Deed of Nicolaes Stylwel to Lubbert van Dincklage for land on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Nicolaes Stillewel; and declared to have conveyed to Lubbert van Dincklagen a certain piece of land located on the island of Manhattan heretofore occupied by Jan Schepmoes; extending in breadth between both creeks, to wit, where the water runs over the stones and where the tree lies across the creek, where Gorge Homs is adjoining; and with that breadth following the aforesaid creeks directly into the woods; and that by virtue of a patent, dated 29 August 1641, granted to Gorge Bacxter and Walter Herfoorts, which Bacxter and Herfoorts conveyed to the aforesaid Nicolaes Stilwil etc.

Done at New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 18 April 1653. This is the mark of X Nicolas Stylwel, 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.