ID: 1816 Probate of David Fairfield estate (Gen. 6: John-Walter-William-Skipper-William-David)

Source: Pomfret Town Hall (repository of Woodstock probate records pre-1850)


At a probate court held at Pomfret in the District of Pomfret Jany 23d AD 1816 ____ Sam Grosvenor, Esq., Judge, personally appeared Mr. John Alton, administrator of the estate of Mr. David Fairfield, late of Woodstock, dec'd., and having represented said estate insolvent and commission appointed thereon and their report made now moves to settle the administration amount and chargeth himself with the inventory of personal esates amounting at inventory price to the sum of 1175.62. further the sale of real estate by order of court under the encumbrance of a mortgage and the widow's dower 1440.00. To the rents and profits of real estate 190.26. To a note against Luther W. Lyon (28.12) do Charles & E. ____ (1.27) = 29.39. Total 2835.27.

photocopy of David Fairfield probate 1816

Notes: David was the son of William Fairfield (DAR Patriot) and Eleanor (Cruff). He evidently died insolvent, leaving his widow, Hannah (Thurber) Fairfield to raise nine children alone and destitute. However, she was granted the traditional "widow's thirds" or "rights of Dower," allowing her to retain property to live on.