Isabel Wilson

Female - 1674

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  • Name Isabel Wilson 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Jul 1674  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2081  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2014 

    Family William Phelps,   c. 9 Sep 1618, Crewkerne, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1681/1682, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1645  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
      1. The book "The Phelps Family of America and their English Ancestors," comp. by Oliver Seymour Phelps of Portland, Oregon and Andrew T. Servin of Lenox, Massachusetts, 1899, pp. 19-20:
      "William Phelps, b. England, about 1620, emigrated to New England with his father, arriving in Massachusetts Bay 30th May, 1630, settled in Dorcheser with his father, removing from there to the settling of Windsor, with Rev. Mr. Warham's church, in 1635, where he m. Isabel Wilson, 4th June, 1645, (another authority says 16th June 1645 - the first may be publication of marriage.) She was probably a passenger in the ship Mary and John, of 1630. Says the O.C.R., '15th July, 1674, now since 29 years married and has no children.'
      She was admitted to the church in Windsor, 11th March, 1654, and died July, 1674, without issue. He m. 2nd, 20th Dec., 1676, Sarah Pinney, (the daughter of Humphrey Pinney and his wife, Mary Hull, who were passengers in the ship Mary and John of 1630,) b. Windsor, 19th Nov., bapt. 3rd Dec., 1648, d. 2nd Nov., 1711.
      Mr. Phelps settled one-third of his property on her, before marriage. By her he had no issue.
      Mr. Phelps's residence in Windsor was a short distance east of his father's homestead, and on land purchased by his father from the Indians. He united with the church 17th Nov., 1639, and was made a freeman at Hartford 29th May, 1677.
      His nuncupative will, dated 7th Feb. 1681, gives all his land to his borther Timothy. He died 10th Feb., 1681.
      Mr. Phelps was a worthy man, though not as consipicuous a figure as compared with his father.
      Mr. Phelps's house was garrisoned in King Philip's war, 1675-1676, by details of Windsor men. He had one of his wife's nephews reside with him, and possibly adopted him, and gave him lands on the opposite side ofthe road from his own house.
      After the death of Mr. Phelps there was a controversy between Mrs. Phelps and adopted son, in connection with the land given her by Mr. Phelps before marriage.
      (Note - Humphrey Pinney had several children; of these Sarah m. referred to above, Mary m. Abraham Phelps, son of George, Nathaniel m. widow of Samuel Phelps.)"

      2. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 794: "Robert Wilson, 1647 (see Vol. 1, p. 168); was a kinsman of Thomas Nowell, and received from him a bequest, 1648, as also did Isabel Wilson, wife of William Phelps, Jr. No family is recorded to him."

