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Appeared before me Johannes La Montague, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Jasob Schermerhoorn commissaries,etc., Jan Van Eeckelen,1 whoacknowledgedand declared that he is, well, truly and honestly indebted to Cornells Teunisse Bos, trustee for the estate of Cornelis Maersen. in the number of thirty-two and a half beavers, growing out of an assignment of a debt due by Albert Gerritse to said estate; which aforesaid number of thirty-two and a half beavers he (comparant) by agreement made with said trustee promises to pay within the time of three years from this date with interest at the rate of ten per cent, to commence from the 6th of August next coming; for which the subscriber pledges his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, specially mortgaging and pledging his house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, bounded north by Jan Dareth and south by Pieter Loockemians, to secure the payment of the aforesaid number of thirty-two and a half beavers, if need be, without loss and cost.

Done in Fort Orange, the 7th of July, A.D. 1664.

Jan Jansen Van Eeckel.
Jan Verbeeck.
Jacob Schermerhooren.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of Gerrit Slichtenhorst and, Stoffel Janssen [Abeel] commissioners, etc., Francoys Boon, old commissary of the aforesaid place, who declared that he had granted and transferred, as by these presents he does grant and transfer, in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Jochim Wesselse Backer, his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck bounded east, west and south by the highway, and north by the house of Gillis Pieterse [Timmerman] as large as it lies enclosed in fence, with all the right and title which the grantor has had therein, by virtue of a conveyance to him given by Stoffel Janssen Abeel of date the 15th of August A.D. 1659, and the grantor at the same time acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied for the Bale of the same, and therefore promises the aforesaid house and lot to free from all claims, actions, and pretensions, which may arise save the lord's right, pledging therefor his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, submitting himself to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the 17th of July, A.D. 1664.

Francoys Boon.
Gerrit Slichtenhorst.
Stoffel Janse Abeel.

Acknowledged before me.

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., and in the presence of the afternamed witnesses, Rutger Jacobsen, who declares by these presents that he has sold, granted and transferred to Jacob Hevick, his portion of the grain, which stands upon the seller's island, being the

1 A Johannes Van Eeckelen, perhaps the above, was a schoolmaster In Flatbush in 1691; the minister and elder of the church desired his removal from office because he had been an active partisan of Leisler.— English Manuscripts.

fourth part thereof, for the number of five and thirty good whole merchantable beaver skins, which the aforesaid Jacob Hevick promises to pay to said Rut Jacobsen by an abatement on the mortgage, which the said Hevick holds upon the seller's island; furthermore, the seller makes over suid grain and, by these presents, gives the buyer authority to harvest the same without any let or hindrance from any one from whom he also promises to protect him.

Thus done without craft or guile, in Fort Orange, in the presence of Claes Jacobsen, and Sacharias Sickels, as witnesses hereto invited, on this 16th July, A.D. 1664.

Rutoeb Jacob.
This is tho mark £\ of Jacob Hevick.

with his own hand set.
Claes Jacobse.
Sacharias Seclcch.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., iu the presence of honorable Jan Verbeeck and Gerrit Slichtenhorst magistrates etc., the honorable Francoys Boon old commissary of said place, who declares that he has granted and transferred, as by these presents he does grant and transfer, in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Jurriaen Teunisse [Glasemaker] his heirs or assigns, a garden lying in the village of Beverwyck behind Fort Orange, adjoining to the west and north the highway, of such magnitude as it lies enclosed in fence with all the right and title which the grantor has had therein, and acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied for the purchase, and therefore pledges his person and estate, real and personal, present and future, submitting himself to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the 16th of July, A.D. 1664.

