Will of Hendrick Cuyler, Jr. - 1761
In the name of God, Amen. I, Hendrick Cuiler, of Albany. I leave to my wife Margaret the use of all my estate during widowhood, provided she maintains my children as usual, during the time she remains my widow.
I leave to my son Abraham my silver Tankard, for the right of Primogeniture. “I leave to my daughter Elizabeth, when married, £100 and my silver tea pot, in lieu of an outset.” I also leave her the income of ½ of my real estate, and the other half after the marriage of my daughter Elizabeth, and I value it at £500. I leave to my daughters, Catrinite, wife of Jacob Van Schaick, Catalina, wife of Hendrick Bleecker Jr., and Elizabeth, each £500. All the rest of my estate to my children.
I make my son Abraham, and my brother, Nicholas Cuiler, executors.
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first posted: 9/15/06