Will of Volckert Douw - 1768


In the name of God, Amen. I, Volckert Douw, of Albany, merchant.

I direct all debts to be paid.

I leave to my wife Ragel of the income of all my estate, real and personal, during her widowhood, " Provided she doth not insist on a marriage contract wherein I made over unto her one-half of my part in the Still House, which I had with her uncle, Isaac Bogart, during her natural life." I also leave to her the use of of the house, kitchen, and barn, and lot and garden, where I now live.

I leave to my son Andries 200 for his birthright and outset, Also of my house and lot where I now live, and of the income of my part of the Still House, with Quackenboss and Douw, and of the income of the rest of my estate during my wife's widowhood. And after her death, of all my real and personal estate, viz., of my house and of 3/4 of the Old Still House, one-half of which I purchased of Henry I. Bogart and Isaac Bogart, Jr., and I have in Company with Peter Quackenboss; Also of my two lots in Foxes Kill. I leave to my daughter Lydia 50 for an outset; And after the death of my wife, I leave her of my new house where I now live, and 1/4 of the income of all my estate during my wife's widowhood, and of my part of the Still House, and of my two lots at Foxes Kill.

All the rest I leave to my son Andries and my daughter Lydia.

I make my wife, and my son and daughter, executors.

Dated June 2, 1768. Witnesses, Johanes V. Douw. Abraham Oothout, Cornelis Douw.

Proved, September 19, 1768, before John De Peyster.



notes

Will dated June 2, 1768. Probated September 19, 1768. Printed in Abstract of Wills, vol 31, p. 208.

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