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down at and before the ensealing and delivery of these by Cornelis
Thymese of the county of Albany, the receipt whereof he hereby
acknowledges and therefrom and from every part and parcel there-
of he fully, clearly and absolutely, discharges, releases and frees
him the aforesaid Cornelis Thymese, his executors, administrators
and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges himself to be
fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid
Jan Jacobse van Noortstant, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened,
.conveyed and confirmed and by these presents does clearly, fully
and absolutely, grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to
the said Cornelis Thymese a certain piece of land lying at Canas-
tagioene in this county, whereon said Thymese dwells, called Bar-
ent the Smith's flat, lying over Lysiens kill,^ with all that belongs
to him, the grantor, over the kill (from Jan Sporen),^ excepting
the piece of land that the seller sold to Symon Schoute; in size ac-
cording to the markings of the trees, lying behind the Steen Ber-
gie (small stone hill) ; together with another piece of land lying
on this side of Lysiens kill, begining on this side of the path that
goes to the kill according to the markings of the trees by Symon
Shoute and Jan Spoor, which extends upwards to a small kill which
is the division line of the land ; most of the road is lined with
heavy logs which the buyer received into the bargain, on condition
that said Cornelis Thymese shall be holden to have a proper wagon
road laid out outside the said logs for the accommodation of every
one, since his claim does not extend beyond the said logs; together
with all the profits, rights and privileges belonging to the aforesaid
parcels of land or thereto in any wise appertaining, with all the
proofs and writings relating thereto or confirming what is here-
inbefore stated, w-hether the whole or any part thereof, the said
Cornelise Thymese, his heirs, executors and assigns, to have and to
hold the aforesaid land with its appurtenances [the grantor prom-
ising] the same in his or their quiet and full possession against all



1 Now called Lishas kill.

2 Meaning Jan Spoor's land.



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 275

.persons to secure and forever to defend. In witness whereof said
Jan Jacobse van Noorstrant has hereto set his hand and seal in

.Albany, the 8th of April, in the 37th year of his Majesty's reign,
Anno 1685.

[Ms destroyed] Jan Cloet to the grantor is dated this day.

Jan Jacope Van noorstrst^

Bond and mortgage of Jan Wiebese, alias Jan Spoor, to Johannes

Wendel

[288] Appeared before us, the undersigned justices of the peace
of the county of Albany Jan Wiebese, alias Jan Spoor, husbandman
dwelHng at Canastagioene in the county aforesaid, who declared
that he was honestly and truly indebted and in arrears to Mr
Johannes Wendel of the county of Albany and to his heirs, execu-
tors, administrators and assigns in the quantity of forty whole, good,
merchantable beaver skins, or wheat, or pease at beaver prices, aris-
ing from moneys advanced and paid to his satisfaction, which afore-
said quantity of forty beavers the subscriber promises to pay to the
aforesaid Mr Johannes Wendel or his assigns within the term of
three years from the date hereof, with the interest at eight per cent
per annum to be reckoned from this day to the date of final payment
and for the punctual payment of the amount aforesaid with the in-
terest thereof the subscriber especially binds and mortgages his
plantation situated at Canastagioene on the great flat, containing
ten morgens of land, conveyed to him this day by Joh : Cloet, lying
next to the Steenhergie (small stone hill), except three morgens
sold to J : Soet, together with all his interests there at Canastagioene,
as to house, barn, orchard and other appurtenances, and furthermore
he binds his person and property, together with the land which he
bought of Jaques Vigoir, and all other effects, present or future, as
well as his heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these pres-
ents for the recovery of the said amount without cost or loss. Done
in Albany without fraud or deceit and these signed and sealed on the
8th of April in the 37th year of his Majesty's reign, Anno 1685.

