Bond of Thomas Badgehott to John Evance of New Haven for the repayment of money loaned to him, binding the King's Head tavern in London as security

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Tomas Badgehott,[1] planter on the island of Manhatans, son of Jan Badgehoot, knight, In his lifetime a resident of London, in old England, who in the presence and before the hereinafter mentioned witnesses acknowledged that before the execution hereof he had to his full satisfaction and contentment received from Jan Evance[2], merchant residing at New Haven, in New England, the sum of forty pounds sterling, for which forty pounds sterling the aforesaid Tomas Badgehott promises to pay within ten following months from the date hereof the sum of fifty-five pounds sterling to the aforesaid Jan Evance, his heirs, successors or assigns. Furthermore, in case the aforesaid Tomas Badgehott should through letters of recommendation or credentials from the aforesaid Jan Evance come to borrow in any place more money than the sum above mentioned, he shall give notes therefor and pay for every forty pounds sterling which he shall receive fifty-five pounds sterling, and the payment of said money must likewise be made within ten months from this date, and not from the date of receipt. Tomas Badgehott expressly promises, if the money already received by him from Jan Evance, or hereafter to be received on his order, be not punctually paid within ten months from the date hereof, that then the aforesaid Tomas Badgehott shall be bound to pay ten pounds annually as interest, and that as long as the money shall remain unpaid. For further security and payment hereof he, Tomas Badgehott, binds his person and property, movable and immovable, present and future, and especially a tavern called The King's Head, standing in Bishops-gate street, London, of which tavern the aforesaid Jan Evance, or whoever shall receive his order, may have the use until Tomas Badgehott or his heirs shall have fully discharged and paid the debt; he, Tomas Badgehott, for the performance hereof of subjecting and submitting himself to the control of all courts, tribunals and Judges, holding himself as condemned to pay the disbursed moneys and premium thereon free of all costs and charges to Jan Evance or his order. In witness whereof this Is signed by Tomas Badgehott as principal and Isaack Allerton and Tomas Willet as witnesses hereto invited, in Fort Amsterdam, in New Netherland, the 25th of March A°. 1644.

Thomas Badgehott
Isaac Allerton
Tho. Willett
Cornelis van Tlenhoven


The name Is also written Bagehott and Badger.
John Evance was a London merchant who at an early date came to the colony of New Haven. He was at different times chosen a deputy to the General Court.


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.