CALEB LEET HURD, 1827

Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn. Probate Records
Vol. 9 1826 - 1830 and Vol. 10 1831 - 1838 (FHL Film #5532)
Vol. 11 1838 - 1844 and Vol. 12 1844 - 1852 (FHL Film #5533)

[Transcribed by Julia Marshall]




HURD, Caleb Leet
Town of Saybrook, Conn. Probate Records, Vol. 9 1826 - 1830
pp 194 Will, Lim appt of appr. [5 Mar 1827]

          In the name of God Amen.
          I Caleb Leet Hurd of Killingworth in the county of Middlesex & State of Connecticut, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make my last Will and Testament in manner following, viz.
          Firstly I will, order and direct that my funeral charges & just
pp 195
debts, be fully paid and satisfied, and if my personal Estate be not sufficient for this purpose, I hereby authorize and direct my executer, herein after named to sell enough of my real Estate to make up the deficiency, of my person Estate, for the purpose afore said.
          Secondly I give devise, and bequeath into my sons, Daniel Hurd, Elias Hurd, Leet Hurd, Achilles Hurd, James Harvey Hurd and Aaron Griswold Hurd, the rest and residue of my real Estate (except what is hereafter disposed of) to be equally divided between them, share and share alike, to have and to hold the same to them and their heirs will assign forever. My will further is that the notes, or obligations, exclusive of interest accruing, thereon, which I hold against said Achilles Hurd and James Harvey Hurd severally for money advanced to them shall constitute a part of their said share in such division, and also that the shares of said Achilles and James Harvey, be set to them from the residue of my lands, lying in the Town of Guilford, North Bristol, Society after the Legatees are paid as is herein after provided. and in case said residue of said land shall not be equal in value to said shares, then the deficiency shall be made up from other of my real Estate.
          Thirdly I give, devise, and bequeath to my Daughters, Polly Denison, Polly Hamblin, Ethelinda Waterhouse, and Laura Ann Hurd, severally one hundred and fifty Dollars, including the sums charged to them on my Book, as advanced portion; to be paid from my personal Estate, if enough should remain for that purpose, after my funeral charges and just debts are paid, if not then the deficiency to be made up, from my lands in Guilford aforesaid to be set out to each of them so much as will be necessary to make up said sum of one hundred and fifty Dollars each.
          Lastly, I do make and constitute my son Leet Hurd, Executor of this my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this eighteenth day of February one thousand Eight hundred and twenty four.

                    Caleb Hurd L. S.

          Signed, Sealed, and published by the said Caleb Leet Hurd, deceased and for his last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who each now subscribe this attestation in his presence, and in the presence of each other.
Achillies H. Elliott
Russel B. Dowd
Jared Carter

          At the present Term of this Court the foregoing last Will & Testament of Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased was presented, and having been proved, was approved & ordered to be recorded; and the executor therein named, accepted the trust and gave Bond according to Law.
          Six months from this date are limited the creditors to the Estate in which to exhibit their claims, or be debarred a recovery. George Elliott & Abner Farnham, are appointed to appraise the Estate of L. Caleb Hurd deceased. Test. Samuel Ingham Clerk

