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Yorktown Homes of Historic Distinction: Ryjk’s Patent

March 28, 2018

YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In the 17th century, one of the first families to settle in the Cortlandt/Yorktown area was the Lent family. Their patriarch, Abraham, came from a wealthy merchant family in Holland, who had nine children. Three of his sons, Ryck, Jacob and Hendrick, with three other young men purchased from the native Sachoes a large piece of land that became known as Ryjk’s ...

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