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[240] Appeared before me, Rob^ Livingston, secretary of Al-
bany, colony of Renselaerswyk, etc., in presence of the Honorable
Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Jan Janse Bleker, magistrates of the
same jurisdiction, Ger^ Visbeek, husband and guardian of his wife
Volkje, widow of Jan Frans van Hoese, deceased, who declared
that he granted and conveyed to and for the behoof of Jacob Janse
van Hoese, his wife's son, and to his heirs, or assigns a piece of
woodland lying in the Claverak to the sovith of Hans Juriaense, as
wide as it is pointed out to him and so [of uniform width] right
on to the shore, on which he now dwells ; which he, the grantor,
does by virtue of the patent granted to his predecessor Jan Frans
van Hoese by the late [Governor] General Rich: Nicolls, dated
the 14th of May 1667,^ to which reference is herein made, and that
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which piece
of woodland the grantor acknowledges that he has received satis-
faction, promising to defend the same from all demands, binding
himself thereto as by law provided.

Done at Albany, the 4th of August 1684.

Dirck Wessehs Gerret Visbeeck

Marten Gertsen

Deed from Gerrit Visbeeck, husband and guardian of the widow
of Jan Fransen van Hoesen, to Frank Hardick for a parcel of
woodland at Claverack

[241] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Ger*.
Visbeek, husband and guardian of his wife, late widow of Jan
Frans van Hoese, deceased, who declared that he granted and con-
veyed to and for the behoof of Frank Hardick, his heirs, or as-
signs, a certain piece of woodland lying at the Claverak, about one
English mile from Ger*. Visbeek's house, right out east, of one
hundred morgens, which he has already taken possession of and
fenced and so from thence to the shore, which he, the grantor,
does by virtue of the patent granted to his predecessor Jan Frans
van Hoese by the late Governor General Rich'^. Nicolls, dated the
14th of May 1667,- to which reference is herein made, and that
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which piece



1 See note to preceding deed.

2 See note to deed of same date as the present from Gerrit Visbeeck to
Hans Juriaensen, on p. 232.



234 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

of woodland the grantor acknowledges that he has received satis-
faction, promising to defend the same from all demands, binding
himself thereto as by law provided. Done at Albany, the 4th of
August 1684.

Dirck Wesselsz Gerret Visbeeck

Marten Gertsen

Deed from Maes Cornelissen, attorney for Jacob Jansen Gar-
denier, to Adam Dingemans for a lot and a farm at Kinderhook

[242] Appeared to us, the undersigned magistrates, Maes Corn-
elise,^ attorney for Jacob Janse Gardenier, who declared that he
granted and conveyed to and for the behoof of Adam Dingemans,
his heirs [and assigns], a lot lying at Kinderhoek on w^hich said
Jacob Janse has built a house, having to the west Pieter Moree, to
the east Lawrence van Ale, to the south the kill of Kinderhoek
and to the north the hill, being in breadth in front nineteen rods
and in the rear thirty-seven rods, which he, the grantor, does by
virtue of the conveyance to him given by Jannetie Powells, widow
of the late Thom : Powel, deceased, of date the 26tli of July last
past, to which reference is herein made and that free and unin-
cumbered (saving the lord's right) ; likewise is conveyed to said
Adam Dingemans the farm on which he now dwells as it lies in its
fence and as it came to him, the grantor, from Evert Luykasse by
conveyance dated the 8th of September 1677,2 being the just half
of the land Evert Luykasse there owned, lying on the south side,
with all the rights, property and appurtenances thereof lying on
the east side of the kill of Kinderhoek, being the middle piece of
land there ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of said convey-
ance dated the 8th of September 1677, and that free and unin-
cumbered (saving the lord's right), for which lot of land and farm
the grantor in the capacity aforesaid acknowledges that satisfac-
tion has been given to Jacob Janse and promises to defend the
land from all future claims, binding himself thereto as by law pro-
vided. Done at Albany, the 4th of August 1684.

Marten Gertsen Maes Cornelysz

Jan Jansz Bleecker I approve and confirm what Maes

Corn: has subscribed to above
Jacob Jansen Gerdenyer



1 Maes Cornelisssen was a son of Cornells Maesen van Buyrmalsen, the
ancestor of the Van Buren family. See about the latter Van Rensselaer
Bowicr Mss, p. 180-81, 807. Maes stands for Thomas; see Johan Winkler,
Studien in Nederlandsche namenkunde, p. 179, 191.

