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Samuel Phelps

Birthplace: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Palisado Cemetery " Old Burying Ground", Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Phelps, of Windsor, CT and Mary (Elizabeth) Phelps
Husband of Sarah Pinney
Father of Phillip Phelps; Samuel Phelps; Sarah (Phelps) Moore; Timothy Phelps; Mary Adams and 6 others
Brother of William Phelps, Ill, of Tewkesbury; Richard Phelps; Unknown Son Phelps; Nathaniel Phelps, I; Cornelius Phelps and 2 others
Half brother of William Phelps, Jr; Mary Phelps; Joseph Phelps, I; Lt. Timothy Phelps; Sarah Phelps Wade and 1 other

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About Samuel Phelps

Samuel Phelps b. a. 1623, England. m. Sarah Griswold, 10 Nov. 1650, Windsor, dau. of Edward Griswold (emigrant) of Kenilworth. England. She m. (2) Nathaniel Pinney. 1670 (Pinney 2). Samuel d. 15 May 1669, Windsor

  • Parents:  William Phelps b 1599 Tewksbury & Elizabeth _____(1) (Phelps and Servin p. 95)

Children of Samuel Phelps 6 Sarah Griswold (Phelps and Servin p. 89) 

  1. Lt. Samuel Phelps Jr. b. 5 Sept. 1652, Windsor. m. Abigail Williams, 21 June 1675 (b. 1658) dau. of John Williams & Mary Burley. Samuel d. 21 Oct. 1741, No children.
  2. Sarah Phelps b. 16 Mar, 1653, Windsor m. Andrew Moore of Simsbury, 15 Feb. 1671. Moved to Poquonock. Phelps Gen. p. 98 & Windsor, p. 506 agree an the children (1672-1698), but Windsor p. 465 says she m. (2) John Mansfield, 13 Dec, 1683 and had four children (1684-1689). The following assumes the Mansfield marriage is wrong because her later children were named Moore. 


  • The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors, Compiled by Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin, Eagle Publishing Company of Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, 1899, pp. 88-9, states:

"21. SAMUEL PHELPS, b. England, about 1625, emigrated to New England with his father, in ship Mary and John, settling with his father in Dorchester, removing from there to settling of Windsor, Ct., in 1635-6, where he m. Sarah Griswold, 10th Nov., 1650. She was daughter of Edward Griswold, and b. Kenilworth, England, and came to New England with her father in 1639. After the death of Mr. Phelps, she m. 2nd Nathaniel Pinney, 21st July, 1670, and had Nathaniel Pinney b. 11th May, 1671, and Sarah Pinney b. 11th Oct., 1673. Mrs. Pinney died 6th Nov., 1715.

Mr. Phelps bought 1st Oct., 1657, Thomas Orton's house and land south of road separating it from his father's homestead, and brother William's: the house stood on the rear of the lot just opposite his father's house. This lot was of triangular shape, 4 rods on the rivulet, 60 rods on east and west road, 40 rods on Mill road, and 47 rods on the southeast line. The rear of this lot and house he sold to his brother Nathaniel, and removed to Poquonock, where he had received a grant of land, and where he also bought John Bartlett's place east of Stony Creek, and north of Thomas Holcomb's, and running east of the rivulet. Here he died 15th May, 1669. He witnessed a deed of land to his father by the Indians in 1666.

January 8th, 1660, he paid rates for short slips, 7 shillings, highest amount assessed that year.

Town Records--24th May, 1669, "There was a day of training; by reason of the death of Samuel Phelps, voted that Benjamin Holcomb supply his place as Way Warden." -------------------- The first mention, yet discovered, of Andrew Moore, /\ of Poquonnock, Conn., is the record of his marriage, which is as follows: "Andrew Moore & fara Phelpes yt was Dafter of Samuel Phelpes ware married by capten Newberry, february. 15, 1671."' Samuel Phelps was the son of William, the immigrant, who came to Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, and thence to Windsor, Conn., in 1636. He married Sarah (dau. of Edward) Griswold Nov. 10, 1650, and "Sarah Phelps was born in March, the latter end of 1653." (JV/ndsor Tcnun Record.') The Phelps family came from Tewkesbury, England, on the ship Mary and John. Sarah Griswold, b. Kenilworth, England, in 1628, came to America with her father in 1639. The)' settled in Windsor, Conn. 


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Samuel Phelps's Timeline

August 5, 1621
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
August 5, 1621
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
August 5, 1621
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
August 5, 1621
Crewkeme, Somerset, England
Age 8
To New England on the Mary & John
January 10, 1650
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford, Ct
November 10, 1650
Age 29
Winsor, Connecticut Colony
November 10, 1650
Age 29
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
September 5, 1652
Age 31
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
April 16, 1653
Age 31
Windsor, Connecticut Colony