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Page 183. (Written in the Dutch language.)--In den Namen des Heeren, Amen, October 1, 1730. I, ABRAHAM DUBOIS, of New Paltz, in Ulster County. It is my will that all my debts be paid in due time. My wife Margaret shall have and enjoy for life 1/3 of the proceeds of my real estate. My oldest son Abraham, for his right of primogeniture and obedience, shall have o200. And he shall not pay any rent for the land belonging to me on the Raritan river, in New Jersey, to the south of the land of John Cook, during my life and my wife's life, and then it shall go to him and his heirs; and it shall be appraised, and he shall pay the value to my other heirs, deducting the improvements made by him, since his settlement. I leave to my son Joel, all that parcel of land in New Paltz Patent, on the south side of the Paltz Kill, between the lands of the heirs of Abraham and Jan Hasbrouck. Also the large meadow and the lots in the Cripple Bush, Wassamakers land, and my house, barn and lot, in the village of Paltz, and the sheep meadow; and the land on the north side of the Paltz Kill, from the "dray heck" (turn stile). And he is to pay the amount at which it is appraised, deducting his proportion. I leave to my daughter Sarah and her husband, Roelof Eltinge, all my land on the north side of the Paltz Kill, which they now occupy, and all my land on the south side of the kill situate between Solomon and Daniel Dubois, which they now occupy. And they are to pay the appraised value except their equal share. I leave to my daughter Leah and her husband Philip Fires, during their life, 1/2 of that parcel of land at Canastage, next to the said Fires land, and then to her heirs, and they are to pay the appraised value. All of the rest of my estate I leave to all my children, Abraham, Joel, Sarah, Leah, Rachel and Catharine. But my daughter Catharine is only to have one half as much as the rest. My children are not to sell their lands to any strangers, before they shall have acquainted their brothers and sisters and given them the refusal. I make my son Abraham, and my son-in-law, Roelef Eltinge, and Major Johans Hardenbergh, executors.
Witnesses, Daniel Dubois, Thomas Beekman, John Crooks, Jr. Proved, October 22, 1731.