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James Eno, of Windsor

Also Known As: "Jacques Hennot", "Jacque Henno", "James Enno", "James Eno"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Threadneedle, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Jean Hennot and Catelaine Henno
Husband of Anna Eno; Elizabeth Eno and Hester Williams
Father of Sarah Holcombe; James Eno and John Eno
Brother of Marie Hennot

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Immediate Family

About James Eno, of Windsor

James Eno, Sr.

  • Birth: Aug. 21, 1625 London Greater London, England
  • Death: Jul. 11, 1682 Windsor Hartford County Connecticut
  • Burial: Palisado Cemetery Windsor Hartford County Connecticut, USA

He was born as Jacques Hennot


  • Father  Jean HENNO (HENNOT),   b. 1575, London, Middlesexshire, England ,   d. Aft 1627 
  • Mother  Catelaine JONES (JOVE),   b. 1580, France ,   d. Yes, date unknown 


  1. 18 Aug 1648 to Anna Bidwell (____ - 1657)
  2. 5 Aug 1658 to Elizabeth, (1617 - 1679) widow of Thomas Holcomb
  3. 29 April 1680 to Hester Kelsey (1637-1720) widow of James Eggleston. She survived him and married John Williams 3rd.

Children by 1st wife  

  • 1. Sarah Eno   b. 16 Jun 1649, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut ,   d. Apr 1732, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married 1) Benajah Holcombe (her step brother) 2) Samuel Phelps
  • 2. James Eno, Jr.,   b. 30 Oct 1651, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut ,   d. 16 Jul 1714, Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married Abigail Bissell.
  • 3. John Eno,   b. 2 Dec 1654, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut ,   d. WFT Est 1686-1745. Married Mary Dibble.


"James Eno had only three known children, all by first wife Anna. However, at his death he had at least 10 living step-children by his 2nd and 3rd wives."

brief biography

His name appears in the Historical Record at the British Museum as having left for North America in 1648. He married the widow of Richard Bidwell shortly after arriving in Windsor. Several years later, he was granted land called Massacoe in what is now Simsbury (the next town over from Windsor). In 1660 he was granted an island of 21 acres in the Simsbury River, and an additional fifty acres on the mainland. In April 1666, he and John Moses, acting as agents for the town of Windsor, negotiated with Nassahegan, the sachem of the Poquonnoc, to buy 28,000 acres. For this service, the town granted him additional lands, known as Tilton's Marsh.

See Find A Grave Memorial# 15174002


Moved to the Holcomb house with three eldest children after his marriage to Elizabeth.

His tombstone reads "who came from England and settled in Windsor 1646."

Name appears as "James Eanno" on the Oct 7 1669 list of freeman in Windsor. (NEHGR Vol. 5)

From Savage:

"ENO, JAMES, Windsor 1646, m. 18 Aug. 1648, Ann Bedwell, had Sarah, b. 15 bapt. 17 June 1649; James, 30 Oct. bapt. 2 Nov. 1651; and John, 2 Dec. 1654. His w. d. 1657, he had sec. w. 5 Aug. 1658, wid. of Thomas Holcomb, wh. d. 7 Oct. 1679; and he m. 29 Apr. 1680, Esther, wid. of James Eggleston. He d. 11 June 1682. Sarah m. 1667, Benajah Holcomb. Some of his descend. chang. the name to Enos. Col. Roger Enos, of the army 1776, was one."



The primary source for the genealogy of the Eno family is the 1973 typed manuscript "The Eno and Enos Family in America," by Douglas C. Richardson, an Eno descendant. During the mid to later stages of the 20th century Richardson was a frequent contributor to the NEHG Society's REGISTER and other genealogy publications.

Geni comments

Apparently there is a life duration asserted somewhere, as the following note was inserted onto the "cause of death" field by a user: wrong death or birth date.


  1. James Eno of Windsor, CT (1625-1682) and some of his descendants: 600 years (1400-1999), 17 generations, over 1500 descendants Joyce Elaine Mortison Family Research Press, 1999 - Reference - 174 pages
  2. Richardson, Douglas. The Eno and Enos Family in America: Descendants of James Eno of Windsor, Conn. Sacramento, Calif: s.n., 1973. Print.
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James Eno, of Windsor's Timeline

October 19, 1623
Threadneedle, London, Middlesex, England
October 19, 1623
August 21, 1625
London, Middlesex, England
August 21, 1625
Threadneedle Hugenot Church, London, Middlesex, England
August 21, 1625
Threadneedle St., London, , Eng.
August 21, 1625
Threadneedle, St. Ch., England
August 21, 1625
Threadneedle, St. Ch., England
Age 20
Windsor, Hartford, CT, USA
June 15, 1649
Age 23
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
October 30, 1651
Age 26
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony