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Windham County Connecticut
WINDHAM COUNTY RECORDS
A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Compiled by Charles Manwaring
People from Windham mentioned:
ABBY, John, Windham. Died December, 1700. Invt. [English pounds]118-13-03, reported 4 September, 1701, by Joshua Ripley and Jonathan Crane. Windham, the 10th of December, 1700. The will of John Abbey [sic] was that his wife should enjoy the house and homestead, and the meadows that are already laid out, with the moveables, during her life, and to dispose of it to her children as she shall see cause. And the rest of the unlaid out land to be divided equally amongst his children, and not to be sold away from my family, not any of the lands; and the thirty acres adjoining to Goodman Binghams and Goodman Larrabees land to be at my wives dispose, and to give deed and to make sale of, according to law. Witness: Robert Hebard, Sen., John Reed, Senior, both of the same town. Windham, 8 April 1701. The said Robert Hebard and John Reed gave oath that they were present when John Abbey, that is decd., did give this direction to make his will as is above written; and when it was read to him, he said just so he would have it. Before me, Joshua Ripley, Justice. 4 September, 1701: Hannah, the widow of John Abby, exhibits will and inventory. 22 November, 1701: Will now accepted, but as there was no executor appointed, Adms. to Hannah Abby, the relict, with the will annexed. Bonds, [English pounds]50.
ABBY, Samuel, Windham. Died March, 1697. Invt. [English
pounds]58-08-00. Taken 9th May, 1698, by Joseph Carey and Jeremiah
Ripley. Legatees: The Relict Mary, daughter Mary, age 25 years, Samuel
23, Thomas 20, Eleazer 18, Ebenezer 16, Marcy 14, Sarah 13, Hepzibah
10, Abigail 8, John 7, Benjamin 6, Jonathan 2 years of age. July
1699 The Prerogative Court held in Hartford for Probate of Wills
and granting Administrations: Exhibit of Invt. Adms. to Abraham Mitchell,
who had married Mary, the Relict of said Abby. Rec., [English pounds]60.
ALLYN, Joshua, Sen., Windham. Died 27 December, 1699. Invt. [English pounds]109-15-00. Taken 8 January, 1699-1700, by Joseph Hall and Samuel Storrs. 18 December 1700: Adms. to John Allyn, eldest son, who gave bond with John Arnold, Sen., of the same town. 26 July 1703: Dist. to the widow, to John, to Gideon Allyn, and to the daughters; by Lt. Shubael Dimock, Lt. John Fitch and Jonathan Crane, distributors.
BAKER, Samuel, Windham. 7 June 1715: This Court grant letters of Adms. on the estate of Samuel Baker, late of Windham, deed., unto Abigail Baker, widow, and John Huntington, son-in-law.
BLOYS, Richard. 5 August, 1746: Richard Bloys, a minor, 18 years of age, son of Richard Bloys of Killingly decd., on the 1st day of August, 1746, at New Hartford, made choice of Joseph MacIntire of New Hartford to be his guardian. Recog., [English pounds]300.
DIMOCK, Timothy, Ashford. Invt. [English pounds]56-07-00. Taken 26 May, 1718, by Daniel Fuller and Joshua Kendall. 8 July, 1718: Adms. granted to Abigail Dimock, widow.
FULLER, Thomas, Windham. Invt.[English pounds]238-14-06.
Taken by Robert Moulton and Thomas Durke. Will dated 27 November,
1716. I, Thomas Fuller, plowright, of Windham, being aged, do make
and ordain this my last will and testament: Imprimatur: I do will
and bequeath, after my funeral charges and all other my debts and
dues in right or conscious are paid, I do will and bequeath unto
Martha Fuller, my wife, during the time of her widowhood, 1-3 part
of the income of my lands situate in the township of Windham aforesd.,
with convenient room for her residence in my now dwelling house.
I bequeth unto Martha Fuller, my wife, 2-3 of all my moveable estate,
to be at her dispose. I will and
GROSS, Isaac, Windham. Invt. [English pounds]57-09-04. Taken 30 April, 1716, by Joseph Cary and Richard Abby. July 1716: invt. Exhibited by Nathaniel Bassett of Mansfield, the widow having made oath to it before Justice Ripley at Windham. Allowed.
HIBBARD, Robert, Sen., Windham. Invt. [English pounds]264-07-08.
Taken 24 May 1710, by Joshua Ripley, Richard Hand, Jonathan Crane
and Richard Hendee. 2 October, 1710: Adms, to Robert and Joseph Hibbard.
