Patent to Jan Picolet

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted to Jan Picolet a parcel of land lying on the South River of New Netherland south of Fort Casamier near the Brickmaker's Hook, between the plantations of Philip Jansz and Jacob Crabbe; running from the aforesaid Jansz' land west along the shore to the land of Jacob Crabbe 28 rods; along the land of the aforesaid Crabbe northwest 60 rods to the public highway; then along the aforesaid highway to the land of Philip Jansz west 30 rods; and then to the place of departure southeast by south 64 rods; making altogether 3 morgens and 85 rods, with the express conditions, etc,..

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 1 September 1656.


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.