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  • ID: I1356
  • Name: Richard Treat
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT AUG 1584 in Pitminster, Somerset, England
  • Death: ABT APR 1669 in Wethersfield,Hartford, CT
  • Immigration: ABT 1630
  • Residence: Ist settlers of Wethersfield (1 of 4 main pioneers)
  • Occupation: Held several offices in Wethersfield
  • Military Service: FEB 1652/53 Ensign- Wethersfield Train Band;
  • Note:
    Richard Treat was married and all his children baptized at the Church of St. Andrews and St. Mary's. From the "Record of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors", fourth Edition, 1885: Alice Gaylard (Gaylord, Gaylaud) was the daughter of Hugh Gaylard who appears in Taunton Manor Registers as early as 1573, and was buried at Pitminster, 21 Oct.1614. He was probably son of Nicholas and Johane Gaylard, and by 1608 had an adult son George. From "Hale, House and Related Families", by D.L. Jacobus and E.G. Waterman: Richard Treat was baptized under the name of Trott, married under the name of Trett; his children were baptized by the names of Trott and Tratt, and he was called Treat when he died. He signed documents with the spellings Treat and Treate. Winthrop referred to him in 1669 as Mr. Richard Treat, senior, above 80 years. But in 1657 he noted Elizabeth Treat, 1 1/2 years, a daughter of "Mathias Treat alias Trott--a Kinsman of Mr. Trott." . Richard Trott Treat, Sr. and wife Alice as coming to America c. 1630 with their nine surviving children, settling in Dorchester. They soon removed to Wethersfield, Conn...Richard Treat as being Deputy from 1644-1648, Governor's Assistant from 1657-1665, and one of the patentees named in the charter granted by Charles II. The family, tho. having no place in the Mass. Recs., probably came to N. Eng. after 1637, and sett. at Watertown in that colony. The first mention of him in Conn. is, as a juror, June, 1642....and in 1662, when King Charles II granted the colony a charter, he was named in that doc. as one of the patentees.... Dr. Case, in his book of the "Hollister is America", has this to say about Richard Treat, Sr. (p. 28): Richard Treat, Sr., was one of the first settlers of Wethersfield, and represented that town in the first general court in 1637. He was appointed in 1642 by the general court, in connection with Gov. Wyllys, Messrs. Haines, Hopkins, Whiting, and others, to superintend building a ship, and to collect a revenue for that object. In 1643 he was a colonial grand juror, and in 1644 a member of the general court to which he was several times reelected. From 1658 to 1665, he was an assistant magistrate of the colony and was in 1662 named in the royal charter of Charles II. as one of the patentees. He was one of the collectors of the Fenwick tax and of the fund for the support of students in the college at Cambridge.
    He married first, Joanna, by whom he had several children, among whom were Robert, governor of Connecticut for many years, and Joanna, wife of Lieut. John Hollister. His second wife Alice survived him, and is mentioned in his will. He died in 1669.

    Marriage 1 Alice Anna Gaylord b: ABT MAY 1594 in Pitminster, England
    • Married: 27 APR 1615 in Pitminster, Sommerset, England
    1. Has Children JoAnna Treat b: ABT MAY 1618 in Pitminster, Somerset, England
    2. Has No Children Robert Treat b: BET 1622 AND 1623
    3. Has No Children Honor Treat b: 19 MAR 1615/16
    4. Has No Children Sarah Treat b: ABT 1620
    5. Has No Children Richard Treat b: ABT 1622
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth Treat b: ABT 1627
    7. Has No Children Susannah Treat b: 1629
    8. Has No Children Catherine Treat b: 1637
    9. Has No Children Alice Treat b: 1630
    10. Has No Children James Treat b: 1634
    11. Has No Children Thomas Treat
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