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for a certain parcel of land to them conveyed this day lying on the
west side of the North river over against Claverak, which sum of
fifty beavers, or wheat at market price to be delivered here in Al-
bany, the subscribers promise to pay in the following manner, to
wit, next May fifteen beavers, May 1682 five beavers and every
year thereafter five beavers up to 50 beavers ; but on this express
condition and stipulation that the one shall not be holden to pay
for the other, each being holden for twenty-five beavers, so that
if one of them should fail to pay said Johannes Cloet can attach
his half of the land, without lessening the other's rights ; for the
payment of which sum the subscribers give mortgage upon the land
on condition aforesaid, pledging the same to said Capt. Cloet spec-
ially, each his half of the land for said payment, and generally
their persons and estates, real and personal, present and future.



DEEDS I 678-1 704 123

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

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

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

Dirck IVesselss

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Myndert Fredericksen for a

plot of ground in Albany

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



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



124 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

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

Done in Albany, the 15th of April 1681.

JoHANXs Clute
Cornells ran Dyck
Dirck JVesselsa

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from the magistrates of Albany to David Schuyler for a

lot at Albany

[113] The honorable magistrates of Albany, colony of Rensel-
aerswyck and 'Schaenhechtady, etc., declare by these presents that
they grant, convey and make over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Mr David Schuyler, a certain lot ly-
ing behind his house where he now lives, being in breadth on the
west five and a half rods and four inches and on the east five rods
and seven inches ; in length northerly two and a half rods and nine
inches and southerly two rods and six inches, being on the westerly
side of the lot belonging to the colony, on the easterly side of Mr
David Schuyler aforesaid, on the northerly side of Hans Hen-
drix and on the southerly side of the alley by the town fence ^ ac-
cording to the measurement and survey of the surveyor dated the
14th of May 1 68 1, which lot the aforenamed David Schuyler has
bought of the magistrates and fully paid for, [they] conveying the
same free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), therefore
giving to the aforenamed David Schuyler, his heirs, successors and
assigns full power to dispose of the same as he might do with his
own patrimonial effects and the right to demand a patent for the
aforesaid lot from the right honorable general.

Done in Albany this 19th day of May 1681.

cornelis van dvck
Dirck Wesselsz
Cornelis van Dyck
Dirck Wesselsz

In my presence,

Rc^. Livingston, Secretary



^ Belendende ten westen van't Erff toebehoorende d'CoIony & Beoosten
van .!/"•. David Schuyler voorsz, & benoorden van hans hendrix & bestiyden
van d'Gangh by d' Stadts heyningen, which Professor Pearson first translated
as "bounded westerly by the lot belonging to the colony . . ." and then
changed as above in the text. The latter way is doubtless correct.



DEEDS 1 6/8- 1 704 125

Deed from Gerrit Reyersen to Barent Myndertsen and others for
a lot outside the north gate of Albany

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



1 belcndcndc ten Suydcn van d' Dzvars heyning van hem Transportant &
Claes Janse van Boekhooven & ten noorden & Oosten van hem Transportant
& ten Westen van d' gemeene zvegh. Professor Pearson translates this :
" bonnded southerly l)y the cross fence of the grantor and Claes Janse van
Boekhooven and northerly and easterly of him the grantor and west of the
common way." It will be noticed, however, that in so doing he describes
the lot twice as being bounded to the south by the grantor.

2 The abstract of this patent in Patents, 1667-1671, pt 2, p. 33, in the New
York State Library, reads : "A Confirmacon graunted unto Reyer Elberts &
Claes Jans for a pcell of Land at Albany Richard Xicolls Esqz &c Whereas
there was a Patent, or Groundbriefe heretofore graunted by the Dutch
Governc Petrus Stuyvesant unto Arent van Curler for a certain piece of
Land near the Fort in Beverwick at Albany to the North of Reyer Elbertsen
lying in length along the highway, & in breadth twelve Rod going westward
into the woods fourty four Rod and abutting behind overag^t the Fence of
Arent Andriesen de Noorman, which s^ Patent or Groundbriefe so graunted
as aforesd bearing date the 23*''. day of Apr : 1659 was on the 30th. of Apr :
1663 transported and made over unto Reyer Elberts and Claes Jans by the s<i
Arent van Curler with all his Right and Interest therein. Now for a Con-
firmacon &c. The Patent is dated the y^^. May 1667."



120 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

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

Done in Albany, the 25th of May 1681.

Gerrit Reyersen
Cornelis van Dyck
Dirck JJ'essclsc

In my presence,

Ro'f. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Capt. Volkert Jansen Douw to Harmen Rutgers for

a let in Albany

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



1 Same as Fuyck, or Rutten kill.

2 Now Beaver street.

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



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 • 127

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

VOLCKART JanSZ DoXTW

Cornells van Dyck
Dirck Wesselsa

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Harmen Jansen Lyndrayer to Pieter Winne for a

house and lot in Albany

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



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



128 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto
in any manner, binding himself as by law provided.
Done in Albany, the 21st of June 1O81.

