Deed from Lucas van der Liphorst to Thomas Hall of a piece of land on Manhattan Island

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Luycas van der ] Liphorst, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses transfers and conveys, as he does hereby transfer and convey ], to and for the behoof of Tomas Hall, at present a resident of this city of New Amsterdam, a certain parcel of land situated on the island of Manhatans, formerly used by Tomas Sandersz, belonging to him, L. van der ] Liphorst, as appears by the deed signed by Elcke Jansz, which refers to the patent granted by the honorable director general and council under date of the 18th of February 1649, and that in true and full ownership, on condition that the said Tomas Hall, or whoever shall acquire his title, shall submit and be subject to the reservations stipulated in said patent. On doing so, the said Luycas van der ] Liphorst relinquishes the ownership of and all claim to the aforesaid parcel of land and conveys the same to Tomas Hall, or whoever shall obtain his title, in full and lawful ownership, without the grantor retaining any interest therein or claim of ownership thereof, but relinquishing the same henceforth and forever. He, the grantor, therefore promises to hold this deed firm, binding and unbreakable, under submission to the courts as by law provided. Thus done and signed the 28th of June 1649, New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Luikas vander Liphorst
Oloff Stevensz
Jacob Kip


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.