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  Lot 46
 

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[Philadelphia & Pennsylvania] Penn, William
Land Grant, signed

Philadelphia, March 18, 1684. 6 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (155 x 260 mm). MS. land grant in a secretarial hand, signed by founder and Governor of Pennsylvania, William Penn, to Jacob Van der Veer, for land north of Christina Kill (Christina River) near New Castle County, Delaware; docketed on verso. Creasing from original folds, scattered separations along same; lightly toned and soiled.

A land grant for an early settler family in the Delaware Valley. Jacob Van de Veer, married to Catharina Van de Veer, purchased the land, confirmed here by Penn, in 1665 from Walraven Jansen de Vos., a former Dutch soldier. He "was granted a patent for this new land by Governor Francis Lovelace of New York on 25 March 1669 and later expanded it to 535 acres through an additional grant from the New Castle court in 1677, which was confirmed by a new survey under William Penn on 29 January 1684/5." (Craig, Swedish Colonial News, Spring 2004).

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Philadelphia, March 18, 1684. 6 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. (155 x 260 mm). MS. land grant in a secretarial hand, signed by founder and Governor of Pennsylvania, William Penn, to Jacob Van der Veer, for land north of Christina Kill (Christina River) near New Castle County, Delaware; docketed on verso. Creasing from original folds, scattered separations along same; lightly toned and soiled.

A land grant for an early settler family in the Delaware Valley. Jacob Van de Veer, married to Catharina Van de Veer, purchased the land, confirmed here by Penn, in 1665 from Walraven Jansen de Vos., a former Dutch soldier. He "was granted a patent for this new land by Governor Francis Lovelace of New York on 25 March 1669 and later expanded it to 535 acres through an additional grant from the New Castle court in 1677, which was confirmed by a new survey under William Penn on 29 January 1684/5." (Craig, Swedish Colonial News, Spring 2004).

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