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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Johannes Kleyn

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 124-125 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.]

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He came to Schenectady about 1678; his wife Maria, only daughter and heir of Ludovicus Cobes, secretary of the village, on the death of Kleyn, married Thomas Smith, and Feb. 4, 1701/2, petitioned the Court of Common Pleas of Albany county, to admit her late husband's will to probate, saying that he died the 2d Oct., 1686, at his house above Schenectady; — that he made a will leaving half of the Fourth flat to the use of his wife, said Mary, during her lifetime and after her decease to her children; that said will was written by her father Ludovicus Cobes, and that said will was lost in the destruction of Schenectady. (125-1)

Kleyn had five daughters, — Weyntje; Baata or Baafie who married Willem Marinus; Clara; Anna, wife of Pieter Clement; and Catrina, wife of Thomas Davie.

On the 22 Aug., 1678, Sander Glen petitioned the Governor and Council for a grant of the Fourth flat for Ludovicus Cobes and Johannes Kleyn, his son-in-law, and on the 11th Dec., 1684, the patentees of Schenectady conveyed the same, the easterly half to Cobes and the westerly half lying on Arent Mebie's kil to his son-in-law. (125-2)

Notes

(125-1) Dutch Church Papers, Schenectady.

(125-2) Col. MSS., XXVIII, 18; Deeds, V, 196; see also Cobes, Tam Smit; Dutch Church and Toll Papers.

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