Will of Margery (Wilding) Alsteyn is below
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From the Will of Margery Alsteyn, widow of Adam (her third husband): I bequeath unto my beloved son, James Scot, my great brass Kettle and likewise the just half of my Whole Estate. I give unto my beloved sons and daughters, namely, Henry Chism, John Chism, William Scott, my daughters Elsie, housewife of Jonas Moon, Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Been (Ben), Margret, wife of Augusinus Van der Marcken, and Susana, wife of Edward Wood, the other half of my whole estate, to be divided amongst them, except for the brass kettle. Sons William and James Scott (Schutt) named as sole executors.
The inventory of Margery Alsteyn, widow of Adam, on September ye 11 day and 1724. An inventory of all ye goods and chattels left by Margery Alsteyn Widow of Adam Alsteyn of Dutchess County late deceased, per Henry Van den Burgh, Clerk.
A list list of household and personal items follows. (from Shelia Webb, October 2000)
She is listed as Maidgerie, Margriet, Margery, Majory and Marjorie and the surname is spelled in various ways Winding, Wildings, Wieldy, Weldon.)
Marjorie Wilding's parentage is obscure. Perhaps she was related to the Flushing, New York families of Thomas Wildee and his wife Elizabeth and Edee Wilday with daughers Rebecca and Mary. A latter family in New Jersey spelled its name Whilden, after the death of her husband Patrick, about 1710, Marjorie married Adam Van Alstayne, in 1714.
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