Patent of Cornelis van Ruyven for land on Long Island

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Petrus Stuyvesant, on behalf of their High Mightinesses, etc... has given and granted to Cornelis Van Ruyven, secretary and receiver-general of New Netherland, a parcel of land located on Long Island in the village of Midwout to the north of Cornelis Jansz Bongaert, with a boundary line west a little southerly; in breadth in the rear or on the east side 50 rods; on the west side along the path 84 rods; in length along the hills 278 rods; along Cornelis Jansz Bongaert 300 rods; containing 25 morgens; a piece in the first marsh, marked No. 16; in breadth 7 rods; containing 2 morgens; a piece furthest in the rear, marked No. 7; in breadth 12 rods; containing 3 morgens extending southerly from the woods to the sea; a piece of flatland, No. 11, in breadth 15 rods; containing 2 morgens, 300 rods, with the express conditions, etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 26 February 1664.


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.