Document: Patent of Laurens Cornelisen for land on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Laurens Cornelisen; land at Smith's valley, on Manhattan Island.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... herewith make known that we have today, date underwritten, granted to Laurens Cornelisz a certain parcel of land situated by Smit's marsh on the island of Manhatans; where on the east it is bounded by Cornelis van Tienhoven's property and on the west by the highway which runs between the aforesaid piece of land and Hendrick Snyder's palisades, which at its measured breadth shall remain both on the side as well as in front on the beach, with the express condition that the said Laurens Cornelisz shall repair the road leading from Cornelis van Tienhoven's farm to the beach, fit for the use of wagons, and when once repaired at the expense of the said Laurens Cornelisz it shall henceforth and forever be maintained and repaired by the said Laurens Cornelisz and Cornelis van Tienhoven half and half; with the express conditions etc...

Done 7 September 1641.

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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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Smith's valley: Street leading up to Pearl St and Maiden Ln
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Laurens Cornelisen / Laurens Cornelisz
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Could be: Laurens Cornelissen van der Welde

Also spelled: Laurens Cornelisz

Alternative place name: Manhatans