Patent to Burger Jorisz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Burger Jorisz a certain piece of land located at Mespachtes Kil on the east side; extending along Tymen Jansz' land 165 rods; along the marsh 85 rods, with a point of land near the marsh of 20 rods and along the marsh 100 rods, with a point of land extending eastwardly 65 rods, and thence to the head of the marsh, which bounds this land 78 rods; the width fronting the marsh is 85 rods; containing 29 morgens 566 rods, under the express condition and stipulation 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.