In the Name of God Amen. I Hendrick M. Roseboom of the City and County of Albany being weak in body, but of sound memory and Understanding praised be God for the same, and considering this transitory life, Do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say
First and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of God my Creator hoping a pardon for all my Sins through the Merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Redeemer, my body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred, at the discretion of my Executor herein after Named, as to such worldly Estate wherewith hath been pleased to bless me, I dispose of the same as follows :
Imprimis I will order and direct that all my just debts and funeral Expenses be paid and satisfied by my said Executor. Item I give devise and bequeath unto my Son Johannes Roseboom and to his heirs and assigns forever, All my Estate both Real and personal, which I at present am possessed of, or which I hold in Reversion or Remainder, Subjecting Nevertheless my said Son Johannes his heirs and assigns after my decease to pay or cause to be paid unto my Sons Myndert Roseboom and Barent Roseboom for and during their Natural Lives each a yearly sum of money, equal to one third of the Rent receiveable for my House and Lot of ground situate in Maiden Lane in the second Ward of the City of Albany.
Lastly I do hereby Nominate and Appoint my said Son Johannes Roseboom the sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, and I do hereby Revoke and make void all former Wills and Testaments by me at any time heretofore Made, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty-seventh day of July — in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety.
[signed:] Hendrick Roseboom
Witnesses: V. Douw, Henry Ten Eyck, Nicholas Fonda.
first posted: 6/15/09