Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 334
William PORTER, Haddam. Invt. £138-02-08. Taken 1 Jan 1713-14, by Elijah BRAYNARD & Hezekiah BRAYNARD.
Court Record, Page 200 -- 7 Jun 1714: Adms. granted unto Sarah PORTER, widow. William PORTER, 14 years of age, chose his mother, Sarah PORTER to be his guardian. Recog., £100.
Page 254 -- 12 May 1715: Sarah PORTER of Haddam, 14 years of age, chose Hezekiah BRAINARD of Haddam to be her guardian.
Page 256 -- 7 Jun 1715: Sarah PORTER, Adms., exhibits now an account of her Adms. Also she prayes this Court for an allowance of 40 shillings for Adms. and £10 for subsisting the youngest child, Abiall PORTER, daughter of the sd. deceased, the same being a year & 4 months old, which was allowed out of the estate before the dist. Order to dist. the estate:
To the widow, Sarah Porter, £31-00-00
To William, eldest son, £41-09-04
To Amos, Sarah, Mary, Martha & Abial PORTER, to each, £20-14-08
And appint Simon SMITH, Elijah BRAINARD & Hezekiah BRAINARD, distributors.
Page 119 (Vol. IX) -- 9 Feb 1719-20: This Court appoint Joseph ARNOLD of Haddam to be guardian to Amos PORTER, age 15 years, and Mary PORTER, age 13 years. Recog., £100.
Page 143 -- 6 Dec 1720: This Court appoint Elijah BRAINARD of Haddam to be guardian unto Martha & Abial PORTER, minor children of William PORTER, decd. Recog., £100.
Dist. File: 15 Mar 1719-20: To the widow Sarah PORTER, now Sarah VENTRUS, to Abial, to William, to Amos, to Mary, to Martha, to Sarah PORTER. By Simon SMITH, Elijah BRAINARD & Hezekiah BRAINARD.
Page 162 -- 6 Feb 1721-2: Report of the distributors.