Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 294
Edward SHEPHERD, Middletown. Invt. £372-18-00. Taken 20 Feb 1711-12, by John SAVAGE, Joseph ROCKWELL & William SAVAGE.
An agreement for the division & settlement of the estate, dated 1 May 1713, giving to the heirs as followeth:
To the widow, £90-13-04 during life, £26-06-00 forever, £116-19-04
To John, £119-11-10
To Edward, £106-00-00
To Samuel, youngest son, £79-03-04
We, the above-named, having agreed with the help & advice of our friends, and with the consent & assent of our honoured mother, for her comfortable susistence & honourable maintenance, and to free her from care & trouble which otherwise she would be exposed unto, we do therefore acknowledge the within mentioned agreement to be our voluntary act & deed, and have hereunto set our hands & seals.
John SHEPHERD, L.S.
Edward SHEPHERD, L.S.
Samuel SHEPHERD, L.S.
Witness: Jacob WHITE, Samuel STOWE
Court Record, Page 39 -- 1 Oct 1711: Adms. granted to John SHEPHERD, eldest son, on the estate of Edward SHEPHERD, cooper, decd.
Page 138 -- 4 May 1713: Agreement accepted & confirmed by the Court. Ordered to be recorded & kept on file.