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Capt William III Lewis

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Penarth, Vale Of Glamorgan, Wales, England
Death: August 18, 1690 (69)
Hadley, Hampshire County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Farmington, Hartford County, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Captain William Lewis, II and Felix Alcott Collins
Husband of Elinor Lewis; Mary Lewis and Mary Bull
Father of Robert Lewis; Mary Judd; Phillip Lewis; Sarah Boltwood; Hannah Marsh and 11 others
Brother of Mary Lewis; Ann Lewis; John Lewis and Samuel Lewis
Half brother of William Tarver and Henry Tarver

Occupation: Schoolmaster, settled in Farmington and Stratford CT
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About Capt William III Lewis

Title Book VXIII. of the Genealogy of the Lewis Family Author Simeon Dunham Lewis Publisher C.W. Moulton, 1891 Original from the University of Wisconsin - Madison Digitized Apr 16, 2007 Length 66 pages

i. William, who was born in England, and died August 18,1690. He was a prominent man in Farmington, being the first Recorder of the town, which was incorporated in 1645, and was also Captain of a military company. The history of Waterbury says that William Lewis, of Farmington, and Samuel Steele, had a deed from Indians February 8, 1657, of a tract of land "with black-lead." One very competent to judge thinks this tract was what is now a part of Harwinton, Plymouth and Litchfield. He was twice married. First to Mary Hopkins, daughter of William Hopkins, of Stratford, Conn., and second to Mary Cheever, November 22, 1671 She was daughter of Ezekiel Cheever, of New Haven and Boston, a noted schoolmaster, was baptized November 29, 1640, and died January 10, 1728. She married for a second husband Dea. Thomas Bull, January 3, 1692. Thomas Bull's first wife was Esther Cowles, daughter of John Cowles, of Farmington, who was born in 1649, married April 29, 1669, and died in 1691.


i. Mary, was born May 6, 1645. She married Benjamin Judd, who was born about 1642 at Hartford, and who lived in Farmington from 1644 to 1679.

4. ii. Philip, was baptized December 13, 1646. He married Ashley, daughter of Robert Ashley, of Springfield, Mass. Philip was made freeman at Farmington in 1689, and lived afterwards at Hartford and Fairfield.

5. iii. Samuel. He bore the military title of Sergeant; was born August 18, 1648, and died in 1725. He was made freeman in 1676; was married to Elizabeth Judd, and probably lived in Farmington.

6. iv. Sarah, was born in 1652, and died August 10, 1722. She married Sergeant Samuel Boltwood, of Hadley, Mass., a son of Robert and Mary Boltwood, who was killed by the Indians February 29, 1704.

7. v. Hannah. Date of birth and death unknown. She married, first, Samuel Crow, of Hadley, Mass., and second, Daniel Marsh, of Hartford.

8. vi. William. Date of birth not known. Was baptized March 15, 1656 or 57, and died in 1737. He married Phoebe More, daughter of Dea. Isaac More, of Farmington. He (William) also lived at Farmington.

9. vii. Felix, was baptized December 12, 1658, and died after 1738. She married Thomas Selden, of Hadley, who died November 24, 1734.

10. viii. Ebenezer. Date of birth unknown. He was married, December 2, 1685, to Elizabeth Merriman, who was born September 14, 1669, a daughter of Captain Nathaniel Merriman, one of the first settlers of Wallingford, Conn. Ebenezer lived in the eastern part of Wallingford in 1684.

11. ix. John. Born May 15, 1665, and died about 1694.

12. x. James. Born July 10, 1667. He was in Farmington in 1696; later on Long Island. He appealed from his father's will, and afterwards ran away to Jamaica and died in 1728.


13. xi. Elizabeth, was born October 20, 1672, and died in 1674.

14. xii. Ezekiel, was born November 7, 1674, and died August 14, 1755. He graduated at Yale College, Class of 1695, and was a merchant in Boston when he died. The executors of his will were Ezekiel Lewis, of Woodbury, and William Judd, of Farmington. He married first, March 18, 1702, Mary Braden, who died February, 1703. He married second, October 11, 1704, Abigail Kilcup, the widow of Rodger Kilcup.

15. xiii. Nathaniel, was born at Farmington, Conn., October 1, 1676, and died February 24, 1752. He married, first, Abigail Ashley, November 25, 1699. She was daughter of David and Hannah (Grover) Ashley, of Westfield, Mass., and was born April 27, 1681. He married second, July 4, 1726, Thankful (Pomeroy) Lyman. She was born at Northampton, Mass., May 31, 1679, and died at Northampton September 18, 1773. She was daughter of Medad and Experience (Woodward) Pomeroy, and widow of Lieut. Benjamin Lyman, who was a son of John Lyman, and born in 1674. Nathaniel Lewis and his wife joined the Church March 19, 1710. He lived at Farmington.

16. xiv. Abigail, was born September 19, 1678, and died January 20, 1707. She married, December 10, 1696, William Wadsworth, of Farmington.

17. xv. Joseph, was born March 15, 1679 or 1680. I have found no further record of him.

18. xvi. Daniel, was born July 16, 1681. He married May 1, 1718, Mary Strong, daughter of Asahel and Margaret Strong, of Farmington. She (Mary) was born January 22, 1692, and died April 9, 1751. Daniel was a farmer. Savage says the last died young. He probably refers to Joseph instead of Daniel.

