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Page 220-2 Name: Richard Hubbard, Sen. Location: Middletown Invt. £59-19-01. Taken 23 August, 1732, by Ephraim Adkins, Joseph Rockwell and Nathaniel Brown. Will dated 14 July, 1731. I, Richard Hubbard, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Martha the 1-2 of my household goods and stock and other moveable estate, and the improvement of the other half of my household goods and stock and other moveable estate, and of my homelott and long meadow lott, so long as she continues my widow. I give to my daughter Martha what I have given her by deed of gift, viz., £45 in land and the products of about 30 acres more, which was £25, and £7-17-06 which she has already received, the whole being £77-07-06. I give to my daughter Elizabeth what I have given her by deed of gift, which amounts to £44, and 1-2 of an acre of land on the Neck at 20 shillings, and £24-10-04 in moveables and money which I advanced by the sale of lands to pay her debts after she was a widow, the whole being £69-10-04. I give to my daughter Hannah ye lands and goods, £69-13-00. I give to my daughter Mary lands and goods, £69-16-00. I appoint my wife Martha sole executrix. Witness: Solomon Adkins, Edward Foster, Stephen Winstone. Richard X Hubbard, ls. Court Record, Page 75--5 September, 1732: Will and invt. exhibited and approved.
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Page 235-6 Name: Samuel Hubbard Location: Hartford
Invt. £336-07-06. Taken by Thomas Ensign, Jr., and Jonathan Steele.
Court Record, Page 79--19 December, 1731: Will exhibited with invt. by George Hubbard, executor named in the will, who refused the trust and was appointed Adms. (the will not found). Also the heirs exhibit an agreement: We, the subscribers, Samuel Hubbard, George Hubbard, John Hubbard, Esther Butler, Thomas Lee in behalf of Elizabeth his wife as well as in his own behalf, Isaac Lee and Mary Lee his wife, and John Gurney and Sarah his wife, being the children and children-in-law of Samuel Hubbard, late of Hartford deceased, and interested in his estate, do hereby agree upon a division for ourselves severally and respectively, and our heirs, as followeth: That is, that the sd. John Hubbard's share or part of sd. estate shall be £50 in lands or else in current bills of public credit. And the part or share of the sd. Esther Butler, Elizabeth wife of Thomas Lee, and Mary wife of Isaac Lee, shall be each of them so much as to amount to £50 each with what they have had heretofore given them out of sd. estate. And the part or share of the sd. Sarah wife of John Gurney, besides what hath already been given her, shall be all the moveables belonging to the sd. estate, provided all the debts be paid out of them. And all the remainder of sd. estate shall be equally divided between the 2 elder brothers before mentioned, to-wit: Samuel Hubbard and George Hubbard. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hand and seal this 19th day of December, 1731. Then personally came before the Court of Probate, holden at Hartford, Samuel Hubbard, George Hubbard, John Hubbard, Esther Butler, Thomas Lee, Isaac Lee, and John Gurney, and acknowledged their voluntary act and deed. Approved by the Court, Samuel Hubbard, ls. George Hubbard, ls. John Hubbard, ls. Esther X Butler, ls. Thomas Lee, ls. Isaac Lee, ls. John Gurney, ls. J: Talcott, Clerk.
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Page 380-1 Name: William Hubbard Location: Kensington
Invt. £449-13-10. Taken by Samuel Peck and Caleb Galpin. Will dated 31 August, 1736. I, William Hubbard of Kensington, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife, Sarah Hubbard, 1-3 part of my moveable estate forever, and the use of 1-3 of my lands during her naturall life, and so much of my moveable estate as shall amount to £30 for the bringing up of my children, and the use of one room in my house during her widowhood. To my son William Hubbard I give 8 acres of land on which my buildings stand and that my father gave me by deed of gift, with the buildings, the house and barn. I likewise give to him 1 yoke of oxen, 2 young creatures and 1 heifer, each coming two years old. I likewise give to him my gunn. To my two daughters, Sarah and Ruth, I give one certain parcell of land containing 7 acres, bounded on land of my own east, and north on land of Daniel (Blake)? Blague, to be equally divided between them. And the rest of my moveables that is not given to my wife and son I give to my daughters, to be divided equally between them. I do hereby appoint my beloved wife sole executrix. Witness: Caleb Galpin, Zebulon Peck, Richard Hubbard. William Hubbard, ls. Court Record, Page 51--5 October, 1736: Will proven. Mrs. Sarah Hubbard to be guardian to Sarah Hubbard, age 7 years, William Hubbard, age 3 years, and Ruth Hubbard, age 9 months, children of William Hubbard decd. Recog., £150.
