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William Phelps

Male 1669 - 1733  (63 years)


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  • Name William Phelps 
    Born 4 Feb 1668/1669  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1733  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2114  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2015 

    Father Timothy Phelps,   b. 1 Sep 1639, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 2 Mar 1716/1717 to 28 Sep 1719 , Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Mary Griswold,   b. 5 Oct 1644, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 1717 to 1719, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1661/1662  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Abigail Mudge,   b. Abt 1680, of Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1705, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 7 Dec 1699  of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1113  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ruth Barber,   b. 24 Jul 1683, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1747, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Apr 1706  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Mentioned in father's will and listing of father's children as follows per 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. 93-97:
      "Hartford Probate Records. Vol. 9, p.p. 338. Last will and testament of Mr. Timothy Phelps of Windsor, in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England.
      'I, Timothy Phelps of Windsor, in the town, county and colony aforesaid in New England, being very aged, and yet through the mercy of God retaining a good measure of that understanding and memory that he had been pleased to bestow upon me, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament: First, I commit my soul to God in Jesus Christ my saviour and my body to the earth, to be decently entered. As for my estate Real and personal, my just Debts and funeral expenses being deducted and paid by my Ex's, I will devise and bequeath as followeth.
      Imprimis, I give, devise, and bequeath all my estate whatsoever, Both Real and personal, To my three sons William, Cornelius, and Samuell to have and to 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, Natl. Phelps and the 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 fourty eight pounds as money apiece and my will is that what they have already received as entered upon my book shall be reckoned as part of said sum and if my said 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 four pounds more then an equal proportion and my son Cornelius four pounds less then an equal proportion. And my will further is that my wife shall have the free disposal of all her wearing apparel at her decease and that my grandson Samuel Tiler 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 eighteen years and I do hereby nominate and appoint my living wife Mary to be my executrix and my three sons William, Cornelius and Sam'l to be my executors to this my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof that his is my last will and Testament I ye sd. Timothy Phelps have hereto put my hand and seal this Second day of March Anno Domini 1716 or 1717. Timothy (his X mark and a seal] Phelps... [Witnesses: John Mansfield and Thomas Moore.]
      And whereas I being aged and my wife so 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 & their heirs shall pay their equal parts and shares of my debts and charges after my decease and my daughters Sarah Hannah, Ann & Martha & and the heirs of Abigail shall have fourty six pounds apiece with what they have already have 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 extraordianry charge so that the improvement of my estate will not maintain me this addition of my will was made and published this 2nd day of March 1716 or 1717. Timothy [his X mark and a seal] Phelps. Witnessess: John Mansfield and Thomas Moore.'
      [There is another statement added 28 Sep 1719 wherein the two witnesses came before Matthew Allyn, Asst., to declare that they saw Timothy Phelps sign the document with a sound mind and memory.]
      Children [listed in the book] (all born Windsor, CT.) were:
      I. Timothy, b. 1 Nov, bp. 8th 1663, m. Martha Crow.
      II. Joseph, b. 27 Sep 1666, m. Sarah Hosford.
      III. William, b. 4 Feb 1669, m. 1st Abigail Mudge, 2nd Ruth Barber.
      IV. Cornelius, b. 26 Apr 1671, m. Sarah Mansfield.
      V. Mary, b. 14 Aug 1673, d. 23 May 1690, aged 17 yrs.
      VI. Samuel, b. 29 Jan 1675, m. Abigail Eno.
      VII. Nathaniel, b. 7, bp. 13 Jan 1677, m. 1st Hannah Bissell, 2nd Abigail Pinney.
      VIII. Sarah, b. 27 Dec 1679, m. David Marshall of Hebron, Ct.
      IX. Abigail, b. 3 Jun 1682, m. Samuel Filer.
      X. Hannah, b. 2, bp. 16 Aug 1684, m. Thomas Phelps.
      XI. Anne, b. 2 Oct 1686, m. David Porter.
      XII. Martha, b. 12 Nov 1688, m. Corporal Samuel Holcomb."

      2. The website http://members.aol.com/ ht a/wreitwiesn/candidates2004/kerry.html indicates that the Democratic presidential 2004 candidate John Kerry is a direct descendant of this couple.

