Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Vol 3, p 5-6
BACON, John, Middletown. Will dated 30 October, 1732.
I, John BACON, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give unto Mary, my well-beloved wife, all my right and interest in any lands or moveable estate whatsoever that she brought with here or stood possesed of when I married with her, that are now in being, and also two cowes which I now have: all this I do give to her and her heirs forever. Also I give unto her the improvement and use of my dwelling house which I now dwell in, and the yard before the doore to the highway, and the garden southward of the house, and liberty to fetch water from the well, and the rent of all my lands in Hartford; these I give to her for her comfort during her natural life. And I do hereby prohibit her receiving any tenant into my dwelling house without the consent or liberty of my son John BACON. I give unto my daughter Sarah 1-2 of my brass kettle and all the pewter ware which I now have which did belong to her mother, my former wife Sarah. Also I give unto her all my Wongunk swamp which lies against the end of the meadow of her husband Nathaniel BROWN. I do hereby order my son John BACON to pay to my sd. daughter £10 out of my moveable estate. All this I give to my sd. daughter and her heirs forever. I do further give unto my wife Mary 1-3 part of my swine, Indian corne and flax, and the whole of a parcel of yarn which she hath prepared for cloth. And my will is she shall have 3 bushels of wheat and 2 bushels of Indian meal from my grist mill yearly so land as my sd. mill shall continue in order, or during her natural life. I give unto my son John BACON, whom I likewise make my only and sole executor, all and singular my houseing and lands and all other estate, whatsoever and wheresoever the same shall or may be found or belonging unto me by any lawfull menas (he paying my funerall charges, just debts and legacies), all by him freely to be possessed and injoyed forever.
Witness: John COLLINS                                         John BACON, L.S.
Court Record, Page 77 -- 17 November, 1732: Will proven.