Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 393
Josiah ADKINS, Middletown. Invt. £67-10-00. Taken 1 Jan 1690-1, by Nathaniel STOWE, John HALL, sen., Samuel HALL. The legatees: Solomon ADKINS, age 12 years, Josiah 10, Benjamin 8, Ephraim 5, Sarah 16, Abigail 14, Elizabeth 3 years old. Will dated 1 Sep 1690.
I Josiah ADKINS of Middletown do leave this as my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife Elizabeth ADKINS my House, Houselott & Stock, for her life time, and to be at her dispose at her death, only willing her not to dispose of it but to my Children then surviving. I give to my 4 sons, Solomon, Josiah, Benjamin & Ephraim, my Boggy Meadow & Swamp, equally to be divided between them. My Will is that after my wife's decease all Moveables in the House shall be equally divided amongst my 3 daughters, Sarah, Abigail & Elizabeth. I give to my other 3 Children to whom I have formerly given according to my ability, that is, to Thomas, Samuel & Elizabeth GILMAN, 10 Shillings apeice. I request that my Brother Nathaniel STOWE & Mr. Thomas WARDE to be Overseers.
Josiah X ADKINS, L.S.
Witness: Daniel HURLBUT, John HALL, sen.
Court Record, Page 23 -- 5 Mar 1690-1: Will exhibited. Adms. to the Widow Elizabeth, with the Will annexed.