George Hubbard was my 9th great-grandfather. While his will had already been transcribed, I still wished to include it here on my blog.
The transcription I am presenting is from "1000 years of Hubbard History, 866-1895," Edward Warren Day, Harlan Page Hubbard, New York, 1895 as shared by Craig Hubbard on RootsWeb.com: Descendants of George Hubbard (1601-1685) of Middletown, CT and Related Lines," as updated February 18, 2013 and accessed by myself on February 23, 2013.
His will is published in "Early Connecticut Probate Records, Vol 1, Hartford District, p. 325, Charles W. Manwaring, Hartford, CT, 19902. His original will is on file in the Hall of Records at Hartford, Connecticut, in a box labeled "Wills - H, 1647 to 1750," and bears a date of May 22, 1681.
HUBBARD, George, Middletown. He died 16 March, 1684/5. Invt. £243-10-00. Taken 13 May, 1685, by Hiles Hamlin, Nathaniel White, William Warde. Legatees: the Widow, son Joseph age 42 years, Daniel 41, Samuel 37, Nathaniel 33, Richard 30, Mary (the wife of Thomas Ranny) 44, Elizabeth (the wife of Thomas Wetmore) 25 years of age. Will dated 02 May 1681.
I, George Hubbard of Middletown, bieng about 80 years of age, yet in comfortable health of bodie and having the use of my understanding as formerly, do make this my last Will & Testament:
Imprimis: I give to my Eldest son Joseph HUBBARD, besids what I have formerly given him, one Acre of my meadow At a place called pasen chauge on the East sid of the Great River, to ly on the North sid the Cricke which Runs through my Land. It. I give to my son Danill HUBBARD, besids what I gave him formaly, two Acres of Swompe at the west end of my Long meadow swompe Next the bogie meadow. It. I give to my son Samuel, besides what I formerly gave him, the on halfe of my halfe mile Lott on the East sid the grat River, divided by the List in 1673. It. I give to my son Nathaniel HUBBARD my peice of bogie meadow, being about on acre & quartre, Lying Next Mr. Giles Hamlins meadow; more over I give to my sayd son the one halfe of my Leaven acre Lott at the South End of the towne; I give allso to my sayd son the on Halfe of my Great Lott at the Long Swanp, as allso the on halfe of my great Lott in the westermost Rang of Lotts. It. I give to my daughter Elizabeth HUBBARD All the Rest of my Land on the East sid the Great River, besides what is formerly Desposed of, both which is Layd out & which is Lotted for by the List of Estate in the yeare 1673, only my half mille Lott excepted; It. I give to my daughter Mary Rany fourty shillings out of my Estate, but on further consideration insstead of that fourty shillings I give my sayd daughter the on halfe of my halfe Mille Lott on the East sid the Great River, devied by the List in 1673. It. I give to my son Richard HUBBARD my hous I now Dwell in & my barne and all other building, with my home Lott they stand on; as also my Long meadow Land & the Rest of my Long meadow swampe besids that which I have given to my son Danill, hee allowing my son Daniel a Lamas higway to goe to the Swampe I give him if need Require; more over I give to my sayd son the other halfe of the Leaven Acre Lott at the south end of the towne, as allso the other halfe of my Great Lott at the Long Swampe, & Likewise the other halfe of my geat Lott in the Westermost Rang of Lotts. Moreover it is my meaning herein, and my will is, that my sayd son Richard shall be my sole Executor, Injoyning him to provid Comfortable for his mother During her widlow hood, And to pay all my Just Debts for my Desent Buriall; move over I give to my Loving wife Elizabeth HUBBARD all my household Goods During her Natural Live, and after he Deseas my will is that my household Goods be equally Divided between Nathaniel And Richard & Elizabeth, Except the Great Kettle, which I will to my son. And farther it is my will that my Loving wife shall have the South end of my hous To Dwell in by her self if shee see cause, & rome in the seler for nesesary use During her widow hood. More over on farther Consideration my will is that my wife Shall have falfe my hom Lott & halfe my orchard during ther widow hud, and also on Cowe, And soe to provid for her selfe, & that my son Richard shall pay her three pownds pr year of Corent pay of the Country During her natural Life.
GEORGE X HUBBARD, senior
Upon farhter Consideration I see cause to give the whole eleven acres of Land over the two Sticks brooke by the fulling mill to my Son Nathaniel.
GEORGE X HUBBARD, senior
Signed in the presents of us:
Sar. Samuel X Ward
John Hall senior
I Request my Loving brethern Robert Warner & Deacon John Hall to be the over seers to the performance of my will. 27 February, 1683/4.
Court Record, Page 112 -- 3d September, 1685: Will Proven.
At George's death, his inventory showed him worth £243, 10s, and possessed of a dwelling-house and home lot worth £50, "2 1/3 acres of long meadow" worth £18, 10s, "3 acres of meadow (at Pessenchaug) on the east side of the Great River" worth £9, a tract at Long Hill of 226 acres, another "parcell west from the towne" of 300 acres, one "parcell on the east side of the Great River" of 464 acres, and the "one-halfe Lott" of 30 acres, a total of over one thousand acres.