Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, P 62

William HAMLIN, Middletown. Inventory (probably none taken). Will dated 16 May 1733.

I, William HAMLIN of Middletown, do make this my last will & testament: Imprimis. I give to my son Richard HAMLIN what I have given him by deed of gift already. I give to my son Nathaniel HAMLIN's heirs what I gavet their father by deed of gift in his lifetime. I give to my son Edward HAMLIN what I have given him by deed of gift already, and also to run eastward up to ye top of Stony Hill, so called, the breadth of his own land, and ye land I give to Daniel & Esther HURLBUT. I give to my son Charles HAMLIN my homelott with buildings & fences upoon it, and also my pasture lying between Capt. HALL's & Jabez HAMLIN's land. Also I give to my sd. son Charles all my long meadow & long meadow swamp. Also I give him my little meadow by the bridge on this side of the Ferry River. Also my boggy meadow called Sansor's Point. Also I give him all the rest of my estate not disposed of in this my will, obliging him to pay all my just debts, funeral charges & legacies. I give to my daughter Susannah what household stuff & land I have given her, and also the equal half of my pasture in the nortwest part of the Tow Plat. Also I give her my dun mare. I give to my daughter Esther what household stuff & lands I have given her, and also the equal half of my pasture in the northwest part of the Town Plat. I give to my grandson Timothy CORNWALL all my interest in the pond on the east side of the Great River; but if he should dye before he comes to inherit it, my will is that his sister Rebeckah CORNWALL shall have it. I give to each of my gransons a 10 right of my right of the interest in the common and undivided lands in Middletown. I give to my respective friends, the Rev. Mr. William RUSSELL & Jabez HAMLIN, to each of them 5 money, and desire them to be overseers and to assist my executor. I appoint my son Charles HAMLIN sole executor.

William HAMLIN, L.S.

Witness: John COLLINS, James WARD, Jr., Thomas HURLBUT

Court Record, Page 92 -- 5 Jun 1733: Will proven.