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of Albany, Hendrik Rooseboom who acknowledged that he granted,
conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership
to and for the behoof of Madam Margareta Schuyler, widow of the
late Mr Phillip Schuyler, deceased, a certain piece of a lot lying
behind the house wherein her son Arent dwells, the lot whereon said
house stands having also been conveyed by the grantor to Mr Ph:



DEEDS I 678- I 704 243

Schuyler deceased on the 14th of June 1677;^ the lot behind the
same, which is now conveyed, is in length, east and west, thirteen
rods and eleven feet and in breadth to the west thirty wood feet
and in the rear two rods and nine feet Rhineland measure, all as
the same now lies inclosed in its fence, having to the south Omy La
Grangie and Jan Hendrik Bruyn, to the north Joh : Rooseboom and
Evert Wendel, Jun""., to the east a common way and to the west the
house and lot heretofore conveyed to Mr Ph : Schuyler by the
grantor ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent granted
to him by the late Governor General Rich^. Nicolls, dated the 30th
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), for which piece of a lot the grantor
acknowledges that he has received full satisfaction by the hands of
the latS Mr Ph : Schuyler, the first penny with the last, and there-
fore promises to defend the said lot from all future claims, binding
himself thereto as by law provided. Done in Albany, the nth of
October 1684.

Hendrick Rooseboom
Jan Jansz Blcecker In my presence,

Dirck Wesselsa Ro^. Livingston, CI.



Deed from Margareta Schuyler, widow of Capt. Philip Schuyler,
to her son Arent Schuyler for a house and lot in Albany

[254] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
for the county of Albany, Madam Margareta Schuyler, widow of
the late Capt. Phillip Schuyler, deceased, who declared that she
sold, granted and conveyed, as she hereby does, to and for the
behoof of her son Arent Schuyler a certain house and lot standing
and lying here in Albany, having to the south Jan Hendrik Bruyn
and Omy La Grangie, to the north Johannes Rooseboom and Evert
Wendel, Jun''., to the east the common way and to the west the
street ; in breadth in front on the street thirty wood feet besides a
free drip on the north side, and in the rear two rods, nine feet



1 See Early Records of Albany, i :i53-54.

2 No record of this patent is found. The date is probably a mistake for
April 27, 1667, when a patent was granted to Jacob Gevinck [Hevick] and
Reyndert Pietersen for a lot and brewhouse afterwards transferred to
Albert Ryckman, and for a house and lot toward the hills in breadth five
rods and in length twenty rods, sold to Hendrick Rooseboom, Sept. 13, 1662;
see Early Records of Albany, i -.gi-gz. 309-10.



244 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Rhineland measure and in length east and west eighteen rods and
two feet, also Rhineland measure ; which she, the grantor, does by
virtue of two conveyances from Hend : Rooseboom, the one of June
14, 1677,^ the other of the nth of this month, and that all free and
unincumbered (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's hav-
ing any further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that she is
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and promis-
ing to defend said house and lot from all future claims, for which
she binds herself as by law provided. Done in Albany, the 14th of
October 1684,

Margriet Schuler
Dirck Wessels:: In my presence,

Marten Gertsen Ro'^. Livingston, CI.



Deed from Jan Clute to Jeronimus Wendel for a parcel of land
without the north gate of Albany, in exchange for another
piece of land

[255] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace,
Jan Cloet, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over
in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of
Jeronimus Wendel a certain parcel of land lying without the north
gate in the pasture heretofore belonging to Madam Corlaer, being
a height where the carts used to haul clay; in breadth in front on
the street and in the rear thirty feet and in length on both sides also
thirty feet, which parcel of land his uncle Jan Cloete, deceased,
exchanged with said Jeronimus Wendel for the lot behind his lime
pit,- to wit, eight feet from the lime pit to the pond ; so that the
grantor in capacity of heir of his late uncle has no further claim
thereupon ; promising to warrant and defend the same against all
persons from all lawful liens, claims and demands 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 15th of October 1684.

Johannes Glut
In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston, CI.