Page 54 (Vol. XV) 5 January, 1747-8: William Hubbard, a minor, 14 years of age, son of William Hubbard, late of Farmington deceased, chose his father-in-law Samuel Andruss to be his guardian. Recog., £300.
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Page 80-81 Name: Nathaniel Hubbard, Sen. Location: Middletown
Invt. £341-09-03. Taken 2 June, 1738, by Solomon Adkins, Ephraim Adkins and Wm. Rockwell. Will dated 6 March, 1734-5.
I, Nathaniel Hubbard, Sen., of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, being sensible by my great age and weakness through it that my departure is at hand, do make and ordain this my last will and testament: I give to my son Nathaniel Hubbard what I have given him by deed of gift and £10 in money more, and 1-2 of my land on the west side the mountain, belonging to the lott my son Ebenezer liveth on. I give to my son John Hubbard what I have given him by deed of gift and £5 in money more, and the 1-2 of my land on the west side of the mountain, belonging to the lott my son Ebenezer liveth on. I give to my son Ebenezer Hubbard what I have given him by deed of gift and 10 shillings more. I give to my daughter Mary what I have given her by deed of gift and a share in the remainder of the homelott, so much as with the 1-2 acre already given her to make her part equal in value with her sisters' part in the homelott, except Sarah; and also a pewter platter which her mother designed for her. I give to my daughter Abigail £10-15-00 in money, which is to make her equal with the rest of them, and an iron kettle and an old brass kettle which her mother designed for her. I give to my daughter Elizabeth £10-15 in money, which is to make her equal with Esther, and my feather bed and blankets. I give to my daughter Sarah 1-2 of an acre of land at the southeast corner of my homelott, to lye square, and my new brass kettle, and my iron pott, and a pewter platter, which her mother designed for her. I give to my daughter Thankfull £7-15-00 in money to make her equal with Esther, and my hetchell between her and her sister Hannah. I give to my daughter Hannah £7-15-00 in money to make her equal with Esther, and 1-2 of my hetchell and my chest. I give to my daughter Esther my warming pan. My will is that my debts, funeral charges and ye legacies above mentioned to be paid to my children be paid out of my household stuff not here disposed of, and out of my stock so far as they will go, and the rest to be made up out of my homelott. And what remains of my homelott and buildings upon it I give to my 7 daughters, to Abigail, Elizabeth, Sarah, Thankfull, Hannah and Esther equal parts in it, and to Mary such a part as with the half acre I have already given her to make her part equal in value with her sisters' parts except Sarah, who is to have the half acre above mentioned besides her equal part in the rest. I appoint my sons Nathaniel and John Hubbard executors. Witness: William Rockwell, Benjamin Hand, Jr., Ebenezer Rockwell. Nathaniel X Hubbard, Sen., ls. Court Record, Page 30--5 June, 1738: Will proven.
Page 116-17 Name: Ebenezer Hubbard Location: Middletown Invt. £1152-18-05. Taken 31 May, 1743, by Solomon Adkins and William Rockwell. Will dated 23 January, 1742.
