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Anna or Hannah Gillett

Female 1639 - 1711  (71 years)


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  • Name Anna or Hannah Gillett 
    Born 29 Dec 1639  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Nov 1711  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2224  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 Samuel Filley,   b. 24 Sep 1643, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1711/1712, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1663  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F1158  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)."

      3. The book "The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography," v. 47, p. 633, entry for Everett Roswell Filley (b. 1894): "His first paternal American ancestor was William Filley, who came to this country from England in 1640 and settled in Windsor, Conn. From him and his wife, Margaret, the descent was through Samuel and Ann Gillet (etc.)"

      4. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 250: "Samuel, son of William, Filley, m. Anna (dau. Jona.) Gillet, 29 Oct 1663. (O.C.R.); rem. to Massaco (Simsbury) 1669; subseq. rem. back to Windsor where he d. 4 Jan 1711/12; wife d. 18 Nov 1711; 'Samuel Filley taken into full communion 18 Dec 1670' (O.C.R.); she was adm. to church at Windsor Dec 1665 (O.C.R.), which, however, gives, in another place, the date Dec. 1670. Ch. (those marked thus [*] from O.C.R.):
      a. Anna, b. 16 Aug, bp. 25 Sep 1664.
      b. Mary, b. 12 Apr 1667, d. 20 Jul 1683.
      c. Abigail, b. 20 Jan 1668; d. bef. 1674. *
      d. Samuel, b. 2, bp. 3 Apr 1670; d. bef. 1674. *
      e. Jonathan, b. 30 Nov 1672.
      f. Samuel, b. 7 Mar 1673; d. 7 Oct 1679; 'killed with a cart.' - O.C.R.
      g. Josiah, b. 21 Jan 1675.
      h. John, b. 10, bp. 17 Feb 1677.
      i. Abigail, b. 3 Jan 1679.
      j. Samuel, b. 8 Sep 1681.
      k. Mary, b. 14 Dec 1683."

      5. 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."

      6. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, v. 5, p. 225, Article: "Record of Marriages and Births, in Windsor, CT.":
      A. "William Filly, (of Simsbury) and Margaret (his wife) were m. 2 Sep 1642; chil. Samuel, b. 24 Sep 1643; John, b. 15 Dec 1645; Mary, b. ___ ___; Elizabeth, b. 4 Mar 1650; Abigal, b. 21 Aug 1658; Debroa, b. 21 Mar 1661; William, b. 7 Mar 1665."
      B. "Samuel Filly, (Simsbury) m. Anna Gillett, 29 Oct 1663; chil. Anna, b. 16 Aug 1664; Mary, b. 12 Apr 1667; Abigayl, b. 20 Jan 1668; Samuel, b. 2 Apr 1670; Jonathan, b. 30 Nov 1672; Samuel, b. & Mar 1673; Josia, b. 21 Jan 1675; John, b. 10 Feb 1677; Abigayl, b. 3 Jan 1679."

      7. Typescript on file at Windsor, CT. Historical Society, author unknown:
      "Our Founders of Ancient Windsor. In 1633 William Filley arrived with the Holmes party from Plymouth Colony and in 1635 jonathan Gillett and Begat Eggleston arrived with the Reverend Warham group from Dorchester, MA to become a part of the founders of Windsor, Connecticut.
      Although William Filley arrived with the first group of settlers, records of his homes and lands are sketchy until his purchase in 1655 from George Alexander the old Jasper Rawlins place. Notice that prior to 1655 he did own a piece of land north of the settlement on the Rivulet (Farmington River). Cross comparing of records in 'History of Ancient Windsor' by Stiles Vol. II p. 155 (Eggleston), p. 157 (Gillett), p. 156 (Filley), and p. 165 (Rawlins), we can locate our pioneer homesteads of early Windsor.
      Living with their parents during their teen years on opposite sides of the beautiful Mill Brook, Samuel Filley, son of William Filley, and Anna Gillett, dau. of Jonathan Gillett, were married in 1663...
      [Map included and in my file no. 5342.]

      8. 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."

      9. 20 Mar 2008 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bart/Gillet.htm:
      "Anna (Hannah) Gillett born 29 Dec. 1639 in Windsor, married Samuel Filley 29 Oct. 1663 in Windsor, died 18 Nov. 1711 in Windsor. Samuel was born 24 Sept. 1643 in Windsor and died there 4 Jan. 1711 - 1712. He was a son of William & Margaret Filley of Windsor. In Dec. 1665 Anna was admitted a member of the Windsor Church. In 1669 Samuel & Anna removed to Massaco (now Simsbury), CT, but subsequently removed back to Windsor. Samuel's estate was valued at £327 plus. They had 10 children."

      10. The book "Gillette Families, Some of the Descendants of Jonathan Gillet and Nathan Gillet," comp. Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge, 1955, P. 15: "Anna, b. 29 Dec 1639, Windsor, Conn., the first of the family born in Conn. 11 ch."

      11. 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: "Anna, 29 Dec 1639, (Wivr) as d/o Jonathan Sr.), d. 18 Nov 1711 (NEH), m. 29 Oct 1663 (Wivr), Samuel Filly (Wivr), b. 24 Sep 1643 (NEH) d. 4 Jan 1711/12 (NEH) s/o William (NEH) 10 children (NEH)."

      BIRTH:
      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, Anna; birth 29 Dec 1639; CHS930:39; father: Gillet, Jonathan Sr.

      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, Anna; marriage to Samuel Filly, 29 Oct 1663; CHS930:37.
      Gillet, Anna; marriage to Samuel Filly, 29 Oct 1663; WEL898:10.