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

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 154-155 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 brother-in-law of Carel Hansen Toll and with him settled in the westerly bounds of Schenectady near Hoffman's ferry. His farm was first patented to Johannes Luykase [Wyngaard] and lay on the south side of the river; afterwards it came into possession of Wouter Swart, who married Thickstone's daughter.

Luykase's patent dated April 4, 1687, comprised "all that certain small tract of land above Schenectady on the south side of the river beginning at a marked tree above the steep rack strand (155-2) and stretching along the river to another tree and so back into the woods as far as the trees are marked, containing eleven acres." (155-3) On the 24 Feb., 1704/5, Jan and Catie Luykase sold the above parcel of land to Carol Hansen Toll, and on the 9th March, 1714/5, Toll sold the same and a small island in the river to his brother-in-law Thickstone for 100 pounds. (155-4)

Notes

(155-2) [Touching shore or rocky riff. Stoney landing place — for canoes. — M'M.]

(155-3) Toll Papers.

(155-4) Deeds, V, 72, 300.

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