Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 448
John ROBERTS, Middletown. Invt. £130-08-00. Taken 13 Sep 1742, by Jabez BROOKS & Stephen BLAKE.
Court Record, Page 21 -- 5 Apr 1743: It was certified to this Court by Giles HALL, J. P., that Giles ROBERTS, Huldah ROBERTS & Sibbel ROBERTS chose thie uncle William ROBERTS of Middletown to be their guardian. Recog., £200. And this Court appoint the widow Martha ROBERTS, the relict of John ROBERTS of Middletown decd., to be guardian to Jonathan ROBERTS, age 12 years; David, age 10 years, Gideon, age 8 years; Ruth, age 5 years; Sarah, age 4 years, & Annah, age 2 years. Recog., £200.
Adms. to Martha ROBERTS, widow, who gave bond with William ROBERTS for £400.
Page 19 (Vol. XV) -- 5 Aug 1746: Martha ROBERTS, Adms., exhibited an account of her Adms. Accepted. Order distribution of the estate as followeth:
To Martha, the widow, her thirds, £10-03-00
To John ROBERTS, the eldest son, his double part, £3-02-06
To Simeon Giles, Jonathan, David & Gideon ROBERTS, to each, £1-11-03
To Martha ROBERTS (alias BROOKS), hulda, Sibbell, Ruth, Sarah & Hannah ROBERTS, daughters, to each £1-11-03.
And appoint William ROCKWELL, Joseph JOHNSON & Henry HEDGES, of Middletown, distributors. Aso the Court order that the 1-3 of the lands and buildings be set out to the widow for her improvement during life.
Page 27 -- 4 Nov 1746: Jonathan ROBERTS, a minor, 16 years of age, & David ROBERTS, age 14 years, sons of John ROBERTS, chose their uncle Samuel LEWCAS of Middletown to be their guardian. Recog., £300.
Page 80 -- 6 Dec 1748: Gideon ROBERTS, age 14, son of John ROBERTS, chose his uncle Jonathan ROBERTS to be his guardian. Recog., £500.