Declaration of Jacob Jacobsen Roy as to his debts

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Jacob Jacobsen Roy, lying sick in bed ], declares that he is indebted to the following persons ]:

To Dirck Cornelissen, carpenter, the sum of ] three hundred guilders

To Hendrick Westercamp, two hundred guilders

To Teunes, the mason, eight guilders

Due him from Martin, his servant, seven guilders

He declares that he owes the above and does not know of anything more. This 9th of May anno 1643, in the house of Jacob Roy, on the island of Manhattan, and in the presence of the undersigned witnesses.[1]

Jacob Reyntye
Jan Snideker
Cornelis van Tienh.
Not signed by Jacob Roy, who was probably too feeble to sign. See his will on p. [58a].


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.