Rensselaerwyck Manor Records, 1630-1899
SC7079
A Preliminary Inventory

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Rensselaerwyck Manor Records | Box and Folder List
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Rensselaerwyck Manor Records

The Manuscripts and Special Collections unit of the New York State Library owns an extensive collection of land records covering the Rensselaerwyck Manor, an area that once included large portions of Albany and Rensselaer counties.

The Van Rensselaer family held rights, dating back to the seventeenth century, to most all land in this area. These rights included the collection of ground rent, that is, rent paid annually, usually in commodities such as bushels of wheat, to the agents of the patroon, the head of the family. In 1785 Stephen Van Rensselaer (1764-1839) inherited the family rights to the Manor and it became necessary to determine the extent of these land holdings. Job Gilbert and John E. and Evert Van Alen were hired to survey and map the entire Manor.

The Hudson River divided Rensselaerwyck into the East Manor and the West Manor. The East Manor lands included all of Rensselaer County south of Lansingburgh, Schaghticoke, Pittstown, and Hoosick. The East Manor was divided into areas known as Elizabethtown (Brunswick), Philiptown (Nassau), Roxborough (Grafton), Greenbush, Schodack, Stephentown, Middletown, and Little Hoosick. Middletown included chiefly the eastern portions of the present towns of Poestenkill and Sand Lake and the western portion of Berlin. Little Hoosick encompassed the present town of Petersburgh and the eastern portion of Berlin. Troy was part of the Manor but is not covered by detailed maps and surveys.

All of Albany County was included in the West Manor except the City of Albany, the southeast portion of the Town of Coeymans and the northern part of the Town of Watervliet (now the Town of Colonie). Land records for the West Manor, for the most part, only cover the present towns of Berne, Knox, Rensselaerville, and Westerlo, the other records having been destroyed in the Capitol fire of 1911. Jacob Winne and John Preston were the surveyors for many of the West Manor lots.

The Rensselaerwyck Manor Papers consist primarily of maps, surveys, account ledgers and leases. While some of the West Manor papers (including most of the surveys) were burned in the Capitol fire of 1911, most of the maps and surveys, many of the leases, and the account ledgers survive for the East Manor. One existing map covers the east half of the East Manor, while individual existing maps cover each of the survey areas except Little Hoosick. Additional versions of these maps survive in the Historic Cherry Hill Papers, which are held at Historic Cherry Hill (523 1/2 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202; 518-434-4791).

Survey volumes, including both the actual surveys and maps of some of the individual lots, cover the many of lots in the East Manor. Some miscellaneous surveys survive as well. These maps and surveys are surprisingly very accurate, considering the rugged wilderness of much of the East Manor in the late eighteenth century, as well as the seemingly primitive instruments in use at this time. These records are frequently consulted by present-day land surveyors and title abstract firms for the valuable, detailed, and accurate information they contain. These records have gained the status of virtually an adjunct to land records maintained by Rensselaer County itself. Current deeds to many parcels of land in Rensselaer County contain references to original Van Rensselaer leases.

A substantial number of the Van Rensselaer family's copies of the large, impressive original leases survive as well. But the most interesting records of all are the account ledgers (sometimes called the rent ledgers), massive leather-bound volumes documenting the annual collection of ground rent by agents of the patroon. These ledgers include valuable information on dates of property transfers (often not found in recorded deeds) and on subleases, partial interests and tenants of properties and names of the parties involved. Also, the manner of rent collection is stated. While rent was usually due in bushels of wheat, the actual payment may have been in the form of cash or promissory notes, or other commodities such as oats, rye, cider, shingles, firewood, livestock, or even days of service laboring for the Manor. Occasionally they contain interesting personal information as well. The ledgers have been microfilmed; the New York State Library's call number for the microfilm is (MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511).

The Van Rensselaer Manor records hold a wealth of information on rural Albany and Rensselaer counties and their early residents. They largely date from the late 1600s to the 1850s, following the Anti-Rent Wars, by which time the family had relinquished its feudal rights to most of the land holdings.

The records are available for research Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 PM in the reading room shared by the New York State Library and the New York State Archives on the third floor of the Cultural Education Center, Madison Avenue, Albany. The microfilm is located the main library on the seventh floor of the CEC. Some original records may be studied; however, in some cases, because of the fragile nature of some maps and surveys and the size and weight of the massive account ledgers, patrons should use the microfilm copies.

For more information on the records, contact the Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit of the New York State Library at 518-474-6282.

