Sipman, Dirck (17th century)
Dirck Sipman was a well-to-do Mennonite or Quaker of Krefeld, Germany, one of the three original purchasers of land in Pennsylvania, the others being Jacob Telner and Jan Streypers, each of whom on 10 March 1682 (1683?), bought 5,000 acres of William Penn through Benjamin Furly, Penn's agent in Rotterdam. They were promoters of the Germantown (Pennsylvania) settlement of 1683 ff. On 14 January 1686, Sipman bought another 1,000 acres of Govert Remke, who had bought them in 1683. In 1698 he sold his land to Isaac van Bebber. He never went to Pennsylvania.
Hull, W. I. William Penn and the Dutch Quaker Migration to Pennsylvania. Swarthmore, 1935.
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