Patent to Claes Jansen van Naerden

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Claes Jansen van Naerden a double lot for two houses located between Rem Jansen and Willem Cornelissen Coster south of Port Amsterdam; extending in breadth in front of the house 5 rods, 5 feet, 7 inches and 8 grains; on the east side to the shore 8 rods, 8 inches; in the rear its breadth is along the shore 5 rods, 5 feet and 7 inches; and from the shore to the road on the west side of the house 5 rods, 4 feet, 2 inches; amounting to 42 rods, 7 inches and 6 grains, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 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.