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

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 163 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 son of Paulus Martense Van Benthuysen of Albany; marrying Feitje, daughter of Pieter Jacobse Borsboom, he settled in Schenectady and on the death of his father-in-law became possessed through his wife of one-fourth of the estate. Borsboom owned the farms on the bouwland numbered seven, the first of which he sold in 1669 to Jan Labatie, but retained the hindmost parcel consisting of 12 morgens, till his death, after which it was divided into four equal parts, one for each of his daughters. He also owned an ample village lot, the north quarter of the block bounded by Washington, Union, Church and Front streets, — about 200 feet square, — also a garden on the east corner of Washington and Front streets, extending north 150 feet, nearly to the river, and a pasture of 21 morgens, beginning 182 feet easterly from North street and extending from Front street to the river and having a front upon said street of 180 feet Amsterdam measure. Van Benthuysen through his wife Feitje had a fourth interest in all these parcels of land. (163-4)

Notes

(163-4) See Borsboom.

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