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for the behoof of Thomas Davidtse Kikebull a certain house and
lot standing and lying in this place over against the church, next
the house of Major Abraham Staas, which lot extends northward
to the fence of said Staas and southward as broad as the house is



1 Thus in the original.



DEEDS 1 6/8- 1 704 163

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

Gerret V'isbeeck
Cornelis van Dyck
Dirck Wessclss

In my presence.

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary



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

2 May II, 1667, Jan Fransen van Hoesen received a confirmatory patent for
two lots of ground at Albany, one " having to the South and West sides the
waggon way to the North Hendrick Jansen Westerkamp and to the East
a certain way that goes between the Garden and the Lott conteyning in
breadth before towards the way four Rod, & six foot and behind five Rod
and five foot. In length on the North side eleaven Rod, two foot and on the
South tenn Rod nine foot," granted to him April 23, 1652, and the other
" a certain Lott of Ground and Garden lying in the Towne aforemenconed
towards the River to the East of the Lott where his House stands having
on the North side Hendrick Westercamps on the West, East, & South the
Common highway being in breadth on the West side three Rod and five
foot and on the East three Rod eight foot and a halfe, in length on the
North, & South seaven Rod, three foot and a halfe on each side," granted
to him by patent dated October 25, 1653. Both lots were apparently in what
is known as the Exchange block, on the northeast corner of State street
and Broadway. See diagrams in Munsell's Collections, 4:195. The town's
palisades, mentioned in the deed, refer to the stockade on the river side.



164 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

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

[155] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the
Honorable ^Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates
of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Madam Anna Kikebull, wife of
Thomas Davidts Kikebull, who showed a power of attorney from
her husband of date the 21st of July 1682, written by the notar}'
public \\'™. Bogardus, whereby she was authorized to convey to
Dirk Bensing a certain house and lot, in virtue of which she declared,
etc.. that she granted and made over to and for the behoof of said
Dirk Bensing a certain house and lot standing and lying in this place
over against the church next the house of ]\Iajor Abraham Staets,
which lot extends northward to the fence of said Staets and south-
ward in breadth' as the house is long, in length as far as the fence
stands and as the patent mentions, together with the garden over
the town's palisades lying in the rear thereof, as the same was in-
closed ; which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance
received by her husband this day from Ger*. Vist)eek, to which ref-
erence is herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any
charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right),
without the grantor, in the capacity aforesaid, having any further
claim in the least thereon, acknowledging herself to be paid and
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving
plenum actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Dirk Ben-
sing to do with and dispose of the same as he might do with his own
patrimonial estate and 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 anything
to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding herself thereto
as by law provided. Done in Albany, the ist of August 1682.

Cornelis ran Dyck Anxa Wymans alias Kikebel ^

Dirck JVessclss

In my presence,

Ro"^. Livingston, Secretary



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



DEEDS I 678-1 704 165

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

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

Cornelis van Dyck Annetge Lievens

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

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

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



1 66 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

rights in the lands which he above the fourth spruyf,^ excepting the
farm of Harmen Lievese, the farm of Jan van Ness, the farm of
Barent Albertse Bratt, the farm of Geurt Hendrix, the farm of Jan
Jacobse van Noorstrant and the farm of Roelolf Gerritse, which she,
the grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted jointly to Phil:
Pieterse Schuyler and her husband, deceased, by the late Governor
General Franqois Lovelace, of date the 30th of March 1672,- of
which Phil : Schuyler's half was conveyed to her, the grantor, on the
I2th of July 1681, to which reference is herein made; and that free
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of
the same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging herself to be paid
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Anth°.
van Schayk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do wdth and dis-
pose of the aforesaid farm, houses, barn, rick, and other lands lying
over the fourth spruyt to her, the grantor, heretofore belonging,
together with all rights and privileges mentioned in the aforenamed
patent given to Phillip Schuyler and Goose Gerritse Schayk, de-
ceased, of date the 30th of March 1672 (excepting the six farms of
the aforesaid six persons) as he could do with his ov»^n patrimonial
estate and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to
law and further nevermore to do nor cause anything, to be done
contrary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law
provided.

Done in Albany, the 9th of August 1682.

Annetge Lievexs
Cornells van Dyck
Dirck Wesselsz

In my presence.

