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WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 143

£. s. d.
Elizabeth Wakeman received as portion March the 7th,

1710/11, by Samuel French, her guardian .... 130 17 01
Ann Wakeman received as portion March the 7th,

1710/11, by Samuel Hubbell, her guardian .... 130 17 01
Martha Wakeman received as portion March the 7th,

1710/11, by Samuel Hubbell, her guardian .... 130 17 01



916 00 00
A true copy of the original recorded Jan'y 20th, 171 1,

by me, John Gold, Clerk.

An Inventory of the Estate of Martha Wakeman, of Fairfield,
deceased, taken by us, Joseph Wakeman and Samuel Hubbell,
this gth day of June, 17 10, as followeth:

£ s. d.

To say one new cape, scarf, 3 yards at 7s. per yard, cash. 01 01 00
To a silk petticoat, cash, 2£ 2s., to a gold 12s. ..... 02 14. 00

To a pair of black leather gloves 2s., these above are

Helena's by her mother's w 00 02 00

To an old silk damask mantle, Cash 14s., to a damask

petticoat at 1 pound 01 14 00

To a drugget riding hood at 1 pound, to a silk hood 4s.. . 01 04 00

These are Elizabeth's by her mother's will.
To Ann by her mother's will, a black crape mantle . . . 00 06 oS
To a black crape petticoat 13s., to a damask riding

gown 18s 01 11 00

To a homespun drugget coat 6s. qcL, to three lace

caps 7s 00 13 09

To Martha by her mother's will, a worsted drugget man-
tle at •••.... 01 00 00

Now to a lace handkerchief 12s., to a pair of silver

clasps is. 2d 00 13 02

To a serge petticoat us., to three lace caps 7s 00 18 00

Joseph Wakeman.

Ens. Richard Hubbell appeared before the Court of Probate
held in Fairfield, September the 6th, 17 10, and made oath to the
above Inventory, and if anything shall after come to hand be-
longing to the Estate, he will cause the same to be inserted.

Nathan Gold, Judge.

The following is a copy of the commission to Capt.
Joseph Wakeman, son of Rev. Samuel Wakeman:



144 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

COPY OF MILITARY COMMISSION.

Gurdon Saltonstall, Esqr,, Gouernour and Comander in Chief
of her Majesties Colony of Connecticut^ in New England, To
Joseph Wakeman, Gent: Greeting. You being by the Generall
Assembly of this Colony accepted to be Captain of the first, or
Eastermost Company of Souldiers, or Train-band in the Town of
Fairfield, Reposing Special Trust and Confidence in your Loy-
alty, Courage and good Conduct, I do (by virtue of the Letters
Pattents from the Crown of England to this Corporation, me
thereunto enabling), Appoint and Impower you, to take the
Train-band into your Care and Charge as their Captain, carefully
and diligently to discharge that trust. Excercising your Infe-
rior Officers and Souldiers in the Use of their Arms, according to
the discipline of Warr, keeping them in good Order and Gouer-
ment, and Comanding them to Obey You as their Captain for her
Majesties Service. And You are to observe all Such Orders and
directions as from time to time you shall receive either from me,
or from other your Superiour Officer, pursuant to the trust hereby
reposed in yon, Given under my hand and the Seal of this
Colony, in Hartford, August the 13th, Annoque Dominy 1708.
And in the Seventh Year of the Reigne of Our Souereigne Lady
Anne Queene of Great Britain.

G. Saltonstall. -j seal. !•

By his Honno' s Command,

Eleazar Kimberly, Secr'y.

Capt. John Wakeman had a similar commission, but
the original is lost.

WILL OF CAPT. JOSEPH WAKEMAN.

In the name of God Amen !

I, Joseph Wakeman, Sr., of the town and county of Fairfield
and Colony of Connecticut in New England, being sick and
weak of body, but of perfect minde and memory, thanks be to
God therefor: Considering my mortality do make and ordain this
my last will and testament. Firstly and principally I commit my
soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my body to a decent
Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubt-
ing of its resurrection at the last day by the mighty power of
God, and hoping for eternal life thro ye merits of my blessed



144 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

COPY OF MILITARY COMMISSION.