Van Rensselaer Manor Papers Box and Folder List

Box Contents
1-5 Correspondence of Jeremias Van Rensselaer, 1651-1674 (burnt/fragile). Published Translation: CJVR
6-8 Correspondence of Maria Van Rensselaer, 1669-1689 (burnt/fragile). Published Translation: CMVR
9-12 Correspondence of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (II), Maria Van Rensselaer (II), Jeremias (II), and Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1690-1750 (burnt/fragile). Unpublished transcripts available for the English.
13-15 Minute book of the Court of Rensselaerwyck, 1648-1652 (burnt/fragile). Published Translation: MCR
16 Ordinances drawn up for the regulation of affairs at Rensselaerwyck, 1639-1658 (restored fragments). Translation: VRBM (selected dates only). Unpublished transcripts available for other dates. Memorandum book kept by Antonio de Hooges, 1643-1648 (restored fragment). Translation: GDM, pp. 107-110.
17-19 Contracts, bonds and other legal documents, 1637-1674 (restored fragments). Translation: GDM (selected documents as noted).
20 Copies of Indian deeds, 1630-1652 (restored fragments). Translation: GDM, nos. 179, 206, 207, 208, 211 and 224. Provisional confirmations and related documents regarding the continuation of rights and privileges of Rensselaerwyck under English rule, 1664-1685 (restored). Translation: GDM and NYCD (selected documents).
21 Land deeds and other legal documents, 1665-1740 (restored fragments). Military commissions, 1684-1768 (good condition).
22 Muster rolls, orders, and other military papers, 1700-1740 (restored fragments). Most items concern the Canadian expedition, 1709-1711.
23 Muster rolls, etc. relative to King George's War, 1744-1745 (restored fragments). Certificate of election and poll lists, 1720-1759 (restored fragments).
24 Record of patents and deeds, 1670-1790 and papers relating to Kaaterskill Patent, 1685-1767 (burnt/fragile).
25 Ledger for debit-credit account for colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1634-1638 (restored fragment). G178 Ledger, debit account of goods purchased by colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1638 (restored fragment). G181
26 Ledger, book of monthly wages including debit-credit accounts of colonists, 1638-1644 (restored fragment). G183
27 Ledger of colony's accounts kept by Arent Van Curler, 1642-1644 (restored fragments). G187
28 Ledger, debit-credit account for colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1642-1644 (restored fragments). G188
29 Ledger, accounts kept by Brant Van Slichtenhorst, 1642-1654 (referred to in other accounts as 't boeck van Slichtenhorst). G190
30 Ledger containing debit-credit accounts of colonists, 1644-1648 (restored fragments). G199
31 Ledger of colony's accounts kept by Brant Van Slichtenhorst, 1647-1650 (restored fragments). G203 Ledger account: debit-credit of colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1652-1655; includes index (restored fragments). G220
32 Ledger containing debit-credit accounts of various colonists of Rensselaerwyck, and a record of expenses and receipts of the colony, 1653-1658 (restored). G226
33 Ledger containing debit-credit accounts of colonists in Rensselaerwyck, 1653-1674 (restored fragment). G228 Account books of Robert Vastrick, Jan Van Twiller, and Jan Baptiste Van Rensselaer, 1652-1680 (restored fragment). G276
34 Ledgers, debit-credit accounts with colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1656-1675, with indices. Volume 1 is titled "Book A"; Volume 2 may be a duplicate. Many accounts are carried over to "Book B." In Dutch. G247
35 Ledger, debit-credit accounts with colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1656-1680. Includes index. "Book B" G247
36 Ledger accounts, debit-credit with colonists, 1658-1690. 2 volumes. The first volume has the Rensselaerwyck symbol in the title. The second volume was kept by Stephen Van Cortlandt and includes many accounts carried over from previous volume. Indices included. G269
37 Journal of accounts (expenses-receipts) for the Colony of Rensselaerwyck, 1658-1674. Unpublished Dutch transcript and English translation available. Two copies. G268
38 Journal of expenses and receipts of the colony, debit-credit accounts of colonists, and Maria Van Cortlandt Van Rensselaer's share of her parents' estate, 1658-1674 (1685). G267 Third copy of the journal of accounts for the colony, 1658-1674. G268
39 Memorandum book (daybook) of accounts for Rensselaerwyck, 1658-1667. G227
40 Journal, account of expenses and receipts for Rensselaerwyck, 1634-1638. Translation: HNN 1:429-432. G177 Memorandum accounts (receipts) of Jan Van Twiller with colonists of Rensselaerwyck, 1650-1657. G210
41-42 Account invoices and receipts for various goods and services for colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1630-1680. (GDM, 29-44)
43-44 Accounts: Miscellaneous accounts and receipts of Rensselaerwyck, 1645-1674 (burnt/fragile: please use unpublished transcripts). G201
