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rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Pieter Philipse
Schuyler a lot whereon a small old house stood and whereon said
Schuyler has built a new house lying on the hill, having to the
north and west Dirk Albertse Bratt, to the south Harme Bastiaense
and to the east the street ; in breadth front and rear twenty wood



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feet and one inch, in length on the east side as well as on the west
side sixty-seven wood feet, with half of the alley which lies in the
rear from the south corner of the lot to the hill which remains in
common for Dirk Albertse Bratt and Pieter Phil: Schuyler; which
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received by
him this day from Dirk Albertse Bratt,^ 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 thereto, acknowl-
edging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem ccssnm and
full power to the aforenamed Pieter Phil : Schuyler, his heirs, suc-
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot and
half alley in the rear 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 ac-
cording 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 i68|.

„ .. r. , The words Dirk Albertse Bratt were

C omens van Dyck • . i- 1 1 r - • o

-^ mterhned before signmg/

Johannes Frovoost

TUENIS PlETERSEN



Deed from Pieter Philipsen Schuyler to Evert Wendel, junior,
for a new house and lot on the hill at Albany, the lot having
been conveyed to the grantor by Teunis Pietersen

[216] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in
presence of the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyck and Mr Jan
Janse Bleker, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, the worthy
Pieter Phillipse Schuyler, who declared that he granted, conveyed
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the
behoof of Evert Wendel, Jun"". a new house and lot standing and
lying in Albany on the hill, having to the north and west Dirk
Albertse Bratt, to the south Harme Bastiaense and to the east the
street; in breadth front and rear twenty wood feet and one inch



1 This name was written above the line to take the place of that of
Teunis Pieterse.

2 See preceding note.



214 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

and in length on east and west sides sixty-seven wood feet, with the
half of an alley which lies in the rear on the southwest corner
of the lot towards the hill, which remains in common for the
aforenamed Evert Wendel, Jun''. and Dirk Albertse Bratt; which
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance received by him
from Teunis Pieterse, dated the 9th of February of this year
1 68 'I, to which reference is herein made, and that free and un-
incumbered, 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 wath the last, therefore
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed
Evert Wendel, Jun''., his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with
and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot and half alley in the
rear 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 an}- manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, the 19th of February i68|.

Corn: van Dyck Pieter Schuyler

Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

Ro*. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Dirck Albertsen Bratt to William Parker for a house
and lot on the hill in Albany

[217] Appeared before me, Rob'. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Air Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magis-
trates of the same jurisdiction. Dirk Albertse Bratt, who declared
that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free
ownership to and for the behoof of Mr W"". Parker his house and
lot standing and lying on the hill between the houses of Rob*.
Gardener and Johannes Wendell, in breadth twenty feet and in
length four rods, by virtue of the conveyance to him, the grantor,
given by the aforesaid W^'". Parker, dated the nth of February
1670 ; * conveying the same back again, the house upon the lot having
been built by him, the grantor, and that free and unincumbered, with-
out any charges thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the



1 See Early Records of Albany, i :477.



DEEDS I 678- I 704 21



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lord's right), without the grantor's having any further claim in the
least thereon, acknowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied there-
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem
cessam and full power to the aforenamed W"\ Parker, 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
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 19th of February i68|.

Dirck Wesselss Dyrck Albertz Brat

Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Major Abraham Staets to Johannes Wendel for a lot
on the Pleyn outside the south gate of Albany

[218] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schinnechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, mag-
istrates of the same jurisdiction, Maj"". Abraham' Staets, who de-
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and
free ownership to and for the behoof of his son-in-law Mr Johannes
Wendel a certain lot lying without the south gate of Albany on the
Pleyn (Plain) between the garden of Geertruy Vosburgh and the lot
heretofore belonging to Claes Hendriks, having to the west and east
the highway, in breadth south and north ten rods and eight feet and
in length twelve rods and eleven feet ; which he, the grantor, does
by virtue of the patent granted to him by the late Governor General
Rich^. Nicolls dated the 24th of April 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), with-
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon, ac-
know'ledging tliat he has made over said lot to said Wendel, his heirs.



