Deed from Frederick Lubbertsen to Albert Cornelissen of a lot in the Smith's valley at New Amsterdam

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On this day, date underwritten, before us, the director general and council, residing in New Netherland in the name of their High Mightinesses the lords States General of the United Netherlands, and the honorable directors of the Chartered West India Company, appeared Fredrich Lubbertszen, burgher and inhabitant here, who declared that he had transferred and conveyed, as he does hereby transfer and convey, to Albert Cornelissen a certain lot in the Smits valley, on the 3d of June measured off from his lot by Claes van Elslant, on the east side of the lot of Fredrich Lubbertsen, in width on the east side 3½ rods and 0 feet, in the rear 3½ rods, including one-half of the ditch, in length 16½ rods, ½ foot, with all such right and title of ownership as he, Fredrich Lubbertsen, has owned and possessed the same. He, Fredrich Lubbertsen, therefore relinquishes all right and title which he might or could in any wise claim to the aforesaid lot, further promising therefore to hold this deed and conveyance firm, binding and irrevocable and to observe and fulfil the same, submitting his person and property, all under binding obligation as by law provided. Thus done, conveyed, sealed and paraphed in council in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, this 3d of June anno 1652.

Frederijck Lubbertsen
La Montagne
Brian Newton


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.