Patent to Adriaen Dircksen Coen

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Adriaen Dircksen Coen a piece of land lying on Long Island beyond Hellgate, extending on the west side to Juriaen Fradel's land, and on the east side to Jan Jacobsz Carpenel's land; it is in breadth along the creek or marsh running west northwest and east southeast 50 rods; it runs into the woods west southwest to the Great Thicket in length on both sides 300 rods; in breadth in the rear along the said thicket 50 rods; containing 25 morgens, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland 22 June 1654.

On the day of the date underwritten there is given and granted to Adriaen Dircksen by the Lord General Petrus Stuyvesant, in addition to the land mentioned in the foregoing patent, a small piece of land lying beyond Hellgate; being a point of land, including the woodland and marsh which is enclosed by the creek; containing 16 morgens and 282 rods, on the same conditions as are expressed in the foregoing. Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 18 June 1654; was signed P. Stuyvesant.


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.