|Date: Mon, 08 Dec 2003 09:31:40
From: daniel blue <email@example.com>
Hi this shows that Grietje
Jans Van Groeningen second spouse to Jan Pieterszen/Staats was the
widow of Frederick jansen who had the grant of Lot ( Block A manhattan,
1651 and who died prior to the marriage of jan Pieterszen , widower of
Elsje , in May, 1652.
This was found by
review of Phelps Stke's Iconography and Laer's , and O'callagan. The papers
in the Morgan Library are part of the Van Der Bergh family transmission
of the land, which Jan Pieterszen and Grietje sold in 1656 to hans Steyn.
Sten sold same to Lucas Dircksen Van Der Bergh that same month of June,
These land records state
clearly that jan Pieterszen had the title due to marrying the Widow of
henry Joel Blue
Page excerpt from article " Frederick
Jansen and Grietje Jans ..."
by H. J. Blue
Translated Original Grant
to Frederick Jansen, 10 March, 1651 from the Collection of J.P. Morgan
Library, NY, NY
Stuyvesant Document No.
Peter Stuyvesant, by
the Authority of the Noble High Mighty Lords, the States General, of his
Serene Highness of the Noble Lord, Prince of Orange, and by the Authority
of the Generals of the Authorized West Indian Company of the United Netherlands,
Director-General of our New Netherlands, Curacoa, Benayro, Aruba and their
dependencies, Captain - Admiral of our vessels and yachts in the northern
part of America, make known by these presents that, on the date hereunto
signed, we have granted to Frederic Jansen, ship- carpender, the premises
for a house and garden situated on the Island of Manhattan on the west
side of the great Gentleman's Road ( Highway), between the premises of
Jan Huygen and William Fredericksen,
wide, along the Highway,
three rods :
along the shore, or west
side, wide, three rods, four feet ;
long, both on the South
and North sides, nine rods, four feet ;
with the Express condition
and provise that he, Frederick Jansen, or whoever may take over his rights
in this, shall acknowledge as his soveriegn lord the Noble High Mighty
Lords, the States General, and the Noble Lords, the rulers and patroons
of this city, and to obey their Director and Council here in everything
as it behoves good citizens to do. Provided that he, Frederick Jansen,
or whoever may secure his rights in this, shall further submit himself
to all such obligations and just regulations as already have been or may
yet be framed by the Noble Lords. Granting upon these conditions to the
said Frederick Jansen real and actual possession of the afore-mentioned
premises, giving him, by these presents, complete Authority to enter upon
said premises, to cultivate and inhabit them. as he would be allowed to
do with other of his patrimonial lands and properties, without our having
reserving or retaining, as grantors, in our aforesaid capacity, any further
part, right or authority in the lease of same, but relinquishing all in
behalf of the afore named from now on in perpetuity, further promising
to maintain this transfer firmly as valid, irrefragible and irrevocable,
and to carry out everything under this indenture according to the laws
in such case provided. These presents are signed by us without guile or
artifice and are confirmed by our seal affixed hereon in red wax.
Done this 10th march,
Anno 1651, on the Island of Manhaatan, New Amsterdam, in the New Netherland.
P. Stuyvesant. ss.
By order of the Noble
Lord, the Director General of our New Netherland, Curacao, &c.
Jacob Rys, Clerk
The measure of this
property indenture has been retaken and has been staked off according to
Manhattan April 4,
This is retyped from the
original translation provided to the writer by the Morgan Library, August,
2003; true to the original as possible. Copies of the original will
append the article which it is part.
Frederick Jansen and Grietje Jans van Groeningen
, Recife Brazil and New Amsterdam, article by H.J. Blue; appending document
Item #2 Bill of Sale
, 23 June 1656 , Jan Pietersen and Grietje Jans, a lot and house
on Broad Way, Manhattan ,to Hans Steyn .
This lot is identified as
being the Lot 9 of the Block A , Manhattan, the original land
of Frederick Jansen, deceased husband of Grietje Jans van Groeningen who
is then married to the widower, Jan Pietersen van Husum.
This item is retyped as faithfully
as possible from the translation provided to the writer, H.J. Blue, by
the Morgan Library of New York, NY in the month of August, 2003.
A copy of the original will be provided as an appending page to the article
Library of J. Pierpont Morgan
Thirty-Three East Thirty-Sixth
Translation of Hans Steyn
Today, June 23, 1656,
appeared before me, Mathews de Vos, public Notary licensed by the Very
honorable Director General and their Honorables residing at Amsterdam in
New Netherland, and the witnesses hereafter named,
the worthy Jan Pietersen,
husband and guardian of Gretchen Jansen, widow of Frederick Jansen, Carpender,
who also appeared, who together declared
to have sold,
and Hans Steyn who declared
to have bought
a certain house and lot
situated in this city on the Broad Way,
which property is bounded
on the southside by that of Lysbet Pietersen, widow of Jan Huygen, and
on the north side by that of Dirck Jansen's
wide and long
according to the thereof
existing letter of ground -grant
dated March 10, 1651.
And that at the beginning
of the month of April, 1655, as at that time it was then fenced and built
upon and was entered upon by the purchaser ;
and that for the sum of
1050 guilders, to be paid in three installments,
of which the first is to
be paid in coin, to wit,
the sum of 350 guilders
in the month of June of the same year ;
and the second installment
in the month of June , 1656, likewise the sum of 350 guilders, one half
in beavers and one half in coin ;
and the third and last installment,
also 350 guilders, in the month of June, 1657, likewise one half in beavers
and one half in coin,
and on the part of the Seller
to hand over the house and lot clear without any additional charges ; and
to carry out this agreement the parties pledge thier persons and properties
without reservation for the enforcement of all rights pertaining thereto
without deceit or guile.
The aforesaid Jan Pietersen
and Gretchen Jansen also declared to have recieved of the purchaser the
first two payments on the days of expiration, according to the conditions
herein before mentioned.
Done thus in Amsterdam
in New Netherland in the presence of
Jacob Moesman and skipper
Jacob Jansen, witnessed hereto invited , and who with the other parties
appearing signed the minutes on the date as above.
Upon collation found
to be in accord with the minutes.
de Vos, Public Notary,
Certificate of Sale &
Purchase of House of Hans Steyn