Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 277
Samuel HALL, Sen., Middletown. Will dated 26 Apr 1739: I, Samuel HALL, Sen., of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make thismy last will & testament: Imprimis. I give to my wife Phebe the use of 1-2 of my buildings and the use of 1-2 of my land on this side of the Great River so long as she continues my widow; also the use of 1-2 of my stock during her life, and at her death what is left to be equally divided amongst my daughters; also I give her as much of my household goods as she shall need for her conveniency during her life, and at her death what remains to be equally divided among my daughters; also I give my six acres of land I pitcht for near Two Sticks Brook to her to dispose of as she shall see good. I give to my son Samuel HALL all my lands on the west side of the Great River, with all the buildings thereon, excepting and reserving what I have given to his mother, and the sue of 1-2 the buildings and lands which I have given her, and also the use of half the orchard near Long Hill, which I give to my daughter Mary during her life, part of which buildings and lands I have already given himby deed of gift; also I give him all my husbandry tools & utensils and th 1-2 of my stock. And I do appoint him to be sole executor of this my last will & testament. And I do order and it is my will that out of what I have given him he pay all my just debts and funeral charges and the legacy of £60 and one cow, which I give to my daughter Mary, and to procure for my daughters Phebe & Susannah, each of them, a brass kettle about the bigness of that I gave to my daughter Mary. To my four daughters, Experience, Phebe, Susannah & Mary, besides what I have already given them, I give them all my lands on the east side of the Great River, divided or undivided, or rights oflands, to be equally divided among them. To my daughter Experience I give one iron pott she hath now in use. To my daughter Phebe I geve a brass kettle, to be procured by my executor as above. To my daughter Susannah I give one brass kettle, to be procured by my executor. To my daughter Mary I give £60 in money and a cow, to be paid her by my executor, and the use of 1-2 of my orchard near Long Hill, during her life; also I give her the use of the room in my houlse so long as she continues single. I give to my four daughters above named all my household goods that remain after my wife hath taken what is needful for her use, to be equally divided among them.
Samuel HALL, L.S.
Witness: John WALLIS, Obadiah MORS, James APPLEBY
Court Record, Page 70 -- 5 Aug 1740: Will of Samue HALL, Sen., Middletown, exhibited by Samuel HALL, executor. Proven before Jabez HAMLIN, J. P. Approved by the Court at Hartford.