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PROBATE SAMUEL STERRY
[CONNECTICUT, 1734]

 

Sterry, Samuel
TOWN OF Preston
DATE 1734   NO  5142
New London
Probate District
1 Wills and Codicils
1 Inventories
1 Accounts of Administration
29 Receipts
27 Total Documents

The Estate of Samuel Sterry late of Preston decd
To the Executrix for Sundry Disbursments and Debts paid viz

To William Swan
£ 1.18.00
To Joseph Billings 
4.16.00
To Jeremiah Keany
19.10
To William Dennison
2.08.00
To Joseph William
22.00.06
To John Meacks[?] 
18.09
To Arthur Starkweathers
10.00.00
To John Walton
1.00.00
To Joseph Kenny
12.00
To Jedediah Tracy
6.04
To John Cookes
14.06
To John Hewit 
10.00
To Thomas Austin
7.06
To Joseph Bodisles
15.00
To Ephrain Hewit[?] Jun
2.09.00
To Theophilus Baldwin
14.00
To John Birchard
2.00.00
To Joseph Dickey
11.00
To Joshua Hempsted Esq
2.05.00
To Saml Kellam[?] 
17.00
To Saml Prentiss
5.00
To John Denfey[?]  
4.00
To Saml Cogswell
5.08
To David Cogswell
7.06
To Theo Rix 
2.06
To William Dennisons
2.06
To Jed: Frink
7.00
To Thos Davisions[?] 
1.18.00
To Thos Branches
19.03
To the Executrix for Levies & Expenses
6.08.09
To Sundrys of Leese[?] upon the Estate
14.11.00
To the widow & Executrix for Mourning[?]
10.00.00
To the Court of Probate 
11.60.00
 
92.03.07

Mrs Mehitebel Blogett Execx to the Estate of Lt Saml Sterry
Acct Exhibtd
March 12th 1739/40

A true inventory of the Real and Personal Estate of Lieutnt Sterey late of Preston  deceased taken by me being sworn their unto this Sixth day of May in the year 1734

one hat
12-10-00
one fusten coats
3-00-00
a floured[?] black Russell jaicoat and briches
3-00-00
a white fusten jacoat and briches
1-10-00
a black coat 
1-00-00
a Duroy coat
1-10-00
one blew grate coat
2-10-00
one pair of striped linen briches
3-00
one pair of wooling briches
3-00
one pair of leather brichis
8-00
one holen shirt
15-00
two night necoats[?]
13-00
one home spun fly
10-00
one home spun jacoat
 7-00
one pair of boots
14-00
one pair of shoos
9-00
one pair of worsted stokins
12-00
one pair of yarn stokins
8-00
one pair of silver shoo buckels
14-00
one silver buckle for band and a band
6-00
two flannel sheats
12-00
one matt and cord
4-00
one new bed and bolster and twin pillows
19-12-00
one new civerled
1-15-00
a nother civerled att
1-15-00
one pair of coten and linnin sheets
1-15-00
one holen pilleber[?]
6-00
one bedsted and mat and card
1-10-00
one bed with broad striped tuken
 7-10-06
one civerled att
1-15-00
a nother civerled
1-00-00
one flannel sheat and one linnin sheat
10-12-00
five bed blankets
3-00-00
one bedsted and matt and card
12-00
a case of draws
8-00-00
one ovel table
2-00-00
thirteen swine and six pigs
20-00-00
a large brass kettle
3-00-00
one grate pot and pot hooks
15-00
one small iron kettle 
10-00
a nother pot and pot hooks
     10-00
 
86-08-06
One bason
3-00
a brass skillit and a frame
12-00
one small brass kettle
?-00
one gode iron
1?-00
one pair of andirons
1-10-00
one pair of tongs
6-00
one pair of small tongs
2-00
the best fire shovell
5-15-00
one more fire shovell
5-00
one tramel[?]
6-00
another tramel att
5-00
one frying pan
2-00
four platters at
8-00
thre platters at
5-00
one platter at
1-00
a grate bason
8-00
a nother bason att
6-00
eleven plates att
2-00
a puter tankard
9-00
one old platter
9-00
two porringers and a small bason and a old plater
9-00
old puter
1-03
three silver spoons
3-00-00
one silver spoon att
1-10-00
one beker cup
2-00
one tin pan and tannel[?]
3-00
an earthen mug
2-00
one hour glass
1-00
one earthen plate
1-06
five glass bottles
6-00
a large glass bottle
2-00
one bible att
9-00
sundry small books
1-10-00
a pair of worsted combs
2-00-00
a gun at
3-00-00
one warming pan
12-00
a larg squar table
5-00
an old squar table
2-00
a small squar table
3-00
a old chest at
4-00
to a smaller old chest
3-00
to a old box tee
2-00
to a large chest at
10-00
to over[?] trunk at
12-00
to six black chars at 6:s apeas
1-16-00
to one grat chare at
3-00
to three ash chars at 2s: apeas
     6-00
 
