Wouter van Twiller was Director General of New Amsterdam 1632-1638. During his tenure he purchased or was granted significant land holdings including Nutten Island (Governor's Island);
Roosevelt Island, Randalls and Ward's Islands, and other properties.
See wikipedia for more biography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wouter_van_Twiller
Use the timeline button to see many documents and land transactions relating to his purchases and court cases.