Samuel Maltby Ichabod Todd (?Foot) John Johnson Samuel Maltby, Junr. Paul Tyler James Bayles. (?)" Ebenezer Foot (p. 9) (?) Northford. Dec. 28, 1768.At a meeting of the Professors of the Church of England, held at the house of Mr. Jonah Todd, church warden, unanamously agreed and bind ourselves." (The rest is apparently missing on notes sent.)
Abstract of Will of Samuel Maltbie. Dated Feb. 19--1767.
At a Court of Probate held in Guilford Feby 16, 1773
Present Aaron Eliot, Esqr Judge, Eben. Parmelee, Junr Clerk - - - - - - -Preamble consisting of fourteen lines - - - - - - - -I give demise and dispose of the same in the following manner & form - - - -
Imprimis I give & bequeath to Mary my beloved Wife One third part of my Estate both Real & personal, that is to say One third part of my Real Estate so long as she continues my widow, the improvement of which shall be One third part of Each particular Piece of Land & Buildings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Son Samuel Maltbie Junr the house I now Live in with six acres of Land thereto adjoining - - - - with all the Buildings & A purtenances thereto belonging (excepting the Cidar Mill which I give and bequeath equally to be divided be- tween my three beloved Sons.
Item I Give and bequeath to my beloved Sons James & Jonathan Maltbie; my House I bought of Titus Parker (lands described therewith) - - - - equally divided between my two Last mentioned Sons.
Item I give & bequeath to my beloved Daughter Abigail Tyler half an Acre of Land, Laying as mentioned in the Deed on which she now Lives & over and above the movables that I have already given her, I give and bequeath to her One Cow and a pair of Hand Irons - - -I give and bequeath to my three mentioned beloved Sons all my Lands in Branford and my Properties Right, to be equally divided among them, as they Can agree (Excepting a Lot laying upon the Great Hill - - -about six Acres, which I give to my Eldest Son Sam'l Maltbie - - -acknowledge- ment of his Birth Right. - - -He directed distribution among his sons of several items which had been "my Honoured fathers",; "to Jonathan my 3rd Son I give my Case of Bottles & my half bushel and one Silver Spoon marked with my father's Honoured name. The remain- ing part of my movables - - -to be equally divided between my three Sons - - -And lastly I constitute make & ordain my Son Samuel Maltbie of Branford my Executor of this my Last Will & Testament.
The witnesses to this Will were Bela Hubbard, Stephen Peck, jr., and John Linsly, 3rd, as written the nineteenth of February 1767 His son, Samuel Maltbie, Jr., accepted the trust therein committed to him. (Samuel, the executor, died Aug. 18, 1774.) The above Abstract of Samuel Maltbie's Will is made from a certified three page transcript furnished by S. Sonia Baskin, Clerk, State of Connecticut, Probate District of Guilford, Town of Guilford, certified the 6th day of July, 1954. A certified copy of action by the same court shows that Mary Maltbie widow & Relict of Sam'l Maltbie late of Branford prayed for and obtained court action for distribution of the estate, same was ordered recorded Dec. 12, 1774; the court action allotted to her use specific thirds of lands and house and cellar. (Abstract by F. A. Molby)