Deed from the curators of the estate of C. Jansen to Willem Thomassen of part of a garden at Manhattan; with receipt for the purchase money

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Before me, Jacob Hendricksz Kip, clerk of Secretary Tienhoven, appeared Pieter Wolphertsz Couwenhoven and Elbert Elbertsz, appointed curators over the heirs and the estate left by Claes Jansz from Emden, deceased, who declared that they, with the knowledge and advice of the honorable director, have sold and conveyed, as they, by virtue of the above, do hereby sell and convey, to skipper Willem Tomasz a certain part or lot of a garden, situated on the Manhatans, opposite the five houses, next to the wooden horse on the east, and Labate's lot on the west, for the sum of two hundred and fifty Carolus guilders, of forty halfstivers each; which they hereby convey in full ownership to the above named skipper Willem Tomasz, or whoever obtains his right.In token of the truth this is signed by the above named curators and the subscribing witnesses, this 17th of August 1649, New Amsterdam.

Pieter Woluersen
Elbert Elbertsen
Jan Louresen Appel
Adriaen van Tienhoven
P. Stuyvesant


A draft of this deed, in the handwriting of Director General

Stuyvesant, dated July 27, 1649, but not signed, is found in



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.