pp 210-212 Inventory (7 May 1827)
          Inventory of the Real and Personal Estate of Capt. Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased made out by us the subscribers freeholders appointed by the Hon. Court of Probate this 6th day of March 1827 being qualified according to Law. Personal Estate.
          1 Large Bible $3.00, 1 Black coat 3.50, 1 do coat .33, 1 Pr of pantaloons 1.50, Linnen shirt .20, 1 Pr of Stockings .50, 1 pr of Woollen do .25, 1 Pr of Cotton do .50, 1 Pr of Black woollen do .20, 1 Black Coat pocket sides 3.00, 1 ------- 4.50, 1 Round about Jacket 2.00, 1 pr of black pantaloons 1.50, 1 Pr do do .75, 1 pr do -------- 1.25, 1 Flannel Shirt .75, 1 do do .75, 1 Linen do .20, 1 pr of T-trousers .17, 1 Striped cotton do .75, 1 White vest .12, 1 Yellow flannel vest .25, 1 Black silk do .12, 1 pr of striped mittens .17, 1 pr of white do .08, 1 Hat .50, 1 silk handkerchief .50, 1 pr of Shoes .75, 1 pr of Boots 1.50, 1 pr of Woollen Stockings .33, 1 clothes chest .75, 1 Dining Table 3.50, 1 Breakfast do 2.00, 1 Round do 2.00, 1 Square do 2.00, 1 Rocking chair .50, 1 Large arm chair .50, 6 square back black do 2.50, 6 Round back do 3.00, 3 do do 1.25, 3 Arm do .75, 2 Broken do .25, 1 Low
round back do .17, 4 Slat back do .40, 1 Bamboo walking cane .12, 1 Candle stand .25, pp 211
1 do do .17, 1 do do .12, 1 case of drawers 2.00, 1 Chest of drawers .25, 1 do do .75, 1 Large do do .75, 1 Bed bolster and pillow W 36 lb @ 34 12.32, Bedstead, underbed and cord 2.25, 1 Bed bolster and pillow W 33 lb @ 30 10.05, Bedsted, underbed and Cord 2.00, Bedstead, underbed & cord 1.00, 1 Blue and whitecoverlet 3.50, 1 Bed quilt 3.00, 1 Calico Bed quilt 1.75, 1 Red and White strip do 1.75, 1 Black and ot--- co------ do 1.25, 1 Black and ------ do 1.25, 1 Black and white do 1.00, 1 Black work do 2.00, 1 do do .75, 1 Red Edged do .75, 1 Black and yellow do 2.00, 1 Blue and brown do .150, 1 yellow bedquilt 1.50, 1 Striped Blanket .75, 1 Counterpane 2.50, 1 Bedspread 1.50, 1 Pr of woollen Sheets 2.00, 1 Sheet woolen .75, 1 old do part c--- .25, 1 pr of linnen do .75, 1 Pr of do do .75, 1 Pr of do do .50, 1 Pr do do .75, 1 pr do do 1.00, 1 pr do do 1.00, 1 pr do do 1.00, 1 Sheet .34, 3 pr of pillow cases .90, 1 pr do do .25, 1 ----- Table cloth 1.00, 1 do do .83, 1 Fringed do .75, 1 old do do .25, 1 Suit Calico bed curtains 2.00, 2 Window Curtains .40, 4 diaper napkins 1.00, 3 Birdsey do .37, 8 yds of Full'd Cloth 8.50, 10 yds of flannel 5.37, 11 yds of tow cloth 2.75, Razor and Shaving tools .50, Spectacles & case .34, 1 Black ink stand .06, 1 Clothes Brush .12, 1 large brass kittle 27 lb @ 10.00,, 1 Small do 5 lb 7 oz 1.75, 1 Warming pan .50, 1 Brass candlestick .17, 1 Looking Glass 1.25, 1 Less do .50, 1 large iron kittle 1.50, 1 dish kittle .75, 1 Small do .50, 1 less do .34, 1 Iron pot 1.25, 1 less do .10, 1 Less do .34, 1 Tea kittle .50, 1 Bake kittle 1.25, 1 Frying pan .75, 1 Iron basin .12, 1 Spider .34, 1 Toasting iron .34, 2 Iron ladles .25, 1 pr andirons 8 lb .50, 1 pr do 12 lb .75, 1 pr Cast Iron .42, 3 flat irons .34, 2 -----m--- 1.00, 1 Shovel & tongs .67, 1 pr of Tongs .25, 1 Iron Crane? and ---------1.50, 1 Less do do .75, 1 pr Steel yards 1.25, 1 pr of Small do .50, 1 pr of old do .17, 1 pr Sheers .12, 1 pr of Snuffers .12, 2 Iron candlesticks .20, 1 Sett black knives & forks .50, 3 knives & five forks .17, 1 tin oven 1.75, 1 do pail .40, 1 do roaster .12, 1 do Server .25, 1 do Lantern .12, 1 do Cullander .17, 1 Large milk pan .25, 3 do do 1.00, 1 less do .25, 1 do Bread tray .12, 1 Coffee pot .17, 3 Tin pans .37, 1 pepper box .06, 1 pewter funnel 1.50, 1 Large pewter Basin .67, 1 do quart pot .20, 1 Tin iron stove .34, 1 Large wooden tray .06, 2 do do .34, 1 do do .08, 1 Wooden bowl .25, 1 ------ .12, 1 Large wash Tub .75, 1 Less do .60, 1 Water pail .30, 2 do do .28, 1 small do .07, 1 Gallon Bottle .34, 1 old Tub .25, 1 Coffee Mill .67, 6 Silver Tea spoons 3.00, 1 decanter .34, 1 quart glass .25, 2 pint do .25, 3 wine glasses .18, 1 pr of tea pots .12, 1 oval sugar bowl .12, 1 Round do .10, 1 Butter boat .06, 1 Milk cup .04, 1 Glass Salt cellar .06, 1 Pepper box .06, 5 coffee cups and saucers .17, 3 Tea saucers and cups .12, 1 Blue edged platter .25, 8 plates .34, 2 Brown earthen milk pans .25, 1 do bowl .10, 5 do plates .18, 1 do Jar .10, 1 Large do pot .20, 1 square bottle .08, 1 2 gallon stone Jugs .34, 1 Large Stone pot .25, 1 do Jar .25, 1 do quart Jug .17, 1 Quart do .12, 1 do do .08, 1 Chamber .25, 1 Wooden can .17, 1 pr of Bellows .17, 1 Wooden wh--- clock 1.50, 1 Law Book .50, 1 Dictionary .34, 2 Small bags .50, 1 Wooden chain .40, 12 Barrells Cider 12.00, Bll. vineger .62, 9 Cider hogsheads 7.50, 4 Cider Barrells 1.67, one half Barrell pork 7.50, 3 Meat Barrells 1.50, 1 Soup Tub .25, 1 2 Gallon Stone Jug .25, 3 hlaf hogshead Tubes 1.00, Keg .17, 1 Large ------ .34, 1 Large tray .25, 1 Wooden Funnell .12, 2 Bushells Buckwheat 1.00, 16 Bushells
pp 212
