Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 194
James ELLIS. Invt. £52-13-08. Taken 27 Jun 1665, by William BUSHNELL & Abraham POST. The will Taken according to law by Alexander CHAULKER & William LORD, Townsmen of Saybrook, this 27 Jun 1665.
The last will & testament of James ELLIS, who died in William PRATS house the 22 Jun 1665:
I James ELLIS doe bequeath my goods and estate what I have to William PRAT in consideration of my good will that I bore him above all others, and in Consideration of his great care and cost that he was at with me in my sickness. These words were spoken in the presence of them who is underwritten, besides other testimonies that doe agree with it. Witness: John CLARKE. The testimony of Elizabeth PRAT.
John CLARKE & Elizabeth PRAT have taken there oths that James ELISE did say that he would bequeath his estate to William PRAT, only they heard it singly at a different time.
This oath now taken before me, Robert CHAPMAN, this 20 Sep 1665.
Court Record, Page 42 -- 10 Oct 1665 -- Will & Invt. exhibited. Adms. to William PRAT.