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trary hereto, either with or without resorting to law in any manner,
binding himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, this 30th of March 1679.

Teunis Teunisz metselaer
Dirck Wesselss
Corn, van Dyck In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed of a house and lot on the hill in Albany from Wynant
Gerritsen van der Poel to his son Melgert Wynantsen

[19-20 wanting; 21] Appeared before me Rob^ Livingston,
secretary of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck, Schaenhechtady,
etc., in presence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Corn :
van Dyck, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Wynant Gerritse van
der Poel, who declared that he had granted, conveyed and made
over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the behoof of
his son Melgert Wynantse a certain house and lot standing and
lying here in Albany on the hill, adjoining southerly the grantor,
northerly Lawrence van Ale, easterly Mr Abraham van Tricht and
Arent van den Bergh, and westerly the public street in breadth in
front on the street one rod, five feet and five and a half inches
Rhineland measure, in length six rods and eight feet, which he, the
grantor, does by virtue of a patent granted him by the late Governor
Francis Lovelace, of date the 13th June 1670, and likewise by
virtue of a conveyance this day given him and Jan Conell by Jan
Cloete, to wit, 6 feet ii^ inches out of the contents of said patent
and 10^ feet out of the contents of the conveyance, being the just
half of what was conveyed in the aforesaid conveyance by Jan
Cloet, together comprising as above one rod, five feet and 5^
inches ; which he, the grantor, does by reason of wages earned of
his father before his, Melgert's, marriage; free and unincumbered,
without any charges on, or issuing out of the same, saving the
lord's right, and without the grantor's making the least pre-
tensions thereto, acknowledging himself to be fully paid therefor
in consideration of the aforesaid services rendered, therefore giv-
ing plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforenamed
Melgert Wynantse, his heirs and successors or assigns, to do there-
with and dispose thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial



34 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

estate and effects, promising never more to do nor cause anything
to be (lone contrary hereto, in a!i\- manner, binding himself
thereto as by law provided.

Done in .\lbany, the 31st of March 1679.

W'VXANDT CiEKKEVDT VAN D" I'OIvLL

Dirck J Vessels:;

Cunieliits i-aii fhwh Jn my ])resence,

RC^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Gerrit Herttenberch to Capt. Johannes Clute for a

lot in Albany on the hill

[22] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in
presence of the Honorable ]\lr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cor: van
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Gerrit Hardenberg, who de-
clared that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful
and free ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Jan Cloete a
certain lot lying here in Albany on which at present stands a part
of ]\Ielgert Wynantse's house and a part of the house of Law-
rence van Ale, adjoining southwardly Wynant Gerritse, north-
wardly Evert d'Cuyper,^ westwardly the public street and east-
wardly Arent van den Bergh, in breadth twenty-one feet and in
length on the south side six rods and eight feet and on the north
side six rods and five feet, according to contract of sale thereof of
date the nth of February 166;}; but it is to be observed that the
lot in its entirety is in breadth in front two rods and eleven inches
and in the rear two rods, and in length as above, which remaining
lot he, the grantor, has sold to his brother-in-law Johannes de
Wandelaer and hereby conveys to him ; which he, the grantor, con-
veys to both persons by virtue of a conveyance received by him
from the magistrates dated 29 May & 8 June, 1668,- free and un-
incumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the
same (saving the lord's right), without the grantor's making any
further claim thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and satis-
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving



1 Evert Jansen Wendel, the cooper. He came from Emden, in Ost Fries-
land, and judging from his last name was of Frisian extraction. At a later
date the name was generally written " Wendell," but " Wendel " would seem
to be the preferable spelling.

2 Meaning old and new st3de date, there being a difference of ten days
between them. Cf. Deed from the magistrates to Jan Clute, of same date,
in Early Records of Albany, i :434.



DEEDS 167S-I704 35

plenain actionem ccssam and full power to the aforesaid Jan Cloete
and Jan de Wandelaer, their heirs and successors, or assigns to do
with and dispose of the same as they might do with their own
patrimonial estates and effects, promising nevermore to do nor
cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner binding
himself thereto as by law provided.

