Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 348
William SUMNER, Middletown. Invt. £959-00-08. Taken 30 Jan 1739-40, by Solomon ADKINS, John BACON & William ROCKWELL.
Court Record, Page 64 -- 14 Apr 1740: Adms. granted to Hannah SUMNER, widow, and Hezekiah SUMNER, who recog. in £500 with Benjamin ADKINS.
Page 47 (Vol. XIV) -- 7 Aug 1744: An account of Adms. was now exhibited in Court by Hannah SUMNER, widow. Accepted. Order to distribute the estate:
To the widow, Hannah SUMNER, her thirds, £107-12-00
To Hezekiah SUMNER, eldest son, £51-16-00
To Hannah, Sarah & Mary SUMNER, to each, £25-15-00¼
And to William, Joh, & Ebenezer SUMNER, to each, £25-15-00¼
And appoint Solomon ADKINS, William ROCKWELL & Return MEGS, of Middletown, distributors. Page 55 -- 5 Mar 1744-5: Hezekiah SUMNER, age 20 years, and Mary SUMNER, age 15 years, chose Hezekiah SUMNER of Middletown to be their guardian. Recog., £600. Hannah SUMNER & Sarah SUMNER chose William ROCKWELL to be their guardian. Recog., £500. And this Court appoint Hezekiah SUMNER of Middletown to be guardian to William SUMNER, age 13 years, to John, 10 years, and to Ebenezer SUMNER, age 8 years, all children of William SUMNER, late of Middletown. Recog., £800.
Page 125 (Vol. XV) -- 10 Apr 1750: John SUMNER, 14 years of age, chose his father-in-law, Joseph JOHNSON, and his mother to be his guardians. Also, this Court appoint Joseph JOHNSON & his wife guardians to Ebenezer SUMNER, 13 years of age, both sons of William SUMNER of Middletown. Recog., £300 for each minor.
Page 139 -- 4 Sep 1753: William SUMNER, age 19 years, son of William SUMNER, dad choice of his father-in-law, Lt. Joseph JOHNSON, to be his guardian. Recog., £500 Cert: John TULLY, J. P. for New London County.
Page 5 (Vol. XVI) -- 20 Nov 1750: Hannah SUMNER, widow and Adms. havingfinished here account of Adms. on sd. estate, now moves for distribution. This Court so order, viz: To Hezekiah SUMNER, eldest son, a double part; to William, John, & Ebenezer SUMNER, and Hannah, Sarah & Mary SUMNER, children of the decd., to each of them their single shares of sd. estate. And appoint William ROCKWELL, Return MEIGS, & Daniel STARR, of Middletown, distirbutors.
Page 103 (Vol. XVII) -- 17 Mar 1756: Report of the dist. Accepted.