Power of attorney from Jacob Luyersen to the wife of Symon Jansen Breet to collect money from the WIC

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jacob Luyersz from Wageningen,[1] who appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Aeltje Symons, wife of Symon Jansen Breet in Amsterdam, in his, the principal’s, name to ask, demand and receive from the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, chamber at Amsterdam, the sum of one hundred and fifty guilders, seven stivers, fourteen pennies earned in New Netherland from their honors by the above named Jacob Luyersen, as per account annexed. Whenever their honors aforesaid shall have paid the said earned monthly wages to the above named Aeltje Symons or her substitute, she or he may execute a receipt therefor. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 2nd of August anno 1647.

Jacob Luyersz
Jan Louresen
Jacob H. Kip
Cor. van Tienh.
The word “Marinhan” is crossed out. Jacob Luyersen, or Luursen, was the ancestor of the Kuykendall family. Wageningen is a village on the Rhine, about 10 miles west of Arnhem, in the province of Gelderland, Netherlands.


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.