Confirming Geertruy P. Vosburgh's second marriage

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Re Geertruy P Vosburgh it was my understanding that after Abraham's death she did marry Bradt. It was also a short marriage of about 2 +/- at which time she divorced him. I also understand that Geertruy never took the surname of Bradt and kept the Vosburgh name. Can this be confirmed?
WikiTree profile: Albert Andriessen Bradt
in Genealogy Help by Paula Maiore G2G3 (3.7k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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There is court records of Albany that show Geertruy Vosburgh was married  to Albert Bradt and ask the court for a divorced due to neglect,
Can you provide a specific citation?
Research was done by Cynthia Brott Biasca, for the first volume title:

The Descendants of Albert and Arent Andries Bradt, also comes from  Albany Historical society. there are four volumes published on the family.
Oh I should link the court finding - they let them separate but were not annulled as they had wanted - he was to give her an alimony to be paid in apples - but he would rather let them rot than get them to her is what I read - will source that
Donald Lines Jacobus characterized it as a "divorce" in his 1948 article "Bradt or Bratt of Albany and New York, New York."

"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

can not see your source unless I sign up - dang

sources in dispute - wrong dates and twisted trees over at ancestry - this family is anything but boring - trying to concentrate on Storm - off on the grandmother then sourcing her great granddaughter then back to the will of that granddaughters father - confusion as the will says daughter deceased yet will made in March and she did not pass until July ?!? Lots of things to tie up - may take more time than I thought - again

Oh and funny that Albert's third wife was covered yet his second wife not mentioned in that other source - mystery after mystery

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