Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 363
Ensign Jarrad SPENCER, Haddam. Invt. £124-12-00 of Estate not disposed of by Will. Taken 29 Jun 1685, by Joseph ARNOT & Alexander ROLLO. Will dated 17 Sep 1683.
The last Will of Ensign Jarred SPENCER of Haddam: I give unto my son William the Land I bought of Steven LUXFORD's Estate. How I come by it the Court Record will show. I give unto my son William 1-3 part of 48 acres lying by that wch was commonly called WELLES his Brook. I give to my son Nathaniel my now Dwelling house with the Lott that was the Houselott, with an Addition lying by the side of it, granted by the Committee. I give unto my daughter Rebeckah that Houselott I bought of Thomas SMITH. Likewise I give unto my daugther Rebeckah 1-3 part of the Lott by WELLES his Brook. I give unto my son Thomas 40 acres on Matchamodus Side. I give unto my son Thomas his son, Jarred SPENCER by name, my Rapier. I give unto my son Timothy SPENCER the remainder of that 6 score acre lott whereof his 2 brothers had their shares. The other 6 score thereof I dispose of as followeth: To Grace SPENCER, the daughter of my son John SPENCER, 40 acres; to Alice BROOKS, the daughter of my daughter BROOKS, 40 acres; to Grace SPENCER, the daughter of my son Samuel SPENCER, I give the other 40 acres. I give unto Jarred CONE, the son of my daughter CONE, my Carbine. A pewter Flagon & Urim Bason I give to the Church at Haddam, if there be one within five yearss. It is my Will that my son John SPENCER his Children & my son-in-law Daniel CONE his Children have an equal proportion of my Estate with my other Children. It is my Will that however my Estate falls out for portions to my Children, that my daughter Ruth CLARKE's portion shall be £15, which was my Covenant with her father at her marriage, which £15 she hath received some part thereof, as my Books will testify; and to son Joseph CLARKE I give him 40 acres of land at Matchemodus. It is the humble request of Jarred SPENCER that the honoured Major John TALCOTT & Capt. John ALLYN would be pleased to oversee this his Will. I appoint my two sons Daniel BRAINARD & William SPENCER Adms. to the Estate.
Witness: John JAMES, Joseph ARNOT
Court Record, Page 111 -- 3 Sep 1685: Adms. to Daniel BRAYNARD & William SPENCER, with the Will annexed.