Holland Land Company Land Records
Cazenovia Establishment Land
Books, 1793 to 1816
Arrangement by Name
Transcribed and Compiled
from the records of the Holland Land Company Project, SUNY Fredonia 27 May 2008
Microfilm Reels 126 & 127; Items 575, 576, 577,
by Daniel H. Weiskotten
Posted February 2, 2000
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Before Going to the Indexes
Please Read These Important Notes!!!!
This data was compiled from the original Ledgers. The information
presented here is summarized and arranged from a larger computerized data
base which fully copies the original record.
The name associated with each record is only that of the initial purchaser.
Hundreds of lots were transferred to other owners before the account was
paid in full, and thus it
should not be assumed that the date range indicates that the initial purchaser
remained in possession of the lot for that whole time.
The Company made no record of secondary transfers and once the property
left HLCo. hands no other records were kept by the Company. Secondary
records might be found in the County Clerk's Office of Herkimer, Chenango,
and Madison Counties. An collection of Articles of Agreement and
other papers in the Archives at Lorenzo may give clues as to whom the lot
was eventually sold, and I will be investigating this collection as soon
The name in parentheses ( ) is as it is given in the original record.
They have been rearranged, standardized, and corrected to facilitate computer
Text within square brackets [ ] is information added from other sources
for clarification or correction.
"Lot D 21" indicates that this is Lot 21 of the DeRuyter
Township tract. (I am in the process
of building all the links and pages so you can look at the tract plats
as wellas the arrangement of the entries by lot number).
The total price paid for the lot is the initial agreement price and does
not include any interest that might have accrued by the time the debt was
paid in full.
When Lots were "Repurchased" by the Company due to failure to pay, abandonment,
or through foreclosure, a second (or even third) sales record was begun
and will be found in another name. For all records for an individual
Lot refer to the Tract
and Lot Arrangement. (I am still building this).
John Lincklaen, agent for the Cazenovia Establishment, was forced to purchase
all the remaining Cazenovia lands and the outstanding debts from the HLCo.
in 1817. It appears that the transactions which were not completed
as of the end of 1816 may have been carried over to another set of books
but I have not seen these. They may still exist in the archives of
Lincklaen's home, now Lorenzo State Historic Site in Cazenovia.
The reference at the end of each line "(3:123)" is a citation to the volume
and folio in which the original entry may be found.
blue highlighting indicates there is a question
with the name or other entry.
Links to the Name Arrangement