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fence his island according to the decision of the i6th of September
1683, recorded in the Secretary's office, he shall now build a fence
of one hundred and forty rods in length around the arable land of
Geurt Hendriksen, at the north end, where it shall be indicated, and
maintain a sufficient fence, the water fence to be made there to be in
common, as short or as long as shall be required, and each to keep
his pasture inclosed so as to be tight against cattle, forever.

As to cattle belonging to one party which may trespass upon the
other's land, each party shall be holden to look out for and prevent
this, and whenever this shall happen, said cattle shall be driven
away without being injured, and they shall thus warn each other as
neighbors in the spirit of friendship ought to do ; wherewith the
aforesaid decision relating to the fencing of said island shall now be
annulled, the parties promising that they will lawfully perform the
above agreement and contract, each with regard to his own part
thereof.

Binding hereto our persons and properties, heirs and adminis-
trators, we have respectively signed and sealed this with our own



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 383

hands in Albany, this 21st of February and in the twelfth year of
his majesty's reign Annoq. Doni. i/Of

Was signed :

Geurt Hendriksen (L. S.)
Barent X Albertsen Brad (L. S. )
his mark & seal
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of
Johannis Cuylcr, Justice
Anthony Bra ft
Jacobus Schoonhoven

Deed from Willem Teller, Senior, to his son Johannes Teller for
land at Schenectady

[209] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned,
Willem Teller, senior, of N : York City, in consideration of the fact
that in the year 1690 my son Johannis Teller's cattle, household
goods, etc. at Schinnechtday were destroyed by the enemy from
Canada and he was carried away captive, whereby his family was
impoverished, and for other reasons me thereto moving, declare that
I have sold and conveyed, as I hereby do convey, to my aforenamed
son Johannis certain farm lands with all the right and title thereto
as he occupies and possesses the same, lying at Schanh : aforenamed
in the county of Albany, comprising two lots of arable land, the
first lying between the lands of Evert van Eps and Isaac Switts
which he lately bought of the heirs of Maritjen Damen, deceased,
and the second lot between Hendrik Brouer with Tryntic Pieterse
Borsboom and the heirs of Barent Jansen, deceased, at the rear end
of the arable land, each lot being accounted twelve morgens or
thereabouts ; likewise a house and lot in the village of Schanh :
aforenamed between the heirs of Pieter Jacobse Borseboom and
Rynier Schaits, deceased, with a lot of pasture land containing two
and a half morgens or thereabouts between Adam Vroman and
Tryntic aforenamed, extending to the Maquas river, and also a
garden lot over the mill dam in the low ground between Harme
Vedder and Claes Purremerent, all in size according to the patent
or other writings thereof, whereto reference is herein made ; all
which shall be delivered to said Joh : Teller ; giving therefore
plenam actionem cessam and full power to the abovesaid Johannis



384 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Teller, his heirs, administrators and assigns, to do with and dispose
of the farm lands, etc., as afore specified as he might do with his
other effects, forever, with this understanding that the same shall
devolve upon the children of the aforenamed Joh : Teller, to be made
over to son or sons with such compensation or satisfaction to the
daughters as he in conscience shall find to be proper ; promising the
aforenamed lands and rights aforesaid to warrant and defend from
all trouble and claims which may hereafter arise ; whereto I further
bind my person, heirs, administrators and assigns forever, under
submission as by law provided. In confirmation of which I have
with my own hand subscribed and sealed this in Albany this 20th
of June and in the twelfth year of the reign of King \\'illiam, over
England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the faith,
Annoq. Dom. 1700



William Teller (L. S.)



Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of

Wessell ten Brook, alderman
Johannis Cuyler



Albany i/Oi aprill the 22



th



Then appeared before me Johannis Bleeker Esq. Justice of y^
peace Joh: Cuyler afores*^. and Declared upon oath on y« Holy
Evangehst the signing sealeing & Delivering of these presents by
William Teller aforesaid as his voluntary Act & Deed to y^ use
aforementioned.