I, Ebenezer Hubbard of Middletown, being advanced in years, do make this my last will and testament: Imprimis: I give to Ebenezer Sage and Hannah his wife, and to their heirs forever, one acre of land at the west end of my homelott, to run across ye lott and to extend so far east as to make up one acre. Also, I give them free liberty to use and improve the well where he hath digged it in my land forever. Also, I give to the sd. Hannah Sage my silver cup after my decease. And this I give them in consideration of the great kindness they have exercised toward me ever since they have dwelt near me. I give to my loving cousins, Daniel Stow and Azuba his wife, that now dwell with me, all the remainder of my estate, both real and personal, that is not disposed of in this my last will and testament, to them and their heirs forever. I appoint my cousins, Daniel Stow and Azuba his wife, to be executors. And I do hereby order my sd. cousin Daniel Stow to pay 40 shillings to the Church of Christ over which the Rev. Mr. William Russell is pastor. Witness: Matthew Talcott, Mary Talcott, Jabez Hamlin. Ebenezer Hubbard, ls. Court Record,
Page 24--7 June, 1743: The last will and testament of Ebenezer Hubbard, late of Middletown deceased, was now exhibited in Court and proven. Also, exhibited an inventory, which was ordered recorded.
Page 39--15 February, 1743-4: Daniel Stow of Middletown, executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Hubbard, late of Middletown deceased (being also deceased), and there being no executor to sd. will, this Court grant Adms. on the estate of the sd. Ebenezer Hubbard, with the will annexed, unto Isaac Lee of Middletown, who gave bond with Ebenezer Sage of sd. Middletown.
Page 185-6 Name: Samuel Hubbard, Sen. Location: Middletown Invt. £2310-18-11. Taken 18 June, 1745, by Caleb Galpin, Daniel Smith and Elisha Peck. Will dated 15 April, 1743. I, Samuel Hubbard, Sen., of Kensington, in the Township of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Martha Hubbard forever 1-3 part of my personal estate, and the use and improvement of 1-3 part of my real estate during her natural (life). Further, I give peculiarly to my wife one featherbed and furniture, with one great brass kettle, and all the linen, and one certain great puter platter, besides her thirds. To my eldest son now living, Samuel Hubbard, I give, besides what I have heretofore given him by deed of gift, one parcell of land I bought of John Gilbert, near to Mattabesick River, bounded as follows: East upon the river, south upon his own land, north upon Henry Johnson, and west upon a highway. To my second son, Timothy Hubbard, besides what I have already given him, I give him one certain parcell of land bounded as follows: Near Henry Johnson's, butteing east upon a highway, west upon a run of water or brook, south upon John Sage and Samuel Hubbard, and north upon Henry Johnson. Further, I give to him a certain parcell of land lying in my houselott, bounded as follows: South on a highway, north upon George Hubbard, east upon his brother Samuel Hubbard, and west upon Stony Swamp Brook. Further, I give to him one certain parcell of land lying partly upon the ledge and partly upon low land or swamp, bounded as follows: South upon a highway, north upon George Hubbard, east upon a fence now standing in my mowing land, and west extending half across the ledge. Further, I give to him the fruit of 25 apple trees for the term of 15 years, standing upon the north end of my orchard. To my third son, Watts Hubbard, I give one certain parcell of land bounded south upon a highway, north upon George Hubbard, east upon Stony Swamp Brook, and west upon a fence now standing butting upon his brother Timothy. Further, I give to him a certain parcell of land bounded as follows: West on a highway, south upon a highway, north upon George Hubbard, and east upon the middle of the ledge, butting upon his brother Timothy, with the dwelling house and barn standing upon the sd. land. Further, I give to him one certain parcel of land bounded as follows: East upon the country road, west upon Lt. Isaac Norton, north upon Nathaniel Edwards, and south upon John Hinsdale. To my grandson William Hubbard, the only son of my son William Hubbard decd., I give, besides what I gave to my son his father in his lifetime, a certain parcel of land near to his dwelling house, bounded as follows: West upon a highway, south upon John Sage his land, north upon Samuel Hubbard, Jr., and Henry Johnson, and east upon the 2nd fence now standing, which sd. land is part upland and part swamp. Unto my daughter Sarah, the wife of Joseph Francis, and unto her heirs forever, I give one certain parcel of land bounded as follows: East upon William Hubbard, south upon John Sage, west upon Timothy Hubbard, and north upon Henry Johnson. Unto my grandson Matthew Cole, his heirs and assigns forever, I give £5 money, old tenour. All the rest of my personal estate I give to my three sons, Samuel, Timothy and Watts, to be equally divided among them, and appoint my wife and my son Watts executors. Witness: Caleb Galpin, William Andrus, Abijah Peck. Samuel Hubbard, ls. Court Record,
Page 62--6 August, 1745: The last will and testament of Samuel Hubbard, late of Middletown decd., was exhibited in Court by Martha Hubbard, widow, and Watts Hubbard, executor. Proven. Inventory exhibited and ordered to be recorded.
