Will of Jan Outhout - 1688

OUTHOUT, Jan, of Greenbush, Rensselaerswyck Manor, brewer.

Children Johannes, Hendrick, Mayekay, Ante, Jannetie and Arien 12 yrs. old.

Real and personal estate.

Executors son Hendrick and bro.-in-law Hendrick van Ness. Witnesses Cobus Janssen and E. D. Ridder.

[Wife Hendrickie Van Ness] not named.


Will dated March 13, 1688. Probated January 6, 1696. Printed in Calendar of Wills, #1294. After a search of known sources and finding aids, neither the will document nor the letters of administration themselves have been found to date.

Transformed from an online resource by SB

PFS tells us that letters testamentary were issued to Hendrick and Jan on the day of probate. Pearson's summary follows:

Oothout (Oothoet), Jan Janse, of Greenbush, brewer, in Albany as early as 1665; made his will March 13,1687-8; letters of administration to his sons Hendrik and Jan. Jan. 3, 1695-6, gave to son Johannes a red mare; to Hendrick, 3 or 4 years after " my decease" a young horse or an old one; Arien, aged about 12 y. to have two years schooling and a trade, and a red stone horse with a Star in his forehead; when 20 years of age a new suit of clothes, and then the remaining property was to be divided equally among his 6 children. His ch. were Johannes, eldest son; Hendrick; Arien; Mayke w. of Capt. Johannes Thomase Mingael; Antje; and Jannetle.

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