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in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, the 12th of June 1679.

WouTER Alberts
A. Teller
Dirck Wesselss

Acknowledged before me,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Juriaen Teunissen Tappen to Capt. Philip Schuyler
for a farm on the east side of the Hudson river

[39] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence
of the Honorable Mr And*. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis-
trates of said jurisdiition, Jurian Teunise Tappen, who declared
that he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free
ownership to and for the behoof of Capt. Phillip Schuyler, a cer-
tain farm lying in the colony of Renselaerswyck, over against said
Schuyler's farm called d'Vlakte (the Flat), on the east side of
Hudson's river, whereon said Jurian heretofore dwelt, with the
dwelling house, barn and two ricks and all the cattle and horses
which said grantor has had there, together with all the land, as
well arable as pasture, as the same lies in its fence between two
kills, and the woodland, together with all the farming tools thereto
belonging, all in accordance with the contract of sale thereof dated
the 6th of November 1677; which farm aforesaid is a just tenth part
of the colony of Renselaerswyck ; all of which he, the grantor, does
by virtue of a conveyance to him given by the worthy Mr Jeron-
imus Ebbinck, husband and guardian of Madam Johanna de Laet,
under date of the 7th of July 1676,^ whereto reference is herein
made (only excepting the lord's right), and that free and unin-



1 For this conveyance, see Early Records of Albany, i: 129-30.



DEEDS 1678-1704 . 53

cumbered, without any charges thereon or [rents] issuing out of
the same, and without the grantor's making any further claim in
the least thereto, acknowledging that he has been fully paid and
satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and therefore giv-
ing plenam actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Capt,
Phillip Schuyler, his heirs and successors or assigns, to do with
and dispose of the aforesaid farm and the appurtenances and de-
pendencies thereof as he might do with his own patrimonial estate
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against
all persons from all trouble, claims or incumbrances, as is right,
and furthermore neither to do nor cause anything to be done con-
trary hereto, either with or without legal proceedings, in any man-
ner, binding himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, the 17th of June 1679.

Jure Jan Tunsen
A. Teller
Dirck Wesselss

Acknowledged before me,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Hilletje, widow of Storm van der Zee, to Cornells
van Dyck for a lot on the Fuyck kill at Albany

[40] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etC;, in the presence
of the Honorable Mr And®. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Hilletie van der Zee, widow of the late
Storm van der Zee, deceased, who declared that she grants, conveys
and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for the
behoof of Mr Cornelis van Dyk, chirurgeon, a certain lot lying here
in Albany, south of the Fuyk kilV behind said Van Dyk's lot, adjoin-
ing westerly Harme Ruttgers, easterly and southerly the grantor and
northerly the Fuyk kill, in length westerly three rods, ten and a
half feet and easterly three rods, in breadth south and north two
rods, all Rhineland measure, which she, the grantor, does by virtue
of a patent to her late husband granted by the late Governor
Richard Nicolls under date of the loth of May 1667,^ to which refer-
ence is herein made, being a part of the lot mentioned in the afore-



1 The same as Rutten kill, now covered by Norton street ; see, Munsell's
Annah of Albany, 1:132; 2:226.

2 This patent was for land granted by Stuyvesant on April 23, 1652, to
Anthony de Hooges and conveyed to Storm Albertsen van der Zee on May



54 KARLV Kl-:cOKDS OF ALBANY

said patent and that free and unincumbered, without any charges
on, or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with-
out the grantor's making any further pretensions in the least there-
to, acknowledging herself fully paid and satisfied therefor, the
first penny witli the last, and therefore giving plenain actionem ces-
soDi and full ])ower to the aforesaid Corn: van Dyk, his heirs and
successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of the same as he
might do with his own patrimonial estate and efi:"ects, promising
to warrant and defend the same against all persons whatsoever from
all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore
neither to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in
any manner, binding herself thereto as by law provided. Done in
Albany, the i8th of June 1679.

