Jonathan Gillett

Male 1634 - 1698  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Jonathan Gillett 
    Born From Dec 1634 to Jan 1634/1635  Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Feb 1697/1698  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2221  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 1 Mary Kelsey,   b. Abt 1644, of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1676, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1661  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Miriam Dibble,   b. 19 Feb 1644/1645, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft May 1703, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years) 
    Married 14 Dec 1676  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1155  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:
      "Jonathan (son of Jonathan) Gillett, bought that part of the Hydes lot in Windsor east of Mill road, and built there. He m. (1) Mary Kelsey of Hartford, 23 (Gillett-Holcombe Bible gives this as 22) Apr 1661 (O.C.R.); m. (2) Miriam Dibble, 14 Dec 1676, who d. undelivered in Childbed, 18 Apr 1687. He probably (acc. to D.W.P.) d. 5 Sep 1708; was admitted member Windsor 6 Apr 1662. - Old Church Record. [Note: No biographies in book about Kelsey family.] Children (*O.C.R. **Gillett-Holcomb Bible):
      A. By first wife:
      a. Mary **, b. 1, bp. 27 Oct 1667.
      b. Jonathan **, b. 18, bp. 19 Feb 1670; d. 1 Sep 1683.
      c. William **, b. 4 Dec 1673.
      B. By second wife:
      a. Thomas **, b. 31 May 1678 (O.C.R.) 11 Jun, age 11 days.
      b. Ebenezer **, b. 28 Oct 1679; d. (O.C.R.) 17 Dec 1680.
      c. Samuel, b. 18 Dec 1680.
      d. Anna **, b. 18 Sep 1682.
      e. Jonathan **, b. 15 Oct 1685. - 'Col. Rec.'
      f. Miriam **, b. 14 Mar 1688."

      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:
      "Jonathan Gillett, Jr., born in Dorchester Dec. 1634 - Jan. 1634/5, married (1) Mary (Anna?) Kelsey 23 Apr. 1661 in Windsor, married (2) Miriam Dibble 14 Dec. 1676 also in Windsor, died 27 Feb. 1697/8. Mary was born ca. 1634, died 18 Apr. 1676 in Windsor. She was a daughter of William Kelsey of Hartford. Miriam was born 19 Feb. 1644/5 in Windsor, baptized there 7 Dec. 1645, died after May 1703. She was a daughter of Thomas Dibble. On 21 May 1657 "Jonath: Gillet Junir" was among 65 Windsor men "made free before the Court." On 6 Apr. 1662 he was admitted to the Windsor Church. On 11 Oct. 1669 Jonathan Gillet, Jr., was listed as a freeman of Windsor. Jonathan inherited from his father 20 acres of woodland joining on to the 20 acres expressed to his mother. He also inherited 10 acres next to Thomas Barber. It adjoined 10 acres he already owned. Jonathan also co-inherited with his brother Cornelius from their father 11 acres without the west bounds of Windsor. On 24 Dec. 1679 Jonathan Gillett was one of four who took the inventory of the estate of James Egleston of Windsor who had died 1 Dec. 1679. On 4 Mar. 1679/80 Jonathan and Cornelius (see below) were appointed to assist Mr. John Loomis, administrator to the above widow.[Manwaring, Charles W., "A Digest of Early CT Probate Records, 1677-1687," 22-24 & 34.] Jonathan wrote his will 25 Aug. 1694. It was proven 5 Apr. 1698. Witnesses were Henry Wolcott, Sr., and Nathaniel Gillet. The inventory totaled £360/13/00. Jonathan had 10 children."

