Deed of Govert Loockermans to Henry Bresier for a lot on the shore of the East river

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Appeared...before us, ... Govert Loockermans, citizen and inhabitant of this city of New Amsterdam, and declared to have conveyed to Henry Bresier a lot located south of Wolfert's marsh and west of the land of Egbert van Borssem; in breadth on the south side or river side 24 rods, 3 feet; in length on the east side 13 rods, 8½ feet; along the marsh, with a round bend, to the garden of Egbert van Borssem; extending northerly, with a bend to the west, 24 rods; then between Egbert van Borssem and Henry Bresier 18 rods; and that by virtue of a bill of sale granted to him, the grantor, by the director-general and council, dated 26 March 1642 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam, 20 February 1653. Govert Loockermans, La Montagne, Brian Newton.


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.