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Guide to the Stevanus Van Cortlandt Red Hook land deeds 1974.007

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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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