Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 695




          WRIGHT, Thomas, Middletown. Invt. 2268-06-03. Taken 28 January, 1748-9, by John FISK and John COOPER. Will dated 26 December, 1748.

          I, Thomas WRIGHT of Middletown, do make this my last will and testament: I give to Elizabeth my wife, 1-3 part of all my personal estate and 1-3 part of all my real estate for her improvement during her natural life. I give to my eldest son, Thomas WRIGHT, and to his heirs and assigns forever, the equal half of all my estate, he paying to my daughters the legacies hereafter mentioned. I give my second son, Jonas WRIGHT, and to his heirs and assigns forever, 3-20 of all my estate, he paying to my daughters the legacies hereafter mentioned. I give to my youngest son, Earl WRIGHT, and to his heirs and assigns forever, 7-20 of all my estate, he paying to my daughters the legacies hereafter mentioned. I do hereby give to my three daughters, Elizabeth, Mary and Hepzibah, to each so much of my estate as shall make each of them 200 old tenor with what I have already given them, which legacies shall be paid to them by my three sons in such proportion as I have herein given my estate to them. I further give to my wife a proper mourning suit besides what I have herein given her. And I appoint my two eldest sons, Thomas WRIGHT and Jonas WRIGHT, executors.

                                        Thomas X WRIGHT, L.S.
Witness: Thomas ANDREWS.
Joseph STORER,
William ROCKWELL

          Court Record, Page 89 -- 7 February, 1748-9: The last will and testament of Thomas WRIGHT, late of Middletown, was now exhibited in Court by Jonas WRIGHT, one of the executors. Will proven. Exhibited an inventory. Accepted. Both ordered recorded and kept on file.


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