Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 362-363

          BROWN, John, Middletown. Invt. 135-06-03. Taken 23 November, 1719, by Joseph ROCKWELL, John BACON and Robert WARNER.

Will Copied from File

          I, John BROWN of Middletown, do ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament: I give unto my wife Ann the one-third part of my moveable estate; also, the one-half of my now dwelling house, the north end, and hal the benefit of the cellar, dureing her widowhood; and also the improvement and yearly rent of the north half o my farm whereon I now dwell; also, I give unto my wife the improvement of a third part of my team, horse and oxen, the team eutensells, during her widowhood. I give unto my son John BROWN the one equell half of my farm where I now dwell, the south half, and also the south half of my now dwelling house, and half the cellar and barn, and two-thirds of my team, horse and oxen and team eutensels, and also all my husbandry eutensells and team tackling of what name soever, aftr my wife's decrease or marriage. And also the whole of my farme and buidlings thereon, after my wife's decease, excepting the yearly rent of the northern most half of my farm land under improvement, which is to pay for my wife's support during her natural life. And my son John to pay my daughter Abigail BROWN ten pounds as after expressed. I give unto my daughter Abigail BROWN all my household effects [ ] name soever, excepting her mother's thirds; and also one cowe and ten pounds in or as current money, to be paid to her by her brother John BROWN, whome I do appoint executor of this my last will and testament. And I do appoint my well-respected friends, Mr. William RUSSELL and Joseph ROCKWELL, to be overseers of this my last will.


          Know all men by these presents: That we, Ann BROWN, John BROWN and Abigail BROWN, relict, son and daughter of John BROWN, late of Middletown, in the Colony of Connecticutt, do declare and signify our consent and allowance of what is written on the other side as the last will of the sd. John BROWN. And do agree for ourselves respectively that the same shall be a full settlement of the estate of the sd. deceased amongst us forever

          In witness whereof wee have hereunto set our hands and seals, 5 July, 1720.
                              Ann BROWN, X L.S.
                              John BROWN, X L.S.
                              Abigail BROWN, X L.S.

          Acknowledged in Court. Test: Hez. WYLLYS, Clerk

          Court Record, Page 129 -- 5 July 1720: Adms. granted to Ann BROWN, widow, and John BROWN, son of the decd.