Will of Abraham Ver Planck - 1784

In the name of God, Amen. I, Abraham Ver Planck, of the Colony of Renselaerwyck, mariner, being perfect in my memory and understanding.

I leave to my wife Helena one fourth of a certain sloop which I hold in partnership with Gysbert Van Sante and William Groesbeck, and 65 to be paid me by Frans Stoop, also half of my shop goods, and such furniture as I got by my said wife; Also she shall have the income service and profits of my negro Jack during her widowhood,

Also the use of my house in which I now dwell on the west of the highway from Albany to Water Vleet together with my daughter, Adriantie Ver Planck, and my cattle, waggon, sleighs, etc.; and if my wife shall not agree to live with my daughter then she shall have one of my upper rooms. All rest of estate to my daughter Adriantie, if she die under age without children her estate to go to my brother, William Ver Planck's children (not named).

Executors, wife Helena, brother William, friends, Peter Dox and Jellis Winne.

Witnesses, John Van Sante, Jac Winney, Rutgart Bleecker, merchant, of Albany.

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Will dated March 8, 1784. Proved, Albany County, March 23, 1784. Confirmed, New York, August 2, 1785 . Printed in Abstract of Wills, vol. 39, p. 183. Paragraphing and some punctuation supplied.

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