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The Last Will and Testament of Sander Van Eps

(1706-ca. 1758)

From NYC Wills, Page 76. In the name of God, Amen, July 8, 1756. I, ALEXANDER VAN EPS, of the town of Schenectady, inkeeper. I leave to my eldest son, Jan Baptist Sander Van Eps, my large Dutch Bible in token of his being my first born son. I leave to my three sons, Jan Baptist Sander Van Eps, Jacobus Van Eps, and Lawrence Van Eps, all my whole real estate, "or in Dutch, al myn Vaste state," lying in the town of Schenectady, with all buildings, and all the rest I have in this world of real estate, nothing excepted. I leave to my 3 sons my negro man, and all farming tools, and horses and cattle, And my sons shall pay to my daughter Lena, wife of Elre Thomas, ú20, and to my youngest daughter Gertruy ú50. I leave to my daughter Gertruy all my wife's apparell and her jewels after her decease. It is my will that my wife Neltye shall remain in full possession of all my estate and have the income of the same so long as she remains my widow, and no longer. I make my 3 sons executors.
Witnesses, Joseph Yates, Christopher Yates, Abraham Wespel. Proved in Albany, before John De Peyster, August 3, 1758.

Source: Tami, Chris. New York City Wills, Vol. 5. Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998.(from

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