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Anthony van Schaick to Sybrant van Schaick and
Pieter Schuyler for a piece of meadow land at Half Moon

[158] Appeared before me, Rob^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis-
trates of the same jurisdiction. Anthony Goosense van Schayk who



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

2 See note on p. 132.



DEEDS 1678-I7O4 167

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

Antony van Schaick
Cornells van Dyck
Dirck Wesselsz

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

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



1 Half Moon; about 15 miles north of Albany.

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



I 68 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

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

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

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

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



DEEDS I 678- I 704 169

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

The mark X of P''. Bosie, made with his
own hand.
Marten Gertscn Jan Jacobse Gaardenier

Cornells van Dyck Jan van Loon

In my presence,

Ro''. Livingston, Secretary

Bond of Plater Bosie to Robert Livingston for the payment of

128 skipples of wheat

[161] Appeared before us, Mr Marte Gerritse and Mr Corn®, van
Dyk, magistrates of the jurisdiction of xA.lbany, colony of Rensel-
aerswyk and Shinnechtady. etc., Pieter Bosie, who declared himself
to be honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Robert Livingston
in the quantity of one hundred and twenty-eight skipples- of wheat
growing out of merchandise received and money advanced to his
satisfaction, for a portion of which, to wit, one hundred and twenty-
five skipples of wheat, 15 stivers, he has already given an obligation
of date the 8th of March i68j, wdiich quantity of one hundred and
twenty-eight skipples of wheat the subscriber [promises to pay] to
the aforesaid Ro^ Livingston, his heirs, successors, or assigns, in
the time of one month ; for which the subscriber specially binds two
piles of wheat standing on the land that he today sold to Jan
Jacobse and if said two piles of wheat shall not cover the amount
then the first payment on his land sold shall be said Ro'. Livingston's
security for the final and effectual payment of said 128 skipples of
wheat ; furthermore the subscriber binds his person and estate, real
and personal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the
same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges to
secure tlie payment without loss or costs. Done in Albany the 2d
of October 1682.

Marten Gcrtsen The mark X of P"". BosiE, made with his

Cornells van Dyck own hand.



170 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

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

[162] Appeared before me Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence
of the Honorable Mv Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleecker,
magistrates of the same- jurisdiction, Mr Jochim Staats, attorney
for ^Ir Cornelis Stecnwvk, as appears by power of attorney dated
July I, 1682, who declared that he grants, conveys and makes
over to and for the behoof of Jacob Tyse van d''. Heyden a certain
lot lying here in Albany whereon stood a certain house burnt down
in November 1681, which said Jacob Tyse bought of Mr Steen-
wyk at vendue, the lot lying on Jonker street, on which Teunis
vander Poel is now building a house ; having to the south and west
the streets, to the north the house and lot of Hendrick Rooseboom,
to the east the house of Jeronimus Wendel, in breadth in front
on the street toward the south two rods, six feet and two inches,
and in the rear two rods and three feet, in length on the east five
rods, ten feet and four inches and toward the west on the street
five rods and nine feet, Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor,
does by virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jan
Thomase, of date of the 14th of June 1678,^ to which reference is
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with-
out the grantor, in the capacity aforesaid, having any further claim
in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satis-
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jacob Tyse van
der Heyden, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose
of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his own patrimonial estate
and 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 anything to be done con-
trary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as by law pro-
vided therefor.
Done in Albany, the 4th of October 1682.

Joachim Staets
Cornelis van Dyck
Jan Jansz Bleecker



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



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 171

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

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



1 belendcnde ten westen Ger*. Banker ten oosfen 't liuys tochehoorcnde
Annetje van Shayk; &- ten noorden 's heere Straet; which seems to be
correctly translated as above, though the patent of April 30, 1667, confirming
the conveyance of July 17, 1659, from Barent Meyndersen to Barent Reynder-
sen, reads: "being to the west of Gerrit Bancker, and to the East of Rutger
Jacobsen," omitting the reference to the street. See also Early Records of
Albany, i :250, for conveyance of July 17, 1659.



1/2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALRANY

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

Cornelis van Dyck Adriaex Gerretsen Papendurp

Jan Jansc Bleecker

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from John De Lavall, administrator of the estate of Capt.
Thomas De Lavall, to Jacobus van den Bulke, attorney of
Pieter van den Bulke, confirming earlier deed from Thomas
De Lavall to Daniel De Hondecoutre, agent of Pieter van
Bulke, for two houses and a lot on Jonker street at Albany

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



1 Executenr.

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1 195. The diagrams of lots on the south
side of State street between Broadway and Green street, in Munsell's Col-
lections, 4:187, identify this house and lot with the property- conveyed on
July 4, 1658, by Pieter Hartgers to Johannes Withart and for which W'ithart



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