (204, 301). By his will dated Nov. 20, 1817, 
proved Sept. 27, 1823, he gave to his son Michael all his lands in the township. 
Michael, by will dated Oct. 30, 1824, proved March 18, 1828, gave the S. thi"d of his 



58 DIRCK SYCAN. 

JJffllUUlHfl at a Stake (which Stake stands at the Edge of the Up- 
land bearing North fifty-three Degrees East two Chains and eighty-four 
Links from the East Corner of a large Rock before Michael Vreeland's 
Door; 'i'he Chimney of the Island Hospital bears from said Stake South 
forty Seven Degrees and fifteen Minutes East) ; And from the said Stake 
running South twenty Eight Degrees West twenty five Chains and ninety 
five Links, to the Mouth of a small Creek putting into a Creek called 
Sycans Creek, Thence North twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West twenty four Chains and seventeen Links up into the Woods to a 
13 Stake, Thence North twenty * Eight Degrees East, thirty nine Chains 
and twenty Links tc a Stake then South twenty seven Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East twenty two Chains and thirty two Links to the Edge 
of the Meadow and Upland, Thence along Meadow Edge to the first 
mentioned Stake the Place of Beginning, 

STije first ^attnt of Philip Carteret to Dirck Sycan dated 

the twelfth Day of May, One thousand Six hundred and 

sixty Eight for a Tract of Upland and Meadow lying at 

Mingackqua. 

©ttt cSlipbtg whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

(which on the Map is mark'd No. 18).* 

faim 10 his son John M. Tlie other two-thiids he gave to his sons Mjiidert and 
Michael, wlio had not formally partitioned before selling to Edmund C. Bramhall in 
1^52. This joint tract is now known as Clartmont, and hounded generally N. hy 
Forest Ft., E. hy the Monis Canal, S. hy Myrtle Ave., W. hy Ocean Ave. Thesliare 
of John M . lay between Myrtle Ave. on the N. and " the brook of Enoch Michielse's 
Stony Point," or Kichard Vreeland's line on the S. He sold the S. half of his share 
to Capt. George W. Howe, and it is yet held hy his heirs. He gave to his son Mi- 
chael J. 12J acres, boundtd N. by Myrtle Ave., who sold to Samuel Bostwick in 
March, 1859. 

* Seickan or Sycan was a soldier in the service of the company, and for insolence 
was sentenced to be shot, Feb. 21, 1647. He afterwards was pardoned and became 
a farmer, and lived in N. Y. in 1C64 ; was admitted to the rights of a small burgher, 
April 26, 1657. 

This lot consisted of two tracts; 1st, beginning at a creek coming out ot the 
woods ^this was Straatmaker's creek a little N. of the line of Chestnut Ave. in Green- 
ville), extending 100 Dutch rods up into the woods (to Ocean Ave.), and 300 rods 
along the river ^ 50 morgens ; 2d, a lot adjoining on the W. N. W. and N. E. to tlie 
creek still coming from the swamp and emptying into the Morris Canal by Enoch 
Michielse's Stony Point = 15 1-6 moi-gens. Dirck Straatmaker was the owner of 
this tract previous to 1643. He probably had his house on the bluff by the Central 
R. E. bridge, from which point he could see the field of the Communipaw massacre, 
■where he was slain in February of that year. After his death the land probably re- 
verted to the Dutch West India Compan3^ It was given by Gov. Stuyvesant to 
Diick Sycan, June 16, 1654. He sold it to Enoch Micbielse Vreeland, Feb. 13, 1679, 
for 4,900 guilders. There must have been some claim, however, set up by the heirs 
of Dirck Straatmaker, for on March 18, 1()98, Vr-eeland obtained from Jan Dircksen 
Straatmaker, the son of Dirck, a quit-claim of all bis iirterest in the tract, for £20. 
The tract was known by the Indian name Kojacksick or Istyoyisich, to which some- 
limes was added '" alias Pemhrepogb." 

Vreeland, by will dated April 12, 171"', proved April 9, 1720, gave the tract to his 



CLAAS CARSTENSEN NORMAN. 59 

^CfllUltlltfl at the Mouth of a small Creek (putting into a Creek 
called Sycan's Creek, which small Creek is the Southeasterly Corner of 
Dirck Claasen's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 17); Thence North 
twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West twenty four Chains and 
seventeen Links to a Stake (being the Westerly Corner of said Dirck 
Claasen's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 17), Thence South forty two 
Degrees West sixty Chains and forty Links to a Gum Sapling mark'd 
with a Blaze and three Notches on four sides and V on East side (which 
Sapling stands in the Line of Lawrence Andrieses"s Patent mark'd on 
the Map No. 19) And from said Sapling runs South twenty seven Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East twenty nine Chains and forty eight Links to the 
Mouth of^ Straatamakers Creek on Hudsons River or York Bay; Then 
along the said Bay or River Northeasterly to the Mouth of Sycan s Creek 
(the Mouth of which Creek is the place of beginning of Dirck Claasens 
Patent mark'd on the Map No. 16) then up the said Creek the several 
Courses thereof to the Mouth of the first mentioned Creek the Place of 
Beginning. 

STijC llateitt of William Keift to Claas Carstensen Nor- 
man dated the twenty-fifth Day of March, One thousand six 
hundred and forty Seven, and coafirm'd (with an addition 
of Land) by Patent from Phillip Carteret to Lawrence Andrie- 
sen dated the twenty Sixth Day of March, One thousand six 
hundred & Sixty Seven for a Parcell of Land lying at Mln- 
gackqua. 

®UC :SUt*b0g whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 19).* 

sons Jacob and Georcje. His widow, Aagtje, gave to Jacob and George a deed for the 
same, bounded S. W. by Andries Van Buskirk and up to near " Stoon Pint," while 
to her sons EUas and Banjamin she gave 320 acres on the Ra.ritan River, June 13, 
1731. George's will, dated May 4, 1793, proved Aug. 14, 179'), he gave to liis son 
John the S. W. half of the tract = 149 acres 3 roods 33 perches, which John after- 
wards by will gave to his nephew. Col. Jacob, son of Garret, by whom it was in part 
sold to the New York Bay Cemetery Company. He also conveyed the old homestead 
E. of the Canal to B3njaraln H. Broomhed, April 16,1849. After several transfers 
the same came to Geo. W. Howe, by four deeds, in Oct. and Nov., 1854. Howe con- 
veyed the S. corner to Clement D. Hancox, Dec. 1, 1860 and July 7, 1863 ; he to Jo- 
seph W. Hancox, Jan 11, 18d6 ; he to Elizabeth G , wife of John N. Harriman, Aug. 
25, 1868. Garret received the N. E. half of the tract = 165 acres 2 roods 33 perches. 
By will Garret gave to his son Jacob that part which lies S. of Woodlawn Ave.; the 
balance he gave to his sons George and Richard. 

Jacob sold to Matthew Armstrong, April 1, 1833, 16 acres S. of Woodlawn Ave., 
and 6 acres to Abraham Becker, Nov. 12, 1839, lying S. of Armstrong, part of which 
Becker sold to Henry D. Van Nostrand. George took the N. E. part Avhich he sold 
to his brother Richard, July 22, 1833, who still owns what he took under his fa- 
ther's will and what he bought from his brother George, extending from Woodlawn 
Ave. to the N E. bounds of the Patent ; except a small lot E. of the plank road, sold 
to Geo. W. Robeson, now owned by the heirs of Matthew Armstrong. 

*The Patent calls for 170 Acres. The first owner was Barent Jansen. This fact 
is recited in the Norman's Patent Land Papers {Albany) G. G. 197. Claas 
Carstensen the Norman (sometimes called Van Sant) after Jansen's death, received a 



GO CLAAS CAKSTENSEN NOKMAN. 

]Sr0I1lUfU0 ^t a Stake on the Northwest side of Hudson's River or 
York J5ay (from which Stake the most P^asterly Corner of Jacob Van 
Wagenen's House bears South vSeventy Six Degrees and forty Minutes 
West Seven Chains and eighty Eight Links) And from the said Stake 
runs North twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West Eighty two 



grant for it, May 25, 1647. He was a soldier in the service of the company. It is 
not known if he purchased from Jansen, or if Jansen abandoned it. It then con- 
tained 50 niorgens. The Norman sold it to Jan Vinge Jan. 19, l(i55. Vinge sold it 
to the " Virtuous Annetje Dircksen, widow of Pieter Cock," who oAvned it in 1662. 
Register of Van Der Veen, N. T. 34. It is probable that she sold it to Lawrens An- 
driesen, who added to it 18 niorgens as mentioned in his patent. It was probably 
added to by previous owners, so that witli the ISmorgens, it now contained 170 acres. 
It was the first tract going S. which extended from bay to bay on which it lay "elbow 
ways." This peculiar position was caused by the course of Straatmakers Creek to 
which the lines of the several Patents from this point S. were made to conform. 
Streets have been laid to suit property lines, property lines were laid to suit Straat- 
makers Creek, hence the absence of right angles — all of which it may be well for 
" Map Commissions" to bear in mind. 

By Andriesen's will dated Aug. 29, 1679, his sons Pieter and Thomas received 
this tract. In what manner Thomas' interest became vested in I'ieter I do not know, 
but Pieter became the sole owner, and bj' will dated Jan. 20, 1735, proved Sept. 8, 
1738, left it to his sons Lawrence and Andries. I iird a deed from Andries Van Bus- 
kiik to Michael Andriesen of Communipaw, dated March 12, 1718, for a small lot 
adjoining Gerrit G. Van Wagenen, described as bounded at the middle by the divi- 
sion fence. By the same description Andriesen sold it to Cornelius Brinkerhoff by 
two deeds, March 1, 1729, and June 30, 1740. Whatever passed by these deeds lay 
within this patent and Brinkerhoff yet owned it in 1764, page 143. When or how 
the title thereto passed out of Brinkerhoff I have not discovered. Andries released 
to his brother Lawrence his interest in the farm, Oct. 14, 1723. 

The date of this deed seems to indicate that the two brothers owned the farm 
prior to their father's will, probably by gift. The father lived at Constable's Hook. 
This deed was proved before Robert Lettis Hooper, Chief Justice of New Jei«ey, 
April 7, 1731. 

Lawrence died, seized Dec. 13, 1752, leaving him surviving five children, viz: 
Cornelius, Metje, wife of Johannis La Grange, Jannetje, wife of Jacob Van Home, 
Fitje, wife of John Boll, and Anna, wife of Thomas Brown. By his will dated Nov. 
7, 1750, codicil May 27, 1752, proved April 22, 1753. Cornelius received all his father's 
real estate. He died, seized Feb. 4, 1754, intestate and without issue. His four sis- 
ters inherited the tract in question in common. But Mrs. Brown being then dead her 
interest had passed to her only child Lawrence. 

Thomas Brown bought the interest of Metje, March 13, 1757. from her two child- 
ren, John and Fitje. Jacob Van Home et ux. sold an undivided quarter to George 
Vreeland, April 1, 1758. This quarter was afterwards located next to his own land 
and lay between the " middle of the mouth of Straatmaker's Creek" and the present 
Chestnut Ave. A deed for this purpose was given to Vreeland by Thomas Brown et 
ux., and John Koll et ux., June 5, 17iJH. It was said to contain 85 acres and extended 
from N. Y. Bay. 95 chains to Swainpy Creek. This quarter east of the new Bergen 
road, went to John Vreeland under his father's will. Vide Note to Si/can's Patent p. 
13, and from John to his nephew Col. Jacob, and from him in pai t to the New York 
Bay Cemetery Company. Garret received all W. of the new Bergen road by the par- 



CLAAS CARSTENSEN NORMAN. ()l 

Chains and fifty Links, to New Ark Bay. Then * up along said New Ark *i4 
Bay until it comes to the Mouth of a small Creek (that parts this Land from 
Meadow patented to Barnt Christian which is mark'd on the Map No. 
122) Then up said Creek North forty Seven Degrees and fifty Minutes 
East four Chains and fifty four Links, Then South eighty nine Degrees 

tition of Feb. 5, 1796, Vide Note to Lot 212 p, 86. By Garret's will tliis was left to 
Lis sons George and liichard, who held in common until they sold to Samuel C. Nelson. 
John Koll et ux. took the quarter adjoining S. W. the quarter sold to George Vree- 
land. He died Feb. 2, 1761, and his widow married Andries Segaerd, a mariner. 
By will dated July 14, 1784, proved April 7, 18Ul, Fitje Segaerd gave this property 
to her grand daughter, Mary, wife of Thomas Cubberly, for life and after the testa- 
trix's death to Cubberly's children, viz : Jacob, Eliznbeth, wife of Paul Salter, Gitty, 
wife of Jacob Ackerman, Ann, Avife of Joseph Van Winkle, and Maria ; who sold 
to George Vreeland, July 22, 1833, that part of Fitje Segaerd's quarter lying E. of 
the old Bergen road, and also five acres of meadow at Droyer's Point, This quarter 
lay between Chestnut Ave. and Linden Ave. 

Thomas Brown et ux. had one child, viz : Lawrence, who was born May 18, 1751 
and died July 4, 1767, intestate and unmarried. His father then purchased the inter- 
est of his son's three aunts, who had inherited his quarter. This gave him one half 
of the Patent. He married for his second wife, Mary, daughter of Samuel Ten Eyck, 
Jan. 23, 17.%. By this marriage was one child, Mary, born Oct. 17, 1756, married 
Andrew Gautier, Oct. 6, 1772. Capt. Brown died seized Oct. 30, 1782. Rj will dated 
Sept. 21, 1782. he gave all of his property to his two grandson's Thomas and Daniel 
Gautier ; to Thomas his N. Y. property and to Daniel his N. J. property. Daniel 
was born Feb. 7, 1776 and died Jan. 7, 1791, intestate and without issue. His prop- 
erty was inherited by his brother Thomas, who married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
Leary, April 28, 1796, and died, Oct. 17, 1802, leaving his widow and children, 
Thomas B., Helen D. and Samuel T. 

To carry the out will of Mary, the widow ot Thomas Brown, (who died Dec. 8,1818) 
the widow Elizabeth, Thomas B. and Helen D. released to Samuel T. that part of the 
patent lying S. of Linden Ave (owned by Capt. BroAvn) and 30 acres of meadow held 
in Common with the Cubberlysand the Vreelands, May 17, 1823. Samuel mortgaged 
to Thomas B. Gautier, May 8, 1824. This mortgage was foreclosed and the property 
sold by John Blauvelt, Sheritf, to his mother, Elizabeth Gautier, Feb. 27, 1829. She 
sold to George Vieeland Aug. 19, 1829, all lying E. of the old road. Vreeland con- 
veyed as follows : to John Sjths, 22 84-100 acres Jan. 2, 1837, bounded N. by Chest- 
nut Ave. E.by the Plank road, S. by Linden Ave. and W. by old Bergen road. That 
part of this tract which lies between Danforth and Linden Avenues, Syms conveyed 
to Matthew Armstrong, Jime 25, 1838, (Armstong died seized and his executors sold 
in lots at public auction in 1868) S3'ms sold a small part of his purchase lying N. of 
Danforth Ave. March 7, 1850 to Heniy Eosencamp (now owned by Thomas Musgi-ove) 
and a small lot^ to] Gilbert C.Smith. The residue Syms conveyed to Nicholas D. 
Danforth, Oct 6, 1855. Danforth mortgaged ; the mortgages were foreclosed, the 
property sold and (the most of it) purchased by the mortgagee, Jane Brinkerhoff. It 
is now owned in parcels by Julia A. wife of J. Otto Seymour, John Kennell, Matthew 
Ai-mstrong, Thomas Cary, Emma wife of Frederick M. Lockwood, Jacob J. Detwiller 
and Mr. Danforth (father of said N. D.) 

Vreeland conveyed to Peter Julius Lignot, John Jacobs, Cortlandt Smith and another 
all lying between the Plank road. Ocean Ave. Linden Ave. and the S. bounds of the 
patent. All between Ocean Ave. and the old Bergen road, is now owned in small 



62 LUBERT GILBERTSE. 

East three chains & eighty five Links, Then South thirty two Degrees 
P2ast five chains and thirty six Links. Then North eighty three Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East nine Chains and ninety Seven Links to a stake 
standing in the said Creek (where it is called a Swampy Creek) And 
from the said Stake South twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
ninety three Chains and ninety four Links to the Mouth of Straatamakers 
Creek on said Hudson's River or York Bay; Then Southwesterly along 
said Bay or River to the Place of Beginning. 

K\)t J|)nttUt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Lubert Gilbertse dated 
the fifth Day of December One thousand six hundred and 
fifty four, for a piece of Land lying at Mingackqua. 

^U)L* cSUCbC^ whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 20.)* 

plots. To the Centr<al R. R. Company of New Jersey, Vreeland conveyed all lying 
between the Bergen Point plank road and the E. line of the Railroad and Chestnut 
Ave. and Edwin J. Brown's line, except a small strip owned by the heirs of Henry 
Vreeland. The R R. Company mapped out this tract. They sold, July 15, 1866, to 
Harriet M. Winfield, eight lots on the S. E. Corner of Danforth Ave. and the plank 
road, and to Charles H. Winfield, June 10, 1887, eight lots on the N. E. corner of 
Linden Ave. and the plank road. The remainder of the land (except the right of 
■way for the R. R. and a depot plot) they sold to the Hudson County Land Improve- 
ment Company, June 10, 1867. What lies E. of the Railroad is yet owned by the 
Vreeland family except a small plot given by George Vreeland to his son-in-law 
■ — Smith and by him sold to Cornelius Vreeland. 

What lay West of the old road belonging to Mrs. Gautier was mapped by Adolph 
Loss in 1822 and sold in parcels as per Loss' Map ; to William Anderson Ih acres Oct. 
22 1831, and 13 acres Ang. 16, 1832 ; to Thomas and John Jackson six acres Oct. 22, 
1831 ; and to John E. Post 15 acres, Oct 22, 1H31. This last tract is now in possession 
of John Wauters and Dennis McCarron, (Lessee). A ten acre tract lying next N. of 
Post, Mrs. Gautier conveyed to Ephraim Morris, who conveyed to Andrew Van Home, 
Feb. 6, 1834. He died seized, leaving Jacob G., David L., John A. and Dorcas, ^vife 
of James Kells. His executors, Henry R. Welsh and David L. Van Home conveyed 
to these heir.s, Dec. 31, 1859, who, on the same day, conveyed to Nelson B. Pearsall 
about 8 acres. Pearsall mapped, Aug. 5, 1864, and on Sept. 20, 1864, conveyed to 
George W. Dilloway six lots. David L. Van Home owns the N. E. corner of the 
tract. 

Fitje Segaerd's lands W. of the old Bergen road were sold by her heirs, viz : 
Jacob Cubberly, et al. in parcels, viz : to Jacob Ackemmn 6 65-100 July 3, 1833 ; 
(Ackerman to Peter Rowe, March 4, 1841 ; Rowe to Samuel Wescott. May 9, 1850, 
Wescott to Gustavus A. Lilliendahl) ; to Walter Woods a little over six acres July 
3, 1833 ; (Woods to Peter Rowe, Aug. 23, 1851, and Rowe to Agnes, wife of John 
Morrell, Sept. 4 1868; ; to Stephen Vreeland 11 91-100 acres, July 3, 1833, (now in 
part owned by his son Nicholas S. Vide Note to Claesen'g 1st Patent p. 12 

In addition to the above tract the Patent included a strip of land lying on the 
W. side 12 rods vvide=:5 Morgens ; also a lot of Meadow "between Constable's Hook 
and Pembrepock" adjoining Barent Christian's land=12 Morgens. 

« There is an error in the name of the patentee as here given. It should be Lubert 
Gysbertsen. The explanation may, however, be found in the tact that Gilbert is the 
English of Dutch Gysbert. By this name he received the Tatent for this tract, 
bounded N. by Jau Vinge and S. by Jan Corneliseu Buys. It was 90x333^ rods = 



LUBERT GILBEETSE. 



63 



JJffllllUlUfl at a Stake on the Northwest Side of Hudson's River or 
York Bay, (from which Stake the most easterly corner of Jacob Van 
Wagenen's House bears South Seventy Six Degrees and forty Minutes 

50 morgens. There is a patent, Land Papers {Albany) H.H. 34, Dec. 5, 1654, to Jan 
Vinge, wliieh answers the description, in size, given in Carteret's patent. This seems 
to be the only tract of such a shape. I have not seen any Dutch grant to Gilbertse. 
The same tract, at least 40 acres of it, seems to liave been included in another Patent. 
Vide Note to Jacobse's Patent, p. 46. Van Wagenen received part of the conmions 
allotted to Jacobe's Patent, p. 196,. 

Gysbertsen died seized and intestate, leaving one son and two daughters. The son 
dying without issue, the land passed to the two daughters, Anna and Gysbertje, who, 
by two deeds dated Sept. 17, 1729, and April 24, 1730, sold the same to Charles Dor- 
land, son of G^'sbertje. Dorland sold the same for £.50 to Jacob Van Wagenen, Dec. 
14, 1730. He built and occupied the Point Breeze House, now owned by John H, 
Midmer. 

Several of the heirs of Jacob Van Wagenen quit-claimed their interest in the tes- 
tator's property, to Jacob Merselis ; Henry Austin and Isabella, ux, March 16, 1816 ; 
Henry Heyzer and Elizabeth, ux, July 20, 1816, and Mary Merselis, Oct. 27, 1818. 
Van Wagenen died seized Jan. 27, 1783, and his surviving executor, Jacob Van Wag- 
enen, vide Note to Spier's Patent, p. 15, sold it to Jatob Merselis and Merselis J. Mer- 
selis, June 22, 1824. It was then described as lying between the two bays, Samuel 
Gautier on the N. E. and Robert Thomson on the S. W. These grantees sold the 
right of way to the Morris Canal, Feb. 2, 1835. Merselis J. Merselis died March 21, 
1837. By his will dated March 20, 1837, he gave his realty to his four children, viz : 
Jacob M., Susan, wife of Thomas Anderson, Cathenne, wife of Garret Vreeland, and 
Mary, wife of Stephen B. Vreeland, equally. These devisees then owned an undivi- 
ded half with their grandfather Jacob. The property was partitioned by decree, dated 
June 18, 1838, as per annexed sketch. Jacob conveyed to his grandson, Jacob M. 
lots 1 and 2, June 21, 1838, on the grantee executing an agreement to quit claim to 
his sisters all his interest in Lots 3 and 4. This he afterwards did, the deed to Mrs. 




Anderson being dated, March 27, 1841, That part of lot No. 1, which lies S. E. of the 
Plank road, he sold to Edwin J. Brown, Avho sold a plot in the S. corner to John H. 
Midmer. That part of the lot which lies between the Plank road and the old 
Bergen road he mapped, (map filed June 29, 1866) and sold in lots to several people 
among whom are Michael Smith, Robert Drake, James Fleming, Matthew Arm- 
strong and John Cadmus. His sisters partitioned lots 3 and 4, report confirmed, 
Dec. Term, 1841 ; Lot 3 in annexed sketch was divided into two parts, the N.=19 
acres fell to Mary, the S.=22 88-100 acres fell to Catherine ; Lot 4 fell to Susan, 
except 22-100 of an acre in the S. E. corner, which fell to Catherine. Catherine 
sold the E. end of her lot to Noah D. and Thomas Taylor in 1868. 



Q4 SEVEUIN LAUliENS. 

West Seven Chains and Eighty Eight Einks being the Southerly Corner 
and Place of lieginning of the immediate foregoing Patent) And from 
said Stake runs North twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West 
Sixty eight Chains and Sixty four Einks to a Stake, Thence South Sixty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes West eighteen Chains and fifty Six Einks 
to a Stake standing below the Bank on New Ark Bay ; Thence South 
twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East Seventy one Chains and 
forty five Einks to a stake on the Bank of said Hudson's River or York 
Bay ; Thence up along said River or Bay Northeastward to the Place of 
Beginning. 

2ri)0 JltltCIlt of Philip Carteret to Severin Eaurens dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand Six hundred and sixty 
eight for a Piece of Eand at Mingackqua formerly granted 
by a Dutch Patent to Jan Cornelison Buys. 

d^UV <SUl*lJCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

(which on the Map is mark'd No. 21.) * 

3U CfllU 11 lUfl at a Mulberry Tree standing on the Edge of a Hirh 
Bank on the Northwest Side of Hudson's River or York Bay (being the 
eastermost Corner of the immediate subsequent Patent of Hendrick 
'15 Jansen Spier) And from said * Tree runs North twenty seven Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West fifty four Chains and Fifty Einks to a stake ; 
Thence North Sixty two Degrees and Thirty Minutes East twelve Chains 
and twenty five Einks to a Stake, Thence South twenty Seven Degrees 
and Thirty Minutes East fifty one Chains and twenty Eight Einks to said 
Hudson's River or York Bay ; Then along said River or Bay Southwest- 
erly to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri)0 PatfUt of Philip Carteret to Hendrick Jansen 
Speir dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand Six 
hundred and sixty eight for a Piece of Eand lying at 
Mingackqua. 

■~" This tract was originally granted to Jan Cornelissen Buys. — Laiid Papers 
(Alhang), H. H. 20. Buys, known as " Jan the Soldier/' vide Note to Jacobse's 
Patent, p. 46, probably sold it to Severyn Laurensen, who seems to have been a way- 
ward fellow. He was a lance-corporal in the service of the West India Company. 
His views upon meum et tuum were not accurate, hence he was, April 12, 1658, sen- 
tenced to be stripj5ed of his arms and publicly flogged and branded for theft. Await- 
ing execution, he was put in jail in charge of Corporal Simon Wautersen, but escaped. 
Tliis caused the degradation of Simon to the ranks. Laurensen was re-arrested, but 
pardoned, May 12, 1658, with permission to live on Long Island. He then opened 
a tap-room, sold liquor "during divine service," for which he was prosecuted, May 
11, 1662 ; and afterwards fined for permitting pensons to play nine-pins in his place 
on Sunday. He was twice married, the last time to Grietje Hendripks, Aug. .5, 1671. 
He sold the tract in question to Hendrick Jansen Spier, who died seized, leaving his 
Avidow, Madeline Hanse (who married Jan Aertsen Van der Bilt, Dec. 10, 1681), and 
Jan, Hans, and Barent. To pay off the debts of Spier, the above-named 
parties sold this tract to Gerrit Gerritse (Van Wagenen, jr.,), April 10, 1694. This 
grantee gave it to his son Jacob. Vide Note to Gerritsc's Patent, p. 58, and Note to 
Spier's Patent, p. 15. It now forms the N. part of Curries estate. 



DIRCK SYCAN. 65 

(BUV cSUl'totS whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the map is mark'd No. 22).* 
33r0innfUl] at the Westermost Point of a large Rock in the Water 
at the Easternmost Side of the Mouth of a small Creek and thence runs 
through a Piece of salt Meadow up into the Woods North twenty Seven 
Degrees and thirty Minutes West forty three Chains and twelve Links 
to a Stake; Thence North Sixty two Degrees & thirty Minutes East 
Sixteen Chains and fifty five Links to a small Cedar Tree mark'd L S. 
Thence South twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty 
Seven Chains to a Mulberry Tree (being the southerly Corner of the im- 
mediate foregoing Patent of Jan Cornelison Buys) Thence continuing 
same course to Hudson's River or York Bay, and thence Southwesterly 
along said River of Bay to the Place of Beginning. 

K^t second ^ateut of Philip Carteret to Dirck Sycan 

dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand Six hundred 

& sixty Eight for two Parcels of Land lying at Pembrepogh. 

©Ur <SttCiJ02 whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 

Tracts . 

K'^t jFirSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 23).+ 

* This patentee, with his wife and two children, arrived in New Amsterdam in 
the ship Faith, Dec, 1659. 

This tract was originally granted to Jan Lubbertsen, Dec. 5, 1654. Land 
Papers (Albany), H. H., 30. He probably sold it to the Patentee Spier. The 
Patent describes it in size 80xl87-J rods = 25 morgens, same as in the Dutch grant. 
This and the lot of Common land No. 28) allotted to the Patent now belongs to the 
estate ot James Currie, dec'd. It remained in the patentee's family until May 1, 
1768, when they sold it and lot No. 289 to Jacob Van Wagenen, by the following 
description: "The home lot, bounded N. W. by Newark Bay, N. E. by Jacob G. 
Van Wagenen, S. E. by Hudson's River, S. W. by the widow Van Winkel," =: 100 
acres. Van Wagenen died, Jan . 28, 1783, without issue. His will was dated Dec. 
19, 1782, proved March 24, 1785. He named as executors, Effie his widow. Garret 
Vresland his brother-in-law, Jacob Van Wagenen his nephew, and Guilliam Out- 
water. Jacob Van Wagenen, the surviving executor, sold to Robert Thomson the 
above described tract, together with the adjoining Patent, to Severin Lawrence, May 
6, 1824. Themson died seized, Dec. 14, 1841. By will dated Sept. 15, 1841, proved 
Jan. 5, 1842, he gave the land so purchased to his nephew, James Currie, who died 
seized, Feb. 3, 1870. 

Jacob Van Wagenen sold to his grandson, Cornelius Van Buskirk, son of his 
daughter Beelitje, Dec. 10, 1774, three acres near the Bockie (on the point at 
Fiddler's Elbow), which he sold to Paul Salter, and by him sold to James Currie, and 
so again joined to the Spier Patent. By the same deed. Van Buskirk also received a 
lot one chain and 25 links wide out of the S. W. corner of the Patent, extending from 
the Plank road W. to Newark Bay, now owned by the estate of Michael Cadmus ; also 
a five-acre lot, bounded S. by Henry Fielding, W. by Newark Bay, N. by Van 
Wagenen, E. by the old road. One acre of this last tract he sold to Michael G. 
Vreeland, July 1, 1812. He died seized of the 4 acies, March 2, 1814. 

By his will, dated July 10, 1793, proved May 14, 1814, he gave all his property to 
his wife Antje. The strip, one chain and 25 links in width, she sold to Col. Jasper 
Cadmus, Dec. 29, 1821. 

t Lot No. 23 was 40x375 rods = 25 morgens. It was granted to Gerrit Pietersen, 
Dec. 5, 1654. Land Papers {Albany), H. H., 33. 

9 



66 



DJKCK >sy<JAN. 



llJCQtn.Q at the westermost Point of a large Rock in the Water at 
the Kaslcrinost Side of the Mouth of a small Creek (being the Souther- 
most Corner and Place of Beginning of the immediate preceeding Patent 
of Hendrick Jansen Spier) And from thence runs North twenty Seven 

Lot No. 24 was of the same size. It was granted to Jan Cornelissen, the shoe- 
maker, Dec. 5, 16r)4. Land Papers (Albany), H. H., '.i'2. These two patentees sold 
to Claas Jansen Van Purmerent, Aug. 20, 165.5, and he to Dirck 8ycan, Sept. IB, 
1658. Sycan's wife, Jannetje Tonis, died in le.'iU, leaving two children, viz. : Jan, 
aged six years, and Tennis, aged two years. When Sycan was about to marry again, 
he agreed with the Orphan's Court in New Amsterdam tliat, when these children be- 
came ol age, they sliould each receive 400 guilders and jointly this tract at Pemmer- 
poock. As security he pledged his lioiise in New Amsterdam, where Harman 
Smeeman formerly resided. Orphans Court, New Amst., 90. Yet he and liis second 
Avife, Geertje Jansen, sold it lo William Douglas, May 31, 1671, for " one negro boy 
byname Emanuel." 

Lot No. 25 (first Patent to Thomas Davison) was granted to Jan Gerritsen Van 
Imme, Dec 5, 1654. — Land Papers {Albany), H. H., 31. 

By him it was sold to the deacons of the Church in N. Y., and by them to Thomas 
Davison (Tames Davitson), July 14, 1G65 ; by him to William Douglas, May 10, 1671. 
Douglas, being now the owner of the two lots in the Patent to Sycan and Davison's 
first Patent = 75 morgens, sold the same to Cornelis Micliielse Vreeland, March 7, 
16l>6, for £600. He received from the Proprietors, April 27, 1696, a confirmatoiy 
deed for the same, said to contain 150 acres, bounded N. hy Jan Artse Van der Bilt, 

E. by Hudson's River, 
S. by Paul Douwesse, 
W. by Newark Bay. 
By will, dated Oct. 
12, 1713, Vreeland 
gave his lands to his 
children, viz. : Fitje, 
Avife of Lawrence Van 
Buskirk ; Mctje, wife 
of Eynier Van Giesen Aagtje, wife of Roelof Van Houte ; Johanna, "wife of Daniel Van 
Winkle, and Michael. These agreed, Sept. 6, 1723, to sell the same to the highest 
bidder among themselves. It was bought, Nov. 29, 1723, by Michael Vreeland and 
Daniel Van Winkle, for £1,C00. 

Daniel Van Winkle died, Jan. 10, 17,57. His widow and her brother Michael par- 
titioned, Aug. 20, 1768. Johanna took the N. E. part, next to Van Wagenen's = 
85 95-100 acres. Michael took the S. W. part = 75 28-100 acres, lying between 
his sistei''8 and Joris Cadmus' (now Richard's) line. Michael took also about two acres 
on the N. Y. Bay shore at the Bockie. The sketch here inserted shows the lines 
of division. The map from which it is taken was made by Jonathan Hampton and 
Ephraim Terril of Elizabethtown, Aug. 1, 1768, By Daniel Van Winkle's 
will, dated June 3, 1751, his wife, Johanna, received this property for life. 
Then it went to her daughter Antje, Avife of Henry Fielding. She sold, June 
18, 1785, to Egbert Post a lot = 32 acres, 1 rood, 20 perches, lying W. of the pres- 
ent plank road, and including all her land there. She sold to Michael Vreeland, June 
18, 1785, one acre on N. Y. Bay, at or near Avliere Gunther's house now is. She sold, 
March 27, 1787, to Michael Vreeland, all the rest of her land lying E. of the plank 
road. Michael now owned all the land E. of the plank road, from Cadmus' line to 




DIRCK SYCAN. 



67 



Degrees and thirty Minutes West seventy Chains and thirty one Links to 
a stake standing by the Edge of New Ark Bay Then along said New 
Ark Bay South thirty one Degrees and thirty Minutes West nine Chains 
and Seventy Links to a Stake standing on the Bank by the Edge of said 
New Ark Bay ; Thence South twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East Sixty nine Chains and Sixty five Links to a small Heap of Stones by 
the Side of York Bay (from which said Heap of Stones the Easterly 
Corner * of Henry Fielding's Stone Kitchin is distant one Chain and :*-i6 
twenty Links on a Course south fifty three Degrees and ten Minutes 
West) and from said Heap of Stones running Northerly along said York 
Bay as the same runs to the Place of Beginning. 

Currie's line, and the S. W. halfof the farm W. of the plank road. By his will, dated 
July 16, 1802, proved Jan. 26, 1805, he gave all this land to his sons George and John. 
They partitioned. Jolni taking the S. half, lying between Cadmus' line and Si.lter's 
lane. Geoi-ge taking from Salter's lane to Currie's line. They also partitioned the lot 
W. ot the plank road. John held his half in tail ; and died July, 1830, without issue, 
when the remainder vested in the heirs of George, who was dead. These heirs con- 
veyed this land to Paul and David Salter, June 15, 1832. Paul quit-claimed to David, 
Nov. 16, 1835. George, by will, dated Nov. 6, 1822, proved Aug. 9, 1824, directed 
that his land E. of the plank road should be divided into four equal parts. 52d 
slreet (before right angling) became the division line N. E. and S. W. His son 
Michael received the W. quarter, also the S. half of the lot W. of the plank road. 
Hartman received the N. quarter, also the N. halfof the lot W. of the plank road. 
Garret received the S. quarter, also three acres of salt meadow near the Bockie, now 
owned by John Post. Garret died seized, Feb. 10, 1852, and his quarter was partitioned 




among his children, as per annexed sketch. John received the E. quarter, excepting 
the three acres of salt meadow. Hartman bought the E. and W. quarters, March, 
1836. The land W. of the plank road, belonging to Egbert Post, was by him sold, 
Dec. 15, 1821, to Jasper Cadmus, excepting one acre which he gave to his daughter, 
the wife of Merseles Waters, where the mansion house lately stood. Cadmus sold 
the S. portion to Hartman Vreeland. By will, dated April 23, 1864, proved Feb. 17, 
1883, Hartman gave to his adopted son, Hartman Vreeland, all his land between N. 
Y. Bay and the back road. The N. part, = 21 47 100 acres, Cadmus sold to William 
C. Vreeland, Sept. 17, 1836, who sold to Andrew Clerk. May 1 1854, who sold lo the 
Hudson County Land Improvement Company, June, 1, 1867. 



68 TJIOMAS DAVISON. 

JTijC second JTrflCt (mark'd on the Map No. 24). 
iifjJtllS at a small Heap of Stones (which said Heap of Stones is 
distant from the easterly Corner of Henry Fielding's Stone Kitchin 
One Chain and twenty Links on a Course North fifty. three Degrees and 
ten Minutes East, and is the Southerly Corner of the last mentioned Lot) 
And from said Heap of Stones Runs North twenty Seven Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West Sixty nine Chains and sixty five Links to a Stake 
standing on the Bank ol New Ark Bay ; 'J'hence South forty Six Degrees 
and twenty Minutes West Eight Chains and sixty Links along the Edge 
of said Bay to a Stake standing in a small Gully; 1 hence South twenty 
Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East Seventy two Chains and twenty 
one Links to a Stake standing on the side of York Bay ; Then North- 
easterly along said York Bay as the same runs to the Place of Beginning. 

STIjC first patent of Phillip Carteret to Thomas Davison 
dated the twenty second Day of December One thousand 
Six hundred & sixty, nine for a Parcel of Land lying at 
Pembrepogh. 

©Ul* SUttJCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which is mark"d on the Map No. 25).* 

i300l1t1tfnjj at a Stake Standing on the sideofYork Bay (which Stake 
is the Southerly Corner of the Second Tract of the last recited Patent 
of Dirck Sycan) and from said stake runs North twenty seven Degrees 
and Thirty Minutes West seventy two Chains and twenty one Links to 
a stake standing in a small Gully by the Edge of New Ark Bay; Thence 
down along said Bay South thirty six Degrees and forty five Minutes 
West nine Chains and eighteen Links to a Stake standing between a 
Black Beech & a white Oak Bush on the Bank of said Bay ; Then 
South twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East seventy two 
Chains and twenty Seven Links to a Rock mark'd C /V at the Edge 
of New York Bay ; Thence Northeasterly along said York Bay as the 
same runs to the Place of Beginning, 

JTI^e second PatfJtt of Philip Carteret to Thomas Davison 
dated the twelfth Day of December One thousand Six hun- 
dred and sixty nine for a parcell of Land lying at Pembre- 
pogh. 

#UC .SUl'tJtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

(which on the Map is mark'd No. 26). t 

* Davison was an Englishman. In 1661 he purchased a sloop, and with a negro 
slave to assist him, did a freighting business between New Amsterdam and Albany. 
He lived in N. Y., and died in 1688. Fide Note to Sycan' s Patent, p. 15. 

t This tract was first given to Jan Cornelisen Crynnen, Dec. 5, 1654. Its only 
description was, as was the description of each Patent in this vicinity, " between 
Gemoenepaen and Kil von Kol." Crynnen sold it to Isaac DeForest, who received 
a Patent tor it, April 17, 1664. The size was 40x375 rods. He sold it to Thomas 
Davison, of New York, April 15, 1665. Davison sold to Sjoert Olphertz, of Hoo- 
boocken, Feb. 11, 1670, a strip 20 rods wide out of the S. W. side of the tract, 
which Olphertz sold to Cornells Steenwyck, July 29, 1681, and by him to Bartel 
Claesen, Oct. 5, 1681, and by Bartel Jacobs to Rutgert Van Home, March, 1702. 
Vide Note to Slott's Patent, p. 17. The N. E. half of the tract Davison sold to Jan 



PETER JANSEN SLA AT. 69 

* ]$?StUUl1l0 at a Rock mark'd G/V on the West Side of York 
Bay (being the Southerly Corner of the immediate preceeding Patent; 
and from said Rock runs North twenty Seven Degrees and Thirty Min- 
utes West Seventy two Chains and twenty seven Links to a Stake stand- 
ing between a black Beach and a white Oak Bush on the Bank of New 
Ark Bay, Then down along the Edge of said Bay South forty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes West Eight Chains and seventy six Links to a 
stake in a Gully ; Thence South twenty seven Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East seventy one Chains and fifty Eight Links to a stake by the Edge 
of York Bay ; Thence Northeasterly along said York Bay as it runs to 
the Place of Beginning. 

2rf)0 }f atfitt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Peter Jansen Slaat 
dated the fifth Day of December One thousand Six hundred 
and fifty four confirm'd by Patent from Philip Carteret to 
said Slaat dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six 
hundred and sixty Eight, for a parcel of Land lying at Pem- 
brepogh. 
©Ut cSUtbfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 27).* 

Loosdregh, of Coiumunipaw, May 6, 1670, who sold to Simon Jansen Komeyn, at- 
torney of Poulesse Cornelisen, formerly of Pembrepock, Dec. 14, 1680, who sold to 
Jan Van der Lynden five morgens, Maj' 31. 1681, who sold to Cornells Steenwyck, 
July 29, 1681. Eomeyn sold the balance of his purchase to Poules Douwesse, ot 
Pembrepock, Dec. 6, 1682, who sold to Eutgert Van Home, March 18, 1702. The 
history of this tract henceforth is connected with that of the next Patent. 

" This tract was first granted to Gysbert Lubbertse, Dec. 5, 1654. Land Papers 
{Albany), H. H., 36, and not to Peter Jansen Slott as mentioned in the text. It may 
have been granted to Lubbertse by mistake, for on the original Patent which I have 
seen was endorsed, " This Patent must be in the name of Pieter Jansen Slott, by 
mee, Guysbert Lubbertse, May 14, 1657." By both it was treated as if made to Slott. 
The tract was 40x375 rods. Slott sold it to Joost Van der Linden, Jan. 30, 1671. 
Van der Linden's heirs, viz. : his children, Jan, Boelof, Jannetje, Hendrielje, and sons- 
in-law, Albert Zabbristke, and Laurens Laurens sold it to Cornells Steenwyck, July 
29, 1681. On the same day Jan Van der Linden sold to Steenwyck the five morgens 
belonging to the preceding Patent, bought of Komeyn, May 31, 1681, also a piece of 
meadow lying between Constable's Hook and Bergen Point, bought by him of 
Samuel Edsall. Tide Map in Note to Lot 418, p. 155 ; also a house built by him on 
the land sold by Sjoert Olphertz to Steenwyck. Steenwyck sold this land and meadow 
and part of the preceding Patent bought of Olphertz to Bartel Claesen, of Midde- 
wout, L. I., Oct. 5, 1681, for 5,000 guilders of wampum, "in good and clean Long 
Isiland wheat or other winter wheat to be grown hereabout," deed to be given on date 
of first payment, Dec. 1682. It is probable that Claesen sold lo Bartel Jacobs, the 
son-in-law of William Douglas, who sold, March 1702, to Eutgert Van Home, a 
cordwainer, the land in Slott's Patent, also the five morgens of the preceding Patent, 
also the piece of meadow between Constable's Hook and Bergen Point, also the 
ten morgens formerly belonging to Olphertz. 

It is probable that Van Home was attracted hither from Hackensack by the 
widow of Jan Van d<;r Linden, whom he married, April 25, 1697. When he pur- 
chased the whole of Davison's 2d Patent I do not know, but it was probably in 1702. 
He purchased the Van Schalckwyck Patent, in 1735. Vide Note to Fan SchalcIcwycFs 



70 IIENDRKMv .IA\SE\ VAN SCIIALCKWYCK. 

iiC0!nUIU0 at a Stake by the Edge of York Bay (being the Southerly 
Corner of tlie last recited Patent) and from said stake runs North twenty 
seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West Seventy one Chains and fifty Eight 
Links to a Stake standing in a (jully at the Edge of New Ark Bay ; 
Thence along the Edge of said Bay South thirty six Degrees West ten 
Chains and twenty Links to a Stake; Thence South twenty seven De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East Sixty five Chains and fifty Eight Links to 
a Stake standing by the Edge of York Bay, Thence Northeasterly along 
said York Bay as it runs to the Place of Beginning. 

^i)C 3|)jltpnt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Hendrick Jansen Van 
Schalckwyck dated the fifth Day of December one thousand 
six hundred and fifty four, confirm'd by Patent from Philip 
Carteret to Hessel Veygerse dated the thirtieth Day of March 
One thousand Six hundred and Seventy five, for a Parcel of 
Land lying at Pembrepogh. 

©UC <SUVi)Cg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 28).* 

Patent, p. 17. He sold to his son-in-law, Dederick Cadmus, Nov. 17, 1740, a lot 32x 
375 rods, bounded S. W. by Jacob Barentzen Van Home, N. E. by land of grantor. 
This strip extended from bay to bay, and "vvas "within Van Schalckwyck's Patent. 
By will dated June 13, 1740, he gave to his daughter Jannetje, wife of said Cadmus, 
all his farm at Pamrepogh. In this farm was included all of the land in Davison's 
2d Patent, and the Slott and Van Schalckwyck Patents, except what he had sold to 
said Cadmus. Cadmus had one son Joris or George, and two daughters. George 
received from liis mother, by deed dated July 20, 1747, the lands bought from and 
devised by his grandfather Van Home. It must have been to clear up some doubt 
that he received a deed from his uncle, John Van Home, July 19, 1747, for a strip 
across the neck 40x375 rods (Van Schalckwyck's Patent;, and also a piece of 
meadow (in Constable's Hook Patent), reserving, however, the right to the common 
lands which had been given to him by his father, by deed, dated Aug. 12, 1738. 

This explains why the common land allotted to Van Schalckwyck's Patent was 
adjudged to Van Home when he did not own the Patent. The allotments to these 
three Patents were likely to cause trouble between Van Home and Cadmus. By an 
agreement in writing between them, dated Feb. 9, 1765, they bound themselves in 
efiect to accept the allotments adjudged to each, and so avoided legal controversy. 

By will dated June 27, 1779, proved April 14, 1786, George Cadmus gave all his 
lands at Pembrepock and Bergen Point to his sons Dirch or Richard, and Caspar or 
Jasper. Richard was a bachelor and sold to his brother Jasper March 12, 1819, all 
his interest in this tract. Jasper Cadmus, by will dated May 26, 1824, unproved, 
gave to his son Richard the S. W. half of his tract, and to his son Andrew the N. E. 
half. But Andrew dying before his father the devise was changed, so that Richard 
received the N. E. half, and still owns it The S. E. half was given to the sons of 
Andrew in tail. 

""■ The original Patent calls for 40x375 rods=25 morgens, Land Papera (Albany), 
H. H., 37, while the confirmatory Patent calls for 20 morgens ; lying N. of Cornelis 
Abrahamsen and S. of Joost Van der Linden. Viggertse (Vygerse or Wiggersen) 
conveyed tlie same to his " fiiend Douwe Aukins of Schenectady Sept. 16, 1696. 
(This man arrived in this country in the Sloop, Stctin, Sept. 1663.) It was a gift ; 
" Provided always in case the sayd Hessel Wiggersen should happen during his nat. 
urall Life to want naturall Sustenance, that then the said Douwe Aukins doth oblige 



CATHARINE WALLINGEN VAN HORNE. 



71 



l$t0tuntnil ^t a Stake standing by the edge of York Bay (being the 
Southerly Comer of the last recited Patent) And from said Stake runs 
North twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West Sixty five Chains 
and fifty Eight Links to a Stake standing by the Edge ot New Ark Bay ; 
Thence South thirty * two Degrees and twenty Minutes West, Ten Chains 
and twenty Links along the Edge of said Bay to a Stake between two 
Cedar Bushes (the Southermost of which is mark'd C) Thence South 
twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East Sixty four Chains and 
Seventy Plight Links to a Stake by the Edge of York Bay; Then North- 
easterly along said York Bay as it runs to the Place of Beginning. 

2ri)0 }|atC1Tt of Philip Carteret to Catharine formerly the 
Widow of Jacob Wallingen Van Home then the Widow of 
Jacob Stofielsen dated the thirty first Day of March One 
thousand Six hundred and Sixty Eight for a Parcel of Land 
lying at Pembrepogh. 
d^Ut cSUCiJtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(which on the Map is mark'd No. 29),* 

himself to maintain & keep tlie sajd Hessel Wiggersen during his natural! Life in 
nieate, Drinke, apparel, Washing & Lodging & to give a good & handsome funerall 
or buryall." Aukins sold the same to Cornelis Aresmilh or Asmet of Schenectady, 
March 18, 1729, who sold to Rutgert Van Home, Oct. 29, 1735, who gave the same 
to his son John, Aug. 17, 1738, with one third of the Common right belonging to his 
other lands at Pembrepogh. From this time its history is connected with Slott's 
Patent, p. 17. 

* This tract was first granted to Jacob Wallingen from Hoorn, Oct. 23, 1654. 
Land Papers (Albany), PL. H., 28 = 25 morgens. Wallingen came over with Capt. 
De Vries in 1635, and was admitted to the rights of a Small Burgher, April 17, 
1657. This patent was confirmed for the same amount, in size 45x333^ rods. It was 
in possession of Jacob Barentzen Van Home in 1740. Vide Xote to Slott's Patent, p. 
17, whom I take to be a grandson of Barnt Christian, named in the next Patent. He 
died seized, April 14, 1775, leaving two sons, Cornelius and John. I have not seen 
his will though he left one, but his son John owned this tract, and prior to 1790, 
sold it to David Baldwin. Lot 276 of the commons and the N. end of lot 277, and 
the N. end of Barent Christian's Patent (number 30 on the field map), passed with 
the Patent in this sale to Baldwin, making a total of 115 or 120 acres. Baldwin sold 
the same to Cornelius Van Buskirk of Saddle River, taking in exchange land at the 
latter place, Sept. 13, 1792. Cornelius died. May 29, 1819. Qy will, dated May 3, 
1803, unproved, he gave to his sons Abraham, David, Cornelius, and James, all his 
land equally. They divided as per this sketch. Cornelius' lot W. of the plank 




72 BAUNT CHRISTIAN. 

]|PBt)mtlt0 ^^ ^ Stake by the Edge of York Bay (being the South- 
erly Corner of tlie last recited Patent) ; And from said stake runs North 
twenty Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West Sixty four Chains and 
Seventy eight Links to a Stake standing between two Cedar Bushes at 
the Edge of New Ark Bay (the Southermost of which Bushes is mark'd 
C) Thence South forty Six Degrees and thirty Minutes West Ten Chains 
and thirty Links along said Bay to a Stake ; Thence South twenty seven 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East Sixty Chains and twenty Links to a 
stake standing by the Edge of York Bay on the Easterly Side of a small 
Creek ; Thence Northeasterly along said York Bay as it runs to the Place 
of Beginning. 

2n^0 J^atent of Phillip Carteret to Barnt Christian dated the 
twenty Sixth Day of March One thousand Six hundred and 
sixty seven for a Parcel of Land lying at Pembrepogh, and 
a Piece of Meadow lying at New Ark Bay. 

(But <SUCi)05 whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts. 

5ri^t jFitSt w'hereof being a parcel of Upland mark'd on the Map 
No. 30.* 

i$C0tUS at a Stake standing by the Edge of York Bay on the East- 
erly Side of a small Creek (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of the 
last recited Patent) and from said Stake runs North twenty Seven De- 
grees and thirty Minutes West fourteen Chains and ninety Seven Links 
to a Stake, Thence South twenty Eight Degrees and thirty Minutes West 
fifty five Chains and twenty nine Links to a Stake, Thence South twenty 
Seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifteen Chains and Sixty five 
Links to a Stake standing on the Edge of the Salt Meadow, Thence 
along the Edge of the said Meadow betwixt the Meadow and Upland to 
York Bay, Then Northerly along said York Bay to the Place of Begin- 
ning. 

road was bought May 3, 1824, by James and David. Abraham's lot W. of the plank 
road was bought, and is now owned by John Serrel. His lot E. of the plank road is 
owned by the Elsworths. David died without issue. By will dated Jan. 4. 1865, 
proved March 1, 1866, lie gave his property to his brother James and the children of 
his brothers Cornelius and Abraham, entailed. 

" Lot No. 30 was bounded N. by Jacob Wallen's land, 44x200 rods=55 acres. 
Lot No. 122, at Droyer's Point, was described as lying at the "north end of the 
lake that runs in towards Kil von Kul,"=30 acres. 

Lot 30 lay about parallel with the mea- 
dow, and extended from the S. boundary of 
the preceding Patent to near the Constable's 
Hook Road. The accompanying sketch 
showing partition among the heirs of Cor- 
nelius Vreeland, includes a portion of this 
lot and of Lot 271, lying N. of the Con- 
stable's Hook Road. 

Lot No. 122 was at an early day annexed 
to Andriesen's Patent, and was owned by 
the holders of that Patent in 1734. Vide 
Note to Andriesen's Patent, p. 13. 




NICHOLAS JANSEN AND SAMUEL EDSALL. 73 

* ^i\t cStCOntf of the said Tracts being a Piece of Meadow *] 
(mark'd on the Map Nq. 122). 

iSCfllUS at the Mouth of a small Creek near the Head of New Ark 
Bay (which Creek is the Northerly Bounds of the Patent of Lawrence 
Andrise (mark'd on the Map No. 19) and from the Mouth of said Creek 
runs across the salt Meadow North forty Degrees East twelve Chains and 
forty eight Links to a Red Oak Tree mark'd standing on the Upland 
near the Meadow ; Then along the Edge of the Meadow North forty 
Degrees and thirty Minutes West two Chains and fifty nine Links, Then 
continuing along the Edge of the Meadow North Six Degrees West five 
Chains and ten Links to a Stake mark'd C V near the head of a Ditch 
or small Creek ; Then down said Ditch or Creek as the same runs North 
thirty five Degrees and thirty Minutes West Eight Chains and Seventy 
Links ; Then continuing running down said Creek as the same runs 
Northwesterly till it comes into Hackinsack River, Then down along 
said River as the same runs Westerly, Southerly and Southeasterly round 
the Meadows to the Place of Beginning. 

K^t 31 ateut of Richard Nicoll's to Nicholas Jansen and 
Samuel Edsall dated the twenty Sixth Day of October, One 
thousand Six hundred and Sixty four, for a Neck of Land 
call'd Nip Nickson lying at the Mouth of Kil Van Kul. 

©Ul* <SUl*b05 whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract (which on the Map is mark'd No. 31).* 

* Edsall was a native of Reading, in Berkshire, England, and a hatter. In 1655 
he married Jannetje Wessels, a great belle in New Amsterdam, whose mother kept a 
tavern in Pearl Street celebrated for Burgomasters' dinners. In Api-il, 1657, he was 
admitted to the rights of a small Burgher. He was appointed Ensign in the Esopus 
war of 1663. In 1664 lie was the owner of a farm in Bergen and sent over four men to 
do liis share in the defence of the place. N. Y. Col. MSS., x., part iii., 67. After the 
surrender he swore allegiance to tlie British Government. He moved from Newtown, 
L. I., to Bergen, " in Col. Nicoll's time.'' He was a member of Carteret's Council 
from 1668 to 1672 ; appointed one of a Commission to assess and raise a tax to resist 
invasion, and treasui'er of the same when raised in 166S ; joined James Bollen and 
John Berry in petitioning the Dutch Government that the books and papers concern- 
ing the "Province called New Yarsie" be delivered to Secretary Bayard, Sept. 12,1673 ; 
and was one one of the commissioners sent by Bergen to the same government. He 
moved to New York in 1689, became an active adherent of Leisler, a member of the 
Committee ot Safety, of the Council, and of the Court of Exchequer. He now be- 
came an object of love and hatred, as he was considered by the friends or enemies of 
Leisler. The former called him " loyal," "honest," &c. ; the latter thought him an 
" insipid mobile," " most wicked and poorest of the sons of men,'' " a base villian." 
He was involved in the fall of his chief, put upon trial for high treason, and acquitted. 
In 1699 he was living in Queens County, L. I. His daughter Anna married William 
Lawrence, of N. Y., and Julia married Benjamin Blagg, of Plymouth, England. To 
these two sons-in-law he gave all his lands in the lower part of Bergen County. It 
is said that he had two sons, Richard and John, who settled at Hackensack. John died 
in 1774, aged 54 years, leaving two sons, Samuel and John. Annals of Kew- 
toivn. 341. 

This tract was known by its Indian name Nipnichsen, and was (at least 115 mor- 
gens of it; granted by William Kieft to Jacob Jacobsen Roy. Land Papers {Albany), 
10 



74 NICHOLAS JANSEN AND SAMUEL EDSALL. 

]$r0tniU'U0 at a Stone planted at the Southwest Point of a large 
Salt Marsh or Meadow at a Flare call'd the Northeast Harbour where 

G. G., 14L He was tlie Konstapel, or gunner, at Fort Amsterdam ; hence the name. 
This grant wan uiiide in 1G46. When the English came in 1GG4 the place seems to have 
been unoccupied and unclaimed. Therefore Gov. Nicolls made the following grant : 

"The Governors Graunt to Nicholas 
Johnson and Samuel Edsall. 

To all to whonie these presents shall come I Richard Nicolls Governor under liis 
Eoyall Highness the DuUe of Yorke of his Territoryes in America Send Greeting 
Whereas there is a Parcel! of Land within my Government Commonly called or 
Known by the name of Nip Nickson upon the Maine which is not Inhabited or Planted 
but lyeth unnianured upon the request of Nicholas Jansen and Sam'll Edsall who 
have Turchased the said Lands from the Native Proprietors and for other good causes 
and Consideracons mee thereunto moving I do hereby Give, Confirm and Graunt unto 
the said Nicholas Johnson and Samuel Edsall the said Parcell of Land called Nip 
Nickson aforesaid containing by Estimacon five hundred acres or thereabout, being 
bounded with a Meadow on the North side extending to the wood Land and on the 
east with the North River on the South side with Kill Van KoU Together with all 
Meadowes, Woods, Pastures and appurtenances whatsoever thereunto belonging or 
appertainiufj. STo '^n.'OtiCtQ jB^OllI the said Parcell of Land called Nip Nickson 
and the Appux-tenances unto the said Nicholas Johnson and Samuel Edsall their Heirs, 
Executors, Administrators and Assignes they planting and manuring the same within 
the usual time Allotted, And rendering and Paying to his Royall Highness, the Duke 
of York or his Assignes the accustomed Rent of the Country for the first Planters of 
Lands tlierein. 

In Witnesse Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Scale at fFort James in 
New Yorke on the Island of Manhatans this 2Gth Day of October in ye yeare of our 
Lord 1GG4. 

RiCHAKD Nicolls." 

On this Patent was endorsed the following : 

ifttcmoriiulium, That I Oratum Sagamore of Hackingsack Do hereby acknowl- 
edge to have received full Satisfaction of Nicholas Jansen and Sam'll Edsall for a 
Neck of Land about four hundred Acres lying and being on the Maine neare the Kill 
Van Cull agst the North side of Staten Island Comouly called Nip Nickson with a 
Meadow on the North side of it And do herby acquitt them the said Nicholas John- 
son and Sam'll Edsall for the same. 

In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand this Gth day of October 1GG4 
in N. Yorke on Manhatans Island. 

Signed &, Delivered in ye pr sence of The Mark of 

Matthlvs Nicolls, Sect. X 

FFRANCI8 Walsall." Oratum. 



The Johnson here referred to was Claas Jansen de Backer. Yide Note to de Bacler's 
Patent, p 10. His interest in the tract was sold by Nicholas Bayard at Public Auc- 
tion in N. Y., Sept. 22, 1670, to Samuel Edsall for 4G20 Guilders, wampum value. 
Edsall sold to Jan Van der Linden a piece of meadow lying between the Hook and 
Bergen Point. This I take to be the piece of meadow adjoining the upland S. of the 
Constable's Hook road. Vide Note to Slott's Patent, p 17. It was owned by the Cad- 
mus family in 1764, and even to a much later date. Fide Note to Lot 418, p 155. 



NICHOLAS JANSEN AND SAMUEL EDSALL. 



75 



the said Marsh or Meadow joins the Upland and Kill Van Kull ; and 
from the said Stone runs Northerly along the West Side of the said salt 

Edsall sold the balance of the tract to Hans Harmanse of Long Island, Feb. 20, 
1694, for £5(52. 10. Harmanse died Oct. 2(5, 1700. By his will dated Nov. 12, 1694, his 
daughter Trintje, wife of Peter Van Boskerk and his grandson Hartman, son of his 
deceased daughter A)inetje,wi?e of Claas Vreeland, received the ti act in common. Hart- 
man Claasen sold his interest to his uncle Peter Van Boskerk, Dec. 17, 1730. By 
his will dated Jan. 20, 1735, proved Sept. 8, 1738, Van Boskerk gave to his 
sons Jbhannis and Lawrence 600 acres of land near Hackensack ; to Andries 60 acres 
out of the tract in question, bordering on the Kills ; the remainder of the tract to his 
son Jacobus. Jacobus and the widow of Andries were yet living in 1764. The four 
sons bound themselves in writing, Nov. 30, 1736, to divide the estate according to 
their father's will. Deeds of release for this purpose were executed July 20, 1738. 
By will dated May 24, 1763, proved Dec. 23, 1782, Andries gave his realty to his 
wife Margaret for life, then to be sold and the proceeds divided among his children. 
Helmus Vreeland and William Douglas were named executors. Vreeland the surviv- 
ing executor sold the 60 acres of Andries to Israel Oakley, April 10, 1784 ; Oakley 
to Abraham Van Buskirk, Jan. 3, 1797. In 1798 Van Buskirk sold it to Thomas 
Hazard, deed unrecorded. There seems to have been an exchange of land between 
Van Buskirk and Hazard, the former receiving a lot in Frankfort st., N. Y. City, 
for his land at the Hook. Hazard sold 12 9-10 acres of Lot 270 to Andrew Van Horn 
Sept. 21, 1797 (Abraham Van Buskirk was a subscribing witness to this deed). 
This lot lay E. of the Plank road and N. of Constable's Hook road. Van Horn sold 
5 9-10 acres to Michael B. Terhune in 1805, (deed acknowledged May 7, 1805,) and 
Terhune to Thomas E. Davis, Aug. 30, 1838. Davis mortgaged and the mortgages 
were afterwards foreclosed. Jacobus Van Buskirk died Jan. 3, 1767. By his will 
dated Sept. 14, 1765, proved Feb. 18, 1767, he divided his interest in the tract between 
his two sons Peter and John. The lot of Common land No. 418, adjudged to him for 
this Patent, he gave to them in common. Peter died June, 1819. By will dated April 
1, 1816, he gave all his property to the children of his daughters, Elizabeth, wife of 
Cornelius Vreeland, and Rachel, wife of William Vreeland. These children were 
Margaret, wife of Henry Vreeland, Eliza, wife of Stephen Terhune, Jane, wife of 
Garret J. Vreeland, Rachel, wife of Henry J. Mandeville, Anne, wife of Michael M. 
Vreeland, William. C, Cornelius, and Peter. Among these the estate was partitioned 
June 3, 1830, and the proceedings confirmed in June term 1831. This sketch shows 
the partition. 




76 MARK NOHLE AND SAMUEL MOORE. 

Marsh or Meadow where the same joins the Upland till it conies to York 
Bay near the House of Jacob Van Home, Then running Southeasterly 
along said York Bay as the same runs to the Mouth of Kill Van Kull then 
running Westerly along Kill Van Kull as the same runs to the Place of 
Beginning. 

3ri)C JDtttfltt of Philip Carteret to Mark Noble and Samuel 

Moore dated the twentieth Day of July One thousand Six 

hundred and sixty nine for sundry Parcels of Land lying in 

and about the Town of Bergen. 

(fXUV .SUtbCU whereof shews and we adjudge them to be three 

Tracts 

> * ^i)t jyiVUt is a Lot in the Town (mark'd on the Map No. 59.)* 

]$CStUUin0 at a Stake near the Northerly Corner of Peter Hessel 

By several deeds from 1834 to 1836, the interest of these children became vested 
in Thomas E. Davis. 

John left his interest in the tract to his only son Jacobus, who died Aug. 12, 1832. 
By will dated Sept. 28, 1823, proved Dec. 27, 1823, he pave all his realty to his sons 
John, Nicholas and James, on condition that they should not sell but divide it among 
their children. They partitioned, and the map is now on file in the county clerk's 
office. James' will was dated July 14, 1854, proved Sept. 4, 1856. Vide Note to Lots 
418 and 419, p. 155. 

*'■ These lots were sold to the patentees by Samuel Edsall, July 15, 1669. They 
were merchants in Barhadoes. 

Lot No. 59 lay in the N. W. corner of the town plot. On it was a kitchen, barn, 
and brew-house. 

Lots No. 32 and 33 : One lay on the N. W. side of the town adjoining the N. W. 
gate ; the other on the N. E. side, adjoining the highway. 

Lot No. 39 was composed ot two wood lots, each 14 rods wi-de, bounded S. W. by 
the N. E. lane " that goes into the woods." 

Lot No. 64. The five upland lots were wood lots, each 19x150 rods. The five 
meadow lots adjoined the N. W. end of the five wood lots, and extended to the 
Hackensack river. Joseph Hawkins owned part of this lot, and died seized. 
Casparus Prior died seized of part of it, which he gave to his grandchildren by will. 
J'ide Note to Farlet's Patent, p. 62. Jasper received this in the partition of his grand- 
father's estate, and sold 20 acres, extending from the E. end of the lot to a ditch to 
Pe ter Bentley and Stephen D. Harrison, March 1, 1856, the present owners. The 
balance of the upland was sold to Peter Bentley, Nov. 1, 1853, by the commissioners 
to divide the estate of Richard Van Eypen. 

RoelofVan Houten and Maritje ux, sold. May 2, 1745, to Cornelius Brinkerhofl'a 
part of this Patent, = 19 acres, 1 rood, 16 rods of upland, and 9^ acres of meadow, 
lying between Zachaiias Sickles and Hendrick Vanderhoof. This I take to be a part 
oi Lot 64, afterwards known as Brinkerhort"s "Brown's Ferry Lot." Tide Note to 
Baclers Patent, p. 10. It is probable that Johannis Van Eypen purchased Lot 39 
shortly after 1764. His son. Garret — "Long Gat" — inherited it, and divided it by 
deed, Dec, 14, 1836 (vide also May 9, 1835), between his sons-in-law, viz. : John G. 
Van Home, who received the N. W. quarter; Daniel Van Eyjien, who received the 
quarter next S. E. of Van Home ; John Van Buslirlc, who received the quarter next 
S. E. of Van Kypen, which he sold to Aaron Sergeant, April 1, 1837 ; and Cornelius 
Van WinJcle, who received the S. E. quarter. Van Rypen's daughter, Catlyntje, wife 
of Helmigh Van Houten, died before her father. 



CASPAR STEINMETS. 77 

Peterse's House (being the North Corner of the Town) and from said 
Stake runs along the Street on the Northeast Side of the Town South 
forty two Degrees East three Chains and twenty nine Links, Then South 
forty eight Degrees West two Chains and ninety three Links, Then 
North forty two Degrees West three Chains and twenty nine Links to 
the Street on the Northwest Side of the Town, Then along said Street 
North forty Eight Degrees East two Chains and ninety three Links to 
the Place of Beginning. 

3ri)t cStCOUtJ Tract comprehends two Out Garden Plotts near 
the Town mark'd on the Map No. 32 & 33 Also two Lotts of 
Land adjoining together mark'd on the Map No. 39; Which 
Garden Plotts and Wood Lotts lying and adjoining together are 
comprehended in one Survey. 

3tj0fifnnittfl at a stake on the Northerly Comer of the town bear- 
ing from the most Northerly Corner of Peter Hessel Peterse's House 
North three Degrees and fifty Minutes West Seventy four Links ; and 
from said Stake runs South forty eight Degrees West five Chains and 
fifty Links along the Street to a Road (commonly call'd the Middle 
Road) Thence along the said Road North eight Degrees West three 
Chains and ten Links, Then along said Road North five Degrees East 
Seven Chains and Sixty one Links to a Stake, Thence South Seventy five 
Degrees and fifty Minutes East twenty Eight Chains and Sixty Six Links 
to a Stake (standing in the Road that leads from the Town to the English 
Neighbourhood); Thence South forty one Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West Six Chains and forty Seven Links along said Road to a Stake (at 
the turn of the Road leading into the Town) ; Thence along said Road 
North Seventy four Degrees and thirty Minutes West Eighteen Chains 
and Sixty three Links to a Stake, Thence South forty Degrees West two 
Chains and sixty four Links to the Street, Then along the said Street 
North forty two Degrees West three Chains and Seventy Six Links to the 
Place of Beginning. 

5rf}0 5ri)irtf JTtaCt comprehends five Lotts of Upland and five 
Lotts of Meadow ; which several Lotts lying and adjoining together 
are comprehended in our Survey (mark'd on the Map No. 64). 

]iC0tttUtUjJ at a Stake standing in a Road (which Stake is the 
Southerly Corner of one of the Lots of Dow Harmanse's Patent mark'd 
on the Map No. 65) And from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees 
and ten Minutes West seventy Seven Chains and ninety Links to Hack- 
insack River, Then returning to the Stake the Place of Beginning and 
running from thence South thirty Seven Degrees * West Seventeen Chains ' 
and eighty Six Links along said Road to a Stake (being the Easterly 
Corner of one or the Lots of Fredrick Phillipse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 63) And fr.:m said Stake running North fifty four Degrees and 
ten Minutes West Seventy one Chains and fifty Links to said Hackinsack 
River, Then up alongsaid River as it runs till it reaches the first men- 
tioned Line 

STfje first 3|JatCnt of Philip Carteret to Casper Stymats 
dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand Six hundred 
and sixty Eight for two Parcels of Land and Meadow near 
the town of Bergen. 



78 CASPAR STEINMETS. 

©UC .SUjL'iJffi whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 
2ri)C JiFtVJSt whereof is a Tract of Upland (mark'd on the Map 
No. 34 ).* 

]I)Cnt')m(1^0 ^^ ^ stake (stanchng in the Road that leads from the Town 
of Bergen to the English Neighbourhood, which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of the Lott of Mark Noble and Samuel Moore mark'd on the 
Map No. 39) And from said Stake runs along said Road North thirty 
one Degrees East seven Chains to a Stake Thence North seventy five 
Degrees and fifty Minutes West thirty one Chains and eighty four Links 
to a Stake by the Middle Road, Thence South four Degrees West Six 
Chains and Seventy nine Links to the Northerly Corner of the said Lott 
of Noble and Moore, Thence South Seventy five Degrees and fifty 
Minutes East twenty eight Chains and sixty Six Links (along the Norths 
erly Bounds of the Lott of said Noble and Moore) to the Place of Be- 
ginning. 

^Ti^e second is a 2[!ract of JHOtfOU) (mark'd on the Map 
No. 137). 

i3C£tttntn0 at a stake (which is the Northerly Comer of a Lot of 
Meadow in Guert Garritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 136) and 
from said stake runs North fifty one Degrees and fifty Minutes West 
seventeen Chains and seventy three Links to Pinhornes Creek, Thence 
returning to the Stake the Place of Beginning and running from thence 
South thirty eight Degrees and twenty Minutes West eight Chains and 
ten Links to a Stake in the Westerly Corner of the said Lott of Guert 
Garritse, thence North forty eight Degrees West eleven Chains and 
two Links to Hackinsack River, Then up along said River as it runs to 
the Mouth of Pinhornes Creek, Then up along said Creek the several 
Courses thereof as it runs till it reaches the first mentioned Line. 



* At what time Steinmets came to this country does not appear. In the spring of 
1652, having lost liis first wife, he married Jaiinekin Gerrits, ofZutphen, probably 
living at Harsimus at that time. For his third wife, he married Tryntje, the widow 
of Jacob StofFelsen. He resided at Harsimus, and was driven out by the Indians in 
1655. He went to New Amsterdam, where, on Feb. 22, 1656, he was licensed to tap 
beer and wine for the "accommodation of the Burghery and Strangers." I^ew Amst. 
Bee, ii., 85. He was admitted to the rights of a small burgher, April 11, 1657. Neio 
Neth. Beg., 175. On the 21st of June he was appointed lieutenant of the Bergen 
militia. N. Y. Col. MSS., x., 149 ; and on the 4th of September, 1673, was made 
captain. Col. Hist, of N. Y., ii., 597. In 1674 he was a deputy from Bergen in the 
Council of New Orange, Ibid, 702 ; and a representative from Bergen in the first and 
second General Assembly in New Jersey. Learning ds Spicer, 77, 85. After his mar- 
riage with Stoffelsen's widow, he took possession of the "West India Company's farm 
at Harsimus, and, as was always the case with the possessors of that farm, became 
involved in trouble with his neighbors, Van Vorst and others. Col. Hist, of N. Y., 
ii., 704, 716. He died in 1702. His descendants, at one time, were quite numerous 
in this county, but they have long since died out. 

Lot No. 34 was in the old maize land, 36x160 rods = 9 morgens, 360 rods. 

Lot No. 137 adjoined Geurt Gerritsen's, and extended from Gerritsen's to the Creek 
= 6 morgens. This Patent was owned by Peter Merselis in 17G4, who died April 
1, 1770. 



CASPAR STEINMETS. 79 

5ri)C second J^^tCIlt of Philip Carteret to Casper Stymats, 
dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand six hundred 
and Sixty eight, for sundry Parcels of Land in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 

* ®Ul' cSUCbCg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be five *22 
Tracts. 

^i)t ftCSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 8i).* 

MtQiVm at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (being the east- 
erly Corner of a Lot of Dow Harmanse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No. 80) ; And from said Stake runs North Sixty Six Degrees and Thirty 
Minutes West to Hackinsack River, Then returning to said Stake the 
Place of Beginning and running thence along the said Road North 
twenty four Degrees East three Chains and Sixty one Links to a Stake 
(being the Southerly Corner of a Lot in Hendrick Teunise's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No. 82) ; And from said Stake runs North Sixty four 
Degrees and Ten Minutes West Sixty Chains and Sixty Links to said 
Hackinsack River, Then down said River as it runs 'til it reaches the 
first mentioned Line. 

3ri)0 SiCCOtttr (being also a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 66). 

MtQlMS at a Stake standing by a Road (being the Easterly Corner 
of a Lot in Dow Harmanse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 65), 
and from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes, West 
Seventy Eight Chains to Hackinsack River, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning, and from thence runs along said Road North 
thirty nine Degrees East Seven Chains and thirteen Links to a Stake 
(being the Southerly Corner of a Lot in Varlett and Bayard's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No. 68), and from said Stake runs North fifty four 
Degrees and Ten Minutes West Eighty Chains and eighty three Links 
to said Hackinsack River, Then down said River as it runs till it reaches 
the first mentioned Line. 

~ Lot No. 81 was in the new maize land, between Douwe Harmensen and Hendrick 
de Backer, was 20 rods wide, and extended from the road to the river = 10 morgens. 

Lot No. 66 was a wood lot, between Douwe Harmensen and Nicholas Yarlet, 38 
rods wide from the road to the creek =: 17^ morgens, owned by Johannis Van Houteu 
in 1764. Vide Note to Lot No. 25, Neto Field Bool: 

Lot No. 101 was a wood lot, and with meadow No. 5 in the original allotment 
= 16 morgens. It was sold by Steinmets to Elias Michielse Vreeland, May 2, 1678. 
Captain Thomas Brown owned this lot in 1764. Vide Note to Andriesen's Patent,^ p. 
13. 

Lot No. 116 composed of two lots : 1st, a lot adjoining Harman Edwards, 7^x12^ 
rods ; 2d, a lot between Frederick Phiiipsen and Douwe Harmensen, 5x15 rods. 

Lot No. 95 was 8x20 rods, between Dirck Teunisen and Geurt Coerten. The 
Avhole = 100 acres. 

Lots 81, 95 and 116, were sold by the patentee to Siba Epsa Banta, and by him 
to Elias Michielse Vreeland, April 6th, 1693, and by him to MattysDe Mott, April 
19, 1707. Vide Note to Sloffehen's Patent, p. 9, and Note to Harmansen's Patent, p. 
50. Michael DeMott sold Lot 95 to Cornelius G. Van Rypen. Vide Note to Coerten's 
1st Patent, p. 25. 



so ADRIAN POST. 

JTijC 2ri)lL*^ (being also a ^TlMCt of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. loi). 

iJCfllUS at a Stake standing by the Side of the Highway leading 
from the 'lown to Bergen Point (which Stake is the. Easterly Corner of 
a Lot in Guert (iarritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 102) And from 
said Stake runs North fifty Degrees and ten Minutes West twenty three 
Chains and Sixty five Links, Then North fifty four Degrees and ten 
Minutes ^V■est Sixty four Chains and sixty Links to Hackinsack River. 
Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence 
runs along said Highway North forty three Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East four Chains and Eighty Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty De- 
grees and ten Minutes West twenty three Chains and fifty three Links to 
a Stake in a Road (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot in 
Jacob Luby's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 62) and from said Stake 
runs North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West Sixty Six Chains 
and Seventy Links to said Hackinsack River Then down along said 
River as it runs 'till it reaches the first mentioned Line that runs to said 
River. 

''23 * 3ri)C fourth STpatCt (comprehends two Lots in the Town which 
being adjoining together are comprehended in one Survey mark'd on the 
Map No. 116.) 

MtQinniViQ at a Stake (standing on the Northwesterly Side of the 
Street near the Southerly Corner of Michael DeMott's new Barn) ; and 
from said Stake runs North forty two Degrees West three Chains and 
forty two Links, Thence North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and 
ninety two Links to a Street, Thence South forty two Degrees East 
ninety seven Links along said Street, Thence South forty eight Degrees 
West One Chain and forty six Links, Thence South forty two Degrees 
East two Chains and forty five Links to the first mentioned Street, Thence 
South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and forty Six Links to the 
Place of Beginning. 

5ri)C fifth STtaCt (being an Out Garden Lot near the Town mark'd 
on the Map No. 95.) 

]$C0tn£i at a Stake (standing on the Northwesterly Side of a Street 
South fifty Degrees West four Chains and Eight Links from a Stake ; 
which last Stake stands thirty Links from the Easterly Corner of the 
Widow Van Riper's House on a Course South fifty eight Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East) ; And from the first mentioned Stake runs North 
forty one Degrees and thirty Minutes West, four Chains and eighty 
Links to a Stake, Thence South forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West One Chain and twenty seven Links to a Stake, Then South forty 
Degrees East four Chains and eighty Links to the Street, Then along the 
Street North fifty Degrees East One Chain and thirty nine Links to the 
Place of Beginning. 

2ri)e )|)atCnt of Philip Carteret to Adrian Post dated the 
twelfth Day of May, One thousand Six hundred and Sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 

<©Ul* <^Ut*t)?^ whereof shews and we adju'lge them to be five 
Tracts. 



ADRIAN POST. 81 

5r^0 JiFipSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 35).* 
J^tQlMH at a Stake (standing on the West Side of the Road that 
leads from the Town to the Enghsh Neighbourhood, which Stake is the 
easterly Corner of a Lot of Casper Stymat's first Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 34) and from said Stake runs North seventy five Degrees and 
fifty Minutes West thirty one Chains and Eighty four Links to a Stake 
standing by the Middle Road, Thence North nine Degrees «S: forty five 
Minutes East Seven Chains and fifty five Links along said Road to a 
Stake, Thence South Seventy * five Degrees and fifty Minutes East, *24 
Thirty two Chains and Eighteen Links to the first mentioned Road, 
Then along said Road South twelve Degrees and twenty Minutes West 
seven Chains and fifty one Links to the Place of Beginning. 

2C!i)0 Second KvSltt (mark'd on the Map No. 55). 

i^tQitlH at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of one of 
the Lots of Guert Coerten's first Patent mark'd on the Map No 54). 
And from said Stake runs North fifty five Degrees West twenty nine 
Chains and ten Links to a Stake by a Road, Thence running along said 
Road South thirty nine Degrees West three Chains and sixty seven Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty five Degrees East, twenty nine Chains to 

■'- Post was agent of the Baron van der Capellen, and in charge of his colonie on 
Staten Island, when the place was destroyed by the Indians in 1655. Col. Hist, 
of X. Y., i. 638. In October of that year he was appointed to treat with the Hack- 
ensack Indians for a i-elease of prisoners, New Neth. Reg. 153, and ensign in the 
Bergen Militia, Sept. 4, 1373. He was the ancestor of the Post family, and 
died Feb. 28, 1677. 

Lot No. 35, between Geurt Coerten and what did belong to Laurens Andriesen, 
40x160 rods = lOf morgens. This lot was owned by Cornelius G. Van Rypen in 1764. 
From him it passed to his son Daniel, then to his grandson Cornelius, then to his 
great-grandsons, Daniel and Cornelius, who yet own part of it. Vide Note to Lot 
411 p. 166. 

Lot No, 55 : A wood lot, between Geurt Coerten and Jacob Luby, 10x150, rods 
^ 4f morgens, This lot was OAvned by the De Motts in 1764. Vide Note to Stoffcl- 
sen's Patent, p. 9, and Note to Harmensen's Patent, p. 50. Michael DeMott conveyed 
to Peter Bently, March 29, 18,o0, and he conveyed a part of his purchase to Stephen 
D. Harrison, Sept. 7th, 1850. They yet own it. Vide Note to Luhy's 1st Patent, 
p. 42. 

Lot No. 117 was meadow lot No. 1 in the original allotment, 48 rods wide, stretch- 
ing to the river = 21 acres. The patentee sold this lot to Jacob Jacobse Van 
Winckel, who sold it to Jan A. Sip, Oct. 16, 1707. Vide Note to Coerten's Ist Patent, 
p. 25. 

Lot No 164, on the corner by the N. W. gate, 7|xl2i rods : the whole = 55 acres. 
It was sold at an early date by the patentee to Cornells Steenwyck, who sold it to 
Gerrit Gei-ritse, Dec. 2, 1881, who died seized Feb. 28, 1697, and by his will left it 
to his son Johannis. Vide Note to Gerritsen's Patent, p. 58. It remains in the family, 
and is part of the homestead of Hartman Van Wagenen. 

Lot No. 100 was on the N. W. side of the town, on the corner S. of the wagon 
way. The patent calls for 55 acres in all. Vide Note to Spiers Patent, p. 15 ; Note 
to Stoffelsens Patent, p. 9. Lot 100 belonged to Garret Van Rypen in 1764. He died 
seized, and his son George, of Saddle Rirer, conveyed to Peter Sip, Sept. 5, 1838. 
Il is now the homestead lot of Col. Garret Sip's family. 
1 1 



82 GUERT COERTEN. 

a Red Oak Tree mark'd D. T. Thence North forty one Degrees and 
forty five Minutes East three Chains and sixty seven Links to the Place 
of Beginning. 

5ri)C ijrijll'Tf (which is a Tract of Meadow mark"d on the Map 
No. 117). 

MtQUXU at a Stake standing by the Edge of Hackinsack River 
(which Stake is the West Corner of a Lot of Guert Garritse's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No. 102) and from said Stake runs South fifty four 
Degrees and ten Minutes East eighteen Chains to the Edge of the Up- 
land, Thence South thirty Degrees West nine Chains and five Links 
along the Edge of the Upland to a Stake, Thence North fifty four Degrees 
and ten Minutes West eleven Chains and fifty Links to said Hackinsack 
River, Thence up said River as it runs to the Place of Beginning, 

^^)f jFOUtti) (which is a Lot in the Town mark'd on the Map, 
No. 164). 

MtQinU ^t a Stake (being the West Comer of the North Quarter of 
the Town and is two Chains and eighty five Links Distant on a Course 
South forty eight Degrees West from the West comer of the House Lot 
of Noble and Moore mark'd on the Map No. 59,) and from said 
Stake runs South forty two Degrees East two Chains and thirty two Links 
along the street, Thence North forty eight Degrees East One Chain and 
forty three Links, Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and 
thirty two Links to a Street, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One 
Chain and forty three Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^?)f jFlfti) (which is an Out Garden near the said Town mark'd 
on the Map No. 100). 

}3tQiVifi at a Stake (standing South fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East thirty Links from the easterly Corner of the Widow Van 
Riper's House) and from said Stake runs South fifty Degrees West ninety 
three Links along a Street to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees 
West four Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North forty nine 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East One Chain and twenty tour Links to a 
Stake, Thence South Seventy two Degrees East three Chains and nine- 
^23 teen Links to a * Stake by the Middle Road, Then along said Road 
South seven Degrees and thirty five Minutes East two Chains and fifty 
six Links to the Place of Beginning. 

Kf^t first J^atfnt of Philip Carteret to Guert Corten dated 
the twelfth Day of May, One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in, and about 
the Town of Bergen. 

#Ut <Sttl*i)0g whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be Seven 
Tracts. 

®'<)C jFirSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 36).* 



* As early as 1646 this patentee obtained a lease of Van Twiller's farm on Man- 
hatten Island. He was a soldier, and a member of tlie Burgher Corps in 1653. He 
was admitted to the rights of a Small Burgher, April 17, 1657. 

Lot No. 36 was 28x160 rods=7 morgens, 28 rods. This lot lies on the S. side of 
Newark Ave., and extends from the Five Corners W. The N. part of the lot belonged 



GUERT COERTEN. 83 

MtQittU at a Stake by the Road that leads from the Town to the 
Enghsh Neighbourhood (which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a Lot in 
Adrian Post's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 35) and from said Stake 
runs North seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes West thirty two 
Chains and eighteen Links to a Stake standing by the Middle Road,Thence 
North twenty three Degrees and thirty Minutes East five Chains and 

to Garret, from whom it descended to George Van Rypen, Avho sold 12 acres to Abel I. 
and Job Smith, Sep. 1,1830. It extended W. to the back road from Riker's house at the 
" Five Points." The Smiths laid out their purchase into lots, and sold to different 
parlies in 1836 and 1838. The S. part of the lot belonged to Altje Van Winkle, 
from whom it passed to her eldest son Jeremiah, then to his eldest son Garret, then 
to his eldest son Daniel G., who owned it subsequent to 1840. 

Lot No. 48 was in the old Maize land, 14x150 rods=3i morgens. 

Lot No. 54, a wood lot, 19xl50=4f morgens. Owned by Altje Van Winkle in 
1764. She had three children, viz., Jeremiah, Catrintje, wife of Jacob Merseles, and 
Henry D. Jeremiah purchased from his mother this lot, and gave it to his son John 
G., who died seized Jan. 8, 1846, His executors sold to Jacob Van Winkle, who 
sold to Dr. Magaw, who sold to George Gifford. 

Lot No. 91, E. of Samuel Edsall, butting on the Creupel Bosch, with the meadow 
=:27 acres. Owned by Garret Van Rypen in 1764, from whom it descended to his 
son George, who sold it to Garret H. Newkirk. Vide Teunisen's Patent, p. 57. 

Lot No. 94 formerly belonged to Dirck Teunisen, 8x26 rods. Vide Teunisen's 
Patent, p. 57. 

Lot No. 97 Avas a garden plot, between Christian Pietersen and Geurt Gerritsen, 
8x26 rods ; owned by Cornelius G. Van Rypen in 1764. 
Lot No. 147 was 7|xl2i rods. The whole=77 acres. 

By his will dated Feb. 5, 1671, recorded June 1, 1671, the patentee gave to Thomas 
Juriansen (Van Rypen) his land next to Douwe Harmensen (i.e. lot 147), and two 
out gardens, one between Harmensen and Casper Steinmets (i.e. lot 94), the other 
between Steinmets and Harmen Coerten. Garret Juriansen by Avill dated March 14, 
1745, proved April 8, 1749, gave to the children of his son Juriaen, viz. : Gerrit, 
Aeltje, Beelitje, one half of his three lots. To his son Cornelius, he gave the other 
half, also an out garden formerly belonging to Geurt Coerten ; to his son Johannis 
(i.e. Beelitje's Hans, p. 170), he gave the lot and meadow formerly belonging to Bal- 
thus Bayard. The children of Thomas Juriansen, viz. : Thomas, Garret, Johannis, 
Harman, Maritje, wife of Claas Garrabrant, and Christyntje, wife of Cornelius Van 
Dine, sold to their sister Aeltje lots 147 and 94, May 15, 1722, who sold to her nephew 
Cornelius, the son of Gerrit, May 13, 1746. Cornelius by will dated Aug. 29, 1767, 
proved May 4, 1772, gave to his son Garret the dwelling-house and three lots adjoin- 
ing, and the land N. of Pieter Merselis, also the meadow N. of the Bergen Mill, and 19 
acres of woodland at Crommel's Point, also one half of all his other lands except what 
he gave to his son Daniel. To his son Daniel he gave the lot S.W. of Garret New- 
kirk, and the remainder of the woodland at Crommel's Point, and one half of all his 
other lands, except what he gave to Garret. How he came to own it I do not know, 
but Hendrick Van Ostrum sold to Jan A. Sip, May 20, 1711, one third of the out 
plantations of Geurt Coerten and Nicholas Varlet. Vide Hendrick Teunise's Patent, p. 54. 
Garret died seized Aug. 30, 1795. By will dated Feb. 11, 1795, proved Oct. 12, 1795, 
he gave all his realty to his brother Daniel, who divided his property between his sons 
Cornelius and Richard, giving lots 94, 96, 97, and 147 to Cornelius, who gave them to his 
son Cornelius. Vide Note to Lot 411, p. 166. 



84 GUEIIT COERTEN. 

twenty six Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence South seventy five 
Degrees and fifty Minutes East thirty One Chains to the first menticned 
Road, Then along said Road south ten degrees snd fifteen Minutes 
West five Chains and twenty six Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^Tfje SCCOntr (mark'don the Map No. 48). 
MtQinU iit a stake (being the Southerly Comer of a Lot of Fredrick 
Philipse's Patent niark'd on the Map No. 47) and from said stake runs 
North fifty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West twenty nine Chains 
and sixty Links to a stake by a Road, Thence South thirty three Degrees 
West two Chains and fifty three Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty six Degrees and twenty Minutes East, twenty nine Chains 
and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty Degrees East two 
Chains and fifty three Links to the Place of Beginning. 

2ri)0 Ki)itti (mark'd on the Map No. 54). 
fStQinU at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Adrian 
Post's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 55) and from said Stake runs North 
fifty five Degrees West twenty nine Chains and ten Links to a Stake by a 
Road, Thence North thirty nine Degrees East three Chains and sixty 
Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence South fifty four Degrees and 
fifty Minutes East twenty nine Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty one Degrees and forty five Minutes West three Chains and 
sixty Links to the Place of Beginning. 

'26 * JTije jFOUtti^ (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow and 

mark'd on the Map No. 91). 
MtQinU at a Stake near the Road leading from the Town to the 
English Neighbourhood (being the southerly Corner of a Lot of Arent 
Lawrence's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 92) and from said Stake runs 
North sixty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West nine Chains and 
twenty four Links, 1 hen North forty three Degrees West thirty two Chains 
and forty seven Links to Bridge Creek, Then returning to said Stake the 
Place of Beginning and runs from thence South sixteeen Degrees and five 
Minutes East five Chains and sixty eight Links alonfr the Road to a Stake, 
Thence South ten Degrees West eight Chains and sixty one Links along 
said Road to a Stake, Then South fifty one Degrees West seven Chains 
and ninety five Links to a Stake, Then South eighty four Degrees and 
fifteen Minutes West three Chains to a Stake, Then North sixty three De- 
grees West seven Chains and seventy five Links to a Stake, Then South 
eighty eight Degrees and twenty Minutes West four Chains and eighty 
seven Links to a Stake standing near a small Brook Thence North four 
Degrees East one Chain and six Links to a Stake on the Top of a Hill, 
Then North nine Degrees and Thirty Minutes W^est sixteen Chains and 
thirty Links to a Stake standing in the Edge of the Meadow, Thence North 
forty four Degrees and twenty Minutes West fourteen Chains and fifty 
three Links to said Bridge Creek, Then up along said Creek the several 
Courses thereof as it runs till it ct mes to the other Line that strikes said 
Creek. 

^t)f jFlfti) (being an Out Garden Plott on the Northwest Side of 
the Town mark'd on the Map No. 94), 

i^tQiWU at a Stake (standing on the Northwesterly Side of a Street 
south fifty Degrees West two Chains and sixty eight Links from a Stake 



GUERT COERTEN. 85 

which last Stake stands thirty Links from the Easterly Corner of the 
Widow Van Riper's House on a Course south fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East) and from the first mentioned Stake runs North forty one 
Degrees and thirty Minutes West four Chains and Eighty Links to a 
Stake, Thence South forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West One 
Chain and thirty nine Links to a Stake, Thence South forty one Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East four Chains and eighty Links to said Stake, 
Thence North fifty Degrees East one Chain and forty Links to the Place 
of Beginning. 

JTijC Siptij (being also an Out-Garden-Plotton the Northwest Side 
of the Town mark'd on the Map No, 97). 

fStQtUU at a Stake (standing South fifty Degrees West two Chains 
and seventy three Links from the southerly Corner of the Garden Plott 
No. 94 last above describ'd) and from said Stake runs North forty De- 
grees West four Chains and Eighty Links to a Stake, Thence south forty 
nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West one Chain and * twenty Links to ^27 
a Stake, Thence south thirty nine Degrees and twenty Minutes East four 
Chains and eighty Links to the Street, Thence North fifty Degrees East 
One Chain and thirty five Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^f)t ^t^tntf) (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark"d on the 

Map No. 147). 

i$BQiViU at a stake standing on the southerly Side of a Street (which 
Stake is two Chains and eighty two Links distant from the East rly Cor- 
ner of Widow Van Riper's House on a Course south thirty three Degrees 
West) and from said Stake runs south forty eight Degrees West One 
Chain and forty six Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence South 
forty two Degrees East two Chains and thirty two Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty six Links to 
a Stake. Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and thirty 
two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

Kf^e (second) ^aUXlt of Philip Carteret to Guert Coerten 
dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand six hundred 
and sixty Eight for sundry Parcels of Land lymg in and 
about the Town of Bergen. 

®Ut .StttiJtg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be three 
Tracts. 

®'^f J^^V^t whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 124).* 
f3tQiViU at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of John 
Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 125) and from said Stake runs 
South thirty eight Degrees and forty five Minutes East fifteen Chains to 
the Edge of the Meadow, Then returning to said Stake the Place of 
Beginning, and from thence, running South fifty one Degrees and fifteen 

* Lot No. 124 was 48x92 rods = 7 morgens, 216 rods. 

Lot No. 148, bounded N. E. by Guert Coerten ; S. W. by Pieter Rudolphus ; 7| 
xl2i rods. 

Lot No. 96, lay " without the land port," 8x2.5 rods. The whole = 22 acres. 
This lot belonged to Beelitje s Hans, alias Johannis Van Rypen, in 1764, and must 
have been sold by him to Coi-neliiis G. Van Rypen. It is now owned by Cornelius 
C. Van Kypen. Vide Note to Coerten s \st Patent, p. 25. 



86 GUERT COERTEN. 

Minutes West nine Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence South 
thirty Eight Degrees and forty five Minutes East nineteen Chains to the 
Edge of the Meadow, Thence along the Edge of said Meadow and Up- 
land as far as reaches the first Line. 

^i)t SCCOnU being a Lot in the Town of Bergen (mark'd on 
the Map No. 148). 

]9C|}lttS at a Stake on the Southeasterly Side of a Street (which Stake 
is four Chains and twenty three Links distant from the Easterly Corner 
of the Widow Van Riper's House on a Course south thirty eight Degrees 
and fifteen Minutes West) And from said Stake runs South forty eight 
Degrees West One Chain and forty one Links along said Street to a Stake, 
Thence South forty two Degrees East two Chains & thirty two Links to 
a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East One Chain and forty 
*28 one * Links to a Stake, Then North forty two Degrees West, two Chains 
and thirty two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri)0 ^Ijtttf being an Out-Garden-Plot on the Northwesterly Side 
of the Town (mark'd on the Map No. 96). 

MtQlVLU at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of the Garden Plott 
in Guert Coerten's first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 97) and from 
said Stake runs North forty Degrees West four Chains and eighty Links 
to a Stake, Thence North forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
one Chain and thirty four Links to a Stake, Thence South forty Degrees 
East four Chains and eighty Links to the Street, Thence south fifty De- 
grees West One Chain and thirty four Links along said Street to the 
Place of Beginning. 

