Deed from Sibout Claessen to Pieter Cock of a lot on Manhattan Island, near the garden of Jan Damen

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This day, date underwritten, at the office of the secretary of New Netherland and in his absence before Jacob Kip, his clerk, appeared the worthy Sybolt Claesz, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declares that he transfers and conveys, as he does hereby transfer and convey ], to and for the behoof of Pieter Cock a certain lot situated on the highway on the island of Manhatans, near the garden of Jan Damen, in true, absolute and rightful ownership, by virtue of the patent granted to him by the honorable director general and council of New Netherland under date of the 5th of June 1646, as large or as small as is set forth in said patent, provided that the aforesaid Pieter Cock, or whoever may obtain his right, shall be subject to the reservations and conditions mentioned in said patent. Which lot he, Pieter Cock, shall be at liberty to enter upon and occupy as his duly obtained patrimonial estate and lands, without Sybolt Claesz, or his successors, in the capacity as aforesaid, retaining any title of ownership thereof, but relinquishing the same henceforth and forever; further promising to hold, observe and maintain this deed firm, binding and irrevocable, all under submission as by law provided. Without fraud or deceit this is signed by the grantor in the presence of the witnesses this 13th of August A° 1649, in New Amsterdam, New Netherland.

Sibout Clasen
Gysbert open Dyck
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 the New Netherland Institute website.