In the name of God, Amen, May 22, 1755. I Cornelius Bogard, of Albany, shipwright, being sick.
I leave to my only son, Hendrick Bogard, £3, and my carpenter chest and tools and my new Fuzee, in full bar to his right of Primogeniture. I leave to my daughter Catharine, “reasonable outsett, as my daughter [from the first marriage] Jannettie has had.”
I leave to my wife Dorothy the income of my estate during the time she remains my widow. After her death or marriage I leave to my son Hendrick my house and lot in the third ward in Albany, where I dwell. My daughter Catharine is to have the liberty of dwelling in the same while unmarried. And my son Hendrick shall pay to my daughters, Jannette, wife of Johanes Volkert Douw; Catharine, [and] Rachel, wife of Volkert Andries Douw, each £50. I leave all the rest of my estate to my said four children.
I make my wife and Johanes Volkertse Douw executors.
first posted 2/10/04; recast and revised 12/18/17