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Abraham de PEYSTER, Sr.

Male Bef 1657 - 1728  (> 71 years)


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  • Name Abraham de PEYSTER 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born Bef 8 Jul 1657  New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Jul 1657  Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 20 Aug 1702  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Aug 1728  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 12 Apr 1734  New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm:

      Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730)
      Manually Entered by Theodore Brassard

      [Note: The baptisms are laid out in order as follows: The date of the baptism; the parents; the child; and the witnesses. Note the separation of each item by semicolons.]

      [Abraham DE PEYSTER, Sr. was baptized at the following baptism.]

      BAPTISMS OF 1657 . . .

      8 Jul; Johannes de Peyster, Cornelia Lubberts; Abraham; Abraham de la Noy and his wife, Jan de Jonge

      (2) New York City Wills, Vol. 3, Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1998:

      Page 156.?In the name of God, Amen. I, ABRAHAM DE PEYSTER, of New York, merchant, being sick and weak. I leave to my wife all my real and personal estate for the term of her life, "if she shall so long continue my widow, and in case my children should all dye without heirs of their body. I will that my wife shall have power to charge my real estate with ??1500 to be disposed of as she shall think fit." I bequeath to my wife all her jewels "and the moderate use and wearing of all my linnen, plate, hangings, bedding and household stuff." If my wife should marry, an inventory of all my estate shall be taken. I will that my children be brought up in good learning, at the charge of their mother. I leave to my eldest son, Abraham, ??20, and the house where I now live, with the ground thereto belonging lying toward the water side, the whole breadth of said house, but my wife is to dwell in said house during her life if she thinks convenient. I also give to my son Abraham ??1000 when he is of age, but if he survives my wife the ??1000 are to be put to my executors, to be divided among my children. I leave to each of my other children ??800, to be paid to them when 18 years of age, or married. All the rest of my estate is to be divided among my children after my wife's decease. If they all die without issue, then to my brothers John, Isaac, and Cornelius De Peyster, and the children of my deceased sister [Maria] by John Spratt. I give to each of my brothers aforesaid ??150. But in case Judgment be given against me upon appeal depending before the Queen and Council, between me and Valentine Cruger, for upwards of ??1000, then my said brothers are to have ??100 each. I give and bequeath ??50 apiece to the English, French, and Dutch churches of this city. But in case the said appeal judgment is against me, then the ??150 is to go towards paying the same. I leave to my executors, Gerard Bancker and Abraham Wendall, ??50 each for their trouble. I leave to my servant, Hannah Krugers, ??50 for her true and faithful service, and ??30 more if she live with my wife till her decease. I leave to John Bancker ??10 for mourning. If any of my children marry without my wife's consent, they are to forfeit their share of my real estate. I will that the house I am now building be finished and added to the real estate. I appoint my wife and my brothers, John, Isaac, and Cornelius De Peyster, and my friends, Gerard Bancker and Abraham Wendall, Esqrs., executors.

      Dated August 20, 1702. Witnesses, Giles Shelley, Joseph Penniston, Olfert Suarts, Boning Joris, Leigh Atwood. Proved, April 12, 1734. At this time the widow was dead, and the brothers, John and Isaac De Peyster, and Gerard Bancker, were also dead, "And Abraham Wendall, another executor, by a citation dated March 27, 1734, and directed to Henry Beekman, Esq., High Sheriff, or in his absence, to Robert Crannell, Esq., sub-Sheriff, was cited to appear at the Secretary's office, on Thursday the 10th of April next, following, to prove the will; and in case the said Abraham Wendall could not be found, then to leave a copy of the citation on the Church door of the Parrish of said city. And whereas the said Robert Crannell, on the 10th day of April, returned that Abraham Wendall was not to be found, but that he left a copy of the citation on the Church door of said Parrish, And Cornelius De Peyster, the surviving executor relinquished his right, And it appears by affidavits of John Kelley, Gent., and James Harding, vintner, that the said Abraham Wendall now lives, and for many years hath lived, out of this Province, Therefore Letters of administration are granted to Abraham and Pierre De Peyster, sons of Abraham De Peyster, and to Anne De Peyster and Elizabeth, wife of John Hamilton, Esq., his daughters, and to Catharine, wife of Philip Van Cortlandt, Esq., another daughter, April 12, 1734.

      [NOTE.?The house of Abraham De Peyster was on the south side of Pearl Street, New York, directly opposite Cedar Street. De Peyster Street runs through a water-lot granted to him.?W. S. P.]
    Person ID I10774  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Father Johannes de PEYSTER,   b. 28 Apr 1626, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1685  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cornelia LUBBERTS,   b. Bef 15 Sep 1632, Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 25 Sep 1725, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Dec 1651  Reformed Dutch Church, New Amsterdam, New Netherland [now New York City, New York County, NY] Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) New York City Reformed Dutch Marriage Records, 1639-95 [database online], Orem, Utah: Ancestry.com, 1999:

      [December 1651]
      17 dicto. Jan de Peyster, j. m. Van Haerlem, en Cornelia Lubberts, j. d. Van Haerlem.
    Family ID F5242  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine de PEYSTER,   b. 21 Jun 1665, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Apr 1734, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1684  Sloterdijk, Noord-Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Abraham de PEYSTER, Jr.,   b. Bef 26 Aug 1696, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1767, New York City, New York County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
    Family ID F5236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart