Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 3-4

          ARNOLD, Simon, Haddam. Died 9 May 1741. Invt. 1077-04-06. Taken 26 May 1741, by James HAZELTINE, Thomas BROOKS, and Abraham BROOKS. Will dated 24 April, 1741.

          I, Simon ARNOLD of Haddam, in the County of Hartford, do make this my last will and testament: I give to Hannah, my wife, 1-3 part of my dwelling house and barn and 1-3 part of all my lands, the use thereof so long as she continues my widow; and 1-3 part of all my moveable estate forever. I give to my son Joseph ARNOLD my dwelling house and barn and all my farm sd. house stands on, as it butts easterly on the Great River, soughterly on land of Nathaniel TYLER, nort on land that is or lately was John SCHOVEL's, and south on the country road, containing by estimation 66 acres more or less, to sd. son Joseph, his heirs and assigns forever. And that 2-3 parts of my moveable estate shall be equally divided to my three children, viz., Joseph, Hannah and Susannah. And further, it is my will that my two daughters, Hannah ARNOLD and Susannah ARNOLD, shall have an lottment of my land called the new pasture, lying by Roaring Brook, and what land I bought of the BATES's, viz., the 8th division lott set out to the original right of Mr. James BATES deceased (sd. 8th division lot should contain 32 acres in land more or less), both the two lotts as butted and bounded on the records, to be equally divided amongst my two daughters Hannah and Susannah. My son Joseph shall have my gun. I appoint my brother Joseph ARNOLD executor.

Witness: Aaron CLEAVLAND, Clerk           Simon ARNOLD, L.S.
David SMITH,

          Court Record, page 95 -- 21 July, 1741: Will proven