Sworne before me

JoHAxxis Bleeker, Justice

Recorded in Albany y^ 22^'^. of aprill aforesaid

Deed from Jan Verbeeck to Wouter Storm Brad alias Wouter
van der Zee for a house and lot in Albany

[210] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned,
Jan Verbeek, formerly magistrate of Albany city, declare that I
have sold as I hereby do sell and convey to Wouter Storm Brad
alias Wouter van der Zee said Jan Verbeek's house wherein he now
dwells together with the lot and the adjoining alley of five feet,



DEEDS I 678- I 704 385

lying here in Albany on the Brouwers straet/ between the house of
Marten Gerritse, deceased, and the heirs of Rynier Schaets, de-
ceased, which lot is fifteen feet and some inches broad in the rear,
the breadth in front on the street being that of the house and alley
aforesaid, length on the north side eight rods and six feet and
furthermore as it lies fenced (acknowledging that he has received
therefore to his full satisfaction the sum of seventy-five beavers, to
wit, forty-five pounds current money of this province), which he
does by virtue of a patent from Governor Richard Nicolls dated the
26th of April 1667," being also specified in a special mortgage on
said house and lot dated the 17th of February i68f, giving there-
fore full power to said Wouter van der Zee and his heirs to do with
and dispose of said house and lot according to his pleasure, for-
ever. In confirmation of which I have hereto set my hand and seal
in Albany this 19th day of February in the tenth year of his
Majesty's reign A°. 169^.

his
Jan X Verbeek (L. S.)
mark
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of

Dellius
P''. Schuyler

Deed from Cornells Vynhout and Jacquemyn, his wife, to
Lowies Viele for land at Schenectady

[215] Know all men by these presents that Cornells Vynhout and
Jaquemyn, his wife, of Ulster county, declare that by virtue of the
conveyance from the trustees^ of Shinnechtady in Albany county
granted to the aforesaid Jaquemyn, late widow of Pieter Cornelise
Viele, deceased, dated the 12th of December 1684 (which Bennony
Arentsen,^ her late second husband, left to her on the 29th of April
1690) and in consideration of a certain counter writing executed on



1 Now Broadway.

~ On this date Jan Verbeeck received a confirmatory patent upon a con-
veyance made to him by Dirck Bensick and Harman Jacobsen Bombus
[Bamboes], bearing date the first day of May 1657, for "a certain House and
Lott of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany conteining in breadth on the
west side fifty seaven foot, and on the East forty seaven foot and a halfe
wood measure with the Fence as it then lay in breadth, & so to stretch along
the Fence in Length as in the Groundbriefe is sett forth."

^ gemeens mannen.

4 Bennony Arentsen van Hoeck.



386 EARLY RFXORDS OF ALBANY

the date aforesaid' by her son of her former marriage Lowis Viele,
they have sold as they do sell and convey to him nineteen morgens
of land and eighty-two rods on the second flat on the other side of
the Maquas river, provided he pay every year a skipple of good
winter wheat for every morgen, to be delivered to the receiver at
Schinnechtady aforesaid, to commence on the 12th of December
1699, and also pay all the village taxes and furthermore with the
understanding that if said Lowis Viele or any of his heirs wish to
sell the aforesaid land, the trustees shall have the first choice, but
not being able to come to any agreement with them, he shall be free
to sell the same to whom he pleases, according to the contents of the
above mentioned conveyance to which reference is herein made.
In witness of the truth this is subscribed with their own hands and
sealed in Kingstoune, the 12th of March i fff.

his

CORNELIS (X) VyNHOUT (L. S.)

mark
her
Jaquemyn X Vynhout (L. S.)
mark
Sealed and delivered
in presence of
Johannis Cuyler
Barent van Benthuysen

Recorded y*. 28 of may 1701

Promise of Lowies Viele to pay to Cornells Vynhout the sum of
fourteen pounds and all the debts of his late father Pieter
Viele and step-father Bennony Arentsen in consideration of
the conveyance to him of certain land in Schenectady

[216] Memorandum that Lowies Viele, of Schinnechtady in the
county of Albany, in consideration of a certain conveyance by his
step-father Cornelis Vynhout and natural mother Jacomyna on the
date underwritten to him delivered for some land at Schinnechtady,
acknowledges that he has undertaken to pay to said Vynhout the
sum of fourteen pounds current money of this province within the
time of three years and in default of which then interest also at six
in the hundred yearly, the aforesaid debt being the half or there-
abouts of what the abovesaid Vynhout has paid for his wife's sake
to Rob^ Livingston, and promising furthermore also to pay all



1 Thus in the original, but probably referring to the following bond of the
same date as the present deed.



DEEDS 1 6/8- 1 704 387

debts of my late father Pieter Viele and step-father deceased
Bennony Arentse until the wedding day of my mother with Cornelis
Vynhout aforenamed.

Thus done in Kingstoune, this 12"' of March i^oll-

his
Sealed and delivered Lawais X Viele (L. S.)

in presence of mark

Dirk Wessels Vera copia

Johannis Cuyler P*" me

Barent van Benthuysen R. Bleeker, CI.

