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excepted, submitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts,
tribunals and judges; moreover Geertruy aforesaid promises to pay
all costs of the schout, secretary and court messenger occasioned
hereby up to this date. Done in Albany without craft or guile, this
27th of April 1680.

This is the mark X of Geertruy
Dirck Wcssclsz X'osburgii, made with her own

Cornells van Dyck hand.

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary



Bond of Sander Sandersen Glen and Jacob Sandersen Glen to
Nicolaes de Meyer, with satisfaction by Lidia de Meyer

[69] Appeared before me, Ro^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the hereinafter named witnesses, Sander Sandertse Glen with his
brother Jacob Sandertse Glen, both sons of Alexander Glen, who
declared themselves to be honestly and truly indebted and in ar-
rears to Mons : Nicolaes d'Meyer, trader at N : York, in the quan-
tity of seventy-two good, merchantable beaver skins, reckoned at
eight guilders apiece and which shall weigh five quarter Dutch
pounds each, for merchandise received by their father aforesaid,
as is to be seen by a mortgage dated the 5th of April 1677, which
they jointly and severally agree to pay as their own debt, the sub-
scribers promising to pay the said sum of y2 beavers to said Mons :
6



82 i;\Ki.N i<i:coKJ)S of albaxv

D'Meyer or order within the time of six following years, commen-
cing to-day, viz. o\ery year in the month of July a just sixth part,
whi h is twehc heaxers, for which they bind their respective per-
sons and estates, real and ])ersonal, nothing excepted, submitting
the same to the authority of all lords, courts, triliunals and judges,
as security for the recovery of the sum (if need be) without costs
or loss. Done in Albany, the 30th day of April 1680. X.B The
last twelve beavers shall be paid in two payments, viz, six beavers
in July 16S3 and the last six beavers in July 1686.

Sander Glen
J.\cnp, !>^AXDER.s Glen
Testes :

Dirck IVessclsc
Johannes Wendcl

In my presence,

Ro'^, Livingston, Secretary

I, the undersigned Madam Lidia d'Aleyer, wife of and attorney
for my husband Air Nicolaus d'Meyer, acknowledge and declare
that I have received from the widow of Jacob Sanders Glenn the
final balance of the seventy-two beavers mentioned in the above
obligation given by her late husband and Sander Glen, and I release
her and her heirs from all further claims.

In witness whereof she has subscribed this with her own hand
in Albany, the 6th of August t686.

LiEDYA d'Meyer
Tn my presence,

Rort. Livingston, Secretary

Assignment by Nicolaes de Meyer to Sander Sandersen Glen and
Jacob Sandersen Glen of their father's mortgage

[70] A])peared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Al-
bany, colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, in the pres-
ence of the hereinafter named witnesses, Alons. Nicolaes d'Meyer,
trader, residing in N : York, who declared that he hereby assigns
and makes over to Sander and Jacob Sandertse Glen, sons of
Alexander Glenn, his right and title to a certain mortgage or
bond ' in the sum of twenty beavers executed in his favor by
their father aforesaid on the 5th of April 1677, whereby his house



"^ Schcpenkennissc: i. e. a bond or obligation under the hands and seals
of two schepens, before whom the debtor appeared.



DEEDS 1678-I704 83

and lot and land and three slaves were engaged, which bond with
the sum therein comprehended is hereby transferred to them, with
full power to demand, collect and receive the same at their
pleasure, as though the same were executed specially in their favor,
hereby renouncing all the righ" and claim which he, Meyer, has had
to this day, in consideration of the fact that Sander and Jacob
Sandertse Glen aforesaid have undertaken to pay the same as
their own debt, as per obligation executed this day, wherewith he
holds himself content, so that they will have to recover the amount
from their father by virtue of the aforesaid mortgage, which is
hereby delivered to them. In confirmation of which Mons. Meyer
aforesaid subscribes this with his own hand, without craft or guile,
in the presence of Mr Dirk Wessels and Mr Johannes Wendel,
called as witnesses hereto. Done in Albany, this 30th of April 1680.

N. D. A^Ieyer
Dirck Wessclsz
Johannes Wendel

In my presence,

Ro'T. Livingston, Secretary

N.B. I, the undersigned, declare that the bond executed by
Alexand: Glen on the 5th of April 1677 to me, covers the entire
balance of all the accounts, obligations, etc. outstanding between
him and me from the beginning; likewise that I have no further
claims against said Alex : Glen to the date hereof; releasing him
from all claims as far as T am personally concerned. Albany, the
30th of April 1680.

