Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 308
Thomas STEPHENS, Middletown. Invt. £78-18-03. Taken 5 Sep 1714, by John COLLINS, John BACON & Joseph ROCKWELL. Will dated 30 Aug 1714.
I, Thomas STEPHENS of Middletown, do make my last will & testament: I give to my son Thomas STEVENS, whom I ordain sole executor, all and singular my lands, messuages & tenements, by him freely to be possessed and enjoyed, by him & his heirs forever. I give unto my wife Jane the use of my now dwelling house with a convenient garden spot and a choice of one cow, to use and improve during the whole time of her widowhood. And the whole of that estate that she brought to me with her, I freely resign up to her again. Iten. I give to my two daughters, Hannah & Sarah, with my son Thomas abovesaid, the whole of my moveable estate & debts, after my just debts & funeral charges are paid, which I do order to be paid out of that £34 bill which is in the hands of John HAMLIN, Esq., of Middletown. I do request Mr. William RUSSELL & Joseph ROCKWELL to be overseers.
Thomas STEVENS, L.S.
Witness: Benjamin ADKINS, Thomas ALLEN, Joseph ROCKWELL
Court Record, Page 216 -- 4 Oct 1714: Will proven.