Nathaniel Tuttle Will

Woodbury Probate Court Vol. 1, pp. 7-8

Woodbury, Connecticut


Octbr 2, 1721


Ephraim Tuttle and Isaac Tuttle, the sons of Mr Nathaniel Tuttle late of Woodbury deceased came to this court and exhibited a will or testament in order to its approbation as was [read] of and considered, and there being observed some things therein hard to be understood; this court allows the heirs and legatees one months time from this day for them to go to come to an agreement among themselves:

And this court does appoint Mrs Sarah Tuttle the widow of the said Natll Tuttle and Isaac Tuttle his youngest son to be administrators on the estate, there being no executor named by the testator, and that letter of administration be forthwith given, and bond taken according to the direction of the law. Letter of administration to Mrs Sarah Tuttle and Isaac her son has been given according to the above order. Anthony Stoddard Clerk and also administration bond has been taken and is upon file.


Decbr 4th, 1721, this day did Isaac Tuttle the administrator come to this court in order to a settlement of his fathers estate; and the will was read of and each of the legatees] under their hands gave their consent that sd will should stand, and Mr Samll Ball and Samll Sherman sent into the court under their hand their testimony that the widow Tuttle consented that the will should stand:

Hereupon it is ordered that the will exhibited be established, and it is recorded on the record, and also the inventory [prosd] by the administrator be put on record.


                        The Will


I being in perfect understanding and also sensible of my change, do ordain this, my last will and testament. Imprimis, I order and appoint my son Isaac to take care of my loving wife all the time she shall bear my name, to ??? viz my wife, I appoint thirds of all that I have: after each of the children have their parts:

To my son Ephraim I give the home lot where his house stands and orchard, as also the home lot divisions, as also half the orchard upon it, the other half of orchard, upon said lot, I give to my son Isaac:

Item     I give to my son Ephraim the upper meadow next the sawmill containing six acres; I give to my son Ephraim four acres at the south end of Joshua’s Hill, instead of the half of the orchard which I gave Isaac:

Item     I give to my son Ephraim two cows, and a mare, and a gun which he has already received:

Item     I give to my son Hezekiah one house one cow which he hath already received, and six acres of swamp att Joshua’s Hill which he has already received: As also twelve acres of land lying att the north end of my lot att Joshua’s Hill, bounded by the brook and Mr Balls land, as also two acres meadow, in Popular Meadow, lying next Ephraim Minor’s meadow, running across from the highway:

Item     I give to my son Isaac my house and all my homestead, and the half of the orchard above [exprest], as also three acres and an half of meadow in Poplar Meadow, and the lower meadow and swamp in the woods, and six acres of upland and swamp at Joshua’s Hill, and the remainder of my lot at Joshua’s Hill, excepting four acres of which, that I give to my daughter Ann; I give my son Isaac my train and tackling, and a cow, one mare with the ???, the mare already received, and half my sheep, a gun, and all implements of husbandry:

Item     I give to my two daughters Temperance, and Ann, all my household [illegible] brass, iron pots, beds, and beding, with all things also belonging to the house as also all my stock except one cow, and my half sheep which I have given to my son Isaac:

Item     I give my sons Hezekiah and Isaac all my right in south purchase

Item     I give to my son Isaac, my half division and two acres meadow that is wanting to me in the laying of my portion


                                                                        As witness my hand Nathanll Tuttle

                                                                                    N.Tuttle (signature)


Pronounced & declared to be his last will & testament in presence of

Us Decbr 16th, 1717


Jno Sherman }

Elizabeth Sherman }


Since, I do give to my son Isaac my last division, laid out at the sawmill, being more or less viz 8 acres: Also I give to my son Isaac Tuttle the [last] grant of the town to me, which lyeth by sd pond, near Waterbury Rhoad be it more or less ---

This declared to be in addition to my last will and testament before the same witnesses on Febry 4th 1720/1721


John Sherman }

Elizabeth Sherman }

Susanna Sherman }


The Inventory


Decbr 1st 1721             Prising the estate of Nathaniel Tuttle


[detailed and itemized inventory with a total value of 171£-18-02]


This above written is prized by us Samll Bath and Samll Sherman


Added to the inventory by Isaac Tuttle Decbr 4, 1721

one syth - one inch augar - an old hoe and great [gimblet]




Novbr 12th 1725          Isaac Tuttle administrator on sd above estate came to the court and presented an agreement reporting sd personal estate, wherein each of sd legatee’s ??? in sd personal estate declared themselves satisfied with what they have each received and each of tm subscribing to said agreement acknowledge it before sd court on sd day above named.                  Test Anthony Stoddard Clerk


On this 12th of Novbr 1725 Isaac Tuttle having satisfied sd court that he hath fully discharged sd trust ??? in him as administrator, and moved for his wishes, this court doth now discharge him from his administration and deliver him his bond:

                                                                                    Test Anthony Stoddard Clerk


Transcribed by James P. Tuttle on November 30, 2007



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