corn 10.67, 24 Bushells of potatoes 6.00, 1 ------- .24, 1 Lime cask .12, 14 flour Barrells .84, 21 lb of wool 5.25, 1 Feathers .52, Bench & Shoe makers tools .50, Stone hammer .25, nail hammer .25, 1 Gallon Bottle .25, old nail hammer .12, 1 Broad ax 1.00, 2 Iron squares .34, 1 old ax .17, 1 ------- sh----- .25, Batte & wedges 1.00, 1 hand saw .08, 1 Inch and half auger .34, 1 Inch do .17, 1 Inch chisel .08, 1 inch gouge .08, 1 Grand ------ .75, 3 Sickles .50, 1 cooper Tea kittle .50, 1 old carpet 2.00, 14 lbs ----- 1.68, chopping knife .25, Bonning knife .25, co----- .25, Tin grater .06, Iron St---- .50, old compass .12, Crow bar 11 lb .75, Iron fetters .25, Small skillett .17, Bush scythe .50, 45 lb chains 5.69, 13 lb ---- --- plow, botts & chape 1.62, 5 --- barrells .48, 2 hogs. tubs .34, Saddle & curb bridle 1.50, Side Saddle & Bridle 1.50, Saddle bags .75, Horse tacking .50, Corse hatchett 1.50, fine do 1.25, Bushell .34, 2 large yokes & irons 1.50, 2 Small do do .34, 1 new Yoke .50, 6 old yokes .75, 2 day h.k.f (handkerchief) .34, 5 old Barrells .30, pr of cart wheels 2.50, 2 flails .17, 1 Breech Collar .25, ----- clapboards, & old stuff in old House Chamber 1.00, Loom and harness 6.00, Warping bas, Skein & spools 1.50, 4 Reels 11 B--- 2.50, Quill wheel and swifts 1.00, Reel .75, 1 Great Wheel 1.30, 1 do do .50, 1 Small do 1.25, Waggon & Harness 9.00, do ---- 1.25, Dutch plow 1.50, Grain box in Celler .80, 42 lb old 1.84, 1 ox Sled 1.00, Cart & ------ 11.00, 4 tined fork .75, 1 3 tined do .50, 1 old do do .12, 1 Two tined do 4 cent, -- --- .34, 1 Hoe .34, 2 Rakes .16, cheese press .34, Cider mill ----, 1 Yoke of Oxen 65.00, 1 old Cow 16.00, 1 Young do 14.00, 1 2 yr old Heifer 9.00, 1 Yearling Steer 7.00, 28 Sheep & 14 Lambs 51.75, deduct for the fleece of 10 sheep belonging to the Estate od Daniel Hurd 8.34 leaving 43.41 owned by the Estate of C. L. Hurd 43.41, 1 Sh--- 150 lb 5.25, 4 Gees 1.50, 9 H--- 1.12, 1 B----- 9.00, Right in Library 1.50, 1 Tin Tea pot .48 1 Small chest .25, 1 Spike gimblet .12, Cash 12.00, Hay sold D. Bull 7.00, Hay sold L. Hull 1.75, 3 hay sold L. Hull 1.75, 1 Note of James H. Hurd 100.00, 1 note on Achilles Hurd $100. Amount of personal Estate $754.92 Real Estate, one half dwelling House $250, 30_2_34_ of the homestead at 30. per acre, including the Barn and Cow House $921.37, 67_3_23_ acres of the Pierson farm at 16 $ per acre $1086.30, 32_ 0_ 26_ Bassett piece at 16. per acre $514.60, 43_0_ 60_ North Bristol farm at $12 per acre, the Eastern most Lot, $516.45, 31_ 1_ 8_ do Wood Land, the West Lot, at 14. per acre $438.20, 3 acres meadow at ---- at 18 $ per acre $54.00, 1 acre Ellis Cove @ 14 $ per acre $21.00, acre at Nick C--- $20.00.
          Real Estate $3821.92
          Personal do $754.92
                    (total) $4576.84
George Elliott
Abner Farnham -- Appraisers

