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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Johannes Clute alias de boslooper (105-6)

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 105-106 of A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times; being contributions toward a history of the lower Mohawk Valley by Jonathan Pearson, A. M. and others, edited by J. W. MacMurray, A. M., U. S. A. (Albany, NY: J. Munsell's Sons, Printers, 1883). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 P36, and copies are also available for borrowing.]

[Copies of this book are available from the Schenectady County Historical Society.]

[The original version uses assorted typographical symbols to represent footnotes. To improve legibility, the online version uses the form (page number - note number.)]

Johannes Clute, nephew of the last, settled in Niskayuna upon land inherited from his uncle Capt. Jan Clute.

Through embarrassments caused either by his own or his uncle's debts, he was obliged to part with a portion of his land soon after the death of the latter. Thus in 1704, he sold to Frederick Clute of Kingston, 150 acres (105-7) and in 1707 he conveyed the "Great Island" in the Mohawk and other lands at Niskayuna to Robert Livingston of Albany, for 706 pounds "to free himself from embarrassment." (105-8)

To add to his other troubles he was taken prisoner in 1692, by the Indians and carried captive to Canada. Whilst absent his affairs were managed by his wife Baata Van Slichtenhorst. On the 28th of June, she cited Sander Glen and Barent Wemp, administrators of Sweer Teunise Van Velsen's estate, before the court of Albany, demanding of them "nine pounds six shillings and six pence for ye remaining payt of a negro named Jacob sold by old John Cloet to Sweer Teunise, and produces ye book of sd John Cloet senior, kept by her husband, John Cloet Junior." The defendants asked time. (106-1) By his wife Baata, daughter of Gerrit Van Slichtenhorst, he had eight children. He was buried in Niskayuna, Nov. 26, 1725.

Notes

(105-6) [Bush-runner, — a trader among the Indians. M'M.]

(105-7) Deeds, IV, 308.

(105-8) See Great Island.

(106-1) Albany Annals, II, 118.

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