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same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's having any
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving
plenam actionem cessani and full power to the aforenamed Marcelis
Janse, his heirs, successors or assigns the aforesaid house and lot
to have and to hold forever, promising 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 30th of November
1683.

Marten Gertscn The mark X of Teunis Dirkse van

Cornelis van Dyck Vechten

In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Jacob Theysen van der Heyden to Pieter Schuyler
and Sybrant van Schaick for a lot on Jonker street at Albany

[204] Appeared before me, Rob'. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of



1 Marcelis Jansen, born at Bommel, in Gelderland; see Notarial Papers,

I :365-

2 The abstract of this patent reads as follows : " Francis Louelace &c
Whereas there was heretofore graunted a Patent or Groundbreife by y^
Dutch Governo'" Petrus Stuyvesant unto William Frederickse for a Certaine
Lott of ground at Albany where his house stood, having on y" South syde
Jan Michiellans & on y*^ west & East syde y^ waggon way Contayning in
breadth before nyne Rod & Ten foot, In length as well on y® one as y^
oth"" syde Twelve Rod, & in breadth behynde Nyne Rod & fiue foot, Togeth""
wth a Lott of ground for a Garden abutting on y^ North on Volchert Jans,
on y^ South on Sanders Leenderts. on ye west y'' waggon path, & on
ye East y*' path that goes to y^ Ryver, Conteyning in length Eleaven Rod &
in breadth four Rod & Two foot as it lyes in a Square, Which said .Patent
or Groundbreife bearing date y^ 25**^ day of Octob"" 1652 w"^ all y^ Right
& interest in y^ p^'mises is now belonging to Theunis Dirckse, ffor a Con-
firmation unto him y^ Said Theunis Dirckse &c."

Teunis Dircksen bought the house and lot of Willem Fredericksen Bout
at public sale, January 11. 1665; see Early Records of Albany, 1:216. For
account of Teunis Dircksen, see Van Rensselaer Bozvier Mss, p. 819.



204 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

the Honorable ]\lr Jan Janse Bleker and Mr Pieter Winne, magis-
trates of the same jurisdiction, Jacob Tyse van der Hey den, who
declared that he granted, conveyed and made over, as he does by
these presents in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the
behoof of P"". Schuyler and Syb : v : Schayk, a certain lot lying here
in Albany on Jonker street, whereupon Teun^ van d''. Poel has built
a new house, having to the east Jeronimus Wendel, to the north
Hendrick Rooseboom, to the south and west the public street, being
a corner house; in breadth on the street southward two rods and
eight inches, on the west side, also on the street, length fi'^^e rods,
five feet and ten inches and on the east side, length five rods
and seven feet, breadth in the rear of the house two rods, four feet,
nine inches and on the end of the lot northwards but two rods and
one foot, all Rhineland measure; which he, the grantor, does by
virtue of the conveyance received by him from Jochim Staets, at-
torney of Mr Cornelis Steenwyk, of date October 4, 1682, 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
[205] thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Pieter Schuyler
and Sybrant van Schayk, their heirs, successors, or assigns to do
with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as they could do with their
own patrimonial estate and eft'ects, 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 nor cause
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 30th of November

^ ^" Jacob Theysen van der Heyden

Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston', Secretary

Deed from Jan Nack to Jan Vinhagen for a house and lot on Rom
street (Maiden Lane) at Albany
[206] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magis-
trates of the same jurisdiction, Jan Nack who declared that he
granted, conveyed and made over, as he hereby does in true, rightful



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 205

and free ownership, to and for the behoof of Jan Vinnagen/ a
certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on the
hill on Romm street as it is called, being to the north of the street, to
the west of Jan Vinnagen aforesaid and to the east of Gerrit
Lansing ; in breadth in front on the street one rod, two feet and a
half and in the rear one rod, four and a half inches, length to the
west three rods, nine feet and to the east three rods and seven feet ;
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received
by him from Barent Ryndertse, of date the 9th of September 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), without the grantor's having any further claim in the
least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied
therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan Vinnagen,
his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the afore-
said house and 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 contrary
hereto in any manner, binding hiinself thereto as by law provided.'
Done in Albany, the 28th of Novem: 1683.

