Deed from Dirck van Schelluyne, attorney for Lubbert van Dincklagen, to Jan Schryver of a lot on Manhattan Island

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On this day, date underwritten, before us, the director general and council, residing in New Netherland in the name of the High and Mighty lords the States General of the United Netherlands and the honorable directors of the chartered West India Company, appeared Dirrick van Schelluyne, notary, as attorney of Mr. Lubbert van Dincklagen, who in the capacity aforesaid in the name and on behalf of the said Dincklagen grants, conveys and turns over to and for the behoof of Jan Sc ]hryver, master tailor, at present a resident of this city of New Amsterdam a lot situated on the west side of the main highway (groote heerewech) on the island of Manhatans, extending in length 7 7/12 rods, in width in front on the street 4 rods 7 inches, being a part of the land conveyed to him, Dincklagen, aforesaid on the 29th of April A° 1649, by Cornelis Groesens,[1] who obtained title thereto by patent from the honorable director and council of New Netherland. The aforesaid Dirrick van Schelluyne declared that he conveyed and transferred the said lot in true and lawful ownership to the aforesaid Jan Sc ]hryver, his heirs and successors, with all such servitudes and rights of ownership as Lubbert van Dincklagen has held and possessed the same, wherefore he, Dirrick van Schelluyne, in his capacity aforesaid, relinquishes all right, title or interest which the aforesaid Dincklagen may or could claim in and to the said lot; promising, therefore, to hold this deed firm, binding, inviolable and irrevocable according to custom and style of law, all under submission of his person and property ] as by law provided. Thus done, conveyed, sealed and paraphed in council in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 2d of April anno 1652.

D. V Schelluyne
La Montagne
Brian Newton


Intended for Cornelis Croesens


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.