Done in Albany, this 31st of March 1679.

Gerrit Herttenberch ^
Dirck Wesselsz
Cornells van Dyck

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Wynant Gerritsen van der
Poel and Jan Conell for a lot in Albany on the hill

[23] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of
Albany, colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhaechtady, etc., in
presence of the Honorable Mr Dirck Wessells and Mr Corn : van
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who de-
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and
free ownership to and for the behoof of Wynant Gerritse van der
Poell and Jan Conell a certain lot lying here in Albany on the hill,
whereon already stands a part of the houses of Melgert Wynantse
and Lawrence van Ale, adjoining southerly Wynant Gerritse,
northerly Evert d'Cuyper,- easterly Arent van den Bergh and west-
erly the public street, in breadth in front on the street 21 feet and
in length on the south side six rods and eight feet and on the north
side six rods and five feet, with all the rights thereto belonging, as
it was conveyed this day to him by Gerrit Hardenbergh according to
the contract of sale thereof of date the nth of February i66|,
free and unincumbered, without any charges resting on or issuing
out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's
making any further pretensions thereto, acknowledging himself
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giv-
ing therefore plenam actionem ccssam and full power to the afore-
named Wynant Gerritse and Jan Conell, their heirs and successors,
or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as they might do



1 In his will, Notarial Papers, 2:69-70, he is said to have been born at
Maerssen, presumably the village of Maarsen in the province of Utrecht.
His name, variously spelled Hardenberg and Hartenberg (with or without
final h), appears several times in the records of the Reformed Dutch Church
at New York. His wife was Jaepje Schepmoes, born at New York.

2 Evert Jansen Wendel, the cooper.



3*^ EARLY RECORDS OF ALBANY

with their own ])atrimonial estates and effects, promising never-
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any
manner, binding himself thereto as by hiw proxided.
Done in Albany the 31st of March 1679.

Johannes Clute
Dirck IVcsselsa
Cornells van Dyck

Deed from Capt. Philip Schuyler to Madam Maria van Rensse-
laer for a house and lot on Jonker street in Albany

[24] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
Colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magistrates
of said jurisdiction, the Honorable Capt. Phillip Schuyler, who de-
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and
free ownership to and for the behoof of ]\Iadam Maria van Rensse-
laer, w'idow of the late Jeremias van Renselaer, deceased, a cer-
tain house and lot standing and lying here in Albany on Jonkheer
street, between the houses of Adriaan Gerritse and Maritie Dame,
bounded and limited according to the patent thereof, of date the
13th of August 1668,^ from the Right Honorable General Rich:
Nicols, which he, the grantor, does by virtue of a conveyance re-
ceived by him from Capt. Thom : Willet, of date the 2d of September
1671,^ free and unincumbered, without any charges on, or issuing
out of the same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's
making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging him-



1 The record of this patent is as follows : " Richard Nicolls Esq. &c.
Whereas there is a certaine house & Lott of ground at Albany late in the
tenure or occupation of Peter van Aallen scituate lying & being in ye high
street that goes up to y^ Hills on y^ North syde thereof hauing Ariaen Gar-
retsens house on y^ East syde or on y^ left hand & Cornelius van Xesse
on y- riglit hand or y^ west syde reaching in length from y^ street backwards
& in breadth y^ space between y^ Two houses aforemenconed, Which said
house & Lott of ground w^^^ all th' appurtenances stands forfeited & con-
fiscated to his Ma^es use by an Acte of this Governmt bearing date y^ lo'i^
day of October 1665 as belonging to a subject of y^ States Gen" of y^ United
Belgick Provinces then in Warre & open iicstility ag* his ^Ma^^^". Now Know
yee that for & in consideration of a certaine Quantity of good & merchant-
able Beaver skins rec<i & paid unto me for ye use of his Royall Highness
Lord Proprietor of theise Territoryes by Capt" Thomas Willett one of y^
Councell belonging to this his Royall Highnessse Governmt & for Diuers
other good Causes me thereunto also especially moving By vertue of y^
Com°° & authority unto me giuen by his Royall Highness, I haue thought
fitt to give graunt bargaine & sell & by theise p'sents do giue graunt bargaine
sell rati f ye & confirme unto y^ said Capt° Willett &c The Pattent is dated
August i3'ti 1668."

