Will of Solomon Malbone (Born ____ - Died 1787)
(Will filed at Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Conn.)
Know all men by these presents that I, Solomon Malbone, of Norwich in the County of New London and State of Connecticut, being far advanced in age, and weak in body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, have thought fit to make, and do this 20th day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven, make and ordain this my last Will and Testament for the disposition of my worldly goods and estate in the following manner and form.
Imprimis. - I will and order, that all my just debts and funeral expenses be first paid by my Executor hereafter named out of my estate.
Item...I give and bequeath to John Swain of said Norwich and to his wife Hannah, my desk, the one which I now have with me and make use of, and one bed and its furniture to wit, the bed on which I usually sleep to be theirs forever, as a testimonial of my acknowledgement of their care and kindness to me in my infirmity.
Item...I give and bequeath to John Malbone of Newport in the State of Rhode Island, and to Charles Malbone of Coventry in the State of Connecticut, sons of my late brother Evan Malbone of Norwich, all the residue and remainder of my estate of what name or nature soever to be equally divided between them, the said John and Charles, to be at their disposal forever.
Finally, I do hereby make, constitute and appoint my trust friend, Jeremiah Huntington, of said Norwich to be sole executor of this last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and making null and void all other former Wills and Testaments by me made, ratifying and allowing this only to be my last Will and Testament.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twentieth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven.
Obtained from the "Malbone's Family Book"
Individual family contributions compiled by Wesley and Lula [Brant] Malbone
Note: Solomon is mentioned as a beneficiary in the will of his brother Evan Malbone.
From Evan Malbone's will, as follows:
Item: I give and bequeath to my son, Evan Malbone, four hundred and fifty pounds lawful silver money out of my estate in trust to be by him applied to the decent support and maintenance of my wife, Mary Malbone, and my brother, Solomon Malbone, as far as the same shall be suffieient for that purpose.