Deed from Jan Laurensen Appel to Johannes Hardenbergh of a house, lot and garden 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 their High Mightinesses the lords States General of the United Netherlands, and the honorable directors of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared Jan Laurissen Appel and declared that he had transferred and conveyed to Johannes Hardenbergh, merchant at Amsterdam, as he does hereby by virtue of the deed and the power of attorney granted to him under date of the 12th of December anno 1651, by Notary Hendrick Schaaff at Amsterdam, a certain lot, house and garden situated on the island of Manhatans, in width, length, etc., as appears from the patent thereof granted to Pieter Wolphersz by the Hon. Director General Willem Kieft, deceased, under date of the 22d of April anno 1645, with all such right and title of ownership as he, Pieter Wolphers, had in and to the aforesaid lot, house and garden or possessed the same; wherefore he, Jan Laurisse Appel, relinquishes all right or title which he may have or could claim to the said lot, house and garden, promising therefore to hold this deed firm, binding and irrevocable, to observe and fulfil the same, as provided by custom or style of law. Thus done, conveyed, sealed and paraphed in council in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, this 20th of June anno 1652.

Jan Louresen Appel
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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.