Cornelius Gillett

Male Abt 1636 - 1711  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Cornelius Gillett 
    Born Abt Jul 1636  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jun 1711  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2222  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2015 

    Father Jonathan Gillett,   b. Abt 1604, Chaffcombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1677, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Mary Dolebere,   c. 7 Jun 1607, Cadhayne, Colyton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1685/1686, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 29 Mar 1634  Colyton, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1014  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Kelsey,   b. Abt 1640, of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1722/1723, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Bef Jan 1659/1660  of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Ancestry.com's "The Great Migration Begins, Sketches, Preserved Puritan" has the following listing of children for the emigrant Jonathan Gillett. [See his notes for full quotation from which this small portion is taken.]:
      "Children:
      i Jonathan, b. about December 1634 [TAG 15:210]; m. (1) Windsor 23 April 1661 Mary Kelsey [Grant 39], daughter of William Kelsey [TAG 68:209, 210, 215]; m. (2) Windsor 14 December 1676 Miriam Dibble [Grant 39], daughter of Thomas Dibble.
      ii Cornelius, b. say 1636; m. by 1659 Priscilla Kelsey, daughter of William Kelsey [TAG 68:214; Grant 39].
      iii Mary, b. say 1638; m. Windsor 15 July 1658 Peter Brown [Grant 33-34; TAG 33:215]. (Because of the tight chronology between the date of marriage of the parents and the known birthdate of the fourth Child, Coddington suggests that Cornelius and Mary may have been twins [TAG 15:211].)
      iv Anna, b. Windsor 29 December 1639 [Grant 39]; m. Windsor 29 October 1663 Samuel Filley [Grant 37].
      v Joseph, bp. Windsor 25 July 1641 [Grant 39]; m. Windsor 24 November 1664 Elizabeth Hawkes [WiVR].
      vi Samuel, bp. Windsor 22 January 1642/3 [Grant 39]; no further record.
      vii John, b. Windsor 5 October 1644 [Grant 39]; m. Windsor 8 July 1669 "Marcy Barber" [CTVR 12; Grant 40]. John Gillett d. in 1682 [Manwaring 1:307] and his widow m. (2) Windsor 14 June 1683 George Norton [CTVR 52], son of George Norton. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber [Manwaring 1:94], and had been taken in by Walter Filer after her father's death [RPCC 262, 264].
      viii Abigail, bp. Windsor 28 June 1646 [Grant 39]; d. Windsor 1648 [Grant 81].
      ix Jeremiah, b. Windsor 12 February 1647/8 [Grant 39]; m. Windsor 15 October 1685 Deborah Bartlett [WiVR Barbour 117], daughter of Benjamin Bartlett.
      x Josiah, bp. Windsor 14 July 1650 [Grant 39]; m. Windsor 30 June 1676 Joanna Taintor [Grant 42, 76].
      Bibliographic Note: George E. McCracken surveyed the literature on the Gillett family in 1979, providing some brief commentary on the relative reliability of the many publications [TAG 55:170-1]."
      Sources:
      DTR: Fourth Report of the Record Commissioners of the City of Boston. 1880. Dorchester Town Records (Boston 1883).
      TAG: The American Genealogist, Volume 9 to present (1932+).
      Grant: "Matthew Grant Record, 1639-1681" in Some Early Records and Documents of and Relating to the Town of Windsor, Connecticut, 1639-1703 (Hartford 1930).
      WiVR: Windsor Vital Records, typescript, Connecticut State Library (1918-29).
      WiVR Barbour: Windsor Vital Records, Barbour Collection, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut.
      CTVR: Births Marriages and Deaths Returned from Hartford, Windsor and Fairfield and Entered in the Early Land Records of the Colony of Connecticut..., Edwin Stanley Welles, ed. (Hartford 1898).
      Manwaring: A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Volume One, Hartford Probate District, 1635-1700, Charles William Manwaring, comp. (Hartford 1904).
      RPCC: Records of the Particular Court of Connecticut, 1639-1663, Collections of the Connecticut Historical Society, Volume 22 (Hartford 1928; rpt. Bowie, Maryland, 1987).
      WiLR: Windsor, Connecticut, Deeds (microfilm of original at Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut)."

      2. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 289:
      "Jonathan Gillett, with his brother Nathan came to Dorchester, Mass., with Rev. Warham, and (both) to Windsor with the first emigration (see p. 157, Vol. I). Both he and his wife were members of the orig. D. and W. ch. (O.C.R.); D.W.P. thinks that he probably d. 27 Feb 1697-8; O.C.R. says: 'Jonathan, Sen.,' d. 23 Aug 1677, and in its list of persons taken into Windsor ch. 'and are now living' (the date of this Rec. is 21 Dec 1677) is mentioned 'Wid. Gillett.' The Rec. in Gillett-Holcomb Bible, referred to below (see also Note p. 290), says 'Father Gillett dyed in 1667.' There is still extant, in the possession of a Windsor family, a copy of the Geneva edition of the Bible, of 1599, commonly known as the 'Breeches Bible,' because the fig leaf garment made by our first parents in the Garden of Eden, and which in the King James's Version is called apron, is herein given as breeches. This Bible was brought to New England by this Jonathan Gillett, Sen'r, and afterwards passed into the hands of the present Holcomb family, prob. through Lois, who was the daughter of Jonathan Holcomb by his second wife, Wid. Mary Gillet, whom he married 28 Jun 1721. Lois Holcomb, b. 5 Jul 1748, was married July 1772 to Noah (father of Perly, father of Dea. Anson) Cooley of North Granby, Conn. In the family, this Gillett-Holcomb Bible was familiarly known as the 'Bear Bible,' because it was once, in the olden days, placed in a window to keep the sash raised, when a bear endeavoring to effect an entrance, clawed it, leaving the marks of his claws so deep upon the edges of its leaves, that they are still very plainly to be seen. In this Bible occurs the following manuscript record: 'My father Gille(tt) came into new-inglan the secon(d) time in June in the yeare 1634 and Jonathan his sonne was born about half a yeare aftur he cam to land.' A jar now in possession of Mr. Norman F. Stoughton of So. Windsor, was, it is said, 'brought over' by the first Jonathan Gillett. It is white with blue lines, 6 inches in height and 7 inches in diameter. Children:
      a. Cornelius, came to Windsor with his father.
      b. Jonathan, Jr., b. in New Eng., 1634/5.
      c. Mary, b. in New. Eng. Born in Windsor (O.C.R.)
      d. Anna (Hannah, O.C.R.) b. 29 Dec 1639, specifically mentioned in O.C.R. as 'his first born in Windsor.'
      e. Joseph, bp. 25 Jul 1641.
      f. Samuel, bp. 22 Jan 1642.
      g. John, b. 5 Oct 1641.
      h. Abigail, bp. 28 Jun 1646; d. 1649. - O.C.R.
      i. Jeremiah, b. 12, bp. (O.C.R.) 20 Feb 1647.
      j. Josiah, bp. 14 Jul 1650."

      3. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 289:
      "Cornelius (son of Jonathan) Gillett, sett. on pl. occup. (1859) by family of Oliver S. Gillett; bought of Josias Ellsworth, 1658, the Alford lot west of Thomas Barber, where his desc. remained until after death of Lieut. Cornelius G., 1866. He m. Priscilla Kelsey; he d. 26 Jun 17 - ; was adm. member Windsor Church 16 Jan 1665 (O.C.R.); his wife adm. Feb. 1671. - O.C.R. Children (b. Windsor, bp. O.C.R.):
      a. Priscilla, b. 23 Jan 1659; d. young.
      b. Priscilla, b. May 1661; m. a Grimes.
      c. Abigail, b. 20 Sep 1663; m. (1) a Loomis; (2) a Birge.
      d. Cornelius, b. 15 Dec 1665; bp. 28 Jan 1665/6.
      e. Mary, b. 12 Aug 1668.
      f. Hester, b. 24 May 1671.
      g. Sarah, b. 3 Jan 1673; m. a Webb.
      h. Joanna, b. 22 Apr, bap. 'ye 23 day 1676;' m. (1) an Allyn; (2) a Bancroft.
      i. Daniel, b. 30 Jun 1678; bp. 'ye 23 day of July.' "
      Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 289:
      [Note: No biographies in book about Kelsey family.]

