Will of David Vanderheyden - 1770

In the name of God, Amen. I, David Van Der Heyden, of Albany, merchant, being sick and weak.

To the end that I may be better prepared to leave this world, whenever it shall please God to call me. I direct all debts to be paid, and my executors are to sell enough to pay the same. I leave to my eldest son Dirck 20 for his Birth right. I leave to my wife Gertuy the use of all the rest during her widowhood. After her death I leave all my estate to my 5 children, Dirck, David, Alida, wife of Rev., Barent Vrooman, Jacob, and Rachel, wife of Doctor Samuel Sringer. All debts due to me from any of them are to be charged to them. And if their debts exceed their share, they shall pay the surplus as other debtors.

I make my wife and my son-in-law, Samuel Stringer, executors.

Dated, February 7, 1770.

Witnesses, John N. Bleecker, Robert Yates, Attorney at Law: Jacob Lansingh, Gent.

Proved, August 13, 1770, in Albany, before Stephen De Lancy, Surrogate.


Will dated February 7, 1770. Proved September 13, 1770. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 31, pp. 341-42.

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