Deed of Herman Smeeman to William Beeckman for a bouwery on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Herman Smeeman, citizen and inhabitant of this city of New Amsterdam; and declared to have conveyed to Willem Beeckman a piece of land or farm located along the East River on the island of Manhattan; bounded on the north by the Company's large farm, and containing as appears in the patent thereof, dated 2 April 1647, which the director-general and council of New Netherland granted to the aforesaid Smeman etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 1 April 1653. Harman Schmiman, 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.