      4. The book "The 'Mary and John," chapter "The Passengers," p. 37:
      "Jonathan and Nathan Gillett were the sons of Rev. William Gillett, Rector of Chaffcombe, co. Somerset, who died in 1641. Jonathan Gillett came to America with his brother in 1630, but returned to England to marry March 29, 1634, at Colyton, co. Devon, Mary Dolbere, who was b. 7 Jun 1607, and d. 5 Jan 1685, dau. of Rawkey and Mary (Mitchell) Dolbere. Mary Dolbere is thought to have been a relative of Rev. Warham. (Jacobus, Donald Lines: 'The American Genealogist,' v. XV, p. 209. New Haven, Conn., 1938-39.)
      In a bible belonging to the Gillett family is the following: 'My Grandfather Gille(tt) came into new englan the secon time in June in the yeare 1634 and Jonathan his sonne was born about half a years aftur he cam to land.'
      Jonathan Gillett was made a freeman in 1635, moved to Windsor in 1636, and died there 23 Aug 1677. Children:
      a. Jonathan, 1634-5 Sep 1708; m. 22 Apr 1662, Mary, 1634-18 Apr 1676, dau. of William Kelsey; m. (2) 1676 Miriam Dibble, d. 1687. Children: Mary, Jonathan, William, Thomas, and Samuel.
      b. Cornelius, b. 1635; m. Priscilla Kelsey.
      c. Mary (twin), m. Peter Brown.
      d. Anna, b. 29 Dec 1639; m. 1663, Samuel Filley, 1643-1711.
      e. Joseph, b. 25 Jul 1641; killed in King Philip's War; m. 1664, Elizabeth, 1647-1725, dau. of John Hawkes. Children: Joseph, 1664; Elizabeth, 1666; Mary, 1667; Jonathan, 1669-1692; John, 1671; Nathaniel, 1673; Hannah, 1675.
      f. Samuel, b. 22 Jan 1642.
      g. John, b. 4 Oct 1644; m. 1669, Mary, dau. Thomas Barber.
      h. Abigail, 1646-1649.
      i. Jeremiah, 20 Feb 1647-1 Mar 1692; m. 1685, Deborah Bartlett. Deborah m. (2) Samuel Adams.
      j. Josiah, bapt. 15 Jul 1650; m. 1676, Joanna Taintor."

      5. 20 Mar 2008 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bart/Gillet.htm:
      "Cornelius Gillett born ca. July 1636 in Dorchester, married Priscilla Kelsey 16 Jan. 1658, died 26 June 1711 in Windsor. He was named for his uncle Cornelius Dolbiar. Priscilla was born ca. 1632, died 7 Jan. 1722/3. In 1658 Cornelius Gillett bought from Josiah Ellsworth lot of length 60 rods & width 18 rods. This lot had been granted to Alexander Alford (Alvord) in 1645. [Stiles, Henry R., "History & Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, CT, 1635-1891" (1891), 1:149.] On 20 May 1658 "Cornel: Gillet" was among 70 Windsor men "made free before the court." Cornelius was admitted to the Windsor Church 16 Jan. 1665. On 11 Oct. 1669 "Cornelius Gillet" was listed as a freeman of Windsor. Priscilla was admitted in Feb. 1671. She was a sister of Miriam Kelsey [Mary Kelsey, wife of Cornelius' older brother Jonathan]. On 2 July 1687 Priscilla Gillett witnessed with her "X" the will of Mary Randolph of Hartford. [Manwaring, Charles W., "A Digest of Early CT Probate Records, 1667-1687," 57.] Cornelius co-inherited with his brother Jonathan from their father 11 acres without the west bounds of Windsor. On 23 Mar. 1691 Cornelius Gillett and two others took inventory of the estate of Peter Browne, Sr., of Windsor. It amounted to £408-15-06. [Manwaring, Charles W., "A Digest of Early CT Probate Records, 1687-1695," 127-8.] Cornelius wrote his will 2 June 1711 in Windsor. It was proved 3 Sept. 1711. The inventory of £44-07-06 was taken 27 July 1711. Cornelius & Priscilla had 9 children."

