Samuel Hale, Sr. (1615 - 1693) MP

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Birthplace: Watton-at-Stone, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Samuel Hale, Sr.

From the very earliest years in the annals of old Wethersfield the name of Hale has been prominent. Apparently the first of the name to own land in what is now Glastonbury was Samuel, a soldier in the Pequot War in 1637. Sherman Adams and Henry Stiles list Samuel Hale among the veterans of the Pequot War of 1637, serving under Capt. John Mason (*History of Ancient Wethersfield*, vol. 1, 1904, p 72).

SAMUEL HALE, born in England, about 1615,died at Wethersfield, Conn., 9 Nov. 1693; He married first, by or before1643, MARY SMITH, daughter of Rev. Henry and Dorothy (-----) Smith;

He married second, PHEBE (BRACY) (DICKINSON) ROSE, born (1631-36), died at Wethersfield, 19 Jan. 1711/12, daughter of Thomas and Phebe (Bisby)Bracy, and widow of Joseph Dickinson of Northfield, Mass., and of JohnRose, Sr., of Branford and East Haven, Conn. (P)

Samuel Hale came early to New England, probably by 1634, and it is likely that he and his sister Martha were with their brother Thomas, when he came to Hartford, Conn. in 1635, though there is no record of their being at Roxbury, Mass., with Thomas.

If they did not accompany Thomas, it is certain that they soon joined him, for Samuel was in Hartford when the Pequot War broke out in 1637, and volunteered as a soldier. For this service he received a lot in Soldier's Fields, Hartford. On 11 May1671 the General Court "grants Samll Hale, of Wethersfield, sixty acres of land, upon the same tearmes with the Pequitt soldiers." In his will he referred to his service and gave the sixty acres to his son Benezer."

He owned a lot of land, some of it listed by Jacobus and Waterman. "He was entitled as an original proprietor of Hartford to draw land, 12 June 1666, on the east side of the River next to Windsor bounds."

Samuel Hale's marriage to the daughter of the minister of Wethersfield in 1642 or by the beginning of 1643, presumably occasioned his removal to that town. He served on juries while residing in Wethersfield 4 Sept. and 9 Nov.1643. On 4 Dec. 1645, he was fined twenty nobles "for his mysdemeanor by excesse in drinkeing," but was again call ed for jury duty, 1 Oct.1646. In 1647 he was a selectman of Wethersfield.

With his brother Thomas, he joined the first settlers of Norwalk, Conn., in1651, and in 1655 his estate was rated at #250 [pounds]. He was elected to several terms of the Connecticut GeneralCourt. He served as Deputy at the sessions of Oct. 1656, Feb. andOct. 1657, May and Oct. 1660. (P) He sold his homelot and dwellinghouse to Robert Stewart, 8 Mar. 1660/1, and returned to Wethersfield.

He was Deputy for that town at the session of May 1665. The names of Sam: Haill sent., Sam: Haill junr. and John Haill appear in the Wethersfield list of freemen in 1669. (P)

In the list of families in Wethersfield dated March 7 1669/70, "Samuell Hale Seneor" is credited with nine persons, which seems to include all his surviving children except John Hale, who was separately listed with two children. Considerable light is thrown on his family by the will of Dr. Ebenezer Hills . . . " (See Appemdix 8. Hale-Hills Connection).

"SAMUEL [HALE], Hartford 1640, one of the first proprs. at Norwalk 1654, had first been at Wethersfield 1642, and with his br. Thomas serv. in the Pequot war 1637, was rep. for N[orwalk] 1657, 8, and 60, went back to Wethersfield, and liv. in that part wh. is now Glastonbury; where sev. descend. cont. In his will ch. nam. are Samuel, b. a. 1644; John Thomas, Ebenezer; Mary; Rebecca; and Dorothy." --- James Savage, *A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlersof New England, vol. 2, 1860, p. 330

