Deed from Abraham Pietersen to Hendrick Egbertsen of a lot on Manhattan Island

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Hendrick Egbertsz, an inhabitant here, who in the presence of the hereinafter mentioned witnesses transfer and conveys to Dirck Bensich, in true and free ownership, the just half on the south side of the lot lying and situated at the northeast point of Fort Amsterdam, and that by virtue of the previous patent and conveyance thereof to the behoof of Hendrick Egbertsz, on condition that the above named Dirck Bensich, or whoever may acquire his right, shall be subject to whatever the lord may hereafter claim. Which said Hendrick Egbertsz hereby relinquishes the ownership of the just half of the lot on the south side, conveying the same to the above named Dirck Bensich, or his successor, in true and rightful ownership, without retaining any interest therein or claim of ownership thereof, but relinquishing the same henceforth and forever. He, the grantor, therefore promises to hold this conveyance firm, binding and unbreakable, under obligation as by law provided. Without fraud or deceit this is signed by the grantor and witnesses, this 2d of August 1649, in New Amsterdam,

Hindrick Egbers
Jacob Kip
Adriaen 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.