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Guide to the Stevanus Van Cortlandt Red Hook land deeds 1974.007

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Van Cortlandt, Stephanus, 1643-1700
Creator: Van Dyk, Matthias
Creator: William, III, King of England, 1650-1702
Title: Stevanus Van Cortlandt Red Hook land deeds
Dates [inclusive]: 1697, 1712
Quantity: 1.67 Linear feet in one oversize box.
Text [Oversize]: OS-4
Call Phrase: 1974.007
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical Note

Stephanus Van Cortlandt (1643-1700) was Mayor of New York City from 1677 to 1678 and 1686 to 1688.

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Scope and Contents

Deed issued to Stephanus (spelled Stevanus) Van Cortlandt by William III, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, granting Van Cortlandt a mill house, mill dam, waterways, and land tracts in an area of the Island of Nassau known as Red Hook (the present-day Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook), dated 1697. Also included is a deed from the heirs of Stephanus Van Cortland to Matthias Van Dyk for the property in Red Hook formerly owned by Van Cortlandt, dated 1712.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Van Cortlandt, Stephanus, 1643-1700

Document Type

  • Deeds

Subject Topics

  • Decedents' estates -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Land grants -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Mayors -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Real property -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Red Hook (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Stevanus Van Cortlandt Red Hook land deeds, 1974.007, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition unknown. Formally accessioned in 1974.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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