Document: Indian deed for a tract of land on the west side of the North river

Holding Institution
Document ID
NYSA_A1809-78_V08_0707
Description

Indian deed for a tract of land on the west side of the North river, beginning at the great rock above Wiehaecken, thence in a straight line inland to above the island Sickakes, and thence along the Kil van Col unto Constable's hook, from the said hook back to the place of beginning, with all the islands, kills, creeks and valleys included therein. (This tract includes Weehawken, Hoboken, Jersey city and Bergen Neck, opposite New York. The price paid was 80 fathoms of wampum, 20 fathoms of cloth, 12 kettles, 6 guns, 2 blankets, 1 double kettle and half barrel of beer.)

Document Date
1658-01-30
Document Date (Date Type)
1658-01-30
Document Type
Document Type Unlinked
Indian
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Translation
Translation

[several lines lost] in N: Netherland [ ] Wawappehack [ ] Memewokan, Sam [ ] [ the ] same and in the name of Mochopes [ ], Parlochques, and of the other participants, a parcel of land mentioned below, who declared [ themselves ] to be the rightful owners of the lands located on the west side of the North River in N: Netherland, beginning at the Groote Clip [ great rock ] above Wiehaecken, and from there straight across the land until above the island Sickakes, and from there along the Kil vant Col until Constapels hoeck, from Constapels hoeck again until the aforesaid rock above Wiehaecken, together with all the land, islands, kils, creeks, and meadows[i] included therein, as the aforesaid parcel of land is surrounded and enclosed by the North River, the Kil van Col, and the aforesaid straight line of the rock above Wiehaecken until just above the island of Sickakes, there separated by the kil. Which lands they presented unconditionally for sale to the aforesaid lord director general and councilors, and about which the lord director general and councilors on the one side, and the aforesaid wilden, both for themselves and for the absentees, on the other side, agreed in a manner as follows:

In the presence of both Christian and wilden witnesses named hereafter, the aforesaid wilden acknowledge that they sold, conveyed, and transported, as they hereby do, the lands [several lines lost][ii] [ 80 fathoms of sewant, 20 fathoms of cloth, 12 kettles, 6 guns, 2 blankets, 1 double kettle and one half barrel of ] strong beer, which goods [ they declare ] to have received to their satisfaction [ ] signing this, [ ] for which they, both for themselves and for the absentees, declare to convey and transport the land mentioned herein to the aforesaid lord general and councilors, in complete, true, and free ownership, abandoning all claims and actions they could or might make to the aforesaid land, they, grantors, promising to neither now nor later make any claim upon it, and to maintain and have this conveyance firmly, concisely, and indissolubly maintained; also promising to free the director general and councilors from all further claims or demands of any wilden who may lay claim to the aforesaid parcel of land. And if it should happen that in future times any Dutchman be disadvantaged by any wilden because they claim not to be fully paid for the aforesaid land, the sellers promise to remedy and reimburse the loss suffered. It also is stipulated and agreed upon that the aforesaid wilden shall move from the aforesaid parcel of land at the first suitable opportunity, and that no one from their nation shall continue to live there [several lines lost]

The mark made by Terrincques X himself

The mark made by Wa X wappehack The mark of Bomo kan

The mark X made by SamesThe mark of Wewe X NatokweeThe mark X of KaghkennipThe mark X of MemewokanX Waerhinne[ s? ] Couwee

The mark X of Lewes as a witness, also named Job

We, the subscribers, by the director general and councilors requested as witnesses hereto, hereby certify and declare that the above sale, as it was stipulated before us, and the land mentioned herein was conveyed to the director general and councilors by the sellers on terms and conditions included in the foregoing bill of sale; and that the conditions and contents thereof [ were made ] clear to the sellers by the interpreters Govert Loockermans, Pieter Wolphertsen van Couwenhoven, and Claes Carstense as well as [several lines lost] them with above [ ] as testimony of which [ was ] signed on the day and year in Fort Amsterdam in N: Netherland [ in the ] council room.

Joh. Megapolensis P. Stuijvesant Samuel Drisius Nicasius de Sille Oloff Stevensz

Govert Loockermans Pieter Tonneman Pieter Couwenhoven

Machggiel Jansz Jan Evertsz Bout

The mark of Claes Carstensz Noorman

In my presence, X

C.V. Ruijven, secretary.

Translation Superscripts
[i]: Valeien.
[ii]: Missing content recovered from O’Callaghan’s calendar.
References

From the collections of the New York State Archives, Albany, New York.  https://www.archives.nysed.gov/  

Translation link see: http://iarchives.nysed.gov/xtf/view?docId=tei/A1809/NYSA_A1809-78_V08_0707.xml

Published bound volume is also available: Translation: Gehring, C., & Venema, J. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 8, Council Minutes, 1656-1658 Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press: 2018.

Copyright to the published bound volume is held by the Holland Society of New York.
A complete copy of this publication is available on the
New Netherland Institute website.

Location
Modern Location
Locations (Unlinked)
North River
Property Type
Property Type
From Party 1
Related Ancestors (Unlinked)
Joh. Megapolensis P. Stuijvesant Samuel Drisius Nicasius de Sille Oloff Stevensz

Govert Loockermans Pieter Tonneman Pieter Couwenhoven

Machggiel Jansz Jan Evertsz Bout

The mark of Claes Carstensz Noorman

In my presence, X

C.V. Ruijven, secretary.

A1809 Additional Party
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