Deed of Paulus van der Beeck to the deaconry to New Amsterdam for a lot on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Paules van der Beecke; and declared to have conveyed to the deaconry of this city a lot located on the island of Manhattan; it is in breadth in front along the road or on the south side 3 rods, 8 feet, 5 inches; and on the north side 3 rods 8 feet, 5 inches; on the east side next to Phlip de True, deceased, in length 11 rods, 9½ feet; and on the west side next to Dr. Paules 13 rods, one foot, 9 inches in length; and that by virtue of a patent granted to him, Paules van der Beeck, by the director-general and council, dated 12 May 1646 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 22 March 1653. Dr. Pauwlus van der Becke, 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.