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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Benjamin Lenyn (Linnè, La Noy)

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 127 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 was from Picardy, and settled first in the Woestyne (127-3), on the south side of the Mohawk river, but subsequently removed farther west into the Maquaas country, where he was living as late as 1736. (127-4)

On the 20th April, 1708, the patentees of Schenectady granted to him "a certain parcel of land about three miles down the Schenectady river, and on the south side thereof, — one part thereof joins on the north-east side of the creek, that which parts this and ye woodland of Claas and Tjerk Fransen [Vande Bogart], and lays between said river and the hill called Callebergh (127-5), containing ten morgens or twenty acres; as also three morgens of woodland, situate on the said hill, called ye Callebergh, together with five morgens more situate about 50 yds. north from ye said three morgens, — altogether 18 morgens or 36 acres." (127-6) This parcel is now included in the farm of Mr. George G. Maxon.

Notes

(127-3) [Woestyne = Wilderness. — M'M.]

(127-4) Dutch Church records; John Dunbar's will.

(127-5) Calleburgh = a bare hill. — M'M.]

(127-6) Dutch Church Papers.

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