Declaration of Barent Dircksen and others that the hogs of Pieter van der Linden have destroyed the garden of Tonis Cray

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Barent Dir ]cksen ], ba ]ker, Jan Eversen, and ] Jan ] Cornelissen from Rotterdam testify at the request of Tonis Cray that the hogs of Pieter van der ] Linden have largely destroyed the plantation of maize and garden produce, so that it is almost worthless. He, Tonis Cray has had the fences inspected by Willem, the under-sheriff,[1] who passed them as constituting a sufficient protection.

Abraham Pietersen, the miller, likewise declares that last Sunday afternoon he heard Tonis Cray say to Pieter van der Linden’s wife: “Yoke your hogs, and I shall not complain of all the loss I have suffered.” Done the 26th of August 1643.

Barent Dircksen
Jan Eversz Swol
Jan Jan
Abraham Pietersen
Willem Bredenbent.
A mistake for Jan Cornelissen from Rotterdam.


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.