Deed of Auke Janse to Hendrick Hendricksen for a house and lot on Manhattan Island

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Appeared...before us, ... Aucke Janse Timmerman; and declared to have conveyed to Hendrick Hendricksen van Middelborch a lot with a dwelling house standing thereon located on the west side of the great highway on the island of Manhattan, in size according to the report of survey thereof made by Claes van Elslant; it is in breadth 4 rods; and in length 3 rods and 1½ feet; and that by virtue of a conveyance obtained by him, Aucke Janse, from Hendrick Gerritsen Cleermaecker, dated 12 January 1653 etc.

Done at Fort New Amsterdam in New Netherland, 2 May 1653. Auke Jansen Temmerman, 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.