Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 139-140


          ANDREWS, John, Middletown. Invt. 1687-07-08. Taken 1st September, 1736, by John SAGE, Solomon ADKINS and Joseph ROCKWELL. Will dated 31 July 1736.
          I, John ANDREWS of Middletown, doe make this my last will and testament: I give unto Rachel, my wife, 1-3 part of my real estate to be at her own dispose. I give to my son Thomas ANDREWS 10, which is his full portion of my estate with what I have already given him. I give to my daughter Abigail PORTER 24-13-00 added to what I have already given her, which makes the sum of 60. I give unto my daughter Hannah JOHNSON 22-11-00. I give to my daughter Sarah GILLUM 28-18. I give to my daughter Mary TRYON 28 -- which makes to each the sum of 60. I give to my two sons, Joseph and Benjamin, 2-3 of all my real estate for their present improvement, and 2-3 of all my personal estate also; and the other third of my real estate to them after their mother's decease, equally to be divided between them, accounting 130 which I have alread given to Joseph and 120 which I have already given to Benjamin. And my will is that my son Benjamin shall have the dwelling house that I built for my son Samuel, and half an acre of land adjoining thereto, as part of his portion. I give to my two daughters, Jane and Elizabeth, to each 60. I give to my granddaughters, Lois and Lucia (the daughters of my son Samuel ANDREWS deceased), to each of them 70. I ordain my two sons, Joseph and Benjamin, executors.

Witness: Thomas JOHNSON, Jr.                     John ANDREWS, L.S.
Samuel LUCAS, William ROCKWELL.

          Court Record, Page 50 -- 7 September 1736: Will proven.
          Page 59 (Vol XIV) 4 June 1745: Rachel ANDREWS, widow and relict, moves to this Court that her right of dower in the real estate of sd. decd. may be set out to her according to the last will and testament of the sd. decd. Whereupon this Court appoint William ROCKWELL, Robert JOHNSON and Joseph JOHNSON to set out to the widow her right of dower by bounds and marks, and make return to this Court.

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