Document: Patent of Wouter van Twiller for a tract of land on Long Island

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NYSA_A1880-78_VGG_0015
Description

Patent. Wouter van Twiller, director, &c.; most easterly of the three flats, on Long Island, between the bay of the North river and the East river (Flatlands, L, I.).

Document Date
1636-07-16
Document Date (Date Type)
1636-07-16
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We, director and council of New Netherland etc, herewith testify and declare, that today, date underwritten, personally before us appeared Tenkirauw, Ketaman, Ararikan, Awaghkou, Warinkehinck, Wappettawackenis, Ehetin, as owners, Penhawis, Kakapeteyno being present as chiefs of the district and declare, that voluntarily and advisedly, by special order of the rulers and with consent of the community, for certain goods, which they acknowledge to have received into their hands and power to their full satisfaction and contentment before the passing hereof, they have transferred, ceded, surrendered and conveyed as lawful, true and free possession, as they herewith transfer, cede, surrender and convey to and for the behoof of W. V. Twiller, director-general of New Netherland, the easternmost of the three flats, to them belonging, called Castetuen located on the island, by them called Suwanhackingh between the bay of the North River and the East River of New Netherland, stretching in length from a certain kil coming from the sea almost north into the woods and in width from a certain marsh eastward also into the woods, with all the action, rights and privileges etc...

Done on the island of Manhattan, 16 July 1636.

Jacobus van Corler
A. Hudde
Jacus Bentyn
Claes van Eslant

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References

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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Wouter van Twiller
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Tenkirauw, Ketaman, Ararikan, Awaghkou, Warinkehinck, Wappettawackenis, Ehetin, as owners, Penhawis, Kakapeteyno being present as chiefs of the district
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Confusing - Is this a patent to Wouter van Twiller, who was the director-general, given by himself and the DWIC? Or was a director and a director-general two different entities?

Several "From" parties.

Not sure of DWIC's role, could technically be a grantor but intermediary with the Indians.

Also, in this capacity Twiller may have been an individual, not the director or director-general.

May want to be more specific than "Long Island", with the translation saying: "...called Castetuen located on the island, by them called Suwanhackingh "