Nicholas D. Volkertsen
was also known as Nicholas Folkert. He was also known as Nicholas D. Volckertszen. He was also known as Nicholas D. Volkertse. Nicholas D. Volkertsen was born in 1672 at Bushwick, Kings County, New York. He married Neeltje Van Kouwenhoven
, daughter of Jan Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven
and Gerardina de Sille
, in 1699 at Bushwick, Kings County, New York; Assumed marriage based on similarity of dates. Nicholas D. Volkertsen left a will on 18 August 1758 at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.
WILL OF NICHOLAS VOLKERTSEN:
Abstracts of Wills Vol V 1754-1760 New York, page 294:
Page 242.--In the name of God, Amen, August 19, 1758. I, NICHOLAS FOLKERTSEN, of Brookland, in Kings County, being in good health. I leave to my son
Folkert Å“10 for his birthright, and all my wearing apparell. I leave to my deceased wife's daughter Antie, wife of Johanes Lott, of Flatlands, Å“50. To
my grand daughter Neeltie, wife of Isaac Broser and daughter of Cornelius Bogart, deceased, Å“50. All my real estate in Bushwyck or elsewhere to be sold
by my executors to any of my four children or to the highest bidder of them, and if they cannot agree, then to any other persons. I leave the proceeds of
the sale, and what may be left of my personal property, to my 4 children, Folkert, Dinah Brocca, Ariantie, wife of Dirck Wortman, and Marytie, wife of
John Van Dyck. The part of my daughter Dinah is to be put at interest for her maintainance during her life, and then to her two children, Isaac Brocca and
Neeltie, wife of Matthew Moorhead. I make my son Folkert, and my son in law, John Van Dyck, and my cousin, Joris Brinckerhoff, executors.
Witnesses, Christopher Remsen, Christopher Codwise, L. Boerum.
His estate was proved on 15 March 1759.