1 This was a confirmation of a grant by Stuyvesant to Thomas Chambers
for " a certain Lott of Ground House & Garden lying & being in Bever-
wick at Fort Albany conteining in breadth as well before as behind tenn Rod
& eight foot in length twelve rod and eleaven foot abutting on the north to
Abraham Pietersen Vosburgh on the south to Claes Hendricksens, & on the
west to the waggon way which s<i Patent or Groundbriefe graunted as afores*!
bearing date the 8° day of Novemb. 1658 was on the i^t day of this moneth
transported & made over unto Capta. Abraham Staets &c."



2l6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same 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 2ist of February i68f.

Cornelis van Dyck Abram Staes

Jan Jansz Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB-r. [blank]

Deed from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn, husband and guardian
of Ariaentje Arents, widcrw of Elmer Otten, to Barent Albert-
sen Bratt for an old house and lot outside the north gate of
Albany

[219] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in presence of the
Honorable Mr Cornelis van Dyk and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates
of said jurisdiction, Ryer Jacobse Shermerhoorn, husband and
guardian of his wife Ariaentie Arents, late widow of Elmer Otte,
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true,
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Barent Al-
bertse Bratt a certain old house and lot standing and lying without
the north gate of Albany on the west side between the house of
said Barent Albertse and the lot of Pieter Bogardus, being in breadth
on the east side three rods, ten feet and on the west side four rods,
in length on the south side as well as on the north side seven rods
and three feet ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent
granted to Elmer Otte by the late Governor General Sir Edmund
Andross, of date the 25th of March 1680,^ 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 whatsoever thereto, acknowl-
edging that the payment was received by his predecessor, therefore
giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid



1 According to this patent, the house and lot originally belonged to Eldert
Gerbertsen Cruyff, who exchanged it for another lot with Jan van Breman
[Jan van Bremen], after whose decease it was by order of the court sold at
a public outcry by the trustees of the estate and bought by Elmer Otten.
Taking this statement in connectioh with the disposal of van Bremen's farm
at Catskill, mentioned on page 140, it would seem that the " lot " spoken
of in the patent might refer to the land at Catskill.



DEEDS I 678-1 704 217

Barent Albertse Bratt, his heirs, successors and assigns, 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 defend
the same against all persons from all lawful claims, demands and
incumbrances 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, the 21st of February i68f.

Cornells van Dyck [Not signed]

Dirck Wesselsz

Deed from Dirck Albertsen Bratt to Andries Teller for a house
and lot at Albany conveyed to the grantor by William Parker

[220] Appeared before me, Rob'. Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shaenhechtady etc., in the
presence of the Plonorable Mr Cornells van Dyk and Mr Jan Janse
Bleker, magistrates of the same jm-isdiction, Dirk Albertse Bratt,'
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true,
rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of Mr And^.
Teller, trader, his house and lot standing and lying here in Albany
on the hill wherein he, Dirk, now dwells, to the south of Jan
Gilbert, being in breadth according to survey front and rear three
rods, six feet and four inches, and in length five rods, four feet
and three inches, Rhineland measure, being the same as conveyed
to him by W". Parker under date of the 9th of February i68f,
from which must be deducted from the south side of said lot
the lot on which young Evert Wendel's house stands, being
in breadth twenty wood feet and one inch and in length sixty-seven
wood feet with the half of the alley which lies in the rear on the
south corner of the lot according to conveyance by him, the
grantor, made to Teunis Pieterse on the 9th of February last ; all
the remainder the grantor conveys to said Mr And®. Teller free
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of
the same (saving the lord's right), always with the understanding
that the clause comprehended in a certain contract dated the nth
of February last shall remain in full force, to wit, that if the
grantor shall pay to Mr And®. Teller what he now owes him he
may again obtain possession of the aforesaid house and lot for
fifty beavers within the time of three years after the date of said
contract but not thereafter, the said fifty beavers being the last
payment due to Mr Teller; furthermore the clause respecting



21 8 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

the rent, etc. expressed in said agreement has its full effect and
in case of nonperformance of what is specified in the contract or
[221] agreement the house and lot with all that thereon is fast by
nail or earth remains for the behoof of Mr And^. Teller, his heirs,
or successor, or assigns, to do with and dispose thereof as he
might do with his own patrimonial estate, 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 on the 3d of March i68f .

