Contract of sale of a house, brewery and garden on Manhattan Island from Hendrick Jansen to Burger Jorissen

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Hendrick Jansen, tailor, of the first part, and Burger Jorisz, of the second part, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that they had amicably entered into and concluded the following contract, in the manner and on the terms hereinafter set forth, to wit: Hendrick Jansen sells to Burger Jorisz, who also acknowledges that he has bought, the house situated on the island of Manhatans, the garden (the garden fruits excepted) and the brewhouse with the appurtenances which at present are used at the brewery for brewing, together with all that is fastened by earth and nail. For which dwelling-house, brewery, implements and garden the aforesaid Burger Jorisz shall pay to Hendrick Jansen or his order the sum of once nineteen hundred Carolus guilders, in three instalments: the first payment, being six hundred guilders, shall be made on All Saints' day next; the second payment of seven hundred guilders falls due on All Saints' day A°. 1645; the third and last payment of six hundred guilders will fall due on All Saints' day A°. 1646. And for further security of the payment of the above mentioned nineteen hundred guilders appeared Tymon Jansz and Lambert Huybersz Mol, who, each one for the whole, offer themselves as sureties and co-principals for the buyer. Therefore, he, the buyer, for the payment and he, the seller, for the delivery together with the sureties above mentioned, bind their persons and properties, movable and immovable, present and future, without any exception, submitting the same to the Provincial Court of Holland and to all other courts, tribunals and judges. In witness of the truth, the original record hereof is signed by Hendric Jansen, the seller, and Burger Jorisz, the buyer, with the sureties above mentioned and the witnesses hereto invited. Done in Fort Amsterdam In New Netherland.

Hendryck Yansen


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.