Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 624

Mrs. Mary RANNY, Middletown. Invt. 313-11-11. Taken 27 Oct 1747, by Joseph SMITH & John SAVAGE. Will dated 23 Sep 1747.

I, Mary RANNY, widow of Joseph RANNY decd., of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will & testament: I give to my son Joseph RANNY all my sheep & one of my hogs. My velvet hood I give to my son Joseph's wife, and also my panel. I give to my son Daniel RANNY one of my hogs. I give to my son Jonathan RANNY all the Indian corn I have growing this year. I give to my daughters, Abigail STOCKING & Sibell PORTER, my best bed & furniture and my other bed and furniture, and four pare of sheets, small iron pott, small iron kettle, a brass skillett, a brass kettle, a warming pan and all my pewter besides what is hereafter mentioned, with my chest of drawers and table, and also my wearing apparrel. I give to my grandchild Edward STOCKING my cow. I give to my grandchildren, Lucy STOCKING & Grace STOCKING, two pares of sheets to each of them, to be delivered to them when they shall reach the age of 18 years. I give to my daughters Abigail & Sibel, to each of them, one of my pewter platters and two plates apiece, and three spoons apiece. If there be anything I have not disposed of in this my will, I give it to my sons,Joseph, Daniel, & Jonathan, to be equally divided between them after the charges of sickness and funeral are paid out of it. I appoint my son Joseph RANNY my executor.

Mary X RANNY, L. S.

Witness: Edward ELLS, Isaac LEE, Francis WILCOCK, Jr.

Court Record, Page 48 -- 3 Nov 1747: The last will & testament of Mary RANNY, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Court by Joseph RANNY, executor. Proven.