Power of attorney from Abraham Jacobsen to the Rev. Everardus Bogardus to settle the estate of his deceased wife, Geertruyt Willems

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Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Abraham Jacobsz, of Steenwyck, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers, as he does hereby, Everardus Bogardus, minister here, to make for the principal in his absence an equitable division of the property of Geertruyt Willems, his deceased wife, belonging to him, the principal, and to her heirs, and that according to the inventory thereof; to sell the goods, to collect the money, and further to do what he, Abraham Jacobsz, could or might do were he present; to call in the outstanding debts and also to pay the claims against the above mentioned estate; he, the principal, holding valid all that Everardus Bogardus shall further do, transact and perform in the above mentioned matter. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, the 29th of September A°. 1644.

Abraham Jacobsz
Willem de Key
Adriaen van Tienhouen


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.