Dirck Wesselss J^n Nack

/cm Jansz Blcecker

In my presence,

Ro'f. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Willem Fredericksen Bout to Jan Vinhagen for a
lot on Rom street (Maiden Lane) at Albany

[207] Appeared before me, Rob^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magistrates
of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Willem Frederikse Bowt, who
declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Jan Vinnagen a certain
lot whereon said Vinnaegen has built a house, lying in Albanv on the
hill on Romm street, being to the north of the street, to the west
of the grantor aforesaid and to the east of said Vinnagen's house;
in breadth in front on the street nineteen feet, three inches and in



^ Generally called Jan Vinhagen. He signs his name " Jan Vinhaeghen."
2 See p. 23.



206 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

length on both sides thirty-six feet and in the rear as broad as in
front ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to
him by the late Governor General Rich*^. NicoUs, dated the 6th of
September 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, acknowledging that he is fully
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed
Jan \'innagen, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dis-
pose 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 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 28th of November 1683.
Dirck Wesselss The mark X of Wm. Frederikse Bout

Jan Janse Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB"^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Gerrit Reyersen, son and heir of Reyer Elbertsen, to
Barent Meyndersen and Adriaen Gerritsen, administrator of
the estate of the late Rutt Aertsen, for a parcel of land without
the north gate of Albany to be used for a tannery
[208] Appeared before me, Rob^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the
Honorable Mr Dirk W^essells and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker, magistrates
of the same jurisdiction, Gerrit Ryerse, son and heir of Ryer El-
bertse, deceased, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of
Barentse :\Iyndertse, shoemaker, and Adriaen Gerritse,- adminis-
trator of the estate of the late Rutt Aertse, deceased," a certain
parcel of land lying without the north gate of Albany on the west
side of the highway, having to the south the third kill,-* to the north
the lot of the grantor, to the west also the lot of the grantor and to
the eastwards along the highway ; length east and west seven rods
and breadth south and north four rods, but on the survey of the

1 No record of this patent is found.

- Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp ; see next deed.

3 The same as Rutger Arentsen, shoemaker.

* Apparently the Vossen (Fox) kill.



DEEDS 1 678-1 704 207

highway ten feet more was allotted to them on the north side and
eight feet also on the south side towards the kill, being a place for a
tannei-y ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted
to his father deceased by the late Governor General Rich^. Nicolls,
dated the 25th of April 1667,^ to W'hich 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, the payment
therefor having been made to his late father, therefore giving
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Barent
Myndertse and Adriaen Gerritse, administrator of the estate of the
late Rut Aertse, to do with and dispose of the same 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 therefor. Done
in Albany, the nth of December 1683.

Dirck Wesselss Gerrit Reyersen

Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, administrator of
the estate of Rutt Aertsen, deceased, to Symon Jacobsen
Schermerhorn for his half interest in a tannery without the
north gate of Albany

[209] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of the
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magistrates
of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Mr Adriaen Gerritse van Pap-
endorp,- in capacity of administrator of the estate of the late Rutt



1 The only patent of that date to Reyer Elbertsen was a confirmation of
the Dutch grant of October 25, 1653, " for a certain Lott of Ground House
& Garden neer to the Fort in Beverwick at Albany haveing to the East
Juriaen the Glazier to the west the swamp by the third Creeke or Kill lying
four square & being to the East & North of the Highway."

- Papendorp is a small hamlet a few miles southwest of the city of Utrecht
in the Netherlands. Pearson, First Sctthrs of Albany, i :86. states that
Adriaen Gerritse Papendorp probably came to the colony of Rensselaerswyck
in 1634, evidently basing his statement on the fact that the name Adriaen
Gerritse appears among those of settlers for that year in O'Callaghan,
History of New Netherland, 1 1434. However, in compiling the list of settlers
of _ Rensselaerswyck for the Van Rensselaer Bozvier Mss, the present editor
failed to find any evidence that a person by that name came to the colony
in 1634, or was at any time a tenant of the patroon.



