Power of attorney from Andries Hudde to Nicolaes van Beecq to demand and receive certain testamentary papers in Holland

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In the year after the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ one thousand six hundred and fifty-five, the 12th of October, before me, Cornelis van Ruyven, appointed secretary in New Netherland in the service of the General Chartered West India Company, residing on the Manhatans in Fort Amsterdam, appeared the worthy Andries Hudde, an inhabitant here, who, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses, declared that he constituted the Hon. Nicolaes van Beecq, burgher and merchant of the city of Amsterdam in Holland his attorney ] and empowered him to ask, demand, procure and receive in his, the principal's, name and on his behalf all such testaments, codicils and other instruments of last will as may have been made and executed by Wybrant Andriesen, late dean of the guild of ] skippers to Antwerp,[1] in his lifetime residing at Amsterdam, and by Aeltjen Schenckels, the principal's mother, also residing at Amsterdam, and others, in favor of the principal's son Hendrlck ] Hudde; to give a discharge for the receipt thereof; if necessary to institute legal proceedings and to do everything that the principal if he were personally present could or might do, as if it were all specifically set forth herein, the principal ] promising to hold and to cause to be held valid whatever shall be done and performed by virtue hereof by the attorney, binding himself thereto in every way according to law Thus done without fraud or deceit, in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, on the day above written.

A. Hudde
Roeleff Jans
Derek Krijns


geweesen deecken vande Booden op Antwerpen. O'Callaghan's translation reads: "dean of the city marshals at Antwerp."


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.