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length on the east ninety-two feet and fotir inches, on the west one
hundred and three feet and a half, all Rhineland measure ; which
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to him by the
late Governor General Francis Lovelace, of date the 30th of August
1 67 1, to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincum-
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav-
ing the lord's right ) and without the grantor's making any further
claim in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and sat-
isfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore full
power to the aforenamed Teunis Cornelise, mason, and Harme
Lievese, or their heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis-
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as they might do with their
own patrimonial estates and eflfects, promising to warrant and defend
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum-
brances according to law and further nevermore to do or cause to



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

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



DEEDS 1678-I704 93

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

Done in Albany, on the nth of July 1680.

Abram Staas

Cornells 2'an Dyck

A. Teller In my presence,

Ro"^. Livingston, Secretary

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

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

Done in Albany, on this i6th of August 1680.

Dirck Wcsselsz The mark X of Symon Shoute, made

A. Teller with his own hand.

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

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

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



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



94 i:.\KLV RECORDS OF ALHAXV

Wessells, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Geertruy Barents, ha\-
ing power of attorney from her husband Jacob Hevick. who de-
clared that she granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful
and free ownershij) to and for the behoof of Sweer Teunise van
\'elsen^ lier house and l)arn together with live lots (Looten) of
land lying on J.u])l)erde land,- as the same lie fenced, and as she
has ])Ossessed the same, lying northwardly of the lot of Ger^
Swan and to the south of the lot of Ysbrant Eldersen ; in breadth
on the ri\cr side twenty-six rods and three feet and on the west
[east ?] side of the same breadth and in length from the river to
the wagon road ; which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the
conveyance granted lo her by Dirk Hesselingh ■' and him. Swetr
Teunise, etc., to which reference is herein made; all which she
does in accordance with her contract made under date of the 5th
of December 1679 [stipulating] that he, Sweer Teunise, would
properly provide her husband Jacob Hevick with food and clothing
so long as he lives and then honorably bury him ; in consideration
whereof the lots of land and house, etc. are transferred to him
free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing
out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without her, the
grantor's, making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl-
edging herself to be paid and satisfied therefor (in consideration
aforesaid), the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actionem ccssain, and full power to the aforenamed Sweer
Teunise van ^'elsen, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with
and dispose of the said house, barn and five lots of land as he
might do with his patrimonial estate and effects, promising to
warrant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble,
claims and incumbrances according to law and further nevermore
to do or cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner,
binding herself as by law provided.

Done in Albany, the ist of September 1680.

Dirck IVesscls:: The mark X of Geertruy Barents,

A. Teller made with lier owmi hand.

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary



1 In Notarial Papers, i :435, he is called Sweer Teunissen van Westbroeck.
He probably came from what is known as Velser-Westbroek, the western
part of the polder Velserbroek, north of Haarlem, in the province of North
Holland.

2 Now part of Troy, N. Y.

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



DEEDS 1678-1704 95

Deed from Ludovicus Cobes to David Schuyler for a house and

lot on the hill in Albany

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

Ludovicus Cobes
D'lrck Wesselsz
A. Teller In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary



I See p. 46. Tlie house stood on tlie north side of State street apparently
between North Pearl and Tames streets.

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



96 EAKLV RECORDS OF ALKAXV

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

[85J Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady. in presence of the
Honorable }>[r Cornells van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, mag-
istrates of said jurisdiction, Mr Dirk W'essells and Mr (ier^
Teunise who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over
in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof
of Dirk Heyndrix Bye alias d'Sweedt' a certain little piece of land
or flat {vlaktentje) lying on the Kinderhoek kill, next the flat
which P"". Vosburgh bought of said grantors, lying on the west
side of said kill ; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the
])atent granted to them by the Honorable Sir Edmond Andross,
knight, governor general, of date the 15th of April 16S0, to which
reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, with-
out any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the
lord's right) and without the grantors' making any further claim
in the least thereto, acknowledging themselves to be paid and satis-
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actio7iem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Dirk Heyndrix
Bye to do with and dispose of the aforesaid little fiat as he might
do with his own patrimonial estate and eftects, promising to war-
rant and defend the same against all persons from all trouble,
claims and incumbrances according to law, and further nevermore
to do or cause to be done anything contrary hereto in any manner,
binding themselves as by law provided. Done in Albany, this
13th of December 1680.

Dirck Wesselsz
Cornells van Dyck The mark X of Gerrft Teunisse

Joh: Provoost van Vechten^ made with his own

hand.

