Thomas Gillett

Male 1672 - Bef 1676  (< 4 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gillett 
    Born 7 Jan 1671/1672  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Jan 1671/1672  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 18 Jul 1676  of Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2249  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2015 

    Father John Gillett,   b. 5 Oct 1644, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1682, Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Mary or Mercy or Marcy Barber,   c. 12 Oct 1651, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1725, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 8 Jul 1669  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. FHL book 929.273 B233bd, "The Connecticut Barbers, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor, Connecticut," 2nd Ed., Donald S. Barber, p. 4: "Thomas Gillett, b. 7 Jan 1671/2, d. bef. 1676."

      2. FHL book 929.273 B233w, "Descendants of Thomas Barber of Windsor, Connecticut, 1614-1909," John Barber White, pp. 29-30:
      "Mary Barber, bp. Oct. 12, 1651. In the 'Hartford Probate Records' the name is given as Mercy. She m. July 8, 1669, John Gillett, son of Jonathan Gillett, the Emigrant. He was b. in Windsor, Oct. 5, 1644. Children:
      a. Thomas Gillett, b. Jan. 7, 1671; bp. 'ye 14;' d. young.
      b. John Gillett, b. Aug. 6, 1673; d. July 4, 1699.
      c. Thomas Gillett, b. July 18, ___; bp. 23, 1676.
      d. Samuel Gillett, b. Feb. 16, 1678.
      e. Nathaniel Gillett, b. Oct. 3, 1680; bp. in Hartford, Oct. 30, 1681.
      f. Mercy Gillett, b. Jan.31, 163; (Old Church Records state b. Oct. 30, 1682, Hartford.)

      3. Henry R. Stiles, "The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Connecticut," 1892, v. 2, p. 290:
      "John (son of Jonathan) Gillett, m. Mary (dau. Thos.) Barber, 8 Jul 1669; was of Simsbury; bought of Wm. Phelps the Joseph Phelps place at Windsor, and probably resided there; contributed 1s3d to Connecticut Fund for Relief of Poor in other Colonies, 1676. Children (all but eldest and youngest from Old Church Records):
      a. Thomas, b. 7 Jan 1671; bp. 'ye 14'; d.y.
      b. John, b. 6 Aug 1673; d. 4 Jul 1699.
      c. Thomas, b. 18, bp. 23 Jul 1676.
      d. Samuel, b. 16 Feb 1677.
      e. Nath'l, b. 3 Oct 1680; 'bp. at Htfd., '30 Oct 1681.'
      f. Mercy, b. 31 Jan 1682; O.C.R. has it, 'b. 30 Oct 1682, at Hartford.'

      4. 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. 43-44:
      "John Gillett (son of Jonathan), of Windsor, Conn., born there 5 Oct 1644, died in 1682, shortly before the Dec. 5th inventory of his estate. He married in Windsor, 8 July 1669, Mercy Barber, baptized there 12 Oct 1651, died in Suffield, Conn., 29 Mar 1725. Mercy (Barber) Gillett married secondly, in Windsor, 14 June 1683, Capt. George Norton of Suffield.
      Children, born in Windsor:
      Thomas, b. 7 Jan 1671; d. by 1676.
      John, b. 6 Aug 1673; d. unm. in Windsor 4 July 1699.
      Thomas, b. 18 July 1676.
      Samuel, b. 16 Feb 1677/8.
      Nathaniel, b. 3 Oct 1680 and bapt. in Hartford, Conn., 30 Oct 1681 (last record of his name). No Nathaniel was included among John's children in the 1682 probate. Was there a change or error in names and Benjamin became the permanent name; or twins and Nathaniel died?
      Benjamin, b. in 1680 (?); named in 5 Dec 1682 probate as John's son, aged two years.
      Mercy, b. 30 Jan 1682; m. in Suffield, 24 Dec 1702, Sergt. Jacob Adams of Suffield, son of Jacob Adams.
      ('Robert Adams Genealogy,' by Adams, 1900. 'Connecticut Probate Records,' Manwaring, vol. 1, p. 307: Gillett, John, Windsor. Inventory ₤140-14-06. Taken 5 Dec 1682 by John Loomis sen. & John Moore. Legatees: The Widow, Mercy Gillett, John age 9 years, Thomas 6, Samuel 5, Benjamin 2, Mercy born 30 January last. Court Record, p. 69: 4 April. Adms. to the Widow, Mercy Gillett, with Jonathan Gillett, Peter Browne, John Barber, & Samuel Barber to be Overseers.)

      5. 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.
      GS=Gravestone.
      Suvr=Suffield, CT. Vital Records.
      Quote: "Thomas, b. 7 Jan 1671 (Wivr), ba. 14 Jan 1671 (Wivr) d. by 1676."

      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, Thomas, birth 7 Jan 1672; WIN638:16; father: Gillett, John.
      Gillet, Thomas, baptism 14 Jan 1672; WIN638:16; father: Gillett, John.
      Gillet, John; birth 6 Aug 1673; WIN638:17; father: Gillet, John.
      Gillet, Thomas [II], birth 18 Jul 1676; WIN638:16; father: Gillett, John.
      Gillet, Thomas [II], birth 18 Jul 1676; CHS930:40; father: Gillett, John.
      Gillet, Samuell, birth 16 Feb 1678, CHS930:40; father: Gillett, John.
      Gillet, Nathanell, birth 3 Oct 1680, CHS930:39, father: Gillet, John.
      Gillett, John 644; estate in pounds = 141, 5 Dec 1682; MAN4:307.
      Gillet, Marcy; birth 31 Jan 1683; WIN638:16; father: Gillet, John.
      Gillet, Mercy; birth 31 Jan 1683; WEL898:49; father: Gillet, John.