WILLIAM WRIGHT, 1842

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]




WRIGHT, William
Town of Saybrook, Conn. Probate Records, Vol. 11, 1838 - 1844

pp 353
appt Admistx, Limitation & appt appraisers (9 Aug 1842)
          At a Court of Probate held at Say Brook in and for the District of Say Brook on the 9th day of August 1842 Present Gurdon Smith Judge
          Loisa Wright is appointed Admistratrix on all and singular the goods, chattels, credits and Estates of William Wright late of West Brook in said District Deceased and gave Bonds according to Law
          At the present term of this Court, on motion of said Administratrix Six Month are allowed to the Creditors to the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said District deceased, to exhibit their claims duly attested and proved, to Loisa Wright Admistratrix on Said Estate, or be debarred a recovery. And said Administratrix is hereby directed to give notice by posting upon the Sign Post nearest the place where said Deceased last dwelt in said West Brook and by advertising the same in a news Paper located in New Haven.
Also at the present term of this Court, on motion of said Administrix Alfred Chittenden and Arza Towner Esq. were appointed to apprise the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said District deceased. Real and Personal and make an Inventory thereof, and deliver the same to the Administratrix, who is ordered to exhibit the same to this Court for acceptance

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Inventory (10 Sep 1842)
          At a Court of Probate holden at Say Brook in and for the District of Say Brook on the 10th day of September 1842. Present Gurdon Smith Judge
          Mrs. Loisa Wright, Administratrix on the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said District Deceased, exhibited in Court an Inventory of said Estate and made Oath to the same which is accepted and ordered to be recorded as follows
pp365
          We the Subscribers, having been appointed by the Court of Probate for the District of Say Brook Appraisers to appraise the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said District Deceased. And have taken the Oath prescribed by Law Appraised the same as follows. Viz
    1 Bible 1.00, View of South America & Mexico 34, 1 Hat 75, 1 Box Coat 3.00 ..... $5.09
    1 Dress Coat 3.00, 1 pr Pantaloons mixed 1.75, 1 Black figured vest .34 ..... $5.09
    1 pr Flanel Shirts 50, 1 pr Cotton & Linen Sheet 34, 1 pr Cotton Sheets N2 67 ..... $1.51
    1 pr Cotton & Wool Sheet 1.00, 1 pr do-do old 34, 1 pr Cotton do N8 50 ..... $1.84
    1 pr Cotton Sheet old 25, 1 old Blue Quilt 25, 1 old pink do 33 ..... .83
    1 Quilt N6 75, 1 Green Stared Quilt 1.00, 2 Coverlets @1.00 ..... $3.75
    3 Jersey Blankets @50, 1 Table Cloth 34, 1 Bed, Bolster, & Pillows 33 @10 ..... $3.64
    1 Bed, Bolsters & Pillows 31 @4, 1 Bed, Bolsters & Pillows in west room 29 10.00 ..... $11.24
    1 Field Bedsted 1.75, 4 pr Cotton Pillow Cases 50, 1 pr do - do fine 17 ..... $2.42
    1 Bed Sted & Cord in the Bedroom 1.50, 1 Rocking Chair 75, 1 Sett yellow chairs 2.00 ..... $4.25
    Desk 4.00, 20 yd carpeting @20, 1 Old Stand 10, 1 Silver Table Spoon 1.00 ..... $5.10
    2 Large earthen platters & 6 Table plates 70, 1 Sett Cups & Sawsers, Sugar bowl, milk 50 ..... $1.20
    1 milk pan 12, 1 Tin pail 12, 3 small tin pans18, 1 small tin pail 10, 1 2 Qt Jug(stone) 17 ..... .69
    2 Wine bottles & 1 Small do 17, 1 Large Brass Kittle 4.00, 1 small brass do 50 ..... $4.67
    1 Large Porridge Pot 1.00, 1 old pr andirons 25, 2 wash tubs 50 ..... $1.75
    1 Old Clock 1.00, 1 pr small Steelyards 40, 1 Small Funel 25, 2 meet --- 50 ..... $2.15
    1 Lard Tub 34, 1 Chest 50, 1 do 75, 1 old half bushel 25, 4 Cider btl 1.00 ..... $2.84
    1 Raser, Latherbox & Strap 75, 1 Hhd [hogshead] 25, 1 Handsaw 75, 1 iron sq 25 ..... $2.00
    1 Broad ax 75, 1 adze 58, 1 Meadow Sled 1.00, 1 ox yoke & Irons 1.00 ..... $3.33
    1 Steers Yoke & Staple 50, 1 do - do 50, 1 3 Tined fork 58, 1 do - do (dung) 58 ..... $2.16
    1 3 tined dung fork 42, 1 do - do 2 tined 12, 1 Potato hook 50, 1 Crow Bar 1.25 ..... $2.29
    2 Hoes @10, 2 Rakes 17, 1 Plough 1.00, 1 Cart & --- 6.00 ..... $7.37
    2 Large Chains 32 @7, 2 Small do 17 7, 1 Harrow & Chape 50 ..... $3.97
    1 Ox Sled 1.00, 1 Yoke Oxen 45.00, 1 Yoke 2 year old do 30.00 ..... $76.00
    1 pr Yearlings 17.00, 1 Yearling Heefer 7.00, 1 Cow 15.00 1 2 year old Heefer 13.00 ..... $52.00
    1 pr Calves 10.00, 1 Calf 3.50, 8 Sheep 8.00 ..... $21.50
    House Lot, Barn & yard by estimation 1 Acres ..... $675.00
    2 Acres by estimation the northeast part of the Farm pasture land ..... $25.00
    10 Acres East of the House lot ..... $300.00
    3 Acres new land on the West side of the Highway ..... $105.00
    Acre Orchard 25.00, 1 Acres Meadow by estimation west of the House @12.00 ..... $43.00
    2 Acres more or less pasture land adjoining the little Orchard ..... $84.00
    1 Tract of land on Carter Hill by estimation 9 acres ..... $81.00
    1 Tract of land called the Rosseter land by estimation 12 Acres ..... $132.00
    Black Grass Meadow at the gul--- in Clinton 2 Acres, 2 Rods & 13 Rods ..... $103.25
      (Total) $1782.68
    Alfred Chittenden
    Arza Towner -- Appraisers
    Westbrook September 5th 1842
pp 375
order sale of personal estate (30 Sep 1842)
          At a Court of Probate holden at Say Brook in and for the District of Say Brook Sept 30th 1842 On motion of Present Gurdon Smith Judge
         The Administratrix on the Estate of Wm Wright of West Brook in said district deceased. This Court doth order and empower said Administ. To sell so much of the personal Estate of said deceased as can be sold without prejudice to the said Heirs to said Estate by depriving them of there necessary Stock and implements for farming. All of which may be sold at private sale at not less than inventory price, or at Auction after advertising the same on the public Sign Post in West Brook at least six days before the time of said Sale, and then make return to this Court for acceptance.

