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Families of Ancient Wethersfield

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  • Marie Burrows (1605 - 1672)
    Cannot have been the daughter of Nicholas Phillips born abt 1611. Disconnected June 2014 Biography At the age of 30, on 15 April 1635 Marie (Unknown) along with her husband Samuel Ireland appeare...
  • Samuel Ireland, of Wethersfield (c.1603 - 1639)
    Family Parents unknown. Not a known child of Samuel Ireland & Margaret Ireland Wife was Mary, parents unknown. His widow married 2nd to Robert Burrows 2 daughters, Martha & Mary. Biography
  • Hannah Chester (1665 - 1741)
    Reference: Ancestry Genealogy - SmartCopy : Oct 21 2018, 16:06:34 UTC === GEDCOM Source ===@R-943580297@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family T...
  • Maj. John Chester (1656 - 1711)
    The son of Capt. John & Sarah (Welles) Chester, he married Hannah Talcott, daughter of Hon. Samuel Talcott of Weatherfield on Nov. 25, 1686. The children of John & Hannah Chester: Penelope b. Oct. 21...
  • Ann Nott (c.1620 - 1691)
    From 1646c: Sergeant John Nott married Ann Bellows at Wethersfield Village, Connecticut Colony. Children born at Wethersfield: 1) Elizabeth; born 1641c; married March 1662, Robert Reeve at Hart...

In 1633 John Oldham from Watertown in the Massachusetts Bay Colony explored the Connecticut River. The following year he and some companions built temporary housing and passed the winter at Wethersfield. With the arrival of warmer weather other settlers, many also from Watertown, arrived from Massachusetts Bay.

Wethersfield has its niche in history, being "Ye Most Auncient Towne" in Connecticut, as set out by the Code of 1650 — "Colonial Records of Connecticut."

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From Wethersfield Library:

The Ten Original Settlers (also known as "The Ten Adventurers") were

  • John Oldham
  • Nathaniel Foote
  • Abraham Finch, Sr.
  • Robert Seeley
  • John Strictland
  • John Clarke
  • Andrew Ward
  • Robert Rose
  • Leonard Chester
  • William Swayne


In 1672, the following-named persons were treated as West-of-the- River householders, and. (as there were no more of the 52-acre lots remaining) were each given 60 acres of land at "Xayaug," South Glastonbury : Mr. Richard Treat Son of Richard, the Settler; Mr. John Hollister Son of .John, the Settler, deceased; Richard Smith Son of Richard, the Settler( '{); Thomas Edwards Son of John. Settler; John Wadhams The Settler; had a son John; Sam. Hale, Jun. Removed to Glastonbury; Caleb Benjamin Removed to South Glastonbury; Thomas Loveland Son of 'Widow Loveland' Wethersfield, 1649.