      6. Manuscript from the Windsor CT. Historical Society Library of Jay Mack Holbrook entitled "Conn. Colonists - Windsor 1635-1703" has the following listings for Gillets. I am not sure what the references refer to, but they appear to be a compilation of mentioned names in original sources. I have rearranged the entries to be chronological rather than alphabetical as presented by the book compiler:
      Gillet, Prissella; birth 22 Jan 1660; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Prissella; birth 23 Jan 1660; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Prisilla; death 1660; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Prissella-2nd; birth 30 Mar 1661; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Prissilla; birth 30 May 1661; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Abigail; birth 20 Sep 1663; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Abigail; birth 20 Sep 1663; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Abigail; birth 20 Sep 1663; WEL898:18; Father: Gillet, Cornelius.
      Gillet, Cornelius; birth 15 Dec 1665; CHS930:39. Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Cornelius; birth 15 Dec 1665; WEL898:21. Father: Gillet, Cornelius.
      Gillet, Cornelious; birth 15 Dec 1665; WIN638:15. Father: Gillet, Cornelious.
      Gillet, Cornels; church member; Jan 1666; CHS930:95.
      Gillett, Cornelius 636, church member 1666; CHS930:11; spelling: Gillet, Cornelus.
      Gillet, Cornelious; baptism 28 Jan 1666; WIN638:15. Father: Gillet, Cornelious.
      Gillet, Marey; birth 12 Aug 1668; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Mary; birth 12 Aug 1668; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillett, Cornelius 636, church member 1669; TRU852:519; spelling: Gillet, Cornelus.
      Gillett, Cornelius 636, household size: 7; 7 Mar 1670; WYL924:194; spelling: Gillet.
      Gillet, Hester; birth 24 May 1671; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Hester; birth 24 May 1671; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Male; birth 10 Jun 1671; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Male; birth 10 Jun 1671; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillett, Priscilla 639, church member 1672; CHS930:11; spelling: Gillet, wife of Cornelus.
      Gilet, Cor's wife; church member; Feb 1672; CHS930:96.
      Gillet, Nathanell; birth 4 May 1673; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillett, Cornelius 636, estate in pounds = 48, 1674; GRA674:16; spelling: Gillet, Cornals.
      Gillet, Sarah; birth 3 Jan 1674; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Sarah; birth 3 Jan 1674; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gilet, Cornels; estate in pounds = 49, 1675; GRA675:19.
      Gillet, Corn; Tax list; 1675; STI891:88; note: family and horse.
      Gillet, Hanna; birth 30 Jan 1675; CHS930:40; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Cornelus; estate in pounds = 47; 1676; GRA676:28.
      Gillett, Cornelius 636, donation in pence = 30, 1676; CHS930:87; spelling: Gillet, Cornelus.
      Gillet, Joanna; birth 22 Apr 1676; CHS930:39; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Joanna; birth 22 Apr 1676; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Joanna; baptism 23 Apr 1676; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Cornelus; children born 8; 1677; CHS930:91.
      Gillet, Cornelus; estate in pounds = 45; 1677; GRA677:3.
      Gillett, Cornelius 636, church member 1678; CHS930:7; spelling: Gillet, Cornelus.
      Gillet, Daniel; birth 30 Jun 1678; CHS930:40; Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Danell; birth 30 Jun 1679; CHS930:75; Father: Gillet, Cornelus.
      Gillet, Daniel; birth 1 Jul 1679; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Daniel; baptism 27 Jul 1679; WIN638:15; Father: Gillet, Cornellious.
      Gillet, Cornelius; estate in pounds = 28; 1686; CHS930:160; note: taxable heads 2.
      Gillet, Cornelius; birth 1693; WIN638:17. Father: Gillet, Cornelis.
      Gillet, Cornelius; estate in pounds = 36; 1702; WIN702:9; note: taxable heads 2.
      Gillet, Cornelius Jr.; estate in pounds = 10; 1702; WIN702:9; note: taxable heads 1.
      Gillet, Cornelius Jr.; Freeman, 27 Apr 1703; CHS930:119.
      Gillet, Cornelius Sr.; Freeman, 27 Apr 1703; CHS930:119.

