What is the meaning of this 1651 Connecticut probate record?

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  • Browne, Henry. Court Record, Page 23 - 14 May, 1651 (Particular Courte). Henry Browne testified upon Oath in Court that Elizabeth Turner and James Jupp were dd to him in London by a man from the Mother of Robert Chapman who tould him that the sd. Mother of Chapman did desire the sd. Browne to dd the sd. Turner and Jupp to her sd. sonne Robert Chapman in New England and that hee had heard the sd. Turner and Jupp Severall times say that they were to goe to Robert Chapman.
The reference to "sonne Robert Chapman in New England" may be Capt. Robert Chapman.
The source is: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records Vol. 1, Page 101.
ago in Genealogy Help by Rick Pierpont G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
I think the dd means “deeded” - the two people were indentured servants.

Thanks, that is very interesting. I did some more digging. In that same publication, Page 603 , it explains that this is not a probate case. (dd is not a term used in any of the three volumes of probate records.) I found more references to this court case: 

  • Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society Vol. 22: Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut 1639-1663, Page 99-100.
  • The American Genealogist (1991) Vol. 66, Page 31.

The TAG article says that dd means "delivered", but this term may imply they were "indentured servants". It appears that the Particular Court records use "dd" often to mean something has been "delivered" for a fee. Delivered, as in a transaction between two people.

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