Jonas Weed (c.1575 - 1656) MP

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Birthplace: England, UK
Death: Died in UK
Managed by: Esther ROWE Irish
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About Jonas Weed

This Jonas Weed is the first known Weed ancestor to make his way to the New World. I don't know exactly how he managed this, but he was able to gain passage on the HM Arbella which departed England in March of 1630, being the flagship of what is today known as the "Bradford Fleet". There were at least seven ships in this fleet, and aboard the flagship Arbella was the first Royal Governor of the newly chartered Massachusetts Bay Colony. The ship arrived in late May 1630, landing first at Salem, Mass. where most passengers disembarked, including Gov. Bradford and his party. Jonas Weed and a few other hearty soles sailed on up the coast to what is now Boston harbor. Jonas is listed as having made "freedman" in 1631, then relocated west of Boston and co-founded the new settlement of Watertown, Mass. In 1635 Jonas and a company of other men were allowed to leave the Church, remove down into the Connecticut River Valley "and there formeth a newe Church of the Covenant." This resulted in the founding of a new settlement called Wethersfield, today a suburb of Hartford, CT. In 1640 Jonas and another company of men were given leave of the Church to go to the southwestern lands of the Woonsocket Indians, "and there to formeth a newe Church of the Covenant". Upon arriving at a suitable location they built another new settlement which they named Stamford. Later in the 1640's Jonas was on of the petitioners to King Charles to be chartered as a separate colony from Mass. to be called "Connecticut" after the river that roughly runs through the middle of it. Upon approval of the Charter by the King, counties were forged. The land around Stamford was given the name Fairfield County, which remains to this day. Jonas was married and had the first few of his brood of children in Wethersfield. The rest of his children were born in Stamford, where he spent the rest of his life. Jonas and his wife were among the very first to sign as members of the first Christ Church, which still exists and operates, and still maintains a book/ledger for new members to sign. -------------------- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colby/colbyfam/b804.html#P3532

Daniel WEED was born in 1600 in England.

Spouse: Mrs Daniel WEED. Daniel WEED and Mrs Daniel WEED were married about 1625. Children were: Lieut. John WEED.

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Jonas Weed's Timeline

1575
1575
UK
1597
1597
Age 22
Stanwick, Northamptonshire, England
1605
1605
Age 30
Probably Stanwick, Northamptonshire, England, (Present UK)
1627
1627
Age 52
Probably England, (Present UK)
1656
July 15, 1656
Age 81
UK