      7. One page copied at the Windsor, CT Historical Society without title except for a page header entitled "Early Windsor Families," page 551 (may be Stiles book; also an almost word for word version found in The book "Gillette Families, Some of the Descendants of Jonathan Gillet and Nathan Gillet," comp. Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge, 1955):
      "Jonathan Gillett (1639), from Dorchester, had a lot granted to him seventeen rods wide. He had two sons and one daughter born before coming here, and five sons and two daughters born here, 1639-1650. Of his sons, Cornelius married, and had two sons and five daughters born, 1659-1678. He bought of Josiah Ellsworth the A. Alford place, which remained in the family until the death of the late Lieutenant Cornelis Gillett, about 1866. Jonathan married Mary Kelsey, 1661; had two sons and one daughter. Then he married Miriam, daughter of Thomas Dibble, 1676, and had two sons. He bought that part of the Hydes lot lying east of the Mill road, and probably built there. Joseph married Elizabeth, daughter of John Hawkes; had four sons and three daughters born, 1664-1674. He bought the Hawkes place, and remained there until about 1673, when he removed to Deerfield, Mass. John married Mary, daughter of Thomas Barber, 1669, and had four sons. He bought Joseph Phelp's place, west of William Phelps, Jr., and probably lived there. Jeremiah, in 1680, had his uncle Nathan Gillett's place, who had removed to Simsbury in 1670. Josiah had the homestead."

      8. The book "Gillette Families, Some of the Descendants of Jonathan Gillet and Nathan Gillet," comp. Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge, 1955, p. 18 [Cornelius' birth date varies from other reports.]
      "Cornelius Gillet (son of Jonathan) of Windsor, Conn., b. in Dorchester, Mass., 1633; d. in Windsor 26 Jun 1711. He m. bef. 1658, Priscilla Kelsey, who d. in Windsor 7 Jan 1722-23, sister of Jonathan Gillet's first wife, Mary Kelsey and dau. of William Kelsey.
      Children:
      Priscilla, b. 22 Jan 1659; d. 1661.
      Priscilla, b. 30 Mar 1661; d. after 6 Oct 1719 (probate record); m. by June 1711, John Grimes.
      Abigail, b. 20 Sep 1663; d. after 17 Jan 1733; m. (1) in 1687-8, Daniel Birge, d. 1697; m. (2) Feb. 1702-3, Joseph Loomis, son of Joseph.
      Cornelius, b. 15 Dec 1665.
      Mary, b 1668; d. after June 1711.
      Hester, b. 24 May 1671.
      Sarah, b. in 1673; m. Joseph Phelps; d. 1716.
      Joanna, b. 22 Apr 1676; m. (1) Thomas Allyn of Windsor; m. (2) 23 Feb 1709-10, Samuel Bancroft.
      Daniel, b. Jun 1678; m. Mary Eno."

