Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Samuel SterryAge: 60 years16741734

Name
Samuel Sterry
Given names
Samuel
Surname
Sterry
Birth 1674 34 40
Death of a paternal grandfatherOwen Sterry
1680 (Age 6 years)

Burial of a paternal grandfatherOwen Sterry
July 11, 1680 (Age 6 years)
Text:
1680 Jul 11 Owen Sterry Clifton upon Teme, St Kenelm, Worcestershire
Marriage of a parentJohn FishHannah PalmerView this family
August 25, 1681 (Age 7 years)
Death of a fatherRoger Sterry
about 1681 (Age 7 years)

Marriage of a half-siblingBenjamin HewittHewittView this family
before 1686 (Age 12 years)

Marriage of a siblingWilliam BillingsHannah SterryView this family
about 1687 (Age 13 years)
Shared note: Lived in Preston, Connecticut near Stonington.
Christening July 24, 1692 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherHannah Palmer
after 1701 (Age 27 years)
MarriageHannah RoseView this family
February 22, 1703 (Age 29 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a daughter
#1
Hannah Sterry
February 22, 1705 (Age 31 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a son
#2
Samuel Sterry
April 4, 1706 (Age 32 years)
Note: Also IGI
Christening of a daughterHannah Sterry
October 27, 1707 (Age 33 years)
Text:
1707 Oct 27 Hannah & Samuel, the children of of Samuel STERRY
Christening of a sonSamuel Sterry
October 27, 1707 (Age 33 years)
Text:
1707 Oct 27 Hannah & Samuel, the children of of Samuel STERRY
Birth of a son
#3
Cyprian Sterry
December 15, 1707 (Age 33 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a son
#4
Robert Sterry
June 5, 1711 (Age 37 years)
Note: Also IGI
Christening of a sonRobert Sterry
July 22, 1711 (Age 37 years)
Text:
1711 Jul 22 Robert, son of Sam'l STERRY
Birth of a daughter
#5
Zerviah Sterry
May 27, 1713 (Age 39 years)
Note: Also IGI
Christening of a daughterZerviah Sterry
June 28, 1713 (Age 39 years)
Text:
1713 Jun 28 Zerviah, daughter of Samuel STERRY
Marriage of a childElkanah HewittHannah SterryView this family
about 1722 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Elkanah Hewitt
May 10, 1723 (Age 49 years)
Death of a wifeHannah Rose
July 19, 1724 (Age 50 years)
Note: Barbour collection : Connecticut Town Death Records prior to 1870: Ancestry.com
MarriageMehitable FennerView this family
February 8, 1725 (Age 51 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a grandson
#2
Samuel Sterry
1725 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childSamuel SterryElizabeth View this family
about 1725 (Age 51 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Thankful Hewitt
February 23, 1726 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Sarah Sterry
October 15, 1727 (Age 53 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Sarah Hewitt
March 26, 1729 (Age 55 years)
Death of a daughterSarah Sterry
May 13, 1729 (Age 55 years)
Note: Also
Birth of a son
#7
Roger Sterry
January 22, 1730 (Age 56 years)
Note: Also IGI
Birth of a grandson
#5
Henry Hewitt
August 7, 1730 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a grandson
#6
Arthur Hewitt
August 8, 1732 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childRobert SterryRosebella AngellView this family
November 28, 1732 (Age 58 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Hannah Sterry
about 1733 (Age 59 years)
Death April 15, 1734 (Age 60 years)
Note: Also
Christening of a sonRoger Sterry
August 11, 1734 (3 months after death)
Publication: LDS Film 1008714
Text:
1734 Aug 11 Roger of Mehetebel Sterry [Note index cards have Aug 4, 1734]
Note: Also Index cards to vital records of Connecticut churches at the Connecticut State Library-LDS Film 2832
Burial
Source: Find A Grave