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Page 114-115 Name: Daniel Hubbard Location: Middletown
Died November, 1704. Invt. £214-18-03. Taken 5 December, 1704, by John Cornwall, Sen., and John Hall. Will dated 8 November, 1704. I, Daniel Hubbard of Middletown, doe make this my last will and testament: I leave unto my loving wife Sarah the use and improvement of my dwelling house, barn and homelott, and 2 acres of my boggy meadow, for her comfortable subsistence during her natural life, and 1-3 part of all my personal estate, to be disposed of as she shall see meet. The rest of my lands and personal estate it is my will that it be equally shared amongst all my children. I appoint my wife to be executrix, and request Lt. Thomas Ward to be overseer. Witness: Samuel Hall, Richard Hubbard, John Hall. Daniel X Hubbard, ls. Court Record, Page 63--6 March, 1704-5: Will proven.
Page 78--8 March, 1705-6: Sarah Hubbard, widow, executrix, exhibited now an account of her Adms., and this Court order dist. of the estate and appoint Capt. John Hall, Lt. Thomas Ward and Mr. Alexander Rollo distributors. Record on File: To Daniel Hubbard of Haddam, son of the decd., to Margaret, to Sarah, to Mehetabell, and to Mary Hubbard; by John Hall, Thomas Ward and Alexander Rollo.
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Page 98 Name: Rev. Jeremiah Hobart Location: Haddam
Will on File. Invt. £155-08-00. Taken 22 November, 1715, by Simon Smith, Joseph Arnold and James Brainard. Will dated 25 April, 1712. I, Jeremiah Hobart, doe make this my last will and testament: I give to Elizabeth my wife my whole estate, both real and personal, whatsoever, after my decease, during the terme of her life, and I do hereby fully impower my wife to dispose of the whole of sd. estate, that shall be left after her decease, to my children as she thinks best. I constitute my wife Elizabeth sole executrix. Witness: Benjamin Smith, James Welles. Jeremiah Hobart, ls. Court Record, Page 21--4 September, 1716: Capt. James Welles, of Haddam, now exhibited the last will of Rev. Jeremiah Hubburd, late of Haddam decd. James Welles, a witness to sd. will, was now sworn. The other witness not being present, the probate was delayed. Page 25--4 December, 1716: This Court doth now prove, approve and allow and confirm the will of Rev. Jeremiah Hobart. Accepted, ordered recorded and kept on file. Note: The Recorder entered and wrote the name Jeremiah "Hubburd," and in the index, "Hubbard." The signature to the will was written by the testator himself, "Hobart."
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Page 73 Name: Jonathan Hubbard Location: "Hanover."
Invt. £173-14-00. Taken by Abel Shaylor and John Bissell of Bolton.
