Somewhere, sometime, someone copied the wills of Samuel Sedgwick and Mary Hopkins Sedgwick and bound them into a nice little booklet. I don't know who did it or when, but it ended up in Hubert Sedgwick's collection. It is now in Box 6 Folder R of The New Haven Colony Historical Society Sedgwick Collection.
SEDGEWICK, Capt. Samuel
I, Samuel Sedgewick of Hartford, do make this to be my last will and testament: I do give to my wife, the time of her natural life, half my dwelling house and half of my celler, and half of my barn and outhouses, and half my orchards. And I also give my wife the improvement of 1/3 part of all my land during her natural life, and also 1/3 part of my moveable estate to be at her own dispose forever.
I give unto my son Samuel Sedgewick's children, besides what I have already given by deeds of gift, 5 shillings apiece. I give unto my son Jonathan Sedgewick the house he now lives in, and all the land on the east side of the brook between him and where I now live, butting on the land of Lt. Gillett south. I also give my son Jonathan all my plain lott, butting upon his brother Joseph's land east, and upon Lt. Gillett's south. Also, I give to my son Jonathan my old and new swamps, being known by that name, butting on Lt. Gillett's house partly, on land west belonging to the heirs of my son Samuel Sedgewick, partly on land formerly belonging to Jared Spencer, and east on land hereafter given to my son Benjamin. I also give unto my son Jonathan, after my son Stephen hath had 55 acres out of it, the rest of my mountain lott, to be equally divided between him and Benjamin, provided that my son Jonathan pay to his four sisters, Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth and Mercy, 50 shillings apiece within a year after my decease.
I give unto my son Ebenezer Sedgewick that house and lands I bought of John Peck and 40 shillings more.
I give unto my son Joseph Sedgewick 15 acres of land where his house now stands, butting on his brother Jonathan's land west and on land of Lt. Gillett's south, besides what I have already given him.
I give to my son Stephen Sedgewick that lott I bought of John Andrews, and the house he now lives in, and 55 acres of land on which his house now stands, and he shall have liberty to take the 55 acres in one piece, either east and west or north and south.
I give unto my son Benjamin Sedgewick my dwelling house, barn and all of my outhouseing and all my land at home, butting on his brother Jonathan's land east, and on Lt. Gillett's south. I also give unto my son Benjamin my hill, butting on the heirs of my son Samuel's children east and on land given to Jonathan west, and on Lt. Gillett's south. I also give unto my son Benjamin my Jared lott and swamp, being known by that name, and I give unto my son Benjamin the half of my mountain lott above mentioned, to be equally divided between him and his brother Jonathan, and provided he pay, when he comes of age, to his four sisters 50 shillings apiece, unto Abigail, Mary, Elizabeth and Mercy.
I give to my daughter Abigail 50 shillings, to my daughter Mary 50 shillings, to my daughter Elizabeth Sedgewick L40, to my daughter Mercy Sedgewick L40. I appoint my two sons, Jonathan and Ebenezer, with my wife, executors.
Samuel Sedgewick, LS
I, Mary Sedgwick, relict of Samuel Sedgwick of Hartford decd., do make this my last will and testament: I give to my son Jonathan all my rights in the lands in Hartford on the east side of the Great River. Also, a meat barrel and a suet tub and 2 meal barrells and my great glass bottle.
To my son Ebenezer I give one feather bed with 3 blankets, and my chest of drawers; also my old great kettle and my little iron pott.
To my son Joseph I give a chest, bed and bedsted, and one blankett; also I give him the L6-10-00 which he borrowed of me some time ago; also a trammell, frying pan, a meat barrel and suet tub and the old worm tub. I give him my cow and 3 chaires: also I give him my iron mortar and pestle; also, one paire of shoes.
To my son Stephen I give the bed on which I have been used to lye, with the bedsted and furniture, one trammell, one paire of hand irons, also ye fire shovel and tongs, and a meat barrel.
To my son Benjamin I give all my right in the still; also my measures, viz., quart, pint and half-pint, he paying 20 shillings to his brother Joseph, old tennor. I give to Benjamin all the cooper's tools and my great Bible. And the rest of my books I would have divided among my children, also all my right in the undivided lands in Farmingtown.
To the children of my daughter Abigail decd., my colliminco frock and Barcelona handkerchief and Druget petticoat.
To the children of my daughter Mary decd., I give my best silk crape frock and sassenet hand-kerchief.
To the children of my daughter Elizabeth decd. I give my other silk crape frock and a gause handkerchief and a paire of red gloves, also a red quilt.
To my daughter Mercy I give my mourning crape frock, my black quilt and green riding hood. My blue cloak I give to my granddaughter Mercy Merrells. I give to my daughter Mercy my scarf and my silk apron, and my largest earthern pott, and my right in the side saddle. And my will is that if my daughter Mercy shall be taken away by death. my granddaughter Mercy Merrells shall have all I have bequeathed to her mother.
To my granddaughter Ann Sedgwick I give my new chest and old box and great chest with one drawer, my silk hood, a paire of new silk gloves, and my box iron and heaters, my great pott, quart skillett, and little brass kettle, also my chafing dish and half a dozen chaires, 4 new chaires and two high table chaires, all my pewter (excepting the measures which I have given to Benjamin), also all that carthenware not before disposed of, my cheese tub and churn and pilion, as also my table and looking-glass. Moreover, my will is that my sons, Jonathan, Joseph, Stephen and Benjamin, have and injoy equally my right in the Farmingtown land butting on Hartford: as is also my will that my syder barrells be divided equally abong my sons. My will further is that my linen and wearing apparrel not already disposed of be equally divided among the children of my three daughters decd. and my daughter Mercy. Further, it is my will that my heifer and stilyards be sold to pay my debts.
I give to the children of my son Samuel decd. 20 shillings old tennor, 5 shillings to each of them, and order my hetchel be sold to pay the same. I appoint my sons, Jonathan and Benjamin, executors.
Mary X Sedgwick