Publication: http://www.findagrave.com
Text:
Lieut Samuel Sterry Birth: unknown Death: Apr. 15, 1734 Inscription: "Here Lies the Body of Lieutenant Samuel Sterry who died April 15, 1734 aged 59 years" Note: Taken from "Cemetery Inscriptions in the Town of Preston" researched by Marion Hall
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 27, 1671Stonington, Connecticut, USA
8 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
Mother’s family with Thomas Hewitt - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: August 26, 1659Stonington, Connecticut, USA
8 months
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
Mother’s family with John Fish - View this family
step-father
John Fish
Birth: about 1621Great Bowden, Leicestershire, England
Death: 1689Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States
mother
Marriage: August 25, 1681Stonington, Connecticut, USA
Family with Hannah Rose - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 22, 1703Preston, Connecticut, USA
2 years
daughter
13 months
son
20 months
son
4 years
son
2 years
daughter
Family with Mehitable Fenner - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 8, 1725Preston, Connecticut, USA
3 years
daughter
Sarah Sterry
Birth: October 15, 1727 53 42Preston, Connecticut, USA
Death: May 13, 1729Preston, Connecticut, USA
2 years
son
Timothy Starkweather + Mehitable Fenner - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1715
William Blodgett + Mehitable Fenner - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: March 31, 1737Plainfield, Massachusetts, USA

MarriageWalter Smith, "The Sterry Family"
Note: Also IGI
MarriageWalter Smith, "The Sterry Family"
Note: Also IGI
DeathWalter Smith, "The Sterry Family"
Note: Also
BurialFind A Grave
Publication: http://www.findagrave.com
Text:
Lieut Samuel Sterry Birth: unknown Death: Apr. 15, 1734 Inscription: "Here Lies the Body of Lieutenant Samuel Sterry who died April 15, 1734 aged 59 years" Note: Taken from "Cemetery Inscriptions in the Town of Preston" researched by Marion Hall
Marriage
Also IGI Preston 1702/1703 Feb 22 Samuel Sterry & Hannah Rose (Connecticut Town Marriage Records pre-1870: Barbour Collection: Ancestry.com. Also personal submission.)
Marriage
Also IGI Preston 1724/25 Feb 8 Samll Sterry & Mehitable (Connecticut Town Marriage Records pre-1870: Barbour Collection: Ancestry.com.)
Death
Also Barbour collection : Connecticut Town Death Records prior to 1870: Ancestry.com 1734 Apr 15 Samuel Sterry
Shared note
At age 18 Samuel was baptized "as an adult" at the first Church of Stonington, Conn. on July 24, 1692. On May 30, 1695 he witnessed a deed in the adjoining town of Preston, suggesting he may already have moved there. In 1702 the Connecticut General Assembly consented to review the judgement of the previous year by the New London County Court in Samuel suit against William Denison over a tract of land in Preston. By then Samuel already owned land in Preston, having purchased 100 acres on Matteyhook Hill from Samuel Mason in 1701. In 1712 Samuel became the Town Clerk of Preston (a position of some importance in those days and one which confirms that the given settler could read and write reasonably well). In Oct 1716 the General Assembly confirmed him as Lieutenant of the First Train Band of the Connecticut Colonial Militia, this being the company located at Preston. He bought land at Preston in 1714 from his brother-in-law Thomas Rose Jr. and in 1719 the town laid out two lots to him, presumably in return for services. He bought a tract of land at Preston in 1724 which extended into the township of Stonington. The seller was William Denison, but it is not clear whether