Will of Hendrick Cuyler, Jr. - 1761

In the name of God, Amen. I, Hendrick Cuiler, of Albany. I leave to my wife Margaret the use of all my estate during widowhood, provided she maintains my children as usual, during the time she remains my widow.

I leave to my son Abraham my silver Tankard, for the right of Primogeniture. I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, when married, 100 and my silver tea pot, in lieu of an outset. I also leave her the income of of my real estate, and the other half after the marriage of my daughter Elizabeth, and I value it at 500. I leave to my daughters, Catrinite, wife of Jacob Van Schaick, Catalina, wife of Hendrick Bleecker Jr., and Elizabeth, each 500. All the rest of my estate to my children.

I make my son Abraham, and my brother, Nicholas Cuiler, executors.

Dated March 11, 1761. Witnesses, Johanes Roseboom, John Glen, and Abraham Yates, Jr.


Will dated March 11, 1761. Proved March 17, 1767. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 31, pp. 140-41.

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