Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 513
Mary GILBERT, Middletown. Invt. £12-09-06. Taken 30 Aug 1729, by Joseph ROCKWELL & John COLLINS. (See file: Mary, widow of Andrew WARD)
Court Record, Page 213 -- 4 Mar 1728-9: Adms. granted unto William WARD, son of the decd.
Page 1 (Vol. XI) -- 5 Jul 1729: Esther CORNWALL of Middletown and Mary PARSIVELL of Haddam were sworn at this Court that they would answer to all interogatories that should be asked them by this Court that may tend to disclose the estate of Mrs. Mary GILBERT, late of Middletown, decd. Mary CORNWALL declareth that she had of the estate several small articles that her mother gave her long before her death, and she can get no further account of sd. estate. Mary PARSIVELL under oath declareth that her mother, Mary GILBERT, gave her the looking-glass and the candle box in her lifetime, and she had them in actual possession long before her mother deceased; yet she saith that she having tendered her mother in her last sickness whereof she died, and some years before, wich she supposeth worth £10, and for that service she had of clothes of her sd. mother's to the value of £4, which she saith her brother William WARD gave his consent to, and this is all she can remember that ever she had of what was her mother's that she died seized of, and as for anything more she cannot tell where it is.