Tami, Chris. New York City Wills, 1708-1728 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1998.Original data: Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate’s Office, City of New York, Vol. 2, 1708-1728. Collections of the New York Historical Society, Vol. 26. New York, NY, USA: New York Historical Society, 1894.
British ruled for less than fifty years, New York City was an international city in 1708 with Dutch, and Swedish residents in addition to the English. This database is a collection of will abstracts, originally published in the late 19th Century. Spanning the years 1708 to 1728, it includes records of many early Dutch, Swedish, and Danish residents, as well as English settlers. Each record reveals valuable information about the individual, often about family members still living and witnesses to the will. With nearly 5000 records, this collection can be a valuable database for researchers of early New York residents.