Deed from the executors of the will of Jan Jansen Damen to Jan Vigne of a lot on Manhattan Island

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We, the undersigned, pursuant to the desire of Jan Janssen Damen, deceased, have given in free ownership, as we hereby do give in the presence of the hereinafter mentioned witnesses, to Jan Vinjie a lot situated on the east side of the wide road,[1] on the north side of Hendrick Pietersen from Hasselt, in width on the road six rods and in the rear the same; in length eleven rods and nine feet; on condition that if the heirs of Jan Damen residing in Holland be not satisfied, then Jan Finje shall pay them for their share one hundred Carolus guilders in current money here in New Netherland. What is hereinbefore written we on both sides hold firm, binding and irrevocable and in confirmation thereof we have signed this with our own hands this 13th of September anno 1651, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland. Was signed: This is the X mark of Adriana Cuvelje, made by herself; Tomas Hall; this is the X mark of Egbert Woutersen, made by himself Below was written: In my presence, Davidt Provoost.


Breede wegh; Broadway


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.