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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Symon Volckertse Veeder alias de Bakker

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 202-203 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 born in 1624; in 1644 he belonged to the ship Prince Willem plying between Holland and New Amsterdam. (202-4)

In 1652 he was in New Amsterdam where he purchased a house and lot (202-5), which he sold in 1654 to Albert Gerritse for 30 beavers and removed to Beverwyck. (202-6) In 1665 he owned a house lot in Albany and the year following purchased another house and lot by the river of the heirs of Cornelis Theunise Bos. (202-7)

His home lot in this village was on the north corner of State and Ferry streets; — 120 feet front on the former and 268 feet on the latter street. On his death about 1700, this lot became the property of his son Volkert who bequeathed it to his three sons.

Of the allotments made in 1662 of the bouwland, Veeder received the two parcels numbered 9, which by the confirmatory patent of Jan. 15, 1667, are described as — "two parcels of land at Schenectady, both marked No. 9: — one lying by the river to the east of No. 10 alongst the low ground, a line running between No. 9 and No. 10 then going forward, its encompassed by the river and the creek [Poenties kil], containing 24 acres or 12 morgens; the other parcel lying upon the hindmost piece of land next to the woods, to the west of No. 10, to the east of No. 8, a line running on each side from the creek [dove gat] to the woodland south-west and by west, in breadth 50 rods, in bigness 24 acres or 12 morgens in all 24 morgens." (203-1) These two farms remained in the family wholly or in part for several generations. (203-2)

He also had a pasture lot in the Kalver-wey between Front street and the river which he conveyed to Joris Arissen Van Baast 27 Feb., 1670/1, — in length 75 [95?] rods, bounded on the west by Gerrit Bancker, on the north by the river, breadth 15 rods on the river, on the east by the common pasture, on the south by the common boswegh [Front street] 17 rods." (203-3) This pasture containing nearly 21 morgens was opposite the present Jefferson street.

Nov. 2, 1682, he bought a farm with house, barn, &c., on the Normanskil, of Jacob Casparse Hallenbeck of Albany, giving in exchange his foremost lot No. 9, commonly called De Bakkers hoek (203-4), and on the 16th June, the following year he purchased of Hallenbeck the same farm, probably, which passed to his sons Pieter and Johannes. (203-5)

In his will Veeder speaks of his wife Engeltie, and five sons and three daughters all of whom married and left families.


(202-4) Albany Rec., II, 278; Albany Annals, IV, 44.

(202-5) Patents, H. H., 3.

(202-6) Deeds, II, 36.

(202-7) Albany Co. Rec., 76, 408.

(203-1) Patents, 310.

(203-2) See Wills of Symon Volckertse and sons Volkert and Gerrit; Deeds, IV, 106; Not. Pap., II.

(203-3) Deeds, II, 795.

(203-4) Not. Pap., II.

(203-5) Deeds, III, 183; Will.

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