Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol X, p 567 [Originally Recorded in Vol. XIII, page 57-8-9-60-1 of Probate Records]


          SAVAGE, Capt. John, Middletown. Invt. 757-10-00. Taken by William SAVAGE, Samuel GIPSON & John WARNER. Will dated 11 April 1724:

          I, John SAVAGE of Middletown, do make this my last will & testament: I give unto my wife my now dwelling house and barn and the land adjoining, with pasture; also give her 41/2 acres of land lying on the near Neck, on the west side of sd. Neck; also I give to my wife 1/3 part of my moveable estate within doors, she taking that that suits her best; also I give her two cows, six sheep and four swine; this I give her during her natural life. I give unto my son Thomas the house he now lives in, to be his at my decease, and my now dwelling house and barn and the land adjoining to them (after his mother's decease), so far as the southermost fence and west to the fence that divides the pasture from the upland and orchard; also I give him a one-half of my pasture at home, his half to lye on the north side of sd. pasture next the highway, he allowing his brother William a passway to go through his part of sd. lott to cart or drive creatures, if need be; also I give him the 1/2 of my long meadow and half of my long meadow swamp and half of my upland on the east side of the Neck, so called, at my decease; and the other half of my land he is to have it after his mother's decease; also I give him the 1/2 of my lott at Sider Hill, to be equally divided between him and his brother William after my decease; also I give to my sone Thomas 1/2 of my land in the Boggy Meadow and Further Neck and Round Meadow, half of each parcell; also I give him the 1/2 of my land in the northwest quarter, to be equally divided between him and his brother William after my decease; all this I give to my son Thomas and his heirs, he paying to his sisters the sum or sums after specified in this will. I give to my son William the homelott where his house now stands; also I give him the 1/2 of my pasture at home, south part of it; also give him the other half of the several parcells of land described as given to Thomas. And further, I give to my tow sons Thomas & William all my carpenter tools and all my tool tackling and husbandry tools. I give to my five daughters, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah, Rachel & Marcey, all my household goods, 2/3 of said goods at my decease, and the other third after my wife's decease; and also all my cattle, sheep, and swine, excepting only those that I have given to my wife. And what the household goods and stock doth fall short of 60 for each daughter, my will is that my tow sons Thomas and William shall make up to their five sisters above named the sum of 60 to each sister with what they have already received. in consideration of their having all my land. And further, my will is that my two sons Thomas & William shall have all my lands that are not particularly disposed of in this will, both divided and undivided, to be equally divided between them. And further my will is that my two sons Thomas & William pay to their five sisters 25 a year after my decease, until they have paid them in full of what I have given my daughters in this my will. I appoint my two sons, Thomas & William executors.

                                        JOHN SAVAGE, LS.
Witness: Jacob WHITE,
Samuel STOWE, John WARNER

          Court Record, page 139 - 6 December, 1726: Will now exhibited by Thomas SAVAGE & William SAVAGE, sons of the decd. and executors named in the will.


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