Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
(Hartford District),
Charles W. Manwaring,
Hartford, 1902,
Vol 3, p 158

          Capt. Thomas GATES, Haddam East. Invt. 780-08-01. Taken 13 May 1734, by Isaac SPENCER, Matthew SMITH & Jabez CHAPMAN.

Court Record, Page 10 -- 10 Sep 1734: Adms. granted to Thomas GATES, son of the deceased. Recog., 1500, with his brother David GATES.

See File: An agreement dated at Haddam, 7 Sep 1734, made by and between the surviving heirs for the dividing and full settlement of the estate of Capt. Thomas GATES, was by us the heirs, who acknowledge it to be our free act and deed, signed & sealed in the presence of:

Hannah GATES, the relict, LS
Thomas GATES, LS.
Jeremiah GATES, LS.
Mary BRAINARD, only daughter, LS
Joshua GATES, LS

Witness: Samuel OLMSTED, Dorothy OLMSTED.

Page 9 -- 10 Sep 1734: Agreement exhibited in Court & accepted.