Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 364-365




          WHITE, Jacob, Middletown. Invt. 1629-07-10. Taken 12 April, 1738, by Thomas JOHNSON and Samuel STOW. Will dated 8 February, 1736.

          I, Jacob WHITE of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to my son Thomas WHITE all my lands that I now own in the Town of Lebanon; also all my right of land on the east side of the Great River in Middletown. I give to my son John WHITE the whole of my homestead, viz., my now dwelling house and barn and all the land in the lot which they stand on, except one room in my dwelling house I reserve and give to my daughter Elizabeth, which room she please to choose, a convenient part of the cellar, and garden spot. I give to my cousin Isaac WHITE of Middletown ten shillings, and make him sole executor of this my will. I give to my son John WHITE all my improved lands in Middletown on the west side of the Great River, all my lands on the Plains, likewise the whole of a lotment of land that lies in the norwest corner of Middletown. I give to my son Joseph FRARY five acres of my right in the commons of Middletown. I give to my daughter Elizabeth the improvement of one acre of land in the little meadow next to the bridge during her life (except she marry, then to return to my son John WHITE). I give to my daughter Elizabeth two brass kettles, one large and one small, my son John to pay to my daughter Elizabeth 40 money, and to pay to my daughter Hannah 20 money. Also I will that my grandaughter Jerusha WHITE have 5 out of all my estate if she live to the age of eighteen years. I give to my daughter Elizabeth all my household goods.

                                        Jacob WHITE, L.S.
Witness: Hugh WHITE,
Thomas JOHNSON, Jun.,
Timothy WHITE

          To this a codicil, without date, was added, giving larger benefit to his daughter Elizabeth. Signed: Jacob WHITE, His Mark & Seal

Witness: Hugh WHITE,
Thomas JOHNSON, Jun.,
Timothy WHITE

          Court Record, Page 29 -- 2 May, 1738: Will proven


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