Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 193
Moses ROWLEY, East Haddam. Invt. £33-12-05. Taken 19 Aug 1735, by Thomas GATES & John FULLER. Will dated 24 Mar 1734-5.
I, Moses ROWLEY, of the Town of East Haddam, in the County of Hartford, do make and ordain this my last will & testament: I give to my loving sons, viz., Moses, Samuel, Ebenezer & Jonathan ROWLEY, all my lands known by the name of the Purchase Land or Lotts, equally to be divided among them, that is to say, if the sd. purchasers are pleased to divide the same, then I do give it to them and their heirs as in manner abovesd.; but if sd. purchasers should not divide the sd. land, but let it lie for the use first intended, then I do give and bequeath it to that use for the Gospel in this place. Secondly, I do give and bequeath to my loving son John ROWLEY all my carpenter's tools. I give to my son Jonathan ROWLEY my cart boxes & bands, my small axe and broad hoe. I give to my daughter Hannah ROWLEY that cowe that my son John ROWLEY now hath, and six sheep, my bed that I now lye on and all the bedding belonging to the same, and all the household goods that I now have. I give my wearing clothes to my sons, Moses, Samuel, John, Ebenezer & Jonathan ROWLEY. And whatsoever else I shall have, at my decease, of estate that I have not disposed of as above sd., to be equally divided among them, excepting 20 shillings apiece to be paid out of the same to my three daughters, viz., Mary OLMSTED, Nein FULLER & Mehetabel CHAPMAN. Furthermore, my will is that my sons Samuel ROWLEY of Hebron & Ebenezer of East Haddam be executors.
Moses ROWLEY, L.S.
Witness: John FULLER, John PERSIVAL, Ebenezer FULLER
Court Record, Page 33 - 7 Oct 1734: Will now proven. Moses ROWLEY, one of the sons, appealed from the decision of this Court approveing the will.
Receipts Recorded on page 56, they being the last of the Court entries in Vol. XII:
2 Jan 1733-4: I, Mary ROWLEE, the wife of Moses ROWLEE, Sen., of Haddam, do acquit my husband and his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, from all joyntures, dowryes and egreement whatsoever hereafter may arise, having received the full sum of ten pounds.
Mary ROWLEE, her mark
Witness: Thomas FULLER, Nathaniel STOCKING
We, the subscribers, do acknowledge ourselves satisfied, having received in full what was dur to us from the estate of our hon'd father Moses ROWLEY decd., and do acquit & discharge brothers Samuel & Ebenezer ROWLEE, executors, this 17 Feb 1736-7
Jonathan X ROWLEE
Witness: Charles WILLIAMS, Moses ROBERTS
We, the subscribers, do hereby acquit and discharge brothers Samuel & Ebenezer ROWLEE, executors to the last will & testament of our hounoured father Moses ROWLEE deceased, having received in full of what belonged to us of the estate by said will. In witness whereof we have hereto set our hands this 17th day of February, 1736-7.
Henry CHAMPEN (CHAMPION)