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New Netherland Council Dutch Colonial Land Deeds

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This series contains deeds, in Dutch, recorded by the provincial secretary from September 5, 1652 until October 15, 1653. The provincial secretary was responsible for recording all land transactions in New Netherland. Most of the deeds document the conveyance of real property between private individuals on the island of Manhattan.
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1652-1653
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A1882

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Administrative History

In 1640, the State General of Holland approved a new charter of "Freedoms and Exemptions" in which the West India Company gave up its trade monopoly and removed the burdens from land ownership - new land grants could be transferred by sale or will, subject only to an oath of allegiance. As a result, there was an immediate increase in the population of New Netherland. Colonists included not only those from Holland, but also English settlers who were driven from New England by religious persecution. The new landholders took the oaths of allegiance to the West India Company and to the States General of Holland.

The provincial secretary was responsible for recording all land transactions in New Netherland. Depending on the administration, records were kept in separate books or recorded in the secretary's minutes.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains deeds recorded by the provincial secretary from September 5, 1652 until October 15, 1653. During this period, the provincial secretary maintained a separate book of deeds, which he labeled "II." Prior to and following this period, deeds were recorded in the register of the provincial secretary. Most of the deeds record the conveyance of real property on the island of Manhattan between private individuals.

This series originally constituted Dutch record book II (referred to as HH, Part 1 in E.B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State, Albany, N.Y.). The original records are in the Dutch language.

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Microfilm (1 roll, 35mm) is available at the New York State Archives (produced by the New York State Library); however, the film is not fully legible and may be incomplete.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series A0270 Register of the Provincial Secretary, contains additional patents and deeds from the Dutch period

Series A1880 Dutch Patents and Deeds, contains "Indian deeds" which record the purchase of land from Native Americans for the West India Company and several patroons

Series A4688 Grantor index to deeds and other miscellaneous documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State indexes this series

Series A4689 Grantee index to deeds and other documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State and Office of General Services indexes this series

Series A4690 Location index to deeds and other documents recorded or filed by the Secretary of State and Office of General Services, indexes this series There are also deeds from the period 1653-1665 in the "Records of New Amsterdam" held at the New York City Clerk's office. The Albany County (New York) Hall of Records holds deeds from the Dutch period beginning in 1654.

Other finding aids

Item list: E.B. O'Callaghan's Calendar of Historical Manuscripts in the Office of the Secretary of State (1866).

Folder list is available at the repository.

Translated in: New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch: Land Papers, Volumes GG, HH & II, trans. and ed. Charles T. Gehring (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980). New York Historical Manuscripts, Dutch: Land Papers, Volumes GG, HH & II, trans. and ed. Charles T. Gehring (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1980). Books GG and HH Part 2 contain recorded grants (patents) of land by the director and council of New Netherland, and a few Indian deeds. Book II (also designated as HH Part 1) contains recorded private conveyances (deeds).

Dutch patents for New Amsterdam are abstracted and mapped in I. N. Phelps Stokes, The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909, 6 vols. (New York: 1916; repr. Union, N.J.: 1998), 2:353-411. Dutch patents for Beverwyck (established 1654, renamed Albany in 1664) are abstracted and indexed in Janny Venema, Beverwijck: A Dutch Village on the American Frontier, 1642-1664 (Hilversum and Albany: 2003), Appendices 3, 8.

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Dates Contents Box Volume Item
September 5 1652 Deed of Jan Snediger to Michael Taden for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jan Snediger to Michael Tadens; house and lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 1
September 22 1652 Deed of Jan Labatie to Jan Gillissen Verbrugge for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jan Labatie to Jan Gillissen Verbrugge; house and lot next Oloff Stevensen van Cortland, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 2
September 25 1652 Deed of Ariaen Vincent to Symon Folckertsen for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Ariaen Vincent to Symon Folckertsen; house and lot in New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 3
November 15 1652 Deed of Adram Rycke to Jochem Beeckman for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Abram Rycke to Jochem Beeckman; lot on the Heere Graft, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 4
November 15 1652 Deed of Wessel Everts to Coenraet Ten Eyck and Barent Myndersen for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Wessel Everts to Coenraet Ten Eyck and Barent Myndersen; lot at the Crippel bush, Manhattan Island, east of Isaac Allerton (part of lot, p. 126, Book G. G.).

1 HH Pt. 2 5
November 9 1652 Deed of Loweris Cornelissen to Sander Leenderse for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Loweris Cornelissen to Sander Leenderse; lot in Smith's valley, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 6
November 12 1652 Deed of Peter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven to Peter Hartges for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Peter Wolphertsen (van Couwenhoven) to Peter Hartges; lot on the island of Manhattan.

