Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 116
Samuel SPENCER, Haddam. Invt. £50-10-10. Taken 7 Feb 1705-6, by Capt. John CHAPMAN & William SPENCER, Jr.
An agreement, appended to the Inventory on file:
To all whom these presents concern, greeting: Know ye that we, John SPENCER & Isaac SPENCER, do by these presents jointly & severally promise & engage to our honoured mother-in-law, Miriam SPENCER, to pay her twelve pounds in current country pay, to be paid at £3 per year, annually, at or before the first of September yearly. This engagement is for and in consideration of our mother's thirds in our honored father Samuel SPENCER his estate deceased, and in case we and our honored mother do all of us survive the firth year, we do, out of repect to her, further promise to pay her £3 the fifth year as above, in consideration of the above premises.
I, Miriam SPENCER, do accept of the conditions as above specified, and do by these presents resign up all my right and title of dower or third part of the estate of my honored husband Samuel SPENCER, deceased, unto his two sons, John & Isaac SPENCER, as their own proper estate to their proper use and behoof.
As witness our hands this 5 Mar 1705-6.
Witness: John CHAPMAN, William LOYNS
Court Record, Page 78 -- 8 Mar 1705-6: John SPENCER of Hartford exhibited an inventory of his late father Samuel SPENCER of Haddam. Ordered recored and put on file. And this Court grant letters of Adms. unto John SPENCER. The sd. John SPENCER also exhibited in this Court an agreement made between the widow & children of the sd. John SPENCER.