Francoys Boon.1
Gerrit Slichtenhorst.
Jan Verbeeck.
Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk in Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of honorable Jan Hendrickse Van Bael and Jan Coster Van Aken, magistrates of the same jurisdiction, Jan Roelofisen [De Goyer], inhabitant of said village, who declares that he has granted and transferred, as by these presents he does grant and transfer in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of William Brouwer his heirs and assigns, a garden lying in the village of Beverwyck, hard by Fort Orange, adjoining on the rear of Heer Renselaer's lot, to the south of the heirs of Annetien Bogardus, to the east of the road, and to the north of Abraham Staets, length seven rods, and breadth five rods, which lot was granted, by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, by patent of date the 25th of October 1653, to Albert Gerritsen, from whom the grantor received the same by conveyance of date the 4th of July A.D. 1658, and the grantor acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied

'See Valentine's H'vttory uf New York, p. 99.

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for the purchase, promising said garden to free from all actions, claims or pretensions, which hereafter may arise, therefor pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, placing himself in subjection to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the 24th of July A.D. 1664.

Jan Roeloffse. Jan Koster. Acknowledged before me.

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Stoffel Janssen Abeel magistrates, etc., Willem Brouwer, inhabitant of said village, who declares, by virtue of a conveyance to him, the grantor, given of this date, by Jan Roeloffsen, that he has again granted, transferred, and made over, as by these presents he does grant and transfer in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Capt. Abraham Staets old commissary of said place, his heirs or assigns, a garden lying in the village of Beverwyck hard by Fort Orange, adjoining on the rear of Heer Renselaer's lot, to the south of the heirs of Annetie Bogardus, to the east of the road, and to the north of the grantee, length seven rods and breadth five rods, which garden was granted to Albert Gerritsen by patent, by Heer director general and council of New Netherland, of date the 25th of October, A.D. 1653; and the grantor acknowledges that he is paid and satisfied for the purchase and delivery of the same, and promises to free the aforesaid garden from every action, claim or pretension, which may hereafter arise, therefor pledging'his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, submitting himself to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange, the 24th of July, 1664.

Willem Brouwer.
Jan Verbeeck.
Stoffel Janse.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., the Honorable NicolaesGouverneur, substitute for the honorable CornelisSteenwyck,1 attorney for Barent Van Marie, of the first part, and Jan Hendrickse Bruyn of the second part, who declare in presence of the afternamed witnesses, that they have agreed and contracted about the purchase of the house and lot of Barent Van Marie deceased, lying in the village of Beverwyck in the manner following: — Firstly, said Claes Gouverneur sells to said Jan Hendrickse Bruyn the house and lot of said Van Marie deceased, by virtue of a power of attorney (jprocuratie~), of such magnitude and bounds as said Barent Van Marie purchased it from Cornells Vos, according to conveyance of date the 30th of July,-A.D. 1661, and shall deliver said house and lot within fourteen days from date free and unincumbered save the lord's right; for which Jan Hendrickse Bruyn promises, on delivery,

'See Valentine's History of New York, 121.

to pay in one sum the number of sixty good whole merchantable beaver skins and fourteen half beavers, and no more; and on said payment a proper conveyance shall be given to the buyer.

Thus done in presence of Gerrit Swait and Jacob De Hince, without craft or guile, in Fort Orange, the 14th of August, A.D. 1664.

Claes Gouverneur. Jan Hendrickse Bruyn. G. Swart. J. De Hinsse. Acknowledged before me,

J. Provoo8t, Clerk.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of the honorable Jan Verbeeck and Stoffel Janssen [ Abeel] commissaries etc., the honorable Sander Leendersen Glen old commissary who declares that he has sold, granted and transferred, as by these presents he does in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of the honorable Jan Hendrickse Van Bael commissary etc., his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of Bevcrwyck on the Hill, adjoining to the north Jan Tomassen, to the south Hendrick Kuyler, east and west the highway, of such magnitude as it is enclosed in fence, which lot the grantor bought at public sale of the Heeren commissaries under an execution made on the person of Marten Gerritse [Van Bergen]; and the grantor acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied for the purchase and delivery of the same, with the sum of eight hundred,and seventy-six guilders in beavers; therefore he promises to free the aforesaid house and lot from all actions, claims, or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, excepting only the lord's right, pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, and submitting himself to all laws and judges.

