- Born: Bef 11 Apr 1668, New York City NY
- Christened: 11 Apr 1668, New York City NY
- Marriage (1): Jannetje Cossart on 10 Jan 1688 in New York
- Died: 1731, New York City NY
The will of Jacobus Goelet:
"In the name of God Amen. The 15th day of September 1722. Know all men by these presents that I Jacobus Goelet of the City of New York, Stationer, Shopkeeper, and now in good health, of perfect mind and memory. Thanks be given unto God for his great mercy.
I leave to my wife Janette all my real and personal estate, none excepted, to be possessed during the time she remaineth my widow, with full power to trade, buy or sell all moveable estate and with the advice and consent of my three eldest children, to mortgage or sell my house or houses and lands. But if she should happen to remarry, then she shall deliver unto my dear and well beloved children by me and she begotten. My great Dutch Bible and 2/3 of my real estate and personal estate that is then in being and not by her disposed of. After the death of my wife if she should not remarry. I will that my dear and well beloved children named Jacob, Jan, Raphael and Phillipus shall be true and lawful heirs, to inherit my estate. That is to my eldest son Jacob and my old Dutch Bible as his acknowledgement of his birthright, and it is my will that my daughter Aefie if not then married shall be set out in order, furnished with mourning and wedding robes, and reasonable linen and housing stuff as becomes a young woman of our degree. And my youngest son Phillipus if his apprentice time be not ended. I will that methods be taken by my children to fund him as by agreement between his master and myself and at the expiration of his apprenticeship so much as a new suit of clothes come from top to toe, linen and woollen answerable to his reputation, and a near calculation to be made and collected out of my estate to fund him with meat and drink, lodging, washing and mending, or else by married children take turn to fund him as aforesaid at their houses and in their own families until he is of age of twenty-two years. And all the rest of my estate is to be equally divided between my children."
Proved Sep. 2, 1731.
Jacob married Jannetje Cossart on 10 Jan 1688 in New York. (Jannetje Cossart was born before 28 Nov 1665, christened on 28 Nov 1665 in New York and died in 1736.)