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Registrations of the Patroons and their Colonies
1629 - 1630

Summary:
Extracts from the register of resolutions of the West India Company, Chamber of Amsterdam. The registrations of the Patroons and their colonies.

Names:
Samuel Blommaert
Albert Coenraets Burgh
Samuel Godyn
Gillis Houset
Pieter Minuit
Michiel Pauw
Kiliaen van Rensselaer


Michiel Pauw - a colony on the river of Siccahani, (a stream east of the Connecticut River).
June 7, 1629
Confrater Michiel Pauw notifies this Chamber that his honor declares himself as patroon of a colony which he agrees to plant, on the conditions ratified today in the Assembly of the XIX in New Netherland, on the river of Siccahani, beginning at the entrance of the said river, and prays the said Chamber to be pleased to take notice thereof.




Samuel Godyn - the colony of Swanendael, on the bay of the South River
June 19, 1629
Mr. Samuel Godijn having heretofore caused it to be registered here that he intended to plant a colony in New Netherland and that to that end he had engaged two persons to go thither to inspect the situation of the country, declares now that he agrees to occupy in the capacity of patroon the bay of the South River, on the conditions ratified at the last session of the XIX, of which he also advised Director Pieter Minuit by the last ships and charged him to register the same there.


Michiel Pauw - a colony on the island of Fernando do Noronho (island in the South Atlantic Ocean, 125 miles from the eastern extremity of Brazil).
October 15, 1629
Mr. Michiel Pauw declares himself as patroon of the island thus far called Isle fernande Noronho and states that he intends to plant a colony there at the earliest opportunity in accordance with the Exemptions and Freedoms ratified on the 7th of June 1629 by the Assembly of the XIX.


Albert Coenraets Burgh - a colony on the island of St. Vincent.
October 22, 1629
Mr. Albertus Conradus declares himself as patroon of St. Vincent, among the Carische (Caribbean) Island and states that he intends to plant a colony there at the earliest opportunity in accordance with the Exemptions and Freedoms ratified on the 7th of June 1629 by the Assembly of the XIX.


Albert Coenraets Burgh - a colony on the east side of the South Bay.
November 1, 1629
Mr. Albert Coenraets and Company declare themselves from now on as patroons of the east side of the South Bay, beginning at the mouth of the bay (and extending) to the narrows of the South River opposite the land which Gillis Houset bought for his masters, intending to send a colony thither at the first opportunity in accordance with the articles ratified by the Assembly of the XIX.


Samuel Blommaert - a colony on the Fresh River.
November 16, 1629
Confrater Samuel Blommaert declares himself from now on as patroon of the Fresh River, lying in New Netherland between the North River and the river of Siccahanis, intending to send a colony thither at the first opportunity in accordance with the articles ratified by the Assembly of the XIX, and giving the river the name of Blommerts River.


Kiliaen van Rensselaer - a colony above and below Fort Orange, on both sides of the North River.
November 19, 1629
Kiliaen van Renssealer declares himself cum suis from now on as patroon on the North River of New Netherland beginning above and below Fort Orange, on both sides of the river with the island therein, as many leagues downwards as the Assembly of the XIX has determined, intending to send a colony thither at the first opportunity on the conditions framed as aforesaid by the Assembly of the XIX.


Michiel Pauw - the colony of Pavonia, on both sides of the North River, from the Narrows north.
January 10, 1630
M. Pauw declares himself as patroon of the colony which, in conformity with the Exemptions and Freedoms ratified by the Assembly of the XIX, he agrees to plant at the first opportunity, beginning on the west side with Machack machoons land which is included, thence southward to the (Narrows), and on the east side from the Hamels hooffden northward as far as the Freedoms allow, including the island situated within these limits, everything in New Netherland, on both sides of the North River.


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Van Rensselaer Bowier Mss, Translated by A. J. Van Laer, (c)1908, p 154-158.







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