1 See Early Records of Albany, \ : 153-34
^Calk Cuyp; literallj', lime vat.



DEEDS I 678- I 704 245

Deed from Jeronimus Wendel to Jan Clute for a small piece of
land behind his lime pit, in exchange for another lot

[256] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace,
Jeronimus Wendel, who declared that he granted, conveyed and
made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the
behoof of Jan Cloet a certain small piece of land lying behind his
lime pit, to the north of the kill by Mews Hoogebooms, to wit, eight
feet to the east of his lime pit and extending back to the pond, being
in length four rods and two feet and in breadth as his lot is ; which
he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him given by
Jacob ten Eyck and Isaak Verplank, dated the nth of March 168 "^
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 thereon,
acknowledging that he exchanged the same with the late Jan Cloet,
deceased, for thirty feet square on the street on the clay hill, promis-
ing therefore to warrant and defend the same against all persons
from all lawful liens, claims and demands 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
15th of October 1684.

Jeronimus Wendel
In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston, CI}

Deed from Willem Ketelheyn, husband and guardian of Hilletje,
widow of Storm van der Zee, to Sybrant van Schaick for a
house and lot in Albany

[257] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace,
W™. Ketelheyn, husband and guardian of his wife Hilletie van d"".
Zee, late widow of Storm van der Zee, deceased, who declared that
he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute
ownership to and for the behoof of Sybrant van Schayk a certain
house and lot standing and lying here in Albany, next and on the
south side of said W"\ Ketelheyn and to the north of Jan Albertse
Bratt; in breadth on the east side twenty-six wood feet and four
inches and in breadth on the west side thirty-seven wood feet and
three inches, in length on the south side from Jan Albertse Bratt's
stable forty-six wood feet and eight inches and in length on the



1 Not signed by the justices of the peace.



246 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

north side eighty-one wood feet ; which he, the grantor, does by
virtue of the patent granted to his predecessor Storm van d"". Zee by
the late Governor General Richard Nicolls, dated the loth of May
1667,^ 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 that he is paid and satis-
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam
actionem cessani and full power to the aforenamed Sybrant van
Schayk, 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 effects, having received full payment therefor according
to contract of sale dated September 28, 1682, 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 November 1684.

Pieter Schuyler, Willem Ketelhuyn

Justes of de Pees In my presence,

ROB^. Ll\aNGSTOX, CI.

Deed from Sybrant van Schaick to Elsie, widow of Otte Grimm,
for a house and lot in Albany

[258] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, Sybrant van Schayk, who declared that he
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Elsie, widow of the late Otte Grimm,
a certain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany between
the houses of Jan Albertse Bratt and W"". Ketelheyn, being in
breadth on the east side twenty-six wood feet and four inches and
in breadth on the west side thirty-seven wood feet and three inches
and in length on the south side from Jan Albertse Bratt's stable
forty-six wood feet and eight inches and in length on the north side



1 This patent was a confirmation of the grant by Stuyvesant to Anthony
de Hooges bearing date the 23d of April 1652, " for a certain Lott of Ground
lying in Beverwick at Albany abutting to the North on the Creek, or Kill
called the Fuycke Kill to the South and East the waggon way, and to the
West on Volchert Tans conteyning in length sixteen Rod, & in breadth nine
Rod, which s^ Patent or Groundbriefe so graunted as afores<J was upon the
i^^ day of May 1662 transported & made over unto Storm Albertse by
Roeloff'e Swartwoults who married the widdow, & Relict of th'aforenamed
Anthony de Hooges."



DEEDS 167&-I704 247

eighty-one wood feet; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the
conveyance given this day to him, the grantor, by W"^. Ketelheyn,
husband and guardian of his wife, Hilletie vand"". Zee, 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 paid and satisfied therefor, the
first penny with the last, therefore giving plenam actionem cessam
and full power to the aforenamed Elsie, widow of Otte Grimm, her
heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as
she could do with her 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 17th of November 1684.

Pieter Schuyler Sybrant van Schaick

Justes of the pees In my presence,

RoB'^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Andries Albertsen Bratt to Johannes Wendel of his
half interest in the mill on the Poesten kill

[259] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, Andries Albertse Bratt, who declared that
he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Johannes Wendell his, the grantor's,
certain half [of the] sawmill, together with half of the kill on which
the mill stands and half of two morgens of arable land lying in the
colony of Renselaerswyk up the river on the east bank over against
the Steenehoek and whereas a certain contract was made between
the grantor and Luycas Pieterse respecting said land that it should
be for the behoof of the Ryder} all this the grantor also conveys and
makes over to said Johannes Wendell, with the apple trees thereon
planted; likewise the half of a [right of] free egress with a wagon
from said mill (heretofore called Poesten mill) along the hill to-
wards Pieter Pieterse van Wuggelum's to the shore as heretofore it
has been used ; in like manner the grantor hereby fully surrenders
the just half of the tools in the aforesaid mill, with half of eleven
saws, also all the rights as he And^ Albertse Bratt has possessed the



1 d'Ryder; literally, the rider, or horseman, apparently referring to Johannes
Wendell.



