Ann STEVENS, died on 7 Sep 1676.3711 1 NOTE A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS. 1715 to 1723
Page 161 Name: Widow Ann Bishop Location: Guilford Invt. Ð81-09-07. Taken 6 May, 16 76, by Andrew Leete & William Johnson. Invt. of Estate in Hartford taken by Jam es Cornish & Thomas Bunce: By plate in Mr. Steele's Hand about 18 ounces, which hiswife claimes as given to her by her Mother. This wrighting witnesseth that I Anne Bishop of Guilford, widow, being weake in body But Sound in mind and mem ory, Doe make this my last will and testament in maner and forme following: Fir st, I giveunto my eldest sonne John Bishop the some of five pounds Above his eq uall proportion with my other Too children. Item. I give twentie shillings unto my grand child Elezebeth Hubbard. Item. I give unto Thomas Smith, who formerly was servant to me,the some of ten shillings. Item. All the rest of my estate n ot before nor hereafter willed, & my mind is that after all my just Debts paid, legacies and all nesesary Charges be payed and discharged, shall be devided Be twixt my three children,viz., John and Steuen Bishop and James Steele. And I do e make the saide James Steele, my sonne-in-law, my full and whole Executor, to doe and performe all things according to this my will and testament. And I doe give him five pounds for his painsover and Above his third part of all my Estat e, both here and in England. In witness whereof I have sett to my hand this twe lvth day of June, Ano 1673. Anne X Bishop. In the presence of John ffowler, Wil liam Johnson. John Fowler and WilliamJohnson came before me June 13, 1676, in t he presence of John & Stephen Bishop, & testifyed upon oath that they heard & s aw the said Anne Bishop acknowledge & signe the writeing above to be her last w ill and testament. Willm Leete. Court Record,
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