Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
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.