Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 360
Sergt. John SAVAGE, Middletown. Died 6 Mar 1684-5. Invt. £480-15-06. Taken 12 May 1685, by Giles HAMLIN, Nathaniel WHITE, Willaim WARDE. Legatees -- John SAVAGE, 33 years of age; William, 17, Nathaniel 14, Elizabeth 30, Sarah 28, Mary 27, Abigail 19, Rachel 12, Hannah 9 years. Will dated 22 Nov 1684.
I, John SAVAGE of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last Will & Testament. I give to my wife Elizabeth SAVAGE my Dwelling House & Homelott with all the Houses thereon, with all my Household Goods & all my Stock of Cattle & Swine of all sorts, during her natural life; also my Long Meadow Lott the use of it her lifetime, & all the Land I bought of Anthony MARTIN adjoining to my Homelott & to that which was Anthony MARTIN's Homelott & to that which I gave to my son John by a Deed of Guift, that is, for her lifetime; by this last I mean all that was my own Swamp as well as that I bought, & all the Meadow which was William BLUMFIELD's saving a small piece which I formerly gave to my son John, & all my Wongunck Meadow on the South side of the little Brook, all those during her natural life, & one peice of Upland adjoining to Isaac WILLCOX's Land, being about 7 acres, to have it for her Use till my son William come of age to inherit it; provided, & it is herein intended, that in Case my wife should see Cuse to change her Condition by marriage, that then neighter my Stock of Cattle or Household Goods shall be disposed of to any but my Children. She hath the larger part of the Estate in her hands. My wife Elizabeth to be Executrix and request my son John to be of assistance to her in it. I request my friends & brethren Nathaniel WHITE & Samuel HALL sen. to be Overseers.
Witness: Nathaniel WHITE, Samuel HALL
Court Record, Page 112 -- 3 Sep 1685: Will proven.