Cornelis van Dyck Dyrck Albertz Brat

Jan Janss Bleecker

In my presence,

Robt. Livingston, Secretary

Contract of sale between two Mahican Indians and Andries Al-
bertsen Bratt for land on the east side of the Hudson river
(not executed)

[222] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., these two Mahikan Indians,
named Annape and Amahanet, the lame Indian, aged about 70
years, who declared that they had sold and Andries Albertse
Bratt that he had bought of them with approbation of Madame
Renselaer a certain parcel of woodland lying within the limits of
the colony on the east side of Hudson's river above Albany,
between the kill whereon said And^ Albertse Bratt's mill stands
and Piskawen kill, extending from the claim or land of P''. van
Wuggelum and that two miles into the woods, for which the said
And^. Albertse Bratt now delivers to said two Indians eight
pieces of duffel and two beavers in seawan, they acknowledg-
ing that they are fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny
with the last, giving full possession and ownership to And^ Albertse
Bratt, his heirs, successors or assigns and promising nevermore
to do anything contrary hereto. In w'itness whereof they have

signed these with their own hands in Albany on the

[not executed]



DEEDS I 678-1 704 219

Deed from Andries Teller to Cornelis van Dyck, husband and

guardian of the widow of Capt. Sylvester Salisbury, for a house

and lot in Albany (not executed)

[223] Appeared before me, Rob^ Livingston, secretary of Al-
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schinnechtady, etc., in pres-
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker,
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Mr Andries Teller, trader,
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, husband and guardian of his wife Elisabeth, widow of
Capt. Salisbury, deceased, a certain house and lot standing and ly-
ing here in Albany where Joseph Yets now dwells, next to Aern'.
Cornelise Viele, with all that thereon is fast by earth and nail, in
consequence of a conveyance to him, the grantor, given by the late
Capt. Salisbury of date the ist of August 1673,^ conveying the
same back again, free and unincumbered, without any charges
thereon, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), with-
out the grantor's having any further claim in the least thereon,
acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny
with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full
power to the aforenamed Mr Corn : van Dyk, his heirs, successors,
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot
as he could do with his own patrimonial estate and efifects, prom-
ising 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 i6th of April 1684.

Dirck Wesselsc [not signed]

Jan Janss Bleecker

Deed from Pieter Schuyler and Sybrant van Schaick to Teunis
van der Poel for a lot on Jonker street on which Van der Poel
built a house

[224] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al-
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Shinnechtady, etc., in pres-
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse Bleker,
magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Pieter Schuyler and Sybrant
van Schayk, who declared that they granted, conveyed and made
over, as they hereby do, in true, rightful and free ownership to



1 See Early Records of Albany, i :g4-9S.



220 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

and for the behoof of Tennis vander Poel, a certain lot lying here
in Albany on Jonkheer street, whereon said Vander Poel has built
a new house, having to the east Jeronimus Wendel, to the north
Hendrik Rooseboom, to the south and west the streets, being a
corner house ; in breadth on the street southwards, two rods and
eight inches ; on the west side, also on the street, length five rods,
five feet, ten inches, and on the east side, length live rods, seven
feet; breadth behind the house two rods, four feet, nine inches and
at the end of the lot, northwards, but two rods and one foot, all
Rhineland measure; which they, the grantors, do by virtue of the
conveyance to them given by Jacob Tyse vander Hey den, of date
the 30th of November 1683, to which reference is herein made,
and tliat free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or
issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the grant-
ors' having any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging
that they are paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the
last, therefore giving plenain actionem cessam and full power to the
aforenamed Teunis vander Poel, his heirs, successors, or assigns
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot 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
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding
themselves thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, the loth of June 1684.

Dirck Wessels:: Pieter Schuyler

Jan Jansc Bleecker Sybrant van Schaick

In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from the constables of Albany as administrators of the
estate of the late Teunis Willemsen Boots to Jean Forte alias
Liberte for land in Canastagioene (Niskayuna)
[225] Appeared before me, Rob*. Livingston, secretary of Al-
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence
of the Honorable Cornells van Dyk and Dirk Wessells, magistrates
of said jurisdiction, Jacob Sanders Glen, Rob*. Sanders and Albert
Rykman, in capacity of constables of this place and administrators
of the estate of Teunis Willemse Boots, who declared that they
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute
ownership to and for the behoof of Jean Forte, alias Liberte, all



