Patent to Jan Hendrixsen Steelman

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted to Jan Hendrixsen Steelman a parcel of land located in Mespat, previously known as the farm of Dr. Douthy; extending from the marsh to the land of N. Fransman northwest by north 70 rods; then along the aforesaid Fransman's land 136 rods; in breadth at the widest part 90 rods, bordering the land of Mr. Sille; with a piece of marshland containing 8 morgens next to the arable land; making altogether 34 morgens, 563 rods, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Amsterdam in New Netherland, 25 March 1658.


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.