2 See Early Records of Albany, i -.^"j.



DEEDS 1 678- 1 704 37

self to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the
last, giving therefore plcnam actionem cessam and full power to the
aforesaid Madam Maria van Renselaer, her heirs, and successors,
or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house and lot
as she might do with her own patrimonial estate and effects, promis-
ing to warrant and defend the same against all persons whatsoever
claiming any right, title, or interest in the same, as in justice he is
bound to do, and furthermore never to do nor cause anything to be
done contrary hereto, either with or without legal proceedings in
any manner whatsoever binding himself thereto as by law pro-
vided. Done in Albany, the 7th of April 1679.

Philip Schuyler
Dirck IVesselss
Cornells van Dyck

Deed from Geurt Hendricksen to Jacob Ten Eyck for a lot in

Albany

[25] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc. and in presence
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Geurt Heyndrixe, who declared that he
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful, and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Jacob Ten Eyk a certain lot lying
here in Albany, adjoining southerly the house of Lawrence van Ale
and Jan Janse Bleeker, northerly the lot of said Geurt Hendrixen,^
westerly and easterly the public streets, in breadth in front, on the
street, to the east, thirty and a half feet Rhineland measure and in
the rear twenty-two feet, nine inches ; in length southerly six rods,
seven and a half feet and likewise northerly six rods, seven and
a half feet ; which the grantor does by virtue of a patent granted
him by the Honorable Governor General Rich : Nicolls, dated June
4, 1667,^ free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or is-
suing out of the game (saving the lord's right) and without the
grantor's henceforth making the least pretension thereto acknow-
ledging himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny



1 Apparently Geurt Hendricksen van Schoonhoven.

2 The abstract of this patent reads : " A Patent graunted upon a Trans-
port made by Wouter Aertsen being empowered thereunto by Pieter Menssen
bearing date the 6'^ day of Apr: 1667 unto Geurt Hendricksen for a certain
Lott of Ground House & Garden lyeing in Albany then in the tenure, or
occupacon of the s<i Geurt Hendricksen conteyning in Length and breadth
as it lay within the Fence. Now for a Confirmacon &c : Tl ; Patent is
dated the 4^ day of June 1667."



38 KAKI.V KI-:CORDS OF ALl'.AXV

with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full
power to the aforesaid Jacob Ten Eyck, his heirs and successors, to
do with and dispose of the premises as he might do with his
own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to defend the same
from all and every person and free it from all trouble, claims,
or incumbrances as is right, and furthermore nevermore to do
nor cause anything to be done contrar\' hereto, either with or
without going to law, in any manner, binding himself thereto as by
law provided. Done in Albany, the 7th of April, 1679.

Geurt Hend[r]icksen
Til my presence,

Rqt. Livixgstox, Secretary

Deed from Jan Lansing, husband and guardian of the widow
of Hendrick Coster, to Capt. Johannes Clute for a house and
lot and orchard on the hill in Albany

[26] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable ^Mr Dirk \\'essells and Mr Corn: van Dyk, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Jan Lansing, husband and guardian. of
Geertie Coster, widow of the late Hend : Coster, deceased, who de-
clared that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and
free ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Jan Claets a certain
house, lot and orchard standing anl lying here in Albany on the
hill, adjoining southerly Hend: Rooseboom, northerly Alarte
Crygier, easterly and westerly the street, being five rods broad and
twenty rods long, which the grantor does by virtue of a patent
granted to his predecessor Hend : Coster, deceased, by the honorable
the Governor General Rich : Niccolls, of date the 25th of April
1667^, to which reference is herein made, free and unincumbered
without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the
lord's right) and without the grantor's making any further pre-
tension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and



