Will of Henry Cuyler - 1690

"In the name of God, Amen. "Be it known that I, Henry Cuyler, on this March 21, 1690, in the 2d year of His Royal Majesty King William, being fully resolved to make my will and testament while I am in health." My whole estate is to remain in possession of my wife, Anna Cuyler, so long as she remains my widow. If she remarries she shall be obliged to give two thirds to my children, John, Abraham, Sarah, Delia, Rachel, Maria, Eva, and Henry. Over whom I appoint as tutors and guardians, [brothers-in-law] Geritt Vanderburgh, John Van Giesen and John de Wandelaire.

My first born son shall have 10 more than the rest, my youngest son, Henry, shall have my Gold ring, my seal and a silver spoon. The above I have written with my own Hand."

Witnesses, Captain Geritt Duyckinck, Ensign Peter De Mill [4][5][6][7]



Will dated March 21, 1690. Probated November 1690. Transformed from a WikiTree entry that appears to cite unverifiable sources.

Said to have been originally translated and printed in James Riker, Revised History of Harlem p. 364. [?] This offering Transformed from that online resource by SB. At this point, More solid root sources have not been uncovered.

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