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William Phelps / Ann Dover


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William Phelps / Ann Dover

Husband: William Phelps
Born: ABT 1593[487] [488] [489] at: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
Married: 14 Nov 1626at: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
Died: 14 Jul 1672at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Father:
Mother:
Notes: [491]
Wife: Ann Dover
Born: 1610at: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
Died: 30 Aug 1689[812] at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Father: Dover
Mother: Dover
Notes: [814]
Sources: [812] [815] [816]
Children
Name: Cornelius Phelps [8684] [8683]
Born: 13 Oct 1627[8683] at: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Joseph Phelps [713] [711] [712] [714]
Born: ABT 13 Nov 1628[711] [712] at: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
Married: at:  
Died: 1684at: Simsbury, Hartord, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: Mary , Hannah Newton

Name: Mary Phelps [8686] [8685]
Born: [8685] at: Crewkerne, Somersetshire, England
Died: CHILDat:
Spouses:

Name: Sarah Phelps [219]
Born: ABT 1632[219] at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: William Wade

Name: Timothy Phelps [530] [528] [529] [531]
Born: 1 Sep 1639[528] at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: AFT 28 Sep 1719[529] at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: Mary Griswold

Name: Mary Phelps [679]
Born: 2 Mar 1644at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: ABT 13 Feb 1725at: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Spouses: Thomas Barber Jr.


Pedigree Chart for: William Phelps

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Pedigree Chart for: Ann Dover

