Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 401

          ARNOLD, Joseph, Haddam. Died 22 Oct 1691. Invt. 151-10-00. Taken 2 Mar 1691-2 by Daniel BRAYNARD, Timothy SPENCER. The children: John age 29 years, Joseph 26, Samuel 23, Josiah 21, Susannah 16, Jonathan 12, Elizabeth 9.

          Court Record, page 44 -- 21 July 1692: Adms. to the Widow with Joseph and Josiah ARNOLD.

          Page 53 -- 30 March 1693: An agreement by the Children to settle their Father's Estate: John, Joseph & Jonathan to receive 11 each. Samuel has his portion by a Deed of Gift of Land from his Father at Machamoodus. Josiah to have 188 out of this, to pay 10 apiece to his two sisters and to pay all the debts. There being no provision for the wife, although she be married this Court confirmes the Agreement with the caution that if the woman see Cause she shall have her thirds of the profits during life, the agreement to the Contrary notwithstanding.