Indenture of apprenticeship of Jan Jansen from Rotterdam to Albert Cornelissen

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Albert Cornelisz engages Jan Jansz from Rotterdam, a boy about ten years of age, as an apprentice for the term of six consecutive yeers, commencing the first of May A°. 1649 and ending the first of May 1655, during which years the above mentioned Albert Cornelisz shall be obliged to bring up the said Jan Jansz and provide him with food and drink, the necessary clothing, lodging, washing, etc.; also, to teach him such trade or work as he, A. Cornelisz, himself knows and can do, and to have paternal supervision over him and to do as one ought to do and it is proper that one should do toward orphans. During the aforesaid time the boy above mentioned shall be at the service of Albert Cornelisz and show him proper respect, as an apprentice is bound to exhibit toward his master. Thus done and signed the 6th of October 1648, in New Amsterdam.[1]

Agreement of Simon Walingsen to purchase Pieter van der Linde’s plantation on Manhattan Island[2]

Simon Walincksen purchases Pieter van Linde's plantation for one hundred and seventy-five guilders, payable six weeks after date, on payment of which sum by Simon Walingsen, Pieter van Linde shall be bound to deliver to him a deed in due form. Thus done and signed the 7th of October 1648, in New Netherland.

Symon Walingsen
Pieter Lynde
Cor. van Tienhoven


Not executed.
The original of this agreement is in New York Colonial MSS., v. 18, p. 2b.


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.