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[491] According the Mary and John 1630 Ship Passenger List Project, the following individuals are "certain or highly probably" as having been aboard: PHELPS, WILLIAM a. 35 Crewkerne, Somerset Ann Dover, wife a. 33 Crewkerne, Somerset William Phelps Jr., son 11 Crewkerne, Somerset Samuel Phelps, son 10 Crewkerne, Somerset Nathaniel Phelps, son 5 Crewkerne, Somerset Joseph Phelps, son 1 Crewkerne, Somerset http://www.maryandjohn1630.com/passengerlist.html (September 15, 2003) Mr. Phelps, his wife, and their six children emigrated to New England in the ship Mary and John, of four hundred tons burden, commanded by Captain Squeb, with one hundred and forty passengers. This company had been organized into a church and selected their ministers the day before sailing. They sailed from Plymouth, England, March 20th, 1630, arriving and landing at Nantasket, now Hull, Mass., May 30th, 1630. This company settled Dorchester, Mass., the first settlers and founders of that place. Mr. Phelps took an active position in town matters, and during the first six months was made a freeman. From "The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-33:" William Phelps ORIGIN: Crewkerne, Somersetshire MIGRATION: 1630 on Mary & John FIRST RESIDENCE: Dorchester REMOVES: Windsor 1635 CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Second on the list of men who came from Dorchester church to Windsor with Mr. Warham [Grant 10]. FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 (as "Will[ia]m Felpes") [MBCR 1:79, 366]. In list of Windsor freemen, 11 October 1669 (as "Mr. Will[iam] Phelps Sen.") [CCCR 2:519]. OFFICES: Deputy for Dorchester to Massachusetts Bay General Court, 9 May 1632, 6 May 1635 [MBCR 1:95, 145]. Committee on boundary between Boston and Roxbury, 4 March 1633/4 [MBCR 1:113]. Committee to survey Mount Wollaston, 14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:119, 139]. Committee on boundary between Wessaguscus and Barecove, 8 July 1635 [MBCR 1:149, 161]. Jury on death of Austin Bratcher, 9 November 1630 [MBCR 1:81]. Dorchester constable, 27 September 1631 [MBCR 1:91]. Dorchester selectman, 8 October 1633, 28 October 1634, November 1635 (six months) [DTR 3, 7, 13]. Committee to set the rate, 3 November 1633 [DTR 4]. Lot layer, 3 November 1633 [DTR 4]. Fence~viewer in East Field, 10 February 1634/5 [DTR 10]. Appointed by Massachusetts Bay one of the commissioners for the new towns on the Connecticut River, 3 March 1635/6 [MBCR 1:170-71]. Assistant, April 1636, September 1636, March 1637, May 1637, November 1637, March 1638, April 1638 - April 1642, May 1658 - May 1662 [CT Civil List 43]. Deputy for Windsor to Connecticut General Court, April 1645, September 1645, April 1646, October 1646, May 1647, September 1647, May 1648, September 1648, May 1649, September 1649, September 1650, May 1651, September 1651, May 1652, September 1652, May 1653, October 1653, May 1654, September 1654, May 1655, February 1657, May 1657, October 1657 [CT Civil List 43]. Committee to organize expedition against Pequots, 26 August 1639 [CCCR 1:32]. War Committee (Windsor), May 1653, October 1654 [CT Civil List 43]. ESTATE: On 3 April 1633 he was ordered to maintain forty feet of fencing for two cows at Dorchester [DTR 2]. On 5 July 1635 he was granted two and a half acres [DTR 12]. In the meadow beyond Naponset "W. Philps" drew lot #40 containing six acres [DTR 321]. In the Windsor land inventory of 23 February 1640, William Phelps the elder "hath granted from the plantation one homelot with its additions, nine acres more or less" (annotated "sold to Mr. Wareham"); "also one great lot fifty acres ... with meadow adjoining, seventeen acres"; "over the great river in breadth thirty-four rods, in length three miles" (annotated "given to Sam[uel] & Nathan[iel] Phelps"); "by the little meadow in upland two acres and half more or less, in breadth six rods, in length sixty-seven rods" (annotated "purchased by Daniell Clark & Bray Rossiter"); "in meadow adjoining two acres & half in breadth four rods & half more or less" (annotated "purchased by Rich[ard] Vere"); "also purchased of John Brookes a parcel of land in the upper end of the meadow by his dwelling house containing two acres of meadow with the swamp adjoining"; "also given from the town forty acres of woodland" [WiLR 1:78]. On 27 June 1664 swamp land measured out for Mr. Phelps totalled something over three acres [WiLR 1:78]. Son William Phelps's inventory showed that he "had by deed of gift from his father William Phelps the elder" one acre of meadow and four and a half acres of upland [WiLR 1:84]. By February 1650[/1] William Phelps purchased of his father William Phelps a parcel of swampland [WiLR 82]. On 10 March 1663/4 the Connecticut Court granted to "Mr. Phelps, 200 acres of upland and twenty of meadow, where he can find it; provided it prejudice not former grants and plantations set up and to set up" [CCCR 1:419]. BIRTH: By about 1593 based on estimated date of marriage. DEATH: Windsor 14 July 1672 ("Old Mr. William Phelps died" [CTVR 27]). MARRIAGE: (1) By 1618 Mary _____, who was buried at Crewkerne 13 August 1626. (2) Crewkerne 14 November 1626 Anne Dover. "Mistress Phelps" was the first on the list of women members of the church at Dorchester who came with Mr. Warham to Windsor [Grant 9]. She died Windsor 30 August 1689 ("Mrs. An Phelps died") [CTVR 57]). (All citations in brackets [] are source attributions.) By David Phelps Last Will and Testament The following is the last Will and Testament of Mr. William Phelps, or properly speaking, his Settlement Deed. From Windsor Records. "These presents testify, that I, William Phelps, of Windsor, on Connecticut, in consideration of a marriage concluded between my son Timothy, on the one part, and Mary, the daughter of Edward Griswold, on the other part; have given and granted, and by these presents do give and grant unto my son, that he, the said Timothy, shall jointly enjoin and possess, together with me, all my houseing, lands and accommodations, as also all my estate, both real and personal, both within door and without, with all the property emoluments, products, and income of the same, during my material life: And my said son is to inhabit and dwell in my house, with me and my wife, in joint way ; and that it shall continue during my material life ; and if my wife shall survive me, she have and enjoy in a joint way with my son the estate for her maintainence as before expressed. But if my wife chooses to settle in any place and to leave the house, then my son shall pay yearly to my wife, the sum of ten pounds during her material life, and in case I myself in my life time, or my wife after my decease, in her lifetime while she abides, to inhabit with my said son Timothy, she see cause or desire it, I do reserve power both for myself and for her, after my decease to dispose a barrel or two of cider and some apples yearly, without any harm to the premises, and likewise I do reserve like liberty for myself and my wife, to dispose of my wearing apparel, and whom we shall meet to enjoy them after our decease. Also I do give full power of bequeathing the great brass pan at her decease ; and my son Timothy is to carry the improvements of the whole Estate, and to order and dispose of the stock, so far as the necessity of our subsistance shall require, and after my decease and the decease of my wife, my said son Timothy shall have and enjoy all my whole Estate fore mentioned to him and his heirs forever; always provided that in case my said son Timothy shall die and leave no natural heirs begotten by him, that shall either not attain the age of twenty one years or marry, then the one-half of my lands excepting the orchard and pasture down to the bridge, that goeth into the meadow; also the tipper pasture by the house that shall belong to the house, shall return to William, the son of my son Samuel. Also my son Timothy is to pay out of the Estate: Imprimis to discharge my daughter Mary, with that which is paid, the sum of thirty-four pounds, which is the full portion I allow her. To my son William twenty shillings, to Samuel ten pounds, to Nathaniel fifteen pounds, to Joseph five pounds--these legacies to my sons to be discharged within two years of my decease. In consideration of the premises we both have hereunto set our hands this 22nd day of April Anno Dom. 1660. Witness to the signatures: DANIEL CLARK, WILLIAM PHELPS, JAMES ALFORD, TIMOTHY PHELPS. Entered on the Windsor, Conn., Register, July 26th, 1672. MATHEW GRANT, Register."

