Note: The will of Gerrit Jansen Roos, of the city of New York, carpenter, was written 3 Sept. 1697, and in it he left his eldest son, Peter Roos, living at Utrecht, in Holland, �100, and a silver tumbler each to Peter Gerritse Roos, the eldest son of his son, Peter Roos, and to Gerritt Jansen Roos, the eldest son of Johannes Roos. He bequeathed a silver tumbler to Gerrit Provost, the eldest son of his eldest daughter, Cornelia, wife of Elias Provost. He also provided for the maintainance of Gerritt Jacobus Roos and Aeltie Roos, children of his deceased son Johanes Roos, "until they are able to maintain themselves, and they are to be put to school until such time as they shall have learned to read and write, and they are to have �78 which I have of their father's estate." The remainder of the estate was divided into five parts, and given to his son Peter, the children of his son Johannes, deceased, to his daughter Cornelia, wife of Jacob De Maree, to his daughter Affie, wife of Johannes Van Gelder, and "to Annatie Elswaert, daughter of my daughter Aeltie procured by John Elswaert." The children of Johannes Roos, deceased, were to have the proceeds from the sale of Johannes' house in Albany as well as a lot in the same county amounting to �78. The executors were Jacob De Maree, Johannes Van Gelder and Jacob Boelen. No witnesses were given. Gerrit died bef. 15 Sept. 1698 when an inventory of his estate was taken. The will was proved 12 Oct. 1698.
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