Patent to Jan Stevensz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Jan Stevensz, schoolmaster, a lot for a house and garden located north of Fort Amsterdam; extending in length 12 rods, 8 feet, 4 inches and 5 grains; in breadth in front of the house 10 rods, 9 feet, one inch and 5 grains; in breadth in the rear 9 rods, 5 feet and 2 grains; amounting together in a crooked corner lot to 103 rods, 9 inches and 2 grains, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 3 July 1643.


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.