Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 214
Elizabeth HALL, Sen., Middletown. Invt. £18-09-00. Taken by Nathaniel SAVAGE & Thomas BUCK. Will dated 21 Feb 1707-8.
I, Elizabeth HALL, of the Town of Middletown, do make this my last will & testament: I give unto Samuel, my eldest son, a feather bed & boulster & three pillows, a pewter platter, a couple of pewter pots containg a half a pint, a brass chafing dish, half of my books except my Bible, and half of my silver cup, agreeing betwixt themselves vizt., Samuel & Thomas, who shall possess the cup, he that hath the cup paying the other half of the value of the cup in money. I give to my son Samuel a silver dram cup. I give to Elizabeth, the daughter of my son John, decd., £ in money, obliging my son Thomas to pay the money; also a pare of fine Holland sheets, and also a silver spoon. I give to Thomas, my youngest son, a bed and a blanket and 3 pare of sheets, a great iron kettle and a little iron kettle, and an iron pot, also a small brass kettle, and a brass candlestick, also a cow, and equal share and part of my books with my son Samuel, in particular my Bible, also a silver spoon and a small bell-metal skillet. I make my son Samuel executor.
Elizabeth HALL, L.S.
Witness: David DEMING, Margaret SAGE
Court Record, Page 52 -- 4 Feb 1711-12: Will exhibited by Samuel HALL.
Page 77 -- 2 Jun 1712: Will proven.