Sarah Hibbard and Abigail Hibbard of Windham, daughters of Robert
Hibbard, Sen., decd., have each of them made choice of Jonah Palmer
of sd. Windham to be their guardian, which this Court allow and approve.
6 November, 1710: Adms. account allowed and approved. Order to distribute
the estate: To the Widow Mary Hibbard, [English
KATES (CATES or KEATES), John, Windham. Died 11 July
1697, Invt. [English pounds]177-04-00. Taken by Joshua Ripley & Jonathan
Crane. Will dated 5 May, 1696. I John Kates of Windham, in the Colony
of Connecticut, doe make this my last Will & Testament: I give
200 acres of my Land not yet laid out to the Poor of the Town of
Windham, to be Intayled to sd. Poor for their Use forever. I doe
also give and Intayle 200 acres more of my Lands not yet laid out
to a scoole House for the Use of the above said Town forever. And
further I doe give unto the Reverend Mr. Samuel Whiting (Minister
of the Gospel), of said Towne, I say I give unto him my Negro Jo.,
one bed and bedd Clothes, one Chest, and my Wearing Clothes. And
further, I do give unto the Church of Windham ten pounds in Money.
I doe make Mary Howard my Executrix, and doe give under herr all
my Estate not above mentioned, both personal and real. And I appoint
Ensign Jonathan Crane and sergt. Thomas Bingham to be Overseers of
this my Will. Always provided that if any of my Children should Come
over out of England, then my Will is that they, he or shee, should
enjoy my Estate notwithstanding what is above exprest. Otherwise
to stand Exactly in all Points. The Negro Jo.
RUDD, Jonathan, Windham. Invt. [English pounds]121-02-03.
Taken 29 April, 1712, by Joseph Cary and Abell Bingham. Know all
men by these presents: That we, Nathaniel Rudd, Mary Leffingwell
and Abigail Rudd, of Windham, in the County of Hartford, being all
the heirs of Jonathan Rudd, of sd. Windham, decd., being met together
at Hartford, 5 May, 1712, have by agreement mutually consented to
make a settle of sd. Jonathan Rudd his estate as followeth: Imprimis:
Nathaniel Rudd and Abigail Rudd afresd. to Jonathan Rudd decd., as
well that he held in
SILSBE, Jonathan, Windham. Inv. [English pounds]200-13-08. Taken 3 December, 1714, by Jonathan Crane and Joseph Cary. 3 January, 1714-15: Adms. granted unto Jonathan Silsby [sic] of Windham, son of the deceased.
SMITH, Elisha, Windham. Invt. [English pounds]207-09-09.
Taken 22 July, 1714, by Samuel Webb and William Allen. 2 August,
1714: Adms. granted to Elizabeth Smith, widow of sd. decd. 2 August,
1714: This Court appoint Jonathan Bingham of Windham to be guardian
to Esther Smith, about 12 years of age, daughter of Elisha Smith,
decd. Recog., [English pounds]70. 2 August, 1714: this Court appoint
Ralph Wellock of Windham to be guardian to Seth Smith, 12 years of
age, son of Elisha Smith, decd. Recog., [English pounds]70. 1st May,
WADE, Robert. 3 September 1696: Inventory of the Estate of Robert Wade of Windham exhibited by Peter Cross. This Court grand Adms. To Peter Cross and Jonathan Ginnings. Also appoint Lt. John Fitch and Ensign Crane to assist in the Management of the Estate.
WALDO, John, Windham. Died 14, April, 1700. Invt. [English pounds]292-07-00. Taken 30 April, 1700, by John Fitch and Jonathan Crane. Will dated 14 April, 1700. I, John Waldo of Windham, do nominate, appoint and ordain my loving son John Waldo, my dear wife Rebeckah, and Thomas Huntington, to make my will or wills, to settle my estate, and make deed or deeds as they shall think meet according to the rules of equity and righteousness, as there shall be occasion, of all my estate, real and personal, that is to be found here and at Chensford or elsewhere. To the confiramation hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 14th day of April, 1700. John Waldo, Ls. Witness: Shuball Dimmock, John Barnard. Mr. John Waldo acknowledged this instrument to be his act and deed the day and year above written. Before me, Joshua Ripley, Justice of the Peace. 11 November, 1701: Will and invt. Exhibited. 2 Marych, 1702-3: Adms. granted to Rebecca Waldo, widow relict, and John Waldo, son of John Waldo, late of Windham, deceased. Record on file of distribution in 1709 to John, to Edward, to Katharine, to Rebeckah, to Ruth, to Sarah, and to Abigail Waldo; by John Fitch and Jonathan Crane, disributors.
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