      3. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 563-65, has the following information, but I omit the first part which states he was born in 1599 in Tewkesbury in County Gloucester and married Elizabeth since this is not regarded as being correct as explained in notes above: "William... came to Dorchester, Mass., with Rev. Mr. Warham, of whose church, formed in Plymouth, England, he was an original member. - Old Church Records. He was accompanied hither by his wife and five children... He was from the first a prominent and highly respected citizen at Dorchester, his name frequently occurring in the "Mass. Records." 19 Oct 1630, he applied to be made a freeman; 9 Nov 1630, he was one of the jury empaneled for the trial of Walter Palmer for the murder of Austin Brotchus - the first trial by jury in New England; 27 Sep 1631, he was appointed Constable of Dorchester; 4 Mar 1634, Ens. Gibbs and Wm. Felps were appointed by the Genreral Court to go with a committee of three to arrange the borders between Boston and Dorchester, and explain what each town wants; 5 May 1635, he was a member of the General Court of Massachusetts from Dorchester. In the spring of 1636 he removed with his children (his wife having died in Dorchester) to Windsor, whither his brother George is understood to have preceded him, in the first emigration of Mr. Warham's church in the fall of 1635.
      In Windsor, as in Dorchester, he ranked as an honored and active citizen; was a member of the first court held in Connecticut, 1636; also in 1637, which declared war against the Pequots; was a magistrate from 1638 to the close of 1642; foreman of the first Grand Jury 1643; deputy to Gen. Ct. 1645, '46-'49, '51, '57; in 1658 was again made magistrate and held the office for 4 years after; is frequeintly named on the petit jury; in 1641 was appointed together with Mr. Welles of Hartford a committee on 'lying'. He was an excellent, pious, and upright man in his public and private life, and was truly 'a pillar in church and state.' His residence in Windsor was about three-quarters of a mile N.W. of Broad St on the road to Poquonock, on a place owned (1859) by Dea. Roger Phelps.
      He m. (2) at Windsor, Mary Dover, b. in England, and who is said to have been a fellow passenger with him on the 'Mary and John.' She was a member of original church of Dorchester and Windsor. - O.C.R.
      After a residence of 42 years in New England, ow which 36 where passed in Windsor, he died there 14 Jul 1672; his widow d. 27 Nov 1675. - O.C.R.
      In the Old Church Records and other Windsor records, Mr. Phelps was distinguished from his son William as 'Ould Mr. Phelps.' children (by first marriage, born in England):
      A. William, b. abt. 1620 (in a deposition taken at Hartford 29 May 1677, is mentioned as being about threescore years of age - i.e. b. 1617); removed from Dorchester with his father to Windsor where he was admitted to member of Windsor church 17 Nov 1639. - O.C.R. He m. (1) Isabel Wilson, 4 Jun 1645, 'now since 29 years and has had no child,' 15 Jul 1674 (O.C.R.); she admitted to Windsor 11 Mar 1654 (O.C.R.); d.s.p. He m. (2) Sarah (dau. Humphrey) Pinney, 20 Dec 167 (O.C.R.); she was b. 19 Nov, bp. 3 Dec 1648; he sett. one-third of his ppy. on her before marriage; no issue by her. He was made a freeman at Hartford 1669; d. 7 Feb 1681; contrib. 9 s. to Conn. Fund for Relief of Poor of other Cols., 1676. His noncupative will, dated 10 Feb 1681 gives all his land to his bro. Timothy. (He had land near his father, and his homestead on the N. side of the E. and W. road which ran from Josiah Ellsworth's {late Peter Brown's} house to the Rivulet. It was garrisoned in King Philip's War (1675/6) by details of Windsor men. William,. Jr. was a worthy man, tho' not a conspicuous figure as compared with his father. He had one of his wife's nephew's, Samuel Wilson, reside with him, and possibly (O.C.R.) adopted him. He gave him land on the opp. side of road form his own house. In making Sarah Pinney his second wife he executed a jointure before marriage, giving her much of his property, and a controversy arose, after the death of 'William the younger,' concerning this land, between her and the adopted son. William Phelps owned the W. part of the Ellison-Orton lot, 40 rods on highway, and bought of Sam. Pond 11 rods more, ext'g from his ho.-lot S. 51 rods of present ditch which drained the once swamp W. of old highway. - J.H.H.)
      B. Sarah, b. abt. 1623; m. Windsor 9 Jun 1658 Wm. Wade of Middletown, Conn.; she d. 10 Jul 1659; s.p.
      C. Samuel, b. abt. 1625.
      D. Nathaniel, b. abt. 1627.
      E. Joseph, b. abt. 1629.
      By second marriage:
      F. Timothy, 'was born here in Aug. 1639' - O.C.R.
      G. Mary, 'was born here March 1644'; m. Thos. Barber; sett. at Simsbury and became the ancestors of the S. Barbers."

      4. "The American Genealogist," 68(Jul 1990):161-166, "The English Origin of William1 Phelps of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., with Notes on His Marriages," by Myrtle Stevens Hyde:
      "William1 Phelps of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn....
      Children (Phelps) of William1, prob. by his apparent first wife Mary (___), bp. Crewkerne, co. Somerset:
      i. William2 bp. 9 Sept. 1618, d. Windsor, Conn., 17 Feb. 1681[/2] (Welles p. 54); m. (1) Windsor 4 June 1645 ISABEL WILSON (Windsor Early Recs. p. 55), who d. there 15 July 1674 (see George E. McCracken, "Robert Wilson of Farmington, Conn.," TAG 52:76-85, esp. 78); m. (2) Windsor 20 Dec. 1676 Sarah2 PINNEY (Windsor Early Recs, p. 72), daughter of Humphrey1 and Mary (Hull) Pinney of Windsor (Mary Walton Ferris, "Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines" [n.p. 1931-43], hereafter Dawes-Gates 2:662). No issue by either marriage.
      His nuncupative will, dated 10 Feb. 1681[/2], left his entire estate to be disposed of by his [half-]brother Timothy, who was to be executor and receive one third of the "Outlands"; the court, however, awarded the widow, "by Virtue of a Jointure agreernent," the personal estate and housing, and two-thirds of the outlands (Charles W. Manwaring, "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records" [Hartford 1904-6], hereafter Manwaring, 1:348)..."

      1. From the book "New England Marriages Prior to 1700,' by Clarence Almon Torrey, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, copy in the Windsor, CT., Historical Society Library, p. 576:
      "Phelps, William (1620-1681/2) adn 1/wf isabel Wilson (-1674); 4 Jun 1645, 1646, 16 Jun 1645, 4 Jun 1646, no issue; Windsor, CT.
      Phelps, William (1620-1681/2) and 2/wf Sarah Pinney (1648-1711); 20 dec 1676, no issue; Windsor, CT."