Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 658




John STEPHENSON, Middletown. Invt. 2407-06-06. Taken 17 Nov 1747, by Jeremiah GOODRICH & John SAVAGE.

Court Record, Page 53 -- 1 Dec 1747: This Court grant Adms. on the estate of John STEPHENSON, late of Middletown, unto Susannah STEPHENSON, widow, who gave bonds with John SAVAGE of Middletown of 1000.

Page 80 -- 6 Dec 1748: Whereas, Susannah STEPHENSON, who was appointed Adms. on the estate of John STEPHENSON, late of Middletown decd., on the 1st day of December 1747, and being deceased and not having finished her account of Adms., this Court grant Adms. on the estate of the sd. John STEPHENSON unto John SAVAGE of Middletown, who gave bonds with George RANNEY of 1000.

Page 84 -- 3 Jan 1748-9: An account of Adms. on the estate of John STEPHENSON was now exhibited by John SAVAGE, Adms.: Paid in debts & charges, 106-05-05. Account allowed and ordered to be kept on file. The Adms. now moves to this Court that the moveable estate may be distributed as follows:

Inventory of moveable estate, 713-02-08
Debts & charges subtracted, 106-05-05

There remains to be distributed, 606-14-05
To Robert STEPHENSON, eldest son, 242-13-09
To Thomas, Susannah & Mary STEPHENSON, children of the sd. decd., to each of them, 131-06-07.

And this Court appoint Joseph WHITE, Esq., Capt. John FISKE and Capt. Jeremiah GOODRICH, of Middletown, distributors.

Page 87 -- 3 Jan 1748-9: This Court appoint John SAVAGE of Middletown to be guardian of Robert STEPHENSON, a minor, 12 years of age, and Thomas, 9 years, sons of John STEPHENSON. Recog., 200 for each minor. This Court appoint Gershom GOODRICH guardian to Susannah STEPHENSON, 6 years of age, daughter of John STEPHENSON. Recog., 500.

Page 26 (Vol. XVI) -- 4 Jun 1751: This Court appoint John CORNWELL of Middletown to be a guardian to Mary STEPHENSON, a minor, aged 5 years, daughter of John STEPHENSON. Recog., 500. Robert STEPHENSON, a minor, 15 years of age, son of John STEPHENSON, chose his uncle John SAVAGE to be his guardian. Recog., 1000 money.

Page 58 -- 7 Apr 1752: John SAVAGE, guardian to Robert & Thomas STEPHENSON, minors, shows this Court that there is one piece of land in sd. Middletown, on the east side of the river, that lies in joynt tenancy with other children of the deceased and their uncle James STEPHENSON, and desires suitable persons may be appointed to assist sd. guardian: Whereupon this Court appoint Joseph FRARY, Joseph WHITE & Jeremiah GOODRICH distributors.

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