Deed from Dirck van Schelluyne to Jan Pietersen Verbrugge of a lot on Manhattan Island

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Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, secretary in New Netherland appointed on the part of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared Dirck van Schelluyne, notary and inhabitant here, who in the presence of the honorable high councilors, Nicasius de Sille and la Montagne, declared that he had granted and conveyed, as he hereby does grant and convey, to Mr. Jan Pietersen Verbrugge, for the behoof of Mr. Jan Jillissen Verbrugge, a certain lot situated on the west side of the great Heeren Wech on the island of Manhatans, in length ten rods and in width along the Heeren Wech twelve rods, less one-half twelfth part, adjoining on the north the heirs of Jan Daemen, on the south the cross street (dwarsstraet), on the west Mr. Dinclagen; and this by virtue of the deed which the aforesaid Dirck van Schelluyne obtained from Mr. Lubbertus van Dinclaegen under date of the 21st of April anno 1652. Which aforesaid lot the said Dirck van Schelluyne declares he grants and conveys to the aforesaid Jan Pietersen Verbrugge for the behoof of Jan Jillissen Verbrugge with such right and title of ownership as he, the grantor, has owned and possessed the same, wherefore he, Dirck van Schelluyne, relinquishes all right or title which he could or might claim to the said lot, promising therefore that he will hold this deed firm, binding, inviolable and irrevocable, according to style and custom of law thereto provided. This day, the 14th of April anno 1654, New Amsterdam in New Netherland. Was signed Dirck van Schelluyne. Below was written: Nicasius de Sille, La Montagne, councilors.

Cor: van Ruyven


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.