Patent to Peter Terragon

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Peter Terragon a certain piece of land lying on Long Island in Mespat beginning at the division of Pieter Jansz Winkel's land till the division of Ritchert Smit's land; extending along the marsh southwest and northeast in breadth 32 rods; in the rear in the woods its breadth is 32 rods; running into the woods southeast and northwest till the thicket it is in length on both sides 468¾ rods; containing together 25 morgens, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 27 November 1654.

The above-mentioned piece of land was not taken possession of by Peter Terragon, in consequence of its being too stony, but he has chosen another piece for which a patent was approved for him. This according to the minutes. 1662.


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.