Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 398
Thomas ALLYN, Middletown. Invt. £946-10-00. I Thomas ALLYN of Middletown, in the Colony of Connecticut, do make my last Will & Testament: Imprs: I give to my beloved wife martha ALLYN, fo the terme of her life, my now dwelling house, home lott, orchard & barne. Also I give to my wife, for terme of her life abovesd., my heather lott in the larg meadow near the reveret, buttinge upon the great river east, the reveret west, Mr. Giles HAMLINGs land South, Ensign William WARDs land north. I give also to my wife, during her life, two acres ofplowland in my lott bounded upon the great river east, upon John HAMLINs West, upon Widow WETMORE, Samuel HOALE senior & John BACON north, upon John HULBUT & the Widow ADAMS south. Also to my wife, during her widow hood, all the household Stuff which was my proper Estate before I married this my wife, and that which Shee brought with her, to be and remain her own forever. I give also to my wife, during her widow hood, my team, two oxen and a hors, and two cowes. Imprs. I give to Obadiah ALLINE Junior, my Lott at wongoge, to him & his aires for ever, buttinge upon the Creek South, and agst. Widow HUBARDs land west, Nathainel BACONs & I. WETMORE's land north. I give also to Obadiah Junior, abovesd., my upland lott att Wongoge, Containing 29 acres more or less, to him and his airs for ever. I give to my Kinsman obadiah ALLINE Senior my Lott on the east sid the great river, Cont. two hundred acres more or less, to him and his aires foever. I give also to these sons of my Kinsman Obadiah ALLINE Senior (Thomas ALLINE, Samuel ALLINE, & John ALLINE) my division of Land at Coking Choaged, to them and their aires for Ever, to be equally divided to tme at the discretion of my over seers in Case they agree not. I give to my wives sonn Samll GIBSON six acres of meadow lyinge in the longe meadow, buttinge upon a high way and the great river east, Thomas RANY north, Samll HOULT Senior South, the land comonly Called the heather nek west. I give also to Samll GIBSON three acres of Swampe Joyneing to the meadow given as abovesd, to himand his aires for ever. My will is that his mother shall have the improvement of the meadows and Swamp abovesd. till Samll GIBSON comes to the age of twenty one years; and in case he dy before he comes to that age, the meadow and Swampe abovesd. to returne to his brother Roger GIBSON upon the same terms. I give also to Samll GIBSON ninteen acres of river meadow and Swampe, his mother to improve it as abovese; and in Case of his death before he comes of age, then to return to his brother Roger GIBSON, to him and his aires for ever, and my wife ot improve as abovesd. till he coms of age of twenty one years. My will is that these lands which I have given to the son of my Kinsman Obadiah ALLINE that thier father shall have the improvement of them until they come to the age of twenty one years; and if one dy before he Come of age, then the Lands to be equally divided to the survivinge brothers; and if they all dye before they come of age, then the Lands to return to their father Obadiah ALLINE senior, my Kinsman, & his aeres forever. I doe give and bequeath to my beloved wife Martha ALLINE my now dwelling house, home lotte, barne & orchard, to her and her son roger & his aeres foever, provided my wife pay unto my Kinsman Obadiah ALLINE Senior, or to his acct. or order, the full & Just sum of thirty pounds, in Cattell or any provision pay, within the terme of ten years after my decease, out of what I have willed to her for terme or life and for ever. I give also to my Kinsman Obadiah ALLINE Senior all Land and meadow which I have given to my wife during her natural life, that is to say, six acres of Meadow & Swamp & two acres of plow land, to him and his aeres for ever, to have and possess imediately after the decease of my wife. I give also to my wives daughter Martha GIBSON ten pounds to bee paid by the Legatees Equally When See comes to the age of Eighteen years. I appoynt my Kinsman Obadiah Alline Senior Executor and administrator to this my Last will. I appoint my beloved wife Martha ALLINE Executrix & administratirix of this my Last will. I request my Loveing friends (and appoint them) Robert WARNER & Samll COLLINS Senior my overseers. This is my Last will & Testament, as witness my hand the 15 October, in the year of our Lord 1688, in the fourth year of the reign of our soverine James, by the Grace of God King of England.
Thomas ALLINE, L.S.
Witness: Robert WARNER, Samll COLLINS.
Court Record, 5 Feb 1688. Held at Hartford by John ALLYN, Judge; Humphrey DAVY, Mr. Jno. WADSWORTH, Justices. Obadiah ALLYN & Martha ALLYN accepted of their being Executors according to the Will, which was Proved by the oath of Mr. Samll COLLINS & Robt. WARNER.