45 Account invoices and receipts of Rensselaerwyck, 1658-1680. G266
46 Accounts and receipts, 1680-1685.
47 Accounts and receipts, 1685-1700.
48 Accounts and receipts of Nicholas Van Rensselaer, 1675-1678; accounts of labor and materials for construction of stone fort at Albany, 1732-1739, and fragments of three account blotters, 1732-1739.
49 Accounts and receipts, 1675-1715 (partially burnt/use restricted).
50 Accounts and receipts, 1716-1730 (partially burnt/use restricted).
51 Accounts and receipts, c.1700 - c.1720 (partially burnt/use restricted).
52 Daybooks of accounts of the manor, 1668-1680, and 1675-1689. 2 v.
53 Ledgers, accounts of colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1679-1709. 2 v. "Books C and D" (sequel to "Book B" in box 35). (burnt/fragile)
54 Daybooks or blotters of account of Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1685-1713. 3 v. (burnt/fragile)
55 Journal of accounts, 1675-1689 w/daybook, 1675-1676; inventory of animals on the farm, 1675-1690; grist mill accounts, 1690-1743.
56 Ledger accounts, 1725-1742, "Book A" of a new series. (burnt/fragile)
57 Ledger(s), debit-credit accounts, 1730-1744. These could be a sequel to ledger in box 57 or another separate series. (burnt/fragile)
58 Daybooks/blotters of accounts, 1734-1739. 3 v. (burnt/fragile)
59 Daybook/blotter, 1740-1743. (burnt/fragile)
60 Miscellaneous legal documents, 1700-1767. (burnt fragments)
61 Accounts and receipts, 1655-1670. (burnt fragments)
62 Accounts and receipts, 1670-1710. (burnt fragments)
63 Accounts and receipts, 1660-1680. (burnt fragments)
64 Wills, powers of attorney, and other legal papers of the Van Rensselaer, Van Wely families, 1653-1673. (folio size)
65 Land patents, Indian deeds, and other legal documents, 1641-1686. Also includes a copy of the Article of Capitulation of New Netherland, 1664, and account invoices, 1650-1665. (folio size)
66 Register of contracts and leases to land granted to colonists at Rensselaerwyck, 1666-1703. (photocopy of an original document that is missing)
67 Account invoices, 1650-1665; parchment deeds, 1696 (burnt); and deeds granted to various individuals by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, 1707-1708. (folio box)
68 Certificates of appointments and military commissions, 1667-1781. (folio)
69 Account ledger, 1743-1781, kept by Col. Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (1717-1781) and Philip Van Rensselaer (1747-1798).
70 Letters to Abraham Ten Broeck, 1767-1787.
71 Letter book of Abraham Ten Broeck, 1753-1783; Available of microfilm. Journal account of receipts and expenditures of the family of Stephen Van Rensselaer, kept by Abraham Ten Broeck, 1757-1763.
72 Journal accounts of receipts and expenditures of the family of Stephen Van Rensselaer as kept by Abraham Ten Broeck, 1763-1787. (burnt/fragile) Book of Tithes Kept by Abraham Ten Broeck, 1758-1771. Titled: "Het Tiende Book, Beginnende 8th Febr. 1758". Information recorded in Dutch. (burnt/fragile) Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 8. Please use microfilm.
73 Daybooks (blotters), 1749-1750; 1760. 2 v.
74 Daybooks (blotters), 1767; 1775-1776. 2 v.
75 Daybooks, 1752 and 1761; receipt book of Van Rensselaer & Shipboy, 1763-1764; pasture book kept by Abraham Ten Broeck, 1773-1778. 4 items. (burnt/fragile)
76-77 Correspondence of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1782-1839. (from single accessions)
78 Correspondence of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1786-1807. (restored)
79 Correspondence of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1795-1838. (folio box/restored)
80 Correspondence of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1789-1806. (burnt/fragile)
81 Correspondence of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1807-1839. (burnt/fragile)
82 Estate inventory of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1839, photocopy of the will of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1839, and other personal papers, 1780-1839.
