Will of Barent Roseboom - 1795

In the Name of God Amen, I Barent Roseboom, bachelor formerly of the City of Albany but at present Residing at Canajoharie in Montgomery County in the State of New York being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and Memory (praised be God) Do make ordain [estab]lish and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner following.

I Will that all my just debts and funeral Charges be paid. I give and Bequeath unto my loving brother Myndert Roseboom the Sum of Twenty Pounds. I give and Bequeath unto my Brother John Roseboom the Sum of Five Pounds. I give and Bequeath unto Elizabeth Roseboom eldest daughter of John Roseboom and Wife of Conrad Gansevoort my Negro Wench Dion and an Iron plate Chimney Back.

I give and Bequeath unto my Brother's Son Barent Roseboom all the Land belonging to me in Whiteburgh and the one Half of what I am to Heir from John Myndert Roseboom and likewise the one Fifth Part of All my other Property both Real and Personal not herein Willed I give and Bequeath unto my Brother's Son John Roseboom ray (sic) Right to a Lot Ground in Albany on the Hill at present in possession of Samuel Bromley and One Fifth share of all my other Property.

I give and Bequeath unto my Brother's Son Abraham Roseboom One Hundred Pounds and Interest due thereon Six Weeks after my decease and One-Fifth Part of my other Property. I give & Bequeath unto my Brother's youngest daughter Maria Roseboom Fifty Pounds and a Fifth Part of ray other Property. I further Will that my Brother's daughter Elizabeth Roseboom likewise have a fifth share of all my property not before Willett. I give and Bequeath unto the daughter of Johannes Ten Eyck named Neilte Ten Eyck my Psalm Book. I give and Bequeath unto Barent Schermerhorn Son of Jacob Schermerhorn of Green Bush a Silver Spoon marked Janitie Ten Eyck tyed with a Black crape round it. I will that whatever is due to me from Arent Van Duersen be freely forgiven him.

And Lastly I constitute and make my Loving Brother John Roseboom and his Son Barent Roseboom and Conrad Gansevoort Executors of this my Last Will & Testament and I do hereby utterly Disallow Revoke and Disannul all former and other Wills

Legatees and Executors by me heretofore made Willed and Bequeathed Ratyfying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will & Testament. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty-fourth day of December in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven Hundred and Ninty-five.

Bar't Roseboom

Witnesses: Daniel Hagerman, John J. Roseboom, John Diell.

original document and probate information not found


Will dated December 24, 1795. Probated [no probate date specified]. Not printed in Calendar of Wills, Some spellings and usage corrected and some paragraphing supplied guided by the printed trasncription.

Transformed from an online (pp. 139-40) posting in a family-based traditional source by SB. No evidence of will probate found to date. Link to probate records in Montgomery County.

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