Patent to Claes Jansen van Naerden

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Claes Jansen van Naerden a piece of land lying about S. by E. somewhat E. opposite to the fort on Long Island and bounded S. W. and S. E. by Frerick Lubbersz and N. E. by Jan Manje, stretching along said Jan Manje's land from the strand S. E. ½ point 180 rods, S. E. 50 rods south of the hill S. W. by W. and W. S. W. 80 rods, again through the woods along the land of said Frerick N. W. by N. 118 rods and again 50 rods N. W. by W., then along the strand 74 rods, containing altogether 21 morgens 200 rods; with the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland 30 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 the New Netherland Institute website.