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"A Pedigree Partly Indian, Partly Batavian"


Will of Hendrick* (son of Jacob, grandson of Jan Cornelius)
1771, March 6



Page 591.-In the name of God, Amen, March 6,
1771. I, HENDRICK VAN TASSELL, of Phillipsburgh, in
Westchester County, being weak in body. I order all
debts to be paid. After my death, all my Improvements
and movable estate are to be sold for the benefit of my
wife and children, and my wife is to have 1/3. The other
2/3 I leave to my children in the following manner: I
leave to my son John 5 shillings for his birth right;
To my son Hendrick £15; To my daughter Mary £10.
All the rest to my children, except to my granddaugh-
ter, Balithip Stymets, to whom I give 1/4 of a share.
"And as there is an estate depending on Long Island
of some land now in dispute of the Law, If it should
prove successful I leave it to all my children." I make
my wife Balith and my beloved friends, Peter Bont and
Cornelius Van Tassell, executors.
Witnesses, John Enters, Thomas Buyes, Robert Gra-
ham. Proved, April 3, 1771.

*Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, City of New York Vol. VII, June 6, 1767-Nov. 29, 1771)




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