248 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

same and as received by him from Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, together
with the half of what since that time has been received by, made
for and dehvered to the said mill ; which he, the grantor, does by
virtue of the conveyance to him given by Jan Cornelise Vyselaer,
dated April 15, 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 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 Johannes
Wendel, his heirs, successors or assigns to do with and dispose of
the aforesaid half saw mill and half the tools as he could do with his
[260] own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant and
defend the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and de-
mands according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause any-
thing to be done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself
thereto as by law provided.

Done in Albany, the ist of December 1684.

The mark AB of Andries Albertse
Bratt, made with his own hand
In my presence,

Rob''. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Gysbert Marcelis to Johannes Clute, nephew of the
late Capt. Johannes Clute, for a small piece of pasture land
without the north gate of Albany -

To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall come
Gysbert Marcelis of y^ Toune and County of Albany shoomaker
sendeth greeting in our Lord God Ever Lasting ; know yee that for
and in Consideration of a heili'er to him y^ said Gysbert IMarcelis
delivered, by Cap*. John Clut deceased, the Receit whereof, he doth
cleerly and absolutely, acquit, Exonerate and Discharge, and there-
with doth acknowledge himself to be fully paid. Contented and satis-
fyed, he }^ said Gysbert Marcelis, hath graunted, Bargained, Sold,
Enfoefifed and Confirmed, and by these p[re]sents doth fully cleerly
and absolutely, graunt, Bargain sell, alien Enfoeffe and Confirm imto
Johannes Clut Cousin^ to y^ deceased Cap'. John Clute, a Certain
small Peece of Pasture ground, scituate Eyeing and being without y^
north gate of Albany, haveing to y^ southeast, y^ highway Running



1 See p. 68-69.

2 This deed is in English.

3 Meaning nephew ; see next document.



DEEDS I 678-1 704 249

towards y"^ Branch, of y^^ old vosses Creek and y^ River to nothing,
to y^ north, the kill or branch of old vosses Creek, where the Tann
Pitts stand onn, and to y^ west Gysbert Marcelis aforesaid, Contain-
ing in Lentil from where y*^ kill a fores'^ comes into y^ River, to y^
Lott of y^ said Gysb^ Marcelis sixteen Rod, & Runns then straight
towards y^ kill along Gysbert Marcelis fence Eleven Rod and fyve
foot, keeping three foot off from y*^ Tann Pitt of Jacob Teunise,
and att y^ street fourteen foot from y'^ ground sell of Gysbert Mar-
celis little house w"^. said Peece of ground he Purchased of \V™.
Parker deceased, who was Impoured by Cap^ Matthias Nicolls
then Sec"", of y^ Province to dispose of y^ same w^ ail y^ Profits,
Commodities, and appertenances whatsoever to y*^ said Tenement lott
or Peece of Pasture ground belonging or in any ways appertaining.
To have and to hold y^ s'^. Peece of Pasture ground and Premises,
w^ these and Every of these appertenances unto y^ s'^. Joh : Clout,
his heirs Exc''^ Ad''^. & assigns, in his quiet and Peaceable Posses-
sion and seizin against all Persones to warrant and for Ever by these
Presents to Defend, in wittnesse whereof y^ s*^. Gysbert Marcelis and
Barbara his wife have hereunto sett y"" hands & sealls in Albany this
fourteenth day of Octob. in y^ 36 year of his Maj : Reign A°. 1684.

Gysbert Marcelis (S:)
Sealed & deliver^ in y« P[re]sence of
David Schuyler
RobK Livingston, CI.