STije (third) Jlatfllt of Philip Carteret to Guert Coerten, 
dated the twenty first Day of March One thousand Six hun- 
dred and seventy for a Piece of Meadow lying Northerly of 
Town (mark'd on the Map No. 139).* 
(BUV SUttJ0g whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract. 
]90BtnUtng at a Stake standing on the Northwest Side of Bridge 
Creek (which Stake is the eastermost Corner of a Meadow Lot in Angle- 
' hurt Stienhuysen's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 138) and from said Stake 
runs North fifty one Degrees and fifty Minutes West forty Chains and 
ten Links to a Stake by a very small Creek or Worm, Thence North fifty 
eight Degrees and forty Minutes East eleven Chains and seventy eight 
Links to a Stake, Thence North two Degrees and fifteen Minutes East 
four Chains and ninety one Links to a Stake, Thence South forty three 
Degrees and forty five Minutes East thirty five Chains and fifty Links to 
said Bridge Creek, Thence down along said Bridge Creek as it runs to 
the Place of Beginning, 

^Ti^r l^atrnt of Philip Carteret to Fredrick Philipse dated 
the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen. 

« Beginning at the N. W. Corner of Steenhuysen's meadow, then along the Creek 
15 chains, then S. E. 30 chains to another Creek, then along said Creek 12 chains, 
then N. W. 32 chains to the heginning=40 acres. 



FREDERICK PHILLIPSE. 87 

©Ut .SUVbtS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be twelve 
Tracts. 

^t)f iFl'tSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 37).* 

* PhilUpse was one of the richest men in the country. His name first appears in 
1655. He was largely engaged in the Indian fur trade. He married Ist Margaret 
Van Hardenbrook, widow of Pieter Rudolphus ; 2d Catherine, daughter of Oloif Ste- 
venson Van Courtlandt, widow of John Dervall. He died on his estate at Tarrytown 
in 1702. 

Lot No. 37, between Guert Coerten and Paulus Pieterse, 30 rods wide=5J mor- 
gens, bounded S. by Newark Ave. 

Lot No. 74, between Jan Scholten and Adrian Hendricksen, 6 rods wide=4 nior- 
gens. This lot was owned by Abraham Diedricks in 1764. — Vide Note to Lot 404, p. 
174. 

Lot No. 63, between same parties, 18 rods Avide, with the meadow=7 morgans, 
owned by Garret Newkirk in 1764. This lot is now in part owned by the heirs of 
Nathaniel C. Slaight. 

Lot No. 60, a ti-iaugle between Jan Scholten and the out gardens=3^ morgans. 
TheS. half of this lot was owned by Peter Merselis and the N. half by CorneUus and 
Garret Sip, sons of Ide, in 1764. The N. half yet remains in the Sip family, and was 
the homestead of the late Col. Garret . Vide Note to Van Vorst's Patent, p. 60. The 
S. half descended in the Merselis family until after 1840, when it was owned by Altje 
Merselis, daughter of John, and wite oi James Parks. Vide Note to Lot 11, New 
Field Booh. 

Lot No. 47, in the old maize land, between Guert Coerton and Paulus Pietersen^ 
1 rods wide=3^ morgens, owned by Garret Newkirk in 1764. This lot and lot 46 
in Pieterse's Patent in the partition ofNewkirk's property fell toHendrick. He gave 
the two=15 acres, with his other lands, to his sons Garret R. and George. On parti- 
tion between them, July 24, 1835, George released them to Garret who conveyed in 
trust this and other properly to George Newkirk and Hartman Van Wagenen, Sept. 
14, 1835. George conveyed an undivided half to Van Wagenen, July 17, 1801. Van 
Wagenen to John N. Carnes, July 25, 1866, who declared a trust to John Anness and 
Edward F. C. Young for two-thirds, Sept. 13, 1838. Carnes et al. filed a map of 
nine plots, bounded N. by Church Street, March 16, 1869. Carnes, Young, et al. 
reside on Lot 46 ; James S. De Mott et al. on Lot 47. 

Lot No. 53, a wood lot between the same parties, 19 rods wide=4f morgens, owned 
by Garret Newkirk in 1764. Vide Note to Pieterse's Patent, p 40. This was the lot 
which Aaron took in the division, and sold to his daughter Catherine, wife of Cor- 
nelius M. Vreeland, July 1, 1832, as mentioned in that Note. 

Lot No. 80, a wood lot between Jan Scholten and Adrian Hendricksen, 19 rods 
wide=J0 morgens, owned by Peter Merselis in 1764. It remained in his descendants 
until after 1840. 

Lot No. 142, a piece of meadow over the Creek towards Snake Hill. 

Lots Nos. 149 and 151, one between Harman Edwards and Thomas De Cuyper, the 
other between De Cuyper and Guert Coerten, each 7^x12^ rods. 

Lot No. 150, adjoining Casper Steinmets, 5^x7^ rods, owned by Cornelius Diedricks 
in 1764. He had one child, Aeltje who married Johannis Winne, Dec. 10, 1758. 
Vide Note to Lot 406, p 175. Under Cornelius' will his nephew Daniel seems to have 
obtained this lot. He died seized April 8, 1822, and his widow Eflie conveyed it to 
Abraham Collerd, May 3, 1822. Vide Note to Lot 358, p 179. 



88 FREDERICK I'llIMJPSK, 

iStQinU 'It a Stake by the Road that leads from the Town to the 
English Neighbourhood (which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a Lot in 
^29 Guert Coerten's Patent * mark'd on the Map No. 36) and from said Stake 
runs North seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes West thirty one Chains 
to a Stake standing by the Middle Road, Thence North twenty five Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East three Chains and eighty two Links along said 
Road to a Stake, 'i'hence South seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes East 
thirty Chains and forty Links to the first mentioned Road, Thence South 
fourteen Degrees and ten Minutes West three Chains and Seventy five 
Links along said Road to the Place of Beginning. 

STijC cSttOntJ (which is mark'd on the Map No. 74). 

MtQinU at a Stake standing on the Westerly Side of the Middle 
Road (which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a Lot in Jacob Luby's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No. 61). And from said Stake runs North 
sixty nine Degrees and ten Minutes West forty nine Chains and eighty 
Links to a Stake by the Edge of a Meadow, Then North thirty eight 
Degrees East three Chains and forty Links along said Meadow Edge to 
a Stake, Thence South sixty eight Degrees and forty Minutes East forty 
eight Chains to a Stake by said Middle Road, Thence South four Degrees 
West two Chains and eighty eight Links along said Road to the Place of 
Beginning. 

3ri)f 2Cf)tttf (which is a Tract of Upland and Meadows mark'd on 
the Map No. 63). 

MtQinU at a Stake standing by a Road (being the southerly Corner 
oftheLottin Noble and Moore's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 64) and 
from said Stake runs North fifty four De^i,'rees and ten Minutes West sev- 
enty one Chains fifty Links to Hackinsack River ; and then returning to 
said Stake the Place of Beginning, and thence running south forty 
Degrees West three Chains and sixty Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West seventy Chains to 
said Hackmsack River, Thence up along said River as it runs till it reaches 
the first mentioned Line. 

^t)f jFOUtti) (mark'd on the Map No. 60). 

^tQinU at a Stake standing by a Road (being the Westerly Corner 
of a Garden Plott in Arent Lawrence's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
99) and from said Stake runs North fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes 
West seventeen Chains & thirty six Links to a Stake standing in the 
Corner of said Road, Thence North twenty eight Degrees and fifty Min- 
utes East six Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence south sixty nine 
Degrees and ten Minutes East twenty one Chains and sixty Links to a 

Lot No. 41, a double garden plot adjoining DeCuyper, 16x20 rods. The whole= 
98 acres. 

So far I as have discovered tlie patentee died seized. By his will dated Oct. 16, 1700, 
Phillip Frencli of London, tlien of New Brunswick, who had married his daughter, 
Annetje, July 8, 1694, became the owner of all his lands in Bergen. French sold to 
Ide Sip, June 4, 1752, a house lot in the town and a large out garden=15 acres. My 
opinion is that the house lot referred to was lot No. 151 on the N. W. corner of Bergen 
Square, whjgh the Sips afterwards sold to the church, by whom it is now oAvned. 
Vide Note tq Van Vorst's Patent, p 60, and Note to Lot 285, p 109. 



B'REDERICK PHILLIPSE. 89 

Stake, Thence south forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West eleven 
Chains and thirty two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

* ^Ti^f jFlfti) (mark'd on the Map No. 47) *3o 

JSCStltiS at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a I^ot in Guert 
Coerten's first Patent Mark'd on the Map No. 48) and from said Stake 
runs North fifty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West twenty nine Chains 
and seventy five Links to a Stake by a Road, Thence North thirty six 
Degrees and twenty Minutes East two Chains & fifty five Links along 
said Road to a Stake, Thence South fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes 
East twenty nine Chains and sixty Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
Degrees West two Chains and seventy two Links to the Place of Begin- 
ning. 

3rt)C .Stpti) (mark'd on the Map No. 53) 

iStQiVLU at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lott in Guert 
Coerten's first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 54). And from said 
Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and fifty Minutes West, twenty nine 
Chains and thirty Links to a Stake in a Road, Thence North thirty nine 
Degrees East three Chains and sixty seven Links along said Road to a 
Stake, Thence South fifty four Degrees and fifty Minutes East twenty 
nine Chains and forty six Links to a Stake, Thence South forty one De- 
grees and forty five Minutes West three Chains and sixty eight Links to 
the Place of Beginning. 

5C^i)t crSeiJCnti) (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd on 

the Map No. 86) 

^tQinn at a Stake by the Middle Road (which Stake is the South- 
erly Corner of a Lot of Jacob Luby's Patent marked on the Map No. 
87) And from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees West sixty eight 
Chains and fifty Links to Hackinsack River to a Stake standing South 
thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes East nine Chains and eighty six 
Links from the Mouth of Pinhorne's Creek, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning and from thence running South twenty one De- 
grees and thirty Minutes West five Chains and seventy three Links along 
said Road to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees West sixty one 
Chains and twenty Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said 
River as it runs as far as reaches the first mentioned Line. 

Ki)t ^BiQ'^tf^ (being a Tract of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 

142) 

MtQinU at Pinhornes Creek at the North westeriy End of a Ditch 
which communicates from said Pinhornes Creek to Bridge Creek to pre- 
vent the Catle running into the Patented Meadows And from thence 
runs along said Ditch South forty two Degrees East forty eight Chains 
and thirty eight Links to said Bridge Creek, Then down said Creek as it 
runs to a Stake standing South twenty one Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West three Chains and forty six Links from the southeasterly End of 
said Ditch, and from said * stake runs North forty three Degrees and *^ y 
forty five Minutes West thirty five Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, 
Thence North two degrees and fifteen Minutes East one Chain to the 
Easterly Corner of a Lot of Meadow in the Patent of Thomas De Cuper 
(mark'd on the Map No. 141), Thence North forty two Degrees West 
fourteen Chains and twenty nine Links along the Line of said De Cuyper's 



90 FRKDKUICK PHILLIPSE. 

Meadow to Pinhorne's Creek, then up along Pinhorne's Creek as it runs to 
the Place of Beginning. 

2ri)0 Xfnti) (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen markM on the 
Map No. 149) 

JJfgljig at a Stake on the Southeasterly Side of a Street (which 
Stake is five Chains and Sixty five Links distant from the Easterly Corner 
of the Widow Van Riper's House on a Course south forty Degrees 
and forty five Minutes West,) and from said Stake runs South forty eight 
Degrees West one Chain and forty one Links al6ng said Street to a Stake 
at the West Corner.of the Town, Thence South forty two Degrees East 
two Chains and thirty two Links along another Street to a Stake, Thence 
North forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty one Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and thirty two Links 
to the Place of Beginning. 

iCijC STftttij (being another Lot in the Town mark'd on the Map 
No. 150) 

]JCI}tn.(i at a Stake standing South forty two Degrees East ninety 
seven Links from the Easterly Corner of a Town Lot in the Patent of 
Dow Harmense mark'd on the Map No. 161), And from said Stake runs 
South forty twc Degrees East One Chain and sixty one Links along the 
Street to the Town Square, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One 
Chain and forty six Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees 
West One Chain and Sixty one Links to a Stake, Then North forty eight 
Degrees East One Chain and forty six Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^i^P SElCbtnti) (being another Lott in the Town mark'd on the 

Map No. 151) 

i^CginS at a Stake (standing in the Square of the Town North forty 
Eight Degrees East sixty three Links from the Easterly Comer of the last 
described Town Lot No. 150) and from said Stake runs North forty eight 
Degrees East one Chain and forty six Links along said Square to a 
Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West one Chain and fifty eight 
Links to a Stake Thence South forty eight Degrees West One Chain and 
forty six Links to the Street, Thence South forty two Degrees East One 
Chain and fifty eight Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

2rij0 ^tDClfti^ (being an Out Garden Plotton the Southwest Corner 
of the Town mark'd on the Map No. 41) 
32* * iStQinU at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the North- 
erly Corner of an Out Garden Plot in the Patent of Thomas De Cuyper 
mark'd on the Map No. 42) and from said Stake runs North forty three 
Degrees West three Chains and six Links to the Corner of a Road, 
Thence South forty four Degrees and forty Minutes AVest, three Chain 
and three Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty five Degrees and ten 
Minutes East two Chains and ninety three Links to a Stake, Thence 
North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and forty four Links to said 
Street the Place of Beginning. 

2ri)£ J^atcnt of Philip Carteret to Englebert Steinheysen 
dated the twenty second Day of July One thousand six 
hundred and seventy for sundry Parcels of Land in and 
about the Town of Bergen. 



ENGLEBERT STEINHUYSEN. 91 

^ItC <SUCi)?D whereof shews and we adjudge them to be seven 
Tracts. 

STiie iFipSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 38)* 

* This piteiitee was a tailor by trad?, and cam? from Soest, the second citj in 
Westphalia ; arrived in New Amsterdam in the ship Moesman, April 25, 1659. He 
has the honor ofbaing the first schoolm vster in Bjrgjn, having been licejised by the 
Director-General, Oct. 6, 1S32. Xew Neth. Btg., 133 ; N. Y. Col. MSS., x., pt. 2, 
433. He was made schepen in Bargen, Oct. 13, 1562, and Aug. 31, 1674. With 
Harman Sm?eman he represented Bargen in the "Landtag" in 1634. Broadhead, i., 
729. 

Lot N'o. 33, in the new maize land, 40x169 =10§^ morgens," owned by Hendrick 
Van Winkle in 1761. Vid^ Note to Tcunise's Patent, p. 54. 

Lot No. 40 was of same s'ze, N. W. of Tielman Van Vleck = 21^ acres. 

Lot No. 89, N. W. of the highway, S. E. of a swamp, 90xS3 rods = 13 1-5 morgens ; 
Lots 40 and 89 belonged to Daniel Diedricks in 1764. Fide Note to Lot 317, p. 176' 
Note to Diedricks' Patent, p. 56. Charles E. Newham recently occupied the old .Sickles 
house, close by the reservoir. Daniel Simonson conveyed all his interest iu the 
Diedricks farm to Elizabeth Harding, March 2, 1840, who conveyed to Hartman 
Vreeland and David M. Demarest, March 4, 1840. 

Lot No. 90, a farm that was Samuel Edsall's = 10 morgens, 130 rods, owned by 
Johannis Van Wagenen in 1761. Vide Note to Gerrltses Patent, p. 58. By Jacob's 
will this lot was given to the children of his son John, viz. : Cornelius, Jacob, and 
Christiana. It adjoins the reservoir. 

Lot No. 138, meadow adjoining Geurt Coerten = 20 morgens 

Lot No. 152, a house lot between Derrick Gerritse and the " Plain." Sold by 
William Day to Mattys De Mott Dec. 2, 1708. Vide Note to Stoffehen's Patent, p. 9. 
Lot No. 139 does not seem to be included in the Patent, although the Commissioners 
so adjudge. The whole = 150 acres Vide New Field Book and Map B. 

Steenhuysen died seized, leaving a widow and three sons, "viz. : Stephen, Joost.^ and 
Pieter. By his will, dated Dec. 13, 1677, proved April 9, 1678, Claas and Jan 
Arentse Toers were named executors with power to sell. In his lifetime the patentee 
had sold a house and planter's lot == \^ lots to Laurent Arentse Toers, who sold the 
same to Jacob Jacobsen Van Winckel, who sold to Jan A. Sip. This sale was con- 
firmed to Sip by the executors, May 22, 1711. It lay adjacent to the lot sold to Sip 
by Van Voorst, 7^x17^ rods. Frederick Thomase sold to Hendrick Sickles " land 
in and about the town," Oct. 10, 1732. Whatever passed by this sale, I think, must 
have been within this Patent. Sickles, by will, dated June, 22, 1776, proved May 12, 
1783, gave to his sons, Derriek and John, all his lands. 

Wander Diedericks bought, Dec. 16, 1710, of the executors of the patentee, 5 mor- 
gens in the S. E. corner of lot 138, of which he died seized and intestate. Vide Note 
to Diedericks' Patent, p. 53. It was partitioned, as ^ev Note to Lot 317, p. 176, the wife 
of Simonson taking the S. half, and the heirs of Collerd the N. half 

Claas Arentse Toers died seized of a part of this Patent, leaving his widow, 
Jacomyntje, and children, Arent, Judith, wife of Gerrit Eoos, and Petertje. His 
widow's will was dated May 26, 1730; proved Jan. 9, 1744. His son, Arent, received 
his property. The following facts relating to the Toers (or Tuers) family may assist 
in tracing title to some of the lands owned by that family. Claes Arentse Toers m. 
Jacomyntje Van Neste, July 6, 1684, d. Oct. 10, 1724. Arent, named in his mother's 
will, was b. June 10, 169*9 ; m Annetje Spier, July 19, 1730. He had three daughters 
and one son — Nicholas, b. March 23, 1737 ; m. Jannetje Van Rypen, May 11, 1766. 



92 EN(4LE1JERT STEINHUYSEN. 

iStQinU at a Stake standing by the Road that leads from the Town 
to the English Neighbourhood which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a 
Lot in Eretlrick Philipse's Patent (mark'd on the Map No. 37) and from 
said Stake runs North Seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes West thirty 
Chains & forty Links to a Stake by the Middle Road, Then North 
twenty five Degrees and twenty five Minutes East seven Chains and 
sixty four Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence south seventy five 
Degrees and fifty Minutes East twenty eight Chains and nmety Links to 
the first mentioned Road, Thence south fourteen Degrees and ten 
Minutes West seven Chains and fifty Links to the Place of Beginning. 

STijt .StCOntr (mark'd on the Map No. 40) 

i3tQinU at a Stake standing by the Road that leads from the Town 
to the English Neighbourhood which stake stands North fourteen Degrees 
and tea Minutes East seven Chains and Eighty seven Links from the 
Easterly Corner of the foregoing first Tract (mark'd on the Map No. 38) 
and from said Stake runs North seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes 
West twenty eight Chains and five Links to a Stake by the Middle Road, 
Thence North thirty two Degrees and twenty three Minutes East eight 
Chains and eighty nine Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence south 
seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes East twenty nine Chains and sixty 
nine Links to a Stake by the first mentioned Road, Thence south forty 
one Degrees West nine Chains and fifty Links to the Place of Beginning. 

3ri)0 JTilitTr (mark'd on the Map No. 89) 

jl3C|ItUj!ii at a Stake standing by the Road leading from the Town to 
the English Neighbourhood being the Easterly Corner of the last men- 
*-j2 tioned Tract (mark'd on * the Map No. 40) and frcm said Stake runs 
North seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes West twenty nine Chains 
and sixty nine Links to a Stake by the Middle Road, Thence North 
thirty one Degrees East One Chain and fifty nine Links along said Road 
to a Stake, Then south fifty one Degrees and ten Minutes East three 
Chains and Eighty Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North 
twenty eight Degrees East three Chains and thirty two Links along said 
Road to a Stake, Thence North fifteen Degrees East five Chains and 
seventy three Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North twenty 

Had children — Annetje (in another place written Aeltje), b. April 3, 1770 ; and Arent 
(or Aaron), b. Jan. 27, 1784. Annetje m. Edo Winne, Nov. 6, 1790, and had chW- 
Av&n-Annatje,h. Nov. 30, 1794, d. Nov. 17,1811; Jannetje, b. June 8, 1797, m. 
Garret Vreeland, July 21, 1814 ; Anlje, h Dec. 17, 1799, ni. John H. Zabriskie, April 
1, 1820 ; and Nicholas, Feb. 1, 1809. Zabriskie's wife had Hannah, who m. John De 
Mott, and Margaret, who m. Garret Z. Demarest. Nicholas Tuers conveyed to his 
son Arent all of his land E. of Bergen Ave., May 2, 1814, who conveyed to John Van 
Home, Garret Vreeland, and Isaac Van Winkle, June 15, 1835, all his property 
intrust, for his own use. Arent (or Aaron) Tuers m. EfEe Van Winkle, Nov. 30, 
1826; and by will, dated June 20, 1835, proved Marcli 16, 1836, gave to his only son, 
Nkholas, all his homestead. Nicholas m , and died seized and intestate, leaving his 
wi30\v, Jane, and an infant son, who died at three or four years of age. Tlie property 
was partitioned, Jan. 3, 1853, among the heirs of Edo Winne, viz. : Jane, wife of 
Garret Vreeland ; Nicholas, and Hannah, wife of De Mott ; and Margaret, wife of 
Demarest. The last two representing their mother Antje, wife of John H. Zabriskie, 
then dead. Lot 130 was of doubtful ownership in 1764. Vide Lot 356, p. 180. 




ENGLEBERT STEINHUYSEN. 93 

one degrees and thirty Minutes East five Chains and twenty three Links 
along said Road to a Stake, Then south seventy six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East thirty two Chains and twenty five Links to the first 
mentioned Road, Thence south forty four Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West seventeen Chains and twelve Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri[)t jFOUCti) (mark'd on the Map No. 90) 

MtQinU at a Stake standing by the Road that leads from the Town 
to the English Neighbourhood being the Easterly Corner of the last 
describ'd Tract (mark'd on the Map No. 89) and from said Stake runs 
North seventy six Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty two Chains 
and twenty five Links to a Stake by the Middle Road, Thence North 
twenty one Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty Links along said Road 
to a Stake, Thence North thirty four Degrees and fifteen Minutes East 
twelve Chains and sixty one Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
North four Degrees East one Chain and seventy five Links to a Stake 
near a small Brook, Thence North eighty eight Degrees and twenty 
Minutes East four Chains and eighty seven Links, Thence South sixty 
three Degrees East seven Chains and seventy five Links, Then North 
eighty four Degrees and fifteen Minutes East three Chains, Then North 
fifty one Degrees East seven Chains and ninety five Links to the first 
mentioned Road, Thence South four Degrees East nine Chains and 
seventy five Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence South twenty six 
Degrees and forty Minutes East eight Chains and eighty one Links along 
said Road to a Stake, Thence South sixteen Degrees West four Chains 
and twenty two Links along said Road to the Place of Beginning. 

jntje jFlfti^ being a Tract of Medow (mark'd on the Map No. 138) 
iJCfilUS at a Stake (standing North sixty eight Degrees East five 
Chains and seventy five Links from the Mouth of Pinhorne's Creek 
which Stake is the Northerly Corner of a Lott of Meadow in Caspar 
Stymats first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 137) and from said Stake 
runs South fifty one Degrees and fifty Minutes East thirty five Chains 
and fifty three Links to Bridge Creek, Then returning to said Stake the 
Place of Beginning ; and from thence running North seventy four De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East four Chains and four Links along said 
Pinhorne's Creek, Then North twenty Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
three Chains * along said Pinhorne's Creek, Then North twenty three *^4 
Degrees and thirty five Minutes West five Chains and seventy five Links 
along said Pinhorne's Creek to the Mouth of a very small Creek or 
Worm, Then North sixty eight Degrees and thirty Minutes East five 
Chains and seventy four Links along said Worm, Then South eighty eight 
Degrees & thirty Minutes East six Chains and sixteen Links to a Stake 
standing by said Worm, Then South fifty one Degrees and fifty Minutes 
East forty Chains and Ten Links to a Stake by said Bridge Creek, Then 
down said Bridge Creek the several Courses thereof as it runs as far as 
'till it meets the first mentioned Line. 

JTi^C cStJ^ti^ being a Lot in the Town of Bergen (mark'd on the 
Map No. 142) 

i^tQinU at a Stake being the Northerly Comer of said Lot (which 
Stake bears from a Stake standing nearly about the Middle of the Square 
south forty Degrees and thirty Minutes West one Chain and ninety nine 



94 THOMAS FREDERICK DE CUYPEK. 

Links ; and which said Stake standing in the Square bears from the East- 
erly Corner of Bergen Church North forty seven Degrees East six Chains 
and fifty three Links) And from the first mentioned Stake runs 
South forty two Degrees East two Chains and forty one Links to a 
Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West, O.ie Chain and forty four 
Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and 
forty one Links to the Street, Then North forty eight Degrees East One 
Chain and forty four Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

^f)C SCiJCnti) (mark'd on the Map No. 130) 

JStQiXXH at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lott in Nicholas 
Varlet's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 127) and from said Stake runs 
South fifty Degrees East seventeen Chains to Horsimus Creek, and then 
returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence running 
North thirty two Degrees East fourteen Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty Degrees East thirty one Chains and seventy seven 
Links to said Horsimus Creek, Then down said Creek the several 
Courses thereof as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

Kf\t Jlatfltt of Philip Carteret to Thomas Fredrick 
alias De Cuyper dated the tenth Day of November, One 
thousand six hundred and seventy seven for sundry Parcels 
of Land about the Town of Bergen. 
#ttt <SUtb02 whereof shews and we adjudge them to be four 
Tracts. 
^t)f iFltSt whereof being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 62)* 
^3S * 3S00inS at a Stake standing by a Road (which Stake is the 
southerly Corner of a Lot in Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 63) and from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and ten 
Minutes West Seventy Chains to Hackinsack River, and then returning 
to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and runs from thence South forty 
Degrees West four Chains and fifteen Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty four Degrees and Ten Minutes West sixty six Chains 
and' seventy Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said River 
'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

3ri)e SeCOnTf (mark'd on the Map No. 45) 

^tQiXXH at a Stake (which Stake is the southerly Corner of a Lot in 
Guert Garritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 44) and from said Stake 
runs North fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes West twenty eight Chains 

* In the Patent he is named Thomas Fredrick Cooper. 

Lot No. 62, 3-Jx27 chains, bounded S. E. by a highway = 9h acres. 

Lot No. 45, 2-^x27 chains = 6^ acres, bounded N. W. by the road leading to Bergen 
Point. 

Lot No. 141, 8x16 chains = 13 acres, bounded N. W. by Pinhorne's Creek. 

Lot No. 42. = li acres, bounded S. E. and N. E. by a highway. Vide Note to 
Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9, and Note to Harmensen's Patent, p. 50. 

Johannis Tomasen (whom I take to be a son of the patentee), a weaver, sold this 
land to Mattya De Mott, blacksmith, June 25, 1714. 

The Patent calls for 10 acres of meadow, which I do not find in the text. This, 
with the other lots, makes 40^ acres. 



HAEMAN EDWARD. 95 

and eighty Links to a Road. Then South thirty six Degrees and twenty 
Minutes West two Chains & fifty eight Links along said Road to a 
Stake, Thence south fifi:y six Degrees and forty Minutes East twenty nine 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty Degrees East two Chains and 
Sixty one Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5rf)C i!rijirtr (being a Tract of Meadow mark'don the Map No. 141). 

MtQlMH at a Stake standing by Pinhome's Creek (which Stake is the 
Westerly Corner of a Lot of Meadow in Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd 
on the Map No. 142) And from said Stake runs south forty two Degrees 
East fourteen Chains and twenty nine Links to a Stake at the End of a 
very small Creek or Worm, Then South two degrees and fifteen Minutes 
West five Chains and ninety one Links along said Worm to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty eight Degrees and forty minutes West three Chains 
and ninety eight Links along said Worm to the Easterly Corner of a Lot 
of Meadow in Jacob Luby's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 140), Thence 
North forty Degrees and forty five Minutes West Eighteen Chains and 
seventy eight Links to said Pinhorne's Creek, Then up along said Creek 
the several Courses thereof as it runs to the Place of Beginning. 

^Tije iFOUrti^ (being an Out-Garden- Plott mark'd on the Map 
No. 42.) 

MtQinU at a Stake by the Street (which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of a Garden Plott in Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 41) And from said Stake runs south forty one Degrees and forty 
five Minutes East two Chains and Eighty five Links along the Street to 
the Northerly Corner of the Church Yard, Then South forty Degrees 
and twenty Minutes West four Chains and fifty one Links to a Stake 
being the Easterly Corner of a Lot in Guert Garritse's Patent mark'd on 
the Map No, 44), Thence North fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes 
West two Chains and fifty six * Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty *^6 
Degrees East two Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North forty 
eight Degrees East two Chains and forty four Links to the Place of 
Beginning. 

2ri)P ^iStCttt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Harman Edward, 
dated the fourteenth Day of September, One thousand Six 
hundred and sixty two, For sundry Parcels of Land lying in 
and about the Town of Bergen. 

©Ut <SUtbf2 whereof shews and we adjudge them to be six 
Tracts. 
3C!1^0 JpiVUt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 43)* 

* This patentee was one of the Commissioners to fortify Bergen in 1663. He and 
Joost Van der Linden, Hendrick Janse Spier and Hendrick de Backer, June 15, 1674, 
petitioned the government for land on Staten Island at the mouth of the Kill Van 
KoU. Col. Hist, of N. Y. ii. 721. 

Lot No. 43, in the old maize land, was No. 28 in the original allotment, 14x150 
rods=3^ morgens. 

Lot No. 50, a wood lot, 19x150 rods=4f morgens. 

Lit No. 69, a wood lot between Captain Varlet and Samuel Edsall, 19x150 rods 
with the meadow=9 morgens. 

Lot No. 153, 7ixl2| rods. 



9G llARMAN EDWAU'J). 

^tQinU at a Stake (Which Stake is the Westerly Corner of a Lot in 
Thonins Fredrick ahas De Cuyper's Patent mark'd on the Map No 42) 
And from said Stake runs North fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes West 
twenty five Chains and ninety five Links to a Stake by a Road, Thence 
North thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes East two Chains and eighty 
two Links along said Road to a Stake standing in the Turn of said Road, 
Thence South fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes East twenty six Chains 
along said Road in Part and Part along the Line of Fredrick Philipse's 
Garden Plot mark'd on the Map No. 41, to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
nine Degrees West two Chains and ninety Links to the Place of Begin- 
ning. 

2rf)C cSCCOntf (mark'd on the Map No. 50) 

Jli$Cj|tnS at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot in 
DirckGarritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 49) And from said Stake 
runs North fifty four Degrees and fifty Minutes West thirty Chains and 
sixty Links to a Stake by a Road, Thence South thirty three Degrees 
West three Chains and seventy six Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty-five Degrees East thirty Chains and ninety Links to a 
Stake, Thence North forty one Degrees and forty five Minutes East fifty 
Links, Then North thirty Degrees East three Chains and thirty two Links 
to the Place of Beginning. 

^1^0 STijittr (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd on the 
Map No. 69) 

J3tQinS at a Stake by a Road (which Stake is the Southerly Corner 
of a Lot in John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 70) and from 
said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West eighty one 
Chains and forty nine Links to Hackinsack River and then returning to 
said Stake the Place of Beginning, and from thence runs South thirty 
*37 three Degrees West three Chains and fifty six Links * along said Road 
to a Stake, Thence North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West eighty 
one Chains and forty nine Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along 
said River 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

JTijC jFOUtti) (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 

Map No. 153) 

MtQinS at a Stake standing on the Northwest side of a Street (which 
Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Town Lot in Caspar Stymat's second 
Patent mark'd on the Map No. 116) And from said Stake runs North 
forty two Degrees West two Chains and forty five Links to a Stake, 
Thence South forty eight Degrees West One Chain and forty one Links 
to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East two Chains and forty 
five Links to said Street, Then North forty eight Degrees East one Chain 
and forty one Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri)C jFifti) being an out Garden Plot (mark'd on the Map No. 

in) 

IStflinS at a Stake standing by the Road that leads from the Town 
to Bergen Point (which Stake is the Westerly Corner of a Garden Plot 
in Hans Dedrick's Patent mark'd on the Map No. no) And from said 

Lot No. Ill, extended from the liiglnvay to the swamp, 12 rods wide. 
Lot Xo. 118, was No. 2 in the original allotment, 40 rods wide from the woods to 
tlie river. The whole=69 acres. Vide Teunises Patent, p. 54. 



GUERT GARRITSE. 97 

Stake runs South forty Degrees East nine Chains and sixty Links to a 
Stake, Thence South forty four Degrees West two Chains and sixty Lmks 
to a Stake, Thence North forty Degrees West eight Chains and six Links 
to a Stake by said Road, Thence North nineteen Degrees East one Chain 
and fifty-three Links along said Road, Then North fourteen Degrees and 
twenty Minates East one Chain and sixty Links along said Road to the 
Place of Beginning. 

K^t .rSiptl) being a Piece of Meadow on Hackinsack River (mark'd 
on the Map No. ii8; 

}3tQinn at a stake standing by the Edge of the Upland (which 
Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Piece of Meadow in Adrian Post's 
Patent mark'd on the Map 117) And from said Stake runs North fifty 
four Degrees and Ten Minutes West Eleven Chains and fifty Links to 
Hackinsack River ; and Then returning to said Stake the Place of Be- 
ginning and from thence runs South thirty Degrees West seven Chains 
and fifty five Links along the Edge of the Upland to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty four Degrees and Ten Minutes West nine Chains and fifty 
Links to 'said Hackinsack River, Then up along the said River 'till it 
meets the first mentioned Line. 

* JTije patent of PhiUp Carteret to Guert Garritse, dated *^S 
the twenty second Day of July One thousand Six hundred 
and seventy for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about 
the Town of Bergen. 

(BUV .SupijfS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be six 
Tracts. 

2ri)t jFtrSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 44)* 
MtQinU at a Stake standuig by a Road (which Stake is the Westerly 
Corner of a Lot in Harman Edward's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
43 ) and from said Stake runs South fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes 
East twenty eight Chains and fifty Links to a Stake standing at the 
southeriy Corner of an Out-Garden Plot in Thomas Fredrick alias De 
Cuyper's Patent mark'd on the No. 42 and from thence runs South thirty 
Degrees West two Chains and sixty seven Links to a Stake, Then 
North fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes West twenty eight Chains 

* Lot No. 44, upland in the old maize land, 14x150 rods=3i morgens ; owned by 
Cornelius and Garret Sip in 1764. Fide Van Vorst's Patent, p. (JO. 

Lot No. 51, two wood lots, 33x150 rods=9i mjrgens. It was sold by the patentee 
to Hendrick Janse Ostrum, and by him to Beelitje Uircks, daughter of Dirck Janse 
Van Osten, March 17, 1668 ; and it was owned by her son Hans, or Johannis Van 
Rypen in 1764. He died seized Aug. 24, 1776. It was probably sold by Hans to 
Cornelius G- Van Rypen. 

Lot Xo. 102 extended from the road to the river, and, with the meadow No. 6 in 
the original allotment=:22 morgens. John DeBow sold to Jacob Van Wcigenen, May 
18, 1767, a lot of upland and meadow in this Patent, which Irom the description I 
think is part of this lot. 

Lot No. 133 was over the Creek=18 morgens. 

Lot No. 107, between Hendrick de Backer and Jacob Sergeant, 8x20 rods. 

Lot No. 154, between the same parties, 7^x12^ rods. The whole=-100 acres. The 
W. part of Lot 102 was in doubtful ownership in 1764. Vide Lot 325, p 186. 



98 GUEKT GAKKITSE. 

and eighty Links to the said Road, Then North thirty six Degrees and 
twenty Minutes P^ast two Chains and sixty seven Links along said Road 
to the Place of Beginning. 

JTijC <SCCOntI Tract (being comprehensive of two Lots of Land 
lying together under one Boundary in the Patent) mark'd on the Map 
No. 51 

jl$r0tUS at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Comer of a Lot in 
Harman Edward's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 50) and from said 
Stake runs North fifty five Degrees West thirty Chains and ninety Links 
to a Stake by a Road, Thence South thirty three Degrees West seven 
Chains and thirty four Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty five Degrees East, twenty nine Chains and eighty Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty one Degrees and forty five Minutes East, seven 
Chains and forty two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri)P 5ri)irtJ being a Tract of Upland and Meadow (mark'd on the 
Map No. 102) 

2$t0tUS at a Stake standing by a Road (which Stake is the Southerly 
Corner of a Lot in Caspar Stymat's Second Patent mark'd on the Map 
No. 1 01) and from said Stake runs North fifty Degrees and Ten Minutes 
West twenty three Chains and sixty five Links to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty four Degrees and Ten Minutes West sixty four Chains and sixty Links 
to Hackinsack River ; and then returning to the first mentioned Stake 
the Place of Beginning ; And from thence runs South forty three Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West nine Chains along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty Degrees and ten Minutes West twenty three Chains and sixty 
'^35 five Links* to a Stake, Then North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West 
fifty three Chains to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said River 'til 
it meets the first mentioned Line that comes to the River. 

STfjC jFOUrti) (being a Tract of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 
136) 

]9r0ttt£i at a St.ike (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot of 
Meadow in Caspar Stymat's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 137) and 
from said Stake runs South forty eight Degrees East nineteen Chains and 
twenty Links to a Stake standing by the Westerly side of Bridge Creek 
opposite to the Westerly Corner ot a Lot in Jacob Luby"s first Patent 
mark'd on the Map No. 87) and then returning to the first mentioned 
Stake at the Place of Beginning ; And from thence runs North thirty 
Eight Degrees and twenty Minutes East eight Chains and ten Links to a 
Stake, Thence South fifty one Degrees and fifty Minutes East seventeen 
Chains & eighty Links to said Bridge Creek, Then down along the 
said Creek the several Courses thereof 'til it comes to the first mentioned 
Line. 

2ri)t JfFifti) (being an Out-Garden Plot near the To^vn mark'd on 
the Map No. 107) 

}3tQi\Xn at a Stake (which Stake is the Westerly Corner of an Out- 
Garden Plot in Hendrick Teunise's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 106) 
and from said Stake runs South forty one Degrees East six Chains and 
ninety Links, to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One Chain 
and forty two Links to a Stake, Thence North forty Degrees West six 



PAULUS PIETERSE. 99 

Chains and ninety Links to the Street, Thence North forty eight Degrees 
East One Chain fifty Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

3ri)C c^tpti) (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 
Map No. 154) 

i3tQinU at a Stake (which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a Town 
Lot in Paulus Peterse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 155) and from 
said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East two Chains and forty one 
Links to the Street, Then North forty eight Degrees East One Chain and 
thirty eight Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence North forty two 
Degrees West two Chains and forty one Links to a Stake, Thence South 
forty eight Degrees West One Chain and thirty eight Links to the Place 
of Beginning. 

* 2Cf)0 ^latent of Petrus Stuyvesantto Paulus Pieterse dated *4-° 
the Seventh Day of March One thousand six hundred and 
sixty three and confirm'd to said Pieterse by Patent from 
Philip Carteret dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand 
six hundred and sixty eight for sundry Parcels of Land 
lying in and about the Town of Bergen. 

(BUV cSutiJtS whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be five 
Tracts. 

3ri)e jFitSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 41)* 

f^tQinS at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot in 
Thomas Fredrick aUas De Cuyper's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 45) 
And from said Stake runs North fifty six Degrees and forty Minutes West 

■" This patentee was one of the commissioners to fortify Bergen in 1663. New 
Neth. Reg., 158. 

Lot No. 46, 14x150 rods = 3^ morgens. This lot fell to Nevvkirk's son, Hendrich, 
and on partition between his sons, to his eldest son, Garret H., who died a bachelor 
Oct. 21, 1860. 

Lot No. 152, 38x1.50 rods ^ 9^ morgens. 

Lot No. 120, meadow No, 4 in the original allotment, extending from the woods 
to the river, 48 rods wide. 

Lot No. 155, consisted of two lots : 1st, 7^x12^ rods ; 2d, 5x7^ rods. 

Lot No. 103 was 16 rods and 4 feet wide. This lot fell to Hendrick. On partition 
of his property between his sons, Garret H. and George, it went to his son. Garret H., 
who sold it to his brother George and brother-in-law Hartman Van Wagenen, Sept. 
14, 1835. It was known as the Orchard. 

The whole = 37 acres, owned by Garret Newkirk in 1764. Newkirk died seized, 
April 23, 1785. By his will he gave all his realty to his two sons, Mathevis and 
Hendrich, who partitioned by deed, July 7, 1795. Lots 52 and 53 were then as one 
lot, called the '• large pasture." Hendrick took the N. E. half, and gave it to his sons, 
Garret H. and George. Garret H. conveyed to George, Oct. 20, 1836, who sold to 
William Jewett, the present owner, Oct. 20, 1836. Mathevis took the S. W. half, and 
gave all his realty to his two sons. Garret and Aaron. On division between them, 
this lot (No. 53) fell to Aaron, who gave part of it to his daughter CatheHne, wife of 
Cornelius M. Vreeland, July 1, 1832. The deed of partition between him and his 
brother having been lost, the children of Garret i-eleased to Catherine, May 1, 1852. 
Vide Note to Philipse's Patent, p. 28, and Note to Berry's Patent, p. 51. 



100 TAILUS PIETKKSK. 

twenty nine Chains and twenty Links to a Stake by a Road, Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West two Chains and 
eighty Links along said Road to a Stake, Then South fifty six Degrees 
and forty Minutes East twenty nine Chains & sixty Links to a Stake, 
Thence North thirty Degrees East, two Chains and eighty Links to the 
Place of Beginning. 

fijC ,^fCOUtr Tract (being comprehensive of a double or two Lots 
of Land lying together under one Boundary in the Patent) mark'd on the 

Map No. 52 

]JC0tn!S at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot in 
Guert Garritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 51) And from said Stake 
runs North fifty five Degrees West twenty nine Chains and eighty Links 
to a Stake in a Road, Thence South thirty nine Degrees West Seven 
Chains and thirty three Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty five Degrees East twenty nine Chains and forty six Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty one Degrees and forty five Minutes East seven 
Chains and thirty four Links to the Place of Beginning, 

STI^f ^Ti^lCtf (being a piece of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 120) 
i3tQi\XH at a Stake standing by the Edge of the Upland (which 
Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot of Meadow in Jan Lubertse's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No. 119) And from said Stake runs North 
fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West twelve Chains to Hackinsack 
River, Then returning to the first mentioned Stake the Place of Begin- 
ning ; And from thence runs South twenty two Degrees West nine Chains 
*4i and twenty five Links along the Edge of the Upland to * a Stake, Thence 
North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West eleven Chains and twenty 
Lmks to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said River 'til it meets 
the first mentioned Line. 

^^f jFcUtt!) (Comprehends two Lots in the Town of Bergen 
mark'd on the Map No. 155 which two Lots being adjoining together are 
comprehended in one Survey) 

JJfflinninfl at a stake (which Stake stands North sixty nine De- 
grees East one Chain and thirty-four Links from the Easterly Comer of 
Bergen Church) and from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East 
three Chains and thirty seven Links along the Street to a Stake, Thence 
North forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty six Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty two Degrees West three Chains and thirty seven 
Links to another Street, Then South forty eight Degrees West One Chain 
and forty six Links along said other Street to the Place of Beginning. 

5rf)0 ;^iftf) (being an Out- Garden Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 103) 

JSCgin.S at a Stake (standing South eleven Degrees and forty Minutes 
West sixty nine Links from the Westerly Corner of the Lot in Town last 
above describ'd) And from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East 
four Chains and twelve Links along a Street to a Stake being the North- 
erly Corner of the Old Burying Ground, Thence South thirty nine 
Degrees West three Chains and two Links to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty three Degrees and fifty Minutes West two Chains & thirty Links 
to the Road leading from the Town to Bergen Point ; Then North four- 
teen Degrees and twenty Minutes East four Chains and fifteen Links 
along said Road to the' Place of Beginning. 



DIRCK (4ARRETSE. ]01 

2ri)0 l^^tfttt of Philip Carteret to Dirck Garretse dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 

<©UC .SUtiJPg whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be three 
Tracts. 

®^i)f jFlVSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland mark'd on the Map 
No'. 40)* 

)Sr0in.$ at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot in 
Guert Coerten's first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 48) and from said 
Stake runs North fifty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West twenty nine 
Chains and ninety Links to a Stake * in a Road, Thence South thirty 
three Degrees West ten Chains and fifty Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty four Degrees and fifty Minutes East thirty Chains and 
sixty Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty Degrees East eleven Chains 
and twenty-two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

2ri^0 =S0COlttr (being a Piece of Meadow mark'd on the Map 
No. 67) 

iStQinU at a Stake standing by Hackinsack River (which Stake is 
the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Upland and Meadow in Caspar Sty- 
mat's Second Patent Mark'd on the Map No. 66) And from said Stake 
runs South fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes East forty three Chains 
and seventy five Links to a Stake by the Edge of the Upland, Thence 
North fifty two Degrees East three Chains and seventy Links along the 
Edge of the Upland to a Stake, Thence North fifty four Degrees and 
ten Minutes West forty four Chains and seventy five Links to said Hack- 
insack River, Then down along the said River to the Place of Begin- 
ning. 

* The Dutch Patent was dated Sept. 14, 1662. 

Lot Xo. 49, in the old maize land, 50x150 rods=25 acres. 

Lot No. 67, 19 rods wide from the woods to the river=lli acres. 

Lot No. 156, 7^x12^ rods. 

Previous to his deatli the patentee sold to Baltus Barentsen Van Kleek. Gerritse 
received the money, but before the transfer was completed he died, leaving a widow 
and one son. The widow, Gerten Hoppe, and son, Garret Van Dien, then living in 
Hackensack, carried out the sale of Gerritse, Oct. 13, 1686. Van Dien confirmed this 
deed by another, dated Oct. 12, 1700. Barentsen sold to Andries Preyer, a weaver, 
May 8, 1697. William Day seems to have been a partner of Preyer in this purchase, 
as appears by his affidavit, dated Oct. 15, 1737. The two partitioned, Preyer taking 
the orchard, and Day an equivalent strip from Preyer's land. 

Lot 156 Day sold to Mattys De Mott, Dec. 2, 1708. Vide Xote to Stoffelsen's Patent, 
p. 9. It remained in his heirs until a recent period. Daniel Van Eypen owned lot 
49 in 1764. He sold 21 acres of the N. side to his son Blchard, Oct. 9, 1809. His 
grandson Daniel (son of Richard) yet owns part of it. 

Andries Prior died Nov. 16, 1 698, leaving all his lands to his son Casparus, who 
died Feb. 26, 1755, and by will dated Nov. 22, 1753, proved March 16, 1659, gave his 
lands to his wife Saertje for life, then in fee to his son Nicholas. She died Aug. 25, 
1774. Nicholas left him surviving, Casparus, who married Antje, daughter of Garret 
Van Wagnenen, of Saddle River. By will he gave all his lands to the children of his 
son Nicholas. Vide Note t> VarJet's Patent, p. 62. 



1 02 JACOB MHY. 

ffi!f)C 3ri)lVtI (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 
Map No. 156) 

iStQiXlB at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the North- 
erly Corner of the Town Lots in Paulus Pieterse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 155) and from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East, 
two Chains and forty one Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight 
Degrees East one Chain and thirty eight Links to a Stake, Thence North 
forty two Degrees West two Chains and forty one Links to a Stake by 
said Street, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One Chain and thirty 
eight Links along said Street to the Beginning. 

^^t iJJtltCnt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jacob Luby dated the 
fourteenth Day of September, One thousand six hund ed and 
Sixty two for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 

©UC cSUCiJCfi whereof shews and we adjudge them to be Six 
Tiacts. 

Wi^t jFitSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 56)* 
JitQinS at a Red Oak Tree mark'd D T (which Tree is the Southerly 
Corner of a Lot in Adrian Post's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 55) and 
from said Red Oak 'J'ree runs North fifty five Degrees West twenty nine 
Chains to a Stake by a Road, Thence South thirty seven Degrees West 
nine Chains and seventy five Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty one Degrees East twenty eight Chains and ninety Links to a 

" Luby was a sergeant in the army of the West India Company. On his own 
petition he was discharged from service Feb. 15, 1656. X. T. Col. .MSS., vi. 281. 
He was one of the commissioners to fortify Bergen in 1663, Xew Xeth. Beg., 158, 
and died June 11, 1691. 

Lot Xo. 56, 57x150 rods=14J morgens, owned by Arent Tuers in 1764. Vide 
Xote to Steenhuysen's Patent, p. 32. Aaron Tuers conveyed to John Welsh the N. part 
of this lot. May 17, 18:50, who conveyed the front part of his purchase to James W. 
Welsh, Sept. 17, 1S36 ; James to John Mead, Jan. 20, 1852 ; Mead to Levi Decker, 
March 29, 1853. John Welsh conveyed the rear part of his purchase to Alexander 
C. Mulford, Oct. 20, 1836 ; who reconve3'ed to Welsh, April 16, 1839 ; who conveyed 
to Benjamin F. Welsh, Jr., Dec. 21, 1852 ; they both conveyed to Levi Decker, June 
12, 1854. Decker sold part of his purchase to John S. Sutphen, March 3, 1859 ; who 
conveyed to George W. Helm. Sept. 24, 1886. Bentley Av. is laid about 15 feet N. of 
the N. line of this lot, and through lot 55. Vide Xote to Post's Patent, p. 23. It ex- 
tended S. to about Oxford Ave. 

Lot Xo. 140, "in the new Indian corn field or new maize land,"__8 morgens. 

LotXo. 61, was part of lot No. 1 in the original aUotment=3f morgens, sold by 
the patentee to John Van Giesen, March 24, 1697, and by him to Jan A. Sip, April 
19, 1698, This last deed was confirmed, June 13, 1712, by Claas and Jan Arentse 
Toers. Vide Xote to Van Vorst's Patent, p. 60. 

Lot Xo. 87, extended from the road to the Kill=12 morgens, 350 rods. 

Lot Xu. 108, was a garden between Jan Swaen and Capt. Varlet, 7x25 rods. Owned 
by Johannis Van Houten in 1764. Vide Xote to Lot 25 Xeiv Field Book. 

Lot Xo, 157 was 7^x12^ rods. 

Besides these there was a piece of woodland mentioned in the Patent, S. of Phillip- 
sen. 19 rods=9 morgens, 250 rods ; the whole=94 acres. 



JACOB LUBV. 103 

Stake, Thence North thirty five Degrees East seven Chains and seventy 
one Links to a Stake, Thence North forty one Degrees and forty five 
Minutes East four Chains i^ two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

* 3ri)C ^CCOntl (being a Lot of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. *^3 

140 ) 

JStQinU at a Stake (standing at the Mouth of a very small Creek or 
Worm which empties into Pinhorne's Creek) And from said Stake runs 
North sixty eight Degrees & thirty Minutes East five Chains and seventy 
four Links along said Worm, Thence South eighty eight Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East six Chains and sixteen Links along said Worm to a 
Stake (standing in the West Corner of a Lot of Meadow in Guert Coer- 
tens third Patent mark'd on the Map No. 139) Thence North fifty eight 
Degrees and forty Minutes East Seven Chains and eighty Links along 
said Worm to a Stake (standing in the Southerly Corner of a Lot of 
Meadow in Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 141,) Thence North forty Degrees and forty five Minutes West 
eighteen Chains and seventy eight Links to Pinhorne's Creek, Then down 
along the Creek as it runs to the Beginning. 

STijC 3ri)lttr (mark'd on the Map No. 61) 

MtQinU at a Stake standmg by the Middle Road (which Stake is the 
Northeast Corner of an Out Garden Plot in Adrian Post's Patent mark'd 
on the Map No. 100) and from said Stake runs North two Degrees East 
two Chains and eighty nine Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
North sixty nine Degrees and ten Minutes West twenty three Chains and 
forty four Links to a Stake, Thence South twenty eight Degrees and fifty 
Minutes West two Chains and ninety six Links to a Stake, Thence South 
Sixty nine Degrees and ten Minutes East twenty one Chains and Sixty 
Links to a Stake, Thence South Seventy two Degrees East three Chains 
and nineteen Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5rt}C ;jF0UVtt) (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd on 
the Map No. 87) 

}3tQiViU at a Stake by the Middle Road (which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of a Lot in Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
86) And from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees West, thirty nine 
Chains and forty seven Links to Bridge Creek, and then returning to 
said Stake the Place of Beginning; and from thence runs North thirty 
four Degrees and fifteen Minutes East five Chains and seventy five 
Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees and 
twenty Minutes West thirty four Chains and twenty Links to said Bridge 
Creek, Then down along the said Creek the several Courses thereof as it 
runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

2ri)0 jFlft!) (being an Out Garden Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 108) 

^CgtnSi at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the Westerly 
Comer of an* Out-Garden Plot in Guert Garretse's Patent mark'd on *44 
the Map No. 107) and from said Stake runs South forty Degrees East 
six Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence South forty four Degrees 
West one Chain and thirty five Links to a Stake, Thence North forty 
Degrees West seven Chains to a Stake by said Street, Thence North forty 
eight Degrees East one Chain and thirty four Links along said Street to 
the Place of Beginning. 



104 JACOH LUHY, 

5rt)C <Siptlj (being a J.ot in tlie Town of Bergen mark'd on the 
Map No. 157) 

]Jr0tlVS at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the Southerly 
Corner of the Town Lots in Paulus Pieterse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No. 155) And from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East two 
Chains and forty one Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence North 
forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty six Links along another 
Street to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and 
forty one Links to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One 
Chain and forty Six Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^f)t ^patent ot Philip Carteret to Jacob Luby dated the 
tenth Day of November, One thousand six hundred and 
Seventy Seven for sundry Parcels of Land lying at and near 
' Wiehaken in the Township of Bergen. 

<BUV SUtiJCg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be Two 
small Lots of Upland near Wiehaken which lying and adjoining to- 
gether we have comprehended in one Survey as mark'd on the Map 
No 144)* 
UtfllUniUfl at a Stone planted in the Mouth of the first Gully and 
Run of Water that runs from the Westward into the Creek at Wiehaken 
Ferry (which Stone is North thirty seven Degrees and a Half East thirty 
eight Chains and sixty seven Links from the Mouth of Hoboken Creek) 
and from said Stake runs South thirty Degrees East four Chains and 
eighty six Links along said Ferry Creek to Hudson's River, Then North 
fifty eight Degrees and fifty Minutes East five Chains and sixty eight 
Links along said River, Then North three Degrees East, three Chains 
and eighty Links along said River, Then North seventy Degrees East 
three Chains and seventy eight Links along said River to a large Chess- 
nut Tree mark'd on four sides, Thence North twenty six Degrees West 
four Chains and twenty four Links, Then North forty one Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West three Chains and fifty two Links to a Red Oak 
Tree mark'd on four sides standing on the East side of a Brook that 
empties into said Ferry Creek, Thence South fifty nine Degrees West 
thirteen Chains and twenty one Links to the North Line of Wiehaken 
Patent, Then South fifty two Degrees &: thirty Minutes East five Chains 
& sixty seven Links to the Place of Beginning. 
^45 * it is to be observed, that, this Patent farther grants a Piece of Up- 
land said to contain twenty three Acres ; also a Piece of Meadow said to 
contain Sixteen Acres. These were purchased by Luby of Maryn Adrianse 
and are confirm'd to Luby by this Patent from Philip Carteret, But as 

* This Patent ciills for three lots 

1st. Along tlie foot of the hill 22 chains, running N. E. and S. W. in width; at 
the S. end 18 chains, at the N. end 4 chains. Bounded S. by his own meadow, E. by 
Hudson's River, N. by a small brook, W. by the mountain = 23 acres. 

2d. Upland between two hills, lying on the side of the brook, 20x40 rods ^ 4 
acres. 

3d. Meadow bounded W. by the hills, E. by Hudson's Kiver, S. by a small creek, 
N. by his own land = 16 acres. 

At an eai'ly day this land was owned by Samuel Bayard. Vide Note to VarleVs 
Patent, p, 6. 



JAN LUBERTSE. 105 

they are Part of, and were comprehended in the Original Patent of 
Wiehaken granted by WilUam Kieft to said Maryn Adriansc dated the 
Eleventh Day of May, One thousand six hundred and forty seven ; and 
confirm'd to said Adrianse by Patent from Philip Carteret dated the 
Eighteenth Day of April One thousand six hundred and seventy, we have 
included them in our survey of Wiehaken (^mark'd on the Map No. 1) 
under the original Patent to said Maryn Adrianse. 

Ktit llatCITt of Philip Carteret to Jan Lubertse dated the 
twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen. 

©Ill* <SUl*i)Cg whereot shews and we adjudge them to be five 
Tracts. 
2ri^C jFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 71)* 
}3tQinS at a Stake standing by a Road (which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of a Lot in John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 70) and 
from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and Ten Minutes West, 
Thirty Chains to a Stake at the Edge of the Meadow, Thence North 
thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes East five Chains and seventy four 
Links along the Meadow Edge to a Stake, Thence South fifty four De- 
grees and Ten Minutes West, thirty Chains to said Road, Then South 
thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West five Chains and seventy four 
Links along said Road to the Place of Beginning. 

* This patentee was appointed a clerk in the Secretary's office, Sept 8, 1654. 
iV. Y. Col. MSS., v., 371 ; licensed " to teach reading, Avriting, and cyphering/' in 
New Amsterdam, Aug. 13, 1658, Ibid, viii., 939 ; and appointed one of the commission- 
ers to fortify Bergen in 1663. New Neth. Beg., 158. 

Lot No. 71 was a double lot, consisting of Nos. 4 and 6 in the original allotment, 
31x160 rods = 8 morgens 160 rods. 

Lot No. 57 was a wood lot 19x150 rods = 4f morgens; owned by the heirs of 
Walter Clendenny in 1840. I think the E. end of this lot was conveyed to Peter Adolph 
by Arent Toers, June 10, 1754, and by Adolph to Andries Pi-ior, Oct. 27, 1858. Fide 
Note to Lot 367, p. 194. The lot lies a little S. of the Newark plank road. 

Lot No. 119 was meadow No. 3 in the original allotment, 48 rods wide from the 
woods to the river. This lot was owned by Gysbert Van Blarcom, of Aquacknonk, 
in 1764. By his will, dated April 14, 1760, proved March 3, 1764, it was given to his 
son John, who sold it to Michael Vreeland, Sept. 18, 1770. In March, 1784, Helmus 
Vreeland, of Staten Island, John Vreeland, of Stony Point, Derrick Vreeland and 
Cornelius Vreeland, of English Neighbourhood, conveyed the same to Michael Vree- 
land. 

Lot No. 158 was between the school-house and Hans Diedrick's, 5x15 rods. This 
and lot No. 115 were sold by Gysbert Van Blertcum, weaver, (probably a son of the 
patentee), to Martin Winue, mason, Aug. 20, 1714. He also sold, at the same time, 
a lot = 90 acres, extending from the road to the Hackensack river. This Avas Lot 
No. 71. It lay W. of the town. Winne died seized, July 8, 1737. His son Levinus 
owned it in 1764, and died May 31, 1802. Vide Note to Van Vleck's Patent, p. 53, and 
Note to Lot 363, p. 192. The lots seem to have been considerably cut up before 1764. 
Lot 158 remained in the Winner family until quite a recent period. Robert_McF arland 
was at one time owner, then Daniel Clark, whose widow, Helen, purchased it at 
SheriiFs sale, Nov., 1837, and sold it to John Romaine, June 7, 1840. 

14 



106 I'lWllAl JACOBSE. 

JCljC ^CCOUtr (mark'd on the Map No. 57) 

UtflfUS at a Stake (which Stake is the Snutherly Comer of a Lot in 
Jacob Luby's first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 56), and from said 
Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West twenty eight Chains and ninety 
Links to a Stake by a Road, Thence South thirty seven Degrees West 
three Chains and twenty five Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
South forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes East twenty nine Chains to 
a Stake, Ihence North thirty five Degrees East three Chains and ninety 
three Links to the Place of Beginning. 
♦46 * ^jjjp STfjirtf (being a Piece of Meadow on Hackinsack River 
mark'd on the Map No. 119) 

J^tQinU at a Stake by the Edge of the Upland (which Stake is the 
Southerly Comer of a Lot of Meadow in Harman Edward's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No. 118) and from said Stake runs North fifty four 
Degrees and ten Minutes West nine Chains & fifty Links to said Hackin- 
sack River, Then retuming to said Stake the Place of Beginning, and 
from thence runs South thirty Degrees and fifty Minutes West nine Chains 
and five Links along the Edge of the Upland to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West twelve Chains to said Hackin- 
sack River, Then up along said River 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line. 

^t)f jFOUttl) (being a Lot in the Town mark'd on the Map No. 
158) 

^tQinU at a Stake (w^hich Stake is the Easterly Comer of a Tow^n 
Lot in Dirck Teunise's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 163), and from 
said Stake runs South forty eight Degrees W^est two Chains ai.d eighty 
seven Links to a Street, Then South forty two Degrees East ninety eight 
Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees 
East two Chains and eighty seven Links to a Stake, Thence North forty 
two Degrees West ninety eight Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^t)f JFlftt) (being an Out-Garden Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 115) 

]9tStniS at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the Northerly Comer 
of an Out-Garden Plot in Hans Dedrick's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
114) and from said Stake mns South forty Degrees East six Chains and 
ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East One 
Chain and fifty two Links to a Stake, Thence North forty one Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West six Chains and ninety Links to said Street, 
Thence South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and twenty eight 
Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

2ri)C Pattitt of Phihp Carteret to Pieter Jacobse dated the 
fifth Day of August One thousand Six hundred and seventy 
one for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen. 

#Utr .SUtbCg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be five 
Tracts. 
^'()f jFltSt whereof (being two Lots in the Town which adjoining 
together are included in one Survey mark'd on the Map No, 159)* 

* Lot Xo. 159 consisted of three house lots and garden in the town = 2 acres. This, 
with the next lot, was owned by Peter Merselis in 1764. It afterwards got into the 



PIETEK JACOBSE. 107 

* iStQinninQ at a stake (which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a *47 
Town Lot in Anglebert Stienheysen's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 15?) 
a:id from said Stake runs South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and 
forty four Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East ninety 
Six Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East, one Chain 
and forty four Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East 
two Chains and forty one Links to a Street, Then North forty eight De- 
grees East one Chain and forty six Links along said Street to another 
Street, Then North forty two Degrees West four Chains and eighty Links 
along said other Street to the Square, Thence South forty eight Degrees 
West one Chain and forty six Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two 
Degrees East One Chain and forty three Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^l)t ,^0COntr (being an Out-Garden adjoining the Town niarkM on 
the Map No. 105) 

iStQinU at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the Northerly 
Corner of an Out-Garden in Hendrick Teunise's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 106) and from said Stake runs South forty one Degrees East 
six Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight De- 
grees East, One Chain and fifty one Links to a Road, Then North forty 
Degrees West six Chains and ninety Links along said Road to said 
Street, Then South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and forty one 
Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

^^t ^t}ivti (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd on the 
Map No. 85) 

^tQlVLH at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is 
the Southerly Corner of a Lot in Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 85) and from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees West 
sixty one Chains and twenty Links to Hackinsack River, Then returning 
to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; And from thence runs South fifteen 
Degrees West five Chains and seventy three Links along said Road to a 
Stake, Thence North forty nine Degrees and forty Minutes West fifty 
four Chains and sixty four Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up 
along said River as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

possassion of Walter Clendsuny, wiio died seized, Aug. 7, lSi2. His executors sold 
tlia end adjoiuing the square iwliere the store now is) to Jacob D. Van Winkle, Oct. 
2i, lS2i ; the E. eud they sold to Rev. John Cornelison, and the middle to Peter Sip, 
who sold to Cornelison. 

Lot Nq. 105 was in the new maize land W. of the road = 11 acres. It was sold 
by Clendenny's executors to John D. Van Winkle. 

io< iVo. 85, meadow joining said land = 16^ acres, owned by Peter Merselis in 
1764, and remained in his family till after 1840. Vide Note to Lot 11, Neio Field Book. 

Lot No. 5b lay S. ot the maize land E. of the road = 6 acres. This was also 
owned by Merselis in 17ol. Walter Clendenny married Jannetje, daughter of Merselis 
Merselis, and his heirs owned the lot in 1840. 

Lot ^"o. 121 formerly bslongei to Hans Diedricks, bounded S. by the creek be- 
twjan Andriesen and said meadow, E. by upland in common, W. by the bay, N. by 
meadow in common 

The Patent also included a lot at Pembrepock = 40 acres, bounded N. by Lourens 
Andriesen, E. by the bay, S. by "John the Soldier"; the whole = 87 acres. Vide 
Note to Gilbertse's Patent, p. 15. 



108 NICHOLAS VARLET AND KAl.THAZAIi HAYARD. 

^^t jFOUCtJ) (mark'd on the Map No. 58) 

iJCBlUS at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Comer of a Lot in 
Jan Lubertse's I'atent mark'd on the Map No. 57) and from said Stake 
runs North forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes ^Vest twenty Chains to 
a Stake by a Road, Thence South forty Degrees West three Chains and 
sixty Dinks along said Road to a Stake, Thence South lorty nine Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East twenty nine Chains & forty Links to a Stake, 
Thence North thirty five Degrees East three Chains and eighty Links to 
the Place of Beginning. 

'48 * ^t)t' JiFlfti) (being a Piece of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 
121) • 

iStQinU at the Mouth of a small Creek (which Creek empties into 
Hackinsack River and is the Division betwixt this Meadow, and the 
Meadow in Parent Christian's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 122 ) and 
from the Mouth of said Creek runs North eighty six Degrees and forty 
Minutes East nine Chains and eighty five Links along said Hackinsack 
River to the Mouth of a Ditch, Ihen South forty four Degrees East 
fifteen Chains and forty Links up along said Ditch to a Stake by the Edge 
of the Upland, Thence South twenty six Degrees and fifty Minutes West 
nine Chains and thirty eight Links along the Edge of the Upland to a 
Stake at the head of said Creek, Thence down said Creek as it runs to 
the Place of Beginning. 

There is further granted to Peter Jacobse by this Patent, a Parcel of 
Land lying at Pembrepogh said to contain forty Acres ; This Parcel or 
Piece of Land, We survey'd under the Original Patent for it ; which was 
granted by Petrus Stuyvesant to Lubert Gilbertse fifth Day of December 
One thousand six hundred and fifty four, as mark'd on the Map No. 20. 

2rt)C J^atcnt of Philip Carteret to Nicholas Varlet & Bal- 
thazer Bayard dated the tenth Day of August, one thousand 
six hundred and seventy one, for sundry Parcels of Land ly- 
ing in and about the Town of Bergen. 

(f^UV ■S^UV'Ot^ whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be four 
Tracts. 

<S^t)f jFltSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 83)* 

* Bayard was a brewer, a brother of Nicholas ; came from Amsterdam ; in October, 
1664, married Maritje, daughter of Govert Lookerman ; was a clerk in the Secretary's 
office from 16(54 to 1660; appointed schepen in Bergen December 17, 1663, and 
March 17, 1564 ; represented Bergen in, the first and second General Assembly in 
East Jersey in 166S. Shortly after this he returned to N. Y. He was appointed 
schepen in New Orange August 18, 1673 ; assistant alderman in 1686, '87, and alder- 
man in 1691. 

Lot No. 83 lay N. E. of Harman Smeeman, S. W. of Paulus Lendertsen, 100 
rods along the road = 27 inorgens 90 rods. The N. part of this lot was owned by 
Johannis VanHouten inl764, and by him sold to Cornelius G. Van Ry pen. Fide 
Xote to Coertens 1st Patent, p 25. The S. part belonged to Hans Van Eypen and 
passed from him to his son Garret, whose four daughters, viz., Elizabeth, wife of Daniel 
Van Kypen, Hannah, wife of John G. Van Home, Isabella, wife of John Van Buskirk, 
and Margaret, wife of Cornelius Van Winkle, inherited the property. 



NICHOLAS VAELET AND BALTHAZAR BAYARD. 109 

iJtflfnS at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is the 
Easterly Corner of a Lot in Hendrick Teunise's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 82) and from said Stake runs North sixty four Degrees and ten 
Minutes West fifty four Chains and sixty Links to Hackinsack River, 
Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence 
runs North twenty one Degrees East five Chains and fifty one Links 
along said Road, Then North twenty five Degrees East four Chains and 
eighty Links along said Road, Then North thirty five Degrees East 
Eight Chains and Sixty one Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty one Degrees and Ten Minutes West fifty Chains and ninety 
Links to said Hackinsack River, Then down said River as it runs to 
where it meets the first mentioned Line. 

* 2rf)C ,^0COnTf (being also a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd *4g 
on the Map No. 68) 

iStQinU at a Stake standing by a Road (which Stake is the Southerly 
Corner of a Lot in Harman Edward's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
69 ) and from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes 
West eighty one Chains and forty nine Links to Hackinsack River, 
Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence 
runs South thirty three Degrees West seven Chains and thirty four Links 
along said Road, Then South thirty nine Degrees West two Chains and 
ninety Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North fifty four Degrees 
and ten Minutes West thirty seven Chains and eight Links to a Stake at 

Lot Ko. 68 included a meadow extending to the Kill van Kull = 8 1-6 morgens, and 
a wood lot lying S. W. of William de Backer, N. E. of Harman Smeeman, 38x150 
rods = 9 morgens 572 rods. It was owned b}' Altje van Rypen, wife of Daniel Van 
Winkle in 1764, and after her death bj her eldest son Jeremiah, who died seized May 
3, 1837. Vide Note to Teunise's Patent, p 54. 

Lot No. 160 lay N. E. of the " Plain," as Bergen Square was then called, W. of 
Lourens Andriesen, 15x12^ rods. 

Lot No. 109 consisted of two out gardens, 15x5 rods; owned by Arent Toers in 
1764. Vide Note to Steenhuysen's Patent, p 32. The whole=144 acres. 

The patentees held as joint tenants. Varlet died before a division was made; 
whereupon Bayard took the land by right of suvivorship. On Dec 11, 1686, he sold 
three of the lots in question, lying between Harman Edwards and Casper Steinmets, 
50x150 rods, extending from the road to the meadow, with the meadow 38 rodsN. W. 
to the Hackensack River ; together Avith two house lots in the town to Tadeus 
Michielsen, who for some years remained in possession, and then sold to Jacob Luby, 
who died seized in 1697. He had one daughter Annetje, who married Mattheus 
Cornelise Van Nieuwkerck, Dec. 14, 1670, and had children : Grietje, who married 
Aelt Juriansen, July 7, 1G95, Jacoinyntje, Jacob, and Geertruy. To these, as the heirs 
of Jacob Luby, John De Forest and Susanna his wif-i, daughter of Nicholas Varlet, 
gave a deed for the same lots June, 10, 1699. From them Jan A. Sip obtained a deed 
for the same property, Oct. 25, 1699. By will dated March 14, 1699, Bayard gave 
all his! lands to his children, Ariantje, Anna Maria, Jacobus, Govert, and Judith. They 
quit-claimed to Jan A Sip, April 30, 1713. Vide Note to Van Vorst's Patent, p 60. 

Lot 160 yet remains in the family' of Richard Sip, deceased. 

Lot 109, it seems, was sold by Tuers to Newkirk, and in the partition of July 7, 
1795, it fell to Hendrick, who left it to his two sons, and in the partition between 
them, July 24, 1835, it fell to Garret H. Vide Note to Pieterse's Patent, p 40. 



1 1(1 DOW HARMENSK. 

the Edge of the Meadow, Thence North fifty two Degrees East three 
Chains and seventy Links along said Meadow Edge to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West forty four Chains and 
seventy five Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said River 
'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

2Cl^t 2Cfjlttf (being two Lots in the Town of Bergen which adjoin- 
ing together are com]:)rehended in one Survey mark'd on the Map N0.160) 

SStQinU at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the Northerly Corner 
of a Town Lot in Dirck reunise's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 163) 
and from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and 
ninety three Links along said Street to another Street, Thence South forty 
two Degrees East two Chains and forty three Links along said other 
Street to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West two Chains and 
ninety three Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West two 
Chains and forty three Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^^t JiFoUrtf) (being an Out Garden Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 109) 

iSCglU.d at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the westerly 
Corner of an Out Garden Plot in Jacob Luby's first Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 108) And from said Stake runs South forty Degrees East 
seven Chains to a Stake, Thence South forty four Degrees West three 
Chains and thirty five Links to a Stake, Thence North forty Degrees 
West eight Chains and fifty five Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty 
nine Degrees East Sixty five Links to a Stake, Thence South forty eight 
Degrees East one Chain and forty four Links to a Stake, Thence North 
forty eight Degrees East two Chains and fifty six Links along the Old 
Burying Ground and the Street to the Place of Beginning. 

*5o * 2Ci)f ^^aitCITt of Philip Carteret to Dow Harmense, dated 

the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight ; For sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 
©Ill* .SUtbCD whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be five 
Tracts. 
5ri)t jFitSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 79)* 

* This patentee came from Friesland with his wife and four children and arrived 
here June, 13.58, in the ship Brownfish. 

Lot No. 79 was behind Christian Pietersen's land, 20 rods wide. 

Lot Kq. 80 was N. E. of Christian Pietersen's land, S. W. of Caspar Steinmets, 
28 rods wide, extending Irom the road to the river = 20 morgens. 

Lot No. 65 was lot No. 15 in the original allotment ; 19 rods wide, extending 
from the road to the riv^er = 8f morgens. The heirs of Michael DeMott sold the np- 
land to the Peytons, the N. half of which is now owned by Dr. Josiah Peyton. 

Lot No. IGl, in the town, 7 rods and half a foot by 12i rods. 

Lot No. 93, an out garden, 8x2a rods. 

It was in the survey of these lots in the new maize land, in Nov , 1G60, by Jacques 
Cortelyou, sworn surveyor, preparatory to a grant, that the name of Bergen first 
appears. The patentee djed seized, leaving two sons, Harman and Teunis To these 
two sons he left his property, by will dated March 25, 1378, recorded May 9, 1678. 



UOW HARMENSE. HI 

iSCflinS at a Stake (which Stake is the Northerly Comer of a Lot in 
Gerrit Garritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 78) and from said Stake 
runs North sixty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West sixty two Chains 
and eighty four Links to Hackinsack River, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning 'and from thence runs South fifty nine Degrees 
and fifteen minutes West four Chains and eighty seven Links to a Stake, 
Thence North sixty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West Sixty three 
Chains to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said River, 'til it meets 
the first mentioned Line. 

^r'fjt c^CCOntT (being also a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 80) 

i^CginS at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is 
the Easterly Corner of a Lot in Gerrit Gerritse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 78) and from said Stake runs North sixty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West Seventy five Chains and twelve Links to Hackinsack 
River, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from 
thence runs N orth twenty four Degrees East five Chains and twenty five 
Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North sixty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West sixty eight Chains to said Hackinsack River, Then 
down along the said River, 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, 

3ri)0 ^Tijirtf (being also a Tract of Lapland and Meadow mark'd on 
the Map No. 65) 

JJCfllttS at a Stake by a Road (which Stake is the Southerly Corner 
of a Lot in Caspar Stymat's Second Patent mark'd on the Map No. 66) 
and from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West 
seventy eight Chains to Hackinsack River, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning and from thence runs South thirty nine Degrees 
West three Chains & fifty Six Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty four Degrees & ten Minutes West seventy seven 
Chains and ninety Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said 
River, 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

* 2ri^0 jFOUtti^ (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the *ci 
Map No. 161) 

JStQlViU at a Stake standing in the Corner ot two Streets (which 
Stake bears South seventeen Degrees and forty five Minutes West one 
Chain and forty four Links from the Easterly Corner of the Widow Van 
Riper's House) And from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East 
two Chains and thirty two Links along a Street to a Stake, Thence South 
forty eight Degrees West one Chain and forty six Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty two Degrees West two chains and thirty two Links 
to another Street, Then North forty eight Degrees East one Chain and 
forty six Links along said other Street to the Place of Beginning. 

Teunis (named in the deed Tennis Douwensen Tallman) sold the property in question 
to Mattys DeMott, Oct. 31, 1705. Vkle Sole to Stoffelsews Patent, p. 6. Michael, the 
nephew of George, by will dated May 13, lfe31, devised lots Nos. 79 and 80 to his son 
Garret, who left them to his only son Michael, who, dying in 18.^0, left them to his 
two children John H. and Josephine H. These sold to The Marion Buikling Com- 
pany, incorporated Feb. 26, 1866. 
Michael sold Lot 93 to Sip 



1 I 2 JOHN BERRY. 

^t)f JFlfti) (being an Out Garden Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 93) 

iSrOtU!!! at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the Southerly Corner 
of an Out Garden Plot in Adrian Post's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
100) and from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees West four 
Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence South forty nine Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West One Chain and twenty two Links to a Stake, 
Thence South forty one Degrees and thirty Minutes East four Chains 
and eighty Links to said Street, Then North fifty Degrees East One 
Chain and seventy five Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

2ri)P 3|atent of Philip Carteret to John Berry dated the 
twentyeth Day of July One thousand six hundred and sixty 
nine for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen. 
<©UL* cSUl'iJtS whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be 
Three Tracts. 
JJ^Jjf -jFitSt whereof (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on 
the Map No. 162)* 

** These lots were sold to Berry by Samuel Edsall, July 12, 1670. 

Lot No. 162 was bounded N. W. by Balthazar Bayard's house, S. E. by the road, 
S. W. by Hans Diedrick's house. 

Lot No. 125 lay between the road and Lourens Adriensen's land (formerly Bartho- 
lemew Lott^, bounded N. E. by the woods, N. W. by the N. E. lane " that goeth into 
the woods." 

Lot No. 70. The six upland lots lay in the " common field," bounded S, E. by the 
highway, 14x150 rods. The six meadow lots adjoined the N. W. end of the upland 
lots ; were of the same width and extended to the river. Judging by the subdivision 
of the allotment to this Patent, nearly the whole of it was in the Newkirk family in 
1764. Mathevis and Hendrick were sons of Gerrit. Mathevis, jr., and Jacob, were 
sons of Poulus. Gerrit and Foulue must have partitioned Lot 125 before their death. 
Garret taking the S. half, and Poulus the N.half Mathevis and Hendrick partitioned 
the S. half, July 7, 1795 ; Mathevis taking the N. half and Hendrick the S. half. 
Mathevis gave his half to his son Garret H. by deed dated Aug. 1, 1810, who, by will 
dated April 7, 1832, proved Oct. 31, 1832, divided the same between his sons Garret 
G. and Henry. Garret received all N. of Newkirk Street and Henry all S. of that 
street. Garret still owns all W. ot Palisade Ave., except a small piece on the W. end, 
which he sold to Maria, wife of Smith Garrabrant. All E. of Palisade Ave. he has 
sold in parcels to Blakely Wilson and others. Henry died Aug. 29, 1861. 

Mathevis, jr., after his father Poulus, owned the N. half of Lot 125. He died seized, 
Nov. 12, 1818, and the same passed to his only son, John M., who sold the same to 
Jones and others. 

Henry's land within this Patent, and what his father bought of the Van Houten 
tract E. of the town, was inherited by his children, James M., Henry H., Garret, John, 
Mary, wife of George V. De Mott, and Eliza, wife of Francis P. Gautier. 

In the partition between Mathevis and Hendrick Lot 70 was divided as follows : 
Mathevis took the N. hal^ which was afterwards partitioned between his sons. Hen- 
drick took the S. half, which was partitioned between his sons. Garret H. and George, 
the former taking the E. half and the latter the W. half. Vide Note to Pieterse's Patent, 
p. 40. 



TIELMAN VAN VI.ECK. 118 

]$Ci)tU!5 at a Stake (which Stake is the Easterly Corner of the Town) 
And from said Stake runs North forty two Degrees West One Chain and 
eightecH Links along a Street to a Stake, Thence South forty eight De- 
grees West two Chains and ninety one Links to a Stake, Thence South 
forty two Degrees East, One Chain and eighteen Links to another Street, 
Thence North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and ninety one Links 
along said other Street to the Place of Beginning. 

* STfjC tSPCOntf (said in the Patent to be two Plantations and which 
adjoining together we have comprehended in one Survey mark'd on the 

Map No. 125) 

MtQlViU at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of an Out- *r2 
Garden-Plot in Hans Dedricks Patent mark'd on the Map No. 114) And 
from said Stake runs South thirty five Degrees and fifty five Minutes 
East thirteen Chains and forty six Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty 
one Degrees and fifteen Minutes East twenty eight Chains and forty 
Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty eight Degrees and forty five 
Minutes West nineteen Chains and twenty eight Links to a Post of the 
Fence by the Road that leads from the Town to the EngHsh Neighbour- 
hood (which said Post stands South Eleven Degrees and ten Minutes 
West three Chains and four Links from the Easterly Corner of a Lot in 
Caspar Stymats first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 34) And from said 
Post runs South thirty one Degrees West three Chains and ninety six 
Links along said Road, Then South forty one Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West seven Chains and fifteen Links along said Road to the Turn there- 
of, Then North seventy four Degrees and thirty Minutes West Ten Chains 
and twenty Links along said Road to a Stake, Then South nine Degrees 
East four Chains and ten Links to a Stake, Then South forty two De- 
grees West thirty eight Links to a Street, Then South forty two Degrees 
East three Chains and twenty Links along said Street to a Stake at the 
Corner of another Street, Then South forty eight Degrees West sixty 
Links along said other Street to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees 
and fifty Minutes East six Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty eight Degrees West five Chains and ninety six Links to the 
Place of Beginning. 

^^t ^f^ivti (said in the Patent to be six Lots of Wood Land and 
six Lots of Meadow joining, All which twelve Lots as adjoining together 
we have comprehended in one Survey mark'd on the Map No. 70) 

MtQinU at a Stake standing by a Road (which Stake is the South- 
erly Corner of a Lot in Jan Lubertse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
71) and from said Stake runs North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes 
West seventy eight Chains, and eighty eight Links to Hackinsack River, '^ 
Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning, and from thence 
runs South thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West two Chains and 
eighty one Links along said Road, Then South thirty three Degrees 
West twelve Chains and ninety four Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West eighty one Chams 
and forty nine Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along said 
River as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

* ^i)t patent of Philip Carteret to Tielman Van Vleck *^^ 
dated the twenty fifth Day of March One thousand Six hun- 

15 



114 TIELMAN VAN VLi:( K. 

dred and seventy, for sundry Parcels of Land near the Town 
of Bergen. 
(But ^UViitS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts. 

iJTIjC jFl'rSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the May No. 72) * 

iit^tnS at a Stake (which Stake is the Northerly Comer of a Lot in 
Jacob Luby's Patent marked on the Map No. 61) and from said Stake 
runs North sixty nine Degrees and ten Minutes West twenty six Chains 
and thirty six Links to a Stake at the Edge of the Meadow, 1 hence North 
thirty eight Degrees East three Chains and forty Links along said Mea- 
dow Edge to a Stake, Thence North sixty eight Degrees and forty Min- 
utes West to Hackinsack River, Then returning to the first mentioned 
Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs South twenty eight 
Degrees and fifty Minutes West ten Chains to a Stake in the Turn of a 
Road (which Stake is the Northerly Comer of a Lot in Harman 
Edward's Patent mark'd on the Map, No. 143) and from said Stake runs 
South thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West four Chains and eighty 
Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North fifty four Degrees and 
ten Minutes ^Vest thirty Chains to a Stake at the Edge of the Meadow, 
Thence South thirty six Degrees and twenty Minutes West five Chains 
and seventy four Links along the Meadow Edge to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes West forty eight Chains and eighty 
eight Links to said Hackinsack River, Then up along the same 'til it 
reaches the other Line, that strikes said River. 

3ri^0 c^f COttTl (being an Out Garden Plot near the Town mark'd 
on the Map No. 129) 

iJCfllttS at a Post (standing on the Northwest side of a Road which 
Post is the southerly Corner of the Church Yard and bears South nine- 
teen Degrees and forty Minutes West one Chain and twenty two Links 
from the Southerly Comer of the Church) And from said Post runs North 

^ This patentee may justly be regarded as tlie founder of Bergen. He came 
originally from Bremen, studied under a Notary in Amsterdam, came to this country 
about 165S, and was admitted to practice the same year. N. Y. Col. MSS., viii, 932. 
He was made the first schout, and president of the Court of Bergen, Sept. 5, 1661. 
New Neth. Recj., lUO. 

Lot No. 72 extended from the road to the river, 48 chains x 40 rods=44 acres 
owned by Levinus Winne in 1764. This and Lot 72 were in his family after 1840. 

Lot No. 129, bounded N. and W. by the common=i acre. 

Lot No. 134 was half of his meadow, and was probably included in the 44 acres 
above described, as was also Lot No. 135, sold by him to Ide Van Vorst, March 25, 
1668. The Patent mentions but two lots. Martin Winne sold to Peter Sip, April 13, 
1814, a strip along the N. side of the Church lot (a little N. of Highland Ave.), and 
extending back from the road to the rear of the lot ; bounded N. by John S. Winne 
=i acre. John S. Winne sold the N. half of this lot to John E. Smith, May 1, 
1816=J acre. Vide Note to Lot 383, p. 192. (John S. was the only son of Martin 
Winner by his wife Gertrude Sickles. John S. had a twin sister who died Sept. 23, 
1806. She was born July 19, 1791. John died Feb., 1856, intestate, leaving one 
child, John. His daughter Eleanor P. married Richard Vreeland, and died before 
her father.) Vide Note to Lubbertse's Patent, p. 45. 



HKNDRICK TEUNISE. 115 

sixty three Degrees and ten Minutes West one Chain and eighty six 
Links along the Church Yard to a Stake, Thence South forty Degrees West 
one Chain and seventy eight Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty De- 
grees West sixty seven Links to a Stake, Thence South sixty three De- 
grees and ten Minutes East two Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake 
by the said Road, Thence North fourteen Degrees and twenty Minutes 
East two Chains and forty six Links along said Road to the Place of 
Beginning. 

33C!Sttf0 the foregoing Patent to Tielman Van Vleek ; there has* *54 
been been laid before us a certify'd Copy of a Transport or Deed of Con- 
veyance from said Van Vleck to Ide Corneliese bearing Date the twenty 
fifth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty eight for a Lot of 
Upland with one half of the Meadow adjoining thereto and a House Lot 
in the Town of Bergen. Which three Lots of Land are in the said Trans- 
port express'dto be, "A certain Parcel of his the said Tielman's Land lying 
and being in and about Bergen specify'd by the Patent and Survey spe- 
cifying the same." Which Patent tho' search'd for has not been found. 
But there has been produced to us the Patent of Philip Carteret dated the 
thirty first Day of May, One thousand six hundred sixty eight granting 
and confirming to said Corneliese the said Lot of Upland with one half 
of the Meadow adjoining thereto ; And which in Conformity to said 
Patent we have run out for him (as the same are mark'd on our Map, 
The Upland No. 88; and have of the Meadow No. 135) Whence we 
conceive the other Half of the Meadow remains to be run out and ascer- 
tain'd ; and we have accordingly run out the same. 

©UtcSUtbtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

mark'd on the Map No. 134) 
MtQinniViQ at a Stake standing by the Edge of the Upland (which 
Stake is the Northeasterly Corner of the Lot of Upland in Ide Corneliese's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No, 88) And from said Stake runs North 
forty four Degrees and twenty Minutes West fourteen Chains and fifty 
three Links to Bridge Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of 
Beginning and from thence runs South eighty two Degrees West nine 
Chains and fifteen Links along the edge of the Upland to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty five Degrees West one Chain and seventy seven Links along 
the Edge of said Upland to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees 
and twenty Minutes West eleven Chains and eighty seven Links to said 
Bridge Creek. Then up along the said Creek the several Courses thereof 
as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

2rf)e first patent of Philip Carteret to Hendrick Teunise 
dated the twelfth Day of May, One thousand six hundred 
and Sixty eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and 
about the Town of Bergen. 
©ttt <SUttl0fi whereof shews and we adjudge them to be four 
Tracts. 
2ri)e iFltSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 82)* 

^ The original grant for these lots was dated Sept. 11, 1662. 

Lot Xo. 82 was in the new maize land = 20 morgens. It seems to have been owned 
by Harman Smeeman in 1671. Vide Note to Varlet and Bayard's Patent, p. 48. 



116 HENDRICK TEUNISE. 

"55 * iiCQinfii at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is 
the Southerly Corner of a Lot in Varlet and Bayard's Patent mark'd on 
the Map No. 83) And from said Stake runs North sixty four Degrees and 

Lot No. 73 was a meadow beliind Micliiel Jansen's meadow, butting upon the 
woods, and parted by a creek from Jnnsen's meadow = 4| morgens. This lot was sold 
by the patentee to Fitje Hartman, April 26, Wt;8, for 425 guilders " light currency.' 
In this deed the grantor is described as " Eeverend Hendrick Teunisse," and yet 
makes his mark. It was owned by Michael Harfmanse Vreeland in 1764. Fide Note 
to Claesen's Paterd, p. 12. 

Lot No. 165 lay between Jans Swaen and PaulusLendertsen, 7|xl2i rods. 

Lot No. 10(), between the same parties, 7x25 rods. The whole = 48 acres. 

Tliis land (except Lot No. 73) was bought of the patentee by Jacob Jacobsen Van 
Winckel, by whose will, dated Sept. 3, 1708, proved Oct. 16, 17.32, the same was given 
to the children of his first wife, viz. : Hendrick, Catherine, and Samuel. Samuel quit- 
claimed to Hendrick Dec. 17, 1743, who remained owner of most of it in 1764. 
Hendrick, by will dated Nov. 29, 1766, proved April 20, 1769, gave to his son Jacob 
his house lot, garden, and orchard, also a lot lying between Ide Sip and the lane lead- 
ing to the Bergen Farms, also two lots, each 20 rods wide, extending from the road to 
the Hackensack River = 40 acres ; also one quarter of the commons adjudged to him 
for the Patents of Teunise and Edwards, and one quarter belonging to the plantations 
formerly bought of Arent Laurens, Guert Coerten, and Nicholas Varlet. To Daniel 
be gave a lot between Casparus Prior and Cornelius Van Eypen, about 19x150 rods, also 
a piece of meadow on the river, also all his right in four plantations lying between the 
Mill and Kuyper'sland, bought of Arent Laurens, Guert Coerten, and Nicholas Varlet ; 
(this mill was on Bridge Creek, in the meadow W. of the Long Dock tunnel. This 
land afterwards was owned by the Merselis family) ; also one quarter of the commons 
adjudged to him for the Patents of Teunise and Edwards. To Hendrick he gave a 
house and lot in the town, on Academy street, E. of the square, and a garden op- 
posite, also one quarter of the commons adjudged to him for the Patents of Teunise 
and Edwards. To Joseph he gave two lots called Eockland (also called the Clip, at 
the junction of the Bergen Woods road and Hackensack Turnpike) ; also a lot called 
Klein Suckie ; also Goose Neck Meadow ; also the commons adjudged to him for the 
Patent of Steenhuysen ; also one quarter of the commons adjudged to him for the 
Patents of Teunise and Edwards ; also one quarter of all other commons. 

By Daniel's will, dated July 2, 1810, proved Sept. 9, 1845, he gave to his son Jerrie 
his homestead on the road leading to Bei-gen Point (between Duncan and Fair View 
Aves.) ; also a lot of meadow on the Hackensack ; also a lot of upland and cedar 
swamp. To Henry he gave lot S. of Newark Ave. E. of Chestnut Ave. down to Mill 
Creek. Vide New Field Book and Map B. 

Joseph, by will dated Sept. 4, 1807, proved Aug. 14, 1809, gave to his nephews, 
John and Jacob, the land where they then lived. Joseph, son of Abraham, received nine 
acres where the testator lived, the salt meadow near Mill Creek, and the cedar swamp 
bought of Casparus Prior. The rest of his property he devised to Daniel, Henry, and 
Abraham, sons of Jacob Van Winkle ; Jerrie and Henry, children of his broiher 
Daniel; Jacob, son of his brother Henry; Joseph, son of Abraham, and Joseph, son 
of George Shepherd, equally. Vide Note to io<319, p. 207. 

Jerry Van Wrinkle, by will dated June 14, 1834, proved Sept. 4, 1837, gave to his 
three grandsons, Daniel G., John G., and Garret S., all his land. John G. received 
one-half of the wood lot called De Wildeliousen, i.e. Indian Village, now in West 
Hoboken. Vide Note to Varlet' s and Bayard's Patent, p. 48. 



HANS DIEDRICK. 117 

ten Minutes West fifty four Chains and sixty Links to Hackinsack River, 
Then returning to the said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence 
runs South twenty six Degrees West seven Chains and sixty five Links 
along said Road to a Stake, Thence North sixty four Degrees and ten 
Minutes West sixty Chains and sixty Links to said Hackinsack River, 
Then up along said River as it runs til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

2ri)C cStCOIltr (being a piece of Meadow lying back of Communi- 
pan mark'd on the Map No. 73) 

M CfllttS at a Stake in a Heap of Stones standing by the Edge of the Up- 
land (which Stake bears from the East Corner of a large Rock before 
Michael Vreelands Door North fifty three Degrees East two Chains and 
eighty four Links, and is distant forty Links on a Southeasterly Course from 
Derek Sy can's Creek) And from said Stake runs North twenty seven De- 
grees and fifteen Minutes East twenty four Chains and thirty four Links 
along the Edge of the Upland to a Stake standing by the Head of a small 
Creek, Thence South forty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East two 
Chains and seventy five Links to where said small Creek falls into Derek 
Sycan's Creek, Then down along said Sycan's Creek Southeasterly and 
Westerly as it runs 'til it comes within forty Links Distance of the Stake 
the Place of Beginning. Thence Northwesterly forty Links to said Stake. 

2ri^t 2rf)lttJ (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the Map 
No. T65) 

i^tQUXH at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of a Town Lot in Guert Gerritse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No. 154) And from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees East one 
Chain and forty four Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence North 
forty two Degrees West two Chains and forty one Links to a Stake, 
Thence South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and forty four Links 
to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East two Chains and forty 
one Links to the Place of Beginning. 

®'^f jFfUtti^ (being an Out-Garden- Plot near the Town mark'd 
on the Map No. 106) 

fStQiXXH at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the northerly 
Corner of an Out Garden Plot in Guert Gerritse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 107) And from said Stake runs South forty one Degrees East 
six Chains & ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees 
East one Chain & thirty three Links to a Stake, Thence North forty 
one Degrees West six Chains and ninety Links to said street. Then 
South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and thirty one Links along 
said street to the Place of Beginning. 

* Kf)t patent of Philip Carteret to HansDedrick dated the #^6 
twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 
#UC SUtbtg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be five 
Tracts. 
®^t)f jFlt*St whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 75)* 

* This patentee has the honor of being the second person to " keep a hotel" in 
Bergen, being licensed Feb. 13, 1671. He was appointed lieutenant in the Bergen 



118 HANS DIEDRICK. 

iStQiVLU at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is 
the easterly Corner of a Lot in Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 74) and from said Stake runs North sixty eight Degrees and 
forty Minutes West to Hackinsack River, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North four Degrees east 
two Chains and eighty eight Links- along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
North sixty seven Degrees and twenty Minutes West to said Hackinsack 
River, Then down along said River 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line. 

^1)0 cSCCOUTl (beinj; also a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 84) 

iStQinU at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is 
the Southerly Corner of a Lot in Peter Jacobse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 85) And from said Stake runs North forty nine Degrees and 
forty Minutes West fifty four Chains and sixty four Links to Hackinsack 
River, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from 
thence runs South twenty eight Degrees West three Chains and thirty 
two Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees 
and ten Minutes West fifty four Chains and Seventy Links to said 
Hackinsack River, Then up along said River 'til it meets the first men- 
tioned Line. 

2ri)0 ^'^iv'S (being an Out Garden Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 114) 

iSCgtltS at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the westerly Corner 
of an Out Garden Plot in the Jan Lubertse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No. 115) And from said Stake runs South forty Degrees East six Chains 
and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West one 
Chains and fifty three Links to a Stake (being the westerly Corner and 
Place of Beginning of a Lot in John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No. 125 (and from said Stake runs North forty Degrees West six Chains 

militia Sept. 4, 1673; was one of tlie patentees of Aquacknonck, May 28, 1679; died 
Sept 30, 1698. 

Lot Ko. 75, 16 rods wide, stretching N. W. and W. along the wagon way to the 
Kil Van Kol = 8 morgens. 

Lot No. 84, 18 rods wide, stretching N. W. from the road to the river := 16 mor- 
gens 350 rods. 

Lot No. 110 at an early date was owned by the Tuers family, and was owned by 
Arent in 1764. It was sold by that family to the church at Bergen, and now forms 
part of the burying ground. 

