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Elizabeth Welles (Deming)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth (Deming) Foote Welles"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Shalford, Essex, England
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Village Cemetery, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Jonathan Deming and Elizabeth Gilbert
Wife of Nathaniel Foote "the Settler" and Colonial Gov. Thomas Welles
Mother of Elizabeth Churchill; Nathaniel Foote, II; Mary Stoddard; Lieut. Robert Foote; Joanna Kellogg and 3 others
Sister of Thomas Deming, Sr.; John Deming; Henry Deming; Mary Deming and Martha Deming
Half sister of Jacob Deming

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About Elizabeth Welles

Birth: 1600 Colchester, England Death: Jul. 28, 1683 Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA

Born in Colchester, Essex, England to Jonathan & Elizabeth (Gilbert) Deming. First married Nathaniel Foote about 1615 in England. They had 7 children: Elizabeth Churchill, Nathaniel, Mary Stoddard Goodrich Tracy, Robert, Frances Dickinson Barnard, Sarah Judson, & Rebecca Smith COOKE. Married, second, about 1646 to Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut as his second wife. Elizabeth may be sister of John Deming {1636, Wethersfield} (bio by: Linda Mac)


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Spouses:
 Nathaniel Foote (1593 - 1644)
 Thomas Welles (1590 - 1659)

Children:
 Elizabeth Foote Churchill (1616 - 1700)*
 Nathaniel Foote (1620 - 1655)*
 Mary Foote Tracy (1623 - 1685)*
 Sarah Foote Judson (1632 - 1673)*
 Rebecca Foote Smith Cooke (1634 - 1701)*
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Burial: Wethersfield Village Cemetery Wethersfield Hartford County Connecticut, USA


Created by: Ryan Curtis Record added: Aug 07, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28849487

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Family of Jonathan Deming (411) & Elizabeth Gilbert

1108. Elizabeth Deming. Born in Oct 1595 in Shalford, Essex, England. Elizabeth died between 16 Aug 1682 adn 3 Sep 1683 in Wethersfield, CT.4

That Elizabeth “was a woman of character and a good wife, is evidenced by the fact that her first husband (Foote) dying intestate, she was by the Particular Court to whom the inventory of his estate was presented, ‘admitted to administer the estate;’ and by the will of her second husband (Welles) ‘she was to enjoy and improve’ his whole estate, so long as she remained a widow, ... ‘that she may keep the better hospitality.’”167

In Jan 1615 Elizabeth first married Nathaniel Foote (1221) , son of Robert Foote (430) (ca 1553-Feb 1608/9) & Joane Brooke (1555-aft 1609), in Colchester, Essex, Eng. Born on 21 Sep 1592 in Colchester, Essex, Eng. Nathaniel died in 1644 in Wethersfield, CT.12

Nathaniel was admitted freeman 3 Sep 1634, a proprietor of Watertown in 1642. Previous to this date, he went to Wethersfield, CT, where he was deputy 1641, and juror 1743-1644.11

   “This most reputable Conn. family, commenced its American history in Weth., yet, owing to an apparently inconquerable migratory tendency in its earlier representatives, the name had entirely disappeared form the town by the end of the third generation. Through its various early intermarriages with other Weth. families, however, the history of these early generations possess Colchester, Conn., and Hadley, Hatfield, Deerfield and other old towns in Western Mass. The family has also been fortunate in having had its history wirtten by a competent had, half a century ago. [The Foote Family, by Nathaniel Goodiwn, 1849.]
   “A conspicuous feature in the history of the first generations of the Foote family, is the deaths, sufferings and captivities of its members, and of those connected with them by marriage, at the hands of the Indians.
   “It is by no means certain that Mr. Foote, as some have asserted, was the first settler at Weth., but it is probably true that he was one of the first ten men, known as ‘adventurers,’ who absolutely first settled here; and that he was the largest holder of so-called ‘Adventurer’s lands.’ In the original lay-out of the town, 1640, he received a home-lot of ten acres, at South End of Broad St., East side, and gradually became the owner of other pieces of ld., partly in the Great Meadow, east of his home-lot, amounting in all to over 400 acres. ... In 1641-2-4, he represented the town in the General Court, an evidence of the respect and confidence in which he seems to have been held by his fellow-townsmen. In May 1637, when the little army under Capt. John Mason was being provisioned for the memorable Pequot campaign, it was ‘ordered yt that there shalbe 1 hogg prvided att Wythersfeild for the design in hand, weh. [i.e. the hogg, not the expedition] is conceived to be Nathaniell Footes’—a compliment, certainly form the Col. authorities, to Mr. Foote’s ability in raising good pork!”167
   When Nathaniel was 15 he was an apprentice to Samuel Croyle, grocer of Colchester. He arrived at Watertown, MA, in 1630, a freeman there in 1634. He removed to Wethersfield, CT, in 1636.

Nathanield brought from England his wife Elizabeth and children Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Mary, Robert, Frances, and Sarah; had REbecca, born probably at Watertown. Freeman 3 Sep 1634, then removed to Wethersfield 1636, where he was rep. 1641-44.2

Check these references in TAG for Nathaniel’s ancestry: 53:193-206, 54:99-101, 55:193-206, and 58:165-167.

Will: A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.