      9. Article from the Gillette family file at the Windsor Historical Society by Gary Boyd Roberts entitled "Genealogies of Conn. families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register," vol. II, Baltimore, 1983, Gen. Pub. Co., Inc., pp. 39-40:
      "Cornelius Gillett, (son of Jonathan), of Windsor, Conn., born in Dorchester, Mass., probably about July 1636, died in Windsor 26 Jun 1711. He married, before 1658, Priscilla Kelsey, who died in Windsor 7 Jan 1722-3, sister of Jonathan(2) Gillett's first wife, Mary Kelsey, and daughter of William Kelsey of Hartford, Conn.
      In the Connecticut Probate Records, Manwaring, vol. II, page 205: Cornelius Gillett Sen., Windsor. Inventory ₤44-07-06. Taken 27 July 1711, by Samuel Moore and John Palmer. The children, Priscilla, Abigail, Cornelius, Mary, Hester, Sarah, Joanna and Daniel. Will dated 2nd June 1711:
      'I, Cornelius Gillett, Sen., of Windsor, do make... My will is that after my debts and funeral expenses be paid, all my personal or moveable estate shall be and remain to my wife Priscilla for her as her own. Whereas, I have made over my lands by deed of gift, excepting 4 acres at Wash Brook and 2 acres now in possession of John Grimes, my will is that whereas my son-in-law Joseph Phelps is become surety for my son Cornelius for a debt which he owes to Capt. Timothy Thrall, that the sd acres of marsh at Wash Brook shall be and remain to my son Joseph Phelps and to his heirs and assigns forever. And I do hereby give to him, my sd. son Joseph Phelps, also, the 2 acres of land in John Grimes possession. And I appoint my wife executrix. (Signed) Cornelius Gillett, Sen. Witnesses: John Moore, Sarah Enno. Will proven 3 Sept. 1711.'
      [Names of nine children follow.]"

      10. From the newsletter "Gillett Pride 'n' Joy," vol. 10, no. 2, sourced family tree by Barbara Delgado, 1939 Republic Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92627, copy from the Gillett family file at the Windsor Historical Society:
      References:
      MJ5=Mary and John, vol. 5, no. 2.
      NEH=New England Hist. and Gene. Reg., vol. 100.
      Wivr=Windsor, CT. Vital Records.
      TAG=The American Genealogist, Vol. #.
      FC=The Gillett Family by Flora Clark.
      BA=Bertha Aldridge's Book
      SH=Stiles History of Windsor, CT.
      Quote: "Cornelius, b. July 1636 Dorchester, Mass. (FO) (NEH), d. 26 Jun 1711 (Wivr), will dated 6 Feb 1711, m. ca. 1658 (FC) Pricilla ___ (FC) Kelsey (MJ5), b., d. 7 Jan 1722/3 (Wivr)."

