Johannes Pootman was said to have written in a beautiful hand.
This is his indenture of September 14, 1661.
An amended contract between Johannes Pootman and Philip Henderickse Brouwer was signed September 28, 1661.
Johannes Pootman signed his name in a "beautiful hand". It indicated Johannes had a good education.
Two weeks later, Johannes Pootman wrote his name to an amendment to his initial indenture with the following signature.
The signatures of the Putman children below come from the 1715 document that distributed the estate of Catalyntje De Vos and Clase Van Broekhoven to their heirs.
Clase Van Brokehoven had come to New York from Broekhoven, North Brabant, which is just west of Aalburg.
All of the sons of Johannes Pootman and Cornelia Bradt wrote their names "Pootman" except David who may have written his name Pottman. In New Jersey deed between Abraham Van Horne and Richard Salter in 1722, David is mentioned as receiving land next to Abraham from Abraham's father Cornelius Mathewson. David's name is listed as Pottman.
Arent, Fictoor, and Cornelius lived in Schenectady, New York and signed first while the others appear to have signed later.
Maria and Catalyntje seemed to have lived in the New York City or Brooklyn area of New York. David Pottman, also known as Potman, may have been living then in Changaroras west of Mattawan, Monmouth County, New Jersey.