Power of attorney from Gerrit Wolphertsen to Andries Hudde to receive his wife's share of the estate of her father, Cornelis Lambertsen Cool, deceased

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Gerrit Wolphersen, husband and guardian of Aeltjen Cornelis, daughter of Cornelis Lambersen Cool, deceased, who in said capacity appoints and empowers Mr. Andries Hudden in his, the principal’s, name to demand and collect from Aeltjen Brackoengne, widow of the late Cornelis Lambersen Cool, all such part and portion of the property left by Cornelis Lambersen Cool as belong to him, the principal, in his capacity as aforesaid. Also, that the attorney above mentioned shall have power to aid in settling and liquidating all accounts, debts and claims which the deceased Cornelis Lambersen may have elsewhere outstanding, to the end that the heirs of Cornelis Lamberrsen Cool may receive their due and that every one who has any claim against the estate may be paid. He, the principal, declares that he will hold and cause to be held valid whatever shall be done and transacted in the settlement of the ] estate by the attorney, who shall also have power to institute and carry on legal proceedings before all courts, tribunals and judges and to substitute in his stead one or more persons with like or limited power, doing in all things as the principal, were he present, should or might do; provided that the attorney shall remain bound to render an account of his administration to the principal. To which end this is signed in the original record by the principal and witness hereto invited, the 30th of December anno 1643, in Fort Amsterdam, in New Netherland.

Gerrit Wolphersen
Willem de Key


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.