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

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 191-192 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.)]

Isaac, son of Jochem Van Valkenburgh, of Albany, married Lydia, daughter of Jacques Cornelise Van Slyck, in 1705, and settled in Schenectady.

His house lot, on the south side of Union street, was the lot now occupied by the Court House, and was bought of Carel Hansen Toll, for 53 pounds [$132.50]. The conveyance made Sept. 6, 1712, he being then in possession, describes it as bounded north by the street [Union] near where the streets cross [Union and Ferry], being in breadth on the street 100 feet, — east by the lot now in possession of Arent Bratt 210 feet, — on the west by Caleb Beck's house and lot 210 feet and on the south by lot of Symon Volckertse [Veeder]." (192-1)

He was still in possession of this lot as late as 1764. It is probable that his father was for a time a resident here.

Notes

(192-1) Deeds, V, 153, 264.

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