Deed of Cornelis Claessen Swits to William Beeckman for a bouwery on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Cornelis Claessen Swits; and declared to have conveyed to Willem Beeckman a piece of land called Farm No. 5 located on the north end of Cornelis Jacobsen's land or Farm No. 6; extending along the aforesaid land east by south 242 rods; then north by east 68 rods to the farm called the Pannebacker's Farm Pantile-maker's Farm ]; along the aforesaid farm west and west by north 230 rods; then south southwest to the wagon road 60 rods; containing in all 25 morgens and 296 rods; and that by virtue of a patent granted to him, Cornelis Claessen, by the director-general and council, dated 13 December 1645 etc.

Done at Fort New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 22 March 1653. Cornelis Clasen Swits, Brian Newton, La Montagne.


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.