Will of William Mc Cew - 1771

In the name of God, Amen. I, William Mccew, of Albany, taylor, being sickly. I leave to my wife Mary all my estate and all my books, bonds, and notes. And she is to keep the little girl Jenny, and bring her up as a child ought to be.

I leave to my journeyman, Ralph Moller, a full suit of Burdy Silk, with two Ruffled Shirts and my working tools, along with my apprentice, John Walton, until his time has expired. And my journeyman is to be paid by my executors for the time he has been with me.

I make David Edgar, of New York, and Thomas Shipboy, executors.

Dated September 5, 1771. Witnesses, Thomas Barry, John Sturgeon, merchant, Alexander Chesnut.

Proved, September 24, 1771, before Stephen De Lancy. The executors having resigned, the widow, Mary McCew is appointed.



Will dated September 5, 1771. Probated September 24, 1771. Printed in Abstract of Wills, p.444.

Probably David Edgar of Albany. However, several contemporary David Edgars are at risk .

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