N. D. Meyer

Dirck Wessels a
Johannes Wendel

Bond and mortgage of Gerrit Claes, alias Culis, to Marten

Cregier

[71] Appeared before me, Robert Livingston, secretary of Al-
bany, colony of Rensselaerswyck and Schaenhe.htady, etc., in
presence of the Honorable Mr And^ Teller and Mr Dirk Wessellsi
magistrates of said jurisdiction, Gerrit Claes, ^ commonly called
Culis, who declared himself to be honestly and truly indebted and



1 Professor Pearson here supplies "Van Vranken? " Cf. Early Records of
Albany, 1 :8o (note) and also p. 476 of the same volume, where the name
is given as " Gerrit Claese Kulernan," which according to the index as well
as the original text. Deeds, 2:791, should be "Kulernan." In Proceedings of
Justices of the Peace, 1680-85, p. 658, the name is written as above: " Ger^.
Claese Culis."



84 i:.\Kl.V Ki:C(JRDS OF ALBANY

ill arrears to Mr Marte Cryger in the sum of one hundred and
thirty guilders, eight stivers in beavers and one hundred and four-
teen guilders, five stivers seawan ; moreover eighteen skipples of
oats on account of a bull; which aforesaid sums of fl. i3o:[8]
beavers, fl. 114: 5 seawan and 18 skipples of oats, the subscriber
promises to pay to Mr Cryger aforesaid in the month of January
next 1681, without further delay, in good, merchantable winter
wheat at market price ; therefor binding specially a certain piece
of land lying at Canastagioene on the flat (vlakte) of Jan Cloet,
containing ten morgens, where he now dwells, together with his
cattle, to wit, four milch cows, three draught horses, that is two
mares and one gelding with two colts, and generally his person
and estate, real and personal, present and future, nothing excepted,
submitting the same to the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals
and judges.

Done in Albany this 7th of May 1680.

This is the mark X of Ger"^. Claese
CuLis, made with his own hand.
Dirck Wesselsz
A. Teller

In my presence,

Ro: Livingston, Secretary

Deed from the Indians to Arnout Cornelissen Viele for three
flats on the east side of the Hudson river, opposite Dans-
kamer

[72] On this 15th day of June 1680 the following Highland
Indians appeared before Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Johannes
Provoost, magistrates of Albany, colony of Renselaerswyck and
Shaenhechtady, viz, Kashekan alias Calkoen, Waspacheek alias
Spek and Pillippuwas, owners and proprietors of a certain parcel of
land lying on the east side of Hudson's river, over against the
Danskamer,^ having authority from a certain Indian named
Awannis who has an interest therein, as is attested by two Saka-
makers, who declare that they give and present to Arnout Cornelise
Viele the aforenamed parcel of land as a free gift, consisting of
three flats {vlaktens) through which a certain kill runs, one flat
containing about twenty-five morgens on the north side of the kill
and the other two flats lying on the south side containing about



1 Literally, "the Dance chamber"; a cove in the north part of the town
of Newburgh.



DEEDS 1678-I704



85



twelve morgens each, together with the kill named Wynachkee on
which the land lies, stretching from the river to the second falls
called Matapan, being about three English miles in length ; likewise
the woodland thereto belonging for a range for cattle or other-
wise, about two English miles northward and an English mile
southward from said land, along the river side, and landward as
far as the second falls hereinbefore specified ; together with two
little kills, one lying in the woodland to the north called Paka-
keincq which runs into the river, and the other also to the south,^
being a little kill which flows into the great kill; which aforesaid
parcels of land with the kills, falls, woodland and appurtenances
thereof the rightful owners aforesaid grant, convey and make over
to and for the behoof of Aernout Corn : Viele, with all the privi-
leges, rights and prerogatives thereof, without their making any
further claim whatever thereto, acknowledging that they have
given the same out of divers considerations as a free gift to the
aforesaid Aernout, promising to w^arrant and defend the same
against all persons from all claims and demands, whether from
Indians or Christians, and nevermore to do nor cause anything to
be done contrary hereto in any manner. Thus done and delivered
in Albany, being interpreted by Gabriel Thomson on the date above
written, which they with their own hands have subscribed.



Dirck Wesselsc
Johannes Pvovoost

This is the mark X of
Unannamapakc as wit-
ness, being Sakamaker
of the Highland, made
with his own hand.

This is the mark X of
Paquetarcnt. made
with his own hand.

