Last Will and Testament
William Strope
Town of Greenbush

Information on this page was obtained from the Rensselaer County, NY Surrogate Court in Troy, from Will Book 24 page 473 and from file number 104. It was submitted to this website by the late Janet Derbyshire.

The last Will and Testament of WILLIAM STROPE of the Town of Greenbush County of Rensselaer & State of New York __

I WILLIAM STROPE considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being of Sound mind and memory, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, in manner & form following __

First I give and bequeath to my GRAND SON WILLIAM SON OF JOHN W. STROPE, one thousand dollars, to be paid to him when he Shall arrive at the age of twenty one years __ out of the money accruing from the Mortgage __ given to me to Martin Weatherwax and Wife, to secure the payment of one thousand five hundred dollars dated the 29th day of April 1836 __ I further give to my Said GRANDSON the yearly interest on the said one thousand Dollars, being Seventy dollars a year, during his Minority, to be applied in defraying the Expenses of his Education, out if not used for that purpose to be put in a "Savings Bank" yearly for his benefit and the amount arising from the Money So deposited, with interest thereon annually added, to paid to him when he arrives at the age of twenty one years __

Second I give and bequeath to my DAUGHTER SALLY THE WIFE OF HENRY H. HANER, the sum of three hundred Dollars, to be paid to her (or in case of her death) to her heirs in two years from the time of my decease __

And finally, all the rest, residue, and remainder, of all my Estate, and effects, whatsoever, not herein before deposed of, after payment of my debts, legacies, and funeral expenses I do give, devise, bequeath, unto my ONLY SON JOHN __

And I do hereby Constitute and appoint Philip L. Rysdorph, Henry Vandenburgh, and Obidiah E. Lansing Executors of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Wills by me made __

In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seal the twenty Second day of March one thousand Eight hundred & thirty Eight __

[X] his mark

Witnesses: Stephen Williams, Philip L. Rysdorph, Henry Vandenburgh, all of Greenbush.

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