Patent to Annetje Jans

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Annetje Jans, widow of Sir Everardus Bogardus deceased, a piece of land lying on the island of Manhattan along the North River; beginning at the Palisades near the house at the river side and running north by east to the division line of Old Jan's land 210 rods; from there along the said division line east by south to the marsh; then southwest 160 rods from the marsh to the shore; extending west in breadth 50 rods; the land which lies south of the house and east of the division line of the Company's land begins at the Palisades and runs south to the post and rail fence of the Company's land, without obstruction to the road, is in breadth 60 rods; it is in length on the south side along the posts and rails 160 rods; on the east side to the gate of the Kalckhoeck it is in breadth 300 rods; in length on the north side along the Kalckhoeck to the division line of the aforesaid piece of land running west it is in length 100 rods; containing together 31 morgens.


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.