Will of Hendrick Douw - 1749
I leave to my son Johanes, all my lands and tenements in the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, on the east side of Hudson river, to the north end of Papsknees Island, Commonly called Kost Velooren (Lost crust); Also all and singular my farm lands and tenements and low lands and meadow ground on the Island called papsknees Island, with the sheep and horses, etc., and all my wearing apparell, and he is to pay all debts and legacies.
I leave to my son Volkert £5. and £75 more after my wife's decease. I leave to my daughter Doortie, wife of Jan Newkirk, £60, and a negro woman. To my daughter Pretitie, wife of William Hogan, £60, and a negro woman. My daughter Neeltie is to live with my son Johanes, "and to have died and lodgings free till married."
I leave to my daughter Neeltie the island commonly called Kuypers Island, on the east side of Hudson river, by the island of Papsknees; Also a silver tankard and cup and silver spoons, and household stuff.
All the rest of my lands I leave to my son Johannes, and my wife is to have the use of my lands and her support.
I make my sons in law, Gerritt Van Bergen, Martin Van Bergen, and Petrus Van Bergen, executors.
Witnesses, Martin Gerritsen Van Bergen, Jr., Hitchen Holland. Proved, April 12, 1751.
first posted: 6/20/07