The mark Y W of Jan Wiebese, made
with his own hand



1 Thus in the original.



2/6 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Deed from Mohawk Indians to Teunis Slingerlant and his son-
in-law Johannes Appel for land on the north side of Onits-
quothaa creek to the west of Albany behind the Normans kill

[289] ^ Know all men by these Presents that wee underwritten
Maquase Indian owners and native Proprietors of y^ Land called
Onitsquothaa viz'. Sagoddiochquisax, Tohodaasse, Rojendre. och-
quese, Tahindanege ; Tojonjow; Sohanntowanne ; wagarontharade ;
being impowred & authorised by all y^ Sachims of y* 3 Races of y^
Maquase ; and by Onighreende one of y* Principall owners ; for and
in Consideracon of these following goods in hand Paid to witt, one
Peece of Strouds, three Casks of Rom, three kitles, three Shirts,
hondert & fifty hand white wampam : one bag of Pouder, the Receit
whereof we doe oune and acknowlege, and of y^ Payment doe fully
Discharge, have Bargained, Sold, aliened, and Transported, and by
these Presents doe Bargain Sell alien and Transport, unto Teunis
Slingerlant and his Sonne in law Johannes Appel, and to there heires
and assigns for Ever, all our Right Title and Intrest in a Certain
Tract or Parcel of Land. Scituate lying and being, on y*^ north Side
ofif a Certain Creek called Onitsquothaa to y^ westward of Albany,
being behind the noormans Creek about Sixteen miles into y^
wo[o]ds, which Said Land to witt y^ arrable Land is marked on
y^ east & west End w^ y^ wolfif Bear, & Turtle, being y^ marks of
y^ 3 Races of y^ Maquase: together w'. y^ wood Land adjoyning by
y^ arrable Land : as far as y^ S<^. Indians Rights goe as also y^ Creek
called Onitsquothaa as far as there Land Runns and all our Right
Title and Intrest in all y^ woods, Lands, Pastures, meadows,
marches, Creeks. Rivers, Riveletts, kills. Trees, Timber, w^ all oy"".
Commodities, Emulements. and Conveniencies, appertaineing unto
y« S*l Land, to have and to hold y^ Said Tract and Parcell off Land
and Premises to them y^ Said Teunis Slingerlant & Johannes Appel
there heires and assigns [290] for Ever, and in y^ quiet full and
Peaceable Possession of y^ Said Tract and Parcell of Land and
Premises, them y^ S*^. Teunis Slingerlant, & Johannes Appel, there
heires and assigns to keep and mantain wee bynde our Selfs our
heires and Assigns for Ever firmly by these Presents in wittnesse
whereof we have hereunto Putt our marks and Seals in y^ Presence
of, y^ underwritte Justices of y^ Peace

NB The Signing and Sealeing of this deed was deferrd till Barent
Pieterse his Patent was showen who alleadges y*. y^ Land a fores'^, is
comprehended in his Patent bought of y*^ Sachims att >■* Catskill,



1 In English.



DEEDS 167S-I704 2"]"]

dated y^ 7"^ of Ap'. 1673 which y^ Maquase afores*^. doe flatly deny
and declare y'. it is there Land wonn by y^ Sword ; and a mahikander
Squae Pawachpanachkam, doth Say y*. y« S'^. Land doth belong to
her and anoy"". Indian, Machaneek, and after a Long discourse w*.
Barent & y^ Indians, Barent did Declare he Should not differ with
y*^ S'^. buyers about y'^ Matter y*^ S'^. T. Slingerlant & Joh : Appel
Engageing to Satisfy y^ Mahikanders for y"". Pretence on w*".
whereupon y^ goods were delivered to y^ Maquase, and they signed
and sealed hereunder in y^ Court hal of Albany the 8"^. day of
Mey in y« first year of y'^ Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y*^
Second, off Engl: Scotl : f ranee & Irlant king: defender of y^ faith
annoq. dom. 1685.

Saggoddioch X QuiSAX his mark [L. S.]

RojENDRE X his mark [L. S.]

ToHODA X Rasse his mark [L. S.]