DEEDS 1678-I704 221

the lands and possessions which said Teunis Willemse had in Can-
astagioene in his lifetime, with house, barn, ricks, orchard and lots,
just as he possessed the same, comprising a certain parcel of arable
land of ten morgens lying on the other side of the river at Canasta-
gioene, to the east of Claes Janse van Bockhooven's farm with
privilege of the woods [in common] with the other neighbors for
a range for his cattle, etc., which parcel of land said Liberte has
possessed now three years, being therewith content as he has had
it in possession until now; which they, the grantors, do by virtue
of the conveyance to him, Teunis Willemse, given by Claes Janse
van Bockhoven, of date the 8th of February 167],^ to wdiich
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 grantors' in capacity as administrators of the
estate of the late Teunis Willemse, having any further claim in the
least thereon, acknowledging that they have received the last pay-
ment, therefore giving plcnam actionem cessam and full power to
the aforenamed Jean Forte, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do
with and dispose of the aforesaid 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 incum-
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause
anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding them-
selves thereto as by law provided.

Done in Albany, the loth of June 1684.
Cornelis van Dyck Jacob Sand: Glen

Dirck Wesselss Robbert Sandersz

Albert Ryckman'
In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, Secretary

(Copy sent off by the Post.)

Deed from Catskill Indians to Cornelis van Dyck for lands at
Catskill not included in the conveyance to Capt. Sylvester
Salisbury

[226] Appeared before us, Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Jan Janse
Bleker, justices of the peace of the county of Albany,- the follow-



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1:173-74, where Teunis Willemse is called
"Van Wout Bergh." Evidently he is not the same person as Teunis Wil-
lemse who had children baptized in Albany in 1696-1700, as Professor Pear-
son states in a note. " Wout Bergh " may refer to Woudenberg in the
province of Utrecht.

2 This appears to be the first use in the conveyances of the term "county
of Albany," though the county was erected by act of November i, 1683.



222 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

ing two Indians, late owners of the land of Catskill heretofore
bought by Capt. Salisbury, deceased, and Marte Gerritse, viz, the
Indian named Maweyntay and commonly Shermerhoorn, and
Onekeek commonly called Jan de Backer, representing their whole
tribe and all others who have any claims in Catskill, who declared
that the said land consisting of live flats with the woods lying round
about there a Dutch mile east, west, south and north, was honestly
paid for by Capt. Salisbury, deceased, and Marte Gerritse ;^ but
whereas said Indian owners claim that they have some rights out-
side of the mile extending as well eastward to the shore as north-
ward to the great flat heretofore bought by Capt. Jan Cloet, de-
ceased, Jan Bruyn and Jurian Teunise, therefore, they now de-
clare that they have sold, as they hereby do sell, fully convey and
make over to Cornelis van Dyk and Marte Gerritse all their rights
in the land, as well woodland, arable land, kills, creeks and ap-
purtenances thereof, nothing whatsoever excepted that may be
without the limits of their former sale, that is to say beyond the
mile all around heretofore sold, extending eastward to the shore
as far as the rights of Gysbert uytt den Boogaert and northwards
up from a certain kill called Stuck,^ where the claim of said
Uytenbogaert ends, along the river northward up to the Vlu\^c']ht-
hoek^ in the Indian tongue named Alachawamik, extending fur-
ther along the claim of Capt. Cloet, deceased, Jan Bruyn and Jurian
Teunise to the old Catskill path under the hill and so on to the
former right of Catskill heretofore bought by Capt. Salisbury, de-
ceased, and Marte Gerritse ; furthermore they declare that they
relinquish and fully release all the rights and claims which they or
any of their friends, or relations or other Indians may have on or
to any of the land within or without said boundaries lying there
about, turning over their rights aforenamed to Cornelis van Dyck
and ^larte Gerritse, their heirs, or successors forever, having there-
[227] for, in our presence received three pieces of strouding, one
kettle, two shirts, two half casks of beer and a pair of stockings,
wherewith they declare they are fully content and satisfied, prom-
ising this purchase to warrant and defend against all persons from
all trouble and claims which may arise from Christians or Indians.



1 See Deed of July 8. 1678, on p. 19 of this volume.

- In another deed printed on p. 225. this kill or creek is described as
coming out into the river over against Vastrick's island, now known as



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