27-08-03
to four maple chairs at 3s apeas
12-00
to two old chairs at 1s: apeas
2-00
to one back wheel at
1-05-00
to one wolon wheel and spindle at
7-00
to another wolon wheel and spindle
9-00
to one loome at
2-00-00
to two slas at
19-00
to one cora chest at
12-00
to one deere skin at
17-00
to two fur skins at
10-00
to one seder tub at
7-00
to three old barrels at 1s apeas
3-00
to one old hogs head
2-00
to four old barks at 1s apeace
4-00
to three bee hives and a old churn at
4-00
to apeas of sale lather at
7-00
to two meal bags at
6-00
to one brume at
1-00
to seven trays at
14-00
to one pail at
2-06
to two pails at
3-00
to one churn at
5-00
to three small seder tubs
3-00
to one wooden bottle a
1-06
to two beehives of bees at
2-00-00
to one lane[?] sive
1-00
to one cors sive at
3-00
to one butter  tub at
9-00
to 3 dishes & ladel & trenchers and 1 skimmer
9-00
to one cheese mole
1-06
to one hogs head at
9-00
to five barrels at
15-00
to three pondering[?] tubs
7-00
to one draw shane at
2-00
to one chesel at
1-00
to one gimblet at
8
to a old sieth[?] a
2-00
to one old auger
1-00
to one saw at
1-06
to one ring[?] and staple
4-00
to one chain at
15-00
to one stiliar_s[?] at
       2-00
 
16-09-08
to one whipel tree chaine[?]
2-06
to one pair of nippers[?
1-06
to one iorn[?] dog at
1-06
to one ax at
1-00
to two old axes at
3-00
to one iorn[?] bar[?]
2-06
to two iorn[?] weges[?] at
6-00
to two old seitties[?] at; chebes[?] and Pin[?]
3-00
to one cart and boxes and wheels and iornhoops[?] and
5-00-00
to old iorn[?]
2-06
to a sith[?] and tackelen[?] at
12-00
to one plow and iorns[?] at
10-00
to one fork at
2-00
to one grind stone at
9-00
to one white eathen bason at
1-06
to glases at
2-06
to table lennen at
16-06
to new cloath at
6-00
to thirteen gees[?]
1-19-00
to one old hogshead
3-00
to one wash tub at
1-06
to one pigen[?] at
1-06
to one sted[?] at
6-00
to one note
6-12-00
to a note
14-00-00
to a note
14-04-11
to note
4-15-00
to a note
1-10-00
to a note
6-06-09
to a note
6-16-06
to a note
9-17-00
to a note
27-18-00
to a note
20-08-00
to a note
1-03-00
to a note
6-02-03
to a note
6-12-00
to a note
11-00-00
to a note
9-03-00
to a note
2-00-00
to a note
14-10-05
to a note
36-08-00
to a note
22-10-00
to a note
   2-15-00
 
318-08-02
the home farm with the improvements are prised at
  2100-00-00
to the dwelling hous at
300-00-00
the barn at
15-00-00
the shop at
5-00-00
the out lands at
  300-00-00
 
2720-00-00

Recorded in the 6th book of wills for N. Lond. District 265.266. Augt 26th 1734
Richd Christophers Clerk
[Signed] Joseph Kinni, Theophilus Baldwin

Mehetabele Sterry Executrix to the last will and Testament of Saml Sterry late of Preston Decd. appeared before a Court of Probate held in New London June 26th 1734 and made a solemn oath that she has made a true presentment to the appraisers of all the Estate of the sd dec’d that has come to her knowledge and that if any thing more hereafter that is considerable appear to her his Estate she will cause it to be added to their inventory.
Test. Richd Christophers Clerk

