In the name of God, Amen. I, James Adams, of Albany, Carman.
I leave to my wife Margaret the use of all my estate for life if she remains my widow, and no longer. I leave to my eldest son William £9 before any division. I leave to my daughter Margaret £150 and a negro girl and household goods. I leave to my sons William and Lambertus all the rest of my estate, and they shall pay to my daughter Margaret £30. My negro boy may choose which of my sons he will live with, and the son that he chooses to live with shall pay half of his value to the other.
I make my wife Margaret and my friends, Lambertus Bleecker and John Johnson Lansing [possibly 3739], executors.
Dated August 22, 1762.
Proved, October 29, 1762.
first posted: 5/30/09; last revised 1/18/12