      11. Mentioned in the will of Jeremiah Gillett per "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records," Vol. I, by Charles Wm. Manwaring, P. 452:
      "Page 159. (Will on File). Gillett, Jeremiah, Windsor. Invt. £56-12-00. Taken 19 March, 1692-3, by Job Drake Jr., James Enno and Joseph Phelps Jr. Will dated 17 December, 1692.
      I Jeremiah Gillett of Windsor doe make this my last Will & Testament: I give to my wife all my whole Estate for her Use & Improvement during the time of her natural life, as also my house & Homested, the Land being 3 acres more or less, bounding East on Josiah Gillet, north the Highway, West Jonathan Gillett, South against the Mill Brooke. I give my Marsh Land at Simsbury (the sd. Land given me by his last Will) I give to my wife as her proper Right, to sell or dispose of to whom she will. I give my daughter Deborah, at the day of her marriage, my Woodland, which is 10 acres more or less. I give my Homested, that Land being 5 acres more or less, to my daughter Deborah after her Mother's Decease. My Will is my wife shall give my daughter, after her marriage, 20 shillings per year, to be paid in Apples or Syder, or in Both. I constitute my wife to be sole Executrix. Witness: John Fyler, Benjamin Bartlett. [Signed:] Jeremiah Gillett. Ls.
      Court Record, Page 56 - 12 April, 1693: A Will was exhibited in Court and was not allowed. Some Testimony was offered by Timothy Phelps sen., age 54 years, Joseph Loomis, age 41 years, son of John Loomis, Peter Brown, age 25 years, & Joseph Skiner. Order to Dist. the Estate to the Widow Deborah and the daughter. Adms. was granted to James Eno & Deborah the Relict.
      Page 62 - 7 September, 1693: It appears the daughter had died. This Court now Order her part of Jeremiah Gillett's Estate to be divided among the uncles and aunts, her father's brothers and sisters. Lt. Return Strong and Mr. John Porter appointed Distributors.
      Page 36 - (Vol. VI) 13 April, 1698: Whereas, there have been differences between Jonathan Gillett of Windsor in behalf of himself and his brothers & sisters on the one part, and Samuel Adams of the same Windsor on behalf of his wife Deborah, as she was Adms. to the Estate of Jeremiah Gillett, her late Husband, on the other part, respecting the division of the estate of the sd. Jeremiah Gillett, which was ordered by the Court to him sd. Jonathan Gillett, and set out to him and them, his brothers and sisters, by Lt. Returne Strong and Mr. John Porter, by the Order of sd. Court, as by the Records of the Court may fully appear. And that the sd. Difference may be put to an End and fully issued, they the sd. Gillett and the sd. Adams have mutually and full agreed, and do by these presents fully and absolutely agree in manner and form following: ( - - ) And for Confirmation hereof, and every part of this Agreement, we have hereunto set our Hands this 30th day of April, 1695. Witness: Daniel Clarke sen., Joseph Mygatt.
      [Signed:] Jonathan Gillett, Peter Brown, Cornelius Gillett, Samuel X Adams, DEBORAH X Adams."
      [From this we ascertain that Jeremiah's wife was Deborah who later married Samuel Adams. Brothers include Jonathan, Cornelius; and a probable nephew: Peter Brown (probably a nephew at age 25 in 1693). We can also infer a probable relationship with next door neighbor Josiah Gillett. Also confirms ages of Timothy Phelps, Sr. at 54 in 1693 and Joseph Loomis (son of John) as 41 in 1693.]

      12. "The American Genealogist," v. 68 [Oct 1999], pp. 208-215, "The Family of William1 Kelsey of Hartford, Connecticut, With Notes on Hester2 Kelsey, Wife of James2 Eggleston, James1 Eno, and John1 Williams of Windsor, Connecticut," by Gale Ion Harris.
      "...William1 Kelsey was born about 1600 and was living at Killingworth, Connecticut, in June 1675 ("Kelsey Gen.," 24, 34). He married probably about 1632 or 1633 in England, or perhaps soon after he arrived at Cambridge in New England, an unidentified woman born about 1613 and living at Hartford in December 1666 (Winthrop Med. Recs., 143, 691).
      Children (Kelsey) of William1, probably all by the same mother (where not indi­cated otherwise, data are from the Kelsey Genealogy)...
      iv. Priscilla b. prob. Hartford ca. 1640 (aged 17 on 22 Dec. 1657 [Winthrop Med. Recs., 74]), d. Windsor 7 Jan. 1722/3 (Windsor VR); m. by Jan. 1659[/60?] (1st Child) Cornelius2 Gillett, b. Dorchester, Mass., ca. 1635-36, d. Windsor 26 June 1711 (Windsor VR), son of Jonathan1 and Mary (Dolbear) Gillett of Windsor (TAG 15[1938-39]:202-17; NEHGR 100[1946]:276-77). Nine Children..."

      MARRIAGE:
      1. From the book "New England Marriages Prior to 1700," p. 304 for the Gillett family: "Gillett, Cornelius (ca. 1636-1711) & [Priscilla Kelsey] (-1723); b. 1658, b. 1659(60?); Windsor, CT." Appears the 1658-1660 dates should be marked "m" and not "b."