2 See Early Records of Albany, 1:162-63.



DEEDS 1678-I704 235

Deed from Lawrence van Alen and Maritje, widow of Pieter van
Alen, administrators of the latter's estate, to Harmen Jansen
for land at Kinderhook (not signed)

[243] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Law-
rence van Ale and Maritje, late widow of P''. van Ale, deceased,
in capacity as curators of the estate of P''. van Ale aforenamed,
who declare that they grant and convey to and for the behoof of
Harme Janse a certain parcel of land being to the east of the kill
behind Kinderhoek extending from below the land of Evert Luy-
casse, going southward to Nohachtequaesich and then further into
the woods so far as the rights of the Indians extend, which they,
the grantors, do by virtue of the patent granted to Pieter van Ale,
deceased, by the Right Honorable Governor General Rich^. Nicolls,
dated June 26, 1668,^ to which reference is herein made and that
free and unincumbered (saving the lord's right), for which parcel
of land the grantors acknowledge that they have received satis-
faction and promise the same to defend from all future claims,
binding themselves thereto as by law. provided.

Done in Albany, the 5th of August 1684.

[not signed]

Deed from Harmen Jansen

[244] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Harme
Janse, who declared that he granted and conveyed to and for the
behoof . . .

[The remainder wanting]

Deed from Robert Sanders, attorney for Thomas Davidtsen
Kikebel, to Dirck Bensing for a house and lot opposite the
church in Albany

[245] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al-
bany, colony of Renselaerwyk, etc., Robert Sanders, in capacity of
attorney for Thomas Daves, as appears by the instrument thereof
dated the ist of July 1684, who declared that he granted, conveyed
and made over to and for the behoof of Dirk Bensing and to his
heirs a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany
over against the church between the houses of Maj. Abraham Staes
and Ger^ Visbeek, in breadth in front on the street and in the rear
against the town posts thirty-nine wood feet and in length one



1 This patent was granted to Pieter van Alen in confirmation of his
purchase of the land from the Indians on June || 1666. , ,1 ;:^



236 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

hundred and fifty-five feet, which he, the grantor does by virtue of
the power of attorney aforesaid and of the conveyance to Thomas
Davis given by Ger^ \'isbeek, dated the ist of August 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), for which house and lot the grantor acknowledges
that Thomas Davidtse has had full satisfaction, the first penny with
the last, promising to defend the same from all trouble, challenge,
claims and demands which may hereafter arise, binding thereto
his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, sub-
mitting the same to all courts. Done in Albany, the 13th of
August 1684.

The words " to his heirs," in the sixth line, and " hundred

and fifty-five feet," in the eleventh line, were written before

signing.
Marten Gertsen Robbert Saxderz

Jan Janss Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn to Barent Albertsen
Bratt for a house and lot without the north gate of Albany
[246] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Ryer
Jacobse Shermerhoorn who declared that he granted, conveyed and
made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the
behoof of Barent Albertse Bratt a certain house and lot standing
and lying without the north gate of Albany on the west side be-
tween the houses of said Barent Bratt and P"". Bogardus, being in
breadth on the east side three rods, ten feet, 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 his predecessor Elmer Otte by the late Governor
General Sir Edmund Andross, dated the 25th of ]\Iarch 1680,- and
that free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing
out of the same (save the lord's right), for which house and lot the
grantor acknowledges that his predecessor received satisfaction, the
first penny with the last, and promises to defend the same from all
trouble, claims or incumbrances that may hereafter arise, binding



1 See p. 162. See also deed from Anna Wymans. the wife of Thomas
Davidtsen Kikebel, to Dirck Bensing, for same property, dated August i,
1682. on p. 164.

2 See p. 216.



DEEDS I 678-1 704 237

thereto his person and estate, real and personal, present and future,
submitting the same to all courts. Done in Albany, the 13th of
August 1684.

