Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 334

Joseph KIRBY, Middletown. Invt 53 07 02. Taken 28 February 1711/12 by Thomas Stow, Samuel Wilcock & Daniel Stocking. Additional invt. of two tracts of land of Joseph Kerby not apprised with the rest of his estate, aprised by us the subscribers as followeth, bieng first sworn:

To 15 1/4 acrs on the west side of the Little River 22-17-03
To 3 acres of land swamp butting on the upland east 07-10-00

Taken in Middletown, 1st January, 1725, by John Warner and Samuel Gipson.

Will dated 27 Nov 1711: I, Joseph Kirby, of Middletown, do make my last will and testament: I give to Mary, my wife, my house and home lot of about 4 acres to be at her own disposal, also all that he lately received or shall receive from her parents to be at her own disposal and not to be accounted as part of my estate. I give to my son John a parcel of land which buts upon land of his brother James Brown. My will is that all my sons that are or shall be born to me shall have a double portion to the rest of my children in the remaining part of my estate which I have not disposed of. And the rest of my children, which are daughters, shall have a single portion equally alike. I appoint my son John to be sole executor.

John Kerby, LS

Witness: John Warner, Jr., John Ranny, David Hurlbut.

Court Record, Page 48 -- 4 Feb 1711-12: Will now exhibited by John KIRBY, son of the deceased, and refusing to be the executor was thereupon appointed Adms. with will annexed.

Page 150 -- 6 Jul 1713: Adms. may sell land for the payment of debts.

Page 110 (Vol. X) -- 7 Dec 1725: Upon complaint of Susannah KERBY, daughter of Joseph KERBY, by her attorney, John REW, a writ was issued to cite John KIRBY, Adms., on the estate of sd. decd., to answer for not rendering a true inventory of sd. estate. The Adms. now appeared and the parties being heard, the Court having considered that the sd. Adms. have liberty till this Court in January next to make out sd. inventory.

Page 112 -- 4 Jan 1725-6: An invt. of the estate of Joseph KERBY was not exhibited by John KERBY, and accepted.