Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 170
Green HUNGERFORD, East Haddam. Invt. 1549-10-06. Taken 27 Aug 1735 by Samuel ANDREWS, Henry CHAMPLIN, & Noadiah BRAINARD. Will dated 29 Apr 1735.
I, Green HUNGERFORD of East Haddam, do make this my last will & testament: I give to my wife Jemima the use of all my moveable estate, and 1-3 part of my house and barn and orchard, and all my improved lands, during her widowhood. And if my wife, after my decease, shall see cause to marry, my will is that she shall have and enjoy as her own proper estate that I have received by her tht did acrue to her by her parents. And my will is that my wife shall doe her endeavor to bring up my children with the use of the moveable estate, until they shall come to lawfull age. 2ndly, I give to my three sons, viz.,Green, Lemuel, Samuel HUNGERFORD, all the farm or lot of land on which I now dwell, to be equally divided between them in quanity & quality, excepting only that I give my eldest son Green HUNGERFORD 10 acres, to be first taken off from sd. farm on that side that joyns to Benjamins GRAVES his land. 3rdly, I give to my son Nathaniel HUNGERFORD one lot of land adjoining to the land of AllinWILLEY & the land of Mr. Alexander STEWARD, containing 40 acres be it more or less, and one lott of land neare the northwest corner of the lott on which I now dwe.., adjoining to the land of John SHARRARD; also another lot of land partly adjoying to the land of Jabez CHAPMAN, not far from a pine swamp. Furthermore, I give to my four above sd. sons, viz., Green, Lemuell, Stephen & Nathaniel, all my rights in all the undivided land in East Haddam, to be equally divided amongst them; all which lands & rights I give to my four sons and their male hairs. I give to my five daughters, viz., Jemima, Mary, Rachell, Esther, & Elizabeth HUNGERFORD,£40 to each of them, to be paid to them severally as they come of age or are married, that is to say, to Jemima £40 with what she hath alread received. I hereby authorize & appoint my wife sole executrix.
Green HUNGERFORD, L. S.
Witness: Stephen CONE, Jabez CHAPMAN, Noadiah BRAINARD
Court Record, Page 32 -- 7 Oct 1735: Will & invt. exhibited by Jemima HUNGERFORD, widow & executrix. Will proven.
Page 90 (Vol XIII) -- 2 Jun 1741: This Court appoint Green HUNGERFORD to be guardian to Elizabeth HUNGERFORD, a minor, age 11 years, Lemuel & Nathaniel, each 8 years, children of Green HUNGERFORD, decd.