Lot No. 114, between Jan Lubbertsen and the cart-way, 7x25 rods. This lot was 
in possession of his son Wmuler in 1714, and he must have died seized Aug. 13, 
1732. 

Lot No. 166, between Jan Lubbertsen and the Guardque (guardhouse ?) 1.5xl2-i- 
rods ; owned by Abraham Diedricks in 1764. The whole = 54 acres. 

The patentee died Sept. 30, 1698, and probably left this land to his son Wander 
who died intestate Aug, 13, 1732. His children Johannis, Garret, Cornelius, Abra- 
ham, Antje, wife of Johannis Vreeland, and Marr/aret Van Rypen, widow, sold to 
their brother Z)a)i(eZ, Feb. 17, 1764, a lot called '' Smiths land"= 7 morgens, also a 
lot of meadow, also the Steenhuysen lot, and Lot 114. They partitioned in 1755. 
Vide Note to Steenhuysen' 8 Patent, p. 32. 



DIRCK TEl'NISE. 119 

and ninety Links to a Stake at the Corner of said Street, Thence North 
forty eight Degrees East one Chain & fifty two Links along said Street 
to the Place of Beginning. 

* STije jFottrti) (being two Out Garden Plots near the Town which *^y 
adjoining together are comprehended in one Survey mark'd on the Map 

No. no) 

iiStginiS at a Stake by a Road leading from the Town to Bergen 
Point (which Stake is the Westerly Corner of an Out Garden in Paulus 
Peterse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 103) And from said Stake runs 
South fifty three Degrees and fifty Minutes East two Chains and thirty 
Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty nine Degrees East forty Links to 
a Stake, Thence South forty Degrees East eight Chains and fifty five 
Links to a Stake, Thence South forty four Degrees West three Chains to 
a Stake, Thence North forty Degrees West nine Chains and sixty Links 
to the said Road, Then Nortn fourteen Degrees and twenty Minutes 
east two Chains and forty six Links along said Road to the Place of 
Beginning. 

3ri)0 jFifti) (being two Lots in the Town of Bergen which adjoin- 
ing together are comprehended in one Survey mark'd on the Map No. 
166) 

^tQinn at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Town 
Lot in Jan Lubertse's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 158) And from 
said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East two Chains and thirty 
seven Links along said Street to another Street, Then North forty eight 
Degrees East two Chains and eighty Seven Links along said other Street 
to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and thirty 
seven Links to the Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees west two 
Chains and eighty seven Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri)0 H^tcnt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Dirck Teunise dated 
the fourteenth Day of September, One thousand six hundred 
& sixty two for sundry JParcels of Land lying in and about 
the Town of Bergen. 

0UV c^UtbP^ w^hereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts. 

^f)t jFirSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 76)* 
ISCBtnS at a Stake by the Middle Road (which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of a Lot in Hans Dedricks Patent mark'd on the Map No. 75) 
and from said Stake runs North sixty seven Degrees and twenty Minutes 
West twenty one Chains & eighty Links to a Stake, Thence North 
forty Degrees East ten Chains and fifty five Links to a Stake, Thence 
South sixty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifteen Chains and fifty 
five Links to said Road, Then South three Degrees West ten Chains and 
forty Links along said Road to the Place of Beginning. 

* 2ri)0 c^rCOntf (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the #0 
Map No. 163) ^ 

« Vide Note to Gerrit Gerritsen.'a Patent, p. 58. Lot 7G was owned by Hartman 
Van Wagenen after 1840. Lot 163 was probably sold by Jobannis Van Wagenen to 
Joris De Mott shortly after 1764. Fide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9. Michael De 
Mott sold it to Garret Benson, who sold to Abraham Speer, the present owner. 



120 (iERRIT (4ERRITSK. 

]$t0tUS at a Stake (which Stake stands North fifty seven Degrees 
East One Chain and fifty seven Links from a Stake standing nearly in 
the Middle of the Scjuare; which last Stake bears North forty seven De- 
grees East six Chains and fifty three Links from the Easterly Corner of 
the Church) And from said first Stake the Place of Beginning runs South 
forty two Degrees East two Chains and forty three Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty one Links 
to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West two Chains and forty 
three Links to the Street, Then South forty eight Degrees West one Chain 
and forty one Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning. 

It is to be Observ'd, there is an Out-Garden in this Dutch Patent 
(mark'd on our Map No. 94) which we have run out and survey'd for 
Guert Coerten under his first Patent from Philip Carteret dated twelfth 
of May One thousand six hundred and sixty eight, it appearing from the 
Description in both Patents to be the very same Garden. So that Coerten 
must have purchased it of Teunise and got it confirm'd to him in his said 
Patent from Carteret. 

There is also a Lott of Upland and Meadow mentioned in this Dutch 
Patent (mark'd on our Map No. 91) Which we have run out &: survey'd 
for Guert Coerten under his first Patent from Philip Carteret dated 
twelfth of May, One thousand six hundred and sixty eight, it appearing 
most probable from the Description in both Patents to be the same Lot. 
So, that (as well as the Out-Garden) Coerten must also have purchas'd 
this Lot of Upland and Meadow of Teunise and got it confirm'd in his 
said first Patent from Carteret. And this is the more probable, as we 
cou'd find no other Place that wou'd suit the Description given of this 
Lot, neither does Mr. Van Wagenen the present Owner and Possessor of 
this Dutch Patent claim, or know anything of such Lot. 

^f)0 J^atCItt of Philip Carteret to Gerrit Gerritse, dated 
the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen. 

(BUV cSUt^iJCg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be four 
Tracts. 

^t)f jffiVUt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow mark'd 
on the Map No. 77)* 

"~" Lot JVo. 77, N. E. of Hans Diedrick's, on the half part of the creupel bosch, S. W. 
of Douwe Harmansen, 6^ rods wide from the swamp to the creek ; with the meadow 
= 2S morgens. 

Lot Xo. 78, along the highway S. W. of Douwe Harmansen, N, E. of Derrick 
Teunisen, 20x70 rods = 2^ morgens. 

Lot No. I(i7, between Samuel Edsall and Adrian Post, 7^x12^ rods. 

Lot No. 98, an out-garden between Guei-t Coerten and Arian Laurensen, 8 rods 
wide, and goes to Fredrick Pliilipsen's land = 17 acres. 

The Patentee was the ancestor of the Van Wagenen family, By his will, dated 
Oct 13, 1708, he gave all the land included in this Patent, and the preceding Patent to 
his eldest son Johannis. By the will of Johannis, dated July 54, 1752, proved Nov. 
8, 1759, he gave all his lands in Bergen to his son Johannis, who was the owner in 
1764. By his will, dated March 15, 1794, proved June 17, 1797, all his real estate 
passed to his son Jacob. By his will, dated June 25, 1835, proved Aug. 2, 1839, it 



IDE COKNELIESE. 121 

* MtQinn at a Stake (which Stake is the Westerly Corner of the *cg 
second Lot in this Patent next to be describ'd and mark'd on the Map 
No. 78 and said stake is also the Northerly Corner of a Lot in Dirck 
Teunise's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 76) and from said Stake runs 
North sixty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West to H ickinsack River, 
Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; And from thence 
runs South forty Degrees West ten Chains and fifty five Links to a Stake, 
Thence North sixty seven Degrees and twenty Minutes West to said 
Hackinsack River, Then up along said River 'til it meets the first men- 
tioned Line. 

^Tfje cSCCOntr (mark'd on the Map No. 78) 

i3tQinn at a stake by the Middle Road (which Stake is the Easterly 
Corner of a Lot in Dirck Teunise's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 76) 
And from said Stake runs North fifteen Degrees East three Chains and 
eighty six Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence North sixty six De- 
grees and thirty Minutes West twelve Chains and twenty eight Links to 
a Stake, Thence South fifty nine Degrees and fifteen Minutes West four 
Chains and eighty seven Links to a Stake, Thence South sixty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East fifteen Chains and fifty five Links to the Place 
of Beginning. 

Wi)t ^Cijlttf (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 
Map No. 167) 

}3tQiVm at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the Northerly Corner 
of a Town Lot in Adrian Post's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 164) 
And from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East two Chains and 
thirty two Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East one 
Chain and forty two Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees 
West two Chains and thirty two Links to said Street, Then South forty 
eight Degrees West one Chain and forty two Links along said Street to 
the Place of Beginning. 

^!)f jFOUtti) (being an Out-Garden-Plot near the Town mark'd 
on the Map No. 98) 

13 10 tit IS at a Stake by a Road (which Stake is the Southerly Corner 
of an Out-Garden-Plot in Guert Coerten's first Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 97) And from said Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees and 
twenty Minutes West four Chains and Eighty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West one Chain and twenty 
Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty nine Degrees and twenty Minutes 
East four Chains and eighty Links to said Road, Then North fifty De- 
grees East one Chain and twenty Links along said Road to the Place of 
Beginning. 

* Kf}t i^atcnt of Philip Carteret to Ide Corneliese dated the *g^ 
thirty first day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight, for a Piece of Upland and a Piece of Meadow lying to 
the Northward of the Town of Bergen. 

went to his son, Hartman and grandchildren Cornelius, Jacob, and Christiana, 
children of his son John. Lot 167 now forms part of the homestead of Hartman. 

Of Lot 77 Hartman sold all between West Side Ave. and the meadow to the United 
States Watch Company. A strip 100 feet in depth on the E. side of the Ave. he sold 
to Abel R. Corbin. 
16 



122 IDE COUNELIESE. 

(But .SUVtcy whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts. 
CfjC jFltSt (being the Piece of Upland mark'donthe Map No. 88)* 
iiCQlUS at a Stake standing by the Middle Road (which Stake is the 
easteriy Corner of a Lot in Jacob Luby's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
87) And from said Stake runs North thirty four Degrees and fifteen Mmutes 
East six Chains & eighty six Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence 
north four Degrees east three Chains to a Stake on the Top of the Hill, 
Thence north nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West sixteen Chains and 
thirty Links to a Stake, by the Edge of the Meadow, Thence South eighty 
two Degrees west nine Chains and fifteen Links along said Meadow Edge 
to a Stake, Thence South thirty five Degrees West five Chains & fifty five 
Links- along said Meadow Edge, Then South forty one Degrees west five 
Chains and fifty Links along said Meadow Edge to a Stake, Thence 
South forty four Degrees and twenty Minutes East twenty Chains and 
sixty Links to the Place of Beginning. 

STi^C .SfCOntl (being the Piece of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 

iJtQtUS at a Stake (which Stake is the westerly Comer of the Lot 
of Upland last above describ'd) And from said Stake runs north forty 
four Degrees and twenty Minutes West thirteen Chains and sixty Links 
to Bridge Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and 
from thence runs north forty one Degrees East five Chains and fifty 
Links along the Meadow Edge, Then North thirty five Degrees East three 

■~ These lots were sold to the patentee by Tielman Van Vleck March 25, 1668. In 
the deed: 

Lot No. 88 includes: 1st, a house lot lying W. beside Heudrick Jansen Van 
Ostrum, E. by Adrian Van Laer, 7^x171 rods ; 2nd, a lot N. E. of Jacob Luby, with 
the meadow ^ 7J morgens. 

Lot Xo. 135 included half of Van Vleck's meadow = 9 acres. 

The patentee died seized, and this with his other lands passed to his eldest son 
Cornelius. Cornelius sold the land in question to his brother-in-law, Jan Adrianse 
Sip, Dec. 3, 1706. 

By Sip's will dated, April 11, 1709, proved Oct. 22, 1734, his son Ide received all his 
real estate in Bergen. By Ide Sip's will, dated April 19, 1760, proved April 12, 1762, 
his son Cornelius received the homestead in the town, and Garret received the orchard 
on the opposite side of the street in severalty. These two sons then received all their 
father's other lands in common. They partitioned by mutual deeds of release, April 
1, 1765. In this partition Cornelius received as follows : 

The N. half of Lots 60 and 61, and half of the meadow at the W. end of said two 
lots. The N. half of Lots 88, 135 and 377 ; the N. E. half of Lot 141 ; the E. half of 
Lots 44 and 229 ; the S. half of Lots 68, 136 and 323 ; the S. W. half of Lot 118 ; the W. 
half of Lots 342 and 369 ; also tl)e W. half of a lot in Fredrick Phillip's Patent, ad- 
judged to Cornelius and Garret Sip, also the whole of the lot whereon his house 
then stood ; also Lots 285 and 256. His brother Garret received the remaining halt 
of each of the lots divided. The deeds were executed in the presence of George Clin- 
ton, of New York, and are unrecorded. By his will, dated Sept. 22, 1775, Garret 
gave all his lands in Bergen to his son Peter, who gave all his lands to his sons Garret 
and Richard. Fide Xote to Philijascn's, Patent, p 28. 



ARENT LAURENS E. 123 

Chains and seventy eight Links along said Meadow Edge to a Stake, 
Thence North forty four Degrees and twenty Minutes west eleven Chains 
and eighty seven Links to said Bridge Creek, Then down along the said 
Creek the several Courses thereof as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line. 

3ri)t JIfrtPttt of Philip Carteret to Arent Laurense dated 
the tenth Day of October, One thousand six hundred and 
seventy for sundry Parcells of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 

(BUV cSUCUCS whereof shews & we adjudge them to be five 
Tiacts. 

* ^t)f JFtrSt whereof (being a Tract of Upland and Meadow *6i 
mark'd on the Map No. 123)* 

iJtflltlS at a Stake (which Stake is the Southerly Corner of a Lot in 
John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 125) And from said Stake 



" This patentee was one of the commissioners to fortify Bergen in 1663. Xew 
Neth. Beg., 153. He received from tha Dutch Governor a grant for a piece of land 
near Bergen, May "29, 1634. N. T. Col. MSS. x, part ii, 222. 

Lot Xo. 12? was 82 rods wide, and "with the Bergh or Hill " = 14 morgens, 
144 rods. Within this lot is the p/esant " Mount Pleasant " or " Point of Rocks," 
as was also Prior's Mill. Abraham Prior owned part of this lot in 1764. Vide 
Xote to Lot'SS5, p. 2H. Jacob Prior died seized of at least a portion of it — will 
dated Dec. 25, 1824, proved March 15, 182 J. His executors, Casparus Prior, John E. 
Post, and John J. Van Home, conveyed the lot called the " Hill " to Merselis J. Mer- 
Sdlis, April 2.5, 1327. The heirs of Sarah Vanderhoof gave a deed for the same lot to 
Merselis Ma)' 14, 1827. The executors conveyed a plot S. of the railroad to John S. 
Darcy, Jan. 14, 1833; he to Ashbel W. Corey, June 15, 1835 ; he to Charles F. 
Voorhis, May 14, 1837, who mortgaged to George Vreeland, Jan. 29, 1840. This 
mortgage was foreclosed and the property sold by Sheriff Newkirk to William Col- 
gate, Oct 21, 1842 ; he in part to John C. Gilbert, Oct. 29, 1842. 

Peter Sickles, Jacob Outwater, and George Newkirk, quit-claimed to Aaron Van- 
derbilt 14 acres, May 5, 1825. Vanderbih died seized and intestate. George New- 
kirk and Joseph Budd were appointed administrators. They, in pursuance of an 
order of the court, dated June 15, 1835, sold 10 40-100 acres to John C. Gilbert, Sept. 
8, 1835 ; also a plot to Henry Southmayd on the same day. Gilbert died seized (will 
dated Oct. 31, 1849, proved Jan. 17, 1855), and the part of lot is now owned by his 
son William S. 

Lot Xo. 92 lay between Guert Coerten's plantation = 8 morgens. It was owned 
by Johannis Van Houten in 1764. Vide Xote to Lot 25, Xew Field Book, and went to 
the Zabriskie family. Vide Xote to Lot 4, Map A., Xew Field Book. 

LotXo. 99 adjoined Christian Pieterse, was 8x20 rods. 

Lot Xo. 112 extended from the highway to the creupel bosch ; was owned by 
Arent Toers in 1764. Vide Xote to Steenhwysen s Patent, p. 32. 

Lot Xo. 113 lay between the houses of Adrian Post and Capt. Varlet, and was 5 
xl5 rods. The whole = 48 acres. 

The patentee conveyed Lots 99 and 113 to Gerrit Gerritse March 17, 1688. 
Vide Xote to Gerritse's Patent, p. 58, and Xote to Teunise's Patent, p. 54. Lot 113 yet 
remains in the Van Wagenen family, being the lot whereon Hartman Van Wagenen 
now resides. 



*62 



124 AKENT LACKENSE. 

runs South thirty five Degrees and fifty five Minutes East, twenty seven 
Chains and fourteen Links to a Stake standing by the Side of a Creek, 
Then returning to said first Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence 
runs North fifty one Degrees and fifteen Minutes East eighteen Chains 
and fifty Dinks to a Stake, Thence South thirty eight Degrees and forty 
five Minutes East thirty nine Chains and seventy five Links to Horsimus 
Creek, Then down along said Horsimus Creek as it runs to the Mouth 
of the first mentioned Creek where it's said the Old Mill stood. Then up 
along the said first mentioned Creek (including an Island of Meadow) to 
where the first mentioned Line strikes the said first mentioned Creek. 

Kf^t ^ttOn'H (mark'd on the Map No. 92) 

MtQiWU at a Stake (which Stake is the Northeasterly Corner of a Lot 
in Guert Coerten's first Patent mark'd on the Map No. 91) and from said 
Stake runs North forty five Degrees East twelve Chains and eighteen 
Links to a Stake (standing in the Road that leads from the Town to the 
English Neighbourhood) ; Thence North fifty Degrees West twenty 
Chains and eighty Links to a Stake by the Edge of the Meadow, Thence 
South forty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West five Chains along the 
Meadow Edge, Then South forty five Degrees and Ten Minutes West 
eight Chains and forty Links along said Meadow Edge to a Stake, Thence 
South forty three Degrees East twelve Chains to a Stake, Thence South 
sixty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East nine Chains and twenty four 
Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^f)t 2ri)ltlf (being an Out-Garden-Plot near the Town mark'd on 
the Map No. 99) 

HtQinU at a Stake standing by a Road (which Stake is the Southerly 
Corner of an Out-Garden-Plot in Garret Garretse's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No. 98) And from said Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees and 
twenty Minutes West four Chains and eighty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West, two Chains and 
twenty seven Links to a Stake by the Road, 'J'hence South forty six De- 
grees and forty Minutes East five Chains and two Links along said Road 
to a Stake in the Turn of the Road, Thence North fifty Degrees East 
eighty Links along said Road to the Place of Beginning. 

^i)f J^OUCti) (being four other Out-Garden-Plots which as lying 
and adjoining together we have comprehended in One Survey mark'd on 
the Map No. 112) 

* SSCgtUSi at a Stake standing by the Road leading from the Town 
to Bergen Point (which Stake is the Westerly Corner of an Out-Garden- 
Plot in Harman Edward's Patent mark'd on the Map No. in) and from 
said Stake runs South nineteen Degrees West five Chains and sixty Links 
along said Road to a Stake at the Turn of the Road to Comunipan, 
Thence South eight Degrees East seven Chains and twenty Links along 
said Comunipan Road to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees 
East eight Chains and seventy Links to a Stake, Thence North forty De- 
grees West eight Chains and six Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^f\t iFlftij (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 
Map No. 1 13) 

iSrQins at a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the Southerly Comer 
of a Town Lot in Adrian Post's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 164) 



NICHOLAS VARLET. 



125 



And from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East ninety seven 
Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees 
East two Chains and eighty five Links to a Stake, Thence North forty 
two Degrees West ninety seven Links to a Stake. Thence South forty 
eight Degrees West two Chains and eighty five Links to the Place of 
Beginning. 

STijC patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Nicholas Varlet dated 
the eighteenth Day of October One thousand six hundred 
and sixty three, for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about 
the Town of Bergen. 
#Ul* ■Suttlfg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be five 
Tracts. 
2ri)C jFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No. 127)* 
39C0tn.(!i at a Stake (which Stake is the easterly Corner of a Lot in 
John Berry's Patent mark'cl on the Map No. 125) and from said Stake runs 
South thirty eight Degrees forty five Minutes East fifteen Chains to 
Horsimus Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning, 
And from thence runs North thirty two Degrees East fourteen Chains 
and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees East seventeen 
Chains to said Horsimus Creek, Then down along said Creek as it runs 
'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

STijC cSCCOntl (being a Piece of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 
126) 

MCQinU at a Stake standing by the Edge of the Upland (which 
Stake is the southerly Corner of a Lot in Guert Coerten's Second Patent 
mark'd on the Map No. 124) and from said Stake runs South thirty eight 
Degrees and forty five Minutes* East twenty Chains and seventy five #5, 
Links to Horsimus Creek, Then up along the said Creek as it runs to a 
Stake (which Stake is the southerly Corner of the last describ'd Lot 
mark'd on the Map No. 127) and from said last Stake runs along be- 
tween the Meadow and Upland to the Place of Beginning. 

"~" Lot No. 104 was owned by Arent 
Toeis in 1764. Vide Xote to Steenhuysen's 
Patent, p 32. His son Nicholas conveyed 
it to Michael Simmons July 3, 1797. 
Simmons reconveyed to Toers the next 
day. 

Lot No. 128 was owned by Eobert 
Leake in 1764. Leake was the King's 
Commissary-General in North America. 
He died on Friday, Dec. 31, 1773, at his 
seat in the Bowery, N. Y., in the 54th 
■ year of his age. In a notice of his death 
at the time, it was said :— " He was long 
a faithful Servant of the Crown ; a lov- 
ing Husband ; tender Parent ; one of the best of Masters, and a Friend to all Trades- 
men." He was buried in Trinity churchyard. His eldest son, Robert William, 
inherited his property. It does not appear that this heir was ever in America. By 
letters of attorney, dated July 7, 1774, he empowered John George Leake to sell his 
lands. His attorney sold this lot = 17| acres to Peter Stuyvesant, Aug. 18, 1784, who 




12(i HKNDRK'K VAN OSTKIM. 

2ri)C 2ri)lCtI (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen markM on the 
Map No. 1 68) 

iSr0tnS 'It a Stake by a Street (which Stake is the northerly Corner 
of a Tovvn Lot in John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 162) and 
from said Stake runs North forty two Degrees West One Chain and nine- 
teen Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees 
West One Chain and forty five Links to a Stake, Thence South forty 
two Degrees East One Chain and nineteen Links to a Stake, Thence 
North forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty five Links to the 
Place of Beginning. 

5rf)C JfFOUCtij (being an Out Garden near the Town mark'd on the 
Map No. 104) 

iStfSinU at a Stake (standing South twenty five Degrees West one 
Chain and eighty Links from the westerly Corner of the Out Gardens in 
Arent Lawrense's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 112) and from said 
Stake runs south eighty two Degrees West seven Chains and ninety seven 
Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty Degrees East four Chains to a 
Stake, Thence South sixty nine Degrees and fifteen Minutes East six 
Chains and fifteen Links to the Place of Beginning. 

5ri)C iFlfti) (mark'd on the Map No. 128) 

MtQinU at a Stake (which Stake is the Place of Beginning of the 
last describ'd Lot or Out Garden mark'd on the Map No. 104) and 
from said Stake runs South eighty two Degrees West seven Chains and 
ninety seven Links to a Stake, Thence South eight Degrees East twenty 
one Chains and thirty four Links to a Stake, Thence North eighty two 
Degrees East seven Chains & ninety seven Links to a Stake, Thence 
North eight Degrees West twenty one Chains and thirty four Links to 
the Place of Beginning. 

Wi)t i$^ttnt of Philip Carteret to Hendrick Van Ostrum, 
dated the tenth Day of November One thousand six hundred 
and seventy seven for a parcel of Upland &: a parcel of Mea- 

sold the W. half = 8 47-100 acres to Casparus Prior, Sept. 1, 1784. Of this half Prior 
died seized, and by will devised it to the children of his son Nicholas, viz. : Hannah, 
wife of David L. Van Home, Michael, and Jasper. Among these it was partitioned by 
commissioners ; report confirmed March Tei-m, 1 845. Prior's interest in this lot fell 
to Michael, who sold all that fell to iiim in the annexed sketch to Jacob M. Merselis. 
Vide Note to Gerritse's Patent, p 41. 

The E. half of Lot 128 Stuyvesant, by will dated Nov. 20, 1821, proved Jan. 9, 
1822, gave to his children Peter and Mary (wife of Peter Kip) who, with their mother 
Lenah, conveyed the same to Cornelius Van Home ; May 7, 1833, who conveyed to 
Moses B. Bramhall, March 31, 1851, who conveyed to Samuel Bostwick, April 1, 1851, 
two acres on the N. end. This portion Bostwick mapped (map filed July 7, 1861). 
Fide Note to Lot 389, p. 215. 

Lot No, 127 was owned by several parties in 1764. Vide New Field Bool: 
Lot No. 168 was in doubtful ownership in 1764. Vide Lot 257, p 218, Garret Van 
Rypen sold it and Lot 2.')7, Oct. 1, 1785, to Jacob Everson, who sold to Peter Sip, July 
6, 1791, in exchange for the " Peach Orchard," which was afterwards owned by 
Dennison and then by Wm. Wright and Samuel Wescott. Lots 168 and 257 were 
owned by Richard Sip, son of Peter, at the time of his death in 1865, 



CLAAS JANSEN VAN PURMERANT. 127 

dow lying eastward of the Town of Bergen. Which Upland 
& Meadow as adjoining together we have comprehended in 
one Survey, mark'd on the Map No. 131.* 
* d^UV -SllCUtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract *65 
M^QinnilXQ at a stake standing South fifty Degrees East one Chain 
from a Red Cedar Tree mark'd K. C. C. (which Tree is the Westerly 
Corner of Claas Jansen Van Purmerant's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 
132) And from said Stake runs South fifty Degrees East forty four Chains 
to Horsimus Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Begin- 
ning ; And from thence runs South forty Degrees west fifteen Chains 
and fourteen Links to a Stake, Thence fifty Degrees East thirty nine 
Chains and seventy eight Links to said Horsimus Creek, Then up along 
the said Creek as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. 

STfjC l^atent of Philip Carteret, to Claas Jansen Van Pur- 

merant dated the thirty first Day of March One thousand 

six hundred and sixty eight for a Parcel of upland, and a 

Parcel of Meadow lying eastward of the Town of Bergen. 

Which Upland and Meadow as adjoining together we have 

comprehended in one Survey, mark'd on the Map No. 132.! 

d^VlV cSttVbP^ whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

iJtflfUUlUfl at a Red Cedar Tree mark'd K C C and from thence 

runs South fifty Degrees East forty four Chains to Horsimus Creek, 

Then returning to said Tree the Place of Beginning and from thence runs 

North forty Degrees East eighteen Chains to a Stake, Thence South 

fifty Degrees East twenty four Chains and fifty three Links to a Stake by 

the Edge of the Meadow, thence South thirty five Degrees and fifteen 

Minutes West one Chain to a Stake, Thence South sixty three Degrees 

East two Chains and eighty Links, Then East six Chains and eighty 

Links along the Northerly Branch of Horsimus Creek, Then South 

twenty five Degrees East five Chains and forty tour Links along said 

Branch, Then North eighty eight Degrees West five Chains and thirty 

Links along said Branch, Then South nineteen Degrees East three Chains 

and forty Links along said Branch to the Main Creek of Horsimus, Then 

down along said Creek as it runs the several Courses thereof "til it comes 

to the first mentioned Line. 

*' This consisted of two lots : Upland 19x19 rods, extending from his meadow on 
the E. to a highway on the W =22 acres ; Meadow 19 chains long, 15 chains wide 
on the N. end and 11 chains on the S. end= 15 acres, lying between Hoboken and 
Harsimus. These two lots were sold by the patentee to Annetje, the widow of Claas 
Jansen Van Purmerent June 3, 1691. By her and her eldest son Cornelius it was 
sold to her son, Hendricus Kayper, June 12, 1714. Kuyper sold this lot to John 
Dey. Vide Note to Van PurmerenVsPatent, p 7. 

t This tract was at one time owned by Jan Everson Carsebom ; by him conveyed 
to Nicholas Varlet. and by him to the patentee. The upland is described as bounded 
E. by Hendrick Jansen Van Ostrum, W. by the Great Fall {i.e. the Showhank brook 
passing down the hill a little S. of Ronimelt and Leicht's brewery),in size 60x120 rods = 
20 morgens. The meadow thereto annexed extended from Harsimus Creek back to 
the hill = 22 acres. The patentee died seized and intestate, and his property was in- 
herited by his eldest son, Cornelius, who sold to his brother Hendrick, June 12, 1714. 
Vide Note to Van Purmerent' s Patent, p. 7. 



128 JAX VINGE — CORNELIUS RUYVEN ET AL. 

Kii)t l^clttllt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jan Vinge, dated the 

fourth Day of June One thousand six hundred and sixty three 

for a I'iece of Meadow lying eastedy of the Town of Bergen. 

©UV .SupiJt^J whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

(mark'd on the Map No. 143)* 
lirsfUUtUI]; at a Stake standing by the Edge of the Upland (which 
Stake is the westermost Corner of the Patent of Hoboken mark'd on the 
Map No. 2) and from said Stake runs Southwesterly along the Edge of 
the Upland to a Stake (which Stake is the easterly Corner of Claas Jan- 
sen Van Purmerant's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 132) and from said 
Stake runs South thirty five Degrees and fifteen Minutes West One Chain 
to a Stake, Then South sixty three Degrees East two Chains and eighty 
Links, Then East six Chains and eighty Links along the Northerly Branch 
of Horsimus Creek, Then South twenty five Degrees East two Chains & 
sixty four Links along said Branch to a Stake, Thence North sixty nine 
Degrees and ten Minutes East thirty four Chains and fifty two Links to 
Hoboken Creek, Then up along the said Creek the several Courses there- 
of as it runs to the Place of Beginning. 

2C^lj0 patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Cornelius Ruyven, 
Paulus Lindertz, Allerd Anthony and Johannis Ver Bruggen, 
dated the twenty first Day of November One thousand six 
hundred and sixty three for a Meadow (of old call'd Jacob 
Slaughis Meadow) lying upon the West side of Hudson's 
River. 

<BUV <SUtb0g whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(mark'd on the Map i45).t 

* Vinge was an heir of Jan Janseu Damen ; Schepen in 1655, '56, '61 ; admitted to 
the rights of a Great Burgher, April 14, 1657; was twice married, the last time to 
Wie&he Haytes, Feb. 15, 1682. He died without issue in 1691. 

This lot belonged to the devisees of Sir Peter Warren in 1764. Vide Lot No. 218, f).219. 
18 acres in the N.E. corner of this Patent were conveyed by Charles, Lord Southamp- 
ton and Heiny Seymour Conway to Coll McGregor, May 25, 1795, and by him to John 
Stevens, April 6, 1797. It consisted of meadow lying S.W. of Hoboken Creek, be- 
ginning on the N. side of Van Purmerent's land, then up along the great creek to the 
small creek under the hill s=i 9 morgens. 

Sir Peter Warren married the eldest daughter of Stephen De Lancey, of New 
York, and it is probable that the above-named grantors were his executors. 

t The Slaugh here named was the enterprising individual who attempted to take 
the life of Kieft. For this exploit he was shot and his head stuck on a post. 

Van Ruyven was the old secretary under Stuyvesant. with whom he came here in 
1647, being then a young bachelor. He married Hillegond, daughter of Domine 
Johannes Megapolensis, June 24, 1654 ; was engaged in the dry goods and general 
store business ; was Alderman in N. Y. in 1665, 70, '72, '73. 

Lindertz, known also as Leenders, Leendertzen, Van der Grist, Van den Grift, 
Van der Grift and Van die Grift, was one of the early settlers. He left Holland in 
command of the ship Great Gerrit, Dec. 25, 1646, and arrived at Manhattan May 11, 
1647, with Stuyvesant, by whom he was appointed naval agent. He was one of the 
Select Men ; a lieutenant in the Burgher corps of New Amsterdam in 1653 ; a sche p- 
en in 1653, '54 ; and burgomaster in 1657, '58, '61, '64. After the surrender he took 
the oath of allegiance to the English, and remained in the country until 1671, then 



NICHOLAS VAKLET AND NICHOLAS IJAYARD. 129 

iSCgtnntng at a Heap of Stones by the Southerly End of said Mead- 
ow & near the River, And from thence runs North four Degrees West 
five Chains and ninety Links along the Edge of the Ui)land, Then North 
twelve Degrees East Ten Chains and twelve Links along said Upland, 
Then South sixty seven Degrees & thirty Minutes West four Chains and 
twelve Links along said Upland, Then North twenty eight Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East eight Chains, Then North forty four Degrees East 
two Chains and thirty Links along said Upland, Then North thirty nine 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifteen Chains along said Upland, Then 
North twenty seven Degrees East twelve Chains and sixty Links along 
said Upland, Then North seventy four Degrees East Eleven Chains and 
six Links along said Upland, Then North sixty two Degrees East six- 
teen Chains to said Hudson's River, Then down along said River as it 
runs to the Place of Beginning. 

S^i^C 3|at0nt of Petrus Stuyvesant to Nicholas Varlet and 
Nicholas Bayard dated the tenth Day of December, One 

returned to Europe, leaving his property in the hands of agents. He resided on the 
W. side of Broadway, near the present Trinity Church. He came near being a vic- 
tim of the Indian raid on New Amsterdam in 1655. Col. Hist, of N. Y., ii, 43 ; Val. 
Hist, of N. r., 61. 

Anthony was a prosperous merchant in New Amsterdam ; scliepen in 1653 ; burgo- 
master from 1655 to 1661 ; schout from 1662 to 1665, and sheriff from 1666 to 1673. 
As an oiBcial he was unpopuhxr, and among the lower classes went by the name of 
"the hangman." He died in 1685. 

Ver Bruggen, sometimes called Van Brugh, came hither at an early date, and set- 
tled in Rensselaerswyck. He afterwards came to New Amsterdam ; was a corporal 
in the Burgher corps in 1653 ; schepen in 1655, '56, '61 ; made a great burgher April 
12, 1657 ; orphan master in 1663 ; burgomaster in 1673, '74, '75 j captain of the 
militia, in New Orange, in 1637 ; member of the common council in 1683 ; aldennan 
in 1677 ; took the oath of allegiance in 1664, and was assessed at 14,000 florins in 
1674. 

This patent was confirmed by Gov. Carteret, March 31, 1668. It included two 
pieces of meadow. 

1st — Meadow, as well the salt as the reed meadow, about half a Dutch league N. 
of Wihaken, "Antiently known by the name of Jacob Slaugh's Meadow." 

2d - Meadow, about a Dutch league further up, called by the name of Moertien 
Danidts valley, or meadow. In the corruption of this latter name may be found the 
present Mordanis meadow. 

Anthony sold to Cornelius Van Borsum, June 28, 1678, his interest in the above 
tracts, " known by the names of Jacob Slaugh and Moertje Daniels. 

A small part of this meadow was sold by John Somerindyke, executor of Richard 
Somerindyke, to Arthur McCarter, Aug. 1829. McCarter sold to Robert Annett, 
June 8, 1835 ; Annett to Michael Carling, Jan. 26, 1848 ; Carling to Henry A. W. 
Barclay and William R. Townsend 32 6-100 acres, and the right to the shore front, 
2 52-100 acres ; Barclay and Townsend to Dudley S. Gregory, Dec. 6, 1849; Grego- 
ry to Nathaniel Dole, March 1, 1864. The title to the meadow is in great obscurity. 
It siems to have passed, by descent, among non-residents. There is not any recorded 
paper title. The rapid increase in the value of this property will, Avithout a doubt, 
soon bring about a legal settlement of the ownership, which has been an uncertainty 
for more than a ceniury. Vide Note to Lot Xo. 219, p. 77. 

I? 



U^>0 NK'IIOLAS VAKLKT AND MCIIOLAS I5AVARI). 

thousand six hundred and sixty three. Confirm'd by Patent 
from rhih'p Carteret to said Varlet and Bayard, dated the 
thirtyeth Day of October One thousand six hundred and 
sixty seven for a certain Plantation or Parcel of Land and 
Meadow call'd Sekakus, lying in the Kill Van Cul. 
^Ur cSUtUC^ wherei f shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
(mark'd on the Map No. 146).* 

** Sccaucus, Sikakes, an Indian woid, tignif3ing the place ukere the snale hides. 

The wording of Carteret's Patent is as follows: "Doe hereby Give, Grant and 
Confirnie unto Nicliolas Ver Lett Esqr. of the Towne of Bergen and Nicholas Bajard of 
New Yoike a Sartain Plantation or P'rcel of Land lying and btingin the Kill van Cole 
known in the Indian Language by the Ncine of Sickakus which was lawfully pv.r- 
cliastd from the Indians and Paid for as may appeare by the Bill of Sale made by the 
Indyans the 30th day of January in the Year of Our Lord 1658 Stila Nova, Which 
said Parcell of Land together with all the Land and Meadows round about it and an- 
nexed Thereunto with the Creek and Creeks, Ponds, Poules, Swamps and Isletts as 
far as it Readies to the Fine Land, Fishing, Fowling, Hunting, with all and Singular 
the Appurtenances " &c. " as of the Manner of East Greenwich in free and Common 
Socage, Yielding and Paying to the said Lord PrPrietors" &c "One half Penny of 
Lawfull Money of England for every Acre." "The said Plantation or Parcell of land 
is Estetmed and Valued according to the Survey and Agietment made to Contain, 
both of LTpland and Meadow the Sum of two thousand Acres English Measure." 

In 1674 the Indians raised a question as to the Dutch title to the Island. They 
contended that the deed to Stuyvesant included only "Espatingh and its dependen- 
cies." But the Dutch Council at Fort Willem Hendrick, having examined the deed 
and heard arguments, decided that the land was included in the sale. The Indians 
replied ihat they did not know this, and thought " they ought to have a present of 
an anker of rum." To extinguish their title this was given, Col. Hist, of y. Y. it, 707, 
and the simple ones were satisfied. While in possession of the patentees Varlet died, 
and Samuel Edsall and Peter Stoutenburgh were appointed his administrators. They 
joined Bayard in selling the tract, April 24, 1676, to Edward Earle, Jr., of Maryland. 
Earl sold to Judge William Pinhorne, March 26, 1679, for £500, one undivided half 
of the tract, also one half of all the stock, "Christian and negro servants." The fol- 
lowing schedule was annexed to the deed : " One dwelling house, containing two 
lower rooms and a lean-to below staires, and a loft above. Five tobacco houses, one 
hors, one mare and two Coults, eight oxen, ten Cows, one bull, foure yearlings, and 
seven Calves, between thirty and forty hoggs, foure negro men, five christian servants." 
Not long after this, Scott in his " Model of the government of East Jersey," calls the 
place "a brave plantation." 

Pinhorne and Earle held in common until April 15, 1682, when a division was 
made. Earle took the upper, and Pinhorne the lower portion of the Island. On the 
E. boundary of Pinhorne's land was a creek, which took its name from the Judge and 
to this day is known as Pinhorne's Creek. On the S. end of the Island is a bluff, 
known at different times as " Slangen Bergh," and " Snake Hill." " Mount Pinhorne" 
was the high land, a little N. E. of Snake Hill. It was for some time questioned whether 
or not thi.-? tract was within the old township of Bergen. To settle this question, the 
Proprietors directed a survey, Oct. 30, 1686; which was made by George Keith, and 
it was found to be within the township. Pinhorne claimed that his deed included 
the swamp E. of the creek and resisted the claim of the Freeholders that it was Com- 
mon Land. In 1694 he sued Caspar Steinmets in trespass for cutting timber in the 



NICHOLAS VARLET AND NICHOhAS IJAYARD. 131 

iStQlnniVLQ at the Mouth of Pinhorne's Creek (on the Northeasterly 
side of Hackinsack River) And thence runs up along said Pinhorne's 
Creek the several Courses thereof as it runs to a Creek or Ditch (which 
communicates or joins said Pinhorne's Creek with another Creek call'd 
Crom, a- Kill) Then along said Creek or Ditch as it runs to said Crom, a- 
Kill Creek, Then down along said Crom, a- Kill Creek the several Courses 
thereof as it runs to said Hackinsack River, Then down along the said 
Hackinsack River the several Courses thereof as it runs to the Mouth of 
said Pinhorne's Creek the Place of Beginning. 

* iJeSitreS the several ^ateUtCtl ^Tracts foregoing 67 

swamp, but I do not know that the case was ever brought to trial. On May 10, 1717, 
he executed a deed for his land to John Barclay, of Perth Atnboy, in trust for the 
grantor and his wife, and after their death to his children. But having some mis- 
givings about it he destroyed this deed. After his death his widow and children filed 
a bill in Chancery to prohibit the Freeholders of Bergen cutting timber in the swamp 
E. of the creek The trustees filed an answer. The result I do not know, but there 
can be no doubt that these pretentions were groundless, and the Field Book properly 
places the tract W. of the Creek. 

By Pinhorne's will, dated May 10, 1719, proved April 12, 1720, he gave his lands 
to his wife for life ; then to be divided between his grandson John Pinborne, Col. 
Edmund Kingsland, who married his daughter Mary ; his daughter Martha, widow 
of Chief Justice Mompesson (she afterward* mirrie:! Richard Warman), and Elizabeth 
who married Timothy Baglej'-, each one quarter. In the summer of 1729, Col. Kings- 
land advertised " Mount Pinborne" for sale -"600 acres of timber, 200 acres of cleared 
land, 1000 acres of meadow, with a new house and barn, two orchards of about 1200 
bearing apple trees." The heirs of Pinhorne sold part of this tract to Thomas Alsop, 
of Long Island, Dec. 15, 1730. In this purchase John Bard afterwards became inter- 
ested. By Col. Kingsland's will, dated July 29, 1741, proved July 26, 1742, he left 
his interest in this tract to his children William Edmund, Roger, Isaac, Edmund, Mary, 
Anna, Hester, Catharine, and Elizabeth, wife of George Leslie. By will dated May 20, 
1728 (1743?), proved Sept. 18, 1751, Leslie gave the property received from Kings- 
land to his children George W., John, Edmund, James, and Margaret. 

Earle's will, dated May 18, 1709, proved May 8, 1717, gave his lands to his wife 
for her life, then to his son Edward for his life, then to his grandson Edward in fee. 
This grandson's will was dated Oct. 18, 1750, proved May 12, 1755. His children 
were Edward, John, Philip, Anthebe, Robert, Elizabeth, Hester, and Mary, wife of John 
Nelson. Among these children he divided up his lands, but in what proportion I can- 
not say. Edward (4th), by will dated Nov. 2, 1787, proved Jan. 25, 1788, gave to his 
sons Richard and John all his Secaucus lands. His children were Richard, John, Ed- 
xoa'^d, Cecelia, wife of Rodman Fields, and Mary. The poor-house farm is on the S. 
part of tbe Pinhorne tract. Job Smith sold it to Albert A. Westervelt, 200 acres, 
March 15, 1820 ; Westervelt to Abel I. Smith, April 28, 1820 ; Abel to " The Trustees 
of the Freeholder's Inhabitants of the Township of Bergen," April 29, 1820. The 
trustees, &-c., sold the same to the " Overseers of the Poor of the Township of Bergen," 
May 3, 1833, who sold to the Board of chosen Freeholders of Hudson County. 

Andrew Tead et ux. owned a large tract at Secaucus. They sold to Robert Leake, 
of N. Y., 400 acres, March 27, 1762. Leake died seized, and his property was inherited 
by his eldest son Robert William, who empowered John George Leake, July 7, 1774, 
to sell. He sold this tract to John Stevens, March 10, 1795. 



182 WKST INDIA company's FARM. 

SlSllC fOUUtr a ^TttlCt now in the possession of Captain Archibald 
Kennedy at Horsiiiius. The State of The Title to which (being neither 
Patent nor Cirant) we found to be very intricate. 

Jrt appCtirS, that, the States of Holland granted New Netherland 
to The West Indie Company of Amsterdam. That, the said West Indie 
Company by their Covernors in New Netherland purchas'd from Time 
to Time large Tracts from the Indians, and patented out the same in sev- 
eralty to Dutch Subjects. This Tract at Horsimus (in possession of Ken- 
nedy) appears to be a Part remaining unpatented of a Large Tract of 
Land, now the Township of Bergen, purchas'd of the Indians by Govern- 
or Petrus Stuyvesant for the Use of said West Indie Company. 

It appears probable that this Tract at Horsimus was peculiady reserv"d 
for said West Indie Company having been always call'd ^j|)0 SSECJSt 

It's presum'd, that, this Tract stood thus circumstanc'd at the Time of 
the Surrender of this Country by the Dutch in the Year One thousand six 
hundred and sixty four ; And, that, it remain'd secured to the said West 
Indie Company by the first Article of that Surrender; And as it was in 
their Possession by their Tenant at the Time of granting the Charter of 
Bergen ; We conceive, it did not pass, by that Charter, And therefore is no 
part of the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen. 

3r!)Cn as to the Bounds, We find. That, Horsimus is a 
Tract nearly circumscrib'd by a natural Boundary. But as 
there has been laid before us several Patents hereafter men- 
tion'd for sundry Parcels of Land lying within that Boundary, 
and which we have run out, and ascertain'd there ; Thence 
we are of Opinion, That, (The West Indie Company's Farm 
or) The Tract now in Possession of Captain Kennedy is 
limited by that natural Boundary of Horsimus, lEpCtptllTfl 
autl f0BPri)l1Tfl those Lands granted by and mention'd in 
the said several Patents. 

(BXIV ^UtiytS therefore of the Land now in Possession of Cap- 
tain Kennedy at Horsimus Shews, and we Adjudge it (under the 
^68 Exception «S: Reservation after * mention'd) to be a Tract mark'd 

on the Map No. 169 * 

'' Atter the purchase of Pauw's interest in Pavonia, this tract was held with great 
tenacity by the Dutch West India Compan}', and became known as their farm. By 
them it was regarded as the natural outlet for all the native commerce attracted to 
New Amsterdam from the vast country on this side of the Hudson. Its ownership 
was the main cause of Pauw's troubles, for the other directors were convinced that it 
gave him too much control of the Indian trade. Though for a long time diverted, 
commerce is returning to its first love, and old Ahasimus, with its surroundings, 
again becomes a depot for the great West and South of this country ; and, as the 
natural terminus of the Pacific lines of railway, of the trade of the Orient. It origin- 
ally included the whole of Ahasimus, but was reduced to about 383 acres by grants 
to Van Vorst and others. It was reserved to the Company by the first of the 
"Articles of Capitulation " in 1664 : " We consent that the States General, or West 
India Company, shall freely injoy all farms and houses (except such as are in the 
forts;" etc. O'Cal. \. X., ii, 532 But war between England and Holland having 
been declared Feb. 22, 1665, Gov. Nicolls, by proclamation in N. Y., June 15, 1665, 



WEST INDIA company's FARM 133 

J5rrjinninfl at the Mouth of Horsimus Creek on the Northwest 
side of Hudson's River or York Bay (which Creek seperates Horsimus 
from Comunipan and other Lands of Bergen) And thence running up 
along the said Creek the several Courses thereof as it runs to the Westerly 
End of a Ditch (that was formerly cut to answer the Purpose of a Fence 
from said Horsimus Creek to a small Creek that runs up out cf the Bay 
or Cove betwixt Horsimus and Hoboken Creek) and then along said 
Ditch to the said small Creek, Then down along the said small Creek as 
it runs to the Mouth thereof in the said Cove betwixt Horsimus and 
Hoboken, Then down along said Cove to Hudson's River or York Bay, 
Then along said River or Bay as the same runs to the Place of Begin- 
ning. But specially excepting and reserving as included within the 
Limits and Survey above describ'd the sundry Parcels of Land following, 
to wit, 

jFitSt. A House Lot mark'd on the Map No. 3, and a Tract ot 
Upland and Meadow mark'd on the Map No. 6 both of which we have 
run out under the Patent of Philip Carteret to Tde Corneliese Van Vost 
dated the thirtieth Day of March One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight. 

" after the usual ringing of the City Hall bell three times," declared confiscated to the 
king the real and personal property of the Dutch W. I. Co., "in consequence of the 
Company's inflicting all sorts of injury on his Royal Majestie's subjects." From this 
time the Governors of N. Y. claimed the tract for the Duke of York, and it was known 
as the " Duke's Farm." By them leases were given. On March 1, 1667, Jacob Stof- 
felsen and wife received a lease to run from Jan. 1, 1667, for and during the life of the 
'' longest liver." The wife survived Stoifelsen, and married Caspar Steinmets. He 
obtained a lease April 12, 1674, in right of his wife. Aug. 17, 1678, his wife being 
dead, he received a lease of the farm for life. Aug. 13, 1685, Gov. Dongan gave to 
John Palmer a lease for ninety-nine years of the reversion, " from the feast of St. 
Michael, the Archangel, next ensuing after the determination qf the estate" of Stein- 
mets. Deeds [Albany), vii, 170; Col. Hist, of N. Y., iii, 411. Feb. 5, 1686, John and 
Garret, sons of Caspar Steinmets, bought the Palmer lease, and, after the death of 
their father, divided the form ; John taking the S. half, and Garret taking the N. half. 
Feb. 24, 1708. John conveyed his interest in the farm to his wife for her life, then to 
his nephew, Jacob Prior. After John's death, his widow married Peter Van Woog- 
lem. They and Jacob Prior assigned to David Hennion, alias David Danielson, the 
remainder of the term under the Palmer lease. This was about 1715. In the mean- 
time the freeholders of Bergen claimed the farm as common land under Carteret's 
grant of 1668. This the propiietors denied, and claimed it for themselves. Acting 
upon this claim they disposed of it, and the following is the history of the title as 
derived from them. 

Robert West, one of the proprietors, by lease and release dated April 1 and 2, 1684, 
sold his interest in East Jersey to Thomas Cox. Cox sold to Sir Eugenius Cameron, of 
Lochiel,13-40ths of his interest of l-24th part, April 2 and 3, 1685. Sir Eugenius sold to 
Donald Cameron July 30, 1716. Donald Cameron sold to Evan Drummond, Nov. 17, 
1721. Drummond sold one-half of said 13-40ths to James Alexander, July 17 and 18, 
1723. Alexander reconveyed to Drummond 383 acres of unappropriated land, Feb. 
22 and 23, 1724. On the 26th of the same month this amount of land was surveyed 
to Drummond by the Surveyor-General, " upon a tract of land fonnerly called the 
West India Company's Farm." 

This survey was endorsed, with the approval of 16-2nths of the proprietors. The 



• V 



]84 WEST INDIA COMJ'AXY'S FAUM. 

^CCOn). A House l.ot mark'd on the Map No. 4, A Garden and 
Orchard i.ot mark'd on the Map No. 7, And a Farm Lot mark'd on the 
Map No. 8, Which three Lots, we have run out under the Patent of 
Petrus Stuyvesant to Claas Jansen Van Purmerant, dated the thirty first 
Day of January, One thousand six hundred and sixty two. 

^TJjirtr. A Tract of Land call'd Paulus Hook mark'd on the Map 
No. 5, which we have run under the Patent of Phihp Carteret to Abra- 
ham Isaacsen Plank, dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand Six 
hundred and Sixty eight. 

.iFOUCt!). A Piece of Land mark'd on the Map No. 9, Which we 
have run out under the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jacob Stoffel- 

money for the purchase and cost of location was furnished by Archibald Kennedy. 
Feb. 13, 1724, Drummond executed a declaration of trust that he lield the land for the 
use and benefit of Kennedy. In 1725 Drummond filed a bill in Chancery against 
Danielson for that part of the farm held by him. Gov. Burnet made a decree in ac- 
cordance with the prayer of the bill, Aug. 17, 1727. Sept. IS, 1727, Danielson acknowl- 
edged Kennedy as his landlord, and accepted from him a lease of the S. half of the 
farm until May 1, 1728. Oct. 10, 1727, Garret Steinmets, who was yet holding the 
N. half of the farm under the Palmer lease, surrendered to Kennedy, and accepted 
from him a lease for life at the reHt of one ear of Indian corn when demanded, and a 
proper proportion of the Quit-rents reserved to the proprietors. Steinmets assigned 
his interest in this lease to Mattys De Mott Feb. 20, 1729. 

On the expiration of Danielson's lease, Kennedy took possession of the S. half of 
the farm. The death of Garret Steinmets in 1733 gave Kennedy the possession of the 
N. half. 

Draramond's will was dated Dec. 13, 1736. Andrew Johnson, his surviving ex- 
ecutor, tiansferred the title to Kennedy, April 24, 1747. Thus his possession was 
complete, and his title as perfect as the proprietors could make it. He died June 14, 
1763. By his will, his son Archibald, Earl of Casselis, received two-thirds of the prop- 
erty, and his daughter Catherine one-third. Catherine sold her interest in the farm 
to her brother, May 16, 1765, for £1333 6s. Sd. 

From the time that Kennedy took possession of the farm, there was a continual 
strife between him and the freeholders of Bergen. Trespasses, ejectments, injunc- 
tions, indictments, verdicts, and decrees followed each other for nearly three-quarters 
of a century. Kennedy filed a bill for quiet possession Sept. 8, 1783. This was dis- 
missed by Chancellor Paterson, March 6, 1793. The decree of dismissal was opened, 
and the cause reargued Feb. 11, 1794. A decree, dated Feb. 20, 1794, was made that 
the freeholders should bring a suit in ejectment in the Supreme Court, to be tried be- 
fore a special jury from Somerset County, and the verdict certified to the Chancellor. 
Such suit was brought, and the jury rendered a verdict In favor of the freeholders, 
Feb. 27, I80O. Kennedy still held on, and a bill was filed asking the court to give 
effect to the verdict. A compromise was at last effected, and both parties sold to John 
B. Coles, of N. Y., Feb. 4, 1804. 

Kennedy, Earl of Casselis, died Dec. 29, 1794, leaving two sons, John and liobert, 
who, by his will, dated Jan. 19, 1794, received all his lands in America. In 1803 they 
made Kobert Watts, of N. Y., their attorney in fact, to sell their lands, and he exe- 
cuted the deed to Coles. 

John B. Coles died seized, Jan. 2, 1827. His children were Hannah, Eliza F., Isaac 
W., Benjamin U., John B., and WiUiani F. 



WEST INDIA company's FARM. 135 

5en dated the seventh Day of May, One thousand six hundred and 
sixty four. 

jFlfti)' A Piece of Meadow mark'd on the Map No. lo, Which 
we have run out under the Patent of Phihp Carteret to Petrus Stuy- 
vesant dated the thirty first Day of July, One thousand six hundred 
and sixty nine. 

* 212S0 also found a small Piece or Land lying southerly *6g 
from and near to the Town of Bergen, Which had been an- 
tiently, either by the Act, or the general Consent of the Free- 
holders, set apart for the Purpose of a Burying Ground. 
©Ut* SUl'iJfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract, 
mark'd on the Map No 170 * 
JJCfllUnUlfl at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the East- 
erly Corner of an Out Garden Plot in Paulus Pieterse's Patent mark'd on 
the Map No. 103) And from said Stake runs South thirty nine Degrees 
West two Chains and two Links to a Stake, Then South forty eight De- 
grees East one Chain and forty four Links to a Stake, Then North forty 
eight Degrees East one Chain and seventy six Links, to the Corner of said 
Street, Then North forty two Degrees West One Chain and seventy five 
Links along said Street to, the Place of Beginning. 

219E0 also found another small Piece of Land lying South- 
westerly from, and near to the Town of Bergen ; Which it is 
said had been antiently appropriated either by the Actor gene- 
ral Consent of the Freeholders for the Incouragement of Me- 
chanicks setling near the Town. 
(©tltr <SUtb0g whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd on the Map No 1 7 1 1 

The Farm was mapped in 1804, map made by Joseph F. Mangin. 

The tract not be'ng Patent land, no common land was allotted to it. Yet by virtue 
of his claim to the Farm, it was feared Kennedy might succeed in getting a portion of 
the commons. He quit-claimed all his right thereto for £310, to Wm. Bayard, Hen- 
dricl< Kuyper, Cornelius Van Vorst, Cornelius Garrabrants, Cornelius BrinkerhoflF, 
Michael Vreelandt, George Vreelandt, Andries Segaerd, Jacob Van Wagenen, George 
Cadmus, Peter Buskirk, John Buskirk, Margaret Buskirk, Johannis Van Wagenen, 
Abraham Sickles, Garret Newkirk, and Daniel Diedricks. 

In front of this Tract, lying under the water in Harsimus Cove, a part of which is 
now the Long Dock property, a tract = 53| acres was surveyed by the proprietors to 
Elisha Boudinot, May 21, 1802. He sold to Nathaniel Budd Jan. 2, 1804, who sold 
to Willis Hall Oct. 1, 1835. On the same day Hall gave to Budd a consideration 
mortgage for $12,000. Hall sold to the N. J. Harbor Company (incorporated March 
13, 1837) May 31, 1837. The mortgage was foreclosed, decree dated Oct. 18, 1840, 
execution dated Jan. 7, 1841, and Henry Newkirk, sheriff, sold to Mary Bell, Aug. 7, 
1841. Gough vs. Bell, 2 Zah., 441. 

* This lot is still used for the purpose of sepulture. It has, as a burying-ground, 
been enlarged by additional ground. 

t The earliest record of private ownership shows this lot to be in the Winner 
family. How and when they obtained it I do not know. It lies in the S.W. corner 
of Glenwood and Bergen Aves. The S. half has descended to its present owner, John 
Winner, Fide Note to Van VlecJc's Patent, p. 53. John Winner sold the N. half to 
Peter Stuyvesant, April 26, 1787, who occupied and kept tavern in an old house 
thereon. Vide Note to Varlet's Patent, p. 62. George Tise is the present owner. 



\'S(i WEST INDIA COMrANY'S FARM. 

iiC0tUUlU0 at a Post in the Corner of a Fence (which Post is the 
Southerly Corner of the Parsonage House Lot mark'd on the Map No 
174) and from said Post runs South twenty two Degrees West six Chains 
and eighty Links to a Stake, Then North sixty nine Degrees and fifteen 
Minutes West three Chains and sixty Links to -a Stake, Thence North 
twenty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East six Chains and fifteen Links 
to a Stake, Thence South sixty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes East 
three Chains and twelve Links to the Place of Beginning. 
^70 * fi}n\)tinQ thus discover'd and exhibited the HimitS of the 
Townshij) of Pergen, and of the ^Jppi'Opritltetl HantfS therein con- 
tain'd, We were thereby enabled to discover, what Part of the said 
Township is ContllTOn ILHWti to be divided according to the said Par- 
tition Act. 

And out of which common lands so discover'd ; We thought 
fit (agreeable to the direction of the said Partition Act) first 
to set apart a Tract (lying at Bergen Point adjoining to Kill 
Van Cul) which we think will be sufficient to defray the 
Charges 01 making a General Partition of the said Common 
Lands. 

®UC (SlfCiltU of which said Tract for Charges shews and we 
do adjudge it to be a Tract mark'd on the Map No 172 * 
^0^tUntn0 at a White Oak Tree (standing on the Southeasterly 
Point of Upland, on the West Side of the Northeast Harbour, which 
White Oak Tree is mark'd with a Blaze and three Notches on each 
of its four Sides and bears from the West Corner of Cornelius Criuser 
Juni"'^ House on Staten Island North forty four Degrees and fifteen Min- 
utes West ; and from the Chimney of M^s Gruesbeek's House North 
fitty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East) And from said White Oak 
Tree runs Northeasterly along Kill Van Cul to the Edge or Southwesterly 
Point of the Meadow, Then Northerly along betwixt the Upland and 
Meadow to a Stake (standing North two Degrees and fifty five Minutes 
West twenty seven Chains and twenty eight Links from said White Oak 
Tree), and from Said Stake runs North eighty five Degrees West forty six 
Chains and thirty seven Links to a Stake. Thence North fifty one Degrees 

'"■ This lot was sold by the Commissioners of the Bergen Commons to Hendricus 
Kuyper, the highest bidder, at public auction, Sept. 5, 1764, for £7300, " proclamation 
or lawful money of New Jersey." The deed to Kuyper was dated Sept. 10, 1764, and 
on the same day he endorsed on the deed a declaration, that he held the same in trust 
as follows : 2-18ths for Anthony White of New Brunswick ; l-18th for George Vree- 
landt ; l-18th for Michael Cornelise Vreelandt ; l-18th for Garret Newkirk ; l-18th 
for Thomas Brown; l-18th for Joris Cadmus ; l-18th for Jacob Van Home ; l-18th 
for Cornelius Van Vorst ; l-18th for Cornelius Garrabrants, Jr.; l-18th for Claas 
Vreelandt ; l-18th for Jacob Van Wagenen, Jr. ; all of Bergen ; l-18th for William 
Bayard ; l-18th for John Van Dalson. both of N. Y. City ; l-18th for John Merse- 
reau, of Staten Island; and l-18th for himself. These parties had furnished the pur- 
chase money in the above proportions. 

The money received for the lot was more than enough to defray the expenses of the 
allotment, and the following is interesting as showing what became of the surplus. It 
seems to have been copied from original papers in the possession of Azariah Dunham 
about 1799. It was entitled : 




J/ / s^ 






^//-z^' 



-" \ 



BEKGEN POINT LOT. 137 

West thirty Chains to New Ark Bay, Then down along said Bay to Kill 
Van Cul, Then Easterly along Kill Van Cul to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about three hundred and forty three Acres and a Half. 

["Corporation of Bergen's Powers to the Trustees to appropriate surplus moneys 
to charges of Subdivision &c."] 

•• Know all men by these presents, that whereas, by an Act of the Legislature of 
the Colony of New Jersey, Entitled "an Act appointing Commissioners for finally 
settling & determining the several Eights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands 
of the Township of Bergen, and for making a partition thereof in just and equitable 
proportions among those, who shall be adjudged by the said Commissioners to be en- 
titled to the same." The Commissioners therein named and appointed were directed 
to set apart & sell so much of said Common Lands as they should think sufficient to 
defray the Charges of a general partition of the said Common Lands, and out of the 
moneys arising by such sale to detain in their hands the charges of the said general 
partition, and to pay the surplus (if any) to the Trustees of the Freeholders inhab- 
itants of the said Township of Bergen, for the use of the Corporation. 

And whereas, at a public meeting of the said Freeholders Inhabitants of said 
Township of Bergen, with the Trustees held at the Town of Bergen, on the second 
day of July last past, it was agreed and concluded, as well by the Trustees as the 
Freeholders Inhabitants of the said Township and Corporation of Bergen, that out of 
the surplus monej' arising by the sale of the Land aforesaid if sufficient for that pur- 
pose, the arrears of Quit Rents due from the Township to the General Proprietors of 
the Eastern Division of New Jersey, should be paid and discharged, and also, that 
out of the same if sufficient the Trustees should have all their reasonable demands 
against the said Township fully satisfied ; and if any of the said surplus should then 
remain, it was also agreed and concluded that the same should be proportioned & 
divided among the said Freeholders and Inhabitants. 

And whereas the Land so set apart hath, pursuant to the said Law, been latelj' 
sold, and produced a much greater sum of money than was expected, insomuch that 
after defraying the expense of the General Partition, discharging the Quit Rents to 
the General Proprietors, and the reasonable demands of the Trustees, a surplus will 
then remain sufficient (as it is conceived) to defray the whole charge that may acci-ue 
in making a Subdivision of the said Common Lands, if applied to that purpose. 

And whereas, the charges attending the said Subdivision seem by the said law in- 
tended to be raised by selling a part of the Commons allotted to each respective Patent, 
which method, if pursued would be attended with length of time and many other in- 
conveniences, troublesome to the Commissioners, and detrimental to the general inter- 
est of the Freeholders. 

Therefore we the Subscribers, Freeholders Inhabitants of the Township & Cor- 
poration of Bergen, taking into Consideration the above matters, and finding that the 
law seems rather to permit than enjoin such sales to be made, do hereby appropriate 
such surplus money aforesaid, raised by the sale of the land aforesaid, set apart 
& sold for defraying the charge of the General Partition remaining after defraying 
the same, and the Quit Rents to the Proprietors, and the reasonable demands of the 
said Trustees, or so much of the said surplus as may be sufficient for that purpose, 
to be a fund for defraying the charge that may accrue on making all the subdivisions 
of the said Common Lands. And we do hereby authorize, impower, and order, 
Johannis Uriance, Hendricus Kuyper, and Helmigh Van Houte, or either of them 
(who we acknowledge to be Trustees) to pay unto, or otherwise suffer Charles Clin- 
ton, William Donaldson, Azariah Dunham, John Berrien, Abraham Clark jr, and 
l8 



188 



BERGEN I'OIN'J' LOT. 



In the next Place we had Regard to the Right and Allotments due 
to the Church and Free School. 



Jacob Spicer, or the major part of tliem (Commissioners in and by the law aforesaid 
named and a}>pointed) to retain in their hands so much of the said surplus money, as 
will fully pay the whole charges of making the said Subdivisions of the said Common 
Lands, taking the said Commissioners receipts for eacli and every jiersons particular 
charge thereof, which receipts when pioduced shall be sufficient to discharge them, 
the said Trustees, and each of them, their, and each of their heirs, Executors and 
administrators of, and from so much of the said surplus money as the said receipt 
shall express to have been paid on account of the Subdivisions aforesaid. And we do 
hereby ratify & confirm whatsoever our said Trustees above named, any or either 
of them shall do in, and about the premises, pursuant to the power and directions 
above granted and prescribed, which shall be final and conclusive to us, and each of 
us our and each of our successors, heirs, executors and administrators, any act, mat- 
ter, or thing whatsoever heretofore done by us any or either of us to the contrary 
hereof in any wise notwithstanding. And we, the said Johannis Uriance, Hendricus 
Kuyper, and Helmigh Van Houte, Trustees aforesaid and subscribers in quality of 
Freeholders, inhabitants & members of the said Township and corporation of Bergen, 
having an interest in the said surplus money, do, on our part hereby agree as follows : 
Firstly, that so much of the said surplus money shall be applied to defray the 
charges of the said subdivisions of the said Common Lands as shall be sufficient for 
that purpose. 

Secondly, that we will punctually conform to the power and directions above 
granted and prescribed by the other members of the Corporation aforesaid, and to 
each of them will account and pay their several respective proportions of all the said 
surplus money that shall remain in our hands (after our own reasonable demands and 
the charges of making the Subdivisions aforesaid) shall be thereout fully paid and 
discharged ; if any part of the said surplus shall then so remain in our hands, not 
needed for the purposes aforesaid, and for the final ratification and true performance 
of these presents, We. the said Freeholders, Inhabitants, and Members of the Said 
Township and Corporation of Bergen (Trustees inclusive) have hereunto set our 
hands the Eleventh day of December, seventeen hundred and sixty-four. 



Reynier V. Giese, 
Hendrick Van Winkle, 
George Vreelandt, 

his 
Jacob I. G. Van Wagene, 

mark 
Arent Toers, 
Johannis Diedericks, 
Hendrick Sigells, 

his 
Jacobus X Van Boskerck, 

mark 
Joris Cadmus, 
Andries Seagaerd, 
Johannis Vreelandt, 
Johannis Van Wagenen, 

his 
Garret G. Al< Newkirk, 

mark 
Abraham Sickels, 
Mattheus Newkirk, 

his 



Gerrit Sip, 
Edward Earle, 
Henry Fielding, 

his 
Levinis x Winne, 

mark 
Abraham Diedericks, 
Cornelius Van Vorst, 
Zacharias Sickels, 

his 
Michael M Vreeland, 

mark 
John Van Horn, 
Job Smith, 

Hendrick Blinkerhof, 
Hartman Biinkerhoef, 

his 
Matthias x Evison, 

mark 
Cornelius Garrabrants, 
John Van Houte, 
Jacobus Vanderhoef, 



William Bayard, 
Daniel Diedericks, 
Gerrit Van Reipen, 

his 
Matthewwis R Van Nukerk, 

mark 
Hermanus Veeder, 
Seil Marselis, 
Philip Smith, 
his 
Johannis M. Wynner, 

mark. 
Mindert Garrabrants, 
Pieter Merselis, 
Cornelius Sip, 
Philip Earle, 
murck 
Michael AV Hartmanse Vreeland, 
scyn 
Margi ieta Van Boskerck, 
Daniel Van Keypen, 
Cornelius Jurre^anse, 



Johannis x Jurreyanse, Hendericus Kuyper, Helmigh Van Houte, 

Trustees. 



BERftEN POINT LOT 139 

We do not find, That, there is, or ever was more than one Church in 
this Township, nor that, this Church is incorporated by any Charter, 

We, the Subscribers, do hereby certify that the above written and foregoing is a 
true copy of an Original instrument, now in our possession, signed by the Freehold- 
ers, Inhabitants of the Township of Bergen, and as their Act to us delivered in quality 
of their Trustees for the uses and purposes therein mentioned, and by us also agreed 
to and signed, and by virtue and in pursuance thereof, we do hereby suffer, authorize 
and impower Charles Clinton, William Donaldson, Azariah Dunham, John Berrien, 
Abraham Clark jr. and Jacob Spicer and the major part of them to retain in their 
hands (as a fund for the purposes hereinafter mentioned) the sum of four thousand 
three hundred twenty-two pounds ten shillings and three pence, being'the surplus at 
present i-emaining ot the money produced by the sale of the land set apart and sold for 
defraying the charges of making a General Petition of the Common Lands of the said 
Township, after the said charges and one thousand pounds more advanced to the said 
Trustees for paying the Quit Rents, due from the said Township to the General Pro- 
prietors of the Eastern Division of New Jersey were thence deducted, which sd sur- 
plus so remaining and amounting to the sum of four thousand three hundred and 
twenty-two pounds ten shillings and three pence as aforesaid. We consent and agree 
shall by them the said Charles Clinton, William Donaldson, Azariah Dunham, John 
Berrien, Abraham Clark and Jacob Spicer (or the major part of them) be applied 
and deposited as follows : (that is to say) 

Firstly, that after our own reasonable demands against the said Freeholders In- 
habitants of the said Township of Bergen shall be adjusted between them and us so 
much of the surplus shall be applied to pay the same as shall be sufficient for that 
purpose. 

Secondly, that so much more of the said surplus shall be applied to defray the 
charges of making subdivisions of the C jmaun L mds of the said Township of Bergen 
as shall bie sufficient for that purpose, and if then any part of the said surplus shall 
remain the said part so remaining shall ba deposited in our hands for the use of the 
Corporation of Bergen, to be accounted for and paid to the members thereof in pro- 
portion to their several rights as we have already agreed to do, hereby giving and 
granting unto the said Charles Clinton, William Donaldson, Azariah Dunham, John 
Berrien, Abraham Clark, Jacob Spicer and the major part of them our full power 
and authority in and about the premises and ratifying and confirming whatsoever 
the}', or the major part of them shall do agreeable to the power and directions above 
granted and prescribed. 

In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands the Iftth day of December 

1764. 

his 
JOHANNIS X JURYAXSE, 

true mark 
Hendericus Kuypen, 
Helmigh Vax HOtlTE." 
The tract was divided into 37 lots ; IS fronting on Newark Bay, and 18 on Kill 
Van Kull, besides one other lot for the use of a ferry to Staten Island. Kuyper's as- 
sociates received from him a deed for a lot on the bay, a lot on the kill, and l-18th 
of the ferry lot. These deeds were dated March 7, 1765, and to each was annexed an 
original map, made by Azariah Dunham, one of the Commissioners, showing the divi- 
sion of the tract. The map, which I have reproduced, was copied from the original 
annexed to the deed to Cornelius Van Vor.st. Only two deeds, viz., to Joris Cadmus 
and George Vrei^land, are on record. 



140 HEKOEX POINT I/»T. 

«yi but is a Religious Society maintain'd from the first Settlement of the 
Country * according to the Mode of the protestant Churches in the 

KILL VAX KULL LOTS 

Nos. 1 and 2 were sold by Peter W.ird, Sheriff, to James Bard Jan. 2, 1789, on an 
execution against Catlierine Kuyper, administratrix of Henricus Knyper, deceased. 
Edward Nichol sold the same to Charles Henry Lambert-Preudhomme Du Pont Jan. 
14, 1800, who sold Lot No. 1 to Peter Van Buskirk Oct. 17, 1800, which he probably 
gave to his son-in-law, Cornelius Vreeland. Hartman Vreeland, David M. Demarest, 
Jasper Cadmus, and William Vreeland, conveyed to Peter Crary by two deeds, Dec. 
24 and 25, 1747, several acres which lay within this lot, and possibly within Lot No. 
2. The land hereabouts seems to have been mapped by R. M. Cary, surveyor. Dec. 
10, 1847. Crary conveyed to Samuel D. Ingham and Matthew C. Jenkins a strip 300 
feet on Kill Van Kull, by 272 feet deep, May 4, 1848 ; also another strip May 23, 1848. 
Hartman Vreeland et al. to Ingham and Jenkins over six acres east of the church lot 
Jan. 5, 1848. Fide Note to Lot No. 418, p. 155, and JVbte to Lot No. 5, p. 70. Ingham 
and Jenkins to William B. Reed and Philip Van Wart March 5, 1851, who parti- 
tioned March 1, 1852. Reed to Charles H. Winfield and Frederick F. Betts the S. E. 
corner May 25, 1855. Betts quit-claimed to Winfield Oct. 6, 1855 ; Winfield to Reed 
Aug. 6, 1856 ; Reed to Henry Paret April 30, 1857. 

Lot No. 2 (?) seems to have been owned by Peter Van Buskirk, and by him given 
to his son in-law, William Vreeland, who conveyed to James L. Simonson, May 27, 
1826, the whole lot, except half an acre in the S. W. corner, which he conveyed to 
Cornelius Simonson June 13, 1836. James L. Simonson conveyed to the Reformed 
Church of Bergen Neck Nov. 5, 1829 ; the church to Geo. W. Bruen Oct. 12, 1836 ; 
Bruen to the church Aug. 6, 1840 ; the church to John Paret Oct. 24, 1853. Paret 
also purchased the half-acre owned by Cornelius Simonson. Retaining this half-acre 
and some additional ground, he sold the residue of the lot to Samuel C. White, the 
present owner. Paret died seized of the S. W. corner Oct. 8, 1866, leaving children, 
Caroline, Mary E., tVilliam, Henry, and Thomas D. 

No 3 was owned by Thomas Brown, and was inherited by his grandson, Andrew 
Gautier. Thomas B. Gautier sold it to David Leary Nov. 7, 1798, who sold to James 
Van Zyle May 1, 1804. Abraham Bedell sold it to Geo. W. Bruen Oct. 10, 1836 
except ^ acre in the S. W. corner sold to Wm. Stringham Dec. 27, 1831. Vide Note 
to Andriesen's Patent, p. 13. 

No. 4 was deeded by Kuyper to Garret Nevvkirk. Vide Note to Berry's Patent, 
p. 51. By Newkirk's heirs, viz. : John Van Dalson, Matthew G., and Henry New- 
kirk, it was sold to James Van Buskirk Feb. 7, 1795. He, by will, dated Sept. 8, 
1823, proved Dec. 27, 1823, gave it to his son Nicholas, who conveyed it to James 
Van Buskirk, by whom it was reconveyed to Nicholas March 17, 1849. Jacob Van 
Horn sold two acres off of the rear end of this lot to George Mclntyre May 9, 1796. 
McTntyre's will, dated May 9, 1800, made his wife Dorcas his executrix. She sold 
all of her husband's lands at Bergen Point to Casparus or Jasper Zabriskie Jan. 1, 
1802. 

No. 5 was deeded by Kuyper to Joris Cadmus. He sold the W. half to Wilhel- 
mus Vreeland. By will, dated Sept. 10, 1798, proved in Richmond Co , N. Y., Vree- 
land gave to his son Cornelius part of Lots Nos. 5 and 6 = 4 acres, who sold the same 
to Peter Vreeland July 17, 1818. On a partition of Cornelius' property, the whole 
of Lots Nos. 5 and 6 fell to his son Peter, who sold to Michael Zabi-iskie Aug. 8, 1833, 
who conveyed to Albert M. Zabriskie Feb. 19, 1834, who sold to Alexander M. Bruen 
May 25, 1835, who sold to George W. Bruen Oct. 10, 1835, who mortgaged to the 



BERGEN POINT LOT. 141 

United Provinces from whence they have receiv'd their Ministers, and 
being now, and heretofore subject to, or a Part of the Classis of Amster- 
dam. 

Vreeland heirs separately, May 2, 1836. By Henry Newkirk, Sheriff, the same was 
sold on foreclosure, decree dated Aug. 2, 1841, to Hartman Vreeland, David M. 
Deniarest, William Vreeland, William Vreeland, jr., Jasper Cadmus etux., and Eliza- 
beth Cadmus, April 18, 1842. William Vreeland, jr., sold his interest to Hartman 
Vreeland and Jasper Cadmus, jr., Dec. 19, 1843. Peter Vreeland quit-claimed to 
its then owners Sept. 18, 1847, who sold to George W. Poillon Sept. 25, 1847, who 
sold to William P. Lee and James A. Williamson Sept. 1, 1860. Vide Note to Lot 
418, p. 155. 

No. 6 was deeded by Kuyper to Claas Vreeland, by whose will, dated July 23, 
1801, proved May 21, 1803, it was given to his son Stephen, who sold it to Cornelius 
Vreeland July 29, 1806. Vide Note to Lot No. 5, p. 70. 

No. 7 was deeded by Kuyper to Jacob Van Wagenen. Charles H. L Preudhomme du 
Pont sold it to John Butler April 12, 1804, excepting a sirip = half an acre, which 
had been sold by him to Wm. Harrington, and by him to Martin Woods April 15, 
1815. At one time the lot belonged to Richard Laurence. Woods sold to Jasper 
Zabriskie May 22, 1818. Vide Note to Lot 13, p. 70. Michael and Albert M. Zabriskie 
sold this and half of Lot 8 to George W^. Bruen May 25, 1835. 

No. 8 was deeded by Kuyper to Job Smith, and by him devised to his son John, 
who sold it to John liutler Oct. 26, 1793, who sold the W. half of it to Du Pont 
April 12, 1804, and the E. half to Jasper Zabriskie June 18, 1808. Vide^Note to Lot 
7, p. 70. 

No. 9 was, with Lot No. 15, deeded by Kuyper to Anthony White. He died 
seized of Lots Nos. 9, 14, and 15, and Lots Nos. 1, 5, and 15 on Newark Bay. He 
left three children, Johanna, wife of John Bayard ; Euphemia, wife of Wm. Paterson ; 
and Anthony W. On partition of his estate, Aug. 27, 1798, Lot 9 on the Kill, and Lot 
1 on the bay fell to Johanna ; Lots 14 on the kill and 5 on the bay fell to Euphemia. 
Bayard et ux. sold No 9 to Peter Post Jan. 8, 1799, who sold to Du Pont Jan. 11, 
1800, who sold to Elias Burger April 24, 1810, who sold to James R. Mullany, of 
the U. S. Navy, Jan. 14, 1824, who empowered his son James R. M. MuUaney, March 
23, 1839, to sell. This attorney sold to Peter Vreeland and Michael Zabriskie May 
7, 1839, that portion of the lot lying S. of Third Street. This deed is defective, be- 
cause it was not executed by him as attorney. This defect was cured by the heirs 
giving a deed, Dec. 6, 1865. Vreeland sold his undivided half to Michael Zabriskie 
Sept. 9, 1840, who sold to his son Albert M. Oct. 25, 1841. He mapped it in 1841, and 
filed his map April 2, 1842. All of the lots have since been sold That part of the 
lot lying N. of Third Street, Elias Burger held at the time of his death, and by his 
will it passed to his daughter Maria. Vide Note to Lot No. 1, p. 70. Her trustees 
sold it to William Stringham, Feb. 2, 1847. Her children, who were of age, also gave 
deeds. Stringham sold in parcels to Winfield Stringham March 1, 1850 ; to Mary 
M., wife of William H. Wolvern ; to James R. Stringham, to Sarah E, Earl, Jan. 2, 
1862; and to John J. Van Buskirk. The kill end of the lot was divided on Zabriskie's 
map into two lots : one of them was conveyed by Albert M. to Michael Zabriskie Oct. 
23, 1844, and by him to Rufus Story March 5, 1850. The other lot Albert M. con- 
veyed to Daniel Lockwood Aug. 18, 1846 ; Lockwood to George W. Sands Aug. 12, 
1848 ; Sands to John T. Mercereau Sept., 1848 ; Mercereau to William B. Reed 
Sept. 29, 1849 ; Reed to Rufus Story March 5, 1850. 

No. 10 was deeded by Kuyper to Daniel Smith. He sold to Du Pont March 17, 



142 BKRGEN POINT LOT. 

The present Minister is the Reverend M^ Wilham Jackson. The 
Elders are now Mess"- Jacob Van Wagenen, Gerrit Newkirk, Zachariah 



179'), who sold to John Henry Beaureaiix Pntiiiy de Nemours Jan. U, 1800, who sold 
by Peter Samuel du Pont his attorney to Victor du Pont de Nemours May 11, 1802. 
This and the Ferry Lot lying E. comprise the land whereon the La Tourette House 
(then known as Bon Sejours, or Good Stay) now stands. Du Pont sold his interest 
in "Good Stay'" to Raphael Duplanty Jan. 24, 1806, who sold to Charles Cottinal 
Feb. 7, 1807. By Cottinal's will, dated May, 1806, proved July 3, 1807, Anthony 
Girard was named executor with power to sell. He sold " Good Stay " at public 
auction to Elias Burger April 11, 1808. Burger, by will dated March 1, 1816, proved 
March 17, 1827, gave the same to his daughter Maria, wife of James K. Mullany. 
She died seized in 1830, leaving seven children, viz. : Mary B., Jane A., James R., 
Elias B., Andrew J., John R. B., and Erena Arietta. By act of the Legislature, Jan. 
20,1843, Mary B., James R., and Elias B. were authorized to sell the property. 
They sold to David La Tourette April 30, 1845. On the same day the children 
executed another deed to La Tourette, who died seized (will, dated Feb. 3, 1862, 
proved Jan. 21, 1835), and his children now own what they have not sold. 

No. 11 was deeded by Kuyper to George Vreeland. By his will, dated May 4, 
1793, proved Aug. 14, 1795, he gave this lot and No. 2 on the Bay to his grandson 
George Vreeland, who sold No. 11 to James R. Mullany May 1, 1821, taking a con- 
sideration mortgage which was foreclosed and the lot sold by the sherift" to Albert M. 
Zabriskie May 26, 1837. Albert sold to Michael Zabriskie July 1, 1840, who sold to 
Jahiel Parmley Aug. 22, 1849, and Aug. 20, 1850 ; who sold to Edmund C. Bramhall 
Nov. 26, 1862. The deed of Aug. 20, 1850, was erroneous in description, but corrected 
by Zabriskie's executors Nov. 26, 1862. 

No. 12 was deeded by Kuyper to Cornelius Garrabrants, who by will, dated April 
7, 1814, proved July 30. 1814, gave the same to his daughters, Jane, wife of John Van 
Home, and Lenah, wife of John G. Vreeland. Vide Note to Lot No. 417, p. 144. 
These devisees with their husbands by joint deed conveyed the same to Michael Za- 
briskie Aug. 13, 1822; who conveyed to his son, Albert M., Aug. 31, 1840. Michael's 
■wife, Jane, did not join in this deed, hence they executed another Oct. 22, 1844. 
Albert M. Zabriskie conveyed it to Andrew D. Mellick April 26, 1854 ; Mellick to 
George D. Phelps May 5, 1357. Henry B. Beaty, sheriff, on execution, sold Mellick's 
interest in the lot to Abigail Ayres March 26, 1859, and Phelps conve^-ed to Ayres 
June 28, 1860 ; Ayres to Charles A. Sherman July 2, 1830 ; Sherman to Andi-ew D. 
Mellick, jr., April 2, 1866. 

No. 13 was known as the " Red House Lot. " It was sold by Charity Stockholme 
to Peter Samuel Du Pont de Nemours April 11, 1800 ; who sold to John Xavier 
Bureaux Pusy May 11, 1802 ; who, by his attorney Peter Samuel Du Pont de Ne- 
mours, sold to Victor Du Pont de Nemours May 11, 1802 ; who sold to Jasper Za- 
briskie May 31, 1802. Zabriskie, by will without date, codicil dated Oct. 27, 1828, 
proved Nov. 15, 1828, gave it to his son Michael for life, then to his lawful issue "by 
any after marriage." On failure of such issue, then to the children of his grandson 
Albert M. Under this will it came to the children of Albert M. His son Michael A. 
sold one undivided eighth to Elizabeth D., wife of Andrew D. Mellick, Feb. 25, 1856. 
David Zabriskie sold one-eighth to his father, Albert M., Dec. 27, 1856. Samuel T. 
Brown, Hanson Carragan, and Jasper G. Cadmus, Commissioners, sold to Robert 
Mackie Dec. 13, 1858. This last deed does not seem to have been satisfactory, hence 
Albert M. Zabriskie, and his children, Margaret Ann, Jane A., Gertrude L., Albert A., 
and Samuel S. (the last four infixnts), and Mellick deeded to Mackie. Mackie sold to 



BEKGEN POINT LOT. 143 

Sickles and Abraham Dedricks. The Deacons are now Mess''^- Johannis 
Van Wagenen, George Cadmus, Abraham Prior, and Hendrick Kuyper. 



Elizabeth D. Mellick, April 28, 1859, a strip about 36 feet wide off of the E. side of 
this lot, which she sold to Abigail Ayres July 2, 1860 ; who sold to Charles A. Sher- 
man July 2, 1860 ; who sold to Andrew D. Mellick, jr., April 2, 1866. The following 
deeds were given by the Zabriskie children to Catherine, wife of Robert Mackie : 
Samuel S., April 18, 1866 ; Gertrude L., July 14, 1862 ; Jane A., July 7, 1800 ; 
Albert A., July 12, 1884. 

The following brief record of the Zabriskie family will be intei-esting in this con- 
nection, and of assistance in tracing out titles. Albert Zabriskie m. Machtelt Van der 
Linden Dec. 17, 1676. His son Joost was b. 1687, d. July 30, 1756. Albert, the son 
of Joost (?), was b. 1730, m. Geertruy Westervelt, and d. Sept., 1785. He had ch. 
I. Christiana, b. Dec. 13, 1752; II. Benjamin, b. Dec. 31, 1754 ; 111. Joost, b. March 
8, 1757 ; IV. Casparus (or Jasper), b. Aug. 12, 1759 ; V. Hendrickje, b. Nov. 19, 1761 ; 
VI. Antje, b. Aug. 25, 1764 ; VII. Ossiltje, b. Dec. 27, 1766 ; VIII. Rachel, b. Dec. 28, 
1768 ; IX. Jan, b. Nov. 19, 1770. 

Caspakus, m. 1st, Annetje Vreeland ; 2d, Jane, dau. of Henry Kipp of New Bar- 
badoes Neck, July 3, 1791 ; d. Oct. 19, 1828. By his first wife he had Michael, b. May 
31, 1785, m. Jane, dau. Jan Ackerman, Sept. 6, 1807. By his 2d wife he had Ger- 
trude, b. June 26, 1792, m. Hermanns Gan-etson, of Staten Island, Feb. 20, 1808, d. 
Feb. 27, 1822. 

Michael had ch. Albert M., h. May 31, 1808, m. Ann M., dau. of Capt. David La 
Tourette, Oct. 9, 1828. 

Gertrude had ch. I. Jasper, b. Dec. 11, 1809, d. April 5, 1813 ; II. John, b. July 
7, 1811, d. Aug. 18, 1811; IIL Albert, b. Feb. 22, 1813, d. Sept. 9, 1814 ; IV. Jasper, 
b. Nov. 10, 1816. 

Frangoise, the widow of Pusy, released to Elias Bui'ger her right of dower in Lots 
JVos. 11, 13, 14, and 15 Sept. 1, 1812. 

No. 14. Vide Note to Lot No. 9, p. 70. This lot and Lot No. 15 on the Kill and 
Lots Nos. 1 and 15 on the Bay were sold by John N. Cummings to Pusy Jan. 1, 1800, 
who by his attorney Samuel Du Pont sold to Victor Du Pont, who sold to Jasper Za- 
briskie. Vide Note to Lot No. 13, p. 70, and Note to Lot No. 413, p. 142. This lot 
formed part of the estate partitioned among Jasper Garretson's children. Alathea sold 
her allotment, plot A of share 6, to Benjamin F. Woolsey June 17, 1870. 

No. 15. Vide Notes to Lots Nos. 9 and 14, p. 70. 

No. 16 was, with Lot No. 16 on the Bay, deeded by Kuyper to Cornelius Van Vorst. 

No. 18 and Lot No. 18 on the Bay were owned by Michael and Abraham Van 
Tuyl. Michael joined "the Army of the King," in January, 1779, his property was 
confiscated, and his interest in these lots sold at public auction May 15, 1787. Cor- 
nelius Haring, agent for forfeited estates, gave to Andrew Van Tuyl and George 
Douglas, June 20, 1787, a deed for one-half of this lot, one-half of lot 18, on the Bay, 
and l-36th of the Ferry lot. It seems that Michael had sold the Kill lot to Eich- 
ard Vai-ick Sept. 12, 1774, and Varick's devisees, Abraham and Richard Varick, 
sold the same to George Mclntyre, May 1, 1790. 

I give these dates as I find them. Mclntyre died seized. By his will dated Sept. 
19, 1800, he gave to his wife Dorcas one-third of his lands, and made her his executrix. 
In March term. 1801, the Court ordered the property sold. At auctioa Aug. 24, 1801, 
she sold to Casparus Zabriskie 8 24-lOOths acres on rear of lot No. 18, and 2 acres on 
rear of Bay lot No. 4. She, with her second husband, Moses Allen, sold 15 5-lOOths 
acres, including Lot No. 18. Elias Enyard sold one acre on the front ol this lot to 



144 BERGEN POINT hOT. 

And as the Minister, P'.lders, and Deacons form a Consistory and have the 
Care both of the TemporaHties and Spiritual Government of the said 

John M. Enynril April 4, 1823. It had been conveyed to him by Nicholas Euyard. 
Jacob A. Van Home gave to David La Tourette a deed for it Jan. 19, 1833. 

NEWA/sK BAY LOTS. 

No. 1 was deeded by Kuyper to William Bayard. Anthony White died seized of 
it. Vide Note to Kili Lots Nos. 9 and lA. Fran(,-oise, widow of Jean Xavier Bureaux 
de Pusy, sold her interest in this and Bay lot No. 5 to Charles H. L. Preudhomme 
du Pont Feb. 10, 1807 ; who sold Lot No. 1 to Jacob Van Home Jan. 21, 1811 ; 
who sold to Hermanns Garretson Feb. 17, 1819. James Sinionson seems to have 
owned a part of this lot, and sold to Cornelias C. Van Buskirk, Jan. 12, 1820, one 
acre; who sold the same to Hermanns Garretson Oct. 2, 1820; who sold the whole 
lot to David La Tourette March 6, 1821. 

No. 2. Fide Note to Kill Lot No. 11. George Vreeland sold it to Andrew Van 
Home May IS, 1816. John G. Vreeland sold it to David La Tourette Oct. 9, 1820 
(Andrew Van Home gave La Tourette a deed for it March 4, 1831). 

No. 4. The rear part of this lot was sold by Andrew Van Horne to David La 
Tourette, May 1, 1818. 

No. 5. Vide Note to Kill Lots Nos. 9 and 14. Sold by John N. Cummings to John 
H. L. Bureaux De Pusy Jan. 1, 1800. Vide Note to Bay Lot No. 1. Andrew Van 
Horne, jr., sold a part of this lot to David La Tourette March 29, 1820. 

Nos. 6 and 7, sold by Walter Clendenny to Cornelius Van Buskirk Oct. 18, 1809. 
Van Buskirk et al. sold the same in parcels to David La Tourette. (Deed for 13 6- 
10th acres, dated Jan. 5, 1822.) 

No. 8 was deeded by Kuyper to Claas Vreeland. Vide Note to Kill Lot No. 6. It 
was sold by Nicholas Enyard to Cornelius C. Van Buskirk May 25, 1816. 

No. 9 was deeded by Kuyper to Jorvis Cadmus. Vide Note to Kill Lot No. 5. 
Peter, William, and Zebulon La Rosa sold it to David La Tourette March 22, 1817. 
They owned it as early as 1795. 

Lot 10. Nicholas Inyard sold 4 1-lOth acres of this lot to David La Tourette 
Aug. 18, 1819. 

No. 11. This was owned by Thomas Brown, probably deeded to him by Kuyper. 
In 1794 his widow was in possession. On her death it passed to her grandson Andi-ew 
Gautier, Vide Note to Andriessen's Patent, p. 13, who sold to Peter Post July 18,1796 ; 
who sold to Du Pont Jan. 11, 1800. Cornelius C. Van Buskii'k, sold 5 1-lOth acres 
of this and lot 10 to James Simonsoii Jan. 12, 1820 ; who sold to David La Tourette 
March 13, 1821. 

No. 12 was sold by Catherine Kuyper, widow and administratrix of Hendricus 
Kuyper, to Egbert Post Sept. 26, 1794, and by him to Henry Van Home April 28, 
1813. 

No. 13. Vide Note to Kill Lot No. 1. John Van Dalson, a son-in-law of Hendrick 
Kuyper, Vide Note to Van Purinerent's Patent, p. 7, sold his interest in this lot to 
Egbert Post Sept. 26, 1794, who sold to Henry Van Horne April 28, 1813. 

No. 14 was deeded by Kuyper to Daniel Smith, who sold to Egbert Post Sept. 26, 
1794 ; who sold to Henry Van Horne April 28, 1813. 

No. 15. Vide Note, to Kill Lot No. 9. 

No. 17. Sold in part by Ichabod Gruman to George Mclntyre May 1, 1787, and in 
part to Moses Van Ame July 18, 1788. Ichabod and Hannah Gruman and John Hol- 
der united in another deed to Van Ame, July 19, 1788. George Mclntyre owned it 
in 1790. 



CHURCH LOTS. 145 

Church as they and the People of the said Church declare to us re- 
ferring for further Testimony of the Truth thereof to the. Books and 
Records of the said Church. 

212E0 I30 set off, adjudge and allot to them the said Minister 
and Elders and Deacons and their successors in Office for- 
ever, The sundry Tracts or Lots of Land hereafter de- 
scrib'd being parcel of the said Common Lands, to be by 
them held and injoy'd for the Use of said Church and 
Congregation. 

^UV .Surijeg of which sundry Tracts or Lots of Land, for 
said Church shews, and we do adjudge them to be four Tracts or 
Lots. 

2Cf|t jpiVUt being that whereon the Church stands with the Burying 
Yard adjoining to it (mark'd on the Map No 173) * . 

JJCflfUS at a stake standing by the Northwest side of the Road lead- 
ing from the Town to Bergen Point (which Stake is the Easterly Corner 
of an Out Garden Plot in Tielman Van Vleck's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 129) and from the said Stake runs North nineteen Degrees and 
forty Minutes East two Chains and thirty three Links to a Stake stand- 
ing at the Easterly Corner of the Church Yard. Thence North forty 
three Degrees and fifteen Minutes West One Chain to a Stake standing 
at the Northerly Corner of the Church Yard, Thence South forty De- 
grees and twenty Minutes West two Chains and seventy four links to a 
Stake, Thence South sixty three Degrees and ten Minutes East one 
Chain and eighty six Links to the Place of Beginning. 

2rj)0 ^CCOnTf being that whereon the Parsonage House now 
.stands with the Garden and a small Piece of Pasture land adjoining 
thereto (mark'd on the Map No i74)t 

i$tQinH at a Stake standing by the Northwest side of the Road 
that leads from the Town to Bergen Point (which Stake is the Southerly 
Corner of an Out Garden Plot* in Tielman Van Vleck's Patent mark'd *72 
on the Map No 129) and from said Stake runs South fourteen Degrees 
and twenty Minutes West six Chains and seventy five Links along said 
Road to a Post (which Post is the easterly Corner of the Piece of Land 

i* o. 18. Vide Note to Kill Lot No. 13. Forty acres, including nearly all of lots 

15, 16, 17, and 18, were conveyed to Jacob Eabineau by Cornelius Van Home June 

16, 1836. 

FERRY LOT. 

The interests of the different owners of this lot became consolidated in Charles 
Henry Lambert Preudhomme du Pont, in 1800. I will not attempt to trace the sev- 
eral transfers. At that time it lay E. of the road. He annexed it to Lot No. 10, by 
procuring a relocation of the road to the E. side of the Lot, Feb 17, 1801. Fide Note 
to Kill Lot No. 10. It is well to observe that the road as now in existence is entirely 
upon the Ferry lot, and that the road was opened to the water and there connected 
with the Ferry. For many years, however, its use to the water's edge has been 
abandoned. 