1 HH Pt. 2 7
December 3 1652 Deed of Cornelis Diercksen Hooglant to Cornelis de Potter for land and buildings

Deed. Cornelis Diercksen Hooglant, ferrymaster, Brooklyn, to Cornelis de Potter; 2 morgens, 67 1/2 rods of land, with some buildings.

1 HH Pt. 2 8
January 7 1653 Deed of Claude Barbier and Anthony Jeroe to Jacob Steendam for land on Long Island

Deed. Claude Barbier and Anthony Jeroe to Jacob Steendam; tract of land, with buildings thereon, west side of Mespat's kill (Bushwick, L, I.), originally granted to Adam Mott (see Book G. G., p. 156).

1 HH Pt. 2 9
February 11 1653 Deed of Hendrick Gerritse to Jacob Strycker for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Hendrick Gerritse to Jacob Strycker; lot on the west side of the Great Highway in the cross street running from the said Highway to the shore of the North river, Manhattan Island.

1 HH Pt. 2 10
February 20 1653 Deed of Govert Loockermans to Henry Bresier for a lot on the shore of the East river

Deed. Govert Loockermans to Henry Bresier; lot on the shore of the East river, south of Wolfert's valley (part of lot in G. G., p. 47).

1 HH Pt. 2 11
February 20 1653 Deed of Govert Loockermans to Claes Hendricks for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Govert Loockermans to Claes Hendricks; lot on the strand adjoining Jan Damen's land, Manhattan Island (see Book G.G., p. 71).

1 HH Pt. 2 12
October 29 1652 Deed of Claes Jansen van Naerden to Paulus Schreck for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Claes Jansen van Naerden to Paulus Schreck; lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 13
February 28 1653 Deed of Gerrit Bricker to Edward Griffens for land on Long Island

Deed. Gerrit Bricker to Edward Griffens; 25 morgens of land in Middewoudt, Long Island (Flatbush).

1 HH Pt. 2 14
February 28 1653 Deed of Claes Hendricksen to William Pietersen for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Claes Hendricksen to Wm. Pietersen; house and lot, on the strand, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 15
March 6 1653 Deed of Jan Cornelissen to David Wessels for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jan Cornelissen to David Wessels; lot on the east side of the fort, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 16
March 6 1653 Deed of Jan Cornelissen to Claes Paulessen for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jan Cornelissen to Claes Paulessen; lot east side of the fort, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 17
March 10 1653 Deed of William Beeckman to Nicolaes Boot for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. William Beeckman to Nicolaes Boot; lot, New Amsterdam, conveyed to said Beeckman by Roelof de Haes, 2 April, 1650.

1 HH Pt. 2 18
March 10 1653 Deed of William Beeckman to Cornelis Claesen Swits

Deed. William Beeckman to Cornelis Claesen Swits; [no property mentioned or described].

1 HH Pt. 2 19
March 18 1653 Deed of Herman Smeeman and Thomas Hall to Thomas Bacxter for a house and lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Herman Smeeman and Thomas Hall to Thomas Bacxter; house and lot on the East river, Manhattan Island.

1 HH Pt. 2 20
March 20 1653 Deed of Richard Bridtnell to Robert Clerck of land on Mespat's kil

Deed. Richard Bridtnell to Robert Clerck; 25 morgens, 225 rods of land on Mespat's kil (part of farm, Book G. G., p. 85; Newtown, L. I.).

1 HH Pt. 2 21
March 28 1653 Deed of William Beeckman to Harmen Smeeman of a house and lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. William Beeckman to Harmen Smeeman; house and lot on Manhattan Island.

1 HH Pt. 2 22
March 22 1653 Deed of Cornelis Claessen Swits to William Beeckman for a bouwery on Manhattan Island

Deed. Cornelis Claessen Swits to William Beeckman; bouwery No. 5 on the north end of bouwery No. 6, adjoining Pannebacker's bouwery, Manhattan Island, containing 25 morgens 6 rods (see Book G. G., p. 129).

1 HH Pt. 2 23
March 22 1653 Deed of Paulus van der Beeck to the deaconry to New Amsterdam for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Paulus van der Beeck to the deaconry of New Amsterdam; lot on Manhattan Island (see Book G. G., p. 145).

1 HH Pt. 2 24
April 1 1653 Deed of Lubbert can Dincklage to William Beeckman for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Lubbert van Dincklage to William Beeckman; lot in New Amsterdam originally granted to Gerrit Douman (see Book G. G., p. 160).

1 HH Pt. 2 25
April 1 1653 Deed of Herman Smeeman to William Beeckman for a bouwery on Manhattan Island

Deed. Herman Smeeman to William Beeckman; bouwery on the East river, island of Manhattan (see Book G. G., p, 207).

1 HH Pt. 2 26
April 1 1653 Deed of William Goulder, attorney of Robert Pennoyer, to Arent van Hattem, for a piece of land in Gravesend, Long Island

Deed. William Goulder, attorney of Robert Pennoyer, to Arent van Hattem, burgomaster; piece of land in Gravesend, L. I. (not executed).