"SAMUEL HALE (HALES) was an original proprietor at Hartford, and his home-lot in 1639 was on the east side of the road to the Cow Pasture; he had been a soldier in the Pequot War, 1637, receiving a lot for this service in the "soldier's field." He was juror twice in 1643; removed to Wethersfield, but in 1655 his name appears on the Recordsof Norwalk, in a table of "Estates of land," etc. He sold his land there to John Platt, in 1669. He was deputy for Norwalk, 1656, 1657,1658, 1660. He lived on the east side of the river in Glastonbury, having bought land of the Rev. Henry Smith before 1668. He died Nov. 9,1693, leaving a wife, Mary. Chapin says he returned to Wethersfield, in 1660, when he sold four acres near "the Commoning," in Norwalk, to Robert Stewart." --- Miss Mary K. Talcott, "The Original Proprietors", in *The Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884*, 1886, p242. .

along with Rev. Thomas Hooker - Original Proprietors of Hartford

Captain Samuel Hale arrived in America by 1634. He owned land in Wethersfield, CN starting in 1640.

Also married to Phebe Bracy.

Samuel HALE (bap. Jul. 15, 1615, Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England; d. Jan. 13, 1710/1, Stratford, CT), son of John and Martha HALE .

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    An inventory of the estate of Sam Hale Senr deceased the 9th of this Instant-taken by us - Eleazr Kimberly and Joseph Hill select men: 
     _______________________________________________lb. 
    ____Impr. Hiss apparrell_______________________08 
    ____Item: bedsteads bedds and bedding__________10 
    ____Item: gun sword and belt and flash_________02 
    ____Item: pewter platters pots and basons______01 
    ____Item: brasse and Iron vessels______________03 
    ____Item: books________________________________01 
    ____Chests 1lb: wooden vessells and sieve______01 
    ____Item: beetle rings wedges axes and other Iron implements_____01 
      ____Item: Tramel tongs fire pan smoothing Iron and heaters_____01 
    ____Item: Corn in the Chamber and in the barn__14 
    ____Item: hops; tobacco; hay___________________04 
    ____Item: flaxe, cowes, calf___________________10 
    ____Item: swine, horse, mares, colts___________10 
    ____Item: 24 pound yarn________________________02 
    ____Item: 2 brand Irons, chairs and wheels, hives of bees________01 
    .

He married Phebe Bracy. Samuel was born circa 1615 at England. Samuel immigrated circa 1634. He married Mary Smith circa 1643. Samuel died on 9 November 1693 at Wethersfield, Connecticut.

    Children of Samuel Hale and Mary Smith:

Martha Hale b. 2 Oct 1643

Samuel Hale b. 7 Feb 1644/45

John Hale b. 21 Feb 1646/47

Mary Hale b. 29 Apr 1649

Rebecca Hale b. 29 Oct 1651

Thomas Hale+ b. c 1654, d. 23 Dec 1723

Bennezer Hale b. 29 Jul 1661

Dorothy Hale b. c 1667

Citations

1. [S59] Hale House, Jacobus/Waterman , pg 3.

2. [S59] Hale House, Jacobus/Waterman , pg 3.

3. [S170] NE Marriages Prior, Torrey, Clarence A. , pg 333.

http://www.tracycrocker.com/p46.htm#i1585

Samuel Hale (Hales) was an original proprietor at Hartford, and his home-lot in 1639 was on the east side of the road to the Cow Pasture; he had been a soldier in the Pequot War, 1637, receiving a lot for this service in the "soldier's field." He was juror twice in 1643; removed to Wethersfield, but in 1655 his name appears on the Records of Norwalk, in a table of" Estates of land," etc. He sold his land there to John Platt, in 1669. He was deputy for Norwalk, 1656, 1657, 1658, 1660. He lived on the east side of the river in Glastonbury, having bought land of the Reverend Henry Smith before 1668. He died November 9, 1693, leaving a wife, Mary. Chapin says he returned to Wethersfield, in 1660, when he sold four acres near "the Commoning," in Norwalk, to Robert Stewart.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 242. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Capt. Samuel Hale's Timeline

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