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John Riley

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Norfolk, England
Death: June 5, 1674 (49)
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Riley and Mary Ryley
Husband of Grace Riley
Father of John Riley; Jonathan Riley; Isaac Riley and Grace Goodrich (Riley)
Brother of Elizabeth Riley; Daniel Riley; Thomas Riley and Sarah Buck

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About John Riley

from William Richard Cutter, ed. New England families, genealogical and memorial : a record of the achievements of her people in the making of commonwealths and the founding of a nation. Volume 1. Ne York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1914, p. 157.

John Riley, the immigrant ancestor, came in 1621 (sic no evidence until 1643), the year after the landing of the Pilgrims (not), from Stepney, England (no evidence to support this), to Wethersfield, Connecticut, where in 1643 he was a landholder. His name was spelled Riley, Rilloy and Ryly in the old records. He married Grace , who died November 28, 1703, aged about seventynine, "if she had lived till Xmas." He died in May or June, 1674, and the inventory of his estate, taken June 11, 1674, by John Kilbourn, Enoch Buck and Eleazer Kimberly, was valued at 668 pounds, 4 shillings. His will was dated May 13, 1674. He made his wife executrix and bequeathed to her and to his children. The will was proved September 3, 1674. His widow was a member of the church in 1674. Children t. John, born about August 15, 1646; Joseph, October 20, 1649; Jonathan, about March 4,165253; Mary, married Benjamin Gilbert; Grace, married, November 22, 1680, William Goodrich, 2nd; Sarah, married David Sayres (or Sears) ; Jacob, born about 1660; Isaac, mentioned below.


Early Connecticut Hartford Probate Court 1635-1700, Vol 1, Hartford District, pg 229-230, by Charles William Manwaring.

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John Riley's Timeline

May 12, 1625
Norfolk, England
August 15, 1646
Age 21
Wethersfield, Connecticut
March 4, 1652
Age 26
Wethersfield, Hartford County, CT, USA
Age 35
Wethersfield, Connecticut Colony
Age 35
Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
June 5, 1674
Age 49
Wethersfield, Hartford , Connecticut
July 29, 1935
Age 49
May 15, 1936
Age 49