Will of Maria Egbertse - 1763

In the name of God, Amen. I, Maria Egberse, of the City of Albany. I leave to my eldest son Benjamin 5 in right of Primogeniture. To my five children, Benjamin, Annatie, Maria, Antony and Jacob Visher Egberse, each an equal fifth of my house and lot in the City of New York in the north ward on the north side of Crown Street, conveyed to me and my husband, Egbert Egberse, by deeds dated September 10th and 11th, 1740. The residue of my estate to my five children, and if any die before twenty-one without heirs the share of such to the survivors.

I make Jacob Ja. Lansing, executor.

Dated February 15th 1763. Witnesses, Hendrick Rooseboom, merchant, of Albany: Jelles Clute, Abm Yates, Jr., Gentleman, of Albany.

Proved, Albany County, September 24, 1784. Administration granted to Anthony Egberts, of Schotech, Albany County, merchant, a son of Mary Egberts, deceased, whereas the executor, Jacob Lansing, did relinquish the executorship by an Instrument dated September 24 last, New York, October 16, 1784. Some spelling, punctuation, and paragraphing supplied.


Will dated February 15, 1762. Probated September 24, 1784. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 37, p. 36.

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