one yoke of oxen
25-00-00
one brindeld cow and calf
7-00-00
one black cow with white on the rump
7-00-00
one brown cow
7-00-00
one white backt cow
7-05-00
one black whit facet cow
7-00-00
one brown cow with a white star on the forhed
6-15-00
one dark brown cow
6-00-00
one blak cow with a white face and white back
7-00-00
one brown cow with a white rump
7-00-00
one black cow with small horns
7-10-00
one pair of four year old sters
13-00-00
one four year old stear
6-00-00
one red hafer with sum white on the back
6-00-00
one pale red haffer
5-00-00
one bull
3-10-00
three three year old sters
10-00-00
four two year old att
10-00-00
six yerlens at
11-00-00
one rone mair
4-10-00
one black mair att
7-10-00
one small bay mair att
5-00-00
one brown hors att
7-00-00
one bright bay mair att
6-00-00
one bay two-year old hors
5-00-00
one yerlen mair colt
3-10-00
a year old hors colt
3-00-00
one sadel and bridel
5-09-00
one bed with bought ticken and bolster and two pillows
10-08-00
one new civer led   
1-15-00
old black and white civerled
15-00
cotton sheet
16-00
old linen sheet 
16-00
cotton and linen pilleberg
8-00
bed sted and matt and card
10-15-00
bed and bolster
7-04-00
yellow and white civerled
1-00-00
blew and white civerled
    1-00-00
 
232-05-06

Inventory of the Estate Saml Sterry late of Preston June 25 1734
Recorded Book D page 80

Cyprian Sterry of Preston in the County of New London and Colony of Connecticut in New England and so forth the subscriber hereunder do promis to pay unto Saml Sterry of the same town and Colony aforesd

Preston September the 23rd  day 1739
then received of Mehetabel Sterry of Preston the full sum of eighteen shilings and nine pence upon the account of a rate due to me treat[?] in the year 1739. Say received by me. John Meech.

Norwich August the 29th A.D. 1734
Then Received of Mrs Mehitabel Sterry Widow of Mr Saml Sterry & Executrix of his Will the Sum of Twenty Shillings in full of all demands on the Estate of the decd Samuel Sterry for doctoring his son Roger
I say received by me
John Walton

Received the twenty fourth day of November 1740 by us Cyperain Sterry of Preston in the County of New London and Elesebath Sterry his wife of Mehitable Bloggit of Preston afore said Executrix of Samuel Sterry of said Preston late deceased the sum of one hundred pounds money being a legacy given to me the s[ai]d Elisebeth Sterry and my daughter Hannah by the s[ai]d Samuel Sterry in and by his latt will and testament of which s[ai]d sum of one hundred pounds  and all there debts sum & sums of money and demands whatsoever we the sd Cyperain Sterry & Elisebeth Sterry do acquit and fully discharge the sd Mehitable Bloggit her Heirs Executrix & Admin[istrator] and every of them for ever by these presents. In witness whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this second day of December 1740.
Signed Seald and Delivd
Cyprian Sterry
Elesebeth Sterry
In presence of Nathaniel Stanton
Mary Stanton

Preston May the 11th 1734
To the toler of horses I the town of Preston these are preston juen[?] 1 da[?] the 1734 then recd of Mehetabel Sterry seven shillings and six pence wich is in full of all ____ of the state of Samuall Sterry leat deseast in preston by me Thomas Austin

Providence Sept 11th 1739
Receivd of my mother in law Mehettable Blodggett the sum of two pounds upon the account of Samuel Sterry deceased As witness my hand
John Birkett

To the Sheriff of N London County his Deputy or to either of the Constables of Preston in s[aid]d County or to Greeting an indifferent person to serve In his Majesties name you are hereby required to summons Samuel Prentice of Stonington Thomas Rix of Preston & William Denison of sd Stonington that they & each of them personally appeare before the Court of Probates to be held in Newlondon for the District of Newlondon on the 12th day of this instant June then & there to be interrogated upon their evidence to the left will & Testament of Samel Sterry late of sd Preston Decd and you are to summons Joseph Bonodish & William Rouge of sd Preston to appeare att the time & place aforesd to give evidence in the premises hereof faile not dated at Newlondon June the 11th 1734.
J Hempsted Justice of Peace

June the 12 : 1734 then I served  the within written summons upon the within named Saml Prentis Thomas Rix William Denison by reading of it within their hearing[?] pr me Roger Billing of Preston.