[814] Mary Ann was an English lady and one of the passengers of the ship Mary and John; she was a member of the Dorchester and Windsor Church. Genealogies and Biographies of Ancient Windsor. Mary was the second wife of William. She married William at Windsor. She was a fellow passenger on the Mary and John. Mary came over to New England on the Mary and John in1630 on the voyage with William Phelps and the Rev. Wareham's Group. she moved with them from Dorchester to Windsor in 1635/6. Phelps lost hisfirst wife and Mary Dover became his second wife in 1638. Adding to his five children, they had two more.{Jenkins}

[8684] Cornelius was not found on the passenger list of the Mary and John in 1630,and no record of him existed in America. He may have died while an infant.

[713] BIRTH: Mary and Joseph are twins. Dates of birth are baptismal dates.

[8686] No futher record.

[530] Timothy owned the Half-Way Cov't, W. Ch., 8 Nov 1663; freeman at Windsor 1664; received his commission as Lieut. under Col. Wm. Whiting, with Capt. Matthew Allyn, in 1709, in Queen Anne's War. He resided in Windsor on the original Phelps homestead. Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA DEATH: I, Timothy Phelps of Windsor, being very aged yet retaining a good measure of understanding and memory, do make this my last will and testament: Imprimis. I give, devise and bequeath all my estate whatsoever, both real and personal, to my three sons, William, Cornelius and Samuel, to have, hold and improve the same in trust for the use of my wife during her natural life, and after her decease my will is, and I hereby do give and devise all my houseing and lands with the appurtenances to my sons Timothy Phelps, William Phelps, Cornelius Phelps, Samuel Phelps, Nathaniel Phelps, and heirs of Joseph Phelps in the room of their father, to be equally divided into six equal parts, provided always, and it is my will, that they pay and make up to their sisters, Sarah, Hannah, Ann and Martha, my daughters, or to their heirs, and to the heirs of my daughter Abigail deceased, as money apiece; and my will is that what they have already recd. as entered upon my book shall be reckoned as part of sd. summs, and yt my sd. sons and the heirs of my son Joseph shall pay their sisters and their heirs above mentioned in equal proportion, except that the heirs of Joseph shall pay more than an equal proportion, and my son Cornelius less than an equal proportion. And my will further is, that my wife shall have the free disposal of all her wearing apparell at her decease, and that my grandson Samuel Fyler shall have half of that bequeathed to the heirs of my daughter Abigail if he liveth with me so long as I live, or till he comes to the age of 18 years. I appoint my wife Mary and my three sons, William, Cornelius and Samuel, to be executors. Witness: John Mansfield, Thomas Moore. Timothy X Phelps, ls. And whereas, I being aged and my wife soe, and not knowing how long it may please God to continue my life, and not knowing what debts and charge may arise before I leave this world, my will is that my sons and my daughters and their heirs shall pay their equal parts and shares of my debts and charges after my decease. And my daughters, Sarah, Hannah, Ann and Martha, and the heirs of Abigail, shall have apiece with what they have already had, to be paid as money out of my estate after my decease. By the charge as above mentioned I intend that if there be any extraordinary charge, so that the improvement of my estate will not maintain me. This addition of my will was made and published the 2nd day of March, 1716. Witness: John Mansfield, Thomas Moore. Timothy X Phelps, ls. These witnesses appeared 28 September, 1719, and made oath that they saw Timothy Phelps sign and seal the will with the addition, before Matthew Allyn, Assistant. Court Record, Page 112--6 October, 1719: Will exhibited and proven. William Phelps to be guardian to Samuel Fyler, son of Samuel Fyler, late of Hebron deceased, a minor about 10 years of age. Page 118--19 January, 1719-20: Order to dist. the estate according to the will, by Ebenezer Fitch, John Palmer and Abram Phelps. Page 5 (Vol. XII) 13 May, 1734: Jonathan Phelps of Northampton, Mass., heir by will to Capt. Timothy Phelps of Windsor, moves this Court that a division of the lands be made to the heirs. This Court appoint Capt. Henry Allyn, Lt. Roger Newbery and Lt. John Cook to set out by meets and bounds according to the will of sd. deceased. ~P&S 24

[679] DEATH: Mary apparently died young.

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  • @2Page: Vol 1, p 72

@1 [488] [S85]

  • @2Page: Vol 1, p 72

@1 [489] [S141]

  • @2Page: Vol 1, p 72

@1 [490] [S80]

  • @2Page: Vol. 1, p. 14

@1 [812] [S181]

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@1 [816] [S181]

  • @2Page: vol 1 p49

@1 [8683] [S85]

@1 [711] [S85]

@1 [712] [S187]

@1 [714] [S44]

@1 [8685] [S85]

@1 [219] [S85]

@1 [528] [S145]

@1 [529] [S146]

  • @2Page: 338-350-51
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    • Date: 16 Mar 2000

@1 [531] [S44]


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