Patent to Tymon Jansen

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have granted to Tymon Jansen a certain piece of land located and bordering the marshland upon the eastside of Mespachtis Kil of the East River behind Dominee's Hook, which is divided from the said piece of land by a marsh and kil; the said marsh beginning at the kil and the tree standing upon the point towards the small kil in width five hundred paces, north north east from the kil and tree aforesaid to another tree marked also with the Company's mark, where Burger Jorisz has his land; the said land reaching from the last mentioned tree to the kil, dividing the point of Richard Brudnell from this piece, east south east to the tree marked there; on condition, that Tymon Jansen shall possess and use the marshes enclosing his land in rear and front and divided by kils, it being understood the marshes on the long and the broad side; all this under the express condition and stipulation etc.

Done at Fort Amsterdam, 1642.


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.