83 Correspondence and other papers of the Cherry Hill line of Van Rensselaers, c.1770-1830. Also includes document of John and Hendrick Van Rensselaer related to Claverrack Manor, 1761-1785. (from single accessions)
84 Letters and military papers of Philip Van Rensselaer, 1775-1783, and letters of Kiliaen K. Van Rensselaer, 1792-1818. (restored)
85-87 Military papers of Stephen Van Rensselaer related to the War of 1812. (burnt/fragile)
88 Correspondence of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Jr., Eugene Van Rensselaer, and William Bayard Van Rensselaer, 1830-1880. (most from SC13171)
89-90 Correspondence of Nathaniel Berry & Co., 1861-1862.
91 Letters and diary of Louisa Lane Van Rensselaer (Mrs. William Bayard Van Rensselaer).
92 Genealogical notes and news clippings, 1890-1920.
93 Scrapbooks, 1874-1892. 2 v.
94 Accounts and Receipts, 1740-1769.
95 Accounts and Receipts, 1770-1773.
96 Accounts and Receipts, 1774-1779.
97 Accounts and Receipts, 1780-1789.
98 Accounts and Receipts, 1790-1793.
99 Accounts and Receipts, 1794-1795.
100 Accounts and Receipts, 1796-1799.
101 Accounts and Receipts, 1800-1809.
102 Accounts and Receipts, 1810-1819.
103 Accounts and Receipts, 1820-1824.
104 Accounts and Receipts, 1824-1828.
105 Accounts and Receipts, 1829-1831.
106 Accounts and Receipts, 1832-1835.
107 Accounts and Receipts, 1836-1839.
108 Accounts and Receipts, 1840-1842.
109 Accounts and Receipts, 1842-1844.
110 Accounts and Receipts, 1844-1846.
111 Accounts and Receipts, 1847-1849.
112 Accounts and Receipts, 1850-1852.
113 Accounts and Receipts, 1853-1855.
114 Accounts and Receipts, 1856-1859.
115 Accounts and Receipts, 1860-1865.
116 Accounts and Receipts, 1866-1870.
117 Accounts and Receipts, 1871-1881.
118 Accounts and Receipts, A-M. (1800-1839)
119 Accounts and Receipts, N-Z. (1800-1839)
120-121 Accounts and Receipts of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Jr., c.1830 - c.1848. (alphabetical)
122 Accounts and Receipts. (miscellaneous fragments)
123 Accounts and Receipts, c.1800-1850. (folio box)
124 Rent Ledgers, 1719-1744 and 1749-1756. 2 v. (Dutch)
125 Record of Land Deeds and Leases on the East Side of the Hudson River, 1786-1799; record of leases granted in Town of Berne, 1786-1799. 2 v.
126-127 Record of Leases granted by the Van Rensselaers to tenants, noting location, terms of rent payment, and date of lease, 1766-1797. Indexed (burnt/fragile).
128 Record of rent payment receipts in kind or cash, 1797-1799.
129 Ledger of accounts, 1730-1766. Divided into two parts: Part I consist of debit-credit accounts of colonists, 1730-1740; Part II contains rent accounts, 1763-1766. The latter accounts were carried over to a "Ledger A" that no longer exists. Information recorded in Dutch. (Restored)
130 Rent Ledger "A:, 1768-1786. East and West Manor. 1 v. Indexed. Missing p. 278+ (burnt/fragile). Some accounts carried over to next volume. A-FM152 discarded; information should be available on MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511
131 Rent Ledger "B", 1786-1799. 1 v. No index. Includes accounts brought over from the previous volume. (burnt/fragile). Some accounts were carried over to the rent ledgers commencing in 1799.
132 Rent Ledger "B", 1768-1789. 1 v. No index. Also includes agency and sundry accounts. Several accounts carried over to Rent Ledger "C", 1789-1839. (repaired folios 1-147)
133 Rent Ledger "B", 1768-1789. (cont., repaired folios 148-278)
134 Rent Ledger "C", 1789-1839. 1 v. Indexed. (burnt/fragile) Farm rent accounts are dated primarily from 1789 to 1791 and 1800-1804. Also includes accounts of land agents, surveyors, stores, and mills, 1789 to 1839.
135 East Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1799-1820. (Part. 1: pp. 1-309) 1 v. folio. Indexed. Index in a separate volume for all parts of East Manor Ledger "A" included in this box. Many accounts are carried over to Ledger "B" and some account to Ledger "C". Also includes accounts brought over from an earlier ledger that may not exist any longer. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 1. Please use microfilm
136 East Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1799-1820. (pt. 1: pp. 310-644) 1 v. folio. Indexed. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 1. Please use microfilm.
