Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 52
Joshua GILL, Middletown. Invt. £376-10-08. Taken 25 May 1733, by Nathaniel WHITE & John GAINS.
The 26th day of April, 1733, I, John GILL of Middletown, in ye County of Hartford, do make this my last will & testament: Imprimis. I give to my wife Ann all that part of the moveable estate which she brought with her, or the value of it, and likewise 3-4 of the remainder of all my moveable estate. This I give to my wife and her heirs forever. And further, I give to my wife the use of my dwelling house and land or the land adjoining thereto down to the Pond, and all my other improved lands except 1-3 part of my mowing land with lyeth within Pecowsit Field. This I give to my wife so long as she lives a widow bearing my name. My will is that my executors shall sell that piece of land which I have now lying in the Half-Mile Lott on the east side of the Great River, adjoining to Lt. SAVAGE & John HALE's land, as soon as may be, and the effectes of it to be laid out in building a little house, or reparing the house I now live in, for the comfort of my wife if she think needful, and she to have the use of it so long as she remains a widow. Further I give to my wife £5 money yearly, to be paid to her, so long as she lives a widow, by my executor, and lands to be sold as needful to provide the sd. £5 yearly. I give to my brother Richard GILL, after my wife has had her part of the moveable estate, the remaining part. This I give to my brother Richard and his heirs forever. And further, I give to my brother Richard the use of 1-3 part of all my mowing land lying within Pecowsit Field, so long as my wife lives. I give to my two brothers, Richard GILL & Ebenezer GILL, after my wife's decease or marriage, what then remains of my buildings or lands, howsoever it may be butted and bound, I give the whole of it to be divided, my brother Richard 2-3 of it, and to my brother Ebenezer the remaining third. This I give to my 2 brothers, Richard & Ebenezer, and their heirs forever. And I make Deacon Joseph WHITE & my brother Ebenezer GILL to be executors.
Joshua GILL, L. S.
Court Record, Page 83 -- 3 Jul 1733: Will exhibited & proven.