Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 31

          Samuel CORNWALL, Middletown. Died 6 Apr 1730. Invt. 631-19-04. Taken 1st May, 1730, by George PHILLIPS, Daniel HALL, & Joseph ROCKWELL. Will dated 16 Mar 1729-30.

I, Samuel CORNWALL, of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give unto Phebe, my wife, the one equal third part of all my household goods, moveable estate and stock, of what name soever, forever. I give to my wife the inprovement of 1-3 part of my dwelling house and buildings, all my homestead, and all other my improvable lands, during her natural life. I give to my eldest son Samuel CORNWALL, a double portion of the whole of my estate after my just debts are paid. And it is my will that the whole remainder of my estate be divided equally amongst all the rest of my children, and that my sons shall have their portions in lands and my daughters shall have theirs in moveable estate so far as it will go. And if my daughters shall have any part of my land set out to them, they being designed to sell the same, they shall first make tender of the same to some of their brothers, my sons. I constitute my wife Phebe my sole executrix.


Witness: George PHILLIPS

Court Record, Page 23 -- 5 Jun 1730: Will & Invt. exhibited. Approved