Lot: A5 (Grant Lots)

Lot Group
Grant Lots
Date Start
Date End
To Party 1 (text)
Jan Stevensen
From Party (Text)
Grant Description
Gr-br. to Jan Stevensen, Schoolmaster
Document Source(s)
GG: 70
Full Grant Entry (The Iconography of Manhattan Island, Vol. 4, Ch. 4: The Dutch Grants):

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Full Stokes Entry (See images below)

July 3 Gr-br. to Jan Stevensen, Schoolmaster. (GG: 70.)
Desc: A lot for a ho. and garden lying N, of the Ft.
Amsterdam, stretching in the length 12 r., 8 ft., 4 ins. and
5 gr.; in br. in front of the ho. 10 r. 9 ft., I in.; in the rear
in br. r., 5 ft., 2 gr.; amtg. together in a crooked cor-
nered lot to 103 r., 9 ins., 2 gr.

Aug. 13 Certificate. (Dutch MSS., Ill: ^i-) "That we, the
undersigned . . . testify and declare . . . that
Jan Stevensen, late Schoolmaster here, hath sold to
. . . Jacob Jacobsen Roy a cert. ho. and garden
standing on the N. side of the fort as appears by the
gr-br. thereof, for which ho. and garden he, Jan Steven-
sen, was paid in full by Jacob Roy, and in consequence
of his sudden departure for Fatherland, no deed was
executed ... In Testimony, etc., (signed) Claes
Van Elslant. Abraham Pietersen."

Aug. 13 Deed. Jacob Jacobsen Roy to Abram Isaacksen
Planck. {Dutch MSS., Ill: 52.) Recites gr-br. to Jan
Stevensen, July 3, 1643; above certificate; and conveys
same premises.


Apl. 15 Deed. Abraham Verplanck to Dirck Bensinck. Not
found of record. Recited in instrument set forth below.

Aug. 3 Deed. Dirck Bensinck to Johannes Megapolensis.
(Lib. A, Deeds, N. Y. Co.: 26.) Recites deed Abraham
Verplanck to Dirck Bensinck, Apl. 15, 1650, approved by
Director-General, May 23, 1650. Desc: Ho. and lot
N. side Ft. Amsterdam, W. side Great Highway, abutting
on S. side to Jacob Backer; W. side, the River E. side,
the Highway; N. side, other part of land of Megapolensis.
Br. in front, on E. side, 4 r., 9 ft.; long on S. side, 10 r.,
S ft.; N. side, 9 r., 5 ft. This is p. o. gr-br.

Deed. Abraham Verplanck to Johannes Megapol- Jan. 21
ensis. (Lib. A, Deeds, N. Y. Co.: 27.) Desc: Lot N.
side of Ft. Amsterdam, W. side the Great Highway;
abutting on S. side to the lot conveyed by Verplanck to
Dirck Bensinck and by the same to Megapolensis;
bounded E. by the Common Highway; N. by the lot of
; W. by the river; in br. on street, 4 r., 3 ft.,
iK 'IS.; rear, 4 r., 2K ft.; long on the N. side, 12 r., 4 ft.,
and on the S. side, 9 r., 5 ft.; according to survey by
Court Messenger, Aug. 21, 1649; and that in virtue of
deed Aug. 13, 1649; recites also gr-br. to Roy, July 3,
1643. Conveys p. o. gr-br.

Deed. Dominie Johannes Megapolensis to Cornells Mch. 10
Van Ruyven, Secretary and Receiver of West India
Co. (Lib. B, Deeds, N. Y. Co.: 5.) Conveys s. a. deed,
Bensinck to Megapolensis (supra). Probably a trust
deed, by way of mortgage, Megapolensis being found in
possession of same premises later. See conf. set forth

Conf. Governor Nicolls to Dominie Johannes Mega- Jan. 9
polensis. Pats. Alb., II: 153 confirms latter in posses-
sion of premises described in deeds Bensinck to Mega-
polensis, Aug. 3, 1655 and Verplanck to Megapolensis,
Jan. 21, 1656 (supra).