HiLLETIEN VAN DER ZeE

A. Teller Acknowledged before me,

Dirck Wesselsz Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Bond and mortgage of William Parker to John Pynchon of New

England

[41] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the
Honorable Mr. And*. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of
said jurisdiction, William Parker, who acknowledges that he is
well and truly indebted and in arrears to Major John Pynshon of
N : England in the sum of one and twenty pounds and one shilling
sterling for merchandise received to his satisfaction, which afore-
said sum of £21:1 Boston money the subscriber promises to pay to
the aforenamed Major Pynchon or order at Boston within the time
of three months from date (and failing of payment at Boston, said
Parker remains obligated to pay said sum here in good beavers
reckoned at I2st. apiece, together with the duty (recognitie) and
freight of said beavers to Boston),^ therefore binding specially his
house- and lot lying here in Albany on the hill, where he now



I, 1662, by Roelof Swartwout, who married the widow of de Hooges. In
the patent the land is described as " abutting to the North on the Creek,
or Kill called the Fuycke Kill to the South and East the waggon way,
and to the West on Volchert Jans conteyning in length sixteen Rod, &
in breadth nine Rod."

1 The words in parentheses were written in the margin.

^ Probably a house on the west side of North Pearl street, on lot N°. 8,
one of the " New Lotts of Ground lately Layd out at Albany uppermost



DEEDS 1678-I7O4 55

dwells and generally his person and estate, real and personal, pres-
ent and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the au-
thority of all lords courts, and judges for the payment thereof if
need be without costs or loss.

Done in Albany, the 2d of July 1679.

Words in the margin written before the signing hereof.

Wm Parker
A. Teller In my presence,

Dirck JJ^esselsa Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary



Deed from Jan Jansen Bleecker and Jacob Sandersen Glen, at-
torneys for the late Jan Hendricksen van Bael, to Timothy
Cooper, for a house and lot on the hill in Albany

[42] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the presence
of the Honorable Mr And\ Teller and Dirk Wessells, magistrates
of said jurisdiction. Jan Janse Bleiker and Jacob Sanderse, attorneys
of Mr Jan Heyndrixe van Bael, who declared that they grant, con-
vey and make over in true, rightful and free ownership to and for
the behoof of Mr Tim". Cooper a certain house and lot, standing and
lying here in Albany on the hill, where he. Cooper, dwells, adjoining
southerly Mr Cornelis Steenwyk and notherly Harmanus Bur-
gerse,- easterly and westerly the street, as it lay inclosed when said
Van Bael possessed it, or as it was inclosed when they the grantors
sold it on May 2"/, 1676,^ w^hich they do by virtue of a patent granted
to J. Heyndrix van Bael by the Honorable Governor General Rich :



towards the Hills," containing in breadth 45 feet and in length 6 rods,
for which Sergeant William Parker received a patent from Governor Nicolls
on May 30, 1667. On June 7, 1669, Governor Lovelace issued another patent
to him as follows: "Whereas Serjeant William Parker belonging to his
Ma'i^s garrison at Albany had heretofore a Pattent for a Lott of ground
upon ye Hills whereupon he hath built & now dwelleth thereupon, & there
being a small peice of ground behynde & Equall w^^ his Lott conteyning
in Length about three Rod & a halfe, y^ w'''^ lyeth wast & unmanured &
belongeth to no perticuler person, The Comissaryes there haueing likewise
consented to & recomended unto me y** same Know y^ &c."

2 Harmanus Burgerse was apparently a son of Burger Jorissen, the smith,
of New York. He married Margriet Carstens, daughter of Carsten Fred-
ericksen and Tryntje Warners. In 1704 he lived in iNlew York. See "Bap-
tisms in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York" (N. Y. Hist. Soc.
Collections, v. 2), under 1652, and Deeds, 5:45-46.

2 See contract of sale of May 26, 1676, in Early Records of Albany, i :i27.



50 EARLY RECORDS OF ALIJANY

Niculls uf (laic the ^ulh of April 1667,' to which reference is herein
made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges on, or
issuing out of the same (saving the lords right) and without the
grantors' making any further pretension in the least thereto, ac-
knowledging themselves fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first
penny w'ith the last, and therefore giving plenam actionem cessam
and full power to the aforesaid Tim°. Cooper, his heirs and succes-
sors, or assigns to do with and dispose of said house and lot as he
might do with his own patrimonal estate and effects, promising to
warrant and defend the same against any and all persons from all
trouble, claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore never-
more to do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any
manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Al-
bany on this 5th of July 1679.