Recorded y'= I^^ of Decemb. 1684

Bond and mortgage of Johannes Clute to Harmen Gansevoort

and Harmen Thomassen

[261] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, Johan Cloete, who declared himself to be
honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Harme Gansevoort
and Harme Thomase and to their heirs, in the sum of four hundred
pounds current money of this province, which aforesaid sum of
£400 I promise to pay to said Harme Gansevoort and Harme
Thomase, their heirs, executors and administrators ; for which pay-
ment I bind myself, my heirs and executors, together with my house
standing and lying next to Johan d'Vries and also specially my
negroes, horses, cattle and other property firmly by these presents.
Thus signed and sealed in Albany on this day, the 12th of De-
cember 1684.

The condition of the above obligation is such: That whereas said



250 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Harme Gansevoort and Harme Thomase on this day have bound
themselves and become sureties in the sum of four hundred pounds
current money of this province for the payment by Johan Cloete of
the debts which his uncle Johan Cloete, deceased, left behind and
for the execution and performance by him of all that is compre-
hended in the will of his said uncle deceased, as heirs, executors or
administrators are by law required to do ; therefore, if said Johan
[262] Cloete shall perform all that in said condition is specified
in such a way that said sureties shall incur no loss or damage by
reason of said suretyship, that then said obligation shall be null and
void ; but if Harme Hansevoort and Harme Thomase sufifer any
damage by reason of said suretyship, then this obligation shall
serve as a counter security to make good the amount of the damage
which they may suffer in the matter aforesaid and to recover the
same out of the effects aforesaid without loss or expense. Done
in Albany on the date above written.

Johannes Clute (L. S.)
Pietcr Schuyler, Justis of the pees
Johannes Wendel, Justis of the pees

Deed from Johannes Clute and Bata, his wife, to Robert
Livingston for a piece of pasture land without the north gate
of Albany

[263] ^ To all Christian People to whom this p''sent writeing shall
Come, Johannes Cloet and Bata his wife of y^ County of Albany,
sendeth greeting in our Lord God everlasting know yee y*. for and
in Consideration of y^ somme of ninety Peeces of Eight currant
money of y^. Province to him y* s^. Johannes Cloet in hand Paid
att and Before y^ Ensealing and Delivery hereof, off Rob*. Living-
ston of y^ Toune and County of Albany, merchant, the Receitt
whereof they doe hereby acknowledge, and thereof and of every
Part & Parcel thereof, doth fully cleerly and absolutely, acquitt
Exonerate and Discharge, him y^ said Rob^ Livingston for ever
and therewith doth acknowledge themselfs to be full paid. Con-
tented, & Satisfyed they y^ said Johanes Cloet and Bata his wife,
have graunted Bargained, Sold, aliened, Enfoeffed, and Confirmed,
and by these p'"sents doe fully cleerly and absolutely, graunt Bargain,
Sell, alien Enfoeffe and Confirm unto y^ said Rob*. Livingston, a
Certain Peece of Pasture ground, Scituate Lyeing and Being with-
out the north gate of Albany, haveing to y^ East y^ River to the
west the high way, To y^ South y^ Tann Pitts and y* high way that