Pieter Schuyler These 3 sign in y^ behalf off all y^ Rest

Gerret Banc ken

IVillem Teller

Deed from Pieter Adriaensen to Andries Teller for a lot in

Albany on the hill

[291] Appeared before me, Rob'. Livingston, clerk of Alb[any],
colony of Rensel[aerswyk], etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr
P"". Shuyler and Mr Joh: Wendel, magistrates of said jurisdiction,
P''. Adriaense So Gemackelyk,^ who declared that he granted, con-
veyed and made over in true, rightful and absolute ownership to
and for the behoof of And^ Teller, his heirs and assigns forever,
a certain lot lying here in Albany on the hill, to the south Wynant
Gerritse,^ to the north the house heretofore belonging to Jochim
d'Backer,^ in breadth in the rear as well as in front 22\ feet and in
length two rods and eleven feet, as well south as north, all Rhine-
land measure ; 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 making any further claim in the least thereto, ac-
knowledging 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 And^. Teller, his heirs, successors and
assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do



1 Pieter Adriaensen van Woggelum, nicknamed Soogemackelyck (So-easy).

2 Wynant Gerritsen van der Poel.

3 Jochim Wesselsen, the baker.



278 EARLV RECORDS OF ALBANY

with his own patrimonial estate and effects, 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 nth of May 1685.

PlETER AdRIAENSZ

Deed from Harmen Bastiaensen to Teunis Pietersen for a lot in

Albany

[292] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall
come, Harme Bastiaense,^ carpenter, of the town and county of
Albany, sends greeting in our eternal Lord God: Know ye that for
and in consideration of the sum of ninety-five merchantable beavers,
current money of this province, paid down at and before the en-
sealing and delivery of these by Teunis Pieterse of the county afore-
said, the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom
fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and frees him, the
aforesaid Teunis Pieterse, his executors, administrators and assigns
forever and therewith acknowledges himself to be fully and com-
pletely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid Harme Bas-
tiaense, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened, conveyed and con-
firmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely grant,
bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the aforesaid Teunis
Pieterse a certain lot lying here in Albany to the south of him, the
grantor, and to the north of Claes Rotterdam,^ being in breadth in
front on the street twenty-four wood feet and behind against the
lot that heretofore belonged to Teunis Slingerlant also twenty-four
wood feet, in length as well on the south side as on the north side
six rods, according to the patent to him, Harme Bastiaense, granted
by the late Governor General Rich^. Nicolls of date [blank] 1667;"
with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances to the said lot, etc.
belonging ; to have and to hold said lot with two and a half feet
behind on the northwest corner of said lot up the hill for an alley,
together with all its appurtenances to the aforesaid Teunis Pieterse.
his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in his or their quiet
and free possession against all persons to secure and forever by these
presents to defend.



1 Harmen Bastiaensen Visscher.

2 Identified by Professor Pearson with Claes Jacobsen Groesbeck.

2 This patent is not recorded, the record of patents between August 16 and
September 2. 1667, having merely a memorandum of the fact that a patent was
granted to Herman Bastiaens of lot " No. 7. in breadth 45 foot & in length
6 Rod."



DEEDS I 678- I 704 279

In witness whereof the aforesaid Harme Bastiaense has hereto set
his hand and seal in Albany the 12th of May in the first year of the
reign of our sovereign lord James the second, by the Grace of God
of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the
Faith, Anno Domini 1685.