this was the land Samuel had sued for 22 years earlier. Only in 1733 was Samuel able to obtain relief by order of the General Assembly from the payment of parochial fees to both Preston & Stonington. In noting Samuel's death in April 1734 the Preston town records call him" mister" while his gravestone refers to him as "Lieutenant", which probably was the title he preferred. Under his will he left land at Stonington to his first son, Samuel, "second son Cyprian, and little son Roger"; and along the boundry of Preston and Stonington to his son Robert; other ptoperty to his wife Meitable and daughters, Hannah and Zerviah; and 100 pounds to Elizabeth Rose and her daughter Hannah. The infant Hannah was Cyprian's then illegitimate child by Elizabeth Rose, whom Cyprian married in May 1734, three months after his father's will was written. 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 03-00-00 a floured[?] black Russell jaicoat and briches 03-00-00 a white fusten jacoat and briches 01-10-00 a black coat 01-00-00 a Duroy coat 01-10-00 one blew grate coat 02-10-00 one pair of striped linen briches 00-03-00 one pair of wooling briches 00-03-00 one pair of leather brichis 00-08-00 one holen shirt 00-15-00 two night necoats[?] 00-13-00 one home spun fly 00-10-00 one home spun jacoat 00-07-00 one pair of boots 00-14-00 one pair of shoos 00-09-00 one pair of worsted stokins 00-12-00 one pair of yarn stokins 00-08-00 one pair of silver shoo buckels 00-14-00 one silver buckle for band and a band 00-06-00 two flannel sheats 00-12-00 one matt and cord 00-04-00 one new bed and bolster and twin pillows 19-12-00 one new civerled 01-15-00 a nother civerled att 01-15-00 one pair of coten and linnin sheets 01-15-00 one holen pilleber[?] 00-06-00 one bedsted and mat and card 01-10-00 one bed with broad striped tuken 07-10-06 one civerled att 01-15-00 a nother civerled 01-00-00 one flannel sheat and one linnin sheat 10-12-00 five bed blankets 03-00-00 one bedsted and matt and card 00-12-00 a case of draws 08-00-00 one ovel table 02-00-00 thirteen swine and six pigs 20-00-00 a large brass kettle 03-00-00 one grate pot and pot hooks 00-15-00 one small iron kettle 00-10-00 a nother pot and pot hooks 00-10-00 86-08-06 One bason 00-03-00 a brass skillit and a frame 00-12-00 one small brass kettle 00-0?-00 one gode iron 00-1?-00 one pair of andirons 01-10-00 one pair of tongs 00-06-00 one pair of small tongs 00-02-00 the best fire shovell 05-15-00 one more fire shovell 00-05-00 one tramel[?] 00-06-00 another tramel att 00-05-00 one frying pan 00-02-00 four platters at 00-08-00 thre platters at 00-05-00 one platter at 00-01-00 a grate bason 00-08-00 a nother bason att 00-06-00 eleven plates att 00-02-00 a puter tankard 00-09-00 one old platter 00-09-00 two porringers and a small bason and a old plater 00-09-00 old puter 00-01-03 three silver spoons 03-00-00 one silver spoon att 01-10-00 one beker cup 00-02-00 one tin pan and tannel[?] 00-03-00 an earthen mug 00-02-00 one hour glass 00-01-00 one earthen plate 00-01-06 five glass bottles 00-06-00 a large glass bottle 00-02-00 one bible att 00-09-00 sundry small books 01-10-00 a pair of worsted combs 02-00-00 a gun at 03-00-00 one warming pan 00-12-00 a larg squar table 00-05-00 an old squar table 00-02-00 a small squar table 00-03-00 a old chest at 00-04-00 to a smaller old chest 00-03-00 to a old box tee 00-02-00 to a large chest at 00-10-00 to over[?] trunk at 00-12-00 to six black chars at 6:s apeas 01-16-00 to one grat chare at 00-03-00 to three ash chars at 2s: apeas 00-06-00 27-08-03 to four maple chairs at 3s apeas 00-12-00 to two old chairs at 1s: apeas 00-02-00 to one back wheel at 