The 1883 probate packet for Eliza (Augur) Tuttle contained her original will, written in 1881. I was able to examine this will for a short time and transcribe its contents. I also ordered a photocopy, which I scanned to make the above images.
Here is a transcript of the text:
Recorded Vol 183 Page 583
I Eliza Tuttle of the Town and City of New Haven State of Connecticut, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make publish and declare this instrument to be my last Will and Testament.
First:I direct my Executor hereinafter named as soon as it may be convenient after my decease, to pay all my just debts, Funeral Expenses, and the expense of settling my Estate, and to erect a suitable monument or Gravestone at my Grave.
Second:I give devise and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Hattie Stevens one half of my House and lot on Goffe Street, and to my Grand Daughter Francis Rogers one half of the whole of my House and lot on Goffe Street, bounded as follows. Viz. Northerly on Goffe Street Sixty Six Feet more or less. Westerly by land now or formerly belonging to to William J. Root Ninety feet more or less. Easterly by land now or formerly owned by Susan Foote Eighty feet more or less and southerly by land now or formerly owned by Mrs C C Dewoy Seventeen feet more or less and Southerly by land of my own fifty feet more or less to be theirs absolutely and forever.
Third:I give devise and bequeath to the Executor of my Estate and to the Survivors of [??] in trust and confidence however Three hundred dollars to be divided as follows. Viz. Two hundred dollars to my Grandson Nathan Stark and one hundred dollars to my Grand Daughter Willietta Stark children of my deceased son Isaac Stark to be paid to them in such manner and at such times as to said Exector shall seem best or until they arrive at the age of Twenty one years old.
Fourth:I give and bequeath to my Grandson Walter Stevens one hundred dollars, to my Grandson William Stevens two hundred dollars, and to my Grandson Frederick Stevens One hundred dollars to be paid to them one year after my decease.
Fifth:I give and bequeath to Mrs Ann Stark Widow of my deceased son William L. Stark, my lot of land on Whalley Avenue, bounded as follows. Viz. Southerly on Whalley Avenue fifty feet more or less Westerly by land now or formerly owned by John Thompson one hundred and twelve feet more or less Easterly by land now or formerly owned by Mrs C. C. Dewoy one hundred and four feet more or less Northerly by my own land fifty feet more or less the dividing line of said property being a fence erected between my House and lot on Goffe St. and my Vacant lot on Whalley Avenue. The provision of this my fifth bequest being that in case I do not leave cash in hand enough to pay the amounts named in my third and fourth bequests, then the property named in this fifth section shall be sold and the parties named in the third and fourth section shall be paid, and whatever remains after such bequest are satisfied, shall then be paid to the said Ann Stark
Sixth:I give and bequeath to my Grand Daughter Hattie Stevens all the furniture and wearing apparel I may have at my decease, my Watch, and everything of a personal nature with the exception of Cash.
Seventh:In case I leave more cash than enough to satisfy the bequest named in the third and fourth sections. I give and bequeath the same to Mrs Ann Stark and Hattie Stevens to be divided equally between them.
Eight:I hereby constitute and appoint Theordore A. Tuttle Executor of this my last Will and Testament, in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twenty First day of December A.D. 1881.
Signed Sealed delivered and published by the aforesaid Eliza Tuttle as and for her last Will and testament in the presence of us, who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of Eachother hereunto subscribe our names as Witnesses.
?? F Tuttle
Theodore A Tuttle
District of New Haven fs. Probate Court July 9th AD 1883. The foregoing last will and testament of Eliza Tuttle, deceased, was received proved approved, allocaed and ordered on record.
Samuel A. Gork Judge