Document: Patent of Jan Eversz Bout for land on Gouwanes kil

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Patent. Jan Eversz Bout; 28 morgens, 270 rods of land at Marechkawick on Gouwanes kil (Brooklyn).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Jan Eversz Bout a piece of land located at Marechkawick on the kil of Gouwanes, maizeland as well as woodland, bordering on the easternmost end of Huych Aertsz and the westernmost end of Gerrit Wolphersz; it extends along the aforesaid Gerrit Wolphersz' land until in the woods, north east a little northerly 165 rods; in breadth in the woods south east until the land of Huych Aertsz 96 rods; also the aforesaid Huych Aersz' land until the maizeland 55 rods south west and south west by west; further to the marsh south west a little southerly 137 rods; further to the point of beginning laid down along the marsh (with some indentations) in a parallel line; both places, Jan Eversz' and Jacob Stoffelsz', amounting to 28 morgens, 271 rods, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 6 July 1645.

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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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