Power of attorney from Leendert Arentsen to the heirs of Jan Albertsen to collect a legacy in Holland due to his wife Leuntje Alberts

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, residing in Fort Amsterdam, appeared Leendert Arentsz from Aelsmoer,[1] husband and guardian of Leuntje Alberts, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, the children and heirs of the late Jan Albertsz Leydecker,[2] at Amsterdam, to demand, ask and receive from Dirck Jansz, residing at Amsterveen,[3] uncle of the said Leuntje Alberts, wife of the above mentioned Leendert Arentsen, the sum of one hundred and forty guilders, accruing and arising from the inheritance from the late Keesjen Symons at Amsterveen. On receipt of the aforesaid sum of one hundred and forty guilders by the heirs of Jan Albertsz, they shall have power to execute a receipt in full therefor and guarantee against future claims; also, if the case require it, to sue at law before all courts, tribunals and judges wherever they shall think it necessary or expedient, and to substitute one or more persons with the same and like power; he, the principal, promising to hold and cause to be held valid all that shall be done and transacted in the case above mentioned by the above named attorneys or their substitutes. Thus done and signed by Leendert Arenden, and by Johannes Roodenborch and Jacob Kip, as witnesses hereto invited and present, the 12th of September A°. 1646, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Leendert Arentsz
Johannes Rodenborch ]
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven ]


Aaismeer, a village about 10 miles S.W. of Amsterdam.
Leydecker, means "slater."
Amstelveen, formerly a village about 4 miles S. of Amsterdam, now part of the city.


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.