Stokes, I. N. Phelps The iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909 (v. 2)

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already stated, sold his colony called Pavonia to the West India Company, in the year


To recapitulate: Nos. 27, 28, 29, and 31 were all included in the patroonship of Michiel
Paauw. These patents are set forth, at great length, in Winfield's Hist, of the Land
Titles of Hudson Co., N. /., and are accompanied by the reproduction of a fine map,
called the "Field Book Survey," made under the direction of the Commission of 1764,
and filed in the Secretary's Office at Perth Amboy, N. J., March 2, 1765.

(C.)    32:   Plaii van Maerynes
(H.)   32:   Plaii van Maeryenes

Marinus, or Maryn Adriaensen, from Veere in the province of Zealand, is the person
alluded to. He came over in 1631, going first to Rensselaerswyck, and probably leaving
that settlement in 1634.—Van Rensselaer Bowier MSS., 806. On May II, 1647, he received
a patent for a "tract of land called Awiehaken on the west side of the North river, bounded
on the north by Hoboken kil, running thence north to the next kil, and on that breadth
50 morgens inland."—Cal. Hist. MSS., Dutch, 375. This plantation was the site of the
present Weehawken. On April 18, 1670, a confirmation was given "for a parcel of land
called Wiehacken in the jurisdiction of Bergen on Hobooken Creek, 50 morgen Dutch
measure, first granted to Maryn Adriaensen, dec'd May II, 1647."-—A^. /. Archives, 1st
Series, XXI: 13.    This is the Weehawken patent.

Maryn was one of the "Twelve Men." His bouwery was devastated during the Indian
war, at the very time that he was leading the attack against the Indians at Corlaer's Hook,
February 25, 1643.—De Vries's Notes, in Jameson's Nar. N. Neth., 226-7. Later, he made
a sensational attempt to assassinate Director Kieft, and was sent to Holland for trial.—
fournal of N. Neth., in Jameson's Nar. N. Neth., 278.

(C.)    33:   Plaii van Dauidt pieters
(H.)    33:   Plafi van Davidt PiettET

David Pietersen de Vries, of Hoorn, the well-known early settler and proprietor of
Staten Island, and the author of the Korte Historiael, etc., in which he records: "The
13th [of August, 1636], I requested Wouter van Twilliger [sic] to register Staten Island
for me, as I wished to return and plant a colony upon it, which he consented to do." Two
days later, De Vries "weighed anchor" for Holland, returning on the ship "De Liefde"
(Love), which left Holland on September 25, 1638. Under date of December 26, 1638, he
records: "So I brought the ship that same evening before Staten Island, which belonged
to me, where I intended to settle my people." On January 5, 1639, he writes: "I sent
my people to Staten Island to begin to plant a colony there and build," and again, on
February loth, following: "I leased out the plantation of Staten Island, as no people
had been sent me from Holland, as was promised me in the contract which I had made
with Frederick de Vries, a director of the West India Company."—Jameson's Nar. N.
Neth., 199, et seq.;  cf. N. Y. Col. Docs., XIII: 6, 7.

(C.)    34:  nooten Eylaii. met een plan va twiller
(H.)    34:  nooten Eylaii met Een Plan van Twiller

(Nooten Island, with a Plantation of Van Twiller)

Also called Nutten or Nut Island (now Governors Island).

['] In a deed from Kieft to Abraham Isaaj:ksen Planck, for Paulus Hook, dated May I, 1638, in N. Y. Col. Docs.,
XIII: 3, it is stipulated that he should pay for the land "in three Instalments, the first at the Fair A" 1638, the
second A° 1639 and the third and last instalment at the Fair A° 1640."
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