      6. The book "Gillette Families, Some of the Descendants of Jonathan Gillet and Nathan Gillet," comp. Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge, 1955, pp. 16-17. First paragraph also quoted on a printed 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) which varies slightly as noted within { }:
      "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."
      "Jonathan Gillet, (son of Jonathan) of Windsor, Conn., probably born in January 1634/5 or a few days earlier in Dec. 1634; d. 27 Feb 1697-8. (Connecticut Probate Rec. Manwaring, vol. 1, p. 557). He married first in Windsor, Conn, 23 Apr 1661, Mary Kelsey, b. abt 1634; d. in Windsor 18 Apr 1676, dau. of William Kelsey of Hartford, Conn., m. (2) in Windsor, 14 Dec 1676, Miriam Dibble of Windsor, b. Feb 1644-5 and Bapt. 7 Dec 1645 at Windsor; d. after May 1703, according to Conn. Probate Records [Miriam Dibble's death date is disputed by other more vital records as noted below in separate notes for this individual.]
      Children by first marriage, b. in Windsor:
      Mary, b. 5 Apr 1665; d. by 1667.
      Mary, b. 18 Oct 1667; d. in Windsor 19 Aug 1734; m. (1) by 1689, Jacob Bissell; m (2) 30 Jun 1698, Sergt. Peter Buell of Simsbury, Conn.
      Jonathan, b. 18 Feb 1670; d. 1683.
      William, of Windsor and Simsbury, b. 4 Dec 1673; d. in Simsbury 27 Jan 1718-19; m. 14 Sep 1699, Mary Saxton (Sexton), b. 4 May 1673. [Lists his children.]
      Children by second marriage:
      Thomas, d.y.
      Ebenezer, b. 27 Oct 1679; d. 1680.
      Samuel, b. 18 Dec 1680.
      Hannah, b. 18 Sep 1682; m. in Hartford, Conn., 23 Apr 1702.
      Jonathan, b. 15 Oct 1685.
      The will of Jonathan Gillet [son of Jonathan the Emigrant], was dated Aug. 1694, and reads in part:
      'I, Jonathan Gillet of Windsor... I give to my son William all my housing and Lands lying in the Township of Simsbury except 5 acres of marsh lying in the Township of Windsor at Wash Brooke which adjoins Simon Drake. I give him 100 acres of woodland which my father gave me that abuts south on the land of Thomas Barbour.
      I give him a gunn and a Sword. I give to my wife Miriam the benefit of all my Housing and Lands in Windsor (except what is before given to my son William until my son Jonathan is 21 years of age, and then 1/2 of my Housing and Lands durign her natural life. And if she see cause to marry agian I give her ₤3-10 per annum to be paid her by my son Jonathan, and 1/3 of my moveable estate. I give to my son Jonathan all my Houseing and Lands at Windsor (except those given to son William), and also the Land I bought and to have of Father Dibble, he to enter upon 1/2 of sd. houseing and lands at 21 years of age, and the other half after the decease of my wife. I give to my daughter Mary 10 shillings beside what I have already given her. I give to my daughters Hannah and Miriam, to each of them, 1/2 part of my moveable estate, except 10 shillings to be taken out of their part. Appoint my wife Miriam to be sole Executrix.'
      Witnesses were Henry Wolcott Sen., Nathaniel Gillet.
      Will Proven 5 April 1698. Inventory taken by Capt. Timothy Phelps & James Enno. Amount ₤360-13-00. Jonathan Gilltt, Sr. 1677 inventory, ₤273-10-00."

      7. 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:
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; spelling Gillet; church rate-pence = 72; 1660; STI891:178.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Mary Kelsie of Hartford, 23 Apr 1661; WIN638:57.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Mary Kelsey of Hartford, 23 Apr 1661; CHS930:39.
      Gillet, Mary; birth 5 Apr 1665; WIN638:18; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Mary; birth 5 Apr 1665; WEL898:18; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Mary; birth 21 Oct 1667; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Mary; birth 21 Oct 1667; WIN638:15; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillett, Mary; baptism 27 Oct 1667; CHS930:18; father: Gillett, Jonathan Jr. 634.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; spelling Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; freeman, 1669; TRU852:519.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; spelling Johnathan Gillet; household size = 3; 7 Mar 1670; WYL924:194.
      Gillet, Jonathan; birth 18 Feb 1671; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Jonathan; birth 18 Feb 1671; WIN638:15; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillett, Jonathan 670; baptism 19 Feb 1671; CHS930:18; father: Gillett, Jonathan Jr. 639.
      Gillet, William; birth 4 Dec 1673; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, William; birth 4 Dec 1673; WIN638:15; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; estate in pounds = 38; 1674; GRA674:16; spelling: Gillet, Jothn Jr.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; estate in pounds = 43; 1675; GRA676:19.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; estate in pounds = 40; 1676; GRA675:28.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; donation in pence = 30; 1676; CHS930:87.
      Gillet, Mary Kelsey; death 18 Apr 1676; CHS930:39; husband: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Mrs.; death 18 Apr 1676; WEL898:28; husband: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Meriam Deble; 14 Dec 1676; WEL898:14.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Merriam Dible; 14 Dec 1676; WIN638:57.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; children born = 3; 1677; CHS930:90.
      Gillet, Thomas; birth 31 May 1678; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Thomas; death 11 Jun 1678; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Thomas; death age 11 days old; 11 Jun 1678; CHS930:85; father.
      Gillet, Thomas; death 11 Jun 1678; CHS930:85; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Thomas; death 11 Jun 1678; WEL898:29; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Ebenezr; birth 28 Oct 1679; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Jr.
      Gillet, Hannah; birth 18 Sep 1682; WIN638:16; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Hannah; birth 18 Sep 1682; WEL898:46; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Jonathan; death Sep 1683; WEL898:54; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Jonathan; death Sep 1683; WIN638:45; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Jonathan; birth 15 Oct 1685; WEL898:47; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Jonathan; birth 15 Oct 1685; WIN638:16; father: Gillet, Jonathan.
      Gillet, Jonathan; estate in pounds = 56; 1686; CHS930:160; taxable heads 2.
      Gillet, Mrs. Jonathan Jr.; death 18 Apr 1687; WIN638:44; died in childbirth.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; will dated 25 Aug 1694; MAN904:557; wife: Gillett, Miriam 645.
      Gillet, Jonathan; death 27 Feb 1698; WIN638:57.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; death 27 Feb 1698; MAN904:557.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; estate in pounds = 361; 27 Feb 1698; MAN904:557.

