Certificate that Margareta Gillis, wife of David Provoost, is alive

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I, the undersigned, Cornelis van Ruyven, secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, residing in Fort Amsterdam, attest and declare, together with Mr. Johan La Montagne, councilor of New Netherland, that Margrieta Jillis, daughter of Barbara Schuts, at present wife of David Provoost, schout of the villages of Brueckelen, Midwout and Amesfoort, was still living on the 6th of June anno 1654; which we have confirmed by our signatures and the great seal. Actum Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 5th of May anno 1655.

La Montagne
Cornelis 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.