Deed from Dirck Holgersen to Pieter Hudde and Abraham Jansen of land on Mespath kill

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Before me, Jacob Kip, in the absence of the secretary appointed by the honorable director and council of New Netherland, appeared Dirck Holgersen, an inhabitant here, who declared that he had sold and conveyed, as he does hereby sell and convey ], to Pieter Hudde and Abraham Jansen, in company, a certain parcel of land situated on Mespachtes kil, opposite Ritchert Bridnel's, formerly belonging to Cornelis Willemsen, containing according to the patent twenty-two morgens, one hundred and forty-six rods; which land he, the grantor, conveys to the said Pieter Hudde and Abraham Jansen, in company, in true, free and rightful ownership, therefore renouncing all title and interest which he had therein and giving authority to enter on, cultivate and use the said land free and unmolested, on condition that the reservation mentioned in the patent as to the acknowledgment of the lords and patroons of this country be complied with; placing the above mentioned Pieter Hudde and Abraham Jansen in his estate, real and actual possession of the land aforesaid and renouncing all claim thereto, henceforth and forever. He promises, therefore, to hold this his deed and conveyance firm, binding and inviolable, under binding obligation according to law. In testimony whereof I have signed this with the witnesses, this 22d of March A°. 1651, New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

This is the X mark of Dirck Holgersen, made by himself Jacob Jansen Huys, witness Gerret Jansen, witness Acknowledged before me, Jacob Kip, Clerk

This day, the 28th of March A° 1651, the honorable Petrus Stuyvesant and the council of New Netherland have accepted the foregoing testimony as to the purchase of the land referred to and accordingly have ratified the above conveyance executed by Dirck Holgersen in favor of Pieter Hudde and Abraham Jansen. In witness whereof this is signed by the honorable director general on the date above written at Manhatans in New Netherland,

P. Stuyvesant


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.