Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 395
CORNWALL, John, Middletown. Invt. £106-19-00. Taken 9 March, 1742, by William ROCKWELL, Nathaniel GILBERT, and Jonathan ALLYN.
Will dated 26 February, 1738-9: I, John CORNWALL, Sen., of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: Iv give unto Mary, my wife, my wool combs and all my sheep's wool that shall be mine at my decease, and 1-3 part of my household goods, and one cow, all of which I give her. Also, I give her 1-2 of the boggy meadow that belongs to me and my son John, and of my sheep, during the thime she shall remain my widow. I give unto my son John CORNWALL my gunn, with what I have alread given him by deed of gift. I give unto my two grandsons, John and Abijah, the two sons of my son John CORNWALL, all my part of the boggy meadow land above mentioned, to be to them in equal parts at their grandmother's decease or marriage. I give unto my daughter Eunice my brass kettle. I give untomy daughter Hannah one cow, to be paid to her out of my estate by my executor hereafter named, except I shall do it before my decease. I also give to my son John all my part of our team and team tackling, provided he shall supply his mother with convenient firewood during her widowhood. And my will ist hat I shall have growing at my decease, of the fruits of the earth, with what shall be provided for my family or creatures, as corne, meat, syder, swine, and other family necessaries, and hay and other provisions for creatures, shall be for the use of my wife and son John and their families. And my will ist hat what then remains of my personal estate shall be equally divided to and among all my children. And whereas, in my deed of gift to my son John, dated 26 February, 1723-4, I did oblige my sd. son to pay to my three younger daughters to each the sum of £10 money as they come to lawfull age if not done by me before my decease, I do hereby declare that I have fully done the same. I appoint my only son John CORNWALL, Jr., executor.
John CORNWALL, L.S.
Witness: Joseph ROCKWELL,