   1635 to 1650.
   Page 461 Name: Nathaniel Foote Location: Wethersfield
   Invt. £380-17-00. Taken 20 November, 1644, by Richard Tratte, Samuel Smith and
   Nath: Dickinson.
   £ s d
   The Children: Nathaniel Foote, about 24 years, to have 148-00-00
   Robert Foote, " 17 " " " 74-00-00
   Frances Foote, " 15 " " " 74-00-00
   Sarah Foote, " 12 " " " 74-00-00
   Rebeckah Foote, " 10 " " " 74-00-00
   The Wyddow of sd. Nathaniel Foote Adms. her portion. 212-00-00
   £ s d
   Imprs His purse and apparrell. 7-16-00
   It. In neat Cattell and in Hay, 93-00-00
   It. in horsse fleshe. 34-00-00
   It. in hoggs, 66-60-00
   It. in debts, 29-03-04
   It. in Englishe Corne. 70-00-00
   It. in goats, 3-15-00
   It. in Carts, ploughs, etc. 6-00-00
   It. in nayles, 1-10-00
   Ite. Indean Corne, 8-00-00
   It. in old Wheat and pease, 6-06-00
   It. for certain things in the chamber. 2-00-00
   It. for amunition, 5-00-00
   Ite. for fouer beds wth the furniture. 13-06-08
   It. in fyne lynen, 5-10-00
   Ite. 2 table boards, 2 chests. 1 Trunke. wth other Implts. 5-00-00
   It. pewter & brasse and other vseful vessells. 12-00-00
   It. in husbandry tooles, 3-00-00
   It. in beife, butter, and cheese and other necessary prvision for the howse. 8-10-00
   It. in poultry. 1-00-00
   somm: £380-17-00
   The Land:
   Ten acres of home lotts wth one dwelling howse and 2 barnes
   wth other buildings therevppon,--
   4 acres of home lotts,--
   6 acres of meadow wth an acre of swampe,
   20 acres of plaine fenced in being 14 ac. broke vp.
   7 acres of plaine meadow plowed vp.
   20 acres in the great meadow of hay ground.
   4 acres in bever meadow.
   27 acres of Swampe Ground,
   81 Acres of Vpland in the Weste field 32 Rod broad beyond the River, being 3 Miles
   in length, Richard Trott, Samuel Smith, Nathaniel Dickinson.
   Court Record, Page 115--11 December, 1644. Mr. Heynes & Mr. Willis are desired
   to consider of the Estate of Nath: Foote, decd, and to take in what helpe they please
   fro any of the neighbours to advise how yt may be disposed of, and to report their
   apprehensions to the next Court.

Their children include:

4031 i. Elizabeth Foote (16 Jan 1617-8 Sep 1700)

4032 ii. Nathaniel Foote (ca 1619-1655)

4033 iii. Mary Foote (ca 1622-)

4034 iv. Lieut. Robert Foote (8 Dec 1627-1681)

4035 v. Frances Foote (ca 1629-ca 1681)

4036 vi. Sarah Foote (ca 1632-1673)

4037 vii. Rebecca Foote (ca 1634-6 Apr 1701)

ca 1646 Elizabeth second married Gov. Thomas Welles, son of Robert Welles (ca Nov 1540-ca 1617) & Alice [Welles] (-aft 5 Jul 1615), in Wethersfield, CT.167 Born ca 1590 in Stourton, Whichford Parish, Warwickshire, Eng. Thomas died on 14 Jan 1659/60 in Wethersfield, CT.4

1109. John Deming. Born in 1615 in Shalford, Essex, England. John died in 1694 in Weathersfield, CT.

ca 1637 John married Honor Treat, daughter of Richard Treat (ca Aug 1584-bef 3 Mar 1669/70) & Alice Gaylord (ca 1594-). Born ca Mar 1615/6 in Pitminster, Somerset. Honor was baptized in Pitminster, Somerset, on 19 Mar 1615/6.

Their children include:

4038 i. John Deming (9 Sep 1638-23 Jan 1712)

4039 ii. Jonathan Deming (ca 1639-8 Jan 1699/1700)

4040 iii. Sarah Deming (ca 1640-28 Sep 1717)

4041 iv. Frances Deming (ca 1643-)

4042 v. Rachel Deming (ca 1644-ca 1685)

4043 vi. Samuel Deming (ca 1646-6 Apr 1709)

4044 vii. Mary Deming (ca 1648-)

4045 viii. Mercy Deming (ca 1650-17 Dec 1714)

4046 ix. David Deming (ca 1652-4 May 1725)

4047 x. Ebenezer Deming (ca 1654-2 May 1705)

4048 xi. Hannah Deming (15 Oct 1656-)

sources:

1. Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House and Related Families Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, 1952.

2. Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Wethersfield.

3. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston,.

4. Henry Bond, Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, NEHGS, Boston, 1860.

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Last Name Wells FOOTE

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Last Name DEMING Wells

Birth Date 1595 1590

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Last Name Wells HUNT

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Birth Date 1590 1592

Birth Location Of Colchester, Essex, England AR America 1636

Death Date 7/28/1683 1640

Death Location Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut CT

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Husband: Nathaniel Foote

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Born: 1592 at: of Shalford, Essex, England

Married: 1615 at: England

  Died:                  at: Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct  
Father:Richard Foote
Mother:Joan Brooke
       Other Spouses: 

NOTES -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wife: Elizabeth Deming

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Born: ABT 1595 at: of Colchester, Essex, England

  Died: 28 Jul 1683      at: Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct  
Father:Jonathan Deming
Mother:Elizabeth Gilbert
       Other Spouses: Thomas Welles  

NOTES --------------------------------------------------------------------------------CHILDREN

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Elizabeth D. Foote

  Born: 1616             at: of Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn  

Married: 1638 at: Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn.

