Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 402
Jacob HOLLISTER. Invt. £1691-03-03. Taken 8 Nov 1722, by Giles HALL & George PHILLIPS. Sloop Elizabeth (John HAMES, Master) value £328-00-00.
17 Dec 1722: Then received of Mr. John TYLER & Mr. Thomas COLLETT, the estate mentioned in the foregoing inventory as it was taken according to books & invoices (excepting 4hhd. of rum & fifty pds. of prunes, improved for payment of debts due from sd. estate). Recd. pr. Robt. COOKE & Richard SANGER, Adms.
A further inventory of personal estate, valued at £1459-13-02, was taken 10 Dec 1722, by Thomas FOSTER & Giles SOUTHMAID under the apprisers' oath.
Court Record, Page 3 (Vol X) -- 1 Jan 1722-3: Whereas, this Court did grant Adms. on the estate of Jacob HOLLISTER of Bristol, England, mariner, late decd. at Middletown, County of Hartford, on the 5 Nov last, to John TYLEY & Thomas COLLET of Hartford, they now exhibit invt., as also account of Adms. Allowed. Now Richard SANGER & Robert COOK appeared and paid sd. TYLEY & COLLET the sum of £155-14-08, which account was allowed. Also produced letters of Adms. on the estate from the Court of Probate in the City of New York, granted by His Excellency Col. BURNETT, Judge, and in said letters of Adms. signified that Jacob HOLLISTER deceased did in his lifetime, under his hand and seal, will and desire that if his life be taken, that then Jacob READ, Richard SANGER & Robert COOK should take his estate into their hands and dispose of it as in sd. writing expressed, vizt.:
New York, 30 Jul 1722: I being now bound on a voyage to Rhode Island, in case of my death I constitute & appoint Mr. John READ, merchant, Mr. Robert COOK, both of New York, & Mr. Richard SANGER of Bristol, merchant, my true and lawful attorneys and trustees in mine and friends' affaires. My desire & order is that (my estate) be remitted to my well-beloved wife Elizabeth HOLLISTER, in Bristol.
This Court grant Adms. to Robert COOK & Richard SANGER.
Page 48 -- 5 May 1724: Robert COOK, Adms., produced in Court a power of atty. to one Mr. James GORDON, from the widow and two of the creditors, to receive the estate from the Adms., and also produced receipts from said GORDON for the sloop & tackling & other estate sent to Great Britian for the widow & creditors. Account allowed.