John Talcott (1594 - 1660)

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Birthplace: Braintree, Essex, UK
Death: Died in Hartford, CT, USA
Managed by: Barbara Deacon
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About John Talcott

Biographical Summary:

John Talcott was born in Braintree, County, Essex, the son of John and Anne (Skinner) Talcott, and grandson of John Talcott, of Colchester, County Essex, living there in 1558, died in 1606, who was a son of John Talcott of Warwickshire. The Herald's visitation of Essex in 1558 gives the pedigree and arms of this family. John Talcott the emigrant was a minor when his father died in 1604, and not of ago in 1606, when he is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, who left him £40 to be paid when he reached the age of twenty one. He married in England, Dorothy, daughter of Mark Mott, of Braintree, son of Thomas Mott, of Sheme Hall, County Essex He sailed from England, June 22, 1632, in the "Lion," with others of Mr. Hooker's company, and arrived in Boston September 16, 1632; freeman, Massachusetts, November 6, 1632; deputy, Lieutenant Colonel John Talcott, states in his memorandum book: "The kitchen that now stands on the north side of the house that I live in was the first house that my father built in Hartford, in Connecticut, colony, and was done by Nicholas Clark, the first winter that any Englishman rought or built in Hartford, which was in the your 1635. My father and mother and his family came to Hartford in the year 1636, and lived first in said Kitchen, which was first on the west side of the chimney. The great barn was built in the year 1636, and underpined in 1637, and was the first barn that was raised in the colony. The east side of this house that we live in, and was my father Talcott's, deceased, was built with the porch that is, in the year 1638, and the chimneys were built in 1638." His home-lot, in the distribution of 1639, was on the east side of Main St., and his house stood on the present corner of Main and Talcott Streets. Townsman, 1638. He was one of the Committee, who for the first time sat with the Court of Magistrates, 1637, and Deputy every following year until 1654, when he was chosen Assistant, also Treasurer of the colony, 1654-1659; and one of the two Commissioners of the Now England Colonies. He died March, 1659-60; inventory £1645. 8. 4.; his widow, Dorothy, died Feb., 1669-70.

Children:

i. Mary, married June 28, 1649, the Rev. John Russell, of Wethersfield, afterward of Hadley; died between 1655 and 1660.

ii. Lieutenant Colonel John, married October 29, 1650, Helena, daughter of John Wakeman, of New Haven; freeman, 1652; townsman, 1653; deputy, 1660, 1661; chosen Treasurer to succeed his father. May 17, 1660, which office he held until 1676, when he resigned, and was appointed to the command of the troops raised for King Philip's War. He was always victorious, and obtained great renown as an Indian fighter.he was one of the patentees named in the Charter of 1662, and that document was intrusted to Wyllys, Talcott, and Allyn, for safe keeping. His wife, Helena, died June 21, 1674; and he married (2) November 9, 1676, Mary Cook. He died in Hartford, July 23, 1688, leaving a numerous family. His son, Joseph, was Gov. of Connecticut, 1724-1741. The Governor's descendants now occupy the dwelling-house on Main Street, built by Col. Samuel Talcott, his son, in 1770.

iii. Samuel, born in Cambridge, about 1635; graduate of Harvard College, 1658; married November 7, 1661, Hannah, daughter of Elizur and Mary (Pynchon) Holyoke, of Springfield; freeman, 1662; townsman, Hartford, 1665; he settled at Wethersfield upon land given him by his father; Commissioner for Wethersfield, 1669-84; deputy, 1670-84; Secretary, 1684, "in the absence of Capt. Allyn." May 16, 1676, while King Philip's War was raging, he was appointed one of the Standing Council; appointed Capt. of the troop of Hartford County, Oct., 1681; Assistant from 1685, excepting under Andros's administration, until his death, November 10, 1691. His wife, Hannah, died February 2, 1679, and he married (2) August, 1679, Mary____ . He is the ancestor of those of the name in Glastonbury and Wethersfed.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 263-264. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Biographical Summary:


