Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 3, p 469
Joseph WARNER, Middletown. Invt. £601-00-00. Taken 29 Jun 1745, by Ebenezer HURLBUT & John CLARK. Will dated 21 Mar 1745.
I, Joseph WARNER of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do ordain this my last will & testament: I give unto Sarah, my wife, after my just debts & funeral charges are paid, 1-3 part of all my personal estate, and the use of 1-3 part of all my real estate during her natural life. I give to my kinswoman Mary CHURCHELL, the daughter of John CHURCHELL, who now dwells with me, £200 old tenor money, including the cow lately given her, which I value at £12. I give to each of the children of my brother John WARNER decd., & my sisters Mary BARTLETT & Rebeckah HURLBUT decd., accounting the children of Daniel HURLBUTT decd. one, the sum of 40 shillings old tenor bills, in the whole £28, the number of children being 14, all to be paid by my executor within four years after my decease. I give to the Church of Christ in the Society to which I do belong, the sum of £5 old tenor bills, to be paid to the pastor or deacons of sd. church within one year after my decease, to be laid out in some vessel or vessells for the use of ds. church. And all other of my estate, both real & personal, I give to my nephew David SAGE, Jr., whom I appoint sole executor to this my last will & testament.
Joseph WARNER, L.S.
Witness: Isaac LEE, John CLARK, William ROCKWELL
Court Record, Page 63 -- 3 Sep 1745: The last will & testament of Joseph WARNER, late of Middletown, decd., was now exhibited in Court by David SAGE of Middletown. Will proven. Inventory exhibited & ordered to be recorded and kept on file.
Page 16 (Vol. XV) -- 1 Jul 1746: Sarah WARNER, widow of Joseph WARNER, now moves to this Court that 1-3 part of the real estate of the sd. deceased may be set out to her in severallty according to the last will of the deceased: Whereupon this Court appoint William ROCKWELL, Return MEIGS & John BACON, distributors.