The Taylor/Hard/Hayden/Wyllys/Robinson/Edge Families

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  • ID: I5084
  • Name: Henry Wolcott , Sr. 1 1
  • Name: Henry Wolcott 2
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 26 APR 2010
  • Birth: ABT 06 DEC 1579 in Parish of Lydeard, St. Lawrence, Somerset, England 1 1
  • Death: 30 MAY 1655 1 1
  • Event: Event-Misc 06 DEC 1578 Baptised 3 4 2
  • Reference Number: 8823
  • Note:

    Henry was the emigrant to Windsor, Conn. As the second son of John Wolcott, of Galdon Manor, Tolland, Co. Somerset, Eng., he held a fair position among the landed gentry, and an estate which placed him in affluent circumstances. By the decease of his elder brother Christopher, intestate, 1639, the family estate, including the manor-house, mill. etc., also came into his possession after his removal to America.

    The earlier portion of his life was passed in the quiet pursuit of a country squire's duties and responsibilities; but, becoming converted under the teaching of the Rev. John Elton, he soon found himself closely identified with the Puritan party in the religious and political revolution which then convulsed England. American presented to him, as to hundreds of others like-minded, the only asylum where civil and religious freedom could be found; and, though then past 52 years of age, and with children of an age when they most needed the social and educational advantages afforded in their native land, --to emigrate to a new home beyond the ocean. Taking their three sons, and leaving behind them for a time two daughters ands their youngest son (age 5), they joined the Warham and Maverick emigration of 1630, on the 19th of October in which yr. we find Henry Wolcott's name as one of the first list of freemen of Boston.

    He rem. from Dorchester to Windsor in 1635; in 1637 was elected a member of the lower house of the first General Assembly of Conn; in 1640 stands first in a list of the inhabitants of Windsor; in 1643 was elected to the House of Magistrates (the present Senate) of Conn., and was annually re-elected during life, and was probably, after the pastor, the most distinguished citizen of Windsor; the younger child who had been left behind, rejoined the family between 1631 and 1641. His estate was inventoried at 764, 8s, 10d, not a large sum for one who is known to have sold about 8,000 worth of estate in England preparatory to removing to America. In the Ancient 'Family Chronologie' it is recorded of Henry Wolcott and his wife, that 'these both dyed in hope and Ly buried under one Tomb in Windsor.'[2413175.FTW]

    Custom Field:<_FA#> Immigrant to America@S01593@Date of Import: Mar 18, 2002
  • Birth: 1578 in England 3 4 2
  • Birth: 05 DEC 1578 in Tolland, Somerset, England 3 4 2
  • Death: 30 MAY 1655 in Windsor, Connecticut 3 4 2
  • Death: 30 MAY 1655 in Windsor, CT 3 4 2
  • Baptism: 06 DEC 1579 Parish of Lydeard, St. Lawrence, Somerset, England 1 1

    Father: John Wolcott b: 17 APR 1545 in Tolland, Somerset, England
    Mother: Joan Cross b: BET 03 JAN 1551 AND 1552 in Tolland, Somerset, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Saunders b: 1584
      1. Has No Children Mary Wolcott
      2. Has No Children George Wolcott
      3. Has No Children Christopher Wolcott b: in England
      4. Has No Children Anna Wolcott
      5. Has No Children John Wolcott b: 01 OCT 1607 in England
      6. Has Children Henry Wolcott b: 21 JAN 1610/11 in England
      7. Has No Children Simon Wolcott b: 1625

      Marriage 2 Elizabeth Saunders b: 1582 in Lydiard, Somerset, England
      • Married: 19 JAN 1605/6 in England 2
      • Married: 19 JAN 1605/6 2

      1. Title: 2753943.FTW
        Abbrev: 2753943.FTW
          Name: Unknown
      2. Title: 2413175.FTW
        Abbrev: 2413175.FTW
          Name: Unknown
      3. Title: Lamarque.ftw
        Abbrev: Lamarque.ftw
      4. Title: WestlandsFamilyTree.FTW
        Abbrev: WestlandsFamilyTree.FTW
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