Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 147




          BURR, Jonathan, Middletown. Died 1st February, 1734-5. Invt. 963-03-03. Taken by Philip GOFF, George HUBBARD and Daniel PRIOR. Will dated 27 January, 1734-5.

          I, Jonathan BURR of Middletown, doe make and ordain this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Abigail BURR the improvement of 1-3 part of my whole estate during life, and 1-3 part of my moveable estate forever. I give to my sons Ebenezer, Jonathan and Nathaniel, all of them an equal share of my dwelling house and my barn. To my eldest son, Ebenezer, I give out of my real estate, over and above an equal part, 30 as money. My three sons shall have all of my lands equally alike, except Ebenezer to have 30 more. Nextly, my will is that my three sons shall pay to my six daughters as they come of age, Marcy, Elizabeth, Abigail, Thankfull, Hannah and Martha, 50 to each. I ordain my wife Abigail and my son Ebenezer to be my executors.

          Jonathan BURR, L.S.
Witness: Philip GOFF,
John SWADELL,
Nathaniel GOFF, Jr.

          Court Record, Page 24 -- 1 April, 1735: Will proven: Abigail accepts the trust. Ebenezer BURR refused to be executor.

          Page 3 (Vol. XIV) 13 December, 1742: Martha BURR, daughter of Jonathan BURR, chose Mr. Jacob WHITMORE to be her guardian. Recog., 300.


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