Harmen Bastiaens
In my presence,

RoB^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from Teunis Pietersen to Johannes Appel for a lot in

Albany

[293] To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall
come, Teunis Pieterse of the county of Albany sends greeting in
our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consideration of
the sum of ninety beavers current money of this province, paid down
at and before the ensealing and delivery of these by Johannes Appel,
smith, burgher and inhabitant of the town of Albany, the receipt
whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and every part and
parcel thereof fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and
frees him, the aforesaid Johannes Appel, his executors, adminis-
trators and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges himself to
be fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the aforesaid
Teunis Pieterse, 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 aforesaid
Johannes Appell a certain lot lying here in Albany whereon the said
Appel has built a new house, to the south of Harme Bastiaense and
to the north of Claes Rotterdam, being in breadth in front on the
street twenty-four wood feet and behind against the lot heretofore
belonging to Teunis Slingerlant also twenty-four wood feet ; in length
as well on the south side as on the north side six rods, Rhineland
measure; with all the profits, privileges and appurtenances to the
aforesaid lot belonging or in any wise appertaining, together with
all instruments, proofs and writings relating to and confirming the
same, whether the whole or any part thereof, which he, the grantor,
does by virtue of the conveyance to him this day given by Harme
Bastiaense, to which reference is herein made, to have and [ ] ^
behind on the north [ ]

for an alley [ ]



1 Corner of leaf torn off.



28o EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Johannes App [

and assigns [

all persons [

to defend. In witness [

his hand and [

and sealed [

[In the margin] :
Signed and sealed
in the presence of

/'"'. Shuyler just [ice of the peace]

Johannes lVende[l]

Deed from Jane de La Warde to Cornelis Thymesen for a piece
of arable land on the great flat at Canastagioene (Niskayuna)

[294] To all Christian people to whom this present w^riting
shall come, Jan de La Warde of the county of Albany sends greet-
ing in our eternal Lord God : Know ye that for and in consider-
ation of the sum of thirty beavers current money of this county,
paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of this by Cornelis
Thymese of Canastagioene in the county of Albany, the receipt
whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and every part and
parcel thereof fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and
frees him, the aforesaid Cornelis Thymese, his executors, admin-
istrators and assigns forever and therewith acknowledges him-
self to be fully and completely paid, content and satisfied, he, the
aforesaid Jan de La Warde, has granted, bargained, sold, aliened,
conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents does fully, clearly
and absolutely grant, bargain, alien, convey and confirm to the
aforesaid Cornelis Thymese a piece of arable land lying on the
great flat at Canastagioene on the south side of the Maquas river,
containing about six morgens, bounding on the land of Jan Spoor
and so on to the river keeping the breadth of Jan Spoor's land,
on this condition that the aforenamed Jan Spoor must make and
keep in constant repair the fence between his and this aforenamed
land, to wit he, Spoor, or his successors who may hereafter buy
the rights of Jan Spoor ; with all the profits, privileges and appur-
tenances to the aforsaid lot of land belonging or in anywise apper-
taining; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance
to him given by Symon Shoute dated the 2d of February i68| ;
to have and to hold the said piece of land with all its appurten-



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 281

ances to the aforesaid Cornelis Thymese, his heirs, executors, ad-
ministrators and assigns in his

[ y peaceable possession against all persons

[ ] by these presents to secure

[ ] the 14th of May 1685.

[ ] La Warden

In my presence.

RoB"^. Livingston, CI.

Deed from the Indians to Robert Livingston for a tract of land
called Tachkanik on the east side of the Hudson river on
Roelof Jansens kill