Gabriell Tomasen



This the mark X of Calkgen, made

with his own hand.
This is the mark X of Spek, made

with his own hand.
This is the mark X of Pillipuwas.



In my presence,

RC. Livingston



1 d'andcre mcde ten Ziiyden.



86'- EARLY RECORDS OF ALHAXV

Contract between Robert Sanders and Johannes Wendel for the
sale of Sanders's farm on the east side of the Hudson river

[73I On this 28th day of June 1680 appeared before me,
Robert Livingston, secretary of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyk
and Schaenhechtad}-, in presence of the afternamed witnesses,
Robert Sanders of the one side and Johannes Wendell of the
other side, who declared that in love and friendship they had
agreed and contracted with eacli other al)out the purchase of his,
Ro'. Sander's, farm lying on the east side of Hudson's river,
obliquely over against the farm of "Antho. van Shayk, commonly
called Steen Arabia,^ viz :

First, Rob^ Sanders acknowledges that he has sold and
Johannes Wendel that he has bought of him the aforesaid farm
with all its appurtenances, as well arable land, woodland as
meadow land (vleylant), and also Walvissen Island,^ together
with the fences, house, barn, ricks, orchard, horses, cattle, hogs,
farm implements, household furniture and all that is fast by earth
or nail, belonging to him, Ro : Sanders, the seller, in particular, it
being well understood that whatever the present lessee has there
does not belong thereto, he, Ro : Sanders, having sold only his own
entire interest in the farm which he has by virtue of the convey-
ance and patent thereof.

The seller shall deliver the aforesaid farm to the buyer on the
first of July of this year 1680 and on the last payment make a
perfect conveyance and deliver up the j^atent thereof, with the
understanding that the seller shall receive the rent for this current
year to May 1681.

For which farm and its appurtenances the aforesaid Johannes
Wendel promises to pay to the aforenamed Rob^ Sanders the num-
ber of three hundred good, merchantable beaver skins, in three
payments, to wit. the first payment, a just third part, being one
hundred beavers, on the first of July 1681, the second payment, a
just third part, being one hundred beavers, on the first of July
1682. and the third or last payment, likewise one hundred beavers,
on the first of July 1683. Wherewith the contracting parties
acknowledge themselves to be content, binding herefor their
respective persons and estates, real and personal, present and
future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to the authority of
all lords, courts, tribunals and judges. Done in Albany in presence



^ Stone Arabia.

2 Walvisch, or Whale island ; see p. 27.



DEEDS i678-]704 87

of Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Mynd*. Harmense as witnesses
hereto called, the 28th of June 1680.

Robert Sandersz
Johannes Wendel
Dirck IVesselsz
Mcyndert Hanncnsz

In my presence,

Ro"^. Livingston, Secretary

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Jan Salomonsen for a lot in

Albany

[74] Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyck and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the presence
of the Honorable Mr Dirk Wessells and Mr Cornelis van Dyk,
magistrates 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 Salomonse ^ a certain lot lying
here in Albany, bounded south and east by Annetje Everts, north
by Roeloff Gerritse, formerly Jacques Tysen, and west the street,
breadth in front on the street thirty wood feet and length to the lot
of Annetje Everts formerly belonging to Mr Renselaer, where the
mill stood ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue of the patent
granted him by the late Governor Richard NicoUs, of date the nth
of April 1667,- to which reference is herein made, and that free
and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of
the same, saving the lord's right, without his making any further
claim in the least thereto, acknowedging himself to be fully paid
and satisfied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore
plenaiit actwncnt ccssaiii and full power to the aforenamed Jan
Salomonse, his heirs, successors, or assigns to do with and dispose
of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate
and efifects. promising to warrant and defend the same against all
persons from all lawful claims, demands and incumbrances 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, this 2d of July 1680.

Dirck IVessclsc Johanns Clute

Cornelis van Dyck

In my presence,

Ro^. Livingston, Secretary



1 Jan Salomonsen Goewey.

2 The record of this patent seems to be missing.



SS K.\K1,\ KKCoKDS OF ALltAXV

Deed from Capt. Johannes Clute to Omy La Grange for the
remainder of lot No. g in Albany