Marten Gertsen Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhoorn

Jan Jansc Bleecker ^^ ^^^ presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Adriaen Gerritsen van Papendorp, administrator of the
estate of Rutger Arentsen, deceased, to Dirck Wessels and
Gerrit Banker, attorneys for Barentje Paus, widow of Jan
Harmensen Backer, for a house and lot in Albany

[247] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates of Al-
bany, etc., Mr Adriaen Gerritse van Papendorp, in capacity of ad-
ministrator of the estate of Rutger Arentsen, deceased, who de-
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over to and for the be-
hoof of Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Ger^ Banker, attorney for
Barentie Paus, widow and rehct of Jan Hermense Backer, deceased,
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany with all
that thereon is fast by earth and nail, standing between the houses
of Gabriel Thomson and said Jan Harmense, deceased, on the Jonk-
heer street, just as the same was possessed and occupied by said
Ruttger Arentse, deceased, up to his death and all the rights therein
which belonged to him ; being in length according to the patent to
said Rut Arentse granted by the late Governor General Rich'i.
Nicolls, of date the 2d of ]\lay 1667,^ to wit, three rods, nine feet,
ten inches, and in breadth in front on the street eleven feet and
seven inches and to the north seven feet; and that free and un-
incumbered, without any charges thereon, or issuing out of the
same (saving the lord's right), for which house and lot the grantor
acknowledges that he has received full satisfaction, the first penny
with the last, and promises to defend the same from all trouble,
claims and demands which may hereafter arise and further never-
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any
manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided.

Done in Albany, the 5th of September 1684.
Marten Gertsen Adriaen Gerretsen Papendorp

Jan Janss Bleecker



1 This was a confirmation of the conveyance from Pieter Claerbout to
Rutger Arentsen of December Vr. 1664, for which see Early Records of
Albany, i :66. The description in the patent reads : " for a certain house
and Lott of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany in the Highstreet to the
Hast of the s<i Pieter Claerbout and to the west of Jan Coster van Aukers,"
which is the reverse of the description in the translation of the deed.



238 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Deed from Jannetje Powell, widow of Thomas Powell; to Steven
Jansen Coningh for a third part of a parcel of woodland
behind the Kinderhook

[248] Appeared before us, the undersigned magistrates, Jannetie
Panels, widow of the late Tho: Powell, who declared that she con-
veyed and made over to and for the behoof of Steven Janse
Cooningh a third part of a certain parcel of woodland lying behind
the Kinderhoek, on the north side of the old wagon road from the
beginning of the kill to the Spiegell, which land he bought for him
and And^ Hanse Sherp and Gysbert Cornelise in accordance with
the contract of sale thereof dated the 5th of March 166 , which
she, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted to her husband
deceased on the 13th of April 1667,^ and that free and unincumbered,
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save the
lord's right), without the grantor's making any further claim what-
soever thereto, acknowledging that she is paid and satisfied therefor,
the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem
cessam and full power to the aforesaid Steven Janse Coning, his
heirs, successors and assigns, to do with and dispose of the third
part of the aforesaid land as he might do with his own patrimonial
estate and effects. Done in Albany, the 6th of September 1684.

Dirck Wesselss The mark X of Jannetie Powell,

Jan Janss Bleecker made with her own hand

In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Jan de Wever to the heirs of Cornells Wyncoop for
two parcels of land in the Esopus

[249] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, Jan d'Weever,^ who declared that he
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute
ownership to and for the behoof of the rightful heirs of Cornelis
Wyncoop two parcels of land lying in the Sopus, close by the Nieiv
Dorp,^ one parcel consisting of nine morgens or eighteen acres and
three hundred rods, and the other consisting of twenty-four acres
or twelve morgens and four hundred and fifty rods, together with
a lot in the town^ to the west of Lambert Huybertse and to the
south of the highway, being in breadth eleven rods and in depth



i This patent is not recorded.

2 Literally : Jan. the weaver ; probably the same as Jan Martensen.

3 The " Xew Village," meaning Hurley, near Kingston, N. Y.
4/m d' stadt; referring to Kingston, N. Y.



DEEDS 1678-I7O4 239

twenty rods, and that all by virtue of a certain patent, to him, the
grantor, given by the late Governor General Rich*^. Nicolls, dated
the nth of June 1667,^ to which reference is herein made, as well
in respect to the bounds as otherwise, and that free and unincum-
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (sav-
ing the lord's right), for which parcels of land and lot the grantor
acknowledges that he has received satisfaction from Cornelis Wyn-
coop and promises to defend the same from all trouble, claims and
demands that may hereafter arise, binding thereto his person and
estate, present and future, submitting the same to all courts. Done
in Albany, the loth of September 1684.