1 In English.



DEEDS I 678-1 704 ' 251

goes towards y^ River and to y« north a vacant Lott, belonging to
y^ Colony hard by Pief. Bonts, is broad towards the Street or
highway from y^ Lott of Isaak Vf^''lplanck and Jacob ten Eyck
to y^ Corner of y^ fence northward nine & Twenty Rod one foot
and a half ; wherein is Comprehended y^ Thirty foot Square of
Cornelis van Schelluyne, & y^ Thirty foot square of Jeronimus
Wendel is in Len[g]th from y^ Corner of y^ fence to y^ River side
four and Thirty Rod and a half, and in bredth along y*^ River
side towards y^ East, to y^ branch of y^ old Vosses kill where y^
Tann Pitts Stand on five and Twenty Rod, & from thence up
Westerly to y*^ Tann Pitts a fores'^., and y". over the Creek att y*^
River side along the highway to the Lott of Gysbert Marcelis,
seventhien Rod and three Inches, and Runns from thence straight
towards y^ Creek along y^ fence of said Gysbert Marcelis, north-
ward ; Eleven Rod and five foot keeping three foot from y^ Tan Pitt,
sett there by Jacob Teunise, and att y^ Street fourteen foot Rynl :
measure, from y^ ground sell of Gysbert Marcelis Little house
according to y^ Transports or Conveyances made to him Cloet by
Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost Trustees of y^ Estate of
Anthonia Slackbome, and by Gysbert Marcelis ; dated y^ fourteenth
day of this Instant Octob : ^ to w'\ writeings these are Referred ;
w*. all y^ ways, waters, water Courses, Easem*^, Profits Commodi-
ties and appertenances whatsoever to y^ said Tenement or Lott or
Peece of Pasture ground, belonging or in any ways appertaining,
together, w'. all and Singular, deeds Evidences, and writeings, touch-
ing and Confirming y^ Premises ; only or any Part thereof, to have
and to hold y^ Said Lott, and Peece of Pasture ground, and
Premises, w*. there and every, of y''. appertenances unto y^ Said
Rob^ Livingston, his heirs Exec", ad""^. and assigns, in his quiet
and Peaceable Possession and Seizin, against all Persons to warrant,
and for Ever by these p^'sents Defend in witnesse whereof y^ Said
Joh : Cloet and Bata his wife, have hereunto sett y*". hands and Seals
in Albany y^. fifteenth day of Octob in y^ 36 year of y^ Reign of our
Souv: L<^. Ch: y^ 2: by y^ Grace of God of Eng: S: fr: & Irland
king: def : of y^ faith A°. 1684.

Sic: Subscr: Johannes Glut (S)
Sealed & delivered in y^ Presence of
David Shiiyler
Gysb: Marcelis

geregistr: den 12. decemb. 1684^



1 See next document.

2 Geregistreerd den 12. Decemb. 1684, i. e., Recorded the 12th of December
1684.



252 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Deed from Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost, adminis-
trators of the estate of Anthonia Slachboom, widow of Arent
van Curler, for a piece of pasture land outside the north
gate of Albany

[264] ^ To all Christian People, to whom this Present writeing
shall come Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost administrators
and Trustees of y^ Estate of Anthonia Slackboome wid'^'. of Arent
van Corlaer, of y^ Toune of Albany, sendeth greeting in our Lord
God Everlasting, know yee y'. for and in Consideration of y^ Somm.e
of Six and Thirty Pounds fifteen shill ; curant money of this Prov-
ince to them y^ Said Cornelis van Dyck and Johannes Provoost in
hand Paid, att and Before y^ Ensealeing and DeHvery hereof by
Johannes Cloet, the Receit whereof, they doe hereby acknowledge &
thereof and off every Part and Parcel thereof, doth fully, cleerly
and absolutely acquitt, Exonerate and Discharge him y^ Said
Johannes Cloet for ever and therewith doth acknowledge themselfs
to be fully, paid, Contented and Satisfyed, they the said Cornelis
van Dyck and Johannes Provoost, have graunted Bargained, Sold
aliened, Enfoeffed, and Confirmed, and by these p^'sents, doth fully,
cleerly, and absolutely graunt, Bargain, Sell, alien, Enfoeffe, and
Confirm, unto y^ Said Johannes Clut a Certain Piece of Pasture
ground, Scituate, Eyeing, and Being without y^ north gate of Al-
bany, haveing to y^ East the River, & to y^ west the highway, to the
South y^ Tann Pitts, and a Branch of y^ old Fosses kill and to y*'
north a Vacant Lott, ofT Isaak \'f^'"]plank, and Jacob ten Eyck to y^
Corner of y^ fence northward nine & Twenty Rod, one foot and a
half, wherein is Comprehended y^ Thirty foot Square of Cornelis
van Shelluyne, and the thirty foot Square of Jeronimus Wendell is
long from y^ Corner of y^ fence till y^ River side, four and Thirty
Rod and a half, & in bredth along y^ River side towards y^ East to
y^ Branch of y^ old Vosses kreek or kill, where y^ Tann Pitts stand
on five & Twenty Rod, & from thence up westerly to y^ Tann Pitts
afores"^., according to a former Patent graunted unto y^ Trustees
afores'^., dated y^ 25 of March 1680, by Sir Edmund Andross, of y^
one half, w^. lyes .in y« Limits of Albany, and the oy''. Parcel Eyeing
in ye Bounds of Renselaers Colony ; w^. was sold att a Publike outcry
or vendu y^ 10^^. of April 1677 to w^\ writeings these are Referred,



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