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  Will of Hendrick Oothout - 1738
  In the name of God, Amen, October 11, 1738. I, Hendrick Oothout, of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, considering the frailty of my body.
  I leave to my eldest son, Volkert, �10 for his right of primogeniture; this is to be taken from his bond for �100 due to me. And as for my son Jan, he likewise hath already had his full share of my estate. I leave to my son Jonas � all that my farm land or Bowery commonly called Turkye, where I now dwell,� on the west side of the Hudson river; Together with Greenen island, and 3 other islands in Hudson river, and all the woodland or upper messuage and tract, as the same is granted unto me by Colonel Peter Schuyler, as by transport may appear; Also 1 waggon, 1 pleasure sled, 1 wood sled, etc. And my son Jonas is to pay to my daughters Dorothy, wife of Corneluis Bougard, Hendrike, wife of Isaac Bougard, Margarettie, wife of Dominie Jan Van Driese, Anattie, wife of Peter Wouters Quackinbos, each 1/5 of the value of the farm as appraised. But my son Jonas is to have �160 over and above his 1/5.
  I give to my daughter Dorothy, wife of Cornelius Bougard, my little pastureland lying near to the city of Albany, to the south, bounded by the pasture land of Anothony Korseler, and the land of Garett Lansing. I leave to my daughter Margaret, wife of Dominie Jan Van Driesen, � of my lot of ground in Albany, near the City Hall or Court House, which I had of Poulis Martense Van Benthuysen, being the south � bounded south by Frederick Visger, west and east by common street. I leave to my grandson, Hendrick Oothout, son of my son Jan, �10 out of the �100 due to me from my son Volkert.
  All the rest of my estate I leave to my son Jonas, and my daughter. I make my son Jonas, and my son-in-law, Cornelius Bougard, executors.
  Will dated October 11, 1738. Proved in April 26, 1740. Printed in Abstract of Wills volume 27, pp. 291-292. Transformed by JP
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  Hendrick Janse Oothout by Stefan Bielinski
  Hendrick Janse Oothout was born about 1663. He was the second son of New Netherland pioneers Jan Janse and Hendricktie Van Ness Oothout. His father was a brewer in Beverwyck and then Albany.
  In April 1684, he married Albany native Catharina Douw. By 1705, their eleven children had been baptized at the Albany Dutch church where both parents were members and regular baptism sponsors.
  Hendrick Janse lived in Albany, on an inherited countryside farm, and, for a time during the 1690s, in New York City. Like his father, he was a businessman, brewer, and landholder. His father-in-law was similarly prominent and a brewer as well. Hendrick Janse was annually elected assistant alderman for the first ward from 1698 to 1704. During that time, he was active as a contractor, surveyor, and justice. In 1699, he joined his neighbors in pledging allegiance to the king of England. His first ward home was taxed as those of other substantial community leaders. In 1715, his name appeared on an Albany militia roster. In 1720, he was listed among the freeholders living in the first ward.
  Hendrick Janse Oothout filed a will in October 1738. Seven surviving children but not his deceased wife were named in that document. At that time, he identified himself as a yeoman of Rensselaerswyck. His estate included a lot in Albany, pasture land south of the city, a farm called "Turkeye" on the west bank of the Hudson where he was living, woodlands, four islands in the Hudson, and personal property. He died in July 1739. His will passed probate in April 1740.
  Sources: The life of Hendrick Janse Oothout is CAP biography number 428. This profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
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