Document: Patent of Tymon Jansen for land on the east side of Mespachtes kil

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Patent. Tymon Jansen; land on the east side of Mespachtes kil, behind Domine's hook (Newtown, L. I.).

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We, Willem Kieft, etc... have granted to Tymon Jansen a certain piece of land located and bordering the marshland upon the eastside of Mespachtis Kil of the East River behind Dominee's Hook, which is divided from the said piece of land by a marsh and kil; the said marsh beginning at the kil and the tree standing upon the point towards the small kil in width five hundred paces, north north east from the kil and tree aforesaid to another tree marked also with the Company's mark, where Burger Jorisz has his land; the said land reaching from the last mentioned tree to the kil, dividing the point of Richard Brudnell from this piece, east south east to the tree marked there; on condition, that Tymon Jansen shall possess and use the marshes enclosing his land in rear and front and divided by kils, it being understood the marshes on the long and the broad side; all this under the express condition and stipulation etc.

Done at Fort Amsterdam, 1642.

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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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Alternative spelling: Tymon Jansen

Just added location to database.
Several alternative place names are in the description there.

The description here says "Newtown, L. I.", that may be incorrect - Newtown was the old name of Elmhurst, Queens, which is not in the same area as "Mespachtes kil, behind Domine's hook", which is in the vicinity of the Newtown Creek and the East River.,_Queens

If that is the case, it should be noted in the document that the description is or may be incorrect.