Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 4-5


          ACKLEY, Thomas, Haddam. Died 16 Jan 1703-4. Invt 75-08-00. Taken by Daniel BRAYNARD and Thomas ROBINSON, Selectmen.

          Court Record, Page 56 -- 26 May 1704: This Court grants Adms. to Hannah ACKLEY, the widow of Thomas ACKLEY, decd.

          Page 68 -- 14 Aug 1705: Benjamin TROWBRIDGE, in right of his wife Hannah, renders and account of Adms. on the 7th of November, 1705. This Court order that the sd. Benjamin TROWBRIDGE and Hannah his wife, Adms., may keep the lands belonging to the estate in their hands at present for their bringing up the small children, provided they keep the buildings and fences in repair. This Court appoint John and Nathaniel ACKLEY, of Haddam, guardians to Thomas, Job, Hannah and Ann, the four children of the sd. late Thomas ACKLEY. Dist.by John FULLER, Timothy FULLER and James BATES of Haddam.

          Page 71 -- 7 Nov 1705: Hannah TROWBRIDGE, the late Hannah ACKLEY, presented to this court an account of her Adms., which this Court do allow and grant her a Quietus Est.

          Page 17 (Vol. VIII) 3 Jul 1710: Nathaniel ACKLEY, guardian to the four above mentioned children, having died, John ACKLEY assumes full guardianship.

          Dist. File: 7 Feb 1721/2: An agreement between the heirs for a dist. of the estate of Thomas ACKLEY, late of Haddam, decd., wherein Job ACKLEY made choice of his father-in-law, Benjamin TROWBRIDGE, to be his guardian.
Benjamin X TROWBRIDGE, LS.
Hannah X TROWBRIDGE, LS.
Alexander X SPENCER, LS.
Ann X SPENCER,
Thomas X ACKLEY, LS.
Job ACKLEY, LS
John X LORD, LS.
Hannah X LORD

          Page 138 (Vol X) 6 Dec 1726: An aggreement made 7 Feb 1721/2, for the dividing and settling of the estate of Thomas ACKLEY, late of Haddam, decd., was now exhibited by the heirs to sd. Estate, viz.: Benjamin TROWBRIDGE for himself and Ann his wife, relict to sd. decd.; Alexander SPENCER for himself and Ann his wife; John LORD for himself and Hanna his wife, late decd.; Thomas ACKLEY and Job ACKLEY. And before this Court they acknowledged sd. agreement to be their free act and deed, which agreement is accepted by this Court to be a settlement of sd. Estate.


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