Mortgage by Herry Breser of his house, lot and garden to Thomas Spicer

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On this day, date underwritten, before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, appeared the worthy Herry Breser, who declared as follows:

That for the behoof of Mr. Tomas Spicer and Tomas Hal, to free them from the effect of the bond which they have this day executed in favor of the appearer before Notary Schelluyne and certain witnesses and with promise, therefore, at all times to indemnify and free the said sureties from expenses on account of the said bond and to save them harmless, he firmly mortgages and especially binds and offers as counter security his house, lot and garden, situated on the island of Manhatans, to the east of the house of Egbert van Borsum, and further his person and property, real and personal, submitting the same to the control of all courts and judges Thus done in New Amsterdam, this day the 15th of October 1654.

Herry Breser
La Montagne
Frans Cregier
Cornelis van Ruyven
Thomas Hall
Cor: van Tienhoven


The bond is canceled in the record.


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.