Dutch colonial council minutes, 10 March 1644

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This day, the 10th of March 1644.

Adriaen Willemsen, plaintiff, vs. Piter Wyncoop, defendant, alleging that the defendant said that the plaintiff informed the fiscal that there were dutiable goods in Mr. van Renselaer's ship. Defendant says that the chief boatswain said so. The chief boatswain says that he knows who told him. Ordered that the chief boatswain produce the man and discharge Piter Wyncoop.

Nicolaes Coora, plaintiff, vs. Lubbert Jansen, defendant, alleging that the defendant caught and ate the plaintiff's rooster for which the defendant had promised him, the plaintiff, something. Defendant declares in court under oath that he knows nothing about the rooster. Whereupon the plaintiff's claim is denied.

Hendrick Oloffsen, plaintiff, vs. Jan Andriessen from Barenborch,[1] defendant. Plaintiff says that he handed the defendant his goods at the South for safe-keeping, which the defendant denies. Ordered that the plaintiff produce proof that the defendant received the goods.

Jan Jacobsz from Haerlem, aged 30 years, declares that he heard Jan Jansen,[2] commissary at the South, and his wife and several other persons there say that Hendrick Olofsz at the South delivered some goods to Jan Andriesz, which he confirmed by oath.

Hans Nicola declares that he heard the wife of Albert Pitersz say that Jan Andriessen at the South sold a pack belonging to Hendrick Olofsz, which he confirmed by oath.

Ordered that Hendrick Olofsz by the first sloop that goes to Fort Nassau shall procure further information with full proof. Meanwhile, Jan Andriessen may not leave the country without bail.

Tomas Sael, plaintiff, vs. Jan Werrensz, defendant, about clapboards which the defendant is alleged to have stolen from the plaintiff. Plaintiff is ordered to bring proof tomorrow at 9 o'clock.

The 11th of March

Tomas Sael. plaintiff, vs. Jan Warrensen, defendant. Defendant is ordered to satisfy the plaintiff today. In default thereof, plaintiff may take back his own goods.


Barenburg, Hanover.
Jan Jansen van Ilpendam.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 4, Council Minutes, 1638-1649 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.