Document, 1682 August 24

Title:
Document, 1682 August 24
Library Location:
New-York Historical Society
(Non-Columbia Location)
Name:
James II, King of England, 1633-1701; Penn, William, 1644-1718
Format:
correspondence
Digital Project:
Papers of John Jay
Date:
1682 August 24
Note:
The entire content of the original has been digitized.
Physical Description:
3
Subjects:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783; Jay, John, 1745-1829
Summary:
Confirms and grants to William Penn, son of William Penn deceased, all that land on the Delaware River and Bay beginning twelve miles south of the town of Newcastle otherwise called Delaware, and extending south to the Whorekills, otherwise called Capin Lopin, on yearly payment of one rose to the Duke of York on the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, if demanded. Within the space of one year from 24 August 1682, William Penn, his heirs or assigns shall have built one or more public office or offices of registry in which shall be set down and registered all manner of rents and other profits which they shall raise out of the land granted to them and shall pay to the Duke of York, his heirs and assigns one full moiety of all these profits. The Duke of York, his heirs, and assigns shall have the right to enter in and upon the said premises, and take possession of the equivalent of what is owed to them until the moiety and arrears shall be paid together with all costs and damages for the same. James Duke of York has appointed John Moll of Newcastle and Ephriam Harman of Newcastle as his true and lawful attorneys with full power and authority in all the premises mentioned, to insure peaceable possession of the land. Whatever Moll and Harman shall do according to the true intent and meaning of the grant shall be by virtue of the present indenture good and effectual in the law. From the New York Secretary's Office, Lib. A, Entries of Letters Patent, etc., 38. Examined by Goldsbrow Banyar. Entered before the Commission to settle the boundary between New York and New Jersey [July - October] 1769.
Identifier:
columbia.jay.12294

Document, 1682 August 24