  Died: 8 Sep 1700       at: Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct  

Spouses: (1) Josiah Churchill Josiah Churchill

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Nathaniel Foote

  Born: ABT 1620         at: St. James, Colchester, Essex, England  

Married: 1646 at: Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn.

  Died: 1655             at: Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct  

Spouses: Elizabeth Smith

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Mary Foote

  Born: ABT 1623         at: , England  

Married: 1642 at: of, Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct

  Died: Dec 1684         at:   

Spouses: John Stoddard John Goodrich Thomas Tracy, [Lieutenant]

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Robert Foote

  Born: ABT 1627         at: England  

Married: 1659 at:

  Died: 1681             at: , Ct  

Spouses: Sarah Potter

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Sarah Foote

  Born: ABT 1631/1632    at: of Wethersfield, Hartford, Ct  

Married: 1652 at:

  Died: 1672/1673        at:   

Spouses: Jeremiah Judson Major Aaron Cook

NOTES -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Frances Feate

  Born: ABT 1634         at: East Bergholst, Suffolk, Eng  

Married: 1648 at:

  Died: BEF 1692         at: Hatfield, Hampshire Co., Ma  

Spouses: John Dickinson John Dickinson Francis Barnard

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Name: Rebecca Foote

  Born: ABT 1634         at: Watertown, Middlesex, Ma  

Married: 1657 at: Wethersfield, Ct

  Died: 6 Apr 1701       at: Hadley, Hampshire, Ma  

Spouses: Phillip Smith Chileab Smith Aaron Cook

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Notes:

The only ref. I can find is "CUTTER" says that John Deming who married Honor

Treat and who married Elizabeth who married Nathaniel Foote were brother and

sister. I can find nothing on their parents.

NEHGR Vol CXLV Oct 1991 page 339 on the wife of John Edwards b. 30 May 1679

at Wethersfield "m. there 15 May 1707 Lucy Deming, b. 16 Feb 1674 (or

1676)... She was the daughter of Jonathan2 Deming (John1) by his second wife

Elizabeth Gilbert, and half-sister to Comfort (Deming) Beckley...".

On page 400 CUTTER has the families of Jonathan Deming. By his first wife

Sarah Graves m. 21 Nov 1660 and his second Elizabeth Gilbert, daughter of

Josiah and Elizabeth, m. 25 Dec 1672.

As far as I can tell someone, because there are lots of Johns and Jonathans

in the extended families, speculated that Elizabeth and John's father might

be a John or Jonathan. From there someone found a Jonathan in France who

may/might/could/perhaps have been a father and then someone made a mistake

and made Jonathan his grandfather.

Genealogy needs a "SPELL CHECK" for genealogists. Someone's stupid mistake

is causing time to be wasted and preventing real progress from being made.

David G. Richardson

dave.richardson@mindspring.com

----- Original Message -----

From: <TerryAnn2@aol.com>

To: <dave.richardson@mindspring.com>

Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 4:18 PM

Subject: Re: John Deming born after mother died?

Thanks for the letter. I am aware of errors in that line. Unfortunately, I

have not gotten around to researching that particular branch so I can not

disprove it. What information I have, I copied from FamilySearch.org's

Ancestral File. I realize this file has many errors, but at least it is a

place to start. I would be interested if anyone has proven this line.

Thank-you again for the letter. I wish I could be of more help.

Terry Morgan

www.Matson.info

= = Original message = =

According to Ed Deming on the RootsWeb.com Deming message board:

"The parents of Elizabeth Deming, probably the sister of John Deming, wife

of Nathanial Foote and Thomas Welles are not known. John Deming had a son

Jonathan, who's second wife was Elizabeth Gilbert, daughter of Josiah and

Elizabeth [Belcher] Gilbert. The information on the parents of John or

Elizabeth Deming (the settlers) is someone's mistake that has made it into a

Family Tree file and is now all over the internet."

I have been attempting to prove or disprove the above. Any help?

Thanks

Dave

David G. Richardson

dave.richardson@mindspring.com

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Elizabeth and Nathaniel were known to have been in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay and residing in Waterton when it is recorded Nathaniel took the oath of a freeman.

That Elizabeth "was a woman of character and a good wife, is evidenced by the fact that her first husband (Foote) dying intestate, she was by the Particular Court to whom the inventory of his estate was presented, 'admitted to administer the estate;' and by the will of her second husband (Welles) 'she was to enjoy and improve' his whole estate, so long as she remained a widow, ... 'that she may keep the better hospitality. 

(3.) The Foote family must have joined with the Demings in feeling some dissatisfaction with the manner of life in Watertown and joined with others in making the 100 mile trek in 1635 through the forests of the New World until they arrived at Pyquag on the shores western shore of the beautiful Connecticut River.

Nathaniel Foote was one of those named in the charter of patentees of Wethersfield. The Foote family became one of the leading families of the little Connecticut Colony. He became a magistrate, a leading land owner, eventually owning more than 500 acres of land in Wethersfield, some of the great meadow, and his home on the south end of the green, next to the present Broad Street.

