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Guide to the Garrett Middagh papers 1977.654

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

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Creator: Middagh, Garrett
Title: Garrett Middagh papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1696-1758
Abstract: The Garrett Middagh papers span the period 1695 to 1758 and include a copy of an indenture for land in the township of Brookland (Brooklyn), dated August 16, 1758, for Garrett and Cornelia Middagh, and sold to Machiell Hanson; and an order to Garrett Middagh, tax collector of Brooklyn, to collect taxes, signed by Henry Filken, Justice of the Peace, dated February 5, 1696. Garrett Middagh was the son of Aert and Breckje Middagh. He married Cornelia James Cowenhoven in 1691, and together they owned a 30 acre farm near the ferry on the west side of Fulton Street near Henry Street in Brooklyn. In 1827, this farm descended to Middagh's relative Aert.
Quantity: 0.08 linear feet in one folder
Text [Box]: A0073
Call Phrase: 1977.654
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.