Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 509




          John FULLER, Will, 28 Feb 1725-6: I, John FULLER, Sen., of the Township of Haddam, on the east side of the river, in the County of Hartford, in the Colony of Connecticut, in New England, being crazy and infirm in body, do by this my last will & testament dispose of wt temporal estate God hath graciously given me: Imprimis. I give to my wife one cowe, such as she shall choose, 8 sheep, 4 in money, the bed she lies on, 1 room in my dwelling hous, and so much interest in the plow land & grass land of my home lott as may be necessary for her comfortable support during her widowhood. And I do appoint my son Thomas to the care of her creatures from year to year, and I do appoint my sons Joseph & Benjamin each to give her a day's mowing in a year yearly, and my sons Shubael & John to do her weaving some proportion between them yearly. I give to my son Thomas, besides what I have alread given him by deed of gift, 20 of my right or interest in the Common or undivided land, and all my interest in the iron ware belonging to the field, but not what is in or for the house. I give to my son Samuel, besides what I have already confirmed to him by deed of gift, 20 of my right or interst in the Common or undivided land, and 1-2 of my meadow lott called by the name of the Little Pine Swamp Meadow, together with sundry other valuable things which he has already had of me. I give to my son Shubael, besides what I have given him by deed of gift, 20 of my right or interest in the Common or undivided land, besides other valuable things which he has had already. I give to my son Edward, besides what has been confirmed to him by deed of gift, 6 in money, that is to say, in case he never finds his lost money, ye ye demands upon him from me upon the account of the fat cattle he bought of me of late shall be abatted to the value of 6; also I give to him sundry valuable things he has already had of me. I give to my son John, besides deed of gift, 1-2 of my first division meadow lot. I give to my son Joseph, besides deed of gift, 20 of my right or interest in the Common or undivided lands, and 1-2 of my meadow lott commonly called the Little Pine Swamp Meadow. I give to my son Benjamin, besides deed of gift, 20 of my right in the Common or undivided land, and 1-2 of my first division meadow lott. I give to my daughter Thankfull what she has already received, as brass, pewter, and sundry other valuable things which she has had of me. I give to my dauther Elizabeth sundry valuable things which she has already had of me. I give tomy daughter Mehetable sundry valuable things which she has already had of me, and also a coverlid, an iron pott which she has not yet received, as also the bedd I lie upon after mine & my wife's decease, not before. Also my will is that my wife should have my mare, and my son Thomas should have a steer coming two years old, whidh things were forgotten to be mentioned in their proper place. My two sons Thomas & John FULLER shall be executors.

John FULLER, Sen., L. S.

Witness: Samuel Olmstead, Samuel EMMONS, Jonathan EMMONS.

Court Record, Page 185 -- 21 Apr, 1726: Will proven & invt. exhibited.


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