Patent to Jan Monfoort

Scanned Document:

We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Jan Monfoort a certain lot for a house and garden located on the north east side of the canal, mostly in the rear of Evert Duyckingh's lot; its length on the east side is 10 rods and 8 feet; its breadth on the north side along the thicket is 8 rods; its length on the west side next to Pieter Monfoort is 11 rods, 4 feet; its breadth on the south side or in front is 7 rods, 3 feet and 6 inches; amounting in all to 87 rods, 3 feet and 6 inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 16 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.