      8. 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. 38-39:
      "Jonathan Gillett (son of Jonathan), of Windsor, Conn., according to the family Bible (1599) almost surely born in January 1634-5 or a few days earlier in December 1634, died 27 Feb 1697-8 (Connecticut Probate Records, Manwaring, vol. 1, p. 557). He married first, in Windsor, 23 April 1661 Anna Kelsey, born about 1634, died in Windsor 18 Apr 1676, daughter of William Kelsey of Hartford, Conn.; and secondly, in Windsor, 14 Dec 1676, Miriam Dibble of Windsor, born there 19 Feb 1644-5 and baptized there 7 Dec 1645, died after May 1703 (according to Connecticut Probate Records, Manwaring, vol. 2, pp. 140, 156 Miriam Gillet was living in May 1700 and later), daughter of Thomas Dibble. In two modern Gillett records there have been errors about he the dates of death of Jonathan Gillett and second wife.
      The will of Jonathan(2) Gillett was dated 25 August 1694, and reads in part:
      'I, Jonathan Gillet of Windsor... I give to my son William all my Houseing & Lands lying in the Township of Simsbury except 5 acres of marsh lying under the Mountains. I give to my sd son William half my Marsh lying in the Township of Windsor at Wash Brooke which adjoins Simon Drake. I give him 10 acres of woodland which my Father gave me that abutts south on the land of Thomas Barbour. I give him a Gunn and a Sword. I give to my wife Miriam the benefit of all my Houseing and Lands in Windsor (except what is before given to my son William) until my son Jonathan is 21 years of age, and then 1/2 of my Houseing and Lands during her natural life. And if she see Cause to marry agian I give her ₤3-10 per annum to be paid her by my son Jonathan, and 1/3 of my moveable estate. I give to my son Jonathan all my Houseing and Lands at Windsor (except those given to son William), and also the Land I bought and to have of Father Dibble, he to enter upon 1/2 of sd. houseing and Lands at 21 years of age, and the other half after the decease of my wife. I give to my daughter Mary 10 shillings beside what I have already given her. I give to my daughters Hannah and Miriam, to each of them, 1/3 part of my moveable estate, except 10 shillings to be taken out of their part. Appoint my wife Miriam to be sole Executrix.'
      Witnesses were Henry Wolcott sen., Nathaniel Gillett. Will proven 5 April 1698. Inventory taken by Capt. Timothy Phelps and James Enno. Amount, ₤360-13-00. Jonathan (1) Gillett, Sr. 1677 inventory, ₤273-10-00.
      Probate Records, v. 11, p. 140, 17 May 1700: Miriam Gillett, the Relict of Jonathan Gillett request this Court that 1/2 acre of Land not disposed of by the Will be allotted to her to aid in the Payment of Debts. There being no provision in the Will for the payment of Debts. There being no provision in the Will for the payment of Debts, she, being Executrix, is necessitated to pay them out of her own particular Legacy. (The Court gave her the Land.)
      Probate Records, vol. II, p. 56: Thomas Dibble, Sen., Windsor. Inventory ₤60-14-01 taken 1 Nov 1700. Will dated 17 Feb 1699-1700. 'I give to my daughter Miriam Gillett that two acres of meadow she now posseth. Item: To my said daughter Miriam I give, for the use of her son, my best broadclth coat, hatt and breeches. All the rest of my apparrel to be divided, two parts to my sons Samuel and Thomas, the other part to be to my grandson Josiah Dibble and Wakefield Dibble. I appoint Mr. John Eliot and son-in-law Samuel Gibbs to be executors.
      [Listing of eight children follows with four per wife.]"

