Document: Patent of Peter Jansen for a lot on Manhattan Island

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Patent. Peter Jansen from Gorcum; lot on the common Highway, Manhattan Island, heretofore occupied by Gerrit Douman.

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Pieter Jansen van Gorcum a lot for a house and garden formerly occupied by Gerrit Douman located on the island of Manhattan on the common highway north of the lot of Boy Jansz and west of the lot of Hendrick Jansen Smit; extending along the aforesaid common road 8 rods, 8 feet, 8 inches; on the north end 4 rods, 5 feet, 5 inches; on the east side next to the lot of Hendrick Jansen 10 rods, 2 feet, 5 inches; on the south side next to the lot of Boy Jansz 2 rods, 9 feet; amounting to 35 rods, 6 feet, 9 inches and 2 grains, with the express conditions etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, 8 September 1644.


From the collections of the New York State Archives, Albany, New York.  

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Published bound volume is also available: Translation: Gehring, C. trans./ed., New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vols. GG, HH & II, Land Papers, 1630-1664 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1980).

Copyright to the published bound volume is held by the Holland Society of New York.
A complete copy of this publication is available on the
New Netherland Institute website.

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