Patent to Gerritt Wolphertsz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Gerritt Wolphertsz a piece of land at Rechkeweck, maize as well as woodland near the marsh of the Gouwanisse kil between the lands of Jacob Stoffelsz and Frerick Lubbersz; stretching from the aforesaid marsh to and into the woods along said Frerick's land to the land of Andries Hudden N. E. by N. a little N. 148 rods; then through the woods to the land of said Jacob Stoffelsz S. E. by E. 80 rods; along said Jacob's land to the said marsh S. W. a little W. 165 rods, along the marsh to the place of beginning 60 rods, with a small point of land; containing altogether 19 morgens 341 rods, with express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam, 11 March 1647.


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.