Deed from Jan Cornelissen from Hoorn to Albert Pietersen, trumpeter, of a part of a lot on Manhattan island

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Jan Cornelissen from Hooren,[1] who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses acknowledged that he had conveyed and transferred, as he hereby does convey and transfer ], to Albert Pietersz, trumpeter, a part of the lot conveyed to him, the grantor, by patent and grant from the director and council of New Netherland, situated on the island of Manhatans, in width on the east side 2½ rods and one half foot; on the west side of said lot, separating Jan Cornelisz's portion from the rest of this parcel, three rods; on the north side seven rods and two feet, bounding on Borger Jorisz's land; on the south side seven rods less two feet, bounding on the lots of Mr. Arnoldus van Hardenbergh and Pieter Wolphersz; which aforesaid parcel of land the above named Jan Cornelisz transfers, cedes and conveys to the said Albert Pietersz, his heirs and descendants in true and absolute ownership, relinquishing all right and title which he, the grantor, might claim thereto. He, Jan Cornelisz, promises to hold this deed, and to cause it to be held, firm and inviolable, so that Albert Pietersz shall have power to do therewith and to dispose thereof as he might do with other his patrimonial lands and effects Thus done and signed by Jan Cornelisz the 22d of February 1648, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Jan Cornelis van Hoorn
Abraham Planck
Jacob Kip


Hoorn; a city in the province of North Holland, Netherlands.


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.