Release by Harmen Smeeman of claims against the estate of Cornelis Maersen on account of the purchase of a tract on Manhattan

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Marmen Smeman, as husband and guardian of Lysbet Dircksz and consequently heir of Volckert Evertsen, her deceased son, declared and acknowledged that he was fully satisfied and paid by the late Cornelis Maertsen for the purchase of a certain tract of land situated near the honorable Mr. Twiller's farm, which was bought by the late Cornelis Maertsen from the late Volckert Eversz. I therefore release the above named Cornelis Maertsen, deceased, his heirs, or their guardians, from any future claim which may be made by me or any other of Volckert Evertsen's heirs. In token of the truth this is signed by me, this 3d. of June A° 1649, in New Amsterdam.

Harman Schmiman
Jacob Kip
C. v. Tienh.


In the entry, under date of Dec. 4, 1645, of his intended marriage to Elisabeth Everts, widow of Barne Dircks (Ref. Dutch Church, N.Y., Marriages, p.13), he is given as Harmen Smeman, young man "Uyt 't landt Vander Marck," meaning the former county of Mark in Westphalia.


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.