Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Vol 3, p. 131-132
WHITE, Mary, widow of Joseph WHITE, Middletown.
Middletown, August 5th, 1730: We whose names are underwritten were present at the house of the Widow Mary WHITE, relict of Joseph WHITE, late of Middletown decd., and did hear her say that after her decease she age to her son Ebenezer £3 in money that she had lent him, and her right in the bay horse between them. And she gave her daughter Martha STOW a Bible, and the rest of her estate she gave equally to her four daughters after her daughter Jerusha had had £5. And desired us to bear witness of it.
Mr. Hugh WHITE and Elizabeth WHITE, both of Middletown, made oath to the above written: That Mrs. Mary WHITE, their aunt, while she lay sick, desired them to be witnesses of the above, which this 31st day of August they gave oath to before me. Giles HALL, J.P.
Court Record, Page 27 -- 1st September, 1730: Mrs. Mary WHITE did make a verbal will, now exhibited in Court by Thomas STOW and John BACON, wherein she gave away all her estate, so that there is nothing left to pay the debts. The sd. Thomas STOW and John BACON recog., in £100 that they will pay all the debts, whereby the will is proven.