Genealogies of Hadley families (1862)

Author: Boltwood, Lucius M. (Lucius Manlius), 1825-1905 Subject: Hadley (Mass. : Town) -- Genealogy; Hatfield (Mass. : Town) -- Genealogy; South Hadley (Mass. : Town) -- Genealogy; Amherst (Mass. : Town) -- Genealogy; Granby (Mass. : Town) -- Genealogy Publisher: Northampton, Metcalf & company, printers Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT Language: English Call number: 8688415 Digitizing sponsor: Sloan Foundation Book contributor: The Library of Congress Collection: library_of_congress; americana Scanfactors: 5

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2. WILLLAM, s. of William, (1) was in 1644 a resident of Farmington, and the first recorder of the town on its incorporation in 1645. Though one of the original " engagers," there is no evidence that he ever removed to Had. He d. in Farmington, Aug. 18, 1690.

He. m. (1) Mary Hopkins, dau. of the wife of Richard Whitehead of Windsor, Ct. Savage supposes her the dau. of William Hopkins, Esq. of Stratford, Ct. He m. (2) Nov.22, 1671, Mary Cheever, b. Nov. 29, 1640, dau. of the famous schoolmaster, Ezekiel Cheever of New Haven, &c. After the death of Lewis, she m. Jan. 3, 1692, Dea. Thomas Bull, and d. Jan. 10, 1728, ae. 87.

Children— Mary, b. May 6, 1645, m. Benjamin Judd of Farmington ;

Philip, bapt. Dec. 13, 1646, res. in Hartford and Fairfield ;

Samuel, b. Aug. 18, 1648, res. in Farmington ;

Sarah, b. abt. 1652, m. Samuel Boltwood ;

Hannah, m. (1) Samuel Crow; (2) Daniel Marsh; William, bapt. March 15, 1656, m. Phebe More, resided in Farmington, and d. 1737 ;

Feliz, bapt. Dec. 12, 1658, m. Thomas Selding ;

Ebenezer, m. Elizabeth, resided in Wallingford, Ct., and d. abt. 1710 ;

John, b. May 15, 1665, d. abt. 1694 ;

James, b. July 10, 1667, a trader, ran away to Jamaica;

Elizabeth, b. Oct. 20, 1672, d. 1674 ;

Ezekiel, b. Nov. 7, 1674, grad. H. C. 1695, and was a merchant of Boston, where he d. Aug. 14, 1755, ae. 81. He m. (1) March 18, 1702, Mary Breaden ; (2) Oct. 11, 1704, Abigail Kilcup ;

Nathaniel, b. Oct. 1, 1676, res. in Farmington, and d. Feb. 24, 1752, ae. 75. He m. (1) Nov. 25, 1699, Abigail Ashley ; (2) July 4, 1726, Thankful Lyman ;

Abigail, b. Sept. 19, 1678, m. Dec. 10, J696, William Wadsworth of Farmington, and d. 1707 ;

Joseph, b. March 15, 1679 ;

Daniel, b. July 16, 1681.

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1085 (of Farmington)

Buried Colonial Bu. Grd.
He was called Captain.

Was married to Mary Hopkins as proved by a marriage contract which was made that year with Mary Hopkins Mother, Mary Whitehead who was then the wife of Richard Whitehead of Windsor, CT. Savage conjectures that Mary was daughter of William Hopkins of Stratford, CT.

Came on the "Lion" with Wadsworth, Talcott, Goodwin and others in 1632. He belonged to the Braintree Company which in 1632 removed from Braintree to Cambridge. He was admitted a freeman on November 6, 1632. He removed to Hartford and was one of the original proprietors there. Was a juror in 1642.

William Lewis was confirmed Sergeant of the Farmington Trainband, May 1649; Lieutenant of the same, October 1651 ; and Captain of the same, October 1674. He received a colonial grant of 200 acres in October 1668. He died at Farmington shortly prior to August 28, 1690, the date of his inventory.

(f/g) Capt William Lewis Birth: Aug. 19, 1620 Cardiff, Wales Death: Aug. 18, 1690 Farmington Hartford County Connecticut, USA

His first wife was Mary Hopkins Lewis, the daughter of William Hopkins and Mary Andrews Hopkins.

His second wife was Mary Cheever Lewis, the daughter of Ezekiel Cheever. She later married, as his second wife, Thomas Bull Jr.

He was the son of William Lewis and Felix "Felicia" Collins Lewis.

Children(by first marriage): Mary Lewis Judd, Philip Lewis, Samuel Lewis, Sarah Lewis Boltwood, Hannah Lewis Crow Marsh(whose second husband was Daniel Marsh), William Lewis III, Felix Lewis Selden, Ebenezer Lewis, John Lewis, and James Lewis.

Children(by second marriage): Elizabeth Lewis, Ezekiel Lewis, Nathaniel Lewis(whose second wife was Thankful Pomeroy Lyman Lewis), Abigail Lewis Wadsworth, Joseph Lewis, and Daniel Lewis.

Sources are History of Hadley (Judd) and the NEHGS series "Great Migration Begins".

Bio provided by Kevin Avery

Family links:

 William Lewis (1594 - 1683)
 Felix Lewis (____ - 1671) 
 Mary Hopkins Lewis
 Mary Cheever Lewis
 Mary Lewis Judd (1645 - 1691)*
 Philip Lewis (1646 - 1724)*
 Samuel Lewis (1648 - 1732)*
 Sarah Lewis Boltwood (1652 - 1722)*
 Nathaniel Lewis (1676 - 1752)

Burial: Memento Mori Cemetery Farmington Hartford County Connecticut, USA Created by: Douglas Little Record added: Mar 09, 2006 Find A Grave Memorial# 13574168 -tcd

Emigrated 1632, HMS Lion

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Capt William III Lewis's Timeline

August 19, 1620
Penarth, Vale Of Glamorgan, Wales, England
May 6, 1645
Age 24
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
Age 24
The first Recorder of Famington, CT
December 13, 1646
Age 26
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
Age 25
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 31
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
Age 32
Farmington, Connecticut Colony
May 15, 1655
Age 34
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony