Timothy Phelps (1656 - 1712)

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Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutt
Death: Died in Hartford?, Or Simsbury, Hartford Co., Ct
Managed by: J.B. Wolcott II
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About Timothy Phelps

Phelps & Servin, The Phelps Family of America, Vol. I, p. 98 states:

"28. TIMOTHY PHELPS, b. Windsor, Ct., 26th Oct., 1656, soon removed with his father to Poquonock, m. 1st Sarah Gaylord, 18th Nov., 1686, daughter of Walter and Sarah (Rockwell) Gaylord. Walter Gaylord was son of William, first settler of Windsor, and Sarah Rockwell was dau. of William Rockwell, also a first settler. Sarah Gaylord, b. 13th April, 1665, d. 10 Nov., 1685. She had three children.

He m. 2nd, 13th Nov., 1690, Sarah Pratt, b. Hartford, Ct., 1662, d. 18th Feb., 1758, aged 96 years, daughter of Daniel Pratt. Her grave stone may be seen in the ancient burying ground, Centre Church, at Hartford, the only Phelps stone in the yard. The inscription reads:--"Here lies interred ye body of Mrs. Sarah Phelps, ye relict of Mr. Tim Phelps, who died Feb. ye 18th, 1758, in ye 96th year of her age.

"Mr. Phelps first settled in Simsbury, Ct. removing to Hartford about the time of his 2nd marriage in 1690, where he d. in 1714. His will dated 28th. March, 1712, probated 5th May, 1714. At this time letters of administration granted to Sarah Phelps, relict of Tim. Phelps. No reference is made to his children except that he had seven daughters, and one son."

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Phelps, Timothy, Hartford. Invt. £486-11-11. Taken 29 April, 1712.

by Aaron Cooke, John Pratt and Thomas Olcott.

Will dated 28 March, 1712: I, Timothy Phelps, do make this my last

will and testament: I give to my wife Sarah 1-3 part of all my real and

personal estate during her natural life. I give to each of my daughters

severally £30 as money, to be paid in lands or goods at the discretion of

my executrix. And with respect to my eldest daughter, now married, my

will is that what she hath already received of me be part of her £30. All

the rest of my estate not disposed of as before I give to my son Timothy

and to his heirs forever. I give to my wife the use and improvement of all

my estate for the bringing up of my children till the time of the payment

of the several legacies above specified. I appoint my wife Sarah sole


Witness: John Pratt, TIMOTHY X PHELPS, LS.

John Skinner.

Court Record, Page 75??5 May, 1712: Will proven.

Page 21 (Vol. X) 4 June, 1723: This Court appoint Elisha Lord,

Lt. Nathaniel Marsh and Joseph Pitkin to set out 1-3 part of sd. estate to

Sarah Phelps, widow; also, legacies to be paid to the daughters of sd.

decd., and to Timothy Phelps, only son.

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Timothy Phelps's Timeline

October 26, 1656
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutt
November 18, 1680
Age 24
Windsor, Hartford, CT
January 20, 1686
Age 29
Simsbury, Hartford, CT
December 20, 1687
Age 31
Simsbury, Hartford, CT
December 20, 1689
Age 33
Simsbury, Hartford, CT
November 13, 1690
Age 34
Windsor,Hartford Co,Connecticut
August 20, 1692
Age 35
Hebron, Tolland, CT
September 10, 1694
Age 37
Hartford, Hartford, CT
September 28, 1696
Age 39
Hartford, Hartford, CT
October 22, 1699
Age 42
Hartford, Hartford, CT