Will of Johannes Abeel - 1710
In the name of God, Amen, June 26, 1710. I, John Abeel, of Albany, considering the mortality of my body, I leave to my eldest son Christopher [£] 15, in right of primogeniture. I leave to my wife Catalina, all estate, real and personal, during her life or widowhood on condition that she shall maintain and educate the children, and they are to be taught to read and write and some lawful trade, whereby to get their living honestly. And when they come of age or are married, my wife is to give them such a portion as she thinks fit. After my wife's decease all estate to go to my children, Christopher, Catalina, Nealtie, and David. I appoint my wife Catalyna, my friend Gerardus Beekman, Esq., Evert Duyckinck, Evert Bancker, and Myndert Schuyler, executors."
Witnesses, David Jamieson, William Huddlestone, John Wileman
Proved in New York, March 31, 1714.
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