Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 461
James TAPPIN, Middletown. Invt. £1584-09-00. Taken 14 Jan 1743, by Solomon ADKINS & Daniel HALL. Will dated 1 Dec 1739.
I, James TAPPIN of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, being advanced to ye age of 74 years, do make this my last will & testament: Imprimis: I give unto my wife Ann the use of all and every part of my estate, both real & personal, after my just debts and funeral charges are paid, during the time she shall remain my widow. But if she should marry after my decease, my will is that she should have the use of my homelott and building thereon during her natural life, and 1-3 part of my personal estate to be at her own dispose. And further, my will is that if she want sustainance during the time she shall remain my widow, I do hereby grant unto her free liberty to sell any part of my estate, either real or personal, as her own for her support (my homelott & buildings thereon only eccepted). I give to my only child Ann BACON (after the decease of my wife) the use of all my estate, both real & personal, that my wife shall leave at her decease, during the time my sd. daughter shall remain the widow of Andrew BACON, Jr., decd. I give to my only grandchild Andrew BACON, the only child of my sd. daughter (after the decease of my wife & daughter), all the remainder of my estate, whatsoever shall remain at their decease, only I would be understood and my will is that if my sd. daughter should again marry and have any other child or children, my sd. grandson shall have no more of my estate than a double share with the other children that my sd. daughter may have. I appoint my well-beloved wife Ann TAPPIN and my trusty friend William ROCKWELL executors.
James TAPPIN, L.S.
Witness: Ephraim DONE, John WHITMORE, William SOUTHMAYD.
Court Record, Page 22 -- 3 Apr 1743: Will proven and, with inventory, ordered on file.