° Yet owned by the Church. 

t This lot extended along the W. side of the road to Bergen Point, from a point 
about 100 feet N. of Highland ave., S. to Glenwood ave. On this lot the Church 

^9 



14G CHURCH LOTS. 

appropriated for Mechanicks mark'd on the Map No 171,) And from 
said Post runs North sixty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes West three 
Chains and twelve Links to a Stake, Thence South twenty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West six Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake, Thence 
North sixty nine Degrees and fifteen Minutes West One Chain and 
ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty Degrees East thirteen 
Chains to a Stake (standing at the Westerly Comer of the said Out Garden 
Plot in Tielman Van Vleck's Patent mark'd on the Map No 129) and 
from said Stake runs South sixty three Degrees and ten Minutes East 
two Chains and eighty two Links to the Place of Beginning. 

STijC ffi'ljtttJ is a Farm Lot lying Southerly of the Town of Bergen 
and back of Comunipan mark'd on the Map No 175)* 

i^CQtnntUS at a stake standing by a Brook or Creek (which Stake 
is the Southerly Corner of Fytje Hartman's second Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 15) and from said Stake runs North forty nine Degrees and 

now stands. A strip N. of Highland ave., about 100 hundred feet iu width, was 
sold by the Church to Garret Sip, May 5, 1863. This is marked No. 1, in the ac- 
companying diagram. No. 2 is still OAved by the Church. No. 3 was sold to John 




Blinner Nov. 25, 1863. No. 4 was sold to Isaac S. Taylor Jan. 7, 1868. A is High- 
land ave., and B. is Glenwood ave. 

* Bergen Church was incorporated Dec. 20, 1771, by Act of the Legislature. 
On March 5, 1806, the Congregation determined to sell their lands, and the Consistory 
decided to sell this lot to the highest bidder. The E. part of the lot was sold to Jacob 
Prior April 30, 1806 (Elias Eai-1 bought a piece of the lot, which Abraham Vreeland 
afterwards purchased). These sales were confirmed Jan. 28, 1814. Owing to an in- 
accuracy in the description, a new deed was given to Prior Dec. 5, 1809. His pur- 
chase was on the E. end of the lot = 30f acres and six perches. By will, dated Aug. 
14, 1830, Prior gave this lot to bis children Nicholas and Gitty, wife of Henry Allen. 
Allen et ux. sold their interest in the lot Oct. 2, 1833, and confirmed it by another 
deed July 16, 1850. 

Nearly half of the lot remained in possession of the Church. The Consistory re- 
solved, Sept. 21, 1835, to take the sense of the Congregation as to selling the lands of 
the Church. A paper was circulated for that purpose, and the result was 94 votes for 
the sale; 1 vote for the sale, "except the lands near where the church now is," and — 
votes for the sale, " except the old parsonage lot " ; nays, none. An act was passed 
in 1837 empowering the Church to sell lands. The W. half of the lot = 31 80-100 
acres, bounded N. E. by the heirs of Clendenny and David Yreeland, S. E. by Nicholas 
Prior, S. W. by John E. Post, N. W. by the old road, was sold to Stephen Garretson 
Feb. 11, 1839. The grantee being a deacon in the Church at the time, a question was 
raised as to his title. A confirmatory deed was executed May 31, 1851. Garretson 
sold to Luman Sherwood June 10, 1851, and he to Edwin J. Brown Sept. 27, 1852. 



SCHOOL LOTS. 147 

twenty Minutes West forty two Chains and eighty four Links to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty five Degrees West two Chains and sixty two Links 
to a Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees and ten Minutes ^^'est six Chains 
and seventy seven Links to a Stake, Then South forty three Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West thirteen Chains and eighty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty Degrees East twenty five Chains and thirty four Links to a 
Stake (being the Northerly Corner of Dirck Classen's Patent mark'd on 
the Map No 17) and from said Stake runs South twenty seven Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East twenty three Chains and eighty six Links along 
said Dirck Classen's Line to a Stake by the Edge of the Meadow which 
is the easterly Corner of said Dirck Classin's Patent No 17, Then North 
twenty seven Degrees and fifteen Minutes East Eleven Chains and four 
Links along the Edge of the Meadow to a Stake standing by the Head 
of a small Creek, Thence South forty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East two Chains and seventy five Links to where said small Creek falls 
into Dirck Sy can's Creek, Then up along said Sy can's Creek Northeast- 
erly as it runs to the Place of Beginning. 

Wf)t jFOttttI) is a Lot of timber'd Land mark'd on the Map 
No 176* 

MtQinnUlQ at a Stake (which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East ninety four Chains and fifty Links from large 
Stone mark'd M 1764 planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and 
from said * Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West *>j^ 
thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East three Chains and ninety five Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a 
Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West three 
Chains and ninety five Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^ntr for the JFC00 SCljOOl of the said Town of Ber- 
gen We have set apart sundry Tracts or Lots of Land 
hereafter describ'd being also Parcel of the said Common 
Land. 

#lir <SUtb0g of which sundry Tracts or Lots of Land for said 
Free School shews, and we do adjudge them to be three Tracts or 
Lots. 
^f)e jFltSt (being that House Lot in the Town whereon the School 
House now stands mark'd on the Map No 177) t 

iSegtnS at a Stake standing by a Street (which Stake is the West- 
erly Corner of a House Lot in Jan Lubertse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 158) and from said Stake runs North forty two Degrees West One 
Chain and forty five Links along said Street to the Square, Then North 
forty eight Degrees East one Chain and forty five Links to the easterly 

« This lot was sold by the Church to Joseph Danielson May 9, 183S. It lies at 
New Dui-ham. 

tThisis the lot on which the old Columbia Academy stood, and on which the 
public School house now is, on the E. side of the Square. On this Lot a School 
House was erected in the earliest days of Bergen. It was standing in 1668, Vide 
Note to Lubbertse's Patent, p. 45, and used for church purposes until 1680. Vide Long 
hi. Hist. Soc. i. 



148 



SC'HOOI- r/»TS. 



Corner of said Square, Then South forty two Degrees East one Chain 
and forty five Links to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West 
One Chain and forty five Links to the Place of Beginning. 

^TijC <StCOHtr (being a Pasture Lot lying southwesterly from and 
near to the Town mark'd on the Map No 178) * 

}3tQiiXH at a Stake (which Stake is the Northwesterly Comer of a 
Lot in Nicholas Varlet's Patent mark'd on the Map No 128) and from 
said Stake runs South eight Degrees East twenty one Chains and seven- 
ty Links to a Stake (standing in the Northeasterly Line of the Tract in 
Nicholas Jansen the Baker's Patent mark'd on the Map No 12) And 
from said Stake runs North forty nine Degrees and forty five Minutes 
West fourteen Chains and sixty Links to a Stake standing at the Northerly 
Corner of the said Tract in Nicholas Jansen the Baker's Patent mark'd 
on the Map No 12) And from said Stake runs North forty one Degrees 
and forty five Minutes East three Chains and seventy two Links to a 
Stake, Thence North thirty Degrees East ten Chains and fifty five Links 
to the Place of Beginning. 

'^^ * 5ri)0 5ri)tt"tr (being another Pasture Lot lying Northeasterly from 
and near to the Tow^n mark'd on the Map No 179) t 

" This was a small triangular lot lying in the S. angle formed by the junction of 
Bergen ave. and a short street through which the horse cars now pass from Bergen 
ave. to Monticello ave. It was divided into three lots by the Trustees of Columbia 
Academy, all fronting N. W. on Bergen ave. They sold Lot No. 1, June 6, 1810, to 
Garret Van Winkle, bounded N. W. by Bergen ave., E. by Casparus Prior, S. W. by 
Lot iVb. 2. This I take to be the N. part of the tract. 

They also sold 12-lOOths of an acre to Eichard Van Kypen May 19, 1810, and 
4 48-100 acres to Casparus Prior June 6, 1810, being Lot No. 2, bounded N. W. by 
the road, N. E. by Lot No. 1, S. E. by Jacob Van Wagenen and Prior, and S. W. by 
Brinkerhoff. They also sold to Prior 18-lOOths of an acre N. W. of the road March 
9. 1814. Vide Map in Note to Varlet's Patent, p. 62. 

t This lot lies E. of Bergen ave., and extends from Magnolia ave. on the S. 
to about 100 feet N. of Prospect st. or Pavonia ave. 
The trustees of Columbia Academy divided it into 
three parcels. No. 1 they sold to Joseph Simonson. No. 2 
they sold in two parcels, the N. half to Samuel Os- 
born, April 4, 1808; the S. half to Richard Stager, on 
the same date. These sales were confirmed by the 
Legislature. Vide Laws of 1814, p. 202. 

Simonson sold to Garret J. Newkirk May 4, 1809. 
Newkirk died seized Aug. 22, 1818, leaving children, 
Jacob, George, Sophia, wife of James Provost, Garret and 
Catherine, wife of George Vreeland. These children in- 
herited Lot No. 1. Jacob, George, and Sophia conveyed 
their interest to John Tise July 9, 1835. Garret con- 
veyed to Tise Sept. 13, 1836. Catherine conveyed to 
Tise April 9, 1838. Tise was now owner of No. 1 He 
conveyed it to Richard Tise March 25, 1845. On execu- 
tion against John Tise, Sheriff Van Winkle conveyed to 
Geo. Coghill July 18, 1846 ; who quit-claimed to Richard 
Tise Feb. 5, 1847 ; who conveyed to Jared W. Graves 




SCHOOL LOTS. 149 

MSQinU at a Stake standing by the Road that leads rom the Town 
to the Enghsh Neighbourhood (which Stake is the Northerly Corner of a 
Lot in John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No 125) and from said 
Stake runs North thirty one Degrees and thirty Minutes East six Chains 
and sixty two Links along said Road to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
eight Degrees and forty five Minutes East nineteen Chains and twenty 
eight Links to a Stake standing in the Northwesterly Line of a Lot in 
Nicholas Varlet's Patent, mark'd on the Map No 127) Thence South 
thirty two Degrees West six Chains and sixty two Links along said Var- 
let's Line to a Stake being the easterly Corner of the said Lot of John 
Berry mark'd on the Map No 125, Thence North thirty eight Degrees 
and forty five Minutes West nineteen Chains and twenty eight Links 
along the Line of said Berry to the Place of Beginning. 

Feb. 5, 1847 ; who conveyed to Andrew L. Cadmus and Wm G. Plummer Oct. 31, 
1857. On foreclosure of a mortgage, Ogden, master, conveyed to Wm. G. Plummer, 
Andrew L. Cadmus, and Silas H. Jessup. The property was mapped in 1868. 
This part of iVo. 1 lies W. of Willow Court street. What lies E. of that street, and 
immediately S. of the Court House, John E. McPherson conveyed to the Board of 
Chosen Freeholders a short time ago, and it is now a part of the Court House property. 
O shorn conveyed his half of No. 2 to Jacob Newkirk May 16, 1809, and Stager 
conveyed his half to the same Newkirk June 29, 1809. Newkirk died seized Aug. 
15, 1860, leaving children, Jacob, Abraham, Sophia, wife of Blakely Wilson, and 
Effie, wife of Daniel Van Winkle. It is now owned by Mrs. Graves (Hudson City 
Seminary), Thomas E. Bray, John W. GafFney, St. Joseph's Church, et al. The 
Trustees sold Xo. 3 to Henry Van Winkle April 4, 1808. He died seized Dec. 13, 
1848. By will he left all his lands to Peter Bently and Jacob Van Wagenen in trust 
for his two daughters, Aletta, wife of Dr. John M. Cornelison, and Effie, wife of 
William Thomas. 



* ^Ittr then we proceeded to a J|attftlOU of the Residue or the * 75 
said CtontniOn ILnntiU, Alloting and ann exinga Share of the same 
to each Patent or Grant. And this Allotment is to them severally in the 
Order in which they are above arrang'd.* 

To the Patent of Wiehaken granted by William Kieft to 
Maryn Adrianse dated the Eleventh Day of May One thou- 
sand six hundred and forty seven and confirm'd by Patent 
from Philip Carteret to said Maryn Adrianse dated the eigh- 
teenth Day of April One thousand six hundred and seventy. 
21210 do allot that Parcel of Land which on the Map is mark'd 

No 20lt 

(Bxij: <S utiles whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
MtQinninQ at a Heap of Stones (ten Links North from a Black 
Oak Tree mark'd on its North side W B which said Heap of Stones is 
the Northerly Comer of said Wiehaken Patent which on the Map is 
mark'd No i ) And from said Place of Beginning runs South thirty seven 
Degrees and a Half West thirty-seven Chains and sixty seven Links to 
another Heap of Stones being the Westerly Corner of said Wiehaken 
Patent, Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West nine- 
teen Chains and seventy Links to a large Stone mark'd W B, Then North . 
thirty three Degrees East thirty nine Chains to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East six Chains and thirty Links to 
a Stone planted and mark'd ^ 1 764, Then North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East twelve Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, 

'-■ In the allotment of the Common Lands the Commissioners had regard to the lo- 
cation of the Patents to which they were allotted. From and including the Wee- 
hawken Patent south along the river to and including Dirck Sycau's first Patent, the 
owners thereof received lands extending from the river bacli to what was known as the 
Bergen Line. The reason assigned for this was, that these persons could boat their fuel 
from their wood-lots to their homes. The district in which these lots, assigned to the 
shore owners lay, was known by the general name of Slonga. It lay between Wee- 
hawken and the northerly bounds of the county. 

The owners of the patented lands south of the southerly bounds of Dirck Sycan's 
first Patent received their commons in that immediate vicinity — in Greenville and 
Bayonne ; then known as Minkakwa, Pembrepogh, and Bergen Point. 

The owners of patented lands on the Hill received their commons north of the 
patented lands, and between the westerly line of the shore lots and the easterly line 
of the Secaucus Commons. This district was known by the general name of Bergen 
Woods, but sometimes called the Bergen Lots. 

The lands allotted to the patent of Secaucus were known by the name of the Se- 
caucus Commons. 

It is scarcely necessary to remind the reader that the private ownership of the lots 
hereinafter described, having been held in common up to that time, does not date be- 
yond the Field Book. 

t Lots Nos. 201, 202, 203, were confiscated as the property of William Bayard. Vide 
Note to Hohoken Patent, p 6. Haring, the agent for forfeited estates, caused the land 
embraced within these three lots to be surveyed and laid out into 19 lots. Careful 
search and extended inquiry have been made for this map, but without success. 



152 



WILLIAM BAYARD. 



Then North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty three 
Chains and seventy five Links to a Red Oak Tree on the East side of a 
Brook (being the Northerly Comer of Jacob Luby's Patent mark'd on 
the Map No 144), Thence along the Line of said Luby's Patent South 
fifty nine Degrees West thirteen Chains and twenty one Links to the 
Line of said Wiehaken Patent, Then along said Wiehaken Patent 
North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West to the Place of Begin- 
ning, Containing (an after Allowance for the Hill) about One hundred 
& thirty three Acres. 



Nevertheless, I have been able, with proper assistance, to reproduce the map from 
the descriptions in the Haring deeds. I have no doubt of its accuracy as here in- 
serted, reduced to one third of tlie size of tlie lots on the Field Map. 

: . Lots Xos. 1 and 2^6.5 acres 

Hai-ingsold to Daniel Baldwin 
Dec. 1, 1784. This tract in- 
cludes Kings Point, or" High- 
wood." Baldwin conveyed to 
Daniel Smith March 28, 1788, 
who conveyed it to his son 
Daniel Sept. 3, 1796; who 
conveyed to David Hennion 
July 25, 1815. Hennion gave 
to Smith a mortgage. Smith 
seems to have died about this 
time, and his heirs released to 
Charles Watts in February 
and March, 1819 ; who con- 
veyed to Moses Isaacs Nov. 4, 
1819. Smith assigned the Hen- 
nion mortgage to Philip Earle, 
who foreclosed and purchased 
the property at sheriffs sale 
June 3, 1822. The Hoboken 
Land Improvement Company 
conveyed to James G. King 
June 6, 1842, 14 4-10 acres, 
including the "Point." Mr. 
King purchased of Philip 
Earle's executors two acres 
near the gate house April 18, 
1840. All of these two lots 
lying E. of the Bulls Ferry 
road is now owned by the heirs 
of James G. King. 

Lots Nos. 3 and 4. The Com- 
missioners of the loan office of 
Bergen County, Fide Act of the Legislature, passed May 26, 1786, sold these lots 
to Peter Zabriskie," executor of Jacob Zabriskie. March 4, 1791. Zabriskie con- 
veyed them to James Van Home March 12, 1792. They are now owned by the heirs 
of James G. King. 




WILLIAM BAYARD. 153 

* To the Patent of Hobocken granted by Petrus Stuyve- *'j6 
sant to Nicholas Varlet dated the fifth Day of February One 
thousand six hundred and sixty three and confirm'd by 
Patent from Phihp Carteret to said Nicholas Varlet dated 
the twelfth day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight. 
21®P do allot the three several Parcels of Land following. 
0UV ,^\tV'OtS whereot shews, and we adjudge them to be three 
Tracts 

5rf)0 jpiVSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 233) lying on the 
Southeast side of the High Hill adjoining the said Patent of Hobocken 
MtQiXlH at a Heap of Stones (being South fifty two Degrees and a 
Half East three Chains and forty Links from the Westermost Corner of 
Wiehaken Patent) and from said Place of Beginning runs South thirty . 
three Degrees West twenty eight Chains on the Top of the Hill, Then 
South fifty seven Degrees East two Chains, Then South thirty three De- 
grees West thirty Chains to a Heap of Stones by a Dogwood Tree 
blaz'd, Then South fifty seven Degrees East one Chain, Then South thirty 
three Degrees West ten Chains, Then South fifty seven Degrees East 
two Chains, Then South thirty three Degrees West eleven Chains and 
thirty Links to a Heap of Stones in a Path that goes down the Hill to- 
wards Hobocken, Then North fifty seven Degrees West One Chain, 
Then South thirty three Degrees West nineteen Chains and twelve Links, 

Lots N^os. 5, 6, 7, 8. Daniel Baldwin seems to have owned these lots. On an exe- 
cution against him, Peter Ward, sheriff", sold them to Jonas Ward March 25, 1788. 
Elijah Gardner afterwards owned at least part of them —probably purchased from 
Ward. Matthias Ludlam seems to have owned a considerable part of these lots, 
which he conveyed to David Deas Oct. 7, 1789, in trust for James Deas (who had 
married Susanna, daughter of Ludlam), for life, then to his children. By will, dated 
April 18, 1812, proved May 30, 1812, James Deas gave all his lands to his wife for 
life, then to his children equally. These heirs conveyed to James Brown 26 42-100 
acres July 31, 1852, and 19 acres to James G. King Jan. 10, 1853. This last tract 
seems to have been covered by a deed from Henry Ludlam to James Deas Aug. 8, 
1796; also by a deed from Francis Myerhoff to James Hanna June 22, 1808. Mr. 
King also purchased from the Deas heirs, Nov. 26, 1849, the strip lying between the 
top of the hill and the river. 

Lot Ilo. 9. On an execution against Eobert Neil, Peter Ward, sheinff", sold this 
lot to James Grier Jan. 1, 1790 ; who sold to Elijah Gardner March 26, 1801. He 
died seized. 

Lot No. 10 was sold by Haring to Aaron Wyman, who conveyed to Elijah Gardner 
Feb. 24, 1787. Of this lot and several others Gardner died seized in June, 1807, leaving 
his property to his three sons, James F., John and Thomas. The last two released 
to James F. July 4, 1827 ; who died in 1852, leaving Charles E., James, Robert, Elijah 
and two daughters. 

Lot No. 11 was sold by Haring to William Jackson May 10, 1784. Jackson died 
seized, and by will gave this lot and Lot No. 12 to his sons, Henry and John F. The 
latter conveyed his interest to Henry Dec. 23, 1815. He sold the two lots to John 
Zule May 1, 1819 ; who sold to William J. Cantello Nov. 29, 1827 ; who sold to 
Peter Kerrigan June 14, 1823 ; who conveyed to Cantello June 6, 1834 ; who con- 
conveyed to Enoch Durar Oct. 22, 1844 ; who conveyed to the Hudson County Real 
Estate Company Feb 23, 1852. It was mapped in 1852; map filed March 15, 1855. 
20 



154 WILLIAiM BAYARD. 

Then South fifteen Degrees West eight Chains and seventy Links, Then 
South fifty five Degrees West three Chains, Then South thirty five De- 
grees West six Chains to a large Heap of Stones near the top of the 
Hill, Then Southeasterly down the Hill to the Edge of the Meadow at 
the Westermost Corner of Hobocken Patent, Then running North- 
easterly between the Salt Meadow and foot of the Hill along said Ho- 
bocken Patent 'til it comes to said Wiehaken Patent, Then North fifty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes West along the Line of said Wiehaken 
Patent to the Place of Beginning, containing about fifty seven Acres of 
broken Land being the Face of the Hill. 

2ri)C .StCOntf (mark'd on the Map No 203) 

X^tj^tllSi at a Stake standing North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
• Minutes East fourteen Chains and twenty five Links from a Stone planted 
and mark'd ^ I 704: (which Stake is the Northerly Corner of a Parcel 
of Land mark'd on the Map No. 202 allotted to the small Patent of 
:yy Jacob Luby) and from said Stake the Place of Beginning) * runs South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty two Chains and fifty 
Links to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Be- 
ginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East sixty two Chains and twenty-five Links to a Stake standing 
near two large Trees each mark'd D, Thence South fifty two Degrees 
and Thirty Minutes East fifty seven Chains and fifty Links to a Heap of 
Stones near Hudson's River, Then Southerly down said Hudson's River 
as the same runs till it meets the first mentioned Line in the Survey that 
runs to said River, containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about 
three hundred and sixteen Acres. 

^i)e STI^irtr (mark'd on the Map No 219) * 

Durar reserved the S. corner of the plot Avhich embraced not only Lots Nos. 11 and 
12, but the N. E. corner of Lot No. 13, lying E. of the Hackensack turnpike. The 
tract now comprises that part of Union Hill lying E. of the Bergen line and S. ot 
Paine or Union street. 

Lot No. 12 was sold by Haring to William Jackson May G, 1784. He conveyed 
to Robert Neil Oct. 23, 1784. It was owned by John Seely in 1789. Jonas Ward 
conveyed it to Heni'y Jackson Aug. 4, 1790. Jackson conveyed to John Stevens the 
N. W. corner, lying W. of the turnpike May 23, 1807, Vide Note to Lot No. 11, Lots 
Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, were sold in one body by Haring to John Stevens Aug. 25, 
1784. Stevens conveyed to Henry Jackson the S. E. corner of the N. part of the 
tract (or Lot No. 13) lying E. of the turnpike May 23, 1807. It remained in the 
Stevens family until it was conveyed to the Hoboken Land Improvement Company, 
who yet own the most of it. 

Lot No. 18 was sold by Haring to William Jackson May 6, 1784. 
Lot No. 19 was sold by Haring to Cornelius Van Vorst March 21, 1785, Vide Note to 
Van Purmerent's Patent, p. 7. Van Vorst gave it by will to the heirs of his daughter 
Neeltje, wife of Henry Traphagen, who conveyed 21 acres to Hiram Gilbert and Cyrus 
S. Browning Oct. 19, 1835. Gilbert quit-claimed to Browning Oct. 19, 1835. John 
P. Lester owned it in 1840. J. P. Eichardson owned the balance lying in the N. E. 
corner of the lot. 

* Sold by Cornelius Haring, agent for Forfeited Estates, to Cornelius Huyler Aug. 
25, 1784; also, a lot of salt meadow N. of Somerindyke in a square, 2 chs. 75 Iks., 
bounded S. by Somerindyke, W. by Secaucus Commons, N. by meadow, now or late 



CORNELIUS VAN VOEST. 155 

JJCIJIUS at a Stake standing by Hudson's River (being the Easter- 
most Corner of a Parcel of Land mark'd on the Map No 218. alloted to 
the Patent of Jan Vinge) and from said Stake runs North fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes West twenty four Chains to a Stake in a large 
Heap of Stones near a Beach Tree mark'd (being the Northermost Cor- 
ner of the said Lot of Common Land allotted to said Jan Vinge's Patent), 
Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East eighteen Chains 
and sixty three Links to a Stake in the Northeast End of a Swamp, 
Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East nineteen Chains 
and fifty Links to Mordaini's Meadow, Thence Southerly along betwixt 
the Meadow and Upland to Hudson's River, Thence Southerly along 
said Hudson's River as the same runs to the Place of Beginning, contain- 
ing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about thirty seven acres. 

To the Patent granted by Philip Carteret to Ide Corneliese Van Vost 
dated the thirtieth Day of March One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying at Horsimus, 

SSEC tlO clllot the* two several Parcels of Land following, 
®UC cSUCiJC^ whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

JTijC iFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 211) * 

of Oliver De Lancy, E. hy the river = 2 3-4 acres. Vide Note to Fan Buyven's Pat- 
ent, p. 65 ; also, a lot of meadow bounded S. by Jacob Van Orden, W. by Secaucus 
Commons, N. by the property of the State, E. by the river = 4^ acres ; also, a piece of 
Mordauis Meadow, bounded E. by the river, W. by Lot No. 219, N. by a creek = 2 
acres. Cornelius Huyler died seized, and his executors, Abraham and Peter Huyler, 
sold 4^ acres, known as "Freemason's Island," to George De Mott Nov. 1, 1827, 
On the same day De Mott resold it to Abraham Huyler ; who sold it to Jacob S. 
Piatt Aug. 6, 1836. Of " Freemason's Island " Cornelius Huyler seems to have 
died seized, and it w^as then divided into lots and, I believe, distributed among his 
children. The 4^ acre lot was part of it. In this last deed was included 22 72-100 
acres including the dock at Bulls Ferry; also 5 45-100 acres of Mordanis Meadow 
next to Hardingbrooks. Piatt conveyed to Abraham Mitchell, John De Groot, and 
Joseph J. Waldron, each an undivided third Aug. 6, 1836. Waldron conveyed his 
third to Charles Waldron ; who conveyed to Mitchell Aug. 29, 1838. 

* Van Vorst died seized Sept. 30, 1818. By his will he gave to his son John one- 
half of his property at Showhank and at Slonga, and to his grandson Cornelius the 
other half. These devisees partitioned by deed Oct. 26, 1821. John took 40 acres 
out of the E. part of the Slonga lot, and Cornelius received 27 18-100 acres. At 
the same time they also partitioned the property at Showhank, which included Lots 
Nos. 237, 238, and 239 (formerly of Kuyper). Cornelius received two lots ; one of 
upland = 51 43-100 acres, the other of upland and meadow = 13 83-100 acres. 
John received two lots ; one of upland = 51 43-100 acres, th(! other of upland and 
meadow (on which was the Showhank Mill) = 13 83-100 acres. This mill stood at 
the bottom of the ravine, a little N. of the Hoboken Road. It was destroyed by fire 
in 1835. Cornelius sold to John 33 83-100 aci-es at Showhank June 5, 1824. 

Of the E. end of this lot John died seized Jan. 30, 1832. The Commissioners in 
partition sold to Dudley S. Gregory, Oct. 30, 1843, the Slonga lot. Vide Note to Van 
Voi-sfs Patent, p. 6. Cornelius had the \V. part, and died seized Jan. 3, 1852, leaving 
children, £^fea6e</(, Cornelius, MaryB., wife of Wm. P. Powers, (Sara/;, wife of Kobert 
Sewell, Anna G., Ju'ia, Susan, wife of Louis Dezarraauld. William B., Antoinette, 
wife of Toler Booraera, who yet own their fathers part of the Slonga lot. 



156 CORNELIUS VAN VOKST. 

iSCfit'llS at a Stake standing North thirty six Degrees and thirty- 
Minutes Kast One hundred and fiity six Chains and twelve Links from a 
large Stone planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons mark'd M 1764 
(which Stake is the Northermost Corner of a Lot of Common Land al- 
»-8 l<^tted to one of Claas Jansen * Van purmerant's Patents and mark'd 
on the Map No 210) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East sixty two Chains and forty Links to Hudson's 
River, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East Eleven 
Chains and fourteen Links to a Stake standing fifteen Links Southwest 
from a Red Oak Tree mark'd L And from the last mentioned Stake runs 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East sixty Chains to Hudson's 
River, Then Southerly along said River as the same runs 'til it meets the 
first Line that runs to said River, containing (after an Allowance for the 
Hill) about sixty six Acres. 

2ri)e SrCOnTl mark'd on the Map No 237 * 

]3tJ9tn£i at a Stake standing South thirty three Degrees West fifty 
eight Chains and sixty six Links from a large Stone mark'd W B planted 
at the Westermost Corner of Wiehaken Commons (and which Stake is 
the Westermost Corner of a Lot of Common Land mark'd on the Map 
No 236 allotted to Peter Jacobse's Patent) and from said Stake runs 
South thirty three Degrees West seventeen Chains and eighty three Links 
to a Stone planted. Thence South fifty seven Degrees East twenty eight 
Chains and ten Links to a Stake on the Top of the Hill in the Line of 
the Common Land allotted to the Patent of Hobocken, Then North 
thirty three Degrees East five Chains and fourteen Links, Then North 
fifty seven Degrees West two Chains, Then North thirty three degrees 
East ten Chains, Then North fifty seven Degrees West one Chain, Then 
north thirty three Degrees East two Chains and sixty nine Links to the 
Southerly Comer of the aforesaid Lot mark'd on the Map No 236, 
Then North fifty seven Degrees West twenty five Chains and ten Links 
to the Place of Beginning, containing about forty seven Acres. 

To the Patent granted by Petrus Stuyvesant to Claas Jan- 
sen Van Purmerant dated the thirty first Day of January 
One thousand six hundred and sixty two and confirm'd by 
Patent from Philip Carteret to said Van Purmerant dated the 
thirtieth Day of March One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight, for sundry Parcels of Land lying at and near Hor- 
simus. 



do allott a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No. 240) t 

* Lot No. 233 was also Van Vorst's. Cornelius took the N. half, and John the S. 
half of these two lots. Washington Village is, in part, on these tracts. Vide Note to 
Lot No. 211, p. 77. 

t Vide Note to Purmerent's Patent, p. 7. Kuyper sold this Lot and Van Punue- 
rent's Patent, Lot No. 132, to John Bey Jan. 1, 1780. I find also a deed of Helmig 
Van Houten to John Dey, dated May 20, 1784, for a part of Kuyper's Lot = 
25 19-100 acres, bounded N. by Van Vorst and S. by grantee. This would seem 
to be the N. part of Lot No. 239. When and to whom Kuyper sold it I do not know, 
but Dey appears now to be the owner oiLjts Nos. 132, 239, and 240. He sold in par- 



HENDRICUS KUYPER. 157 

©Ut <:SUtbtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
* "MtQinninQ at a stake by the Meadow Edge (which Stake is an *7g 
Easterly Corner of said Claas Jansen Van Purmerant's Patent mark'd on 
the Map No 132) and from said Stake runs along the Line of Van Pur- 
merant's Patent North fifty Degrees West twenty four Chains and fifty 
three Links to the Northermost Corner thereof, Then continuing North 
fifty Degrees West ten Chains to a Stone planted and mark'd HK, 
Thence North thirty three Degrees East twenty one Chains and sixty six 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East twenty nine 
Chains and fifty Links to the Commons alloted to the Patent of Hobock- 
en mark'd on the Map No 233, Then along the same South fifteen 
Degrees West two Chains, Then South fifty five Degrees West three 
Chains, Then South thirty five Degrees West six Chains to a large Heap 
of Stones near the Top of the Bank or Hill, Then running on a Course 
South sixty three Degrees and forty Minutes East to the Meadow Edge, 
Then Southwesterly along the Meadow Edge to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about seventy two Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Abraham Isaacsen Plank 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for a Neck of Land call'd Paulus Hook. 

eels to dit!erent persons. Dey sold to Jacob P. Newkirk Nov. 24, 1783, 18 acres, and 
on Nov. 16, 1784, 'ii acres adjoining. By Newkirk's will, dated Nov. 16, 1817, proved 
Aug. 26, 1818, he gave the above purchase to his son John J., who sold 21 59-100 
acres to Hiram Gilbert and Cyrus S. Browning. On a part of this the Beacon Race 
Course was afterwards erected. Gilbert sold his interest to Browning Oct. 19, 1835. 
Browning conveyed one-half of his interest to Alexander L. Botts April 5, 1838, and 
one-quarter of his interest to John Tonele, jr., Sept. 5, 1838, and the remaining quarter 
to Tonele Sept. 7, 1838. Botts conveyed one-quarter of his interest to Ebenezer 
Montague Nov. 28, 1838, and the remaining quarter to Montague Dec. 9, 1839. New- 
kirk held a mortgage on the property, which he foreclosed and the property was sold 
at sheriff's sale to Montague Aug. 31, 1840. Montague sold to Catherine Pasman April 
22, 1842. By her will, dated Nov. 28, 1850, proved April 10, 1852, she gave it to her 
children, Joh7i L. and Mien, wife of Ebenezer Montague. Previous to the sale under fore- 
closure, and on July 29, 1840, Tonele sold to John P. Lester, who sold to Edwin R. 
V. Wright all his interest Sept. 9, 1843. Wright released to Montague April 1, 1854, 
and Montague to Morrell, Vanderbeek, Mills, and Davy. Where the Pencil factory 
now is, Pasman conveyed to Abraham Collerd Dec 5, 1850 ; Collerd to Marian 
B. and Isabell F. Laidlaw Oct. 24, 1865. 

Dey sold to Jacob Newkirk three acres, one rod W. of the road leading to Show- 
hank Brook. 

He sold to John H. Van Houten Sept. 2, 1785, part o{ Lot Ko. 240, but how much 
do not know. 
He sold to Mathew P. Newkirk June 10, 1791, 20 acres. 

Jacob Newkirk sold Jan. 22, 1816, to John Van Vorst, 44 acres and 2 roods at 
Showhank. 

Dey conveyed to Cornelius Van Vorst, Feb. 1, 1790, 20 acres, extending from Kuy- 
per's bridge over Harsimus creek to a point one rod W. of Palisade ave. and bounded 
N. by Showliank brook. On May 1, 1792, Dey conveyed to Van Vorst three lots; 
one lying N. of Showhank brook, extending from Hoboken creek ; the other two be- 
tween Showhank brook and John Stevens' line. 



158 VAN VORST, 1)E MOTT, AND STIYVESANT. 

212ilt do (iHott a certain Parcel of I^and (mark'd on the Map 
No 238)* 
©Ur cSurlJfS whereof shews and we adjudge it to bj a Tract 
iJCniUltlUf]; at a Stone planted (standing South thirty three Degrees 
West seventy four Chains and ninety four Links from a large Stone 
mark'd W. B. planted in the West Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and 
from said Place of Beginning runs South thirty three Degrees West six- 
teen Chains and forty four Links to a Stone mark'd O (being the North- 
ermost Corner of a Lot of Common Land allotted to the Patent of Hen- 
drick Van Ostrum mark'd on the Map No 239) Thence South fifty seven 
Degrees East twenty seven Chains and ten Links to the Common Land 
allotted to the Patent of Hobocken mark'd on the Map No 233, Thence 
North thirty three Degrees East ten Chains and twenty eight Links, 
Then South fifty seven Degrees East One Chain, Then North thirty three 
Degrees East six Chains and sixteen Links to a Stake, Then North fifty 
seven Degrees West twenty eight Chains and ten Links to the Place of 
Beginning, containing about forty four Acres. 

''So * To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jacob Stoffelsen dated 

the seventh Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
four for a Piece of Land at Horsimus. 



do HllOtt a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 247) t 
a^MV tSUCiJC^ whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
iJCflSHUinS at a Stake (standing North thirty three Degrees East 
Eighty nine Links from a large Stone mark'd W B planted at the West- 
ermost Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and from said Stake runs South 
thirty three Degrees West two Chains and fifty nine Links to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty seven Degrees West thirty Chains, Then North thirty 
three Degrees East two Chains and fifty nine Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty seven Degrees East thirty Chains to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about seven Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Petrus Stuyvesant dated 
the thirty first day of July One thousand six hundred and sixty 
nine for a Piece of Meadow at Horsimus. 

51231c do dUott a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 217) 

^UC <SUl*ljfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
JJCflinUtnfl at a Stake standing by Hudson's River (being the 
Northeastermost Corner of a Lot of Common Land allotted to Engle- 
bert Steinheysen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 216) and from said 
Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West twenty four 
Chains and forty Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and 

'•■ Fide Note to Lot No. 237, p. 78. 

t This Lot and Lot No. 246 belonged to the De Motts. Vide Xote to Stoffelsen's 
Patent, p. 9. Micliael died seized May 27, 1832. He left these two lots to his sons 
George and Garret; George took the S. half, and Garret theN. half. It was entailed 
to their heirs male. George died in 186-, leaving sons, George, James, Huyler, 
Henry, Thomas, Edward, and Ucnson, who have since partitioned. 



COMMON LANDS. 159 

thirty Minutes East four Chains and forty seven Links to a Stake in a 
large Heap of Stones, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East twenty four Chains and forty Links to said Hudson's River, Then 
along said River Southwesterly as the same runs to the Place of Begin- 
ning, containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about nine Acres. 

* To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Claas Comptah alias *8i 
Claas Petersen Cors dated the third Day of June, One thou- 
sand six hundred and seventy one for a Parcel of Upland and 
Meadow lying at Communipan. 

5!i23lt do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

(BUV J^UCiJCg whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

JTlje jFitSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 208) 

i^rgttlSi at a Stake (standing North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East one hundred and twenty eight Chains and forty tour Links 
from a large Stone mark'd .H, 1764. planted at one of the Corners 01 
Wiehaken Commons) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains and seventy five Links to the 
Edge of Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake, the Place ot 
Beginning, and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East sixteen Chains and fourteen Links to a Stake. Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty seven Chains to said 
Slaugh's Meadow, Then down along the same betwixt the LTpland and 
Meadow 'til it meets with the first Line that runs to said Meadow, con- 
taining (after an Allowance for the Hill) about eighty two Acres. 

2ri)f .SCCOntr (mark'd on the Map No 263) 

ii0]3lUjS at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of a Parcel ot 
Common Land allotted to Fredrick Phillipse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 262; And from said Stake runs South thirty six Degrees West twenty 
three Chains and sixty two Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees 
West one Chain and eighty eight Links to a Stake, Thence N orth forty 
three Degrees and forty five Minutes West sixty eight Chains and twenty 
Links to a Stake by the side of Hackinsack River, Thence up along said 
River North sixty five Degrees and ten Minutes East five Chains and 
forty eight Links, Then North thirty one Degrees East ten Chains and 
thirty four Links to a Stake by said River, (being a Corner of a Lot of 
Meadow in Paulus Peterse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 120) Thence 
South fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes East eleven Chains and twenty 
Links to a Stake between the Meadow and Upland, Thence along the 
Edge of the Meadow North twenty two Degrees East eight Chains and 
seventy five Links to a Stake (being the Westerly Corner of the said Parcel 
of Common Land allotted to Fredrick Phillipse's * Patent) Thence along :j.g2 
the line thereof South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East 
fifty six Chains and fifty Links to the Place of Beginning, containing 
about one hundred and fifty five Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Nicholas Jansen Baker 
dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for two Tracts of Land lying at Comunipan 
SISSC do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 



IGO 



CORNELIUS JORSEN BLINKERHOOF. 



iBUV <SUVi)Cl> whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

^f^t jFl'rSt whereof mark'd on the Map No 206* 

]$CfiinS at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land alloted to Fytje Hartman's Patent mark'd on the Map No 205 
which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East, One 
hundred and thirteen Chains and forty five Links from a large Stone 
mark'd M 1764. standing in one of the Corners of Wiehaken Commons) 
And from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East forty eight Chains to the Edge of Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning 
to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs North 
thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East nine Chains and forty Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty 
seven Chains and fifty Links to said Slaugh's Meadow, Then down along 
the same betwixt the Upland and Meadow 'til it meets the aforesaid 
Line that runs to said Meadow, containing (after an Allowance for the 
Hill) about forty Acres. 

3ri}0 .SfCOUTl (mark'd on the Map No 259) t 

MtQinU at a Stake (standing in the Line of Dirck Sycan's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No 18 which Stake is the easterly Comer of a Lot 

* Vide Note to De Bachers Patent, p. 10. Adjudged to Cornelius Brinkerhoff, p. 
131. Hendrick by will, dated Feb. 12, 1834, gave to bis grandchildren, Henry, Corne- 
lius, and John, the Lot in question, with Subdivision No. 305. John took the upper, 
Cornelius the middle, Henry the lower part of the two Lots. 

+ Vide Note to De Backer's Patent, p. 10, and Lot No. 206, p. 82. In the N. W. 
corner of this Lot Hendrick conveyed one acre to Daniel Van Clief Dec. 26, 1815. 

■ ^^^ jiaad. ' ^* ^^^® kno\Yn as the Long Bridge Lot, and 

was left by Hendrick to his grandsons ; Cor- 
nelius taking the N. part. He died seized 
June 13, 1850, and it was partitioned be- 
tween his two children, Cornelius and Eleanor 
C, as per annexed sketch, by Commissioners, 
whose report was confirmed by the Orplian's 
Court in Oct. Term, 1857. Eleanor C. con- 
veyed her portions to Jeremiah W. Dwight, 
by her guardian, April 1, 1864 (she was then 
an infant). Her husband, Wm. H. Speer, 
and her guardian executed another deed to 
Dwight on same day. Cornelius conveyed 
his portions of this tract to Esther A., wife 
of Edmund C. Bramhall, July 6, 1860. The 
lot not having been properly partitioned 
between John, Cornelius, and Henry Brin- 
kerhoff, their heirs released the above pur- 
chase to Mrs. Bramhall Nov. 24, 1865. The 
S. part of the Lot tell to Henry and John 
""""*' Brinkerhoff, who conveyed to David Gould 

These grantees mapped (map filed), and sold in lots. The 



Cfiiy 



//^Atf 



Cornt-ttu^ 



and Abraliam Morrell. 

Lot adjoins Woodlawn ave., in Greenville. 



COMMON LANDS. 161 

of Common Land alloted to said Dirck Sycan's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 258) and from said Stake runs along said Sycan's Patent North 
forty two Degrees East twenty Chains and forty six Links to a Stake, 
'I'hence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West thirty 
Chains and seventy five Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six De- 
grees West seven Chains and sixty four Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty Degrees West twelve Chains and eighty seven Links to the Norther- 
most Corner of the aforesaid Common Land alloted to Dirck Sycan's 
Patent, Then along * the Line of the same South forty three Degrees and *S$ 
forty five Minutes East thirty one Chains and seventy five Links to the 
Place of Beginning ; containing about sixty two Acres. 

To the first Patent of Philip Carteret to Fytje Hartman dated 
the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for a Tract of Land lying at Communipan. 

21230 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 205) 

©UC SUCb05 whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
J5f3inntnS at a Stake (bemg the Northermost Corner of a Parcel 
of Common Land allotted to Dirck Claasen's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 204, whicli said Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East eighty nine Chains from a large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 
planted in one of the Corners of Wiehaken Commons) and from said 
Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty seven 
Chains to a Stake in the Edge of Slaugh's Meadow where the same joins 
the Upland, Then returning to the first mentioned Stake the Place of Be- 
ginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East twenty four Chains and forty five Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty eight Chains to the 
said Slaughs Meadow, Then along the same Southwesterly betwixt the 
Upland and Meadow to the aforesaid Stake in the Edge of the Meadow, 
Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about one hundred and 
tour Acres. 

To the Second Patent of Philip Carteret to Fytje Hartman 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight, for a Tract of Land lying behind Communipan 

SI2E0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
260) 

#Ut <SUttj0g whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
MtQiVLWUXQ at a Stake (standing in the Line of Dirck Sycan's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 18 and which Stake is the Easterly Cor- 
ner of a Parcell of Common Land allotted to the Patent of Nicholas 
Jansen Baker mark'd on the Map No 259) * x\nd from said Stake runs *g^ 
North forty two Degrees East fifteen Chains and twenty two Links to a 
large Cedar Stake (being the Northerly Corner of said Dirck Sycan's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 18 and the westeriy Corner of Dirck 
Claasen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 17;) and from said Cedar 
Stake runs North twenty eight Degrees East six Chains and ninety 
Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes 
West thirty one Chains and twenty eight Links to a Stake, Then South 



162 MICHAEL CORNELIESK VREEl.ANDT ET AL. 

thirty six Degrees West twenty two Chains and eight Links to a Stake, 
Then South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East thirty Chains 
and seventy five Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about sixty 
nine Acres. 

To the first Patent of Phihp Carteret to Dirck Claasen dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred & sixty 
eight for a Tract of Upland and Meadow call'd Kewan. 
JJUUc do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 
#Ut .SUCiJffi whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts, 

5ri)C jFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 213) 
iSCStUSi at a Stake (being the Northerly Comer of a Parcel of Com- 
mon Land alloted to Dirck Sycan's Patent mark'd on the Map No 212 
which said Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East One hundred & seventy eight Chains and sixty five Links from a large 
Stone mark'd ^ 1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and 
from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
fifty nine Chains to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake the 
Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East eight Chains and ninety three Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty five Chains 
to said Hudson's River, Then down the same as it runs 'til it meets the 
first Line running thereto containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) 
about forty eight Acres. 

3ri)e .StCOUtf (mark'd on the Map No 261) 

JStQlVLH at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land alloted to fytje Hartman's Patent mark'd on the Map No 260 
standing also in the Line ot Dirck Claasen's Patent at Stony Point 
*85 mark'd on the * Map No 17) and from said Stake runs North twenty 
eight Degrees East thirty two Chains and thirty Links to a Stake being 
the Northerly Corner of said Dirck Claasen's Patent, Thence North fifty 
one Degrees and forty five Minutes West twenty five Chains and forty 
five Links to a Stake (being the Eastermost Comer of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Fredrick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 
262) and from the last mentioned Stake runs South thirty six Degrees 
West twenty seven Chains and twenty eight Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East thirty one Chains 
and twenty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about 
Eighty two Acres. 

To the second Patent of Philip Carteret to Dirck Claasen dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for a Tract of Land call'd Stony Point. 
212EC do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 

204) * 

* Adjudged to Michael Cornelisse Vreeland, p. 140. Vide Note to Claesen's 2d 
Patent, p. r2. Michael by will, dated Oct. 30, 1824, gave this, and his " bush lot " 
near Bergen Point {Subdivision Ko. 422) to his three sons, John, Mindert, and Michael. 
The S. part of Lot Xo. 205, Subdivision Xo. .301, also passed by this will to his three 
sons, 84 acres. 



MICHAEL CORNELIESE VREELANDT. 



163 



iBXtV SuriJtS whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
JJtfliUUinfl at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Hobocken Patent mark'd on the Map No 203, 
which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
seventy six Chains and fifty Links from a large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 
standing in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) And from said Stake runs 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty seven Chains and 
fifty Links to a Stake by Hudson's River near the Southerly Point of 
Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning 
and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
twelve Chains and fifty Lmks to a Stake, Then South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains to said Slaugh's Meadow, 

Mindert sold 11 41-100 acres to John W. Leavitt July 3, 1840. The three sons 
conveyed to Robert Pierce, Nov. 27, 1859, 26 acres, bounded N. W. by parties of the 
first part, N. E. by Stephen Vreeland, S. E. by Slaugh's Meadow and the river, S. 
W. by Mrs. Deas. Mindert and Michael sold to said Pierce 15 30-100 acres, 
bounded N. W. by their own wood lot, S. W. by John M. Vreeland, S. E. by grantee, 
N. E. by Stephen Vreeland. 

John M. Vreeland sold to Michael Saunier and Joseph Danielson 7 64-100 
acres Aug. 21, 1835, who sold the same to Robert Pierce Dec 8, 1835. Pierce sold 
to James Brown, June 22, 1836, the three tracts last above described. Brown sold to 
John W. Leavitt, Jan. 30, 1841, 14 52-100 acres of his above purchase, bounded N. 
E. by Stephen Vreeland, N. W^. by Mindert Vreeland, S. W. and S. E. by grantor. 
Leavitt gave to Brown a consideration mortgage which was foreclosed, and the 14 52- 
100 acres sold by Lorenzo Jaquins, sheriff, to John W. Leavitt, jr., July 1, 1848. 
Bsfore this, however, John W. had sold the whole tract bought of Brown to Samuel 
Leavitt May 1, 1845. Samuel died seized and intestate, leaving a widow, Sophronia ; 
children, Theodosia Hazen, Elizabeth, Esther, and Julia, and grandchildren, Isabel 
Brinsmade, and Silence L. Brinsmade, children of Thomas F. Brinsmade and Silence 
Leavitt. Theodosia Hazen was then dead without issue. The other heirs were 
minors. In May Term, 1849, the Orphan's Court appointed commissioners, who sold 
to John W. Leavitt, jr., Dec. 15, 1849, two lots, one = 14 41-100 acres, the other 
= 1 54-100 acres. John W. sold to Rodman M. Price May 28, 1850, = 26 91-100 
acres, who sold to Francis Price May 10, 1851, = 52 acres. Fide Note to Lot No. 
306, p. 129 



74ir J9cr., 



Cottin^t to Xeari'U f^ii, JJens 



KreticLnil io 2jea,irbtl /Inh Jict 




*7ijf JrOMT/i. 



1G4 GEORGE VKEELANDT. 

Then down along the same betwixt the Meadow and Upland to said 
Hudson's River, Then down along said River 'til it meets the first men- 
tioned Line, Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about sixty 
four Acres. 

To the first Patent of Philip Carteret to Dirck Sycan dated 
the twelfth Day of May, One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for a Tract of Upland and Meadow lying at Mingackqua 
*86 * 212UC do allot the three several Parcels of Land following 

(But 3^UV\)tS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be three 
Tracts, 

^f)t JjFiVHt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 212)* 
33r0tn.C2 at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Ide Cornelison Van Vost's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 211,) Which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East one hundred and sixty seven Chains and twenty six Links from a 
large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 standing in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) 
and from said Stake (the Place of Beginning) runs South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East sixty Chains to Hudson's River, 1'hen returning 
to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs North thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes East eleven Chains and thirty nine Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty 
nine Chains to said Hudson's River, Then down the same as it runs 'til 
it meets the first mentioned Line containing (after an Allowance for the 
Hill) about sixty six Acres. 

Wf^t SCCOntf (mark'd on the Map No 258) 

]JC0inS at a Gum Sapling (being the Westermost Corner of said 
Dirck Sycan's Patent mark'd on the Map No 18) and thence runing 
along the Line of the same North forty two Degrees East twenty four 
Chains and seventy Links to the Southermost Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land (allotted to Nicholas Jansen Baker's Patent) m.ark'd on the 

■•' This and Lots Nos. 258 and 265 were adjudged to George Vreeland, p. 141. By 
his will, dated May 4, 1793, proved Aug. 14, 1795, he gave to his sons, John and 
Garret, Lots Xos. 212, 258, 265, 394, 417, and 427. The devisees partitioned Feb. 
25, 1796. 

Garret received by this partition the N. half of Lot No. 212 = 33 acres, and the 
whole of Lot JVb. 394. Lot Xo. 265 at Droyer's Point had been divided into lots, of 
which Garret took No. 3 = 3 acres, 1 rood, 9 perches ; also, part ot Xo. 2 = 5 acres, 
3 roods, 28 perches. Garret, by will, gave these lands to his sons George and Richard, 
who partitioned Oct. 20, 1828. George sold the S. half of the N. half to Michael 
Saunier and Joseph Danielson June 18, 1832, who sold to William Cooper June 15, 
1833. 

George released his interest in Lot Xo. 394 to Richard, who sold it to Michael 
Vreeland. Lot No. 3, at Droyer's Point, they sold to Andrew T>. Mellick and Thomas 
J. Jones, deed to be given in Nov., 1871 ; Lot No. 2, at Droyer's Point, now held by 
them in conmion. 

John received the S. half of Lot No. 212; 8 acres, 2 roods, and 14 rods ot Lot No. 
265 ; part of Lot No. 2 at Droyer's Point = 4 acres, 3 roods, 7 rods ; and the whole ot 
Lots Nos. 417 and 427. 



OEORGE VREELANDT ET AL. ] 65 

Map No 259, Thence along the Line thereof North forty three Degrees 
and forty five Minutes West thirty one Chains and seventy five Links to 
a Stake, Then South fifty Degrees West fourteen Chains and sixty six 
Links to the Line of Lawrens Andrieses Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 19, Thence along the Line thereof South twenty seven Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East thirty five Chains and eighty Links to the Place of 
Beginning, Containing about sixty four Acres. 

STijP 2rf)irTl (mark'd on the Map No 265) 

IStQiViU at a Stake standing in a Swampy Creek (being the North- 
erly Corner of Lawrence Andriese's Patent mark'd on the Map No 19) 
and from said Stake runs North twenty seven Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes West twenty four Chains and ninety Links to the Edge of the 
Meadow, Then along said Meadow Edge South twenty six Degrees and 
fifty Minutes West five Chains and seventy two Links to a Stake (being 
the Southerly Corner of a Lot of Meadow in Peter Jacobse's Patent * *o^ 
mark'd on the Map No 121) Then South six Degrees East five Chains 
and ten Links, Then South forty Degrees and thirty Minutes East two 
Chains and fifty nine Links to a large Red Oak Tree mark'd standing 
near the Meadow Edge, Then South forty Degrees West twelve Chains 
and forty eight Links to a Stone near the Mouth of a Creek call'd the 
swampy Creek, Then up along said swampy Creek as the same runs to 
the Place of Beginning, containing about eighteen Acres of Upland and 
Meadow. 

To the Patent of William Kieft to Claas Carstensen Norman 
dated the twenty fifth Day of March, One thousand six hun- 
dred and forty seven, and confirm'd (with an Addition of 
Land) by Patent from Philip Carteret to Lawrens Andriese, 
dated the twenty sixth Day of March One thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty seven for a Parcel of land lying at Mingack- 
qua. 



do dllot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
266) 

^Ut tSutijCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

iSCgtltUtUg at a Stake, (being the Southerly Comer of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Lubert Gilbertse's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 
267, which Stake stands South thirty nine Degrees West sixty three Chains 
and ninety seven Links from a Stone mark'd B planted in the Westermost 
Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Bamt Christian's Patent) 
mark'd on the Map No 277 ; And from said Stake (the Place of Begin- 
ning) runs North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to New Ark Bay, 
Then' returning to the first mentioned Stake ; and from thence runs South 
thirty nine Degrees West seventeen Chains and eighty eight Links to a 
Stake in the Line of a Tract of Land set apart for sale mark'd on the 
Map No 172, Thence along the Line thereof North eighty five Degrees 
West thirteen Chains and thirty seven Links to a Stake (being a Corner 
of said Land set apart for Sale), Then along the Line thereof North fifty 
one Degrees West thirty Chains to said New Ark Bay, Then along said 
Bay Northeasterly as the same runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line 
containing about one hundred Acres. 



l(i(i JACOH VAN WAGENEN. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Lubert Gilbertse 
dated the fifth Day of I)eceml)er, One thousand six hundred 
& fifty four for a Piece of Land lying at Mingackqua 

; * 2!2ilC do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

(But .SUtbCJ) whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

STfjC JpitUt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 278) * 

iStiJlllJEJ at New Ark Bay the Westermost Corner of said Lubert 
Gilbertse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 20 ; and from thence runs 
North sixty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East eighteen Chains and 
fifty six Links to the Northermost Corner of said Gilbertse's Patent 
(being in the Line of Lawrence Andrieses Patent mark'd on the Map No 
19) Thence North twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West thir- 
teen Chains and eighty six Links to said New Ark Bay, Then down the 
same as it runs to the Place of Beginning containing about twelve Acres. 

f fje .SeCOntf (mark'd on the Map No 267) t 

^tQinU at a Stake being the Southerly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land (allotted to Severin Lawrense's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 
268 ; which Stake stands south thirty nine Degrees West forty five Chains 
and seventy five Links from a Stone mark'd B standing in the Westerm jst 
Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Barnt Christian's Patent) 
mark'd on the Map No 277, and from said Stake runs North fifty one 
Degrees West forty Chains and twenty Links to New Ark Bay, Then re- 
turning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs South 
thirty nine Degrees West eighteen Chains and twenty two Links to a Stake 
being the easterly Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Law- 
rence Andriese's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 266 Then along the 
Line thereof North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to said New Ark 
Bay, Then up along the same as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line containing about seventy three Acres. 

''This Lot was adjudged to Jacob Van Wagenen, p. 144. Vide Note to Lubert 
Gilbertse's Patent, p. 14. 

t Adjudged to Jacob Van Wagenen, p. 144. He conveyed to liis grandson, Cor- 
nelius Van Buskirk, a strip, 1 chain and 25 links wide = 5 acres, out of the S. E. side 
of the lot, Dec. 10, 1794. Van Buskirk sold the same to John G. Vreeland and 
Lenah ux. Jan. 1, 1798. Of the balance of the Lot Van Wagenen died seized. Vide 
Note to Spier's Patent, p. 15. His surviving executor conveyed a strip next N. of 
Van Buskirk's, 6 chains and 35 links wide, to James R. Mullany May 15, 1824 ; 
who died siezed, and his heirs conveyed to David La Tom-ette March 30, 1848. The 
surviving executor conveyed to David La Tourette, Feb. 5, 1824, a strip 3 chains and 
5 links wide next N. of the Van Buskirk sti'ip. 

About 1824 all of Van Wagenen's lands were sold in parcels. Of Lots Xos. 267 
and 268 were sold to John Van Buskirk 8 34-100 acres May 1, 1824; 8 34-100 
acres to James Van Buskirk May 1, 1824 ; 8 34-100 acres to William C. Vreeland 
May 1, 1824 ; 5 acres to Michael B. Terhune May 1, 1824 ; 13 acres I0 Michael Za- 
briskie Feb. 5, 1824 ; and 17 92-100 acres to Michael Zabriskie. These tracts 
have since been sold, and are now owned by Solon Humphreys, Jacob R. Schuyler/ 
Henry Meigs, General Morris, Charles Morris, Nehemiah B. Lane, and Alpha Phillips. 
Vide Note to Lot Xo. 417, p. 144. 



JACOB VAN WAGE N' EN WIDOW SPIER. 167 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Severin Lawrens dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for a Piece of Land at Mingackqua formerly granted by 
a Dutch Patent to Jan Corneliesen Puis 

213E0 do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

(But ^UV^tS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

* ^l)f iFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 279) * *8g 

3SCgtniS at New Ark Bay, at the westermost Corner of Lubert Gil- 
bertse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 20, and thence runs along the 
Line thereof South twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East twenty 
chains and seventeen Links to the Northermost Corner of said Severin 
Lawrens's Patent mark'd on the Map No 31, Then along the Line 
thereof South sixty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West twelve Chains 
and twenty five Links to a Stake being the westermost Corner of said 
Severin Lawrense's Patent, Thence North twenty seven Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West to said New Ark Bay, Then up along said Bay as it 
runs to the Place of Beginning, Containing about twenty three Acres. 

^f)t ^ttOnti (mark'd on the Map No 268) t 

i$(QinH at the Southermost Corner of a Lot 01 Common Land 
(allotted to Hendrick Jansen Spier's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 269 
which Stake stands South thirty nine Degrees West thirty seven Chains 
and Seventy three Links from a Stone mark'd B standing in the Wester- 
most Comer of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Barnt Christian's 
Patent) mark'd on the Map No 277 and from said Stake runs North 
fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to New Ark Bay, Then returning to 
said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs South thirty 
nine Degrees West eight Chams and two Links to a Stake being the East- 
ermost Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Lubert Gilbertse's 
Patent) mark'd on the Map No 267, Thence North fifty one Degrees 
West forty Chains and twenty Links to said New Ark Bay, Then up said 
Bay as the same runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line containing 
about thirty two Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Hendrick Jansen Spier 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred 
and sixty-eight for a Piece of Land lying at Mingackqua. 
2129^0 do allot the two several Parcels of Land following, 
#Ur .StltiJtg whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

JTiftC jFitSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 28o)| 
i$tQiVLU at the Northermost Corner of said Hendrick Jansen Spier's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 22, and from thence runs North twenty 
seven Degrees * and thirty Minutes West to New Ark Bay, then return- ^ 
ing to the Place of Beginning and from thence runs South sixty two De- ^ 
grees and thirty Minutes West sixteen Chains and forty-two Links to the 
Westerly Corner of said Hendrick Jansen Spier's Patent, Thence North 

* Adjudged to Jacob Van Wagenen, p. 145. Vide Note to Spier's Patent, p. 15. 
t Adjudged to Jacob Van Wagenen, p. 145. Vide Note to Lot Xo. 27G, p. 88. 
t Adjudged to Widow Spier et al. p., 145, Vide Note to Spier's Patent, p. 15. 



1G8 WIDOW SPIER ET AL. 

twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West to said New Ark Bay, 
Then up said Jiay as the same runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line 
containing al)out fifty Acres, binding Southerly upon the Patent to Dirck 
Sycan mark'd on the Map No 23. 

JCIjC ScCOntf (mark'd on the Map No 269)* 

iiC0tUS at a Corner of a Tract of Common Land allotted to Jan- 
sen's cS: Edsal's Patent at Constable's Hook) mark'd on the Map No 
270; Which Corner is South thirty nine Degrees West thirty two Chains 
and nine Links from a Stone mark'd B standing in the westermost Cor- 
ner of a Lot of Common Land (Allotted to Barn't Christian's Patent) 
mark'd on the Map No 277 and from said firs mention'd Corner runs 
North fifty one Degrees West forty one Chains to New Ark Bay, Then 
returning to said first mentioned Corner the Place of Beginning and 
from thence runs South thirty nine Degrees West five Chains and sixty 
four Links to a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of Lot No 268), 
Thence North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to said New Ark 
Bay, Then up said Bay as the same runs 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line, containing about twenty two Acres. 

To the Second Patent of Philip Carteret to Dirck Sycan 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred 
and sixty eight for two Parcels of Land lying at Pembre- 
pogh. 

5l29tC do ^Kot a certain Parcel of Land mark'd on the Map No 

271) 

(f^Ut ^ItViitS whereot shews and we adjudge to be a Tract 

i$C0tUntng at a stake standing North thirty nine Degrees East 
fifty Links from a Stone mark'd B standing in the Westermost Corner ot 
a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Barnt Christian's Patent) mark'd 
on the Map No 277 and from said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees 
West forty Chains to New Ark Bay, Then returning to said Stake the 
Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East 
twenty Chains and sixty Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one De- 
grees West forty one Chains & forty nine Links to said New Ark Bay, 
Then down said Bay as the same runs 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line Containing about eighty four Acres. 

''9^ * To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Thomas Davison dated 

the twenty second Day of December, One thousand six 
hundred and sixty nine for a Parcel of Land lying' at Pem- 
brepogh. 

215E0 do ^llot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 

No 272) 

©III* rSUtbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
]$C0t1intn0 at a Stake, being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land (allotted to Dirck Sycan's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 

* Adjudged to the Widow Spier, et al., p. 145, Vide Note to Lot No. 423, p. 147, 
aniZot No. 423, p. 147. It was probably sold to Vreeland by the heirs of Spier, 
Fide Note to Spier's Patent, p. 15. 



aEORGE CADMUS. 169 

271; Which Stake stands North thirty nine Degrees East twenty one 
Chains and twelve Links from a Stone niark'd B standing in the wester- 
most Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Barnt Christian's 
Patent) mark'd on the Map No 277 And from said Stake runs North 
fifty one Degrees West forty one Chains and forty nine Links to New 
Ark Bay then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from 
thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East ten Chains and three Links 
to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West forty two Chains and 
twenty Links to said New Ark Bay, Then down said Bay as the same 
runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, Containing about forty two 
Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Thomas Davison, da ted 
the twelfth Day of December One thousand six hundred 
& sixty nine for a Parcel of Land lying at Pembrepogh. 
2123.0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land markM on the Map 
No 275)* 
©lie .SurbeS whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract, 
Ut0inntUg at a Stake, being the Eastermost Corner of a Lot of 
Comon Land (allotted to Peter Jansen Slaat's Patent) mark'd on the 
Map No 274; which Stake stands North thirty nine Degrees East fifty 
three Chains & forty five Links from a Stone mark'd B standing in the 
westermost Corner of a Lot of Comon Land (allotted to Barnt Chris- 
tian's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 277; and from said Stake runs 
North fifty-one Degrees West forty two Chains & twenty Links to New 
Ark Bay, Then returning to the said Stake the Place of Beginning ; 
And from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East seven Chains & 
seventy Links to a Stake, Then North forty two Degrees West thirty 
nine Chains to New Ark Bay, Then down along said Bay 'til it meets 
the first mentioned Line, Containing about forty three Acres. 

* To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Peter Jansen Slaat *q2 
dated the fifth Day of December One thousand six hundred 
& fifty four confirmed by Patent from PhiUp Carteret to said 
Slaat dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty eight for a Parcel of Land lying at Pembre- 
pogh 
21291c do allot a certain Parcel of Land mark'd on the Map No 
274 t 

* This and Lot No. 274 were adjudged to George Cadmus, p. 149, Vide Note to 
Slott's Patent, p. 17. John Cadmus received from his father, Jasper, Jan. 20, 1820, 
75 acres next S. of Lot No. 276, also 18 acres of meadow. He also bought from 
Rachel Yreeland five acres, April 26, 1831, and from Michael M. Vreeland, Feb. 7, 
1832, Lot No. 2, on the Commissioners' Map of Cornelius Vreeland's estate. Of these 
tracts he died seized, in July, 1832, leaving his widow Elizabeth and children, Rachel, 
wife of Cornelius Van Buskirk, Jasper, jr., Elizabeth, wife of Abraham Woods, fVil- 
liam, Bichard, and Martha, among whom his estate was partitioned by commissioners 
in 1844. By deeds, in 1859, Jasper and William conveyed their interest in the tract 
to Peter Bently, et al. The village of Bayonne was laid out on this lot. 

t Vide Note to Slott's Patent, p. 17. Jasper sold to Jasper, jr., land and salt mea- 
dow = 75 acres, Jan. 21, 1820. Jasper, jr., by will, dated May 28, 1853, gave to his 
son Jasper the N. half of his farm and meadow, and of the upland adjoining the 
meadow of Stephen Terhune, and to his son William the S. half of his farm. 
22 



170 JOHN VAN IIOKNE. 

(?Dur cSutiJtS whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
2$C(}tnUtU0 at a Stake, being the Eastermost Comer of a Lot of 
Common l.antl (allotted to Hendrick Jansen Van Schalckwyck's Patent) 
mark'd on the Map No 273 ; which Stake stands North thirty nine De- 
grees East forty three Chains and twenty seven Links from a Stone 
mark'd B standing in the westermost Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land (allotted to ]5anit Christian's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 277 ; 
And from said stake runs North fifty one Degrees West forty four Chains 
and forty Links to New Ark Bay, Then returning to said Stake the Place 
of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East ten 
Chains and eighteen Links to a Stake, Then North fifty one Degrees 
West forty two Chains and twenty Links to said New Ark Bay, Then 
down said Bay as the same runs 'til it meets the first mention'd Line con- 
taining about forty three Acres. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Hendrick Jansen Van 
Schalckwyck dated the fifth Day of December One thousand 
six hundred and fifty four ; confirm'd by Patent from Philip 
Carteret to Hessel Vygerse dated the thirtieth day of March 
one thousand six hundred and seventy five, for a Parcel of 
Land lying at Pembrepogh. 

213E0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 273)* 

(But <Suri)Cg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

]$0gtnntn0 at a stake, being the Eastermost Comer of a Lot of 
*'93 Common * Land (allotted to Thomas Davison's Patent) mark'd on the 
Map No 272 ; which Stake stands North thirty nine Degrees East 
thirty one Chains and fifteen Links from a Stone mark'd B standing in 
the Westermost Comer of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Barnt 
Christian's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 277; and from said Stake 
runs North fifty one Degrees West forty two Chains and twenty Links to 
New Ark Bay, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and 
from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East twelve Chains and 
twelve Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West forty four 
Chains and forty Links to said New Ark Bay, Then down said Bay as the 
same runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line ; containing about fifty 
two Acres. 

* Adjudged to John Van Home, p. 150. By his will, dated Sept. 22, 1786, proved 
Jan. 23, 1787, he gave this Lot to his sons John and Garret. Garret died seized, in 
common with John, April 17, 1809, leaving his property to his two sons, John G. and 
Mindert. These partitioned with their uncle John, he taking the S. half of the Lot. 
They took the N. half and partitioned April 14, 1838, Mindert taking the S. half, 
which he sold to Wm. Harriman in 18G2, John G. taking the N. half, which he sold 
to Keeney and Halladay, who sold to Solon Humphreys. John's half passed to his 
sons, John, Peter, and Garret, who partitioned, running the lines N. E. and S. W. 
Peter took the W. end ; John took the middle, and Garret's sons John and Stephen 
(he being then dead) took the E. end. Stephen died at sea (as is supposed) without 
iesue, and his interest passed to his brother John and uncle John, who partitioned, 
running the line N. W. and S. E. ; the uncle taking the S. part and the brother the 
N. part. Vide Note to Lot No. 304, p. 133. 



JACOB VAN HOKNE ET AL. 171 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Catharine formerly the 
Widow of Jacob Wallingen Van Home, Then the Widow 
of Jacob Stofifelsen, dated the thirty first Day of March One 
thousand six hundred & sixty eight for a Parcel of Land 
lying at Pembrepogh. 

2125? do allot a certain Parcel of Land mark'd on the Map No 
276 * 

©Itt cSuttJCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract, 
]3rgtnnin|} at a stake by New Ark Bay being the Westermost 
Corner of Catharine Stoffelsen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 29 ; and 
from thence runs along the Line thereof South twenty seven Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East thirty seven Chains and fifty one Links to a Stake 
( standing North twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West seven 
Chains and seventy two Links from the Northermost Corner of Bamt 
Christian's Patent mark'd on the Map No 30) And from said last men- 
tioned Stake runs South thirty nine Degrees West seven Chains & seventy 
two Links to a Stake in the Line of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to 
Thomas Davison's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 275 ; Thence along 
the said Line North forty two Degrees West thirty three Chains and fifty 
Links to said New Ark Bay, Then up said Bay as the same runs to the 
Place of Beginning ; Containing about forty one Acres. 

* To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Barnt Christian dated *94 
the twenty sixth Day of March One thousand six hundred 
and sixty seven for a Piece of Land lying at Pembrepogh and 
a Piece Meadow at New Ark Bay 

2l2Ef do allot a certain Parcel of Land (marked on the Map 
No 277) 

d^^Ut .SUtbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
i5tflltlUlJlfl at a Stone mark'd B being a Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land (allotted to Jansen & Edsal's Patent at Constables Hook) 
mark'd on the Map No 270 ; and from said Stone runs North thirty nine 
Degrees East sixty one Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake being the 
Eastermost Comer of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Thomas 
Davison's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 275, Thence along the Line 
thereof North forty two Degrees West five Chains and fifty Links to the 
Southerly Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Catharine 
Stoffelsen's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 276, Then North thirty nine 
Degrees East seven Chains and seventy two Links to a Stake, Thence 
South twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East seven Chains and 
seventy two Links to the Northermost Corner of Barnt Christian's Patent 
marked on the Map No 30, Then along the Line thereof South twenty 
eight Degrees and thirty Minutes West fifty five Chains and twenty nine 
Links to the Westermost Comer thereof. Then South twenty seven De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East fifteen Chains and sixty five Links to a 
Stake, Then South twenty Degrees West two Chains and thirty Links to 
a Stake by the Meadow Edge, Then South forty Degrees West four 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West twenty six 
Chains and sixty two Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 
sixty seven Acres, 

*^ This Lot was adjudged to Jacob Van Home, p. 150. Fide Note to Stoffelaen'$ 
Patent, p. 18. 



172 COMMON LANDS. 

To the Patent of Richard Nicolls to Nicholas Jansen and 
Sam' p:(isal dated the twenty sixth Day of October One 
thousand six hundred and sixty four for a Neck of Land 
call'd Nip Nixon lying at the Mouth of Kill Van Cul 

212110 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 

270) 

(BUV <SUVbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
»qc * JJf (JlllUiUfl at a Stake by the Meadow Edge being the Souther- 
most Corner of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Bamt Christian's 
Patent) mark'd on the Map No 277 ; and from said Stake runs North 
fifty one Degrees West twenty six Chains and sixty two Links to a Stone 
mark'd B being the Westermost corner of the said Lot of Common Land 
allotted to Bamt Christian's Patent, Thence North thirty nine Degrees 
East fifty Links to the Soutbermost Comer of a Lot of Common Land 
(allotted to Dirck Sycan's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 271 ; Then along 
the Line thereof North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to New Ark 
Bay, Then down said Bay as the same runs thirty two Chains and sixty 
Links measured on a streight Line to the Northermost Corner of a Lot 
of Common Land (allotted to Hendrick Jansen Spier's Patent) mark'd 
on the Map No 269, Then along the Line thereof South fifty one De- 
grees East forty one Chains to a Stake (standing South thirty nine Degrees 
West thirty two Chains and nine Links from the said Stone mark'd B), 
Then South thirty nine Degrees West forty nine Chains and seventy six 
Links along the End of several Lots of Common Land to a Stake in the 
Line of the Lot of Common Land set apart for sale mark'd on the 
Map No 172 ; Then along said Line South eighty five Degrees East 
thirty three Chains to a Stake standing in the Edge of the Meadow, 
Then along said Meadow Edge Northeasterly to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about three hundred and five Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Mark Noble and Samuel 
Moore dated the twentieth day of July one thousand six 
hundred and sixty nine for sundry Parcels of Land lying in 
and about the Town of Bergen 

2I2E0 do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

(BXtV cSUCbfg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

K1)t jFitSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 227) 
l^CfJtnS at a Stake being the Easterly Comer of a Lot of Common 
Land (allotted to Dirck Garritse's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 226 ; 
and which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East One hundred and nineteen Chains and fifteen Links from a large 
Stone mark'd ^ 1764, planted in a Comer of Wiehaken Commons; and 
*r,6 from said Stake runs North thirty six * Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
fifteen Chains and twenty seven Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes W^st thirty eight Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West fifteen Chains 
and twenty seven Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to the Place of Beginning; con- 
taining about fifty eight Acres. 



PETER MERSELIS ET AL. 173 

^i)t <SCCOntr mark'd on the Map No 251) 

J3tQiViU at a Stake, at the Eastermost Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land (allotted to Varlet and ]^jayard's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 
250; which Stake stands North thirty three Degrees East twenty seven 
Chains and seventy Links from the Eastermost Corner of a Lot in Arent 
Lawrense's Patent mark'd on the Map No 92 ; And from Stake runs 
North fifty seven Degrees West eighty two Chains to Pinhorne's Creek 
then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs 
North thirty three Degrees East fourteen Chains and thirty six Links to 
a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees West seventy four Chams to 
said Pinhorne's Creek ; Then Down said Creek as the same runs 'til it 
meets the first mentioned Line, Containing about one hundred & five 
acres of Land and Meadow. 

To the first Patent of Philip Carteret to Caspar Stymets dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for two Parcels of Land and Meadow near the Town of 
Bergen 



do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 

225)* 

(But SUtbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

2JCQtnntn0 at a stake being the Eastermost Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land (allotted to the Church) mark'd on the Map No 176, which 
Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East ninety 
eight Chains and forty five Links from a large Stone mark'd ^ 17S4 
planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons ; and from said Stake runs 
North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East nine Chains and four- 
teen Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West nine Chains and fourteen Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to 
the Place of Beginning, Containing about thirty four Acres. 

* To the Second Patent of Philip Carteret to Caspar Stymets # „ 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for sundry Parcels of Land in and about the Town 
of Bergen, 



do allot a certain Parcel of Land mark'd on the Map No 
223 

* This lot was adj udged to Pieter Merselis, p. 161. It was inheritea by Merselis 
Merselis. By his will, dated March 15, 1799, proved Dec. 5, 1800, he gave the S. W. 
half to his son JbAn, who sold to Merselis Merselis Aug. 17, 1801, who sold to John 
and Jacob Merselis May 26, 1807, who sold to Henry Van Glahn June 12, 1807. 
John Merselis gave to John J. Van Home a deed for this half May 21, 1839. TheN. 
E. half went to John's sisters, Jannetje, wife of Walter Clendenny.and Anne, wife of 
Josiah Hornbiower. This half seems to have been sold to William Dally and others. 
Dally sold to John Woolmington. I am not certain as to correctness of what is above 
said concerning the S. W. half It seeius by Douglass' Map to have been in Mrs. Parks, 
the daughter of John Merselis, in 1840. It is either on this half, or on the Church Lot 
Xo. 176, that Glahnville now is. 



1 74 COMMON LANDS. 

d^Ut cSuriJCS whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

]$C0tnniU0 at a Stake being thu eastermost Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land (allotted to Garret Garretse's Patent) mark'd on the Map 
No 222 which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East sixty seven Chains and three Links from a large Stone mark'd ^ 
1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons and from said Stake 
runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East twenty seven 
Chains and forty seven Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees 
& thirty Minutes West thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes West twenty seven Chains and forty 
seven Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East thirty eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 
One hundred and four Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Adrian Post, dated the 
twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen, 

212EJ do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
264) 

(BUV SUCbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

lS0ginnCn]3; at a stake standing in the Line of Laurence Andriesse's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 19; which Stake is the Westermost 
Comer of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Dirck Sycan's Patent) 
mark'd on the Map No 258; and from said Stake runs North twenty 
seven Degrees and thirty Minutes West fifty three Chains and fifty six 
Links to the Edge of the Meadow, Then North twenty six Degrees and 
fifty Minutes East three Chains and sixty six Links to a Stake (being the 
eastermost Comer of a Lot of Meadow in Peter Jacobse's Patent mark'd 
(; g on the Map No 121,) Thence * North forty four Degrees West fifteen 
Chains and forty Links running most part of the Way along a Ditch to 
the Mouth of the same at the Hackinsack River, Then from the Mouth 
of said Ditch up along said River North sixty five Degrees and ten Min- 
utes East seven Chains and fifty two Links to a Stake by the side of said 
River being the Westerly Corner of a Parcel of Common Land and 
Meadow (allotted to Claas Petersen Cors's Patent) mark'd on the Map 
No 263 ; Then along the Line thereof South forty three Degrees and forty 
five Minutes East sixty eight Chains and twenty Links to a Stake in the 
Line of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Nicholas Jansen Baker's 
Patent) mark'd on the Map No 259 ; Thence South fifty Degrees West 
twenty five Chains and sixty Links to the Place of Beginning, Contain- 
ing about One hundred and five acres. 

To the first Patent of Philip Carteret to Guert Coerten dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred & sixty 
eight, for sundry Parcels of Land in & about the Town of 
Bergen, 

2121I-C do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 

215) 

©UV .StirbCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 



COMMON LANDS. 175 

}3tQitininQ at a stake being the Northermost Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land (allotted to Hans Dederick's Patent) mark'd on the Map 
No 214 which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East One hundred and ninety six Chains and fourteen Links from a large 
Stone mark'd ^, 1764 planted in a Corner of VViehaken Commons; 
and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East fifty five Chains to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East eleven Chains and forty eight Links to a Stake, 
Then South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty four Chains 
to said Hudson's River, Then down said River as it runs to the afore- 
mentioned Line running thereto Containing (after an Allowance for the 
Hill) about fifty nine Acres. 

* To the second Patent of Philip Carteret to Guert Coerten *9g 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in & about the 
Town of Bergen 

S!SE0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
243) 
(But .Stttrbfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

]$C({t1intnS at a Stake standing North thirty three Degrees East 
four Chains and fifteen Links from a Stone mark'd ft^Wi, being the 
westermost Comer of a Lot of Common Land (allotted to Claas Jansen 
Van purmerants Patent) mark'd on the Map No 240; and from said 
Stake runs North thirty three Degrees East twenty one Chains and fifty 
Links to a Stake being the Southermost Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land (allotted to Engleburt Steinheysen's Patent) mark'd on the Map No 
244 ; And from the last mentioned Stake runs North fifty seven Degrees 
West twenty eight Chains and twenty Links to a Stake in the Road lead- 
ing from the Town to the English Neighbourhood, Then along said Road 
South ten Degrees West eight Chains and sixty one Links to a Stake, 
Then South four Degrees East nine Chains and seventy five Links along 
said Road to a Stake, Thence South twenty six Degrees and forty Min- 
utes East eight Chains and eighty one Links along said Road to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty Degrees East eleven Chains and thirty Links to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about forty five Acres. 

To the Third Patent of Philip Carteret to Guert Coerten 
dated the twenty first Day of March One thousand six hun- 
dred & seventy for a Piece of Meadow lying Northerly of the 
Town 
W^t do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 

235) 

<^Mt .Surbtg whereof shews, & we adjudge it to be a Tract 

]90ntnnin0 at a Stake being the westermost Comer of a Lot of 
Common Land (allotted to Frederick Phillipse's Patent) mark'd on the 
Map No 234 ; which * Stake stands South thirty three Degrees West seven *ioo 
Chains and forty one Links from a Stone mark'd SlSHiS planted in the 
westermost Corner of Wiehaken Commons, and from said Stake runs 
South thirty three Degrees West nineteen Chains and forty two Links to 



176 COMMON LANDS. 

a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East twenty three Chains and 
ten Links to a Stake on the Hill on the Line of a Slip of Common Land 
(allotted to Hol)ocken Patent) mark'd on the Map No 233 ; Then 
along the Line thereof North thirty three Degrees East nineteen Chains 
and forty two Links to a Stake. Thence North fifty seven Degrees West 
twenty three Chains and ten Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
about forty four Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Frederick Philipse dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen 

2I2E0 do allot the two several Parcels of Land following, 

(f^Ut <SUl*b05 whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts, 

5ri)f jFlVSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 234) * 

]3C0tU£i at a large Stone mark'd WS^^ planted in the Westermost 
Corner of Wiehaken Commons ; and from said Stone runs South thirty 
three Degrees West seven Chains and forty one Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty seven Degrees East twenty three Chains and ten Links to a 
Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees East five Chains and sixty one 
Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees West twenty three 
Chains and ten Links to the Place of Beginning ; Containmg about fif- 
teen Acres. 

Ki]t cSf COntf (mark'd on the Map No 262) 

]3C0tn!S at a Stake (standing in the Road that leads from the Town 
to Bergen Point, which Stake is South forty three Degrees and forty five 
Minutes East fifty Links from the Southerly Corner of a Lot in Guert 
Garretse's Patent (mark'd on the Map No 102) and from said Stake runs 
South thirty six Degrees West thirty three Chains and thirty eight Links 
to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes 
West fifty six Chains and fifty Links to a Stake by the Meadow Edge, 
Thence North thirty Degrees & fifty Minutes East nine Chains and fifty 
five Links along the Meadow Edge, Then North thirty Degrees east six- 
*ioi teen Chains and sixty Links along the said Meadow Edge to a Stake* 
(standing in the Southerly Line of said Lot of Guert Garretse mark'd on 
the Map No 102,) Thence South fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes east 
thirty five Chains along said Guert Garretse's Line, Then along the same 
South fifty Degrees and ten Minutes East twenty three Chains and sixty 
five Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about One hundred 
and sixty eight Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Anglebert Stienheysen 
dated the twenty second Day of July One thousand six hun- 
dred & seventy for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about 
the Town of Bergen. 

SISEC do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

* This Lot was adjudged to Philip French, p. 171. Vide Xote to Philipse's 
Patent, p. 2H. 



MICHAEL AND GEORGE DE MOTT ET AL. ] 77 

®Ut cSUtijfS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts, 

^i)t jpitUt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 216) 
MtQinU at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to the first Patent to Guert Coerten mark'd on the 
Map No 215 and said Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East two hundred and seven Chains and sixty two Links from 
a large Stone mark'd M 1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) 
and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
fifty four Chains to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake the 
Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East nine Chains and forty six Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east fifty one Chains 
and eighty Links to said Hudsons River, Then down along the same as 
it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, Containing after an Allow- 
ance for the Hill) about forty seven Acres. 

JCije SCCOntr (mark'd on the Map No 244) 

MtQiXlH at a Stake (being the Southerly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Dirck Tunisse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 245 and 
which Stake stands South thirty three Degrees West forty five Chains and 
fifty Links from a large Stone mark'd 212E JI3 planted at the westerly Cor- 
ner of Wiehaken Comons) And from said Stake runs North fifty seven 
Degrees West thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty three De- 
grees West forty One Chains «& sixty nine Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty five Degrees West twelve Chains & eighteen Links to a Stake, 
Thence south sixteen Degrees & five Minutes East five Chains & sixty 
eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east twenty 
eight Chains & twenty Links to a Stake, Thence Northerly three De- 
grees east fifty seven Chains & forty two Links to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about one hundred and seventy one Acres. 

* To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Thomas Fredrick ahas *io2 
De Cuyper dated the tenth Day of November One thou 
sand six hundred & seventy seven for sundry Parcels of Land 
in and about the Town of Bergen, 

212EC do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 
<BUV ^UViitS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts, 

2ri)0 jFlCSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 232)* 

Mt^iXlU at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Jacob Luby's Patent mark'd on the Map No. 231 and 
which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
two hundred & sixteen Chains & sixteen Links from a large Stone 

* This and Lot Xo. 284 were adjudged to Michael and George De Mott, p. 18L 
Vide Xote to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9. This lot was divided between Michael and the 
heirs of George. Michael sold the north half to Joseph Danielson, after 1840, who 
died seized in 1860. The south half was sold, in 1867, by commissioners appointed 
to divide the De Mott property to J. andE. Gardner, who sold to the Rev. Wm. V. 
Mabon in 1860. 



178 .-VIH IIAKL AND GEORGE DE MOTT ET AL. 

mark'd ^ 1764 planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and from 
said Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty 
eight Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six degrees and thirty Min- 
utes P^ast thirteen Chains and nine Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirteen Chains 
and nine Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about forty nine 
Acres. 

STfjf cSCCOtttl (being a small Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on 

the Map No 284) 

Mtgins at a stake (which Stake is the Southerly Comer of a Town 
Lot in Englebert Stienheysen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 152) And 
from said Stake runs South forty two Degrees East ninety six Links to a 
Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One Chain and thirty 
eight Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees West ninety six 
Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East One Chain 
and thirty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about one 
eighth of an Acre, 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Herman Edwards, 
dated the fourteenth Day of September One thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty two for sundry Parcels of Land lying in & 
about the Town of Bergen, 

'103 * 'SWit do diUot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 

No 249) 

(BUV .SUtiJCg whereof shews and w^e adjudge it to be a Tract 
^tQinniXlQ at a Stake (standing North fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes West six Chains and thirty Links from a large Stone mark'd ^ 
1764, planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons and from said Stake 
runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty Chains to a 
Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west twenty four Chains and 
twenty Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East thirty 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees East twenty one 
Chains and ninety-five Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
about sixty eight Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Guert Garretse, dated 
the twenty second Day of July One thousand six hundred 
and seventy. For Sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about 
the Town of Bergen, 



do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 

No 221) 

®UP <Sutij0g whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
iJCfllUnittfi at a Stake (being the easterly Corner of a Lot of Com 
mon Land allotted to Hendrick Tunisse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 
220 ; And which stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East eighteen Chains and forty three Links from a large Stone mark'd ^ 
1764 planted at a Comer of Wiehaken Commons) and from said Stake 
runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty eight Chains to 
a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East twenty 



GARRET NEWKIRK. 179 

nine Chains and eighty six Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West twenty nine Chains and 
eighty six Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about One hun- 
dred & thirteen Acres. 

* To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Paulus Pieterse dated * 104 
the seventh Day of March One thousand six hundred and 
sixty three and confirm'd to said Pieterse by Patent from 
Philip Carteret dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand 
six hundred and sixty eight, for sundry Parcels of Land lying 
in and about the Town of Bergen, 
S!SE0 do allot the three several Parcels of Land following 
®Ur cSurbtJJ whereof shews and we adjudge them to be three 
Tracts 

3ir!)0 jFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 252)* 
MtQlVLH at a Stake (standing at the easterly Corner of a Lot ot 
Common Land allotted to the Patent of Noble and Moore mark'd on 
the Map No 251) and from said Stake runs North fifty seven Degrees 
West seventy four Chains to Pinhornes Creek, Then returning to said 
Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs North thirty three 
Degrees East twelve Chains and thirty five Links to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty seven Degrees West fifty three Chains to said Pinhornes 
Creek, Then down along the said Creek as it runs 'til it meets the first 
mentioned Line, Containing about seventy four Acres. 
Kf^t ^ttontf (mark'd on the Map No 253) t 
fSt^inU at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Englebert Steinheysen's Patent, mark'd on the Map No 
216 ; and which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East two hundred and seventeen Chains and eight Links from a large 
Stone mark'd ^ 1764 planted at a Comer of Wiehaken Commons) 
And from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
twenty seven Chains and forty Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty six 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East five Chains and forty eight Links to a 
Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West twenty 
seven Chains and forty Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West five Chains and forty eight Links to the Place 
of Beginning, Containing about fifteen Acres. 

* This lot was adjudged to Garret Newkii-k, p. 187, Fide Note to Pieterse's Patent, 
p. 40. In the partition between Mathevis and Hendrick, the former took the south 
half and the latter the north half. Hendrick gave his share to his two sons. Garret 
£r.,who took the south half, and George, who took the north half. Vide Note toPkiUpse's 
Patent, p. 28. 

t This lot was adjudged to Garret Newkirk, p. 187. By his will it was given to 
his two sons, Mathevis and Hendrick, from whom it passed undivided to Garret and 
Aaron, sons o{ Mathevis, and Garret H. and George, sons of Hendrick. These four sold 
the east end to Abraham Huyler, the middle to Stephen Vreeland, and the west end 
to John George Leake, Dec. 1, 1812. Each purchaser took about onp-third of the 
lot. Vide Note to Lot No. 400, p. 172. Leake died seized and intestate without lawful 
heirs, and, with other lands adjoining, it escheated to the State. Vide O'Hanlin vs. Den. 
Spencer 31 ; 1 Zab. 582. 



180 GARRET NEVVKIRK ET AL. 

3ri)C JCijirtl (mark'd on the Map No 281) * 

2$r0tn.Q at a Stake (being the Southerly Comer of a Lot of Land 
*^oS in Peter * (acobse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 58) and from said 
Stake runs North forty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West twenty nine 
Chains and forty Links to a Stake, Thence South forty 1 )egrees West 
four Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees 
and ten Minutes East thirty Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence 
North thirty five Degrees East three Chains and seventy four Links to 
the Place of Beginning, Containing about Eleven Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Dirck Garretse, dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and 
sixty eight, for sundry Parcels of Land in & about the 
Town of Bergen, 

?!Wit do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 226) 

©Ul* cSUtUfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
33CSntUtUS at a Stake (being the easterly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Casper Stymet's first Patent mark'd on the Map No 
225; And which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East One hundred and seven Chains and fifty nine Links from a 
large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) 
And from said Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
W^est thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East eleven Chains and fifty six Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a 
Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West, eleven 
Chains &: fifty six Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about 
forty four Acres. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jacob Luby, dated the 
fourteenth Day of September One thousand six hundred and 
sixty two for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen 

2123.0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
231) 

©up cS Utiles whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
*io6 * 2$tgtnUttt0 at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land allotted to Tielman Van Vleck's Patent marked on the 
Map No 230 and which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East one hundred and ninety one Chains and fifty two Links 
from a large stone mark'd ^ 1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Com- 
mons) And from said Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty 

* This lot was adjudged to Garret Newkirk, p. 187. It lies near the Catholic 
Cemetery, near the Hackensack river. It was partitioned by his two sons, Mathevis 
and Hendrick. Mathevis took the north half, which went , to his sons Garret and 
Aaron. Hendrick took the south half, which went to his sou Garret H., who sold it 
to his brother George and brother-in-law Hartman Van Wagenen. George's interest 
went to his son Abraham P. He and Van Wagenen partitioned ; he taking the south 
lialf, and Van Wagenen the north half. 



WILLIAM BAYAED ET AL. 181 

Minutes West thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East twenty four Chains and sixty four Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty 
eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes West twenty four Chains and sixty four Links to the Place of Begin- 
ning, Containing about ninety three Acres. 

To the Patent of Phihp Carteret to Jacob Luby dated the tenth 
Day of November one thousand six hundred and seventy 
seven, for sundry Parcels of Land lying at and near Wieha- 
ken in the Township of Bergen 

SISI0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
202) 

(But .SUtiJfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
iJCflinUlUfi at a Stake (standing North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East twelve Chains and thirty Links from a large Stone mark'd 
^ 1764 planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) And from said Stake 
runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty three Chains 
and seventy five Links to a Red Oak Tree (on the East side of a Brook 
being the Northerly Corner of the two small Lotts in Jacob Luby's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No 144) And from said Tree runs South forty one 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East three Chains and fifty two Links along 
the Line of said Luby's Patent, then South twenty six Degrees East four 
Chains and twenty four Links along the Line of said Patent to Hudson's 
River, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; And from . 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East one Chain 
and ninety five Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East fifty two Chains and fifty Links to said Hudson's 
River ; Then down along said River as it runs 'til it comes to the Easterly 
Comer of said Jacob Luby's Patent, Containing (after an Allowance for 
the Hill) about nine Acres. 

* To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Jan Lubertse dated the ^^^ 
the twelfth day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in & about the Town 
of Bergen 
213EP do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 
©Utr cSurb05 whereof shews and we adjudge them to bo two 
Tracts 
^t)f jFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 248) 
iStQiWH at a Stake (standing North thirty three Degrees East eighty 
nine Links from a large Stone mark'd W B being the westerly Corner of 
Wiehaken Commons) And from said Stake runs North fifty seven De- 
grees West thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees 
East sixteen Chains & sixteen Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven 
Degrees East thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees 
West sixteen Chains and sixteen Links to the Place of Beginning-, Con- 
taining about forty eight Acres. 

Ki^t <SCCOntr mark'd on the Map No 282 * 

* This Lot was adjudged to Arent Toers, p. 195. Vide Note to Steenhuysen' s Patent, 
p. 32. 



182 COMMON LANDS. 

JJfging at a Stake (by the Road that leads from the Town to the 
EngHsh Neighbourhood ; which Stake is the Easterly Corner of a Lot in 
Englebert Steinheysen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 38) and from 
said Stake runs North seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes West twenty 
eight Chains and ninety Einks to a Stake ])y the Middle Road, Then 
North twenty Degrees and fifteen Minutes East Seven Chains and ninety 
Links along said Middle Road to a Stake, Thence South seventy five 
Degrees and fifty Minutes East twenty eight Chains and five Links to 
the first mentioned Road, Then South fourteeen Degrees and ten Min- 
utes West seven Chains and eighty seven Links along said Road to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about twenty two Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Peter Jacobse dated the 
fifth Day of August One thousand six hundred and seventy 
one for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen 

= 108 * 2I2II0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 

No 236) 

(BUV <SUtb02 whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
iSCgtttnitlS a-t a Stake (standing South thirty three Degrees West 
twenty six Chains and eighty three Links from a large Stone mark'd 
W B in the Westermost Corner of Wiehaken Commons and which Stake 
is the Westerly Comer of a Lot of Common Land allotted to Guert 
Coerten's third Patent mark'd on the Map No 235) and from said Stake 
runs South thirty three Degrees West thirty Chains and twenty eight 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East twenty five 
Chains and ten Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees 
East twenty seven Chains and thirty one Links to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty seven Degrees West two Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty 
three Degrees East two Chains and ninety seven Links to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty seven Degrees west twenty three Chains and ten Links to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about seventy five Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Nicholas Varlet & Bal- 
thazar Bayard dated the tenth Day of August One thousand 
six hundred and seventy one for sundry Parcels of Land lying 
in & about the Town of Bergen 

do allot the six several Parcels of Land following 



<BUV SUttltg whereof shews, and we adjudge them to be 
six Tracts 

5ri)C iFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 250) 
MtQinU at a Stake (being the Southerly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Noble & Moore's Patent mark'd on the Map No 251 ) 
And from said Stake runs North fifty seven Degrees West eighty two 
Chains to Pinhorne's Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of 
Beginning and runs South thirty three Degrees West twenty seven Chains 
and seventy Links to a Stake (being the Easterly Comer of a Lot in 
Arent Lawrense's Patent mark'd on the Map No 92) and from said Stake 
runs North fifty Degrees West twenty Chains and eighty Links to a Stake, 
Thence South forty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West five Chains, 



CORNELIUS AND GARRET SIP ET AL. 183 

Then South forty five Degrees and ten Minutes West eight Chains and 
foity Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees west twenty 
Chains and forty seven Links to Bridge Creek, Thence North forty two 
Degrees West forty eight Chains and thirty * eight Links to said Pin- *io9 
homes Creek, Then up along said Creek the several Courses thereof as 
it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, Containing about two hun- 
dred and fifty six acres. 

