William Gibbons (b. - c.1655)

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William Gibbons was Mr. Wyllys's steward, and came to Hartford in 1636, with twenty men, to build a house and prepare a garden for his employer. He was an original proprietor of Hartford, and in the distribution of 1639 received a home-lot on the east side of the highway now Governor St., south of Charter Oak St. Chosen juror, 1643; townsman, 1643, 1652; constable, 1647; surveyor of highways, 1648. He died in 1655; will dated February 28, 1654—5; inventory December 2, 1655, £1499. 14. 5. He mentions his wife, Ursula; daughters Mary and Sarah; brothers, Richard, Jonathan or John, and Thomas G. in England; sister Hidgcoke, brother Hidgcoke, and their son, John; gave land at Pennywise "towards ye maintenance of a Lattin schoole at Hartford "; 40 p. to the Artillery in Hartford.


i. William, born about 1639 (aged about 54, March, 1693); not named in his father's will.

ii. Mary.

iii. Sarah, born August 17, 1645; married (1) Honorable James Richards, of Hartford (q. v.); (2) as his second or third wife, Humphrey Davie, Esquire, of Boston, son of Sir John Davie, Bart., of Creedy, Co. Devon; (3) May 30,1706, Colonel Jonathan Tying, of Dunstable, Massachusetts; died February 8, 1714. One of her daughters, Jerusha Richards, was the wife of Govorner Gurdon Saltonstall; and another, Elizabeth Richards, married John Davie, Harvard College, 1681; he settled in Pequonnock, now Groton, in 1693; in 1707 he received the news of his accession to the Baronetcy, and went to England to take possession of his inheritance, Creedy, near Exeter, Co. Devon. Elizabeth, Lady Davie, died at Creedy, 1713; Sir John died 1727.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 239. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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