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A History of the Schenectady Patent in the Dutch and English Times
7: Adult Freeholders — Claas Willemse Van Coppernol

Prof. Jonathan Pearson

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[This information is from pp. 167-168 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 married Lea, a Mohawk woman, who after his death, about 1692, married Jonathan Stevens. In 1678 Coppernol and wife contracted to serve Jan Conell on his bouwery at Catskil for one year for 42 beavers. (167-1) In 1679 he hired a bouwery at Schenectady of Willem Teller and subsequently purchased and settled upon land at de willegen [the Willows] below Port Jackson on the south side of the river.

The Willow flat was granted to Pieter Van Olinda and Claas Willemse Van Coppernol by Governor Dongan, on 9th Nov., 1685, and is described as "bounded westerly by the woods 315 rods along the highest land to the creek, east by the river 34 rods, the broadest part from the woods to the river 66 rods, the point before [easterly end] runs to nothing, the after [or westerly] end by Stone creek, containing 33 morgens or 66 acres and 390 rods; — also 200 acres of woodland adjoining." This flat was divided into two equal parcels, the hithermost or easterly portion to Van Olinda, the furthermost or westerly half to Van Coppernol. (167-2) In 1689 the latter sold his "half of the Willow flat to Philip Philipse de More in exchange for his land received from Jan Mebie, house, barn and ricks together with the Sixth flat on the over side [north side] of the Mohawk river just as he now possesses it." (167-3)

On the 5th June, 1714, Reyer Schermerhorn and Jan Pieterse Mebie sold to Coppernol for £4-16 [$12], "a lot at Schenectady having to the west another lot of said Mebie now occupied by Marte Van Benthuysen, to the east a lot of Albert Vedder, to the south the highway [Front street], to the north the Mohawk river, containing 2 1/2 morgens or 5 acres." (167-4) This lot originally patented to Sander Leendertse Glen, commenced at a point 299 feet English easterly from North street and extended along Front street 210 feet English. In 1718 this lot was in possession of Pieter Quackenbos. (168-1)

In 1727 Willem, son of Claas Willemse Van Coppernol lived in Green street.

Notes

(167-1) Albany Co. Rec., 182.

(167-2) Deeds, IV, 236.

(167-3) Deeds, IV, 234, 236.

(167-4) Deeds, V, 232.

(168-1) Deeds, V, 417.

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