01-05-00 to one wolon wheel and spindle at 00-07-00 to another wolon wheel and spindle 00-09-00 to one loome at 02-00-00 to two slas at 00-19-00 to one cora chest at 00-12-00 to one deere skin at 00-17-00 to two fur skins at 00-10-00 to one seder tub at 00-07-00 to three old barrels at 1s apeas 00-03-00 to one old hogs head 00-02-00 to four old barks at 1s apeace 00-04-00 to three bee hives and a old churn at 00-04-00 to apeas of sale lather at 00-07-00 to two meal bags at 00-06-00 to one brume at 00-01-00 to seven trays at 00-14-00 to one pail at 00-02-06 to two pails at 00-03-00 to one churn at 00-05-00 to three small seder tubs 00-03-00 to one wooden bottle a 00-01-06 to two beehives of bees at 02-00-00 to one lane[?] sive 00-01-00 to one cors sive at 00-03-00 to one butter tub at 00-09-00 to 3 dishes & ladel & trenchers and 1 skimmer 00-09-00 to one cheese mole 00-01-06 to one hogs head at 00-09-00 to five barrels at 00-15-00 to three pondering[?] tubs 0-07-00 to one draw shane at 00-02-00 to one chesel at 00-01-00 to one gimblet at 00-00-08 to a old sieth[?] a 00-02-00 to one old auger 00-01-00 to one saw at 00-01-06 to one ring[?] and staple 00-04-00 to one chain at 00-15-00 to one stiliar_s[?] at 00-02-00 16-09-08 to one whipel tree chaine[?] 00-02-06 to one pair of nippers[?] 00-01-06 to one iorn[?] dog at 00-01-06 to one ax at 00-01-00 to two old axes at 00-03-00 to one iorn[?] bar[?] 00-02-06 to two iorn[?] weges[?] at 00-06-00 to two old seitties[?] at; chebes[?] and Pin[?] 00-03-00 to one cart and boxes and wheels and iornhoops[?] and 05-00-00 to old iorn[?] 00-02-06 to a sith[?] and tackelen[?] at 00-12-00 to one plow and iorns[?] at 00-10-00 to one fork at 00-02-00 to one grind stone at 00-09-00 to one white eathen bason at 00-01-06 to glases at 00-02-06 to table lennen at 00-16-06 to new cloath at 00-06-00 to thirteen gees[?] 01-19-00 to one old hogshead 00-03-00 to one wash tub at 00-01-06 to one pigen[?] at 00-01-06 to one sted[?] at 00-06-00 to one note 06-12-00 to a note 14-00-00 to a note 14-04-11 to note 04-15-00 to a note 01-10-00 to a note 06-06-09 to a note 06-16-06 to a note 09-17-00 to a note 27-18-00 to a note 20-08-00 to a note 01-03-00 to a note 06-02-03 to a note 06-12-00 to a note 11-00-00 to a note 09-03-00 to a note 02-00-00 to a note 14-10-05 to a note 36-08-00 to a note 22-10-00 to a note 02-15-00 318-08-02 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 07-00-00 one black cow with white on the rump 07-00-00 one brown cow 07-00-00 one white backt cow 07-05-00 one black whit facet cow 07-00-00 one brown cow with a white star on the forhed 06-15-00 one dark brown cow 06-00-00 one blak cow with a white face and white back 07-00-00 one brown cow with a white rump 07-00-00 one black cow with small horns 07-10-00 one pair of four year old sters 13-00-00 one four year old stear 06-00-00 one red hafer with sum white on the back 06-00-00 one pale red haffer 05-00-00 one bull 03-10-00 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 04-10-00 one black mair att 07-10-00 one small bay mair att 05-00-00 one brown hors att 07-00-00 one bright bay mair att 06-00-00 one bay two-year old hors 05-00-00 one yerlen mair colt 03-10-00 a year old hors colt 03-00-00 one sadel and bridel 05-09-00 one bed with bought ticken and bolster and two pillows 10-08-00 one new civer led 01-15-00 old black and white civerled 00-15-00 cotton sheet 00-16-00 old linen sheet 00-16-00 cotton and linen pilleberg 00-08-00 bed sted and matt and card 10-15-00 bed and bolster 07-04-00 yellow and white civerled 01-00-00 blew and white civerled 01-00-00 232-05-06 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