Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 458
Richard HALL, Middletown. Invt. £432-11-00. Taken 2 Apr 1691, by William CHEENY, Deacon John HALL & Samuel HALL. Will dated 11 Jan 1690-1.
The last Will & Testament of Richard HALL, being about 71 years of age: I doe leave this as my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife Mary HALL, £6 per Year during her natural life, as also so much room in my house as may be comfortable for her, and all my household Stuffe, and one Cow, ingaging my son John HALL to pay to my wife the £6 per year for her Use, and he my sd. son to have in his Hands, until his mother decease, all the Land that are now improved, both Homelott & Long Meadow. I appoint my sd. son to provide winter meat for her Cow. I will to my wife for her lifetime so much of the Garden as I now make Use of, and half the Orchard. I give to my eldest son John HALL my House I now live in, after my decease, reserveing comfortable room therein for my wife during her natural life. Also, I give unto my sd. son all my Lands that lyeth at home, except 3 acres at the West End, which I give to my son Samuel after my wive's decease. Moreover, I give to my sd son my Long Meadow Lott, he paying to his Mother £6 per Year while she liveth, and winter meat for one Cow. Also, my Upper Lott at Wongunck and Lower Lott at Wongunck, and my Half-Mile Lott; also half my 15 acres I live on. I give unto my son Samuel HALL the house which is at the West End of my Lott, which was built for my son John, and 3 acres of my Lott at the East End of the Fence as it now standeth, and all that without the fence but 30 acres that is of that Lott. I give to my daughter Mary my Lott in the Westermost range of Lotts, being 230 acres, as in the Deed of Gift expressed. I give to my daughter Jane 30 acres of Land in the Boggy Meadow Quarter. I give to my daughter Sarah BLAKE 7½ acres in my Wood Lott near the Town. I give to my daughter Anne £10. I make my son John sole executor.
Richard HALL, L.S.
Witness: John HALL, Samuel STOW, sen.
Court Record, Page 27 -- 8 Apr 1691: Will proven.