Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Vol 2, p 25-26
BOARN (BOURN), John, Middletown. Invt. £99-18-01. Taken 27 October, 1707, by John BACON and Andrew BACON. There is also given to Hannah BOARN, widow of the said decd., by her Father BACON, 2 acres of land in Longmeadow with some swamp adjoyning it, for her to hold and enjoy during her life, which she will not yet have inventoried or distributed to here children. The children now living are John BOARN, eldest son, Joseph and Nathaniel BOARN, Ann BOARN, alias Foster, and Francis BOARN.
Court Record, Page 102 -- 2 February, 1707-8: Hannah BOURN, of Middletown, exhibited in this Court evidences to prove that her husband, John BOURN, late of Middletown, is dead, and that in all probability he was lost at sea several years ago, which evidences this Court do conceive to be good and valid. The said Hannah BOURN also exhibited in Court an inventory of the estate of the said John BOURN, and this Court grant letters of administration on the estate of Hannah BOURN.
Page 109 - 5 April, 1708: Hannah BOARN, Adms., exhibited now an account of her Adms. Accepted. This Court order that the estate be distributed to the widow and children, and appoint Lt. Thomas WARD, Deacon Joseph ROCKWELL and John BACON, distributors.
See File, 5 August, 1708: Dist. of the estate of John BOARN as followeth: To the widow, to Thomas, to Joseph, to Ann, to Frances. By Joseph ROCKWELL and John BACON.