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"A Pedigree Partly Indian, Partly Batavian"

1713 Petition

  To his Excellency Robert Hunter Esqr
Capn Gentl Govr in Chief in and over her
Ma'ties Provinces of New York and New Jersey
and the Territories depending thereon in ----
America and Vice Admiral of the same
and the Honble Council of the Province of
New York

The humble Petition of Cornelis Van Texell, Jacob Van Texell, Jan Van Texell, William Van Texell, Catarin Lent, Barent DeWit and Pieter Storm all Children and Coheirs of Jan Cornelis van Texell late deceased

Most humbly Sheweth

That yor petitionrs said fathers Mother was an Indian native Sachem in this Province called Catoneras, on the Island of Nassau, then called Long Island; and her relations being owners of sundry large tracts of land on the said Island, did give unto the said Catoneras, the Petitioner's grandmother, in part of her father's inheritance a certain tract of land called Crop Meadow, scituate on the Island aforesaid in Suffolk County, running along the Sound four miles and six miles into the woods or thereabouts.

And yor said Petitionrs being all Christians, and members of the Protestant Church, and being willing to enjoy their inheritance by Patent under the Crown, as all other his Majesty's subjects of this Province do enjoy and hold their lands.

  They therefore do most humbly pray
that they may have a Warrant to the
Surveyor General of this Province to lay out
the said Tract of Land for yor -------
Petitionrs & that upon the return ------
thereof they may have a Patent and
the great Seale of this Province under
moderate quitrent as to yor Excy and
yor honors shall seem meet.

New York 15th May 1713

  And afd Petrs in duty
bound shall Ever Pray etc

Cornelis Van Texel

Jacob Van Texel

Johannis Van Texel


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