Patent to Claes Hendricksen

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted to Claes Hendricksen a lot for a house and garden located in the village of Beverwyck north of Tomas Chambers and south of Willem Bout; it is in length 12 rods, 2½ feet; and in breadth 5 rods and 5 feet; also, another lot located behind Harmen Timmerman and west of Jan Verbeeck and Harmen Bastiaensen; it is in breadth 4½ rods; and in length 5 rods, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 15 September 1657.


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.