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Elizabeth Churchill (Foote)

Also Known As: "Eleanor"
Birthplace: Colchester, Essex, England
Death: Died in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Nathaniel Foote "the Settler" and Elizabeth Welles
Wife of Josiah Churchill, of Wethersfield
Mother of Mary Church; Elizabeth Buck; William Churchill; Hannah Royce; Sgt. Joseph Churchill and 9 others
Sister of Nathaniel Foote, II; Mary Tracy; Lieut. Robert Foote; Frances Barnard; Sarah Judson and 1 other

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About Elizabeth Churchill

Elizabeth Foote, daughter of Nathaniel Foote, "The Settler" (1593 - 1644) and Elizabeth Deming Welles (c.1600 - 1683) was born 8 September 1616 in Colchester, Essex, England and was baptized 14 January 1617/18 in St. James Parish Church, Colchester, Essex, England. She died 8 September 1700 in Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, and is buried at Newington Cemetery, Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States.

Marriage and Children

  1. Josiah Churchill (c.1612 - 1686), married 1638 Connecticut
    1. Mary Churchill (1639 - 1690) married Samuel Church
    2. Elizabeth Churchill (15 May 1642 - 1660) married Henry Buck
    3. Hannah Churchill (1 November 1644 Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut - 1688) married Samuel Royce
    4. Ann Churchill (born 1647)
    5. Joseph Churchill (December 1649 - 1 April 1699) married Mary MNU
    6. Benjamin Churchill (born 16 May 1652)
    7. Sarah Churchill (11 November 1657 - 1699) married Thomas Wickham
    8. Henry Churchill (born c.659), settled in Cobanzy, New Jersey


  • Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 1550
  • The records of "St. James Parish Church" at Colchester show that Elizabeth was baptized 14 January 1617
  • Stiles, in his book, The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Volume I, includes Nathaniel Foote. Nathaniel's daughter, Elizabeth, married Josiah Churchill and was the mother of the Connecticut Churchill line. They are ancestors of President Rutherford Birchard Hayes.


Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel and his wife Elizabeth Deming was baptized 14 Jan 1617/8, Shalford, Essex, at St. James's[1]

Elizabeth came to New England with her parents about 1630 or 1632.

Elizabeth Welles, Elizabeth's mother, in her will dated 1678, named her "daughter Churchill" and her children, specifically naming her grandsons Joseph and Benjamin Churchill.[2]

Elizabeth married Josiah Churchill and their first child was born 24 March 1639.[3][4][5]

The widow Elizabeth (Foote) Churchill died September 8, 1700.[4] At the time of her death, Newington, was still part of Wethersfield. Her husband owned land in what would become Newington, their son John inherited this land. As far as known there is no record of their burials in either the old cemetery in Wethersfield or Newington.

Children of Josiah and Elizabeth (Foote) Churchill:[6] 1. Mary b 24 Mar 1639 married Samuel Church, son of Richard Church of Hadley, MA 2. Elizabeth b 15 May 1642 married 31 Oct 1660 to Henry Buck of Wethersfield 3. Hannah b 1 Nov 1644 married Jan 1667 to Samuel Royce of New London 4. Ann b 1647 married Mr Rice 5. Joseph Churchill b 7 Dec 1649 married 13 May 1674 to Mary Burnham [Note: extensive discussion of Mary's surname at http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/churchill/2604/ ] 6. Benjamin b 16 May 1652 married Mary

7. a son who died aged 1 year 8. Sarah b 11 Nov 1657 married
Wickham [Hinman says she married Thomas Wickham but E. S. Wells, an expert genealogist, finds the wife of Thomas Wickham and mother of his 6 children was MARY]

Several sources list the Foote Family and additional facts may be found in these sources. •Goodwin, Nathaniel. The Foote family: or, The descendants of Nathaniel Foote, one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, Conn., with genealogical notes of Pasco Foote, who settled in Salem, Mass., and John Foote and others of the name, who settled more recently in New York. Press of Case, Tiffany and company, 1849. At Google Books.</ref> •Anderson, Robert Charles Great Migration Article on Nathaniel, listing information on the children. The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume II, C-F, by Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn, Jr., and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001. •Stiles, Henry Reed. Families of Ancient Wethersfield Connecticut; Consisting of the History of Ancient Wethersfield, Comprising the Present Towns of Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, and Newington; and of Glastonbury Prior to Its Incorporation in 1693, from Date of Earliest Settlement Until the Present Time, with Extensive Genealogies and Genealogical Notes on Their Families. Vol II. 1904.At HathiTrust •Foote, Abram William. Foote family, comprising the genealogy and history of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, Conn., and his descendants; also a partial record of descendants of Pasco Foote of Salem, Mass., Richard Foote of Stafford County, Va., and John Foote of New York City. Rutland, Vt. : Marble City Press-Tuttle, 1907 (v. 1) ; Burlington, Vt. : Free Press Printing, 1932 (v. 2) at archive.org

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Elizabeth Churchill's Timeline

September 8, 1616
Colchester, Essex, England
January 14, 1617
Colchester, Essex, England
January 14, 1618
Age 1
St James, Colchester, Essex, England
March 24, 1639
Age 22
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
May 15, 1642
Age 25
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
October 6, 1647
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Age 30
London, Middlesex, England
December 2, 1649
Age 33
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
May 16, 1652
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut