Declarations of Pieter Jansen and Richard Clouff that Sir Edmund Plowden owns a half interest in the bark

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Pie ]ter Jansz of ] [      ]ant, aged about 22 years, testifies at the request of Mr. Moor[1] that being in the year 1643 on the river named Roppenhaninck,[2] in Virginia, he heard one Mr. Middello say that the bark now belonging to Pitter Lourensz and Mr. Trochmarten[3], then navigated by said Middello, was the property of Sir Edman Pleydoen, knight[4], to wit, the half of the bark and two tuns of meal loaded in said bark on account of the knight. Which the deponent offers to confirm by oath. Done the 7th of July 1644.

Pieter Jansen

Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Ritchert Cloff, who at the request of Mr. Eduwart Moor attests, testifies and declares, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if need be and required, that it is true that Sir Edman Pleydoen, knight, residing in Virginia, purchased from Philip Weyt[5] in Kiketan[6], to wit, the just half of the bark which now at present is navigated by Pieter Lourensz and Mr. Troohmorten, with two tuns of meal. All which he, the deponent, offers to confirm by oath. Done the 7th of July A°. 1644, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Richard Clouff


Edward Moor; see next declaration.
John Throckmorton.
Sir Edmund Plowden, Lord Earl Palatine, Governor and Captain General of the province of New Albion; see Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N. Y., 1:289; 2:82, 92.
Philip White.
Kikotan, one of the four corporations into which the colony of Virginia was originally divided, extending from the southern boundary of James City to the Chesapeake Bay. See P. A. Bruce, Institutional History of Virginia. 2:291-92.


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.