208 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Aertse, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Symon
Jacobse Schermerhoorn the just half of a certain parcel of land
lying without the north gate of Albany on the west side of the high-
way having southerly the Third kill, north and west Ger'. Ryerse
and. east the highway; the whole lot being in length east and west
seven rods and in breadth on the south side on the kill four rods,
eight feet and on the north side four rods and ten feet, being a
place for a tannery, which half lot the grantor conveys to said
Ryer Jacobse, by virtue of a conveyance received by him this day
from Gerrit Ryerse, 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 in
capacity above named having any further claim in the least thereon,
acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first
penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and
full power to the aforenamed Symon Jacobse Schmerhoorn to do
with and dispose of the aforesaid half lot as he could do with his
own patrimonial estate and efl:'ects, 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 nor cause
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself
thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the nth of December
1683.

Dirck Wesselss Adriaen Gerretsen Papendurp

Jan Jans:; Bleecker

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, administrator of
the estate of Rutt Aertsen, to Cornelis van Dyck for a barn
and lot on the Pleyn in Albany

[210] Appeared before me, Rob*^. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaersvryk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of
Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Janse Bleker, magistrates of the said
jurisdiction, the worthy Adriaen Gerritse van Papendorp, in the
capacity of administrator of the estate of the late Rutt Aertse, shoe-
maker, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in
true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr
Cornelis van Dyck a barn and lot lying here in Albany on the Pleyn
(Plain), having to the east Anth°. Lespinard, to the south Dirk



DEEDS I 678- I 704 209

Wessellse, to the north and west the highway; in length east and
west six rods and in breadth south and north three rods ; which he,
the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to the late Rutt Aertse
aforenamed given by Jan Hend : Bruyn, dated the i8th of July
1671/ 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 in capacity afore-
named having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging
that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the
last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the
aforenamed Corn: van Dyk, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do
with and dispose of the aforesaid barn and 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 in-
cumbrances 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 nth of December
1683.

Dirck Wesselsa Adriaen Gerretsen Papendurp

Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Contract of sale between Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn and Jan
Jansen Bleecker for a house and lot on Rom street (Maiden
Lane) at Albany

[211] On this 25th day of January i68f appeared before me,
Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk
and Schinnechtady and before the undersigned witnesses, Ryer
Jacobse Schermerhoorn and Mr Jacob ^ Janse Bleeker, who hereby
acknowledge that in all love and friendship they have contracted
and agreed in manner following, to wit : Ryer Jacobse Schermer-
hoorn acknowledges that he has sold and Mr Jan Janse Bleker that



1 See Early Records of Albany, i :486, which reads " to the east of the
road ... to the west, Thomas Paukis," which is evidently wrong. The
patent of April 20, 1667, to Bruyn, referred to in the conveyance of 1671,
was a confirmation of the grant to Jan Dareth of February 5, 1660, trans-
ferred to Jan Hendricksen Bruyn, and reads as follows : " for a certain
Lott of Ground House & Garden in the village of Beverwick at Albany lying
& being on the Plaine conteyning in length on the East side of the way
six Rod and in breadth on the north of the way three Rod, In length on the
west side of Tennis Paulussens six Rod on the south of the Plaine three
Rod."

