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the first penny with the laslt, therefore giving plenam actionem ccssam
and full power to the aforenamed Mr Johannes Wendell, 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,
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 i8th of February i68|.

Ryck Claessen (L. S.)
In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Johannes Clute, nephew of the late Capt. Johannes
Clute, to Johan Friese (Vries) for a parcel of land behind the
house and lot of the grantee

[276] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, Jan Cloet, heir of his uncle the late
Johannes Cloet, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made
over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof
of Johannes Vries, burgher and inhabitant of this place, a certain
parcel of land lying behind the house and lot of the grantee, be-



1 See Early Records of Albany, i :4go.



264 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

tween the lot of Marte Cregier and him, the grantor ; the parcel
of land that now the grantor to him, Johannes Vriese, is conveying
is in length eighteen wood feet and as broad as the grantee's house
and lot is, viz, sixteen wood feet and one inch, which was conveyed
to him by his uncle, deceased, on the 27th of March 1680,^ that is
eighty wood feet ; and afterwards was conveyed to said Vries by
his uncle, deceased, thirty wood feet on the 14th of November 1681,-
and is together with these eighteen feet all together one hundred and
twenty-eight wood feet long and sixteen wood feet and one inch
broad as by the respective deeds thereof more at large appears ;
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to his uncle
Joh : Cloet, deceased, by Jan Lansingh, dated the loth of A^pril
1679,^ 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 making any further
claim thereto whatsoever, acknowledging that he is paid and satis-
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, therefore giving plenani
actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan d'Vries, his
heirs, successors or assigns, to have and to hold the aforesaid parcel
of land forever, promising to warrant and defend the same against
all persons from all lawful claims, liens 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 21st of February 168^.

Signed and sealed in
presence of us,

Johannes Clut (L. S.)
Willem Teller In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Pieter Bosie to Jan van Loon for a parcel of land

opposite Claverack

[277] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, etc., Pieter Bosie, inhabitant of this county,
who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true,
rightful and absolute ownership to and for the behoof of Jan van
Loon, his heirs and assigns, all his right and title in a certain parcel



1 See p. y2.

2 See p. 147-48.
" See p. 38-39.



DEEDS 1 678-1 704 265

of land lying on the west side of the North river over against
Claverak, named by the Indians Caniskeek, as the same came to him
by deed from Johannes Cloet, deceased, dated the 7th of April 1681^
granting to him, the grantor, and to the grantee each a half, for
w^iich land he, P''. Bosie, and Jan van Loon gave a mortgage in the
sum of fifty beavers to the behoof of said Cloet, which mortgage
and special pledge Jan van Loon alone has satisfied and paid and
therefore the grantor releases all right and title which he or his
heirs and successors might have or claim in said parcel of land speci-
fied in said deed from Capt. Cloet, deceased, 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 cessain and full power to the
aforenamed Jan van Loon, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do
with and dispose of the aforesaid parcel of land and appurtenances
thereof 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 2d of March i68f.

The mark X of Pr. Bosie, made with
his own hand (L. S.)

In my presence,

RoB"^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Gysbert Marcelis and Johannes Roos to Willem
Claessen Croesbeek (Groesbeck) for a lot in Albany

[278] ^ To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing
shall Come Gysbert Marcelis & Johannes Roos of y*^ Toune of Al-
bany sendeth Greeting, in our Lord God everlasting, Know yee,
that for and in Consideracon of y^ Somme of Six & Thirty Bevers
currant money of this Province to them y^ S*^. Gysbert Marcelis &
Johannes Roos in hand Paid att and Before y^ Ensealing and de-
livery hereof by Willem Claese Croesbeek- of Alb", y^ Receit
whereof they doe hereby acknowlege, and thereof and of every
Part and Parcell thereof, doth fully cleerly and absolutely acquitt,
Exonerate, and discharge him y^ S^. W"^. Claese Croesbeek his
Executors, administrators and Assigns, for ever, and therewith doe
acknowledge themselfs to be fully Paid Contended, and Satisfied,



^ In English.

