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John Riley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Riley and Mary Ryley
Husband of Grace Riley
Father of John Riley; Jonathan Riley and Isaac Riley
Brother of Elizabeth Riley; Daniel Riley; Thomas Riley and Sarah Buck

Managed by: Martin Severin Eriksen
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About John Riley

from William Richard Cutter, ed. New England families, genealogical and memorial : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation. Volume 1. Ne York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, p. 157.

John Riley, the immigrant ancestor, came in 1621, the year after the landing of the Pilgrims, from Stepney, England, to Wethersfield, Connecticut, where in 1643 he was a landholder. His name was spelled Riley, Rilloy and Ryly in the old records. He married Grace , who died November 28, 1703, aged about seventynine, "if she had lived till Xmas." He died in May or June, 1674, and the inventory of his estate, taken June 11, 1674, by John Kilbourn, Enoch Buck and Eleazer Kimberly, was valued at 668 pounds, 4 shillings. His will was dated May 13, 1674. He made his wife executrix and bequeathed to her and to his children. The will was proved September 3, 1674. His widow was a member of the church in 1674. Children t. John, born about August 15, 1646; Joseph, October 20, 1649; Jonathan, about March 4,165253; Mary, married Benjamin Gilbert; Grace, married, November 22, 1680, William Goodrich, 2nd; Sarah, married David Sayres (or Sears) ; Jacob, born about 1660; Isaac, mentioned below.

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John Riley's Timeline

1625
May 12, 1625
Norfolk, England
1645
1645
Age 19
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1646
August 15, 1646
Age 21
Wethersfield, Connecticut
1652
March 4, 1652
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford County, CT, USA
1661
1661
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, CT
1674
June 5, 1674
Age 49
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
1935
July 29, 1935
Age 49
1936
May 15, 1936
Age 49
1996
April 25, 1996
Age 49
1998
December 29, 1998
Age 49