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James Wakeley

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James Wakeley, perhaps son of Henry, who mentions a son James in his will; one of the inhabitants who received lands "by the courtesie of the town;" his home-lot was on the north side of the road from George Steel's to the South Meadow, "which the Townsmen bought of Arthur Smith, and was parcel of his home-lot and now settled on James Waklie by the inhabitants of this town," February 1639-40; married October 5, 1652, Alice, widow of James Boosy; removed to Wethersfield, and thence to Newport, 1665; In 1680 he sent to Connecticut from Providence a petition for a divorce; his wife desired it also, but neither prevailed; she died 1683.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 265. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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