Bond of Thomas Baxter and John Oyen as sureties for John Brant

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven ], appointed secretary in New Netherland ], appeared Thomas Backster and John Oyen ], who in the presence of the ] fiscal and Thomas Willett ], as witnesses hereto invited ], voluntarily bind themselves ], as they do hereby, each one as surety and principal, for Jan Brent, and that for all such sums of money as he, Jan Brent, owes to the ] honorable Company and Mr. Heyl, which Company shall be preferred over all others, and in case the said Brent shall run away, they, the sureties, shall be bound to pay the honorable Company and Mr. Heyl, free of costs and charges, as much as the above named Jan Brent owes. In token of the truth we have signed this the 3rd of October anno 1642.

Thomas Backster
John Oyen
Cornelio vander Hoykens
Tho. Willett
Cornelis van Tienh.
Cf. 2:l47h and 4:157.


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 the New Netherland Institute website.