Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 597
Andrew WARD, Middletown. Invt. £223-03-00. Taken 1 Sep 1729, by John COLLINS & Joseph ROCKWELL.
Court Record, Page 214 -- 4 Mar 1728-29. Adms. granted unto William WARD, brother of the deceased.
Page 2 (Vol XI) --- 2 Aug 1729: William & Esther WARD exhibited in this Court an invt. of the estate of Andrew WARD. Accepted.
See File: 1 Sep 1729: Then wee the subscribers, being acquainted with the dificulty William WARD hath been at, and also the carge he & his brother Samll. WARD hath been at with theire brother Andrew WARD decd. in his destracton, being desired to give oure judgments of the charge, wee give it as followeth: He returned from Boston to Midtown in May, 1698, and continued dumb & very dificult to manage for the space of three years, which we can't judge less than worth £150-00-00. And five years in distraction at £250. The last 20 years when he remained very dificult for the most part, we cant judge less than £30 a yeare, is £600. Total, £1000. We the subscribers hereunto being desired to give oure judgment pr us, Joseph ROCKWELL & John COLLINS, concerning the above writen, do conseed with the same as to the first eight years, and as to the last 20 years we judge it cant be less than £20 a yeare. 7 Oct 1729.
As witness our hands: Israhiah WETMORE, John BACON.
The estate of Andrew WARD is indebted unto Wm. WARD, Adms. on the estate of Andrew WARD, late of Middletown decd.:
To Journey to Hartford to take Adms, £00-10-00
The return of the inventory & Court fees, £1-00-00
The above accompts of Adms. allowed in court, 7 Oct 1729: £1-10-00
Examined: Pr. Jos: TALCOTT, Jr., Clerk
Upon the 21st Jan 1730-1, William WARD, Adms. on the estate of Andrew WARD, was summoned before the Probate Court with Mrs. Elizabeth WARD, widow of Samuel WARD,now decd., concerning a debt due to them from the estate of thier brother Andrew WARD, decd., for a settlement by the court, the estate not being sufficient to pay the debts.
Seth WETMORE, Constable. Fees, 4 shillings