Patent to Tonis Nysen

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Tonis Nysen a certain plantation located on the island of Manhattan formerly cultivated by Jan Celes, deceased; extending on the south side of the land and marsh belonging to Everhardus Bogardus, minister; and on the north side of Cornelis Maersen; and further along the Negroes' plantation until the marsh of the aforesaid Bogardus; extending in breadth along the strand 50 rods; from the strand along the thicket south east by east 150 rods; along the thicket until the Negroes' land; extending east by south 45 rods; along the Negroes' plantation upwards north north west 60 rods; downwards to the strand north west by west 37 rods; along the thicket of Cornelis Maersen, extending north west by north 27 rods; along the aforesaid thicket until the strand westerly 40 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 3 April 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.