Deed of Jan Cornelissen to David Wessels for a lot in New Amsterdam

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Appeared...before us, ... Jan Cornelissen, citizen and inhabitant of this city; and declared to have conveyed to David Wessels, inhabitant of this province, a lot located on the east side of Fort Amsterdam; in breadth on the street or north side 1½ rods and 4½ inches; in breadth in the rear on the south side l½ rods, 4½ inches; in length on the east side 9 rods and 9 feet; in length on the west side 9 rods and 9 feet; and that by virtue of a patent granted to him, dated 23 June 1645 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 6 March 1653. Jan Cornelisz van Hoorn, 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.