Will of Elizabeth Van Rensselaer - 1756
In the name of God, Amen. I, Elizabeth Van Rensselaer, widow of Stephen Van Rensselaer, being sick. All just debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my son Stephen my silver tankard and silver bowl, and one dozen silver spoons, in right of Primogeniture.
I leave to my two children, Stephen and Elizabeth, ½ of a lot of land in the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, which I brought of Jacob Van Schaick, bounded west by lot belonging to the heirs of Dirck Ten Broeck, east buy the house and lot of Philip Van Vechten. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth all my clothing.
All the rest of my estate to my two children. If my daughter dies without issue, then all to my son Stephen, and he is to pay to my son in law, Mr. Abraham Ten Broeck, £400. If both should die, then to my nephews, Stephen Schuyler and John Groesbeck. I make my son in law, Abraham Ten Broeck, and my daughter Elizabeth, my son Stephen, and my nephew, Stephen Schuyler, Executors.
Dated November 26, 1756. Witnesses, Catherine Schuyler, Philip Van Vechte, Hendrick Gardenyer, Peter Silvester. Proved in New York, January 18, 1757.
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first posted: 1/15/07