Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 279
Lemuel RICHARDSON, East Haddam. Died 24 May 1713. Invt. £332-10-08. Taken by Joseph SELDEN & John WARNER at Haddam, James NOYES & Stephen RICHARDSON at Stonington. Will dated 2 May 1713.
I, Lemuel RICHARDSON, do see cause to dispose of my lands, etc., as followeth: I give untomy wife all my moveable estate during widowhood, and half of it forever. And I give her full power, after my decease, to give a full & lawful title to John NOYES of Stonington for ninety acres of upland, agreed upon but not fully completed; and the money due for said land I will that my wife should dispose of according to her best judgement for her own comfort, paying of my debts and the bringing up of my children. Also the debts due to me to be at her dispose. And I appoint her sole administratrix of my estate. I give to my two sons, Samuel & Lemuel, all my lands and buildings, to be divided betweeen them, Samuel to have £20 more than Lemuel. I give to my daughter Mehetabel £40.
Lemuel X RICHARDSON, L. S.
Witness: Jabez CHAPMAN, Lydia CHAPMAN, Sarah X SPENCER.
Court Record, Page 159 -- 5 Oct 1713: Adms. to Mehetabell RICHARDSON, widow, with the will annexed. Will proven.