2rf)C cSCCOtttJ (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen Mark'd on the 
Map No 285)* 

i3tQiVLH at the Southerly Corner of said Lot (which Corner is North 
thirty four Degrees and thirty Minutes East one Chain and sixty Links 
from a Stake standing near the Middle of the Square, which Stake is 
North forty seven Degrees East six Chains and fifty three Links from the 
Easterly Corner of the Church) and from said Southerly Corner runs 
North forty two Degrees West two Chains and forty five Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and Eighty Six Links 
to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East two Chains and forty 
five Links to a Stake by a Street ; Thence South forty Eight Degrees 
west two Chains and eighty six Links along said Street to the Place of 
Beginning, Containing about Half an Acre. 

^i)£ ^i|lttr (being another small Lot in the Town mark'd on the 

Map No 286) t 

iStQinU at a Stake (being the easterly Corner of a Town Lot in said 
Varlet & Bayard's Patent mark'd on the Map No 160) and from said 
Stake runs South forty eight Degrees West two Chains and ninety one 
Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East ninety eight Links 
to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and ninety 
one Links to a Stake by said Street, Thence North forty two Degrees 
west ninety eight Links along said Street to the Place of Beginning, Con- 
taining about one Quarter of an Acre. 

®-^f jFOUttJ) (being a small Piece of Land lying easterly from and 
near the Town mark'd on the Map No 224)^ 

JStQinU at a Stake by a Street (which is the Northerly Corner of an 
Out-Garden-Plot in Jan Lubertse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 115) 
and from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees East three Chains 
and four Links along said Street to a Stake, Thence South forty two De- 
grees and fifty Minutes East six Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, 
Thence South forty eight Degrees West two Chains & ninety one Links 

* This Lot was adjudged to Cornelius and Garret Sip, p. 201. Vide Note to Van 
Vorst's Patent, p. 60. It was sold Aug. 1, 1793, by Edo Merselis and Ariantje, Lis 
wife, Levinus Winne and Annatje, his wife, Thomas Vreeland and Jannetje, his wife, 
Jerry Van Winkle and Antje, his wife, Michael Vreeland and Peter Sip, heirs of Cor- 
nelius Sip. to the Eeformed Church in Bergen. The church sold it in parcels — to 
Thomas Taylor April, 1863 ; to Charles J. Timson April, 1863; to Benjamin C. Tay- 
lor May and Aug., 1863; and to John W. Morton March 28, 1H64. 

t This Lot was adjudged to Cornelius and Garret Sip, p. 201. Vide Note to Van 
Vorst's Patent, p. 60. It yet remains in the Sip family, and is annexed to Lot No. 
160, of which Richard Sip died seized April 10, 1865. 

X This Lot was adjudged to Johannis Van Rypen, p. 201. Vide Note to Coerten's 
Patent, p. 25, and Note to Nolle and Hoove's Patent, p. 20. 



184 MICHAEL AND GEORGE DE MOTT ET AL. 

to a Stake, Thence North forty one Degrees & thirty Minutes West 
six Chains and ninety Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 
two Acres. 

^\)t jFlft!) (being another small Piece of Land lying Northeasterly 
from cV' near the Town, Mark'd on the Map No 241) * 

* i^tQinU at a Stake (being the Corner of a Well ninety three Links 
from the Northerly Corner of Garrit Sip's House) and from said Stake 
runs North forty two Degrees East three Chains and ninety six Links to 
a Stake at the Corner of Zachariah Sickle's Bam, Then North seventy 
four Degrees and thirty Minutes West two Chains and sixty five Links to 
a Stake, Thence South forty Degrees West two Chains and sixty four Links 
to a Stake by a Road or Street, Thence South forty two Degrees East 
two Chains and thirty two Links along said Road or Street to the Place 
of Beginning, Containing about three Quarters of an Acre. 

3ri)0 <^tptf) (being another small Piece of Land lying Northeasterly 
from & near the Town mark'd on the Map No 287) t 

MtQinU at a Stake by a Street (being a Westerly Comer of a Lot in 
John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No 125) And from said Stake 
runs North forty two Degrees West three Chains and eighteen Links to 
a Corner of said Street, Then North forty two Degrees East two Chains 
and seventy Links along the Road leading from the Town to the English 
Neighbourhood to a Stake, Then South nine Degrees East four Chains 
and ten Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees West thirty 
eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about a Quarter of 
an Acre. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Dow Harmense dated the 
twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen, 

S12EC do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
246)1 

a^Mt <SUtbCg whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 

SSCStnntltg at a Stake (being the Southerly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Jacob Stoffelse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 247, 
And stands south thirty three Degrees West one Chain & seventy Links 
from a large Stone mark'd WB planted at the westerly Corner of Wiehaken 
Commons) and from said Stake runs South thirty three Degrees West 
thirty nine Chains and eighty three Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty 

* This lot was adjudged to Zacharias Sickles, p. 201. It remained in that family 
until it was sold by Peter Sickles to Dr. Thomas B. Gautier, who sold to Andrew L. 
Cadmus May 20, 1835, who sold to Daniel Fanshaw May 2, 1836, who sold to Wiley. 

tThis lot was adjudged to Zacharias Sickles, p. 201, and is now owned by Maria, 
wife of Smith Garrabrant, and, Avith what was bought of the Newkirks, forms her 
homestead. Vide Note to Berry's Patent, p. 51. It was sold by Peter Sickles to Dr. 
Thomas B. Gautier, who sold the same to Andrew L. Cadmus May 20, 1835, who sold 
to Daniel Fanshaw May 2, 1836. 

X This lot was adjudged to Michael and George De Mott, p. 201. Vide Note to 
Harinenaeii's Patent, p. 50. 



COMMON LANDS. 185 

seven Degrees West thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty three 
Degrees East thirty nine Chains and eighty three Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty seven Degrees P^ast thirty Chains to the Place of Be- 
ginning, Containing about one hundred and twenty six Acres. 

* To the Patent of Phihp Carteret to John Beiry dated the *iii 
twentieth Day of July One thousand six hundred and sixty 
nine for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the Town 
of Bergen 

513EC do allot that Parcel of Land which on the Map is mark'd 

No. 228) 

(BUV cSurbCS whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
l$?SinntU0 at a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Noble & Moore's Patent mark'd on the Map No 
227 and stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East One 
hundred and thirty four Chains and forty two Links from a large Stone 
mark'd ^ 1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and from said 
Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty eight 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East thirty four Chains and forty three Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty four 
Chains and forty three Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 
one hundred and thirty Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Tielman Van Vleck 
dated the twenty fifth Day of March One thousand six hun- 
dred and seventy for sundry Parcels of Land near the Town 
of Bergen, 

21231P do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
230) 

a^lit .SlltrtJfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
330flinnin5 at a stake (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Ide Comelise's Patent mark'd on the Map No 229 
and stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East One hundred 
and seventy seven Chains and seventy eight Links from a large Stone 
mark'd ^ 1764 planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and from 
said Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty 
eight Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East thirteen Chains and seventy four Links to a Stake, Thence* *jj2 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to 
a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West thir- 
teen Chains and seventy four Links to the Place of Beginning, Contain- 
ing about fifty two Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Hendrick Tunise dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in & about the Town 
of Bergen. 

2I2S0 do clllot the two several Parcels of Land following 
24 



186 IIKNDKICK VAiN WINKLE ET AL. 

©UC SUl'Ufg whereof shews and we adjudge thtm to be two 
Tracts 

3ffjC jFirSt whereof mark'd on the Maj) No 220) 

UrfllUS at a large Stone mark'd M 1764 planted at a Corner of 
Wiehakcn Commons and from said Stone runs North fifty two Degrees 
& thirty Minutes West thirty eight Chams to a Stake, Thence Noith 
thirty six Degrees & thirty Minutes East eighteen Chains and forty three 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West eighteen Chains and forty three Links to the Place 
of Beginning. Containing about seventy Acres. 

2rf)C .SCCOnTJ (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 
Map No 255) * 

JStQlVlU at a Stake standing by a Street (being the Southerly Comer 
of a Town Lot in Fredrick Phihpse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 149) 
and from said Stake runs North forty eight Degrees East two Chains and 
eighty two Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East ninety 
seven Links to a Stake, Thence South forty eight Degrees West One 
Chain and forty one Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees 
East two Chains and forty five Links to a Stake by another Street, Thence 
South forty eight Degrees West one Chain and forty one Links along 
said other Street to a Stake at the Comer, Thence North forty two De- 
grees West three Chains and forty two Links along the first mentioned 
Street to the Place of Beginning, Containing about Half an Acre. 

113 * To the Patent of Phihp Carteret to Hans Dederick dated 

the twelfth Day of May One Thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight, for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen. 

SI2E0 do diUot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 214) 

®UC cSUtijfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
JJfflinUlttfl at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to Dirck Claasen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 213 
and stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East One hundred 
and eighty seven Chains and fifty eight Links from a large Stone mark'd 
^ 1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) And from said 
Stake runs South fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes East fifty five Chains 
to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning; 
And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
eight Chains and fifty six Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East fifty five Chains to said Hudson's River, 
Then down along the same as it runs 'till it meets the first mentioned 
Line. Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about forty four Acres. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Dirck Tunise dated 
the fourteenth Day of September One thousand six hundred 
and sixty two for sundry Parcels of Land lying in & about 
the Town of Bergen. 

* This Lot was adjudged to Hendrick Van Winkle, p. 207. Vide Note to Teunise's 
Patent, p. 54. 



JOHANNIS VAN WAGENEN. 187 

5I2U0 do clllot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 

No 245)* 

®Ut <SUtbfg whereof shews & we adjudge it to be a Tract 

iSCgntUlttg at a Stake (being the Southerly Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land allotted to Dow Harmense's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 246 and stands South thirty three Degrees West forty one Chains and 
fifty three Links from a large Stone planted at the westerly Corner of 
Wiehaken Commons mark'd 212E iJ) and from said Stake runs North 
fifty seven Degrees West thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
three Degrees West three Chains & ninety seven Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty seven Degrees East thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence 
Norch thirty three Degrees East three Chains and ninety seven Links to 
the Place of Beginning, Containing about twelve Acres. 

* To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Garret Garretse, *;i4 
dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred «& 
sixty eight for sundry Parcels of Land lying in & about the 
Town of Bergen, 

SI2E0 do dlllOt a. certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 

No 222_)t 

#Ur .SUtbC<W whereof shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
iStQinnflTflat a Stake being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Guert Garretse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 221 
and stands North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty eight 
Chains and twenty nine Links from a large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 
planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and from said Stake runs 
North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty Eight Chains to 
a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East eigh- 
teen Chains and seventy four Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West eighteen Chains and 
seventy four Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about seventy 
One Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Ide Corneilise dated the 
thirty-first Day of May one thousand six hundred & sixty 
eight for a Piece of Upland and a Piece of Meadow lying 
to the Northward of the Town of Bergen. 

219EC do allot the two several Parcels of Land following, 

a^XtV <SUti)CS whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 
JTlje jFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 229)! 

* This Lot was adjudged to Joliannis Van Wagenen, p. 210. Vide Note to Ger- 
ritse's Patent, p. 58, and Xote to Lot No. 232, p. 114. 

t This Lot was adjudged to Johannis Van Wagenen, p. 211. Vide Note to Ger- 
ritse's Patent, p. 50. Jacob gave the north half to his son Martman. 

X This lot was adjudged to Cornelius and Garret Sip, p. 211. Vide Note to Van 
Vorst's Patent, p. 60. John and Eobert E. Gardner now own about 18 acres west of 
the Dallytown road, bought of the Sips. 



188 CORNELIUS AND GAUEET SIP ET AL. 

iiCfitttS at a Stake being the Easterly Corner of a Lot of Com- 
mon Land allotted to John Berry's Patent mark'd on the Map No 228 
and stands North thirty six Degrees antl thirty Minutes East One hun- 
dred and sixty eight Chains and eighty five i.inks from a large Stone 
mark'd ^. 1704. planted at a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) and from 
*ii5 said Stake runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West * thirty 
eight Chains to a Stake, '1 hence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East eight Chains and ninety three Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to a Stake 
Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West eight Chains 
and ninety three Links to the Place of Beginning. Containing about 
thirty four Acres. 

JTi)? cSfCOtttf (being a Lot in the Town of Bergen mark'd on the 

Map No 256)* 

l^tQinti at a Stake by a Street being the Easterly Comer of a Lot 
of Common Land in the Town allotted to Varlet & Bayard's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No 285) and from said Stake runs North forty two 
Degrees West two Chains and forty five Links to a Stake, Thence North 
forty eight Degrees East One Chain and forty six Links to a Stake by 
another Street, Thence South forty two Degrees East two Chains and 
forty five Links along said other Street to a Stake at a Corner, Thence 
South forty eight Degrees West One Chain and forty six Links along said 
first mentioned Street to the Place of Beginning. Containing about one 
Quarter of an Acre. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Arent Lawrense dated 
the tenth Day of October One thousand six hundred and 
seventy for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about the 
Town of Bergen 

215H0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land Southeasterly from, and 
near the Town (mark'd on the Map No 254) 

#Ur cSUfiJfg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract. 
iSrflinniUfl at a stake (being the Southerly Corner of an Out Gar- 
den Plot in Hans Dedrick's Patent mark'd on the Map No 114) and 
from said stake runs South thirty five Degrees and fifty five Minutes East 
forty Chains and sixty Links to a Creek call'd Oyster Creek (that runs 
into Horsimus Creek and which said Oyster Creek is the Northerly 
Bounds of Claas Pietersen Cors' Patent mark'd on the Map No 11) Then 
returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence runs 
South forty eight Degrees West four Chains and eighty six Links to a 
Stake, Thence South forty four degrees W^est twenty Chains to the East- 
erly Line of a Lot in Nicholas Varlet's Patent mark'd on the Map No 
128, Then South eight Degrees East fourteen Chains and ninety four 
Links along said Varlet's Line to the Corner, Then South eighty two 
*i 16 l^egrees West eight Chains and fifty seven Links along * Varlet's South- 
erly Line to the Northeasterly Line of Nicholas Jansen the Baker's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 12; Then South forty nine Degrees 
and forty five Minutes East seventeen Chains along said Baker's Line to 
a Stake (being the westerly Corner of said Bakers Patent mark'd on 

* This lot was adjudged to'Cornelius and Garret Sip, p. 211. Vide Note to Van 
Vorst's Patent, p. 60. 



COMMON LANDS. 189 

the Map No 13) Thence North iorty Degrees and fifteen Minutes East 
twenty six Chains and twenty five Links along the Line of said Bakers 
last mention'd Patent to the Northerly Corner thereof, 'J'hen South forty 
nine Degrees and forty five Minutes East seven Chains along the North- 
easterly Line of said Bakers last mention'd Patent to a Stake by a small 
Creek, Then down the said small Creek 'til it empties into said Oyster 
Creek, Then down along said Oyster Creek the several Courses thereof 
as it runs til it meets the first mentioned Line. Containing about one 
hundred Acres. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Nicholas Varlet dated 
the eighteenth Day of October One thousand six hundred 
& sixty three for sundry Parcels of Land lying in and about 
the Town of Bergen. 

212H0 do allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

(But cSUtiJfg whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts, 

2ri)t JFltSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 242) 
JJtfiinS at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of Claas Jansen 
Vanpurmerants Patent mark'd on the Map No 132) And from said Stake 
runs South forty Degrees West eighteen Chains along said Van Purmer- 
ant's Line to a Stake at his westerly Corner, Thence South fifty Degrees 
East one Chain to the Northeriy Corner of Hendrick Van Ostrums 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 131 Thence South forty Degrees west 
fifteen Chains and fourteen Links along said Van Ostrum's Line to his 
westerly Corner, Thence South fifty Degrees East eight Chains and one 
Link to the Northerly Corner of a Lot in Anglebert Steinheysen's Patent 
mark'd on the Map No 130, Thence South thirty two Degrees West 
twenty two Chains and thirty eight Links to the Easterly Corner of a 
Lot of Common Land allotted to the Free School mark'd on the Map 
No 179, Then North thirty eight Degrees & forty five Minutes West 
twenty Chains along the Line of said School Lot to the Road leading 
from the Town to the English Neighbourhood, Then North twelve De- 
grees & twenty Minutes East nine Chains along said Road, Then 
North fourteen Degrees and ten Minutes East nineteen Chains and twelve 
Links along said Road, Then North forty one Degrees East nine Chains 
and fifty Links along said Road, Then North forty four Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East seventeen Chains and Twelve Links * along said *^ 
Road to a Stake, (being the Easterly Corner of a Lot in Anglebert Stein- 
heysen's Patent mark'd on the Map No 89,) Thence North sixteen De- 
grees East four Chains & twenty two Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty Degrees East eleven Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty diree Degrees West four Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty Degrees East Ten Chains to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about One hundred and twenty three Acres. 

^Ije SeCOntr (being a small Lot in the Town ot Bergen mark'd 
on the Map No 257) 

i3tQinn at a stake (being the westerly Corner of a Town Lot in said 
Nicholas Varlet's Patent mark'd on the Map No 168) and from said 
Stake runs South forty eight Degrees West One Chain and forty six 
Links to a Stake, Thence South forty two Degrees East One Chain and 



11)0 JIKNDHICrS KCYPER. 

nineteen Links to a Stake, Thence North forty eight Degrees East One 
Chain and forty six Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees 
AN'est One Chain and nineteen Links to the Place of Beginning, Contain- 
ing about One Eighth of an Acre. 

To the Patent of PhiHp Carteret to Hendrick Van Ostrum 
dated the tenth Day of November One thousand six hundred 
and seventy seven. For a Parcel of Upland, and a Parcel of 
Meadow lying Eastward of the Town of Bergen. 

SI23C do Allot the two several Parcels of Land following 

®Ul* <SUCtl0J> whereof shews and we adjudge them to be two 
Tracts 

JTije JiFitSt whereof (mark'd on the Map No 209)* 
]SC^tnS at a Stake . (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land allotted to Claas Pietersen Cors's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 208 and which Stake stands North thirty six Degrees & thirty 
Minutes East One hundred & forty four Chains & fifty-eight Links from 
a large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 planted in a Corner of Wiehaken Commons) 
And from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East fifty seven Chains to the Edge of Slaugh's Meadow (which Meadow 
is mark'd on the Map 145) And then returning to said Stake the Place 
of Beginning & from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East two Chains & and fifty five Links to a Stake, Then South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty eight Chains to the Edge 
of said Slaugh's Meadow, Then along betwixt the said Meadow & Up- 
land 'til it meets the first mentioned Line. Containing (after an Allow- 
ance for the Hill) about fourteen Acres. 

^118 * ^fit .SeCOntr (mark'd on the Map No 239) 

iJCflfnS at a Stake (standing Souththirty three Degrees West one Chain 
(S: thirty eight Links from a large Stone mark'd ^Ei3 planted in the 
Westermost Corner of Wiehaken Commons; And which Stake is the wester- 
ly Corner of a Lot of Common Land allotted Abraham Isaacsen Plank's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 238) And from said Stake runs South fifty 
seven Degrees East twenty seven Chains and ten Links to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty three Degrees West eight Chains and eighty four 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifteen Degrees West seven Chains and 
twenty Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees West twenty 
nine Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty three De- 
grees East fourteen Chains and forty four Links to the Place of Beginning. 
Containing about thirty nine Acres. 

To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Claas Jansen Vanpur- 
merant, dated the thirty first Day of March One thousand six 



* This lot was adjudged to Hendricus Kuyper, p. 208. Vide Note to Lot Xo. 240, 
p. 78. John Dey sold this and Lot A^o. 210 to Cornelius Garrabrants April 12, 1791. 
This conveyance recites a deed from Archibald Kennedy to Kuyper Oct. 10, 1767. 
Garrabrants devised these lots to his sons Cornelius and Peter. Peter died seized 
and intestate Dec. 24, 1825, and Cornelius Van Winkle and James Van Buskirk, 
administrators, sold his half, containing twentv-three acres, to Michael Carling June 
3, 1828. 



HENDKICUS KUYPER — SIR PETER WAI{REN. 191 

hundred and sixty eight for a Parcel of Upland and a Parcel 
of Meadow lying eastward of the Town of Bergen 

3i2SC do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map 
No 210) * 

(But .SuriJCg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract, 
iJCfltliniHtJ at a Stake (standing North thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East One hundred and forty seven Chains and thirteen 
Links from a large Stone mark'd M. 1764 planted in a Corner of Wieha- 
ken Commons ; and which Stake is the Northerly Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land allotted to Hendrick Van Ostrum's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 209 ) And from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East fifty eight Chains to the Edge of Slaugh's Meadow, Then 
returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs 
North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East eight Chains and ninety 
nine Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East sixty two Chains and forty Links to Hudson's River, Then down 
along said River to said Slaugh's Meadow, then along betwixt said Mea- 
dow and the Upland 'till it meets the first mentioned Line that comes to 
said Meadow, Containing (after an Allowance for the Hlil) about fifty one 
Acres. 

* To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jan Vinge dated *jjq 
the fourth Day of June One thousand six hundred & sixty 
three for a Piece of Meadow lying Easterly of the Town of 
Bergen. 

213E0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
218) 

(BUV SUtbtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract, 
f^tQinninQ at a stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land allotted to Petrus Stuyvesant's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 217) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East twenty four Chains and forty Links to Hudson's River, 
Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; and from thence 
runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East seven Chains and 
forty one Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East twenty four Chains to said Hudson's River, Then down 
along said River as it runs 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, Contain- 
ing (after an Allowance for the Hill ) about fifteen Acres. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Cornells Van Ruy ven-, 
Paulus Lindertz, Alerd Anthony & Johannis Verbruggen, 
Dated the twenty first Day of November, One thousand 
six hundred & sixty three. For a Meadow (of old call'd 
Jacob Slaugh's Meadow) lying upon the West Side of Hud- 
son's River. 

213Ee do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 

207J 

« This lot was adjudged to Hendricus Kuyper, p. 218. Vide Note to Lot 209, p. 
117. This lot was owned by Cornelius Huyler in 1804. Vide Note to Lot No. 219, p. 

77. 



192 COMMON LANDS. 

(5)Ul* .Sucbtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
JJfQlUUlUfl -^t a Stake (standing North thirty six Degrees & thirty- 
Minutes Kast One hundred (S: twenty two Chains & eighty five Links 
from a large Stone mark'd i^. 1764 j^lanted in a Corner of Wiehaken Com- 
mons and which Stake is the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Common 
Land allotted to Nicholas Jansen the Baker's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 206) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East forty seven Chains and fifty Links to the Edge of said 
Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning ; 
*I20 And from thence runs North thirty * six Degrees & thirty Minutes East 
five Chains and fifty nine Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains and seventy five Links 
to the Edge of said Slaugh's Meadow, Then along betwixt the Meadow 
and Upland 'til it meets the firSt mentioned Line that comes to said Mea- 
dow, Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about twenty four 
Acres. 

To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Nicholas Varlet and 
Nicholas Bayard, Dated the tenth Day of December, One 
thousand six hundred and sixty three ; confirm'd by Patent 
from Philip Carteret to said Varlet and Bayard ; Dated the 
thirtieth Day of October One thousand six hundred and sixty 
seven. For a certain Plantation or Parcel of Land and Mea- 
dow called Sekakus, lying in the Kill Van Cull 

2I2E0 do allot a certain Parcel of Land (mark'd on the Map No 
283), 

®UC <SUtbtg whereof shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
i^FQtnntnS at a stake standing by Pinhorne's Creek (being the most 
Northerly Corner of a Lot of Common Land allotted to Paulus Pieterse's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 252) and from said Stake runs South fifty 
seven Degrees East fifty three Chains to a Stake (being the Easterly Cor- 
ner of said Lot No 252) Thence North thirty three Degrees East seventy 
four Chains and thirty four Links to a Stake (being the Northerly Corner 
of a Lot of Common Land allotted to Herman Edwards's Patent mark'd 
on the Map No 249) Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
AVest one Chain and seventy Links to a Stake (being the Westerly Corner 
of a Lot of Common Land allotted to Hendrick Tunise's Patent mark'd 
on the Map No 220) Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East two hundred and twenty nine Chains and twenty five Links to a 
Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Common Land allotted to 
Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper's Patent mark'd on the ISLip No 232) 
Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight 
Chains to a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of said Lott No 232) Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West six Chains and ten 
Links to a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a Lot of Common Land 
allotted to Paulus Pieterse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 253) Thence 
South fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes East twenty seven Chains and 
forty Links to a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of said Lot No 253) 
*i2i Thence North thirty six Degrees * and thirty Minutes East twenty five 
Chains and sixty three Links to a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of a 
Lot of Common Land allotted to Nicholas Varlet's Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 219) Thence South fifty two Degrees and Thirty Minutes East 



COMMON LANDS. 193 

nineteen Chains and ninety Links to the Edge of Mordainis Meadow 
(being the Easterly Corner of said Lot No 219) Then Northerly along 
the Edge of said Mordainis Meadow where the same joins the Upland 'til 
it comes to bear South forty nine Degrees East from a Chesnut Tree 
(being the Place of Beginning of the General Bounds of the Township 
of Bergen) Then North forty nine Degrees West thirty five Links to said 
Chessnut Tree, Thence North forty nine Degrees West ninety seven Chains 
along the Line of the Northern Bounds of the Township to a Stake 
mark'diS $C^ ]$ standing by the side of the Eastermost Branch of a small 
Creek, Thence running down the said Creek, Northerly, Westerly and 
Southwesterly as the same runs 'till it comes into Hackinsack River, Then 
down along said Hackinsack River Southwesterly as it runs "till it comes 
to the Mouth of a Creek call'd Crom a Kill, then up along said Crom 
a Kill the several Courses thereof as it runs to a Creek or Ditch (which 
communicates or joins said Crom a Kill with Pinhorne's Creek) Then 
along said Creek or Ditch as it runs to said Pinhorne's Creek, Then 
down along said Pinhornes Creek the several Courses thereof as it runs 
to the Place of Beginning, Containing about two thousand two hundred 
Acres. 

The jFirSt JIaCt of the Field Book 



( The General Bounds of the Township The Location ot 
Comprehending •] the Several Patents & Grants and The ClfCltttal 

( J^actitiou of the o^ommon Hantrs ; 

lSUtlttT0 upon this Page, The Commissioners with their Surveyor, have 
signed the same. 

Char. Clinton 
Will. Donaldson 
Geor : Clinton Surveyor Az. Dunham 

John Berrien 
Abra Clark Jun. 
Jacob Spicer 



25 



i->2 *=^ ^S the Commissioners have been necessarily led in the Course 
of this Work to make use ot a great multipHcity of Figures, in order 
thereby to distinguish the very great variety of seperate Locations, They 
think it proper here for the sake of Distinction to observe ; 



jf^iVUt — That All patented and other appropriated Lands are (in the 
Field Books and Maps) distinguished by the Numbers i — 2 — 3 
and so on regularly upwards to Number 179. 



.SrCOntT — That all Lots of ^OmmOtt HantT as allotted to the respec- 
tive Patents upon the General Partition are (in the Field Books 
& Maps) distinguished by the Numbers 201 — 202 — 203 and so 
on regularly upwards to Number 287. 



3ri)irtr— That all SUlltriblSlOltS of (tommon Hanti are (in the 

Field Books and Maps) distinguished by the Numbers 301 — 302 
— 303 & so on regularly upwards to Number 431. 



tUCotC — The Lots of Common Laid out to the Patents upon the Gene- 
ral Partition are mark'd out and delineated on the schedules A 
& B by BLACK Lines, and the Subdivisions made of the said 
Lots are mark'd out & distmguish'd on both the said Schedules 
by prick'd Lines. 



part cSecontr. */23 



This is one of the FlELD-BOOKS 



Of the Partition and Division of the Common Lands 

Which have been allotted to each respective Patent or Grant within 
the Bounds & Limits of the Township of IJptSCH — Made in pursuance oi 
a Law of the Province of New Jersey in America, pass'd in the fourth 
Year of the Reign of his present Majisty King George the third, — Entitled 
" An Act appointing Commissioners for finally setling and determining 
the several Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the Town- 
ship of Bergen and for making a Partition thereof in just & equitable 
Proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said Commission- 
ers to be Entitled to the same." The General Partition by the said Act 
directed having been compleated as the same is recorded in the First Part 
of this book. We Charles Clinton, William Donaldson, Azariah Dunham, 
John Berrien & Abraham Clark Junr., five of the Commissioners named 
in the said Act did make and subscribe a tlSfotiCf in the words following, 
to wit; 

" STO all whom these Presents may concern and particularly to such 
" as claim any Interest in the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen 
" in the County of Bergen in the Province of New Jersey : 

" SSEi^CrcaS by a late Law of the Colony of New Jersey entitled an 
" Act appointing Commissioners for finally setling and determining the 
" several Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the Town- 
" ship of Bergen and for making a Partition thereof in just & equitable 
" Proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said Commis- 
" sioners to be entitled to the same. Certains Persons are therein named 
" as Commissioners of whom we the Subscribers are the Major Part, And 
" whereas such of the Commissioners as took upon them the Execution 
" of said Law did meet in the said Township of Bergen pursuant to 
" public Notice thereof given agreeable to the Directions of the said Law 
" and did run out & ascertain as well the Bounds and Limits of the said 
" Township of Bergen as the Bounds and Limits of each and every 
" Patent and Grant contained within the Bounds and Limits of the said 
" Township as came to the Knowledge of the Commissioners. And also 
" allotted to each Patent & Grant so run out & ascertained such Propor- 
" tions of the Common Lands within said Township as the said Commis- 
" sioners judged Right, agreeable to the Directions of the said Law. 
" Now Therefore towards compleating the * Trust in the said Commis- 
" sioners or the Major Part of them reposed, We the subscribers do hereby 
" give public Notice That at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon of Tuesday 
" the sixteenth Day of October next at the House of Stephen Bourdet at 
" Wiehaken in the said Township of Bergen We or a majority of the said 



124 



][H] LAND TITLES. 

" Commissioners will meet to make a Partition and Division of the ^aid 
" Common Lands allotted to each respective Patent or Grant within the 
" Bounds (S; Limits of the said 'J'ownship of Bergen, to which a Share of 
" the Common Lands have been allotted as aforesaid among all such 
" Persons who may be adjudged to be interested therein. And We do 
" hereby recjuest all Persons concerned or claiming Interest in the Com- 
" mon Lands allotted to the said respective Patents or Grants to produce 
" to us some or one of us their Titles and make out their Claims to the 
" same by the time above prefixed, in order that we may be truly informed 
" thereof and thereby be enabled to adjudge the same in the most just and 
" equitable Manner, 

" Given under our Hands the twenty first Day of July in the Year 
" one thousand seven hundred and sixty four." 

^ Char Clinton 
I Will: Donaldson 
Sign'd<{ Az. Dunham 
I John Berrien 
[ Abra : Clark Junr. 

As by the same original Notice filed in the Office of the Clerk of the 
County of Bergen may appear — A true Copy of which said Notice was 
printed and published in two of the public News Papers commonly called 
the New York Gazette & Mercury, to wit, in the Gazette Numbers 294, 
295, 296, 297, 298, 299, 300, 301, 302, 303, 304, & 305, and m the 
Mercury Numbers 665, 666, 667, 668, 669, 670, 671, 672, 673, 674, 675, 
& 676, as by the same News Papers refference being thereto had may 
appear. Copies of which said Notice were also affixed on the Court 
House in Hackinsack and the Church in Bergen. 

And we the said five Commissioners having met pursuant to the said 
Notice and before ent'ring upon the Execution of the Business being 
joined by Jacob Spicer We the said six Commissioners with George 
Clinton one of our Surveyors (Jonathan Hampton the other Surveyor 
having been notified and not attending) did proceed to the Subdivision 
of the Common Lands which have been allotted to each respective 
Patent or Grant within the Bounds and Limits of the said Township of 
Bergen. 

And here we think it needful to observe — That inasmuch as the Field 
Work or Surveys of the Subdivision which are to be recorded in this 
<^CCOntr }^att of the Field Book cannot be laid down and represented 
on the Schedule or Map of the General Partition without rendering (in 
many Respects) the whole Map unintelligible. We have therefore found 
it necessary to annex (to the Schedule of the General Partition) two 
other Schedules protracted from a larger Scale for the Purpose of the 
Subdivision. Which three Schedules together, do form and make up the 
one U)i)Ole map. One of these Schedules of the Subdivision we have 
distinguished by the Title *< Sci}ttlUle ^,'* and the other by the Tide 
■125 " .SCljCTlUlt 15,'* And upon these * two Schedules we have laid down 
and represented the Surveys of the whole Subdivision. 

And We think it further necessary in Regard to these two Schedules 
of the Subdivision to observe once for all — That as each and every of the 



COMMON LANDS. 197 

Lots of Common Land which have been allotted to the respective Patents 
upon the General Partition are represented on the Schedule or Map of 
the said General Partition, and are there respectively distinguished by a 
particular Number, So we have laid down each and every of these Lots 
in their Order upon the two Schedules of the Subdivision and have there 
distinguished them by the very same Numbers as they are respectively 
distinguished on the said Schedule or Map of the General Partition ex- 
cepting a few small Lots of Common Land lying in and about the Town 
which may be seen in the Town Plot on the Map of the General 
Partition. 

And these Things being premised We proceeded in the Business of 
the Subdivision and that in the Order following, to wit, 

With Respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted, To the Patent of Wiehaken granted by William Kieft 
to Maryn Adrianse, dated the eleventh Day of May one 
thousand six hundred and forty seven, and confirm'd by 
patent from Philip Carteret to said Maryn Adrianse dated the 
eighteenth Day of April one thousand six hundred and 
seventy, being that Lot of Common Land which in the Field 
Book & Map of the General Partition is distinguished by the 
Number 201. 

William Bayard Esq'' claimed the said Lot, and upon Examina- 
tion of his Title we conceive him to be the true Proprietor And 
do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 

With Respect to the three Lots of Common Land which 
have been allotted To the Patent of Hobocken granted by 
Petrus Stuyvesant to Nicholas Varlet dated the fifth Day of 
February one thousand six hundred and * sixty three, and *i26 
confirm'd by Patent from Philip Carteret to said Nicholas 
Varlet dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hun- 
dred &: sixty eight, being these three Lots of Common Land, 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition are 
distinguished by the Numbers 233, 203 & 219. 

William Bayard Esqr claimed the said three Lots, and upon 
Examination of his Title, we conceive him to be the true Pro- 
prietor, And Do therefore adjudge the said three Allotments to 
belong to him. 

With Respect to the two Lots of Common Land, which have 
been allotted To the Patent granted by Philip Carteret to Ide 
Comeliese Van Vost dated the thirtieth Day of March one 
thousand six hundred & sixty eight, being these two Lots of 
Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of the Gen- 
eral Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 211 and 237 

Cornelius Van A-'ost claimed the said two Lots, and no other 
Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof We 
upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true Pro- 
prietor, And Do therefore adjudge the said two Allotments to be- 
long to him. 



198 COMMON LANDS. 

With Respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted To the Patent granted by Petrus Stuyvesant to Closs 
'127 Jansen Vanpurmerant dated the thirty * first day of January 

One thousand six hundred and sixty two And confirnrei by 
Patent from Philip Carteret to said Vanpurmerant dated the 
thirtieth Day of March one thousand six hundred & sixty 
eight, being that Lot of Common Land which on the Field 
Book and Map of the General Partition is distinguished by 
the Number 240. 

Hendericus Kuyper Esqr claimed the said Lot, and no other 
Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof, 
We upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true 
Proprietor, And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to be- 
long to him. 

With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Abratiam Isaacsen 
Plank dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty eight being that Lot of Common Land which 
in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is distin- 
guished by the Number 238. 

Cornelius Van Vost claimed the said Lot, and no other Person 
or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof. We upon 
Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true Proprietor, 
And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 

i^j28 * With Respect to the Lot of Common Land which has 

been allotted to the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jacob 
Stoffelsen dated the seventh Day of May one thousand six 
hundred and sixty four, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 247. 

Michael De Mott & George De Mott claimed the same Lot as 
Tenants in Common thereof, and upon Examination of their Titles 
We conceive them to be the true Proprietors And do therefore 
adjudge the said Allotment to belong to them the said Michael & 
George De Mott in equal moietys. 

With Respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Petrus Stuyvesant 
dated the thirty first Day of July One thousand six hundred 
and sixty nine, being that Lot of Common Land which in the 
Field Book & Map of the General Partition is distinguished 
by the Number 217. 

Petrus Stuyvesant claimed the said Lot and no other Person or 
Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof We upon Ex- 
amination of his Title conceive him to be the true Proprietor And 
Do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 



MYNDERT AND CORNELIUS GARRABRANTS. 199 

* This is a Subdivision of the two Lots of Common Land *i29 
which have been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to 
Class Comptah ahas Class Pietersen Cors dated the third Day 
of June one thousand six hundred and seventy one, being 
these two Lots of Common Land which in the Field Book 
and Map of the General Partition are distinguished by the 
Numbers 208 &: 263 

And upon Examination of the Titles of Myndert Gar- 
rabrants and Cornelius Garrabrants (no other Person 
claiming.) 

We adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 208 to be- 
long to said Myndert Garrabrants. 

a^UV SUCbCl? of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 306 * 

JStQinXlinQ at a Stake (standing North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East one hundred and twenty eight Chains and forty four Links 
from a large Stone mark'd ^ 1764 planted at one of the Corners of Wie- 
haken Commons) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains and seventy five Links to the 
Edge of Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake the Place of 
Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East eight Chains and forty two Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty two Chains and forty 
Links to said Slaugh's Meadow, Then down along betwixt the Meadow 
and Upland 'till it meets with the above mentioned Line that runs to said 
Meadow, Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about forty one 
Acres. 

^ntf toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 208 
to belong to said Cornelius Garrabrants. 

<©UC .SurijeS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews * and We adjudge it to be a #j-,q 
Tract mark'd No 307 t 

=• Mindert Garrabrants died seized May 5, 1781. Fide Note to Cos' Patent, p 9. 
Mindert 4th sold a part of this Lot to Samuel T. Moore in 1834, who sold to Michael 
Saunier and Joseph Danielson three acres and seventy-five one-hundredtlis of an acre 
Aug. 25, 1835, who sold to Francis Price Aug. 20, 1836. Mindert sold thirty-two 
acres to Thomas Biggs Aug. 4, 18.35, who sold to Justus E. Earle March 1, 1836, who 
sold to Francis Price. Vide Note to Lot No. 207, p 119. He also sold to Moore seven 
acres and seventy-five hundredths of an acre Oct. 6, 1835, who sold to Francis Price 
Aug. 8, 1836. 

t Cornelius died seized, and the Lot passed by will to his son Cornelius, and from 
him to his sons Cornelius and Peter. Vide Note to Cos' Patent, p. 9. Cornelius took 
the S. half and died seized. It was sold by Jane, his daughter and widow of Corne- 
lius Van Home, to Comstock, who sold to Niles. Peter took the north half and died 
seized. His administrators sold twenty-three and eighty-five one-hundredths acres 
to Michael Carling June 3, 1828. Vide also a deed to Cornelius Garrabrants of the 
same date for two Lots, one lying north of Cornelius and one south. 



200 MYNDKliT AXI) CORNELIUS UARRABRAXTS. 

]$PQfltntn0 ^i a Stake (being the Northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 306 adjudged to said Myndert Garrabrants last above described) and 
from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty 
two Chains and forty Links to the Edge of Slaugh's Meadow ; Then re- 
turning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North 
thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East seven Chains and seventy two 
Links to a Stake; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East fifty seven Chains to said Slaugh's Meadow then down along betwixt 
the Upland and Meadow 'till it meets the first Line that runs to said 
Meadow Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about forty one 
Acres. 

^Ittf toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 263 
to belong to said Myndart Garrabrants. 

<BUV eSUrt)C;i> of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 407 * 

33 eg tun fug at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of a Lot of 
Common Land allotted to Frederick Philipse's Patent mark'd on the Map 
No 262) and from said Stake runs South thirty six Degrees West thirteen 
Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and 
forty five Minutes West sixty five Chains and thirty five Links to Hackin- 
sack River ; Then North thirty one Degrees East three Chains & forty 
one Links up along said River to a Stake (being a Corner of a Lot of 
Meadow in Paulus Pieterse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 120) Thence 
South fifty four Degrees and ten Minutes East Eleven Chains and twenty 
Links to a Stake between the Meadow and Upland ; Thence along the 
Edge of the Meadow North twenty two Degrees East eight Chains 
and seventy five Links to a Stake (being the westerly Corner of said Lot 
of Common Land allotted to P'rederick Philipse's Patent, Then along the 
Line thereof South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East fifty 
six Chains and fifty Links to the Place of Beginning. Containing about 
seventy seven Acres and a Half. 

SlUtf toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 263 
To belong to said Cornelius Garrabrants. 

#Ur .SUCtlfS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
♦ i-^i Subdivision Schedule B) * shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 408 t 

)3Cj|inittn0 at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 407 adjudged to said Myndert Garrabrants last above described) and 

* This Lot lies in Greenville, S. of Myrtle avenue. Mindert died Sept. 20, 1814, 
leaving children, Mindert, Catherine, wife of Garret Van Home, and Hannah, Avife of 
Michael Vreeland. The two sisters bought out their brother July 3, 1815, and par- 
titioned by deed Oct. 20, 1815, Michael taking the N. E. half, and Catherine the S. W. 
half. Catherine left it to her sons John G. and Mindert. They partitioned April 14, 
1838. Mindert sold his share to Jacob Stolz, who sold to Bi dwell. 

t Vide Note to Cos' Patent, p. 12, and Xote to Lot No. 307, p. 130. Jane, daughter oi 
Cornelius Garrabrants and widow of Cornelius Van Home, yet owns the part her father 
received. Peter died seized, and commissioners were appointed Jan. Term, 1837, who 
sold to Garret Vreeland 23 96-100 acres, who sold to Abraham Post July 5, 1837. 



CORNELIUS JOKSEX ULINKERHOF ET AL. 201 

from said Stake runs South thirty six Degrees West ten Chains and twelve 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees West one Chain and eighty 
eight Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five 
Minutes West sixty eight Chains and twenty Links to a Stake by the Side 
of Hackinsack River, Then up along said River North sixty five De- 
grees and ten Minutes East five Chains and forty eight Links; Then 
North thirty one Degrees East six Chains and ninety three Links up 
along said River to a Stake ( being the Westerly Corner of the Tract No 
407 last above described) Thence South forty three Degrees and forty 
five Minutes East sixty five Chains and thirty five Links to the Place of 
Beginning, Containing about seventy seven Acres and a Half. 

With Respect to the two Lots of Common Land which 
have been allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret to Nicho- 
las Jansen Baker, dated the twelfth Day of May One thou- 
sand six hundred and sixty eight, being these two Lots of 
Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of the 
General Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 206 & 
259 

Cornelius Jorsen Blinkerhof claimed the said two Lots and no 
other Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision there- 
of We upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true 
Proprietor And do therefore adjudge the said two Allotments to 
belong to him. 

* This is a Subdivision of the Lot of Common Land which *i-72 
has been allotted To the first Patent of Philip Carteret to 
Fytje Hartman dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand 
six hundred and sixty eight — being that Lot of Common 
Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General Parti- 
tion is distinguished by the Number 205. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the Several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

212SC do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allottment No 205 
to belong to Michael Corneliese Vreelandt. 

©lit cSurbt^ of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and We adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 301 * 

]$0gtnntttS at a Stake (being the westerly Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 205) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains to Slaugh's Meadow, Then re- 
turning to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North 
thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East three Chains and twelve 
Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East forty seven Chains to said Slaugh's Meadow ; Then Southward 
along betwixt the Meadow and Upland 'til it meets the first mentioned 
Line running to said Meadow — Containg (after an Allowance for the 
Hill) about thirteen Acres and two Tenths. 

« Tide Note to Lot No. 204, p. 85. 
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202 iMICIIAEL II. AND JOHANNIS VREELANDT. 

.3[ntr \3)t adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 205 
to belong to Michael Hartman Vreelandt. 

(BXtV .SUtbC^ of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 302 * 

* JJccfnUtUfl at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of the Tract 
No 301 adjudged to Michael Corneliese Vreelandt last above describ"d) 
And from thence runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
iorty seven Chains to Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning, and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East three Chains and twelve Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains 
to said Slaugh's Meadow ; Then Southward along betwixt the Meadow 
and Upland 'til it meets the first mentioned Line running to said Meadow 
•— Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill) about thirteen Acres & 
two Tenths 

^Utf U30 adjudge a certain Portition of said Allotment No 
205 To belong to Johannis Vreelandt. 

©Ut ,SUtiJ0S of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 303 t 

IJegfnniltfl at a stake being the Northerly Corner of the Tract No 
302 adjudged to Michael Hartman Vreelandt last above describ'd) And 
from thence runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty 
seven Chains to Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake the 

* Until ihe title comes to Stephen Vreeland. Vide Note to Dirch Claesen's 1st 
Patev.t, p. 12. Stephen sold the Lot to Michael Saunier and Joseph Danielson Oct. 
7, 1835, who sold to Joseph Alphonse l>oubat May 4, 1836, who sold to Francis Cot- 
tenet May 28, 1836, who sold to John W. Leavitt Feb. 28, 1841, the same lot, also 
eighty-eight one-hundredths of an acre. Vide Note to Lot No. 204. 

t Viviland died seized and intestate, and this lot passed by descent to his daugh- 
ter Antje, wife of Johannis Van Wagenen. By his will, dated Nov. 24, 1792, and by 
her will, dated May 27, 1794, proved Sept. 1, 1794, they gave all their property to 
their two children, Leah, wife of David Lozier, and Antje, wife of Guilliam Outwater, 
for life equally, and then to the children of each. These devisees partitioned by 
mutual release Nov. 28, 1799 ; Lozier taking the north half, containing seven acres, 
one rood, and sixteen perches, and Outwater the south half. Leah Lozier died in 
1809, leaving children, Altje, wife of Simon Campbell ; Jane, wife of William A. 
Ackerman ; and Antje, wife of Jacob H. Brinkeihoff. Antje Outwater died, leaving 
children, Jacob G., John G., Matilda, wife of Abraham Sickels, and Altje, wife of 
Michael G. Vreeland. Vreeland et ux. sold all their interest to Abraham Sickles 
Sept. 12, 1809. William A. Ackerman and wife sold their interest (one undivided third) 
in Lozier's half to Cornelius Bogert June 25, 1833. Bogert, Campbell, and Brinker- 
hoff sold the Lozier half to Michael Saunier June 17, 1835, who sold to Loubat Oct. 
24, 1835. Jacob G. Outwater sold three and a-half acres (of the Outwater half) to 
Henry Drayton Dec. 30, 1835, who sold to Ebenezer Deas June 1, 1835 (deed unre- 
corded), who sold to Joseph Alphonse Loubat Oct. 7, 1835. 

The partition between Lozier and Outwater was confirmed by the Orphan's Court 
Nov. 26, 1799. Vide Note to Lot No. 399, p. 140. 



JOHN VAN HORNE ET AL. 208 

Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East three Chains and twelve Liiiks to a Stake, Thence 
South tifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty seven Chains to 
said Slaugh's Meadow, Then Southward along betwixt the Meadow and 
Upland 'till it meets the first mentioned Line running to said Meadow, 
Containing (after an Allowance for the Hill about thirteen Acres and two 
Tenths. 

MXXti toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 205 
To belong to John Van Home 

©III* <SUCbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract marked No 304 * 

MtQinninQ at a stake (being the Northerly Corner of the Tract No 

303 adjudged to Johannis Vreelandt last above describ'd) and from said 
Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty seven 
Chains to Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake the Place of 
Beginning ; and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East twelve Chains & forty Links to a Stake, Thence South 

fifty two Degrees * and thirty Minutes East forty eight Chains to said *I34 
Slaugh's Meadow, Then Southward along betwixt the Meadow and Up- 
land 'til it meets the first mentioned Line running to said Meadow, Con- 
taining (after an Allowance for the Hill) about fifty two Acres & Eight 
Tenths. 

^Ittl to? adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 205 
To belong to Cornelius Jorsen Blinkerhoof, 

#UC cSUtbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 305 t 

iSr^tnntttB at a stake (being the Northerly Corner of the Tract No 

304 adjudged to John Van Home last above describ'd) And from said 

'■■ Van Home devised this lot to his sons John and Garret. Garret died seized of 
an undivided half April 7, 1808. He devised it to his two sons, John G. and Mindert. 
They and the uncle partitioned Dec. 13, 1817. Fide Note to Hartman's 1st Patent, 
p. 11. John took the south half, and they the north half. Of their half, the part 
ying between the Bull's Ferry Road and the Bergen lots, they sold to William 
Spencer Inch; between the road and river, nine and a half acres, they sold to Michael 
Saunier June 10, 1836. By will, dated Aug. 12, 1343, John gave his interest in this 
lot to his son JoAn J., and his grandsons, John G. and Stephen C, sons of Garret. 
Stephen died at sea, July 15, 1842, intestate and without issue, and his interest passed 
to his uncle John J. and brother John G. Vide Note to Lot No. 273, p 92, and Note 
to Lot No. 393, p. 136. By his will, John divided up his property ; the lot just below 
Myrtle avenue (i.e., his half of Zo« No. 393), his part of Lot No. 273, and his part of 
Lot No. 304, to his son John, John G. and Stephen C, children of his son Gat-ret, and 
Agnes and Jane, children of his son Peter. John received the homestead on the shore, 
where he now lives. 

t For a history of this title until it gets into Henry, Cornelius, and John Brinker- 
hoff. Vide Note to' De Backer's Patent, p. 10. These three partitioned, Henry taking 
the south third, Cornelius the next north, and John the upper. 



204 .MICIIAKI, II. .\M) .MK'IIaKL C VI.'KKI.ANDT. 

Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes Ea^t forty eight 
Chains to the Edge of Slaugh's Meadow, Then returning to said Stake 
the riace of Ik-ginning; And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East two Chains and sixty nine Links to a Stake 
(being the Northermost Corner of said Allotment No 205), Then South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East forty eight Chains to said 
Slaugh's Meadow, Then Southward along betwixt the Meadow and Up- 
land 'til it meets the first mentioned Line running to said Meadow, Con- 
taining (after an Allowance for the Hill) about Eleven Acres and Six 
'I'enths. 

This is a Subdivision of the Lot of Common Land which 
has been allotted To the Second Patent of Philip Carteret to 
Eytje Hartman dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand 
six hundred and sixty eight — being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 260. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 

*i35 * 2I2E0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 260 

To belong to Michael Hartman Vreelandt 

0\lt <Stirbfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 397 * 

]30j3fnUl'n0 at a Stake (benig the Northerly Corner of Allotment No 

260) and from thence runs South forty three Degrees and forty five 

Minutes East twenty Chains and forty seven Links to a Stake; Thence 

South forty six Degrees and fifteen Minutes ^\'estfive Chains and eighty 

three Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five 

Minutes West nineteen Chains and forty two Links to a Stake in the 

Road, Thence North thirty six Degrees East five Chains and ninety four 

Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about Eleven Acres and a 

Half. 

i^lttr il)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 260 
To belong to Michael Cornehese Vrelandt. 

<©Ur <SlltiJf|> of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and We adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 396 t 

JSCflinniUfl at a stake (being the Easterly Corner of the Tract No 
397 adjudged to Michael Hartman Vrelandt last above described) and 
from thence runs South forty six Degrees and fifteen Minutes West five 
Chains and sixty Links to a Stake, Thence South forty three Degrees and 
forty five Minutes East twelve Chains and sixty nine Links to a Stake, 
Thence North twenty eight Degrees East five Chains and ninety Links to 
a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said Allotment No 260) Thence 
North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West ten Chains and 
eighty one Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about six Acres 
and six Tenths. 

" Until the title comes to Stephen Vreeland. V He Note to Claesen's 1st Patent, p. 12. 
T Vide Xotc to Lot No. 2f 4, p. 85 



GEORGE AM) JolIANNIS VKEELAXDT — JOHN VAN HORNK. 205 

ffUtl U)C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 260 
To belong to George Vreelandt Esqr. 

©Ill* <Surt)C5 of which said Porlion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 394 * 

* ]SC(JinUtn0 at a Stake (being the westerly Corner of the Tract No *i36 
396 adjudged to Michael Corneliese Vreelandt last above described, and 
from said Stake runs South forty six Degrees and fifteen Minutes West three 
Chains and seventy three Links to a Stake, Thence South forty three 
Degrees and forty five Minutes East thirteen Chains and twenty two 
Links to a Stake, Thence North forty two Degrees East two Chains and 
eighty Links to a Stake, Thence North twenty eight Degrees East one 
Chain to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Min- 
utes West twelve Chains and sixty nine Links to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about four Acres and nine Tenths. 

^nti tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 260 
To belong to Johannis Vreelandt. 

©Ur<SUtiJ0g of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews. And we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 395 t 

3St0tnniU]Q; at a Stake (being the westerly Corner of the Tract No 
394 adjudged to George Vreelandt last above described) And from thence 
runs North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West eighteen 
Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake in the Road, Thence North thirty 
six Degrees East three Chains and fifty four Links to a Stake (being the 
westermost Corner of the Tract No 397 adjudged to Michael Hartman 
Vreelandt above described). Thence South forty three Degrees and forty 
five Minutes East nineteen Chains and forty two Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty six Degrees and fifteen Minutes West three Chains and fifty 
Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about six Acres and six 
Tenths. 

^ntJ iD0 adjudged a certain Portion of said allotment No 260 
To belong to John Van Home, 

(But cStttiJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract marked No 393 | 

]UtgtttUtttg at a Stake in the Road (being the westerly Corner of the 

Tract No 395 adjudged to Johannis Vreelandt last above described) And 

from thence runs South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East 

^- Vide Note to Lot iV'b. 212, p. 86. Richard Vreeland conveyed his share in this lot 
to Michael, son of Michael Yreeland of Stony Point, July 22, 1833. George conveyed 
to Saunier and Danielson, 

t Vide Note to Lot No. 303, p, 133. 

t Vide Note to Lot No. 273, p. 92. In the partition John took the northeast halt 
and John G, and Mindert the southwePt half. The Lot lay south of Myrtle ave. and 
east of the old road. John G. and Mindert sold to Jacob Stolz, who sold to Bidwell. 
John's half went to his three sons, John, Peter, and Garret. Vide Note to Lot No. 304, 
p. 133, John J. Van Home sold four acres and eighty-six one-hundredths of an acre 
of this lot to Edmund C, Brarahall July 15, 1859. 



206 JOSEl'II WALDHOX -JAMES COLLARD. 

(along the Lines of the I'racts No 395 & No 394 adjudged to Johannis 
Vreelandt and (leorge V'reelandt) thirty two Chains and four Links to a 
Stake, 'I'hencc South forty two Degrees West seven Chains and seventy 
nine Links to a Stake, 'i'hence North forty three Degrees & forty five 
"137 Minutes West thirty one Chains and * twenty Links to a Stake in the 
Road, I'hence North thirty six Degrees Last seven Chains and ninety 
Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about twenty four Acres 
& seven Tenths 

iHntf iUC adjudged a certain Portion of said Allotment No 260 
To belong to Joseph Waldron, 

©III* SurljClJ of which Said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews & We adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd No 392 * 

3$r0inniU0 at a stake in the Road (being in the westerly Corner of the 
Tract No 393 adjudged to John Vanhorne.last above described) and 
from said Stake runs South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes 
East eleven Chains and six Links to a Stake, Thence South forty six De- 
grees and fifteen Minutes West four Chains and sixty two Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West ten Chains 
& twenty seven Links to a Stake (being the westerly Corner of said 
Allotment No 260) Thence North thirty six Degrees East four Chains 
and seventy Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about five 
Acres. 

^nXl U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 260 
To belong to James Collard. 

©UC <SurbCJ> of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No. 390! 

iJeflinniUg at a stake (being the Southerly Corner of the Tract No 
393 adjudged to John Vanhorne above described) and from said Stake 
runs South forty two Degrees West four Chains and sixty three Links to 
a Stake (being the Southerly Corner of said Allotment No 260), Thence 
North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West ten Chains and 
thirty four Links to a Stake, Thence North forty six Degrees and fifteen 
Minutes East four Chains and sixty two Links to a Stake, Thence South 
forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East ten Chains to the Place 
of Beginning, Containing about four Acres and nine Tenths. 

* And as to the remaining Part or Portion of said Allotment 
^^ No 260 being the Proportion which we adjudge to one equal 

fourteenth Part of this Patent Michael Van Veghten deceased 
(son of Dirck Van Veghten and Jannitje Michielse) was the per- 
son we find last seized of said one fourteenth Part of the Patent 



*^" Waldron sold this lot to Coruelius Garrabrants May 23, 1769. Vide Note to Cos' 
Patent, p. 15. Cornelius and Peter partitioned, Cornelius taking the south halt, 

which his daughter Jane, widow of Cornelius Van Home, sold to Harrison. Peter 

took the north half, wliich he sold to Isaac Van Wart Nov. 6, 1819. 

t Collerd by will, dated Nov. 27, 1790, proved Dec. 6, 1791, gave all his realty to 
his son John. John sold this lot to John E. Post April 1, 1810. 



MICHAEL H. AND JOHANNIS VREELANDT. 207 

but it not appearing satisfactorily to us in whom the same is now 
vested We declare not to whom the said remaining Part or Por- 
tion of Common Land does now belong. 

a^UV ^XtVijtS of which said remaining Part or Portion 
(as laid down on Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we ad- 
judged it to be a Tract mark'd No 391 

3Sfflinninfl at a stake (being the Northerly Corner of the Tract 
No 390 adjudg'd to James Collard last above described) And from the 
said Stake runs South forty six Degrees and fifteen Minutes West four 
Chains and sixty two Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three De- 
grees and forty five Minutes West Ten Chains and fourteen Links to a 
Stake, Thence North forty six Degrees and fifteen Minutes East four 
Chains and sixty two Links to a Stake, Thence South forty three Degrees 
and forty five Minutes East ten Chains and fourteen Links to the Place 
of Beginning, Containing about four Acres and nine Tenths. 

This is a Subdivision of the Lots of Common Land which 
have been allotted to the first Patent of Philip Carteret to 
Dirck Clossen dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand 
six hundred & sixty eight, being these two Lots of Common 
Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General Par- 
tition are distinguished by the Numbers 213 and 261. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of Michaelse 
Hartman Vreelandt and Johannis Vreelandt. 

* 213E0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 213 to *i39 
belong to said Michielse Hartman Vreelandt. 

(But <SUt4j0S of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 308 * 

iSC0inUtU(J at a Stake (being the westerly Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 213) and from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East fifty nine Chains to Hudson's River, Thence returning 
to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs Northerly thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes East four Chains and thirty eight Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty 
seven Chains to said Hudson's River, Then down along said River 'til 
it meets the first mentioned Line Containing (after an Allowance for the 
Hillj about twenty four Acres. 

^Utf 41)0 adjudge a certain portion of said Allotment No 213 
to belong to said Johannis Vreelandt. 

©UV <SUVb0g of which said Portion (as laid down on 

^ Until the title comes to Stephen Vreeland. Vide Note to Dirck Claesen's 1st 
Patent, p. 12. Stephen Vreeland to Abraham Bertholf, two acres and sixty-two 
one-hundredths of an acre, bounded, northeast by David Lozier, southeast by the 
river, southwest by Garret Vreeland, northwest by grantor. May 4, 1814. This in- 
cluded a small lot in the southeast corner of the tract. He sold the balance of the 
lot to William Cooper July 8, 1833. Bertholf sold to Jacob G. Dyckman Oct. 3, 
1835, who sold to Cooper Oct. 6. 1835. The village of Guttenberg is partly on this 
lot. 



208 MICHAEL H. AND JOHANNIS VHEELANDT. 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 309 * 

]iCOtU)lfU0 at a Stake (being the Northerly Corner of the Tract No 
308 adjudged to Michaelse Hartman Vreelandt last above described) and 
from said Stake runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty 
seven Chains to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake the Place 
of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes, East four Chains and fifty five Links to a Stake (being the Norther- 
most Corner of said Allotment No 2 13), Thence South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty minutes East fifty five Chains to said Hudson's River, Then 
down along said River 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, Containing 
(after an Allowance for the Hill) about twenty four Acres. 

^tttf \3it adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 261 
to belong to said Michaelse Hartman Vreelandt. 

#UC SUtb0;5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 398 f 

■140 * JJfflinniUfl at a Stake in the Road (being the westermost Corner 
of said Allotment No 261) And from thence runs North thirty six De- 
grees East thirteen Chains and eighty five Links to a Stake in the Road ; 
Thence South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East twenty 
eight Chains and seventy nine Links to a Stake, Thence South Twenty 
eight Degrees West fourteen Chains and fifty three Links to a Stake, 
Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West thirty one 
Chains and twenty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
about forty one Acres. 

^ntlf iat adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 261 
to belong to said Johannis Vreelandt. 

(But <:SurbC5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 399 1 

* Fide Note to Lot No. 303, p. 133, and Note to Lot No 399, p. 140. Leah Lozier's 
share was afterwards owned by Cornelius C. Bogert, who sold the same, containing 
twelve acres, to William Cooper May 1, 1835. Outwater then owned the north half of 
the lot. The Outwater lieirs sold three acres to Michael G. Vreeland Sept. 12, 1809, 
whose son Hartman sold it to Abraham Huyler, Dec. 31, 1827, who sold to Cooper 
Feb. 1, 1839. The whole lot is within the village of Guttenberg. 

t Vide Note to Dirck Claesen's \st Patent, p. 12. This lot and Lot No. 397, con- 
taining fifty-two and a half acres, were partitioned between Stephen and Michael, 
the former taking the south half, which was divided between his two sons, Nicholas 
S. and Stephen B. Michael took the north half, which was divided between his two 
sons, Garret and Nicholas, the former taking the north half and the latter the south 
half. Myrtle avenue lies on the line between Lois Nos. 397 and 398. 

X Vide Note to Lot No. 303, p. 133. This lot was partitioned between Lozier and 
Outwater in 1794, Lozier taking the north half, Outwater the south half. The New- 
ark and New York Eailroad now passes through it. The heirs of Lozier, viz., his 
widow Leah and children, Abby, wife of Simon Campbell, Jane, wife of Wm. A . 
Ackerman, and Anne, wife of Jacob H. BrinkerhoflF, sold his half to John E. Post 



141 



MICHAEL C. AND GEORGE VKEELANDT ET AL. 209 

3SCfilUnin0 at a stake (being the Northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 398 adjudged to Michielse Hartman Vreelandt last above described) 
And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees East thirteen Chains and 
forty three Links to a Stake (being the Northermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 261), Thence South iifty one Degrees and forty five Minutes 
East twenty five Chains and forty five Links to a Stake, Thence South 
twenty eight Degrees West seventeen Chains and seventy seven Links to a 
Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West 
twenty eight Chains and seventy nine Links to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about forty one Acres. 

With respect to the Lot ot Common Land which has been 
allotted To the second Patent of Philip Carteret to Derick 
Classen, dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Common Land which 
in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is distin- 
guished by the Number 204. 

Michael Corneliese Vreelandt claimed the said Lot and upon 
Examination of his Title we conceive him to be the true Proprie- 
tor And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to 
him. 

* With respect to three Lots of Common Land which 
have been allotted to the first Patent of Philip Carteret to 
Dirck Sycan dated the twelfth day of May One thousand six 
hundred and sixty eight, being these three Lots of Common 
Land, which in the Field Book and Map of the General Par- 
tition are distinguished by the Numbers 212, 258 and 265. 

George Vreelandt Esqr claimed the said three Lots, and upon 
Examination of his Title we conceive him to be the true Proprie- 
tor, And do therefore adjudge the said three Allotments To be- 
long to him. 

This is a Subdivision of the Lot of Common Land which 
has been allotted to the Patent of William Kieft to Class Car- 
stensen Normand, dated the twenty fifth Day of March one 
thousand six hundred and forty seven and confirmed (with 
an Addition of Land) by Patent from Philip Carteret to Law- 
rence Andriese dated the twenty sixth Day of March one 
thousand six hundred and sixty seven, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book and Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 266. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

* 2!29tt do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 266 ^ 
to belong to Thoiws Brown. 

April 2, 1817, bounded north by the church lot, east by John Vreeland, south by 
heirs of Outwater, west by old road. The heirs of Outwater sold their interest 
to Michael G. Vreeland Sept. 12, 1809. By several deeds from the heirs of Outwater 
and Lozier, in 1852, all of their interest in this lot vested in Edmund C. Bramhall. 
Five acres were sold by Abraham Sickles to Jacob Prior .June 15, 1813. 
27 



210 LAWRENCE BROWN lYT.IE SEEGAEKD. 

<DltV <SUVbC5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule V> ) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 413* 
iJrOt'nUlUjJ at a stake by New Ark Bay (being the northwester- 
most Corner of the Lot of Common Land at bergen Point No 17^ sold 
for defraying the Expences of the General Partition) and from said Stake 
runs South fifty one Degrees t^ast thirty Chains (along the Line of said 
Lot No 172 to a Stake being a Corner of said Lot No 172, Thence South 
eighty five Degrees East thirteen Chains and thirty seven Links ( along 
the Line of. said Lot No 172') to a Stake, I'hence North thirty nine De- 
grees East twenty six Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees 
West forty Chains and eighty three Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay; 
Thence down along the said Bay to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
about twenty seven Acres and seven Tenths. 

^nTf U)C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 266 
to belong to Lawrence Brown, the only Son of Thomas Brown by 
his former Wife Anna. 

©Ur cSUttJC^ of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shew's, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 414 f 

IJC^tntTtng at a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 413 adjudged to Thomas Brown last above described) And from said 
Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains and eighty three 
Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay. Then returning to said Stake the Place 
of Beginning And from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East five 
Chains and ninety eight Links to a Stake,; Thence North fifty one De- 
grees West forty Chains and fifty six Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, 
Then down along said Bay 'till it meets the first mentioned Line, Contain-- 
ing about twenty four Acres and seven Tenths. 

143 * ^tttJ Ujr adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

266 To belong to Fytje the wife of Andries Seegaerd. 

(But .Surttg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 415! 

* Andrew Gautier and Thomas Gautier sold tliis and Lots Xos. 414 and 415 to 
Jasper Zabriskie April 12, 1798. Jacob Zabriskie conveyed the same to Hermanus 
Garreison Sept. 14, 1820, who conveyed it Jasper Zabiiskie April 2, 1823. Zabriskie 
by will, without date, codicil dated Oct. 27, 1828, gave to his son Michael the " Eed 
House" and lot at Bergen Point, containing about twelve acres ; also seventeen acres 
between Mullaiiy and Peter Vreeland, and to his grandson, Albert M., about fifty acres 
north of lienjamin Zabriskie. Vide Note to Lot Xo. 419, p. ICS. To his grandson, 
Jasper Garretson, the remainder of bis lands, including a lot at Bergen Point for life, 
then to the issue of his body. Vide Note to Andriesen's Patent, p. 13. This latter de- 
vise included the easterly portion oi Lots Nos. 413, 414, 415. Garretson held posses- 
sion until his death, Sept. 1. 1861. He left the following children as heirs of this 
property, viz., Hartman, John H. K., Alathea W., Perciral, Mary Ann, and Martha, 
all minors. Guardians were appointed and the property partitioned by commission- 
ers, report confirmed Oct. Term, 1861. Vide Note to Lot No. 14, p. 70. 

t Vide Note to Lot No. 413, p. 142. 



CORNELIUS JORSEN BLINKERHOF — GEORGE VKEELAXDT. 211 

iJpfllllUltTfl at a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 414 adjudged to Lawrence Brown last above described) And from 
said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West fortv Chains and fifty six 
Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, 'i hen returning to said Stake the Place 
of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East five 
Chains and eight Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West 
six Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty nine Degrees East one Chain 
to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West thirty four Chains and 
twenty six Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, Thence down along said 
Bay 'till it meets the first mentioned Line, Containing about twenty four 
Acres and seven Tenths. 

^Utf ilJC adjudge a certain Portion ot said Allotment No 266 
to belong to Cornelius Jorsen Blinkerhoof 

(But cSuttJCl) of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Scnedule Bj shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 416 * 

i$00tnnttt0 at a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 415 adjudged to Fytje Seegaerd last above described) And from said 
Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees East two Chains to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty one Degrees West six Chains to a Stake. Thence South thirty 
nine Degrees West two Chains to a Stake, Thence South fifty one Degrees 
East six Chains to the Place of Beginning, Containing about One Acre 
& two Tenths. 

^ntf tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 266 
To belong to George Vreelandt Esq^ 

* ©Ut StttiJCg 01 whichsaid Portion (as laid down on *i44 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 417 t 

iS^gCnntn^ at a stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract No 
416 adjudged to Cornelius Jorsen Blinkerhoof last above described) And 
from said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West six Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty nine Degrees West one Chain to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty one Degrees West thirty four Chains and twenty six Links to a 
Stake by New Ark Bay, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Begin- 
ning and from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East four Chains and 
fifty six Links to a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said Allotment 
No 266,) Thence. North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to a Stake 
by New Ark Bay, Then down along said Bay 'till it meets the above 
mention'd Line that runs to said Bay, Containing about twenty one 
Acres and seven Tenths. 

* Vide Not; to De Backer's Patent, p. 10 

t Vide Note to Lot No. 212, p. 83. On the partition this and lot 427 fell to John . 
He died seized, and Henry Newkirk et al. were appointed commissioners to sell his 
lands. They sold this lot to David La Tourette April 19, 1347 ; who conveyed part 
of it to Ellen, wife of Solon Humphreys, March 28, 1863, and pait of it, witli the ad- 
joining lot (being part of Lot No. 267 sold to John G. Vreeland by Cornelius Van Bus- 
kirk). Vide Note to Lot No. 267, p. 88. Abraham B. Warner and Maitin R. Cook 
now own part of Lots Nos. 414 and 415. 



212 MICHAEL rOKNELIESE VREELANDT. 

With respect to the two Lots of Common Land which 
have been allotted to the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to 
Lubert Gilbertse dated the fifth Day of December One thou- 
sand six hundred and fifty four, being these two Lots of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book «S: Map of the General 
Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 278 & 267. 

Jacob Van Wagenen claimed the said two Lots and no other 
Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof We 
upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true Pro- 
prietor and do therefor adjudge the said two Allotments to belong 
to him. 

* 1 4 c * With respect to the two Lots of Common Land allotted 

to the Patent of Philip Carteret to Severin Lawrence dated 
the twelfth Day of May One thousand six hundred and sixty 
eight, being these two Lots of Common Land which in the 
Field Book & Map of the General Partition are distinguished 
by the Numbers 279 and 268. 

Jacob Van Wagenen claimed the said two Lots and upon 
Examination of his Title we conceive him to be the true Proprietor 
and do therefor adjudge the said two Allotments to belong to him. 

With respect to the two Lots of Common Land which have 
been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Hendrick 
Jansen Spier dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six 
hundred and sixty eight, being these two Lots of Common 
Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General Par- 
tition are distinguished by the numbers 280 & 269. 

3EpOU Examination of the Titles of the several Per- 
sons claiming being the Descendents of the Patentee, 
2123.0 do adjudge the said two Allotments to Catalintje 
Spier Widow for her Use during her natural Life ; and 
in Trust for the Purposes mentioned and directed in the 
last Will and Testament of her Husband Barendt Spier 
dated the eighth Day of April one thousand seven hun- 
dred and forty two duly proved and recorded in the 
Prerogative Office at Perth Amboy. 

*^.^ * JJTI^tS is a Subdivision of the Lot of Common Land 

which has been allotted To the second Patent of Philip Car- 
teret to Derick Sycan dated the twelfth Day of May one 
thousand six hundred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 271. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

2!23r do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
271 To belong to Michael Corneliese Vreelandt. 

#111* SutiJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 



MICHAEL C. VREELANDT— JANNETJE VAN WINKLE. 213 

Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 422 * 

15C0lUm'nf| at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 271) and from said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West 
forty Chains to a Stake by New Ark Bay, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning, And from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees 
East ten Chains and thirty one Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one 
Degrees West forty Chains to a Stake by New Ark Bay, Then down 
along said Bay 'til it meets the first mentioned Line, Containing about 
forty one Acres. 

Mnti UJP adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 271 
to Jannitje Widow of Daniel Van Winkle during her Life, and 
after her Decease to her Daughter Antje now the Wife of Henry 
Fielding agreable to the Tenor of said Daniel Van Winkle's last 
Will and Testament, dated the third Day of June one thousand 
seven hundred and fifty one, 

* ©Ut .SUtbeg of which said Portion (as laid down on *i47 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 423 * 

* Vide Note to Sycan's 2d Patent, p. 15. On partition between George and John 
Vreeland, John took the south half of this lot, and George the north half (the same 
then containing sixty acres). The partition was not formal. George died seized of 
part, devising the same to his children. His heirs divided the same into three parts, 
each containing ten acres and sixty-six one-hiindredths of an acre ; the north third 
was conveyed to Jacob Van Home (?) ; the middle third to Thomas McDonald June 
15, 1832 ; the southerly third to John Carragan. McDonald conveyed part of his third 
to Sebastian Jaclard July 17, 1854. Jaclard died seized, and his executors conveyed 
to Adele Buchanan Oct. 19, 1859. She died seized and the lot was inherited by her 
infant children, and by order in chancery was sold to Edward A. Willard. 

t Vide Note to Sycan's 2d Patent, p. 15. Jan. 29, 1820, John Vreeland conveyed 
to Ann, Cornelia, Maria, Isabella, and Eliza, children of his daughter Jannetje, wife 
of Stephen Vreeland, 19 acres out of this lot and Lot Xo. 424, and eight acres out of 
Lot Xo. 269. He conveyed seven acres of Lot Xo. 269 to Cornelia Van Winkle Jan. H, 
1820. He also conveyed to her 23 acres of Lots Xos. 423 and 424. He also conveyed 
to his daughter Jane, wife of Aaron Newkirk, Jan. 29, 1820, seven acres out ofLotXo. 
269, and nineteen acres out of Lots Xos. 423 and 424. Jane Newkirk left her sur- 
viving her husband and Cornelia, wife of Daniel Vreeland, Catherine, wife of Cor- 
nelius Vreeland, and Catelina, wife of Cornelius Van Rypen. Catelina died before her 
father, leaving one child, Jane, who married Garrabrant Ryerson. The two daughters 
and granddaughter took Jane Newkirk's share in common. Aaron Newkirk gave his 
life estate to his two daughters by separate deeds July 1, 1832, who seem to have 
taken as by partition the land described in these deeds. Cornelia took the north part, 
and quit-claimed the south part to Catherine April 22, 1857, who sold to William 
Frost Aug. 16, 1859, who sold to Sidney L. Carragan June 8, 1863. 

Abraham Van Buskirk owned about 3 acres in this tract adjoining the Plank road. 
He died in 1849, leaving Jane, wife of Henry Osborn, Abraham and Cornelius {Peter 
died before his father) who partitioned by deed Dec 15, 1849. Cornelius sold his 
share to Sidney L. Carragan Nov. 7, 1861. Garrabrant Ryerson et ux. sold half an 
acre to Thomas C. Crips June 1, 1838, near the present Station House. Crips sold to 
Jasper Cadmus Sept. 15, 1838, who sold to Elizabeth Cadmus Oct. 29, 1838. 



214 MH'IIAKL ('. VKKKLAN'DT .lAXNETJK VAN WINKLE. 

]ir0lUUlU0 at a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner ot the Tract 
No 422 adjudged to Michael CorneUese Vreelandt last above described) 
And from said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West forty Chains to 
a Stake by New Ark Bay, Then returning to said Stake the Idace ot Be- 
ginning ; And from thence runs North thirty nine Degrees East ten 
c;!hains and thirty one Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees 
West forty one Chains and forty nine Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, 
Then down along said Bay 'till it meets the first mentioned Line, Con- 
taining about forty one Acres. 

STijlS is a Subdivision of the Lot of Common Land which 
has been allotted to the Patent of Philip "Carteret to Thomas 
Davison, dated the twenty second Day of December one 
thousand six hundred and sixty nine, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land wiiich in the Field Book and Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 272. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of sundry Persons 
claiming parts and Shares thereof 

21211c adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 272 
to belong to Michael Corneliese Vreelandt 

0\lt .StlViJfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 425 * 

* iSftjittUfUg at a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said Al- 

148 lotment No 272) And from said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West 

forty two Chains and twenty Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, Then 

returning to said Stake the Place ot Beginning, and from thence runs 

South thirty nine Degrees West five Chains and one Link to a Stake, 

Thence North fifty one Degrees West forty one Chains and eighty four 

Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, Then up along said Bay 'till it meets 

the first mentioned Line containing about twenty one Acres. 

Mwti U)C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 272 
to Jannitje Widow of Daniel Van Winkle during her Life, and at 
her Decease to her daughter Antje now the Wife of Henry Field- 
ing agreable to the Tenor of said Daniel Van Winkle's last Will 
and Testament dated the third Day of June one thousand seven 
hundred and fifty one. 

®Ur ,SUl*i)f2 ^^ which said Portion as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 424 + 

]3C(}tnUinj3 at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 425 adjudg'd to Michael Corneliese Vreelandt last above described) 
and from said Stake runs North fifty one Degrees West forty one Chains 
and eighty four Links to a Stake by New Ark Bay, Then returning to 
said Stake the Place of Beginning, and from thence runs South thirty 
nine Degrees West five Chains and two Links to a Stake (being the 

■'■' Vide Xote to Sycan's 2d Patent, p. 15. Michael Vreeland sold tins lot to Egbert 
Post July 9, 1787. By will, dated Feb. 11, 1822, proved May 8, 1822, Post gave this 
lot to his grandson Garret Wauters. 

t Fide Xoie to Lot Xo. 423, p. 147. 



GEORGE CADMUS — JACOB VAN HORNE. 215 

Southerly Corner of said Allotment No 272) Thence North fifty one De- 
grees West forty one Chains and forty nine Links to a Stake by New 
Ark Bay, Then up along said Bay 'till it meets the first mentioned Line, 
Containing about twenty one Acres. 

* With Respect to the Lot of Common Land which has ^49 
been allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret to Thomas 
Davison dated the twelfth Day of December One thousand 

six hundred and sixty nine, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 275. 

George Cadmus claimed the said Lot and upon Examination 
of his Title we conceive him to be the true Proprietor thereof, and 
do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 

With Respect to the Lot of Common Land which has 
been allotted to the Patent of Petrus Saiyvesant to Peter 
Jansen Slaat dated the fifth Day of December One thousand 
six hundred and fifty four, confirm'd by Patent from Philip 
. Carteret to said Slaat dated the twelfth Day of May one 
thousand six hundred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book and Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 274. 

George Cadmus claimed the said Lot and upon Examination 
of his Tide, we conceive him to be the true Proprietor thereof and 
do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 

* With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has *jrQ 
been allotted to the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Hendrick 
Jansen Van Schalckwyck dated the fifth Day of December 

one thousand six hundred & fifty four, confirmed by Patent 
from Philip Carteret to Hessel Vygerse dated the thirteenth 
Day of March one thousand six hundred and seventy five ; 
being that Lot of Common Land which in the Field Book 
& Map of the General Partition is distinguished by the Num- 
ber 273. 
John Van Home claimed the said Lot and upon Examination 
of his Title We conceive him to be the true Proprietor thereof and 
do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 

With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret To Catharine for- 
merly the Widow of Jacob Wallingen Van Home, then the 
Widow of Jacob Stoffelsen dated the thirty first Day of 
March one thousand six hundred and sixty eight, being that 
Lot of Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of 
the General Partition is distinguished by the Number 276. 

Jacob Van Home claimed the said Lot, and no other Person 
or Persons claiming the same, or a Subdivision thereof We upon 
Examination of his Title, conceive him to be the true Proprietor 
and do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him, 

* ^f)iU is a Subdivision of the Lot of Common Land*^^^ 
which has been allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret To 



21() FYT.Ili SEEGAEUI) ET AL. 

Barnt Christian, dated the twenty sixth day of March one 
thousand six hundred and sixty seven, being that Lot of 
Common Land which in the Field Book and Map of the 
General Partition is distinguished by the Number 277. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

215Er do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 277 
To belong to Fytje the wife of Andries Seegaerd. 

©Ul* ,SUCi)0g of which said Portion (^as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B.) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 426 * 

jl9r0inU!U() at a Stone mark'd B (being the westermost Corner of 
said Allotment No 277) and from said Stone runs North thirty nine De- 
grees East four Chains and twelve Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty 
one Degrees East thirteen Chains and seventeen Links to a Stake, Thence 
South twenty eight Degrees & thirty Minutes West four Chains and eigh- 
teen Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West thirteen 
Chains and ninety five Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 
five Acres and a Half. 

^ntf tD0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
277 To belong to George Vreelandt Esq'' 

:j,r2 * ®UC Surijfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and We adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 427 t 

]9Cgtnnin0 at a stake (being the Northerly Corner of the Tract No 
426 adjudg'd to Fytje the wife of Andries Seegaerd last above described 
and from said Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees East four Chains and 
ninety four Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty one Degrees East twelve 
Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake, Thence South twenty eight Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West five Chains and two Links to a Stake ; Thence 
North fifty one Degrees West thirteen Chains and seventeen Links to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about six Acres and two Tenths. 

^Ittf ilJt adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 277 
To belong to Lawrence Brovvn the only Son of Thomas Brown by 
his former Wife Anna. 

d^UV .SllViJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 428 1 

JBCfllUniUfl at a Stake (being the Northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 427 adjudged to George Vreelandt Esq'' last above described) and 
from said Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees East five Chains and 

^' Vide Note to Andriesen's Patent, p. 13. 

t Vide Note to Lot No. 212, p. 86. 

t Vide Note to Andriesen's Patent, p. 13. Lawrence died seized, intestate and 
without issue. Shortly after the allotment, Peter Cole was in possession of this lot. 
He sold it to Cornelius "Van Buskirk March 27, 1797 (deed unrecorded). Vide Note 
to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 18. 



THOMAS BROWN JACOB VAX HORNE. 217 

thirty seven Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty one Degrees East eleven 
Chains and twenty four Links to a Stake standing in the Line of Barnt 
Christian's Patent, Thence South twenty eight Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes West five Chains and forty nine Links to a Stake, Then North fifty 
one Degrees West twelve Chains and fifteen Links to the Place of Begin- 
ning, Containing about six Acres and two Tenths. 

^ntJ top adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 277 
to belong to Thomas Brown. 

* ©lie cSllCbtS o^ which said Portion (as laid down on *i53 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 429 * 

i^rsntitinU at a Stake (being the northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 428 adjudged to his son Lawrence Brown last above described) and 
from said Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees East five Chains and six- 
teen Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty one Degrees East ten Chains 
and thirty one Links to a Stake standing in the Line of Barnt Christian's 
Patent, Thence South twenty eight Degrees and thirty Minutes West five 
Chains and twenty two Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees 
West eleven Chains and twenty four Links to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about five Acres & a Half. 

^ntf to? adjudge the two following Portions of said Allotment 
No 277 To belong to Jacob Vanhorne, 

(BUV <SUCb0g of the first whereof (as laid down on Sub- 
division Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd No 430 t 

]300tnntn(t at a stake (being the northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 429 adjudged to Thomas Brown last above described) And from said 
Stake runs North thirty nine Degrees East forty one Chains and fifty six 
Links to a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Allotment of Com- 
mon Land No 275) Thence North forty two Degrees west five Chains 
and fifty Links to a Stake"(being the Southermost Corner of the Allotment 
of Common Land No 276) Thence North thirty nine Degrees East seven 
Chains and seventy two Links to a Stake (standing in the Line of Catha- 
rine Stoffelson's Patent) Thence South twenty seven Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East seven Chains and seventy two Links to a Stake (being the 
Northermost Corner of Barnt Christian's Patent) Thence (along the Line 
of said Barnt Christian's Patent) South twenty eight Degrees and thirty 
Minutes West forty seven Chains and ninety Links to a Stake (being the 
Eastermost Corner of the Tract No 429 adjudged To Thomas Brown 
last above described) Thence North fifty one Degrees West ten Chains 
and thirty one Links to the Place of Beginning. 

* ©lie cSlll'b05 of the other or second of said two For- *jr^ 
tions (as laid down^'on Subdivision Schedule B) shews and 

we adjudge it to be a Tract No 431 t 

" Brown devised his lands in New Jersey as stated in Note to Andriesen's Patent 
p. 13. Tins lot was sold to Cornelius Van Buskirk May 13, 1797. ■ 

t Vide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 18. 
28 



218 



•JACOB VAN BUSKIKK. 



UCflinUIUfl at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 426 adjudged to Fytje the Wife of Andries Seegaerd above described) 
and from said Stake runs North twenty eight Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East twelve Chains and fifty Links to a vStake (being the westermost 
Corner of Karnt Christian's Patent) Thence South twenty seven Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East fifteen Chains and sixty five Links to a Stake by 
the Meadow Edge, Thence South twenty Degrees West two Chains and 
thirty Links, Thence South forty Degrees West four Chains to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty one Degrees West twelve Chains and sixty seven 
Links to the Place of Beginning the said two Portions, Containing about 
forty three Acres and six Tenths. 

JTijlS is a ,^Ut)tn'tlt!StOU of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted to the Patent of Richard NicoUs to 
Nicholas Jansen and Samuel Edsall dated the twenty sixth 
Day of October, one thousand six hundred and sixty four, 
being that Lot of Common Land which in the Field Book & 
Map of the General Partition is distinguished by the Number 
270. 

And Upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons Claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

512Ef do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 270, 
To belong to Jacobus Van Buskirk. 

(But .SUt beg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd No 418 * 



*itiliL«J gC irr rrulmniL. 



® Vide Xoteto Jansen and EdsalVs Patent, p. 19. Van Buskirk by will gave four 
acres out of this lot to his son Peter. The residue he directed to be divided into four 
parts, and lots cast for a division between his sons Peter and John, They divided by 
deed March 26, 1767. Peter took the southwest half, and John the northeast half. 

John left his interest in the tract to his son 
Jacobus, who by will, dated Sept. 8, 1^23, gave all 
his realty to his sons, John, Nicholas, and James. 
They partitioned, as per diagram i^in part). The 
map of their partition is on file. Peter by will, 
dated April 1, 1816, proved Aug. 7, 1819, gave 
eighty acres of upland and fifty acres of meadow 
to the children of his daughter Rachel, wife 
of William Vreeland. These were William, 
Peter, Cornelius, Elizabeth, wife of John Cadmus, 
and Margaret, wife of Jaspar Cadmus, jr. These, 
with their father, sold to George W. Bruen, May 
2, 1836, what they received under their grand- 
father's will. Bruen gave five several mortgages 
^ — .r.. .. r w . .. A jp these five heirs May 2, 1836. Peter assigned 

■^y^ his mortgage to Hartman Vreelatid and David 

M. Demarest May 11, 1840. It was foreclosed, 
and the property sold by SheriflFNewkirk to Vreeland and Demarest, Wm. Vreeland 
Wm. V'reeland,jr., Jaspar Cadmus and wife, and Elizabeth Cadmu.s, June 21, 1842 
Wm. Vreeland, jr., sold his one-fifth to Vreelaiul and Demarest Dec. 19, 1843. They 




JACOBUS VAN BUSKIRK ET AL. 219 

* iJeflfUrttnS at a stake standing in the Edge of the Salt Meadows #1^1- 
(being the northeasterly Corner of the Lot of Common Land at Bergen 
Point No 172 sold for defraying the Expences of the General Partition) and 
from said Stake runs along the Line of said Lot No 172 North eighty five 
Degrees West thirty three Chains to a Stake (being the westerly Corner 
of said Allotment No 270) Thence North thirty nine Degrees East sixty 
five Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake (standing South thirty nine De- 
grees West sixteen Chains and seventy Links from a Stone mark'd B 
standing in the westermost Corner of the x\llotment of Common Land No 
277,) And from said Stake ruas South fifty one Degrees East twenty two 
Chains and eighty Links to a Stake by the Meadow Edge, Thence along 
Southerly betwixt the Meadow and Upland to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about one hundred and thirty six Acres and three Tenths. 

.^ntf tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 270 
to Margaret Widow of Andries Van Buskirk for her Use during 
her natural Life, and in Trust for the Purposes & Uses mentioned 
in the last Will and Testament of her Husband the said Andries 
Van Buskirk dated the twenty fourth Day of May one thousand 
seven hundred and sixty two 

(BUV cSUCbfD of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 419 * 

ISrStUnfnS at a stone mark'd B (standing in the westermost Cor- 
ner of the Allotment of Common Land No 277) and from said Stone runs 
North thirty nine Degrees East fifty Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty 

sold, Jan. 7, lc*43, to Mary, wife of Eburn H. Coutaiit, one hundred and sixty acres, 
one rood, and sixteen perches, excepting a few parcels. Coutant sold part of his pur- 
chase to Roswell Graves by three deeds Jan. 10 and 13, 1853. Vide Xote to Kill Van 
Kull Lot Xo. 5, p. 70. H. Vreeland, Demarest, Wm. Vreeland, Jasper Cadmus and 
wife, and Elizabeth Cadmus conveyed part of the tract to Samuel D. Ingham and 
Mathew C. Jenkins Jan. 5, 184'^. Jenkins by will, dated Nov. 23, 1854, proved May 
24, 1855, empowered his executors to sell. They conveyed part of the tract to William 
B. Reed May 11. 1857 ; Reed to Nathan R. Mosher May 2, 1830. Vide Note to Kill 
Van Kull Lot Xo. 1, p. 70. 

« Vide Xote to Jamzii and Ehxll's Patent, p. 19. Helmus Vreeland, surviving 
executor, sold one hundred and twenty-one acres and three-quarters of an acre on the 
north side of this tract to Michael Vreeland May 10, 1784 (unrecorded). Vreeland 
sold fifty acres to Banjamin Zabriskie June 10, 1784, and fifty acres on same date to 
Jasper Zabiiskie. The land sold to Benjamin lay on the south side of the tract, and 
the lot of Jasper lay adjoining on the north. Benjamin died seized, will dated Oct. 
5, 1331, proved Feb. 29, 1832. His executors sold to John Cadmus April 10, 1832, 
whose administrators, under order of the court, sold to Jasper Cadmus, jr.. May 1, 
1833, who resold to Jasper on the same day, who by will, dated April 25, 1813, proved 
Oct. 10, 1845, gave it to the children of his grandson Andrew, who is now residing 
upon it. Jasper died seized. By will (without dite^ codicil dated Oct. 27, 1828, 
he gave this lot to his grandson Albert M. (son of Michael) in tail. This devisee sold to 
Jos>ph B. Close Jan. 20, 1854, anJonsam? day was appointed special guardian for his 
children. The executors sold three and a half acres to Henry Vresland Feb. 12, 
1-JJ2. 



220 .TA('01$ VAN HORNE (iEOKGE CADMUS. 

one Degrees West forty Chains to New Ark Bay, Then returning to said 
Stone mark'd 13 the Place of Beginning, and from thence runs South thirty 
nine I )egrees \\'est eleven Chains and four Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty one Degrees East twenty three Chains and twenty Links to a Stake 
by the Meadow Kdge, Thence South forty six Degrees West five Chains 
and sixty eight Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees West 
twenty two Chains and eighty Links to a Stake (being the northerly Cor- 
ner of the Tract No 418 adjudged to Jacobus Van Buskirk last above 
described (Thence South thirty nine Degrees West fifteen Chains and 
thirty nine Links to a Stake (being the Easterly Corner of the Allotment 
of Common Land No 269) Thence along the Line of said Allotment No 
269 North fifty one Degrees west forty one Chains to said New Ark Bay, 
Then up along the said Bay Northerly 'till it meets the above mei.tioned 
Line that runs to said Bay, Containing about One hundred & forty three 
Acres. 

icg * Mnti U)P adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

270 To belong to Jacob Van Home, 

(BXIV cSUUbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 420 * 

]$tSinn(nS at a stake (standing South thirty Degrees west four 
Chains from a Stone mark'd B standing in the westerly Corner of the Al- 
lotment of Common Land No 277) And from said Stake runs South 
fifty one Degrees East eleven Chains and thirty seven Links to a Stake, 
Thence North thirty nine Degrees East four Chains to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty one Degrees East fifteen Chains and twenty five Links to a 
Stake by the Meadow Edge, Then returning to the first mentioned Stake 
the Place of Beginning ; And from thence runs South thirty nine Degrees 
west seven Chains & four Links to a Stake f being a Corner of the Tract 
No 419 adjudged to Widow Van Buskirk last above described) Thence 
along the Line of said Tract No 419 South fifty one Degrees East twenty 
three Chains and twenty Links to a Stake by the Meadow Edge, Then 
Northeasterly along between the Meadow and Copland 'til it meets the 
above mention'd Line that runs to said Meadow, Containing about 
twenty one Acres & two Tenths. 

^nXi iat adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
270 To belong to George Cadmus. 

®Ur <StttbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 421 1 

33C|{tnnin0 at a stone mark'd B (standing in the westerly Corner ot 
the Allotment of Common Land No 277) And from said Stone runs South 
thirty nine Degrees West four Chains to a Stake (being the Place of Be- 
ginning of the Tract No 420 adjudged to Jacob Van Home last above 

« Vide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 18. 

t Vide Note to Slott's Patent, p. 17. Jasper conveyed to his son eighteen acres 
of salt meadow near Constable's Hook Jan. 21, 1820. By will, dated April 25, 1843, 
proved Oct. 20, 1844, he gave to his grandson Jasper the remainder of this lot. 
Vide Xote to Lot No. 275, p. 91. 



PETER PETERSEN ET AL. 221 

described) Thence South fifty one Degrees East eleven Chains & thirty 
seven Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty nine Degrees East four 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North fifty one Degrees west eleven Chains 
and thirty seven Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about four 
Acres and a Half 

* STljlS is a .SuiJtlliJtStOn of the two Lots of Common * ^ .y 
Land which have been allotted To the Patent of Philip Car- 
teret to Mark Noble and Samuel Moore dated the twentieth 
Day of July one thousand six hundred and sixty nine, being 
these two Lots of Common Land which in the Field Book 
and Map of the General Partition are distinguished by the 
Numbers 227 and 251. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof 



do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 227 ']"o 
belong to Peter Petersen Esq'' 

#UV .StiriJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd on the map No 334 

J5Cflinninfl at a stake (being the Southerly Corner 01 said Allot- 
ment No 227) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East seven Chains and thirty eight Links to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes West thirty eight Chains to a 
Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees & thirty Minutes West seven 
Chains and thirty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about twenty eight Acres. 

Mnti toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 227 
To belong to Zachariah Sickels. 

®Ur .SUCijtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 335 

* iS^StltntttS at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract No # ^ g 
334 adjudg'd to Peter Peterson Esq' last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East seven Chains 
and eighty nine Links to a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said 
Allotment No 227) Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes west seven Chains and eighty nine Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty-two Degrees and thirty Minutes east thirty eight 
Chains to the Place of Beginning Containing about thirty Acres. 

.^Ittl tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 251 
To belong to Cornelius Blinkerhoof. 

#Ur cSUt4)0g of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 379 * 

* Brinkerhoff sold eight and three-quarters acres of this lot to Cornelius and 
Garret Sip May 23, 1769. This must have been on the east end. Nicliolas and 



222 JOSEPH HAWKIVS ET AL. 

]S^0tUUiUj3 at a Stake (b3ing the Southermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 251) And from thence runs North thirty three Degrees East 
four Chains and seventy eight Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven 
Degrees west fifty five Chains and thirty seven Links to a Stake in the 
Meadow, Thence South thirty three Degrees West four Chains and sev- 
enty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East fifty 
five Chains and thirty seven Links to the Place of Beginning Containing 
about twenty five Acres. 

^ntf top adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 251 

To belong to John, Jacobus, Peter, Garret and Mary Vanderhoofs 

in equal Shares as Tenants in Common. 

0\lV eSurbf^ 01 which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract niark'd No 380 * 
]Sr0inUin(]; at a stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 379 adjudg'd to Cornelius Blinkerhoof last above described) And 
from thence runs North thirty three Degrees East four Chains & sev- 
enty nine Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west fifty 
five Chains & thirty seven Links to a Stake in the Meadow, Thence 
South thirty three Degrees West four Chains & senty nine Links to a 
Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East fifty five Chains & thirty seven 
Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about twenty five Acres. 

