Will of David P. Schuyler - 1688

the name of God, Amen, the 21st day of May 1688. I, David Schuyler of the City of Albany, merchant, being in good and perfect health, do make this my last will and testament.

I leave to my eldest son Peter Schuyler, my house and lot lying in this city upon the hill between the house of Captain John Wendell and Mr. Wyndert Hermanse. I leave to my wife Catalyntie, all that my great house where I now dwell, situate in this city on the East Side of the street next to the north gate, for 99 years or during her natural life. He also leaves her articles of personal property. After her decease it is to go to my eight children. My children that are under age, viz. David, Margaret, Jacobus and Catalyntie shall have 30 when they come of age or are married, and an equal share with the rest, namely, Peter, Gertruyd, Abraham and Marytie. Make his wife executor. Witnesses, John Peek, Robert Livingston.


Will dated May 21, 1688. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 25, pp. 179-80.

Transformed from an online printing by JP

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