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Livingston, Philip Last will and testament of Philip Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02493 Author/Creator: Livingston, Philip Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1748/07/15 Pagination: 2 items

Summary of Content: Philip Livingston bequeathed unto his oldest son Robert Junior all lands, tenements, and mills on the Manor, a house in Albany, and his enslaved people and livestock. He notes, however, that if he should die between February and September, Robert is to allow his mother (Catharine Livingston) and the younger children to use to mill to prepare all their wheat and cornell. To his wife, Philip leaves the remainder of his estate, and entrusts her with the education and welfare of their two daughters. Upon Catharine's death, her portion of the estate is to be divided up among the younger sons. The will is 4 pages, and is accompanied by a docket signed by Goldsbrave Banyar in which he notes that the will was "proved" the 5 July 1749, and registered in the prerogative office of New York.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: EstateDeathChildren and FamilyLandlord and TenantLand TransactionMillAfrican American HistorySlaveryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryWheatDiet and nutritionWomen's HistoryEducation

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