Sunset at Gowanus Bay

Sunset at Gowanus Bay
Sunset at Gowanus Bay, Henry Gritten, 1851

Friday, July 8, 2011

Adam Brouwer's Will, 1692

Adam Brouwer wrote his will in 1692. It can be found in Albany, New York in Wills, vols. AA-AB, and on microfilm from the Family History Library, FHL film #0481436. I have placed both digital images and a transcription of the will online. Links can be found in the right margin of this page under Notes, Research, Reports.

In his will, Adam's surname is referred to as "Brower Berckhoven," "Brouwer" and "Brewer." Adam names all of his fourteen children, instructs them not to trouble or move their mother, Magdalena Verdon, disinherits sons Pieter and Jacob, and daughter, Aletje, for their disobedience, and appoints sons-in-laws Barent van Tilburg and William Nazareth as executors (by-passing all of his seven sons). A number of grandchildren are also named.

First page of Adam Brouwer's Will

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