Deed of William Beeckman to Harmen Smeeman of a house and lot on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Willem Beeckman; and declared to have conveyed to Harmen Smeeman a certain house and lot located on the island of Manhattan, on the west side of the house and lot of Jan Cornelisse van Hoorn; it is in breadth 4 rods and 2 feet; in length 6 rods, less ½ foot; and that by virtue of a conveyance which he, Willem Beeckman, has obtained from Ysack de Fooreest, dated 2 August 1649 etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 28 March 1653. Will: Beeckman, 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.