Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 161

          BROWNE, Eleanor, Middletown. Invt. 42-02-08. Taken 28 March, 1713, by Israhiah WETMORE, John COLLINS, and Joseph ROCKWELL. The inventory being part of her late father Nathaniel BROWNE's estate. Will dated 11 January, 1712-13.

          I, Eleanor BROWNE of Middletown, do leave this as my last will and testament: I give unto my sister Mary BROWNE, to be improved by her for her own and for my mother's cofort so long as my mother shall stand in need thereof, except about 10 shillings out of that which is my due from Mr. RUSSELL, which I do bestow upon the Church of Christ in Middletown. I give unto my brother Nathaniel BROWNE's daugher Sarah either one of my Bibles, or else do order my sister Mary to procure her a new Bible with my money. I do give to my sister Mary all my just dues, either by bill or otherwise, and do order her to pay all my just debts and funeral charges. And as for the lands which I have right unto, I desire my sister Mary may order for the benefit of herself and my mother, so long as my mother shall continue in this world, to make use of the benefit thereof, and after my mother's death, then to be divided equally between my sister Mary BROWNE and my brother Nathaniel BROWNE. I appoint my sister Mary BROWNE to be my sole executrix.

                                        Eleanor X BROWNE, L.S.
Witness: John COLLINS,
Thomas STOW,

          Court Record, Page 118 -- 12 February, 1712-13: Will proven.