Certificate that Margarita Provoost was living on June 12, 1647

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We, the undersigned, attest, testify and declare at the request of Davit Provoost, merchant here on the island of Manhatans in New Netherland, that Margarita Provoost, wife of said Davit Provoost and daughter of Barbara Schuts, was living and in good health on the 12th of June last, A°. 1647, which we are ready to confirm by oath, if necessary and required. Thus done and signed in the record the 17th of August A°. 1648, in Port Amsterdam in New Netherland.

David Provoost
Johannes Rodenborch
Jacob Hendricksz Kip


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.