1 HH Pt. 2 27
April 18 1653 Deed of Nicolaes Stylwel to Lubbert van Dincklage for land on Manhattan Island

Deed. Nicolaes Stylwel to Lubbert van Dincklage; land on Manhattan Island, heretofore occupied by Jan Schepmoes, and originally patented to George Bacxter and Walter Herfoorts (see Book G. G., p. 41).

1 HH Pt. 2 28
April 25 1653 Deed of Claes Hendrycksen to Jan Hendricksen Steelman for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Claes Hendrycksen, carpenter, to Jan Hendricksen Steelman; lot on west side of the Great Highway, Manhattan Island.

1 HH Pt. 2 29
May 2 1653 Deed of Auke Janse to Hendrick Hendricksen for a house and lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Auke Janse, carpenter, to Hendrick Hendricksen of Middleborch, house and lot west side of the Great Highway, Manhattan Island.

1 HH Pt. 2 30
May 4 1653 Deed of Michael Jansen to Herman Smeeman for land and a house on Manhattan Island

Deed. Michael Jansen to Herman Smeeman; 25 morgens land, with the house and all that is thereon, together with 25 morgens of land belonging to Oloof Stevens (van Cortland), charged with a yearly rent of 38 guilders (Manhattan Island).

1 HH Pt. 2 31
May 13 1653 Deed of Jacob Hey to Cornelis van Tienhoven for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jacob Hey to Cornelis van Tienhoven; house and lot in New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 32
May 17 1653 Deed of Jan Snediger to Isaac Forrest for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jan Snediger to Isaac Forrest; house and lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 33
June 2 1653 Deed of Jan Hayes to Daniel Whytheade for a lot at the ferry in Brooklyn

Deed. Jan Hayes to Daniel Whytheade; lot at the ferry, Brooklyn.

1 HH Pt. 2 34
June 18 1653 Deed of Gerrit Jansen to Thomas Hall for a bouwery on Manhattan Island

Deed. Gerrit Jansen from Oldenburgh to Thomas Hall; 45 1/2 morgens 125 rods land with valley, called Pannebacker's bouwery or bouwery No. 5, on Manhattan Island (see Book G. G., p. 134).

1 HH Pt. 2 35a
July 18 1653 Memorandum that a strip of land is granted to Hans Kierstede

Memorandum. Strip of land 7 rods 5 1/2 ft. long, between the company's store and Roelof de Haes's lot, in New Amsterdam, granted to Hans Kierstede.

1 HH Pt. 2 35b
July 22 1653 Deed of Isaac de Foreest to Adriaen Keyser for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Isaac de Foreest to Adriaen Keyser; house and lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam (see supra, p. 33).

1 HH Pt. 2 36
July 28 1653 Deed of Burger Joryssen to Ariaen Keyser of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Burger Joryssen to Ariaen Keyser; house and lot at the Water, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 37
July 28 1653 Deed of Ariaen Keyser to Cornelys van Steenwyck of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Ariaen Keyser to Cornelys van Steenwyck; last mentioned house and lot on the Strand, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 38
July 28 1653 Deed of Edward Griffin to Bartel Lott and Peter Loot of land on Long Island

Deed. Edward Griffin to Bartel Lott and Peter Loot; 25 morgens of land in Middewout, on Long Island, on the west side of the road near the Flat bush, next the minister's land No. 9, as conveyed to the grantor by Gerrit Strycker.

1 HH Pt. 2 39
July 28 1653 Deed of Claes Carstensen to Burghart Jorissen of land on Long Island

Deed. Claes Carstensen to Burghart Jorissen; 29 morgens, 553 rods of land on Long Island, on the river side in the rear of Jan the Swede (Newtown).

1 HH Pt. 2 40
July 28 1653 Deed of Govert Loockermans to Thomas Stevens of a piece of land on Manhattan Island

Deed. Govert Loockermans to Thomas Stevens; piece of land on the East river, at the point touching Wolphert's valley, Manhattan Island.

1 HH Pt. 2 41
July 28 1653 Deed of Cornelis Aryssen to Jacob Steendam of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Cornelis Aryssen from Utrecht to Jacob Steendam; house and lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 42
September 9 1653 Deed of Ariaen Keyser to Johannes van Beeck of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Ariaen Keyser to Johannes van Beeck; house and lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 43
September 9 1653 Deed of Isaac de Foreest to Hendrick Gerritsen of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Isaac de Foreest to Hendrick Gerritsen; house and lot adjoining the lot of Annetie Bogardus, near the fort, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 44
September 9 1653 Deed of Isaac de Foreest to Maximillian van Geele of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Isaac de Foreest to Maximillian van Geele; house and lot opposite the Company's mansion, and adjoining Annetie Bogardus, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 45
September 9 1653 Deed of Derrick Volckersen to Jacob Hey of land on Long Island

Deed. Derrick Volckersen to Jacob Hey; 25 morgens of land, with a valley of 6 morgens, beginning at the hook of Mespacht's kil Long Island, and thence running S. S. W. along the river.

