Document: Patent of Tymen Jansen for land on Long Island

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Patent. Tymen Jansen; 22 morgens, 324 rods of land, with valley on Long Island (Newtown).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have given and granted to Tymen Jansz a piece of land located on Long Island behind the chimneysweep about S.W. from the land of Burger Jorissen and touching with the south point the point of Jan Platneus; extending along Burger's land S. S. E. from one marsh to the other 165 rods with some promontories in form of a half sickle of 15 rods; and again to Burger's land, being the first starting place 147 rods N. by W.; containing together with a similar triangular point 22 morgens 324 rods; including a marsh extending around this land, not mentioned here, with the express condition and stipulation etc...

Done at Fort Amsterdam, 13 July 1643.

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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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