Appraisal by arbitrators of the house and lot of Augustyn Herrman

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In accordance with the agreement dated the 8th of May 1653, between Mr. Allert Antony and Augustynes Hermans, assisted by Mr. Cornelys de Potter in his capacity of agent of the creditors who have any claims against the estate or person of Augustynes Hermans, there appeared before me, Carel van Brugge, secretary of the High Council of New Netherland, the Hon. Schepen Pieter Wolpfertsen and Fredrick Phillips, as arbitrators chosen to valuate and appraise the stone house[1] and lot and the appurtenances thereof, as specified in the contract dated the 8th of May. Therefore, the aforesaid arbitrators, having duly weighed and considered everything, have unanimously found that Allert Antony aforesaid shall pay him, Augustynes Harmans for the aforesaid house and lot as described in the contract the sum of eight thousand and five hundred guilders. In witness whereof we have signed this Done this 12th of May A°. 1653, in New Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Pieter Wolfersen
Freryck Flypsen
P. Cornelis van der Veen
P. L. van die Grift
Carel van Brugge


Steenen huys; which may also mean a baksteenen huys,

a "brick house."


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.