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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Willem Abrahamse Tietsoort (155-5)

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 155-156 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 in Schenectady as early as 1681, but soon after removed to Dutchess county. (155-6)

His lot in the village was on the north side of State street, late the property of John Vrooman, deceased, now belonging to the estate of the late Pieter Rowe. Tietsoort was in quiet possession of this lot in 1690, when the village was burned and afterwards sold it to Willem Appel, innkeeper of New York; — his writings having been burned, Tietsoort, on the 14 April, 1704, requested Reyer Schermerhorn, the sole surviving trustee, to give a new deed to Appel, which he did. This lot was then 55 feet wide front and rear, 348 feet long on the east side and 292 feet deep on the west side, Amsterdam measure. Nearly the whole front of this lot was taken by the canal. (156-1)

He also in 1715, purchased a pasture of Evert Bancker on the north side of Front street, consisting of about 2 1/2 morgens of land. This pasture lies opposite John street. (156-2)

Willem Tietsoort of Dutchess county made his will Dec. 11, 1716, — proved May 26, 1726, in which he spoke of his wife Neeltie, daughter of Teunis Swart and of ten children, four sons and six daughters. (156-3)

Notes

(155-5) [Claes Willemse in Schenectady Families. — M'M.]

(155-6) Proceeding Justices' Court, Albany, I, 13.

(156-1) Schermerhorn Papers.

(156-2) See Banker.

(156-3) Schermerhorn Papers.

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