Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 531

          CORNWELL, John, Middletown. Invt. 1356-07-00. Taken 29 May, 1746, by Benjamin CORNWELL & Jonathan ALLYN

          Court Record, Page 12 -- 3 June, 1746: This Court grant Adms. on the estate of John CORNWELL, late of Middletwon, unto William ROCKWELL of Middletwon, who gave bonds with Daniel WARNER of Middletown of 500.

          Page 93 -- 29 March, 1748-9: William ROCKWELL, Adms. on the estate of John CORNWELL, late of Middletown,now exhibits an account of Adms.: Paid in debts and charges and spent in the family, 139-16-02. Which account is allowed. Now moves for a distribution, as follows: To Mary CORNWELL, widow, to John CORNWELL, eldest son, to Abijah CORNWELL, Thomas CORNWELL, Samuel CORNWELL, Sarah CORNWELL, alias HARRIS, Mary CORNWELL and Hannah CORNWELL. And appoint Capt. Jonathan ALLIN, Lt. Nathaniel GILBERT and Mr. Joseph WRIGHT of Middletown, distributors. And also to set out the widow's dowry to her.

          Page 29 (Vol. XVI) 2 Jul 1751: Report of the distributors.

          Page 59 - 5 March 1752: Abijah CORNWELL, aged 14 years, son of John CORNWELL, made choice of William ROCKWELL to be his guardian. Recog., 600.