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Sarah Hawley (Welles)

Also Known As: "Bidwell"
Birthplace: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Samuel Welles, of Wethersfield and Elizabeth Welles
Wife of Ambrose Thompson; John Bidwell, Jr.; Agur Tomlinson, Lieut. and Ephraim Hawley
Mother of John Bidwell; Thomas Bidwell; Hannah Judd; David Bidwell; Sarah Bidwell and 6 others
Sister of Thomas Welles; Mary Hale; Ann Judson (Welles); Elizabeth Shelton and Samuel Welles

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About Sarah Hawley

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

William Tuttle & Elizabeth

2. Hannah Tuttle, b. England, 1632-3; d. in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 9, 1683, a. 50; bu. in the old Center chh. graveyard on Main st., where her memorial stone is still standing, among others of the Welles family; its inscription quite plain;* m. 1619, John, only s. of William and Margaret Pantry (Pantree), b. abt. 1629; freeman of Harft., 1650; will dated Sept. 1, 1653; inv. taken Nov. 25, same yr.; chil., John and Hannah --Mary

  • The Gen. Dict. of New Eng. sup. her dau. of Richard Tuttle of Boston, on what ground I have been unable to discover. Circumstances all point to the dau. of William Tuttle of New Haven, and the gravestone establishes the identity.
  • William Pantry came over in 1635; wealthy and advanced in years; selectman of Hartf., 1640, again in 1645; constable in 1648.

not named, prob. posthumous; m. (2) June 23, 1654, Thomas, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Deming) Welles, jr., b. abt. 1627; Quartermaster under Maj. John Mason, 1658; Dep. Mag. at Hartf., 1662-3, and is said to be named as a grantee in the Royal Charter of Conn. (prob. his f.) He was rep. May 1663, assistant 1668, and was killed sm. yr. by a fall from a cherry tree. Inv. taken in Hartf. Aug. 20, 1668, (english pound)1090 19s. 6d.; chattels, (english pound)590. Adm. given to wid. Hannah. He was the largest and tallest man of his time in Hartf.; of strong mind and estimable character. Inv. of est. of Mrs. Hannah Welles exh. Sept. 6, 1683; divided by the court, to John Pantry double portion, and to all the rest of Mrs. Welles' chil. equal portions. Mrs. Bidwell and Mrs. Meeks to receive each a piece of gold and a gold ring that their mother before her sickness did allot and give them; the two younger ss. to be clothed out of the est. before distribution. 10. chil. b. in Wethersfield.

I. John, bap. March 17, 1659; m. Abigail Mix.

II. Hannah, b. Aug., 1652; d. unm. 1672, according to Savage; 1675, according to W. S. Porter; but Miss Mary N. Talcott says she d. before Aug., 1671, as an account of the est. of Hannah Pantry was exh. to the court of probate in Hrtf. in Aug., 1671.

III. Mary, b. prob. after Sept. 1, 1653, when the f. made his will; m. Nathaniel Mix.

IV. Rebecca Welles, b. May, 1655; m. Aug. 13, 1680, Capt. James Judson.

V. Thomas, b. Oct., 1657; m. 1689, Mary Blackleach.

VI. SARAH, b. April, 1659; m. Nov. 7, 1678, JOHN BIDWELL, jr.

VII. Ichabod, Nov., 1669; m. Sept. 4, 1684, Sarah Way.

VIII. Samuel, Oct., 1662; m. Ruth Judson, sis. to James Judson.

IX. Jonathan, b. Sept., 1664; d. s. i. abt. 1690; killed by piece of block falling on his head. Thomas Welles adm. his est., which the court of assistants, on petition of all but the admr., ordered distributed, Nov., 1690, to Thomas, Ichabod, Samuel and Joseph Welles, John Bidwell, for his wf. Sarah and James Judson, for his wf. Rebecca; Thomas appealed, May 1691, claiming te est. of his bro. according to the English law, without avail.

X. Joseph, b. Aug., 1667; d. 1698; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Eleazer Way. 1. John, d. y. 2. Joseph, d. y. 3. Joshua, d. y. 4. Elizabeth, b. 1696; m. William Powell of Hartf. 1. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 4, 1750, Fletcher Ranney of Mid., Conn., who d. Dec. 14, 1772, a. 47. She d. June 14, 1785, a. 60.

26. SARAH WELLES, b. April, 1659; d. abt. 1709; m. Nov. 7, 1678, JOHN BIDWELL, jr., b. abt. 1641; d. July 3, 1692; s. of John and Sarah Wilcox Bidwell.*

I. John Bidwell, b. Sept. 1, 1679; d. Sept. 3, 1751.

II. Hannah Bidwell, b. Aug. 31, 1680; m. 1706 Joseph Judd.

III. Sarah Bidwell, b. Aug. 19, 1681; m. Sept 20, 1707, Capt. Joshua Robbins.

IV. Thomas Bidwell, b. Dec. 27, 1682; d. 1716; m. March 28, 1710, Prudence Scott.


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Sarah Hawley's Timeline

September 29, 1664
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
November 7, 1678
Age 14
Colchester,New London,Conn
September 1, 1679
Age 14
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
August 31, 1680
Age 15
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
August 19, 1681
Age 16
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 27, 1682
Age 18
Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 4, 1683
Age 19
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
September 20, 1684
Age 19
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
January 30, 1687
Age 22
February 25, 1687
Age 22
Hartford, Connecticut, USA