Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 37
Charles DEWOLPH, Middletown. Invt. £407-04-02. Taken 31 Dec 1731, by Nathaniel WHITE & John ARNOLD. Will dated 4 Dec 1731.
I, Charles DEWOLPH, of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Prudence 1-4 part of all my moveable estate and the use of my dwelling house and all my improvable land within the bounds of the Town of Middletown so lang as she shall live a widow bearing my name, and the use of all my moveable estate during the term of her widowhood. I give to my two sons, John DEWOLPH & Stephen DEWOLPH, that 32 acres of land in Glastonbury which I had of Thomas & Sarah WHITE, to be divided equally between them. I give to my two sons, Symon DEWOLPH & Joseph DEWOLPH, my dwelling house in Middletown and all the lands in Middletown, both upland and meadow, and swamp, which I had of Thomas WHITE, after their mother's decease or marriage. I give to my daughters, Prudence, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary and Rebeckah, 2-4 of my moveable estate after their mother's decease or marriage. I give to all my sons and daughters all that land which was given by my father to me and my heirs within the bounds of Lyme, to be divided equally among them, that is, if it should ever be recovered, but my advice to my children is not to try for it. I make my son Symon DEWOLPH sole executor.
Charles DEWOLPH, L.S.
Witness: Nathaniel SAVAGE,
Court Record, Page 58 -- 4 Jan 1731-2: Symon DEWOLPH, executor, declined the trust, and this court grant Adms. unto Prudence DEWOLPH, widow.
Page 95 -- 7 Aug 1733: Prudence DEWOLPH, Adms., exhibits an account of her Adms., which is accepted by the court.
Page 103 -- 1st Jan 1733-4: Joseph DEWOLPH, a minor, age 14 years, chose Thaddeus WELLES of Glastonbury to be his guardian. Recog., £100.