John Walter Nott, "The Immigrant"

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John Walter Nott, "The Immigrant"

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: January 25, 1682 (64)
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Spruce Lane Burying Ground Dover Strafford County, New Hampshire, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Nott and Polynora Nott
Husband of Ann Nott
Father of Elizabeth Reeves; Hannah Hale; Sgt John Nott and Mary Huntress
Brother of Barbara Nott; Elizabeth Nott; Amte Nott; Agnes Nott; Moses Nott and 4 others

Occupation: Sergent, joiner
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Immediate Family

About John Walter Nott, "The Immigrant"

John Nott was born in Nottingham, 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 include:

  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).


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.

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John Walter Nott, "The Immigrant"'s Timeline

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 22
Came From England
Age 28
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
June 10, 1649
Age 31
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
January 10, 1650
Age 32
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
May 27, 1650
Age 32
Dartmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
January 25, 1682
Age 64
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
August 7, 1948
Age 64
August 7, 1948
Age 64