Cornells van Dyck The mark X of Jan d'Wever, made

Dirck Wesselsz with his own hand

Deed from Harmen Gansevoort to the heirs of Jan Conell for
his farm at Catskill (not executed)

[250] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace,
Harme Gansevoort, master brewer and burgher of this town of
Albany, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in
true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of the
lawful heirs and successors of Jan Conell his farm lying at Catskill,
with all the appurtenances thereof, buildings, house and fence, just
as he, the grantor, has possessed the same, lying near the mouth of
the kill,^ being the land that came to him and Elbert Gerbertse Cruyff
from Andries de Yersman,^ who married the widow of Pieter



'In this patent, which was a confirmation of the grant to Jan de Wever
of April 25, 1663, the land is described as " a parcell of Land lying in Esopus
neare unto the new village, or the westermost piece of Land, to the East
of Nicholas Varletts, & to the west of Everard Pells a line being runn
from the Hills to the Creek or Kill northwest and by north it conteins in
breadth thirty Rod & is in bignesse about eighteen acres or nine margen, &
three hundred Rod : As also a parcell upon the great piece of Land to
the west of Nicholas Varletts, & to the East of Everard Pells a line being
runn as before Its in breadth forty Rod, & conteyns in all about twenty four
acres or twelve margen, & four hundred and fifty Rod. Together with a Loot
of Ground in the Towne to the west of Lambert Huyberts, & to the South
of the Highway, being in breadth eleaven, & in depth twenty Rod."

2 glccgcn voor aen d'kill.

3 Andries the Irishman. Judging from his name, one might take him to
have been the father of Jan Andriessen, the Irishman who had a farm in
Catskill and who died between March 12 and November 28, 1664. It is not
unlikely, however, that both names refer to one and the same person.
See Early Records of Albany, i :63-64, 71, 345.



240 EARLY REC'JllDS OF ALB\NY

Teunise van Bronswyk,^ he, the grantor, having afterwards bought
the half of Elbert Gerbertse Cruyff ; all which he, the grantor, grants
and makes over to the executors or administrators of said Jan Conell
by virtue of the patent from the Honorable Governor General Ricli'^.
Nicolls, dated the i6th of May 1667,^ and that free and unincum-
bered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (save
the lord's right), without the grantor making any further claim
whatsoever thereto, acknowledging that he is paid and satisfied there-
for, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem
cessam and full power to the aforesaid administrators of the estate
of Jan Conell to do with and dispose of the same as executors or
administrators by law have a right to do, promising to w^arrant 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 . . . [Not executed].

Deed from Hilleke Bronck, widow of Pieter Bronck to Hendrick
Martensen Beeckman and Jacob Cornelissen van den Boogaert
for a lot in Albany on which the grantor built a house
[251] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
in the county of Albany, Hilleken Bronks, widow of the late Pieter
Bronks, who declared that she granted, conveyed and made over in
true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of Hen-
drik Martense Beekman and Jacob Cornelise van den Boogaert a
certain lot lying here in Albany whereon the blockhouse stood and
on which she, EUe, has built a house, having to the south Albert
Rykman, to the north Jan van Loon to the west the highway and
to the east the road along the town's palisades ; in breadth in front
on the street four rods less ten inches and in the rear two rods,
two feet, two inches, and in length thirteen rods, eight feet, six
inches; which she, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted
to her late husband by the late Governor General Rich<^. Nicolls,



1 Pieter Teunissen from Brunswick; see about him Van Rensselaer Boimer
Mss, p. 839.

2 This was a confirmation to Elbert Gerbertsen Cruyff and Harmen Harm-
ensen Gansevoort for two parcels of land at Catskill granted to Pieter Teun-
issen van Brunswick on October 25 and November 16, 1653, the first parcel
being on the south side of the kill and containing about 44 acres, and the
second parcel being on the north side of the kill, opposite the first parcel,
and containing about twelve acres. According to the patent both parcels
were bought by Cruyff and Gansevoort of Andries de Yersman in 1660.
Cf. contract of sale between Harmen Gansevoort and Jan Conell, April 20,
1678, in Early Records of Albany, i : 180-81.