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary



1 Dirck Hendricksen Bve, the Swede.



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 97

Deed from Andries Hansen Huygh to Dirck Hendricksen Bye

for land at Kinderhook

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

Cornells Van Dyck The mark X of Andries Hanse,

J oh: Provoost made with his own hand.

In my presence,

,Ro^. Livingston, Secretary



98 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Deed from Andries Hansen Huygh to Andries Jacobsen Garde-

nier for land at Kinderhook

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

The mark X of And^ Hanse, made
Cornelis vanDyck with his own hand.

J oh: Provoost In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary



1 ten zvesten van d'Cley Ciiyl streckende oost & west langs d'groote kill
binnen d'Creupelboss, tot tnschen 't greene Boss & d'Eyke boss syn bene-
dcnste heyning streckende tot in d'groote kill.



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 99

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

[88] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Rensselaerswyck, etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr
Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes Provoost, magistrates of the same
jurisdiction, Elisabeth d'Linde, widow of the late Cornelise Teunise
Swart, who declared herself to be honestly and truly indebted and
in arrears to the honorable diaconate of the Reformed Church here
in this town in the sum of four hundred and fifty-four guilders, sea-
wan, for money loaned and to her content received, which sum of
454 gl. seawan she promises to pay to the said diaconate at the first
opportunity, whereto she specially binds her land lying at Shinnech-
tady, being lot N°. 10 between Symon d'Backer and Jan van Eps,
and generally her person and estate, real and personal, present and
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all
lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany on the 3d of
January i6|5.

LELSEBETH DELENDT

. ^ In my presence,

Ro"^. Livingston, Secretary

The foregoing obligation is thankfully paid by Jacob Meuse
Vromen in heavy pieces of 8, agio at 9-I per cent, to our full satis-
faction. Witness our hands, in Albany, this 2d of February i68|.

Deacon, Pieter Schuyler
Deacon, Albert Ryckman

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

the hill

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



100 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

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

Wm : Parker

Deed from William Parker to Dirck Wesselsen and Jacob San-
dersen Glen for a lot at Albany on the hill

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



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



DEEDS 1 6/ 8- 1 704 10 1

rods and one foot, all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor,
does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by W"\ Nottingham of
Kingston, of date the 6th of April 1679, to which reference is herein
made, being a part of lot N°. 9 by the late Governor General Rich :
Nicolls granted by patent to said Nottingham, under date of the
30th of May 1667,^ and that free and unincumbered, without any
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's
right) and without the grantor's making any further claim what-
soever thereto, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actionem ccssain and full power to the aforenamed Mr Dirk Wes-
sells and Jacob Sanderse Glen, their heirs, successors, or assigns,
to do with and dispose of the same as they might do with their
own patrimonial estate and efi:"ects, promising to warrant and de-
fend the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands
and incumbrances and further nevermore to do nor cause anything
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto
as by law provided. Done in Albany, this nth of January
t6 8 f*



Cornells van Dyck
Johannes Provoost



Wm : Parker



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

the hill

[91] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of the
Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Johannes Provoost, magis-
trates of the same jurisdiction, John Conell, who declared that
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Mr And*. Teller, burgher of this town,
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the
hill, between the house of Mr Dirk Wessells and the house of Dirk
Albertse Bratt and Arent van den Bergh, deceased, being in breadth
in front on the street eighteen feet and one inch, southerly bounded
by Arent van Den Bergh, deceased, in length five rods and one foot,
and westerly eighteen feet in breadth, bounded by Rob : Gardinier,
all Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the
conveyance given to him, by W™. Parker, of date the nth of Janu-
ary i68y, to which reference is herein made, being a part of lot



^ See note to preceding document.



102



EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY



N°. 9 granted by the late General Rich: NicoUs to W*". Notting-
ham ; 1 and that free and unincumbered, without any charges
thereon, or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right) and
without the grantors making any further claim in the least thereto,
acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and
full power to the aforenamed Mr Andries Teller to do with and dis-
pose of the aforesaid house and lot as he might do with his own
patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the
same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and incum-
brances and further nevermore to do nor cause to be done anything
contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law
provided. Done in Albany, this /th of February i68y.

Cornells van Dyck John Conell

Johannes Provoost

In my presence,

Rc^. Livingston, Secretary

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

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



^ See note on p. 100.

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

3 The Dutch description reads: bclendcndc ten noorden van hct Erff van
Jacob Staes, & ten suyden van't huys van Jannetie Pauls, & ten -westen



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