The family was saddened by Nathaniel's death at age 61. Elizabeth was so respected that she was allowed to be executor of his estate. Elizabeth was left a wealthy widow, but did not remain in that status for long. In 1646 she married Thomas Wells who was a widower with several children from his first marriage. Thomas Wells served as Governor of Connecticut Colony for two terms, 1655-1658. When he was not serving as governor he was a Deputy Governor. He died during his last years of being deputy governor, 14 January 1659/1660.

Elizabeth was again a widow, having two families instead of one. She was in control of a large estate from both husbands.

Elizabeth Welles was a tenacious and feisty old woman. She had not only survived a perilous voyage from England but while tending to six exuberant children and a husband, she had made a new life for herself and her family in a world they knew nothing about. This world was inhabited by Indians who were not always friendly with those pale face people. The rigors of life and managing a household did not daunt her.

Things went quite well through the intervening years since arriving on shores of the newly discovered continent, until she reached old age. In 1676 as she approched the age of 80 years, she ran into trouble with one of her step-grand children.

This was Robert Welles, a favorite of grandfather, Governor Thomas Welles when the governor was alive. Robert had arrived at the Governor's home, there to be taken care of and educated.

But now his grandfather was dead and Robert and his step-grandmother disagreed. Maybee she did not think him old enough to be married at age 24. Never-the-less it was 1676 when Elizabeth brought Robert Welles to court, because he "...hath dammyfield her Barne by Parting with the other part of the Barne that did adjoin to it."

Exactly what he did to her barn is not clear. The court's decision was clear. He was ordered to repair the barn and also to pay his step-grandmother rent for it. Elizabeth made sure the barn incedent was not here last word.

Two years later, in 1678, she made sure all of the Welles were taken care of when she made her will. She left them nothing. She stated someone outside the family would be executor of her will. Everything she had she left to her own family. That is the family she and Nathaniel has raised and nurtured. The Welles family got nothing.

Elizabeth died in 1683, at the age of 88. The estate was devided among the Footes. One of the documents in the Probates Court was that of the final disposition, that during that same year Robert Welles won a lawsuit against his step-grandmother's will that he would have to be paid by those who had been named in the will. (Source - Article in Footeprints - Spring 1999 Issue - The Foote Family Association)

Walter G/. Ashworth • Great Grand Son

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Not sure if this is the correct last name

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Born in Oct 1595 in Shalford, Essex, England. Elizabeth died between 16 Aug 1682 adn 3 Sep 1683 in Wethersfield, CT.4

That Elizabeth “was a woman of character and a good wife, is evidenced by the fact that her first husband (Foote) dying intestate, she was by the Particular Court to whom the inventory of hsi estate was presented, ‘admitted to administer the estate;’ and by the will of her second husband (Welles) ‘she was to enjoy and improve’ his whole estate, so long as she remained a widow, ... ‘that she may keep the better hospitality.’”167

In Jan 1615 Elizabeth first married Nathaniel Foote (1221) , son of Robert Foote (430) (ca 1553-Feb 1608/9) & Joane Brooke (1555-aft 1609), in Colchester, Essex, Eng. Born on 21 Sep 1592 in Colchester, Essex, Eng. Nathaniel died in 1644 in Wethersfield, CT.12

Nathaniel was admitted freeman 3 Sep 1634, a proprietor of Watertown in 1642. Previous to this date, he went to Wethersfield, CT, where he was deputy 1641, and juror 1743-1644.11

   “This most reputable Conn. family, commenced its American history in Weth., yet, owing to an apparently inconquerable migratory tendency in its earlier representatives, the name had entirely disappeared form the town by the end of the third generation. Through its various early intermarriages with other Weth. families, however, the history of these early generations possess Colchester, Conn., and Hadley, Hatfield, Deerfield and other old towns in Western Mass. The family has also been fortunate in having had its history wirtten by a competent had, half a century ago. [The Foote Family, by Nathaniel Goodiwn, 1849.]
   “A conspicuous feature in the history of the first generations of the Foote family, is the deaths, sufferings and captivities of its members, and of those connected with them by marriage, at the hands of the Indians.
   “It is by no means certain that Mr. Foote, as some have asserted, was the first settler at Weth., but it is probably true that he was one of the first ten men, known as ‘adventurers,’ who absolutely first settled here; and that he was the largest holder of so-called ‘Adventurer’s lands.’ In the original lay-out of the town, 1640, he received a home-lot of ten acres, at South End of Broad St., East side, and gradually became the owner of other pieces of ld., partly in the Great Meadow, east of his home-lot, amounting in all to over 400 acres. ... In 1641-2-4, he represented the town in the General Court, an evidence of the respect and confidence in which he seems to have been held by his fellow-townsmen. In May 1637, when the little army under Capt. John Mason was being provisioned for the memorable Pequot campaign, it was ‘ordered yt that there shalbe 1 hogg prvided att Wythersfeild for the design in hand, weh. [i.e. the hogg, not the expedition] is conceived to be Nathaniell Footes’—a compliment, certainly form the Col. authorities, to Mr. Foote’s ability in raising good pork!”167
   When Nathaniel was 15 he was an apprentice to Samuel Croyle, grocer of Colchester. He arrived at Watertown, MA, in 1630, a freeman there in 1634. He removed to Wethersfield, CT, in 1636.