2 A mistake for Jan; see signature.



210 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

he has bought of him his, Ryer's, house an dlot with all that is
thereon fast by earth or nail, which house and lot stand and lie here
in Albany on the hill on the corner of Romm street together with
the little house next to it, and further all the appurtenances belong-
ing to him, nothing whatever excepted, which house and lot have
on the east side Jan Janse Bleeker and on the south side the house
heretofore belonging to Jurian Janse Groenwout, with a parcel of
land behind said buyer's house and to the south of Omy La Grangie ;
for which said buyer promises to pay to said seller or his order the
sum of one hundred and fifty-six good, merchantable beaver skins,
likewise to deliver to the seller the little house and lot standing and
lying next to Aern^ Cornelis Viele, just as it came to him the buyer
from said Aernout. The time of the delivery of the aforesaid
houses by both parties, one to the other, shall be on the first of May
next, during w^hich [intervening] time each shall bear the risk of
his own house. The payment of said 156 beavers shall be made as
follows, to wit: seventy beavers next trading season at the same
time that the seller is holden to make a payment to Jacob Gaspers
for his land ; the remaining eighty-six beavers in two years there-
[212] after, viz, forty-three beavers in the summer of 1685 and
forty-three beavers in the summer of 1686, every time when the
seller is holden to make payment to Jacob Gaspers ; and the payments
being made the seller shall give a proper conveyance and deed for
said house and lots in common form; all of which the contracting
parties declare being done with the full satisfaction and approval of
their wives, and for the execution hereof the contracting parties
bind their respective persons and estates, real and personal, pres-
ent and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the au-
thority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany
in presence of Ger*. Lansingh and Jan Vinnagen, called as witnesses
hereto. Dated as above.

Gerret Lansinck Reyer Jacobse Schermerhoorn

Jan Vinhaeghen Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Capt. William Parker, to Dirck Albertsen Bratt for a

house and lot on the hill in Albany

[213] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,

colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence of the

Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magis-



DEEDS I 678-1 704 211

trates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy Capt. William Parker,
court messenger, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of
Dirk Albertse Bratt a certain house and lot standing and lying here
in Albany on the hill, having to the north Jan Gilbert, to the south
Harme Bastiaense, to the east the street and to the west Johannes
Wendel and the lot possessed by him, the grantor; in breadth ac-
cording to the survey now made in front and rear three rods, six
feet and four inches, and in length five rods, four feet, three inches
Rhineland measure ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the
patent granted to him by the late Governor General Rich^. Nicolls,
of date May 30, 1667;^ likewise the grantor conveys to said Dirk
Albertse an alley in the rear from the south corner of the lot to-
wards the hill, lying between the fence of Cornelis van Shelluyne
and Johannes Wendel, being a part of a patent to him the grantor
given by Governor Lovelace of date the [blank] ;- 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 that he is fully
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed
Dirk Albertse, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose
of the aforesaid house, lot, and alley in the rear 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 in-
cumbrances 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 9th of February i68f .

Cornelis van Dyck W'". Parker

Jan Janss Bleecker

Deed from Dirck Albertsen Bratt to Teunis Pietersen for a lot
on the hill in Albany whereon an old house stood conveyed to
him by William Parker

' [214] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, in presence
of the Honorable Mr Cornelius van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleeker,



1 On this date Sergeant William Parker received a patent for one of the
" New Lotts of Ground lately Lay'd out at Albany uppermost towards the
Hills of which Lott No. 8: conteyns in breadth fourty five foot & in Length
six Rod." The lot was on the west side of North Pearl street.

2 Probalily the patent of June 7, 1669; see p. 55.



212 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Dirk Albertse Bratt, who
declared that be granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Tennis Pieterse a lot
whereon a small old house stood, lying on the hill, having to the
north and west him, the grantor, to the south liarme Bastiaense
and to the east the street; in breadth in front and rear twenty
wood feet and one inch and in length on both sides sixty-seven
wood feet with half of the alley lying in the rear from the south
corner of the lot to the hill, which remains in common for him
and the grantor; this day from which he, the grantor, does by
virtue of the conveyance received by him, the grantor, Capt. W"\
Parker, 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 that he is fully
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed
Teunis Pieterse, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dis-
pose of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his own patrimonial
estate and efl^ects, 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, binding himself thereto as by law
provided.

Done in Albany, the 9th of February i68f .

Cornelis van Dyck Dyrck Albertz Brat

Jan Janss Bleecker

Deed from Teunis Pietersen to Pieter Philipsen Schuyler for a
lot at Albany on the hill conveyed to the grantor by Dirck
Albertsen Bratt and on which said Schuyler built a new house

[215] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Johannes
Provoost, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Teunis Pieterse,
w4io declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true,'



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