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John Cornwall

Birthplace: Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Middletown, Middlesex County, Province of Connecticut, (Present USA)
Place of Burial: Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sgt. William Cornwall and Mary Cornwall
Husband of Martha Cornwall
Father of Mary Doolittle; Martha Hubbard (Cornwall); John Cornwall, Jr.; William Cornwall; Paul Cornwall, Sr. and 5 others
Brother of Samuel Cornwall; Jacob Cornwell; Sarah Hubbard; Thomas Cornwall; Elizabeth Cornwall and 2 others

Occupation: Sargeant
Managed by: Private User
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About Sgt. John Cornwall

Families of Ancient New Haven by Donald Lines Jacobus, pg. 548


CORNELL, William (Bef 1562-1622)

 MARTYN, Joan 


 HYANNO, John (Chief ) 

(Abt 1595-After 1680)

 NOEPE, Mary 



CORNWELL, William (Seargent ) (1609-1678)



CORNWELL, Sgt. John (1640-1707)

Family Links Spouses/Children: PECK, Martha


CORNWELL, Sgt. John 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Born: Apr 1640, Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA Marriage: PECK, Martha on Jun 8, 1665 in Middletown Twp, Middlesex, CT, USA Died: Nov 2, 1707, Middletown Twp, Middlesex, CT, USA at age 67

 General Notes: 

John was either born in Hartford or Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT. His will is transcribed at as follows:

"Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records (Hartford District), Charles W. Manwaring, Hartford, 1902, Vol 2, p 47-48

CORNWALL, John, Sen., Middletown. Invt. £317-17-00. Taken 26 December, 1707, by Samuel DOOLITTLE and Zacheus CANDE. Will dated 17 September, 1707.

I, John CORNWALL, Sen., of Middletown, being infirm and weak, do therefore make this my last will and testament: I will that my wife Martha shall have the use, benefit and improvement of all my homelott whereon my dwelling house stands (excepting what is in this will given to my son William), together witht he eastward end or rooms, both higher and lower, of my dwelling house, with the barn and orchard and all the clear meadow that lies in my lot at Goose's Delight, half the breadth of my Boggy Meadow lot, called Ko-Lot, next the river. Also I leave unto her all the moveables, within doors and withou; all which land and moveables may be improved by her for her comfort and subsistence so long as she remains my widow. I give unto my eldest son John CORNWALL 1-3 part of my Proper Lott in the Boggy Meadow Quarter, reckoning that I have given 1-3 part thereof to my son-in-law Samuel DOOLITTLE and part of the other third is given to Joseph. Also I give unto my sd. son John halfe the breadth of my Ko-Lott next to the upland, and at his mother's death or marriage the whole Ko-Lott unto John; also ½ of my lands or rights ont he east side of the Great River, and the other half to Joseph and Benjamin, my sons. I give to my son William CORNWALL the west end or rooms, both higher and lower, of my now dwelling house, with the yard that lies to the west and north, and what fruit trees are therein, and the garden plott. And the other half of my homelott, next my Brother Jacob's, I give to my daughters, Martha, Hannah and Thankfull, equally. I give unto my son Paul the westward end of that lott of land that lieth beyond my brother Samuel's houselott where now Paul's house stands, unto the middle row of apple-trees in the orchard there. Also, I give unto Paul ½ of my lott in the westernmost range of lotts; the other half of that lott I give unto my daughters, Martha, Hannah and Thankful. It is my will that my son-in-law, Richard HUBBARD, shall have one acre of it, to be laid out from the highway to his boggy meadow, on that side next Mr. SOUTHMAYD, and the remainder to be equally dividied betwixt Paul, Joseph and Benjamin, so that their bredth be equal without respect to the lenght of either. It is my will that what moveables shall be extant of household goods shall be equally shared amongst my four daughters. My will is that my wife Martha shall be sole executrix. I desire Mr. John HAMLIN and Mr. Noadiah RUSSELL to be overseers.

John CORNWALL, L.S. Witness: Thomas STEVENS, John LONE, Alexander ROLLO

Court Record, Page 101 -- 5 January, 1707-8: Will approved.

Page 107 -- 4 March, 1707-8: The widow Martha CORNWALL, now deceased, this Court grant letters of Adms. to John CORNWALL, son o f John CORNWALL, late of Middletown, deceased, with the will annexed."

 Noted events in his life were:

• Will, Sep 17, 1707, Middletown Twp, Middlesex, CT, USA.

• Probate, Jan 5, 1707/08, Middletown Twp, Middlesex, CT, USA.

Sgt. married Martha PECK, daughter of Deacon Paul PECK and Martha HALE, on Jun 8, 1665 in Middletown Twp, Middlesex, CT, USA. (Martha PECK was born about 1648 in Hartford, Hartford, CT, USA 1 and died on Mar 1, 1706/07 in Middletown Twp, Middlesex, CT, USA 1 6 8.)

 Marriage Notes: 

This marriage was recorded in Middletown, CT. (F-466c)



1 Savage, Albert Wilcox Jr, New England Ancestry of Albert Wilcox Savage, Jr., Savage-Wilcox Lines Vol. I (Gateway Press, Inc.)

2 United Ancestries Linked Pedigrees CD 100 (Automated Archives).

3 "Mrs. Abigail Weller to Linda Coate Dudick Letter, July 25, 1977 at 1325 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43212."

4 Jacobus, Donald Lines, Hale, House and Related Families Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley (Hartford, CT: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952).

5 Edward E. Cornwall, M.D, William Cornwall and his Descendants (New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse and Taylor Co., c1901).

6 Vital Records of Middletown, CT housed at the courthouse in Middletown, CT.

7 Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633,Vol. I, A-F (Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, c1995).

8 Cornwell, John, Will of John Cornwell (Written Dec. 6, 1707, Middlesex Co., CT,


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Sgt. John Cornwall's Timeline

April 1640
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
November 20, 1666
Age 26
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States
August 13, 1669
Age 29
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
August 13, 1671
Age 31
Middletown, Hartford County (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut Colony
August 17, 1673
Age 33
Middletown, Middlesex, CT
June 6, 1675
Age 35
Middletown, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
September 5, 1677
Age 37
Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut Colony
October 5, 1679
Age 39
Middletown, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 1, 1682
Age 41
Middletown, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony