Patent to Cornelis Volckertsz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Cornelis Volckertsz a double lot for two houses and two gardens located on the common highway; its breadth along the aforesaid road is 9 rods and 8 feet, and below on the marsh of the same breadth; its length on the north side is 18 rods, 2 feet, 5 inches and 6 grains; and on the south side the same length; amounting to 187 rods, 8 feet and 5 inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 13 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.