Jan Jansz Bleecker
A. Teller Jacob Sanders: Glen

Dirck Jl'essellss In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Jan Hendrick Bruyn to Andries Hansen Huygh for

land at Kinderhook

[43] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr And^. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates
of said jurisdiction, Mr Jan Heyndrik Bruyn, who declared that he
granted, conveyed and made over to and for the behoof of Andries
Hanse Huygh ^ a certain piece of land lying near Kinderhoek, on the



^ This was a confirmation of the conveyance from Sander Leendertsen Glen
to Jan Hendricksen van Bael of August 18, 1664, for a " House & Lott of
Ground in the Towne afores"! towards the Hills having to the North Jan
Tomassens to the South Hendrick Kupler [Kuyler] to the East and west
the street." According to the diagrams in Munsell's Collcciio)is, 4:212, the
lot conveyed was the second from State street, between North Pearl and
James streets.

-The same as Andries Hansen Huyck; not to be confounded with Andries
Hansen Scherp (Sharp), who bought land in Kinderhook in 1671 and 1683
and who, like Huygh, makes his mark A H, though in a different way,
(Huygh combining the letters in the form of a monogram and Scherp writing
them separately. See Notarial Papers, 2:384; Wills, 1:32, 146; Deeds, 4:94,
170; Pearson's Early Records of Albany, 1:281, 483-84; and E. A. Collier,
History of Old Kinderhook, p. 47, 97, 99, 531. Pearson, in his Early Settlers
of Albany, p. 15, suggests that there may have been yet a third Andries
Hansen at Kinderhook, namely, Andries Hansen Barheit, who he thinks
may be the same as " Andries Hanse de Sweedt, dwelling at Kinderhoek,"
in 1675. Mr Collier, p. 100, also mentions Barheit as one of the early
settlers and moreover names Geertje (or Gerritje), daughter of Teunis
Teunisse de Metselaer, as the wife of Scherp as well as of Barheit, without



DEEDS 1678-I704 57

north side of the Kinderhoek kill, beginning at the kill on which the
sawmill stands and stretching along said great kill to the brink of
the hill/ being all the land which said Bruyn possessed on the north
side of the great kill, specified in a patent granted to him by the late
Governor General Francis Lovelace, dated the 9th of January 1671,^
by virtue of which he conveyes this and whereto reference is herein
made ; likewise a little point of l^^nd, also mentioned in the aforesaid
patent, lying on the south side of the great kill, beginning at the
brink of the hill and extending to the Httle kill that runs on the inside
of the height ; ^ and that free and unincumbered, without any charges
thereon or issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with-
out the grantor's making any further claim in the least thereto, ac-
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first
penny with the last, and therefore giving plenain actionem cessam
and full power to the aforesaid Andries Hanse Huygh, his heirs
and successors or assigns, to do with and dispose of said parcel and
small po'int of land as he might do with his own patrimonial estate
and effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all



intimating, however, that they were one and the same person. As a matter
of fact, Barheit and Scherp, in spite of the similarity in meaning of their
names (Barheit = gruffness), were not the same person and there is no
evidence that Andries Hansen Barheit ever lived at Kinderhoek. June 8.
1692, he sold his land on " the great flatts neer Coxhachky " to Dirk Teunise
van Vechten and in 1699 he is referred to as of " new yorke, yeoman."
See Deeds, 4:20, 166, the originals of which, according to the record, were
signed Andries Hanse Barheyt (Berheyt), in full.

^ d'offgevalle Bcrgh; literally, the fallen-off hill, apparently referring to a
hill with an abrupt descent, possibly the hill on the Kinderhook creek, two
miles northeast of Chatham Center.

