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A Map of the Survey and Partition of all that Tract of Land situate, lying and being in the county of Albany known by the name of KAYADEROSSERAS alias QUEENSBOROUGH for the partition whereof...

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Title

A Map of the Survey and Partition of all that Tract of Land situate, lying and being in the county of Albany known by the name of KAYADEROSSERAS alias QUEENSBOROUGH for the partition whereof...

Date

1772

Description

This 1772 manuscript representation of the Kayaderosseras Patent (issued by Queen Anne of Great Britain in 1708) show property inherited from an original patentee.

Language

eng

Format

manuscript

Type

map

Map Item Type Metadata

Date Depicted (Display)

1708

Date Published (Display)

1772

Abstract (& Historical Note)

In 1708 Queen Anne of England granted a large land patent to thirteen loyal subjects covering nearly 500,000 acres, including the majority of land located in present day Saratoga County. This patent, the Kayaderosseras, used the Mohawk Indians’ name for this area. Surveying, partition, and settlement of the land granted in 1708 was slow. The Mohawks argued that settlers claimed more land than that sold in the deed, slowing down British settlement until 1768, when Sir William Johnson worked out an agreement with the Patentees. The French and Indian War also delayed settlement until 1763, when Britain’s control of the area was assured. Charles Webb ‘s 1769 survey allowed original patentees or their heirs to partition the land. Two sections, often referred to as “The Five Mile Square” and “The 2000 Acre Tract” set aside to pay the surveyors.

This map, commissioned by wealthy Albany merchant Nanning Hermanse (Vischer) and drawn in 1772 by an unknown surveyor, shows the partition of the patent belonging to his heirs, son Nicholas Vischer (yellow) and grandson Nanning Hermanse Vischer (blue). The parcels stained in green had already been sold.

Repository

Saratoga County Historian's Office (Saratoga County, N.Y.)

Scope

Other

Type

Manuscript maps

Theme

Founding Documents

Physical Dimensions

51 x 56 inches (unframed)
129.5 x 310.2 cm (unframed)

Record Creation Date

J Dym

URL

2/7/2015

Citation

“A Map of the Survey and Partition of all that Tract of Land situate, lying and being in the county of Albany known by the name of KAYADEROSSERAS alias QUEENSBOROUGH for the partition whereof...,” Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project, accessed August 21, 2017, http://ssmp.skidmore.edu/document/166.

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