Document: Patent of Jacobus van Corler for a tract of land on Long Island

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NYSA_A1880-78_VGG_0012
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Patent. Jacobus van Corler; middlemost of the three flats called Castuteeuw, situate on Long Island called by the Indians Sewan-hacky.

Document Date
1636-06-16
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1636-06-16
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We, director and council of New Netherland, etc... testify and declare herewith, that today, date underwritten, before us personally appeared Tirkirauw, Ketamau, Ararykan, Asvachkou, Suarinkehinck, Wappittawackenis, Ehetyn as owners, in presence of Penhawis, Cakapeteynb, as chiefs over the districts and declare, voluntarily and advisedly by special order of the rulers and with consent of the community there, for and in consideration of certain merchandise, which they acknowledge to have received into their hands and possession to their full satisfaction and contentment before the passing hereof, to have transferred, ceded, delivered and conveyed in lawful, true and free possession, as they herewith transfer, cede, deliver and convey to and for the behoof of Jacobus van Corler the middlemost of the three flats belonging to them called Castuteeuw, located on the island by them called Sewanhacky, between the bay of the North river and the East river of New Netherland, stretching in length from a certain stream coming from the sea almost north to the woods and in width from a certain marsh eastwards also into the woods and that with all the action, rights and privileges etc...

Done on the island, the Manahatas, 16 June 1636.

W. V. Twiller.
A. Hudde
Jacus Bentyn
Claes van Elslant

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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.

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Jacobus van Corler
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Tirkirauw, Ketamau, Ararykan, Asvachkou, Suarinkehinck, Wappittawackenis, Ehetyn as owners, in presence of Penhawis, Cakapeteynb, as chiefs
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Find location: Long Island called by the Indians Sewan-hacky

Over a dozen "From" parties - tribes, individual Indians, and at least 4 Europeans.

Also: DWIC may have not been the grantor in a usual sense, they may have been the grantor as an intermediary, since the land at that time was not owned by the DWIC.