* '^ntf top adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 251 
= 159 To belong to Heirs or Assigns of Joseph Hawkin's deceased. 

(But cSUtijC;? of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 381 
]3r0tnUtnS at a stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 380 adjudged to the Vanderhoofs last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty three Degrees East four Chains and seventy 
nine Links to a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said Allotment 
No 251) Thence North fifty seven Degrees west fourteen Chains and 
sixty five Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west four 
Chains and seventy nine Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven De- 
grees East fourteen Chains & sixty five Links to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about seven Acres. 

Garret Vreeland and John Zabriskie conveyed eight acres to Nicholas T. Winner May 
3, 1830 ; he to Albert Aeschniann Nov. 19, 1840 ; he to Adolphus Willemer Oct. 6, 
1843 ; he to John A. Aeschniann Oct. 22, 1847 ; he to Peter J. Muitha June 30, 1854. 
Murtha mortgaged to Samuel Guillaume June 30, 1854, who assigned to Claudius C. 
Becket July 10, 1855. The mortgage was foreclosed, and the property sold by Sherifi" 
Beaty to Becket May 23, 1857 ; lie to Guillaume same day ; he to Teuner April 9, 
1859; he to Misch April 25, 1860 ; he to Leonard G. Klinck July 25, 1860 ; he to 
Conrad C. Spengeman April 9, 1881; he to Henry Schneider Aug. 8, 1865; he to 
Cliarles Hespe Nov. 7, 1868. 

~ Garret Vaiulerhoof was one of the family. By his will, dated July 
31, 1797, proved Sept. 20, 1797, he gave his lands equally to his four daughters, 
Maritje, wife of Jacob Outw.iter, Eve, wife of Peter Sickles, Arlanfje, wife ot Aaron 
Vanderbilt, Sarah, wife of George Newkirk. The mother of these children was Sarah, 
daughter of Abraham Piior. These parties sold to Casparus Prior four acres and 
fifty-four one-liundredths of an acre. 



DANIEL AND JOB SMITH — PETER PETERSON. 223 

^nti iUE adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 251 
To belong to Daniel Smith. 

<©Ul* SurbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 382 

^CQinninQ at a stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 
No 381 adjudged to the Heirs or Assigns of Hawkins last above de- 
scribed) And from thence runs North thirty three Degrees East four 
Chains and seventy nine Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven De- 
grees west sixteen Chains and seventy four Links to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty three Degrees west four Chains and seventy nine Links to a 
Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees East sixteen Chains and seventy 
four Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about seven Acres and 
a Half. 

* ^nXt \33t adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No * 160 
251 To belong to Job Smith. 

0nt SutiJf.5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 383 

l3Cj|tnUtlt({ at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 
No 382 adjudged to Daniel Smith last above described) And from thence 
runs North thirty three Degrees East four Chains and seventy nine Links 
to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west twenty three Chains 
and ninety eight Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees 
west four Chains and seventy nine Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty 
seven Degrees East twenty three Chains and ninety eight Links to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about Ten Acres and a Half. 

^Ittr UJC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 251 
To belong to Peter Peterson Esq'- 

d^Ut <Sutrb0g of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 384 

3500inninfl at a stake (being the northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 383 adjudged to Job Smith last above described) And from thence 
runs North fifty seven Degrees west eighteen Chains and sixty three 
Links To Pinhorne's Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of 
Beginning; And from thence runs South thirty three Degrees West four- 
teen Chains and thirty six Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven 
Degrees west twenty six Chains and sixty three Links to said Pinhorne's 
Creek, Then up along the said Creek as the same runs 'till it meets the 
first mentioned Line, containing about thirty Acres. 

* With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has * 161 
been allotted To the first Patent of Philip Carteret to Caspar 
Stymets dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six 
hundred and sixty eight ; being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition 
is distinguished by the Number 225. 



224 PETEK MARSEILIS ET AL. 

Peter Marseilis claimed the said Lot, and no other Person or 
Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof We uj)on Ex- 
amination of his Title conceive him to be the True Proprietor And 
do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to him. 

4!ri)lS is a jSUl)t(tl)iSton of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted to the second Patent of Philip Car- 
teret to Caspar Stymets dated the twelfth Day of May one 
thousand six hundred & sixty eight, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book and Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 223 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

2I3II0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 223 
To belong to Thomas Brown 

j52 * (But .SUtiJfD of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd 327 * 

^SCQtUntUS at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 223) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East three Chains and forty eight Links to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West thirty eight Chains to 
a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes W^est three 
Chains and forty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing thirteen Acres and One Tenth. 

^Htr top adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 223 
To belong to Jacob Vanderhoof 

(BXIV ,SUl*tlt5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 328 t 

JJCfllUltfUg at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 327 adjudged to Thomas Brown last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East six Chains 
and forty five Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West thirty eight Chains to a Stake, I'hence South thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes west six Chains and forty five Links to a 
Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty 
eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing about twenty four 
Acres and four Tenths. 

^nXf iB0 adjudge a certain Portion 01 said Allotment No 223 
To belong to Michael De Mott and George De Mott, in equal 
Moities. 

* Vide Note to Andriesen's Patent, p. 13. Elizabeth, Thomas B., and Samuel T. 
Gautier sold this lot to Cornelius Doremus June 20, 1820. 

t Garret Van Vorst seems to have owned the greater part, if not the whole, of this 
lot. H(! conveyed to Cornelius Van Vorst Aug. 2, 1823, who sold four acres in the 
north corner to Walter Weldon Aug. 11, 1836. 



JOHANNIS VAX HOUTEN ET AL. 225 

* ©Ur cSurijrg oi which said Portion (as laid down on *i63 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 329 * 

JJrflfttnfnfl at a stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 328 adjudged to Jacob Vanderhoof last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East six Chains 
and fifty eight Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes West thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six De- 
grees and thirty Minutes West six Chains and fifty eight Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight 
Chains to the Place of Beginning. Containing about twenty five Acres. 

^VCa UJf adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 223 
To belong to Johannis Van Houte 

©UC cSUCiJf^ of which said Portion as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 330 t 

iirgfUITIUg at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract No 
329 adjudged to the De Motts last above described) And from thence 
runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East Ten Chains and 
ninety six Links To a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 223) Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West 
thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes West ten Chains and ninety six Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to the 
Place of Beginning, containing about forty one Acres and a Half. 

* ^f)iU is a SUttltbtSton of the Lot of Common Land *i64 
which has been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret To 
Adrian Post dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six 
hundred & sixty eight, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 264. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof, 

SI2E0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 264 
To belong to Michael De Mott and George De Mott, in equal 
Moieties 

(f^UV .SUtijCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

* Vide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9. This lot was known as the "Indian 
Spring Lot." Michael De Mott died seized and intestate. It was then divided into 
nine lots. Geo. De Mott and John M. Cornelison. administrators, sold two lots, con- 
taining seven acres, to James G. King Oct. 1, 1836, and two acres to Jolin Morgan 
Oct. 1, 1836. John and Eohert Gardner now own part of it, also the heirs of Job 
Seeley. 

t The southeast corner of this lot seems to have gone to Van Houten's son-in- 
law, Jacob Zabriskie, who sold to James Brown in 1846, who gave the same to the 
Reformed Church, known as the Grove Church. Three acres of the lot was sold to 
Joseph Danielson by John Van Houten June 24, 1835, and Danielson seems to have 
bought all except the above church lot. 
29 



226 JACOB VAN WAGENEN ET AL. 

Subdivision Schedule li) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

'JYact mark'd No 409 * 
iSrO tuning at a stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 26.;. j And from said Stake runs South fifty Degrees West five 
Chains and sixty one Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees 
and forty five INlinutes West forty one Chains and eighty seven Links to 
ti Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees East five Chains and sixty one Links 
to a Stake, Thence South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes East 
forty one Chains and eighty seven Links to the Place of Beginning, Con- 
taining about twenty three Acres and a Half. 

*i65 * SlnTl toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 264 

To belong to Jacob Van Wagenen 

a^Ht <SUti)fg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 412 + 

33C(}ntntnS at a stake (being the northermost Comer of the Tract 
No 409 adjudg'd to the De Motts last above described ) And from thence 
runs South fifty Degrees West thirteen Chains and fifty four Links to a 
Stake, Thence North twenty seven Degrees and thirty ]\Iinutes West Ten 
Chains and seventy five Links to a Stake in the Edge of the Meadow, 
Thence North twenty six Degrees and fifty Minutes East three Chains 
and sixty six Links to a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of a Lot of 
Meadow No 121 in Peter Jacobse's Patent) Thence along the Line of 
said Meadow North forty four Degrees West fifteen Chains and forty 
Links to the Mouth of a Ditch emptying into Hackinsack River, Then 
up along said River North sixty five Degrees and ten Minutes east seven 
Chains and fifty two Links to a Stake, Thence South forty three Degrees 
and forty five Minutes East twenty six Chains and thirty three Links to 
the Place of Beginning, Containing about twenty four Acres and two 
Tenths. 

^ntr iUC do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
264 To belong to Johannis Van Wagenen 

©Ut .SuriJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 410 | 
3$C0tnntn0 at a stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 264) And from thence runs North fifty Degrees East three 
Chains & two Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and 

* Vide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9. Michael De Mott by will, dated May 10, 
1831, proved May 19, 1834, gave to his sons, George and Garret, for life, then to their 
male issue, a lot of salt meadow near Brown's Ferry. To Garret he gave the " Long 
Bridge," Lot No. 409 ; also, a lot east of the Academy in Bergen ; also, ten acres north 
of Nicholas Tiiers, and called the " bush land " ; also, the Brown's Ferry lot ; also, a 
lot back of the church ground. 

t Vide Note to Spier's Patent, p. 15. 

t Vide Note to Gerritse's Patent, p. 58. At an early day it passed to the Vreeland 
family. In the partition between Garret and John, this lot fell to John, who gave it 
to his nephew, Col. Jacob Vreeland, who conveyed it to Peter KoAve Jan. 29, 1841, in 
whom and his son Norman L. the most of it yet remains. 



CORNELIUS G. VAN RYPEN. 227 

forty five Minutes West four Chains & one Link to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty Degrees West one Chain and ninety eight Links to a Stake, Thence 
South twenty seven Degrees and thirty Minutes East four Chains and 
seven Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about One Acre. 

* ItUtJ tot do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment *j 66 
No 264 To belong to Cornelius Gerritse alias Van Riper. 

(But cSuriJCS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 411 * 

JSCflfnUttlfi at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 410 adjudged to Johannis Van Wagennen last above described) ; And 
from thence runs North fifty Degrees East sixteen Chains and ninety seven 
Links to a Stake, (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract No 409 
adjudged to Michael &: George De Motts above described) Thence North 
forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes West forty one Chains and eighty 
seven Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees west seven Chains 
and ninety three Links to a Stake, Thence South twenty seven Degrees 
and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains and seventy four Links to a 
Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees east one Chain and ninety eight Links 
to a Stake, Thence South forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes east 
four Chams and one Link to the Place of Beginning, containing about 
fifty seven Acres and three Tenths. 

Ki)in is a SUl)tlibtStOn of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted To the first Patent of Philip Carteret 
To Guert Coerten dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand 
six hundred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 215 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof 
213EC do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 215 To 
belong to Cornelius Gerritse alias Van Riper. 

* Van Rypen died Jan. 17, 1771. By his will, dated Aug. 29, 1767, proved May 4, 
1772, he gave to his son Garret a lot of salt meadow north of the Bergen Mills, and to 
his son Daniel all the remainder of his lands. Garret by will, dated Feb. 11, 1795, 
proved Oct. 12, 1795, gave all his realty to his brotlier Daniel. The lot in question 
was known as the " Long Bridge Lot." Daniel sold tlie north half of this lot to his son 
Cornelius, and the south half to his son Richard June 10, 1816. The north half is still 
owned by Cornelius C, the son of Cornelius, Daniel's grantee, except ten acres taken 
from the south side, given by Cornelius to his son Garret, from \yhose heirs Selah 
Hill bought it. It is now owned by Samuel C. Nelson. Richard died seized, and 
by will, dated June 12, 1351, proved Aug. 5, 1851, named as executors Cornelius C. 
Van Rypen and John R. Romaine. He gave his property equally to his children, 
Michael, Hannah, wife of Abraham Vreeland ; Elizabeth, Effie. Daniel B., Catherine, 
wife of Albert Zabriskie ; Cornelius R., Jane, wife of Egbert Wauters ; George, and 
Aletta, wife of John S. Tuttle. The property was partitioned by commissioners 
March 9, 18.^3. Part of the south half is yet owned l)y the heirs of Richard. It ex- 
tended down to Waverly avenue, in Greenville. Vide Note to Coerten's first Patent, 
p. 25. 



228 GARRET G. VAN RYPEN ET AL. 

■iC'j * (^Xit <SUCbf^ of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 314 * 

jirotlintlljl "t a Stake (being the westerly Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 215) And from thence runs South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes East fifty five Chains to Hudson's River, Then returning 
to said Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes east five Chains and seventy four Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east fifty 
four Chains and fifty Links to said Hudson's River, Then down along 
said River as it runs 'till it comes to the first mentioned Line running to 
said River, containing (after an Allowance for the Hill; about twenty 
nine Acres and an Half. 

^ntf U)C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 215 
To belong to Garrit Gerritse alias Van Riper. 

©Itr cSuriJfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd No 315 t 

]$tnntUtU0 at a Stake (being the Northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 314 adjudged to Cornelius Gerritse last above described) And from 
thence runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty four 
Chains and fifty I jnks to Hudson's River, Then returning to said Stake 
the Place of Beginning And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes east five Chains and seventy four Links to a Stake 
(being the Northermost Corner of said Allotment No 215) Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty four Chains to said Hud- 
son's River, Then down along said River as it runs 'till it comes to the 
first mentioned Line running to said River, Containing after an Allowance 
for the Hill about twenty nine Acres and an Half 

^168 * 2rf)tS is a SUiJtlllllSfOtl of the Lot ot Common Land 

which has been allotted To the second Patent of Philip Car- 
teret To Guert Coerten dated the twelfth Day of May one 
thousand six hundred and sixty eight being that Lot of Com- 

* Vide Note to Lot No. 411, p. 166. Van Rj'pen gave this to his sons Derrick and 
Cornelius ; Derrick taking the south side, and Cornelius the north side, the most of 
which was given by deed to his son Cornelius C. This is the lot on which the Re- 
fugees had their Block House, which Gen. Wayne attempted to capture during the 
Revolutionary War. Daniel, Cornelius, and Richard Van Rypen sold to John Brower 
ten acres on the east end of the lot Dec. 20, 1799. Of this Matthias McDonald died 
seized, and it was partitioned among his children Sept. 21, 1837 (or 9). They sold 
at various times to John Meeks, the present owner Vide Note to Lot Ko. 315, p. 167. 

t Vide Lot Xo. 411, p. 166. The rear part of the lot descended to Van Rypen's 
son George, who sold the same to William Day. who sold the west part of his pur- 
chase to Thomas Minack May 12, 1849, and to Michael Bull. Van Rypen sold eight 
acres to John Brower on the east end of the lot April 29, 1800. This, with (probably) 
Lai Xo. 316, William Day seems to have sold to G^^orge Suckley Sept. 10, 1832. 
Rutzen Suckley sold to John Meeks.. tlie present owner, Sept. 1, 1851. This place 
was known as " Castle Hill," and the deed to Meeks covers fifty acres. Vide Xote to 
Lot Xo. 316, p. 176. 



ALTJE VAN WINKLE. 229 

mon Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 243. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 

JlS^lC do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 243 To 
belong to Altje the Wife of Daniel Van Winkle 

<©UC ^UriJtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 354 

J^tginitCntJ at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 243) and from thence runs North thirty three Degrees East 
three Chains (Iv: twelve Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees 
west eleven Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
three Degrees west three Chains and twelve Links to a Stake, Thence 
South fifty Degrees east eleven Chains and thirty Links to the Place of 
Beginning, containing about three Acres and an Half 

As to the remaining Part or Portion of said Allotment No 243 
We find the Right to the same vested in the Freeholders of the 
Corporation of Bergen, But not being able to ascertain who these 
Freeholders were by Name We do not declare To whom the said 
remaining Part or Portion does particularly belong 

* (But cSUtijCg ot which remaining Part or Portion (as #jg 
laid down on Subdivision Schedule Aj shews, and we ad- 
judge it to be a Tract mark'd No 355 * 

J3CfllUniU0 at a Stake (being the eastermost Comer of the Tract 
No 354 adjudged to Altje Van Winkle last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty three Degrees East eighteen Chains and thirty 
eight Links to a Stake, (being the eastermost Corner of said -Allotment 
No 243) Thence North fifty seven Degrees ^^'est twenty eight Chains and 
twenty Links to a Stake in the Road, Thence along said Road South 
ten Degrees west eighty Chains and sixty one Links to a Stake, Thence 
South four Degrees east nine Chains and seventy five Links to a Stake, 
Thence South twenty six Degrees and forty Minutes east eight Chains 
and eighty one Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east 
three Chains and twelve Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees 
east eleven Chains and thirty Links to the Place of Beginning, containing 
about forty one Acres tS: a Half 

STijlS is a SlUttYlblStOU of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted To the third Patent of Philip Carteret 
to Guert Coerten dated the twenty first Day of March one 
thousand six hundred (S^ seventy being that Lot of Common 
Land which in the Field Book and Map of the General Par- 
tition is distinguished by the Number 235. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 

do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 235 To 



Vide Xeiv Field Book and Map A. 



230 JOHANNIS VAN RYPEN ET AL. 

belong to Johannis Gerritse alias Urianse alias Van Riper alias 

i3clctic*s Jt^ann, 

-lyo * ©Ul* cSurbCfi of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract niark'd No 345 * 
JJCfltnUtltfl at a Stake (being the Northermost Comer of said Allot- 
ment No 235) And from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west 
nine Chains & seventy one Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven 
Degrees East twenty three Chains and ten Links to a Stake, Thence 
North thirty three Degrees East nine Chains & seventy one Links to a 
Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said Allotment No 235) Thence 
North fifty seven Degrees west twenty three Chains and ten Links To the 
Place of Beginning, containing about twenty two Acres. 

l^lltf tUC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 235 
To belong to Altje the Wife of Daniel Van Winkle 

<BUV cSUCbe^ of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 347 t 

l^f (JtUUtltg at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 235) And from thence runs North thirty three Degrees East 
four Chains and sixty five Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven De- 
grees east twenty three Chains and ten Links to a Stake, Thence South 
thirty three Degrees west four Chains and sixty five Links to a Stake 
Thence North fifty seven Degrees west twenty three Chains and ten Links 
to the Place of Beginning, containing about Ten Acres and an Half. 

As to the remaining Part or Portion of said Allotment No 235 
2I2SCfind the Right to be last vested in Altje Urianse the daughter 
of Urian Thomasse, But we not being able to find in whom the same 
now vests 21391 f do not declare To whom the said remaining Part 
or Portion does belong. 

fjyi * (But <SUtt)t5 of which remaining Part or Portion (as 

laid down on Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge 
it to be a Tract mark'd No 346 

ISCgtnntn0 at a stake (being the northwest Corner of the Tract No 
347 adjudged to Altje the Wife of Daniel Van Winkle last above described) 
and from thence runs North thirty three Degrees east five Chains & six 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east twenty three 
Chains and ten Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west 
five Chains and six Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees 
west twenty three Chains and ten Links to the Place of Beginning, con- 
taining about eleven Acres and an Half. 

* This was Johannis, son of Gerrit Jurianse and Beelitje Dircks, and to distin- 
guish him from every other Johannis Van Rypcn then existing hereabouts, was known 
as Beelitje's Hans. Fide Note to Gerritse's Patent, p. 38. His property went to his 
only son Garret (" Long Gat ")• Vide Note to Nolle and Moore's Patent, p. 20. 

t Altje Van Winkle, the wife of Daniel, was a daughter of Garret Jurianse, or 
Van Rypen. She had children Juriaen (called Jurry or Jerry). Catrelntjf, and Hen 
driclc (known as Henry D.). Vide Note to Teunisse's Patent, p. 54. Jerry and Henry 
D. sold this lot to Hiram Gilbert and Cyrus S. Browning July 27, 1835. 



PHILIP FRENCH — GARRET NEWKIKK. 231 

3ri)lS is a cSuttrtbl'StOn of the two Lots of Common 
Land which have been allotted To the Patent of Philip Car- 
teret to Henderick Philipse dated the twelfth Day of May One 
thousand six hundred and sixty eight, being these two Lots of 
Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of the Gene- 
ral Partition are distinguished by the numbers. 234 & 262 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 

212Ef do adjudge the said Allotment No 234 (as the same is 
described, butted and bounded in the Field Book of the General 
Partion) To belong to Philip French Esq^ 

* ^ntl U)C do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No *i72 
262 To belong to Garret Newkirk. 

(But c^Utbfg of w^hich said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 4do * 
)j0gtnniU0 at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 262) And from thence runs South thirty six Degrees west 
twelve Chains & three Links to a Stake in the Road, Thence North fifty 
Degrees and ten Minutes West fifty seven Chains and twenty Links to a 
Stake in the Edge of the Meadow, Thence North thirty l)egrees east 
ten Chains and sixty six Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty four De- 
grees and tea Minutes East thirty five Chains to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty Degrees and ten Minutes east twenty three Chains and sixty five 
Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about sixty six Acres and an 
Half. 

^ntr iD0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 262 
To belong to Peter Merselies 

©UC SUClJfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 401 t 

* Vide Note to Fieterse's Patent, p. 40. Garret died April 23, 1785, and by 
will gave his lands to his two sons Mattheic and Hendricl: Cornelius, a brother of 
Garret, died, intestate Sept. 10, 1781, a bachelor, and his property was inherited by 
his nephews Matthew and Hendrick. What and where tliis was I do not know, but 
he received some by his mother's will, dated Sept. 30, 1731, proved May 7, 1764. 
Matthew and Hendrick partitioned by deed July 7, 1795. Hendrick died July 8, 1795. 
By will, dated July 7, 1795, proved Sept. 28, 1811, he gave all his realty to his sons, 
Garret and George. Hartman Van Wagenen, who mai-ried their sister Catherina, quit- 
claimed March 4, 1814. They partitioned by deed July 24, 1825 ("?). Garret died 
Aug. 28, 1832. By will without date, proved Oct. 31, 1832, he divided his lands be- 
tween his sons Henry and Garret. To Henry he gave seven acres out of the home- 
stead ; also, a lot known as " Mason's Land,'' containing fourteen acres ; also, a lot 
known as the " Arch Bridge Lot," containing two acres and a half; also his " Brown's 
Ferry Lot," containing ten acres ; also, a wood lot called " Clausen Klip," containing 
three acres. To Garret he gave the homestead, less the seven acres, containing six- 
teen acres, and two acres of the "Arch Bridge Lot." The balance of his lands he 
gave to them jointly. 

t Vide Note to Lot Xo. 349, p. 196. Walter Clendenny, it seems, became the owner 



232 coKXKLirs and GAUUEr sip — iiauman veder. 

J]Jf0inUlUfl at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 400 adjudged to Garrit Newkirk last above described) And from 
thence runs South thirty six Degrees west seven Chains and sixty seven 
Links to a Stake in the Road, Thence North fifty Degrees and ten Min- 
utes West fifty six Chains and fifty two Links to a Stake in the Edge of 
the Meadow, Thence North thirty Degrees east seven Chains and seventy 
four Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees and ten Minutes East 
fifty seven Chains and twenty Links to the Place of Beginning, contain- 
ing about forty three Acres and four Tenths. 

^nti U3C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 262 
To belong to Cornelius Sip and Garrit Sip in equal Moieties. 
'173 * #Ur SUCtJfS of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 402 * 
]3C0lUniU0 at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 401 adjudged To Peter Marselies last above described) And from 
thence runs South thirty six Degrees west four Chains and thirty four 
Links to a Stake in the Road, Thence North forty six Degrees and thirty 
seven Minutes west four Chains to a Stake Thence South thirty six De- 
grees west two Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence North forty 
six Degrees and thirty seven Minutes west twenty one Chains and eight 
Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty nine Degrees & fifty Minutes East 
five Chains and thirty one Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees 
and Ten Minutes East twenty four Chains and fifty two Links to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about thirteen Acres and Six Tenths. 

^lltf tO0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 262 
To belong to Harman Veder. 

of tliis lot, as also o( Lots Xos. 402, 403, 408, and died seized Aug. 7, 182i. The Legis- 
lature, vide Session Laws o/1836, p. 168, appointed trustees to dispose of his realtj. 
Dr. John M. Cornelison and Cornelius Van Winkle conveyed to Nathan Dale Elling- 
wood sixty acres and four one-hundredths of an acre July 29, 1836 ; Elliugwood to 
Conrad W. Faber one undivided half Aug. 4, 1836 ; to Delia A. Sistare one undivided 
fourth Aug. 9, 1836, and to Edward Stainer one undivided fourth Jan. 12, 1837. 
Sistare quit-claimed to Ellingwood one undivided fourth June 6, 1840. (She married 
Maurice Hillyer April 22, 1841, and died Oct. 11, 1866, leaving six children.) Stainer 
to Peter Charles Pfeffel one undivided fourth July 9, 1840 ; Pfeffel to William Bran- 
ker one undivided fourth Feb. 20, 1841. Ellingwood gave to the tru.stees a mortgage 
July 29, 1836. They assigned it to Nicholas Prior and Cornelius Brinkerhoif Dec. 27, 
1836, who foreclosed, and Henry Newkirk, sheriff", sold to complainants, June 28, 
1843, the whole property except one quarter which had been released from the mort- 
gage. They sold to Ellingwood three-fourths July 1. 1843, EllingAvood to Prior and 
Brinkerhoif Oct. 7, 1843, who conveyed to Abraham Vreeland Oct. 3, 1844. Branker 
to Vreeland one undivided fourth in 1844. Leah Ann Brinkerhofl", one of Clenden- 
ny's heirs, quit-claimed to Vreeland Oct 5, 1844 Vreeland to Isaac B. and Delos 
E. Culver thirty- three acres and three hundred and fourteen one-thousandths of an 
acre. These grantees mapped their purchase, and the place is now known as West 
Bergen. Vreeland died seized of the east end of the tract, and it is now owned by his 
heirs. The tract lies just north of Myrtle avenue, and extends from the old Bergen 
Road to the Hackensack river. 

* Vide Note to Van Vorat's Patent, p. 74, and Note to Lot No. 401, p. 172. 



ABRAHAM DIEDRICKS ET AL, 233 

<BUt cSUtbrg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 403 * 

^tQinninQ at a stake in the Road (being the Southermost Corner 
of Tract No 402 adjudged to Cornelius and Garrit Sip last above de- 
scribed) And from thence runs South thirty six Degrees west two Chains 
and fifty Links to a Stake in the Road ; Thence North forty six De- 
grees and thirty seven Minutes west four Chains to a Stake, Thence North 
thirty six Degrees east two Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty six Degrees and thirty seven Minutes East four Chains to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing about nine Tenths of an Acre. 

^ntf toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 262 
To belong to Abraham Dedericks. 

* (But ^XtVi)tS of which said Portion (as laid down on *i-j^ 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 404 t 

JSCfJlUUing at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 403 adjudged to Harman Veder last above described) And from 
thence runs South thirty six Degrees west four Chains and eighty four Links 
to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes west 
three Chains and five Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees 
west two Chains to a Stake, Thence North forty three Degrees and forty 
five Minutes west twenty two Chains and sixty six Links to a Stake, 
Thence North thirty nine Degrees and fifty Minutes east five Chains & 
fifty two Links to a Stake Thence South forty six Degrees and thirty 
seven Minutes east twenty five Chains and eight Links to the Place of 
Beginning, Containing about fifteen Acres. 

^nXf tttf adjudge a certain Portion of said allotment No 262 
To belong to Abraham Sickles 

<©UC .SUtbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 405 | 

]$00tnntn(J at a stake in the Road (being the Southermost Corner 
of the said Allotment No 262) And from thence runs North thirty six 
Degrees East two Chains to a Stake in the Road (being a Corner of the 
Tract No 404 adjudged to Abraham Dedericks last above described) 
thence North forty three Degrees and forty five Minutes west three 
Chains and five Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees west 
two Chains to a Stake, Thence South forty three Degrees and forty five 
Minutes east three Chains and five Links to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about six Tenths of an Acre. 

« Fide Note to Lot Xo. 401, p. 172. 

t Diedricks died Feb. 6, 1799. By will, dated May 29, 1790, proved March 9, 
1799, he gave all his realty to his son John. From him it passed to his two daughters 
Aegie, wife of John Zabriskie, and Geertje, wife of John Van Winkle. Van Winkle 
and wife sold one undivided half to John Zabriskie April 12, 1831. 

t By will, dated Jan. 18, 1804, proved May' 28, 1804, Sickles gave all his lauds to 
his daughter E;ffie, wife of Daniel Diedricks. Vide Note to Lot No. 317, p. 176. 
30 



234 CORNELIUS DIEDEICKC IIEKDKKK SICKLES. 

:^j^ * Slntl U)C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

262 'lo belong to Cornelius Dedericks. 

#UU >SUVi)Cl> of which said Portion (as laid down en 
Subdivision Schedule K) shews, And we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 406 * 

JiCflinnfltfl at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 
No 404 adjudged to Abraham Dedericks above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty nine Degrees and filty Minutes east ten Chains 
and eighty three Links to a Stake (standing in the Line of the Tract No 
401 adjudged to Peter Marsehes above described) thence North fifty 
Degrees and ten Minutes west thirty two Chains to a Stake in the 
Edge of the Meadow, Thence south thirty Degrees & fifty Minutes west 
seven Chains and sixty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South forty three 
Degrees and forty five Minutes East thirty Chains and seventy nine Links 
to the Place of Beginning, containing about twenty eight Acres. 

2ri)lS is a .SlliJlJilJlSlCn of the two Lots of Common 
Land which have been allotted to the Patent of Philip Car- 
teret to Angleburt Steii huysen dated the tw^enty second Day 
of July one thousand six hundred & seventy, being these two 
Lots of Common Land which in the Field Book and Map oi 
the General Partition are distinguished by the Numbeis 216 
& 244. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 

212UP do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 216 
To belong to Hendrick Sickles 

Xij.g * (BXIV SuriJfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 316 t 

2SC0tUntni} at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 216) And from thence runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes East fifty four Chains to Hudson's River, Then returning to said 
Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six De- 
grees and thirty Minutes East four Chains and twenty one Links to a 

* Diediicks died Dec. 6, 1775. By will, dated Nov. 29, 1775, proved March 25, 
1784, he gave to his granddaughter Antje, daughter of John Winne, and Aeltje Die- 
dricks his dwelling house and garden. To Daniel, son of his brother Jacob, Antje, 
Jamietje, and Martin, children of John Winne, the residue of his lands. Antje married 
Daniel Van Winkle, and Jannetje married Garret Van Eypen. Vide Note to Lot 2\'o. 
401, p. 172. 

t This lot was near the Block House. Sickles died Jan. 20, 1777. By will 
dated June 22, 1776, proved May 12, 1783, he gave all his realty to his sons, Derrick 
and JoJin. John sold to Jacob Brower fourteen acres on the front, bounded north by 
Daniel Diedricks, east by the river, south b}^ Garret Van Ej-pen, and west by the 
grantor, Api-il 29, 1786. Vide Xote to Steenhiiyscn's Patent, p. 32. Sickles sold a 
little over three acres to John McDonald Sept. 20, 1815, who sold to George Suckley 
Feb. 2, 1839. I tliink Suckley owned the wliole lot in 1840. John Meeks now owns 
it. Vide Notes to Lots Nos. 314 and 315, p. 167. 



DANIEL DIEDIilCKS ET AL. 235 

Sta'ce, Tnsiic;; SDUth fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East fifty two 
Chains to said Hudson's River, Thence down along said River as it runs 
'till it m3ets the first mentioned Line, Containing after an Allowance for 
the Hill about twenty one Acres. 

'MxiH U)P adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 216 
To belong to Daniel Dedericks 

<!5ur Surbeg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudged it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 317 * 

i^CQifnittUU at a Stake (being the northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 216 adjudged to Hendrick Sicldes last above described) And from 
thence runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east fifty two 
Chains to Hudson's River ; Then returning to said Stake the Place of Be- 
ginning ; And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes East five Chains and twenty five Links to a Stake (being the north- 
ermost Corner of said Allotment No 216), Thence South fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes east fifty one Chains and eighty Links to said 
Hudson's River, 'J'hen down along said River as it runs 'til it meets the 
first mentioned Line, Containing after an Allowance for the Hill about 
twenty six Acres. 

* .^lllJ tor adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 244 *ij'7 
To belong to Johannis Van Wagenen 

(But .SUCi)05 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 362.! 

330QlU)ttIt0 at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 244) and from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west nine- 
teen Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees 
west thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east 
nineteen Chains and thirty Links to a Stake (being the northermost Cor- 
ner of said allotment No 244.) Tnence South fifty seven Degrees east 
thirty Chains to the Place of Beginning, Containing about fifty seven 
Acres and nine Tenths. 

MViH UJf adjudge a certain Portion of said allotment No 244 
To belong to Hendrick Van Winkle 

#ltr <SUCiJ0D of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 361. | 

"" Diedricks died seized May 24, 1795. His daughter Jannetje married Stephen 
Siinonson, and A^rjie married Jacobus Collei'd. Collerd died Aug. 11, 1791. His son 
Abraham inherited his mother's share of the lot, and died March 15, 1831, leaving two 
sons, Jwoh and Abraham. Between these and the wife of Simonson, the lot was par- 
titioned July 11, 1832; she receiving the south half of the lot, and they the north 
half. Fide Note to Lot Xo. 358, p. 179. 

t Vide Note to Gerritse's Patent, p. 58, and Note to Lot No. 222, p. 114. 

t Vide Note to Teunisses Patent, p. 54. By will, dated Dec. 29, 1766, proved April 
20, 1769, Hendrick Van Winkle gave to liis son Joseph, among other property, the 
commons allotted to him for the patent of Englebert Steenhuyseu. Joseph sold forty 



23G HENDKICK AND AIJHAJIAM SICKLES — AKENT TOKRS. 

^SCUtUntUg 'It a Stake (being the Southermost Comer of the Tract 
No 362 adjiulged to Johannis Van VVagenen last above described) And 
from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west fourteen Chains and 
ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west thirty 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east fourteen 
Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees 
East thirty Chains to the Place of Beginning, Containing about forty four 
Acres and seven Tenths. 
478 * ^ntf U)t adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 244 

To belong to Hendrick Sickles. 

^UC .SuriJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 360. 

i^tQinninQ at a stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 

No 361 adjudged to Hendrick Van Winkle last above described) And 

from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west six Chains and twenty 

Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west thirty Cliains lo 

a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east six Chains and twenty 

Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east thirty Chains to 

the Place of Beginning, Containing about eighteen Acres and six Tenths. 

^Ittt toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 244 

To belong to Arent Toers. 

(BUV ^UViitS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 359 * 
iJCflinUlttfl at a Stake (being the southermost Corner of the Tract No 
360 adjudged to Hendrick Sickles last above described; And from thence 
runs South thirty three Degrees west four Chains and seventy Links to a 
Stake Thence North fifty seven Degrees west thirty Chains and sixty 
Links to a Stake, Thence North forty five Degrees east three Chains and 
fifty three Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east one 
Chain and twenty nine Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven De- 
grees east thirty Chains to the Place of Beginning, Containing about four- 
teen Acres and one Tenth. 
^179 * 'MnXi iOt adjudge a certain Portionof said Allotment No 244 

To belong to Abraham Sickles. 

acres and fifty-eight one-lmndredths of an acre ot the lot to Jacob Newkirk April 1, 
1B16. Newkirk by will, dated April 16, 1817, proved Aug 26, 1818, gave the same 
to his son Garret, who died intestate Aug. 22, 1818, leaving five children. Vide Note 
to School Lot No. 179, p. 74. James Provost and wife sold one undivided fifth to her 
brothers, Jacob, George, and Garret, June 26, 1838. George Vreeland and wife sold 
one undivided fifth to Jacob and Garret March 12, 1849. George sold his interest in 
the lot to Jacob and Garret Sept. 1, 1849. Jacob and Garret agreed to sell the same 
to William Hexamer Dec. 24, 18.52, and Hexamer assigned his interest in the agree- 
ment to the "West Hoboken Land Association No 2" April 25, 1853 Rachel (-widow 
of Garret Newkirk deceased) and Jacob and Garret Newkirk deeded the same to said 
Association July 16, 1853. It was then laid out into lots, many of which were sold. 
TheNewkirks, holding a mortgage on the lands, foreclosed it, and John M. Francis, 
sheriflf, sold the same to Jacob and Garret Newkirk Dec. 22, 1860. The lot lies in 
the northerly part of Jersey City and is known as " Centre Hill.'' 
" Vide Note to Stee.ihmjs 7i's Patent, p. 32. 



MICHAEL AND GEOIWK DE MOTT. 237 

©III* =SUCl)C|> of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A ; shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 358.* 

i$r0tUUtU(); at a Stake (being the southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 359 adjudged to Arent Toers last above described) And from thence 
runs South thirty three Degrees v/est three Chains and twelve Links to 
a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west thirty one Chains and 
twenty five Links to a Stake, Thence North forty five Degrees East three 
Chains and thirty six Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees 
east thirty Chains and sixty Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
about nine Acres and two Tenths. 

^ntf Ujf adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 244 
To belong to Michael De Mott & George De Mott in equal 
Moieties. 

0Vit .SlirbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 357 t 

3300lttUtn0 at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 

No 358 adjudged to Abraham Sickles last above described) And from 

thence runs South forty five Degrees west one Chain and ninety three 

Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east five Chains and 

forty eight Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east one 

Chain and seventy Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees 

west five Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing about six Tenths 

of an Acre. 

* ^S To the remaining Part or Portion of said Allotment No *i8o 
244 being the Proportion which we adjudge To the Proprietor or Propri- 
etors of the Patented Lot No 130, sundry Persons (as Freeholders and In- 
habitants of the Town of Bergen) claimed the same but the Allegations 
upon which they founded their Claims not appearing satisfactory to us 
U)f declare not to whom the said remaining Part or Portion does now 
belong. 

(But <SUCiJfg of which said remaining Part or Portion 
(as laid down on Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we 
adjudge it to be a Tract mark'd No 356 
ISrStnntng at a stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 244) And from thence runs North fifty seven Degrees west 
twenty eight Chains and twenty Links to a Stake (being a Corner of said 
Allotment No 244) Thence North sixteen Degrees and five Minutes west 
five Chains and sixty eight Links to a Stake, Thence North forty five 
Degrees east three Chains and thirty six Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty seven Degrees east five Chains and forty eight Links to a Stake, 
Thence North thirty three Degrees east one Chain and seventy five Links 
to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east twenty six Chains and 
twenty five Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west 

- Sickles died Feb. 16, 1804. By will, dated Jan. 18, 1804, proved May 28, 1804, 
he gave all his realty to his daughter IJffie, wife of Daniel Diedricks. He died Apii] 
8, 1822. Fide Note to Lot Xo. 317, p. 176. 
t Vide Xote to StoffeUen's Patent, p. 9. 



238 MICHAEL AND (JKOHOK DE ]\I()TT ET AL. 

nine Chains and twenty Ij'nks to the Tkice of Beginning, containing 
about twenty five Acres and nine Tenths. 

\\'ith respect to the two Lots of Common Land which have 
been aUotted To the Patent of PhiH[j Carteret to Thomas Fred- 
erick alias De Cuyper dated the tenth Day of November One 
thousand six hundred and seventy seven, being these two 
Lots oi Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of 
the General Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 232 
& 284 

* Michael De Mott and George De Mott claimed the said two 
Lots as Tenants in Common taereof, and upon Examination of 
their Titles we conceive them to be the true Proprietors. 

^UtJ tiO therefore adjudge the said Allotments to belong to 
them the said Michael De Mott and George De Mott in equal 
Moieties. 

2ri)llS is a ^Ul)t(tl)lStOU of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted To the Patent of Petruis Stuyvesant 
to Harman Edwards, dated the fourteenth Day of September 
One thousand six hundred and sixty two, being that Lot of 
Common Land which in the Field Book and Map of the 
General Partition is distinguished by the Number 249. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof. 

SUSEf do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 249 
To belong to Hendrick Van Winkle. 

®Ur <SttCi)02 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 371.* 
iSffifniltng, at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 249) And from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west 
seventeen Chains & forty-five Links to a Stake Thence North fifty seven 
Degrees west thirty Chains to a Stake, Thence Noith Thirty three De- 
grees east nineteen Chains and seventy Links to a Stake, (being the 
Northermost Corner of said Allotment No 249) Thence South fifty two 
Degrees «Sf thirty Minutes east thirty Chains to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing about fifty four Acres and six Tenths. 

*^n"& UJC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 249 
To belong to Cornelius Sip & Garret Sip in equal Moieties. 

* Vide Note to Teunisse's Patent, p. 54. Van Winkle sold to Cornelius Sip, July 
30, 1774, twenty-three acres and a half, bounded, southeast by tlie road leading to 
Bergen Farms, southwest ^by Garret Sip, northwest by a small creek, and nortli by 
Cornelius Newkirk (deed unrecorded). Joseph Van Winkle sold to Matthias and 
Jacob Newkirk, Jan. 20, 1775, ten and a half acres, then bounded east by William 
Bayard, south by Garret Sip, west by grantor, and north by Hendrick Van Winkle. 
These grantees partitioned. Jacob died seized of the southwest half, and it was par- 
titioned between his son John J., and the heirs of his son Garret ; the former taking 
the northwest half, and the latter the southwest half, John M. Newkirk sold the 
northwest half to John Speer June 16, 1H:?5. 



ARENT TOERS ET AL. 239 

®UC -SUCbCD ot which Said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 369.* 

35CfitnniUfl at a stake (being the southermost Corner ot the Tract 
No 371 adjudged to Hendrick Van Winkle last above described) And 
from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west four Chains and fifty 
Links to a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allotment No 
249) Thence North fifty seven Degrees west twenty six Chains and eight 
Links to a Stake Thence North thirty three Degrees East four Chains 
and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east twenty 
six Chains and eight Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about 
eleven Acres and eight Tenths. 

^Viti U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 249 
To belong to Arent Toers. 

(But SUtbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 370 t 

J5CflfnniU5 at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 249) and from thence runs North thirty three Degrees east 
four Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees 
east three Chains and ninety two Links to a Stake; Thence South 
thirty three Degrees west four Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty seven Degrees west three Chains and nhiety two Links to 
the Place of Beginning, containing about One Acre and six Tenths. 

* Kf)iH is a .SutltlfftllJSfon of the Lot of Common Land *jg^ 
which has been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to 
Guert Garritse, dated the twenty second Day of July one 
thousand six hundred and seventy, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book and Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 221. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof 

2!3EC do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 221 
To belong to Johannis Van Houta 

©UV .StttiJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 320 

JStQinninQ at a stake (being the southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 221) And from thence runs North fifty two Degrees & thirty 
Minutes west one Chain and seventy six Links to a Stake ; Thence North 
thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east five Chains and sixty seven 
Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
east One Chain and seventy six Links to a Stake ; Thence South thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes w^est five Chains and sixty seven Links 
to the Place of Beginning, containing about One Acre. 

* Vide Xote to Tan Vorst's Patent, p. GO. 
Vide Xote to Steenhuyscu's I'ateut, p '.i'i. 



240 AUKAIIAM SICKLES ET AL. 

^jg * ^}\ti lD0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

22 1 To belong to Abraham Sickles. 

®UC .SUtrtJtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudged, it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 321 * 

ISrjJinnt'UO at a stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 
No 320 adjudged To Johannis Van Houte last above described) And 
from thence runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west thir- 
teen Chains and forty four Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty six De- 
grees and thirty Minutes east five Chains and sixty seven Links to a 
Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east thirteen 
Chains and forty four Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes west five Chains and sixty seven Links to the Place 
of Beginning, Containing about seven Acres & five Tenths. 

^Utf U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
221 To belong to Garrit Newkirk. 

©Ut .SuriJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 322.! 

]$C()tUntng at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 
No 321 adjudged to Abraham Sickles last above described) And from 
thence runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west twenty two 
Chains and eighty Links to a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said 
Allotment No 221), Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes east five Chains and sixty seven Links to a Stake ; Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east twenty two Chains and eighty 
Links to a Stake ; Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West five Chains and sixty seven Links to the Place of Beginning, con- 
taining about twelve Acres and nine Tenths. 

185 * ^tltf U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

221 To belong to Johannis Dederick. 

©lit <SUCb0g of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 324 

JSftJinm'ttfl at a Stake (being the Northermost Comer of the Tract 
No 322 adjudged To Garrit Newkirk last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east ten Chains 
and forty Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes east twenty one Chains and fifty Links to a Stake ; Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes west Ten Chains and forty 
Links to a Stake ; Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west twenty one Chains and fifty Links to the Place of Beginning Con- 
taining about twenty two Acres and three Tenths. 

* Vide Note to Lot No. 358, p. 179. 

t Vide Note to Picterse's Patent, p. 40. In the partition between his sons Mathevis 
and Hendricl; the former took the northwest half, and the latter the southeast half. 
Vide Note to Lot No. 400, p. 172. 



CORNELIUS AND GARRET SIP ET AL. 241 

^ntf UJC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 221 
To belong to Cornelius Sip & Garrit Sip in equal Moieties. 

(But 3^U\:\itJ2 of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 323 * 

J^tQiMnitlQ at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 

No 324 adjudged to Johannis Dedericks last above described) and from 

thence runs South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east sixteen 

Chains and fifty Links to a Stake ; Thence South thirty six Degrees and 

thirty Minutes west Ten Chains and forty Links to a Stake; Thence 

North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west sixteen Chains and fifty 

Links to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East 

ten Chains and forty Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about 

seventeen Acres. 

* ^ntlf tOtadjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 221 *i86 
To belong to Johannis Garritse, alias Urianse, alias Van Riper, 

alias J5eiet|e*s fi^anu, 

©Ur<SUCbP5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 325 t 
3StfllUUlttfl at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract No 
323 adjudged To Cornelius and Garrit Sip last above described) And 
from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east eight 
Chains & twenty six Links to a Stake ; Thence North fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes west thirty eight Chains to a Stake ; Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes west eight Chains and twenty 
six Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
east thirty eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing about 
thirty one Acres and three Tenths. 

^S To the remaining Portion of said Allotment No 221 being 
the Proportion of the Common Land which we adjudge to the 
Proprietor of the westerly Part of the patented Lot No 102, 
Guert Gerritse the original Patentee was the Person we find last 
seized of the westerly Part of said patented Lot No 102 ; and it 
not appearing to us in whom the same is now vested; Uj0 de- 
clare not to whom the said remaining Portion of Common Land 
does now belong. 

<BUV cSttCiJ0;O of which said remaining Portion (as laid 
down on Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge 
it to be a Tract mark'd No 326 | 
J3tQinninQ at a stake (being the Eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 221) And from thence runs South thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes west five Chains and fifty three Links to a Stake ; Thence North 
fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes west thirty eight Chains to a Stake ; 
Thence North thirty six Degrees & thirty Minutes east five Chains & 

~' Vide Note to Van Vorst's Patent^ p. 60. 

t Vide Note to Lot No 345, p. 170, and Note to Noble and Moore's Patent, p. 20. 
t This lot was owned by Garret "Van Vorst, who died April 2, 1834. It is now 
owned by ]iis son Cornelius. 
31 



242 GARRET NEWKIRK ET AL. 

fifty three Links to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 221) Thence South fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes east thirty 
eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing about twenty one 
Acres. 
ijg» * With Resj)ect to three Lots of Common Land, which 

have been allotted To the Patent of Petrus Stuy vesant to Paulas 
Pieterse dated the seventh Day of March one thousand six 
hundred & sixty three and confirmed to said Pieterse by 
Patent from Philip Carteret dated the twelfth Day of May one 
thousand six hundred and sixty eight, being these three Lots 
of Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of the 
General Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 252, 253 
& 281 
Garret Newkirk claimed the said three Lots, and no other 
Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof 
iUt upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true 
Proprietor; and do therefore adjudge the said three Allotments to 
belong to him. 

STi^l'S is a SUt)TJtt)t!StOn of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret 
to Dirck Garritse dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand 
six hundred & sixty eight — being that Lot of Common 
Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General Parti- 
tion is distinguished by the Number 226. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 
212EC do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 226 
To belong to Michael De Mott & George De Mott in equal 
Moieties. 
^188 * #Ul* SUtbtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 331 * 
l^tgtnnttt^ at a Stake (being the southermost Comer of said Allot- 
ment No 226) And from thence runs North fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes west three Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence North 
thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east One Chain and forty three 
Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east 
three Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees 
and thirty Minutes west one Chain and forty three Links to the Place of 
Beginning, containing about Half an Acre. 

^11 tl ttt0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
226 To belong to Daniel Van Riper. 

#Ur Surbfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 332 t 

* Vide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9. It Avas in the De Mott heirs after 1840. It 
is now owned by Joseph Masters. 

t Vide Xote to Lot Xo. 411, p. 166. Van Rypen gave this lot to his sons Cornelius 
and Richard. The interest of Cornelius was given to his sons, Daniel and Comelius C, 
the latter in trust for the heirs of Garret Van Kypeu. It is owned in whole or in 
part by John Gardner. 



SARAH AND NICHOLAS PRIOR ET AL. 243 

i$C0tUUtU0 at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of a Tract No 
331 ) adjudged to the Demotts last above described) And from thence runs 
North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east four Chains and forty 
Links to a Stake; Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minute's 
west thirty eight Chains to a Stake ; Thence South thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes west five Chains and eighty three Links to a Stake (being 
the westermost Corner of said Allotment No 226) Thence South fifty two 
Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty four Chains and fifty Links to a 
Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East one Chain 
and forty three Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and 
thirty Minutes east three Chains and fifty Links to the Place of Begin- 
ning, containing about twenty one Acres & seven Tenths. 

* ^tttf tD0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 226 *i89 
To belong to Sarah Prior, Widow of Caspar Prior for her Use 
during her natural Life, and at her decease To Nicholas Prior 
agreable to the last Will & Testament of said Caspar Prior his 
Father dated the twenty second Day of November One thousand 
seven hundred and fifty three 

©Ur .SUtbtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No ^^^ * 

^tQinniXlQ at a Stake (being the Eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 332 adjudged to Daniel Van Riper last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east five Chains 
and seventy three Links to a Stake ( being the eastermost Corner of said 
Allotment No 226) Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west thirty eight Chains to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said 
Allotment No 226) Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west five Chains and seventy three Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes east thirty eight Chains to the Place of 
Beginning, Containing about twenty one Acres & eight Tenths. 

Kf^iU is a (|Ut)tftl)fSt(ltt of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted To the Patent of Petrus Stuy vesant to 
Jacob Luby dated the fourteenth Day of September one thou- 
sand six hundred and sixty two, being that Lot of Common 
Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General Par- 
tition is distinguished by the Number 231. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts <Sc Shares thereof, 

* 212Et do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 231 *jqq 
To belong to Cornelius Sip & Garret Sip in equal Moieties. 

(But <Sut4jfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 342 + 
]$CStUUtnfi at a Stake (^ being the southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 231 ) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 

* This lot remained in the Prior family until after 1840. Vide Note to Gerritse's 
Patent, p. 41. 

t Vide Note to Van Vorst's Patent, p. 60. It was sold by Sip to Daniel Earle. It 
is now owned by Doeg, Earle, and Harriman in severalty. 



244 AKENT TOERS — JOHANNLS VAN IIOUTEN. 

Minutes east four Chains and eighty four Links to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty two Degrees tV' thirty Minutes West nineteen Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty six Degrees & thirty Minutes west four Chains and 
eighty four Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty 
Minutes east nineteen Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing 
about nine Acres. 

^UTJ tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 231 
To belong to Arent Toers. 

#UV -SUVbCJ? of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 343 * 

3$C0tttntn0 at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Tract 
mark'd No 342 adjudged to Cornelius and Garrit Sip last above described) 
And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east 
eleven Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two 
Degrees and thirty Minutes west thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes west sixteen Chains and sixty 
six Links to a Stake (being the westermost Comer of said Allotment No 
231) Thence South fifty two Degrees & thirty Minutes east nineteen 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
east four Chains and eighty four Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two 
Degrees and thirty Minutes east nineteen Chains to the Place of Begin- 
ning, containing about fifty four Acres. 

*igi * STlltf toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 231 

To belong to Johannis Van Houta. 

<BUV .SUtiJC;5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 344 t 
J3ffllttnfn0 at a Stake (being the eastemiost Corner of the Tract 
No 343 adjudged To Arent Toers last above described) And from thence 
runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east seven Chains and 
ninety eight Links to a Stake (being the eastermost Comer of said Allot- 
ment No 231) Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west 
thirty eight Chains to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 231) Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty minutes 
west seven Chains and ninety eight Links To a Stake, Thence South fifty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes east thirty eight Chains to the Place of 
Beginning, containing about thirty Acres. 

* Vide Note to Steenhuysen' s Patent, p. 32. John S. Winner eeems to have owned 
the southwest corner of this lot and sold the same to ThomasMcDonald. It included 
all south of the north line of lot No. 342 extended west. The bal.ance of the lot 
remained in the Tuers iamiiy until quite recently. The executors of Nicholas sold 
the west part to Thomas McDonald, the east part to Mi-s. Wetherby, the present 
owners. 

t Abraham Van Houten sold one-half of this lot to John George Leake March 
10, 1807, Avho pi'obably sold to Jesse Van Gelder. John Van Houten sold five acres 
out of the southeast corner of this lot to Abraham Huyler Aug. 10, 1815, Avho sold to 
McDonald, tlie present owner. John Van Houten sold seven acres and eighty-nine 
one-hundredths of an acre on the southwest side of the lot to Jesse Van Gelder Aug. 
1, 1835. 



LEVINUS WINXE. 245 

With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Jacob Luby 
dated the Tenth Day of November One thousand six hun- 
dred and seventy seven, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 202. 

William Bayard Esq^ claimed the said Lot and upon Exam- 
mation of this Title we conceive him to be the true Proprietor 
thereof And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong to 
him. 

* Ki)iS is a SUiltribtSlOU of the two Lots of Common 
Land which have been allotted To the Patent of Philip Car- 
teret to Jan Lubertse dated the twelfth Day of May one 
thousand six hundred & sixty eight, being these two Lots of 
Common Land' which in the Field Book & Map of the Gen- 
eral Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 248 & 282. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 



do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
248 To belong to Levinus Winne 

©Ur .StttijeS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 363 * 

iJ^SinniniJ at a stake (being the Southermost Corner of the said 
Allotment No 248) And from thence runs North thirty three Degrees 
east nine Chains and seventy five Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty 
seven Degrees west twenty five Chains and ninety nine Links to a Stake, 
Thence South thirty three Degrees west nine Chains and seventy five 
Links to a Stake, Thencq South fifty seven Degrees east twenty five 

* Levinus Winne released to Johannis Winne May 27, 1773. 

1st. The southerly half of a lot of meadow, bounded, south by the Newkirks, west 
by Hackensack river, north by said Levinus, and east by said Levinus and Johannis 

2d. A lot between the middle road and meadow lying north of the Newkirks ; 

3d. The south half of a lot near the church of Bergen ; 

4th. The south half of Lot No. 363. 

By will, dated Jan. 8, 1802, proved July 9, 1802, he gave all his lands to his wife 
for life; then to his son Martin a lot adjoining the Burying Ground, vtc^e Note to 
Van Fleck's Patent, p. 53 ; to Ide or Edo his homestead farm in Bergen for life, 
then to his heirs. The residue of his lands he gave to Martin and Ide equally. Mar- 
tin was to have the north half of a lot at Pannepack in Bergen Woods. Martin sold 
to Cornelius Van Vorst ten acres out of this lot April 14, 1814 ; and to Garret G. 
Van Vorst, jr., April 14, 1814 the part lying west of the old road, containing three 
acres. These two sons partitioned by deed May 7, 1804 (unrecorded). By will, 
dated April 23, 1796, proved Sept. 3, 1800, Johannis gave to his son Martin all his 
lands in the township except ten acres in Bergen Woods given to his daughter Antje, 
wife of Daniel Van Winkle. 

Edo Winne, April 28, 1807, deeded all his property to his fatliei"-in-law, Nicholas 
Tuers, and Christopher Van Rypen in trust, to be divided among his children. Vide 
Note to Luhbertse's Patent, p. 45. 



•'93 



246 ABRAHAM DIEDKICKS ET AL. 

Chains and ninety nine Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
about twenty five Acres and four 'lenths. 

* .UntJ toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 248 
To belong to Abraham Dedericks. 

#UC SurtJfW of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 364 * 

J^CQlUHlUfr at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 

No 363 adjudged to Levinus Winne last above described) And from 

thence runs North fifty seven Degrees west four Chains and one Link to 

a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allotment No 248) Thence 

North thirty three Degrees east one Chain and sixty eight Links to a 

Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east four Chains and one Link 

to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west one Chain and sixty 

eight Links to the Place of Beginning Containing about six Tenths of an 

Acre, 

^tttr iXI0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 248 
To belong to Cornelius Dedericks 

(But .SUtijrg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 365 t 

ISCgfnntttg at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 

No 364 adjudged to Abraham Dedericks last above described) And from 

thence runs North fifty seven Degrees west four Chains and one Link to 

a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east one Chain and sixty 

eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east four Chains 

and one Link to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west one 

Chain and sixty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 

six Tenths of an Acre. 

^194 * ^IttJ toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

248 To belong to Arent Toers. 

<BUV cSltl'bfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 366 | 

JStflinUtltfl at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 365 adjudged to Cornelius Dedericks last above described) And 
from thence runs North fifty seven Degrees west four Chains and one 
Link to a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east twelve Chains 
and eighty Links to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 248), Thence South fifty seven Degrees east four Chains and 
one Link to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west twelve 
Chains and eighty Links to the Place of Beginning containing about five 
Acres and two Tenths. 

* Diedricks died Feb. 6, 1799. His children were Johannis, Effie, married John 
Zabriskie, and Gertrude, married Jolm Van Winkle. Zabriskie had one daughter, 
Ann, married John R. Romaine. 

t Vide Note to Lot No. 406, p. 175. 

} Vide Note to Sleenhuysen s Patent, p. 32. 



ANDRIES PRIOR ET AL. 247 

^UtJ toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 248 
To belong to Andries Prior. 

#Ur SuriJfS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 367* 

i^CfitnUlUj]; at a Stake (being the eastermost Comer of the Tract 
No 363 adjudged to Levinus Winne above described) And from thence 
runs North thirty three Degrees east six Chains and forty one Links to a 
Stake (being the eastermost Comer of said Allotment No 248) Thence 
North fifty seven Degrees west four Chains and sixty eight Links to a 
Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west six Chains and forty one 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east four Chains and • 
sixty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about three Acres. 

* ^ntl iXit adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No *i95 
248 To belong to Gysber Van blairkum. 

®Ut <SUtbC;D of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 386 

]SC0tn)ttn0 at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 
No 367 adjudged to Andries Prior last above described) And from thence 
runs North thirty three Degrees east six Chains and forty one Links to a 
Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west twenty one Chains and 
thirty one Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west six 
Chains and forty one Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees 
east twenty one Chains and thirty one Links to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about thirteen Acres and two Tenths. 

^Jltf iUC adjudge the said Allotment No 282 (as the same is 
described butted and bounded in the Field Book of the General 
Partition) To belong to said Arent Toers. 

JTilfS is a SUiJtJltllSiOU of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been Allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret To 
Peter Jacobse dated the fifth Day of August one thousand six 
hundred and seventy one, being that Lot of Common Land ; 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 236. 

And upon Examination of the titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 

* SJSe do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 236 *ig6 
To belong to Jacob Van Wagenen 

#Ut <Surbfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 348 t 

=■ Prior by will, dated May 12, 1788, unproved (by agreement among his children, 
viz., Casparus, Hartman, Abraham, ami Ariaiitje, wife of Adam Rapp, dated April 10, 
1792), gave all his realty to his sons Casparus and Abraham ; Casparus took the 
northeast half of this lot, and Abraham the southeast half. Casparus died March 30, 
1828, and Abraham died Sept. 18, 1830. 

t Vide Note to Gerritse's Patent, p. 58. 



248 PETEI4 MARSELIES. 

jl$C0tnUt1tS at a Stake (being the northerly Corner of said Allotment 
No 236) Ancl from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west seven 
Chains and sixty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven De- 
grees East twenty five Chains and ten Links to a Stake, Thence North 
thirty three Degrees East four Chains and seventy one Links to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty seven Degrees west two Chains to a Stake ; Thence 
North thirty three Degrees east two Chains and ninety seven Links to a 
Stake ; Thence North fifty seven Degrees west twenty three Chains and 
ten Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing about eighteen Acres & 
four Tenths. 

^Utr U)C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 236 
To belong to Peter Marselies 

#Ut SUCiJCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, & we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 349 * 

iJcgiUUlltjgi at a Stake (being the Westerly Corner of the Tract No 
348 adjudg'd to Jacob Yan Wagenen last above described) And from 
thence runs South thirty three Degrees Avest twenty two Cliains and sixty 
Links to a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the said Allotment No 
236) Thence South fifty seven Degrees east twenty five Chains and ten 
Links to a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allotment No 
236) Thence North thirty three Degrees east twenty two Chains & sixty 
Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west twenty five 
Chains and ten Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about fifty 
six Acres & Six Tenths. 

:j * SnjtS is a SUtltriiJliStOtt of the six Lots of Common 

"' Land which have been Allotted to the Patent of Philip Car- 

teret to Nicholas Varlet & Balthazar Bayard dated the Tenth 
Day of August one thousand six hundred & seventy one, be- 
ing these six Lots of Common Land which in the Field Book 
&: Map of the General Partition are distinguished by the 
Numbers 250, 285, 286, 224, 241 and 287. 

* This lot was in the Vlakje Creupel bosh, now West Hoboken. Merselis 
died seized April 1, 1770. It was inherited by his son Merselis, by whose will, 
dated March 15, 1799, proved Dec. 5, 1800, it was divided among his chil- 
dren. John received the northeast half; Jane, wife of Walter Clendenny, and 
Anne. Avife of Josiali Hornblovver, each received one-quarter. Vide Note to Lot No. 
11, New Field Book. John sold his half to Eleanor, wife of Michael Simmons, Feb. 
13, 1802. Simmons and wife sold to his father, William Simmons, May 11, 1811. 
William died seized and intestate in 1828, leaving a widow and children, Peter, David 
B., John A. (who died about 1834), William, Jane, wife of Peter R. Huntington; 
Sophia, wife of Lewis Peak (she died in 1838) ; Sarah Ann, wife of Uriah H. Peak ; 
and Adelia, wife of Nicholas S. Ludlam. William was a bachelor, and by will, dated 
Nov. 21, 1831, proved Dec. 10, 1832 (Liber 69 of Wills, N. Y. 547), gave his property to 
his mother. The other children, by deeds in February and March, 1836, sold to John 
Syms; who sold to George B. Inness in 1336, and to Cyrus S. Browning Dec. 27, 
1837 ; Sj'ms bought it again under foreclosure sale. He died seized of at least a part 
—will dated Nov. 14, 1868, proved Dec. 21, 1868. Jacob D. Van Winkle bought 
Clendenny's interest in this tract. 



JOHANNIS VAN HOUTEN ET AL. 249 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 
To belong to Johannis Van Houta 

®UV <Suri)t5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 372 * 

iSCSfnUfnS at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 250) And from thence runs North thirty three Degrees east 
eight Chains and seventy one Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven 
Degrees west thirty two Chains & twenty five Links to a Stake, Thence 
South forty four Degrees and five Minutes west eleven Chains and ninety 
Links to a Stake ; Thence North forty two Degrees west fifty six Chains 
& seventy Links to Pinhornes Creek, Thence returning To the first men- 
tioned Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North fifty 
Degrees west twenty Chains and eighty Links to a Stake in the Edge of 
the Meadow, Thence South forty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west 
five Chains to a Stake, Thence South forty five Degrees and Ten Minutes 
west eight Chains and forty Links to a Stake, Thence North forty three 
Degrees west twenty Chains and forty seven Links to Bridge Creek ; 
Then North forty two Degrees west forty eight Chains and thirty eight 
Links along a Ditch to said Pinhornes Creek, Then up along said Creek 
as it runs 'till it meets the above mentioned Line running to said Creek, 
containing about sixty three Acres and a Half. 

* ^U^ fcO0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 *iq8 
To belong to Arent Toers. 

(f^UV c^Utbfg of which said Portion (as laid doAvn on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 378 t 
ISCgtnntnS at a stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 250) And from thence runs South thirty three Degrees west two 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North fifty seven Degrees west nine Chains to 
a Stake, Thence North thirty three Degrees east two Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty seven Degrees east nine Chains to the Place of Begin- 
ning, Containing about one Acre and eight Tenths . 

^ntr U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 
To belong to Cornelius Sip & Garrit Sip in equal Moieties. 

(BUV SurbfS of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 377 | 

]StQ;ttttttng at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 

No 378 adjudged to Arent Toers last above described) And from thence 

* The front part of this lot, containing four acres, was sold by John Van Houte 
to Jacob Prior (his son-in-law), Jan. 7, 1806. He had previously i-eleased the rear 
part to his brother Helmigh. He sold twelve acres of it, adjoining the rear of the four 
acres sold to Jacob Prior, to his daughter Sai-ah, wife of Jacob Prior, Jan. 8, 1806. 

t Vide Note to Steenhuysen's Patent, p. 32. It belonged to Tuers' heirs in 1840. 

t Vide Note to Van Vorst's Pa;tent, p. 60. 
32 



2r)0 COKNELIUS G. VAN KYI'KN ET AL. 

runs Soiitli thirt)' three Degrees west three Chains and nineteen Links to 
a Stake, Thence \orth fifty seven Degrees west eighty four Chains and 
eighty six Links to Pinhornes Creek; then returning to the first mention- 
ed Stake the I'lace of J'eginning and from thence runs North fifty seven 
Degrees west nine Chains to a Stake; Thence North thirty three Degrees 
east two Chains to a Stake; Thence North fifty seven Degrees west sev- 
enty three Chains to a Stake by Pinhornes Creek (being the Northermost 
Corner of said Allotment No 250) Thence down along said Pinhornes 
Creek as it runs ^till it meets the above mentioned Line running to said 
Creek, Containing about forty one Acres and a Half 

♦199 * i^nt( U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 

'Lo belong to Johannis Gerritse alias Urianse alias Van Riper 
alias Beletje's Hans. 

a^UV SUViJffi of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 373 * 

3S0fi;inUlUfl at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract No 

372 adjudg'd to Johannis Van Houta above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty three Degrees East eight Chains and seventy 
Links to a Stake ; thence North fifty seven Degrees west forty three Chains 
and seventy five Links to a Stake ; Thence South thirty three Degrees 
west eighteen Chains to a Stake, Thence South forty-two Degrees east 
nine Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees 
and five Minutes east eleven Chains and ninety Links to a Stake Thence 
South fifty seven Degrees east thirty two Chains and twenty five Links to 
the Place of Beginning, Containing about forty nine Acres. 

l^ntf lUC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 
To belong to Cornelius Gerritse alias Van Riper. 

(BUV S^UViitS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 374 1 
jlSC0tUUtn0 at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract No 

373 adjudged to Johannis Gerritse last above described) And from thence 
runs North forty two Degrees west forty seven Chains and forty Links to 
Pinhorne's Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning 
and from thence runs North thirty three Degrees East sixteen Chains and 
thirteen Links to a Stake ; Thence North fifty seven L^egrees west forty 
five Chains to said Pinhornes Creek ; Then down along said Creek as it 
runs 'till it comes to the first mentioned Line running to said Creek, Con- 
taining about forty Six Acres. 

*2oo * ^ntf U)P adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 

To belong to Gerrit Gerritse alias Van Riper. 

#Ut* .SUl'lJC^ of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 375 | 

* Vide Note to Coertcn's Jirst Patent, p. 25. 
t Vide Note to Lot No. 411, j5. 166. 

\ Van Eypen died Aug. iiO, 1795. Belicah Van Home, Nicholas Tuers, and Jan- 
netje, his wife ; John Merselis, and Altje, his wife, released to Daniel Van Rypen all 



ALTJE VAN WINKLE ET AL. 251 

3^C0tUniU(J at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the said Tract 
No 374 adjudged to CorneUus Garritse last above described) And from 
thence runs North fifty seven Degrees west forty five Chains to Pinhornes 
Creek, Then returning to said Stake the Place of Beginning; and from 
thence runs North thirty three Degrees east six Chains and ninety seven 
Links to a Stake ; Thence North fifty seven Degrees west forty one Chains 
and eleven Links to said Pinhornes Creek ; Then down along said Creek 
as it runs 'till it comes to the first mentioned Line running to said Creek 
containing about thirty Acres, 

^ntr Int adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 250 
To belong to Altje the Wife of Daniel Van Winkle. 

0Ut ,Suri)0g of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 376 * 

JJCfltnitlUfl at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract No 
373 adjudged to Johannis Garritse above described) and from thence runs 
North thirty three Degrees east five Chains and ten Links to a Stake ; 
Thence North fifty seven Degrees west forty three Chains and seventy 
five Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west five Chains 
and ten Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty seven Degrees east forty 
three Chains and seventy five Links to the Place of Beginning, contain- 
ing about twenty two Acres and a Quarter. 

* MvCa \Xit adjudge the said two Allotments No 285 & 286 (as 
the same two Allotments are respectively described butted and 
bounded in the Field Book of the General Partition) To belong 
to said Cornelius Sip and Garrit Sip in equal Moyeties. 

MnXi iSit adjudge the said Allotment No 224 (as the same is 
described butted and bounded in the Field Book of the General 
Partition) To belong to said Johannis Garritse alias Urianse, alias 
Van Riper alias Beletje's Hans. 

.^tltf iUC adjudge the said two Allotments No 241 and 287 (as 

the same two Allotments are respectively described, butted and 
bounded in the Field Book of the General Partition) To belong 
to Zachariah Sickles. 

With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has 
been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Dow 
Harmense dated the twelfth Day of May One thousand six 

of their interest in the property of Garret. Fide Xote to Lot No. 315, p. 167, and Lot 
No. 411, p. 163. These three were sisters, daughters of Cornelius, brother of Garret 
Van Kypen. 

■"■ Ahje Van Winkle was a Van Rypen and inherited with her brothers, Cornelius 
and Garret. John Sickles owned the east third of tliis lot, and conveyed the same to 
Stephen and Daniel Simonson April 1, 1815. Daniel released to Stephen Dec. 25, 
1818; he to Abraham Collerd May 24, 1819. Collerd died seized and intestate, leav- 
ing his widow, Ann, and children, Jacob, John, and Abraham. John died when about 
six years old. Jacob married, but died without issue. Ann, the widow of Abraham ; 
Maria, the widow of Jacob; and Abraham Collerd, conveyed to James Montgomery 
Sept. 26, 1851. 



252 JOHANNIS VAN HOUTEN KT AL. 

hundred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book & Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 246; 

Michael I)e Mott & George De Mott claimed the said Lot as 
Tenants in Common thereof; and upon Examination of their 
Titles iuc conceive them To be the true Proprietors ; And do there- 
fore adjudge the said Allotment To belong to them the said 
Michael and George De Mott in equal Moieties. 

202 * JTijlB is a SitttltTtbtlQtmt of the Lot of Common Land 

which has been Allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret to 
John Berry dated the twentyeth Day of July, one thousand 
six hundred and sixty nine, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition 
is distinguished by the Number 228. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts and Shares thereof, 

2123c do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 228 
To belong to Johannis Van Houta. 

#UC .Stltbfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shew^s and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 336 

33f flfmtfltQ at a Stake (being the southermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 228) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and 
thirty Minutes east three Chains and fifty eight Links to a Stake, Thence 
North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west nineteen Chains to a 
Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes west three 
Chains and fifty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees 
and thirty Minutes east nineteen Chains to the Place of Beginning, con- 
taining about six Acres. 

■203 * ^ntt iU0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 

228 To belong to Mathevis Newkirk & Henry Newkirk in equal 
Moieties, 

®Ut cSUtiJfg of which said Portion (^as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 337 * 

J50fltUnilT(J at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 336 adjudged To Johannis Van Houta last above described) And 
from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes East four- 
teen Chains and fifty three Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes west thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes west eighteen Chains and 
eleven Links to a Stake (being the westermost Comer of said Allotment 
No 228) Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East nine- 

* Tliis lot was partitioned between Mathevis and Hendrick. Hendrick took the 
southerly half, and by will, dated July 7, 1795, proved Sept. 28, 1811, gave all his 
lands to his sons, Garret and Gcor^re, equally. The village of West New York is on 
this lot. Vide Xote to Berry's Patent, p. 51. 



MATHEVIS NEWKIRK, JR., ET AL. 253 

teen Chains To a Stake ; Thence North thirty six Degrees and thirty Min- 
utes east three Chains and fifty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east nineteen Chains to the Place 
of Beginning, Containing about sixty two Acres. 

MvCa iUf adjudge a certain portion of said Allotment No 228 
To belong to Mathevis Newkirk Jun^. 

^UV ^UriJCfi of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 338 * 

iSCfiintttUfi at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 337 adjudged to Mathevis & Henry Newkirk last above described) 
And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east 
eight Chains and sixteen Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two De- 
grees and thirty Minutes west thirty eight Chains to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes West eight Chains and sixteen 
Links to a Stake ; Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
East thirty eight Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing about thirty 
one Acres. 

* 'Mntl tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 228 *204 
To belong to Jacob Newkirk. 

(But .^UViitS of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 339 f 

]$Cj|tntTtU^ at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 338 adjudged to Mathevis Newkirk Junr last above described) And 
from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east eight 
Chains and sixteen Links to a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said 
Allotment No 228), Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west thirty eight Chains to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said 
Allotment No 228) Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west eight Chains and sixteen Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two 
Degrees and thirty Minutes east thirty eight Chains to the Place of Be- 
ginning containing about thirty one Acres. 

* Newkirk sold the easterly half of this lot to Johannis Van Houten April 24, 
1773, now owned by Danielson. Newkirk sold about one quarter of this lot to Johan- 
nis Van Wagenen April 24, 1773, and one quarter of Lot No. 339, containing, in all, 
fifteen and one-quarter acres. Fide Note to Gerritse's Patent, p. 58. It remained in 
the Van Wagenen family until sold to Louis Becker in 1853. John M., son of Math- 
evis, jr., sold fifteen acres and eighty-five one-hundredths of an acre to Joseph Daniel- 
son July 7, 1835, bounded northwest by Michael Fisher, northeast by Garret New- 
kirk, southeast by Jacob Van Wagenen, and southwest by Garret and Henry New- 
kirk. Vide Note to Berry's Patent, p. 51. 

t Newkii'k sold the easterly end of this lot to Jacob Van Wagenen ; the balance 
he left to his two sons ; Garret, who took the easterly part, and died seized Aug. 22, 
1818, leaving Jacob, George, Garret, Sojihia, wife of James Provost, and Catherine, 
wife of George Vreeland ; and John J., who took the westerly part, and died seized 
Aug. 15, 1860. The easterly part is now owned by John and Robert E. Gardner. 
Part of the westerly half was bought and mapped out, and is now known as "Frog- 
town." Vide Note to Lot No. 338, p. 203. 



254 LKVINUS WINNE — ISAAC VAN VLECK. 

Kf^iU is a SUlltltUt.dlOn of the Lot of Common Land 
which has been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to 
'I'ielman \'an Vleck dated the twenty fifth Day of March one 
thousand six hundred and seventy, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 230. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof, 

212E? do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 230 
To belong to Levinus Winne. 

^20; * ©lie .SUtbCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 340 * 

]$C0tUUtU|{ at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 230) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutes east ten Chains and twenty four Links to a Stake, Thence North 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west Ten Chains to a Stake, Thence 
North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east three Chains and fifty 
Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west eight Chains to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 230) Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west thirteen Chains and seventy four Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East thirty eight Chains to the Place 
of Beginning, containing about forty eight Acres. 

'Mxi^ \iit adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 230 
To belong to Isaac Van Vleck. 

#Ut cSUl*iJ0|> of which said Portion as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 341 1 

JSCfltnUlltfl at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of the Tract 
No 340 adjudged to Levinus Winne last above described) And from 
thence runs North thirty six Degrees thirty Minutes East three Chains 
and fifty Links to a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allotment 
No 230) Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes west ten 
Chains to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west three Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two De- 

« Vide Note to Lot Xo. 363, p. 192. John S. Winne sold the westerly part of this 
lot to William Danielson, and the halance to Westerfield. In 1840, the latter family 
owned the whole of it, and yet own part of it. Danielson sold his purchase, contain- 
ing twelve acres and ninety-five one-hundredths of an acre, to Henry Westerfield 
April 1, 1834. Elizabeth Westerfield sold the easterly part to William Cooper March 3, 
1834, excepting three-quarters of an acre sold by John Eapp to Henry Eapp May 
14, 1819. The village of Guttenberg is on this part of the lot, and the lots between it 
and the river. On Aug. 11, 1821, the executors of Thaddens Goodyear sold to Jasper 
B. Westervelt sixteen acres, which I take to lie within this lot. Jasper conveyed it 
to Benjamin C. Westervelt (Westerfield ? ) Feb. 5, 1823, This was the southerly 
part ot the lot. 

t Richard Earle owned this lot, and sold it to Esther Tysen, the present owner. 



MICHAEL H. VKEELAKDT— HENDRICK VAN WINKLE. 255 

grees and thirty Minutes east ten Chains to the Place of Beginning, con- 
taining about three Acres and one Half. 

* Fiji's is a SUilfflijlSlOn of the two Lots of Common *2o6 
Land which have been allotted To the Patent of Philip 
Carteret to Hendrick Teunisse dated the twelfth Day of May 
one thousand six hundred and sixty eight, being these two 
Lots of Common Land which in the Field Book and Map 
of the General Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 
220 and 255. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & shares thereof, 

212Ut do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 220 
To belong to Michael Hartman Vreelandt. 

(But .SUtiJtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 318 * 

J50fj;iUninfJ at a large Stone (mark'd A 1764 planted in a Corner of 
Wiehaken Commons) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees & 
thirty Minutes east eighteen Chains and forty three Links to a Stake, 
1 hence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West seven Chains 
and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty three Degrees west 
eighteen Chains and forty six Links to a Stake, 1 hence South fifty two 
Degrees and thirty Minutes east six Chains and thirty Links to the Place 
of Beginning, containing about twelve Acres & a Half 

* 'Mxiti U)0 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No *2o'j 
220 To belong to Hendrick Van Winkle. 

©Ut Stttbfg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 319 1 

JSCSinufnS at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 

No 318 adjudg'd to Michael Hartman Vreelandt last above described) 

And from thence runs North thirty three Degrees east eighteen Chains 

and forty six Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and 

thirty Minutes west thirty Chains and seventy Links to a Stake (being the 

northermost Corner of said Allotment No 220) Thence South thirty six 

Degrees and thirty Minutes West eighteen Chains & forty three Links to 

a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allotment No 220) Thence 

South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes eart thirty one Chains and 

seventy Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about fifty seven 

Acres & a Half. 

* Vide Note to Lot No. 308, p. 139. 

t Vide Note to Teunisse's Patent, p. 54. Joseph Van Winkle's nephews, John and 
Jacob, conveyed to Frederick Grosclaude and Edward Dubois? six acres and forty one- 
hundredths of an acre Dec. 8, 1840. His nejdiew, Abraham, died intestate Nov. 4, 
1823, seized of about six acres, whicli his heirs conveyed to Peter Ferine June 4, 1824 ; 
he to Mary Jones March 16, 1827 ; she to Grosclaude Sept. 22, 1841 ; and he to Dubois 
Apiil 1, 1853. Joseph's nephcAV, Daniel, received a portion, Avhich was afterwards 
o\\nied by his eldest son, Cornelius, who conveyed six acres to Grosclaude and Dubois 
Aug. 29, 1840, who pai titioned May 18, 1843. 



256 hendkick van winkle et al. 

^nti tot adjudge the said Allotment No 255 (as the same Al- 
lotment is described butted and bounded in the Field Book of 
the General Partition) To belong to the said Hendrick Van 
Winkle. 

^208 * STijlS is a SUtJtrilJlSlOn of the Lot of Common Land 

which hath been allotted To the Patent of Phili[) Carteret to 
Hans Dedericks dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand 
six hundred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 214. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof, 

512EP do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 114 
To belong to Arent Toers. 

©Ut -SUCljtg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 311* 

i^PSlUnitlfl at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 214) And from thence runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty 
Minutss east two Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East eight Chains and eighty eight 
Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes 
west two Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty 
two Degrees and thirty Minutes west eight Chains and eighty eight Links 
to the Place of Beginning, Containing about two Acres and a Half. 



'2og 



* ^VCa tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 
214 To belong to Johannis Dedericks. 

(BUV <SUt4)tg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 3 1 2 t 

]$0i];tnntU0 at a stake (being the northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 311 adjudged To Arent Toers last above described And from thence 
runs North thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east five Chains and 
seventy four Links to a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said Al- 
lotment No 214, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes 
east eight Chains and eighty eight Links to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
six Degrees and thirty Minutes West five Chains and seventy four Links 
to a Stake, Thence North fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes West 
eight Chains and eighty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Con- 
taining about five Acres. 

Mnti tot adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 214 
To belong to Cornelius Dedericks. 

<©Ut SurbtB of which said Portion (as laid down on 

* Vide Note to Stcenhuyscn's Patent, p. 152. 

t John Oiitwater sold to Tliomas Prosser Feb. 1, 1837, two and oue-qiiarter acres, 
which I take to be part of this lot. 



ABRAHAM DIEDRICKS. 257 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 310 * 
JSfflinUl'UIJ at a Stake (being the Soiithermost Corner of the Tract 
No 311 adjudged to Arent Toers above described) And from thence runs 
South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east forty six Chains and 
twelve Links to Hudson's River, Then returning to the said first mention- 
ed Stake the Place of Beginning and from thence runs North thirty six 
Degrees and thirty Minutes east four Chains and nine Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east forty six Chains 
and twelve Links to said Hudson's River, Then down along said River 
as it runs 'till it comes to the first mentioned Line running to said River, 
Containing after an Allowance for the Hill about seventeen Acres and a 
Half. 

* ^lltf tUC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 214 ' 
To belong to Abraham Dedericks. 

(BUV .SUCtlCg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 313 t 
i$C0tnUtng at a stake (being the northermost Corner of the Tract 
No 310 adjudged to Cornelius Dedericks last above described) And from 
thence runs South fifty two Degi-ees and thirty Minutes east forty six 
Chains & twelve Links to Hudson's River, Then returning to said first 
mentioned Stake the Place of Beginning; and from thence runs North 
thirty six Degrees and thirty Minutes east four Chains and forty seven 
Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty two Degrees and thirty Minutes east 
forty six Chains and twelve Links to said Hudson's River, Then down 
along said River as it runs 'till it conies to the first mentioned Line running 
to said River, Containing after an Allowance for the Hill about nine- 
teen Acres, 

With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has been 
allotted to the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Derick Teunise 
dated the fourteenth Day of September one thousand six 
hundred and sixty two, being that Lot of Common Land 
which in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition is 
distinguished by the Number 245. 
Johannis Van Wagenen claimed the said Lot and no other 

* Diedricks died Dec. 6, 1775. His grandson, Martin Winne, sold twelve acres 
out of this tract (southerly side) to Conrad Eapp April 30, 1814. It extended from 
Lot Xo. 311 to the river, one chain and forty links in width. Rapp reconvened to 
Winne Oct. 13, 1815, Avho conveyed to John Rapp March 20. 1816. Vkle Xote to Lot 
2io. 403, p. 175. Diedrick's granddaughter, Ann, widow of Daniel Van Winkle, 
conveyed part of it to her sons, Cornell ws and Jacob, May 8, 1835- Martin Winne 
sold to Ann Brower Feb. 26, 1823, nine acre.s, which I think lies in this lot. 

t Diedricks had one son, Johannis, who received his property, and sold to Jona- 
than Youmans, May 29, 1800, the easterly end of this lot, bounded, southeast by the 
river, southwest by Martin Winne, northwest by grantor, northeast by John 
Brouwer. Vide Note to Lot Xo. 404, p. 174. Youmaris sold to George Suckley July 
1, 1813. Suckley sold to George C. De Kay Marcli 1, 1336, who died seized, and his 
widow, Janet, sold the same to John Meeks March 7, 1850. Nathan Dane Elling- 
wood sold to George C. De Kay July 5, 1836, nine acres on the easterly side of this 
lot, extending from the river to the rear of the lot. 
33 



258 ARENT TOERS. 

Person or Persons claiming the same, or a Subdivision thereof; 
U)C upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true 
Proprietor and do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong 
to him. 

* With respect to the Lot of Common Land which hath been 

allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Garrit Geritse 

dated the twelfth Day of May one thousand six hundred & 

sixty eight, being that Lot of Common Land which in the 

Field Book and Map of the General Partition is distinguished 

by the Number 222. 

Johannis Van Wagenen claimed the said Lot & no other Person 

or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof, tot upon 

Examination of his 'I'itle conceive him to be the true Proprietor 

And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment To belong to him. 

With respect to the two Lots of Common Land which have 
been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret to Ide Come- 
liese dated the thirty first Day of May one thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty eight, being these two Lots of Common Land 
which in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition 
are distinguished by the Numbers 229 and 256. 
Cornelius Sip & Garrit Sip claimed the said two Lots as Tenants 
in Common thereof And no other Person or Persons claiming the 
same or a Subdivision thereof iut upon Examination of their 
Titles conceive them to be the true Proprietors And do therefore 
adjudge the said two Allotments to belong to them. 

J * 2ri)fSJ is a SitttlttttltStOn of the Lot of Common Land 

which has been allotted To the Patent of Philip Carteret To 
Arent Lawrense, dated the Tenth Day of October one 
thousand six hundred and seventy, being that Lot of Com- 
mon Land which in the Field Book & Map of the General 
Partition is distinguished by the Number 254. 

And upon Examination of the Titles of the several 
Persons claiming, Palrts & Shares thereof, 

2I2E0 do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 254, 
To belong to Arent Toers. 

(But SuctJPg of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd No 387 * 
]S?i)tU1UU^ at a Stake (being the Southerly Corner of an Out- 
Garden Lot in Guert Gerritse's Patent mark'd on the Map No 107) And 
from said Stake runs South forty eight Degrees east two Chains and 
twenty five Links to a Stake, Thence South nine Degrees West two 
Chains to a Stake, Thence South twenty eight Degrees and twenty Min- 
utes West twenty Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake, Thence south 
eighty two Degrees west four Chains and thirty seven Links to a Stake 
in the Line of a Lot of Land in Nicholas Varlefs Patent mark'd on the 
Map No 128, Thence along said Line North eight Degrees West eight 
Chains and five Links to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees east 
twenty Chains to the Place of Beginning, Containing about thirteen Acres 
& Six Tenths. 

* Vide Note to Steenhuysen's Patent, p. 32 



JOHAXNIS VAN HOUTEN ABRAHAM PRIOR. 259 

* iU'lttf to C adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 254 *2i3 
To belong to Johannis Van Houta. 

<©Ul* .Surbefi of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 386 * 

iStQinViinQ at a Stake (being the northermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 254) And from said Stake runs South forty eight Degrees west 
four Chains and eighty six Links to a Stake (being the Beginning Corner 
of the Lot last described adjudged to Arent Toers mark'd No 387) 
Thence South forty eight Degrees east two Chains and twenty five Links 
to a Stake, Thence South nine Degrees west two Chains to a Stake, 
Thence South twenty eight Degrees and twenty Minutes west eighteen 
Chains and five Links to a Stake, Thence South forty nine Degrees & 
forty five Minutes east ten Chains and eighty six Links to a Stake on the 
Side of the Hill, Thence North forty Degrees & fifteen Minutes east nine- 
teen Chains and ninety Links to a Stake (standing in the Line of a Lot 
of Land in Arent Lawrence's Patent mark'd on the Map No 123) Thence 
North thirty five Degrees and fifty five Minutes west seventeen Chains 
and sixty eight Links to the Place of Beginning, Containing (after an 
Allowance for the Hill) about twenty six Acres & a Half. 

Mnti iUC adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 254 
To belong to Abraham Prior. 

©UC cSUttJP^O of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 385 t 

* ijrgtnntns at a stake by a small Creek called Oyster Creek *2i4 
(which Stake is the eastermost Corner of said Allotment No 254) And 
from said Stake runs North thirty five Degrees and fifty five Minutes west 

* Vau Houten's son, Helmagh, sold to Daniel Van Rypen, Jan 8, 1786, twelve 
acres out of this lot, near " Mill Eock," bounded, northwest by Nicholas Tuers, 
northeast by John Van Houten, southeast and southwest by Abraham Prior. From 
this description it seems that the lot must have been divided between Van Houten's 
two sons, Helmagh, who took the southwest half, and John, who took the northeast 
half. At least, part of John's half afterwards got into the Newkirk family. Vide 
Note to Berry's Patent, p. 51. 

t By hi 4 will, dated June, 1799, proved Dec. 30, 1800, Prior gave to his daughter 
Sarah, wife of Garret Vanderhoof. vide Xote to Lot No. 380, p. 158, all his realty 
except a house and lot, which he gave to his granddaughter Ariantje, wife of Aaron 
Vanderbilt. This lot she sold to Casparus Prior May 1, 1807. Vanderhoof and Sara 
Prior had children, Maritje, born July 3, 17'69, married Jacob Outwater Sept. 30, 
1797 ; Eva, born April 25, 1771, married Peter Sickles Oct. 8, 1791 ; Hendrick, born 
June 18, 1774, died Sept. 3, 1777; Ariantje, born Oct. 23, 1778, married Aaron Van- 
derbilt ; Sarah, born Sept. 9, 1782, married George Newkirk Feb. 9, 1805. By will, 
dated July 31, 1797, proved Sept. 20, 1797, Vanderhoof gave all his realty to his wife 
for life, then to his children above named. May 5, 1825, these heirs sold to Casparus 
Prior four acres and fifty four one-hundredths of an aci-e out of the easterly comer of 
this lot, bounded southwest by meadow of Rev. John Cornelison and Henry Brinker- 
hoff, southeast by the creek, northeast and northwest by Jacob Prior. Casparus Prior 
died seized of this lot. and in the partition of his property, it fell to his grandson 
Michael. Vide Note to Varlet's Patent, p. 62, and Note to Laurense's Patent, p. 60. 



2G0 JOIIAXXIS VAN WAOENKN. 

twenty two Chains and ninety two Links to a Stake (being the eastermost 
Corner of Lot No 386 adjudged'ro Johannis Van Houta last above de- 
scribed) Thence South forty Degrees and fifteen Minutes west nineteen 
Chains and ninety Links to a Stake, Thence North forty nine Degrees 
and forty five Minutes west ten Chains and eighty six Links to a Stake, 
Thence South twenty eight Degrees and twenty Minutes west four 
Chains & seven Links to a Stake, Thence South forty nine Degrees & 
forty five Minutes east thirteen Chains and eight Links to a Stake, (in the 
Line of Nicholas Jansen the Baker's Patent mark'd on the Map No 13) 
Thence along said Baker's Line North forty Degrees and fifteen Minutes 
East thirteen Chains and twenty Links to a Stake in the Meadow (being 
the Northerly Corner of said I'aker's Patent) Thence South forty nine 
Degrees and forty five Minutes east seven Chains along the northeasterly 
Line of said Baker's Patent to a Stake by a small Creek, Then down the 
said small Creek 'till it empties into said Oyster Creek, Then down along 
said Oyster Creek the several Courses thereof as it runs to the Place of 
Beginnmg, containing after an Allowance for the Hill about twenty two 
Acres and an half. 

^Utf ll30 adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 254 
To belong to Johannis Van Wagenen. 

(But cSurbCl? of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule B) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No ^88 * 

Ucn^nUtUf]; at a Stake (being the Southwestermost Corner of Lot 
No 387 adjudged To Arent Toers above described) And from said Stake 
runs South eight Degrees east six Chains and eighty nine Links to a Stake 
(being the Southeastermost Corner of a Lot of Land in Nicholas Varlet's 
Patent mark'd on the Map No 128) Thence North eighty two Degrees 
east three Chains and fifty six Links to a Stake, Thence North eight De- 
grees west five Chains & seventy nine Links to a Stake, Thence North 
twenty eight Degrees and twenty Minutes east one Chain and thirty Links 
to a Stake, Thence South eighty two Degrees west four Chains & thirty 
seven Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about two Acres and 
an Half. 

*2i5 * ^S to the remaining Part or Portion of said Allotment No 

254 toe find the Right to the same vested in the Freeholders of the 
Town of Bergen, but not being able to ascertain who those Free- 
holders were by Name we do not declare to whom the said remain- 
ing Part or Portion does particularly belong. 

a^UV c^UVbCg of which said remaining Part or Portion 
(as laid down on Subdivision Schedule B) shews, and we 
adjudge it to be a Tract mark'd No 389 t 

" Vide Kote to Gerrits'^'s Patent, p. 58. 

t 111 a deed from Peter Stuyvesant to Casparus Prior, Aug. 13, 1784, it appears 
that Johannis Van Wagenen at that time was the owner of this lot. Vide Lit Xo. 
34, Xeio Field Boole. He by will, dated March 15, 1794, proved June 17, 1797, gave 
all Ills lauds to his son Jacob, who by will, dated June 25, 1835, proved Aug. 2, 1839, 
gave his lands to his son Hartman, who sold thirteen acres and sixty-one one-hun- 
dredths of an acre of this lot to Emily, wife of Moses B. Bramhall, Mai'ch 1, 1850. 
Bramhall, with Jacob M. Merselis, mapped this lot and land adjoining, and filed the 



GARRET G. VAN RYPEX. 261 

J503inninfl at a stake (being the Southeastermost Corner of Lot 
No .388 adjudged To Johannis Van Wagenen last above described) And 
from said Stake runs South eighty two Degrees west twelve Chains and 
thirteen Links to a Stake (being the westermost Corner of said Allotment 
No 254) Thence South forty nine Degrees and forty five Minutes east 
seventeen Chains to the Southermost Corner of said Allotment No 254, 
Thence North forty Degrees and fifteen Minutes east thirteen Chains and 
five Links to a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of Lot No 385 ad- 
judged to Abraham Prior above described) Thence North forty nine De- 
grees and forty five Minutes west thirteen Chains and eight Links to a 
Stake, Thence South eight Degrees east five Chains and seventy nine 
Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about fifteen Acres. 

21:;!) IS is a SUiJtriblSfOU of the two Lots of Common 
Land which has been allotted To the Patent of Petrus Stuy- 
vesant to Nicholas Varlet dated the eighteenth Day of Octo- 
ber one thousand six hundred & sixty three, being these two 
Lots of Common Land which in the field book & Map of the 
General Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 242 & 

* And upon Examination of the Titles of the several *2i6 
Persons claiming Parts & Shares thereof 
S9Ep do adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 242 
To belong to Garrit Garritse alias Van Riper 

©Ut cSurbP? of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we adjudge it to be a 
Tract mark'd No 353* 
I^CQtnninQ at a Stake (being the eastermost Corner of said Allot- 
ment No 242 ) And from thence runs South forty Degrees west Ten Chains 
and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees west twenty one 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees and thirty Minutes 
east ten Chains and forty nine Links to a stake, Thence North sixteen 
Degrees east four Chains and twenty two Links to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty Degrees east eleven Chains and thirty Links to a Stake, Thence 
South thirty three Degrees Avest four Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake, 
Thence South fifty Degrees east Ten Chains to the Place of Beginning, 
containing about twenty five Acres and an Half 

.^ntr toe adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 242 
To belong to Robert Leake Esq^ 

(But <SUtiJC5 of which said Portion (as laid down on 
Subdivision Schedule A) shews &: we adjudge it to be a Tract 
mark'd No 352 t 

Map Nov. 10, 1851. Vide Note to Varlet's Patent, p. 62. The north i)art of this lot, 
containing about five acres, belonged to Cornelius and Garret Sip. Fide Lot No. 33, 
New Field Book. Jacob Everson conveyed to Cornelius Sip six acres lying in the 
north side of this lot, bounded, southwest and northwest bj'the road from Communi- 
paw to Bergen, northeast by Abraliam Prior, southeast by Brinkerhofl["s meadow, 
southwest by Van Wagenen. This description probably includes Lot No. 33 on New 
Field Map C. 