Nathanield brought from England his wife Elizabeth and children Nathaniel, Elizabeth, Mary, Robert, Frances, and Sarah; had REbecca, born probably at Watertown. Freeman 3 Sep 1634, then removed to Wethersfield 1636, where he was rep. 1641-44.2

Check these references in TAG for Nathaniel’s ancestry: 53:193-206, 54:99-101, 55:193-206, and 58:165-167.

Will: A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS.

   1635 to 1650.
   Page 461 Name: Nathaniel Foote Location: Wethersfield
   Invt. £380-17-00. Taken 20 November, 1644, by Richard Tratte, Samuel Smith and
   Nath: Dickinson.
   £ s d
   The Children: Nathaniel Foote, about 24 years, to have 148-00-00
   Robert Foote, " 17 " " " 74-00-00
   Frances Foote, " 15 " " " 74-00-00
   Sarah Foote, " 12 " " " 74-00-00
   Rebeckah Foote, " 10 " " " 74-00-00
   The Wyddow of sd. Nathaniel Foote Adms. her portion. 212-00-00
   £ s d
   Imprs His purse and apparrell. 7-16-00
   It. In neat Cattell and in Hay, 93-00-00
   It. in horsse fleshe. 34-00-00
   It. in hoggs, 66-60-00
   It. in debts, 29-03-04
   It. in Englishe Corne. 70-00-00
   It. in goats, 3-15-00
   It. in Carts, ploughs, etc. 6-00-00
   It. in nayles, 1-10-00
   Ite. Indean Corne, 8-00-00
   It. in old Wheat and pease, 6-06-00
   It. for certain things in the chamber. 2-00-00
   It. for amunition, 5-00-00
   Ite. for fouer beds wth the furniture. 13-06-08
   It. in fyne lynen, 5-10-00
   Ite. 2 table boards, 2 chests. 1 Trunke. wth other Implts. 5-00-00
   It. pewter & brasse and other vseful vessells. 12-00-00
   It. in husbandry tooles, 3-00-00
   It. in beife, butter, and cheese and other necessary prvision for the howse. 8-10-00
   It. in poultry. 1-00-00
   somm: £380-17-00
   The Land:
   Ten acres of home lotts wth one dwelling howse and 2 barnes
   wth other buildings therevppon,--
   4 acres of home lotts,--
   6 acres of meadow wth an acre of swampe,
   20 acres of plaine fenced in being 14 ac. broke vp.
   7 acres of plaine meadow plowed vp.
   20 acres in the great meadow of hay ground.
   4 acres in bever meadow.
   27 acres of Swampe Ground,
   81 Acres of Vpland in the Weste field 32 Rod broad beyond the River, being 3 Miles
   in length, Richard Trott, Samuel Smith, Nathaniel Dickinson.
   Court Record, Page 115--11 December, 1644. Mr. Heynes & Mr. Willis are desired
   to consider of the Estate of Nath: Foote, decd, and to take in what helpe they please
   fro any of the neighbours to advise how yt may be disposed of, and to report their
   apprehensions to the next Court.

Their children include:

4031 i. Elizabeth Foote (16 Jan 1617-8 Sep 1700)

4032 ii. Nathaniel Foote (ca 1619-1655)

4033 iii. Mary Foote (ca 1622-)

4034 iv. Lieut. Robert Foote (8 Dec 1627-1681)

4035 v. Frances Foote (ca 1629-ca 1681)

4036 vi. Sarah Foote (ca 1632-1673)

4037 vii. Rebecca Foote (ca 1634-6 Apr 1701)

ca 1646 Elizabeth second married Gov. Thomas Welles, son of Robert Welles (ca Nov 1540-ca 1617) & Alice [Welles] (-aft 5 Jul 1615), in Wethersfield, CT.167 Born ca 1590 in Stourton, Whichford Parish, Warwickshire, Eng. Thomas died on 14 Jan 1659/60 in Wethersfield, CT.4

1109. John Deming. Born in 1615 in Shalford, Essex, England. John died in 1694 in Weathersfield, CT.

ca 1637 John married Honor Treat, daughter of Richard Treat (ca Aug 1584-bef 3 Mar 1669/70) & Alice Gaylord (ca 1594-). Born ca Mar 1615/6 in Pitminster, Somerset. Honor was baptized in Pitminster, Somerset, on 19 Mar 1615/6.

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Children of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Foote:

Elizabeth Foote (our line) b 1616 d 1700 m Josiah Churchill

Nathaniel Foote b 1618 d 1655 m Elizabeth Smith

Mary Foote b 1623 d 1687 m John Stoddard

Robert Foote b 1627 d 1681 m Sarah Potter

Frances Foote b 1629 d 1673 m John Ickinson

Sara Foote b 1632 d 1672

Rebecca Foote b 1634 d 1701 m Phillip Smith

Her husband Nathaniel died at age 61.

Elizabeth was so respected that she was allowed to be executor of his estate. Elizabeth was left a wealthy widow, but did not remain in that status for long. In 1646 she married Thomas Wells who was a widower with several children from his first marriage. Thomas Wells served as Governor of Connecticut Colony for two terms, 1655-1658. When he was not serving as governor he was a Deputy Governor. He died during his last years of being deputy governor, 14 January 1659/1660.

Elizabeth was again a widow, having two families instead of one. She was in control of a large estate from both husbands.

Elizabeth Welles was a tenacious and feisty old woman. She had not only survived a perilous voyage from England but while tending to six exuberant children and a husband, she had made a new life for herself and her family in a world they knew nothing about. This world was inhabited by Indians who were not always friendly with those pale face people. The rigors of life and managing a household did not daunt her.

