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John Reynolds

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Boxford, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of George Reynolds and Thomasyn Nathanielle Reynolds
Husband of Sarah Reynolds and Sarah Reynolds
Father of John Reynolds; Elizabeth Ferris; Nicholas Reynolds; Jonathan Reynolds of Greenwich; John Reynolds, Il and 2 others
Brother of Richard Reynolds; Robert Reynolds, of Boston; Anne Reynolds; James R Reynolds; Christopher Reynolds, of Isle of Wight and 2 others
Half brother of Christopher Reynolds

Managed by: Ned Reynolds
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About John Reynolds, of Stamford

John Reynolds was born abt. 1612 in Boxford, Suffolk, England, and died aft. 1651 in Stamford, Connecticut. [1]

parents: George Reynolds & Thomsyn Church

married:

  1. about 1630 in Boxford, Suffolk, England to Sarah Cheserton

children of John Reynolds and Sarah:

  1. Elizabeth (1634-1702) m. Peter Ferris
  2. Jonathan (1636-1673) m. Rebecca Heusted
  3. John (1638-1702) m. Juda Palmer
  4. David (1640-?)

Notes

  • John's name is noted on the monument to the original settlers of Watertown, Mass., to have arrived in 1630 with Governor Saltonstall. His name is included with the original 60 other settlers listed on that monument.
  • Other historical records reveal [John & Sarah] to be part of the Winthrop fleet, many of which emigrated from the area around Grafton and Boxford, in Suffolk, England.
  • He was admitted as a "Freeman", of Watertown, suggesting he may have been indentured. In 1636, he removed with several other settlers, including Robert Reynolds (probably his brother [whose name is NOT on the monument of the original settlers]), to Weathersfield, Connecticut. The site of his home is noted on the early maps of that town. He is not to be confused with another John Reynolds, who arrived some time later, and was married to a Naomi Latimer.
  • see descendants of John Reynolds published in early 20th c.

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Footnotes

  1. The place and date of his death is not known, but in 1651 the Stamford town records (p. 51) Deed: "the housing and lands of John Holly.... more or less bounded by ye lot which was John Renoles..." His name is not mentioned in 1657 when the death of Sarah Reynolds his wife is recorded. There is some speculation that he was a seaman, crew or officer, and perchance one of the Captains of one of the Winthrop fleet ships and that he made several trips back and forth to England, while at Watertown. This may explain why his name is not listed on the passenger manifest of any of these ships, but that later his wife Sarah's name is so listed. He may have also died in England on a trip back to the land of his birth. The gravestone of Joseph, grandson of Robert Reynolds who is also noted to have come from Boxford, suggests that the family were of some stature in England, as the tombstone with this Reynolds Family coat of Arms, carries the helmet of a Squire. (Dr. Reynolds)

John Reynolds, born about 1612 in Ipswich, England, died after March 1651 in Stamford, Connecticut; married before 1634 in England Sarah Chesterfield.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth, born 1634 in Greenwich, Connecticut, died 1703 in Stamford, Connecticut; married 15 July 1654 in Stamford, Connecticut, Peter Ferris.

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"In the book, The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, p.48. a provisional list of male passengers on the fly-leaf of Winthrop's Journal contains a "Reynold". A picture of the fly-leaf appears in the Book. Thus, there is a written "list" of various passengers. We also know that Robert's Boston home-lot was next to Gov. Winthrop's lot and was a large and well located property reflecting that he arrived early on with Winthrop. Robert was the first owner of this lot as confirmed by the Boston Book of Possessions. We also know that Robt became a Freeman on Sept. 3, 1634. Because so few persons became Freeman, it might appear that he would have been living in Boston with his peers a while before that privilege was bestowed upon him. However, the time each person waited for Freeman status varied. See also Rev. Runnels' history published in 1873 where he concluded that Robert arrived before 1632." kids:

          *  Ruth Reynolds
          *  Tabitha Reynolds
          *  Nathaniel Reynolds
          *  Sarah Reynolds
          *  Mary Reynolds

