Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 237

          BUTLER, Joseph, Middletown. Invt. taken 21 January, 1740-1, by Samuel SHEPHERD and John KIRBY. Also an addition of 28-03-00 to be added to the inventory.

          Court Record, Page 81 -- 27 January, 1740-1: Adms. granted to Benjamin BUTLER of Middletown, who gave bond with Edward HIGBY of 300.

          Page 103 -- 1st December, 1741: Benjamin BUTLER, Adms., exhibited an account of his Adms.; also an additional inventory of 28-03-00. Accepted.