Bill of sale from Geerloff Tadicksen and Hendrick Ryff to Jochem Kierstede of a half-interest in the bark De Hoop

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Geerloff Tadicksz and Hendrick Ryff, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses transfer and convey to Jochem Kiersteede the half of the bark called De Hoop, bought by the grantors from Jacob Wolphersz and Oloff Stevensz, attorneys of Govert Loockmans, with one-half of the sails, anchors, cables, standing and running rigging, together with everything else in which they have a half-interest, and that in true ownership; they, the grantors, promising to hold the half of the aforesaid bark free from all claims which any one may make thereto. In case Govert Loockmans should not be paid in Holland in the name of the grantors and should wish to lay claim to the bark, he, Loockmans, must hand back the account which he received in payment of the bark to Jochim Kiersteede, who shall have the right to demand the payment thereof from the directors at the chamber at Amsterdam. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 27th of October 1644.

Geerelof Tadicksen
Hendrick Ryff
Adriaen van Tienhouen


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.