Bond of Thomas Hall and Carel van Brugge to Fiscal van Tienhoven for the payment of the fine due by Jan Fry (John Gray)

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Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary In New Netherland in the service of the Chartered West India Company, appeared the worthy Tomas Hal and Carel van Brugge, commissary, who offered themselves as sureties and principal debtors, under renunciation of the beneficium ordinis, excussionis et divisionis, for the payment within three months to Fical Carnelis van Tienhoven or those who are entitled to it of the sum of six hundred guilders which Jan Fry[1] owes for fine ] and costs and fees of justice by sentences of the director general and council of March 29, A°. 1653, and August 17, 1654; it being understood that the fine amounts to 300 guilders and that the costs and charges of justice are counted at a like sum of 300 guilders, but if the costs and charges of justice turn out to be less than 300 guilders, the difference will be deducted herefrom. For which they, the appearers, bind their persons and property, real and personal, present and future, submitting the same to the control of all courts and Judges. Thus done in New Amsterdam in New Netherland, this day, the 17th of August, 1654.


Intended for John Gray. See N. Y. Col. MSS., 5:326-30


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.