Will of Barent Visscher - 1769

In the Name of God, Amen. I, Barent Visscher, of the City of Albany, Indian trader, being in health, considering the frailty of life, the certainty of death, and the uncertainty of the time.

To my beloved wife Sarah the mean profits of all my estate, real and personal, for the support of her and my children (hereinafter named) and that so long as my widow with this restriction that she is not to "Aliene waste nor imbezle" anything thereof but only to have the mean profits or income thereof. And after her death or marriage I give to my beloved children, Anna Visscher and Sarah Visscher, and the child or children that my wife may hereafter bear unto me all my estate, real and personal, equally divided, as well the estate I may have at my decease, as the estate which I am to have by virtue of the will of my deceased father, all my estate in possession or reversion equally divided among my children by my said wife Sarah.

Executors, my stepfather, Johs Roorback, my brother-in-law, Bastiaen H. Visscher.

Dated teenth (gone) [sic] of April, 1769.

Witnesses, Staats Van Santvoord (of Half Moon District, Blacksmith), James Dole, Anna Shuyler.

Proved, November 22, 1785, Albany County. Administration granted New York, December 19, 1785 to Sarah Visscher, of Albany, widow of Barent Visscher of the same place, Indian Trader, the Executors, Johannes Roorback and Bastiaen H. Visscher having relinquished the Executorship, November 22, 1785.



Will dated April 1769. Probated November 15, 1785. Printed in Abstract of Wills, vol 37 (1904), p. 241. Some spelling and paragraphing supplied.

Transformed by SB from an online source.

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