Recorded y^ 2'^ June 1701
in Albany

Bond of Ryer Schermerhoorn and Jan Wemp, in the name of the
trustees of Schenectady, to pay the debts of the late Pieter
Viele and Bennony Arentsen van Hoeck and of Jacquemyn
Swart, wife of Cornelis Vynhout^

Know all men by these presents that I Ryer Schermerhoorn &
Jan Wemp of y^ toune of Shinnechtady in Places Trusties in Be-
halfe of y*^ toune aforesaid doe bynde ourselves heirs and assigns to
pay or cause to be paid to all persones as shall Pretend to have any
sume or sommes of money dues or Demands by fair account made
in y^ Citty and County of Albany by Pieter Viele Deceased, Ben-
nony van hoek Dec*^. or Jacomyntie Swart or Either of them untill
y^ marrige day of y^ s^. Jaquemintie Swart with Cornelis Vynhout
of Ulster County wherefore wee y^ s*^. Ryer Schermerhoorn and
Jan Wemp doe acknowledge to be Indebted as aforesaid and binde
our selves heirs and assigns to pay or Cause to be paid to all such
persones as a fores'^, as have any such pretence as aforementioned In
witnesse whereof wee have hereunto sett our hands and scales in
Albany this 28^^^ day of June A°. Do: 1701.





Was


signd








Ryer Schermerhoorn


(L. S.)






Jan Wemp


(L. S.)


Signed & sealed








in y*^ presence of








Tho: Williams








Volkert Symonse









1 This bond was written in English.



388 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Contract of sale between Sybrant van Schaick and Tierk Har-
mensen for Jan Gowen land north of the farm of the late
Captain Schuyler

[217] On this 20th day of January 168 1 appeared before me,
Adriaen van Elpendam, notary public residing in New Albany, and
before the hereinafter named witnesses, Sybrant van Schaik, of the
one part and Tierk Harmense, of the other part, who hereby ac-
knowledge that in love and friendship they have agreed and con-
tracted in manner following, namely: Said Sybrant van Schaik
acknowledges that he has sold and Tierk Harmense^ that he has
bought a certain piece of land called Jan Gowen land,^ lying adjacent
to the great marsh {valley) past the farm of the late Capt.
Schuyler, which said land is delivered at once to the buyer accord-
ing to the patent thereof, dated the 28th of September 1672,^ signed
by the Honorable General Francis Lovelace ; for which the buyer
promises to pay to the seller, or his order, the sum of four hundred
and sixty good, merchantable inch pine boards, and to deliver said
boards on the point near the Greene Bosch (pine woods), to wit,
next May 1685 two hundred boards and the remaining two hundred
and sixty to be delivered in May 1686.

Hereto the contracting parties bind their persons and estates,
nothing excepted, subject to all lords, courts, tribunals and judges,
and have signed the original hereof (in presence of Harmen van
Gansevoort and Mr Andries Teller, called as witnesses hereto)
with their own hands in N : Albany on the date above written.

Upon collation this is found to agree with the
original remaining in my custody.'* In N : Albany,
the 20th of January i68f.

Quod attestor

Was signed : Adriaen van Elpendam, Not. Pub.

Recorded in Albany y^ 24*'' of June 1701

Receipt by Bennony van Corlaer for the payment for the land
mentioned above, sold by Sybrant van Schaick to Tierk
Harmensen

I, the undersigned, Bennony van Corlaer, successor of Sybrant
van Schaik, deceased, of the city of Albany, acknowledge that I



1 Apparently Tjerk Harmensen Visscher.

2 Meaning the land of Jan Cornelissen Vyselaer, alias Gow.

3 No record of this patent is found.

4 The original is in Notarial Papers, 2 :504,



DEEDS I 6/8- I 704 389

have received from Tierk Harmense the value of four hundred and
sixty boards in payment for a certain piece of land called Jan
Go wen land, lying adjacent to the great marsh {valley) beyond the
farm of the late Capt. Schuyler in the colony of Renselaerswyk in
the county of Albany, according to the patent thereof from the
Honorable General Francoys Lovelace, deceased, dated the 28th of
September 1672, by Sybrant van Schaik sold and delivered to Tierk
Harmense aforesaid, as by contract of sale written by Adriaen van
Elpendam, late notary public, dated the 20th of January i68i;
therefore, I release the aforesaid Tierk Harmense and his heirs
from all further demands respecting the aforesaid four hundred and
sixty boards. Thus executed with my hand and seal in Albany, this
24th of June 1 701.

Was signed:

B. CORLAER (L. S.)
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of
J oh: Cuyler, alderman
Robert Livingston, Jtin''. D. CI.

