Will of William Thrall - 1678

  • Posted on: 16 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Thrall, William, Windsor. Died 3 August 1679. Taken by Christopher Sanders, Jacob Drake. Will dated 11 December 1678.1

I William Thrall of Windsor do give and bequeath my Outward Estate, my House Barn & all my Lands of one sort or other, Upland or Meadow, to my son Timothy Thrall, to be his & his heirs forever, yt with this Proviso, that upon his possession thereof he stand bound to discharge the Legacies as followeth:

First: that he pay to Daughter Phillip(i) Hosford the sum of L45, to be paid within 3 years after my decease.

Second: that he pay to Samuel Cross, & also to her that was Mary Cross, both which live with me, 5 Shillings apeice.

Third: That he pay to Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge 20 shillings.

It is my Will & I do give to my gr. child Sarah Hosford the little House I have begun to build on John Hosford's Land. For my Household Goods, what is in the possession of my son Timothy Thrall I do bestow on him, & what part of my Household Goods is in the possession of John Shepherd I do give to my daughter Phillipi Thrall. A Cow of mine in John Hosford's Hands I do give to Daughter Phillip(i) Hosford, & the Cattle or Stock in my son Timothy Thrall's Hands I give to him.

I ordain my son Timothy Thrall Executor.

Also I desire Mr. Benjamin Woodbridge and Abraham Phelps to be my Overseers.

Witness: Job Drake, Mary Woodbridge.

William X Thrall.

Court Record. Page 18 — 4 December, 1679: Will & Invt. proven.2

  • 1. Invt. L158-09-06.
  • 2. Connecticut Probate Records Vol. IV p. 370