Will of Cornelis Willemse Vandenbergh - 1705
In the name of God, Amen. I, Cornelius Willimse van der Burgh of the city of Albany, carman, being very weak of body.
I leave to my wife Maryke my lot of land lying in the manor of Rensselaerwyck, lying between the house and lot of Cornelius Van Ess, and the house and lot of Johans Outhout, and on the west side of the highway leading from the city of Albany to the mill. My now dwelling house I direct to be sold for payment of debts, and the balance to be paid to my wife to enable her to bring up the children. Since I have reason to believe that my beloved wife is now with child, it shall have an equal share with the rest.
I give my gun, pistols, and holsters to my eldest son William, in lieu of any pretence he may make as heir-at-law (other children not named).
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first posted: 10/30/05