Certificate of Adriaen Keyser that Adriaen Jansen van Ilpendam had received no part of his father's estate

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I, the undersigned, at the request of Adriaen Jansz Ulpendam, declare and attest, in place of a solemn oath, that it is true and truthful that the aforesaid Ulpendam has received nothing from his father's estate,[1] but on the contrary kicked the same away with his foot.[2] Done at Manhatans, this 19th of August 1649. Was signed: A. Keyser.


The estate of Jan Jansen van Ilpendam, the former commisary on the Delaware, who was deposed and who had recently died. See Doc. Rel. Col. Hist. N.Y., 14:137.
Den boedel met de voet heeft gestooten: a figurative expression, meaning that Adriaen van Ilpendam had renounced the right of succession to his father's estate, which was incumbered with debts, and had relinquished it for the benefit of the creditors, since under the Roman-Dutch law, by accepting the inheritance, he would have become liable for all the debts and obligations of the deceased.


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 3, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1648-1660 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.