Power of attorney from Jan Willemsen Schut to Maurits Jansen of Haerlem to receive his share of his brother's estate

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary in New Netherland appointed by the General Chartered West India Company, appeared Jan Willemsen Schut, well known to me, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appointed and empowered, as he does hereby, Maurits Jansen of Haerlem to demand and recover for him, the principal, from Annitjen Hendricx, widow of the late Egbert Willemsen, his deceased brother, the goods hereinafter specified. Having received the aforesaid goods, he, Maurits Jansen, shall have power to execute a discharge therefor, which shall be valid, the principal further holding as valid whatever shall be done and transacted herein by the above named attorney, who shall have power to do everything that he, the principal, if present, could or might do. In witness whereof the original minute hereof in the record is signed by Jan Willemsen Schut and by Adriaen van Tienhoven and Jan Jansen Damen as witnesses hereto invited, the 12th of September anno 1642, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

1 black cloth mantle

1 purple coat

3 gold rings

1 silver key ring

1 ditto girdle and silver chatelaine

1 velvet bag; one bed and one pillow

Yan Wyllemsen
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Jan Jansen Damen


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.