137 East Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1799-1850. (pt. 2: pp. 645-1008) 1 v. folio. Indexed. Many accounts in this part were carried over to "Stephen Van Rensselaer Ledger" in 1850. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 2. Please use microfilm.
138 East Manor Rent Ledger "B", 1819-1855. 1 v. folio. 602 p. Indexed. Many accounts brought over from Ledger "A". Accounts carried over to East Manor Ledgers "C" and "D", and ledgers titled "Stephen Van Rensselaer" and "William P. Van Rensselaer". Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 2. Please use microfilm.
139 East Manor Rent Ledger "C", 1834-1852. 1 v. folio. 188(600 p.) Indexed. Several accounts brought over from Ledgers "A" and "B". Some accounts carried over to "William P. Van Rensselaer" Rent Ledger Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 2. Please use microfilm.
140 Inventory of East Manor Deeds held by William Preston Van Rensselaer, 1848. 1 v. folio. Posted to accounts in East Manor Rent Ledgers "A, B, and C". Information was arranged by town. Also includes a copy of the power of attorney granted by William P. and Sarah Van Rensselaer to Andrew and Charles Lansing and James Bell.
141 East Manor Rent Ledger "D", 1839-1898. 1 v. folio. 312 p. Indexed. Contenst of folios are arranged by towns: Brunswick (189-254, 275-284, 347-348); Clinton, changed to East Greenbush (121-147); Grafton (255-275, 370); Greenbush (155-179); Nassau (323-346, 368); Poestenkill (285-290); Sand Lake (297-317, 369, 372); Schodack (1-97); Stephentown (353-367), and, finally, an unidentified section (371). Many accounts were brought over from previous ledgers. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 3. Please use microfilm.
142 Ledger of Rent Accounts, 1837-1899. 1 v. folio. 247 p. Indexed. (Titled as Stephen Van Rensselaer Ledger). Contents arranged by towns: Greenbush (1-43), Postenkill (53-67), Nassau (75-132), Grafton (151-138), Bethlehem (191-199), New Scotland (200-218), Guilderland (219-233), Waterviliet (234-239), and various places (240-247). Accounts were brought over from East Manor Ledgers "A, B, and C", and West Manor Ledger "A". Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 7. Please use microfilm.
143 Index to West Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1799-1860. 1 v. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 4. Please use microfilm.
144 West Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1799-1840. (pt. 1, pp. 1-337) 1 v. folio. Many accounts carry over to West Manor Ledger "B". Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 4. Please use microfilm.
145 West Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1799-1840. (pt. 2, pp. 338-652) 1 v. folio. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 5. Please use microfilm.
146 West Manor Rent Ledger "A", 1805-1860. (pt. 3, pp. 653-886) 1 v. Indexed. Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 5. Please use microfilm.
147 West Manor Rent Ledger "B". 1822-1839. 1 v. folio. 150 p. Indexed. Many accounts brought over from West Manor Ledger "A". Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 5. Please use microfilm.
148 Rent Ledger "A" Rensselaerville and Westerlo, 1830-1863. 1 v. Indexed. (burnt/fragile) Many accounts were brought over from West Manor Rent Ledger "A", parts 1 and 2.
149 Rent Ledger "C", Berne and Knox, 1837-1855. 1 v. folio. 212 p. Indexed. Accounts were brought over from West Manor Ledgers "A" and "B". Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 6. Please use microfilm.
150 Rent Ledger "D", Bethlehem and New Scotland, 1838-1880. 1 v. folio. 173 p. Indexed. Accounts were brought over from West Manor Ledgers "A" and "B". Microfilm: MA/FM,974.74,V36,99-18511, Reel 6. Please use microfilm.
151 Rent Ledger, Rensselaerville and Westerlo, 1804-1817. 1 v. folio. Indexed (burnt/fragile)
152 Rent Ledger, Berne and Knox, 1804-1817. 1 v. folio. Indexed (burnt/fragile)
153 Rent Ledger, Bethlehem, Guilderland, and New Scotland, 1804-1817. 1 v. folio. Indexed (burnt/fragile)
154 Daybook of Rent Receipts, 1772-1789.
155 Daybook of Rent Receipts, c.1787-1788. 1 v. (burnt/fragile)
156 Daybook of Rent Receipts. c.1790-1799. 1 v. (burnt/fragile)
157 Daybook "A", [1799-1803]. 1 v. (burnt/fragile) First of a lettered series of daybooks that provide a record of rent payment receipts that are posted to accounts in East and West Manor Rent Ledgers "A".
