Will of John Inman of Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut

Canterbury, Connecticut Vital Records, Volume 9, page 235-6:

    In the Name of God Amen. I John Inman of Canterbury in ye County of Windham and State of Connecticut being advanced in years and infirm in body altho of disposing mind and memory thanks be to God therefore and calling to mind the mortality of my Body knowing it is appointed for all men once to die do ordain this my last Will and Testament and principally and first of all I recommend my soul to God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried with a decent christian burial at the discretion of my Executor hereafter mentioned and as touching those worldly goods or estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this life, I do hereby dispose of in the following manner:

    Imprimis - I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Alice Inman the use and improvement of my whole estate after my Just debts and funeral charges are paid by my saidn Executor during her my saidn wifes natural life.

    Item - I give and bequeath unto Sarah Peck wife of Benjamin Peck of said Canterbury the whole of my estate after the death of my saidn wife to her heirs forever.

    Lastly I do by these presents Ordain Constitute and appoint Mr. Stephen Butt of said Canterbury to be my sole executor to this Last Will and Testament ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament this 12 day of March, 1783. Signed sealed published and pronounced to be my last Will and Testament.

In the Presence                                              of his
Joseph Carter                                          John X Inman         his seal
David Munrow                                              mark
Eliashib Adams

February 7, 1792                            Windham South Canterbury

    Personally appeared David Munrow one of the subscribing witnesses to the within Will and made solemn Oath that he saw John Inman the within named Testator sign and seal the within Will and published and pronounce the same to be his last Will and Testament and that he together with the other two subscribing witnesses signed in the presence of within named testator and in presence of each other and that he believes that at the time Will was executed the testator was of sound and disposing mind and memory.

    Before me Daniel Frost, Justice of the Peace. The original Will of Mr. John Inman, Dec. 2 accepted February 7th A.D., 1792, truly recorded Testator James Gordon, Clerk.

Submitted by Gregory A. Inman