"Probate Records. Vol. VIII, 1710 to 1715. Page 131-2-3.
Spencer, Obadiah, Sen., Hartford. Invt. £98-12-09. Taken 26 May, 1712, by Thomas Meekins and Joseph Barnard. Will dated 22 June, 1709.
I, Obadiah Spencer, Sen., of Hartford, husbandman, do make and ordain this my present last will: I give to my son Obadiah Spencer all that homelot with the messuage or tenement, outhouses and appurtenances where he now dwells and which I have formerly given him in a deed of conveyance; also the south half of my lot of land commonly called the Brickhill lot. I give to Thomas Spencer, my son, all that my lot of land in the meadow upon the east side of the Great River in Hartford, excepting 2 acres given to my son John, my son Thomas paying £6 to my son Disbrow Spencer. I give to my son Samuel Spencer all that messuage where he now dwells, standing on the north side of the homelot whereon I now dwell, in the division of land usually called the Neck in Hartford, and the north half part of my homelot of land adjoining to the meadow on the east, he paying the £6 lawful money to my son Disbrow Spencer. I give to Ebenezer Spencer, my son, all that lot of land in the Long Meadow in Hartford, at a place called Hobs Hole, for which I have formerly given him a deed of conveyance. I give to my son John Spencer all that my messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell, and my barn and outhouses with the appurtenances, also all the residue or south half part of my homelot and barn, yards and fruit trees not hereinbefore given to my son Samuel; also 2 acres of Meadow Lott land on the east side of the Great River. I give to Disbrow Spencer, my son, £12 lawful money to be paid by my sons Thomas and Samuel Spencer. I give to my daughter Mary King, besides what she hath already had, one good cow and all my bedding and household stuffe or implements of household use within doors, excepting one paire of andirons, one warming pan and one cupbard given to John. I appoint my son John Spencer to be sole executor, and Mr. Joseph Talcott and Mr. Caleb Stanly, Jr., to be overseers.
OBADIAH X SPENCER, SEN., LS.
Witness: Caleb Stanly, Jr., Abigail Stanly.
A codicil, dated 2 May, 1712: Whereas, in my will I gave to my daughter Mary King some things therein expressed, my will is now (that since God in his sovereign pleasure hath taken her out of this world by death) that my son John shall have all that I gave her.
OBADIAH X SPENCER, LS.
Witness: Joseph Gilbert, John Church.
Court Record, Page 80—2 June, 1712: Will proven. The legatees appeal to the Superior Court."