1 HH Pt. 2 46
October 15 1653 Deed of Anna Thomassen to Jacob Tysen van der Heyde of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Anna Thomassen, of Gravesend, L. I., to Jacob Tysen van der Heyde; house and lot on the Broadway, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 47
October 15 1653 Deed of Jacob Thyssen to Jacob Steendam of a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jacob Thyssen to Jacob Steendam; house and lot on the Broadway, above mentioned.

1 HH Pt. 2 48
October 15 1653 Deed of Govert Loockermans to Egbert van Borsum of a house and lot

Deed. Govert Loockermans to Egbert van Borsum; house and lot by Wolphert's valley, now called The Ferry, agreeably to original bill of sale, dated 26 March, 1642 (see Book G. G., p. 47).

1 HH Pt. 2 49
October 15 1653 Deed of Jacob van Kouwenhoven, attorney of Jan Gillissen van Brugge, to Isaac de Foreest for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Jacob van Kouwenhoven, attorney of Jan Gillissen van Brugge, to Isaac de Foreest; house and lot next to Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland), New Amsterdam (see supra, p. 2).

1 HH Pt. 2 50
October 15 1653 Deed of Govert Loockermans, attorney of Maritie Jansen, his wife, to Peter Cornelissen vander Veene for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Govert Loockermans, attorney of Maritie Jansen, his wife, to Peter Cornelissen vander Veene; house and lot in Pearl street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 51
October 15 1653 Deed of Govert Loockermans to David Provoost for a house and lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Govert Loockermans to David Provoost; house and lot on the east side of the Great Highway, Manhattan Island (see Book G. G., p. 62).

1 HH Pt. 2 52
October 15 1653 Deed of Hendrick Jansen Smith to Gerrit Fullewever for a lot on Manhattan Island

Deed. Hendrick Jansen Smith to Gerrit Fullewever; lot on the Great Highway, Manhattan Island (see Book G. G., p. 98).

1 HH Pt. 2 53
October 15 1653 Bill of sale for 2 houses in New Amsterdam from Adriaen Keyser to Abraham Pietersen

Bill of sale. Adriaen Keyser, vendue master for director-general and council, to Abraham Pietersen, miller; 2 houses on the Broadway, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 54
October 15 1653 Deed of Claes Carstensen to Jan Nagel for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Claes Carstensen, Norman, to Jan Nagel; house and lot, Brouwer street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 55
October 15 1653 Deed of Dirrick Volckertsen to Hage Bruynsen for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Dirrick Volckertsen, of Long Island, to Hage Bruynsen; lot in Smith's valley, fronting on the strand or Highway (Heerewegh), New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 56
October 15 1653 Deed of Hendrick Gerritsen to Isaac Foreest for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Hendrick Gerritsen, tailor, to Isaac Foreest; lot adjoining Arent van Hattem, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 57
October 15 1653 Deed of Gerrit Fullewever to Dirrick Bensinck for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Gerrit Fullewever to Dirrick Bensinck; lot on the Broadway, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 58
October 15 1653 Deed of William Beeckman to Oloff Stevensen van Cortland for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. William Beeckman to Oloff Stevensen (van Cortland); lot in New Amsterdam, formerly the property of Gerrit Douman (see Book G. G., p. 160, and supra, p. 25).

1 HH Pt. 2 59
October 15 1653 Deed of William Beeckman to Peter Naerden for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. William Beeckman to Peter Naerden; lot in New Amsterdam, adjoining Claes Tyssen.

1 HH Pt. 2 60
October 15 1653 Deed of William Beeckman to Claes Tyssen, cooper for a lot in New Amsterdam

William Beeckman to Claes Tyssen, cooper; lot adjoining Coenraet Ten Eyck, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 61
October 15 1653 Deed of Peter Wolfertsen van Couwenhoven, creditor of Claes Jansen Rust, to Philip Geraerdy for a lot in New Amsterdam

Deed. Peter Wolfertsen (van Couwenhoven), creditor of Claes Jansen Rust, to Philip Geraerdy; lot situate where the (sign of the) White Horse hangs out, right opposite the Winckel street, New Amsterdam.

1 HH Pt. 2 62
October 15 1653 Deed of Daniel Whytehead to Cornelis Derricksen (Hoogland) for a house and lot on Long Island

Deed. Daniel Whytehead to Cornelis Derricksen (Hoogland), ferryman; house and lot at The Ferry, Brooklyn, Long Island (see supra, p. 34).

1 HH Pt. 2 63