Probate records, 1741-1922
Connecticut. Probate Court (Colchester District)
Connecticut. Probate Court (East Haddam District)
[Transcribed by Carolyn Culver]
In the same court appeared Jabez Chapman and Mehitabel Warner named as Excu. in the Will and Testament of John Warner Late of East Haddam. I accepted the trust --- in them and exhibited Will and Testament which was duly proved and is by --- approved and ordered to be recorded also the sugintor and Estate was Exhib. approved and ordered to be recorded.
In the name of God Amen. I John Warner of East Haddam in the County of Hartford and Colony of Con. in New England being weak in body yet of sound disposeing mind and remembering that God hath appointed for all men to dye. I do make this my last Will and Testament. First I give my soul into the hand of my infinately gracious and powerfull Redeemer my Body I resign to the earth in decent Christian Burreill hopeing for a joyfull refariant Now and as for the portion of worldly that God hath given to me I Give and Beaqueath in manner and form as followeth. I give to my Dearly Beloved Wife Mehetabel all my moveable estate excepting what I shall otherwise bequeath in this my last will. Together with one third of all my house barn Orchard and land now in my posesion the moveable Estate to be at her despose as she shall judge most for her comfort and the life of the real estate during her naturale life. My sons John Dan.el and Nath.el have---whole of---portion. I give to my son Jabez Warner forty pound in bills of credit of the old law or the equivalent thereof beside what he hath already see to be paid out of my moveable estate by my Escu. I give to my three sons Abraham Nodiah and Joseph Warner and to my Daug. Elisabeth Warner the lot of land that I bought of Sister Anne Seldon bounded East on the great high way West on ----Jabez Chapman Farm North on the land I now dwell upon South on the land I gave to my son John Warner to be equally divided between them according to the quality there of. Further more I --- and appoint my Dearly Beloved Wife and my ---- Jabez Chapman Escu. and Escu. of this my Last Will and Testament and for the confirmation of this my Last Will and Testament I have here unto set my hand and seal this 17th Day of Jan. annogne domini 1748 year
Signed Sealed and Delivered to be the Last Will and Testament of the above Testator in the preference of his.
Signed JOHN WARNER Seal
J Jobe Spencer
Hartford County East Haddam April 9th ..ad 1750
Personally appears Dea. J Jobe Spencer and Ens. John Church subjecting witneses to the within written will and made solemn oath that on the 17th Day of Jan. 1748 they saw Mr. John Warner when they judged him to be of sound and disposeing mind and memory Sign Seal and heard him publicly pronounce and declare the with in written ----to be his Last Will and Testament and they together with Mr John Spencer Dec. Set to their names as witneses in the presence and at desire of the Testator