Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Vol 3, p 418
HUBBARD, Samuel, Sen, Middletown. Invt. £2310-18-11. Taken 18 Jun 1745, by Caleb GALPIN, Daniel SMITH and Elixha PECK. Will dated 15 April, 1743.
I, Samuel HUBBARD, Sen., of Kensington, in the Township of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my wife Martha HUBBARD forever 1/3 part of my personal estate, and the use and imporvement of 1/3 part of my real estate during her natural (life). Further, I give pecularly to my wife one featherbed and furniture, with one great brass kettle, and all the linen, and one certain great puter platter, besides her thirds. To my eldest son now living, Samuel HUBBARD, I give, besides what I have hertofore given him by deed of gift, one parcell of land I bought of John GILBERT, ner to Matabesick River, bounded as follows: East upon the river, south upon his own land, north upon Henry JOHNSON, and west upon a highway. To my second son, Timothy HUBBARD, besides what I have already given him, I give him one certain parcell of land bounded as follows: Near Henry JOHNSON's, butteing eaat on a highway, west upon a run of watter or brook, south upon John SAGE & Samuel HUBBARD, and north upon Henry JOHNSON. Further, I give to him a certain parcell of land lying in my houselott, boutnded as follows: South on a highway, north upon George HUBBARD, east upon his brother Samuel HUBBARD, and west upon Stony Swamp Brook. Further I give him one certain parcell of land lying partly upon the ledge and partly upon low land or swamp, bounded as follows: South upon a highway, north upon George HUBBARD, east upon a fence now standing in my mowing land, and west extending half across the ledge. Further, I give him the fruit of 25 apple trees for the term of 15 years standing upon the north endo of my orchard. To my third son Watts HUBBARD, I give one certain parcell of land bounded south upon a highway, north upon George HUBBARD, east upon Stony Swamp Brook, and west upon a fence now standing abbuting upon his brother Timothy, with the dwelling house and barn standing upon the sd land. Further, I give to him one certain parcel of land bounded as follows: east uon the country road, west upon Lt. Isaac NORTON, norht upon Nathaniel EDWARDS and south upon John HINSDALE. To my grandson William HUBBARD, the only son of my son William HUBBARD, decd., I give, besides what I gave to my son his father in his lifetime, a certain parcel of land near to his dwelling house, bounded as follows: West upon an highway, south upon John SAGE his land, north upon Samuel HUBBARD, Jr., and Henry JOHNSON, and east upon the 2nd fence now standing, which sd. land is part upland and part swamp. Unto my daughter Sarah, the wife of Joseph FRANCIS, and unto her heirs forever, I give one certain parcel of land bounded as follows: East upon William HUBBARD, south upon John SAGE, west upon Timothy HUBBARD and north upon Henry JOHNSON. Unto my granson Matthew COLE, his heirs and assighns forever, I give £5 money, old tenour. All the rest of my person estate I give to my three sons, Samuel, Timothy and Watt, to be equally divided among them, and appoint my wife and my son Watts executors.
SAMUEL HUBBARD, L.S.
Witness: Caleb GALPIN,
Court Record, Page 62 -- 6 August, 1745: The last will and testament of Samuel HUBBARD, late of Middletown, decd., was exhibited in Court by Martha HUBBARD, widow, & Watts HUBBARD, executor. Proven. Inventory exhibited and ordered to be recorded. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~