Deed of Derrick Volckersen to Jacob Hey of land on Long Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Dirck Volckertsen, inhabitant of this province; and declared to have conveyed to Jacob Hey, also an inhabitant of this city, a piece of land located at Mespachts Kill on Long Island; beginning at the point of Mespats Kill and running then along the river southwest by west 75 rods; along Mespats Kill southeast by south 200 rods; from Mespats Kill into the woods southwest by west 75 rods; from there again to the river extending mostly northwest by north 200 rods; containing in all 25 morgens; also, a parcel of marsh, which he, Dirck Volckertsen, has used, located in Mespachts Kill; in breadth at the end of the land it is 40 rods; in length 90 rods; making 6 morgens; and that by virtue of a patent granted to him, the grantor, dated 3 April 1645 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam, 9 September 1653. This is the mark of X Dirck Volckersen; 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.