Will of Thomas Williams, Jr. - 1761

In the name of God, Amen. I Thomas Williams, Jr., of Albany, innholder, being in perfect health. I leave to my son Thomas 6, in right of Primogeniture. I leave to my wife Marcia all my estate, during her widowhood. After her death or marriage I leave all my estate, real and personal, to my children, Thomas, Herman, and Johana. I make my wife, executor.

Dated September 1761 in the First year of King George III. Witnesses, Barent H. Ten Eyck, Henry Wendell, Robert Yates. Proved. November 20, 1773.


Will dated September 1761. Probated November 20, 1773. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 32, p. 149. Some spelling and punctuation supplied.

"Johana": He most likely means his youngest son who was christened "Jan" in 1719 and was known in Albany as "John Williams." He does not appear to have had a daughter named "Johana."

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first posted: 11/30/06