[75] Appeared Ijefore me. Ko^ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc.. in presence of
the Honorable Mr Dirk W'essells and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Johan Cloete, who declared that he
had granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free
ownership to and for the behoof of Omy La Grangie a certain
small parcel of land lying here in Albany on the hill, being the re-
mainder of lot No. 9 which was conveyed to Jan Cloet aforesaid
by Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren, there ha\ ing been conveyed out
of the same to Jurian Groenwout as much as the width of his house
with a drip on both sides, the house being one board in width, so
that to Omy is conveyed the remainder of the width of the lot
aforesaid and thirty-six wood feet in length, on which lot a part of
Omy's new house stands ; which he. the grantor, does by virtue of
the conveyance granted to him by Ryer Jacobse Shermerhooren, of
date the 19th of April 1680, and that free and unincumbered with-
out any charges resting en. 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 himself to be paid and satis-
fied therefor, the first penny with the last, giving therefore plenam
actionem cessaiii and full power to the aforesaid Omy La Grangie,
his heirs and successors, or assigns to do with and dispose of
the aforesaid small piece of land as he might do with his own
patrimonial estate and efifects, promising to warrant and defend
the same against all persons from all trouble, claims and incum-
brances according to law and further nevermore to do nor cause
to be done anything contrary hereto, binding himself as by law
provided. Done in Albany, the 2d July 1680.

Dirck IVesselsa Johanns Clute

Cornelis van Dyck

In my presence,

Ro^, LivixGSTOx, Secretary

Contract between Jan Conell and William Loveridge for the
sale of a farm in Catskill formerly belonging to Harmen
Gansevoort

[76J On this 26th day of July 1680 appeared before me, Ro^
Li\ingston. secretary of Albany, colony of Rensselaerswyk, etc.. in
presence of the afternamed witnesses, Jan Conel of the one side and



DEEDS 1 678-1 704 89

W'". Loveridge, hatter, of the other side, who declared that they
had in love and friendship agreed and contracted in respect to the
purchase of his, Jan Conell's, farm lying in Catskill, which formerly
belonged to Harme Gansevoort, in the manner following:

First, Jan Conel acknowledges that he has sold and W"\ Love-
ridge, senior, that he has bought of him his, Jan Conell's, farm
lying at Catskill, with all the appurtenances thereof as he bought
the same from Harme Gansevoort, with arable land, woodland, fenc-
ing, house, barn, ricks, seven horses, four cows, two young cattle
and the calves there, hogs, farm tools and everything that belongs
to Jan Conel in particular, nothing ex epted, save his household
furniture.

The seller made delivery of said farm with all his interest therein
to the buyer last Thursday, excepting the grain now in field which
does not belong to him but to his father-in-law, the lessee, who is
bound to leave thirty skipples of good winter wheat in the ground
after harvest ; the seller is holden on the last payment to give a per-
fect conveyance and to deliver over therewith the patent.

For which farm and the appurtenances thereof the aforenamed
W". Loveridge promises to pay to the aforenamed Jan Conell the
number of three hundred good, merchantable beaver skins, and a
beaver hat. in the following manner, to wit. to Harme Gansevoort
all the pay which is still coming to him from the seller on account
of the aforesaid farm and to Geertney Barents thirteen beavers and
the remainder of the three hundred beavers at once in goods to his
satisfaction. Wherewith the contracting parties are mutually
content, binding their respective persons and estates, real and per-
sonal, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting the same to
the authority of all lords, courts, tribunals and judges.

Done in Albany, this 27th of July 1680.

Testes: John Conell

Isaack Verplancken Will : Loueridge

Christopher Skayffe

Acknowledged before me,

Ro'^. Livingston, Secretary



go EARLY RECORDS OF ALI'.AXV

Deed from Samuel Wilson to Harmen Gansevoort for a lot in
Albany behind Wilson's house

1 77 J Appeared before me, Ro'. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in the jjresence
of the afternamed magistrates, Mr And^ Teller and Mr Corn: van
Dyk. the worthy Mr Sam'. Wilson, who declared that he grants,
conveys and makes over in true, rightful and free ownership to and
for the behoof of Harme (jansevoort. Ijrewer, a certain portion of a
lot lying behind his, Wilson's, house, being the hindmost portion of
his lot, bounded westerly by him, the grantor, easterly by the high
way, northerly by the aforesaid (jhansevoort and southerly by Jan
van Loon ; in breadth east and west twenty-three feet, and in length
on the south side eight rods, four feet and a half and on the north
eight rods and four feet, Rhineland measure, likewise Mr \Mlson
grants said Harme Gansevoort three and a half feet on the north
side of his lot for a gate, in breadth and length 3^ feet ; which he,
the grantor, does by virtue of the conveyance to him given by Mr
And*. Teller, dated the 9th of June 1677,^ to which reference is
herein made, and that free and unincumbered, without any charges
thereon or issuing out of the same (save the lord's right) and with-
out the grantor's making any further claim whatsoever thereto, ac-
knowledging that he is fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first
penny with the last, giving therefore plenain actionem ccssain and
full power to the aforenamed Harme Gansevoort to do with and
dispose of the aforesaid lot as he might do with his patrimonial
estate and efifects, promising to warrant and defend the same against
all persons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances according to
law and further nevermore to do or cause to be done anything
contrary hereto in any manner, binding himself as by law provided.
Done in Albany, this 2d of August 1680.

