Patent to Pieter Andriesz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter Andriesz a piece of land located on the East River opposite Hogs' Island (Varckens Eylant) east of Domine's Point; it extends from the river until the marsh of Jochom Pietersz next to the land of Hendrick Pietersz south east by east 165 rods; further through the woods and along the marsh until the land of Jan Platneus north east 225 rods; along the land of the aforesaid Platneus until the river west north west 213 rods; along the river 235 rods, with some protrusions and indentations, according to the measurements of the plantation sold by Jan van Haerlem to Pieter Andriesz; amounting in all to 74 morgens, 327 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort New Amsterdam, 19 October 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.