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

          BARNES, William, East Haddam. Died 18 Feburary, 1715-16. Invt. 218-02-07. Taken by Daniel CONE and Daniel BRAYNARD.

          Court Record, Page 7 -- 6 March, 1715-16: Adms. to James SMITH and Mary BARNES joyntly.

          Page 61-2 -- 1 April, 1718: The Court appoint Joshua BRAYNARD of Haddam guardian to William BARNES, age 19 years, and to Samuel BARNES, age 8 years, sons of William BARNES, decd. Also appoint Samuel EVANS of Haddam guardian to Thomas BARNES, age 12 years, and appoint James SMITH of Coventry guardian to Abigail BARNES, age 13 years, and Eunice BARNES, age 9 years, all minor children of William BARNES, decd.

          Page 67 -- 3 June, 1718: James SMITH, of Coventry, Adms., exhibits an account of his Adms. Accepted and allowed. Order to dist. the estate amongst the children as follows:
To William BARNES, eldest son,                                     61-14-05
To Thomas, Samuel, Mary, Abigail, and Eunice BARNES, to each, 30-17-03

          And appoint Thomas GATES, Daniel BRAYNARD and Daniel CONE, of Haddam, distributors.

          Page 94 -- 9 January, 1718-19: Distributors' report.