Actions of debt; suit against Jellis Fonda's wife; price asked by Carsten Fredricksen for his lot

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October 21, Anno 1656
Extraordinary Session Requested by Marceles Janssen[1]


La Montagne, commissary
Rutger Jacobsen
Anderies Herbertsen[2]

Marcelus Janssen, plaintiff, against Pieter Adriaensen, alias Soogemackelyck, defendant.
The plaintiff demands prompt payment of six hundred twenty-five guilders, which the defendant promised to pay him within the space of fourteen days, which have now expired.
The defendant brings into court 386 guilders in strung and loose sewant, which the plaintiff accepts. He consents that the attachment against the defendant be vacated, but demands that he shall pay the costs of the extraordinary session.
The parties having been heard, the court orders that they shall each pay one-half of the costs of the extraordinary session.

Lowies Cobus, plaintiff, against the wife of Jeles[3] Fonda, defendant.
The plaintiff complains that the defendant without his knowledge or consent has taken an apron belonging to his wife hanging on the fence.
The defendant denies the charge and alleges that the plaintiff’s wife gave her the said apron as a pledge for five and a half beavers, and the defendant being not satisfied with the apron as a pledge for the said sum, the plaintiff’s wife gave her a bodice in addition.
The parties having been heard by the court, the court, seeing that they have neither proof nor witness, order the defendant to confirm her statement by oath, giving her time until the next day to consider the solemnity of an oath.

Carsten Fredrickx,[4] being summoned by order of the court to place a value on his lot, which he must cede for the accommodation of this community in order to move on the said lot a house leaning against the church, demands one hundred beavers, whereupon the court decides to take the matter under advisement.

La Montagne
Rutger Jacobsz
Andries Herberts


A marginal notation “paid” indicates that this suit was satisfied.
This list appears only in NYCM.
Jillis in NYCM
Fredricksen in NYCM


Translation: Gehring, C., trans./ed., New Netherland Documents Series: Vol. 16, part 2, Fort Orange Court Minutes, 1652-1660 (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press: 1990).A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.