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Will of Adam Vrooman
In the Name of God Amen. The Twelfth day of September in the third year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the grace of God of great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the faith [unknown symbol]. Anno Domini one Thousand Seven hundred Twenty and Nine I, Adam Vrooman of the Township of Schenactendy In the County of Albany Yeoman being Weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be Given to God Therefore Calling unto mind The mortality of my Body and Knowing That it is appointed for all men now To Die Do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament That is To Say principally and above all I Give and recomand my Soul Into The hands of God that Gave it and for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and Decent Mannor at The Discretion of my Executrix noting dobting but at the Generall Resurrection I sall receive The Same Again by the mighty power of God and as Touching Such Worldly Estate Where With it hath pleased God to bless me In This Life I Give and devise and Dispose of The Same In The following manner and form.
Imprimis Give and bequeath to my beloved eldest Son Barent Vrooman the Sum of four pounds of Good and Lawful money of The Colony of new york to be raised and Levied out of my Estate and to be paid unto him by my herein after named Executrix within three months after my Decease Where with and other Considerations I have given unto him in my Life Time he is toRest and be Contented and I do hereby Debare him of any farther or any pretense or Claim both to my real and personal Estate or any part thererof Whatsoever.
Item I Give and bequeath unto my Son Henderick Vrooman The Sum of Two pounds Currant Money as aforesaid to be paid unto him by my executrix In mannor aforesaid.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Wouter Vrooman also the sum of Two pounds Currant Money aforesaid to be paid unto him by my Executrix In mannor aforesaid.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Bartholomaeus Vrooman also the Sum of Two pounds to be paid unto him In mannor and form as aforesaid.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Timothy also the Sum of Two pounds Currant money as aforesaid and to be paid unto him in mannor and form aforesaid.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Seth Vrooman also the sum of Two pounds of Currant money as aforesaid to be paid unto him In mannor and form aforesaid.
Item I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Jacob Meese Vrooman also the Sum of Two pounds Currant money as aforesaid to be paid unto him In mannor and form aforesaid.
Item As to my Son Peter Vrooman I Do for Lawful Consideration to my Selfs best Knowing uterly Exclude and Debare of being one of my heirs Both to my real and personal Estate.
Item As to my Son Jan Vrooman I Exclude him also for that I have Already Given unto him by a Deed his part and portion.
Item As to my Two Daughters M[aria] and Eva I Leave it Wholly In the Discretion of my Executrix herein After named.
Item I Give and Bequeath Unto my Dearly Beloved Wife Margrieta Vrooman (to witt) All and Singular my Lands messuages and Tenements Scituate and being within The County of Albany in the province of New York as also all and singular my mov[able] utensils house hold Stuff profits rents and all others debts Due and payable to me for to have and to hold Unto my Said Wife Margrieta and her heirs and assigns for Ever after my decease freely to possess and Enjoy the premises aforesaid for which Consideration it is my will That my said wife shall pay all my Just Debts which are Considerable as Likewise my funerall Charge.
Item It is my will That in Case there should Remain any of my Estate Either reall or Personall at the time of my Said wifes Death that She Shall Dispose of the Same by her will To such of my Children as She Shall Think Fitt.
Lastly I do hereby Constitute make and ordain My said wife margrieta Vrooman my only and Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I Do hereby Utterly Disallow Revok and Disannul[?] all and Every Other Former Testaments Wills Legacies requesta nd Executors by me in any other Ways Before this time Named willed and Bequeathed. Ratifying and Confirming This and no Other To be my Last Will and Testament. In Witness Whereoff I have herewith Sett my hand and Seall this Day and year first above written.
Signed Sealed published pronounced and
/s/ James Banks
Albany the 13 June 1730
Be it remembered that on this day and year above written personally Appeared before me Myndert Schuyler being thereunto Delegated and Appointed by his Excell. William Burnet Late Govr. Of New York James Banks One of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within written will of Adam Vrooman and made oath on the holy Evanglish of Almighty God that he saw the said Adam Vrooman Sign Seal publish and Declare the Same to be his Last Will and that att the time thereof he was of Sound Disposing mind and memory to the best of his Knowledge, & that He also saw Evert Wendell one of the said Wittnesses to Said Will Sign as Witness thereto In the presence of the Testator.
/s/ Myndert Schuyler
Albany ye 16 June 1730 Be it remembered that on the day and year Above Written Personally Appeared before me Myndert Schuyler being thereunto Delegated & Appointed by his Excell. Will. Burnet Late Govr. Of New York Arnout DeGraff one of the Subscribing Witnesses to the within Written Will of Adam Vrooman and made oath on the holy Evanglish that he saw the said Adam Vrooman Sign Seal publish and Declare the same to be his Last Will and that att the time he was of Sound Disposing Mind and Memory to the best of his Knowledge & that he Also Saw Evert Wendel one of the Said Wittnesses to Said Will Sign as Wittness thereto In the presence of the Testator.
/s/ Myndert Schuyler
Albany ye 21 May 1732
Memorandom That personally Appeared before me Myndert Schuyler thereunto Delegated as aforesaid, Margritta Vrooman the Executrix in the Within Will Named and took the Oath of an Executrix for the Due Execution and performance of the Said Will.
/s/ Myndert Schuyler
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