Stokes, I. N. Phelps The iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909 (v. 6)

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Webber & allong the land of the sd. Webber easteriy to the
above corner of Mr. Steenwyck's orchard. Containing to about
5 or 6 motgen more or less."—Book of Deeds and Transfers
(1665-1672),   220, in office of county clerk.

D.  The Grant TO Catalina Antony
Willem   Kieft,   Director,   etc.,   to   Catelina   Antony,

widow of JocHiM Antony, negro. Ground-brief dated July
13, 1643,—Liber ^G:  81 (Albany).

Conveys premises described in confirmation set forth below.

Nicolls to Augustine Herman. Conf., dated June 15,
166B.—Liber Patents, III:   56 (Albany).

"Whereas there was a Patent or ground-brief . . . Kieft
unto Katalina ye widdow of Jochem Antonio ye Negroe for a
cert, piece of land upon this Island Manhatans lying and being
to ye N. of ye Waggon way Stretching alongst ye said Waggon
Path upon a S, W, lyne till it comes to Domingo Antonioes
Land it contains 66 r. (leaving betwixt both a Comon Waggon
way) & from ye said Domingoes Land to ye land of Thomas
Sanders Smith N. W. & by W. 60 r. & further to ye said Waggon
Path by ye first descent alongst ye said Sanders his land.
Amounting in all to about 8 Acres or 4 morgen, 94 r. The
ground-brief was dated July 13, 1643. Together with all ye
Right & interest of ye said Catalina therein hath been pur¬
chased by Augustine Hermans & a Valuable Consideration
given for ye same. Now, &c."

E.  The Grant to Paulo DE Angola
Willem Kieft, Director, etc., to Paulo Dangola. Ground-
brief dated July I4,1645. Not found of record.

Conveys a certain parcel of land on the east side of the
Kolck of the Fresh Water.

Paulo de Angola and Clara Criolt, negroes, to Symon
JoosTEN.   Deed dated March 8, 1651.   Not found of record.

Conveys same land.

Symon Joosten to Augustyn Hermans. Deed dated March
31, 1651.   Not found of record.

Conveys same land.

The transacrion before the Provincial Secretary (Records N.
Nelh,, III: 75 Albany), reciting this history is in Chronology,
March 8, 1651,

No confirmarion to Aug. Hermans found of record.

Dominick Lynch purchased the tract, probably from the
heirs of Nicholas Bayard. It still belonged to that estate July
1, 1769, when the Bancker survey was made.

In the N. Y. Hist. Soc, there is a map of this land copied by
Gerard Bancker, June 8, 1788.

Endorsed—"Copyed from Mr. Lynch's Map made by Mr.
Goerck M=Comb & Bancker."

The Map of the Sixth Ward made by Stephen Ludlam, Feb.
10, 1814, shows the outline perfectly.

A copy of this map is in the files of the Title Guarantee and
Trust Co.

F.   The Grant to Toussaint Briel
Toussaint Briel, a French Huguenot, had two grants for

this parcel of land, 23 acres more or less. The earlier patent
may have been defective. Both were confirmed to Augustine

In 1668, when Bouwerie No. 8 was also confirmed to Herman,
Briel's land was in possession of one Hendrick Thomassen.
This name has not been identified on the records.

For Briel's home on the site of No. 29 Beaver St., see Vol.
II: 242.

This land was earliest granted to one of the negroes in this
colony, in all probability.

Willem Kieft, Director, etc., to Touchyn Briel. Ground-
brief dated July 6,1642,—Liber GG: 77 (Albany).

Same to Same. Ground-brief dated Oct. 19, 1645.—Liber
GG:  124 (Albany).

These grants were almost identical; they were confirmed by
two patents recorded respectively in Liber Patents, III: 73
and 79 (.'ilbany).

The ground-briefs Convey a tract best described in the
confirmation set forth below;

Nicolls to Augustine Herman. Conf. dated Aug. i, 1668.
—Liber Patents, III; 73 (Albany).

"Whereas there was a Pattent or ground-brief Kieft unto
Touchyn Bryel for a certain piece of land Manhattan Island
lying and being between Thomas Sandersens & ye Negroes
haveing on ye S. end ye ffresh Water or ye Swamp Stretching
in Length alongst ye Land of th'aforenamed Sandersen N. E.
& by E. 126 r.; then goeing forth neare upon W, N. W. 55 r.
& alongst ye Swamp in Breadth 55 r.; amounting in all to
about 23 Acres or 11 Mot^en & 330 r., which said patent or
ground-brief &c. was dated October 19, 1645. Together with
all ye Right & Interest of ye said Touchyn Bryel therein hath
beene purchased by Augustine Hermans & Satisfaction given
for ye same Now &c."

West of Briel's land, north and east of the swamp, there was
a tract of land which is shown on the Ratzer Map as woodland.
The northerly part was patented to Pieter van Campen, also
known as Pieter Tambour; the southerly part to Jan Francisco.
Only Van Campen's ground-brief is found of record. Both
grants lapsed; the woodland was included in the Smith's Hill

The Grants to Peter van Campen and Francisco

Willem Kieft, Director, etc., to Peter Van Campen,
negro. Ground-brief dated April 8, 1647.—Liber GG; 209

Conveys "A certain piece of land situated on the Island
of Manhattans in the rear of the land of Fossyn Briel. It
extends north-east-by-east and north-north-east, 53 r. to the
Negroes' land; north-north-west and north-west-by-north,
30 r.; further along by the said Negroes' land, west-south-west,
45 r. and to the place of beginning, south-east-by-south, 55 r.;
amounting in all to 3 morgens, 225 r."

Willem Kieft, Director, etc., to Jan Francisco. Ground-
brief dated earlier than Dec, 15, 1644,

Not found of record, nor confirmed: recited in the confirma¬
tion of Gratia Dangola's land on the north side.

Kieft manumitted Jan Francisco Sept. 27, 1646, "in conse¬
quence of the promise heretofore given by our predecessor
[van Twiller] and of his long and faithful service."—Laws &
Ord. N, Neth,, 60.

H. The Grant TO Big Manuel

Willem  Kieft, Director, etc,  to  Big  Manuel,  negro.

Ground-brief   dated  Oct.   19,   1645.—Liber  GG;    12;   {M-

CoNVEYS "A certain piece of land lying on the island ol
Manhattans, on the east end of Tosschyn Briel's land, it
extends along next the land Anna Negra (the negress), east a
little south, 67 r,; south-east-by-east a litrie south, 14 r,;
south a little west, 24 r.; west, 51 r.; west-north-west, 40 r.
along the end of the aforesaid Briel's land and further to the
place of beginning north-north-east, 25 r.; amounting in all to
4 morgens, 386 r,"

This grant, over eight acres in extent, seems to have lapsed.
Part of it vested in Bayard by the Smith's Hill patent.

Big Manuel was manumitted, Feb. 25, 1644.—Latvs and
Ord, N, Neth., 36.

Several of these tracts were confirmed to Augustyn Heer-
mans, who was a brother-in-law to Nicholas Bayard. It has
been assumed that he was acting for Bayard in the assembling
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