Received the twenty fourth day of November 1740 by us Joseph Kinnie & John Cook both of Preston in the County of New London Executors on the estate of Zerviah Sterry late of s[ai]d Preston deceasd single woman by her last will and Testament of Mehitable Bloggit of the said Preston Executrix on the estate of Samuel Sterry by his last will and testament of which the sum of five hundred ninety two pounds four pence we the sd Joseph Kinnie & John Cook do acquit and fully discharge of sd Mehitable Bloggit her heirs execs and admins and every of them for ever by these presents. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seales this second day of December 1740.
Signed sealed and delivd
Joseph Kinni
Jno Cook
In presence of
Cyprian Sterry
William Bloggett

Preston June 2  1735 then reseve of Mehiteld Seary Executrix on the estate of Samuel Seary late of Prestown last the will and just sum[?] of two pounds nine shillings money upon the acquit of what is due to me from the estate of the sd decst I say reseved by me
Ephraim Henickson[?]

Preston February the 2nd 1736/7
then received of Mahetabel Sterry of Preston the sum of  seventeen shillings on the account of a rate which was due from the estate in the year 1735 I say received by me
Samuel Killam[?]

N. London August the 23d 1734
Recd of Mrs Mehetabel Sterry of Preston 45/ in bills of credit on acct of & in consideration for a ___ of grave stones which I am to procure for the grave of Lt Saml Sterry Decd I say recd
p[?] me Joshua Herryosted[?]

Preston June the 6th day 1734
Then recived of my honoured mother Mehetabel Sterry of Preston widow Executrix of the last will of my honoured father in law Mr Samuell Sterry the full and just sum of ten pounds in money In full of what was due to me from my honoured father above sd. I say recived by me
Arthur Starkweather

Preston November the 28 1734
then receaved of Mehetebal Stearey executrix on the estate of lif Samuel Steary late of Preston decest the sum of six shillings and four pense which was due from sd estate
I say receaved pr[?] Henry Ledwich[?]

June the 24th 1734 then reseved of Mrs Mehetable Sterey Relix and Executorix to the estate of Samuel Sterey late of Preston deseast the sum of twelve shillings money which was due to me from the estate of Samuel Sterey abov sd
Reseved apr[?] me Joseph Kinni

May the 18th day 1736 then recived of Mehetabel Sterry Exectx to Saml Sterry late of Preston decest the full sum of four pounds sixteen shillings money which was due to me from the estate of the said Samll Sterry I say recived by me
Joseph Billings

Preston September the 1st 1734 then received of Mehitable Sterry Execx on the estate of Samuell Sterry late of Preston dest the full and just sum of fourteen shillings and six pence money upon the account of what is due to me from the estate of the said dest I say received by me John Cooke

Reseved of Mrs Mehetibell Sterey Executorx to left Sterey estate the full and just sum of twenty two pounds and six pence in money which was due to me I say reseved by me Jos Williams
Dated Plainfield October the 28th 1734

Preston May the 10th day 1735 then received of Mehetable Sterry execx on the estate of Samuell Sterry late of Preston dest the full and just sum of nineteen shillings and ten pence money upon the account of what is due to me from the estate of the said dest[?] I say received by me Jeremiah Kinne

Preston February the 11th 1737/8
then recived of Datt[?] William Bloggett of Preston the sum of ten shillings for money on the account of Leut Samuell Sterry of Preston decst I say recived by me John J Ferned[?]

June the 20th 1734 then received of Mehitable Sterry Execx of Samll Sterry late of Preston decest the full sum of eleven shillings money which was due to me from the estate of said Saml Sterry I say received by me
Joseph Durke

Stonington June 2nd 1735 then received of Mehitable Sterry Execx on the Estate of Samuell Sterry late of Preston dest the full & just sum of one pound eighteen shillings money upon the account of what is due to me from the estate of the said dest I say received by me Will Swan[?]

Preston November the 20th day 1734
then recived of Mehetabel Sterry of Preston widow and executrix to the last will of Samll Sterry of Preston dest the full and just sum of two pounds eight shillings money which was due to me from the aforsd Samll Sterry I say recived by me William Denison

Preston May the 28 1736 then received of the aforesaid[?] Sterry Executrix to Samuel Sterry ___ deceased of Preston the sum of fifteen shillings which was due from the estate of above sd Sterry I say received by me Joseph Bowdish[?]