Harmen Jansz Lyndraier
Cornelis van Dyck
Dirck IVesselsz

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Bond and mortgage of Pieter Winne to Harmen Jansen Lyn-

drayer (not executed)

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

[This instrument was not signed.]

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

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



DEEDS I 678- I 704 129

of the same jurisdiction, Jan Andriese Dow, who declared that he
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership
to and for the behoof of Johannes Thomase Mingael and Jacob
Teunise, .both shoemakers of this town, a certain house and lot
standing and lying here in Albany,- adjoining southerly and westerly
Jochim Ketelheyn, northerly the house of Jan Cornelise Vyselaer
and easterly the street ; in length three rods, nine feet and seven
inches and in breadth one rod, eight feet and one inch, but it is re-
served that the alley between this house and the house of Jan Cor-
nelise Vyselaer shall remain in common, being fifteen and a half
feet long back of said Jan Gaw's ^ house ; which he, the grantor,
does by virtue of the conveyance given to him by Jan Cornelise
Vyselaer, of date the 20th of June 1678,^ to which reference is
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges
thereon 6v issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right ), without
the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowl-
edging himself to be paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with
the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to
the aforenamed Johannes Tomase Mingael and Jacob Teunise to do
with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot as they could do
with their own patrimonial estate and efifects, promising to warrant
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor
cause any thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding
himself thereto as by law provided therefore.

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

Dirck Wessellss A : Appel

Jan Janss Blceckcr

In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, Secretary

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

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



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

2 See Early Records of Albany, i :i87.



130 EARLY RECORDS OF ALRANY

the Honorable Mr Cornelie Yan Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis-
trates of the same jurisdiction, Johannes Thomese Mingael, who
declared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Teunise, shoe-
maker, his certain just half of a house and lot standing and lying
here in Albany on Coe straet,^ adjoining southerly and westerly
Jochim Ketelheyn, northerly the house of Jan Cornelise Vyselaer
and to the east- the street; in length three rods, nine feet, seven
inches and in breadth one rod, eight feet and one inch, reserving the
alley between said house and the house of Jan Gaw to remain in
common, being fifteen feet and a half long back of said Jan Gaw's
house; which half of said house and lot he, the grantor, conveys
by virtue of a deed to him and said Jacob Teunise given by Adriaen
Appell, attorney for Jan Andriese Dow on the 8th day of July 1681,
to which reference is herein made, and that free and unincumbered,
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the
lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim in the
least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied there-
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem
cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jacob Teunise, his heirs,
successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid half
[interest in] the house and lot as he could do with his own patri-
monial estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same
against all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances accord-
ing to law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything to be
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by
law provided.

Done in Albany, the 9th of July 1681.

Cornelis van Dyck Johannis Tomes Meingael

Dirck Wesselsz

In my presence,

Ro"^. Livingston, Secretary

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

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



^ Literally, " Cow street " ; now Broadway.



DEEDS 1678-I704 131

trates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Jan Thomase/ who de-
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and
free ownership to and for the behoof of Jacob Janse Schermer-
hooren, the just half of the island of Schotack as he has divided it
with Volkert Janse Dow, viz, [the part] along the kill side belong-
ing to Jan Thomase and [that] on the river side belonging to Volk^
Janse Dow ; together with what belongs to him on the east bank,
with house, barn and rick, just as he bought it at vendue on the
19th of September 1670, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the
patent to him and Volkert Janse granted under date of the 4th of
JVTay 1667^ by the late Governor General Richard Nicolls for the
whole island and a parcel of land lying on the east side of the kill
where the house of Mahac Notas stood ; and that free and unincum-
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav-
ing the lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim
in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be paid and satisfied
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam ac-
tionem cessam and full power to do with and dispose of the afore-
said half island lying on the kill side and the appurtenances thereof
as the same has been owned by the grantor as [the grantee] could
do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant
and defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims' and
incumbrances according to law and further nevermore to do nor
. cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding
himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, this nth of July 1681.

Cornells van Dyck Jan Thomasz

Dirk Wesselsz

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Release by Capt. Philip Pietersen Schuyler of his half interest in
three parcels of land at Half Moon to Annetje Lievens, widow
of Goosen Gerritsen van Schaick

[121] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of the



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

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



13- EARLY RECORDS OF ALIiANV

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



1 The record of this patent seems to be lost, but the three grants to which
reference is made were as follows: (i) a patent of October 13, 1665, for
" a certaine Tract of Land called Mathahenaack, Scituate, lyin": and being
to the North of the fourth Spring, beyond and above the Colony of Renzluers-



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