Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 1, p 512
John THOMPSON, Middletown. Invt. £73-12-00. Taken 6 Dec 1694, by William CHEENY, John HALL & William SUMNER.
An account of what Margaret THOMPSON had pd. for her deceased husband:
To his coffin, £0-10-00
For Digging the Grave, £0-05-00
For Rum for his funeral, £0-05-04
For a Town Rate, was due 3 years past, £0-08-00
And 2 Town rates not yet paid, & a Country rate not yet paid, £0-08-03
Paid the Minister's rate, £0-10-04
For my Winter's wood, £4-00-00
The Corne which was given to my Children by Mr. Richd. BLACKLEDGE of Strafford, which my husband had for his Use and promised to pay again to my children, £10-00-00
Court Record, Page 85 -- 10 Apr 1695: Adms. granted to Margaret the Lelict & Lt. WETMORE.
Page 95 -- 19 Feb 1695-6: John LEONARD moves this COURT to appoint an Adms., the former Adms. not accepting. This Court grant sd. LEONARD Adms.
Page 126 -- 4 Mar 1696-7: Edward TURNER of Middletown, Plaintiff, as Adms. to the Estate of John BLAKE; Joseph LEONARD of Springfield, as Adms. to the Estate of John THOMAS, late of Middletown decd., by attachment in Action of Debt to the value of 44 Shillings with Damages. The Jury find for the Defendent the Cost of Court, and this Court accepts the Verdict and refer the Issue of the Case to Capt. HAMLIN, the papers to be delivered to him.
Page 144 (Vol. IV) -- 10 Apr 1695: Adms. was granted unto Joseph LEONARD upon the Estate of John THOMPSON. He now appears and gives an Account of his Adms., and there remains due to him £22-01-08. He prays this Court that his Bonds may be cancelled. They grant his request and give him a Quietus Est.
Page 148 -- 11 Mar 1696-7: Whereas, Joseph LEONARD of Springfield did at the Last Court obtain his Quietus Est. from his Adms. on the estate of John THOMPSON, it appearing the he sd. John THOMPSON died non-solvent: This Court grants Adms. on sd. Estate yet remaining to John HAMLIN Esq., and he to attend the Direction of this Court: 1st, that upon Receipt of the sd. Estate, he to pay Edward TURNER of Middletown, if it appear to be due, in Right of his wife, what it is, and the rest to be distributed according to Law.