Inventory of effects left by Jan Jansen of St. Obyn at the house of Frederick Lubbertsen in the care of Jacob Wolphertsen

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Inventory taken at the house of Fredrick Lubbersen of the goods delivered by Jan Jansen of St. Obyn to Jacob Wolphersen, residing here, and left with him to be kept for Jan Jansen until he shall return here or send an order from Holland, when Jacob Wolphersz shall restore the goods he now receives:

One large silver goblet[1]
One silver bowl, weighing l½ lb
One plated cocoanut with a foot
One hat band with gold tassels; one gold ring
In diversee pieces forty-seven ells of fine and coarse linen
One bed sheet
One broadcloth suit
One handkerchief with lace border
One pair of linen drawers
One black hat; one valance for the chimney
One Spanish cotton petticoat
One small tortoise-shell box
Eleven ells of canvas;[2] some old miscellaneous articles
Received in sewant the sum of five hundred and sixteen guilders, five stivers
Five hundred and forty-four guilders in diversee notes, which Jacob Wolphersen may collect and which belong to Jan Jansen and Hendrick Arentsen, each the just half
Also eighty-three guilders, ten stivers in sewant, which belong to Hendrick Arentsen alone

I, Jacob Wolphersen, acknowledge that I have received all the above mentioned articles from the hands of Jan Jansen aforesaid in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, to keep the same for the said Jan Jansen at his risk, whether of fire, enemies, thieves or accidents, and to restore them to him on his return to New Netherland, or to such person as shall have his order, barring accidents. In witness whereof this is signed by Jacob Wolphersz in the presence of witnesses. Done in New Netherland the 20th of September, 1646.

Jacob van Couwenhouen
Frerick Lubbertsen
Christiaen Pietersen
Cornelis van Tienhoven
kelck; literally, chalice.
claverdoeck; a light canvas used for sails.


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.