Will of Isaac Kip - 1765
In the name of God, Amen. I, Isaac Kip, of Albany, merchant, "being in perfect mind and memory, and at present in Sound Health. Thanks be to God for the same." As to such estate as it has pleased God to bless me, and what hereafter may be due to me here in Albany and elsewhere, I make Mr. Simon Veder and Mr. Joaigim (Jochem) Staats, son of Isaac Staats, executors."
After all my debts and funeral charges are paid, "then first and foremost I do give unto my nephew, Abraham Veder, ye son of Simon Veder, the Bolting house and the ground and stable, and the two wood sleighs, and all the tackling belonging thereto, and my desk." I leave to Geesie Staats daughter of Simon Veder, £50; to my nephew, Abraham Veder, all my clothing. "I also leave to Geesie Staats my Negro girl named 'Crise,' in the room of her mother Bathin" (?). All the rest of my real and personal estate is to be sold and divided among my four sisters and the children of those who are deceased. "My Negro Jack shall choose a master to his liking.”
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first posted: 1/10/06