In the name of God, Amen. I, William Mccew, of Albany, taylor, being sickly. I leave to my wife Mary all my estate and all my books, bonds, and notes. And she is to keep the little girl Jenny, and bring her up as a child ought to be.
I leave to my journeyman, Ralph Moller, a full suit of Burdy Silk, with two Ruffled Shirts and my working tools, along with my apprentice, John Walton, until his time has expired. And my journeyman is to be paid by my executors for the time he has been with me.
Proved, September 24, 1771, before Stephen De Lancy. The executors having resigned, the widow, Mary McCew is appointed.
first posted: 9/10/11