Patent to Leendert Aerden

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Leendert Aerden a lot for a house and garden located south of the lot of Aert Teunisz on the common highway; its breadth along the aforesaid road is 4 rods, 8 feet; its length on the south side is 17 rods; in the rear on the east side its breadth is 5 rods; its length on the north side or next to Aert Teunisz is 17 rods; amounting in all to 84 rods, one foot, 4 inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam, 22 September 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.