William Tuttle Will

New Haven County Court

Vol. I - September 1666 - November 1698, pp. 61

State Archives, Hartford, Connecticut



New Haven County Court session June 11, 1673


An inventory of the estate of Mr. Wm Tuttell late of New Haven deceased into estate - exhibited and approved for record. Upon which the court by way of settlement and distribution did order as following viz: that administration of the goods and estate of Mr. Wm Tuttle late of New Haven deceased ??? is granted onto Elizabeth Tuttle widow, the [relict] of the said deceased for payment and discharge of the just debts of the said deceased, and portions, or remaind or of portions to the children of said deceased in time convenient according to the following order of distribution; the said debts and dowry of the said widow [in relict] first deducted, and is pay in like of thirds or dowry, the court does order to the relict of administratrix the sum of two hundred pounds, and fifty pounds in proportion to the other sons to Nathaniell, who at present lives with his mother to be added to the said 200 for her better accommodation and livelihood in the pticulars following, viz: the dwelling house, out buildings and home lot apprized at 110, ten acres of meadow by the rock & 30, 12 acres & half of land by [som payns] 25, and three acres & a half towards the mill 3: 10. Three acres of that land in the quarter by Nathaniell Tharps corner to be for her son at six pounds; two cows at 8:5:[0], two ????  8:7:6, [illegible] 3:10:[0], two yearlings & two calves 4:4:6 in all 199:07:00 & the ??? of the said 290 in household goods, implements of husbandry and other necessarys, with Nathanlls part of the outland as apprized in the inventory; the said three acres above mentioned to be for Nathaniell with such part of the house & other estate as the administratrix shall think good to make up his fifty pound. And whereas we are informed that John Tuttle hath received in portion one hundred & five pounds nine shillings & four pence, and Jonathan the sum of 50 & the other sons have received their portions but in part; the court does order such of their parts get received to be made up 50, viz: to Thomas as additional (20 received) thirty pounds: to Joseph (19 pounds received) in addition 31: to David 26:18:00 received, addition 23:02:00: to Benjamin 3:10:00 received for addition 46:10:00: to Symon 19 received addition 31:00:00: Nathanll comprehended before in his mothers part, and it appearing that Sarah hath received 40:06:05 the court as addition of portion to the other daughters do order as followeth, viz.: to Ann who hath received 37:09:08 in addition 2:00:04: to Mercy 32:00:04 received for addition 7:19:08: and although Elizabeth hath received upon or after marriage 25:04:[?] in full of what her father agreed to, or intended for her, yet the court for cause in ????? to her & to Mary the child of the sd Elizabeth out of the estate to order the sum of eight pounds to be payd by the said administratrix at full age or marriage; and for distribution of the lands & meadow of the sd deceased not disposed of in dowry to the widdow; to prevent any trouble that might arise about it dos order the nine acres of meadow towards the [reach] to Thomas, Joseph, David, Symon & Benjamin equally to be divided for quantity & quality as they shall agree together, with the ten acres of land in the [Yorkshire] quarter to be so divided among them. ??? one acre of the four acres neare Nathanll Tharps corner to David Tuttle adjoining to his own ground there; and for the other lands viz. nine of the said acres towards the mill, thirty five acres & a half in the rocks, about six acres by Stony River & 40 acres second division shall equally divided among all of the sons of the deceased, towards the paymt of the portions above set down & addition to John & Jonathans portions already received: but the court dos order that the house, homestead & buildings upon it, with the lands & meadow herein settled upon the widow & administratrix, after Nathanlls portion is by her payd and sett out, shall be in [reversion] after her death distributed to & among the sd sons of the sd deceased by the sd administratrix, to such of them, & in such manner & proportion [illegible] shall for cause, or to the ??? of either of them & not otherwise. And whereas upon the distribution above made we find about thirty pound remainder of estate the court do distribute the said sum in equal proportions among all the children, that is to each child 2:10:[0] and whereas John and Jonathans proportions of the outlands above appointed comes upon apprisemt in the inventory to 7:10:[0] apiece, the court declares that upon their receiving their part of the said outland, each of them so receiving it shall pay in to the administratrix to make good the other portions five pounds apiece, the remaining two six shillings apiece being in lieu of their part of the sd thirty pound remainder.




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