[1766 Manuscript Will of Rulef Deryea, i.e., Roelof Duryea, i.e., Rulof Duryee of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York].
An eighteenth century manuscript, a contemporary copy of the probated will of Rulef Deryea (c.1738-1766) which was dated February 8, 1763 and then proved December 10, 1766. Deryea (or Duryee) was a mariner. He was baptised at Reformed Dutch Church, New Utrecht, Kings Co., Long Island, New York.
Deryea’s will notes the name of his brother, John Deryea of Long Island and his Uncle Derrick Deryea (c.1712-1786) —both to whom he leaves all of his estate of money and goods. Witnessed by B. Underhill, Peter Demelt (Demett ?), Charles Kneffian, and noting the name of lawyer John French. All of the “signatures” were copied out by the law clerk who neatly copied out this 18th-century legal document.
Description: [1766 Manuscript Will of Rulef Deryea, i.e., Roelof Duryea, i.e., Rulof Duryee of Oyster Bay, Queens County, Long Island, New York].
Long Island, New York. 1766. 3 pages. Folio. 12½ x 8 inches. String tied with paper wafer and wax seal. Horizontal tear at center of each page expertly reinforced with tissue paper.
See The Brouwer Genealogy Database - Person Page 321 accessed online.