Richard Watts, Jr. (1595 - 1654) MP

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Birthplace: St. Marys, Kent, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Serafina Liora Spiceland
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About Richard Watts, Jr.

Biographical Summary:

Richard Watts, Hartford, 1639; one of the inhabitants who received land "by the courtesie of the town;" his home-lot was on the west side of the "road from George Steel's to the Great Swamp." He died in 1655, probably; will dated October 29, 1650; inventory, March 20, 1654-5, £114. 17. His widow, Elizabeth, died 1666; will dated February 28, 1665-6; inventory April 17, 1666; she mentions "cousin Mary Smith," in Banbury, Oxfordshire, "cousin Geo. Haines that is blind," cousin Daniel Hubbard, daughter Browne, daughter Hubbard, cousin Elizabeth Hubbard, cousin Nath'l Browne.

Children:

i. William, Hartford, 1639; one of those who received land "by the courtesie of the town;" his home-lot adjoined his father's on the south, He was granted two acres of land at Hockanum in 1641; he married in Hartford, but returned to England, and died there before 1668.

ii. Elizabeth, married George Hubbard (q. v.).

iii. Ellinor, married December 23, 1647, Nathaniel Browne, of Hartford, who removed to Middletown 1654; (2) Jasper Clements, of Middletown; (3) Nathaniel Willett, of Hartford,

iv. Capt. Thomas Watts, born about 1626; married May 1, 1645, Elizabeth, daughter of George Steele, of Hartford; chimney-viewer, 1651; surveyor of high-, ways, 1653, 1673; townsman, 1657,1662, 1667; successively appointed Sergeant, Ensign, Lieutenant, and Captain, of the Hartford trainband; he headed his company in the Narragansett fight, December 19, 1675, and commanded the forces that went up the river in 1677. He died without children in 1683; will dated August 6; inventory October 22; left his house and lot to his brother's son, Samuel Hubbard, whom he had brought up from a child. His widow died February 25, 1684-5, leaving her property to her brother, James Steele, and his four daughters.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 266-267. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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Richard Watts, Jr.'s Timeline

1595
January 25, 1595
St. Marys, Kent, England, (Present UK)
1614
1614
Age 18
Of, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
1617
1617
Age 21
Probably England, (Present UK)
1619
1619
Age 23
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
1620
1620
Age 24
England
1622
1622
Age 26
Bocking, Oxfordshire, England
1624
July 1624
Age 29
1654
March 20, 1654
Age 59
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1934
October 20, 1934
Age 59
December 20, 1934
Age 59