Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 685

          WHITMORE, Seth, Middletown. Invt. 1736-10-09. Taken 20 December, 1748, by Jonathan ALLIN and James WARD. Will dated 21 November, 1748.

          I, Seth WHITMORE of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give unto Elizabeth, my wife, all and every part of my household goods, as well as what she brought with her by our marriage as what as been added since, and the cow that was given to her by Father HALL, these to be at her dispose. I also give her the improvement of half my dwelling house, barn, shop and homelott in the Town Platt, for and during the time she shall remain my widow. I give to my only brother Francis WHITMORE, and to his heirs and assigns forever, all my half of sd. dwelling house, barn, shop and homelot (after the decease or marriage of my widow). And all my Long Meadow lott which I bought of Willet RANNEY, containing 2 1-2 acres, and my horse, saddle and bridle, and all my apparrel, and my trooper's tackling, and all other of my estate (as family provisions, husbandry tools, credits, and every other thing whatsoever) I give to my sd. wife and brother to be equally divided between them, after my just debts and funeral charges are paid out of it. And I appoint my kinsman Lt. Jacob WHITMORE and my sd. brother Francis WHITMORE executors.

                                        Seth WHITMORE, L.S.
Witness: Edward ROCKWELL,

          Court Record, Page 88 -- 7 February, 1748-9: The last will and testament of Seth WHITMORE, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Court by Jacob WHITMORE and Francis WHITMORE, executors. Will proven.