          At the present Term of this Court, the foregoing inventory of the Estate of Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased was presented, accepted on oath & ordered to be recorded. Test. Samuel Ingham, Clerk

pp 220
Distrib. (4 Jun 1827)
          At a Court of Probate holden at Say Brook in and for the District of Say Brook on the 4th day of June A.D. 1827 Present William Lynde Esq. Judge
          George Elliott and David Griswold Esq. both of Killingworth freeholders, are appointed to distribute the Real Estate of Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased according to the Will. Test. Samuel Ingham, Clerk

pp 227
Notice of exhibit Adm acct [2 Jul 1827]
          The Executor of the last Will & Testament of Caleb Leet Hurd is required to present his account of Executorship to this Court for acceptance on the first Monday in September 1827 at 10 o;clock in the forenoon, for Settlement, and to give public Notice thereof by publication in some newspaper printed in New Haven, and by posting on the sign post in said Killingworth. Test. Samuel Ingham, Clerk

pp 228
Dis [2 Jul 1827]
          Distribution of the Real Estate of Capt. Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased made out by us the subscribers this 12 day of June A.D. 1827, being qualified according to Law.

          Set to Heirs of Daniel Hurd, Eldest son 35_ 2_ 33_ Land North end Pierson farm including the East Lot, Bounded North by John Nettleton --- East by said Nettleton and Abner F. Kilbourn, south by said Kilbourn, highway, and a right set to Elias Hurd, & West by highway, at $16 per acre 571.30. 1_ 2_ 0_ Meadow at Ellis Cove 21.00 4_ 2_ 27_ land at Bassett? land, Bounded north on right set to James H. Hurd, south on a right set to Leet Hurd at $16. per acre $74.68.$666.98

          Set to Elias 2nd son. 8_ 2_ 0_ Land west side homestead, Bounded West by Russell Dowd, South Samuel Merrills, East by right set to Leet Hurd, North by highway $264.69. 16_ 0_ 13_ Pierson farm bound North and East by right set to heirs of Daniel Hurd, pp 229
South by right set to Leet Hurd, West by highway, and by D----- including the Barn $245.00. !/2 acre of meadow B---- B---- $20.00. 8_ 2_ 11_ Bassett piece, bounded North on a right set to Leet Hurd, East on Turnpike and Jesse Stannard, South on highway, West on Josiah Hull $137.29 .(total) $666.98

          Set to Leet 3rd Son, 11_ 1_ 12_ in the Homestead, Bounded North on highway, West on right set to Elias Hurd, south on Samuel Merrills, East on heirs of Daniel Hurd and on right set to Daniel G. Hurd 239.69. 16_ 0_ 7_ Land at Pierson farm Bounded north on right set to Elias Hurd, East on right set to heirs of Daniel Hurd, South on highway, West on heirs of Daniel Hurd, 270.00. 3 acres meadow at Nod.? 54.00. 0?_ 1_ 33_ Land Bassett piece, Bounded North on right set to Heirs of Daniel Hurd, south on right set to Elias Hurd 103.29..(total) $666.98

          Set to James H. Hurd 5th son. 43_ 0_ 6_ Land North Bristol, East Lot 516.45. 4_ 1_ 25_ Land Bassett piece Bounded North on right set to Achilles Hurd. south on right set to Daniel Hurds heirs, 70.53. Advanced portion considered as Real Estate 80.00$666.98

          Set to Achillies 4th Son. 31_ 1_ 8_ Land North Bristol west lot, the wood land, 438.20. 8_ 0_ 10_ Bassett piece North end Bounded North and west on Parker? Stevens, East on Josiah Hull, south on right set to James H. Hurd, 128.78 advanced portion considered as Real Estate $100.$666.98

          Set to Aaron G. 6 Son dwelling House no---- $250.00. Barn Cow House and 1_ 2_ 16_ Land adjoining $150.00. ----land east side homestead, Bounded north on heirs of Daniel Hurd, and --- of land set to said Aaron G. East on heirs of Daniel Hurd, and Benjamin Hurd, south on Ebenezer Redfield. West on right set to Leet Hurd, 266.98..$666.98

Distributed to each of the Heirs the sum of $666.98
Amounting to .$4001.88
Real Estate on the inventory 3821.92. Advanced portion to James H & Achillies Hurd, to be considered by the Will as Real Restate and so constituted $180.00
          George Elliott
          David Griswold -- Distributors

At the present Term of this Court, the foregoing distribution of the Estate of Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased was presented, accepted & ordered to be recorded. Test. Samuel Ingham, Clerk

pp 247
Adm. acct settled order to distribute personal estate (3 Sep 1827)
          The Administrator of the estate of Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased presented his account of Administration on said Estate, which is accepted and allowed, and on which a balance is due the Adm. of $7.94. George Elliott & Abner Farnham, both of said Killingworth are appointed and fully empowered to distribute the personal Estate of said deceased and then make return to this Court for acceptance. Test. Samuel Ingham, Clerk

pp 254
Distribution (4 Oct 1827)
          A Distribution of the personal Estate of Caleb L. Hurd late of Killingworth deceased was presented, accepted & ordered to be recorded or kept on file. Test. Samuel Ingham, Clerk



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