Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 400

          Cornwell DOUD, Middletown. Invt. 478-02-09. Taken 19 May 1744, by Nathaniel GILBERT, John CLARK, & William ROCKWELL. Will dated 5 Apr 1744.

I, Cornwell DOUD, of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will & testament: I give unto my hououred mother Mary DOUD my cow and calf, my best barrow swine and my sow and all the family provisison. I give these for the use of my sd. mother and the family now dwelling with her, and also so much of my grain as they may have occasion to use till the next crop comes in. I also give my sd. mother 1-2 of the grain which I now have growing, and 1 hive of bees, and all my apparrel (except my two best sutes); also, I give her my silver shirt buttons and a silver shilling, all my part of the wool & flax and ye woolen & linen yarn. I give to my brother David DOUD my mare. And all other of my estate, both real & personal, I give to and among all my brethern and sisters in the following proportions, viz.: To each of my brothers (being five) 1-7, and to each of my sisters (being four) 1-14. And my will is that my brother David shall have all my real estate, provided he will pay to my other brothers and my sisters their proportion thereof according as the same was valued and set in the inventory of the estate of my honoured father David DOUD dece., 2-3 therof within 12 months after they shall severally arrive to lawfull age, and the other third after the decease of my sd. mother. I appoint my brother David DOUD sole executor.

Cornwell DOUD, L. S.

Witness: Janna MEIGS,
Joseph CLARK,

Court Record, Page 45 -- 5 Jun 1744: Will proven.

Page 59 -- 4 Jun 1745: Accoutn of Adms. was now exhibited by David DOUD, executor. Accepted.