158 Daybook "B", [1804-1806]. 1 v. (burnt/fragile)
159 Daybook "C", 1807-1810. 1 v.
160 Daybook "D", 1811-1814 (August). 1 v.
161 Daybook "D", 1814 (August)-1818. 1 v.
162 Daybook "F", 1819-1821. 1 v. (burnt/fragile)
163 Daybook "G", 1821-1824 (February). 1 v.
164 Daybook "H". 1824 (February)-1827 (February). 1 v.
165 Daybook "I", 1827 (February)-1831 (January). 1 v.
166 Daybook "J", 1831 (January)-1833 (November). 1 v. folio
167 Daybook "K", 1833 (November)-1837 (June). 1 v. folio
168 Daybook "L", 1837 (June)-1839 (February). 1 v. folio
169 East Manor Daybook "A", 1839-1846. 1 v. folio. Posted to accounts in East Manor Rent Ledgers
170 East Manor Daybook "B", 1847-1892. 1 v. folio
171 West Manor Daybook "A", 1839-1849. 1 v. folio. Posted to accounts in West Manor Rent Ledgers
172 West Manor Daybook "D", 1868-1881. 1 v. folio. (West Manor Daybooks "B" and "C" were probably destroyed by fire)
173 Church & Tyler Rent Ledger, 1838-1893. (Berne and Knox)
174 Church & Tyler Rent Ledger, 1838-1894. (Rensselaerville and Westerlo)
175 Church & Tyler Daybook of Rent Receipts, 1853-1882. (West Manor)
176 Church & Tyler Notebook, 1856-1891. (Ledger of West Manor Accounts)
177 Notebook "A", 1839-1844. (Ledger of East Manor Accounts) 1 v.
178 Notebook "B", 1844-1870. (Ledger of Eat Manor Accounts)
179 William P. Van Rensselaer Ledger of East Manor Rent Accounts, 1849-1855. 1 v. Many accounts were brought over from East Manor Ledgers "B", "C", and "D".
180 William P. Van Rensselaer Daybook of East Manor Rents, 1849-1855. 1v. Posted to accounts in ledger found in previous box.
181 Letter copy book of Walter S. Church, 1835-1838. 1 v. Contains 16 letters regarding lands in Allegany County, New York Willing & Francis Ledger of Allegany County (N.Y.) Land Accounts, 1830-1836.
182 Walter S. Church Daybook of Land and Sundry Accounts, 1836-1843.
183 W.S. Church Account Ledger "A", 1835-1841. (Allegany County)
184 W.S. Church Account Ledger "B", 1841-1888. (Allegany County and Van Rensselaer Manor after 1854)
185 Hill, Cagger, & Porter, Legal Register, 1857-1861.
186 Cagger & Porter, Legal Register, 1861-1864.
187 Cagger & Porter, Legal Register, 1864-1868.
188 Cagger, Porter, & Hand, Legal Register, 1862-1865.
189 Legal Register, R.W.P. Church cases, 1878-1887; proceedings of Walter S. Church vs. Jason Kidd and Elizabeth Cagger, 1872; minutes of John B. Gale, Referee, suits of ejectment, Rensselaer County, 1863-1865. 3 v.
190 Account Ledger of Z.A. Dyer, 1851-1881; legal register of William S. Dyer, 1856-1897; receipt book of William S. Dyer, 1886. 3 v.
191 Various land records, 1797-1845: a) West manor Rent Receipt Book, 1800-1834; b) Register of tenants accounts settled, 1797; c) Memorandum Book of Land titles kept by C.F. Pruyn, 1805-1845; d) Record of Turnpike Lots, 1803.
192 Various land records, 1830-1860: a) Abstract of rent receipts of Jacob and Teunis Van Vechten, 1832-1838; b) Van Vechten Legal Register, 1832-1838; c) Litigation commenced by Pruyn & Lansing, and others, c.1840s-1850s; d) List of leases reentered, 1840-1845.
193 Abstracts of Deeds and Contracts of Van Rensselaer lands in the City of Albany and Town of Watervliet (Colonie) recorded by John H. Colby, 1869-1887. 3 v.
194 Land papers of Van Rensselaer Manor Land Agents, c.1790-c.1840. Includes correspondence of Robert Dunbar and Casperus F. Pruyn.