Deed from Teunis Pietersen to Johannes Appel for a lot in

Albany

[221] 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 county paid down,
at and before the sealing and delivery of this by Johannis Appel,
smith, burgher and inhabitant of the city of Albany, the receipt
whereof he hereby acknowledges and therefrom and every part
thereof, fully, clearly and absolutely discharges, releases and frees
him the aforesaid Johannis Appel, his executors, administrators 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 con-
firmed and by these presents does fully, clearly and absolutely
grant, bargain, sell, alien, convey and confirm to the aforesaid
Johannis Appel, a certain lot lying [222] in Albany whereon 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 in the rear against the lot that
heretofore Teunis Slingerlant owned also twenty-four wood feet;
in length as well on the south side as on the north side six rods



390 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Rhineland measure, with all the profits, advantages and appurte-
nances to said lot belonging or in any wise appertaining, together
with all instruments, proofs and writings relating to and confirm-
ing the whole of aforesaid or any part thereof ; which he, the
grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him given this day by
Harme Bastianse, to which reference is herein made, to have and
to hold the said lot with two and a half feet behind on the north-
west corner of said lot away up the hill for an alley, together with
all that thereto appertaining, to the aforesaid Johannis Appel, his
heirs, executors, administrators and assigns in his or their Cjuiet and
free possession against all persons to warrant and by these presents
forever to defend.

In witness whereof Teunis Pieterse has hereto set his hand and
seal in Albany this 12''^ May 1685.

Was signed :

Teunis Pieterse (L. S.)
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of

Pieter Schuyler, Justice of the Peace
Johannis Wendell, Justice of the Peace

Recorded p™^ Octob. 1701

Bond of Johannes Appel to Marten Cregier of Canastigeone,

with mortgage of said Appel's house and lot as security for

the payment of money loaned to him

[222] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned,
Johannis Appel of the colony of Renselaerswyk in the county of
Albany, hereby acknowledge that I have received of Mr Marten
Cregier, of Canastagione in said county, the sum of fifty pounds
current money of this province, upon interest for the term of two
years, eight to the hundred yearly; which aforesaid sum of £50
with the interest I promise honestly to pay again to the aforesaid
Marten Cregier or to the bearer hereof, to wit, the first year's in-
terest on the i^* of October 1702, four pounds current money afore-
said, and at the close of the second year, being the i^* of October
1703, the aforesaid principal sum of fifty pounds and the remain-
ing interest thereon ;

Hereto I bind my person and estate, heirs and administrators,
and specially my house and lot standing and lying here in the city of
Albany on Parrel street, to the south of Hester, widow of Harme
Bastiaense, deceased, and to the north of Gerrit Roseboom, being in



DEEDS I 678-1 704 391

breadth in front on the street twenty-four wood feet and behind
against the lot which on the date hereof I have conveyed to said
Rosebooni also twenty-four wood feet, in length as well on the
south side as on the north side six rods Rhineland measure, as by
conveyance thereof dated May 12, 1685, recorded on the date
hereof, with the understanding that from the aforesaid house and
lot nothing shall be sold before and until the aforesaid principal
sum and interest shall be paid so that if need be the payment may
be recovered therefrom without cost and loss and in case the afore-
said house by fire or other calamity (from which may God pre-
serve) be destroyed and the lot can not meet it, then I bind further
my lands where I now dwell at Onitskotha on the kill which flows
out by Barent Pieterse Coeyman's in said colony of Renselaerswyk
for the effectual payment aforesaid. Thus with my hand subscribed
and sealed in Albany this first day of October in the 13th year of
his Majesty's reign A°. D°. 1701.

Was signed :

JOHANNIS ApPEL (L. S.)

Signed, sealed and delivered

in presence of

Johannis Cuyler, Justice of the Peace

Elsie Cuyler

Recorded p'"". octob. 1701
N. B. The above bond & mortgage is on p™°. June 1704 Discharged
as by this Record on folio 304 may appear.^



1 The same bond and mortgage was by mistake recorded again on page 232.
The satisfaction of the mortgage on p. 304 is as follows :

