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positively order that all my debts and funeral charges be -paid and discharged by my Executors hereinafter named. First, I give, bequeath, and devise to my eldest son, Henry Van Voorhees, his heirs and assigns forever, all that messuage, tenement, farm, or parcel of land containing One hundred acres more or less, situate, lying, and being in Rumbout precinct in Duchess County, now in the possession of, agreeable to a Deed from Johannes Van Voorhees, bearing date the 20th day of May, 1754; reference or relation to said deed being had, the corses and distances, boundaries and contents will at large appear. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, farm or parcel of land, with the appurtenances, unto the said Henry Van Voorhees, his heirs and assigns forever. I also give, bequeath, and devise to my said son, Henry Van Voorhees, his heirs and assigns, one other piece or parcel of land containing forty acres, situate in Rombout Precinct, in Duchess County, according and agreeable to a Deed from Francis Brett, bearing date the 29th day of December, 1767 ; reference unto said deed being had the corses, distances, boundaries, and contents will at large appear. To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land and premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said Henry Van Voorhees, his heirs and assigns forever. . Also, I give and bequeath to my grandchildren, to wit: Samuel Van Voorhees and Sarah Van Voorhees, son and daughter of my daughter Sarah, deceased, one messuage, tenement, farm, or lot of land containing one hundred and fifty acres, situate in Charlotte Precinct in Duchess County, in the lower Nine Partners, in lot Number Six, adjoining the farm of my daughter, being in length along my daughter Mary's farm 78 chains and 15 links and in breadth 20 chains. To have and to hold the said messuage, tenement, lot of land and premises, with the
appurtenances; that is to say, the equal undivided half unto the said Samuel Van Voorhees, his heirs and assigns; the other equal undivided half unto the said Sarah Van Voorhees, her heirs and assigns. Also, I give, bequeath, and devise unto my sons and daughters, to wit: Catherina, Barbarah, Janetie, Henry, John, Mary, Helenah, and Zachariah, and to their heirs and assigns, all my right, title, and interest in the right formerly of my late wife Catherine, deceased, in undivided lands situate in the lower or great Nine Partners, which land is equally to be divided among them as to quantity and quality. To have and to hold to each and every of them their one-eighth part thereof, and to each and every
their heirs and assigns. My Will is likewise that such of my children as do not join for the defraying of all expenses necessary to procure and establish my said right to and in said undivided lands, their right or rights shall be forfeited to such of my children as advance the money. Further, my Will is that the said undivided land shall be divided conformable to the intent and purpose of this my Will, both as to quantity and quality. Also, I give and bequeath unto my daughters in general, to wit: Catherina, Barbarah, Janetie, Mary, and Helenah, and to my late daughter Sarah's two children, my two negro girls, by the name of Ann and Rose—that is to say, with this condition—that the two negro girls are willing to leave my son Henry Van Voorhees and his family; if not, to be appraised by my Executors, and according to said appraisement my son, Henry Van Voorhees, is to pay down in cash immediately, that my said five daughters and grandchildren may have the use of the money, and the said money to be equally divided in six equal divisions, one-sixth part to my daughter Sarah's two children, as hereafter shall be mentioned, and for what use applied. Also, I give and bequeath unto
my daughters in general, to wit: Catherina, Barbarah, Janetie, Mary, and Helenah, and to my daughter Sarah's two children as aforesaid, the sum of Two hundred and fifty pounds; that is to say, Two hundred pounds due me from Joseph Horton and Fifty pounds due me from Daniel Van Voorhis, which sum or sums of money is to be equally divided in six equal divisions as aforesaid. Also, I give unto my granddaughter, Sarah Van Voorhees, one chest of drawers, now standing in my room. Also, all the rest and residue of my goods, chattels, and personal estate whatsoever, I give and bequeath to my said son, Henry Van Voorhees, and to his heirs and assigns. Also, it is my Will, and I do empower my Executors hereinafter named, to let the farm or lot of land by me willed and given to my grandchildren, Samuel Van Voorhees and Sarah Van Voorhees, and the rent or rents thereof to be applied by my Executors to and for the maintenance, bringing up and education of the said Samuel and Sarah, and also his and her, to wit: the said Samuel and Sarah, their dividend or portion of moneys by me willed and given, I do hereby empower my Executors to put said moneys out on use, and by my Exe- . cutors to be also applied for the maintenance and education of said Samuel or Sarah. Should either die without issue, then I do order and it is my Will, and I do give and bequeath such part or parts of land and tenements and moneys remaining to my daughters in general, and to each and every of them, and to each and every of their heirs and assigns, in five equal divisions. And lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint my sons, Henry Van Voorhees, John Van Voorhees, Zachariah Van Voorhees, and my sons-in-law, Richard Van Wyck and Christian Dubois, to be my Executors of this my last Will and Testament, ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament.
* In witness whereof I, the said Court Van Voorhees, have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty-sixth day of December, A.D. One thousand seven hundred and eighty-two.
COURT VAN VOORHEES.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Court
Van Voorhees as and for his last Will and Testament,
Signature of Coert Van Voorhees, from the records of the
Dutch Church, Fishkill Village.
D. 3. JOHANNIS VAN VOORHEES, JUNIOR, son of Johan
nes Coerte Van Voorhees and Barbara Van Dyck,
a. John, b. , 1756; d. Dec. 2, 1832; m. Eliza-
; m. Gil
6. Abraham, bap. Oct. 18,1761 ; d. in infancy.
1. Braatje, b. Dec. 16, 1784.
4. Isaac, b. Feb. 19, 1790.
The will of Roelof or Ralph Phillips is recorded in the office of the Surrogate of Duchess County.
RALPH PHILLIPS, of the Will dated Aug. 29, 1810.
Town of Fishkill, Duchess Proved July 1, 1813.
Recorded in Liber D., P. 365. In the name of God, Amen! I, Ralph Phillips, of the Town of Fishkill, in the County of Duchess and State of New York, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life, and being of sound and perfect mind and memory, blessed be almighty God for the same, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that. is to say: First, I order that my funeral charges and