195 Daybook of Sundry Accounts, 1810-1840. It contains information related to grist mill, livestock, land agents, and stocks and bonds. 1 v. (burnt/fragile)
196 Ledgers and Daybooks, 1839-1883, relating to the estate of Stephen Van Rensselaer. 4 v. (burnt/fragile)
197 Papers related to the estates of William P. Van Rensselaer and Eugene Van Rensselaer, 1840-1890.
198 Land tax assessment records for lands held by William P. Van Rensselaer that were situated in the East Manor, 1846-1850.
199 Papers related to probate of the estate of Walter S. Church. c.1890s
200 Correspondence between Walter S. Church and Richard Church, 1874-1888.
201 Correspondence of Walter S. Church with John Hungerford and others, 1875-1890.
202 Papers related to Church Family landholdings in Allegany County, New York, c.1830s-1840s.
203 Land papers, 1840-1890. Includes mortgage bonds and land re-entry agreements and schedules.
204 Correspondence and financial papers relative to various land agents, 1840s. Includes Pruyn & Lansing, and Willing and Francis.
205 Accounts of W.S. Church with Gould & Oliver, Cyrus Stevens, and Isaac Van Leuven, c.1844-1853.
206 Rent accounts - settled, 1843-1846.
207 Rent accounts: entered w/payment, 1844; returned without payment, 1844; contested leases, 1844; uncontested leases, 1844.
208 Rent accounts received with payment, 1844; canceled agreements, c.1840s; rent accounts (no action taken), 1840s.
209 Papers related to the estate of John De Friest, c.1830s-c.1870s.
210 Litigation files, c.1860s. Suits brought against W.S. Church by various individuals including Jacob Bromhoven, Martinus Lansing, and Isaac Van Leuven.
211 Court proceedings and other papers related to case, Robert C. Martin v. Jacob S. Rector, c.1865.
212 Accounts and receipts of Walter S. Church, 1836-1870.
213 Accounts and receipts of Walter S. Church, 1874-1879.
214 Accounts and receipts of Walter S. Church, 1880-1887.
215 Farm accounts and building supply accounts of Walter S. Church, 1852-1887.
216 Sundry papers of Walter S. Church, c.1840s-1880s.
217 Canceled bank checks of Walter S. Church, 1855-1885.
218 Index to tenants holding promissory notes, 1831-1844. Post to accounts in the rent ledgers commencing in 1779.
219 Ledger accounts of promissory notes given by tenants for rents, 1803-1860. (burnt/fragile)
220 Fragment of a rent ledger kept by Abraham Ten Broeck, 1786-1809. (burnt/fragile)
221 Daybook of sundry accounts, c.1802-1804.
222 Daybooks of sundry accounts, c.1804-1806. 2 v.
223 Daybook of sundry accounts, c.1810-1812.
224 Daybook of sundry accounts, c.1814-1816.
225 Daybook of grist mill accounts kept by Pruyn & Lansing, 1837-1843.
226 Journal of debits and credits related to the estate of Stephen Van Rensselaer, kept by Teunis Van Vechten, 1827-1849.
227 Letters and papers of Robert Dunbar, Casperus F. Pruyn, and Andrew Douw Lansing (manor agents?), 1820-1870. (fair/poor condition)
228 Land and estate papers, c.1790-1840. (fair condition)
229 Papers related to the estate of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1840s. (burnt/fragile)
230 Correspondence of Teunis Van Vechten related to the estate of Stephen Van Rensselaer, 1840s. (burnt/fragile)
231 Papers of Teunis Van Vechten in regards to Schuyler estate lands in Chemung and Saratoga counties, 1815-1840. (fair/poor condition)
232 Papers of Teunis Van Vechten in regards to the financial affairs of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Jr., 1840s. (burnt/fragile)
233 Daybook of debit/credit accounts, c.1840s, and cashbook of sundry accounts, c.1830s. 2 v. (burnt/fragile)
234 Ledgers of rents, quarter sales, mortgage bonds, and notes, c.1837-c.1843, kept by Teunis Van Vechten. 2 v. (burnt/fragile)
235 Account ledger of the estate of Stephen Van Rensselaer kept by Teunis Van Vechten, c.1837-c.1850. (burnt/fragile)
236 Daybook of rents, notes, mortgage bonds, and quarter sales, c.1820-c.1840. (burnt/fragile)
