Document: Patent of Cornelis Lambersen Cool for land on Long Island

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Patent. Cornelis Lambersen Cool; land on Long Island called Gouwanes, previously occupied by Jan van Rotterdam and Thomas Beets.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... herewith declare and testify, that today, date underwritten, we have granted to Cornelis Lambertsen Cool a certain piece of land located upon the Long Island, called Gouwanes, extending in width from the wagon road, running through said land, and Jan Pietersen's land lying along the river to a certain thicket, where Willem Adriaensen's land is next; whereas this land has formerly been occupied by Jan van Rotterdam and Tomas Beets it is expressly stipulated, that the paths running over this piece of land shall remain open; in addition to this piece, a part of the hay marsh, located near the marshland of Antony van Salee, containing 28 morgens, is granted to Cornelis Lambertsen; all with the express condition and stipulation etc..

Done 5 April 1642 at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland.

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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.

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Find and research and add specific place: Gouwanes. Always should verify that it it is or isn't the current location (such as Gowanus, Brooklyn).

When getting deeper in the weeds, may want to link everyone mentioned, such as here: Jan van Rotterdam and Thomas Beets