"In Jan. 1670 Geertruy (third wife) applied for her antenuptial contract with Albert to be enforced so that he would have to assist her. In
March of that year Albert applied for an annulment of the marriage contract, which the court denied. A legal separation was
allowed instead. Geertruy was awarded "alimony" by the court (80 schepels of apples yearly) but Albert did everything he
could to see that she did not receive them - even to leaving them to rot."
Bradt: A Norwegian Family in Colonial America, by Peter Christoph
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