Dutch term: testament

A testament is a last will. Most people did not have a last will and died intestate. Usually, only wealthier people had a will drawn up.

Wills can be found in notarial records or in court records (before 1811 in areas that did not have notaries).

Closed will of Rev. Dorpmans, 1678


Closed will of Rev. Dorpmans, 1678. Closed will of Rev. Dorpmans, 1678

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