Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 106
Benoni SAGE, Middletown. Invt. £1020-13-06. Taken 3 Jan 1733-4, by Samuel GIPSON, John SAGE & John WARNER. Will dated 20 Dec 1733.
I, Benoni SAGE, husbandman, of Middletown, do make this my last will & testament: I give to my wife her dower rights. I give to my sons Benjamin SAGE & Allen SAGE all my real estate, to be theirs equally betweent hem, their heirs and assigns. I also give to my tow sons before named all the rest of my moveable estate not disposed of, and do hereby order them to pay unto my daughter Sarah SAGE, when they come to the age of 21 years, the just sum of £50 in money, or that which shall be in equal vallue to £50 in money. And I do hereby constitute and appoint my brother David SAGE to be my executor of this my last will & testament. I give to him so much out of my moveable estate as may be reasonalbe to reward him for his trouble (and this is to be lookt upon as a debt).
Benoni SAGE, L.S.
Witness: John NORTH, Hezekiah HOOKER, Nathaniel BECKLEY.
Court Record, Page 108 -- 5 Mar 1733-4: Will exhibited by Benoni SAGE, executor, who with the widow, exhibited an invt. Proven. This Court appoint Mary SAGE to be guardian unto her children, viz., Benjamin, age 9 years, Allen 4 years & Sarah 6 years, children of Benoni SAGE, late decd. Recog., £150.
Page 20 (Vol. XII) -- 4 Feb 1734-5: David SAGE, executor, exhibits an account, which was accepted in Court and ordered to be kept on file. Whereupon this Court appoint Capt. Isaac HART, Deacon Thomas HART & Lieut. Isaac NORTON distributors. The return, dated 7 Mar, 1734-5 (on file):
To the widow, Mary SAGE, £36-08-00
To Allen SAGE, £254-01-04
To Benjamin SAGE, £254-01-04
Thomas HART, Isaac NORTON, Isaac HART, Distributors
20 Jan 1745: Benjamin SAGE gives to his uncle, David SAGE, a receipt for his full share of the estate.
Oct 1749: Ebenezer STEELE & Sarah STEELE give receipt for theirs.
18 Feb 1750-1: Allen SAGE gives to his uncle, David SAGE, a receipt for his full share of the estate of his late honoured father, Benony SAGE, deceased.
Page 48 (Vol. XIII) -- 12 Apr 1739: Benjamin SAGE, age 16 years, chose his uncle David SAGE to be his guardian. Recog., £400.
Page 54 (Vol. XIV) -- 5 Feb 1744-5: Allen SAGE, a minor 15 years of age, son of Benoni SAGE, chose his uncle David SAGE to be his guardian. Recog., £800.