Will of Volkert Vandenbergh - 1766

In the name of God, Amen, this 6 day of September, 1766, I, VOLKERT VAN DENBERGH, in the Colony of Rensselaerwyck, being sickly. I order all debts to be paid.

I leave to my son, Wynant Van Den bergh, " my gun which is now in my possession, as his birthright, being in lue of anything he might claim as his birthright.

I leave to my son Burger all my goods and chattels except household stuff, which I give to my daughters, Mayeke, Valhie, Christantye, and Catharina.

I leave to my son Burger my house and lot where I now dwell, in the Colony of Rensselaerwyck; and my daughter Mayeke shall have a free room in the house, with liberty of the yard, during her widowhood.

I leave to my son Burger all my pasture land lying on the Foxes Creek, and also my brick yard and ground, as the same was given to me by my father's will, dated May 8, 1749.

I leave to my son Wynant, and my daughters, Mayeke, Christantye, and Catharina, all my right and property at Claverack, in Albany County.

I make my son Burger, and my son-in-law, Lewis Van Wort, executors.

Witnesses, Walter Quackenbos, John J. Ouderkirk, carpenter, Johanes Grasbeck, blacksmith.

Proved, July 16, 1767



Will dated September 6, 1766. Probated July 16, 1767 . Printed in Abstracts of Wills, volume 31, pp. 82-83..

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