Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 205

John HALL, Sen., Middletown. Died 26 May 1673. Invt. 54-13-07. Taken in June by Robert WARNER, Samuel COLLINS. Will dated 3rd month, 1673.

I John HALL sen. of Middletown, Carpenter, aged about 89 years, do leave what followeth as my last Will & Testament: I give untomy son Richard HALL 10, and I give to his Children a Noble apeice. I give to my son John HALL my Cow & Heifer, to be delivered to him after my decease. I give to the Children of my daughter WETMORE, Decd., 20 Shillings to each; to the Children of my daughter Sarah, Decd., 25 Shillings apiece. I give to my son Thomas WETMORE 5 Shillings. I give 10 Shillling toward the Encouragement of a Reading & Writeing school south side of the Rivulet. I bequeath the Remainder of my Estate to my son Samuel HALL, he to pay all my Just Debts. I request Deacon STOCKING & my son John HALL to be helpfull to him as Overseers to see to the execution of the Premises.

John X HALL, Sen, L. S.
Witness: Nathaniel COLLINS, William CHEENY

Court Record, Page 137 -- 5 Mar 1673-4: Will proven.