Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 107

Moses ROWLEY, Sen., Haddam. Invt. 68-10-03. Taken 15 Jun 1705, by William SPENCER & Thomas X CRIPPEN. Will dated 16 Aug 1704.

I, Moses ROWLEY, do make this my last will & testament: My will is that, my just debts being paid, the remainder to be disposed of as followeth: As for the rest of my children, I have done what hath been with me, and now I have no expectation of being any more capable to help myself, wherefore I do give & bequeath my land unto my son Moses ROWLY, that is to say, my half of the lot I now live upon. The other half I have given already to my son Matthew. To be equally divided betwwen my sons Moses & Matthew. I also give unto my son Moses that 25 right that I formerly gave to Matthew, which my son Matthew hath lovingly resigned up again to me. I give to my daughter Mehetabell FULLER all my moveables, both stock & household stuff, whether without door or within. I give half of my young mare to my son Matthew. My will further is, and it is upon account of not only what my sons Moses ROWLEY & John FULLER hath done for me and been kind to me, but especially thier willingness to take care of me and my wife during our natural lives, and I do expect that care & kindness of them that is meet and needful both to myself & my wife, and I therefore have done what I have done to oblige them what I can, and do repose my trust, next unto God, upon these my tow sons, Moses ROWLEY & John FULLER for what I shall and for what my wife shall stand in need of between this and the grave. I appoint my sons, Moses ROWLEY & John FULLER, executors.

Moses X ROWLEY, Sen., L.S.

Witness: John CHAPMAN, Matthew X ROWLEY, Mary X CRIPPEN

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