Document: Indian deed for a tract of land called Kekesick

Holding Institution
Document ID
NYSA_A1880-78_VGG_0030
Description

Indian deed for a tract of land called Kekesick, opposite the flatt of the island of Manhattan, behind the kill which runs around said island (Yonkers).

Document Date
1639-08-03
Document Date (Date Type)
1639-08-03
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Full Resolution Image

Translation
Translation

This day, date as below, appeared before me Cornells van Tienhoven, Secretary in New Netherland, Tequemeck, Rechgawac, Packamieus, owners of Kekeskich, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses voluntarily and deliberately declare, that in consideration of a certain lot of merchandise, which they acknowledge to have received and accepted before the passing of this act, they have transferred, ceded, conveyed and made over as a true and lawful freehold, as they herewith transfer, cede, convey and make over to and for the benefit of the General Chartered West India Company a piece of land, located opposite to the flat on the island of Manhattan, called Keskeskich, stretching lengthwise along the flatlands, which runs behind the Island of Manhattan mostly east and west and beginning at the head of the said kil and running opposite of the high hill by the flatlands, namely by the Great Kil, with all rights titles etc.

Done at Fort Amsterdam, the 3 August 1639.

Cornelis van der Hoyten
Davidt Pietersen de Vries
Cornells van Tienhoven

Translation Superscripts
None
References

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.

Location
Locations (Unlinked)
Kekeskich (possibly in the Bronx)
Property Type
Property Type
To Party 1
To Party 1 Entity Role
To Party 2
To Party 2 Text Unlinked
Cornells van Tienhoven
Additional To Parties
Additional To Parties (Unlinked)
Cornelis van der Hoyten
Davidt Pietersen de Vries
From Party 1
From Party 1 Entity
From Party 2
From Party 2 Entity
Additional From Parties
Additional From Parties (Unlinked)
Tribes or Tribal Officials:
Tequemeck
Rechgawac
Packamieus
Document Location
Search Terms
Not sure whether it's actually in Yonkers.

Kekeskich: Maybe part of the Bronx, or just a general geographic name.
Here it mentions that it was a marsh around Woodycrest Avenue, which they say is around the Bronx Zoo.
There is also a Woodycrest Avenue in Yonkers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/05/arts/design/bronx-virtual-tour.html