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 241

dated the nth of June 1667,^ to which reference is herein made,
and that free and unincumbered, for which lot the grantor acknowl-
edges that she has received satisfaction and promises to defend the
same from all future claims, binding herself thereto as by law pro-
vided. Done in Albany, the 23d of September 1684.
Dirck Wesselss Hyleke Bronck

Jan Janss Bleecker

In my presence,

RoB'f. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Mahikan Indians to Sybrant van Schaick for land
back of Kinderhook south of Pompoenick

[252] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, the following Mahikan Indians, owners of
a certain parcel of land lying behind Kinderhoek to the south of
Pompoenik, viz, Wapemanitto, Sikkaneek, Pichketay a squaw, and
Mamanequanaskqua also a squaw, who declared that they granted,
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership
to and for the behoof of Sybrant van Schayk a certain parcel of land
(beginning from the claim of J : Bruyn where three white bark oak
trees were marked by Jochim Lambertse, then authorized by said
Jan Bruyn to mark his division line)- which land lies upon the little
kill to the south of Pompoenik, by the Indians called Kewaghtequak,
running into the great Kinderhoek kill ; the land lies on both sides
of said little kill up the kill, comprising six flats of arable land
together with the woodland lying thereby, containing together about
eight hundred acres or four hundred morgens, being on the south
side of the hill and on the north side of the path that goes to N. Eng-
land, but inasmuch as the path aforesaid runs along the hindermost
flat, Sybrant has also bought two thousand paces across the N : Eng-
land path to the south ; all of which they declare to convey together



1 Pieter Bronck received on that date two patents, one for land near
Catskill and the other for a house and lot in Albany "to the North of
Juriaen Jans Groenewout, & to the South of Leendert Phillipsen, conteyning
in breadth to the west of the waggon way six Rod eleaven foot three inches
Rynland measure, & to the East of the way towards the River five Rod,
seaven foot, & a halfe, in length to the North of Juriaen Jans Groenewout,
& to the South of Leendert Phillipsen thirteen Rod, & two foot. Together
with a Garden lying behind the House towards the River . . ." Cf. Deed

from Geertruy Barents, and the administrators of the estate of Reyndert
Pietersen to Albert Ryckman, July i, 1678, on p. 17 of this volume.

2 The words in parentheses were inserted between the lines with the fol-
lowing marginal note: " N. B. This was submitted for insertion by P'".
Schuyler and Sybrant, it having been forgotten, as they say, on this 8th day
of Feb. i68t"



242 EARLY RECORLS OF ALB AX V

with all their rights comprised within said bonds as regards kills,
creeks, woods, trees, marshes, brush lands, hills and dales, nothing
reserved, acknowledging that in full payment and satisfaction there-
for they have received the following goods now delivered to them,
to wit : one hundred guilders seawan, two pieces of strouding, two
blankets, six coats, four pieces of duffel, two sacks of powder, six
shirts, two kettles, five axes, two guns, four pairs of stockings, ten
bars of lead and twenty pounds of shot, four half casks of beer,
a roll of tobacco, and one dozen pipes, wherewith the owners ac-
knowledge that they are contended and satisfied, he, the buyer, hav-
ing likewise paid to the widow of Jan Thomase the quantity of nine
beavers for her claim. The aforesaid owners promise to defend said
land from all claims and demands of Christians and Indians, de-
livering the same to Sybrant van Schayk, his heirs, executors and
assigns, doing the same as lawful owners and heirs of the old Indian
named the Jonckheer, who in his lifetime possessed this afore-
said land. In witness whereof they have signed these with their
marks in the court house of Albany on the 3d of October 1684.

Marten Gertsen The mark X of Wapemanitto

Jan Janss Bleecker The mark X of Sikkaneek

Gabriell Tomasen, The mark X of Pichketay

as interpreter The mark X of IMamaxequanasqua

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, CI.
Tapgayet, a ]\Iahikan Indian, testifies that the aforesaid Indians
are the rightful owners of the land that they have sold to Sybrant
van Shayk conveyed in this deed and in confirmation thereof has
made his mark below, datum ut supra in presence of two justices of
the peace.

The mark X of Tapgayett.

Deed from Hendrick Rooseboom to Madam Margareta Schuyler,
widow of Philip Schuyler, for a piece of a lot in Albany behind
the house in which her son Arent Schuyler dwells

[253] Appeared before us, justices of the peace for the county



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