Deed from Pieter Loursensen to Hendrick Jansen of a house and lot on Manhattan Island

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This day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Piter Lourensz, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he voluntarily and deliberately, for the behoof of Hendrick Jansen, smith, transferred and conveyed in true and free ownership a lot lying and situated opposite the lot of Hendrick Kip and adjoining the lots of the Company, and that as large or small as it is and appears by the patent dated the 28th of March A°. 1647, granted by the director and council, together with the dwelling house and outbuildings and all that is fastened by earth or nail. He, Piter Lourensz, promises nevermore to claim any title thereto, but declares that he desists therefrom henceforth and forever, in such wise that the said Hendrick Jansz, or whoever shall obtain his title, shall have power to do with the said lot and house as he shall think proper, provided he comply with what is written in the patent. Thus done and conveyed the 4thof February A° 1649, in Fort Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Piter Lourensz
Jacob Kip
Cor. van Tienhoven


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.