2 Intended for Croesbeek or Groesbeck.



266 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

they, the said Gysbert MarceHs & Johannes Rocs have graunted,
Bargained, Sold, ahened, Enfoeffed, & Confirmed and by these
Presents, doth fully cleerly and absolutely Grant, Bargain, Sell,
alien, Enfoeffe, and Confirm unto y^ Said W'". Claese CroesBeek,
all that certain Lott of ground Scituate, lyeing and being within y^
toune of Albany between y"^ house and Lott of Claes Ripse and y^
house and Lott of Gysbert Marcelis & Joh : Roos ; containing in
bredth on y* East & west Side Sixteen wood foot, & in len[g]th
one hund : six & twenty wood foot, according to former Transport
given by Aeltje Slichtenhorst dated y^ 15 August 16S4 whereof this
is a Part, wK all y^ Profites, Commodities & appertenances whatso-
ever to y^ said Lott ofif ground, belonging, that is to say that y^ said
W"". Claese Croesbeek is to have a free Entry from y^ Street to his
yard over y^ S'^. Joh : Roos his Lott so long as it is not built upon,
& being built he is to have free Entry to his yard throw a Common
Lane next y^ Lott of Jacob Abr: Cuypers which shall be also Com-
mon for y^ S^. \\"\ Claese his heires & assigns for Ever, [279]
Together w'. all and Singular, deeds. Evidences and writeings,
touching and Confirming y^ Premises, only or any Part thereof, to
have and to hold, y*' Said Lott of ground and Premises, with there
and every of there appertenances unto y^ Said W'". Claese Croes-
beek, his heires Executors Administrators and assignes, in his quiet
& Peaceable Possession and Seizin against all Persons to warrant,
and for ever by these Presents defend in witnesse whereof y^ S^.
Gysb : Marcelis &: Joh : Roos have hereunto sett there hands &
seals, in Albany this 13th day'of March in y^ thirty seventh year of
y« Reigne of our Souveraign Lord Charles y^ Second by the grace
of God of England Scotland france & Irland king, defender of y"^
faith &= annoq. dom: i684 .

Gyssebert Marcelis [L. S.]
This is I R >-« mark of Johan- [L. S.]
NES Roos Signd w' his oune
hand
Signed & Sealed
in y^ Presence of
us underwritte Jus-
tices of y^ Peace
Pieter Schuyler

Willem Teller

In Presence off me
RoB"^. Livingston CI.



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 267

Deed from Johannes Provoost and Harmen Rutgersen, adminis-
trators of the estate of Hendrik Willemsen, to Jan Caspersen
for land on the Normans kill

[280] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany, Mr Johannes Provoost and Harme Rutt-
gers, administrators of the estate of Hend : Willemse, who declared
that they granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and abso-
lute ownership to and for the behoof of Jan Casperse all the rights
which the said Hend : Willemse had to the land on the Noormans
kill, being the half of all the lands lying on the said Noormans kill
comprehended in the patent of Jan Hend : van Bael, excepting four
morgens of arable land which he reserved to himself, according to
contract of sale made between said Van Bael and Hend : Willemse
and Jan Alb: Bratt, deceased, dated the 21st of December 1674;
which they, the grantors, do by virtue of letters of administration
to them granted by the court here and by virtue of the conveyance
to them in capacity as administrators of said estate of Hend : Wil-
lemse, deceased, from Jan Jansz Bleeker and Jacob Sanders Glen,
attorneys for Jan Hend : van Bael, deceased, under date of the 29th
of May 1683, 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 grantors' having any
further claim in the least thereon, acknowledging that they are
fully paid and satisfied by the sum of [blank], therefore giving
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed Jan
Casperse, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of
the aforesaid land and appurtenances thereof 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
themselves thereto as by law provided.

Done in Albany, the i6th of March i68f.

Johannes Provoost (L. S.)



