Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
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,
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.