Deed from Tonis Nyssen to G. Loockermans of a lot at Manhattan, opposite the Company's garden

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This day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Tonis Nyssen, who transfers and conveys to Mr. Govert Loockmans a lot situated on the east side of the great highway, opposite the Company's garden, of such extent, width and length as stated in the patent granted by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland to Tonis Nyssen on the 28th of March 1647, and that in true and free ownership, provided that the above named Loockmans, or whoever may acquire his title, shall submit and be subject to the reservations stipulated in said patent; which doing, the said Tonis Nyssen desists from the ownership of the aforesaid lot of land and now conveys, as he does hereby convey, the same to Govert Loockmans, or whoever shall acquire his title, in lawful and free ownership, without the grantor retaining any interest or claim of ownership therein, but relinquishing the same henceforth and forever. He, the grantor, therefore promises to hold this deed firm, binding and inviolable, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Thus done the 13th of May 1649, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Tonis Nyssen


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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.