pp 414
order notice to settle & order sale Real Estate (18 Feb 1843)
          At a Court of Probate holden at Say Brook, in and for the District of Say Brook. Feb. 18th 1843. Present Gurdon Smith Judge
          The Administratrix on the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said district deceased, having presented for allowance her account of Administration on said Estate.
          Ordered that said Administratrix give notice to all persons interested by causing a copy of this order forthwith to be set on the public Sign Post in West Brook in said Say Brook district, that they may appear at a Probate Court, to be held at the Probate Office in said Say Brook, on the 18th day of March next, at 10 o'clock A M and shew cause, if any they have why the same should not be allowed.
          At the present term of this Court, on motion of the Administratrix on the Estate of William Wright, late of West Brook in said district deceased.           This Court doth authorize and direct said Administratrix to sell so much of the Real Estate of said deceased, as will raise the sum of Two Hundred Thirty Dollars, the same being necessary to pay debts and charges against said Estate, and then make return to this Court.

pp 452
Settlement Administration Acct & order Distribution (22 Apr 1843)
          At a Court of Probate holden at Say Brook, in and for the District of Say Brook on the 22nd day of April 1843. Present Gurdon Smith Judge
          The Administratrix on the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said District Deceased. Exhibited in Court for allowance her Administration account, which is accepted and ordered to be kept on file from which it appears that the debts & charges against said Estate Amount to $376.84
          Amount of credits including Inventory $1782.68
          Ordered to be Distributed $1405.84

          And now said Administratrix moves that distribution might be made of the remainder of said Estate. Where upon this Court Appoint William C. Bull, Alfred Chittenden and Arza Towner Esq. Freeholders in said District, to distribute the same, to and among the Widow and Heirs of said deceased according to Law and then make return to this Court for acceptance.

