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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Jan Luykase Wyngaard

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 227 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 probably son of Luykas Gerritse Wyngaard of Albany.

His village lot was on the north side of State street and included the present lot of Givens' hotel and the larger portion of Wall street, having a front of 78 feet, 433 feet deep on the west side, 385 feet on the east side and 90 feet in the rear, Amsterdam measure. In 1703 he sold it to Douwe Aukes, who again sold it, next year, to Arent Danielse Van Antwerpen. (227-1)

He also had a lot on the south side of Front at or near the corner of Jefferson street.

His earlier residence was on a farm on the south side of the Mohawk river a little above Hoffman's ferry, from which he fled in 1690, when Schenectady was destroyed by the French and Indians and never returned.

In 1757 his son Luykas owned a lot on the south side of State street, of 51 feet front, 118 feet west of Mill Lane or Ferry street.

Jan Luykase obtained a license to purchase his farm on the south side of the Mohawk on the 26th of May, 1686, and on the 31 March, 1687, obtained a patent, for "that small piece above [the limits of] Schenectady on the south side of the Mohawk river, beginning at a marked tree above the steep rocky strand and stretching along the river side to another marked tree and so back into the woods as far as the trees are marked, containing eleven acres as purchased by said John of the Indians under a license of Governor Dongan, May 26, 1686." (227-2)

On the 24 Feb., 1704/5, Luykase conveyed this farm to Carel Hansen Toll, and he sold the same to his brother-in-law Jeremie Thickstone, together with an island opposite Thickstone's house, of about three acres, for 100 pounds. (227-3)

Subsequently this farm came into the possession of the Swarts'.

Notes

(227-1) Deeds, V, 187.

(227-2) Toll Papers; Patents, 1371.

(227-3) Deeds, V, 72, 300.

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