Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 384

          WHITMORE, Samuel, Middletown. Invt. 646-07-00. Taken 3 March, 1745-6, by Ephraim ADKINS and James WARD. Will dated 17 July, 1745.

          I, Samuel WHITMORE of Middletown, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give unto my brother Seth WHITMORE all and every part of my estate, both real and personal and credit (except the legacies and particular estate herein otherwise disposed of), he paying all my just debts and funeral charges. I give to my brother Francis WHITMORE all my Long Meadow lott and the sum of 60 money, old tenor, to be paid him when he shall arrive to lawful age. I give to my sister Martha SAVAGE 100 old tenor. I give the two children of my sister, Abigail CLARK decd., to each of them, 5 old tenor when they shall arrive to lawful age. I give to my kinsman Daniel WARNER the equal half of my mare. And I appoint my brother Seth WHITMORE sole Executor.

          Samuel WHITMORE, L.S.
Witness: William BRINTNALL, Joseph GLEASON, William ROCKWELL

          Court Record, Page 8 -- 4 February, 1745-6: The last will and testament of Samuel WHITMORE, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Couth by Seth WHITMORE, executor. Proven, ordered recorded and kept on file.

          Page 4 -- 4 March, 1745-6: Seth WHITMORE of Middletown, executor to the last will and testament of Samuel WHITMORE, late of Middletown, shoing to this court that he has a right in a certain piece of land in Middletown which lyes in common or joint tenantcy with Francis WHITMORE, a minor son of Joseph WHITMORE of Middletown decd., and Joseph Ranney, guardian to the sd. Francis, which sd. land is at a place called Timber Hill, about 30 acres: And this Court appoint Capt. Henry KING, William ROCKWELL, and Joseph FRARY of Middletown to assist the guardian of sd. Francis in the division of the sd. lands to the sd. Seth WHITMORE and sd. Francis WHITMORE, and make return of their doings to this court.

          Page 11 -- 6 May, 1746: A division of land belonging to the estate of Samuel WHITMORE of Middletown decd., under the hands of Joseph FRARY, distributor.