pp 458
Distribution (25 May 1843)
          At a Court of Probate holden at Say Brook, in and for the District of Say Brook on the 25th day of May 1843 Present Gurdon Smith Judge
          The Administratrix on the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook in said District deceased exhibited in Court an additional Inventory of said Estate as follows.
          Additional Inventory of the Estate of Wm Wright late of West Brook deceased, being property omitted in a former Inventory returned to Court One Share in the Parsonage House so called, standing near the Methodist Church at the lower end of Horse Hill Road $2.00
          Alfred Chittenden
          Arza Towner -- Appraisers
May 3rd 1843

          At the present term of this Court said Administratrix exhibited in Court a Distribution of the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook deceased which is accepted and ordered to be recorded, which is as follows
We the Subscribers having been appointed by the Hon Court of Probate for the District of Say Brook, Distributors on the Estate of William Wright late of West Brook deceased, and having taken the oath proscribed by Law, proceeded to Distribute this same as follows Namely

We set out to E Louisa Wright, the Widow of the said deceased
    1 cow ..... $15.00
    2 year old heefer $13.00, 1 calf $3.50, Bead, Bolster & Pillows W 33rd $3.30 ..... $19.80
    Bed, Bolster & Pillows W 31st $1.24, Rocking Chair 75, 20 yd carpeting $4.00 ..... $5.99
    Old stand 10. Large Brass Kettle 4.00 Small do 50. And Irons 25. 2 Wash tubs 50 ..... $5.35
    Small Steelyard 40, Funel 25, 2 Meet Blo- 60, Lard Tub 34, Cart & La- 6.00 ..... $7.59
    Tin Pail 12, Bible 1.00, 1 pr fine Pillow Cases 17 ..... $1.29
    Also one undivided third part of the Dwelling House, and the same proportion of the Barn, and out Buildings, and about one and a quarter acres of Land on which the Buildings stand, Bounded westerly by Highway, southerly by Enoch L'Hommedieus land, easterly by land belonging to Estate of the deceased, and Martin Wright land and northerly by said Martin Wright. Land at $225.00
              (Total) $280.02 (Later brought forward as) $279.92
    Also a tract of land lying on the West side of the Road opposite the House and Bounded as follows. Beginning at the South East Corner by highway to a stake & stones about 6 Rod North of the Old Celler, then Westerly across the Celler lot to a Stake & Stones by the orchard of the Wife of Jedediah Stevens, then Southerly by the fence to the South Bar Post, where the wall of the orchard intersect the fence of the Celler Lot. Thence Westerly across the orchard to the west side then Northerly by the orchard of the Wife of Jedediah Stevens to the Corner of an
    pp 459
    old stone wall, then Westerly by Jeremiah Wright land to a White Oak Tree. Thence Southerly by land of the Heirs of Mercy L'Hommedieu to a heap Of stones. Thence Easterly, Northerly & Easterly by Jeremiah Wright land to the corner of the orchard. Thence Easterly by the Orchard fence to the stone wall thence Southerly by Jeremiah Wright land to Benjamin Wright land then Easterly by said Wrights land to the highway including what is called the side Hill lot, Meadow lot, Orchard Pasture lot & South part of Celler lot at $189.48
              (Total) $469.40
We set out to William B Wright
    Razor, Box & Strap 75, 2 Cider Btl 50, 1 Hogshead 25, Hand Saw 75, Adze 58 ..... $2.83
    Meadow Sled 1.00, 2 Steers Yokes 1.00, Three Tined fork 58, 4 tined 42, crowbar 1.25 ..... $3.83 (sic)
    2 Rakes 17, Large Chain 1.13, Small do 62 ..... $1.92
    Also one undivided sixth part of the Dwelling House, Barn & out buildings & one & one quarter Acres of Land on which the Buildings stand for Boundaries see distribution of the Widows Share at $112.50
    Also two Lots of Land lying at the Northeast corner of Homestead and Bounded Easterly by Land lately owned by Charles & William L'Hommedieu, Northerly by Land of Oliver E L'Hommedieu, Westerly by Land of Martin Wright and Southerly by the fence which separates it from land of the Estate hereafter set to Sarah E. Wright at $98.33