1 In this patent, which was a confirmation of the Dutch grant to Lourens
Lourensen, dated October 25, 1653, the property is described as " a certain
Lott of Ground, House & Court, or yard thereunto belonging Being neer
the Fort in Beverwick at Albany bounded to the South by Pieter Bronck's,
to the North by the Lotts of low Ground to the East by the waggon way &
to the west by the Hills haveing in breadth five Rod, & in length twenty
Rod: which s<i Patent, or Groundbriefe so graunted as afores^ bearing date
the 25" day of Octob. 1653 was upon the 15"^ day of Sept: 1664 transported
and made over unto Hendrick Coster by Goosen Gerritsen who had lawfull
power so to doe." See Early Records of Albany, i :362.



DEEDS 1678-I704 39

satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giving
plena in actionem cessani and full power to the aforenamed Capt.
Jan Cloete, his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and
dispose of the same as he might do with his own patrimonial estate
and effects, promising nevermore to do nor cause anything to be
done contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself therefor as
by law provided. Done in Albany on the loth of April 1679.

Jan Lansinck
Dirck Wesselsz
Cornells van Dyck Acknowledged before me,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary



Deed from John Gilbert, attorney for his mother-in-law, Maria
Arents van den Bergh, to Law^rence van Alen for a small lot
on the hill in Albany

[27] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magis-.-
trates of said jurisdiction, John Gilbert, son-in-law of Arent van
den Bergh, as attorney for Maria Arents, widow of the late Arent
van den Bergh aforesaid, deceased, for the settlement of the afore-
said estate, who declared that he granted, conveyed and made over
to and for the behoof of Lawrence van Alen a certain small lot lying
here in Albany on the hill, being seven feet broad, Rhineland meas-
ure, adjoining northerly the aforenamed Arent van den Bergh,
southerly the house of Isaack Verplank and the rear of Van Tricht's
lot, westerly said Lawrence van Ale and easterly the street, extend-
ing as far as the whole lot of said Van den Bergh, being six rods
long, which he does by virtue of patent granted to Arent van den
Bergh deceased by the Honorable Governor General Rich*^. Nicolls,
of date the 6th of September 1667, to which reference is herein
rrade, and that free and unincumbered without any charges thereon
or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right), without the
grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, as he ac-
knowledges himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny
with the last and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full
power to the aforenamed Lawrence van Ale, his heirs and suc-
cessors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the aforesaid small lot
as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising



40 EARLY RECORDS OF ALBAXV

nevermore to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto, in
any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in
Albany, on the nth of Ai)ril iC^Jfj.

Dirck IVesselsa John Gilhrrtt

Cornells van Dyck

Acknowledged before me,

Ro"^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Reyer Jacobsen Schermerhorn, husband and guar-
dian of the widov^ of Elmer Otten, to Johannes Witthardt for
a house and lot on Jonker street in Albany

[28] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., and in pres-
ence of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van
Dyk, magistrates of said jurisdiction, Ryer Jacobse Shermer-
hooren, husband and guardian of Ariaentie Arents, late widow of
Elmer Otte, deceased, who declared that he had granted, conveyed
and made over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for
the behoof of Johannes Witthardt, trader, at present residing in
Holland, a certain house and lot, standing and lying here in
Albany on the hill, on Jonker street, next the house of Madam
Alida van Renselaer, widow of the late Dom Nicolaus van Rensse-
laer, deceased,^ adjoining westerly the house of Mr Nicolaus
d'Meyer, northerly tiie house of Isaack Verplanck, southerly the
street and easterly the house of said Madam Alida van Renselaer,
in breadth in front on the street one rod, ten feet, one and a half
inches, breadth in the rear toward the north one rod and ten feet,
length five rods eleven feet and two inches, whereof four feet in
the rear for a passageway extending eastward to the street is free
as well for this house as for the house of the aforesaid Madam
Renselaer; which the grantor does by virtue of a conveyance
granted him by Mr Jan Thomase, being half of the lot specified in
a patent granted to said Thomase by the late Governor General
Rich^. Nicolls, of date the 29th of April 1667, to which reference
is here made, 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.



