Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p. 215
Capt. John HALL, Middletown. Invt. £735-06-06. Taken 28 Jan 1711-12, by Samuel HALL, Joseph ROCKWELL, & Thomas FOSTER. Will dated 23 Nov 1711.
I, John HALL, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will & testament: I give to my son Daniel, besides what I have already made sure to him by deed of gift, all my moveable estate, both within doors and without. That is to say, all my stock of what name so ever, with all my bedding, pewter, brass, iron, tin, chairs, tables, and all other household goods excepting the two young horses of mine in the woods that came of my son Jacob's breed, of which I give to my son Richard the eldest of them and to my son Giles the other. All these I give, with the exceptions, to my son Daniel; he to pay to my wife, his mother-in-law, £6 per annum in currant silver money, or provisions at money price, so long as she lives a widow; and to my son Jonathan's daughters £10 to each of them within one year after they shall be married; and also provide and give to my wife a mourning sout; as also 5s to each of my son John's two daughters as soon as I shall decease. Item. I give to my other two sons, Richard & Giles, all my lands on the east side of the Great River, in Middletown, to be equally divided between them, they paying all my just debts that are not above specified to be paid by my son Daniel. Item. I give to my granson Samuel, son of my son Richard, all that land in Wallingford that of right doth belong to me. Also, my will is that my beloved wife shall have wat room & cellaridge she shall desire in my dwelling house during her widowhood. And further, my will is that my three sons, Richard, Giles & Daniel, be joint executors.
John HALL, L.S.
John HAMLIN, William RUSSELL, Noadiah RUSSELL
Court Record, Page 54 -- 4 Feb 1711-12: Will proven.