    Also a Piece of land called Carter Hill, containing about one & one third acre; and Bounded Northerly by William L'Hommedieu's land, Westerly by land late the property of Silas Carter, Southerly by land hereafter set to Louisa C Wright and Easterly by land of the Heirs of Mercy L'Hommedieu and is about five Rods & Ten links wide at the East and West ends at $12.87
    Also one Shair in the Parsonage House at $2.00
    (Total) $234.70
Also We Set out to Louisa C. Wright
    All that part of the Celler lot lying Northerly of that set to the Widow, and Bounded Easterly by Highway, Northerly & Westerly by land of the Wife of Jedediah Stevens Southerly by land set to the Widow at $43.19
    Also a piece of land called the Carter Hill, Bounded Northerly by land set to William B Wright, Westerly by land formally owned by Silas Carter, Southerly by land of Jeremiah Wright and Easterly by the House of Mercy L'Hommedieu at ..... $68.79
    Also the following Personal Property View of South America & Mexico ..... .34
    1 pr Cotton & Linen Sheets N1. 34, 1 pr Cotton & Wool do 1.00 & 1 pr Cotton Sheet 25 ..... $1.59
    1 Blue Quilt 25, Coverlet 1.00, Table Cloth 34, Field Bedsted 1.75, 2 pr Cotton Pillowcases 25 ..... $3.59
    6 yellow chairs 2.00, 2 Platters & 6 Plates 70, 1 Sett Cup & Sawsers, Cream of sope bowl 50, iron pot 1.00, chest 50 ..... $3.70
    Also one undivided sixth part of the Dwelling House Barn, and out Buildings. And one and one quarter of an Acre of Land on which the Buildings Stand for Boundarys & Distributions of the Widows Share at $112.50
    (Total) $204.70
Also we set to Arza H Wright
    one undivided Sixth part of the Dwelling House, Barn, and out Buildings and 1 Acre of Land on which the Buildings stand for Boundarys & Descritpion of the Widows Share at $112.50
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    1 Black figured vest 34, Gallon Bottle 17, Btl 25, 2 Cider Btl 50 ..... $1.26
    1 Iron Square 25, 1 Broad Ax 75, Ox Sled 1.00, Yoke & Irons 1.00, 4 Tined fork 58 ..... $3.58
    2 Tined fork 12, Potato Hook 50, 2 Hoes 20 Plough 1.00, large Chain 1.12 ..... $2.94
    Small Chain 62, Harrow & Chape 50 ..... $1.12 Also a piece of land lying in the second lot from the Highway on the Homested, the Eastern Site Bounded by Stakes and Stones at the North and South ends, near the middle of said lot, which Bounds are the west side, and the lot lying easterly there of both lot Bounded Southerly by Lane formally belonging to Enoch & Charles L'Hommedieu. Easterly by the fence which separates it from land heretofore Set to Sarah E. Wright, Northerly by land of Martin Wright, and Westerly, by the Bounds near the middle of the first mentioned lot, Separating it from land hereafter set to Sarah E. Wright ..... $113.30
    (Total) $234.70
We set out to Sarah E Wright
    1 pr Cotton Sheet N2 67, 1 pr Cotton & Woolen do 34, 1 pr Cotton Sheet N8 50 ..... $1.51
    1 Pink Quilt 33, Coverlet 1.00, 2 pr Cotton Pillow case 25, Field Bedsted & Cord $1.50 ..... $3.08
    1 Desk 4.00, milk pan 12, 3 Small Tin pans 18, Small Tin Pail 10 ..... $4.40
    Gall Stone Jug 17, 3 Glass Bottle 25, Chest 75 ..... $1.17
    Also one undivided Sixth part of the Dwelling House, Barn and out Buildings, and 1 Acres of land on which the Buildings stand for Boundaries see Description of the Widows Share at $112.50
    Also the west half of the second lot in the Homested, Bounded westerly by land set to the widow and Heirs with the Buildings Southerly on land formally owned by Charles & Enoch L'Hommedieu Easterly by land set to Arza H Wright, and Northerly by land of Martin Wright. Also the East lot in the Homested, Bounded Southerly and Easterly, by lane on land formally owned by Enoch and Charles L'Hommedieu, Northerly by land set to William B Wright & Westerly by land Set to Arza H Wright and contains all within fence, Both valued at $112.04
    (Total) $234.70
William C Bull
Alfred Chittenden
Arza Towner -- Distributors
Say Brook May 9th 1843

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Appt Guardian (25 May 1843)
At the present term of this Court Mrs. Louisa Wright is appointed Guardian of the Persons and Estate of her four Children, Viz: William B Wright about 17 years of age, Louisa C Wright about 16 years of age, Arza H Wright about 10 years of age and Sarah E Wright about 4 years of age, and gave Bond as the Law requires.

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