Contract of sale from Cornelis van Tienhoven to Jan Cornelissen Damen of a house and parcel of land in the village of Breuckelen on Long Island

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Before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary In New Netherland In the service of the General Chartered West India Company, residing in Fort Amsterdam, appeared the Hon. Mr Cornelis van Tienhoven, of the first part, and Jan Cornelissz Damen, of the second part The abovenamed Mr. Tienhoven acknowledges that he has sold and he, Jan Cornelissz Damen, that he has bought a certain parcel of land belonging to the vendor, with the house standing thereon, situated on Long Island in the village of Brueckelen, between Joris Dercksen and Swarten Hans, as large and small as appears by the groundbrief thereof, with the right which the said Mr. Tienhoven has thereto, free and unincumbered, without any charges resting thereon or issuing out of the same, saving the lord's right. For the purchase of the aforesaid land and the house standing thereon, the purchaser promises to pay the sum of thirteen hundred Carolus guilders at 20 stivers each, in the following instalments: May 1656, one third of the promised money; May 1657, one third, and May anno 1658, the remaining one third, each third part amounting to fl. 433:6:8. It is further stipulated and agreed that the aforesaid parcel of land and the house standing thereon shall be especially mortgaged and remain as security to the aforesaid Mr. van Thienhoven or his assigns until the said three instalments to the amount of 1300 guilders shall have been paid, when a deed shall be given by the aforesaid Mr. Tienhoven or his assigns to the purchaser or his attorney For which the parties respectively bind all their property, present and future, submitting the same to the control of all courts, judges and justices Thus done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, in the presence of Frerick Lubbersen and Albert Cornelissz, witnesses hereto invited, the 29th of April anno 1655.

Cornelis van Tienhoven
Jan Damen
Frederick Lubbertsen
Aelbert Cornelisz
Corn. 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.