Conveyance to Coenraet van Ceulen

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I the underwritten herewith acknowledge to have purchased by order of and for the account of Mr. Coenraet van Ceulen, merchant living in the city of Amsterdam, the farm and appurtenances thereof occupied previously by Jacob van Corler located on the island of Manhattan opposite the farm of Johannes La Montaenje, and that with all the right and title which appertained to the aforesaid Corler; and since I the underwritten Cornelis van Tienhoven have been fully satisfied by the aforesaid Mr. Coenraet van Ceulen for the value or worth of the aforesaid farm (with four mares, three cows, one boat and tackling, one hundred morgens of land, the tools on the farm, and all other appurtenances belonging to the farm); therefore, I herewith acknowledge to have transported, ceded and conveyed in a true, rightful and free ownership, as I hereby do to and for the behoof of the aforesaid Mr. van Ceulen or to whoever hereafter may acquire his rights to the aforesaid farm, the cattle, everything which is earth and nail firm, together with what belongs to the farm; placing in my stead, real and actual possession etc.

Done 22 August 1639 in Fort Amsterdam.

Cornelis van Tienhoven
Davidt Davidtsz
Jems Hil


Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.