Entry documentation concerning the estate of Abraham De Peyster

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

These records were created to assist with the recovery of unpaid duties from DePeyster's tenure as treasurer. The series contains list of bonds and notes, a maps of lots owned by DePeyster and then sold by his executors which list location, purchaser, sale terms, and the date; and accounts of sale that provide scattered inventory of what was bought from the DePeyster Estate.
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Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1771-1774
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Scope and Content Note

This series consists of maps, lists of bonds and notes, conditions of sale and accounts of sales regarding the estate of Abraham DePeyster, former treasurer of the colony of New York (1721-1767). Apparently, these records were created pursuant to Chapter 1490 of the 1771 Colonial Laws (February 16, 1771), entitled "An act for the more effectual recovery of duties arisen in the late treasurer's time and remaining still unpaid."

The series contains maps of lots owned by DePeyster and then sold by John Cruger, Philip Livingston, Henry Holland, William Bayard, and Leonard Lispenard, who were appointed by law as Executors of DePeyster's estate. The conditions of sale list the exact location of land to be sold, to whom it was sold, the terms of the sale, and the date. In some instances a small map accompanies the instrument.

The list of bonds and notes provides the names of the owners of the bond, the date of the bond, the sum endorsed on the bond and the principle sum. The account of sale provides a scattered inventory of what was bought from the DePeyster Estate, by whom, for what price and on what date.

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