~ Vide Note to Lot No. 375, p. 200. 

t Leake sold this lot to Eobert Sickles and Cornelius Sip, who partitioned May 1, 
1761) ; Sickles taking the northerly half, and Sip tlie southerly half. Vide Note to 
Varlet's Patent, p. 62. 



20 2 ROBERT LEAKE — ARENT TUERS. 

]$C{};tUUtU0 at a Stake (being the Southermost Corner of the Tract 
No 353 adjiKlged to Garrit Garritse last above described) And from 
thence runs South forty Degrees west seven Chains and seventy Links to 
a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees east One Chain to a Stake, Thence 
South forty Degrees west seven Chains & fourteen Links to a Stake, 
Thence North fifty Degrees west twelve Chains & sixty seven Links to a 
Stake, Thence North forty Degrees east two Chains & fifty four Links to 
a Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees west eight Chains & eighty two Links 
to a Stake, Thence North forty one Degrees east five Chains & seventy 
five Links to a Stake, Thence North forty four Degrees is: thirty Minutes 
east six Chains & sixty three Links to a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees 
east twenty one Chains to the Place of Beginning, containing about 
twenty nine Acres & seven Tenths. 
'217 * iHlltr 'tut adjudge a certain Portion of said Allotment No 242, 

To belong to Arent Toers. 

(But .Sue beg of which said Portion (as laid down on 

Subdivision Schedule A) shews, and we adjudge it to be a 

Tract mark'd No 351 * 

]$CfitnUtn0 at a Stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract 

No 352 adjudged to Robert Leake last above described) And from 

thence runs South forty one Degrees west two Chains and sixty Links to 

a Stake, Thence South fifty Degrees east eight Chains and thirty five Links 

to a Stake, Thence North forty Degrees east two Chains and fifty four 

Links to a Stake, Thence North fifty Degrees west eight Chains and eighty 

two Links to the Place of Beginning containing about two Acres and one 

Tenth 

^S to the remaining Part or Portion of said Allotment No 242 
tO0 find the Right to the same vested in the Freeholders of the 
Town of Bergen, But not being able to ascertain who those Free- 
holders were by Name we do not declare to whom the said re- 
maining Part or Portion does particularly belong. 

(But 3^\tVi)tSl of which remaining Part or Portion (as 
laid down an Subdivision Schedule A) shews and we ad- 
judge it to be a Tract mark'd No 350 
3StgiUnin|i; at a stake (being the westermost Corner of the Tract No 
351 adjudged to Arent Toers last above described) And from thence 
runs South fifty Degrees east twenty one Chains & two Links to a Stake, 
Thence South forty Degrees west eight Chains to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty degrees east eight Chains &one Link to a Stake, Thence South thirty 
two Degrees west twenty two Chains & thirty eight Links to a Stake (be- 
ing the Southermost Corner of said Allotment No 242), Thence North 
thirty eight Degrees & forty five Minutes west twenty Chains to a Stake, 
Thence North twelve Degrees & twenty Minutes east nine Chains to a 
Stake, Thence North fourteen Degrees & ten Minutes East nineteen 
Chains to a Stake, Thence North forty one Degrees east one Chain & 
fifteen Links to the Place of Beginning, containing about fifty nine Acres 
<& seven Tenths. 

*2i8 * ^fi to the Allotment No 257 being the Proportion of Com- 

mon Land which we adjudged to the Proprietor of the Patented 
House Lot No 168; It not appearing satisfactory to us who the 

* Vide Note to Steenkuysen's Patent, p. 32. 



COMMON LANDS. 263 

Proprietor of said House Lot is UJE do not declare to whom the 
said Allotment of Common Land does belong. 

With respect to the two Lots of Common Land which 
have been allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret to Hen- 
drick Van Ostrum, dated the Tenth Day of November, one 
thousand six hundred and seventy seven, being these two Lots 
of Common Land which in the Field Book and Map of the 
General Partition are distinguished by the Numbers 209 & 
239 
Hendricus Kuyper Esqr. claimed the said two Lots and no 
other Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision there- 
of U)C upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the 
true Proprietor; And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to 
belong to him. 

* With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has *2iq 
been allotted to the Patent of Philip Carteret to Claas Jansen 
Vanpurmerant, dated the thirty first Day of March one thous- 
and six hundred and sixty eight, being that Lot of Common 
Land which in the Field Book and Map of the General Parti- 
tion is distinguished by the Number 210 

Hendricus Kuyper Esq""- claimed the said Lot and no other 
Person or Persons claiming the same or a Subdivision thereof tOC 
upon Examination of his Title conceive him to be the true Pro- 
prietor; And do therefore adjudge the said Allotment to belong 
to him. 

With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has 
been allotted to the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Jan 
Vinge, dated the fourth Day of June, one thousand six hun- 
dred and sixty three, being that Lot of Common Land which 
in the Field Book and Map of the General Partition is distin- 
guished by the Number 218 
Oliver De Lancey Esq^- claimed said Lot as Attorney for, and 
in Behalf of the Devisees of Sir Peter Warren deceased And upon 
Examination of the Title (no other Person or Persons claiming 
the same or a Subdivision thereof) UJf do adjudge the said Allot- 
ment To belong to the Devisees of said Sir Peter Warren agreable 
to his last Will & Testament bearing date the twenty sixth Day 
of July one thousand seven hundred and fifty two. 

* With respect to the Lot of Common Land which has #^20 
been allotted to the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Cornelius 
Van Ruyven, Paulus Lendertz, Alard Anthony and Johannis 

Ver Brugen dated the twenty first Day of November one 
thousand six hundred and sixty three, being that Lot of 
Common Land which in the Field Book & Map of the Gen- 
eral Partition is distinguished by the Number 207. 
212Ee understand that a great Number of Persons claim Interest 
in the said Allotment as Tenants in Common thereof. But as few 
or no Tide Papers have been laid before us U)C cannot judge who 
the true Proprietors are; And therefore decline proceeding to any 
Subdivision thereof 



264 



COiMMON LANDS. 




* With respect To the Lot of Common Land which has 
been allotted To the Patent of Petrus Stuyvesant to Nicholas 
Varlet and Nicholas Bayard dated the tenth Day of De- 
cember, one thousand six hundred and sixty three, confirm'd 
by Patent from Philip Carteret to said Varlet & Payard dated 
the thirtieth Day of October, one thousand six hundred and 
sixty seven, being that Lot of Common Land which in the 
Field Book & Map of the General Partition is distinguished 
by the Number 283. 
William Bayard Estf- claimed the said Lot as the sole Proprie- 
tor, at the same 'I'ime a great Number of other Persons claim'd 
the same as Tenants in Common thereof, And after a long De- 
liberation and the most mature Attention as well to the Nature of 
the various Claims as the Opinion of sundry Council deliver'd on 
the Subject tDC find the Mater upon the whole to be so intricate, 
obscure & doubtful that we are not able to obtain such Clearness 
& Unanimity as is necessary to enable us to pronounce upon the 
Mater being equally divided in Opinion, And therefore U)C do not 
declare to whom or among whom the said Allotment of Common 
Land does belong. 






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No of the 
original 
Patent 



Survey of the Commons al- 
Original lotted to each 
Patent Patent 



Maryn Adrianse 

Nicholas Varlet 

Ide Cornelieson Van Vorst 

Claas Jansen Van Purmerant 

Abraham Isaacsen Plank 

Jacob Stoffelsen 

Petrus Stuy vesant 

Claas Comptah alias Claas Pieterse 

Cors 

Nicholas Jansen Backer 

Fytie Hartmans ist Patent 

Fytie Hartmans 2d Patent 

Derrick Claasen ist Patent 

Derrick Claasen 2d Patent 

Dirck Sycan ist Patent 

Lawrens Adriesen 

Lubert Gijbertse 

Severin Lourens 

Hendrick Jansen Spier 

Dirck Sycan's 2d Patent 

Thomas Davison's ist Patent .... 
Thomas Davison's 2d Patent. . . . 

Pieter Janse Slagt 

Hendrick Janse Van Schalkwyck. . 

Catherine Stoffelsen 

Parent Christianse 

Nicholas Jansen & Samuel Edsal. . 

Mark Noble & Samuel Moore 

Casper Stymets ist Patent 

Casper Stymets 2d Patent 

Adrian Post 

Guert Coerten's ist Patent 

Guert Coerten's 2d do . 

Guert Coerten's 3d do 

Fredrick Phillips 

Engelbert Steinhuysen 

Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper. 

Herman Edward 

Guert Gerritse 

Powles Pieterse 

Dirck Gerritse 

Jacob Luby's ist Patent 

Jacob Luby's 2d do 

Jan Lubertse 



9 

9 
10 

10 
II 
II 
12 
12 
12 
13 
13 
14 
14 
15 
15 
16 

16 

17 
18 

19 
20 

22 

24 

25 

25 
29 

31 
32 
34 
36 

37 
38 
40 

41 



05 
66 
67 
78 
68 
69 
69 

70 

71 

72 

72 
73 
74 
74 
75 
76 
77 
78 
78 
79 
79 
80 

80 
81 
81 
82 

83. 
84 
84 
85 

85 
86 
87 

87 
88 

89 
89 
90 
90 

91 
92 
92 

93 



Subdivision 

&, to whom 

adjudged 



III 
112 
112 

113 
114 
114 

117 
118 
121 
126 
128 
128 
129 
132 
132 

^33 

^33 

135 
136 

137 
137 
138 
138 
142 

145 
149 

150 
152 
155 
156 
158 
160 
164 
169 
170 
172 
176 
177 
179 
181 
182 



34 



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INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



No of the 
original 
l*;.tcnt 



44 
45 

46 

47 
48 

49 

50 
51 
52 
53 
54 
55 
5^ 
57 
58 
59 

60 



Petrus Jacobse 

[Nicholas Varlet & Balthazar 

Bayard 

'Dow Harmense 

John Berry 

Tielman Van Vleck 

Hendrick Teunisse 

Hans Diedericks 

Dirk Teunifse 

Gerrit Gerritse 

Ide Cornelisse 

Arent Lawrence 

Nicholas Varlet ... 

Hendrick Van Ostrum 

Claas Jansen Van Purmerant 

Jan Vinge . 

Van Ruyven, Linderick Anthony & 

Van Bruggen, Slaugh's meadow. { 
Nicholas Varlet & Nicholas Bayard] 



Survey of the 


Comirons al- 


Subdivision 


Ori.ginal 


lotted to each 


& to whom 


Patent 


Patent 


adjudged 


42 


94 


186 


48 


94 


187 


50 


96 


193 


51 


96 


156 


53 


97 


198 


54 


97 


200 


56 


98 


202 


57 


S9 


206 


58 


100 


207 


60 


100 


208 


60 


lOI 


209 


62 


102 


214 


63 


103 


218 


64 


104 


219 


64 


105 


219 


65 


105 


219 


66 


106 


221 



The Field Book consists of three parts. 



jFltrst [^pntt Contains the Survey of the Original Grants or Patents 
from Page 4 to 64. 



<SCCOntf JJfltt Contains the Allotment and Survey of the Common 
Lands to each Grant frcm Page 65 to 107. 



STijlttf pfftt Contains the Subdivisions and Judgment of the several 
Rights and Shares, 108 to 2 2i.' 



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INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



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270 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



A List in numerical Order of all the particular JTtclCtB or ILotS 
contained in the respective Patents within the Township oi i^tVQtW. 



Number of 

Kach 

Tract or 

Lot mark'd 

on said 

Map 



I 
2 

3 

4 

5 
6 

7 
8 

9 

ID 
II 
12 

13 
14 

IS 
16 

17 
18 

19 

20 

21 

22 

23 
24 

25 
26 
27 
28 
29 
30 
31 
32 

33 
34 
35 
36 
37 
38 

39 

40 



In whose Patent contain'd 



Maryn Adrianse 

Nicholas Varlet 

Ide Cornelieson Van Vost 

Claas Jansen Van Purmerant 

Abraham Isaacsen Plank 

Ide Cornelison Van Vost , 

Claas Jansen Van Purmerant , 

Claas Jansen Van Purmerant , 

Jacob Stoffelsen 

Petrus Stuy vesant 

Claas Comptah alias Claas Pieterson Cors , 

Nicholas Jansen Baker 

Nicholas Jansen Baker 

Fytje Hartman 

Fytje Hartman 

Dirck Claasen 

Dirck Claasen 

Dirck Sycan 

Lawrens Andrieson 

Gilbert Lubertse 

Severin Laurens 

Hendrick Jansen Spier 

Dirck Sycan 

Dirck Sycan 

Thomas Davison 

Thomas Davison , 

Peter Jansen Slaat 

Hendrick Jansen Van Schalkwyck ....... 

Catharine Stoftelsen 

Barnt Christian 

Nicholas Jansen & Samuel Edsal. 

Mark Noble & Samuel Moore , 

Mark Noble & Samuel Moore 

Caspar Stymets 

Adrian Post 

Guert Coerten 

Fredrick Philipse 

Englebert Steinhuysen 

Mark Noble & Samuel Moore 

Englebert Steinhuysen 



Numr. of the 
Patent in 

which 
contained 



I 

2 

3 

4 
5 
3 
4 
4 
6 

7 
8 

9 

9 

10 

II 

12 

13 
14 

IS 
16 

17 
18 

19 
19 

20 

21 

22 

23 
24 

2S 
26 

27 
27 
28 

30 
31 

34 
35 
27 
35 



Page in the 
Jfum UooU 

where the 
smttinof each 

particular 
Cracl begins 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



271 




41 
42 

43 
44 

45 
46 

47 
48 

49 
50 
51 
52 
S3 
54 
55 
56 
57 
58 

59 
60 

61 
62 

63 
64 

65 
66 
67 
68 
69 
70 

71 

72 

73 
74 

75 
16 

77 
78 

79 
80 
81 
82 

83 
84 

85 
86 



Fredrick Philipse 

Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper. . , . 

Harman Edward. , 

Guert Gerritse 

Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper. . . . 

Paulus Fieterse 

Fredrick Philipse 

Guert Coerten 

Dirck Garretse 

Harman Edward 

Guert Garritse 

Paulus Pieterse 

Fredrick Philipse 

Guert Coerten 

Adrian Post 

Jacob Luby : 

Jan Lubertse 

Pieter Jacobse 

Mark Noble & Samuel Moore 

Fredrick Philipse 

Jacob Luby 

Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper. . . 

Fredrick Philipse 

Mark Noble & Samuel Moore 

Dow Harmense 

Casper Stymets 

Dirck Garretse 

Nicholas Varlet & Balthazar Bayard. 

Herman Edward 

John Berry .'.... 

Jan Lubertse 

Tielman Van Vleck 

Hendrick Tunisse 

Fredrick Philipse 

Hans Dederick 

Dirck Tunisse 

Garret Garretse 

Garret Garretse 

Dow Harmense 

Dow Harmense 

Casjier Stymets 

Hendrick Tunise 

Nicholas Varlet & Balthazar Bayard, 

Hans Dederick 

Peter Jacobse 

Fredrick PhiUpse 



34 
36 
37 
38 
36 
39 
34 

31 

40 

37 
38 
39 
34 
31 
30 
41 
43 
44 
27 

34 
41 
36 
34 
27 
46 
29 
40 
45 
37 
47 
43 
48 

49 
34 
50 
51 
52 
52 
46 
46 
29 
49 
45 
50 
44 
34 



31 
35 
36 
38 

35 
40 

30 
25 
41 
36 
38 
40 

3° 

25 

24 

42 

45 
47 
20 

29 
43 
34 

29 

20 

50 

22 

42 

49 
36 
52 
45 
53 
55 
29 

56 

57 

58 

59 

50 

50 
22 

54 
48 
56 
47 
30 



272 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



Number of 

Each 

Tract or 

Lot mark'd 

on said 

Map 



87 

88 
89 
90 

91 
92 

93 

94 

95 
96 

97 
98 

99 

[00 



[03 
[04 

to5 

[06 

[07 

[08 

[09 

10 

11 

12 

•13 
14 

15 
16 

17 

18 

19 

[20 



23 

[24 

t25 

[26 

[27 

;28 

29 
[30 

t3i 
[32 



In whose Patent contain'd 



Page in the 
1 Jficll) Book 
Numr. of the where the 



Jacob Luby 

Ide Cornelise 

Englebert Steinheysen 

Englebert Steinheysen 

Guert Coerten 

Arent Lawrense 

Dow Harmense 

Guert Coerten 

Casper Stymets 

Guert Coerten 

Guert Coerten 

Garret Garretse 

Arent Lawrense 

Adrian Post 

Caspar Stymets 

Guert Garretse 

Paulus Pieterse 

Nicholas Varlet 

Peter Jacobse 

Hendrick Tunise 

Guert Garretse 

Jacob Luby 

Nicholas Varlet & Balthazar Bayard. 

Hans Dederick 

Herman Edward 

Arent Lawrence . 

Arent Lawrence 

Hans Dedrick 

Jan Lubertse 

Casper Stymets 

Adrian Post 

Herman Edward 

Jan Lubertse 

Paulus Pieterse 

Peter Jacobse 

Barnt Christian , , 

Arent Lawrense 

Guert Coerten , 

J ohn Berry 

Nicholas Varlet , 

Nicholas Varlet 

Nicholas Varlet 

Tielman Van Vleck 

Englebert Steinhuysen 

Hendrick Van Ostrum 

Claas Jansen Van Purmerant. ....... 



Patent in 

which 
contained 



41 

53 
35 
35 
31 
54 
46 

31 
29 

32 

31 

52 

54 

30 
29 

38 
39 
55 
44 
49 
38 
41 
45 
50 
37 
54 
54 
50 
43 
29 

30 
37 
43 
39 
44 
25 
54 
32 
47 
55 
55 
55 
48 

35 
56 
57 



stirbcjj of each 

particular 
(TLiacl begins 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



273 



Number ofi 

Each 

Tract or 

Lot mark'd 

on said 

Map 



In whose Patent contain'd 



Claas Jansen Van Purmerant 

Tielman Van VIeck . 

Ide Cornelise 

Guert Garretse 

Caspar Stymets 

Englebert Steinhuysen 

Guert Coerten 

Jacob Luby. 

Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper 

Fredrick PhiHpse ... 

Jan Vinge 

Jacob Luby 

Van Ruyven, Lindertz Anthony & Van 

Bruggen 

Nicholas Varlet & Nicholas Bayard ... . 

Guert Coerten 

Guert Coerten 

Fredrick Philipse , 

Fredrick Philipse 

Fredrick Philipse 

Englebert Steinheysen 

Herman Edward 

Guert Garretse 

Paulus Pieterse 

Dirck Garretse . 

Jacob Luby 

Jan Lubertse 

Peter Jacobse 

Nicholas Varlet & Balthazar Bayard 

Dow Harmense 

John Berry 

Dirck Tunise 

Adrian Post 

Hendrick Tunisse 

Hans Dederick 

Garret Garretse 

Nicholas Varlet 





Page in the 




JficlB J3ooK 


Numr. of the 


where the 


Patent in 


aurbtg of each 


which 


particular 


contained 


Eract begins 


4 


8 


48 


54 


53 


60 


38 


39 


28 


21 


35 


33 


33 


28 


41 


43 


36 


35 


34 


30 


58 


64 


42 


44 


59 


65 


60 


66 


31 


27 


32 


27 


34 


31 


34 


31 


34 


31 


35 


34 


37 


37 


38 


39 


39 


4' 


40 


42 


41 


44 


43 


46 


44 


46 


45 


49 


46 


51 


47 


51 


51 


58 


30 


24 


49 


55 


50 


57 


52 


59 


55 


63 



35 



274 



INDEX TO FIKLI) l$OOK. 



JJfSltrC the foregoing ^cltCUtS, and before making tTlijlSlOn of the 
(^OntlUOU ILtintJS The Commissioners run out and ascertain'd the 
Bounds & Limits of the following STttlCtB or ILOtS of Land viz : 



Numr. of Each 

Tract as mark'd 

on the Map 



169 



170 



171 



17: 



173. 174 

i75> 176 

177,178 

179 



I Page in the 
JFirin Book 
I where the 
Surveys of 
j these Tracts 
are recorded. 

I 



Being a Tract of Land & Meadow at Horsi- 
mus, in the Possession of Cap'- Archibald Kennedy 

Being a small Piece of Land lying south'y 
from, and near the Town anciently appropriated 
for the Purpose of a Burying Ground 

Being another small Piece of Land lying south- 
westerly from, and near the Town, anciently ap- 
propriated as a Settlement for Mechanicks 

Being a Tract at Bergen Point, set apart by 
the Commissioners for Sale for defraying the 
Charges of the General Partition 

Being four Lots of Land, Allotted. to the Use 
of the Church of Bergen 

Being three Lots of Land, Allotted to the Use 
of the Free School at Bergen 



67 
69 



69 



70 



71-73 



73-74 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



275 



Tracts or Lots of Common Land allotted to the n.b. The Lots of common Lands 
respective Patents. Vizt. ''^k'" "'■''> ^° ^°' 



I 


Allotted 


2 


do 


^ 


do 


4 


do 


5 


do 


6 


do 


7 


do 


8 


do 


9 ' 


do 


lO 


do 


II 


do 


12 


do 


I.^ 


do 


14 


do 


IS 


do 


i6 


do 


17 


do 


18 


do 


19 


do 


20 


do 


21 


do 


22 


do 


2,^ 


do 


24 


do 


2=; 


do 


26 


do 


27 


do 


28 


do 


29 


do 


30 


do 


.^i 


do 


32 


do 


33 


do 


34 


do 


3.S 


do 


36 


do 


37 


do 


38 


do 


39 


do 


40 


do 


41 


do 


42 


do 


43 


do 


44 


do 



Number of each Tract or Lot of 

common Land as mark'd on the 

Map 



No 



201 

233> 203, 219 

211, 237 

240 

238 

247 

217 

208, 263 

206, 259 .. 

205 

260 

213, 261 . 

204 

212, 258, 265. ... 
266 

278, 267. ...... 

279, 268 

280, 269. 

271 

272 

275 

274 

273 

276 

277 

270 

227, 251 , 

225 

223 

264 

215 

243 

235 

234, 262 . 

216, 244. 

232, 284 

249 

221 

252, 253, 281. . 
226. .... . . . . 

231 

202. 

248, 282 

236 



Page in the Field Book where the 

Survey of the respective Lots of 

Common Land begii\s. 



75 
76, 76, 77 

77> 78 
78 

79 

80 

80 
81, 81 
82^ 82 

83 

83 . 
84, 84 

85 
86, 86, 86 

87 

88, 88 

89, 89 
89, 90 

90 

91 
91 
92 
92 

93 
94 
95 
95' 96 
96 

97 
97 
98 

99 
99 

100, 100 

101, lOI 

102, 102 
103 
103 

104, 104, 104 

105 
106 
106 

107, 107 
108 



276 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



45 

46 

47 
48 

49 
50 
51 
52 
53 
54 
55 
56 
57 
58 
59 
60 



Allotted 

do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 
do 



Number of each Tract cr Lot of 

commor. Land as mark'd on the 

Map. 



250- 285, 286, 224, 
241, 287 

246 

228 

230 

220, 255 

214 

245 

222 

229, 256. 

254 

242, 257 

209, 239. 

210 

218 

207 

283 ■ 



Page in the Field Book where the 

Survey of the respective Lots of 

Common Land begin. 



108, 



109 



109, 109, 

110, no 
no 
III 
III 

112, 1X2 

113 
113 
114 

114, 115 
115 

116, 117 

117, 118 

118 
119 
119 

120 



INDEX TO FIELD BOOK. 



277 



A List in numerical Order of all the particular Tracts or Lots of 
Common Lands As allotted to the respective Patents. 



Numr. of each 




Numr. of the 


Numr. of each 




Numr. of the 


Tractor Lot 




Patent 


Tract or Lot 




Patent 


of Common 




to which j 


of Common 




to which 


Land. 




Allotted. ! 


Land. 




Allotted. 


No 20I 


Allotted to 


I 


No 245 


Allotted to 


51 


202 


do .... 


42 


246 


do .... 


46 


203 


do .... 


2 


247 


do .... 


6 


204 


do .... 


13 


248 


do .... 


43 


205 


do .... 


ID 


249 


do .... 


37 


206 


do .... 


9 


250 


do .... 


45 


207 


do .... 


59 ' 


251 


do .... 


27 


208 


do .... 


8 


252 


do ... 


39 


209 


do .... 


56 


253 


do .... 


39 


210 


do .... 


57 


254 


do .... 


54 


211 


do .... 


3 


255 


• do .... 


49 


212 


do .... 


H 


256 


do .... 


53 


213 


do .... 


12 


257 


do .... 


55 


214 


do .... 


50 


258 


do .... 


14 


215 


do .... 


31 i 


259 


do .... 


9 


216 


do .... 


35 i 


260 


do .... 


II 


217 


do .... 


7 


261 


do .... 


12 


218 


do .... 


58 


262 


do .... 


34 


219 


do .... 


2 


263 


do .... 


8 


220 


do .... 


49 


264 


do .... 


30 


221 


do .... 


38 


265 


do .... 


14 


222 


do 


52 


266 


do .... 


15 


223 


do .... 


29 


267 


do .... 


16 


224 


do .... 


45 


268 


do .... 


17 


225 


do ... 


28 


269 


do .... 


18 


226 


do .... 


40 


270 


do .... 


26 


227 


do .... 


27 


271 


do .... 


19 


228 


do .... 


47 


272 


do .... 


20 


229 


do .... 


53 


273 


do .... 


23 


230 


do .... 


48 


274 


do .... 


22 


231 


do .... 


41 


275 


do .... 


21 


232 


do .... 


36 


276 


do ... 


24 


233 


do .... 


2 


277 


do .... 


25 


234 


do .... 


34 


278 


do .... 


16 


235 


do .... 


33 


279 


do 


17 


236 


do .... 


44 


280 


do .... 


18 


237 


do .... 


3 


281 


do .... 


39 


238 


do .... 


5 


282 


do .... 


43 


239 


do .... 


56 


283 


do .... 


60 


240 


do ... 


4 


284 


do .... 


36 


241 


do .... 


45 


285 


do .... 


45 


242 


do ... 


55 


286 


do .... 


45 


243 


do .... 


32 


287 


do .... 


45 


244 


do .... 


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CHAPTER V. 

S E C A U C U S CO M M N S . 

The preceding Field Book disposes of all the Land in the 
old Township of Bergen, and settles th3 ownership of nearly all 
the Common Lands except the Tract allotted to the Patent of Se- 
caucus. This was not subdivided by the first commission and the rea- 
son therefor probably lay in the fact that many of the owners were 
non-residents who had, by inheritance, become owners of consider- 
able parts of this Patent, which Avere undivided. This confusion 
of ownership practically prevented an allotment, until finally the 
political troubles between England and the Colonies intervened. 
As soon as peace was re-established efforts were made to obtain a 
subdivision of the allotment. But for several reasons furtlier leg- 
islation was necessary to secure this object. Thereupon the Leg- 
islature of New Jersey enacted as follows : 

CHAP. XLVIII. 

A Supple7ne7itary act to an Act, intitled, An Act appointing Commission- 
ers for finally settling atid determining the several Rights, Titles and Claims 
to the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen, and for maki?ig Partition 
thereof in fust and equitable Proportions among those who shall be adfudgcd 
by the said Commissioners to be entitled to the same. 

Whereas an Act of the Legislature of New Jersey Avas passed in the 
Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-three, intitled, An Act 
appointing Commissioners for finally settling and determining the several 
Rights, Titles and Claims to the Common Lands of the Township ofPei'gen, 
and for making Partitioji thereof in fust and equitable Proportiotis among 
those who shall be adfudged by the said CommissioJiers to be entitled to the 
same, by which said Act Jacob Spicer, Charles Clinton, William Donald- 
son, Azariah Dunham, J'ohn Berrien, Samuel Willis and Abraham Clark, 
jun. Esquires, and the Majority of them, and the Survivors and Survivor 
of them, and the Majority of such Survivors, were appointed Commission- 
ers for making Partition of the Common Lands of the Township of 
Bergen aforesaid, according to the Directions of the said Act : And where- 
as the said Commissioners, or the Majority of them, in or about the Year 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty-four, proceeded to execute the 
said Trust, and having first surveyed the Outlines of the said Township 
and the several Patents, and allotted them their respective Proportions of 
the common Land, made the Subdivisions thereof, and located to each 
and every Proprietor his and their respective Shares, according as the said 
Commissioners judged agreeably to Right, except in the single Instance 
herein particularly provided for : And whereas in making the Subdivisions 
aforesaid, a Patent was produced to them, called the Patent of Secaucus, 
dated the tenth Day o( December in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand 
Six Hundred and Sixty-three, granted by Peter Stuyvesant, the then Dutch 
Governor, to Nicholas Varlet and Nicholas Bayard, and confirmed to the 
said Varlet and Bayard by Governor Philip Carteret on the Thirteenth 
Day of October, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred and 



283 SECAUCUS COM ON 

Sixty-seven, to which Patent the Commissioners set apart a certain Lot 
of Land, called the common Lands allotted to. the Patent of Sccaiicus, in 
the Corporation of Bergefi, and which said Lot is distinguished by the 
said Commissioners' Field-Books and Maps of the General Division by 
the Number Two Hundred and Kighty-three ; Duplicates of both which 
said Books and Maps are said to be iiled as of Record in the Secretary's 
Office in Fert/i Amboy, and in the Clerk's Office in the County oi Bergen : 
And whereas a great Number of Persons did put in their Claims forthe 
said Common Lands, in considering of which Claims many Difficulties 
occurred, and the Commissioners then present being equally divided in 
Opinion, were prevented from finally determining to Avhom the said Lot 
of Land did belong, as appears by the Record thereof made by the said 
Commissioners in their said Books : And whereas all of the said Com- 
missioners appointed by the said Act, except two, are since deceased : 
And whereas many Difficulties and Inconveniencies have arisen in and 
about the Execution of the said Act, in the determining the Claims to the 
Lands allotted to the Patent of Secaucus, so that a total Obstruction is 
put to the Commissioners' further proceeding ; 

Sect. I. Be IT therefore enacted by the Conncil and General As- 
sembly of this H-tate, and it is hereby Enacted'by the Anthotity of the same, That 
Abraham Clark, Azariah Dunham, Silas Condict, J-ohn Carle, and Daniel 
Marsh, Esquires, shall be, and are hereby appointed Commissioners 
for settling and finally determining in whom the Right or Rights of 
the said common Lands allotted to the Patent of Secaucus is or ar-e 
vested ; and if it shall appear to the said Commissioners, or the major 
Part of them, that a Division or Subdivision of the said common Lands 
is necessary, then the said Commissioners shall proceed to make Division 
thereof, and shall cause two Field-Books and Maps to be made, specify- 
ing the Bounds of each and every Lot, and to whom allotted, which said 
Maps and Field-Books shall be signed by the said Commissioners, or the 
major Part of them, and their Surveyor or Surveyors : And if the Com- 
missioners shall be of Opinion that the Right of the said common Land 
isvestedin one Person, they shall certify the same under their Hands; and 
one of the Field-Books and one Map of the AUottment with its 
Subdivisions, if such Subdivision is found necessary, or Certificate, shall 
be filed of Record in the Secretary's Office ; and one other Field-Book, 
Map or Certificate, shall be filed in the Clerk's Office of the County of 
Bergen, to be kept and remain as Evidence, and shall be, and are hereby 
made conclusive Evidence of the Transactions of said Commissioners, and 
such Opinion of the said Commissioners shall be deemed good and valid 
in Law to establish the Right and Title of the Proprietor or Proprietors 
of the said common Lands. 

2. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That the 
Commissioners hereby appointed, before they enter on the Execution of 
any Part of the Trust reposed in them by this Act, shall severally take 
an Oath, and qualify in the same Manner and Form as the Commis- 
sioners named in the above recited Act were required to do ; and there- 
after they, and their Surveyors and Chain-Bearers, shall be vested with 
the same Powers and Privileges respecting the said Lot of common 
Land allotted to the said Patent of Secaucus, and be entitled to the same 
Reward for theii- Services, and subject to the same Restrictions and Reg- 
ulations, as the Commissioners appointed by the above recited Act, 
their Surveyors and Chain-Bearers were respectively entitled and subject 



SECAUCUS COMMONS. 287 

to, and the whole Expence which shall or may accrue by the Execution 
of this Act shall be paid and defrayed out of the Surplus or remaining 
Money appertaining to the Proprietors of the common Lands of the Cor- 
poration of the Township of Bergen, provided the same, or a sufficient 
Part thereof for defraying the Expence of the said Subdivision, can be 
obtained by the said Commissioners upon Demand of the Persons who 
were Trustees of the Freeholders of the Township of Bcrgeti, at the Time 
the other Parts of the Commons of Bcrgcm were divided, or of their 
Executors or administrators, to which Trustees at that 7 ime the Surplus 
aforesaid is said to have been paid by their Commissioneis ; and in case 
the said Commissioners, upon their entering upon the Execution of the 
Business to which by this Act they are appointed, shall not be able to 
obtain from said Trustees or their Representatives upon Demand the 
Whole, or so much of the Money appertaining to the Proprietors of the 
common Land of Bergen, which was paid to the said Trustees by the 
former Commissioners, as in their Opinion will be sufficient to defray the 
Expence attending the Business to which by this Act, they are appointed ; 
that then, and in such Case, the said Commissioners, or the major Part 
of them shall be, and they hereby are authorized, directed and em- 
powered, to set apart so much of the common Land allotted to the 
Patent of Secaiicns, as in their Opinion will be sufficient to complete the 
Settlement and Division of the said Commons ; and the said Commis- 
sioners herein named, and the major Part of them, shall be, and they 
hereby are invested with all the Powers granted to the Commissioners 
named in and by the before recited Act for granting, conveying and 
assuring, the Land they may set apart as aforesaid ; and' any Sale or Sales 
by them to be made of such Land shall be good and valid, and entitle 
the Purchaser or Purchasers to an absolute Estate in Fee-Simple for the 
same, in which said Sale or Sales the said Commissioners shall be 
Governed by the same Rules, and in all Things conduct themselves in 
the same Manner, as the Commissioners named and appointed in the be- 
fore recited Act were directed to govern and conduct themselves. 

3. AND, to the End that the Trustees of the Freeholders and In- 
habitants of Bergen, or their Executors or Administrators, may not on 
any Pretence whatever withhold any Part of the Money deposited in 
their Hands which remained of the Sale of Lands made by the Commis- 
sioners named and appointed in and by the before recited Act, after de- 
fraying thereout the Expence of the Division and Subdivision of said 
Commons, as far as they proceeded therein, together with other Dis- 
bursements made thereout by said Commissioners upon Request of the 
Trustees and Freeholders of said Township, Be it Enacted by the Authority 
aforesaid, That the said Trustees of the Freeholders of the Township of 
Bergen, in whose Hands the aforesaid Money was deposited, their Ex- 
ecutors and Administrators respectively, shall be liable and account for all 
the Surplus Money deposited in their, or either of their Hands, which re- 
mained unexpended at the Time of closing the Field-Books by the Com- 
missioners named and appointed in and by the before recited Act, which 
was raised by the Sale of a Tract of Land, Part of the common Lands of 
Bergen which was made by said Commissioners pursuant to said recited 
Act, which Money, deposited as aforesaid, the said Trustees of Bergen, 
their Executors and Administrators, are hereby required and enjoyned to 
pay to the Commissioners herein named, or the major Part of them, upon 
their demanding the same. 



288 SECAUCUS COMMONS. 

4. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That in Case 
any Money received by the Commissioners herein appointed, either of 
the Trustees oi Ber^i;en, or by the Sale of Lands pursuant to the Direction 
of this Act, may remain unexpended by said Commissioners in the due 
Execution of the Business for which they are appointed, the said Commis- 
sioners shall deposit so much of the said Money as they may find belongs 
to the Township oi Bergen, in the Hands of the said Trustees of said 
Township, and the Remainder in the Hands of some Freeholder who 
they shall judge to be intitled to a Share of said common Lands, with an 
Account of the Part thereof each Person interested in said Commons is 
entided to, taking a Receipt for the Money so deposited, with an Account 
of the Division to be made of the same, which Receipts shall discharge 
the said Commissioners, their Executors and Administrators, and the 
Person receiving the same shall be answerable therefor to the several 
Persons entided thereto. 

5. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That, for the 
more easy and ready acquiring Possession of such common Lands as 
shall be allotted and adjudged by Virtue of this Act, it shall and may be 
lawful for the said Commissioners, or the Majority of them, or the Sur- 
vivors or Survivor of them, to issue a Precept under their hands and Seals, 
directed to the Sheriff of Bergen County, commanding him to cause full 
and actual Possession to be delivered to such Person or Persons to whom 
such common Lands shall be allotted as aforesaid, which said Sheriff is 
hereby required to execute said Precept, and if the Sherift' shall find it 
necessary, he may raise the Fosse Comitatus, and exercise the same Power 
and Authority with which by Law he is invested in the Execution of a 
Writ of Possession in an Action of Ejectment. Provided always. That 
Nothing contained in this Act shall be deemed, construed, or understood 
to effect or destroy any Claim, Right or Tide of the General Proprietors 
of the Eastern Division of this State to the Premises, or to any Part there- 
of, and saving also to this State all its Rights therein as if this Act had 
not passed. Provided also, That the Commissioners herein appointed 
shall meet and enter upon the Execution of this Act, as soon as they con- 
veniently can after the passing thereof, having previously given one 
Month's Notice in the New York Gazette of the Time and Place of such 
their intended Meeting. 

/'<7.y.f(?^ rt'^ New-Brunswick, August 26, 1784. 



Thus empowered, the new Commission proceeded Avith the 
work of subdividing the Secaucus Commons. The following is a 
copy of their Field-Book and Map, showing the result of their 
work. Thej were filed as directed in the Act, but strange to say, 
no evidence appears on them of their having been filed in the 
office of the Secretary of State. As to how they came to be filed 
in the Hudson County Clerk's office the reader is referred to 
what was said on i)age 24. There is no doubt that this work is 
marked with the same care and accuracy which are so characteristic 
of the work of the first Commissioners. 



BERGEN 



COMMON LANDS. 



FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF HUDSON 
COUNTY, MARCH 15, 1853. 

R. GILCHRIST, 

GlerL 



37 



*THis IS ONE OF THE FIELD BOOKS i* 

Of the Partition and Division of Common Land allotted to the 
Patent of Secaucus in the Township of Bergen, made in pursuance of a 
Law of the State of New Jersey passed at New Brunswick the Twenty 
sixth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand seven Hun- 
dred and Eighty four, Intitled 

" A Supplementary Act to an Act intitled, an Act appointing Commis- 
sioners for finally settling and Determining the several Rights, Tides 
and Claims, to the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen and for 
making partition thereof in Just and Equitable proportions among those 
who shall be adjudged by the said Commissioners to be intitled to the 
same " 

The Commissioners named and appointed in and by the said Act 
taking upon them the Execution of the trust thereby reposed three of 
them (to wit) Azariah Dunham Silas Condit and Daniel Marsh, were 
duly sworn as foUoweth 

New Survey ss : 

Be it Remembered that on the fifteenth day of December in the Year 
of our Lord One Thousand * seven Hundred and Eighty four Personally *2 
appeared before me John Cleves Symms Esq''- one of the Justices of the 
Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, Azariah Dunham Silas Condit 
and Daniel Marsh Esquires three of the Commissioners appointed in 
and by an Act passed at New Brunswick the 26th day of August 1784 
intitled, an Act appointing Commissioners for Finally Settling and De- 
termining the several rights and claims to the Common Lands in the 
Township of Bergen and for making partition thereof in Just and Equit- 
able proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said Com- 
missioners to be intitled to the same, Passed in the fourth Year of George 
the third ; and severally took the Oath required in and by the said 
recited Acts. 

Taken and sworn at Solitude the day Az : Dunham 

and Year first aforesaid before me Silas Condit 

John Cleves Symms Daniel Marsh 

The other two of the said Commmissioners (to wit) Abraham Clark 
and John Carle were duly sworn as follows. 

New Jersey ss. 

Abraham Clark and John Carle Esquires two of the Commissioners 
named and appointed in and by an Act of the Legislature of New Jersey 
intided * A Supplementary Act intitled an Act appointing Commissioners *^ 
for Finally Settling and Determining the several Rights Titles and Claims 
to the Common Lands of the Township of Bergen, and for making parti- 



202 SECAUCUS COMMONS. 

tion thereof in Just and Equitable proportions among those who shall be 
adjudged by the said Commissioners to be intitled to the same passed 
the twenty sixth day of August last ; Personally appeared before me 
Isaac Smith Esqf- second Justice of the Supreme Court, and being sev- 
erally sworn on the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God did depose that 
they would respectively execute and perform the trust and services re- 
quired of them severally by the before recited Act fairly and impartially 
according to the directions thereof and the best of their Skill and Judg- 
ment 

Sworn before me this 22d Albra: Clark 

day of December 1784 John Carle 

Isaac Smith 

as by the aforementioned Original despositions filed in the Office of the 
clerk of the County of Bergen may appear. 

The said Azariah Dunham Silas Condit and Daniel Marsh being sev- 
erally sworn as aforesaid did make and publish in the New York Gazet- 
#. teer from the 21st day of December 1784 to the 21st day * of January 
1785 a Notification in the words following (there being no New York 
Paper by the name of Gazette published in New York at that time) 

TJCotlCC is hereby given to all persons concerned, that the Commis- 
sioners appointed to and by an Act intitled a Supplementary Act to an 
Act intitled an Act appointing Commissioners for finally Settling and De- 
termining the several Rights, Titles and Claims, to the Common Lands of 
the Township of Bergen, and for making partition thereof in Just and 
Equitable proportions among those who shall be adjudged by the said 
Commissioners to be intitled to the same (passed the 26th day of 
August 1784) Will meet on Monday the 24th day of January next at the 
House of Sylvanus Lawrence at Hobucken in the said Township of 
Bergen for the purpose of Settling and Finally determining in whom the 
Right or Rights to the Common Lands allotted to the Patent of Secaucus 
is or are Vested agreeable to the directions of the said Act. 

December 20th 1784 Azariah Dunham 

Silas Condit 
Dan'l Marsh 



the Commissioners named in said Act having met Pursuant to 
the above Notification did appoint Thomas Clark to be Surveyor, who 
thereupon took the following Oath 

*^ *Bergen County ss. 

Thomas Clark of the County of Essex appointed Surveyor for Divi- 
ding the Common Lands allotted to the Patent of Secaucus by the Commis- 
sioners named and appointed by an Act intitled " A Supplementary Act 
to an Act intitled an Act appointing Commissioners for finally Settling 
and Determining the several Rights Titles and Claims to the Common 
Lands of the Township of Bergen and for making partition thereof in Just 
and Equitable proportion among those who shall be adjudged by the said 
Commissioners to be intitled to the same" being duly sworn deposeth 
that he will well and Truly execute and perform the trust and services 
required of him as Surveyor by the above said Act fairly and impartially 



SECAUCUS COMMONS. 293 

according to the Directions he miy receive from the Commissioners 
named in said Act, to the best of his Skill and Judgment 
Sworn the 25th day of ' Tho'^ Clark- 

January 1785 Before me 

John Benson 
One of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas in said County. 

As by the deposition filed in the Clerks Office of the County of Ber- 
gen may appear 

* 212EC then caused an actual Survey to be taken of the Commons *^ 
after which we proceeded to consider the Claim put in by the Agent of 
Forfeited Estates for the County of Bergen, to all the Common Lands 
allotted to the Patent of Secaucus as formerly claimed and forfeited to 
the State by WiUiam Bayard, the said William Bayard having claimed 
the same as Heir at Law to Nicholas Bayard one of the Original Pat- 
entees of Secaucus and survivor to Nicholas Varlet the other Patentee ;* 
which Patented Premises after the Decease of the said Nicholas Varlet 
was with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging. Granted and Con- 
veyed by the Administrators of said Varlet and Nicholas Bayard, to Ed- 
ward Earle by Deed dated the twenty fourth day of April in the Year 
One Thousand six hundred and seventy six Pursuant to Written Articles 
entered into by the said administrators and Nicholas Bayard on the one 
part, and Edward Earle on the other part dated the sixteenth day of 
October in the year One Thousand Six Hundred and seventy three, 
wherein the said administrators and Bayard agree to sell and convey to 
said Earle the Island Secaucus with Meadows &:c according to the Patent, 
with such further Right and Interest as the same Island hath been 
possessed by the said Administrators and said Bayard 

* 2199li)iCi) Claim with the writings and Evidence produced for and *7 
against the same being fully Considered, SSJc do adjudge that all the 
Right to the Commons belonging to the Patent of Secaucus passed with 
the Island of Secaucus by the grant from the administrators of Nicholas 
Varlet and from Nicholas Bayard to Edward Earle. 

And whereas divers Persons Claimed a Right in the Commons of 
Secaucus under the said Edward Earle and fearing such Claimers had not 
exhibited all their Papers in support of their Rights we judging it proper 
to give a further time to produce the same did on the 26th day of February 
1785 adjourn all further proceedings until the first Monday in April fol- 
lowing and thereupon Published in the New York Gazetteer Weekly, for 
four weeks the following Advertisement. 

The Subscribers Commissioners appointed by Law for adjusting and 
finally settling the Titles of the Claimants to the Common Lands Allotted 
to the Patent of Secaucus in the Township of Bergen having same time 
attended for the Purpose of their Appointment and being desirous of giv- 
ing all Claimants sufficient time to produce their Claims hereby give ^g 
Notice that they have * adjourned until the first Monday in April next 
to meet at this place, at which time they will be ready to receive any 
further Claims and Evidences to support the same ; Claims not produced 
at the above said time will necessarily be Excluded. 

Hobucken February 26th 1785 Silas Condit 

Abraham Clark John Carle 
Azariah Dunham Daniel Marsh. 



As to the claim of William ayard, vide Field Boole, p. 221. 



294 DANIEL SMITH EDMUND W. KINGSLAND. 

Mjclbtltfl nict agreal:)ly to the foregoing Notice we proceeded first in 
making a Valuation of the several parts of the said Commons in Order to 
Divide the same according to Value after which we set apart a Certain 
parcel thereof to be sold towards defraying the exjienses of the Division. 
The Lot set apart to be sold is marked A on the Map, and is twenty two 
chains in width extending across the Common Land from the Eastermost 
Bounds of the Commons to Pinhornes Creek between Parallel Lines run- 
ning North fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes West. The Souther- 
most of which Lines is the Southermost Bounds of the said Common 
Land, the said Lot so set apart Contains by Estimation about One Hun- 
dred and Twenty Acres 

'^g * 21230 then proceeded to the Examination of the Titles of the sev- 
eral Persons Claiming parts and shares of the said Common Land, allot- 
ted to Secaucus, and upon the Examination thereof 

213E0 adjudge a Certain Portion or share of said Lands to be- 
long to Daniel Smith 

Our Survey of Avhicli said Portion as laid down on the 
Map shews, and tOC adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No i * 

JJffllUniUfl at a Stake standing the south side of a run of water in 
a Gully, by the edge of the water Being the Eastermost Corner of the 
lot set apart for sale, standing also in the line of the Bergen Lots 
formerly subdivided and from said Stake runs North fifty eight de- 
grees and thirty minutes west fifty five chains and fifty links to Pinhorns 
Creek, then returning to said stake the Place of Beginning and from 
thence running North thirty one degrees and thirty minutes east five 
chains and forty links to a stake in the line of the Bergen Lots, thence 
north fifty eight degrees and thirty minutes west fifty five chains and fifty 
links to said Pinhorns Creek, thence down said Creek as it runs to meet 
the first line running to the same containing about thirty acres. 

:o * ^tttr Xat at(|UTfflC a Certain Portion or share of said Com- 

mon Lands to belong to Edmund William Kingsland of New 
Barbadoes Neck 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and iQJC Adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked 

No 2t 

SSC^Cnntttfi at the Eastermost Corner of the Last mentioned Lot 
No I, from thence Running along the Line of said Lot north fifty eight 
degrees and thirty minutes west fifty five chains and fifty links to Pin- 
horns Creek, then returning to the place of Beginning from thence Run- 
ning along the Bergen Lots North thirty one degrees and thirty minutes 

* Daniel Smith left this lot to his son Daniel, who conveyed it to David Hennion 
July 25, 1815. Charles Watt3 owned part olit in 1819, and Garret Newkirk part of 
it in 1839. 

t The interest of Kingsland in Secaucus came through his marriage with Mary, 
daughter of Judge Pinhorne. Tide Note to Secaucus Patent, p. 66. He conveyed 
this lot to Garret J. Van Eypen and Lcvinus Wiune May 23, 1738. George Hillj-er 
conveyed it to Samuel Fan shaw Aug. 28, 1839. 



MA1?Y MOORP: — JOHN BARD. 295 

east eleven chains and ten links to a stake, thence north fifty eight de- 
grees and thirty minutes west fifty eight chains to Pinhorns Creek, thence 
down said Creek as it runs till it meets the first line running to the same 
containing about sixty two Acres and a half Acre. 

.^ntf tor atJjUtige a Certain Portion or share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to Mary Moore Widow of Austin Moore 
Esq^ deceased. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and tOe adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
marked No 3.* 

* Beginning at a stake being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No 2 from thence running along the line thereof north fifty 
eight degrees and thirty minutes west fifty eight chains to Pinhorns Creek, 
then returning to the place of Beginning and from thence running along 
the Bergen Lots north thirty one degrees and thirty minutes east twenty 
eight chains and ninety nine links to a stake, thence north fifty eight de- 
grees and thirty minutes west seventy one chains and fifty links to Pin- 
horns Creek, thence down said Creek as it runs, till it meets the first line 
running to the same, Containing about One Hundred and Eighty four 
Acres. 

Mnti \33t atfJUtlSC a Certain Portion or share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to John Bard of the City of New York 
Doctor of Physick, 

Our Survey of which said portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and to J adjudge it to be a Tract of Land marked 
No 4. t 

Beginning at a stake being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No 3 from thence running * along the line thereof north fifty ' 
eight degrees and thirty minutes west seventy one chains and fifty links 
to Pinhorns Creek, then returning to the place of Beginning and from 
thence running north thirty one degrees and thirty minutes east five 
chains and sixty eight links to a stake being the Northerly Corner of a lot 
of Common Land Allotted to Herman Edwards Patent Marked on the 
Map of the General Division of the Commons of Bergen No 249, thence 

^' The widow Moore, and her son William Augustin Moore, conveyed this tract 
Nov. 6, 16S3, in parcels, as follows : To Nicholas Vreeland, forty-five acres ; to Jacob 
Van Wagenen, forty acres ; to Helmigh Van Hoiiten, fifty acres ; to Jasper Prior, 
twenty-five acres ; and to Jacob Newkirk, tw.^nty-five acres. Tiiesj strips extended 
northwest and southeast from the line of the " Bergen Lots " to Pinhorne Creek, and 
were in order, beginning on the northerly bounds of the tract. Van Houten died 
seized. Fide Note to Lot No. 4, New Field Booh. Part of his purchase was partitioned 
April 6, 1831, among the children of his grandson Helmigh, viz.. Garret. Catherine, 
wife of John Vreeland, J^it, Elizj., wife of Jacob Grejullef, an I Rt^.hzl, wife of Gr.ir- 
ret Newkirk. 

t Bard conveyed this lot to Jacobus Van Buskirk July 29, 1733. Vide Note to 
Jansen and EdsaU's Patent, p. 19. Part of this lot, containing fifty-four acres and six- 
tenths of an acre, he had bought in 1831 from Thomas Alsop ; Alsop bought from the 
heirs of Pinhorne Dec. 15, 1730. It was a strip from the northerly side of Pinhorne's 
farm. 



29G EVERT ]{ANKEr: EDMOND KIXGSLANI). 

north fifty four degrees west one chain and seventy links to a stake being 
the westerly Corner of a Lot of Common Land Allotted to Hendrick 
Teunison's Patent marked on the Map of the General Division of the 
Commons No 220, thence north thirty five degrees east seven chains and 
eighty two links to a stake, thence north fifty eight degrees and thirty 
minutes west forty nine chains and forty five links to a Cedar Tree mark- 
ed for a Corner in the Cedar Swamp, thence north thirty one degrees 
and thirty minutes east twenty six chains and sixty three links to Pin- 
horns Creek, thence down the said (]!reek as it runs till it meets with the 
first line running to the same. Containing about One Hundred and fifty 
four Acres. 

i^ * ^ntf U)C aU|i)tIfJ0 a Certain Portion or share of said Com- 

mon Lands to belong to Evert Banker of New York, Merchant. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and ttJC adjudge it to be a Tract of Land marked 

No 5 * 

Beginning at a stake being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No 4 from thence running north fifty eight degrees and thirty 
minutes west forty nine chains and forty five links to a Cedar Tree Mark- 
ed in the Cedar Swamp being a Corner of the last mentioned Lot, thence 
north thirty one degrees and thirty minutes East twenty six chains and 
sixty three links to Pinhorns Creek, then returning to the place of Begin- 
ning and from thence running along the line of the Bergen Lots north 
thirty five degrees east thirty three chains and fifty four links to a stake, 
thence north fifty eight degrees and thirty minutes West twenty six 
chains and sixty links to a stake by Cromkill on the North side of the 
mouth of Pinhorn's Ditch, thence along said Ditch northwest twelve 
chains to said Pinhorns Creek, then down the same as it runs till it meets 
with the last mentioned line that runs to said Creek, Containing about 
One Hundred and sixty five Acres. 

'14 * ^tttl \33t atJjUtJflf a Certain Portion or share of said Com- 

mon Land to belong to Edmond Kingsland. 

Our Survey of which said portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and iJJt adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked 
No 6.t 

Beginning at a stake being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No 5, from thence running along the line thereof North fifty 
eight degrees and thirty minutes west twenty six chains and sixty links to 
a stake by the Cromkill on the north ' side of the mouth of Pinhorn's 
Ditch, then returning to the place of Beginning, from thence running 
along the line of the Bergen Lots north thirty five degrees east eight 
chains and forty two links to a stake, thence north fifty eight degrees and 
thirty minutes west twenty six chains and sixty three links to said Crom- 

« IJanker conveyed this lot to John E. Earle June 7, 1792. Earle conveyed the 
southwesterly part of it to Peter Sip June 25, 1800, and thirteen acres and eleven one- 
hundredths of an acre of it to Peter Wilson April 20, 1804. Jasper Cadmus sold one 
hundred and thirty acres aud eleven one-hundredths of an acre to John Sturge, jr., 
Sept. 17, 1833 (July 30, 1829?), who conveyed to his son John Oct. 22, 1835. 

t Kingshuid conveyed this lot to Deborah, wife of James Outwater, Nov. 7, 1785. 



GEORGE LEISLIE ET AL. 297 

kill, thence up said Kill as it runs till it meets with the first line from the 
Beginning that runs to the same Containing about Twenty two Acres 
and three Tenths of an Acre. 

'M\iti U30 atHjUtrtJt a certain Portion or share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to George Leislie. 

Our Survey of which said portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and iD0 adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
marked No 7.* 

* Beginning at a Stake being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- *ic 
tioned Lot No 6, from thence Running North Fifty eight Degrees and 
Thirty Minutes West Twenty six Chains and sixty three Links to the 
Cromkill, then returning to the place of Beginning and from thence run- 
ning along the line of the Bergen Lots North Thirty five Degrees East 
seven Chains and sixty seven links to a Stake, thence North Fifty eight 
Degrees and thirty minutes West Twenty seven Chains and seventy links 
to said Cromkill, Thence up said kill as it runs, till it meets with the first 
line from the Beginning that runs to the same, Containing about Twenty 
Acres and seven tenths of an Acre. 

^Utf iat atJjtttfflt a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Josiah Hornblower Esq''- of Essex County. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and tDC adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 8.t 

Beginning at a Stake being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No- 7, from thence running North Fifty eight Degrees and 
thirty minutes West Twenty seven Chains and seventy hnks to the * *i6 
Cromkill, then returning to the place of Beginning and from thence Run- 
ning along the line of the Bergen Lots North Thirty five Degrees East 
seven Chains alnd twenty one Links to a stake, thence North Fifty eight 
Degrees and thirty minutes West Thirty one Chains to Cromkill, thence 
up said kill as it runs till it meets with the first line running from the 
Beginning to said kill, Containing about twenty Acres and seven tenths 
of an Acre. 

^ntf tOf a'iJjU'530 a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to William Earle late deceased. Garret Hopper 
and John Earle equally among them as Tenants in Common, the 
said William Earie's part thereof to be held and possessed by his 
Children in such proportion that each son have twice or double 
the share of each Daughter agreeably to a late Law directing the 
descent of Real Estate. 



~ Leslie's interest in Secaucus came through his marriage with Colonel Kingsland's 
daughter. He conveyed this lot to Helmigh Van Houten Aug. 13, 1785. Vide Note 
to Lot No. 3, of Secaucus Commons, p. 11. 

t Hornblower 's interest in Secaucus came through his niai-riage witli FAizaheth, 
daughter of William Kingsland. He conveyed this lot to Helmigh Van Houten Oct. 
15, 1785. Vide Note to Lot No. 3, of Secaucus Commons, p. 11. 
38 



298 JOB SMITH ET AL. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
the Map, shews, and UJC adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marke(] No 9.* 

Beginning at a Stake, being the Easteimost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No 8 from thence rurning North Fifty eight Degrees and 
thirty minutes West three Chains and forty two links to a stake, thence 
♦ 17 North six Degrees and fifteen minutes East * fourteen Chains and forty 
nine links to a Stake, thence South Fifty eight Degrees and thirty min- 
utes East Ten Chains and thirty six links to a stake, in the line of the 
Bergen Lots, thence along said line South Thirty five Degrees West thir- 
teen Chains and ten links to the place of Beginning, Containing about 
Nine Acres. 

MXiti UJ0 atJ|UtrflCa certain Portion or share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Job Smith of Secaucus. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and il30 adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No lof 

Beginning at a Stake standing in the line of Lot No 8 adjudged to 
Josiah Hornblower at Three Chains and fifty two links from the Easter- 
most Comer of said Lot which stake is a Corner of the last mentioned 
Lot No 9, and from thence running North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
minutes West Twenty seven chains and fifty eight links to the Cromkill, 
then returning to the place of Beginning, and from thence running North 
six Degrees and fifteen minutes East Five Chains and twenty links to a 
*i8 stake standing in the line of Lot No 9, thence North Fifty eight * De- 
grees and thirty minutes West twenty seven Chains and five Hnks to said 
Cromkill, thence up the said Kill as it runs till it meets with the first hne 
from the Beginning running to the said Kill Containing about Twelve 
Acres and eight tenths of an Acre. 

^IXtf UJC atJlUTTflf a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to and among all the Children of Philip Smith 
late of Secaucus, deceased (which he left at the time of his de- 
cease) to be held and possessed by said Children in such propor- 
tion that each soa have twice or double the share of each Daugh- 
ter agreeably to a late Law directing the descents of Real Estates. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and UJP adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked 
No II 

Beginning at a Stake being the Northeastermost Comer of the last 
mentioned Lot No 10 standing in the line of Lot No 9 and from said 
stake running North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes West Twenty 
seven Chains and fifty eight links to the Cromkill, then returning to the 
place of Beginning and from thence running North six Degrees and 

* Abraham Lozier and Mary, his wife, conveyed one-third of this lot to Cornelius 
Doremus Nov. — , 1796. 

t Smith by will devised this lot to Cornelia, widow of John Smith, Avho conveyed 
it to Morris Ackerman Aug. 4, 1812. 



ANTLEBE EARLE ET AL. 299 

fifteen minutes East six Chains and forty one * Links to the Stake stand- 
ing in the line of Lot No 9, thence North fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
minutes West Twenty six Chains and thirty two links to said Cro.Tikill, 
thence up said Kill as it runs till it m;ets with the first line from the be- ^^rg 
ginning that runs to the same, Containing about Fifteen Acres and seven 
tenths of an Acre. 

Slntr tut a"tf|UlJUC a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Antlebe Earle 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and tOf adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked No 

J2 * 

Beginning at a stake being the Northeastermost Corner of the last 
mentioned Lot No 11 standing in the line of Lot No 9 and from said 
Stake running North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes West Twen- 
ty six Chains and thirty two links to the Cromkill, then returning to the 
place of Beginning and from thence running North six Degrees and fif- 
teen minutes East four Chains and Eighty five links to a stake standing 
in the line of Lot No 5, thence North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty 
minutes West twenty three Chains and sixty eight links to said Cromkill 
where the same makes a short bend, thence up said kill as it runs till it 
meets with the first line from the Beginning that runs to the same. Con- 
taining about Eleven Acres. 

*^ntl iOt atJjUtfgC a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of Joseph Hawkens for- 
merly of New York deceased or such as may Legally Claim the same 
under him as we adjudge the right and Title to the said Portion *2o 
of Commons was Vested in said Hawkens at the time of his de- 
cease but we know not who is or are now entitled thereto under 
him. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and i)Or adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked No 

Beginning at a Stake being the North East Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot No 12 standing in the line of Lot No 15 and from said Stake 
running North Fifty Eight Degrees and thirty minutes West Twenty three 
Chains and sixty Eight links to the Cromkill where the same makes a 
short bend, then returning to the place of Beginning, and from thence 
running North six Degrees and fifteen minutes East five Chains and 
thirty seven Links to a stake, thence North Thirty two Degrees and forty 
five minutes East Eight Chains and ten links to a stake in the Road, 
thence North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes West thirty Chains 
and forty links to said Cromkill, thence up said Kill as it runs till it meets 

• Antlebe Earle's interest in Secaucus (at least in parts came through two deeds 
from Edward Earle, grandson of the original Earle, dated Sept. 20, 1755, and May 
10, 1757, Vide Note to Secaucus Patent, p. 66. 

t William Hawkins, of Kiuderhook, conveyed this lot to Enoch Smith, Dec. 12, 
1792. 



30 JAMES SACKET ET AL. 

*2i with the first line from * the Beginning that runs to the same, Containing 
about Thirty eight Acres. 

^Utl U)t atJl'Utfflf the Right and Title to a Certain Portion or 
Share of said Common Lands was Legally Vested in John Kings- 
land immediately after the decease of his Father PMmond Kings- 
land by Vertue of the last will and Testament of the said Edmond 
Bearing date the twenty ninth day of July in the year One Thou- 
sand seven hundred and forty one ; But as no Person appeared 
to Claim said Portion or Share, we do not determine to whom the 
same doth now belong. 

Our survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
sheweth, and U)0 adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked 
No 14. 

Beginning at a Stake standing in the Road being the Eastermost Cor- 
ner of the last mentioned Lot No 13 and from thence Running North 
Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes West Thirty Chains and forty 
Hnks to the Cromkill, then returning to the place of Beginning, and from 
thence running North Thirty two Degrees and forty five minutes East 
*22 Thirteen Chains and twenty eight links * to a Stake, thence North Fifty 
eight Degrees and thirty minutes West Thirty Chains and Eighty links 
to said Cromkill, thence up said Kill as it runs till it meets with the first 
line running to the same from the Beginning, Containing about Forty 
one Acres. 

Sltttf tor fll(ftltl|j;0 a Certain Portion or Share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of James Sacket 
deceased ; as We adjudge the Right and Title to said Portion of 
Commons was Legally Vested in said James Sacket at the time 
of his decease. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and tUf adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked No 
IS-* 
Beginning at a Stake planted in the line of the Bergen Lots, being 
the Eastermost Corner of Lot No 9 adjudged to Garret Hopper, John 
Earle and the Heirs of William Earle deceased, and from thence Run- 
ning North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes ^^'est Ten chains 
and Thirty six links to a Stake being the Northermost Corner of Lot No 
9, thence North six degrees and fifteen minutes East seven Chains 
*2-y and thirty five links to a stake, thence North Thirty two * Degrees and 
forty five minutes East seventy four links to a stake in the Road standing 
in the line of Lot No 13, thence South Fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
minutes East thirteen Chains and Eighty eight links to a Stake in the line 
of the Bergen Lots, thence along said line South Thirty five degrees West 
seven Chains and forty one links to the place of beginning, Containing 
about Nine Acres and one tenth of an Acre. 



* This lot was conveyed by William Sackett to Enoch Smith Nov. 3, 1787, and by 
John G. Leake to Cornelius Doremus, of Slotterdam, April 4, 1790. Sacket's interest 
in Secaucus arose by a deed from Joseph Sacket to him, July 21, 1762, for one- 
eighteenth of twenty acres he had bought of Edward Earle July 20, 1762. 



WILLIAM, JOHN, AND SAMUEL SACKET. 301 

^nti tDC atr|Utfflt a Certain Portion or Share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of WilHam Sacket 
deceased ; as We adjudge the Right and I'itle to said Portion of 
Commons was Legally Vested in said \\'illiam Sacket at the time 
of his decease. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and toe adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No i6 * 

Beginning at a Stake planted in the line of the Bergen Lots 
being the Eastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot No 15 and 
from thence Running North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes 
West thirteen Chains and eighty eight links to a stake in the Road be- 
ing the Northermost Corner of Lot No 15, thence North thirty two De- 
grees and * Forty five Minutes East six Chains and fifty links to a stake #24 
in the road, thence south Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes East, 
fourteen Chains and seventeen hnks to a stake in the line of the Bergen 
Lots, thence along said line South thirty five Degrees West six Chains 
and fifty one Links to the place of Beginning, Containing about Nine 
Acres and one tenth of an Acre. 

Mnti tor atr|UtrrjC a certain Portion or Share of Said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of John Sacket de- 
ceased ; as We adjudge the Right and Title to said Portion of 
Commons was Legally Vested in said John Sacket at the time of 
his decease. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and U30 adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 17. 

Beginning at a stake planted in the Line of the Bergen Lots, being 
the Eastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot No 16, and from thence 
Running North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes West Fourteen 
Chains and seventeen links to a stake in the road, thence North Thirty 
two Degrees and forty five minutes East six Chains and thirty seven links 
to a stake in the Road ; thence south Fifty eight * Degrees and Thirty : 
minutes East Fourteen Chains and Thirty eight links to a stake in the line 
of theBergen Lots, thence along said line south Thirty five Degrees West 
six Chains and Thirty Eight links to the place of beginning ; Containing 
about nine Acres and one tenth of an Acre. 

^tt^ lUt atI|UTfflC a Certain Portion or Share of said Com 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of Samuel Sacket 
deceased ; as We adjudge the Right and Title to said Portion of 
Commons was Legally Vested in said Samuel Sacket at the time 
of his decease 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews the same in two Lots and iUC adjudge them to 
be the Two Tracts of Land Marked No 18 and No 23 1 

* Sacket conveyed this lot to Enoch Smith Nov. 3, 1787. 

t Lot 18. These two lots were sold by Samuel and Augustus Sacket to Paul 
Saunier June 3, 1780. Lot No. 18 forms part of the present MacpeUh Cemetery, and 



"25 



'602 SAMUEL SACKET. 

The first of which said Lots No i8 Begins at a Stake standing in the 
line of the Bergen Lots Being the Eastermost Corner of the last men- 
tioned Lot Marked No 17 and from thence running North Fifty eight 
Degrees and thirty minutes West Fourteen Chains and thirty eight links 
to a stake in the road, thence North Thirty two Degrees and forty five 
#26 minutes East six * Chains and twenty six links to another stake in the 
Road, thence South Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes East Four- 
teen Chains and seventy links to a stake in the line of the Bergen Lots, 
thence along said line South thirty five Degrees West six Chains and 
Twenty seven links to the place of Beginning ; Containing about Nine 
Acres and One tenth of an Acre, 

The other of which said Lots Marked No 23 begins at a stake 
planted for a Corner in the line of the Bergen Lots, the said Stake being 
the Eastermost of a Lot or Portion of said Common Land hereinafter 
mentioned and adjudged to belong to Doctor Joseph Sacket, and from 
said Stake to the place of Beginning Running North Fifty eight Degrees 
and Thirty minutes West Fifty two Chains to the Cromkill, thence re- 
turning to the place of Beginning and from thence running along the 
Hills in the line of the Bergen Lots North Thirty five Degrees East, six 

was a part of the " Frenchman's Garden." Concerning this garden I have met with 
the following poetic and somewhat sonoi-ous accounts. 

"In a wild and romantic situation on Bergen Creek, nearly opposite the City of 
New York, thirty acres of land were purcliased for a garden and fruitery by the un- 
fortunate Louis XVI., who as proprietor became a naturalized citizen, by act of the 
Legislature." Warden's History of the United States, il., 53. This .statement of War- 
den seems to have been based on a notice relating to tliis garden in the Xew Jersey 
Journal, June 27, 1787, in which il is said, "Part of this space is at present enclosing 
with a stone wall, and a universal collection of exotic, as well as domestic plants, 
trees and flowers are already begun to be introduced to this elegant spot, which in 
time must rival if not excel the most celebrated gardens of Europe. The situation is 
naturally wild and romantic, between two considerable rivers, in view of the main 
ocean, th^ city of New York, the heights of Staten Island, and a vast extent of 
distant mountains on the western side of the landscape." As "tall oaks from little 
ftcorns grow," so these exaggerated statements had their origin in the following simple 
fact. On March 3, 1786, Andre Michaux, in his petition to the Legislature of this 
State, set forth that the king of France had commissioned him as his Botanist to 
travel through the United States, that he had power to import from France any tree 
plant or vegetable that might be wanting in this country, that he wished to establish 
near Bergen a Botanical Garden ot about thirty acres, to experiment in agriculture 
and gardening, and which he intended to stock with French and American plants, as 
also plant* from all over the world. The Legislature granted his petition, and per- 
mitted him as an alien to hold not exceeding two hundred acres of land in this State, 

He came to this country fortified with a flattering letter of introduction, dated at 
Vienna, Sept, 3, 1785, from the Marquis de La Fayette to Washington. Correspond 
dence of the American Mevolution, iv., 116. He was attached to the Jardin des Plants 
in Paris. He brought with him the gardener, Paul Saunier, who took the title to the 
ground bought for the garden. The place was stocked with many plants and trees, 
among which was the Lombard poplar. From this garden this once celebrated tree 
was spread abroad through the country and pronounced an exotic of priceless valqe. 
—Old New York, 23, 



CATHARINE DE HART NICHOLAS FISH. 303 

Chains and fifty four links on a Horizontal or level line to a stake 
planted for a Corner, thence North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes 
West, Fifty three Chains to said Cromkill, then up said Kill as it Runs 
till it meets with the first line running to the same from the beginning; 
Containing about Thirty two Acres. 

* ^Xltf U)C tltlfUlJflC a Certain Portion or share of said Com- *2-j 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs of Catharine De Hart deceased 
late Widow of Doctor Matthias De Hart deceased, as We ad- 
judge the Right and Title to said Portion of Commons was 
Legally Vested in the said Catharine De Hart at the time of her 
decease 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and U)C adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 19 * 

Beginning at a Stake standing in the line of the Bergen Lots, being 
the Easternmost Corner of the Lot No 18 adjudged to the Heirs or De- 
visees of Samuel Sacket deceased and from thence running North Fifty 
eight Degrees and thirty minutes West Fourteen Chains and seventy links 
to a stake in the Road, thence North Thirty two Degrees and forty five 
minutes East, one Chain and Thirty eight links to a stake being the Easter- 
most Corner of a Lot Marked No 14 laid out to the Right of John 
Kingsland, thence along the hne of said Lot North Fifty eight Degrees 
and thirty minutes West, Thirty Chains and Eighty links to the Crom- 
kill, then returning to the place of Beginning and from thence running 
along the line of the Bergen Lots North Thirty five Degrees East seven 
Chains * and Eighty eight links to a Stake, thence North Fifty eight *28 
Degrees and thirty minutes West, Forty five Chains and forty links to 
said Cromkill then up the said Kill as it runs till it meets with the above 
mentioned line running to the same; Containing about Thirty one Acres. 

^Iltf toe atfJUtrflC a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Colonel Nicholas Fish of New York 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and toC adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 20 

Beginning at a Stake in the line of the Bergen Lots, being a Comer 
of the last mentioned Lot No 19 and from thence running North Fifty 
eight Degrees and thirty minutes West Forty five Chains and forty links 
to the Cromkill, then returning to the place of Beginning, and from 
thence running along the Hills in the Line of the Bergen Lots, North 
Thirty five Degrees East, six Chains and thirty nine Links on a Horizontal 
or level line to a Stake, thence North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
minutes West Fifty three Chains and twenty links to the said Cromkill, 
thence up the said Kill as it runs till it meets with the above mentioned line 
* running to the same from the Beginning Containing about Twenty Nine #29 
Acres. 

* Catherine De Hart was a Kingsland. Job Hedden conveyed tliis lot to Enoch 
Smith April 11, 1783, and by Enocli Earle (who seenis to have been an heir of Smith) 
to Robert Greenlief Aug. 16, 1803. 



304 WILLIAM DOBBS ET AL. 

SlnlJ lUC tltJIU^flC a Certain Portion or Share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of WiUiam Dobbs 
deceased; as we adjudge the Right and Tide to said Portion of 
Commons was Legally Vested in the said William Dobbs at the 
time of his decease. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and tot adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 21 * 

Beginning at a Stake Planted in the Line of the Bergen Lots, being 
the Eastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot No 20 and from thence 
running along the line of the same North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
minutes West, Fifty three Chains and twenty links to the Cromkill, 
then returning to the place of Beginning, and from thence Running on 
the Hills in the line of the Bergen Lots North Thirty five Degrees East 
Five Chains and Eleven links on a Horizontal or level line to a stake, 
thence North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes West, Fifty one 
Chains and fifty links to said Cromkill, thence up the said Kill as it runs 
^30 * till it meets with the aforementioned line running to the same from the 
Beginning, Containing about Twenty five Acres. 

MXlti iSit atfJUtTflP a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Joseph Sacket Doctor of Physick 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down the Map, 
shews, and U30 adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked 

No 22. t 

Beginning at a Stake planted for a Corner in the line of the Bergen 
Lots, being the Eastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot No 21, and 
from thence running along the Line of the same. North Fifty eight De- 
grees and thirty minutes West Fifty one Chains and fifty links to the 
Cromkill, then returning to the place of Beginning and from thence 
running on the Hills in the line of the Bergen Lots, North Thirty five 
Degrees East Three Chains and Eighty three Links on a Horizontal or 
level line to a stake being a Corner of a Lot hereinbefore adjudged to the 
Heirs or Devisees of Samuel Sacket deceased and Marked No 23 and 
from thence Running North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes 
*3' West Fifty two Chains to said Cromkill, * thence up the said Kill as it 
runs till it meets with the aforementioned line running to the same from 
the Beginning, Containing about Nineteen Acres. 

^ntr toe aTr|U^|je the Right and Title to a Certain Portion 
or Share of said Common Lands was Legally Vested in Isaac 
Kingsland immediately after the decease of his Father Edmond 

* Edward Earle, jr., conveyed to William Dobbs, June 10, 1763, one-third of his 
interest in twenty acres which he and Joseph Sackett, M.D., bought of Edward 
Earle July 20, 17(52. On same day he conveyed one-third to Jonathan Fish, who 
conveyed to Dobbs Dec. 1 0, 1763. This accounts for Dobbs' interest in the Commons. 
This lot seems to have been owned by Joseph Van Winkle, as his executors, Jerry, 
Henry, and Abraham Van Winkle, conveyed it to Cornelius Smith May 24, 1810. 

t This lot was conveyed by Nathaniel Wade to Enoch Smith Sept. 8, 1789, and 
by Henry Earle (probably an heir of Smith) to Nathaniel Earle July 20, 1792. 



HESTER EMOT HENDRICK BRINKERHOOF. 305 

Kingsland by Virtue of the last Will and Testament of the said 
Edmon bearing date the Twenty ninth day of July, in the Year 
One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty one, But as no Person 
appeared to Claim said Portion or share we do not determine to 
whom the same doth now belong. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and tut adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 24 

Beginning at a Stake planted in the line of the Bergen Lots, being the 
Eastermost Corner of a Lot hereinbefore adjudged to the Heirs or De- 
visees of Samuel Sacket deceased and marked No 23 and from said Be- 
ginning running North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes West Fifty 
three Chains to the Cromkill, then returning to the place of Beginning 
and from thence Running on the * Hills in the line of the Bergen Lots #,2 
North Thirty Five Degrees East Six Chains aad three links in a Hori- 
zontal or level hne, to a stake thence North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty 
minutes West Fifty two Chains to said Cromkill then up the said Kill 
as it runs till it meets with the above mentioned line, running to the 
same from the Beginning ; Containing about Thirty Acres. 

^ntf UJC atflUtfgC the Right and Tide to a Certain Portion 
or Share of said Common Lands was Legally Vested in Hester 
Emot deceased Widow of William Emot immediately after the de- 
cease of her Father Edmond Kingsland by Virtue of the last Will 
and Testament of the said Edmon Kingsland bearing date the 
twenty ninth day of July in the Year One Thousand seven Hun- 
dred and forty one, But as no Person appeared to Claim said 
Portion or Share UJ0 do not determine to whom the same doth 
now belong. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and UJf adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 25* 

Beginning at a Stake planted for a Corner in the line of the Bergen 
Lots, being the Eastermost * Corner of the last mentioned Lot No 24 ^ 
and from said Stake Running North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty min- ^^ 
utes West Fifty two Chains to the Cromkill then returning to the place of 
Beginning and from thence running on the Hills in the line of the Bergen 
Lots, North Thirty five Degrees East, seven Chains and sixty six links 
on a Horizontal or level line to a Stake, thence North Fifty eight Degrees 
and thirty minutes West Fifty two Chains to said Cromkill, thence up 
the said Kill as it Runs till it meets with the above mentioned Line run- 
ning to the same from the Beginning; Containing about Thirty Eight 
Acres. 

^Utr to0 atr|U"trfle a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Hartman Brinkerhoof and Hendrick Brinker- 
hoof equally between them as Tenants in Common 



* This lot was conveyed by John Brinkcrhoff to John J. Williams June 6, 1799. 
It is quite probable that this may refer to lot 2(5. 

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306 EDWARD AND PHILIP EARLE. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map shews and iUC adjudge it to be a Tract of Land 
Marked No 26 

Beginning at a Stake standing in the Line of the Bergen Lots, Being 
the Kastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot Marked No 25 and 
from thence running North Fifty eight Degrees and Thirty minutes West 
*,- Fifty two Chains to the Cromkill * then returning to the place of Be- 
ginning and from thence Running on the Hills in the Line of the Bergen 
Lots, North Thirty five Degrees East seven Chains and thirteen links on 
a Horizontal or level line to a Stake, thence North Fifty eight Degrees 
and thirty minutes West Fifty six Chains and fifty links to said Cromkill, 
thence up the said Kill as it runs till it meets with the above mentioned 
line running to the same from the Beginning, Containing about Thirty 
six Acres. 

^tltf UJ0 attftltfAf a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Edward Earle of Newark in the County of 
Essex in Right of his Father deceased. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and \S}t adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Mark- 
ed No 27 * 

Beginning at a Stake planted in the Line of the Bergen Lots, being 
the Eastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot marked No 26 and 
frcm thence Running North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty Minutes West 
Fifty six Chains and fifty Link's to the Cromkill, then returning to the 
place of Beginning and from thence running on the Hills in the Line of 
*35 the Bergen Lots, North Thirty five Degrees * East Twenty one Chains 
and thirty seven Links on a Horizontal or level Hne to a Stake, thence 
North fifty eight Degrees and thirty Minutes West about Fifty two Chains 
to a Cove putting out of Hackensack River, thence Westerly along said 
Cove on the South side thereof untill it comes to the Mouth of the 
said Cromkill, thence up the said Kill as it Runs 'till it meets with the 
above mentioned Line running to the same from the Beginning, Contain- 
ing about One Hundred a!;d fourteen Acres. 

^tltf lUt atl|Utl0f a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to Philip Earle of Secaucus. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on said 
Map, shews, and iuc adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Mark- 
ed No 28 1 

Beginning at a Stake planted for a Corner in the Line of the Bergen 
Lots, Being the Eastermost Corner of the last mentioned Lot Marked No 
27 and from thence Running North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty min- 
utes West about Fifty two Chains to a Cove putting out of Hackensack 
River, then returning to the place of Beginning and from thence running 

* Part of this lot was sold by Nathaniel Earle to John J. Williams April 17, ITb'G. 
Edward Earle conveyed (part of it) to Daniel Earle April 10, 1796. 

t This lot was conveyed by Caspar Bogert, sheriff, to CasparustJadmus Aug. 18, 
1810. It is now owned by his son Richard. 



GARRET VAN GESEN ET AL. 307 

along the line of the Bergen Lots * North Thirty five Degrees East Forty *36 
five Chains & Twenty four links to a stake planted in the Line of a Lot 
of Common Land allotted in the Division of the Bergen Commons to 
Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper's Patent Marked on the Map of that 
Division No 232 which last mentioned Stake standeth five Chains and 
seventy three links fi-om the Northermost Corner of the said Lot of Com- 
mon Land, thence from said Stake Running North Fifty eight Degrees 
and thirty minutes West about Eighty Chains to Hackensack River, thence 
down said River as it runs to the above said Cove thence up said Cove 
on a direct line to the North Corner of the last mentioned Lot laid out to 
Edward Earle and No 27, thence along the Line of the same South Fifty 
eight Degrees and thirty minutes East about Fifty two Chains to the 
place of Beginning, Containing about Three Hundred Acres. 

^ntJ U)0 aitflUtJflf a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands, to belong to Garret Van Gesen, Isaac Van Gesen and 
George Van Gesen equally among them as Tenants in Common. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and iup adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Mark- 
ed No 29* 
* Beginning at a Stake planted for a Corner in the Line of a Lot of *37 
Common Land allotted in the Division of the Bergen Commons to Tho- 
mas Fredrick alias De Cuyper's Patent marked on the Map of that Di- 
vision No 232 the said Stake is the Eastermost Corner of the above men- 
tioned Lot laid out to Philip Earle No 28 and from said Stake running 
North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes west about Eighty Chains 
to Hackensack River, then returning to the place of Beginning and from 
thence running North Thirty five Degrees East five Chains and seventy 
three links to the Northermost Corner of the above said Lot allotted to 
the Patent of Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper, thence along the line 
thereof South Fifty four Degrees East Twenty six Chains and Thirty eight 
links to a Stake, thence North Thirty one Degrees and thirty minutes 
East Forty Chains and fifty links to the line of the Northermost bounds 
of the Township of Bergen, thence along said Line North Fifty Degrees 
and thirty minutes West Twenty six Chains and fifty five links to a Stake 
which standeth in a Course directly North Thirty one Degrees and thirty 
minutes East from the North Corner of the above said Lot allotted to 
the Patent of Thomas Fredrick alias De Cuyper, thence south thirty one 
Degrees and thirty minutes West Eight Chains and sixty links to a Stake, 
thence North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes * West Sixty four #28 
Chains and fifty links 10 the Creek that surrounds the Neck, thence down 
said Creek and Hackensack River, 'till it meets with the first line in this 
Survey Running to said River, Containing about Three Hundred and 
Fifty seven Acres. 

'MvCO iMf atriUtffie a Certain Portion or Share of said Common 
Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of the Rev^ John Ogle- 
vie Deceased as we adjudge the Right and Tide to said Portion 
of Commons was legally vested in the said John Oglevie at the 
time of his decease. 

* Isaac Vau Giesen died seized of an undivided third of this lot, leaving children, 
Harriet, wife of Eiias Earle, Tkomas and Bynier I., who conveyed it to David Day 
June 14, 1809. 



;]0S JOHN (XilLVIK R0I5I-:i{T LEAKE. 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the 
Map, shews, and UJC adjudge it to be a Tract ol Land Mark- 
ed No 30 * 

Beginning at a Stake planted in the line of the Northermost bounds 
of the Township of Bergen being a Corner of the last mentioned Lot laid 
out to Garret, Isaac and George Van Gesen and marked No 29 which 
said Stake standeth in a Course directly North thirty one Degrees and 
Thirty minutes East from the Northermost Corner of a Lot of Land al- 
lotted in the Division of the Bergen Commons to the Patent of Thomas 
Fredrick alias De Cuyper and Numbered 232 and from said Beginning, 
*,Q Running south thirty one * Degrees and thirty minutes West Eight 
Chains and sixty hnks to a Stake Being another Corner of the said Van 
Gesens Lot, thence North Fifty eight Degrees and thirty minutes West, 
Sixty four Chains and fifty links to the Creek surrounding the Neck, 
thence up said Creek as the same Runs North Easterly, Easterly and 
South Easterly "till it comes to the Line of the Northermost Bounds of 
the Township of Bergen, thence along said line south Fifty Degrees and 
thirty minutes East, to the place of Beginning, Containing about One 
Hundred and Thirty nine Acres. 

Sln"& iM0 cltll'UtfflC a Certain Portion or Share of said Com- 
mon Lands to belong to the Heirs or Devisees of Robert Leake 
late of New York deceased or to such as may Legally Claim the 
same under him as \3)t adjudge the Right and Title to said 
Portion of Commons was Legally Vested in the said Robert Leake 
at the time of his Decease 

Our Survey of which said Portion as laid down on the Map, 
shews, and U)0 adjudge it to be a Tract of Land Marked 
No 31 t 

*4o * Beginning at a Stake standing in the line of Northermost bounds of 
the Township of Bergen being the Eastermost Comer of a Lot of Land 
laid out to Garret, Isaac and George Van Gesons Numbered 29 and 
from said Stake running South Thirty one Degrees and thirty minutes 
West Forty Chains and Fifty links to a Lot laid out in the Division of 
the Commons of Bergen and Numbered in said Division 232, thence 
along the line thereof South Fifty four Degrees East Eleven Chains and 
sixty two links to the Eastermost Corner of said Lot, thence South Thirty 
five Degrees West, six Chains and ten links to a Stake being the North- 
erly Corner of a Lot of Land formerly laid out and Numbered 253, 

* Ogilvie's widow, Margaret, George Ogilvie, and Mary, wife of Barent Ogilvie, 
devisees of Eev. John Ogilvie, D.D., conveyed this lot to Kichard and John Earle 
July 1, 1788. Ogilvie was Assistant Minister of Trinity Church, New York, and 
died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 1774 He was stricken with apoplexy, Nov. 18tli, while in 
the pulpit, having just given out his text, Ps. xcii. 15. Robert Grunti owned the lot 
in 1793. 

t Leake's tnterest in Secaucus probably came through a deed to him from Andrew 
Teed, dated March 7, 1762. Vide Note to Varlct's Patent, p. 62. A tract which seems 
to answer to tiiis lot was sold by John George Leake to Aaron Devoe, by two deeds 
dated July 7, 1789, and Nov. 15, 1794. Leake also conveyed to John Stevens, March 
10, 1795, four hundred and twenty five acres in the Secaucus Commons, but where 
this tract lies I have not ascertained. 



ROBEUT LEAKE. 309 

thence along the hne thereof South Fifty four Degrees East Twenty seven 
Chains and forty links to a Stake being the Easterly Corner of said Lot 
No 253, thence North Thirty five Degrees East Twenty four Chains and 
Eighty five Links to a Stake in a Swamp being the Northermost Corner 
of a Lot of Land formerly laid out and Numbered 219, thence vSouth 
Fifty four Degrees East Nineteen Chains and ninety Links to Mordainis 
Meadow, thence along the edge of said Meadow', where the same joins 
the upland till it comes to bear South Fifty Degrees and thirty minutes 
East from a Chesnut Tree standing upon a point of a narrow ridge of 
Land projecting towards the meadow which * Tree is the Place of Be- 4i 
ginning of the General Bounds of the Township of Bergen, thence North 
Fifty l3egrees and thirty minutes West Thirty five links to said Chesnut 
Tree, thence Continuing the same Course along the Line of the Northern 
Bounds of the Township of Bergen until it comes to the first mentioned 
Stake, the place of Beginning, Containing about One Hundred and 
Eighty nine Acres. 

IJ^aiJlttfl gone through the Division of the Common Land allotted 
to the Patent of Secaucus we think it proper as a greater Certainty to 
the Courses mentioned in the several surveys to give this information that 
the Magnetical Course with which all the lines are laid down and Run 
Varies from the true Course Three Degrees and forty minutes to the left 
Hand, so that a Meridian line North would be North Three Degrees and 
forty minutes East as the Magnet now Points. 

That since the time the Common Land of Bergen was Divided we 
find a Variation of the Compass of one Degree and Thirty minutes which 
will account for the Difference of the Courses now given along the former 
Lines from what the surveys of the former Division mention. 

* We think it proper also to remark that an attraction of the Needle *a2 
is found more or less in every part of the Commons of Secaucus except 
on the Meadow at a distance from the upland which will render Lines 
run by the Compass on the upland very uncertain. Our lines are mostly 
run by Courses taken on the Meadow and Parallels thereto made on the 
upland. 

Kn 212EitnCSS that this is one of the Field Books of the Division of 
the Common Lands allotted to the Patent of Secaucus made pursuant to 
a Law of the State of New Jersey hereinbefore recited, We together with 
the Surveyor have hereunto set our Hands this fifteenth day of June in 
the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty five. 

Abraham Clark 

Az. Dunham 

Silas Condit )> Commissrs 



John Earle 
Dan. Marsh 



Thos. Clark 

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CHAPTER VL 



NEW FIELD BOOK. 



It is with great pleasure that I submit to tlie public Avhat I 
have named the New Field Book, and the Maps accompanying 
the same. They are six years younger than the old Field Book, 
and yet, I do not doubt, have been for years wholly anknown. 
Controversies concerning certain lands lying in the vicinity of 
Newark avenue between Mill Creek and the old Bergen road seem to 
have arisen, and the parties in the dispute submitted all questions 
of title and boundary to the award of Johannis Demarest, Albert 
Zabrowsky, of Hackensack, and John Haring of " Orange 
Town." The submission I have not seen ; the Survey and Maps 
(containing the award) were found in the possession of Dr John 
M. Cornelison. They are originals, in a good state of preservation, 
exact copies of which are here inserted. It may, I think, be taken 
for granted that they are the only ones in existence, and are now 
for the first time given to the inspection of the curious. They 
came to the present owner among the papers of Henry D. Van 
Winkle, owner of a portion of the land therein referred to. They 
throw much light on the title to the lands between the Five Corners 
and Mill Creek, and to Lots Nos. 355 and 389, the owners of 
Avhich the Commissioners of Common Lands did not declare. 

It is a matter of some curiosity to know how this Book and 
these Maps came into the possession of the Van Winkle family. 
In a deed, dated Dec. 20, 1774, given by the Van Idersteins (de- 
scendants of Tades Michielse) for some of the land included in the 
New Field Book, there is a reference to the same, and it is spoken 
of as " lodged in the hands of the Town Clerk." There is no mark 
upon either Book or Maps to show that they ever were filed. This 
recital, I presume, is conclusive that but one copy was made, and 
that it was considered public property. It is probable that Daniel 
Van Winkle, or some one of the family, was Town-clerk, and so 
came to the possession of the Book and Maps. 




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312 ABRAHAM SICKELS. 

^TO Sill Christian People to whom these Presents shall come 
Greeting : 

Whereas there is a Reference to us John Demarest, Albert Sabriskea 
and John Haring, by a certain written Instrument or Articles of Agree- 
ment, bearing Date the ninth Day of April last, of certain Controversies 
and Disputes between certain Freeholders and Inhabitants of the Cor- 
poration of Bergen in the County of iiergen and Province of New Jersey, 
touching and concerning the Rights and Titles to, and Division of cer- 
tain Lands and Meadows lying in the Corporation of Bergen aforesaid, 
as by the said Written Instrument or Articles of Agreement doth more at 
large Appear, Reference being thereunto had. We therefore the Arbitra- 
tors named and appointed as aforesaid, having examined the Titles and 
heard the Proofs and Alligations of the Parties, tJO in pursuance of the 
said Written Instrument or Articles of Agreement and Power thereby 
given us, Award, Order and Adjudge as followeth. 

With respect to a certain Tract of Land laid down on Map A, Be- 
ginning at the Northerly Corner of a Tract of Land belonging to Altie 
Van Winkel and from thence Running South fifty four Degrees and forty 
seven Minutes East Eleven Chains and thirty three Links to Hendrick 
Kuypers Line, Thence along said Kuypers Line North thirty four De- 
grees East twenty six Chains and eighty nine Links to the Southermost 
Comer of a certain Tract of Land belonging to Abraham Sickels, Thence 
North fifty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes West twenty six Chains and 
twenty five Links to the Eastermost Corner of a small Lot of Land be- 
longing to Michael and George Demoet, Thence South thirty two Degrees 
West one Chain and seventy five Links to the Southermost Corner of 
said small Lot, Thence North fifty eight Degrees and thirty Minutes 
West to the Kings High Road, Then along the several Courses of said 
Road until it comes to the aforesaid Tract of the above Named Altie 
Van Winkel, Thence North thirty three Degrees East two Chains and 
seventeen Links to the place of Beginning Containing about sixty three 
Acres. 



Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land) marked No i on Map A aforesaid, to belong to Abraham 
Sickels The said Part or Portion, Beginning at a Stake being the Easter- 
most Corner of the above said Tract of Land, and from thence Running 
North fifty seven Degrees and fifty minutes West twenty six Chains and 
twenty five Links to the Eastermost Corner of the aforesaid small Lot of 
Land belonging to Michael and George Demoet, Thence South thirty two 
Degrees West two Chains and thirteen Links, to a Stake, Thence South 
fifty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes East to said Kuypers Line, Thence 
along said Kuypers Line two Chains and thirteen Links to the Place of 
Beginning Containing five Acres, two Roods and fourteen Perches.* 

212Ei2 adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land.) marked No 2 on Map A aforesaid to belong to Michael 
and George Demoet, The said Part or Portion No 2 Beginning at a Stake 
being the Southermost Corner of Portion No i aforesaid, and from thence 
Running South thirty four Degrees West four Chains and sixteen Links 

« Fide Note to Lot No. 317, p. 176, and Ut No. 358, p. 179. 



DOUWE TALLMA ET AL. 313 

to a Stake in the before described Kuypers Line, and from thence Runs 
North fifty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes West to the said Kings Road, 
Thence along said Road to a Stake in the Line of the aforesaid small 
Lot belonging to Michael and George Demoet, Thence along said small 
Lot to Portion No i, Thence to the Westermost Corner of said Portion 
No I, and thence to the Place of Beginning Containing twelve Acres 
three Roods and twelve Perches.* 



Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land,) marked No 3 on Map A aforesaid, to belong to Douwe 
Tallma The said Part or Portion No 3 Beginning at a Stake being the 
Southermost Corner of Portion No 2 aforesaid, and from Thence Running 
South thirty four Degrees West four Chains and five Links to a Stake 
in the before mentioned Kuypers Line, Thence North fifty seven De- 
grees and fifty Minutes West to the aforesaid Kings Road Thence 
Northerly along said Road to the Southwest Corner of Portion Number 
2 aforesaid, thence along said Portion No 2 to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing eleven Acres eighteen Perches. t 

5!2EP Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
tract of Land) marked No 4 on Map A to be the full Proportion and 
Dividend for the Purchase Money paid by Geurt Coerten, The said Part 
or Portion Beginning at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of Portion 
No 3 aforesaid, and from thence Runs South thirty four Degrees West 
four Chains and fifty three Links to a Stake in the before mentioned 
Kuypers Line, thence North fifty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes \\'est 
to the aforesaid Kings Road, thence Northerly along said Road to the 
Southwest Corner of the aforesaid Portion No 3 thence along said Portion 
No 3 to the Place of Beginning, Containing eleven Acres, two Roods 
and five Perches.^ 



Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land) marked No 5 on Map A to be in part of the Proportion 
and Dividend for the Purchase Money paid by Jurian Thomason, The said 
Part or Portion Beginning at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of 
Portion No. 4 aforesaid, and from thence Runs South thirty four Degrees 

* Fide Note to Stoffelsen's Patent, p. 9. Michael De Mott sold this lot to Albert 
and John V. H. Zabriskie April 10, 184L John quit-claimed to Albert Oct. 24, 
1844. Albert sold this with other lands to Edmund C. Bramhall April 1, 1835. This 
and Lot No. 3 were united in tlie De Motts. Vide Note to Harinetisen's Patent, p. 50. 
It is probable that the above sales took only the south portion of Lot No. 2. He sold to 
Ann Collerd May 5, 1840, and to James Ken-igan Dec. 24, 1840. 

t Fide Note to Karmensen' s Patent, p. 50. 

