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William Read

Also Known As: "Read", "Reede", "Reid"
Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
Death: 1697 (37-45)
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Reed and Read Derby
Husband of Deborah Read and Mary Read
Father of Abigail Read; Hon. John Read, Attorney General of Massachusetts and Sarah Ferris
Half brother of John Read, Jr., of Norwalk; Thomas Reed; William Reed; Mary Tuttle and Abigail Reed

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About William Read

Parentage is unknown. A user presumed it to be that of John Read, Captain in Cromwell's army:

Source for below biographical details is: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield by Donald Lines Jacobus

  • Two wives: (1) Deborah Baldwin the daughter of Nathaniel and step-daughter of Thomas Skidmore and (2) after 1689, Mary, the widow of John Bostwick and daughter of John Brinsmade. Mary died in 1704.
  • Children all from Deborah: Sarah, Abigail, and John.

Donald Jacobus is clear that the parents of William READ are unknown.

Capt. John Reed

From the WorldConnect Database: "Black/NobleCT", by Julie Barrows:

"WILL: Dated 2 Sep 1693, codicil 26 May 1697, inventory 23 Jun 1697. Before his death he made legal conveyance to his son John and two daus Sarah Barlows and Abigail Reed of his whole estate, and the widow by agreement received satisfaction in lieu of the dower she could claim; administration granted to son John, and son-in-law Joseph Barlow, and dau Abigail. The widow Mary acquitted the estate, 23 Jun 1697.

RESIDENCE: Settled in Fairfield before 1673

DEED: Prior to 1673 he purchased land in Fairfield from Cornelius Hull; bought from his sister-in-law Sarah Baldwin in 1675, and from Daniel Westcott in 1681. In 1675 he had land by gift from Thomas Skidmore, his wife Deborah's stepfather. He conveyed the Hedges lot to his children, Sarah and Abigail Read, and the rest of his lands to son John Read, 2 Sep 1693, and gave then another conveyance, 7 May 1697, the dau Sarah then being called Barlow. "


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William Read's Timeline

New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
March 1, 1677
Age 21
January 29, 1679
Age 23
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Age 24
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Age 41
Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony