Will of Dirck Harmanse Visscher - 1712

In the name of God, Amen, I, Dirck Harmense Fisher, of Albany, sawyer.

I leave to my son Jacob Fisher, 23 over and above his proportion, in lieu of any claim he might make for priority of birth as heir at law. I leave to my wife Femertie all real and personal estate during her life, and then to my 5 children, Jacob, Hester, wife of Cornelius Swits, Anke, Fertrude and Lena. Whereas my son in law Cornelius Swits is indebted to me 35 for one half of [a] sloop he shall pay the same to my estate before my daughter Hester shall have her share. My son Jacob is to have the pre-emption of buying my land called Nutton Hook on the East Side of Hudson River. My two youngest daughters, Gertrude and Lena, are to live in my dwelling house in Albany until they marry.

I make my wife Femertie executor.

Witnesses, John Collins, Evert Hansen, Guysbert Vandenbergh

Probated: April 19, 1725


Will dated February 16, 1712. Probated April 19, 1725. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 26, pp. 359-60. Some paragraphing and punctuation supplied.

Transformed from an online resource by JP

Evert: We have not encountered a likely "Evert Hansen." More likely, this witness was Evert Janse Wendell.

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