Document: Patent of Olof Stevensz van Cortland for a lot on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Olof Stevensz (van Cortland), commissary; lot on the road between Gysbert op Dyck and Harmen Myndertsz, Manhattan Island.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Olof Stevensz, commissary, a lot for a house and garden located on the island of Manhattan on the road between the lots of Gysbert Op Dyck and Harmen Meyndertsz; bounded on the north side or the rear by the lot of Willem Moris; its breadth in the front on the aforesaid road or on the south side is 5 rods, 4 feet, 7 inches; its length on the east side next to the aforesaid Op Dyck is 10 rods, one foot and 8 inches; its breadth in the rear of said Moris or on the north side is 6 rods, 2 feet, one inch; its length on the west side or next to the aforesaid Meyndertsz is 9 rods, 2 feet, 3 inches; amounting in all to 56 rods, 6 feet and blank ] inches, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 5 September 1645.


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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