Patent to Willem Bredenbent

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted unto Willem Bredenbent a lot with house and garden granted by the former director,

Willem Kieft, deceased, located in the city of New Amsterdam in the rear of the lot of Claes van Elslant; in front along the street it is in breadth 4 rods, 2 feet; in breadth in the rear, east and west to the lot of Coenradt van Eyck it is 3 rods, 7¾ feet; in length on the west side along Egbert Woutersz' it is 14 rods, 4 feet; and on the east side adjoining Poulus van der Beecq's land it is 14 rods, 4 feet; making together 53 rods and 3 feet, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 1 December 1654.


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.