Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 427
Isaac LANE, Middletown. Invt. £1880-09-02. Taken 28 Feb 1745, by Nathaniel GILBERT, Jonathan ALLIN & William ROCKWELL. Will dated 15 Dec 1744.
I, Isaac LANE of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will & testament: Imprimis: I give to my wife Elizabeth LANE 1-3 part of all my personal estate (except my apparrel) after my just debts & funeral charges are paid out of it, to be at her dispose; and the improvement of 1-3 part of my buildings and half an acre of land adjoining, to lye in convenient form, so long as she continues my widow and see cause to dwell in my house; but if she shall marry after my decease or shall leave my house, my will is that she then quit her right to any of my real estate. I give to my four sons, Nathaniel, Cornelius, Zacheus & Ashbell, all my lands, part whereof I have already given by deed of gift to two of my sons, namely Nathaniel & Cornelius, which shall be accounted to them as so much of their part of my estate. I give to my youngest son Ashbell all my buildings and all my apparrel more than to my ohter children. I give to my three daughters, Mary, Mindwell & Hannah, the other 2-3 of all my personal estate (except my apparrel). And further, my will is that my two daughters, Mindwell & Hannah, shall have liberty to dwell in my house so long as they shall remain single. And I appoint my two eldest sons, Nathaniel LANE & Cornelius LANE, executors.
Isaac LANE, L.S.
Witness: Jonathan DOOLITTLE, William ROCKWELL, Jonathan DOOLITTLE, Jr.
Court Record, Page 55 -- 5 Mar 1744-5: Will proven.
Zacheus LANE, a minor, 20 years of age, & Ashbell LANE, age 16 years, chose Jonathan ALLYN of Middletown to be their guardian. Recog. £600.