" Whereas Johannis Appel of y^ Colony Renselaerswyk in ye County of
Albany on y^ first day of Octob. Ao 170-1 gave bonde unto M"". Marten Cregier
or to them that might produce y^ same for ye summe of fifty pounds Currant
money of this province with y^. Intrest for two years at Eight pc^°. per
annum with a Mortgage upon his house and Lott of ground in y" Citty of
Albany in Parrel street &a. so as y^ same is the said Day Recorded in y^
book N° D : folio 222 which said house and Lott is now belonging to Claes
Vonda of y^ said citty Cujier [Cooper?] Now Know yee that I under-
written Jannetie Cregier wid^. & Relict of y^ said Marten Cregier doe
acknowledge to have Rec-^. of ye said Johan^. Appel by ye hands of ye s^.
Claes Vonda in two severall payments the Contents of ye said bond &
mortgage which with ye Intrest is fifty and Eight pounds Currant money as
aforesaid doe therefore for myself my heirs Ex", and adi's. discharge ye si^.
Jobs. Appel his heirs Executors ad"^. and assigns fully by these presents.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seall in Albany y*
first day of June in ye third year of her Majes. Reign annoq. D°. 1704.

Signd sealed and Delivered in ye presence of Was signd

Johannis Cuyler, Justice

Gysbert Marselis Jannetie Cregier (L. S.)

p^o. June 1704 Recorded."



392 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

Bond of Johannes Appel to Andries Coeymans, with mortgage
of said Appel's house and lot as security for the money loaned
to him and satisfaction of said mortgage by Andries Coey-
mans

[227] Know all men by these presents that I, the undersigned,
Johannis Appel, of the colony of Renselaerswyk in the county of
Albany, acknowledge hereby that I am honestly indebted to Mr
Andries Coeyman of said colony of Renselaerswyk in the sum of
twenty-seven pounds current money of this province upon interest
for the term of two years, which aforesaid £27 with the interest at
eight per cent, amounting yearly to two pounds three shillings, 2%
pence, I promise honestly to pay again to the aforesaid Andries
Coeyman or to the bearer hereof, to wit, the first year's interest on
the third of October 1702 and with the close of the second year,
being on the third of October 1703, the aforesaid principal sum of
twenty-seven pounds and the remaining interest thereon.

Hereto I bind my person, propert}^ heirs, and administrators,
specially my house and lot standing and lying here in the city of
Albany to the south of Hester, widow of Harma[n] Bastiaensen,
deceased, and to the north of Gerrit Roseboom, being in breadth in
front on the street twenty-four wood feet and behind against the
lot which I on the first of this month of October conveyed to said
Gerrit Roseboom, also twenty-four wood feet ; in length as well on
the south side as on the north side six rods Rhineland measure, as
by conveyance thereof dated ]\Iay 12, 1685, with the understanding
that from the aforesaid house and lot nothing shall be sold before
or until the said principal sum and interest shall be paid. Thus
with my hand subscribed and sealed in Albany this 3d of October
1701.

Was signed

Johannis Appel (L. S.)
Signed, sealed and delivered
in presence of

Johannis Cuyler, Justice of the Peace
Elsie Cuyler
Recorded y^ 27*^ Jan. 17DJ

Albany y' jp"' of June ryo4

I underwritten Andries Coeyman of y^ Colony Renselaerswyk in
y^ County of Albany doe acknowledge to have Received from
Johannis Appel of y^ s*^. Colony the contents in y^ abovementioned



DEEDS I 678- I 704 393

mortgadge doe therefore acquit and Discharge y^ s^ Appel his heirs
Ex""^. & ad""®, for Ever, witnesse my hand y^ day & year abovewritten.

Andries Coeyemans

Contract between Claes Willemsen Coppernol and Philip Phihp-
sen for the conveyance of the WilloMr Flat at Schenectady in
exchange for the land of Jan Mebic and the sixth flat on the
north side of the Mohawk river

[234] In all love and friendship, in presence of the hereinafter
named witnesses, Claes Willemse Coppenhol, of the one part, and
Phillip Phillipse,^ of the other part, acknowledge that they have
agreed and contracted in the matter of an exchange, in the manner
following, to wit : Claes Willemse promises to deliver and convey to
Phillip Phillipse his lawful share and right in the tvillige vlackte
(Willow Flat) and woodland according to patent, with the house
and other buildings, to wit, the land on the first of September 1689
and the house and other buildings the 22d of April 1690, in return
for which Phillip Phillipse promises to make over to Claes Willemse
also at the aforesaid time his rights in the land by him received
from Jan Mebee, with house, barn and ricks, earth and nail fast,
together with the sixth flat on the other side of [235] the river, in
such condition as he has possessed the same, provided he pay to
the Dorp- the rent due thereon, but the first five years Coppernol
shall pay but four beavers yearly and Phillip Phillipse the rest,
Koppenhol to pay the whole rent the remaining years. Further-
more, he conveys to Coppenhol the woodland granted to him by the
trustees,^ on condition that Claes Willemse shall every year pay the



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