^ See deed from Reyer Schermerhorn to Rev. Nicolaus van Rensselaer
on p. 15-16 of this volume. The maiden name of Madam Van Rensselaer
was Schuyler.



DEEDS 1678-1704 41

acknowledging himself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first
penny with the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam
and full power to the aforesaid Johannes Witthardt, his heirs and
successors or assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid house
and lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and efifects,
promising to warrant the same against any and all persons claim-
ing any right or interest therein, as in justice he is bound to do,
and nevermore to do or to cause anything to be done contrary
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, the 14th of April 1679.

Reyer Jacobse Schermerhoorn

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Hendrick Lansing and
Luycas Gerritsen for a lot on the hill in Albany

[29] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyck,
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free
ownership to and for the behoof of Hendrik Lansingh and Luycas
Gerritse a certain lot lying on the hill where now the houses of the
aforesaid H : Lansing and L : Gerritse stand, in breadth in front on
the street three rods and a half foot and in the rear on the east ^
side the same, and on the west two rods and eleven feet, all Rhine-



land measure, being a part of lot N°. 4 conveyed to him by
Ludovi-us Cobes the 23d of November 1667 by virtue of the patent
to said Cobes granted by the late Governor General Rich*^. Nicolls
under date of the 6th of September 1667,- and that free and unin-
cumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of tlie same
(saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's making any
further claim in the least thereto, acknowledging that he is fully
paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and there-
fore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the afore-
named Hendrik Lansingh and Luycas Gerritse, their heirs and suc-
cessors or assigns, to do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as
they might do with their own patrimonial estates and effects,



1 Thus in the original. Cf. deed from Clute to same persons, September
9, 1672, in Early Records of Albany, i :5o6.

'There is no record of this patent except a brief memorandum that a
confirmation was granted to " Lovis Cobes N". 4. In breadth 36. foot & 14
& in length 6. Rod."



42 EARLY RECORDS OF ALHAXY

promising to warrant and defend the same against all persons law-
fully claiming any right or interest therein and furthermore never-
more to do nor cause anything to be done, either by or without re-
sorting to law, in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law
provided. Albany, the 15th of April 1679.

JOHANNS ClUTE

Dirck J Vessel Is::

Cornells c'on Dyck Acknowledged before me,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Jan Byvanck for a lot on the

hill in Albany

[30] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the
Honorable ^Ir Dirk W'essells and Air Cornelis van Dyk, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Jan Cloete, who declared that he
grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Jan Byvank a certain lot lying on
the hill, on which the house of said Byvank now stands, in length,
on the east side, next to Hend : Lansingh, two rods and eleven
feet, in front on the street twenty-one feet and seven inches, in the
rear two rods less a half foot, length on the west side, next to
Gerrit Hardenbergh, thirty-four feet and one inch, all Rhineland
measure,^ being a part of the lot N°. 4 to the grantor conveyed by
Ludovicus Cobes the 23d of November 1667, by virtue of the
patent to said Cobes granted by the late Gov''. Gen'. Rich''. Nicolls,
under date the 6th of September 1667, and that free and unin-
cumbered, without any charges resting on, or issuing out of the
same (saving the lord's right) and without the grantor's making
any further pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself
fully paid and satisfied therefor the first penny with the last,
therefore giving plenam actionem cessam and full power to the
aforenamed Jan Byvank, his heirs and successors, or assigns to
do with and dispose of the aforesaid lot as he could do with his
own patrimonial estate and efife.ts, promising to defend the same
against any and all persons and to free the same from all trouble,
claims and incumbrances as is right and furthermore nevermore
to do nor suffer anything to be done contrary hereto either with or



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