      9. 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: "Jonathan, b. 1634/5, Dorchester (NEH), d. 27 Feb 1697/8 (Wivr), m. 23 Apr 1661 (Wivr as Jonathan Jr.) Mary Kelsey (Wivr), Marie Kelsie of Hartford (Wivr) (NEH says Anna Kelsey), b ca, 1634 (NEH), d. 18 Apr 1676 (Wivr) d/o William Kelsey of Hartford (NEH), m. 14 Dec 1676 (4 Wivrs, 3 as Jr., 1 as Sr.) Meriam Dible/Deble (Wivr), b. 19 Feb 1644/5, ba. 7 Dec 1644/5 (NEH), d. after May 1703 (NEH) d/o Thomas (Wivr) (NEH). (SH says Miriam d. 18 Apr 1687 in childbirth). She m. 2nd Timothy Palmer (NEM) (FC says a widow Miriam Palmer, d. 31 May 1727). Jonathan Jr. taxed 2-0 on 10 Feb 1673. Jonathan Jr. had 3 children born in Windsor dated 17 Aug 1677 (Wivr). His will dated 25 Aug 1694 mentions sons William and Jonathan, daughters Mary, Hannah and Miriam. Wife Miriam to be sole executrix. Proven 5 Apr 1698 (NEH), probate records 17 May 1700 Miriam Gillett, relict of Jonathan Gillett requests the court, etc., etc. (NEH). Moore chart says Jonathan had a son John b. ca 1676 (no evidence to support his has been found. - B.F.D.) A Wivr says Jonathan Jr. his w. [ ] d. [ ] bd. 18 Apr 1687."

      10 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.]

      11. The will of John Gillett per "A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records," Vol. I, by Charles Wm. Manwaring, P. 557:
      "Page 49-50.
      Gillett, Jonathan, Windsor. Died 27 February, 1697-8. Invt. ₤360-13-00. Taken by Capt. Timothy Phelps and James Enno. The children: William, age 24 years, Mary Bissell 31, Hannah 16, Jonathan 13, and Miriam Gillett, 10 years of age. Will dated 25 August 1694.
      [Recitation of will and court records follows; however, they are transcribed above and included as notes herein.]

      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)...
      v. Mary b. prob. Hartford ca. 1644 (aged 14 in May 1658 [Winthrop Med. Recs., 109]), d. Windsor 18 April 1676 (Windsor VR); m. there 23 April 1661 Johnathan2 Gillette (Windsor VR), b. Dorchester, Mass., ca. Dec. 1634, d. Windsor 27 Feb. 1697/8 (Windsor VR), brother of Cornelius above (TAG 15[1938-39]:211; NEHGR 100[1946}:275-76). Four Children..."

      MARRIAGE:
      1. 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, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Mary Kelsie of Hartford, 23 Apr 1661; WIN638:57.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Mary Kelsey of Hartford, 23 Apr 1661; CHS930:39.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Meriam Deble; 14 Dec 1676; WEL898:14.
      Gillet, Jonathan Jr.; marriage to Merriam Dible; 14 Dec 1676; WIN638:57.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; will dated 25 Aug 1694; MAN904:557; wife: Gillett, Miriam 645.

      2. The newsletter "Gillett Pride 'n' Joy," vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 11-13, copy from Gillett family file at the Windsor Historical Society, has an article entitled "Flora Clark - Vol. 1." Flora Clark appears to be the submitter of information concerning the "Bear Bible." I note the following which I extract from her article:
      "The script of the Gillet entries is very old style which was in use before and after 1600. These entries are in the hand of Jonathan Gillet of the second generation. His identity is proved by the references to himself in the following items:
      'my father Gille came Into new:inglon the secon time In June in the yeare 1634 and Jonathan his sonn was born about half a yeare aftar he came to land.'
      '(my) father Gillett dyed in 1677...'
      ''(Jon)athan Gillett his first maredg -aprel 22 1661
      Mary born october 18, 1667
      Jonathan born feber 18 1670
      William born december 4 1673
      my second maredg in decem 14. 1676
      My sonne thomas born by my secon wife in may the last 16. 1678
      Ebenesor born in the year 79. octob 27
      Samuel borne in the yeare 80. decem 17 his grandmother dyed in may. 14: 81
      (..)nna born september 10, 1682 (16?)
      Jonathan born to me by my secon wife was born in 1685: oct. 15
      mirriam born in 1688 May:14"

      3. From the book "New England Marriages Prior to 1700," p. 304 for the Gillett family:
      A. "Gillett, Jonathan (-1698) & 1/wf Mary Kelsey (-1676); 23 Apr 1661, 22 Apr; Windsor, CT/?Hartford."
      B. "Gillett, Jonathan (?1634-1698) & 2/wf Miriam Dibble (1645-1710+, 1703+), m/2 Timothy Palmer; 14 Dec 1676; Windsor, CT."

      DEATH:
      1. 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, Jonathan; death 27 Feb 1698; WIN638:57.
      Gillett, Jonathan 634; death 27 Feb 1698; MAN904:557.