Will of William and Martina Hogan - 1732

In the name of God, Amen, September 18, 1732. We, William Hogan and Martiena Hogan, of Albany, being in good bodily health.

First, we commend ourselves, and all our whole estate to the mercy and protection of Almighty God.

And after our decease, and after paying all debts, all our estate is to be distributed in the following manner.

Our son Jurian shall have only 5 shillings, and no more, for several reasons, to us best known. And whereas we gave to our daughter Mary, wife of Edward Williams, our Negro “Gum,” she shall retain the same. We leave to our son William the Negro Robin. All the rest of our slaves are left to our children, Daniel, Margaret, wife of Dirck Hunn, Hannah, wife of Valkert Dowe, Jr., Jude wife of Abraham Pelts, and to our six grand children, the children of our son Jurian Hogan. All the rest of our estate we leave to our six grand children, our son Jurian to have no share. We make our son Daniel and William and our son-in-law, Edward Williams, executors.


Will dated September 18, 1732. Probated April 7, 1739. Witnesses, Thomas Williams [probably 6326], Tobyas Ryckman, and John Beasley. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 27, pp. 250-251. Most spellings and punctuation have been retained.

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