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William Pantry

Birthplace: Willsborough, Kent, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Pantry
Husband of Margaret Pantry and Margaret Wilbourne
Father of John Pantry and Mary Bryan

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About William Pantry

  • The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)
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Biographical Summary:

William Pantry (Peyntre), Cambridge, 1634; came to New England in the same ship with Samuel Greenhill, Timothy Stanley, Simon Willard, etc.; a lot was granted to him in Newtown, August 4, 1634; freed from training, November 7, 1634; freeman, Massachusetts, March 4,1635; removed next year to Hartford, where he was one of the wealthiest of the original proprietors. His home-lot in 1639 was on the street now Front St., James Olmsted's lot being on the south, and Thomas Scott's on the north; townsman, 1641, 1645; constable 1649; he died Nov., 1649; inventory, November 29, £1,011.10. (debts, £160). William's wife, Margaret, survived him, and in her will, dated September 12, 1651, she mentions daughter Mary Bryan, sister Branson, and "two children of Richard Branson, that he had by my sister, viz., John and Abigail Branson;" son John Pantry.


i. Mary, married before November 29, 1649, Richard Bryan, of Milford,

ii. John; freeman, 1650; married Hannah, daughter of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, of New Haven; died in 1653; will dated September 1; inventory November 25, £1,242. 1. His widow married (2) June 23, 1654, Thomas Welles, son of Governor Welles; died August 9, 1683, age 50. By her first marriage to John Pantry she had one son, John, baptized March 17, 1649-50; and two daughters, Hannah, died unmarried, and Mary, married Nathaniel Mix. John married Abigail, daughter of Thomas Mix, of New Haven; he was one of the richest men in Hartford, left to his children and grandchildren a large estate, including a pasture of 25 acres, on the east side of Front St. He died April 4, 1736, age 86, very feeble, his estate having been placed under the care of a conservator. His only son, John, died in 1713, and was the last of the name, but the blood was transmitted through female lines in the Goodman, Goodwin, Jones, and Whitman families, and descendants bore the name, John Pantry Goodwin, John Pantry Jones, John Pantry Whitman, into the present century.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), page 254. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

William Pantry came to New England in the same ship with Samuel Greenhill, TIMOTHY STANLEY, Simon Willard, etc. He was in Cambridge, MA. in 1634 and was a Mass. freeman in 1635. He removed in 1636 to Hartford where he was an early member of the First Church and an original proprietor. His name is on the Founder's Memorial in the Center Church Graveyard. In 1639, his homelot was on what was later called Front Street between the homelots of James Olmsted and Thomas Scott. He was a townsman ((1641-1645), a constable in 1649, and one of the wealthiest of the original planters. His inventory was taken Nov. 29, 1649 and amounted to 1011 pounds and 10 shillings. He was survived by his wife, Margaret. Their children: 1. Mary m. Richard Bryan of Milford, Conn. 2. John m. Hannah Tuttle Families of Early Hartford, Conn., p. 442-3.

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William Pantry's Timeline

Willsborough, Kent, England
Age 28
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticutt
November 1649
Age 52
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States