Contract of sale between Thomas Willett and Cornelis Teunissen of Gorcum of a house and lot next to the city tavern, with mortgage of the premises by Cornelis Teunissen

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Tomas Willit, who sells to Cornelis Teunesz of Gorcum, who also acknowledges the purchase, a lot and house situated on the island of Manhatans, adjoining the public tavern,[1] for the sum of seven hundred and seventy-five guilders, payable in three installments, to wit: three hundred guilders the last of May next; the second payment, also of three hundred guilders, in July 1645; and the third and last payment of one hundred and seventy-five guilders to be made on the first of January 1646. For the payment of the above mentioned sum the purchaser specially mortgages the said house and furthermore all his other property, submitting the same to the control of all courts and judges. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 2nd of January 1645.

Coernelis Tonisen Tho: Willett
Cornelio vander Hoykens
Juryan Blanck
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Lants harbarge; literally, the land’s tavern, meaning the tavern of New Netherland, otherwise called the Stads herberg, or city tavern.


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.