Deed from Thomas Broen to Jan Jansen Damen of a house and lot on Manhattan island, with a receipt for the purchase money

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Tomas Broen, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses transfers, cedes and conveys to and for the behoof of Jan Jansz Damen a house and lot standing and situated on the island of Manhatans, outside of Fort Amsterdam, on the north side, all according to the patent thereof granted to him by the honorable Mr. Kieft under date of [      ]. He, Tomas Broen, further declares that he surrenders the said house and lot henceforth and forever to the behoof as above written, all unencumbered and free from any claim to be set up thereto by himself or his successors; therefore placing the above named Jan Jansz Damen in his stead, real and actual possession of the aforesaid house and lot, relinquishing all title thereto; promising further to hold this, his deed, firm, binding, unbreakable and irrevocable and to observe and fulfil the same, all under binding obligation as by law provided. Without fraud or deceit this is signed in the record by the above named Tomas Broen, in the presence of Jacob Kip and Johannes Rodenbo ]rch ], as witnesses hereto invited. Done in New Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 24th of August 1648.

Tomas Broen
Jacob Kip
Johannes Rodenborch
C. van Tienhoven

I, the undersigned, Tomas Broen, acknowledge that I am fully satisfied and paid by Jan Jansz Damen for the purchase and conveyance of the lot and house described above. I therefore release the above mentioned Jan Jansz Damen from any claim which might be set up by me or my successors. Dated the 24th of August A° 1648, in New Amsterdam.

Tomas Broen
Jacob Kip
Johannes Rodenbor ]ch
Cor: van Tienh:


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.