Thomas Oviatt, Jr. (1626 - 1691) MP

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Birthplace: Tring, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Occupation: Tallow Chandlery and soap maker
Managed by: Marsha Gail (Kamish) Veazey
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About Thomas Oviatt, Jr.

From the WorldConnect Database: "Sanford-Shulsen Family", by Evelyn Beran:

"Thomas was born in England, near the border of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

Thomas was called Mr. in the Milford records, indicating high social standing. Although he had children recorded in Milford as early as 1664, no record found placing him in Milford earlier than 1668. He did not join the church there until 8 October 1671. A week later, three of the four children born before that date were presented for baptism. The eldest, John, was not mentioned and presumably had died before Thomas joined the church.

Inventory of his estate presented by widow Frances; the children (all born at Milford) were named as Hester and Amy, both married; Frances Oviatt aged 22; Samuel 19, Abigail 17, Thomas 14, Dorothy 11. "

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•Christening: 16 Jul 1626 , Tring, Hertford, England

•Death: 25 May 1691 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

Father: Thomas Oviatt b: 1602 in , Tring, Hertford, England c: 14 May 1615 in , Tring, Hertford, England

Mother: Alice Bryan c: 1 Nov 1609 in , Aylesbury, Buckingham, England

Marriage 1 Frances Bryan c: 14 Sep 1634 in , Aylesbury, Buckingham, England

•Married: ABT 1663

Children

1. John Oviatt b: 11 May 1664 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

2. Esther Oviatt b: 20 Mar 1665 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

3. Amy Oviatt b: 10 Feb 1667 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

4. Frances Oviatt b: 1 Nov 1669 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

5. Samuel Oviatt b: 25 Nov 1672 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

6. Abigail Oviatt b: 17 Aug 1674 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

7. Thomas Oviatt b: 30 Aug 1677 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut c: 2 Sep 1677 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

8. Dorothy Oviatt b: 25 Apr 1680 in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut

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1626, July 16: Thomas Oviatt was born at Tring (Hertfordshire) England.

"Ancestors and Descendants of Clarence Elisha Oviatt and Julia Frances of Medina, Ohio" by Thomas E. Viall; unpublished; Cleveland, Ohio (Oviatt Archives)

Birth Note: Thomas Oviatt was (doubtless) born near the border of Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, England.

"The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bowworth" compiled by N. Grier Parke, II; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus; p. 211; Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (929.2 AC58P ACPL)

1634, September 14: Thomas Oviatt was baptized at Aylesbury (Bucks) England.

"Oviatt Family: Oviatts in England and Milford, Connecticut" by Mary Elizabeth (Oviatt) Browning, Genealogical Society of Utah, 1933 (Internet)

1665: Thomas Oviatt appears in Milford with his wife Frances. On a conveyance of property in England at Wendover, County Bucks, he was called by Alexander Bryan, nephew. He was in the habit of making visits to England on business, and mention is made of him carrying letters to and from.

"Families of Early Milford, Connecticut" by Susan Woodruff Abbott; p. 497; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1979 (974.6 CT/New Haven SCGS) (Gen 974.62 M644Ab LAPL)

1665: Thomas Oviatt or Oviatt of Milford was born.

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" by James Savage; III:4; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1981 (929.274 S264 LAPL) (NE Sec. SR)

Note: Thomas Oviatt was from Salisbury, Wiltshire, England and settled at Milford, Connecticut. "Topographical Dictionary of 2885 English Emigrants to New England 1620-1650" by Charles Edward Banks; The Bertram Press; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; 1937 (929.274 B218 LAPL)

1668, July 11: Mr. Oviatt was living at Milford, Connecticut when, with Samuel Baldwin he witnessed a conveyance given by George Baldwin and his wife, Mary, of Huntington, Long Island, to Alexander Bryan and Richard, his son of Milford.

"The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bowworth" compiled by N. Grier Parke, II; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus; p. 207; Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (929.2 AC58P ACPL)

1671, October 8: Thomas Oviatt joined the church at Milford.

