Will of Eva Cuyler Van Driessen - 1750

In the name of God, Amen. I, Eva Van Driesen, widow of Dominie Petrus Van Driesen, being sick and weak. I direct all debts to be paid.

I leave to my son Henry, “my Negro young man,” and my clock. I leave to my daughter, Annettie Van Driesen, my Negro wench and best bed and furniture, “that is to say, my curtains, and white curtains,” my largest Looking Glass, and 2 Great Sconces, 4 large pictures, my own picture, my biggest Holland Tea Table, 12 black chairs, hand irons with brass knobs, Pothooks and trammels, brass kettles, brass candle sticks, pewter plates, a silver tea pot and spoon. I leave to my grand child, Marritie Van Driesen, 12 common black chairs, pewter plates, etc.

All the rest of my real and personal estate, I leave to my daughter Annettie Van Driesen and my son Henry, and make them executors. April 18, 1750.


Will dated April 18, 1750. Proved in September 13, 1756. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 30, p. 38. Paragraphing supplied!

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