X This lot belonged to the Van Rypens. Vide Note to Coerten s first Patent, p. 25. 
Daniel Van Rypen sold seven acres of it to Helmigh Van Houten, who, by will dated 
Oct. 18, 1803, proved Dec. 3, 1803, gave the front half of it to his two daughters, 
Catherine, wife of Jacob Zabriskie, and Effie, wife of Myndert Garrabrants (afterward 
wife of Richard Lyon). His grandson Helmagh, gave to them a deed for the same 
Nov. 24, 1818. Lyon and Zabriskie partitioned (f) Nov 24, 1818. Catherine had 
two sons, John V. H., and Albert Zabriskie. John released to Albert his interest 
in the three and a half acres Oct. 24. 1844, who sold to Edmund C. Bramhall April 
1 . 1865. Fide Note tj Lot A'o. 2. 
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314 FREDERICK THOMAS ET Ah. 

West two Chains and tliirty seven Links to a Stake in the before men- 
tioned Kuypers Line, thence North fifty seven Degrees and fifty minutes 
West to the aforesaid Kings Road, thence Northerly along said Road to 
the !-'oiith\vest Coiner of the aforesaid Portion No 4, thence along said 
Portion No 4 to the Place of Beginning, Containing three Acres two 
Rood and twenty Perches. 

2I2Ur Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land) marked No 6 on Map A. to be the full Proportion and 
Dividend for the Purchase Money paid by Frederick Thomase, The said 
Part or Portion Beginning at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of 
Portion No 5 aforesaid, and from thence Runs South thirty four Degrees 
West three Chains and fifty five Links to a Stake in the before men- 
tioned Kuy])ers Line, thence North fifty seven Degrees and fifty minutes 
West to the aforesaid Kings Road, thence Northerly along said Road to 
the Southwest Corner of the aforesaid Portion No 5 thence along said 
Portion No 5 to the Place of Beginning, Containing seven Acres two 
Rood and twenty Perches. 

212!l0 Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land) marked No 7 on Map A. to be the full Portion and Divi- 
dend for the Purchase Money paid by Adrian Post, the said Part or Por- 
tion Beginn'ng at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of Portion No 6 
afores'd and from thence Runs South thirty four Degrees West three 
Chains and five Links to a Stake in the before mentioned Kuypers Line, 
thence North fifty seven Degrees and fifty Minutes West to the aforesaid 
Kings Road thence Northerly along said Road to the Southwest Comer 
of the aforesaid Portion No 6 thence along said Portion No 6 to the 
Place of Beginning, Containing five Acres two Rood and thirty Perches. 

312Ut Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the before mentioned 
Tract of Land) marked No 8 on Map A. to be the full Portion and Divi- 
dend Purchased by Belitie Dirks from Hendrick Ostrum, the said Part 
or Portion Beginning at a Stake being the Southermost Comer of Portion 
No 7 aforesaid, and from thence Runs South thirty four Degrees A\'est 
two Chains and eighty two Links to a Stake in the Eastermost Comer of 
the before mentioned Tract of the before named Altie Van Winkel, thence 
North fifty four Degrees and forty seven Minutes West to a Stake being 
the Northermost Corner of said Altie Van Winkel's Tract, thence South 
thirty three Degrees West to the aforesaid Kings Road, thence Northerly 
along said Road to the Southwest Corner of the aforesaid Portion No 7 
thence along said Portion No 7 to the Place of Beginning, Containing 
iour x'\cres and twelve Perches. 

SSliti) respect to a Certain Tract of Land and Meadows laid down 
on Map B. PJeginning at a Stake being the Southerly Comer of a Lot 
in John Berry's Patent and from thence Runs South thirty five Degrees 
and fifty five Minutes East ten Chains and forty Links to a Rock, thence 
North seventy two Degrees East six Chains and fifty Links to a Stake 
thence South fourteen Degrees and thirty five Minutes East five Chains and 
ten Links to a Stake, thence South sixty nine Degrees twenty Minutes 
West ten Chains and sixty seven Links to a Stake, thence South forty 
seven Degrees East three Chains and six Links, thence North forty two 
Degrees and thirty minutes East two Chains and seventy Links, thence 



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LAUliENCE ARTEJ^SE — ARENT TOERS. 3J5 

South fifty four Dj2;rees and fifteen Minutes East one Chain and fifty- 
Links, thence South seventy three Degrees and twenty Minutes East five 
Chains and ninety Links to the edge of the Meadows, thence the several 
Courses betweei said Meadows and Upland 'till it comes to where a cer- 
tain Run of Water (commonly known or called by the Dutch Name of 
Oude Boomse Val)* empties into Horsimus Creek, thence along the said 
Creek Northerly and Easterly 'till it comes to the Meadows of the before 
mentioned Kuyper, thence North fifty Degrees and five Minutes West 
thirty nine Chains and forty three Links to the Westermost Corner of said 
Kuypers Land, thence North thirty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes East 
seven Chains and eight Links to a Stake, thence North fifty one Degrees and 
forty minutes West twenty two Chains and forty Links to the Kings Road, 
thence Southerly along the said Road 'till it comes to the School- Lot, 
thence South thirty eight Degrees and forty five Minutes East twenty 
Chains and fifty Links to the Eastermost Corner of the said School-Lot, 
thence South twenty nine Degrees West five Chains and thirty Links to 
the Southermost Corner of said School-Lot, thence South fifty one Degrees 
and thirty Minutes West nine Chains and ninety three Links to a Stake, 
thence South fifty Degrees and fifteen Minutes West eighteen Chains and 
thirty seven Links to the Place of Beginning Containing about ona hun- 
dred and seventy nine Acres 

219Et Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No g on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money paid by Laurence Arentse, the said part or portion 
Beginning at a Stake being the Northermost Corner of said Last 
' mentioned Tract, from thence South fifty one Degrees and forty Minutes 
East twenty two Chains and forty Links to a stake in said Kuypers Line, 
thence South thirty nine Degrees and thirty Minutes West two Chains and 
thirty Links to a Stake in said Kuypers Line, thence North fifty one De- 
grees and forty Minutes West to the said Kings Road, thence along said 
Road 'till it comes to the place of Beginning, Containing about four Acres 
two Rood and eighteen Perches. 



Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No lo on Map B. to belong to Arent Toers. the said part 
or Portion Beginning at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of No 9 
aforesaid, and from thence Runs South thirty nine Degrees and thirty 
Minutes West four Chains and seventy eight Links to the aforesaid West- 
ermost Corner of Kuypers Land, thence North fifty Degrees and five 
Minutes West to the aforesaid Kings Road, thence Northerly along said 



" This creek (if such it could be called) took its rise in a spring near the Beacon 
Race Course, and draining the surface between that point and the brow of the hill, 
passed down on the north side of Newark Avenue to.the Mill Creek. It took its name 
from the okl Tree yet standing on the top of the hill south of Prospect Avenue, known 
among the old people as the '■ oude boom" or old Tree. The bridge in Newark Avenue 
which spanned Mill Creek before it was filled in, was known as the " oude boom bridge." 
As a stream the " val " long since became insignificant. As the table lands above were 
improved and drainage attended to, the soil refused its tribute to the old creek, until 
final]}-, in the year of grace 1871, having nothing left but its mighty niwne, of which 
the present generation had not heard, and which they could not understand, it hid 
away in the sewer which is here constructed in Newark Avenue. 



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Road to the Southwest Corner of Portion No 9 aforesaid, from thence 
along said Portion No 9 to the Place of Beginning, Containing about 
nine Acres one Rood. 

2123c Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 11 on Map 13. to belong to Merseles Merselese, the 
said Part or Portion Beginning at the Distance of two Chains from the 
Kings Road at a Stake, said Stake being a litde to the Southeast of a 
Spring (which is laid out for the common Use of the Town) and in the 
Southwest side of the aforesaid Portion No 10 and from thence Runs 
South fifty Degrees and five minutes Plast to Horsimus Creek, then Run- 
ning Southwesterly along said Creek to a Stake, which Stake (at Right- 
Angles) trom the first Line of this said Portion No 11 is six Chains and 
fifty six Links, thence North fifty Degrees and five Minutes West to the 
aforesaid Kings Road, then Northerly along said Road five Chains and 
fifty Links, and from thence on a Straight Line to the place of Beginning, 
Containing about thirty five Acres one Rood.'" 

* Merselis must have bought lots 12 and 15 shortly after this allotment, but from 
whom I have not learned. The northwest corner of Lot No. 15, separated from the lot by 
Newark Avenue was sold by him to William Coulter April 22, 1797. By Mereelis' 
will, dated March 15, 1799, proved Dec. 5, 1800, he gave to his sou John, the south- 
west half of a lot in Bergen Woods, and tliree acres between the Paulus Hook and 
Hoboken roads ; also the land where tlie null stood (on Bridge Creek) ; to Jacob and 
Peter, he gave laud in Harrington township in Bergen County ; to Jannetje, wife of 
Walter Cleudenny, he gave one quarter of the wood lot, and one quarter of the Vlackie 
creupel bosch ; and to Anne, wife of Josiah Hornblower, he gave the platty creupel 
bosch, between said two roads. Cleudenny sold three acres to Peter Stuyvesant May 
12. 1802. Part of the Hornblower tract, with what he aded by purchase, w^as inher- 
ited by his daughter, wife of Thomas B. Gautier, and Avas partitioned among his 
children, April '^b, 1848, as per annexed sketch. 

John Merselis sold to Corne- 
lius Merselis, Sept. 2, 1799, the 
east half of the Lutchie {Lot Xo. 
11?), bounded northeast by Tuers 
and Stuyvesant, east by Stevens 
southwest by Hoboken road, 
northwest by grantor. Two 
acres of this Cornelius sold to 
William Coulter, Oct. 10, 1801, 
and the balance to Michael Sim- 
mons, March 24, 1802, and July 
4, 1802. The Avest half of the 
Lutrhie John Merselis sold to his daughter Altje May 21, 1801. She afterwards mar- 
ried James Parks. This half lay between lot 10 and the Hoboken road. She deeded 
it to Altje, wife of John Merselis June 14, 1805. Coulter bought of Merselis Merselis, 
Aug. 4, 1807, a tract on top of the hill. Coulter sold it to Walter Cleudenny, Sept. 
21. 1807, who sold to John B. Coles, eighteen and one- half acres, Oct. 7, 1811. Peter 
Stuyvesant sold fifty and sixty-four oue-hundredths acres to Philip Williams, Aug. 
11. 1807, who sold to John B. Coles Oct. 1, 1807. John Merselis sold to John Heav- 
enor May 27, 1719, three aci-es between the two roads, which, on execution, was after- 
wards sold to William Coulter. 




JOHANNES STEINMETS ET AL. 317 

W3it Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 12 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend 
for the Purchase Money Paid by Johannes Steymets, the said Part or 
Portion Beginning at the Westermost Corner of the above described 
Portion No 11, from thence Runs South fifty Degrees five Minutes East 
'till it comes to a Line which Runs from the Eastermost Corner of the 
aforesaid School-Lot (on a Course North forty Degrees East) thence 
South forty Degrees West five Chains twenty five Links to a Stake, thence 
North fifty Degrees and five Minutes West to the aforesaid Kings Road, 
and then Northerly along said Road to the place of Beginning, Contain- 
ing about thirteen Acres one Rood and thirty eight Perches. 

WSSit Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 13 on Map B to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money Paid by Adrian Peterson, the said Part or Portion 
Beginning at the Eastermost Corner of the last above described Portion 
No 12 thence Runs South forty Degrees West five Chains twenty five 
Links to a Stake, thence South fifty Degrees five Minutes F2ast to Horsi- 
mus Creek, thence Easterly along said Creek to the Southermost Corner 
of the before described Portion No 11, thence along the said Portion No 
1 1 to the place of Beginning, Containing ten Acres two Rood and twenty 
four Perches. 



Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 14 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money Paid by Derick Gerritse, the said Part or Portion 
Begining at the Westermost Corner of the before described Portion No 
13, from thence South forty Degrees West five Chains twenty one Links 
to a Stake, thence South fifty Degrees and five Minutes East to Horsimus 
Creek, thence along said Creek 'till it comes to the afore described Por- 
tion No 13, and from thence on a direct Line to the Place of Beginning, 
Containing eight Acres one Rood * 

2I2E0 Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 15 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money Paid by Harme Eduards, the said Part or Portion 
Begining at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of the before de- 
scribed Portion No 12, thence Running South forty Degrees West five 
Chains and forty four Links to a Stake, thence North fifty Degrees and 
five Minutes West to the aforesaid Kings-Road, thence Northerly along 
said Road to the Westermost Corner of said Portion No 1 2, and from 
thence on a Direct Line to the place of Begining, Containing about 
thirteen Acres one Rood and thirty eight Perches 

212U0 Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No x6 on Map B. to Peter H. Peterse, the said Part or 
Portion Begining at the Westermost Corner of the before described Por- 

- The half of this lot next to lot 13, Daniel Van Kypen sold to Jasper Prior Aug. 
12, 1788. On the same day he sold to the same Prior the otlier half. Prior sold to Na- 
thaniel Budd, who sold to John B. Coles March 27, 1806, who sold five acres, begin- 
ning at the southwest comer of lot 13, to the United States June 23, 1S12. Tlie 
United States sold it at public auction to John Halliard in April, 1871. This was 
known as the Arsenal property. 



318 .7AC(»1} VAN WJNKLI-: ET AL. 

tion No 14, thence Running South forty Degrees West five Chains and 
seventy Links to a Stake, thence South forty nine Degrees East to Horsi- 
mus Creek, thence Northerly along said Creek to the Southermost Cor- 
ner of the aforesaid Portion No 14, and from thence on a direct Line to 
the place of Begining Containing about nine Acres three Roods * 

212EC Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 17 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money paid by Jacob Jacobse Van Winkel, said Part or 
Portion Begining at a Stake being the Westernmost Corner of the before 
described Portion No 16 and from thence Runs South forty Degrees 
West forty four Links, thence South twenty nine Degrees West fifty one 
Links to a Stake, thence South forty nine Degrees East to Horsimus 
Creek, thence Northerly along the said Creek 'till it comes to the South- 
ermost Corner of said Portion No 16, and from thence on a direct Line 
to the place of Begining, Containing about one Acre and two Roods. 



Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 18 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money paid by Hendrick Teunese, said Part or Portion 
Begining at a Stake being the Westermost Corner of the above described 
Portion No 17 and from thence Running South twenty nine Degrees 
West four Chains and seventy Links to a Stake, thence South thirty nine 
Degrees East to Horsimus Creek, thence the several Courses of said 
Creek 'till it strikes the Southermost Corner of said Portion No 17, and 
from thence on a Direct Line to the place of Beginning, Containing about 
nine Acres, two Rood and seventeen Perches t 

2123c Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 19 on Map B. to belong to Garret Newkerk said Part 
or Portion Begining at the Westermost Corner of the above described 
Portion No 18, and from thence Runing South fifty one Degrees and 
thirty Minutes West three Chains and Sixty six Links to a Stake, thence 
South thirty nine Degrees East to the edge of the Meadow^s, thence 
Northerly along said Meadow to the Southermost Corner of said Portion 
No 18, and from thence in a direct Line to the place of Begining, Con- 
taining about six Acres and twenty eight Perches. 

" Thomas Gautier sold to Patrick Jackson, April 4, 1800, a lot bounded north by 
Lot Ko. 14 ; south by Daniel Van Winkle ; west by a one rod road. This sale I 
take to include this lot. Henry Jackscn owned ten acres bounded northwest by 
Newark Avenue, and adjoined Henry D. Van Winkle, the Aistnal property, and 
John B. Coles. It was sold for United States taxes, May 14, 1817, by Nathan Price, 
Collector, to Eeuben D. Tucker, and Evan Evans, under an Act passed Jan. 9, 1815, 
and deed given Sept. 13, 1819. Benj. McGuinness sold the same to Henry D. Van 
Winkle, May 2, 1820. I take this to be Lot No. 16. Van Winkle afterwards gave 
lip his purchase owing to some defect in the tax sale. Vide Note to Lot Xo. 201, p. 75. 
Henry Jackson sold it to John Ackland, May 1, 1834, who scld it to Geiard W. 
Monis May 23, 1838. 

t Cornelius and Eichard Van Eypen sold eight eight-tenths acres of this lot to 
John Burnet June 10, 1605. It Avas bounded E. by John Stevens, S. E. by Jacob 
Everson, S. W. by Cornelius Van Vorst, and N. W. by Peter Stuyvesant. Burnet 
sold to John Haynes Feb. 28, 1811. 



MATTHEUS CORNELIUSK ET AL. 310 

212Ut Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
7>ar.t) marked No 20 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money paid by Mattheus Corneliuse, said Part or Portion 
marked No 20 Begining at a Stake being the Westernmost Corner of the 
before described Portion No 19, and from thence Running South fifty one 
Degrees and thirty Minutes West to a Stake, thence S^uth thirty nine 
Degrees Kast to the Edge of the Meadows, thence Northerly along said 
Meadow to the Southermost Corner of said Portion No 19, and from 
thence in a direct Line to the place of Beginniug, Containmg six Acres 
two Roods and seventeen Perches. 

N. B. The above described Portion No 20 is in Breadth (being the 
Length of the first Line above described) three Chains and sixty Links. 

5I9HC Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 21 on MapB. to belong to Cornelius Van Vourst, said 
Part or Portion Begining at the Northerly Corner of Pryer's Meadow, 
from thence Running South seventy five Degrees and fifty Minutes West 
to a Stake in the Road, thence South fourteen Degrees and thirty five 
Minutes East five Chains and ten Links to a Stake, thence South sixty 
nine Degrees and twenty Minutes West two Chains and sixty seven Links 
to a Stake, thence South forty seven Degrees East three Chains and six 
Links, thence North forty two Degrees and thirty Minutes East two 
Chains and seventy Links, thence South fifty four Degrees and fifteen 
Minutes East one Chain and fifty Links, thence South seventy three De- 
grees and twenty Minutes East five Chains and ninety Links to the edge 
of the Meadow, thence the several Courses between Up Land and Mea- 
dows to the place of Begining, Containing about eleven Acres and three 
Rood * 

2!9E0 Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 22 on Map B. to belong to Johannes Dedrix and 
Daniel Dedrix, said Part or Portion Begining at the Westermost Corner 
of the before described Portion No 20 and from thence Runs South fifty 
one Degrees and fifty Minutes West three Chains and sixty two Links to 
a Stake, thence South thirty nine Degrees East 'till it comes to the before 
described Portion No 21 thence along said Portion No 21 'till it comes 
to the edge of the Meadow, thence along the edge of the Meadows to the 
Southermost Corner of said Portion No 20 and from thence in a direct 
Line to the place of Beginning, Containing about seven Acres + 

219EC Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 23 on Map B. to belong to John Van Blarkum, said 
Part or Portion Begining at the Westermost Corner of the above described 
Portion No 22 and from thence Runing about South fifty Degrees and 
sixteen Minutes West five Chains and fifty eight Links to a Stake, thence 
South thirty nine Degrees East 'till it comes to the Line of the before des- 
cribed Portion No 21, thence along said Line to the Southermost Corner 
of Portion No 22 aforesaid, and from thence on a direct Line to the place 
of Begining, Containing about nine Acres and eighteen Perches | 

* Van Vorst sold this lot to Jacob Prior, April 20, 1787. 

t Johannis Diedricks owned about 24 acres, Iving on the W. end of this lot. This 
he sold to Daniel Diedricks, Dec. 27, 1771. 

t Vide Note to Luhbertsc's Patent, p. 45. Van Blarcotn, it is probable, sold it to 
Cornelius Van Vorst ; as he was the owner in 1774, as appears in a recital in the deed 
mentioned in the Note to the Lot Xo. 24. 



320 TIIAUDA MICHEALSON ET AL. 

51211 C Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 24 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
for the Purchase Money Paid by Thauda Michealson, said Part or Por- 
tion Hegining at a Stake being the Westermost Corner of the above des- 
cribed Portion No 23, thence Running about South sixteen Degrees West 
eleven Chains and ninety lour Links to a Stake being the Westermost 
Corner of the said last mentioned Tract, thence South thirty five Degrees 
and fifty five Minutes Past ten Chains and forty Links to a Rock, thence 
North seventy two Degrees East six Chains and fifty Links to a Stake, 
being the Northwesterly Corner of the before described Portion No 21, 
thence along said Portion No 21, to the Southermost Corner of Portion 
No ?3 aforesaid, and from thence with a direct Course to the place of 
Beginning, Containing about fifteen Acres one Rood and thirty two 
Perches * 

WHttt Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 25 on Map B. to be the full Portion and Dividend for 
the Purchase Money Paid by Helmich Roelefse, said Part or Portion 
Begining at a Stake being the Westermost Corner of the before described 
Portion No 15, and from thence Running Southerly along the said Road 
to the Northermost Corner of the aforesaid School-Lot, thence South 
thirty eight Degrees and forty five minutes East nine Chains and seventy 
two Links to a Stake, thence North forty Degrees East to said Portion 
No 15, and from thence in a direct Course to the place of Begining, 
Containing about two Acres two Roods. + 

2!2HC Adjudge that certain Part or Portion (of the last mentioned 
Tract) marked No 26 on Map B. to belong to Arent Toers, said Part or 
Portion Begining at a Stake being the Southermost Corner of the above 
described Portion No 25, and from thence Runs South thirty eight De- 
grees and forty five minutes East four Chains and fifteen Links to a Stake, 

■"- Michielse's heirs, viz., Tadnus Johannis, Teunis, and Tadens Van Iderstein of 
New Barbadoes, sold this lot to Abraham Prior, Dec. 20, 1774. 

t This lot was the south part of Subdivision Xo. 350, adjoining the School Lot. 
The arbitrators declare that it was a dividend for the money paid by Helmigli Roelofse 
(Van H()uten>, hut do not adjudge to whom it belonged in 1770. Henry La Tonrette 
Cole owned it in 179L Peter Cole sold it to Joseph Simonson, May 11, 1797 ; who 
sold it to John Van Winkle, June 1, 1809; who sold it to John Priestly Peteis, June 
2.3, 1837; Peters sold it to Mortimer A. F. Harrison, April 19, 1811. This deed is 
lost and the record omits words of inheritance. It has since been sold in parcels to 
several persons. In 1870, Benj. Sisson bought the reversion of Peter's heir and 
brought an ejectment suit against the present occupants. The suit is now pending. 
The lot lies between the Court House property and Bergen Avenue. As to the Van 
Houten family, I have gathered the following : Hehnigh Eoelofse married Jannetje 
Pi( terse, Sept. 1676. The " Van Houten " was afterwards added as a family name. 
TToute or Houten, means wooden ; from Hout, wood. Iloelofse had ten children 
among whom was Johannis, born Oct. 28, 1693, married Helena, daughter of Johan- 
nis Vreeland, and died Dec. 18, 1763. This is the Van Houten named in the Field 
Book. He left one son, Johannis, baptized June 17, 1735,'married (1st) Altje, daughter 
of Hendrick Sic'des, (2nd) Rachel De Maree, and died Oct. 31, 1807, leaving Johan- 
nis, Sara, Helmiy, Catrintje and Aegie. Catrintje married Jacob Zabriskje, Dec. 12, 
1801, and had two sons, Albert and John H. 



JUlilAN THOMASON ET AL. 321 

thence North forty Degrees East to the aforesaid Portion No 15 thence 
along said Portion No 15 to the Eastermost Corner of said Portion No 
25, and from thence in a direct Course to the place of Begining, Contain- 
ing about one Acre and two Roods.* 

91211? Adjudge all the remaining part of the last mentioned Tract, be- 
ing the Portions marked No 27, No 28, No 29, No 30, No 31, and No 
32 on Map B. to be with the before described Portion No 5, the full Pro- 
portion and Dividend for the Purchase Money paid by Jurian Thomason, 
the said Portions marked No 27, No 28, No 29, No 30, No 31, and No 
32 Begining at the Southermost Corner of the above described Portion 
No 26 and from thence Runs South thirty eight Degrees and forty five 
minutes East to the Eastermost Corner of the School-Lot, thence North 
forty Degrees East to the Southermost Corner of said Portion No 15, 
thence North fifty Degrees and five minutes West to the Eastermost Cor- 
ner of said Portion No 26, thence in a direct Course to the place of Be- 
gining, Containing about three Acres + 



Award and Order that the Owner or Owners for the Time be- 
ing of the before described Portions No 12, No 13, No 14, No 15, No 
16, No 17, No 18, No 19, No 20, No 22, No 23, No 25, 
No 26, No 27, No 28, No 29, No 30, No 31, No 32, shall have the 
Liberty and Privilidge of Passing and Repassing to and from his, her, or 
their respective Portion or Portions, as often and at such Times as the 
said Owner or Owners shall think fit, such Owner or Owners confineing 
him, her, or themselves in such Passing and Repassing to the Lane or 
Passage hereafter particularly described, to wit : Begining at the Road 
at the Northermost Corner of the aforesaid School-Lot, and Running from 
thence along the Northeasterly side of said School-Lot to the Eastermost 
Corner of said School-Lot, thence North forty Degrees East about eleven 
Chains and sixty Links, thence Returning to the said Eastermost Corner 
of the said School-Lot and Running along the Southeasterly side of said 
School-Lot and Lands belonging to the Newkerks 'till it comes into the 
aforesaid Portion No 23, the said Lane or Passage being in BreaJth 
twenty five Links. 

Mnti with respect to a certain Tract of Land Begining at a Stake be- 

"~" This lot was inherited by Nicholas, the son of Arent, and by him sold to Joseph 
Simonson (deed unrecorded). Simonson sold to Henry Speer the east end of the lot 
(now in part owned by Marcus Beach and Thomas E. Bray), and the west end (north 
of Newark Avenue^ to Benjamin Thorp, who sold to Patrick Jackson, Jan. 21, 1802. 
The lot sold to Jackson was triangular, being tbirty-two feet on its base, or east side, 
and eighty feet on Newark Avenue. The west end of the lot lying south of Newark 
Avenue, Simonson sold to John C. F. Rummel, Dec 15, 1823, Rummel died seized, 
Jan. 13, 1840. Garret Sip et al. were appointed Commissioner, and sold his lands 
in pa-cels to John W. and Joseph H. Rummel, John Tice, Abel I. Smith, James 
Harrison and J. Dickinson Miller, at public auction, March 27, 1840. Har- 
rison bought out some of the other purchaser;:, and sold to the Board of Chosen Free- 
holders the plot where the Court House and Jail now stand, April 7, 1841. 

t The Thomasen here nam ed was the ancester of the Van Rypen family. Daniel 
Van Rypen et al., sold to John L. Cole one acre and thirty one-hundredths of an acre, 
bounded northeast by the i-oad, southeast by Daniel Van Winkle, southwest by the 
scliool-lot, northwest by Simonson, Aug 10, 1803. 

41 



322 CORNELIUS AND GARliET SIP ET AL. 

ing the Southeast Comer of a Lot of Land belonging to Johannes Van 
Wagenen, and from thence Runs South eighty one Degrees West thirteen 
Chains and seven Links to a Stake, thence South forty nine Degrees and 
fifty minutes East eighteen Chains and eighty Links, thence North thirty 
nine Degrees and forty Minutes East thirteen Chains and fifty six Links 
to a Stake, thence North forty one Degrees and forty five Minutes West 
fourteen Chains and twenty one Links to a Stake, thence South eight 
Degrees and ten minutes East five Chains and fifty Links to the place of 
Begining, Containing eighteen Acres one Rood. Note this last described 
Tract of Land is laid down on Map C. 

21211c adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last described 
Tract) marked No 33 on Map C. to belong to Cornelius Sip and Garret 
Sip, said Part or Portion Begining at the above said Southeast Corner 
of the aforesaid Jol annes Van Wagenen's Land, and from thence Runs 
South thirty six Degrees and forty five Minutes East 'till it strikes the 
outward Boundary Line of the said Tract, thence North thirty nine De- 
grees and forty Minutes East five Chains and eighty Links being the 
Eastermost Corner of said Tract, thence North forty one Degrees and 
forty five Minutes West fourteen Chains and twelve Links to a Stake, 
Thence on a direct Course to the place of Begining, Containing about 
five Acres one Rood.* 

^tlti We Adjudge that Certain Part or Portion (of the last described 
Tract) marked No 34 on Map C. to be the full Portion and Dividend 
for the Purchase Money paid by Garret Garretse, said Part or Portion 
Begining at a Stake being the Southeast Corner of the before men- 
tioned Johannis Van Wagenen's Land, and from thence Runs South 
eighty one Degrees West thirteen Chains and seven Links to a Stake 
being the Westermost Corner of said Tract, thence South forty nine De- 
grees and fifty minutes East eighteen Chains and eighty Links to the 
Southermost Corner of the said last described Tract, thence North thirty 
nine Degrees and forty minutes East seven Chains and seventy six Links 
to a Stake being the Southermost of the before described Portion No ;^^ 
and from thence in a direct Course to the place of Begining, Containing 
about thirteen Acres.t 

^ItOag^S Provided, and it is our Intent, Meaning and Order, that if 
it shall be made Appear that neither the aforesaid Douwe Tallma, nor his 
Father Harme Douwse Tallma is or were the legal Heir at Law of Douwe 
Harmse, that then our Judgment of and concerning the before described 
Portion marked No 3 on Map A. shall be Void and Reversed, any thing 
herein before to the Contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding.! 

* This lot was afterwards owned by Jacob Everson, it is said, through exchange 
of Lota Xo. 168 and 257 in the town. Vide Note to Varlet's Patent, p. 62. Everson 
conveyed to Cornelius Sip, July 7, 1791. 

t Gan-et Garretse named in the above description was the ancestor of the Van 
Wagenen family. Fide Note to Lot No. 389, p. 215. 

t The expenses incuiTed in completing the foregoing work were borne by the in- 
di^^dualB to whom portions of the land in controversy were adjudged. John Haring, 
one of the arbitrators, was a surveyor, and probably executed the survey. The fol- 
lowing receipts, signed by the arbitrators, will give the reader an idea as to the man- 
ner in which the expenses were paid : 



NEW FIELD BOOK. 323 

Kit 2i2EftntSS whereof We hereunto set our Hands and Seals this 
ninth Day of July in the tenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
George the Third, King of Great Britain &c. and in the Year of our Lord 
one thousand seven hundred and seventy. 

Sealed and Delivered in Johannis Demarest [l.s.] 

the presence of Albert Zabrowsky [l.s.] 

Harmanies Veeder John Haring [l.s.] 
Rob' Morris 

"Recered the 10 day of July the sum of three pound & nine pens for the cost of 
the de vision of said plantations for Lott No 2 being the full portion or devadent of 
said Lott for the cost and also Two pound Eleven shillings & six pens in full for 
the portion No 3 the full Cost of said portion we have Receved this of uiachiel De 
niott & Joris de mott in fall for the above said perportion of said plantition and de- 
visious I say Receved per me." 

" Receved of Hendrick Sickels the 10 day of July the sum of one pound thirteen 
shillings & six pens being the full portion for the Lott No G for the cost of the Deri- 
sion of said Lott out of the platation for the Devision I say receved by us," 

" Receved of Daniel Dederick the 10 day of July the sum of three pounds & nine 
pens for the cost of the devision of the Lott No 22 being the full portion for said Lott 
for the Devision of said Lot We say Receved per me.'' 



CHAPTER VII. 



NEW B A R B A D O E S NECK. 



Having passed in review the title of many tracts in the old 
Township of Bergen, it will not be out of place, though not as a 
part of the Field Book, to take a glance at that portion of ''New 
Barbadoes Neck " now comprising the townships of Harrison and 
Kearney. This neck was known among the Indians by the name 
of Jitighgecticock. It was estimated to contain five thousand three 
hundred and eight acres of upland and ten thousand ajcres of mead- 
ow. On the 4th of July, 16ti8, Captain William Sandfoi'd, of the 
Island of Barbadoes, purchased this tract from the Proprietors, on 
condition that he should settle thereon six or eight families or more 
within three years, and pay, in lieu of the half penny per acre quit 
rent, the yearly sura of £'20 sterling, on every 25th of March ; the 
first payment to be made March 25th, 1670. On the 20th of July, 
1GG8, he purchased the claim of the Indians to the same tract ; be- 
ginning at the mouth of the Ha(5keusack and Pissawack Rivers, 
then "to goe up Northward into the Countrey about seaven Miles 
till it comes to a certain Brook or Spring now called Sandford's 
Spring." The consideration paid was: ^'170 fathoms of Black 
Wampam, 200 fathoms White Wampem, 19 Match Coates, 16 
Guns, 60 double hands of powder. 10 pairs of Breetches, 60 Knives, 
67 Barrs of Lead, One Anker of Brandy, three half Fats of Beer, 
Eleven Blankets, ?0 Axes, 20 howes, and two Cookes of dozens."* 
This deed was signed by Tantaqua, Tamack, Anaren, Hanya- 
ham, H. Gosque, and Ws Kenarenawack, who represented the 
Indian claimants. 

Sanford's purchase seems to have been made in the interest of 
Major Nathaniel Kingsland, of the Parish of Christ Church in the Is- 
land of Barbadoes. On June 1, 1 6 7 1 , Kingsland conveyed to 
Sandford one-third of the whole tract, measuring from the junction 
of the rivers northward, for =£200. Kingsland having extinguish- 
ed the Indians' title, now took measures to perfect his omti. 

On the 26th of March, 1673, Peter Watson and Ralph Wyatt, 
residents in England, for a consideration of .£200 and '' one Indian 
arrow " yearly, purchased of Berkley and Carteret that portion of 
the same tract which lies between a point opposite Newark and 

* This last item is supposed to be a clerical eiTor. It should probably read " two 
coats of duffels.'' Proc. X. J. Hist. Soc, vii, 6. Duffels was a coarse kind of clotii. 
Sandford's Spring was afterwards known as Boiling Spring, now Rutherfurd Par'.c, 
OK the Hue of the Erie Railway. 



2<EW BARBADOES NECK. 325 

the Brook opposite Espatin, and immediately conveyed the same 
to William JSandtord in trust for Nathaniel Kingsland. This pur- 
chase extinguished the quit rent. It was confirmed by another 
deed dated May 21, 1673. 

On the recapture of the country by the Dutch they seized 
upon Kingsland's interest in this tract, and on Oct. 1, 1678, order- 
ed it to be sold. It was sold at public auction and a deed given, 
of which the following is a copy : 

"Anthony Colve General of New Netherland, High Mightnesses the 
Lords States General of United Netherlands and his Serene Highness the 
Lord Prince of Orange : 

All those who shall see these presents or hear the same read Greeting: 
Know ye: Whereas within this Province of New Netherland on the pass- 
ing over thereof, there is found a certain plantation which belonged to 
Major Nathaniel Kingslant residing on the Island Barbadoes in the Car- 
ribees, which plantation with other lands and effects belonging to Subjects 
of the King of England etc. by a late Acte of confiscation under date of 
2oth Septr. last past by virtue of the war is declared confiscated and for- 
feited ; and therefore in consequence of such confiscation has been seized 
and taken possession of for the behoofe of the Government; and the 
same plantation and its appurtenances on the 28th of October last exposed 
to sale at public vendue and sold to Jacob Melyn of Elizabeth town at 
Arthur Coll, who hath afterwards assigned and conveyed his right to the 
inhabitants of the town of New Work at Arthur Coll aforesaid, whereby 
certain obligations and covenants under date the 25th of October and the 
25th Instant have agreed the effectual payment of the purchase money 
according to the conditions at the aforesaid Vendue stipulated and the 
purchase made by the aforesaid Jacob Melyn on the day of the date afore- 
said, so it is, that I by Virtue of my commission in quality aforesaid have 
sold granted conveyed and ceded and do sell grant convey and cede 
hereby unto John Ogden, Jasper Crane, Jacob Melyn, Samuel Hopkins, 
John Ward, Abm. Pierson Senior and Stephen Freeman for and to the 
behoof of themselves and the rest to the Inhabitants of the town of New 
Work aforesaid, and to their successors heirs and descendants the afore- 
said plantation heretofore belonging to Nathaniel Kingsland, being the 
just two third parts of a Neck of land lying at Arthur Coll between the 
Rivers Pessayack and Hackingsack beginning from the point of land op- 
posite the town of New Work in Pessayack and running from thence on 
a Northwest line to a fall or run of Water opposite Espatin, with all the 
valleys on both sides and all the other appurtenances according to the 
respective ground briefs and patents in date 4th July 1668 thereof being 
and the purchases and conveyances from the Indians relating thereto; of 
which neck of land the aforesaid Nathaniel Kingsland on the ist of July 
167 1 hath sold, transferred and conveyed unto William Santford residing 
at Arthur Coll aforesaid one just third part therof as more fully appears 
by the conveyance thereof being; which one just third part of the 
said Neck conveyed to the said William Sandtord in manner afore- 
said is reserved and remains to his behoof and is excluded from this 
conveyance it being the remaining two third parts of the aforesaid Neck 
of land with the valleys and other appurtenances thereof together with 
the houses, barns, fences and other buildings of the aforesaid Nathaniel 



326 NKW I5ARBAD0ES NECK. 

Kingsland thereon standing, which is hereby granted and conveyed unto 
the aforesaid [same parties] as well for themselves as the other Chosen 
Patentees for and to the behoof of the remaining Inhabitants of the town 
of New Work aforesaid. Therefore hereby to the behoof aforesaid, de- 
sisting from henceforth forever from all ownership, right, title or pretence 
to the aforesaid plantation, and the aj^purtenances thereof as aforesaid, 
Promising moreover to keep, fulfil and perform this conveyance firm 
binding and irrevocable and free from all incumbrances under obligations 
according to law thereto standing. 

In witness whereof I have herewith with my own hand placed my 
usual signature. Done at Fort William Hendrickin New Netherland the 
29th Nov. 1673. 

A. COLVE. 

By order of the Noble Lord Governor General of New Netherland. 

N, Bayard, Secry." * 
' » K, Y. Col. MSS., xxiii, 433, 

The following' acknowledgment shews that the title passed 
from Melyn to Marins, and from Marins as follows : 

" Before me Nicolas Bayard appointed Secretary in the service of 
the Right Honorable the Governor General and Council in New Nether- 
land, appeared John Catlin, as well for himself as attorney for Edward 
Ball, John Baldwin and Nathaniel Wheeler all inhabitants of the town of 
New Worcke at Arthur Col, who in the presence of the undernamed 
Councillors acknowledged and declared to be Avell and duly indebted 
unto Peter Jacobse Marins,* merchant here in the City New Orange, his 
heirs or descendants in a clear or net sum of Forty three pounds Steriing, 
six shillings and eight pence, the pound being computed at forty guilders, 
Wampum value, each arising from and on account of a like amount ac- 
cepted by the al30venamed Pieter Jacobse Marins for account of said 
Appearers to be paid into the hands of Nicolas Bayard Vendue Master 
in part payment of the purchase money of the plantation heretofore be 
longing to Nathaniel Kingsland, purchased by Jacob Melyn at auction. 

Which aforesaid sum of ^^43. 6. 8. Sterling, the pound computed at 
forty guilders Wampum value, they the Appearers, undertake or promise 
to pay or cause to be paid to the above named Peter Jacobse Marins, or 
his lawful order, after the lapse of three years after the date hereof, in 
good clean winter wheat and pork and peas all recovered at current 
prices here within this City of New Orange, to be delivered free of costs 
and charges, together with the interest at ten per cent per annum, com' 
mencing at the date hereof and continuing until the full and effectual 
payment of the Sum aforesaid. 

For the greater security of the above named Peter Jacobse Marins 
and the full payment of the abovenamed sum, they, the appearers, place 
and pledge as a special Mortgage and bond, their the appearers planta- 
tion being a part of Kingsland's plantation bought at auction by Jacob 

* Marins was a merchant in New York, living on the south side of Pearl street. 
He carried on an extensive business with Boston and other ports, and amassed a con- 
siderable fortune. He was invested with the rights of a small burgher April 14, 1657, 
chosen Alderman in N^w York for several years, and lived to an old age, 



NEW BARBADOES NECK. 327 

Melyn, situate at Achter Col, next the plantation of \Vm Santford, in 
order to obtain and levy therefrom and thereon the abovementioned Sum 
free of costs and charges, in default of payment and further generally 
their persons and property moveable immoveable, subjecting the same 
to all Courts and Judges. In testimony of the truth, this is signed by 
the Appearers and the underwritten gentlemen in Fort William Hendrick 
this 23d March Anno 1674. 

John Cattlin 

To my knowledge 
C. V, Ruyven. N. Bayard, Secretary. 

Com'^ Steinwyck." 

On the restoration of the country to the English, Kingsland 
came again into the possession of his plantation. By his will, 
dated March 14, 1685, he gave one-third of his lands in New 
Jersey — about three thousand four hundred and two acres — to his 
nephew, Isaac Kingsland, the other two-thirds to his children, 
John, Sathaniel, IsaOeUa, wife of Jlenry Harding; Caroline, wife 
of John Barrow, jr. ; Mary, wife of William Walley ; and Esther, 
wife of Henry Applethwaite. By Isaac Kingsland's "wdll, dated 
Jan 1, 1G97-8, Edmund, his eldest son, received one- third of his 
plantation — about eleven hmidred and thirty four acres. A part 
of this tract was sold by Edmund Kingsland to Arent Schuyler 
April I'O, 1710, for ^'330. By will, dated July L'9, 1741, proved 
July 26, 1 742, Kingsland gave to his son William three hundred 
acres next adjoining Schuyler ; also one-third of the meadow and 
one-third of the cedar swamp. His son, Edmund Roger, received 
the remainder of his realty. This latter devise was burdened Avith 
the payment of certain legacies, and in case they were not paid 
within one year, then the property devised to Edmund R. should 
go to his son Isaac, with the same burdens. The devisee refused 
to accept, and on Sept. 10, 1743, Isaac accepted the devise, and, 
by his will dated March 5, 1776, proved Aug. 23, 1783, gave to 
his son Abraiiam one-half of all his lands, and divided the remain- 
der among his other children, Isaac, Joseph, Charles^ Aaron, 
Sarah, and Rachel. 

John Kingsland, by will dated Aug. 18, 1763, proved Aug. 10, 
1768, gave the north half of his lands to his son Richard. The 
other half w^as divided among his children, Elizabeth, Hester, wife 
of Peter Butler ; Edmund, and grandson John, son of Isaac. 

Sandford settled at East Newark, where, in a short time, must 
have been erected a number of buildings. In 1680 his place was 
known as '^ Santforf, an English village opposite 3Iilfort," now 
Newark. — Long Island Hist. Soc, i, 266. He left all of his 
property to his wife Sarah. By her will, dated June 8, 1708, 
proved June 25, 1719, she gave to her daughter Catharine, wife 
of Johannis Van Imburgh, three hundred acres of woodland and 
one hundred acres of meadow ; and to Elizabeth, wife of James 



328 NEW BARBADOES NECK. 

Davis, three hundred acres of land. To her son, William, she 
gave the farm of three hundred acres, with the meadow, for life, 
then to his son William in fee. He also received the residue of 
her lands. V>y will, dated Feb. 24, 1732, proved April IG, 1733, 
William Sandford, 2d, gave to his son Richard one-half of the 
Cedar Swamp, and the other half to his daughters, Frances, Jennie, 
and Anne. 

By will, dated Feb. 22, 1749, proved April 7, 1750, William 
Sandford, 3d, gave to his only son, William, all his lands, con- 
sisting of three hundred aci'cs, and one hundred and fifty acres of 
meadow. This was the farm mentioned in his grandmother's will, 
and in all probability lay where East Newark now is. 

Peregrine Sandford (son of William, 2d), by will dated Nov. 6, 
1740, proved June 14, 1750, gave his lands to his children, Enoch, 
William, Jane, Aghie, and Elizahtth. 

A part of the Sandford tract, which I take to be the farm and 
meadow named in Sarah Sandford's will, was purchased by Col. 
Peter Schuyler, and thenceforth called Petersborough. By his 
will, dated March 21, 1761, proved May 2^, 1762, Schuyler gave 
it to his only child Catharine, wife of Archibald Kennedy, Earl of 
Casselis. Kennedy and wife conveyed to James Duane, June 13, 
1765, the farm on New Barbadoes Neck (Petersborough) ; also two 
tracts near Secaucus, between the line of the Bergen lots and Pin- 
horne's Creek and Cromkill, also Col. Schu^der's interest in the 
commons (?) in trust for themselves. Duane reconveyed to them 
and to the survivor June 15, 1765. The earl outlived his wife, 
and, by v\ill dated Jan. 19, 1794, left his property in America to 
his sons, John and Robert. I do not know how the interest > ;' 
John passed to Eobert, but in 1803 he sold the tract where East 
Newark now is, to William Halsey. It was then a part of what 
was known as "Kennedy's Farm." In 1804, the name was 
changed to '^ Lodi." Halsey laid out a part of his purchase into 
ninety building plots, of at least one acre each. 

Arent Schuyler, by will dated Dec. 17, 1724, proved July 6, 
1732, gave his lands on New Barbadoes Neck to his son JohPf 
who left them to his son Arcnt, from whom they have descended 
to his grandchildren, Arent, Jacob R., etc. 



CHAPTER VIII. 

List of Marriages, Births, and Deaths, taken prom the 
Record op the Reformed Church in Bergen. 



MARRIAGES. 



MALE. FEMALE. MAUUIAGE DATE. 

Ackerman Abraham Aeltje Van Lone May 13, 1603 

Ackerman Garret Maria Shepherd April 25, 1813 

Ackernaan Garret H Hannah Van Houten July 29, 1819 

Ackei-man Jacob Gitty Cubberly April 10, 181 9 

Ackerman Jacob Eunice Slurge Sept. 1, 1822 

Ackerman John C Leah Lozier April 19, 1808 

Ackerman Koobes Betje Belser Nov. 27, 1782 

Ackerman Levinus Geei'tje Egberts Aug. 3, 1679 

Albertse Aert Catharine Vreeland June 26, 1692 

Albertse Frans Annetje Gysbertse Nov. 12, 1683 

Allen Moses Dorcas Hubbins, widoio of Geo. McIntyre.Oct. 12, 1810 

Anderson Andrew Jatnnetje Cadmus May 23, 1801 

Anderson John Jane E vertson April 14, 1805 

Archer Joseph Jane Earle Jan. 6, 1806 

Armington Abel Sophia Eraser, widoio of Sam'l Clark May 26, 1816 

Arselse Joseph Elysabet Walings May 6, 1678 

Avery William Mary Day June 30, 1799 

Aymar Peter Ann Hunt March 5, 1797 

Ayniar Peter Elizabeth Van Antwerp Aug. 11, 1802 

Baker Samuel Eliza Ann Farr Feb. 29, 1823 

Baldwin Jacobus Jansen. . Peterje Claes Dec. 12, 1696 

Bandt Johannis Jansen. . .Willemyntje June 27, 1787 

Banker Obed Catharine Anderson April 4, 1824 

Barentsen Dirck Elysabet Gerrits April 11, 1704 

Bartholomew Louis Margaret Post, widozu of Gifford Bryant. .July 1, 1826 

Baten Peter Helena Catharine Coops Dec. 27, 1795 

Beadle Joseph Martha Trail April 6, 1811 

Bedell John Mary Smith May 10, 1800 

Beekman Christopher Maria Hunt July 6, 1799 

Belton Thomas Margaret Gentleman, xvidow of James Bay. Aug. 25, 1805 

Benson Robert Charlotte Boyd May 4, 1822 

Berdolf Lourens Hester Van Blercom Aug. 24, 1707 

Betts John Mary Perry June 9, 1822 

42 



330 MARRIAGE RECORD. 

MALE. IT.MAI.E. . MAHKIAGE DATE. 

Bishop Seth Ann, window of John Millard Oct. 5, 1^09 

Bortoii Jan Hillegond Jacobs Sept. 8, 1G90 

Boyd Thomas Eleanor Coulter Aug. 7, 1796 

Boyd William Leah Zabriskie Sept. 27, 1827 

Braambush David Rachel Van Home March 20, 1795 

Brewer David Catharine Cadmus June 22, 1824 

Brinkerhoff Cornelis Hen- 

drickaen Aagtje Hartmans Vreeland May 24, 1708 

Brinkerhoff Hartman Claesje Van Houten Oct. 20, 1744 

Brinkerhoff Hartman Elizabeth Van Houten Oct. 21, 1797 

Brinkerhoff Hartman Eleanor Clendenny Nov. 6, 1802 

Brinkerhoff Hendrick Leah Van Wagenen June 19, 1779 

Brinkerhoff Henry Jane Van Horn Jan. 18, 1827 

Britain Abraham Gitty Van Clief Dec. 22, 1825 

Britain Cornelius Sarah Prior Jan. 2, 1802 

Britain Isaac Mary Welsh June 13, 1815 

Bronson Jacob Leah Slot March 28, 1730 

Brouwer Uldi ick Maria Van der Vorst Oct. 8, 1738 

Brower James Ann Rapp June 25, 1804 

Brower Peter Catherine Post April 10, 1796 

Bush David Eliza Simmons Feb. 20, 1819 

Bush Jesse Mary Barber Oct. 12, 1812 

Butts William W Mary Earle July 6, 1816 

Buys Arien Pieterse Tryntje Hendrickse Oosteroom Sept. 30, 1672 

Cadmus Andries Hen- 

dricksen Grietje Claesen Kuyper Oct. 22, 1725 

Cadmus George Elizabeth Vreeland Nov. 14, 1812 

Cadmus James Maria De Mott Feb. 28, 1828 

Cadmns Jasper Margaret Vreeland Dec. 17, 1817 

Cadmus John Elizabeth Vreeland Dec. 3, 1814 

Cadmus Michael Ann Sickles June 9, 1827 

Car John Charlotte Hunt Feb. 13, 1802 

Carhart Isaac Elizabeth Bowers Dec. 1, 1806 

Carlock George Elizabeth Lozier Aug. 8, 1801 

Carlock Matthias Ruth Ludlow Oct. 7, 1797 

Carlton John Margaret Cozine Jan. 23, 1812 

Cassedy Quintilian Sarah Vincent April 10, 1814 

Christianse Evertse Lydia Meeker, widow ol Geo. Abbot March 31, 1816 

Churchill John Rosanna B. Lyon Nov. 9, 1819 

Claesen Andries Pryntje Michielsen March 25, 1668 

Claesen Cornelis Aeltje Teunise Dec. 20, 1681 

Claesen Gerbrand Maritje Claas Aug. 25, 1674 

Claesen Jan Tryntje Straatmaker Oct. 8, 1694 

Clark Moses A Sarah Lee Aug. 7, 1824 

Clark William Sarah Bridgart June 6, 1820 

Clendenny Merselis Clara Brinkerhoff Nov. 3, 1803 

Gierke Charles Susan Thorp Nov. 6, 1798 

Clintock Matthew Gertrude Van der Beek Dec. 23, 1809 

Clugston John Rachel Watson April — , 1824 



MARRIAGE RECORD. 831 

MALE. FEMALE. MARRIAGE DATE. 

Coddington John Camilla Skinner Aug 31,1819 

Cole Cornelius Eleanor Speer April 5, 1817 

Collerd Abraham Ann Vreeland March 14, 1813 

Collerd Jacobus Aegie Diedricks Nov. 29, 1789 

Collerd Johannis Geertje Prior Dec. 19, 1782 

Collerd John T Gertrude Collerd May 14, 1814 

Corayn Dirck Cornelise. . . Rachel Andriese Oct. 21, 1707 

Conkliug John, Julia Bond Nov. 30, 1803 

Conkling Josiah Patty Earle Jan. 22, 1822 

Conkling Matthew Sally Budd Nov. 30, 1803 

Cook Daniel Phebe Tucker Oct. 18, 1807 

Corle Edward Peggy Dezer, widow of John Compton . . . April 12, 1798 

Cornelise Hendrick Neeltje Cornelis June 9, 1G69 

Cornelison Abraham Catharine Du Bois Feb 13, 1795 

Cornelison John M Aletta Van Winkle May 22, 1826 

Cornelison Nathaniel Hannah Van Blarcom Dec. 26, 1804 

Co wenhoven Peter Elsie Lee March 23, 1805 

Coyeman Hendrick Maritje Gerbrands May 5, 1738 

Cozine Abraham B Hannah Vreeland Jan. 12. 182S 

Crane Moses Phebe Hunt Jan. 1, 1803 

Cubberly Jacob Mary Prior Jan. 4, 1806 

Curtenius Fred'k Wm Elizabeth Fowler Feb. 15 1826 

Day John Lucretia Westervelt Dec. 15, 1798 

Day Tbomas Mary Deser July 20, 1802 

Day Willem Annatje Jacohse April 14, 1691 

De Green Christopher Eliza Stilwell May 31, 1819 

De Groot Peter Eleanor Brower, ivkloio of John Mersereau,Oct 24 1801 

De Mott Garret Margareth Mandeville Jan. 16, 1813 

De Mott George Jane Vreeland Oct. 1, 1808 

De Mott George Ellen Ann Smith Jan. 18, 1827 

De Molt Hendrick Jannetje Van Wagenen Oct. 30, 1740 

De Mott Henry Clara Brinkerhoff Jan. 25, 1806 

De Mott Jacob, Fitje Van Houten Oct. 11, 1747 

De Mott Mattys Margrietje Blinckerhof May 6, 1705 

De Witt Gasharie Christiana Hornblower Nov. 13, 1819 

De Wolff Haybrecht Maria Bear Sept. 23, 1798 

Decker Abraham Jane Ayres July 29, 1815 

Decker Benjamin Jane Metsgar June 3, 1816 

Denniston John Rachel Van der Beek April 30, 1818 

Denniston Lucas Cyntje Evertson Oct. 8, 1807 

Dezer Nathaniel Clara Earle Nov. 12, 1799 

Diedricks Cornelius Antje Roos June 7, 1735 

Diedricks Garret Jannetje Van Nieuwkercke April 21, 1733 

Diedricks Jacob Jannetje Van Winckel Nov. 26, 1738 

Diedricks Johannis Geesje Van Winckel May 2, 1724 

Diedricks Johannis .Hester Vreeland April 14, 1739 

Diedricks Johannis Antje Van Wagenen Dec. 17, 1763 

Diedricks Wander Aeltje Gerrits Nov. 27, 1693 

Dixon Alexander Abby Gregory Jan. 2, 1802 



f>.;^9 



MARRIAGE RECORD. 



MALE. IF.MALK. MAUEIAGE DATE. 

Dixon Jonathan Hannah Burnet Dec. 13, 1794 

Dixon Waltei- Elizabeth Cole Dec. 26, 1803 

Dodd Joseph jr Nancy Clark June 5, 1813 

Doremus Cornelis Corne- 

lis8e Rachel Pieterse, Aug. 12, 1710 

Dorstan John Widow Jones Aug. 6, 1794 

Douwesen Paulus Fitj*^ Hendricks, loidow May 3, 1702 

Druyts Levinus Grietje Jans June 1, 1665 

Earle Cornelius Hannah Nagle July 28, 1804 

Earle Daniel Charlotte Nicolls Oct. 21, 1800 

Earle David Polly De Gray Aug. 24, 1800 

Earle Edward jr Elsje A^'reeland Feb. 13, 1688 

Earle Edward Johanna Day Feb. 13, 1800 

Earle Enoch Mary Van Home July 29, 1804 

EarleJohnW Elizabeth Earle April 4, 1809 

Earle Justus Ann Matilda Stagg Oct. 5, 1822 

Earle Morris Peggy Metsger Nov. 17, 1804 

Earle Nathaniel Geertje Duryee, widow of Jacob Post . . . .April 0, 1829 

EarlePeter Letta Van Houten July 28, 1816 

Earle Peter Susan Ackerman July 4, 1823 

Earle Philip I Margaret Shepherd Jan. 13, 1823 

Earle Philip R Adriana Van Rypen March 6, 1812 

Earle Rynier Leah Earle, widow of James Van Home. .Feb. 24, 1805 

Earle RynierH Mary Lee Nov. 24, 1810 

Earle William Charity Earle March 10, 1804 

Edsal Johannis Charity Smith May 3, 1691 

Edwards John Mary Armstrong, widow of Henry Young. July 26, 1811 

Emerson James Ann J. Wier Sept. 5, 1822 

Everse Johannis Scytje Sr)eer Aug. 20, 1744 

Everse Johannis Sally Griffin Dec. 21, 1782 

Evertson Abraham Elizabeth Harrison May 6, 1797 

E vertson John Hannah Van Houten Feb. 3, 1818 

Evertson John Sarah Smith Oct. 19, 1822 

Fidler Thomas Louise Holden Jan. 10, 1799 

Folkner Abraham Mary M. Waling June 20, 1827 

Ford William Catherine Sanford March 17, 1808 

Fransen Tomas Neeltje Pieters Sept. 29, 1706 

Fredricksen Andries April 11, 1704 

Gardner James Mary Earle Dec. 30, 1807 

Garrabrants James Sarah Williamson tvidow o/ Vincent HudsonApril 19, 1815 

Garrabrants Myndert Aegie Van Houten Nov. 13, 1800 

Garrabrants Peter Catharine Van Boskercke Feb. 1, 1800 

Garrabrants Peter Jane Clendenny Dec. 14, 1805 

Garrabrants Peter Ann Van Winkle Feb. 15, 1814 

Garrabrants Peter N Caroline Gardner, widoic of John Winans .Dec. 25, 1823 

Garretson John Cathaiine Ann Riker Feb. 15, 1825 

Garretson Nicholas Elizabeth Durant May 25, 1823 



MARRIAGE RECORD. 383 

MALE. FEJrALE MAKRIAGE DATE. 

Garretson Stephen Hetty Fairchild Feb. 16, 1824 

Gautier Thomas B. Elizabeth Hornblower Oct. 15, 1816 

Gerbrantse Claas Maritje Jurianse April 11, 1704 

Gei-brantse Herpeit Hiilegond Merselis May 29, 1707 

Gerbrantse Myndert Treiutje Jacobse Van Winckel May 7, 1715 

Gerbrantse Pieter Chrystintje Jurianse Aug. 1, 1698 

Geriitse Johannis Anna Walingse Oct. 6 1690 

Gerritse Gerrit jr Kiesje Pieters May 11, 1681 

Gerritse Pietei* Constantia Van der Swalin June 25, 1688 

Gerritsen Cornelius Aeltje van Winckel June 29, 1728 

Gerritsen Hendrick Margrietje Straatmaker April 3, 1701 

Geriitsen Johannis Catelyntje Helmigse Nov. 4, 1703 

Gilchrist Robert Frances Vasher Oct. — , 1812 

Giileland Thomas T Elizabeth Halenbeck April 9, 1802 

Guines Patrick Ann Bagtmens, vndoiv Feb. 3, 1796 

Golden Valentine Rachel Van Houten Oct. 16, 1825 

Goodman John K Frances A. Stewart Dec. 15, 1822 

Goodwin Daniel Mary S. Pray Aug. 24, 1812 

Gough Edward Eliza Fairchild July 10, 1829 

Gi-aham John Catharine Ann Gray July 20, 1817 

Gray James. Eleanor Meadow March 26, 1822 

Greenlief Evert Jane Danielson June 4, 1827 

Greenlief John Rachel Sickles Dec. 27, 1801 

Greenlief Pieter Mary Halenbeck Dec. 25, 1804 

Hadley James Esther Day June 24, 1797 

Haif Uriah Mary Garrabrants Aug. 1, 1818 

Halenbeck Joseph Eleanor Earle Feb. 7, 1802 

Harrison Hiram Mary Farrel Jan. 21, 1829 

Harsin Wassel Susan Stagg June 10, 1815 

Hartmanse Claas Elsje Pieters Aug. 19, 1699 

Hartmanse David Annetje Straatmaker March 29, 1692 

Hartnet John Ann Day Aug. 10, 1822 

Hebbe Jan Annetje Cornells March 5, 1693 

Helmigse Dirck Metje Gerrebrantse Sept. 9, 1711 

Helmigse Peter Claretje Post April 8, 1703 

Helmigse Roelof Aagtje Cornells Vreelant April 21, 1701 

Helmigse Roelof Syntje Sickels Dec. 15, 1711 

Helmlgsen Cornells Aagtje Johannissen Vreelandt April 19, 1711 

Hendrickse Hans 'i'reintje Pieters July 31, 1683 

Hendrickse Jan Magliteltje Roelofse July 22, 1683 

Hendrickse Jan Neeltje Janse Buys June 23, 1684 

Hendrickse Tomas Susanna Lewn May 20, 1683 

Hennlon David Catlyntje Evertse Dec. 21, 1782 

Heimion Isaac Margrietje Van Vorst , 1726 

Hoagland Aaron Esther Van Houten Oct. 12, 1794 

Hollinge Hendrlck Teunis- 

sen Styntje Jans June 30, 1700 

Holmes James Catharine Van "Winkle Oct. 6, 1827 

Hoof Frederick Helen Vincent April 24, 1819 



334 MARRIAGE RECORD. 

MALE. FKMALE. SIARItlAGE DATE. 

Hoppe Himdrick Marit je Toers March 14, 1680 

Hoppe Mattys Atlolphus . . Anna Pieterse April 15, 1683 

• Hornblower Josiali jr Hannah Town Oct. 15, 1812 

Howell Ih'nrv Eliza Greenlief Jan. 23, 1826 

Huntley Noheiniah Phebe Pollard May 21, 1805 

Ido Robert Annetje Roome Sept. 24, 1739 

Ingles John Mary Day Nov. 26, 18U8 

Jackson Patrick Mary Wright Feb. 10, 1802 

Jacobse Bartel Eleanor Douglas April 14, 1695 

Jacobusse Thomas Saertje Toers Jan. 13, 1771 

Junse Johunnis Anna Mary Van Gjesen March 21, 1686 

Janse Pieter Elysabet June 22, 1685 

Jansen Kutger Annetje Gerrits April 10, 1699 

Jeffreys Edward Mary Tanisen , 1720 

Johnson Elias H Joanna H. Durant March 10, 1821 

Jones Joseph Rebecca Clarke Jan. 13, 1825 

Joost Hendrick Grietje Jacobs , May 23, 1665 

Josi Pieter , . . . . Cornelia Daniels April 6, 1686 

Jurianse Aelt Gerritje Mattheqse ,,. July 7, 1695 

Jurijtnse Gen-it Beelitje Dircks (Van Noyer) . . , , June 6, 1693 

Jurianse Johannis Sarah Kuyper Dec. 2, 1740 

Jurianse Johannis (ivid'er) Margretje Van Winkle Sept. 5, 1742 

Jurianse Tomas Jannetje Straatmaker , June 2, 1691 

Juriansen Harman , , . Maritje Fredrickse June 20, 1709 

Juriansen Jan . , Neeltje Gerbrands, , ,...,... April 7, 1702 

Kealy Edward , , Susan Sturge ...,. Dec, 24, 1808 

Kingsland Wiliianj. ...... Leah Brown , May 20, 1813 

Kip Peter , . . Mary Stuy vesant Feb. 27, 1802 

Kittletnan Valentine Janse Taylor, widow o/ Jonas Tompkins, ..Oct, 3, 1805 

Lamb Samuel Jane Clendenny , - Jan, 26, 1812 

Lamberson Garret Phebe Ann Scharit , Jan. 1, 1825 

Lane James B Sarah Van Buskirk Oct. 1, 1828 

Lawson Samuel Jane La Tourette , Oct. 9, 1824 

Layman William Maria Shepherd March 17, 1824 

Lee James Margaret Cooper May 8, 1813 

Lee William Rachel Eaton , Oct. 22, 1808 

Lee William Sarah La Tourette Aug, 5, 1815 

Lewis Jotham Catharine Van Ziel..., Dec. 30, 1804 

Lisk John Catreintje Huysuian June 20, 1767 

Littlefield Daniel jr Melvina Morris , Oct, 24, 1824 

Lubbers Roelof Weseleena Steinmets March 25, 1688 

Lubbertse Lubbert Hilletje Pouluse , March 14, 1080 

Lubi Jacob Gerritje Cornells Sept, 4, 1672 

Ludlow James Nancy Lee , July 14, 1810 

Ludlow Henry Rachel Wright Dec. 15, 1810 

Ludlow Hugh Elizabeth Sturge Dec. 10, 1808 



MARRIAGE RECORD. 335 

MALK. FEMALE. MAURIAGE DATE. 

Lyon Henry Ann Eliza Mar.sh Jan. 6, 1818 

Lyon Richard Aegie Van Houten Feb. 13, 1811 

Machelsen Sjarel Catrina Tomas March 26, 1678 

Mandeville Henry Ann Outwater April 23, 1817 

Marselis Pieter (?) Maritje Andriese , 1730 

Marselisse Ide Ariant je Sip April 11, 1754 

Marsh William Phebe Heathorne Oct. 9, 1824 

Martin Merrit Hannah Wauters Aug. 4, 1829 

Mattheu.se Jacob Sara Cornells May 15, 1707 

Maybee Jasper Catharine Edsall Jan. 2, 1802 

McCrindell Thomas Elizabeth R. Cornelison June 12, 1827 

McCubberry Robert Chanty Prior, widoiv of Wm. Coulter Oct. 30, 1825 

McDonald Isaac Ann Taylor Dec. 25, 1824 

McDonald Matthias Hannah Brinkerhoff Sept. 23, 1809 

McElroy Mary Ann Trim May 16, 1822 

McKey William Mary Jenkins Dec. 31, 1803 

McLoughlin John Phebe Britain Dec. 25, 1828 

McNeil Jacobus Antje Lisk May 15, 1768 

McTavlan Robert Eliza Coulter..^ April 8,1818 

Mead Peter T Leah Mandeville July 3, 1813 

Mecolen Benjamin Hannah Van Vorst July 25, 1812 

Meeker Hiram L Mariah F. Randall April 26, 1819 

Meeker Samuel C Maria Chadwick • Dec. 3, 1818 

Merselis Jacob Sally Merselis Sept. 13, 1828 

Merselis Merselis Gertrude Prior July 26, 1800 

Merselis Peter Jane De Mott May 28, 1822 

Mersei'eau John Esther, wjc?oio of Christopher Garretson.. Aug. 3, 1794 

Mersereau John Arm Waldron Sept. 26, 1818 

Mesier Peter D Mary Van Wyck Nov. 1, 1800 

Meyers Andries Vrouwtje Van de Vorst Nov. 1, 1671 

Mej^ers Johannis Annetje Van de Vorst June 12. 1677 

Michielse Johannis Neeltje Femens July 23, 1670 

Michielse Tades Anna Steinmets Sept. 21, 1679 

Miet John Annetje Baldwin April 28, 1793 

Mindell Conrad Margaret Baker Sept. 4, 1793 

Mix Marvin P Ann Maine Jan. 10, 1815 

Moore Abraham Maria Van Gelder Jan. 25, 1794 

Moore James Sally Moore Sept . 17, 1795 

Moore Samuel Margaret Moore Sept. 10, 1803 

Moore Thomas Elizabeth Lee July 29, 1803 

Morehouse Chauncey Ann T. Crane Feb. 16, 1822 

Mulford David Phebe Vincent Feb. 6, 1808 

Myers Garret Jane Bogert Dec. 18, 1799 

Neesje Johannis Antje Gerritsen Van Wagenen Oct. 9, 1710 

Negles Caleb Julian Crane April 24, 1817 

Newkirk Aaron Jannet je Vreeland Nov. — , 1791 

Newkirk Garret Rachel Shepherd Feb. 22, 1806 

Newkirk Garret Rachel Van Houten Oct. 25, 1828 



336 MARRIAGE RECORD. 

MALK. KKMALE. MAKIUAGE DATE. 

Newkirk (Seorge Sully Van Derhoof Feb. 9,1805 

Nowkiik Ileniy Eliza Provost July 23, 1818 

Newkirk John Maritje Newkirk Feb. 1, 1806 

Nicoll Robert 8arah V. D. Mesier April 14, 1812 

Nieuwkerck Jacob Fitje Hennion Feb. 13, 1769 

O'Donoghue Cornelius. ..Maiy Ann Willey, widow of Parknmn 

Townsend July 28, 1819 

O'Eeily John S Isabella Chambers July 13, 1819 

Opilyke Sibi Maritje Adrianse Sip Oct. 13, 1678 

Osborn Samuel Maria Shepherd Dec. 1, 1804 

Cutwater Garret Maria Van Winkle Dec. 25, 1822 

Outwater Jacob Maritje Van Derhoof Sept. 30, 1797 

Outwater John Eleanor Prior Jan. 25, 1800 

Palmer Peregrine Susanna Wright Aug. 20, 1817 

Paulmier Stephen Caroline Halsey Dec. 7, 1824 

Pelor George Euphemia Deas, ividoiv of Thos. Reed May 13, 1805 

Pieterse Andries Johannis Steinmets May 13, 1688 

Pieterse Hessel Lysbet Claes June 24, 1690 

Pieterse Merselis Peterje Van de Voorst May 12, 1G81 

Pieterse Pieter Dirckje Egberts Nov. 18, 1683 

Pieterse Pieter Treintje Hans Jacobse Oct. 3, 1687 

Pest Abraham EfBe Metsger Jan. 27, 1798 

Post Abraham Jane Anderson Nov. 27, 1819 

Post Adrian Catrintje Gerrits... April 17, 1677 

Post Adrian Elysabet Merselis April 21, 1701 

Post Egbert Saertje Stuy vesant Nov . 9, 1765 

Post Frans Maritje Cobus April 22, 1690 

Post Gerrit Lea Straet Dec. 25, 1704 

Post Jacob Elizabeth Maybee April 5, 1797 

Post Jacob Keziah Duryee May 20, 1817 

Post Johannis Elizabet Helmigse Van Houte , 1713 

Post John E Abby Prior May 9, 1794 

Post Peter Catelyntje Beekman Nov. 17, 1710 

Post Peter Jannetje Diedricks Feb. 7, 1795 

Poulusen Dirck Fitje Hartmans Vreeland '... Aug. 19, 1699 

Poulusen Martin Margrietje Wester velt March 25, 1694 

Prier Casparus Sarah Andriesen March 13, 1714 

Prier Teunis Janse Catelyntje Tomase Oct. 6, 1684 

Prine Abraham Peggy Coulter Dec. 27, 1796 

Prine Daniel Helena Evertse July 25, 1791 

Prine Peier Rachel Van Winkle Fab. 11, 1819 

Prior Abraham Ann Waldron Dec. 20, 1796 

Prior Andries Geertruy Sickles Oct. 8, 1750 

Prior Asa Sarah H. Lyon Sept. 12, 1820 

Prior Nicholas Martha Cadmas Dec. 18, 1817 

Prior Nicholas Eleanor Garrabrants Sept. 20, 1827 

Prior Nicholas C Hannah Vreeland Dec. 30, 1818 

Pryer Abraham Maritje Sickels Dec 18, 1746 



MARRIAOE RECORD. 337 

MALE. FEMALE. MAREIAGE DATE. 

Pryer Johannis Geertje Siggelse June 14, 1745 

Puker William Christiana Renny Nov. 16, 1800 

Randolph Absalom F Hannah Budd Nov. 21, 1812 

Randolph Lewis F Mary Meyer May 26, 1824 

Rapp Andrew Catherine Britain Oct. 2, 1823 

Rapp John Mary Van Clief Dec. 16, 1813 

Reddenhaus Abel Catrina Janse Van Burger July 26, 1696 

Remsey M ango Adriana Veder, widow of Coi-'s Hennion . . . Feb. 8, 1803 

Rodgers Joseph Eliza O'Brien July 26, 1811 

Roelofse Cornelius Magdaleena Van Giesen Nov. 14, 1677 

Roelofse Hehnigh Jannetje Pieterse Sept. 3, 1676 

Roelofse Tadeus Treintje Claes Jan. 8, 1678 

Rosman Thomas Ann Hennion July 12, 1820 

Ryder John Clara Steinmets Feb. 19, 1804 

Ryerson Samuel C Rachel Compton June 15, 1805 

Salter Paul Elizabeth Cubberly June 14, 1812 

Scott William Ann Lyon April 2, 1799 

Seaman Isaac Sarah Crane Jan. 30, 1819 

Seaman James G Mary Cronk June 29, 1822 

Seaman Stephen Jane Mills June 3, 1819 

Seely John Keziah Van Ziel June 23, 1800 

Seely William Ann Sickles Aug. 8, 1802 

Shay John Dolly McWilliams Feb. 20, 1819 

Shieffer Nicholas Lucretia Sisco Oct. 16, 1825 

Shepherd Abraham Mary Earle Sept. 12, 1812 

Shepherd Joseph Fanny Tuers June 6, 1813 

Shepherd Samuel Ann Smith Dec. 29, 1793 

Sheplierd Thomas Rachel Banta June 29, 1824 

Sickles Abraham Aegie Blinkerhoff April 1, 1739 

Sickles Abraham Catherine Outwater Dec. 8, 1798 

Sickles Hendrick Jenneke Stuy vesant Feb. 1, 1767 

Sickles Peter Eva Van Derhoof Oct. 8, 1791 

Sickles Robert Antje Winne Oct 8, 1749 

Sickles Willem Elysabet Kuyper Aug. 10, 1732 

Sickles Zacharias Ariantje Hartmanse Vieeland Nov. 7, 1719 

Simmons Michael Rachel Van Wart Oct. 17, 1829 

Simmons Stephen Eliza Smith, tvidow of Asa Leonai-d May 30, 1807 

Simse James Maritje Janse Daanie, widow of Jan Remse.Sept. 10, 1697 

Sip Arie Grietje Helmigseu , 17fl 

Sip Garret Margaret Newkirk Nov. 10, 1811 

Sip Henricus Annette Bayard Nov. 22, 1691 

Sip Ide Antje Van Wagenen May 23, 1725 

Sip Jan Ariantse Johanna Van de Voorst April 22, 1684 

Sip Peter Elizabeth Vreeland No v. 1, 1789 

Slingerland George H Eliza Simonson Feb. 19, 1825 

Slot Jan Andries April 2, 1700 

Smeeman Harman Annetje Daniels Dec. 9, 1668 

Smith Abel Jane Lozier Oct. 6, 1802 

43 



338 MARRIAGE RECORD. 

MALE. FEMALE. MARRIAGE DATE. 

Smith Heeknian Elizabeth Sickles June 1, 1803 

Smith Cornelius Peggy Shepherd Oct, 21, 1797 

Smith James Rachel Huyler Jan. 28, 1809 

Smith John E Altje Van Kypen March 27, 1811 

Smith rhilip Jane Ackennan March 27, 1802 

Speer John Mary Hennion July 30, 1803 

Speer John G Hannah Riker Feb. 12, 1829 

Speer William Keziah Stagg .1 June 5, 1796 

Spier Albertus Orseltje Westervelt June 5, 1744 

Spier Barent Hendrickse.Catalyntje Hendricks Aug. 6, 1698 

Spier Johannis Meya Franse Aug. 12, 1679 

Spier Johannis Geertruy Roome April 29, 1739 

Stagg Abraham Rachel Town Feb. 1, 1800 

Steinmets Casparus Margrietje Hendricksen Aug. 5, 1727 

Steinmets Caspar Treintje Jacobs March 15, 1671 

Steinmets Christophel Joannetje Gerrits Oct. 6, 1684 

Steinmets Christophel Sarah Van Neste , 1699 

Steinmets Gerrit Vrouwtje Claes March 11, 1684 

Steinmets Gerrit Catrina Gerrits, widoiv of Adrian Post July 31, 1691 

Steinmets Johannis Annetje Jacobse Van Winckel Nov. 30, 1676 

Stelting Roelof Jacomyntje Nov. 24, 1672 

Stephens Nehemiah Mary Beemau June 25, 1808 

Stillwell Ezekiel Polly Carl, widoio of Toby Smith Nov. 18, 1798 

Straatmaker Dirck Treintje Buys Nov. 27, 1698 

Straatmaker Jan Neeltje Buys, widow of Jacob Vygerse . . . Jan. 27, 1707 

Straatmaker Jan Dirckse.GeesjeGeriits Jan. 14, 1665 

Stuy vesant Petrus Pryntje Preyer Oct. 27, 1733 

Sutphen John Jane Spader June 17, 1814 

Swartwout Roelof Fransyntje Andries Nov. 22, 1691 

Svpeet Antonio Jannetje Cobus May 8, 1693 

Swiney John Rachel Compton June 15, 1805 

Syckelse Hendrick Maritje Lubbertse Dec. 27, 1678 

Tades Michiel Treintje Jacobs June 8, 1667 

Tallnian Anthony Catherine Coulter Oct. 21, 1829 

Taylor Oliver Margaret Van Home Feb. 20, 1811 

Terhune Stephen Eliza Vreeland June 1, 1815 

Terhune Stephen Jane Terhune June 9, 1821 

Thomas Arie 1 . Eliza Hill Sept. 28, 1801 

Thompson Nathaniel Catherine Maseker Dec. 29, 1798 

Thorp Garrett Helen Bond Oct. 3, 1804 

Tise Martin Nancy Van Rypen Dec. 24, 1829 

Toers Abraham Eleanor Van Winkle Jan. 29, 1809 

Toers Arent Annetje Spier July 19, 1730 

Toers Claes Arentse Jacomyntje Van Neste July 8, 1684 

Toers Lourens Arentse. . . Fransyntie Tomas Aug. 15, 1672 

Toers Nicholas Jannetje Van Rj^pen May 11, 1766 

Tomase Arieu Maritje Cobusje June 21, 1686 

Tomase Johannis Maritje Van Deusen, widoio of Tymen Van 

Valen Dec. 24, 1705 



MARRIAGE RECORD. ?539 

^f^^^- FEMALE. MARRIAGE DATE. 

Tomase Frederick Catlieriua Hoppe Oct . 13, 1672 

Toniase Tomas Sara Van Dueselten Sep. 17, 1701 

Tompkins Abraham Elizabeth Budd May 12, 1805 

Traphagen Henry Neeltje Van Vorst Jan. 25, 1803 

Travis Simeon Eliza Tompkins Oct. 17, 1813 

Tuers Aaron Effie Van Winkle Nov. 30, 1826 

Tilers Abraham A Sarah Vanderbilt Jan. 1, 1827 

Vail Aaron Elizabeth Gellard, wid. of Peter Robertson, April 18, 1813 

Van Antwerp William Mary Clendenny Jan. 13 1821 

Van Barkelow Hartmansen, Maria Cortelyoii April 1, 1697 

Van Blarcom Gysbei-t Jan- 
sen Magdaleena La Komba Jan. 16, 1706 

Van Blarcom Johannis 

Janse Metje Jans July 16, 1693 

Van Borekelaer Evert Ev- 

ertson Hillegond Jacobse June 7, 1707 

Van Boskerck Abraham. . . Elizabeth Cole May 1, 1805 

Van Boskerck Cornelius . . Peggy Van Home Dec. 24, 1800 

Van Boskerck James Jr. . . Jane Garrabrants Dec. 20, 1821 

Van Boskerck John Isabella Van Eypen Nov. 20, 1814 

Van Boskerck Lourens. . . Fitje Cornelise Vreeland Sept. 18, 1709 

Van Boskerck Nicholas. . . Jane Cadmus Dec. 15, 1814 

Van Buren Beekman Ann Ackerman Dec. 4, 1819 

Van Buren Sylvester Ann Amanda Vander Poel, widow of James 

Wrangle Jan. 1, 1801 

Van Clief Daniel A.ltje Diedricks June 24, 1797 

Van Clief Jacob Maria Post Dec. 25, 1823 

Van Clief John Ann Brown, widow of James Welsh Aug. 13, 1809 

Van Clift Gideon Mary Harris Oct. 24, 1802 

Van Dalson Abraham Sophia Cole Dec. 1, 1814 

Van Dalson Henry Jr. ... Mary Ann Lyon Oct. 19, 1818 

Van Dalson John Elsje Carlock, widow of Tunis Quinn Nov. 10, 1800 

Van den Bos Hendrick 

Janse Maria Boas Oct. 17, 1635 

Van der Beek Abraham A., Elizabeth Cole Feb. 11, 1817 

Van der Bilt Jan Aertsen.Magdaleentje Hanse Dec 10, 1681 

Van Derhoof Henry Naomi Day May 6, 1797 

Van Derhoof Johannis Maria Bertsie April 22, 1738 

Van der Heyden Wni. An- 
thony Henrietta W. E. Van Holten Aug. 16, 1800 

Van der Koeren Hendrick, Eva Jacoben Slot — , 1723 

Van der Linda Koelof Susanna Hendrickse Oct. 2, 1682 

Van Giesen Abraham Fitje Andriese Oct. 4, 1691 

Van Giesen Bastiaen Aeltje Hendrickse June 25, 1688 

Van Giesen Isaac Cornelia Aug. 10, 1690 

Van Giesen Jacob Busje Pluvier June 1, 1693 

Van Giesen Jacob Hillegont Claesen Kuyper Sept. 26, 1708 

Van Giesen Johannis Aeltje Schopmous July 13^ 1687 

Van Giesen Ryuier Hendrickje Janse Buys Oct. 17. 1699 



?)40 MARKIAGK RECORD. 

MAI.K. FEMALE. MAHHIAGE DATK 

Van Gieseii Rynier Catieiiitje Merselis April 17, 1737 

Van Uooren Kutgert Neeltjo Diedricks, widow of Jan Van Der- 

li nden April 25, 1697 

Van Hooren Barent Ba- 

rentsen Pic4ers Feb. 23, 1712 

Van Home Andrew Hannah Osborn April 10, 1802 

Van Home Burger Anna Boskerck Feb. 12, 1801 

Van Home Cornelius Sally Clendenny Nov. 16, 1799 

Van Home Cornelius Jane Garrabrants Jan. 21, 1810 

Van Home Garret Margaret T. Gautier Jan. 5, 1812 

Van Home Henry Catherine Vreeland Dec. 17, 1809 

Van Horne Jacob Catherine lioskerck Feb. 18, 1826 

Van Home John Mary Prior Dec. 27, 1805 

Van Home John G Hannah Van Rypen Dec. 19, 1812 

Van Horne Myndert Mary Sickles Oct. 12, 1816 

Van Horne Peter Mary Jerolamon Oct. 4, 1824 

Van Houten Helmigh Catherine Van Eypen Dec. 7, 1799 

Van Houten Johannis Annatje Collerd Dec. 19, 1782 

Van Houten John Jr Sally Mandeville Dec. 20, 1821 

Van Houten Joseph Catherine Garretson Sept. 20, 1801 

Van Houten Michael Altje Van Home Dec. 15, 1793 

Van Houten Peter Ann Winne Feb. 26, 1815 

Van Nieuwkercke Garrit 

Mattheusen Catreintje Kuyper Sept. 5, 1730 

Van Nieuwkercke Mat- 

theus Corneliese Anna Lubi Dec. 14, 1670 

Van Nieuwkercke Poulus, Helena Spier June 18, 1728 

Van Pelt Tunis Ann Vreeland Sept. 21, 1826 

Van Rypen Christopher . . Gertrude Van Houten Dec. 27, 1 802 

Van Rypeu Cornelius Altje Van Horne, ividow of Michael Van 

Houten May 31, 1807 

Van Rypen Cornelius Catherine Newkirk Nov. 7, 1813 

Van Rypen Cornelius R. . . Mary Sickles Sept. 15, 1827 

Van Rypen Daniel Elizabeth Van Rypen Sept. 19, 1811 

Van Rypen Daniel Jannetje Winne Nov. 19, 1785 

Van Rypen Daniel Jane Post Sept. 7, 1826 

Van Rypen Derrick Jenneke Vreeland Oct. — , 1792 

Van Rypen Garret Jane Hennion Aug. 9, 1805 

Van Rypen Garret Elizabeth Simonson Jan. 14, 1815 

Van Rypen Garret C Hannah Evans May 28, 1817 

Van Rypen Garret C Eliza Van Wart April 28, 1819 

Van Rypen George Clara Vreeland July 23, 1814 

Van Rj'pen Gerrit Cati-eintje Van Rypen March 2, 1799 

Van Rypen Jerry Aegie Diedricks, ividow of Jacob Collerd . . Sept. 13, 1807 

Van Rypen Jurrie Neeltje Van Hooni Dec. 18, 1790 

Van Rypen Michael Celia Cadnuis Dec. 21, 1816 

Van Rypen Peter Maria Vreeland Dec. 13, 1828 

Van Rypen Richard Margaret Cadmus Oct. 15, 1825 

Van Steenwyck Peter Cor- 

nelise Hendrickje Arentse July 31, 1670 



MARRIAGE RECORD. 841 

MALE. FEMALE. MAUUIAGE DATE. 

Van Tuyl Abraham Metje Vreeland Dec. 8, 1738 

Van Tuyl Michael Saertje Hooper Aug. 3, 1766 

Van Tuyl Michael Sophia Cubberly Dec. 9, 1797 

Van Voorst Cornells Fitje Gerrits April 6, 1685 

Van Voorst Cornells Claesie De Mott 1726 

Van Vorst Garret Cynthia Hennion Dec. 25, 1810 

Van Vorst Jacob Styntje E vei tson Jan. 21, 1809 

Van Wagenen Cornelius . . Catrina Sickles Oct. 7 1742 

Van Wagenen Gerrit Margrietje Van Winckel March 22, 1746 

Van Wagenen Gerrit Har- 

niansen Antje Sip Oct 3, 1713 

Van Wagenen Hartnian . . Catherine Newkirk Aug. 16, 1812 

Van Wagenen Helmigh. . . Maritje Blinckerhof Sept. 26, 1736 

Van Wagenen Jacob Jannetje Van Houten Oct. 7, 1742 

Van Wagenen Jacob Ger- 

ritsen Leah Gerrits May 2, 1719 

Van Wagenen Johannis . . Aeltje Vreeland Oct. 17, 1748 

Van Wagenen Johannis . . Neeltje Van Wagenen Nov. 8, 1750 

Van Wart Isaac Sarah Van der Beek June 15, 1816 

Van Winckel Daniel Rachel Straatmaker May 15, 1707 

Van Winckel Daniel Jannetje Cornelise Vreeland Sept. 3, 1709 

Van Winckel Hendrick. . . Catreintje Waldron May — , 1726 

Van Winckel Henry Catharine Van Wagenen Jan. 10, 1801 

Van Winckel Jacob Ja- 

cobse Aeltje Daniels Dec. 15, 1675 

Van Winckel Jacob Ja- 

cobse Grietje Hendricks Hollinge March 26, 1695 

Van Winckel Jacob Ja- 

cobsen Jr Fitje Poulus March 26, 1703 

Van Winckel Jacob Sy- 

monsen Jacomynlje Mattheuse April 21, 1701 

Van Winckel Johannis Wa- 

lingse Hillegont Sippe Sept. 30, 1710 

Van Winckel Joseph Janneke Vreeland, widow of Henry New- 
kirk May 26, 1798 

Van Winckel Syiuon Ja- 

cobse Annetje Adrianse Sip Dec. 15, 1675 

Van Winckel Synion Ja- 

cobsen Jannetje Alger May 27, 1710 

Van Winckel Waling Ja- 

cobse Catherina Michielse March 15, 1671 

Van Winkle Abraham Helen Evertson, wic^ow of Daniel Perrine.. Sept. 8, 1818 

Van Winkle Cornelius Margaret Van Rypen Aug. 16, 1807 

Van Winkle Garret ...:.. Cornelia Vreeland Oct. 3, 1601 

Van Winkle Jacob A Sally Cadmus Feb. 7, 1808 

Van Winkle Jacob D Ann Vreeland Dec. 31, 1812 

Van Winkle John G Ann Van Winkle April 6, lb26 

Van Winkle Joseph Ann Cubberly Nov. 23, 1805 

Van Winkle Peter Hannah Van Rypen May 20, 1820 

Van Winkle Walter Phebe Tuers May 21, 1807 



842 MARRIAGE RECORD. 

MALE. FEMALE. MARKIAGE DATE- 

A''an Woeglin Arie Selytje Preyer March 2o, 1715 

Vaveira Louis Maria Macliado March 22, 1812 

Vernieule Adriaen Cathelyiitje Hundrickse July 1, 1708 

Vreelaud Abraham Margrietje Jacobse Van Winckei Oct, 28, 1699 

Vreelaiid Abraham Hannah Van Rype n Nov. 30, 1816 

Vroehmd Claas Catleintje Sip Nov. 13, 1757 

Vreeland Claas Hartmanse Annetje Harmensen May 24, 1697 

A^reeland Cornelis Michi- 

eLse Metje Dirckse Braccke May 12, 1681 

Vreeland Cornelius C Catherine Outwater Dec. 23, 1825 

Vreeland Cornelius M Catherine Newkirk Nov. 28, 1822 

Vreeland Daniel Cornelia Newkirk Jan. 23, 1813 

Vreeland Dirck Hartnian8e,Margrietje Diedricks Banta Oct. 20, 1702 

Vreeland Elias Johannisen, Maritje Van Hooren May 11, 1723 

Vreeland Enoch J Sophia Ackeriuan Jan. 23, 1828 

^ Vreeland Enoch Michielse, Dirckje Meyers June 20, 1670 

•^ Vreeland Enoch Michielse, Grietje Wessels Aug. 23, 1691 

V Vreeland Enoch Michielse, Aagtje Van Hooren Jan. 13, 1705 

Vreeland Garret Jane Winne July 21, 1814 

Vreeland Garret Mary Smith May 15, 1824 

Vreeland Garret J Jane Vreeland Dec. 19, 1822 

Vreeland George Catherine Newkirk June 17, 1809 

Vreeland Hartnian Maritje Gerbrant Nov. 20, 1739 

Vreeland Hartman Eliza B. Gautier Dec. 17, 1808 

Vreeland Henry Margaret Vreeland Dec. 24, 1825 

Vreeland Jacob Catharine Brinkei-hofl' Jan. 24, 1801 

Vreeland Johannis Helena Gerbrantse June 21, 1778 

Vreeland Johannis Johan- 
nisen Antje Diedricks , 1726 

Vreeland Johannis Michi- 
else Claesje Dirckse Braecke May 14, 1682 

Vreeland John Polly Westervelt July 30, 1796 

Vreeland John Hester Cadmus Mai-ch 17, 1804 

Vreeland John Eachel Mandeville Nov. 19, 1818 

Vreeland John G Catharine Van Houten Feb. 1, 1817 

Vreeland Michael Maritje Toers Nov. 27, 1691 

Vreeland Michael Geertje Sickles Sept. 16, 1781 

Vreeland Michael Eachel De Groot Feb. 13, 1796 

Vreeland Michael Annetje Garrabrants Nov. 5, 1789 

Vreeland Michael Jane Van Derhoof May 11, 1799 

Vreeland Michael Altje Outwater Nov. 29, 1801 

Vreeland Michael Hart- 
manse Elysabet Gerrits May 30, 1719 

Vreeland Mindert Catharine Cadmus Jan. 18, 1823 

Vreeland Nicholas Hannah Winne March 15, 1814 

Vreeland Peter Ann Vreeland March 16, 1816 

Vreeland Richard Margaret De Mott Dec. 9, 1815 

Vreelan 1 Stephen Janneke Vreeland Dec. 10, 1797 

Vreeland Stephen Altje Van Winkle, widow of John Mande- 
ville Nov. 29, 1828 



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MARRIAGE RECORD. 343 

MALE. FEMALE. MARKIAGE DATE. 

Vreeland Stephen Elizabeth Van Rypen Oct. 14, 1817 

Vreeland William Cornelia Vreeland Jan. 30, 1814 

Vreeland William Catharine Sickles, widow of Leonard John- 
son Oct. 2, 1822 

Wade Matthias Eliza Ludlow Sept. 28, 1823 

Waldron Joseph Antje Diedricks Dec. 3, 1757 

Waldron Joseph Jemima Chambers Dec. 27, 1807 

Waldron Joseph Sarah Van Derbeek, u-idoiv of Isaac Van 

Wart Jan. 15, 1826 

Wannamaker Abraham . . .Maria Wannamaker April 5, 1817 

Wannamaker Richard Eliza Seely June 10, 1820 

Ward Al vah Fanny Haff July 4, 1818 

Ward Peter Maria Colfax April 9, 1802 

Warner Jacob Hannah L. Farrington Dec. 7, 1823 

Wauters Garret Cornelia Vreeland Jan. 29, 1825 

Webb, Dr. Edwin Anna E. Hornblower April 27, 1829 

Welsh Alexander Eliza G. Lynch April 15, 1816 

Welsh Archer G. Margaret Stager Dec. 25, 1823 

Welsh Benjamin F Elizabeth Rapp Jan. 3, 1810 

Welsh Benjamin F Isabella Lewis Feb. 26, 1820 

Welsh Daniel Catharine Van Winkle Feb. 13, 1815 

W^elsh John Leentje Steinmets June 25, 1797 

Welsh John Gertrude Rapp Aug. 7, 1811 

West William Hannah M. Tunis Dec. 21, 1818 

Wester velt Peter Claesie Van Wagenen Oct. 30, 1796 

Westervelt William Catherine Decker Sept. 14, 1800 

Wilbur Benjamin Winckie Vreeland April 15, 1797 

WUbur William Eliza Osbom Dec. 20, 1827 

Wilhams John Rebecca Smith July 26, 1795 

Willis Barney Eliza Bryant Nov. 21, 1813 

Wilmarth William M Margaret Lyon Feb. 10, 1818 

Wilson John Alexander. . .Eliza Rose July 22, 1818 

Winne Edo Aeltje Toers Nov. 6, 1790 

Wiune Johannis Aeltje Diedricks Dec. 10, 1753 

Winne John Maria Mandeville Dec. 11, 1790 

Winne John S Mary Smith Sept. 5, 1816 

Winne Levinus Annetje Sip Oct. 8, 1749 

Winne Martin Rachel Van Winkle. April 1, 1797 

Wood Abraham Roeta Clendenny Oct. 12, 1783 

Woods Walter Sarah Post March 6, 1818 

Woods William Mary Waldron Feb. 28, 1820 

Wright Daniel T Mary Field May 11, 1806 

Youmans Jeremiah Letitia Oldis, widow of Lawrence Van Or- 

den Nov. 8, 1801 

Zahriskie Albert Machtelt Van de Linden Dec. 17, 1676 

Zabriskie Albert Catharine Van Rypen Nov. 7, 1822 

Zabriskie Jacob ......... Catharine Van Houten Dec. 12, 1801 



3 44 MARRIAGE RECORD. 

MALE. FEMALE. MARRIAGE DATE. 

Zabriskie Jacob Catherine, ividow of Helmigh Van Houten, Jan. 3, 1829 

Zabriskie John Aegie Diechiciks June 11, 1805 

Zabriskie John H Ann Winne April 11, 1820 

FEMALE. MALE. 

Ackerman Ann Beeknian Van Buren Dec 4, 1819 

Ackernian Jane Pliilip Smith March 27, 1822 

Ackerman Sophia Enocli J. Vreeland Jan. 23, 18i!8 

Ackerman Susan Peter Earle July 4, 1823 

Alger Jannetje Symon Jacobsen Van Winckel May 27, 1710 

Anderson Catherine Obed Banker April 4, 1824 

Anderson Jane Abraham Post Nov. 27, 1819 

Andries ...Jan Slot April 2, 1700 

Andries Fransyntje Roelof Swartvvout Xov. 22, 1691 

Andriese Maritje Pieter Marselis (?) , 1730 

Andriese Rachel Dirck Cornelise Comyn Oct. 21, 1707 

Andi'iesen Sarah Casparus Prier March 13, 1814 

Arentje Hendrickje Peter Cornelise Van Steenwyck July 30, 1670 

Armstrong Mary, ividoio of 

Henry Young John Edwards July 26, 1811 

Ayres Jane Abraham Decker July 29, 1815 

Bagtmens Ann, widoiv Patrick Grimes Feb. 3, 1796 

Baker Margaret Conrad Mindell Sept. 4, 1793 

Baldwin Annat je John Miet April 28, 1793 

Banta Margrietje Die- 

dricks Dirck Hartmanse Vreeland Oct. 20, 1702 

Banta Eachel Thomas Shepherd June 29, 1824 

Barber Mary Jesse Bush Oct. 12, 1812 

Bayard Annetje Henricus Sip Nov. 22, 1691 

Bear Maria Haybrecht De Wolf Sept. 23, 1798 

Beekman Catelyntje Peter Post Nov. 17, 1710 

Beeman Mary Nehemiah Stephens June 25, 1808 

Belser Betje Koobes Ackerman Nov. 27, 1782 

Bertse Maria Johannis Vanderhoof April 22, 1738 

Blinkerhof Aegie Abraham Sickles April 1, 1739 

Blinkerhof Margrietje Mattys De Mott May 6, 1705 

Boas Maria Hendrick Janse Van den Bos Oct. 17, 1685 

Bogert Jane Garret Meyers Dec. 18, 1799 

Bond Helen Garret Thorp Oct. 3, 1804 

Bond Julia John Conkling Nov, 30, 1803 

Boskerck Anna Burger Van Home Feb. 12, 1801 

Boskerck Catherine Jacob V