Deed of Richard Bridtnell to Robert Clerck of land on Mespat's kil

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Appeared...before us, ... Ritchert Bridtnell; and declared to have conveyed to Robert Clerck a piece of land located at Mespats Kill; extending from the marsh southeast and northwest to the marker of the aforesaid Bridtnell 140 rods; beginning again at the marsh from the first marker along the aforesaid marsh west southwest and west by south, between both until the point, 110 rods; further from the point south by east 100 rods; and from the creek along Bridtnel's fence until Bridtnel's division line, running east 150 rods; containing in all 25 morgens and 225 rods; and that by virtue of a patent granted to him, Ritchert Bridtnel, by the director-general and council, dated 28 July 1643 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 20 March 1653. Richard Bridnel, 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.