268 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Deed from Panaskenak, a Westenhook Indian, for himself and
as attorney for his brother Tatankemitt, to Lucas Santen,
John Spragge, Dirck Wessels and Cornelis van Dyck for a
tract of land on the west side of Westenhook creek
[281] ^ Know all men by these Presents that I underwritten Pa-
naskenak Indian owner and native Proprietor off Part of y" Land
called Westenhook being inipowred by his Brother Tatankemitt who
is now out a hunting, for and in Consideracon of these following
goods in hand Paid, to witt one faddom Duffells, one Blankett, one
kitle, one gunn. Two shirts. Two baggs of Pouder, four Barrs off
lead, four knives, one Coat, Two axes Two p^ of Stockings, one
half fatt of Beer, Two fatts of Rom, forty faddom white wampum,
The Receit whereof wee doe oune and acknowlege, and off y^
Payment doe fully Discharge, have bargained. Sold, aliened and
Transported, and by these Presents, doe Bargain, sell, alien and
Transport all mine & my Brothers Right Title & Intrest. unto Lucas
Santen Escf. his Royall high^ Co\ John Spragge Esq"". Sec'', of y^
Province, Dirk Wessells, and Cornelis van Dyck, and to there heires
and assigns for ever; (They haveing a graunt from y^ Right hon^'«.
Col: Tho: Dongan (iov■ern^ gen', dated y^ 11 of Jan. 1683 to Pur-
chase the Land called Westenhook) in a Certain Tract or Parcel! of
Land Scituate Eyeing & being on y« west Side of y= Creek called
Westenhook, abutting on y^ South Side to a flatt or Plain called
Taashammik formerly belonging to nishotowa, awaanpaak. & ot-
tonowa, & Lately Purchased by y^ fores'^. Lucas Santen Esq"". John
Spragge Esq^ D : Wessells : & Cornelis van Dyck, consisting in Two
flatts or Plains, the first or Southermost Plain called Machach-
quichkak, and y* Second or northermost called Kaphack, and So to
an Indian buryeing Place, hard by y^ Said later Plain, which is y'=
northermost bounds and Soe keeping the Same bredlh into y^ woods
westerly, as farr as y^ Land belonging to an Indian called Tattaem-
shatt, being near y« Land called Tachkanak, Together w*. al mine
& my Brothers Right title. & Intrest, in all y* woods. Lands [282]
Pastures, meadows, marches. Lakes, Creeks, kills, Riveletts, Trees,
Timber, w*. all other Commodities, Emulents, & Conveniencies,
thereunto appertaineing and belonging, to have and to hold the
Said Tract and Parcell of Land and Premises, to them y^ Said
Lucas Santen Esq^, John Spragge Esq^ Dirk Wessells & Cornelis
van Dyk, there heires or assigns for ever, and in y« quiet, full and
Peaceable Possession of y^ Said Tract and Parcell off Land and



1 In English.



DEEDS 1678-1704 269

Premises them the said Lucas Santen, John Spragge, Dirk Wessells
& CorneHs van dyck, there heires and assigns to keep & mantain, I
binde myselff my heires & Assigns for Ever, firmly by these
Presents, In wittnesse whereof I have hereunto Putt my marks &
Sealls, in the Presence of Peter Schuyler & David Schuyler, Jus-
tices of y*^ Peace, in Albany y« 25 day of March in y^ Seven &
thirtieth year of his Maj*. Reign annoq. Dom : 1685.

his

PanAS X KENAK [L. S.]

mark,
Signed & sealed in
y^ Presence of
Sha: So: an Indian
The mark X of Machaneek an Indian,
Pieter Schuyler
Davidt Schuiler

RoiB^. Livingston CI.

Deed from Machaneek, Indian owner of land on the west side of
Kinderhook creek, to Dirck Wessels, for two small flats on
the west side of said creek

[283] nCnow all men by these Present[s] that I Machaneek
Indian owner & native Proprietor, of Part of y^ Land Lyeing upon
y^ west Side of Kinderhoeks Creek, for and in Consideration of
these following goods, in hand paid, to witt five faddom wampum,
Two Bags Pouder, Three faddom duffels, three Shirts, one kittel.
Two axes, four Barrs of Lead, y*^ Receit whereof I doe owne &
acknowlege and of y^ Payment, doe fully discharge, have Bargained
sold, aliened, and Transported, and by these Presents doe Bargain,
Sell, alien and Transport, all my Right Title and Intrest unto M''.
Dirck Wessells, (who had Leave of y^ Late Gov"". S"". Edmund
Andross to Purchase this Land lying on Kinderhoek Creek, and I
y^ s'^. owner being then out a hunting could not dispose of y*^ Same
as y^ Rest did) in a Certain Tract or Small Parcell of Land, scituate
lyeing and being on y^ w^est Side of Kinderhoek Creek, consisting in
Two small flatts or Plains called by y^ natives Taphaes kotassik the
one Containeing about ten acres & y^ oy''. about thirty acres, which
said Land together w'. y« wood Land adjoyneing is bounded on y*^
South Side by y^ Land formerly Purchased by the said Dirk Wes-
sells of an Indian called Wieshaghcaet & on y^ north by a Sniall
Creek that comes out of y^ hills into y^ great Creek called Pasanth-



