Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 135
Francis WETMORE, Middletown. Died 9 Sep 1700. Invt. £947-12-09. Taken 4 Dec 1700, by Nathaniel WHITE, John HALL, Sen., & William SUMNER. The children: Francis, age 25 years; Hannah 23, Elizabeth 21, Abigail 19, Martha 17, Joseph 14, William 12, Edith 10, Isabell 6, John, 3 years of age.
Court Record, Page 4 -- 16 Dec 1700: Adms. to Hannah the widow, relict, and Francis, eldest son. Rec., £500, with Capt. John HALL of Middletown.
Page 30 -- 4 Sep 1702: Adms. account presented:
Have paid in debts & charges, £185-11-09
Debts yet unpaid, £15-00-00
Debts due to the estate, £38-08-06
Order to dist. the estate to the widow & children. And appoint Capt. John HAMLIN, Capt. John HALL & Lt. Thomas WARD, distributors. Joseph WETMORE, son of the decd., chose Capt. John HAMLIN for his guardian. And the children under age are left under the care of their mother by order of the Court.
Dist. File: 1703-4: Dist. of Francis WHITMORE's estate as followeth:
To Francis, eldest son, £81-07-05
To Hannah, £40-18-11
To Elizabeth, £41-16-00
To Abigail, £49-18-00
To Martha, £40-19-06
To Joseph, £40-19-06
To Willaim, £40-10-9
To Edith, £40-19-06
To Isabell, £40-10-00
To John, £40-19-06
By John HAMLIN, Thomas WARD & John HALL
Page 52 (Vol. IX) -- 4 Mar 1717-18: John WHETMORE, a minor 19 years of age, chose William WHITMORE to be his guardian.