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John Nott, of Wethersfield

Also Known As: "Walter", "‘the Immigrant‘"
Birthplace: England (United Kingdom)
Death: January 24, 1681 (62-63)
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ann Nott
Father of Elizabeth Reeves; Sgt. John Nott, II and Hannah Hale

Occupation: Sergent, joiner
Immigration Year: By about 1636
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Immediate Family

About John Nott, of Wethersfield

Not the same as Mr John Nott

John Nott was born in England in 1618 and died abt 1681 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut. He was a talented joiner and a Sergeant in the Pequot War of 1637.


  1. Ann Bellows (born 1620).

children of Ann Bellows and John Nott born at Wethersfield:

  1. Elizabeth Nott. Born 1647. Married 1662 Robert Reeves.
  2. Hannah Nott. Born 1649. Married John Samuel Hale (born 1646).
  3. John Nott. 1650-1710. Married 1683 Patience Miller (born 1657, died 1745).

Disputed Origins

  • seen as born in Bristol, Gloucestershire 1618
  • seen as born in Nottingham
  • not a known child of John Nott & Polynora Nott of Devon - disconnected 20 May 2019

Family notes

Mary Huntress Could not have been his child. She is said to have been born 1648 in Devon, and this John Nott was in Wethersfield, Connecticut from about 1636. Has him & his wife buried in New Hampshire & her father without supporting evidence.

A widow Joan Drake died 1637 and left property in Boston to her nephew, this John Nott. See her article in Anderson’s Great Migration Begins (linked below).


He married, by 1649 (and probably by 1647), ANN ___, who survived him.

He was a joiner by trade. He was probably in Wethersfield by 1636. He was confirmed Sergeant of the Wethersfield Train Band in May of 1657.

He was a juror, 1646; townsman, 1658; surveyor, 1659; deputy to the Connecticut Legislature from 1662 through 1674; representative to the General Court for 19 sessions, beginning 1665. He was on the committee to settle the west line of Wethersfield in 1670. He also drew 50 acres of land in the 1670 allotment for his services in the Pequot War.

His will was dated 10 Feb 1679 and proved 27 Feb 1681/2. His inventory was valued at £533-15-10.

The will:

I John Nott of Wethersfield, aged and infirm, but of perfect understanding & Memory, being desirous to settle things in order, doe make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following:

Item. I give and bequeath to my wife Ann Nott Convenient and necessary house roome In my dwelling house where I now live, & also £6 pr annum to be payd to her yearly out of the proffits & rents of my estate, & also the free use of so much of my household goods as she shall have need of to enjoy the sayd comfortable houseroom, together with the yearly payment of £6 pr yeare, & also the free use of my household stuffe as aforesayd for & during the full terme & time of her natural Life. I give and bequeath to my sayd wife a good milch Cow, to take her choyse of all the Cowes I have.

Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Reeves £30, to be paid to her out of my moveable Estate. I doe also give to my sayd daughter the one halfe of my houshold Stuffe, to be delivered to her after the decease of my wife.

I give to my daughter Hanna Hale Tenn shillings.

Item. I give & bequeath to my son John Nott all my houses & Lands that I have here in Wethersfield or els where, together with all my goods, Chattells & debts, that is to say, all whatsoever which I now have or shall have & stand possessed of or have good & Lawful right to at the time of my decease, the legacies only excepted before given to my wife & to my two daughters, & my sayd sonn paying to my wife out of the proffitts of my estate the yearly Rent of £6 pr yeare, year by yeare, for and during the full term of her natural Life. I ordain my son John Nott sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament.

John Nott

Witness: Eleazer Kimberly, Ruth [X] Kimberly.

Proven 27 Feb 1681. before me, John Chester, Comissioner. John Nott, Elizabeth Reeve, Hanna Haell.

Ann Nott appeared and made oath to the Inventory.

Court Record, Page 51 -- 2 Mar 1681/2: Will Presented in Court.


  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700, U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Notes Nott, John ( -1682) & Ann ________?; b 1646, b. 1649; Wethersfield, Ct
  • "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850," database, FamilySearch ( : 20 February 2019), John Nott, 24 Jan 1681; citing Death, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America, Compiled by Lucius A. and Lucius B. Barbour, housed at State Library, Hartford, Connecticut; FHL microfilm 008272242.
  • The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Vol. II, by Henry R. Stiles, FHL, SLC,UT US/Can Books 974.62/W2 HZas 1975 Vol. 2, p. 521 Notes. Nott, John prob in Weth, in 1636, (for ho lot and ld interests see ch 7, vol 1); was a juror, 1646; townsman, 1658; surveyor, 1659; dep., 1662-63; rep to Gen. Ct. for 19 sess. fm. 1665; on comm to settle W. line of Weth., 1670; drew ld in 1670 allot.; was a joiner by trade; cattle ear-mark rec. W.T.V., I. p.5; he d. 25 Jan 1681/2, leaving wid. Ann and 3 ch; invent. 533 pounds-15 shillings-10 pence, will dted 10 Feb 1679. Children: Hannah, b. 10 Jan or June, 1649 m. John Hale of Weth, 8 May 1668; 4 ch John (Sgt) b. 10 Jan 1650-1 m. 28 Mar 1683, Patience Miller Elizabeth m. Robert Reeves of Htfd, abt 1662, 9 ch
  • The History of Ancient Wethersfield, Vol. 1, pp. 30-31,Family History Library, SLC, UT Notes “Sgt John Nott is listed among names of additional settlers, nearly all from places other than Watertown; some directly from England; most of them came between 1636 and 1640, none later than 1645.”
  • History of Ancient Wethersfield. It does not say where he was born, just that he was in Wethersfield by about 1636, but that he was survived by wife Ann and 3 children: Hannah Nott Hale, Sgt John and Elizabeth Nott Reeves.
  • link to New England, The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635, pp 361-362 Notes Will establishes kinship relationship, residence of John Nott in New England in 1637. In her will, proved 5 Dec 1637, Joan Drake bequeathed 1/4 of her goods at Boston in N.E. to John Nott, to her sister Duglas 2 (pounds); to her nephew, to whom she was a witness, 20s to buy ... Anderson identified him as John Nott of Wethersfield.
  • Genealogy of the Nott Family Last brought up to date 16 April 2008
  • Williams Ancestry Last Modified 16 Jan 2005 [dead link]
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John Nott, of Wethersfield's Timeline

Age 22
Came From England
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
June 10, 1649
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
January 10, 1650
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut
January 24, 1681
Age 63
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
August 7, 1948
Age 63
August 7, 1948
Age 63
April 20, 1950
Age 63