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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Arent Danielse Van Antwerpen

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 162-163 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.)]

Arent, son of Daniel Janse Van Antwerpen, married Sara, daughter of Johannes Van Eps and had nine children. His village lot was on the north side of State street, the same as now occupied by Givens' hotel and part of Wall street. This lot he purchased of Douw Aukes in 1704. Its dimensions were 80 feet front, 90 feet in the rear, 385 feet deep on the east side, and 433 feet on the west side. The laying out of Wall and Liberty streets in later times has reduced the width and length of this lot. (162-2)

On the 10th March, 1706/7, the trustees of Schenectady conveyed to him "a piece of woodland in Schenectady on the north side of a small spring of water [Jack's spring between Albany street and East avenue] — that runs into the [Coehorn] creek by the lot of Jan Baptist Van Eps, bounded west by the woodland of Isaac Swits in length from said spring north along by the woodland of said Swits 50 rods [600 Rynland feet] and in breadth east 24 rods [288 Rynland feet] Rynland measure, containing two morgens." (163-1) This parcel of land was bounded west by Nott Terrace, north by Cemetery avenue, south by Albany street and east by the division lane between the property of the late Jno. G. McChesney and the late B. J. Myndertse. (163-2)

He also owned 80 acres of land on the "Nestigeyone Hill at the Coehorn mill, for which he and his partners were to deliver yearly 30 boards to the grantors, — the trustees of Schenectady, beginning March 25, 1742." (163-3) This mill was probably on or near the site of Van Vorst's mill. Seventeen acres of the above parcel subsequently belonged to Arent S. Vedder and Nicolaas Veeder.

Notes

(162-2) Deeds, V, 187.

(163-1) Dutch Church Papers.

(163-2) Col. MSS., XLIX, 21.

(163-3) Groote Schuldt-boek.

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