Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 556

Samuel GIPSON, Middletown. Invt. 664-16-06. Taken May 1748 by Willett RANNY, Malatiah LEWIS & John RANNY. Will dated 5 May 1747.

I, Samuel GIPSON of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will & testament: I give to my wife Margaret GIPSON all the household goods she brought with her at our marriage, and I give her the use and improvement of my great brass kettle during her natural life; also I give her one of my cows, which she shall choose; this I give above what I haver resreved for her in a deed given to my son John GIPSON bearing date 6 Nov 1742. I give to my son John GIPSON all and everything belonging to my estate, both personal & real, besides what I have given away in this my last will. I have already given to my son Jonathan GIPSON what I mainly designed for his portion. I give him now 5 in old tenor. I give to my daughter Hannah SAGE, over & above what I have alread given her, all the abovesd. goods that was her own mother's, and also my great brass kettle, after my present wife's decease. I appoint my son John GIPSON sole executor.

Samuel GIPSON, L. S.

Edward EELS, John SCHOVELL, Gideon SAGE.

Court Record, Page 64 -- 3 May 1748: The last will & testament of Samue GIPSON, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Court by John GIPSON, son & executor. Will proven, ordered to be recorded and kept on file.

Page 78 -- 1 Nov 1748: An inventory of the estate of Deacon Samuel GIPSON was now exhibited by John GIPSON, executor. This Court accepts same and orders it to be recorded & kept on file.