Will of Stephen Richard - 1773

In the name of God, Amen. I, Stephen Richard, of New York, but at present of the city of Albany, merchant, being sick.

I leave to my wife, Margaret, £1000, and all household furniture, clothes and Jewels, that did belong to her at the time of our marriage. I leave to my uncle, John Van Rensselaer, my gun, and silver hilted sword, and shoe and knee buckles, and gold stock buckles, and gold headed cane, and sleeve buttons.

I leave to my cousins Stephen Randall and Stephen Brown, “all my undivided rights in all my houses and lots in New York, as the same was left my father by my uncle, Paul Richard.”

I leave to my mother all lands and houses which I have in possession. I leave to John H. Schuyler, son of Harmanus Schuyler, two lots in Albany, and my mother is to have the use of a garden in the same.

I make Phillip Livingston, John Van Rensselaer, and Abraham Ten Broeck, executors.

Dated March 15, 1773, Witnesses, Peter W. Douw, Barent Roseboom, Robert Yates. Proved, May 19, 1773.


Will dated March 15, 1773. Probated May 19, 1773. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 32, p. 139.

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