Document: Patent of Anthony Jansen for 100 morgens of land on Long Island

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Patent. Anthony Jansen from Salee; 100 morgens of land on Long Island, on the bay of the North river, opposite Coney Island, granted to him 1 August, 1639, at a perpetual yearly rent of 100 carolus guilders (Gravesend and New Utrecht).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... herewith testify and declare that on the first of August 1639 we have given and granted to Antony Jansen van Salee 100 morgens of land lying on the bay of the North River upon Long Island opposite Conynen Island, extending along the shore 253 rods, N. N. W., from the shore about N. E. by E. 236 rods, again along a bluff 124 rods about S. E. E., S. W. by W., 24 rods, S. 54 rods, further to the strand S. W. by W. 174 rods, with some points of land lying on the south side; containing 87 morgens, 49½ rods, also a point of land extending southward from the house, surrounded on three sides by marshland, reaching. S. W. by W. 72 rods, S. E. by S. 90 rods being an oblong with some protruding points containing 12 morgens 550½ rods; comprising altogether 100 morgens, under the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland this 27 May 1643.


From the collections of the New York State Archives, Albany, New York.  

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Published bound volume is also available: Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).

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.

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