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Samuel Phelps

Birthplace: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
Death: Died in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of William Phelps, of Windsor, CT; William Phelps; Mary (Elizabeth) Phelps and Mary Phelps
Husband of Sarah Pinney
Father of Phillip Phelps; Samuel Phelps; Sarah Moore; Timothy Phelps; Mary Adams and 7 others
Brother of Richard Phelps; Unknown Son Phelps and Nathaniel I Phelps, I
Half brother of Cornelius Phelps; Mary Phelps; Joseph I Phelps, I; Sarah Phelps Wade; Lt. Timothy Phelps and 1 other

Managed by: Gary Leo Hornbuckle
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About Samuel Phelps

Samuel Phelps b. a. 1623, England. m. Sarah Griswold, 10 Nov. 1650, Windsor, dau. of Edward Griswold (emigrant) of Kenilworth. England. She m. (2) Nathaniel Pinney. 1670 (Pinney 2). Samuel d. 15 May 1669, Windsor

  • Parents:  William Phelps b 1599 Tewksbury & Elizabeth _____(1) (Phelps and Servin p. 95)

Children of Samuel Phelps 6 Sarah Griswold (Phelps and Servin p. 89) 

  1. Lt. Samuel Phelps Jr. b. 5 Sept. 1652, Windsor. m. Abigail Williams, 21 June 1675 (b. 1658) dau. of John Williams & Mary Burley. Samuel d. 21 Oct. 1741, No children.
  2. Sarah Phelps b. 16 Mar, 1653, Windsor m. Andrew Moore of Simsbury, 15 Feb. 1671. Moved to Poquonock. Phelps Gen. p. 98 & Windsor, p. 506 agree an the children (1672-1698), but Windsor p. 465 says she m. (2) John Mansfield, 13 Dec, 1683 and had four children (1684-1689). The following assumes the Mansfield marriage is wrong because her later children were named Moore. 


  • The Phelps Family of America and Their English Ancestors, Compiled by Judge Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin, Eagle Publishing Company of Pittsburgh, Massachusetts, 1899, pp. 88-9, states:

"21. SAMUEL PHELPS, b. England, about 1625, emigrated to New England with his father, in ship Mary and John, settling with his father in Dorchester, removing from there to settling of Windsor, Ct., in 1635-6, where he m. Sarah Griswold, 10th Nov., 1650. She was daughter of Edward Griswold, and b. Kenilworth, England, and came to New England with her father in 1639. After the death of Mr. Phelps, she m. 2nd Nathaniel Pinney, 21st July, 1670, and had Nathaniel Pinney b. 11th May, 1671, and Sarah Pinney b. 11th Oct., 1673. Mrs. Pinney died 6th Nov., 1715.

Mr. Phelps bought 1st Oct., 1657, Thomas Orton's house and land south of road separating it from his father's homestead, and brother William's: the house stood on the rear of the lot just opposite his father's house. This lot was of triangular shape, 4 rods on the rivulet, 60 rods on east and west road, 40 rods on Mill road, and 47 rods on the southeast line. The rear of this lot and house he sold to his brother Nathaniel, and removed to Poquonock, where he had received a grant of land, and where he also bought John Bartlett's place east of Stony Creek, and north of Thomas Holcomb's, and running east of the rivulet. Here he died 15th May, 1669. He witnessed a deed of land to his father by the Indians in 1666.

January 8th, 1660, he paid rates for short slips, 7 shillings, highest amount assessed that year.

Town Records--24th May, 1669, "There was a day of training; by reason of the death of Samuel Phelps, voted that Benjamin Holcomb supply his place as Way Warden."

The first mention, yet discovered, of Andrew Moore, /\ of Poquonnock, Conn., is the record of his marriage, which is as follows: "Andrew Moore & fara Phelpes yt was Dafter of Samuel Phelpes ware married by capten Newberry, february. 15, 1671."' Samuel Phelps was the son of William, the immigrant, who came to Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, and thence to Windsor, Conn., in 1636. He married Sarah (dau. of Edward) Griswold Nov. 10, 1650, and "Sarah Phelps was born in March, the latter end of 1653." (JV/ndsor Tcnun Record.') The Phelps family came from Tewkesbury, England, on the ship Mary and John. Sarah Griswold, b. Kenilworth, England, in 1628, came to America with her father in 1639. The)' settled in Windsor, Conn. 


Samuel Phelps went to New England in 1630 on the ship "Mary & John", with his father William Phelps and stepmother Ann Dover and their family. They settled first at Dorchester, Massachusetts, moving to the new settlement of Windsor, Connecticut on the Connecticut River with Rev. Warham's church in 1635.

He met Sarah Griswold in Windsor and they were married there on 10 Nov 1650.

On 1 Oct 1657 he purchased a house in Windsor from Thomas Orton, which included land sourth of the road separating it from the homes of his father and brother William. Later he sold this property to his brother Nathaniel and moved to Poquonock, where he had received a grant of land and also had bought John Bartlett's place east of Stony Creek and north of Thomas Holcomb's.

On 8 Jan 1660 he paid rates (taxes) for short slips of 7 shillings, the highest amount assessed that year.

Samuel died 15 May 1669. The town record have an entry on 24 May 1669, "There was a day of training; by reason of the dath of Samuel Phelps, voted that Benjamin Holcomb supply his place as Way Warden."


  • Article by Myrtle Stevens Hyde, "The English Origin of William Phelps of Dorchester, Mass. and Windsor, Conn., with Notes on His Marriages," The American Genealogist, Vol. 65, Jul 1990, p. 161
  • "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors," by Oliver Seymour Phelps and Andrew T. Servin (Eagle Publishing, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1899), p. 88-89 (this book erroneously cites Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England as the area of this family's origin)
  • "The Great Migration: Immigration to New England 1620 - 1633," by Robert Charles Anderson, New England Historic Genealogy Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995, Vol. 3, p. 1444-1446

Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Alger Family Historian - e-mail: [1]

Samuel Phelps b. o/a 1630 England d. 15 May 1669 at Poquonock, CT, married to Sarah Griswold b. 29 Jan 1631 England. No record of her parents.

Issue: Abigail Phelps Marshall

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Samuel Phelps's Timeline

August 5, 1621
Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, England
August 5, 1621
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
August 5, 1621
Crewkerne, Somerset, England
August 5, 1621
Crewkeme, Somerset, England
Age 8
To New England on the Mary & John
November 10, 1650
Age 29
Winsor, Connecticut Colony
September 5, 1652
Age 31
Windsor, Connecticut Colony
April 16, 1653
Age 31
Windsor, Connecticut Colony