Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 292
Mary JOHNSON, Sen., Middletown, widow of Isaac JOHNSON of Middletown, decd. Invt. £120-06-02. Taken 18 Aug 1740, by George HUBBARD, Solomon ADKINS & William ROCKWELL. Will dated 16 May 1720.
I, Mary JOHNSON of Middletown, doe make this my last will & testament: Imprimis: I give to my three sons, namely, to my son Isaac, Daniel & Joseph JOHNSON, all my half of the household goods willed to me by my deceased husband, and all the stock & husbandry utensils which was left to my dispose, except some reservation of each which after followeth, that is to say, I give to my grandson Nathaniel JOHNSON my oxen & yoke, chains & plow, with the utensils thereunto belonging. Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth JOHNSON, of my household goods, a Bible & belmettle morter, a great wheel & reel, fire shovel & tongs, and an iron trammel & lamps. I also give to my abovesd. daughter a colt and a year's provision for herself, also a sound living sheep and a small iron kettle. Item. I give to my daughter Mary BLAKE my Dutch wheel. It is also concluded and intended that the abovesd. stock & moveables given to my three sons & grandson mentioned should be equally divided between them. I give my wearing clothes & linen to be equally divided between my daughters Elizabeth JOHNSON & Mary BLACKE, and do constitute my three above mentioned sons to be executors.
Mary X JOHNSON, L.S.
Witness: William HARRIS, John HARRIS, William HARRIS, Jr.
Whereas I, Mary JOHNSON, the above testator, did many years ago make & execute the above written instrument to be my last will & testament: I do, this 21st day of February, Anno. Dom 1739-40, ratify and confirm the same to be my last will & testament, with this addition or codicil: That whereas, my son Joseph JOHNSON is now deceased, I do hereby declare that what of my estate I have given to my son Joseph above named, my will is that the same shall be equally divided to and among the children that my sd. son had by his first wife. And I appoint my grandson Nathaniel JOHNSON executor with my two sons Daniel & Isaac JOHNSON.
Mary X JOHNSON
Witness: William HARRIS, John HARRIS, William ROCKWELL.
Court Record, Page 79 -- 25 Dec 1740: Will now exhibited by Daniel & Nathaniel JOHNSON, two of the executors; the third (Isaac JOHNSON) not able to appear, but accepts the trust. Will proven.