Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 588
Ichabod STOW, Middletown. Invt. £218-12-00. Taken 4 Apr 1695, by Andrew BACON & Thomas ALLYN. The children: Abigail STOW, age 2 years, & Hope STOW, age 3 months. Will dated 18 Jan 1694-5.
I, Ichabod STOW, being weake in Body yet of sound memory, doe see Cause to set my house in order and dispose of my worldly Goods as followeth: I give unto my wife the Use & Improvement of my House & Barn & all the Lands that I stand now possessed of legally, or afterwards shall be conveyed by my father, that lyeth here about my house, with the Use of all my Meadow Land, Stock & other Personal Estate, for her comfortable subsistence during her Widowhood, and for the bringing up of my Children until they come of age. And my wife to have 1/2 of my cellar & Barn & the other thirds of my Estate, both Real & Personal during her life. I give to my eldest daughter Abigail 1/2 of my Houseing, Cellering, & Barn when as soon as she hath occasssion for it, & also 1/3 of my Real & Personal Estate when she marreyeth, & half of the third that my wife hath at her decease. To my other daughter Hope, I give also 1/3 of my Real & Personal Estate, to possess and injoy, when she marryeth, or when she comes of age, if she needeth it, and that part of my Houseing, Cellering & Barne, and the half of that third of my Real & Personal Estate that I give to my wife during her life, to return to my daughter Hope after my wife's decease. I appoint my wife sole Executrix, and desire Mr. John HAMLIN & Mr. James PIERPONT to be overseers.
Ichabod STOW, L.S.
Witness: Samuel COLLINS, John HAMLIN
Court Record, Page 150 (Vol. IV) -- 14 Apr 1697: Will & Invt. exhibited & approved.