Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 400
Rev. Jeremiah HOBART, Haddam. Invt. £155-08-00. Taken 22 Nov 1715, by Simon SMITH, Joseph ARNOLD, & James BRAINARD. Will dated 25 Apr 1712.
I, Jeremiah HOBART, doe make this my last will & testament: I give to Elizabeth my wife my whole estate, both real & personal, whatsoever, after my decease, during the term of her life, and I do hereby fully impower my wife to dispose of the whole of sd. estate, that shall be left after her decease, to my children as she thinks best. I constitute my wife Elizabeth sole Executrix.
Jeremiah HOBART, L.S.
Witness: Benjamin SMITH, James WELLS
Court Record, Page 21 -- 4 Sep 1716: Capt James WELLES, of Haddam, now exhibited the last will of Rev. Jeremiah HUBBURD, late of Haddam, decd. James WELLES, a witness to sd. will, was now sworn. The other witness not being present, the probate was delayed.
Page 25 -- 4 Dec 1716: This Court doth now prove, approve & allow & confirm the will of Rev. Jeremiah HOBART. Accepted, ordered recorded & kept on file.
[Note: The Recorder entered and wrote the name Jeremiah "HUBBURD" and in the index "HUBBARD." The signature to the will was written by the testator himself, "HOBART."]