[295] -Know ail men by these Presents that wee underwritten
Indian owners, and native Proprietors of y*^ Land called Tachkanik,
viz'., Tataemshatt, and Michiel his Brother, by y« Indians calld
Waquassamo, Impowred by there Broy"". that is att Canida, called
Amesett ; Item Tawihaes, Nishotowaw ; Minasees, Nanamawe, &
Tataemshatts moy"". Tantapenowa a Squae Netopoes wife and
Mamattittawawpe, Mohowacghqua, & Guttatamo ; for and in Con-
sideracon of these following goods in hand Paid in y*^ Presence of
y« Command^ & Magistrates of Albany, to witt Six hundred &
thirty gild*"*., black and white strung wampum ; Seven Blankets. &
one litle Blankett eight faddom of Strouds, ten faddom off Duffells.
Seven gunns, Eleven kitles, five Cask of Rom. four half fatts of
Beer, five Baggs of Pouder, Sixty barrs of lead, fourteen Coats,
made of Strouds, & Dufifells, Tenn great Shirts & Twelfe litle ones,
thirteen axes, tenn pare great Stockings fyve Pare of wome[n]s
Stockings, & five Pare Childrens dito, nine hoos, fifty knives, four
Rolls of Tobacco, four Yron Potts, Two hundred awles. Two Serge
Coats, four hatts, four Capps, five Pare of Shoos, Two Edges, Two
haelmesses,^ Two Plains, Six botles, and three earthen Juggs, the
Receit whereof, wee doe owne and acknowledge, and of y^ Payment
doe fully Discharge, have Bargained. Sold, aliened, Confirmed &
Transported, and by these Presents, doe Bargain Sell, alien, Confirm
and Transport all our Right Title and Interest of y^ Land called



1 Corner of leaf torn off.

2 With the exception of the documents recorded on pages 344-45, 347-48
and 352-53, the remaining part of volume 3 of Deeds is in English.

3 A Dutch term meaning " drawing knives," such as are used by carpenters
and wheelwrights. " Edges " probably means " chisels " and " Plains " is
doubtless intended for " planes."



2S2 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Tachkanik unto Rob'. Livingston his heires and Assigns for ever,'
he haveing a graunt from y^ Right hon*^'*-". Col. Thorn : Dongah
Gov^ Gen', dated y^ 5'*". day of June 1685 to Purchase y« Same
w^. said Land is Scituate lyeing and being, behinde Patkook, on a
Certain kill or Creek y'. Runns into hudsons River, and there Called
Roeloff Johnsons kill beginning on y*^ North west Side of S'^ kill
y*. Runns along y^ fiatt or Plain Land, att a Place called by y*
natives Alinnissichtanock where Two Black oak Trees are marked
w*. L & from thence along a Small hill, to a valley, y'. Leads to a
Small Creek called by y^ Indians Quisichkook, and over y« [296]
said Creek to a high Place to y^ westward of a high mountain,
where Two black oak Trees are marked w^ L and is called by the
native kachkawyick, from thence westward. To a Small hill, on y*^
Side of a Creek called Skaan Pook, where Two white oak trees are
marked L and So Runns along y« east Side of y^ S'^. Creek which
a little lower is called by y^ name of Twastawekak, and is y^ westerly
Bounds ; They Transporting all there Right and Title to y^ eastward
of S<^. Creek called Twastawekak, The Southerly bounds beginns
on y^ oy''. Side of y'. Creek y'. Runns along y^ flatt or Plain over
against Minnissichtanock, where Two Trees are markd and Runns
along y^ foot of y^ high mountains, to y« Path y'. goes to Wawyacht-
enock, to a hill calld by y^ Indians, Mananosick, where Two Trees,
are marked, on y^ Southwest Side of y^ Path ; from thence westward
to a Creek called by y^ natives, Nachawawachkano, where Two
white oak Trees are marked L, which Creek comes into y^ oy"".
Creek Called Twastaweekak w''. is y^ west bounds, and So Incloses
all y^ Land, & low hills, y'. y^ Said Indians now doe transport, The
Place where s^. Two Creeks meets being called Mawichnak, together
w*. all our Right and Title and Intrest, in all y^ woods. Lands,
Pastures, meadows, marshes. Creeks, kills, Rivelets, trees Timber,
w'. all oy''. Commodities, Emulements and Conveniencies thereunto
appertaineing, and Belonging, to have and to hold y^ Said Tract &
Parcell of Land and Premises, to him y^ S^^. Robert Livingston his
heires and assigns for ever; and in y^ quiet full and Peaceable
Possession of y*= S'l. Tract and Parcell of Land & Premises, him y«
.said Rob'. Livingston his heires and assigns to keep & mentain, wee
binde our Selfs. our heires and assigns for ever firmly by these
Presents ; In witnesse whereof we have hereunto Putt our hands &
sealls in y^ Presence of Major Gervis Baxter Command'", of Albany,
and M^ David Schuyler, M^ Johannes Wendel, M'. W™. Teller, &