"The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bowworth" compiled by N. Grier Parke, II; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus; p. 208; Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (929.2 AC58P ACPL)

1673: Hew was proposed for freeman.

"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" by James Savage; III:4; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1981 (929.274 S264 LAPL) (NE Sec. SR)

1689: He was town clerk in Milford. His business was apparently that of Tallow Chandlery and soap maker, as he and his wife Frances acknowledge their indebtedness to Richard Bryan, to be paid to the said Richard, his heirs and assigns, within 15 months from the 14th day of May 1684, giving as security, houses, lands, soap, Firkins and ashes "and what oil shall come in my absence" reserving two or three barrels of oil to procure soap to pay for ashes.

"Families of Early Milford, Connecticut" by Susan Woodruff Abbott; p. 497; Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1979 (974.6 CT/New Haven SCGS) (Gen 974.62 M644Ab LAPL)

1691, May 25: Thomas Oviatt died at Milford, Connecticut.

"Oviatt Family: Oviatts in England and Milford, Connecticut" by Mary Elizabeth (Oviatt) Browning, Genealogical Society of Utah, 1933 (Internet)

and

"The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bowworth" compiled by N. Grier Parke, II; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus; p. 211; Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (929.2 AC58P ACPL)

Burial Note: Thomas Oviatt is buried in the Old Milford Cemetery in Milford, Connecticut, but is not locatable. (Milford Historical Society)

Death Note: The Inventory of the Estate of Thomas Oviatt was presented by his widow, Frances; the children were named as Hester and Amy (both married), Frances, age 22; Samuel, 19; Abigail, 17; Thomas, 14 and Dorothy, 11.

"The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bowworth" compiled by N. Grier Parke, II; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus; p. 208; Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (929.2 AC58P ACPL)

1664: Thomas Oviatt married Frances Bryan at Milford, Massachusetts.

"New England Marriages Prior to 1700" compiled by Clarence Almon Torrey; p. 545; The Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc.; Baltimore, Maryland; 1985 (974.0 NEa/Marriage SCGS)

Marriage Note: Thomas Oviatt married Frances Bryan. Children, born at Milford, Connecticut: 1) John; born May 11, 1664; ; died by 1671; 2) Hester; born March 20, 1665; baptized October 15, 1671; 3) Amey, born February 10, 1667; baptized October 15, 1671; married Richard Baldwin, died May 28, 1728 at Milford; 4) Frances; born November 1, 1669; baptized October 15,1671; married July 3, 1665, John Eells; died November 2, 1738 at Hingham, Massachusetts; 5) Samuel (see below); 6) Abigail, born August 17, 1674; baptized August 16 (?), 1674; married William Adams; died 1711c; 7) Thomas (see below) and 8) Dorothy, baptized April 25, 1680; married (1st) Josiah Whitmore; married (2nd) July 17, 1712, Samuel Camp; died September 2, 1749 at Waterbury, Connecticut.

"The Ancestry of Lorenzo Ackley and his wife Emma Arabella Bowworth" by N. Grier Parke, II; edited by Donald Lines Jacobus; pp. 208-9; Elm Tree Press; Woodstock, Vermont; 1960 (929.2 AC58P ACPL)

and

"Ancestors and Descendants of Clarence Elisha Oviatt and Julia Frances of Medina, Ohio" by Thomas E. Viall; unpublished; Cleveland, Ohio (Oviatt Archives)




      
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Thomas Oviatt, Jr.'s Timeline

1626
July 16, 1626
Tring, Hertfordshire, England
July 16, 1626
Tring,Hartford,England
1664
May 11, 1664
Age 37
Milford,New Haven,Conn
1665
March 28, 1665
Age 38
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
1667
February 10, 1667
Age 40
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut
1669
November 1, 1669
Age 43
Milford,New Haven,Conn
1672
November 25, 1672
Age 46
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
1674
August 17, 1674
Age 48
Milford,New Haven,Conn
1677
August 30, 1677
Age 51
Milford, New Haven, CT, USA
1680
April 25, 1680
Age 53
Milford,New Haven,Conn