2 No record of this patent appears in the office of the Secretary of State,
though it is cited in the Kinderhook Patent of March 14, 1686 {Patents,
6:154-60) and there is distinctly stated to have been "Recorded in the Secre-
taryes Office." The description of the land, as cited in the Kinderhook
Patent, is as follows : " A certaine Peece of Land beginning at the above
said Land & Goeing to the bottom of the hill called Pennekees and that on
both sides of the Creek or Kill with a small Creek on each side of the Kill
which is Called Nackamekasuck with the Wood L^nd belonging to it."
The expression " the bottom of the hill " corresponds probably to what in the
deed above is called d'offgevalle Bergh and according to E. A. Collier,
History of Old Kinderhook, p. 19, Pennekees (or Pennekoes) was the name
of the hills to the east of Valatie toward Chatham Center. Evidently, the
land conveyed by this deed was in what is known as the second allotment of
the Kinderhook Patent. See Map of the Division of Kinderhoock, facing
p. y6 of Collier's History; his chapter on Settlement and Land Litigation, and
the text of the Kinderhook Patent, on p. 532-36 of the same volume.

^ dat Cleyne killetje die biniien d'hooghte stroomt. This may refer to
what is still known as the Kline kill, in which case the offgevalle Bergh would
seem to be a hill to the southwest of Chatham Center. Cf. deed from
Andries Hansen Huygh to Dirck Hendricksen Bye, Dec. 13, 1680, which
speaks of een killetje daf nyt het Boss comt, a little kill that comes out of
the woods.



58 EARLY RECORDS OF ALltAXV

persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances as is rij^ht and
nevermore to do, nor cause anything to Ijc done, contrar}- hereto in
any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Done in
Albany, the 8th oi July 1679.

A. Teller Jan Hendrick Bruyns

Dirck U'^csschc

Tn my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Gerrit Herttenberch for a
lot on Rom street and part of another lot in the rear

[44J Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr And-. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, 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 Gerrit Hartenbergh, a certain lot lying here in
Albany on the hill, on Rom street, upon which said Gerrit Harden-
bergh has built a house, adjoining westerly Jan Janse Bleeker,
easterly Jan Byvanck, northerly the street and southerly Geert:
Vosburgh and Omy la Grangie, in length on the east side next Jan
Byvanck thirty-four feet and one inch, Rhineland measure ; in
breadth, front and rear, twenty-four wood feet and on the west side
next Jan Bleeker thirty-two feet and eight inches, Rhineland meas-
ure ; which the grantor does by virtue of a conveyance to him given
by Ludovicus Cobes, of date the 23d of November 1667,^ ^^^ ^Iso
by virtue of a patent to the grantor given by his Excellency^ Sir
Edmond Andross, Knight, governor general, of date the 25th of
March 1680, inasmuch as 15 feet, 5 inches Rhineland measure of
the lot were conveyed by L. Cobes and the remainder up to 24 wood
feet by virtue of the patent aforesaid; also, said Clute conveys to
said Hardenbergh a little corner of a lot in the rear at the hindmost
end, in breadth, front and rear, ten feet and three and a half inches,
in length on the east side two rods and on the west. side two rods
and 2 inches, which he does by virtue of the conveyance to him
given by Ryer Jacobse Schermerhooren under the date of the 19th of
April 1680,^ being [part] of the lot N°. 9, to which reference is
herein made ; and that free and unincumbered, without charges rest-
ing on, or [rents, profits and emoluments] issuing out of the same



1 See Early Records of Albany, i '.427.

~ See p. 75 of this volume. The present deed is recorded out of chron-
ologic order.



DEEDS 1678-I704 59

(saving the lords right) and without the grantor's making any fur-
ther pretension in the least thereto, acknowledging himself to be
fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, and
therefore giving plena 111 actionem cessam and full power to the
aforenamed Gerrit Hardenbergh, his heirs and successors, or assigns
to do with and dispose of the aforesaid premises as he might do
with his own patrimonial estate and effects, promising to warrant
the premises 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 cause anything to be done contrary hereto in
any manner, under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in
Albany, this 20th of April 1680.

Dirck Wcsselsa . Johanns Clute

A. Teller

In my presence,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Release from Barent Meyndertsen to Sir Edmund Andres for

land at Schodack

[45] On this 5th day of August, Barent Myndertse, shoemaker,
conveyed and made over to his honor, Sir Edmond Andross, gov-
ernor general, a certain parcel of land lying on the east side of Hud-
son's river, near Schotax island, being a square piece, of one hundred
and fifty rods square, containing thirty-seven morgens and three
rods, as per patent thereof granted by his honor on the 29th of Sep-
tember 1677,^ all of which he now releases, acknowledging himself
to be fully paid and satisfied for all his right and title to said lands,
the first penny with the last, by the hand of the Receiver Ro*. Living-
ston. Done in Albany, the 5th of August 1679.

