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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Marten Maurits

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 128 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 owner of one-half of "Van Slyck's island" lying immediately west of Schenectady. He died in the fall of 1662, and his brother Jacques Cornelise Van Slyck inherited his property.

The island was at first called "Marten's island" and was owned by Marten Maurits and Jan Barentse Wemp in common. (128-4)

Notes

(128-4) Notarial Papers, I, 48, 74; see also Van Slyck and J. B. Wemp; patent of this island of date Nov. 12, 1662, in Union College Library.

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