      3. Mentioned in father's will and listing of father's children as follows per 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. 93-97:
      "Hartford Probate Records. Vol. 9, p.p. 338. Last will and testament of Mr. Timothy Phelps of Windsor, in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England.
      'I, Timothy Phelps of Windsor, in the town, county and colony aforesaid in New England, being very aged, and yet through the mercy of God retaining a good measure of that understanding and memory that he had been pleased to bestow upon me, do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament: First, I commit my soul to God in Jesus Christ my saviour and my body to the earth, to be decently entered. As for my estate Real and personal, my just Debts and funeral expenses being deducted and paid by my Ex's, I will devise and bequeath as followeth.
      Imprimis, I give, devise, and bequeath all my estate whatsoever, Both Real and personal, To my three sons William, Cornelius, and Samuell to have and to 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, Natl. Phelps and the 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 fourty eight pounds as money apiece and my will is that what they have already received as entered upon my book shall be reckoned as part of said sum and if my said 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 four pounds more then an equal proportion and my son Cornelius four pounds less then an equal proportion. And my will further is that my wife shall have the free disposal of all her wearing apparel at her decease and that my grandson Samuel Tiler 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 eighteen years and I do hereby nominate and appoint my living wife Mary to be my executrix and my three sons William, Cornelius and Sam'l to be my executors to this my last will and testament.
      In witness whereof that his is my last will and Testament I ye sd. Timothy Phelps have hereto put my hand and seal this Second day of March Anno Domini 1716 or 1717. Timothy (his X mark and a seal] Phelps... [Witnesses: John Mansfield and Thomas Moore.]
      And whereas I being aged and my wife so 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 & their heirs shall pay their equal parts and shares of my debts and charges after my decease and my daughters Sarah Hannah, Ann & Martha & and the heirs of Abigail shall have fourty six pounds apiece with what they have already have 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 extraordianry charge so that the improvement of my estate will not maintain me this addition of my will was made and published this 2nd day of March 1716 or 1717. Timothy [his X mark and a seal] Phelps. Witnessess: John Mansfield and Thomas Moore.'
      [There is another statement added 28 Sep 1719 wherein the two witnesses came before Matthew Allyn, Asst., to declare that they saw Timothy Phelps sign the document with a sound mind and memory.]
      Children [listed in the book] (all born Windsor, CT.) were:
      I. Timothy, b. 1 Nov, bp. 8th 1663, m. Martha Crow.
      II. Joseph, b. 27 Sep 1666, m. Sarah Hosford.
      III. William, b. 4 Feb 1669, m. 1st Abigail Mudge, 2nd Ruth Barber.
      IV. Cornelius, b. 26 Apr 1671, m. Sarah Mansfield.
      V. Mary, b. 14 Aug 1673, d. 23 May 1690, aged 17 yrs.
      VI. Samuel, b. 29 Jan 1675, m. Abigail Eno.
      VII. Nathaniel, b. 7, bp. 13 Jan 1677, m. 1st Hannah Bissell, 2nd Abigail Pinney.
      VIII. Sarah, b. 27 Dec 1679, m. David Marshall of Hebron, Ct.
      IX. Abigail, b. 3 Jun 1682, m. Samuel Filer.
      X. Hannah, b. 2, bp. 16 Aug 1684, m. Thomas Phelps.
      XI. Anne, b. 2 Oct 1686, m. David Porter.
      XII. Martha, b. 12 Nov 1688, m. Corporal Samuel Holcomb."

      4. 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, p. 109:
      "William Phelps, b. Windsor, Ct., 4 Feb 1669, m. 1st Abigail Mudge, who. d. Windsor, Ct., 24 Apr 1705. he m. 2nd, Ruth Barber, 18 Apr 1706, dau. of Samuel and Mary (Coggens) Barber, she b. Windsor, 24 Jul 1683, where she died 2 Aug 1747. Mr. Phelps settled in Windsor, Ct., where he died 1733.
      Children b. Windsor by 1st wife, Abigail Mudge.
      I. William, b. 16 Mar 1702, m. ___ Moore, 2nd. Anna Biship.
      II. Ebenezer, b. 2 Apr 1705, m. Mindwell Eggleston.
      Children by 2nd wife, Ruth Barber:
      III. Caleb, b. 11 Jan 1708, m. Mary Moore, 2nd Mary Henderson.
      IV. Jacob, b. 18 Jan 1711, m. Abigail Alvord.
      V. Ruth, b. 23 Jan 1713, m. Samuel Phelps. [First cousins; Samuel was son of Samuel Phelps, brother to Ruth's father William.]"

      5. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, pp. 565-6: "Timothy Phelps (Lt.) (son of William), m. 19 Mar (1661, Old Church Record) Mary (dau. of Edward) Griswold of Kenilworth, CT, b. at Windsor, 5, bp. 13 Oct 1644, and d. some years before her husband. He owned the Half-Way Covenant, Windsor Church, 8 Nov 1663 (O.C.R.); he was freeman at Windsor, 1664; rec'd his commission as Lieut. under Col. Wm. Whiting, with Capt. Matthew Allyn, in 1709 in Queen Anne's War; he d. 1719; the will of Capt. Tim. Phelps of Windsor, dated 2 Mar 1717, mentions all his twelve children (except Mary who died young) and 'grandson Samuel Filer'; he resided in Windsor on the original Phelps homestead. Children (born Windsor, first eight O.C.R.):
      A. Timothy, b. 1 (bp. 8, O.C.R.), Nov 1663.
      B. Joseph, b. 27 Sep 1666.
      C. William, b. 4 Feb 1668(9).
      D. Cornelius, b. 26 Apr 1671.
      E. Mary, b. 14 Aug 1673; d. 23 May 1690.
      F. Samuel, b. 29 Jan 1675.
      G. Nathaniel (Capt.), b. 7 (bp.13, O.C.R.) Jan 1677.
      H. Sarah, b. 27 Dec 1679; m. David Marshall.
      I. Abigail, b. 5 Jun 1682; m. Samuel Filer; she d. 28 Jan 1709.
      J. Hannah, b. 4 Aug 1684; m. as 2d wife Jas. Eno.
      K. Ann, b. 2 Oct 1686; m. David Porter.
      L. Martha, b. 12 Nov 1688; m. Corp. Samuel Holcomb."

      6. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 568: "William Phelps (son of Lt. Timothy, g.son of William), m. (1) Abigail Mudge, 7 Dec 1699, who d. Windsor 24 Apr 1705; (2) Ruth (dau. Samuel and Mary Coggens) Barber, 18 Apr 1706; she b. Windsor 24 Jul 1683. Children (b. Windsor, by first wife):
      A. William, b. 16 Mar 1702.
      B. Ebenezer (Ens.), b. 2 Apr 1705.
      (By second wife):
      C. Caleb, b. 11 Jan 1708.
      D. Jacob, b. 18 Jun 1711.
      E. Ruth, b. 23 Jan 1713; m. Samuel (s. Samuel and Abigail Eno) Phelps, 1732; rem. to Harwinton, CT, where she d. 21 Dec 1749/50."

      MARRIAGE:
      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 (1668-) and Abigail Mudge (-1705); 7 Dec 1699; Northampton/Windsor."