Declarations of William Cock and others that George Holmes’ wife accused the wife of Robert Butler of having an illegitimate child

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Willem Cock, 27 years of age, attests at the request of Robbert Bottelaer that last Saturday afternoon the wife of Gorge Homs ssld that Robbert Bottelaer’s wife was a whore and that she had a whore’s child. Willem Cock offers to confirm this on oath.

This is the X mark of Willem Cock Cristina Vienje and Maria Vienje attest the same.
This is the L mark of Maria Vienje[1]This is the X mark of Maria Vienje

Adam Mat attests that Gorge Homs and his wife reviled Robbert Bottelaer’s wife, calling her a whore, which he offers to confirm on oath ]. Done at Manhatans, the 30th of September anno 1647.

Adam Mott
Apparently intended for Christina Vienje, or Vigne.


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.