Patent to Juryaen Fradel

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Juryaen Fradel, who has married the widow of Hendrick Harmensz, a piece of land located upon Long Island, E. of the Hellegat, and W. of the great bay, opposite three islands called the Three Brothers, it being the westernmost hook of the said piece of land, the easterly point of the said bay, and reaches from the strand along a thicket S. by W. 216 rods to a large fresh marsh, along said marsh to a fresh water kil, which divides the land of Mr. Doughty from this parcel, then along the kil to the bay and along the shore of the river to the place of beginning, containing by measurement 69 morgens 183 rods; 8 morgens of the aforesaid fresh marsh belong to this parcel, also a small island nearly W. of the house; with express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 5 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.