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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Jan De la Warde

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 107 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.)]

He came over from Antwerp in 1662, in the ship De Vos, Jacob Janse Huys, skipper, and settled in Albany. He bought land at Niskayuna and an island in the Mohawk, which he sold to Joris Aertse Van der Baast, from whom he acknowledged in 1698 to have received satisfaction several years before. (107-4)

He died in Albany, Jan. 28, 1702.

His island called anciently La Warde's island and afterwards Joris Aertse's island, lies just north of Van Slyck's island. Van der Baast having been slain in 1690, his attorney, Pieter Bogardus of Albany, with the trustees of Schenectady conveyed it to Gysbert Marcelis of Albany in 1699; it then contained 15 morgens of land and was then called Joris' Great island; this conveyance was confirmed by patent dated June 23, 1714. (107-5) From the time of Marcelis' purchase to this time, it has been called "Gyse's island."

Notes

(107-4) Deeds, IV, 140.

(107-5) Patent, 1673; Deeds, IV, 140; see also Van der Baast.

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