Preston October the 21 1734
then reseved of Ms Stery fourteen shillings which was for my servis in inventaring the estate of Lauetanant Stery late of Preston deseast I say reseved by me Theophelus Baldwin

Received the twenty fouth day of November 1740 by us Elkanah Huit & Hannah Huit his wife both of Stonington in the County of New London of Mehitable Bloggit of Preston in sd County widow Executx of Samuell Sterry of said Preston late deceased the sum of one hundred ninty two pounds & four pence money being a legacy given unto me the D_ Hannah Huit by the D_ Samuell Sterry in and by his last will and testament of which sd sum of one hundred ninty two pounds & four pence and all othere debts sum & sums of money and demands whatsoever we the sd Elkanah Huit & Hannah Huit do acquit and fully discharge the sd Mehitable Bloggit her heirs Execs & Admins and every of them forever by these presents in witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 29 day of November 1740
Signed sealed and delivd
Elkanah Hewit
Hannah Hewit
 in presence of
Abijah Hewit
James Billings

Acquitance in discharge of Mrs Mehetable Blodgett June 14 1743 Recorded Book E Page 126

In the name of God Amen
The last will and testament of Mr Samuell Sterry of Preston in the County of New London in the Colony of Connecticut in Newengland Whereas I being at his time sick weak and under very dangerous surcumstances yet thank God in perfect mind and memory: and now calling to mind mortality of my boddy and that it is a pointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament As first and principally I recommend my sole to God that gave it and my boddy to the earth to be decently buried at the decretion of my Executor nothing doubting but at the Great Day of the Resurrection by the mighty power of God the same to revive again. And as touching that part of worldly estate which it hath pleased God to bless[?] me with in this life I dispose of the same in the following order as first I give to my son Samuel fifty acres of land with the buildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging to vz land out at the norwest corner of that farm that I had of Willm Denison of Stonington that us to say to begin at the norwest a beachwood tree and so to run east fifty rods in my line and then south eight teen[?] rods to make up the full number of fifty acres I having already given him fifty acres by deed[?] which hundred acres is to be his part of my land And nextly I give to my second son Cyprian all the land to the westwar of of Little brook that parts my two fields and is to begin at a great white oake tree the first corner in the deed[?] that I had of the afore named Wm Denison and to run down stream the sd Little brook till it comes twenty rods southward of the common road or path that goeth over the sd Little brook and then due south till it coms to the Great Brook and so up steam the Great Brook  till it comes a bout twenty rods southward of the iron mine bed and from the end of the sd twenty rods a direct line to a heap of stones standing by the old Indian path which heap of stones is a corner in my deed[?] I had of sd Denison and so to extend west to the land I have given to my son Samuell And 3ly I give to my little son Roger all that part of my farm that lyeth to the northward of the road or high way that crosseth my land to begin at the white oake by Thomas Dennisons  and so to run west as my land joyns to the 3d road till it comes to the land given to me son Cyprian with all the improvements privelledges and appurtenances thereunto belonging And lastly as to my real estate I give unto my son Robert all the rest of my lands and rights of lands within the bounds of Preston or Stonington or in any other part of America And as to my personal estate after all my just debts and funeral charges are paid my will is that it should be disposed as followeth; I give unto my wife a third part of my real estate during her life and a third part of my personal estate to be at her dispose for ever; I give unto Elizabeth Rose and her daughter Hannah one hundred pound to be paid in six years after my decease, by my Executors further I give unto my wife my brown pasing horse; I give unto my wife twenty pounds in money besides her dowry. My meaning is that the one hundred pound above wrighteen which I give unto Elizabeth Rose and her daughter shall be paid out of my moveable estate before it is divided.  I give all the rest of my moveable estate to my two daughters Hannah and Zurviah and I do futher by these presents nominate appoint and constitute my loving wife Mehetable to be my sole Executrix to this my last will and testament and do also leave that part of my land and appurtenances before given to my little son Rogger, in her hands to be improved for her subsistence, and his advantage in bringing him up, and I do further disown disallow disprove of all former wills, bequeaths rattifiing and confirming this and this only to be my last will and testament; in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred thirty three four and in the seven year of hid Majesties Reign
Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the above named
Samuell Sterry In presents of us
Thomas Rix
William Denison
Saml Prentice

The last will and testament of Samll Sterry late of Preston Decd
June 12, 1734

In Preston June the 7th 1734 then the within named Thomas Rix William Dension and Samuell Prentice all personally appeared and did under solem oath say that they did se the within subscriber Samuell Sterry sign the within written instrument but we don’t know that we herd him declare it to be his will after he did sign but he did then in our presence writ the concluding part of the within written VIZ signed sealed published and declared to be the last will  and testament of the above named Samuell Sterry in presence of us; and that according to our best understanding he was then in his perfect mind and memory and that we did all then sign as witnesses thereunto in the presence of the said Samuel Sterry and the said Denison further adds that he did then se the sd Samll Sterry seal the within written.
Before me John Cooke Justice of Peace
Recorded in the 6th book of wills for N. Lond District folio 164, Augt 23d 1734
Richd Christophers Clerk