Deed from Dirck van Schelluyne, attorney of Lubbert van Dincklagen, to Claes Hendricksen 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 Netherland 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 Dincklage grants, conveys and turns over to and for the behoof of Claes Hendricksen, carpenter, at present a resident of this city of New Amsterdam, a lot situated on the west side of the main highway (groote heerenwegh) on the island of Manhatans, adjoining on the north Isaac Greveraet and on the south Jan Schryver, in width 4 and 7/12 rods and in length 7 and 7/10 rods,[1] being a part of the land conveyed to him, Dincklagen, aforesaid on the 29th of April A°. 1649, by Cornelis Croesens, 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 Claes Heyndrixen, his heirs and successors, with all such right and title of ownership as Lubbert van Dincklaagen has held and possessed the same, wherefore he, Dirrick van Schelluyne, in the capacity aforesaid, relinquishes all right, title and interest which the aforesaid Dincklagen may or could claim in and to the aforesaid lot; promising therefore to hold this deed firm, binding, unbreakable 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


Thus in the original. Probably intended for 7 and 7/12 rods.


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.