Administration Record of William Patten
William Patten, late of Bowdoinham. Hannah Patten, of Bowdoinham, widow, Adm'x, 1 June, 1780. [II, 159.] John Patten, of Bowdoinham, and David Fowler, of Vassalborough, sureties. Robert, minor son, chose Mathew Patten to be his guardian 23 Mar., 1782. [II, 159.] Mathew Patten appointed guardian unto Charles, minor son, 21 Feb., 1785. [II, 158.] Inventory by Thomas Wilson and John Fulton, both of Topsham, and Abraham Whittemore, of Bowdoinham, 25 June, 1780. [III, 221-2.] Account filed 31 May, 1781. [III, 223.] Widow's dower set off by John Fulton, of Topsham, Abraham Whittemore and Samuel Jameson, both of Bowdoinham, 5 Sep., 1782. [III, 224.] Hannah Patten appointed guardian unto Sarah, minor daughter, 15 Sep., 1783. [III, 225.] Appraisal of real estate by Jonathan Perry and James Fulton, of Topsham, and Samuel Jameson, of Bowdoinham, 15 Jan., 1784. [III, 225-6.] Order settling estate 10 Feb., 1784, mentions children, James the eldest son, Mathew, John, (deceased,) William, Robert, Charles and Sarah. [III, 227.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 107, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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