|PARENT (M) Johannes Lourensen Opdyck|
|Birth||16 JUN 1650||Gravesend or Newton, L.I., NY|
|Death||12 FEB 1729||Hopewell, Hunterdon Co., NJ|
|Marriage||ABT 1669||to Catherine (Opdyck) at Hopewell, NJ|
|Father||Louris Jansen Opdyck|
|PARENT (F) Catherine (Opdyck)|
|Birth||1655||Dutch Kills, L.I., NY|
|Death||1729||Hopewell, Hunderdon Co., NJ|
|Marriage||ABT 1669||to Johannes Lourensen Opdyck at Hopewell, NJ|
|Birth||ABT 1688||Dutch Kills, L.I., NY|
|Death||ABT 1746||Hopewell, Hunderdon Co., NJ|
His children were invariably called up Dyck, or Opdyck. It is noticeable that the name is written in the Dutch form op Dyck; where it is otherwise, it was doubtless the work of an English clerk, until the family finally accepted the change. On his death bed, Johannes relented and signed Johannes Opdyck to his will.
The Will of Johannes Opdyck, February 12, 1729:
In the name of god amen. The twelfth day of february in the year of our Lord
1728-9 I Johan. opdike of Hopewell in ye County of Hunterdone in ye provence
of west new Jersey Husbandman, being very sick and weak in body, but of
perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto god theirefore, Calling unto
mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once
to die, do make and ordain this my Last will and testament: that is to say principly
and first of all I give and Recommend my Soul unto the hands of god that gave it,
and for my body, I Recommend it to the Earth, to be buried in a Christian Like and
desent manner, at the Discretion of my Executors, nothing doubting but at the
geniral Reserrection, I shall Receive the same againe by the mighty power of god
and as touching Such worldly Estate, wherewith it hath pleased god to bless me
in this Life, I give devise and dispose of the same in the following maner and form:
Imprimus I give and bequeathe to my well beloved son Louerence opdike twelve
shillings; Item that William Critchfield shall have his bils and bonds delivered up
without any mollistation.
Item I give to my grantson Cornelius Anderson all my weareing Cloths and one
Irn Cittle one plater and four plates
Item I Likewise Constitute and make my well beLoved Sone and grantson
Louerence opdike and Eliakim anderson my Executors of my Last will and
testament and after paying all my debts that the above written Leagusies
may bee fulfilled I also bequeate that after all depts be paid that the
Remainder Shall be Equilly divided amongst my Eight Children and now are
Living and I do hereby utterly disalow and Revoke and disanull all and every
other former testaments wills Legusies and Executors by me in any wayes before
this time named willed and bequeathed Ratifying & Confirming this and no other
to be my Last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
& Seale the day and year above writen. Signed Sealed published pronounced and
declared by ye Said Johanes opdike as his Last will and testament in the
preasents of us the Subscribers, vis -
Name: Johannes Opdyck, Opdike, Updike
Date: 12 Feb 1728-9
Location: Hopewell, Hunterdon Co.
husbandman; will of. Eight children, of whom only son Lowrence is mentioned by name, grandsons Cornelius and Eliakim Anderson; legacy to William Critchfield. "Worldly estate." Executors--son Lowrence and grandson Eliakim. Witnesses--John Anderson and Francis Vannoey. Proved March 26, 1729.
Lib. 3, p. 15
1728-9 March 24. Inventory of the personal estate, £13.5; made by Robert Laning and John Read.
1731 April 7. Account of the estate by the executors, above named, who have paid for the coffin to John Smith 18s., for rum, sugar and spice to John Brains £1.13, for a barrel of cider to Abraham Anderson 9s., biskakes 16s., all at the funeral; Cornelius Anderson for nursing during the last illness £3.16.