237 Daybooks of rents, notes, mortgage bonds, and quarter sales, c.1848-c.1868. 2 v. (burnt/fragile)
238 Abstracts of account of various East Manor tenants, c.1800-c.1809. Included are rents, notes, mortgages, and quarter sales. (burnt fragments of several volumes)
239 Abstracts of various ledger accounts, c.1813-c.1840. (burnt/fragile)
240 Account ledgers and daybooks of grist mill, 1780-1839. Kept by William C. Barber and Robert Dunbar. 8 items. (fair/poor condition)
241 Daybooks of grist mill accounts, c.1845-c.1849. (burnt/fragile)
242 Correspondence, accounts, and legal papers of Teunis Van Vechten related to the Saratoga Manufacturing Company, c.1839-c.1849. (burnt/fragile)
243 Account ledger and journal of the Tivoli Manufacturing Company, 1837-1839. 2 v. (burnt/fragile)
244 Records of the Tivoli Manufacturing Company, 1837-1840. Includes minute book, contract ledger, and debit/credit account ledger. (burnt/fragile)
245 Emery & Company correspondence, January-November 1852. (fair/poor condition)
246 Emery & Company correspondence, December 1852-April 1853. (fair/poor condition)
247 Emery & Company correspondence, May-December 1853. (fair/poor condition)
248 Emery & Company correspondence, 1854, and other papers, 1852-1854. (fair/poor condition)
249 Correspondence of Charles Van Zandt, an agent for the Van Rensselaer estate, 1860-1881. (fair/poor condition)
250 Legal papers of Charles Van Zandt related to the estate of Stephen Van Rensselaer, Jr., 1860-1881. (fair/poor condition)
251 Tivoli Manufacturing Company records and correspondence, 1837-1840. Includes incorporation papers and correspondence of Teunis Van Vechten and James Stevenson. (burnt/fragile)
252 Tivoli Manufacturing Company Accounts and Receipts, 1837-1840. (burnt/fragile)
253 Tivoli Manufacturing Company Accounts and Receipts, 1837-1840. (burnt/fragile)
254 Tivoli Manufacturing Company Accounts and Receipts, 1837-1840. (burnt/fragile)
255 Tivoli Manufacturing Company Accounts and Receipts, 1837-1840. (burnt/fragile)
256 Papers of Teunis Van Vechten related to the estate of Philip Schuyler, c.1830-c.1848. (burnt/fragile)
257 Papers related to land holdings near Schuylerville, New York, c.1830s. (burnt/fragile)
258 Mortgage bonds, promissory notes, and other papers of Teunis Van Vechten and Stephen Van Rensselaer Jr., c.1840s. (burnt/fragile)
259-261 Accounts and receipts of Teunis Van Vechten as assignee for Stephen Van Rensselaer Jr., 1840s. (burnt/fragile)
262 Accounts of Teunis Van Vechten with George Stover, 1840s; bills and receipts of Henry Van Rensselaer, 1830s. (burnt/fragile)
263 Bills and receipts for taxes, 1850-1870. (burnt/fragile)
264 Bills and receipts for taxes, 1850-1870. (burnt/fragile)
265 Registers of Court Cases, 1835-1848. 2 v. (burnt/fragile)
266 Jenkins & Cooper, register of court cases, 1838-1860. (burnt/fragile)
267 Jenkins & Cooper, register of court cases, 1839-1866. (burnt/fragile)
268 Jenkins & Cooper, register of court cases, 1860-1875. (burnt/fragile)
269 Jenkins & Cooper, register of court cases, 1847-1849 and 1878-1880. (burnt/fragile)
270 Jenkins & Cooper, register of court cases, 1850-1852. (burnt/fragile)
271 Jenkins & Cooper, register of court cases, 1850-1860. (burnt/fragile)
272 Abstract of deeds and leases, c.1860s. (burnt/fragile)
273 Ledger of accounts, court litigation, 1843-1850. (burnt/fragile)
274 Jenkins & Cooper, correspondence and litigation papers, c.1850s-1870s.
275-276 Jenkins & Cooper, litigation papers, c.1850s-1870s. (fair/poor condition)
277-286 Bundles of papers related to court cases and litigation, c.1840-c.1880. (burnt/fragile)
287 Bundles of bills and receipts, c.1800-c.1850. (burnt/fragile)
288 Fragments of papers
289 Account memorandum books and bundles of farm accounts, c.1790-c.1840. (burnt/fragile)
290 Bundles of canceled checques, c.1835-c.1858. (burnt/fragile)
Last Updated: July 10, 2012