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Excerpt of the Will of Baysey Baker

A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records

Compiled by Charles William Manwaring
Vol. 1, Hartford District 1700-1729
Hartford, CT, R. S. Peck and Co. Printers 1904

Vol. X, 1723 - 1729 Probate pages 209-210. (pg 452 of this book)

Baker, Bazey, Middletown. Invt. 1042-06-07 (for Dist.). Taken 4 October 1723, by John Collins, Joseph Rockwell and Joseph Cornwell, Middletown. Land in Hartford by William Baker and David Ensigh, 212 acres 212 this in Farmington:

2 1/2 acres in the South Meadow, in ye Indian Ground


6 acres near Hog River at 4-10-00 per acre


Court Record, Page 29: 5 October, 1723: Adms. Granted to Hannah Baker and Nathaniel Baker, son of sd. Deceased.

Page 37: 3 January, 1723-4: This Court appoint Hannah Baker to be guardian to her children, viz. Timothy Baker, age 17 years, Thankfull 14 years, Jeremiah 11, Hannah 8, and Susannah 5 years of age. Recog., 500.

Page 59: 1 December 1724: Hannah and Nathaniel Baker, Adms., exhibited an account of their Adms. Accepted. This Court order the estate dist. To the heirs, viz: To Hannah Baker, widow 48-12-02; to Nathaniel Baker, eldest son, 397-09-08; to Timothy, Hannah and Susannah Baker, to each of them 198-14-11, which is their single portion of sd. Estate. And appoint Joseph Rockwell, Joseph Cornwall and Benjamin Cornwall, of Middleton, distributors.

Page 171: 5 December, 1727: Joseph Webster of Hartford, now husband to Hannah Webster, formerly Hannah Baker (widow relict of Basey Baker, late of Middletown decease, representing that the Court of Probates holden at Hartford 3 November 1724, ordered dist. Of sd. Estate and appointed Messrs. Joseph Rockwell, Joseph Cornwall and Benjamin Cornwall, of Middletown, distributors, and sd. Men so appointed to distribute sd. Estate have hitherto neglected sd. Service, or have not perfected and sent sd. Distribution to sd. Court, desires this Court to now appoint James Ensign, William Baker, and David Ensign, Jr. of Hartford, to make dist. Of said estate: This Court do now appoint James Ensign, William Baker and David Ensign, Jr., of Hartford, to distribute sd. Estate.

Page 172: 2 January, 1727-28: This Court appoint Nathaniel Baker to be guardian (instead of his mother, Hannah Baker, alias Webster) to his sister Hannah Baker, 12 years of age, and Susannah Baker, 9 years of age. Recog., 500.

Page 31 (Vol XIII): 4 July 1738; Joseph Webster, husband to Hannah Webster, Alias Hannah Baker, showing this Court that in the dist. Of the estate of sd. Decd, in a lott in Farmington her part was not set out by meets and bounds, this Court appoint David Ensign, William Baker and Jonathan Sedgewick to set out to sd. Hannah her right of dower in sd. Lott.

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