Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 242

          CHAPMAN, Lydia, East Haddam. Invt. 414-01-06. Taken 31 August, 1738, by Joshua BRAINARD, John SPENCER and Bezaleel BRAINARD.

          Know all men by these presents: That we, the subscribers, being the only surviving heirs of our sister Lydia CHAPMAN, late of East Haddam decd., according to the statue of this Colony as it is explained in page 330 of our Law, do, with the approbation of his Honr., the Gouernour and Judges of the Court of Probate for the County of Hartford, agree that the land andmoveable estate that did belong to our deceased sister aforesd. shall be divided equally according to the quality thereof into five parts, and that the children of our sister Elizabeth CHALKER, late of Saybrook decd., shall hold, possess and enjoy 1-5 part to them, their heirs and assigns forever, and the rest to be held by us the sd. subscribers in equal proportion. And in confirmation of the written agreement we have hereunto sett out hands and seals this 7th day of November, Annoque Dom. 1738, and the 12th year of His Majestie's reign.

          Jabez CHAPMAN, L.S.
          Samuel CHAPMAN, L.S.
          Ann SELDEN, L.S.
          John WARNER, L.S.
          Mehetabell WARNER, L.S.

          Signed and Sealed in the
          presence of us: Edward SCHOVILL, Esther TALCOTT

          Court Record, Page 31 -- 1st Augusts, 1738: Adms. to Jabez CHAPMAN. Recog. 200, with John FISH.

          Page 35 -- 7 November, 1738: Account exhibited and allowed.

          Page 36 -- 7 November, 1738: An agreement by the heirs to divide the estate now exhibited and accepted.