Cornelis van Dyck Sameij. Wollsox

A. Teller

Acknowledged before me,

RC^. LiviNC.STOX, Secretarx



1 See Early Records of Albany, 1:155. The term duars Iiitys quoted in
that and preceding deeds would seems to imply that the house of Jurian
Janse Groenwout was of the farmhouse type and had the shape of a T, the
barn or stable in the rear being set at right angles to the front of the house.
See J. H. Gallee. Hct bocrcnhuis in N cderland fv zijn bcivoncrs. p. 59.



DEEDS 1678-I704 91

Deed from Volkert Jansen Douw to Gerrit Banker for a lot on
the south side of the Fuyck kill

[78 J Appeared before me, Ro*. Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaersvvyk and Schaenhechtady, etc., in presence of
the Honorable Mr And*. Teller and Mr Cornelis van Dyk, magis-
trates of said jurisdiction, Capt. Volkert Janse Dow,^ who declared
that he granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free
ownership to and for the behoof of Mr Gerrit Banker a certain
lot lying here in Albany on the south side of the Fuykse kill,- behind
the lot of said Banker, being in breadth, in front, four rods and
two feet and in the rear, on the common road, four rods; in length
on the east and west eight rods and further to the Fuyckse kill of
the same breadth, leaving a common road between both lots as wide
as the magistrates shall see fit ; which he, the grantor, does by virtue
of the patent granted to him by the late Governor General Rich :
Nicolls, dated the 4th of May i667,'' 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's making any further claim in the least thereto, acknowledg-
ing that he has been fully paid and satisfied therefor, the first penny
with the last, giving therefore plenam actionem cessaiu and full
power to the aforenamed Gerrit Banker to do with and dispose of
the aforesaid lot as he might do with his own patrimonial estate and
eft'ects, promising to warrant and defend the same against all per-
sons from all trouble, claims and incumbrances as is right and
further nevermore to do or cause anything to be done contrary
hereto in any manner, binding himself thereto as by law provided.
Done in Albany, this nth of August 1680.

Corn, van Dyck Volckartt Jaxsz Douw

A. Teller

In my presence,

Ro'r. Livingston, Secretary



1 Volkert Jansen Douw is given in Pearson, Early Settlers of Albany,
p. 43, as from Frederickstadt, and in Talcott, Genealogical .Wotes of A'eu'
York and Nezv England Families, p. 64, as from Leeuwarden. In the record
of a commission as lieutenant granted to him November i, 1667 (Patents,
1664-1667, p. 169, New York State Library) he is called " Volchert Jans van
Stapelholme." Stapelholm is the name of the district east of Friedrichstadt
on the Eider, in Schleswig, so that Pearson is right. Volkert Jansen married
Dorothea Jans, from Bredstedt, likewise in Schleswig. For history of
Friedrichstadt, see F. Pont, Friedrichstadt an der Eider, 1913.

- The same as the Fuyck kill or Rutten kill.

3 This was a confirmation of the Dutch patent of April 23, 1652, " for a
certain Lott of Ground lying in Beverwick at Albany abutting to the north



92 EARLY RECORDS OF ALliANV

Deed from Major Abraham Staets to Teunis Cornelissen and
Harmen Lievese for a house and lot in Albany

[79] Appeared before nie, Ro\ Livingston, secretary of Albany,
colony of Renselaerswyk. and in the presence of the Honorable Mr
And*. Teller and Air Cornelis van Dyk, magistrates of said juris-
diction, the Honorable Major Abraham Staas, who declared that he
granted, conveyed and made over in true, rightful and free owner-
ship to and for the behoof of Teunis Cornelise d'metselaer (mason)
and Harme Lievese a certain house and lot standing and lying here
in Albany on the hill, abutting to the east on the common lane at
Capt. S[c]huyler's, to the west on Air Rich: Pretyt. to the north on
the Lutheran churchyard, and to the south on the public street ■} in
breadth, front and rear, twenty-eight feet and seven inches, in



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