Will of Stoffel and Neeltie Jans Abeel - 1678
Will of Stoffel Johnson Abeel and Heeltie his wife, of Albany. (Written in Dutch form.)
All estate is left to the survivor for life, and then to children Magdalen age 17, Maria aged 14, Johanes Abeel aged 11, and Elizabeth aged 7. "The said Magdalen being already married," and has had given to her, one bed and 50 whole Beavers.
They exclude the Lords orphan Masters from all management, and "do not desire them to meddle with the government of the children." The survivor and their brothers in law Cornelis Van der Pool, and Adrain Gerritts Popendorf, are made overseers.
Will dated December 4, 1678. Witnesses, John Verbeck, Leendert Philipsen. Proved October 14, 1681. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 25, p. 110. Paragraphing supplied!
first posted: 7/10/05