Page 292.--BALTHAZAR BAYARD. In the name of God, Amen, this 4th day of March, 1699. I, Balthazar Bayard, of the city of New York, brewer, being of perfect health. I leave to my wife, Maria Bayard, during her widowhood, the use and benefit of all my estate, and make her guardian of the children that shall be under age. Provided always that in case my wife shall see cause to change her
condition by a second matrimony, she shall be obliged, before the solemnization of the same, to make choice of fit persons, out of my nearest relations in blood, to be guardians of the children, and to deliver up all the estate, and reserve the full dowry which is due to her by law. In consideration that my daughters, Ariantie Ver Planck and Anne Maria Jay, at the time of their marriage have received a portion of fl100, each of my children shall have the same before any general division. After my wife's decease, I leave to my eldest son my dwelling house and brew house, and a piece of land thereto belonging, with other buildings "that shall be earth or nayle fastened thereupon," with all the appurtenances, including horses and beer casks, and he shall pay to my youngest son one half of the value of the same, at the appraisement of indifferent persons. And the youngest son shall allow to my eldest son as being the first born, fl25. I leave to my two sons all my apparell and clothing, and to my daughters, after the death of my wife, "all her apparell and clothes, and the jewells of gold and silver that have been belonging to her body." I leave all the rest of my estate to my children, Ariantie, Anna Maria, Jacobus, Garrett [read Govert Bayard] and Judy. If my eldest son shall endeavor to vacate or contradict this my will, he shall be excluded from all benefit.
Witnesses, J. Mineveille, Johanes Kip, Johanes Kierstede [read Jacobus Kierstede], Samuel Bayard. Proved before Lord Cornbury, February 19, 1705/6.
NOTE:--The residence of Balthazar Bayard is now Nos. 9-11 Broadway.
[Corrections from vol. 16:46 added in brackets]