Patent to Volckert Eversz

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Volckert Eversz a piece of land behind the land of Jacus Bentyn on Long Island; stretching from the marsh or kil S. E. by E. 90 rods S. E. 135 rods, S. S. E. 36, in width in the woods W. S. W. 90 rods to a marsh; W. N. W. 136 rods and along the marsh almost N. 200 rods, including a marsh lying within this parcel of an area of 2½ to 3 morgens; containing altogether 49 morgens 155 rods, with the 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 the New Netherland Institute website.