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

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On[1] this date, written below, there appeared before us the director general and council residing in New Netherland on behalf of their High Mightinesses the States General and the honorable directors of the chartered West India Company, Dirrick van Schelluyne, notary, having the power of attorney from Mr. Lubbert van Dincklagen, who, in the aforementioned capacity, in the name and on behalf of the said Dincklagen grants, conveys and turns over to and for the use of Hendryck Gerritsen, tailor, 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 Manhattan, stretching into the cross street from the main highway to the shore of the North River, adjacent on the north to the aforementioned cross street, on the east Mr. Dincklagen, and to the south Jacob Swart; in length 10 rods, in width 4 rods 7 thumbs a thumb is about 2½ centimeters ], being a part of the land conveyed to Dincklagen on the 29th of April A° 1649, by Cornelis Crusens, who had 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 Hendryck Gerritsen, tailor, his heirs and successors with all such right and title of ownership as Lubbert van Dincklagen has held and possessed the same, for which Dirrick van Schelluyne in the abovementloned capacity, 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 transfer as firmly binding, unbreakable and irrevocable according to custom and to the laws existing in these matters Thus done, conveyed, sealed and initialed in council in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherlands the 2nd of April anno 1652.

D. V Schelluyne
La Montagne
Brian Newton


Translated by Robert Van Niel.


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.