__________________________________ Descendants of Robert Reynolds

1   Robert Reynolds 1600 - 1659 

.. +Mary [Pulleyne?] 1600 - 1663

........... 2 Ruth Reynolds 1623 - 1692 ............... +John Whitney II 1621 - 1692 ........................ 3 John Whitney III 1643 - 1726 ............................ +Elizabeth Harris 1644 - 1726 ........................ 3 Ruth Whitney 1645 - 1718 ............................ +John Shattuck 1647 - 1675 ........................ *2nd Husband of Ruth Whitney: ............................ +Enoch Lawrence 1649 - 1744 ........................ 3 Nathaniel Whitney 1647 - 1733 ............................ +Sarah Hagar 1651 - 1722

                       Nathaniel and Sarah are Ancestors of our Kansas Pioneers 

........................ *2nd Wife of Nathaniel Whitney: ............................ +Sarah 1658 - 1746 ........................ 3 Samuel Whitney 1648 - 1731 ............................ +Mary Bemis 1644 - 1730 ........................ 3 Mary Whitney 1650 - 1693 ........................ 3 Joseph Whitney 1651 - 1702 ............................ +Martha Beach 1650 - ........................ 3 Sarah Whitney 1653 - 1720 ............................ +Daniel Harrington 1657 - 1728 ........................ 3 Elizabeth Whitney 1656 - ............................ +Daniel Warren 1653 - ........................ 3 Hannah Whitney 1658 - 1693 ........................ 3 Benjamin Whitney 1660 - 1736 ............................ +Abigail Hagar 1669 - ........................ *2nd Wife of Benjamin Whitney: ............................ +Elizabeth 1660 -

........... 2 Tabitha Reynolds 1625 - 1661 ............... +Michael Abey 1620 - 1662 ........................ 3 Mary Abey 1648 - ........................ 3 Tabitha Abey 1652 - ........................ 3 Matthew Abey 1650 -

........... 2 Nathaniel Reynolds 1627 - 1708

                Served in King Philips War 

............... +Sarah Dwight 1638 - 1663 ........................ 3 Sarah Reynolds 1659 - ........................ 3 Mary (1) Reynolds 1660 - ........................ 3 Nathaniel Reynolds 1663 - ........... *2nd Wife of Nathaniel Reynolds: ............... +Priscilla Brackett 1646 - ........................ 3 John Reynolds 1668 - ........................ 3 Peter Reynolds 1670 - ........................ 3 Philip Reynolds 1672 - ........................ 3 Joseph Reynolds 1677 - ........................ 3 Hannah Reynolds 1682 - ........................ 3 Mary Reynolds 1684 - ........................ 3 Benjamin Reynolds 1686 - ........................ 3 Ruth Reynolds 1688 -

........... 2 Sarah Reynolds 1629 - ............... +Robert Mason 1629 - 1680

........... 2 Mary Reynolds 1630 - 1711 ............... +Richard Sanger 1620 - 1691 ........................ 3 Mary Sanger 1650 - ............................ +John Harris 1650 - 1690

                          Died during march on Quebec, 1690 

........................ 3 Nathaniel Sanger 1652 - 1735 ............................ +Mary Cutter 1657 - 1711

                           Mary Cutter is a cousin to us via Williams and Cutter 

........................ 3 John Sanger 1657 - ........................ 3 Sary Sanger 1661 - ........................ 3 Sarah Sanger 1663 - ........................ 3 Richard Sanger 1667 - ........................ 3 Elizabeth Sanger 1669 - ........................ 3 David Sanger 1671 -

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John Reynolds, of Stamford's Timeline

1612
1612
Boxford, Ipswich, Suffolk, England
1634
1634
Age 22
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut
1635
1635
Age 23
Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire
1636
1636
Age 24
Watertown, (Present Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1638
1638
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut
1639
1639
Age 27
1640
1640
Age 28
1640
Age 28
of Stamford,Fairfield,Connecticut
1641
July 18, 1641
Age 29
Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut