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Pavonia Land Patents
Issued 1654

Patent to Michiel Jansen
Petrus Stuyvesant etc. with the Honble Council declare, that we have to-day, date underwritten, granted and conveyed to Michiel Jansen a parcel of land, situate at Pavonia, back of his own land, 80 rods wide running N. E., into the woods on the N. W. 200 rods in length along the land of Claes Jansen Backer, thence N. E. 80 rods, altogether 26 1/3 morgens. With the express conditions, etc. etc. Done at Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland the 27th of November, 1654.


Patent to Claes Jansen Backer
Petrus Stuyvesant etc. with the Honble Council declare, that we have to-day, date underwritten, given and granted to Claes Jansen Backer a parcel of land, situate at Pavonia, back of the land of Claes Pietersen Cos, running N. E. for 120 rods, N. W. into the woods 200 rods, wide in the rear 120 rods, altogether 40 morgens. With the express conditions etc. etc. Done at Fort Amsterdam, this 27th November 1654.


Patent to Jan Cornelissen Buys
To Jan Cornelissen Buys a piece of land across the North river between Gemoenepaen and Kil van Kol, running all the river or bay S. W. 60 rods, width in the woods in the rear 60 rods stretching into the woods N. N. W. 250 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 4, 1654.


Patent to Jan Lubbertsen
To Jan Lubbertsen a piece of land across the North river between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol, running along the river or bay S. W. 80 rods, width in the woods in the rear 80 rods, stretching into the woods N. N. W. for 187 l/2 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Jan Gerritsen van Immen
To Jan Gerritsen van Immen a piece of land between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol, running along the river or bay S. W. for 40 rods back in the woods 40 rods wide, stretching into the woods N. N. W. for 375 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Jan Cornelissen Schoenmaecker
To Jan Cornelissen Schoenmaecker a piece of land between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol running S. W. along the river or bay for 40 rods back in the woods 40 rods wide and stretching into the woods N. N. W. for 375 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Gerrit Pietersen
To Gerrit Pietersen a piece of land between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol, running s. W. along the river or bay for 40 rods, wide in the woods at the rear 40 rods, stretching into the woods N. N. W. for 375 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Lubbert Gysbertsen
To Lubbert Gysbertsen a piece of land on the other side of the North river, between Jan Vinge on the North side and Jan Cornelissen Buys on the South side, running along the river S. W. by W. for 90 rods, width in the rear in the woods 90 rods, stretching into the woods N. N. W. for 333 1/3 rods on either side, together 50 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Gysbert Lubbertsen
To Gysbert Lubbertsen a piece of land between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol, running S. W. along the river or bay for 40 rods, wide at the rear in the woods 40 rods, stretching into the woods N. N. W. for 375 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Hendrick Jansen van Schalckwyck
To Hendrick Jansen van Schalckwyck a piece of land between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol running along the river or bay S. W. for 40 rods, wide at the rear in the woods 40 rods, stretching into the woods N. N. W. 375 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.


Patent to Jan Cornelissen Crynnen
To Jan Cornelissen Crynnen a piece of land between Gemoenepaen and the Kil van Kol, running along the river or bay S. W. 40 rods, wide at the rear in the woods 40 rods, stretching into the woods N. N. W. 375 rods on either side, together 25 morgens. December 5, 1654.
(Jan Cornelissen Crynnen being dead, the same land was patented to Isaac de Foreest April 17, 1664, who proved to have purchased it from the original grantee.






The Patents behind Kil van Kol, constitute the present town of Bergen, N.J. A morgen is a Dutch land measure, equal to about 2 acres.

From History of New Netherland by E. B. O'Callaghan.








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