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1732 Flattbush NY Land Indenture from Original Dutch Settlers

1732 Flattbush NY Land Indenture from Original Dutch Settlers

Historic 1732 document for the indenture of land (160 acres) of what was then Flattbush, Long Island and what is now Brooklyn. Cornelius Janse (Dominicus) Van der Veer received a patent for land in 1661 from Governor Peter Stuyvesant. In 1678, Cornelius purchased a 100 acres farm in Flattbush, which was located in the present day 26th & 32nd wards of Brooklyn. This original indenture is for this land in Flattbush and is between Femmetje Van der Veer of the “Township of Flatbush on Nassau Island in the Province of NewYork” and Cornelius Van der Veer of the “Township of Freehold in East New Jersey in the County of Monmouth”. He basically is giving the land to his son and heirs designated “all the nine part shares of the plantation of land, lying and being in the township off Flattbush in Kings County Aforesaid, Containing by estimate one hundred and sixty acres of Land …Bounded West by the street or Kings high way…” Indenture measures 17x24” and has the signatures and wax seals of twelve different members of the Van der Veer family. Condition of the document is EX-MT.

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