1 In English.



270 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

kack, together w*. all my Right. Title & Intrest in y« Premises, to
have and to hold >-* s*^. Two Small flatts or Plaines w*. y« woodland
adjoyning thereunto, to him y^ S'^. Dirk Wessells his heires and
assignes for ever, & in y^ quiet full & Peaceable Possession off y«
S^. Tract & Parcell off Land & Premises, him y^ Said Dirk Wes-
sells his heires and assigns to keep and mentain, I bynde my Self
my heirs & assigns for Ever firmly by these Presents ; In wittnesse
whereof I have hereunto Putt my mark & Seale in y^ Presence of
M"" David Schuyler Justices vand Peace, in Albany y^ 27^^ day of
March 1685.

his
Machaneek X y« Indian owner [L. S.]
mark
Signed & Sealed in
y^ Presence of

his
onochpakapa X ween an Indian
mark

her
matazvamichqua X an Indian Squa
mark
David t Schiiiler

ROB'^. LiVIXGSTOX, CI.

Deed from Jan Ccrnelissen Vyselaer to Willem Pietersen Slyck
for land on the v^^est side of the Hudson river opposite the
Poesten kill

[284] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall
come, Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, mason, of the city and county of
Albany, sends greeting in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that
for and in consideration of the sum of thirty-three good, whole,
merchantable beaver skins paid down at and before the ensealing
and delivery of these by W"". Pieterse Slyck of the colony of
Renselaerswyk in the county of Albany aforesaid, the receipt
whereof [he hereby acknowledges and thereof] and of ever>' part
and parcel of the same he fully, clearly and absolutely discharges,
releases and frees the aforesaid Willem Pieterse Slyk. his heirs,
administrators and assigns forever, acknowledging that he is fully
and completely paid, contented and satisfied therewith, he, the
aforesaid Jan Cornelise Vyselaer, has granted, bargained, sold,
aliened, conveyed and confirmed and by these presents does fully,



DEEDS I 678- I 704 271

clearly and absolutely, grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and con-
firm to the aforesaid Willem Pieterse Slyk a certain parcel of land
lying on the west side of the river over against the sawmill of
Joh: Wendel,^ heretofore belonging to him, the grantor, compris-
ing in cleared land about four acres or two morgens and in wood-
land about thirteen or fourteen acres or six to seven morgens,
which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent to him granted
by the late Governor General Francis Lovelace, dated the 28th
day of September 1672,^ with all further instruments, proofs and
writings touching and confirming the aforesaid, all or any part of
the same ; to have and to hold the aforesaid parcels of land with
their and every of their appurtenances to the aforesaid W'".
Pieterse Slyk, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in
his or their (|uiet and free possession against all persons to secure
and forever by these presents to defend. In witness whereof the
aforesaid Jan Cornelsie Vyselaer alias Jan Gow commonly so
called has hereto put his mark and seal in Albany this 7th of
April in the 37th year of his Majesty's reign Anno 1685.

Signed and sealed

in presence of his

„, , , Jan Cornelise X Vyselaer (L. S.)
Johannes Wcndel, .

. . mark

justes of de pees

RoB'^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Johannes Clute to Jan Jacobsen van Noortstrant for
land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna)

[285] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall
come, Johannes Cloet of the county of Albany, sends greeting in
our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consideration of
three hundred and thirty-seven guilders in beavers, current money
of this province, paid at or before the ensealing and delivery of
this by Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant of the county of Albany, the
receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges, and therefrom and from
every part and parcel thereof he fully, clearly and absolutely dis-
charges, releases and frees him, the aforesaid Jan Jacobse van



1 This refers to the Poesten mill, which was conveyed by Sweer Teunissen
van Velsen to Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer and Lucas Pietersen on June 25,
T675, Vyselaer's interest being afterwards conveyed to Andries Albertsen
Bradt and by him to Johannes Wendell. See Early Records' of Albany,
I : 1 17-18, and p. 68-69 and 247-48 of this volume.

