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

          David DOUD, Middletown. Invt. 1234-19-04. Taken 20 November 1740, by Nathaniel GILBERT, William ROCKWELL, & Joseph CLARK. Will dated 19 Jul 1740.

I, David DOUD of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will & testament: My will is that my estate be settled according to the antient [sic] custom of this Colony relateing to intestate estates, and appoint my wife Mary and my eldest son Cornwell DOUD executors.

David DOUD, L. S.

Joseph CLARK,
Miriam CLARK,

Court Record, Page 80 -- 6 Jan 1740-1: Will proven.

Page 24 (Vol XIV) 7 Jun 1743: Mary DOUD & Cornwell DOUD, executors to the last will & testament of David DOUD, late of Middletown, presented an account of 121-06-02. Allowed and ordered on file. And they move this Court that the estate be distributed according to the will, whereupon this Court appoint Lt. Nathaniel GILBERT, William ROCKWELL, and Jonathan ALLYN, of Windsor, distributors. This Court appoint Cornwell DOUD of Middletown to be guardian to Giles DOUD, age 8 years, and Ebenezer DOUD, age 4 years, children of David DOUD. Recog., 200.

Page 25 -- 7 Jun 1743: This Court appoint Mary DOUD, widow, o be guardian to Desiah DOUD, Hannah & Jane DOUD, minor children of David DOUD. Recog., 200. And Richard DOUD, age 19 years, Benjamin, 17, & Mary 15, chose their uncle Joseph CLARKE of Middletown to be their guardian. Recog., 500.

Dist. File: 7 Jun 1743: To Mrs. Mary DOUD, widow; to Cornwell, to David, to Richard, to Benjamin, to Giles, to Ebenezer, to Mary, to Desiah, to Hannah, and to Jane DOUD. By Nathaniel GILBERT & William ROCKWELL.

Page 29 -- 6 Sep 1743: Report of the distributors.