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Will of Tjerck Dewitt


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In the Name of God Amen the Sisenty [sic]
Ninth day of Decembar [sic] Annoque Domini [in the year of Our Lord] One Thous
=sand [sic] Seven hundred and Fifty Three[underlined Seven...Three] I Tjerck De
Wit of the Corporation of Kingston in the County of
Ulster and Province of Newyork being in good health of
body and of a Sound and perfect Memory & Understan
=ding (Blessed be the Name of the Lord) Calling to mind
that it is Ordained for all Flesh Once to die, and being
Desirous to Settle [illegible] things in order, do make this my
Last Will and Testament in manner and form following
(that is to say) First and principally I Commit
my Immortal Soul In the Protection of God Almighty
hoping and Trusting through the Meritorius [sic] death
and passion of my Soul Saviour [sic] and Redeemor Jesus
Christ to Receive full pardon and Remission of all my
Sins, and my body to the Earth and a Christian
Like desent [sic] Burial asto my Executors Shall
Seem meet and Coneosing [Composing?] Such Temporal Estate
as it hath pleased God to bless me with (far above
my deserts) I give bequeath order and devise the
Same in Manner and form following (that is to Say)
I Give and bequeath unto my SixGrand Children the
Children of my Son Henry deceased (to Wit) unto Tjerck Claeson
Jacob, John, Henry, Elizabeth and Hannah, The two
Bonds I have of my Son Henry their Father Deceased [underlined to Wit... Deceased]
Each Bond being one hundred pounds Newyork Cur=
=rency to be Equally divided Amongst my above
Name Six Grand Children [underlined Six...Children], Share and Share alikeand
this is all I leave unto my above named Six Grand
Children, I have Already given my Son Henry and


[following written at a later date] This Tjeick De Witt is the son of Tjeick Claace De Witt who was one of the
first by that name in this county and was a [brother?] of
Andries DeWitt
This Will in recorded in the Surrogates office in the City of New York Lib 24 page 517 Dated December 29th 1753
Tjeick DeWitt died Aug 30th 1762 aged 79 years. [Received?] in Church yard (East side) at Kingston.

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