Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 466

          BIDWELL, Samuel, Middletown. Invt. 335-04-01. Taken 1st May, 1727, by Nathaniel SAVAGE, Ebenezer SMITH, and Joseph WHITE.

          Court Record, Page 83 -- 2 May 1727: At the request of Mary BIDWELL, widow of sd. deceased, that Moses BOARDMAN may have administration granted to him on the estate of her deceased husband, this Court grant Adms. unto Moses BOARDMAN, who, with the widow, acknowledged themselves joyntly and severally bound in a rocog. of 100.

          Page 175 -- 27 February, 1727-8: Moses BOARDMAN of Middletown, Adms., exhibits an accounts of his Adms. Accepted, and likewise an addition to the estate of 1-19-00. [Here follows a blank space ont he page for record of dist.]

          Dist. per File: 15 March, 1727-8: To the widow, Mary BIDWELL, to Samuel, to Daniel, to Sarah, and to Ann BIDWELL; under the hands of Ebenezer SMITH and Richard GOODRICH, distributors.

          Page 178 -- 5 March, 1727-8: This Court appoint Mary BIDWELL of Middletown to be guardian unto her children, viz., Daniel 11 years of age, and Sarah, 8 years. Recog., 100.

          Page 187 -- 2 April, 1728: Report of the distributors.

          Page 90 (Vol XI) 17 May, 1733: Daniel BIDWELL, age 15 years, son of Samuel BIDWELL, late of Middletown, decd., chose his uncle, Lt. Hezekiah SUMNER, to be his guardian. Recog., 150.