Deed of Herman Smeeman and Thomas Hall to Thomas Bacxter for a house and lot on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Hermen Smeeman and Thomas Hall, inhabitants of this city; and declared to have conveyed to Thomas Bacxster, also an inhabitant of this city, a house and lot located on the island of Manhattan along the East River, bounded southerly by the lot of Dirck Cornelisse; extending on the east side in breadth along the river 4 rods, 3 feet; in length 5 rods; in the rear on the west side in breadth as in the front 4 rods, 3 feet; and that by virtue of a conveyance from Egbert van Borsum, who on 22 April 1652 conveyed the same to Hermen Smeeman and Thomas Hall etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 18 March 1653. Harman Schmiman, Tomas Hall, 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 theĀ New Netherland Institute website.