Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, P 419
Joseph INGRHAM, Middletown. Invt. £1206-19-10. Taken 19 Jul 1745, by William ROCKWELL, Isaac LEE & Joseph GLEASON. Will dated 31 Mar 1745.
I, Joseph INGRAHAM of Middletown, in the County of Hartford & Colony of Connecticut, do make this my last will & testament: Imprimis. I give unto Hannah, my wife, 1-3 part of all my estate forever, to be at her dispose; and the other 2-3 thereof during the time she remains my widow and until my children shall arrive to lawfull age, provided she shall take care of them and bring them up. I give to my only son Joseph INGRAHAM all my apparrell & £20 more of my estate. And what then remains of my estate I give to my three children, Martha, Joseph & Hannah, equally to be divided among them. I appoint my wife Hannah & Mr. Thomas GOODWIN executors.
Joseph INGRAHAM, L.S.
Witness: Philip MORTIMER, John STORER, William ROCKWELL
Court Record, Page 58 -- 28 May 1745: The last will & testament of Joseph INGRAHAM, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Court by Hannah INGRAHAM, widow, & Thomas GOODWIN, executor. Proven & ordered to be recorded. Thomas GOODWIN refused the trust in Court.
Page 66 -- 18 Nov 1745: An inventory was now exhibited by Hannah INGRAHAM, widow & executrix, which was accepted & ordered to be kept on file. And the sd. Adms. informs this Court that she supposes sd. estate to be insolvent, and prays commissioners may be appointed to examine the claims of creditors: Wherupon this Court appoint William ROCKWELL, William BRINTNALL & Joseph GLEASON commissioners.
Page 31 (Vol XV) -- 8 Jan 1746-7: The commissioners who were orded to adjust the claims of the creditors not having finished their report, now move to this Court to lengthen out the time: Whereupon this Court allow 6 months from the date hereof to sd. commissioners to finish thier report. And whereas, Joseph GLESSON, one of the commissioners, being bound to se, this Court appoint Mr. Ebenezer SAGE of Middletown to be commissioner in the room of Joseph GLESSON, to adjust accounts.