ASHER WRIGHT, 1833
Saybrook, Middlesex County, Conn. Probate Records
Vol. 9 1826 - 1830 and Vol. 10 1831 - 1838 (FHL Film #5532)
Vol. 11 1838 - 1844 and Vol. 12 1844 - 1852 (FHL Film #5533)
[Transcribed by Julia Marshall]
Town of Saybrook, Conn. Probate Records Vol. 10 1831 - 1838
pp 140, 141
Will, Lim. app. (18 Mar 1833)
At a Court of Probate holden at Killingworth in and for the District of Say Brook on the 18 day of March 1833 Present. Samuel Ingham Esq. Judge
In the name of God Amen. I Asher Wright of Killingworth in the County of Middlesex, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that, is to say
Imprimis, I Will, that all my debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged, by my Executor herein after named.
Item. I give, and devise to my loving wife Beulah one half of my House hold furniture, to be hers, her heirs, and assigns forever. I also give to my said Wife, the other half of my said household furniture to use and improve during her natural life. I also give to my said Wife two cows and six Sheep for her to dispose of as she sees fit. I also give my said Wife, one half of the House & one half of the Barn, together with one third of all the land which I may be possessed of at the time of my decease to use and improve during her natural life.
Item. I give and devise to my Son Jesse and his Heirs and assignees forever, all the House & Barn together with all the land of which I may be possessed at the time of my decease, to be under the encumbrance of the Widows dower during her natural life.
I also give to my Daughters Lucy, Abigail, and Hannah one dollar each, & to the Heirs of my daughter Lois deceased one dollar.
All the remainder of my personal Estate which I have not disposed of to my Wife I give to my son Jesse.
Lastly I do hereby make and constitute my Son Jesse Wright Executor of this my last Will and Testament
In witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of May 1831,
Asher Wright. L.S.
Signed, Sealed, and published, and pronounced, by the said
Asher Wright as his last Will and Testament, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names
Elisha Kelsey -- Witnesses
At the present Term of this Court. the foregoing last Will and Testament of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased was presented and having been proved, was approved, and ordered to be recorded, and the Executor therein named, accepted the trust and gave bond according to Law.
Six months are limited, and allowed, the creditors to the Estate of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased in which to exhibit their claims to the Executor, or be debarred a recovery; and that all persons interested may be notified thereof, said Executor will cause this order to be published in a newspaper printed in New Haven, and post a copy on the sign post in said Killingworth, nearest to where said deceased last dwelt.
Philander Stevens, Richard Bristol, and Isaac Bristol, all are indifferent freeholders, are appointed, and fully empowered, to appraise under oath, the Estate, Real and personal of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased, and make an inventory thereof according to Law.
Inventory and order to set out Dower
An Inventory of the Estate of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased,
2 Shirts $.50, Tablecloth .40, Tablecloth .25, 2 White Towels .20, 4 Towel Brown .34, 6 Sheets 2.40, 1 Cotton sheet .50, 1 pr pillow cases .20, 1 pillow case .20, 1 Feather bed 14 ½ lb $2.90, 1 Feather bed W 26 ½ lb 1.06, 1 Feather bed 17 Ύ lb Bolster & pillow 4.50, 1 spread 2.50, 2 calico spreads .60, 1 Bedspread .35,
1 Bedspread wollen .50, 1 pr of W. Sheets .50, 1 Bedstead .25, 1 Bedstead .50, 2 arm chairs .40, 10 chairs 1.70, 1 Fall leaf Table .30, 1 Fall leaf Table old .10, 1 Low chest .25, 1 Brass kettle .50, 1 small Iron Kettle .15, 1 Large iron kittle .50, 1 Small pot .20, 1 pot small .10, pot .10, 1 thin .10, Andirons .20, 1 pr Small steelyards .15, 1 two quart Tumbler .25, 1 Tumbler smaller .34, 1 teapot .25, 1 sugar bowl .12, 3 cups and saucers .20, ½ sett cups and saucers .06, 1 milk cup .06, 2 small cups .06, 1 Foot glass .10, 6 plates .10, 1 old plate .12, 3 Tin pans .15, 1 Tin pail .06, 1 pail .12, pi--- .06, 6 White Earthen bowls .16, Large wheel .50, Small wheel .20, 2 Tr---------- .70, 1 Gridiron .50, 2 2yr old Heifers 12.00, 1 3 yr old steer 15.00, 1 Red cow 15.00, 1 cow 16.00, 1 pr of ----- .30, Barn 15.00, House 50.00, 67 acres of land where the House and Barn stands 469.00, Also Ύ of an acre of land lying west of said buildings and land $22.50 Also about 10 acres of land known by the name of the ------- at $5.00 per acre .. $50.00
Whole amount of Inventory... $722.54
The foregoing Inventory finished by us the subscribers this 21st day of March 1833, being qualified according to Law.
Philander Stevens -- Appraisers
At the present Term of this Court, the foregoing Inventory of the Estate of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased was presented, accepted & ordered to be recorded.
On motion of the Widow of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased, this court appoints and fully empowers Philander Stevens and Richard Bristol, both of Killingworth, indifferent freeholders, to distribute and set out to said Widow her right of dower in the Real Estate of said deceased and then make return to this Court for acceptance.
order to sell Real Estate (7 Oct 1833)
(not copied, standard statement)
order of sale, Distribution
(7 Oct 1833 - this entry was recorded out of order, on the same page preceding this entry is one dated 3 Feb 1834 and following this entry is one dated 3 Feb 1834)
At a Court of Probate holden at Killingworth in and for the District of Say Brook on the 7th day of October 1833. Present Samuel Ingham Esq. Judge
The Administrator on the Estate of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased is authorized to sell at public auction after advertising the same or at private sale for not less than inventory price so much of the Real Estate of said deceased, as will procure the sum of one hundred and six dollars and then make return to this Court for acceptance.
At a Court of Probate holden at Killingworth in and for the District of Say Brook on the 3rd day of February 1834. Present Samuel Ingham Esq. Judge
Distribution of the Estate of Asher Wright late of Killingworth deceased.
Personal property set to the Widow as is represented in the Will, being one half of the House hold furniture $13.77 10 Acres of land lying East of the House at $8.00. Bounded as follow, North on Asher Wrights Heirs, Beginning at a Rail fence running East and West, East on Kirtland Hulls heirs, South on said heirs, West on Asher Wrights heirs $80.00 Ύ acre of land lying west of the House at $22.50. Bounded as follows, North on Jesse Wright, East on highway, South on Jeremiah Buell, West on Isaac Bristol .$22.50 9 acres 10 Rods --- at $8.50 per acre. Bounded as follows, N. on Jesse Wright, East on said Heirs, South on Jeremiah Buell, West on highway. The House & Barn standing thereon $77.06
Allowing Jesse Wright the right and privilege of passing and re-passing across said Land.
Killingworth December 16, 1833
Philander Stevens -- Distributors
At the present Term of this Court the foregoing distribution was presented, accepted, and ordered to be recorded.