Deed from Sibout Claessen to Joost Teunissen of a house and lot on Manhattan Island

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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 declared and acknowledged that by virtue of the patent granted on the 12th of May 1646 by the director general and council of New Netherland he conveys and transfers a certain house and lot, standing and situated opposite the honorable Company's five houses on the island of Manhatans, as large or as small as is set forth in the patent, in rightful, absolute and true ownership, to and for the behoof of Joost Teunisz, or whoever may obtain his right, provided he, or his assigns, shall be subject to the reservations stipulated in said patent. Which house and lot he, Joost Teunisz, may take possession of and use as his lawfully obtained patrimonial property and effects, without the grantor in the capacity aforesaid reserving or retaining any right or claim thereto, but relinquishing the same henceforth and forever. He furthermore promises to hold, observe and maintain this deed firm, binding, inviolable and irrevocable, binding himself thereto as by law provided. Without fraud or deceit this is signed by Sybolt Claesz and the witnesses, this 14th of August 1649, in New Amsterdam, in New Netherland.

Sibout Clasen
Adriaen van Tienhoven
Pieter Cornelis vander ] Veen


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.