John Talcott was born in Braintree, County, Essex, the son of John and Anne (Skinner) Talcott, and grandson of John Talcott, of Colchester, County Essex, living there in 1558, died in 1606, who was a son of John Talcott of Warwickshire. The Herald's visitation of Essex in 1558 gives the pedigree and arms of this family. John Talcott the emigrant was a minor when his father died in 1604, and not of ago in 1606, when he is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, who left him £40 to be paid when he reached the age of twenty one. He married in England, Dorothy, daughter of Mark Mott, of Braintree, son of Thomas Mott, of Sheme Hall, County Essex He sailed from England, June 22, 1632, in the "Lion," with others of Mr. Hooker's company, and arrived in Boston September 16, 1632; freeman, Massachusetts, November 6, 1632; deputy, Lieutenant Colonel John Talcott, states in his memorandum book: "The kitchen that now stands on the north side of the house that I live in was the first house that my father built in Hartford, in Connecticut, colony, and was done by Nicholas Clark, the first winter that any Englishman rought or built in Hartford, which was in the your 1635. My father and mother and his family came to Hartford in the year 1636, and lived first in said Kitchen, which was first on the west side of the chimney. The great barn was built in the year 1636, and underpined in 1637, and was the first barn that was raised in the colony. The east side of this house that we live in, and was my father Talcott's, deceased, was built with the porch that is, in the year 1638, and the chimneys were built in 1638." His home-lot, in the distribution of 1639, was on the east side of Main St., and his house stood on the present corner of Main and Talcott Streets. Townsman, 1638. He was one of the Committee, who for the first time sat with the Court of Magistrates, 1637, and Deputy every following year until 1654, when he was chosen Assistant, also Treasurer of the colony, 1654-1659; and one of the two Commissioners of the Now England Colonies. He died March, 1659-60; inventory £1645. 8. 4.; his widow, Dorothy, died Feb., 1669-70.

Children:

i. Mary, married June 28, 1649, the Rev. John Russell, of Wethersfield, afterward of Hadley; died between 1655 and 1660.

ii. Lieutenant Colonel John, married October 29, 1650, Helena, daughter of John Wakeman, of New Haven; freeman, 1652; townsman, 1653; deputy, 1660, 1661; chosen Treasurer to succeed his father. May 17, 1660, which office he held until 1676, when he resigned, and was appointed to the command of the troops raised for King Philip's War. He was always victorious, and obtained great renown as an Indian fighter.he was one of the patentees named in the Charter of 1662, and that document was intrusted to Wyllys, Talcott, and Allyn, for safe keeping. His wife, Helena, died June 21, 1674; and he married (2) November 9, 1676, Mary Cook. He died in Hartford, July 23, 1688, leaving a numerous family. His son, Joseph, was Gov. of Connecticut, 1724-1741. The Governor's descendants now occupy the dwelling-house on Main Street, built by Col. Samuel Talcott, his son, in 1770.

iii. Samuel, born in Cambridge, about 1635; graduate of Harvard College, 1658; married November 7, 1661, Hannah, daughter of Elizur and Mary (Pynchon) Holyoke, of Springfield; freeman, 1662; townsman, Hartford, 1665; he settled at Wethersfield upon land given him by his father; Commissioner for Wethersfield, 1669-84; deputy, 1670-84; Secretary, 1684, "in the absence of Capt. Allyn." May 16, 1676, while King Philip's War was raging, he was appointed one of the Standing Council; appointed Capt. of the troop of Hartford County, Oct., 1681; Assistant from 1685, excepting under Andros's administration, until his death, November 10, 1691. His wife, Hannah, died February 2, 1679, and he married (2) August, 1679, Mary____ . He is the ancestor of those of the name in Glastonbury and Wethersfed.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 263-264. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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John Talcott's Timeline

1594
1594
Braintree, Essex, UK
1625
1625
Age 31
UK
1625
Age 31
1630
December 18, 1630
Age 36
Braintree, Essex, England
1630
Age 36
1634
February 1634
Age 40
Newtown (Present Cambridge), (Present Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1660
1660
Age 66
Hartford, CT, USA
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Hartford, Hartford County, CT, USA