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Nathaniel Ely

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: Tenterden, Kent, England
Death: Died in Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Nathaniel Ely and Susan Ely
Husband of Martha Ely
Father of Samuel Ely and Ruth Horton

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About Nathaniel Ely

Nathaniel Ely, Cambridge, 1632; freeman, Mass., May 6, 1635; an original proprietor at Hartford ; his house-lot was next north of Edward Elmer, where Music Hall now stands; constable, 1640; townsman, 1644, 1650 ; one of the signers of the agreement for planting Norwalk, June 19, 1650, and probably removed there soon after; be sold land to John Talcott, Sept., 1650, and to Richard Butler, 1652. He was deputy from Norwalk, 1657 ; removed to Springfield in 1660, where he d. Dec. 25, 1675. His widow, Martha, d. Oct. 23, 1688.

1605-1675 Born: Tenterden, Kent, , England Died: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Birth: unknown Death: Dec. 25, 1675

According to Springfield records, Nathaniel arrived in Springfield in 1659, resided in Springfield 16 years, until h his death in 1675.

Nathaniel Ely Born abt 1605 Kent England Died 1675 Dec 25 Age about 70 yrs

Father Mother

Marriage Spouse Martha Born Died 1683 Oct 22 Springfield, MA


Samuel, married Sarah DAY, of Hartford

Ruth married Jeremy HORTON.

Life before Springfield with reference to the Ely Genealogy. 1634 Nathaniel came to Ipswich, England & arrived in Boston First settled in Cambridge 1635 Nathaniel made a freeman 1636 June-went with Rev. Thomas Hooker from Cambridge to Hartford 1639 Hartford, CT-made Constable 1643 Hartford, CT-Selectman 1649 Hartford, CT-Selectman 1649 Granted removal to Norwalk (with Richard Olmstead petitioned the General Court for leave to make a settlement in Norwalk) 1650 Removed to Norwalk, CT 1659 Sold his interest in lands in Norwalk and went to Springfield. Life in Springfield 1660 Arrived Springfield, MA-admitted as inhabitants with his son, Samuel. 1662 Chosen Selectman, held office 5 years. 1675 Dec 25 Nathaniel Ely died in Springfield, MA 1683 Oct 23 his widow October 23, 1683.

Occupation He was keeper of the "ordinary" and was licensed "to that work as also for selling wines and strong liquors, for ye year ensuing, Provided he keep good rule and order in his house." He continued to keep the "orderinary" up to his death in 1675. He was before the courts for violating the law once for "selling four quarts of cider to the Indians," and in 1674 he was presented "for not keeping beer in his house according to law, after the rate of 4 bushels of good barley malt to ye hhd, and further he said he would not be turned out of his way; whereupon ye Court fyned him 40s for ye use of the County, all persons also judging this beere farr below that rule in ye law." He said of late he had kept only table beer, but could not say it was according to law.

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 Martha Ely (____ - 1683)

 Samuel Ely (____ - 1692)*
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Burial: Springfield Cemetery Springfield Hampden County Massachusetts, USA Plot: Willow Avenue 2-97

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Created by: M Cooley Record added: Jun 18, 2013 Find A Grave Memorial# 112540750

Records of the Descendants of Nathaniel Ely, The Emigrant, who Settled First in Newtown, Now Cambridge, Mass., was One of the First Settlers of Hartford, Also of Norwalk, Conn., and a Resident of Springfield, Mass., from 1659 Until His Death in 1675

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Nathaniel Ely's Timeline

Tenterden, Kent, England
Age 34
Hartford, Connecticut Colony
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 25, 1675
Age 70
Springfield, Hampshire County (Present Hampden County), Massachusetts Bay Colony