Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 2, p 569




Capt. William SAVAGE, Middletown. Invt. 906-18-09. Taken 15 Feb 1726-7. Will dated 23 Jan 1726-7.

I, William SAVAGE of Middletown, do make my last will & testament: I give to Elizabeth my wife 22, to be paid out of my estate or the effects of it. 10 to be paid to her this present year and ye other 12 the next year, on the date hereof, and I do resign all up to her that she brought wigh her to my family after I married her. I give to my son William all my lott in the Nooks whereon he now dwells. I give him 40 acres of land lying in my land in the Northwest Quarter. Also I give 1-2 my long meadow lott to be divided between him & his brother Joseph, William to have the north side of sd. lott. I give to my son Joseph my now dwelling house and barn and homelott and all the land that is mine adjoining to it. Also I give him my pasture at Burch Swamp, so called. Also I give half my long meadow lott to be equally divided between him and his brother William. Also I give him my lott lying east of ye land that my brogher John SAVAGE gave to his sons Thomas & William in his last will, and west of land belonging to the heirs of Daniel CLARK decd., and north of land that I have given to my son William. Also I give him 40 acres of my lott in the Northwest Quarter. All this I give him and his heirs. Also my will is that my son William shall have the profit of what I have given to my son Joseph for 3 years next coming, he paying the 22 I have given to Elizabeth my wife. And after the sd. 3 years the profit of Joseph's part shall be equally divided amongst all my children until Joseph come to be of the age of 21 years. I give to my daughters, Martha, Christian, Hannah & Sarah, all my moveable estate excepting my husbandry tools and wearing apparell, which apparell and husbandry tools I give to my two sons William & Joseph. And the rest of my moveable estate I give tomy four daughters above mentioned, my daughter Martha to have 10 more than the other three sisters. And what my daughter Sarah hath received already shall be accounted as part of her part of my moveable estae. Also I give to my 4 daughters all my land on the east side of the Great River that is already laid out. Also I give to my 4 daughters above mentioned what shall fall to them out of their grandfather Hugh MOLD's estate at New London. I give unto my 4 daughters 40 acres of land lying in my lott in ye Northwest Quarter, or the value of it, which I esteemed to be worth 25 shillings per acre; but if William my son shall pay to his 4 sisters 25 shillings per acre for sd. land in the Northwest Quarter, that is, for 1-2 of it, he shall have the land, he paying sd. 25 shillings per acre within 12 months after my decease. The land shall be his & his heirs, that is to say, the one-half of it. Also I give to my son Joseph liberty, after he comes of age, to purchase of his 4 sisters the other half of sd. land I have given his 4 sisters conditionally, at the same value as his brother William is to have the other half upon. I make my son William executor.

William SAVAGE, L.S.

Witness: Joseph SMITH, Samuel STOWE, John WARNER.

Court Record, Page 124 -- 14 Mar 1726-7: Will now exhibited by William SAVAGE, son of the decd., named executor in the will. Proven. Exhibit of inventory. This Court appoint Samuel HALL, Joseph RANNEY & John COLLINS to set out the widow's dower by meets & bounds, by her request, by the title dower.

Page 8 (Vol. XI) -- 6 Jan 1729-30: Joseph SAVAGE, a minor, 18 years of age, chose William SAVAGE to be his guardian. Recog., 50.

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