Things went quite well through the intervening years since arriving on shores of the newly discovered continent, until she reached old age. In 1676 as she approched the age of 80 years, she ran into trouble with one of her step-grand children.

This was Robert Welles, a favorite of grandfather, Governor Thomas Welles when the governor was alive. Robert had arrived at the Governor's home, there to be taken care of and educated.

But now his grandfather was dead and Robert and his step-grandmother disagreed. Maybee she did not think him old enough to be married at age 24. Never-the-less it was 1676 when Elizabeth brought Robert Welles to court, because he "...hath dammyfield her Barne by Parting with the other part of the Barne that did adjoin to it."

Exactly what he did to her barn is not clear. The court's decision was clear. He was ordered to repair the barn and also to pay his step-grandmother rent for it. Elizabeth made sure the barn incedent was not here last word.

Two years later, in 1678, she made sure all of the Welles were taken care of when she made her will. She left them nothing. She stated someone outside the family would be executor of her will. Everything she had she left to her own family. That is the family she and Nathaniel has raised and nurtured. The Welles family got nothing.

Elizabeth died in 1683, at the age of 88. The estate was devided among the Footes. One of the documents in the Probates Court was that of the final disposition, that during that same year Robert Welles won a lawsuit against his step-grandmother's will that he would have to be paid by those who had been named in the will. (Source - Article in Footeprints - Spring 1999 Issue - The Foote Family Association)

Second Marriage

Gov Thomas Welles - In 1646 Thomas married Elizabeth Foote, widow of Nathaniel Foote who died in Wethersfield in 1643, and sister of Joseph Deming of Wethersfield. She was unwilling to leave the homestead of many acres she was managing after her husband's death.

As a result, one of the highest officers in the colony left his home in the center of Hartford and moved to Wethersfield with his younger children, Samuel and Sarah who were raised with her younger children Frances, Sarah, and Rebecca.

Thomas wrote his will on 7 Nov 1659. He seemed to be in good health on the evening of 14 Jan 1659/60, being well after supper, but dead by midnight. His will left his wife the use of half his housing and orchard, with her own land to be returned to her. His own land and house went to his grandson Robert, the only child of his oldest son to live in Wethersfield.

He left land to sons Samuel and Thomas, and to Thomas son of the deceased son John, 20 pounds to Thomas, Samuel, Mary's children, Anne, Sarah, and 10 pounds to Mary Robbins' children. Elizabeth lived another 22 years, leaving her estate to her children and grandchildren by Nathaniel Foote.

Source http://www.langeonline.com/ and the article "The Descendents of Gov. Thomas Welles of Connecticut, of Connecticut 1590-1658, By Donna Holt Siemiatkoski, Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, Maryland 1990 pp 11-13

-------------------- She was born in England and married Nathaniel Foote there, and with whom she had seven children. She came to New England and was one of the early setlers of Wethersfield, CT. After her husband's death in 1644 she married about 1646 Thomas Welles, Magistrate, and later governor of the colony. -------------------- It is frequently reported that Elizabeth was the sister of John Deming of Wethersfield, CT. Certainly there was a close connection between them, for John Deming served as one of the overseers of the will of Gov. Thomas Welles, and Elizabeth's own will mentions "beloved Brother, Mr. John Deming, senr." Discussions of Elizabeth's identity, however, seem to leave open the possibility that John Deming was her brother-in-law rather than her sibling. The Court Record, Page 153 (Vol. III) shows: "Mrs. Welles petitioning this Court for some relief respecting what was allowed her by her husband, This Court order that Mr. Robert Welles doe set her part of her house in repayre according to the order of the General Court, & that what he hath damnyfyed her Barne by parting with the other part of the Barn that did adjoyn to it, he shall repayre, & make up the annuity of Twelve pounds Pr annum that By the will the sayd Mr. Welles is to pay his grand mother. He shall pay to her in wheat, pease & Indian Corn by equall proportion at prise Current. And the orchard Mr. Welles had Layd out to her by Mr. Wadsworth & Mr. Demmon as her part of the orchard, she is to possesse it according to his will, & is not to be molested in it by Mr. Robert Welles; & in case of blasting of wheat, then to pay some in porck." The will of Elizabeth Welles of Wethersfield is dated 27 March 1678, codicil 16 August 1682, proved November 1682. Inventory was taken 3 September 1683 by Samuel Talcott, James Treat and Samuel Butler, and amounted to L328-12-06. The abstract reads: "My Estate I dispose of as followeth : I will that all those debts I ow in right or conscience to any man or men be well & Truly contented & payd out of my Estate in the first place. My fourteen acres of Land in the great meadow & Thirty acres in the West field I give unto my son Robert foote & to his heirs forever, prohibiting him the sale of the same, he paying for these Lands forty five pounds, to be payd : to the Children of my Daughter Sarah Judson Deceased, Nine pounds; & to my foure daughters, viz, my daughter Churchill, my daughter Goodrich, my Daughter Barnard, & my Daughter Smith, to each of them Nine pounds a piece. I give unto my son Nathaniel Foote, eldest son, & his Brother, Eleven pounds; & to their children: To Daniel forty shillings, & To Elizabeth fower pownds, which Legacies, both the eleven pwnd, forty shillings, & fower pounds shall be payd out of The money Nathaniel Graves owes Me By Bill. I give & bequeath unto my Grand son John Studder halfe my Great Lott which Lyes at the further Bownds of the Towne, & the other halfe of the sayd Lott I give unto my grand sons Joseph & Benjamin Churchill & their heirs forever. The remainder of my Estate (when a Legacie is pd. to my overseers out of it) shall be divided into five parts; one part I give to my daughter Judson's Children, to be to them & their heirs forever; & to my daughter Churchill & her children one fifth part, & to my daughter Goodrich & the children one-fifth part, & to my daughter Barnard and her children one0fifth part, & to my daughter Smith & her Children one fifth part. It is my will that what I give my fouer daughters shall be wholly at their dispose, to dispose among their children as they see good. I do nominate & appoynt my well beloved Captain John Allin to be Executor; & my beloved Brother Mr. John Deming sen. & my Grand sonn Henry Buck to be the desired overseers of this my will; & as a token of my respect to them I give them thirty shillings a piece out of my Estate; & for the confirmation of the premises I have hereunto set my hand this 28 day of March, 1678. Memorandum : It is my will that the nine pownds apiece I give my foure daughters' heirs, & the fifth part of my Estate I give them, shall be divided among the children of each of them, the one halfe of it imediately after my decease. Elizabeth X Wells This signed & declared by Mrs. Elizabeth Welles in presence of us: Joseph Rowlandson, John Deming Memorandum: I give to my grand son Nathll ffoott, the Eldest son of my sonn Nathll, the one halfe of my fourteen acres of meadow, & one halfe of my thirty acres of upland lying in the West field, wth liberty of takeing the first choice, he paying one halfe of the Legacys wch were to be paid my sonn Robt had he lived to possess ye sd. Land. My will is that that part of ye eleven pounds wch I formerly willed to sd. Nathaniel, grand son, & his Brother, wch belonged to him by will, shall be equally distributed between my four daughters above mentioned. And for the confirmation of the prmisis I have hereunto set my hand this 16th day of August, 1682. Memorandum: All rents of Land due to me I will to be divided equally amongst my fower forementioned daughters and their heirs. Elizabeth X Wells. Witnessed by us: Samuel Talcott, John Deming" Distribution was made to Samll Foote, Elizabeth ffoote, Lift. Smith, ffrancis Barnard, Josiah Churchill, Lift. Tracy and Danll ffoott. --------------------

