Deed of Jan Snediger to Michael Taden for a house and lot in New Amsterdam

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Appeared on the day of the date underwritten before us, Director General and Council, on behalf of their High Mightinesses the Lords States General of the United Netherlands and the Honorable Directors of the Chartered West India Company, residing in New Netherland, Jan Snediger, citizen and inhabitant of this city, New Amsterdam, and declared to have conveyed, as he hereby does, to Michiel Tadens a house and lot located on Pearl Street; in breadth on the street 3 rods, less ½ foot; in the rear of the house 2 rods, 7 feet; in the rear along the fort 2 rods, one foot, 3 inches, 2 grains; the length from the rear to the front is 10 rods, 7 feet, 2 inches; and that by virtue of the patent granted to him, the grantor, by the Noble Lord Director-General and Council of New Netherland bearing the date 13 June 1664, together with all such right and property as he Jan Snediger has occupied and possessed; wherefore he Snediger desists of all property, claim and pretense which he in any manner might or could claim on the aforesaid house and lot (from his heirs), promising therefore to keep this conveyance firm and irrevocable according to the style and custom of laws thereto standing.

Thus done, conveyed, sealed and approved in council at Fort New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 5 September 1652.

Jan Snedecker, La Montagne, Brian Newton.


Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.