2 No record of this patent is found.



2/2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Noorstrant, his executors, administrators and' assigns forever, ac-
knowledging that he is fully and completely paid, contented and
satisfied therewith, he, the aforesaid Johannes Cloet, has granted,
bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and confirmed and by these pre-
sents does fully, clearly and absolutely grant, bargain, sell, alien,
convey and confirm to the aforesaid Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant
a certain piece of land lying at Canastagioene called Barent the
Smith's fiat, lying over Lysiens kill,i with all that over the kill
belonged to Capt. Jan Cloet, deceased, (from Jan Spooren-), ex-
cepting a piece of land that the seller sold to Symon Schoute, in
size according to the markings of the trees, lying behind the Steoi
Bergief' together with another piece of land lying on this side
of Lysiens kill, beginning on this side of the path that goes to the
kill, according to the marking of the trees by Symeon Schouten
and Jan Spoor, which extends upwards to a small kill which is the
division between the lands; most of the road is lined with heavy
logs^ which belong to said Jan Jacobse also; likewise Jan Jacobse
van Noorstrant is holden to have a proper wagon road made out-
side of said logs for the accommodation of every one since his rights
shall not extend farther than the said logs lie, with all the profits,
privileges and appurtenances to said land belonging or in any wise
appertaining; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the convey-
ance to his uncle Capt. Jan Cloet, deceased, given by Claes Jansz
van Bockhoven of date the 31st of October 1677,^ to have and
to hold the aforesaid land w'ith its and every of its appurtenances
to the aforesaid Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant, his heirs, executors
and assigns, in his, or their quiet and free possession against all
persons to secure and forever by these presents to defend. In
witness whereof the aforesaid Joh : Cloet has hereto set his hand and
seal in Albany this 8th of April 1685, in the 37th year of his
Majesty's reign.

Johannes Clut (L. S.)

Deed from Johannes Clute to Jan Wiebese, alias Jan Spoor, for

land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna)

[286] To all Christian people to whom these presents shall

come, Johannes Cloet of the county of 7\lbany sends greeting in

our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consideration of



1 Now called Lishas kill.

2 Meaning Jan Spoor's land.

^ Literally : " the small stone hill."

4 d'mecste tvegh leyt met een onder Balk.

5 See Early Records of Albany, i : 167-68, erroneously dated October 21, 1677.



DEEDS I 678-1 704 273

the sum of fifty-five beavers paid down at and before the enseaHng
and deHvery of these by Jan Wiebese (alias Jan Spoor, in common
parlance) of the county of Albany aforesaid, the receipt whereof
he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and from every part and
parcel thereof fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and
frees him the aforesaid Jan Wybese, his executors, administrators
and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges himself to be
fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid
Johannes Cloet, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and
confirmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely
grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the said Jan Wie-
bese, a certain piece of land at Canastagioene of ten morgens off
the forepart of the great flat next the Steen Bergie (small stone
hill), on condition that the aforesaid Jan Wybese and his succes-
sors be holden to keep the fence between this land and the Steen-
bergie in constant repair at their expense; the aforesaid ten mor-
gens of land are measured and delivered to said Jan Wybese from
the kill side up to the heights of the river bank and that right
through, but he must leave a proper road on the heights of the river
bank for the grantor ; with all the profits, privileges and rights be-
longing to said land or thereto in any wise appertaining; which he,
the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance given to his uncle Capt.
Jan Cloet, deceased, by Claes van Bockhooven, dated the 31st of
October 1677,^ with the further writings relating to and confirming
the same whether the whole or any part thereof, to have and to
hold said lands with their and every of their appurtenances to the
aforesaid Jan Wybese, his heirs, executors, administrators and as-
signs, in his or their quiet and free possession against all persons
to secure and forever by these presents to defend. In witness
whereof the aforesaid Johannes Cloet has hereto set his hand and
seal in Albany this 8th of April, in the 37th year of his Majesty's
reign, Anno D'. 1685.

Johannes Clut. (L. S.)
Signed, sealed and de-
livered in presence
of

Ro*. Livingston, CI.



1 See Early Records of .4lbany, i : 167-68, erroneously dated October 21, 1677.

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274 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Deed from Jan Jacobsen van Noortstrant to Cornells Thymesen
for land at Canastagioene (Niskayuna)

[287] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall
come Jan Jacobse van Xoorstrant of Coxhachky of the county of
Albany sends greeting in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that
for and in consideration of the sum of three hundred and thirty-
seven guilders in beavers, current money of this province, paid



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