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Will of Thomas Gridley, 08-Mar-1753

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Date: 8 Mar 1753
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The will of Thomas Gridley of Farmington, Connecticut, 2nd son of Samuel Gridley.

See Research Notes for sources and disambiguation of other Thomas Gridleys.

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Abstract

Thomas Gridley, town of Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony of New England[1]

Family mentioned in probate - summarized according to "Welles"[2]

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In the name of God Amen this eight Day of March in the year of Our Lord 1753, I Thomas Gridley of the Town of Farmington in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England being stricken in years but of competent health of body and of sound mind & memory. Thanks be to God therefor, calling to mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for man once to die, do make & ordain this my last Will and Testament that is _____ principally & first of all I recomend my soul into the hands of God, who gave it... (transcription still in progress)

Item. Unto my well beloved wife Sarah Gridley I give and bequeath as follows viz all the estate that she brought with her at the time of my marriage with her, also one feather bed with ______ and pillow, and one blanket which she hath made since and also one half of the linen ____ she hath made since her marriage with me also one cow and a year old heifer & three barrels. Also I give her out of my estate the sum of one hundred pounds old toner bills to be paid to her by my executors hereafter named within nine months after my death, all which is to be her own, and at her own ______ forever, also I give her ______ out of my estate for one year after my death.

Further I give unto my said wife the ___ & improvement of one half the ____ one half the barn and one half the lot where I now dwell, also the use of my pasture now joining to Paul ____, land eastward of the town, also half my ______ pasture & the use of half my land at the round _____ also the use of ten acres of land, at the farm where my son Timothy dwells, also the use of several pieces of land in the common field viz Two acres of land at a place called Cowles Bottom, one acre plowing land the other mowing, also one acre at the _______ & one acre of a half at _____, half at plow called Higafon farm, also the use of one ____ ____ & ___ __ all this during her life in this world and also the use of one ____ of my land at a place called _____ so long as she shall bear my name or remain my widow.

Item. Unto my son Timothy Gridley and to his heirs & assigns forever besides what I have given him already I give & bequeath all the remainder of my land being apart of or enjoining to the farm where the said Timothy now dwells in aforesaid Farmington, and also and also give him five pounds money to be paid to him out of my estate by my executors hereafter named.

Item. Unto my son Samuel Gridley besides what I have given him already I give and bequeath to him and his heirs and assigns forever my house my barn and ____ often where I now dwell also all that piece of land where I now dwell, also all that piece of land eastward of the town called and known by the name of the great pasture, also one half of my pature land at a place called the great pasture, also one half of my pasture land at a place called the _____ pasture also several pieces of or parcels of land in the common field viz all my ____ of land in the little meadow, also all my ___ at a place called and known by the name of Cowls bottom.

Item. Unto my daughter Esther Hart, wife of Hoskins Hart, besides what I have already given her, I now give her out of my estate the... (transcription still in progress)

Item. Unto my daughter Joanna Thompson, besides what I have formerly given her I give & bequeath to her & her heirs forever one feather bed and also the... (transcription still in progress)

Item. Unto my daughter Phebe Lewis, wife of Josiah Lewis besides what I have formerly given her I give & bequeath to her & her heirs forever the value of ... (transcription still in progress)

Item. Unto my grandson Eliphelet Wadsworth, son to Nath. Wadsworth Jr, I give and bequeath out of my estate the value of five pounds money... (transcription still in progress)

Item. Unto my son Elnathan Gridley besides what I have already given him by deed of gift I give and bequeath to him and & his heirs & assigns forever, three pieces or parcels of land in the common field viz ... (transcription still in progress) [1]

Research Notes

Other Thomas Gridleys - The subject of this page was born about 1679 to Samuel Gridley[3][4], and died about 1758. He is mentioned in Samuel's will as the 2nd son[5][6], and in Samuel Jr's will as a brother.[6] From sources, he was first married to Hannah Wilcoxson in 1704[3][4][7][8][2], then to Sarah Root in 1734.[9][2]
However, there are other Thomas Gridleys that can be confused with him. Primarily, this Thomas Gridley is his first cousin, close in age (born in 1683), and has a will that is also dated in 1753 (11-Jul-1753). Thus, there is ample opportunity for confusion and records incorrectly attached.

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts, Connecticut. Probate Court (Hartford District); Probate Place: Hartford, Connecticut. Ancestry.com. Connecticut, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Also available via Heritage Quest.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Mathews, Governor Thomas Welles Book: Volume 1, Page 371-372 linked here.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Preston book: Page 327 linked here.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Preston book: Page 119 linked here.
  5. Mentioned in his father's will.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Manwaring, Connecticut Probate Book: Volume II, Page 210 linked here.
  7. Orcutt, Stratford book: Page 1346 linked here.
  8. Jacobus, Fairfield book: Page 691 linked here.
  9. Root book: Page 320 linked here.

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