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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Samuel Arentse Bratt

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from p. 98 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.)]

Samuel, second son of Arent Andries Bratt the first settler, and of Catelyn De Vos, was born in 1659 and married Susanna daughter of Jacques Cornelise Van Slyck. He died in the year 1713 or 1714, leaving five sons. His possessions were a lot in the village and the hindmost lot number one on the bouwland. The village lot was on the north side of Front street, and beginning on the west line of the lot of the late Gen. Jacob Swits extended westerly along the street about 160 feet including the lot of the late Nicholas Cain, Governor's lane and part of the lot of Charles Mathews.

He inherited the hindmost farm No. 1, on the bouwland, which in a confirmatory deed from Reyer Schermerhorn [trustee], and his brother Dirk given in 1713, is described as, "a lot on the south side of the Mohawk above " Schenectady now occupied by Samuel Bratt called the hindmost lot No. 1, containing fifteen morgens or thirty acres 467 rods Rynland measure, bounded east by land of Arent Bratt and land of Johannes Teller, north by the river, South by the commons and west by woodland of said Arent Bratt and woodland of Samuel Bratt." (98-1)

[Photo: Bradt House — Woestyne]

This farm passed to Samuel's son Arent, who built the brick house (98-2) still standing a short distance west of the first lock on the canal, and continued in the family until the death of Eva Bratt, widow of Takerius Vedder, in 1839.

Notes

(98-1) Deeds, V, 284-5.

(98-2) On the front of this house, scratched on a brick, may be seen, "A. Bratt, 1736."

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