Court Record, Page 134--4 September, 1720: This Court grant Adms. on the estate of Jonathan Hubbard, late of Bolton decd., unto Hannah Hubbard, widow, and John Hubbard, Jr., of Glastonbury. Page 205 (Vol. X) 12 November, 1728: John Hubbart and Hannah Euit, formerly Hannah Hubbart, Adms., exhibited an account of their Adms., which this Court allow. This Court appoint Jeams Euit of Guilford to be guardian to the children of Jonathan Hubbard, viz., to Hannah Hubbard, 10 years of age, and Rachel Hubbard, 9 years. Recog., £100. Page 47 (Vol. XII) 17 June, 1736: A further account of Adms. was exhibited by the Adms. Paid in debts and charges, £66-12-08; invt. on file, £63-08-00; there remains yet to be paid the sum of £3-12-00, which the Adms., John Hubbard and Hannah Euerts, alias Hannah Hubbard, relict, acknowledged in Court that they freely give their proportionable part of the sd. £3-12-00, as land might not be sold. And James Euerts, guardian to one of the children, viz., Rachel Hubbard, a minor, moved that freeholders might be appointed to assist him as guardian in dividing the real estate. The Court appoint Timothy Olcott, Thomas Pitkin and Lt. John Talcott, of Bolton, distributors.
Page 72 Name: Richard Watts Location: Hartford Invt. £114-17-06. Taken 20 March, 1654, by Richard Butler, Nathaniel Browne and James Ensign. October the twentieth day, In the year of our Lord one Thousand Six hundred fifty three. I Richard Watts of Hartford, upon the River of Connecticut, beaing weak and ill in my body but in my perfect memory and understanding, Doe make and Ordain this my Last will and Testament in manner and form as ffolloweth: Imprimis. It is my will that my wiff Elizabeth Watts shall possess and inioy my whole estate during the term of her natural lif. And alsoe I will and give unto my wiff fful power and Authority toe giv & despose at her own will & pleasure Twenty pounds off the estate I leave behind mee. The Resedu of my estate That Shall be remayneng after The death of my wiff It is my will that it be Equally Divided amongst the Children of my Daughter Hubbard & the child of my Daughter Browne, I mean the children now born & that then shall be living. Also I will & give to my Daughter Browne the whole Charge of her board & the board of her child, her husband & servant, ffrom the Time that her husband went ffrom her toward England Toe the Day of my Death, with all other moneys or charges that I have Disbursed ffor her use. That Thes my last Will and Testament be truly & ffaithfully performed, I make & ordayne my wif Elizabeth my Soal Exectrix, And intreat my loving friends Richard Butler and James Ensign to be overseers to this my will. In Witness hereunto set my mark the day & year first above written. In the presence of us: Richard Butler, James Ensign. Richard X Watts. Wee whose names are heer underwritten doe witness that Richard Wats in his last sickness whereof he dyed did express that it was his will that Hana, the Daughter of his Daughter Browne, should have a duble portion off the estate that is to be divided to the children expresst in his will. Further we witness that it was his will that his son Thomas Wats, after the Death of Elizabeth the wif of the said Richard, should have & inioy as his fforever his three acre upland lott at the Town's End. Richard Butler. James Ensign.
Page 161 Name: Widow Ann Bishop Location: Guilford Invt. £81-09-07. Taken 6 May, 1676, by Andrew Leete & William Johnson. Invt. of Estate in Hartford taken by James Cornish & Thomas Bunce: By plate in Mr. Steele's Hand about 18 ounces, which his wife claimes as given to her by her Mother. This wrighting witnesseth that I Anne Bishop of Guilford, widow, being weake in body But Sound in mind and memory, Doe make this my last will and testament in maner and forme following: First, I give unto my eldest sonne John Bishop the some of five pounds Above his equall proportion with my other Too children. Item. I give twentie shillings unto my grand child Elezebeth Hubbard. Item. I give unto Thomas Smith, who formerly was servant to me, the some of ten shillings. Item. All the rest of my estate not before nor hereafter willed, & my mind is that after all my just Debts paid, legacies and all nesesary Charges be payed and discharged, shall be devided Betwixt my three children, viz., John and Steuen Bishop and James Steele. And I doe make the saide James Steele, my sonne-in-law, my full and whole Executor, to doe and performe all things according to this my will and testament. And I doe give him five pounds for his pains over and Above his third part of all my Estate, both here and in England. In witness whereof I have sett to my hand this twelvth day of June, Ano 1673. Anne X Bishop. In the presence of John ffowler, William Johnson. John Fowler and William Johnson came before me June 13, 1676, in the presence of John & Stephen Bishop, & testifyed upon oath that they heard & saw the said Anne Bishop acknowledge & signe the writeing above to be her last will and testament. Willm Leete. Court Record,
Page 155--7 September, 1676: Will Proven.
