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John Wakeman

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Braintree, Essex, England, (Present UK)
Death: October 21, 1661 (60)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis Wakeman and Anne Wakeman
Husband of Elizabeth Wakeman
Father of Helena Talcott (Wakerman); Rev. Samuel Wakeman, Sr.; Elizabeth Kitchell; Anna Nichols and John Wakeman
Brother of Mary Wowen; Sarah Hubbell; Martha Davis; Samuel Wakeman; Isaac Wakeman and 4 others

Occupation: Treasurer of Conn., Treasurer of the Colony of Conn.
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About John Wakeman


Treasurer of New Haven Colony 1656, died Hartford 1661. In New Haven 1639.

Last will: I, John Wakeman of New Haven, being weak in body, but of sound understanding and memory, in expectation of my great change, do make this my last will and testament. First, I commend my soul into the hands of my Lord Jesus Christ, my Redeemer, trusting to be saved by his merits and intercession, and my body to be buried at the discretion of my executors and friends, in hope of a joyful resurrection; testifying my thankfulness to God for the free manifestation of his grace to me in Christ, and for the liberty and fellowship vouchsafed me with his people in his ordinances in a Congregational way, which I take to be the way of Christ, orderly walked in according to his rules; but I do testify against absolute independency of churches, and perfection of any in light or actings, and against compulsion of conscience to concur with the church without inward satisfaction to conscience, and persecuting such as dissent upon this ground, which I take to be an abuse of the power given for edification by Christ, who is (the) only lord of the conscience."

John, son of Francis Wakeman, of Bewdley, England, was an early member of the colony of New Haven. His name is first mentioned there in the list of freemen of "Ye Courte of Newhaven," held June 4, 1659. He was chosen deputy of the New Haven colony in 1642, and treasurer in 1656-1661, when he was made magistrate, but died before taking oath of office.

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John Wakeman's Timeline

May 10, 1594
May 10, 1594
Bewdley, Worcestershire, England
May 10, 1594
Bendley, Ribbesford, Worcestershire, England
May 10, 1594
March 26, 1601
Braintree, Essex, England, (Present UK)
March 29, 1601
Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, (Present UK)
March 29, 1601
Bendley, Ribbesford, Worcestershire, England
March 29, 1601
March 29, 1601
Bewdley, Worcester, England
March 29, 1601