Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p. 468
Capt. John WARNER, Middletown. Invt. £62-06-00. Taken 2 Sep 1741, by Hugh WHITE & Thomas JOHNSON. Will dated29 Jun 1736.
I, John WARNER, Sen., of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, being advanced to the age of 77 years, do make this my last will & testament: I give to my son John WARNER and to his heirs forever my dwelling house, barn & homelott & my pasture at Siding Hill so called, about 7 acres, and one piece of land at a place called Pistol Point, about three acres, and my land at Wongunk (as well as what is my own property inheritance as also what right I have in any lands there or that did belong to my brother Jonathan WARNER decd.), and also all my right in the common & undivided land in Middletown, otherwise called the 3rd division of land on the west side & the fourth division of land on the east side of the Great River; also I give him all my husbandry tools of all sorts, and also all my stock of cattle, horses, sheep & swine, except what I shall in this will otherwise dispose of. I give to the heirs of my daughter Mary WILCOCK decd., and to their heirs forever, one cow & one feather bed; and the reason why I give them no more now is becuase I have given my daughter Mary, by deed of gift & otherwise, her full portion of my estate. I give to my daughter Hannah, and to her heirs forever, all my right & title in any part of the three-mile division of land so called, on the east side of the Great River in Middletown, and all my household utensils of all sorts that is not already disposed of in this will; also I give her 2 cows, 10 sheep & my sorrell mare (four years old last spring). And further, my will is that the remainder of the rest of my estate, after my just debts, funeral charges & legacies are paid, be divided between my son John & daughter Hannah, 2-3 to John & 1-3 to Hannah. And I hereby ordain my son John WARNER sole executor.
John WARNER, L.S.
Witness: Joseph ROCKWELL, William ROCKWELL, Edward ROCKWELL
Court Record, Page 21 -- 5 Apr 1743: The last will & testament of John WARNER, late of Middletown decd., was not exhibited in Court by John WARNER, son of sd. decd. and an executor. Will proven & ordered recorded.