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 283

Mr Ger^ Banker Magistrates of Albany, and Robert Sanders
Interpreter, in Albany this io"\ day of August 1685.

his
Tataem X SHATT and Q Seale

mark
Michiel X his mark & Q Seale
Tawihaes X his mark & Q Seale
Mama X titta awape her mark Q
his

Signed & Sealed Nisho X towaw Q & Seale

in y^ Presence of mark

Ger Baxter Minasees X her mark Q & Seale

Davidt Schuiler , Tantape X nowa Q & Seale

Johannes IVendel her mark Netepoes wife

Willem Teller

Gerret Bancken

Robhert Sandersz

Deed from Annetje Lievens, widow of Goose Gerritsen van
Schaick, to Jan Byvanck for the half of a garden behind the
old fort

[297] To all Christian People to whom this Present writeing shall
Come Annetje Lievens wid^. and Relict of Cap*. Goose Gerritse van
Schayk of y^ Toune and County off Albany, sendeth greeting in our
Lord God Everlasting, know yee y'. for and in Consideracon of
y*^ Somme of four & Twenty Bev""*. to her y^ Said annetie Lievens
in hand Paid, att and Before y^ Ensealing and Delivery hereof by
John Byvanck of y^ Toune & County of Albany afores*^. y^ Receit
whereof shee doth hereby acknowledge, and thereof, and of every
Part and Parcel! thereof, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, acquitt,
Exonerate & Discharge him y^ Said John Byvank his Executors,
ad''^. and assigns for ever, and there w*. doth acknowledge herself to
be fully Paid, Contented and Satisfyed, and has therefore, graunted,
Bargained. Sold, aliened. Enfeoffed, and Confirmed, and by these
Presents, doth fully, cleerly, and absolutely, graunt. Bargain, Sell,
alien, Enfeoffe & Confirm, unto y^ Said John Byvank, the half or
moyety of a Certain gardin, lyeing behinde y' old fort, bounding
to y^ South y^ oy"". moyety of y^ Gardin, belonging to y* Said
Annetje Lievens, to y^ north Evert Janse Cuyper,^ to y^ east a
garding belonging to y^ Said Byvank, & to y^ west y^ Common



1 Evert Jansen Wendel, cooper.



284 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

highway, Containing in Bredth on y^ South Side Six Rod one foot
and a half on y*^ north Six Rod, four foot & a half, In len[g]th on
y^ east Side four Rod Seven foot, and nine Inches, and one y'^ west
y« like The whole gardin, whereof this being half, was graunted to
y* Said Cap'. Goose Gerrisse deceased by the Late Govern^ Rich^.
Nicolls, as by y« Patent dated y^ 25'^. day of Aprill 1667^ doth at
Large appear, all w''. with all y« Right and Title of y« Said Annetie
Lievens, is transported to y^ Said John Byvank, his heires and
assigns, w'. all y^ Profits, Commodities, and appertenances, what-
soever to y^ Said moyety of y^ gardin above Expressed is Belonging ;
to have and to hold y« Said half or moeyety of y^ Gardin and
Premises, w^ there and every of y^ appertenances unto y*
Said John Byvank his heires Executors, administrators, & assigns,
in his quiet and Peaceable Possession and Seizin, against all
Persones to warrant & for Ever by these Presents Defend, in
wittnesse wdiereof y^ Said Annetje Lievens, hath hereunto Sett her
hand &: Seale in Alb", y^ fifteenth day of octob : in y^ first year of y^
Reign of our Souveraign Lord James y^ Second king of England
Scotland france & Yrland Defender of y« faith annoq. dom : 1685.

Was Sign'd. Annetge Lievens (locus Sigilli)

Sealed & Deliverd



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