Conveyance of land from Abraham Jacobsen van Steenwyck to Antony Jansen van Fees

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I, Abraham Jacobsen van Steenwyck, acknowledge to have transported and conveyed, as I in the best form, method and manner according to law and equity do sell, transport and convey hereby to and for the behoof of Antony Jansen van Fees by virtue of the patent granted to me, Abraham Jacobsz, by the director and council of New Netherland, a parcel of the lot mentioned in the aforesaid patent containing 17 rods, 6 feet, 2 inches and 5 grains, being the most westerly part of Abraham Jacobsz' lot where Hendrick Kip's lot lies westward of it; extending in breadth in front of Antony Jansen's house 2 rods, 5 feet and 4 inches; on the east side its length is 9 rods and 5 inches; its breadth for the length of one rod and 7 feet (measured on the west side) is 2 rods, 3 feet and 7 inches; for the length of 5 rods, 2 rods, 4 feet, 4 inches; for the same length (being an inward point) one rod, 3 feet, 7 inches; for the length of 8 rods (being the north end of Antony Jansen's lot) one rod, 3 feet, 7 inches and 5 grains; amounting in all to the aforesaid 17 rods, 6 feet, 2 inches and 5 grains; and that for the sum of 24 Carolus guilders payable one half in cash and the other half in 5 weeks etc...

Done this 24th day of May 1644.


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.