Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 216
Edward ADDAMS, Middletown. Invt. £317-12-06. Taken 11 Jun 1740, by George HUBBARD, Daniel STARR, & William ROCKWELL.
Court Record, Page 71 -- 5 Aug 1740: Adms. granted to Mary ADDAMS, the widow, who recog. in £300 with William ROCKWELL.
Page 26 (Vol. XIV), 5 Jul 1743: Mary ADDAMS, Adms. exhibited an account of her Adms.: Paid in debts & charges the sum of £146-13-00, & credit received to the amount of £34-07-00. Which account is accepted. This Court appoint Mary ADDAMS to be guardian to her children, viz., Leah ADDAMS, 10 years, Edward 7, Margaret 5, & Ebenezer 3 years of age, children of Edward ADDAMS, deceased.
Page 50 (Vol. XVI) -- 12 Dec 1751: Edward ADDAMS, a minor, age 16 years, son of Edward ADDAMS, late of Durham deceased, made choice of William ROCKWELL to be his guardian. Recog. £500.
Page 110 -- 7 Nov 1753: Mary ADDAMS, alias Mary ARNOLD, Adms., haveing finished her account of Adms., which is accepted by the Court, now moves for a distribution of the estate. This Court so order: To Mary the relict, 1-3 part of the real estate for her use during life; and to Edward ADDAMS, eldest son, a double share of the remaining estate; and to Ebenezer, Leah & Margaret ADDAMS, the rest of the children, to each of them their single shares. And appoint Joseph JOHNSON, Return MEIGS, & Mr. James WARD, of Middletown, distributors.