Page 248 Name: Joseph Hubbard Location: Middletown
Invt. £139-11-00. Taken December, 1686, by Nathaniel White, Robert Warner. The children: Joseph age 15 years, Robert 13, George 11, John 8, Elizabeth 3 years of age. There is also a Legacy by Capt. Watts his Will to Joseph Hubbard. Court Record, Page 127--3d March, 1686-7: Adms. to the Widow. Order to Dist. the Estate and appoint Lieut. Nathaniel White, Robert Porter (now Dec) & Robert Warner Overseers to assist the Widow in the management of the Estate. Page 139--4 March, 1696-7: It appears that two of the Distributors above named Deceased. The Court appoint at the desire of Robert Hubbard, one of the Children, Ensign John Hall and Sergt. Thomas Warde, with Capt. White, to distribute the Estate according to the former Order of the Court. Page 102--(Vol. VII) 2 February, 1704-5: Robert, George & Elizabeth Hubbard of Middletown, children of Joseph Hubbard, being all of lawful age, Exhibited in this Court an Agreement in writing under their hands & seals, made for the division & settlement of the Estate of the sd. Joseph Hubbard, and all acknowledged the same before this Court to be their free act and deed. This agreement on File, made with the consent and approbation of their Mother: Robert Hubbard is to have the whole Homestade and Twenty acres of Land out of the East side of that Lott upon which his brother George hath built and upon which he doth now dwell. George Hubbard is to have the remainder of the Lott upon which he now lives, being about 75 acres. And John Hubbard is to have about 17 1/2 acres where he now lives, and the meadow Lott at wongonk, and the one acre of Land at passon chauge. And Elizabeth Hubbard, their sister, having already received £6-10-00 in pay, is to have £13-10-00 more in Country pay, to be paid betwixt George and John Hubbard within three years after the date hereof. And the above Robert doth by this Instrument take the care of their mother, and doth bind him, his heirs, Executors and administrators, to provide for her and give unto her a comfortable subsistance of food and rayment during her natural life, and other necessaries that she shall want. In witness whereof the said Robert, George, John and Elizabeth Hubbard, And Mary, their Mother, have unto this Agreement set their hands and seals this 3d day of June, 1704. Witnesses present: John Hamlin, George Stocking. Robert Hubbard Ls. Gorg Hubard Ls. John Hubard Ls. Elizabeth X Hubard Ls. acknowledged 3 December, 1707, before me, John Hamlin, Assistant.
Page 51 Name: Thomas Miller Location: Middletown Invt. £486-04-00. Taken 10 September, 1680, by Thomas Wettmore, James Tappine, Richard Hall & William Cheeny. The children: Thomas age 14 years, Samuel 12, Joseph 10, Benjamin 8, Margaret 4, Sarah one year old. Will dated 11 August, 1680. The last Will & Testament of Thomas Miller of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, being something about 70 years of age, not knowing the day of my death, is as followeth: After my committing of my Spirit to God who gave it, & my Body to a decent Burial, I do dispose of that portion of worldly Goods as followeth: Imprimis: My Will is that my Estate shall be divided equally amongst all my sons after my wives decease, they paying my daughters out of it half so much apeice as any of their portions, my wife injoying the Use of my House & Lands & Stock for her Life time. The other Lands which are not fit for Improvement at present, nor under fence, may be divided to them as part of their portions as they come to age. As respecting my daughter Bacon, I have already paid her her full portion before her death, & therefore do not see Cause to do anything now to my son-in-law Nathaniel Bacon, & making my loving wife Sarah Miller sole Executrix. Witness: William Cheeny, John Hall. Thomas X Miller sen.
