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Collections on the History of Albany, From Its Discovery to the Present Time, With Notices of its Public Institutions, and Biographical Sketches of Citizens Deceased.
Vol. IV.Albany, N. Y.:J. Munsell, 82 State Street.1871.
BANCKER, Christopher, of New York, son of the above, m. Elizabeth Hooglant in New York, Oct. 16, 1719. Ch: Adriaan, bp. in New York, July 3, 1720.
Abstracts of Wills Vol VI 1760-1766
Page 44.--In the name of God, Amen. I, CHRISTOPHER BANCKER, of New York, merchant, being in good health. "I leave my Body to the Earth from which it was taken, there to be decently buried." All debts and funeral charges to be paid. I leave to my son, Evert Bancker, œ10, in full satisfaction of all claim which he may have as eldest son and heir at law. All the rest of my estate I leave to my dear and well beloved children, in the following manner, 1/5 to each of my children, Evert, Adrian, Richard, Christopher, and William. All money which I have paid or shall pay to any of my sons, and charged to them in my book, or Ledger, is to be part of their share. My executors may sell all real estate, "except my Vault in the New Dutch Church, which I will shall always be kept for the use of my children and their heirs for ever." The shares of my children who are under age to be put at interest. I make my sons, Evert, Adrian, Richard, and Christopher, executors. Dated February 22, 1752.
Witnesses, Anthony Rutgers, Adrian Renaudet, Isaac Roosevelt.
Codicil, March 12, 1756.--Confirms the will. I leave to all my children the lands which I have bought since making my will.
Witnesses, Leonard Lispenard, Joris Jansen, Jonathan Fish. Proved, May 26, 1763. The surviving executors were then Evert, Adrian, and Richard Bancker.
[NOTE.--Christopher Bancker died April 13, 1763, in his 68th year. He was a prominent merchant and magistrate of the city. His residence was the northwest corner of Wall and William streets. He owned much real estate, including a great many lots on the Rutgers farm east of Park Row. Anne Bancker, widow of Christopher Bancker, Jr., married Robert Leake, Esq., Commissary General, September 17, 1764.--W. S. P.]