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

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 146 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.)]

Tam Smit was from New England; — in 1696 he married Maria, only daughter and heir of Ludovicus Cobes, and widow of Johannes Kleyn; his wife inherited one-fourth of the Fourth Flat on the north side of the river from her father, and Smith held a life lease of the other half from the widow of Cobes. (146-2)

Jan. 19, 1705/6, the trustees of Schenectady conveyed to him "a certain small swamp on the north side of the Fourth Flat about 8 miles above the town about the bignes of two morgens, also one other morgen of land on the hill behind the swamp," reserving a rent "one-half bushel of good winter wheat yearly." (146-3)

Notes

(146-2) See Cobes and Kleyn; Deeds, V, 355.

(146-3) Dutch Church papers.

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