Eli zabeth Deming Foote

Elizabeth Deming was born in England in the last part of the 16th Century. About 1615 she married Nathaniel Foote who had a crocery business in Colchester, England. After the birth of their six children, Nathaniel decided to sell his grocery business and emigrate to the new world. By some he is considered to be the first settler of Wethersfield. Whether this is true or not we do not know. We do know he was one of the first ten men who settled along the bank of the Connecticut River and eventually named their settlement Wethersfield (see above). They are now known as the Ten Adventurers.

Nathaniel Foote was one of those named in the charter of patentees of Wethersfield. Between 1641 and 1644, he served as a Deputy to the General Assembly, as well as a member of the colony Grand Jury. The Foote family became one of the leading families of the little Connecticut Colony. He became a magistrate, a leading land owner, eventually owning more than 500 acres of land in Wethersfield, some of the great meadow, and his home on the south end of the green, next to the present Broad Street.

The family was saddened by Nathaniel's death at age 61. Elizabeth was so respected that she was allowed to be executor of his estate. Elizabeth was left a wealthy widow, but did not remain in that status for long. In 1646 she married Thomas Wells who was a widower with several children from his first marriage. Thomas Wells served as Governor of Connecticut Colony for two terms, 1655-1658. When he was not serving as governor he was a Deputy Governor. He died during his last years of being deputy governor, 14 January 1659/1660.

Elizabeth was again a widow, having two families instead of one. She was in control of a large estate from both husbands.

Elizabeth Welles was a tenacious and feisty old woman. She had not only survived a perilous voyage from England but while tending to six exuberant children and a husband, she had made a new life for herself and her family in a world they knew nothing about. This world was inhabited by Indians who were not always friendly with those pale face people. The rigors of life and managing a household did not daunt her.

Things went quite well through the intervening years since arriving on shores of the newly discovered continent, until she reached old age. In 1676 as she approached the age of 80 years, she ran into trouble with one of her step-grand children.

This was Robert Welles, a favorite of grandfather, Governor Thomas Welles when the governor was alive. Robert had arrived at the Governor's home, there to be taken care of and educated.

But now his grandfather was dead and Robert and his step-grandmother disagreed. Maybe she did not think him old enough to be married at age 24. Never-the-less it was 1676 when Elizabeth brought Robert Welles to court, because he "...hath dammyfield her Barne by Parting with the other part of the Barne that did adjoin to it."

Exactly what he did to her barn is not clear. The court's decision was clear. He was ordered to repair the barn and also to pay his step-grandmother rent for it. Elizabeth made sure the barn incedent was not here last word.

Two years later, in 1678, she made sure all of the Welles were taken care of when she made her will. She left them nothing. She stated someone outside the family would be executor of her will. Everything she had she left to her own family. That is the family she and Nathaniel has raised and nurtured. The Welles family got nothing.

Elizabeth died in 1683, at the age of 88. The estate was divided among the Footes. One of the documents in the Probates Court was that of the final disposition, that during that same year Robert Welles won a lawsuit against his step-grandmother's will that he would have to be paid by those who had been named in the will.