Done in Fort Orange the 18th of August, 1664.

Sander Lenrsen Glen.
Stoffel Janse Abeel.
Jan Verbeeck.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of honorable Gerrit Slichtenhorst and Jan Hendrickse Van Bael commissaries etc., Jan Francen Van Hoesem, inhabitant of said village, who acknowledges and declares, by these presents, that he is well, truly and honestly indebted to Mr. Nicolaes Meyer, alderman and merchant at Amsterdam in New Netherland, in the sum of one thousand three hundred and forty-six carolus guilders and eleven stuivers in good whole merchantable beaver skins, growing out of goods and merchandise delivered, together with moneys loaned according to an honest statement thereof received, which aforesaid sum of one thousand three hundred and forty-six guilders and eleven stuivers, the subscriber promises to pay in two installments, the first of which shall be on the first day of August, A.D. 1665, the just half; and the other half on the first of July, 1666, with interest on the same at ten per cent, beginning from this date and continuing until the full payment of the same, but the interest is to con

tinue no longer than the mortgagee (acceptanf) shall please, for which
said Jan Francen Van Hoesen pledges his person and estate, personal
and real, present and future, specially mortgaging and hypothecating both
his houses, with the lot and garden behind the same as they stand,
situated in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the north of Jochem
Wesselse [Backer], and said Meyer shall likewise draw and use the house
rent of the mortgageor's house where Cornelis Van Dyck dwells ; likewise
his, the mortgageor's Bouwery and lands lying in the Claverrack, to
secure the payment if necessary, of said sum without cost and loss.
Thus done in Fort Orange the 26th of August, A.D. 1664.

This is the mark of n/a Jan Francen Van Hoesem,
with his own' x 'hand set.

Gerrit Slichtenhorst.
J. H. Van Bael.
Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes La Montagne, in the service of, etc., in the presence of honorable Stoffel Janse Abcel and Jan Hendrickse Van Bael commissaries, etc., Mr. Claes Gouverneur, trustee for the estate of Barent Van Marie, who declares that he has granted and transferred, as by these presents he does grant and transfer, in real and actual possession to and for the behoof of Jan Hendrickse Bruyn, his heirs or assigns, a house and lot lying in the village of Beverwyck, adjoining to the south the street, to the north the kil, to the east the grantee (acceptant), and to the west Juriaen Teunisse [Glasemacker,] full length nine rods, breadth in the rear on the kil, seventeen feet and a half, in front as broad as the house, with an alley on the east side of the house, three and a half feet wide; which lot is a part of the patent granted by the Heer director general and council of New Netherland, to Cornelis Vos; and the grantor acknowledges that he is fully paid and satisfied for the purchase and delivery of the same, whereof the Heer Jeremias Van Renselaer has received the sum of three hundred and ninety-six guilders in beavers, which was due to him by virtue of a mortgage upon said house and lot, and the grantor promises to free said house and lot from all actions, claims or pretensions, which may hereafter arise, pledging his person and estate, personal and real, present and future, nothing excepted, submitting himself to all laws and judges

Thus done in Fort Orange, the 28th of August, A.D. 1664.

Claes Gouverneur.
Stoffel Janse Abeel.
«/. H. Van Bael.

Acknowledged before me,

La Montagne, Clerk at Fort Orange.

Appeared before me Johannes Provoost, clerk, etc., in the presence of honorable Stoffel Janse and Jan Hendrickse Van Bael, commissaries, etc., the Heer Jeremias Van Renselaer, who acknowledges by these presents, that he has received from Mr. Claes Gouverneur, trustee of Barent Van Marie deceased, the sum of three hundred and ninety-six guilders in beavers, payment, in part, for a mortgage which he holds upon the second install

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