Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records
Charles W. Manwaring,
Vol 2, p 293
Thomas SHALER, Haddam. Invt. £117-15-00. Taken 22 Dec 1714, by James WELLS, Moses VENTRUS, Joseph ARNOLD & Benjamin SMITH.
An agreement, dated 22 Dec 1714: Know all men by these presents: That we, the subscribers, viz., Thomas SHALER, Abell SHALER & Timothy SHALER, brethern, & sons of Thomas SHALER, late of Haddam, as we supposed deceased: And for what lands, rights in lands, or commanage, or buildings, that was our hond. father's, wee the aforsaid three SHALERs, brethren, do for ourselves, our heirs and assigns, agree and determine that (notwithstanding the liberty given by law to the eldest son) they shall be divided, viz.: To Thomas SHALER, eldest son, that huose and lot that was Samuel GAINS his original house lot, and a small lot in the Cove Meadow, and £53 right on the neck or plain on the east side of the Great River, and 18 acres of land that was James HADLOCK's, and 24 acres of land at Cow Swamp, and one-third part of all rights in undivided lands and commonage on the west side of the Great River. And to Abel SHALER, a house lot that was William CORBY's containing eight acres, and that tract of land called SHALER Farm, and one-third part of all the rights in all undivided lands & commonage on the west side of the Great River in said Haddam. And to Timothy SHALER, that house and homelot that was bought of Thomas SPENCER of Saybrook, and one-third part of all the rights of undivided lands and commonage on the west side of the Great River in said Haddam bounds. To the above-written or division of lands and rights in undivided lands and commonage that was our hond. deceased father's, as is above exprest, shall be and remain to be forever, and that we the said Thomas, Abell & Timothy SHALER, for ourselves, our heirs & assigns, are fully satisfied in the above premises, and do herby oblige ourselves and foresaid heirs and assigns forever hereafter to abide by and rest satisfied. In testimony whereof, and in full confirmation of the above-written, whe have put to our hands and seals the date above.
Thomas SHALER, L.S.
Abel SHALER, L.S.
Timothy SHALER, L.S.
Witness: James WELLS, Joseph ARNOLD
Court Record, Page 277 -- 6 Dec 1714: Adms. granted joyntly to Thomas SHAYLOR & Timothy SHALOR, sons of sd. decd.
Page 230 -- 3 Jan 1714-15: Thomas, Abel & Timothy SHALOR exhibit now an agreement, which this Court confirm and order it to be recorded.