Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 11
Obadiah ALLYN, Jr., Middletown. Died Sep 1702. Invt. £94-01-00. Taken 23 Feb 1702-3, by Thomas ALLING & Nathaniel BACON, Jr. The children: Obadiah, age 7 & 1-2 years, and Dorcas, 8 months old.
Court Record, Page 40 -- 2 Mar 1702-3: Invt. of the estate of Obadiah ALLYN, Jr., was exhibited in Court by Dorcas, the relict. Adms. granted to the widow. John CORNWALL, Sen., gave bond of £50 on behalf of Dorcas ALLYN.
Page 10 (Vol VIII) -- 1 May 1710: Obadiah ALLYN, a minor, 10 years of age, and Dorcas ALLYN, 8 years old [sic], desired Thomas ALLYN to be their guardian, which this Court allow.
Page 11 -- 1 May 1710: Dorcas WETMORE, widow, Adms. on her husband's estate, now renders to this Court an account of her Adms:
Paid in debts & charges due from the estate: £4-01-06
And for bringing up the children: £10-00-00
Credit received: 8-09
There remains of moveable estate: £30-08-03
And of houseing & lands to be distributed, £50-00-00
To the widow, her thirds of moveable estate during life, and 1-3 part of the improvement of the lands. To Obadiah, his double share; and to Dorcas the daughter, her single part. And appoint Joseph ROCKWELL, Andrew BACON & Nathaniel STOW, distributors. And order that Thomas ALLYN, guardian to sd. children, do forthwith take into his care and charge their portions to be set out by the sd. dist. And this Court grant the Adms. a Quietus Est.