Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 21-22

          BUTLER, Peter, Middletown. Invt. 271-05-06. Taken 2 November, 1732, by Joseph ROCKWELL, Thomas STOW and William ROCKWELL. Court Record, Page 76 -- 13 November, 1732: Adms. to Phebe BUTLER, widow, with Nathaniel BROWN. Recog. 400.

          Page 46 (Vol XIV) 7 August, 1744: An account of Adms. was now exhibited in Court by Phebe BUTLER, alias HAMLIN, and Edward HAMLIN, her present husband, Adms. Account accepted. The sd. Adms. move this Court for a dist. of the moveable estate. Ordered as followeth:
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To the widow Phebe BUTLER, alias HAMLIN, her thirds, 20-13-08
To Mary, Lucia and Rebeckah BUTLER, to each, 13-15-09

          And Appoint Benjamin ADKINS, Jonathan ALLIN and Joseph CLARK, distributors.

          Page 56 -- 6 March, 1744-5: Report of the distributors. BUTLER, Peter. Court Record, Page 46 -- 7 August, 1744: Mary BUTLER, a minor, 18 years of age, and Lucy BUTLER, 14 yers of age, daughters of Peter BUTLER decd., chose Edward HAMLIN of Middletown to be their guardian. Recog., 500 [Manwaring, Vol 3, Page 390 ]