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John Purchase

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Oliver Purchase, III and Anne Purchase
Husband of Jane Purchase
Father of Mary Speck and Elizabeth Case
Brother of Joan Palmer; Ensign Oliver Purchase and Jane Purchase

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About John Purchase

John Purchase was a soldier in the Pequot War under Captain Mason and received a soldier's grant in the Soldiers' Field, Hartford, for services rendered there. [Town Records, Hartford. Stuart's History Hartford, pp. 116, 117].

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John Purchas (Purkas) Hartford, 1639, one of the inhabitants to whom the land was granted “by courtesie of the town ;” his home-lot was on the west Side of the mad to the Cow Pasture, near the Pound. He probably served in the Pequot War, as he owned lard in the Soldiers Field, in 1639. He d. in Oct. 1645; will dated Oct. 15 ; inv. £30. 15. His widow, Jane, or Joan, m. (2) Oct. 29, 1646, Nicholas Palmer, of Windsor; d. Apr. 16, 1683, -Ch. : i. Mary, m. Gerard Speck, or Spicks (q. v.), before Nov. 26, 1663. ii. Elizabeth, m. before Dec. 17, 1663, Richard Case (q. v.), who calls himself of Windsor, Dec. 17, 1663, afterward of East Hartford.

Link: http://foundersofhartford.org/founders/purchase_john.htm


Biographical Summary:

John Purchas (Purkas), Hartford, 1639, one of the inhabitants to whom the land was granted "by courtesie of the town;" his home-lot was on the west side of the road to the Cow Pasture, near the Pound. He probably served in the Pequot War, as he owned land in the Soldier's Field, in 1639. He died in October 1645; will dated October 15; inventory £30. 15. His widow, Jane, or Joan, married (2) October 29, 1646, Nicholas Palmer, of Windsor; died Apr. 16, 1683.

Children:

i. Mary, married Gerard Speck, or Spicke (q. v.), before November 26, 1663.

ii. Elizabeth, married before December 17, 1663, Richard Case (q. v.), who calls himself of Windsor, December 17, 1663, afterward of East Hartford.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 256. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

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John Purchase's Timeline

1612
1612
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
1641
1641
Age 29
Windsor, Hartford, Conneticut, United States
1642
1642
Age 30
Windsor, Hartford, CT
1645
October 29, 1645
Age 33
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
1645
Age 33