Source: Article in Footeprints - Spring 1999 Issue - The Foote Family Association Of America

-------------------- Notes for ELIZABETH DEMING: That Elizabeth "was a woman of character and a good wife, is evidenced by the fact that her first husband (Foote) dying intestate, she was by the Particular Court to whom the inventory of his estate was presented, 'admitted to administer the estate;' and by the will of her second husband (Welles) 'she was to enjoy and improve' his whole estate, so long as she remained a widow, ... 'that she may keep the better hospitality.

___________ "Elizabeth Welles was a tenacious and feisty old woman. She had not only survived a perilous voyage from England but while tending to six exuberant children and a husband, she had made a new life for herself and her family in a world they knew nothing about. This world was inhabited by Indians who were not always friendly with those pale face people. The rigors of life and managing a household did not daunt her ..."

From http://www.footefamily.org/elizno1.htm -------------------- Born in Colchester, Essex, England to Jonathan & Elizabeth (Gilbert) Deming. First married Nathaniel Foote about 1615 in England. They had 7 children: Elizabeth Churchill, Nathaniel, Mary Stoddard Goodrich Tracy, Robert, Frances Dickinson Barnard, Sarah Judson, & Rebecca Smith COOKE. Married, second, about 1646 to Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut as his second wife.

~~~ Elizabeth (Deming) Foote (Source (in part) - Article in Footeprints - Spring 1999 Issue - The Foote Family Association Of America)

Elizabeth Deming was born in England in the last part of the 16th Century. About 1615 she married Nathaniel Foote who had a crocery business in Colchester, England. After the birth of their six children, Nathaniel decided to sell his grocery business and emigrate to the new world. By some he is considered to be the first settler of Wethersfield. Whether this is true or not we do not know. We do know he was one of the first ten men who settled along the bank of the Connecticut River and eventually named their settlement Wethersfield (see above). They are now known as the Ten Adventurers.

Nathaniel Foote was one of those named in the charter of patentees of Wethersfield. Between 1641 and 1644, he served as a Deputy to the General Assembly, as well as a member of the colony Grand Jury. The Foote family became one of the leading families of the little Connecticut Colony. He became a magistrate, a leading land owner, eventually owning more than 500 acres of land in Wethersfield, some of the great meadow, and his home on the south end of the green, next to the present Broad Street.

The family was saddened by Nathaniel's death at age 61. Elizabeth was so respected that she was allowed to be executor of his estate. Elizabeth was left a wealthy widow, but did not remain in that status for long. In 1646 she married Thomas Wells who was a widower with several children from his first marriage. Thomas Wells served as Governor of Connecticut Colony for two terms, 1655-1658. When he was not serving as governor he was a Deputy Governor. He died during his last years of being deputy governor, 14 January 1659/1660.

Elizabeth was again a widow, having two families instead of one. She was in control of a large estate from both husbands.

Elizabeth Welles was a tenacious and feisty old woman. She had not only survived a perilous voyage from England but while tending to six exuberant children and a husband, she had made a new life for herself and her family in a world they knew nothing about. This world was inhabited by Indians who were not always friendly with those pale face people. The rigors of life and managing a household did not daunt her.

Things went quite well through the intervening years since arriving on shores of the newly discovered continent, until she reached old age. In 1676 as she approached the age of 80 years, she ran into trouble with one of her step-grand children.

This was Robert Welles, a favorite of grandfather, Governor Thomas Welles when the governor was alive. Robert had arrived at the Governor's home, there to be taken care of and educated.

But now his grandfather was dead and Robert and his step-grandmother disagreed. Maybe she did not think him old enough to be married at age 24. Never-the-less it was 1676 when Elizabeth brought Robert Welles to court, because he "...hath dammyfield her Barn by Parting with the other part of the Barn that did adjoin to it."

Exactly what he did to her barn is not clear. The court's decision was clear. He was ordered to repair the barn and also to pay his step-grandmother rent for it. Elizabeth made sure the barn incident was not her last word.

Two years later, in 1678, she made sure all of the Welles were taken care of when she made her will. She left them nothing. She stated someone outside the family would be executor of her will. Everything she had she left to her own family. That is the family she and Nathaniel has raised and nurtured. The Welles family got nothing.

Elizabeth died in 1683, at the age of 88. The estate was divided among the Footes. One of the documents in the Probates Court was that of the final disposition, that during that same year Robert Welles won a lawsuit against his step-grandmother's will that he would have to be paid by those who had been named in the will.

John Deming, the brother of Nathaniel's wife Elizabeth, was also one of the first settlers in Wethersfield, Connecticut. He was one of the patentees in its charter and for many years was one of the magistrates of the Colony of Connecticut.

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Elizabeth Welles's Timeline

1590
March 14, 1590
Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
1595
October 4, 1595
Shalford, Essex, England
1615
January 1615
Age 19
Shalford, Essex, Colchester, England
1616
September 8, 1616
Age 20
Colchester, Essex, England
1619
March 5, 1619
Age 23
Colchester, Essex, England
1623
1623
Age 27
Shalford, Essex, England
1627
December 8, 1627
Age 32
Ipswitch, Suffolk, England
1628
April 1, 1628
Age 32
Buckland, Braunton, Devon, England
1629
1629
Age 33
East Bergholst, Suffolk, England
1632
February 12, 1632
Age 36
Ipswich, Suffolk, England