Deed of Govert Loockermans to Thomas Stevens of a piece of land on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Govert Loockermans, inhabitant of this city; and declared to have conveyed to Thomas Stevens a piece of land located on the island of Manhattan along the East River on the point which comes to the marsh called Wolphert's Marsh; east of certain lowlands where the parcel of land from the hill to the aforesaid marsh is in breadth 14 rods; and extending from there in length until the end of the aforesaid point 31 and 1/12 rods; and that by virtue of a bill of sale heretofore given to George Cleer and not satisfied, dated 17 September 1646 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 28 July 1653. Govert Loockermans, 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.