Gurdon Saltonstall, Esqr,, Gouernour and Coraander in Chief
of her Majesties Colony of Connecticutt in New England, To
Joseph Wakeman, Gent: Greeting. You being by the Generall
Assembly of this Colony accepted to be Captain of the first, or
Eastermost Company of Souldiers, or Train-band in the Town of
Fairfield, Reposing Special Trust and Confidence in your Loy-
alty, Courage and good Conduct, I do (by virtue of the Letters
Pattents from the Crown of England to this Corporation, me
thereunto enabling), Appoint and Impower you, to take the
Train-band into your Care and Charge as their Captain, carefully
and diligently to discharge that trust. Excercising your Infe-
rior Officers and Souldiers in the Use of their Arms, according to
the discipline of Warr, keeping them in good Order and Gouer-
ment, and Comanding them to Obey You as their Captain for her
Majesties Service. And You are to observe all Such Orders and
directions as from time to time you shall receive either from me,
or from other your Superiour Officer, pursuant to the trust hereby
reposed in yon, Given under my hand and the Seal of this
Colony, in Hartford, August the 13th, Annoque Dominy 1708.
And in the Seventh Year of the Reigne of Our Souereigne Lady
Anne Queene of Great Britain.

G. Saltonstall. -j seal, i

By his Honno' s Command,

Eleazar Kimberly, Secr'y.

Capt. John Wakeman had a similar commission, but
the original is lost.

WILL OF CAPT. JOSEPH WAKEMAN.

In the name of God Amen !

I, Joseph Wakeman, Sr., of the town and county of Fairfield
and Colony of Connecticut in New England, being sick and
weak of body, but of perfect minde and memory, thanks be to
God therefor: Considering my mortality do make and ordain this
my last will and testament. Firstly and principally I commit my
soul into the hands of God that gave it, and my body to a decent
Christian burial at the discretion of my executors, nothing doubt-
ing of its resurrection at the last day by the mighty power of
God, and hoping for eternal life thro ye merits of my blessed










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WAKEMAN GENEALOGY. 145

Savior Jesus Christ, and as touching such worldly estate where-
with it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I will and be-
queath the same in manner following, that is to say:

Imp. My will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses be
discharged by my exrs out of my estate, and the remainder of my
estate I will and bequeath as follows: I. To my dearly beloved
wife, Elizabeth Wakeman, I will and bequeath all the real estate
which she brought to me, and one full third part of all my mov-
able estate that shall remain after the payment of debts and
funeral expenses, the sd real and movable estate bequeathed as
above to be to her, her heirs and assigns forever. Also to her I will
and bequeath the use of my house and home lot and one barn so
long as she lives my widow : also to her I will and bequeath be-
sides the third of my movables above sd, my negro woman Dinah.
II. To my well beloved son. Joseph, I will and bequeath my sil-
ver headed sword. III. To my well beloved daughter, Kath-
erine Burr, I will and bequeath three hundred pounds and my
biggest silver tankard, in addition to what I have already given
her, only providing that her mother shall have during her natural
life the use of the sd tankard and all other the pieces of plate
hereinafter bequeathed to my children. IV. To my well be-
loved daughter, Elizabeth Burr, I will and bequeath three hun-
dred pounds and my smaller silver Tankard, in addition to what
I have already given her. V. To my well beloved son, Jabez
Wakeman, I will and bequeath my gun. VI. To my well be-
loved daughter, Mary Wakeman, I will and bequeath my biggest
silver tumbler and three hundred and ten pounds. VII. To my
well beloved son, Samuel Wakeman, I will and bequeath my other
Silver tumbler. VIII. To my well beloved son, Stephen, I will
and bequeath a Silver cup. IX. To my well beloved grand-
child, Ebenezer Wakeman, 1 will and bequeath ten shillings as a
token of remembrance, I having heretofore given to my son
Ebenezer, his father, a full portion.

Item. I will and bequeath to ye church of Christ in Fair-
field, whereof Rev. Mr. Webb is Pastor, the sum of three pounds
to purchase a silver tumbler for ye churches use.

Item. I will and bequeath to ye Revd Mr. Joseph Webb, of
Fairfield, and to ye Revd Mr. Samuel Cooke of Stratfield, to each
of them three pounds.

Item. All the remainder of my estate, after the deduction of
debts and legacies as above. I will and bequeath to my sons,
Joseph, Jabez, Samuel and Stephen, to be equally divided among.

Further, my will is that my son Samuel be educated with school



146 WAKEMAN GENEALOGY.

and college learning by the care of his brother, Joseph Wakeman,
and that the cost thereof be deducted out of his portion, and that
the remaining part of his portion be delivered to him at the age
of twenty-one years.

Finally, I ordain and appoint my dearly beloved wife, Elizabeth
Wakeman, and my well beloved son, Joseph Wakeman, executors
of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof, I have
hereunto sett my hand and seal this third day of December Anno
Domini one thousand seven hundred and twenty-six. Signed,
sealed, published, pronounced and declared by Captain Joseph
Wakeman as his last will and testament in presence of us ye
subscribers:



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Online LibraryRobert Peel WakemanWakeman genealogy, 1630-1899 : being a history of the descendants of Samuel Wakeman, of Hartford, Conn., and of John Wakeman, treasurer of New Haven colony, with a few collaterals included → online text (page 13 of 32)