Patent to Cornelis van Tienhoven

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Cornelis van Tienhoven 100 morgens of land for a farm (named Otterspoor) located on the island of Manhattan on the East River where Mr. La Montangie's and Mr. Joch Pietersz' land lies next to it; which aforesaid 100 morgens were granted by the late Director Wouter van Twiller and council to Jacob van Curler and subsequently sold by the aforesaid Van Curler to Cornelis van Tienhoven, who has ceded the ownership thereof to the behoof of Mr. Coenraet van Ceulen, merchant at Amsterdam, according to the conveyance of the same, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, July 1645.


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.