Barent Meyndersz
Acknowledged before me,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from William Loveridge, senior, attorney for Timothy
Cooper, to Gerrit Herttenberch for a house and lot in Albany

[46] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the
Honorable Mr And^. Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magistrates of
said jurisdiction, William Loveridge, Sen''., as attorney for Mr



1 This patent is not on record.



6o EARLY RECORDS OF ALRAXY

Tim°. Cooper, who declared that he i^^ranted, conveyed and made
over to and for the belioof of Ger^ Ilartenbergh the house and lot
of said Cooper, standing and lying here in Albany between the house
of Harmanus Borgertse ^ and Jacob Tyse van dcr Heyden [abut-
ting] front and rear upon the streets, as it lies inclosed and as he
bought it at vendue ; which the grantor does by virtue of a convey-
ance given to the aforesaid Cooper by the attorneys of Jan Hendrix
van Bael, dated the 5th of July 1679, 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) and without
the grantor in his capacity aforesaid making any further claim in
the least thereto, acknowledging himself fully paid and satisfied
therefor, the first penny with the last, and giving therefore plenam
actionem cessam and full power to the aforesaid Ger^ Hardenbergh,
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 effects, promising to warrant and defend the same against
any and all persons from all trouble, claims, and incumbrances as
is right and furthermore nevermore to do nor cause anything to be
done contrary hereto in any manner, under binding obligation as
by law provided. Done in Albany, the 22d of August 1679.

Dirck Wesselsa Will: Loveridge

A. Teller

Acknowledged before me,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Jacob Salomonsen to Pieter Bogardus for a house, lot

and garden south of Albany

[47] Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr Andries Teller and Mr Dirk Wessells, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Jacob Salomonse,- who declared that
he grants, conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of P"". Bogardus, a certain lot with house
and garden standing and lying without Albany, south of the old
fort, where said Bogardus now dwells, adjoining easterly the com-
mon wagon road on the river side, southerly, northerly and westerly
the pasture possessed by the commander of Fort Albany, being four-
teen rods wide in front to the east on the river side, in the rear to



1 The same as Harmanus Burgerse; see p. 55.

2 Professor Pearson here supplies the name " Goewey."



DEEDS 1678-I704 61

the west eighteen rods, in length to the north fourteen and to the
south twenty-four rods, which he does by virtue of a patent granted
to his wife's former husband Thomas Janse by the Honorable Gov-
ernor General Rich: Nicolls under date of the 9th of September
1667,^ and that free and unincumbered without any charges on or
[rents] issuing out of the same (saving the lord's right) and with-
out the grantor's making any further pretensions in the least thereto,
acknowledging himself to be fully paid and satisfied therefor, the
first penny with the last, giving therefore plenam actionem ccssam
and full power to the aforenamed Pieter Bogardus to do with and
dispose of the aforesaid lot, house and garden as he might do with
his own patrimonial estate and efi'ects, promising to defend the same
against all and every person and free the same from all trouble,
claims, and incumbrances as is right and furthermore nevermore to
do nor cause anything to be done contrary hereto in any manner,
under binding obligation as by law provided. Done in Albany, the
27th of August 1679.

'Tis the mark X of Jacob Salomonse,
Dirck Wesselsz made with his own hand.

A. Teller

Acknowledged before me,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary



Deed from Jannetje, widow of Thomas Powell, to Paulus Mar-
tensen for a house and lot in Albany

[48]- Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, in presence of the
Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Corn : van Dyk, magistrates
of said jurisdiction, Jannetje Paulussen, widow of the late Thomas
Paulussen,^ deceased, who declared that she granted, conveyed and



1 This was a confirmation of the grant to Thomas Janssen of October 25,
1653, for " a certaine lott of ground w^b a house & garden lying & being in
Albany to ye South of ye ffort & to y® North of Bever Kill bounded to y®
East wth ye comon waggon way by y*" Ryver to y^ South north & west w"^
ye land in ye tenure or occupacon of him the said Thomas Jans, conteyning
in breadth on y^ East before twards ye said way fourteen Rod & behinde



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