Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Mainwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 1, p 168:


          BROOKS, Thomas, Haddam. Died 18 October, 1668: Invt 109-09-00. Taken by Simon SMITH & George GATES. The children: Sarah, born December, 1662; Thomas, June, 1664; Marah, June 1666; Alice, December, 1668.

          Court Record, page 99 -- 11 April, 1670: Adms is granted to the present Husband of the Widow of sd. BROOKS. Order for Dist: To the Widow 32 and 1/3 of the profits of the Land during life, she maintaining and beinging up the Children & teaching the daughters to read and sew and the son to read and write; to the son 22, to the three daughters to each of them 14.


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