Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 310
James TAPPIN, Sen., Middletown. Invt. £315-15-05. Taken 27 Aug 1712, by Israhiah WETMORE, Joseph ROCKWELL & William WARD. Will dated 11 Jun 1712.
I, James TAPPIN, Sen., of Middletown, do make this my last will & testament: My will is that my wife Anne TAPPIN have the whole possession & improvement of all the estate that I stand possessed of, deeds of gift excepted, during her natural life. It. I give to my son James TAPPIN, after my own and his mother Anna TAPPIN's decease, all my houseing and lands lying in the Township of Middletown; also to my son James TAPPIN I give all my tooles & materials for my trade as a felt maker and all my tools and utensils for husbandry. I give to my daughter Anna, after her mother's decease, one-half of my household goods, that is to say, brass, pewter & beding, only it is to be considered, and my will is, that my daughter Mary have my best feather bed, ruggs & boulster. It. My will is that my daughter Mary BARNES have, at mine own & my wife's decease, the other half of my household goods equal with her sister Anna. The rest of my remaining living stock shall be equally divided between my three children, namely, James TAPPIN, Anna WARD & Mary BARNES. I appoint my wife Anne TAPPIN & my son James TAPPIN joynt executors.
James X TAPPIN, L.S.
Witness: Thomas FOSTER, Richard TURNER, Joseph ROCKWELL
Court Record, Page 88 -- 1 Sep 1712: Will proven.