Deed from Hendrick Hendricksen Kip to Caspar Steinmets for a lot at New Amsterdam

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Before us, the undersigned schepens ] of this city of Amsterdam in New Netherland ], appeared Hendrick Hendricksz ] Kip, former schepen of this city, who acknowledged and ] declared that by virtue of two ground briefs, [one dated the 28th of April][1] 1643, granted to him, the appearer, [and the other dated the 6th of October][2] 1646, (granted to Pieter Cornelissen and at present transferred to him, the appearer),[3] he cedes, conveys and makes over to Caspar Stymens, burgher and inhabitant here, his lot, with such dominent and servient estates and rights as the same has been possessed by the appearer until the date of the 26th of January 1658, according to [      ]; situated on the south side of the Brouwer straet, adjoining on the east Jan Jansen van St. Oblin, on the south the house and lot belonging to the appearer, on the west the Brugh steech , on the north the Brouwer straet aforesaid, and further in length and in width according to the measurement of the sworn surveyor, Jacques Corteljou, [dated the 7th of February 1658];[4] the north side is broad twenty-nine and a half feet; the south side twenty-four feet; the west side is long fifty-one feet, the east side forty-nine feet; all free and unincumbered, without any charges thereon or issuing out of the same, except the lord's right, and further according to the contents of the conditions read out by Secretary Cornelis van Ruyven at the public sale held on the 28th of January 1658 aforesaid. For which purchase, transfer and conveyance of said lot the aforesaid Hendrick Hendricksz Kip acknowledges that he has been satisfied and paid to his full contentment ] and satisfaction by the aforesaid Caspar Stymens, wherefore he hereby desists from and relinquishes all ownership, right, title and claim which he has had in and to the aforesaid lot, promising that he will not do, nor suffer anything to be done contrary hereto, in or out of court. In any way whatsoever, for which he binds his person and property, real or personal, without exception, submitting the same to all courts and judges. In testimony of the truth, this is signed by the grantor, together with the honorable schepens, Jacob Strycker and Pieter van Couwenhoven, the 27th of July 1658, in Amsterdam in New Netherland.

Hendrick Hendricksen Kip
Pieter Couwenhoven
Ja ]cob Strijcker


Date illegible and derived from Patents, GG, p. 57.
Date illegible and derived from Patents, GG, p. 159.
The words in parentheses are canceled in the original.
Date illegible and supplied from O'Callaghan's translation.


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.