Court Record, Page 32--2 December, 1680: Will exhibited by the Relict and proven. Page 192--(Vol. X) 7 May, 1728: Whereas Thomas Miller, formerly of Middletown, in & by his last Will & Testament did appoint his wife Sarah executrix and impowered her to set out of his Estate to the Children their portion in sd. Will, and the sd. Executrix being lately deceased, not having fully dist. sd. Estate according to the sd. Will, this Court do appoint & impower Messrs. Samuel Hall, Solomon Adkins & Samuel Frary, of Middletown, or any two of them, to Dist. the Estate of sd. Decd. not before proportioned to & amongst the Heirs of the sd. Decd. Dist. on File: 10 December, 1728: To the Heirs of Thomas Miller (eldest son), to Samuel Miller, to the Heirs of Joseph Miller, to Benjamin Miller (4th son), to John Miller (youngest son), and to Isaac Johnson in Right of his wife Margaret Miller, to George Hubbard in Right of his wife Mehetabell Miller, to Smith Johnson in Right of his wife Sarah Miller. By Samuel Frary, Solom Adkins & William Rockwell. George Hubbard, who married Mehetabell, one of the daughters of the deceased, desired an Appeal from the Judgement of this Court in accepting the aforesd. Dist., to the Superior Court. Granted. Page 210--2 January, 1728-9: Report of the Dist.
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Page 61-2 Name: William Clarke, Sen. Location: Haddam
Died 22 July, 1681. Invt. £412-18-00. Taken 19 August, 1681, by George Gates, Wm. X Ventrus, Simon Smith, John Spencer, Selectmen. Will dated 30 June, 1681. I William Clarke of Haddam do make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife £4 a year during her natural life. I also give unto her the use of my Dwelling house & the little Orchard, half the Garden so long as she live a Widow. Moreover I give unto my wife a Cow, which my son Thomas shall winter for her during his Mother's life. Also I give unto her half my Household Stuff, & that in her half she be suited with a Bed & Bedding & such things as are most suitable for her, which she shall dispose of at her death to which she please of her Children. I Will unto my son William £25 out of my Estate, which shall be in my Land as it is prised in the Inventory. I do Will unto my son John £20 worth of my Land. I do give by Will unto my son Joseph, notwithstanding anything I have formerly given him, £15 worth of Land, and 1 1/2 acre of the Boggs in the lower Division in the upper Meadow besides the £15. I give by Will unto my daughter Welles & to my daughter Fennoe & to my daughter Spencer £8 to each of them, and to my daughter Hannah £10. All these to be paid out of my Estate as prised with the Inventory. I give unto my son-in-law Daniel Hubbard 5 Shillings, & to my gr. Child Daniel Hubbard I do give 40 acres of Land in my second Division at Machamodus, and a £50 Freehold or Right in the Undivided Lands there as it is laid out to £50 Estate. And it is my Will that he be learned to read & to write. And I declare him to the dispose of my wife so long as she liveth, and then to the dispose of my son Thomas; & in Case my son Hubbard make trouble about him he shall satisfy for his bringing up. At the age of 21 years he shall be free. I give to my son Thomas my Lott I bought of Joseph Arnold in the Home Field, and all my whole Meadow Lott, and my Cow Meadow Lott, and the 6 acres on which my Dwelling house standeth, & the Ort Yards and Houses, at his Mother's decease, or Marriage after my death. My Will also is that my sons William, John & Joseph have their portions in the Land that are not given away particularly and expressly to Thomas in my Will, and that they agree, by casting Lotts, which allottment shall belong to each of them, not exceeding the value above given to them. I do make my son Thomas Clarke sole Executor. Witness: Nicholas Noyes, George Gates. William X Clarke. Court Record, Page 44--3 September, 1681: Will & Inventory exhibited by Thomas Clarke, Executor. Approved.